Leyda Elizabeth Bowes, M.D.

Board Certified in Dermatology • Dual Fellowship Trained • Leader in Aesthetics and CoolSculpting

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Dr. Leyda E. Bowes
is a Board Certified Dermatologist and founding medical director of Bowes Dermatology Group and the highly acclaimed CoolSculpting Center of Excellence in Miami, Florida. Dr. Bowes takes pride in offering patients the most advanced treatments and care in dermatology and aesthetics, earning her a following from across the country as well as internationally.

Dr. Bowes graduated from the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine where she completed her residency in Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery. She completed a two-year Fellowship in Lasers at Harvard Medical School, where she trained at world renowned Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bowes also completed a one-year Fellowship in Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, California. She also served as a Clinical Instructor at Harvard Medical School Department of Dermatology.

Dr. Leyda Bowes is a worldwide renowned expert in CoolSculpting and travels nationally and internationally to lecture and train physicians on this procedure. The Bowes Dermatology CoolSculpting Center of Excellence has earned Number One Worldwide rank due to its dedicated and highly skilled providers, as well as having the highest expertise in this procedure, performing 9,000 total treatments by the year 2015.

Dr. Bowes has a passion for dermatology and teaches medical students and other training practitioners in the field of medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology. Bowes Dermatology also participates in the clinical research of current and innovative technologies in the aesthetic field.

As a highly respected authority on the latest aesthetic procedures in skin rejuvenation, Dr. Bowes is frequently showcased on local and national news programs, such as WPLG Channel 10 (ABC sister station), NBC 6, Telemundo, Univision, CNN and CNN Latino. Dr. Bowes has also served as a medical liaison for the popular "What's Going Around?" segment for Channel 10 News, keeping viewers up to date on pertinent medical news. Dr. Bowes participates in local community events, such as the Susan G. Komen Race for the "Cure", and gives back to the community offering free Skin Cancer Screening Exams annually, as part of a joint effort with the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. Bowes is licensed in the state of Florida, California, Massachusetts and New York. Her professional affiliations include the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and the Women's Dermatological Society.





Credentials

Residency in Dermatology
& Cutaneous Surgery

University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL

  Fellowship in Lasers
Massachusetts General Hospital
Department of Dermatology
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

  Fellowship in Cosmetic
Dermatologic Surgery
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
XiMed/Scripps Mem.
La Jolla, CA


Education

  1992
Bachelor of Science Biology/French
University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL

  1992 - 1996
Doctor of Medicine
University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL

 

Internship

     1996 - 1997
Internal Medicine
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Miami, FL

   

Residency



   1997 - 2000
Department of Dermatology &
Cutaneous Surgery

University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL

   

Fellowships

  2001
Dermatologic Cosmetic &
Skin Cancer Surgery

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Dermatology/Skin Laser Associates of
San Diego, CA
Scripps Memorial/XiMed Medical Center
La Jolla, CA

  2002 - 2004
Clinical Applications of Lasers
Harvard Medical School
Department of Dermatology
Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine
Massachusetts General Hospital,
Boston, MA

 

Employment/Appointment

  2004 - 2007
Clinical Instructor in Dermatology

Harvard Medical School
Department of Dermatology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

  2005 - Present
Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

Mercy Hospital Professional Building
Miami, Florida

 

Board Certification

Licensure

  • Florida Medical License

  • California Medical License

  • Massachusetts Medical License

  • New York State Medical License


Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • FellowAmerican Academy of Dermatology
  • Society for Investigative Dermatology
  • Miami Dermatological Society
  • Florida Medical Association
  • San Diego Dermatological Society
  • Fellow, American Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Society for Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Awards/Honors

  • Honors Program Academic Scholarship
  • Henry King Stanford Academic Scholarship
  • Honors Prize in Science
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • President’s Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • First Mention for a poster presentation - Eastern Student Research Forum - Miami, FL
  • First Place for a poster presentation - Symposium on Advanced Wound Healing - Atlanta, GA
  • Graduation with Research Distinction
  • Best in Dermatology Award – Graduation Day
  • AAD Scholarship to attend the Annual Meeting of the French Society of Dermatology / Journees Dermatologiques de Paris – December 1-5
  • AAD Award to attend the 20th World Congress of Dermatology Paris, France – July 1-5


Publications

  • 1999 - Collagen Fiber Orientation as Detected by Small Angle Light Scattering in a Wound Healing Model of Fibrosis
    Bowes LE, Hiester E, Sacks M, Brahmatewari J, Mertz P, Eaglstein WH
    Journal of Wound Repair and Regeneration - May/June 1999
  • 1999 - Comparison of the 585 nm Pulsed Dye Laser and the Short Pulsed CO2 Laser in the Treatment of Striae Distensae in Skin Types IV-VI
    Nouri K, Romagosa R, Chartier T, Bowes LE, Spencer JM
    Journal of Dermatologic Surgery - May 1999
  • 1999 - Combination Treatment of Melasma with Pulsed CO2 Laser Followed by Q-Switched Alexandrite Laser: A Pilot Study
    Nouri K, Bowes LE, Chartier T, Romagosa R, Spencer JM
    Journal of Dermatologic Surgery - June 1999
  • 2001 - A Double-Blind, Side-by-Side Comparison Study of Low Fluence Long Pulse Dye Laser to Coolant Treatment for Wrinkling of the Cheeks
    Rostan EF, Bowes LE, Iyer S, Fitzpatrick RE.
    Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy – September 2001
  • 2001 - Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis of the Scalp Following Anticonvulsant Use and Cranial Irradiation
    Trent JT, Bowes LE, Romanelli P, Kerdel FA.
    Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery – Nov/Dec 2001
  • 2002 - Sclerotherapy of Reticular and Telangiectatic Veins of the Face, Hands and Chest
    Bowes LE, and Goldman MP
    Journal of Dermatologic Surgery - January 2002
  • 2002 - Comparative Treatment of Pigmented Hypertrophic Scars with the 585 nm
    Flashlamp-Pumped Pulsed Dye Laser and the 532 nm Frequency-Doubled
    Nd:YAG Laser in the Q-Switched and Variable Pulse Modes
    Bowes LE, Nouri K, Berman B, Pardo R, Jimenez G, Rodriguez L, Spencer J
    Journal of Dermatologic Surgery – February 2002
  • 2002 - Effective Treatment of Mild to Moderate Facial Acne with Topical Retinol Complex/Vitamin E Lotion, AHA/BHA Cream and Salicylic Acid Toner
    Bowes LE, Fitzpatrick RE
    Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology – March 2002
  • 2004 - Full Face Laser Resurfacing: Therapy and Prophylaxis for Actinic Keratoses and Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers
    Friedli A, Iyer S, Bowes LE, Fitzpatrick RE
    Journal of Laser Surgery and Medicine
  • 2004 - Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma with the Ultrapulse Carbon Dioxide Laser: Efficacy and Long-Term Results
    Iyer S, Bowes LE, Fitzpatrick RE
    Journal of Laser Surgery and Medicine
  • 2004 - Collagen Tightening with the Sciton versus the CO3 laser: A Clinical and Histologic Comparison of the Effects of Two Long Pulse Erbium Lasers
    Bowes LE, Iyer S, Fitzpatrick RE
    Journal of Laser Surgery and Medicine
  • 2004 - Treatment of Facial Scarring and Ulceration Resulting from Acne Excoriee with 585 nm Pulsed Dye Laser Irradiation and Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • Bowes LE, Alster TS
  • Journal of Dermatologic Surgery


Chapters/Books

  • 2001 - eMedicine OnLine
    Tufted Angioma Chapter
    Bowes LE, Goldman MP.
  • 1999, 2000 - The Miami Review for the American Board of Dermatology Examination
    Berman B, Kirsner R, Machler B, Bowes LE, et al. 1999 & 2000 eds.


Works Accepted for Publication

  • 2006 - Persistent Localized Skin Reactions following Hyaluronic Acid Gel Injection: Review and Management Considerations
    Bowes LE, Alexandrides JK.
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology


Other Works Submitted for Publication

  • 2006 - Treatment of Facial Scars With Combined CO2 and Erbium:YAG Laser Skin Resurfacing, followed by Modified Scar Excision
    Bowes LE, Iyer S, Rostan EF, Fitzpatrick RE
    Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology


Other Research/Studies

  • 2002-2003 - Effects of 532 nm KTP Laser Exposure on Acne and Sebaceous Glands
    Principal Investigator: R. Rox Anderson, MD
    Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine
    Harvard Medical School - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • 2002-2003 - Use of a Flashlamp System with Blue/Green Light and Infrared Handpieces in the Treatment of Acne
    Principal Investigator: R. Rox Anderson, MD
    Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine
    Harvard Medical School - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
  • 2002-2003 - Study of a New Diode Laser Device (LaserBlade) for Hair Removal Operating in Focusing and Scanning Mode
    Principal Investigator: R. Rox Anderson, MD
    Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine
    Harvard Medical School - Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


Clinical Research Experience

  • 1996 - Clinical efficacy of topical diclofenac in the treatment of actinic keratoses: A double-blind, placebo-controlled multi-center trial
    Research Associate - Veterans’ Administration Medical Center, Miami, FL
  • 2001 - A Phase I Safety Study of Topical PH-10 Solution and Laser Light for the Treatment of Plaque Psoriasis
    Photogen, Inc.
  • 2001 - A Marketing Study for a Multi-Center, Double-Blind, Vehicle-Controlled, Split-Face Trial to Evaluate Treatment of Photodamage Using Cytokines in a Topical Formulation Compared to its Vehicle
    Skin Medica, Inc.
  • 2001 - An Open-Label, Randomized, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Safety, Tolerability, and Efficacy of Subcutaneously Administered Anti-CD11a Used In Combination with Topical Psoriasis Therapies for Prolonged Maintenance Treatment
    Genentech, Inc.
  • 2001 - A randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of Three Dose Levels of Rosiglitazone Maleate in the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis
    GlaxoSmithKline
  • 2001 - A Two-Part, Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multiple Dose Clinical Trial of ABX-IL8 in Patients with Moderate to Severe Plaque Psoriasis
    Abgenix, Inc.
  • 2001 - Nonablative Skin Treatment with the Thermage Radio Frequency ThermaCool System - Abdominoplasty Study
    Sub-Investigator - Thermage, Inc.
  • 2001 - Nonablative Skin Treatment with the Thermage Radio Frequency ThermaCool System - Crows’ Feet Study
    Thermage, Inc.
  • 2001 - Nonablative Skin Treatment with the Thermage Radio Frequency ThermaCool System - Facelift Study
    Thermage, Inc.


Presentations and Lectures

  • 1996 - Collagen Fiber Orientation as Detected by Small Angle Light Scattering in a Wound Healing Model of Fibrosis
    Eastern Student Research Forum, Miami, FL - February
    Medical Symposium on Advanced Wound Repair, Atlanta, GA – April
    Society for Investigative Dermatology, Washington, DC - May
    Wound Healing Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA - June
  • 1997 - A Case of Dermatomyositis Sine Myositis Presenting with Heliotrope Rash and Bilateral Circumscribed Patches of Alopecia
    Miami Dermatological Society, September 1997
  • 1997 - Nevus of Ota: Therapeutic Suggestions
    Miami Dermatological Society, September 1997
  • 1997 - Segmental Neurofibromatosis Diagnosed in a 73-year-old Woman
    Miami Dermatological Society, October 1997
  • 1997 - Congenital Infantile Myofibromatosis: Management Suggestions
    Miami Dermatological Society, October 1997
  • 1997 - A New Diagnosis of Tuberous Sclerosis in a 32-year-old Woman with a History of Absence Seizures and Mental Retardation
    Miami Dermatological Society, November 1997
  • 1998 - A Forty-Year History of Eumycetoma of the Foot, Complicated by Osteomyelitis: Treatment Suggestions
    Miami Dermatological Society, June 1998
  • 1999 - Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Presenting with Extensive Scalp Involvement
    Gross and Microscopic Dermatology Session
    American Academy of Dermatology, New Orleans, LA, March ‘99
  • 1999 - Successful Treatment of Systematized Epidermal Nevus with the Ultrapulsed CO2 Laser
    Miami Dermatological Society, June 1999
  • 2000 - Comparative Treatment of Pigmented Hypertrophic Scars with the 585 nm
    Flashlamp-Pumped Pulsed Dye Laser and the 532 nm Frequency-Doubled
    Nd:YAG Laser in the Q-Switched and Variable Pulse Modes
    Residents’ Research Day
    University of Miami Department of Dermatology, May 2000
  • 2001 - In Vivo Three-Dimensional Skin Imaging as an Objective Means to Measure
    Improvement of Periorbital Rhytids Treated with a Nonablative 1,320 nm
    Nd:YAG Laser
    American Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine
    New Orleans, LA, April 2001
  • 2001 - My Approach to Laser Treatment of Facial Vascular Lesions
    American Academy of Dermatology - ACADEMY 2001
    Anaheim, CA, July 30
  • 2001 - Lasers Workshop 402
    American Academy of Dermatology - ACADEMY 2001
    Anaheim, CA, July 30
  • 2001 - Sclerotherapy of Telangiectatic and Reticular Veins of the Face, Hands and Chest
    American Society for Dermatologic Surgery/
    American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology Combined Annual Meeting
    Dallas, TX, October 2001
  • 2001 - Liposuction of the Dorsal Cervicothoracic Hump: Operative Techniques and Pearls
    San Diego Dermatological Society, October 2001
  • 2001 - Excellent Clearing of Port-Wine Stain in a Pediatric Patient Using the Long Pulsed Dye Laser
    San Diego Dermatological Society, October 2001
  • 2001 - Full Face Ultrapulse CO2 Laser Resurfacing Followed by Topical (Human) Growth Factor Solution Application Twice Daily Leading to Dramatic Reversal of Photodamage and Rhytids
    San Diego Dermatological Society, October 2001
  • 2001 - The Excimer Laser in the Treatment of Hypopigmentation of the Neck Following Ultrapulse CO2 Laser Resurfacing
    San Diego Dermatological Society, October 2001
  • 2002 - Sclerotherapy of Telangiectatic and Reticular Veins of the Face, Hands and Chest
    American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery,
    Fort Lauderdale, FL - February 2002
  • 2002 - Treatment of Leg Telangiectasias with a 1064 nm Long Pulse Nd:YAG Laser Using Dynamic vs Contact Cooling. A Comparative Study
    American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery,
    Atlanta, GA - April 12, 2002
  • 2002 - Treatment of Facial Scars with Concurrent CO2 Laser Resurfacing and Excision
    American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida - February 2, 2002
    American Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine
    Atlanta, GA - April 13, 2002
    Regional Conference in Dermatological Laser and Facial Cosmetic Surgery 2002
    Wanchai, Hong Kong – September 14, 2002
  • 2003 - Effects of KTP Laser Exposure on Acne and Sebaceous Glands
    Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine – Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA – May 6, 2003
    American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery/
    British Medical Laser Association/
    European Laser Association
    Edinburgh, Scotland – September 22, 2003
  • 2003 - Flashlamp Technology: Clinical Applications
    LaserMed Symposium
    Zurich, Switzerland – September 25, 2003
  • 2004 - Effects of KTP Laser Exposure on Acne and Sebaceous Glands
    American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting
    Washington DC – February 2004


Teaching Responsibilities

  • 2001 - San Diego Dermatological Society
    Program Director – Fall Meeting
    October 2001
  • 2004-05 - Massachusetts General Hospital - Department of Dermatology
    Teaching of Dermatology Resident and Third Year Medical Students
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, MA.


Abroad Clerkships

  • 1996 - Clinical Clerkship
    University of Vienna School of Medicine
    Vienna General Hospital Department of Dermatology
    Director: Klaus Wolff, MD
    Vienna, Austria – March/April ‘96
  • 1999 - Visiting Externship
    Saint John’s Institute of Dermatology
    Dermatologic Surgery and Laser Unit
    Director: Richard Barlow, FRCS
    London, UK – September ‘99
  • 2000 - Clinical Clerkship
    American Cosmetic Surgery
    Director: John Alexandrides, MD.
    London, UK – July – December ‘00
  • 2002 - Clinical Clerkship
    Washington Institute for Dermatologic Laser Surgery
    Director: Tina S Alster, MD
    Washington, DC - November


Volunteer Activities

AAD Annual Skin Cancer Screening and Awareness Program:

  • 1999, 2000 - Department of Dermatology
    University of Miami - Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Miami, Florida – May
  • 2002-05 - Department of Dermatology
    Harvard Medical School - Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, MA – May
  • 2007 - Community Lecture Series
    Skin Cancer: New Medications and Treatments
    Mercy Hospital Skin Cancer Awareness Program
    Biltmore Hotel
    Coral Gables, Florida


Other Interests and Qualifications

  • Fluent in Spanish and French
  • ACLS Certification 1996, 2001
  • Laser Safety Course, 2002
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA