Our board certified dermatologist and three certified dermatology physician assistants are committed to providing high quality dermatologic care. Whether your skin care needs are medical, surgical or cosmetic, we strive to provide personalized specialty care in a warm, friendly environment.


Lexington Dermatology and Laser Center provides a wide range of dermatologic and cosmetic services. Experts in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes, we are qualified to treat all ages, genders, and skin types.


Deborah K. Phillips, M.D. is a board certified dermatologist with special interests in Laser Medicine and Cosmetic Dermatology. She is a native of Central Kentucky who completed her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio, Texas. After medical school, she went on to Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas for an internship in Internal Medicine. She was then granted a dermatology residency position at MD Anderson Cancer Center in conjunction with the University of Texas and served as chief resident.


After practicing dermatology in Texas for over 18 years, Dr. Phillips returned to her native Kentucky to work at Commonwealth Dermatology and eventually became one of the founding members of Lexington Dermatology & Laser Center, PSC. Over the years, she has expanded her services to include not only surgical treatment for skin cancer, but a whole variety of laser and cosmetic services. Dr. Phillips provides treatments using Botox, Dysport, Restylane®, Restylane® Silk, Restylane® Lyft, Juviderm, Radiesse, Sculptra, Belotero, Voluma, Intense Pulse Light, Fractional resurfacing, laser hair removal and sclerotherapy.

Dr. Phillips is also a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. She has also been named an “Expert Injector” by New Beauty Magazine in conjunction with the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

American Academy of Dermatology     American Society For Dermatologic Surgery      ExpertInjector

Jessin Blossom, MD, FAAD

Dr. Blossom is a board certified dermatologist and has a passion for service, first to her country as a Naval Flight Surgeon and now to the Lexington community as their dermatologist.  She is a skilled skin cancer surgeon who trained in the skin cancer capitol of the United States, Arizona, for her dermatology residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson.  Her love of horses brought her to Lexington, whose citizens will benefit from her experience in cutaneous oncology and cosmetic dermatology.  She believes that when you look good, you feel good and enjoys helping her patient’s look and feel their best. 


Dr. Blossom attended college at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia graduating with her Bachelors of Science degree.  She obtained her medical doctorate from Albany Medical College in New York while attending medical school on a Navy scholarship.  She served 10 years in the Unites States Navy as a physician with multiple deployments as a Naval Flight Surgeon to Afghanistan and with the Special Forces.  She finished her naval medical career as a Lieutenant Commander, and joined civilian medicine to pursue her love of dermatology.  We and her patients feel very fortunate and safe to have Dr. Blossom at Lexington Dermatology and Laser Center.


Kirsten M. Adair, PA-C is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. She earned a bachelor of science degree with honors from the University of Kentucky in 1996. Thereafter, Kirsten graduated magna cum laude from the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Program. Kirsten has practiced as a Physician Assistant specializing in dermatology since 1999.


Kirsten enjoys all facets of general medical dermatology including mole evaluation, skin cancer screening, acne, rosacea, and eczema. In the cosmetic realm, Kirstenʼs special interests include sclerotherapy (treating leg veins with saline or Asclera injections), performing Botox injections, and laser procedures.


Kirsten is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is also licensed by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure and is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants.


Gretchen B. Cliburn, PA-C is a native of Lexington, Kentucky and a founding member of Lexington Dermatology & Laser Center. After earning a bachelor of science degree in biology, she graduated from the University of Kentucky Physician Assistant Program in 1997. Before Lexington Dermatology & Laser, Gretchen saw patients at Commonwealth Dermatology. She also worked for 12 years at a local family practice prior to specializing in the field of dermatology.


Gretchen is interested in all aspects of dermatology including medical, cosmetic and patient education. She performs full skin exams, skin cancer screenings and treatment of a variety of skin conditions including acne, rosacea, eczema and rashes.


Gretchen is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She is also a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.


Did you know we offer complimentary skin care consultations? Our nurse Sandy Boone has over forty years of nursing experience; fourteen of those in the field of cosmetic dermatology, Sandy is here to help us in addressing your cosmetic concerns. Sandy works in conjunction with our providers to formulate a plan specifically for you! In addition to skin care consultations, Sandy preforms many of the laser procedures in the office as well as peels for acne & skin rejuvenation, Micro Derm Abrasions, Facials and Micro Needling.


Sandy is available two Tuesday’s a month and every Wednesday & Thursday to preform treatments and complimentary skin care consultations. Schedule yours today!

Julena Adams, PA-C

Julena Adams, PA-C is a native of Mount Sterling, Kentucky. She earned a Bachelor’s of Health Sciences in Physician Assistant studies degree and graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky in 1995. She has had over 7 years of experience in dermatology with an additional 16 years of experience in general medicine.  Julena has an interest for all aspects of dermatology and cosmetic dermatology including acne, eczema, psoriasis, warts, rosacea, rashes, hair loss, injections, microneedling, melasma and aging skin.


Julena is certified by the National Commission of Certified Physician Assistants and licensed by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure. She is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants, American Association of Physician Assistants, and Kentucky Association of Physician Assistants.