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Appearance Center Dr. K. Fleming

Kristy F. Fleming, MD is a practicing Dermatologist and Board Certified Dermatologic Surgeon specializing in skin rejuvenation and medical abnormalities. Her experience, artistic background, knowledge of facial anatomy and use of innovative esthetic techniques have made her one of the top dermatologists in Newport Beach.

Dr. Fleming is a uniquely capable physician and an asset to The Appearance Center of Newport Beach. She specializes in two fields: 1) medical dermatology, a field which focuses on skin abnormalities and disease, and 2) cosmetic dermatology, offering patients beauty rejuvenation strategies for their hair, skin and nails.


Medical Dermatology

As an associate clinical professor at UCLA, she has performed extensive research with notable publications on several topics in dermatology, including: psoriasis, peer guidelines for the treatment of acne, laser procedures, severe and life-threatening medication reactions in the skin, pediatric dermatology, genetic blistering disorders, disorders of pigmentation, academic dermatology, skin cancer, and internal cancers with cutaneous presentation.

Dr. Fleming is well-versed in skin abnormalities and can help patients to overcome the often painful or embarrassing effects such disorders can cause. She offers various medical procedures, including destruction of benign skin lesions and penile lesions, as well as other skin surgeries. While she specializes in skin cancer and esthetic enhancement, Dr. Fleming is knowledgeable in a broad range of dermatological areas. Her experience and expertise allow her to treat a wide number of skin disorders.


Cosmetic Dermatology

Dr. Fleming is an expert at utilizing the latest technology in cosmetic enhancement such as Botox, Juvederm and Restylane, along with other neurotoxins, fillers and dermabrasion to address appearance concerns. Her artistic appreciation guides her to give clients the most natural looking results.

She uses the latest esthetic innovations to achieve this goal, such as:

  • Lasers: resurfacing, pigmentation correction
  • Botox and Dysport
  • Fillers: Bellafill, Boletero,Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane & Sculptra
  • Non-invasive fat reduction and sculpting
  • Dermal remodeling: Micro-needling
  • Customized prescription skin care regimen

Dr. Fleming is among the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the field of dermatology. She is well-qualified and eager to help you with your concerns, whether medical or esthetic.


Personal Philosophy

“I believe that beauty is balance.  My goal is to create symmetry and harmony. I love manipulating the delicate interplay of light and shadow to highlight facial contours, restore volume loss associated with aging, and relax areas of tension to create a youthful and refreshed appearance.“

Dr. Fleming provides the following at The Appearance Center of Newport Beach:

Cosmetic Procedures

  • Acne
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Dermatitis
  • Fungal Nail Infections
  • Impetigo
  • Lichen Planus
  • Melanoma
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Benign skin lesions
  • Penile lesions
  • Scar treatment
  • Eczema
  • Lupus
  • Rubeola
  • Hemangioma of skin
  • Cold sore
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • Necrotizing fasciitis
  • Cutaneous candidiasis

Cosmetic Procedures

  • Physician Administered Peels
  • IPL laser treatment (face and body)
  • Dermabrasion
  • Microneedling
  • Sclerotherapy (leg)
  • Botox
  • Dysport
  • Juvederm
  • Restylane
  • Voluma
  • Belotero
  • Radiesse
  • Bellafill
  • Radiesse Hand treatment
  • Kybella

Board Certifications

American Board of Dermatology


2009 – 2012 Baylor College of Medicine – Dermatology Residency

2008 – 2009 Kaiser Foundation Hospital – Internal Medicine Preliminary

2004 – 2008 University of California, Irvine – Doctor of Medicine

2000 – 2004 University of San Francisco – Bachelor of Science

Honors & Membership in Professional Organizations

  • Member, American Society of Mohs Surgery
  • Member, American Academy of Dermatology
  • Member, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • Member, Women’s Dermatologic Society
  • Chief Resident, Dermatology – Michael E. Debakey Veterans Affair Hospital, 2012
  • Chief Resident, Dermatology – Ben Taub General Hospital, 2011
  • Dermatology Aesthetic Liaison, 2011 – 2012
  • Education Committee – Baylor College of Medicine, 2009 – 2012
  • Alpha Omega Alpha – University of California, Irvine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Student Service Project Award
  • Dean’s Office Research Fellowship, University of California, Irvine
  • University of San Francisco Dean’s Medal Finalist, 2004
  • University of San Francisco Dean’s Honor Roll
  • Achievement Recognition for College Scientists Scholarship, 2004
  • Achievement Recognition for College Scientists Scholarship, 2003
  • Student of the Year – Health Professionals Alumni Society, 2003
  • Award for Academic Excellence in Biology: Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2002
  • Summa cum laude – University of San Francisco, California
  • Graduate of the Honors Program in Biology
  • Graduate of the Honors Program in Humanities
  • Alpha Sigma Nu, National Jesuit Honors Society

Current & Previous Positions

Dermatologist / Dermatologic Surgeon, The Appearance Center of Newport Beach, Newport Beach

Dermatologist / Dermatologic Surgeon, Skin Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery Center, Newport Beach

Expert Reviewer, Medical Board of California

Medical / Cosmetic Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgeon, Bella Cara Dermatology

Academic and Teaching Appointments

Clinical Instructor, University of California, Los Angeles – Division of Dermatology, 2012 – 2013