Doris Hexsel, MD is a Board Certified Dermatologist by the Brazilian Society of Dermatology. Dr. Hexsel graduated from the Passo Fundo University School of Medicine, in Brazil – where she was later appointed as Professor of Dermatology (1989 – 1999). Her most recent academic role was as Instructor of the Department of Dermatology of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (2009 – 2015).
Dr. Hexsel has extensive experience in all areas of dermatology, with particular interest in cosmetic dermatology, where she became an internationally recognized leader in the studies of cellulite when, in 1997, she developed a surgical treatment for this condition. Her expertise also includes facial rejuvenation with mastering techniques for applying botulinum toxins, fillers and peeling agents, and treating stretch marks, melasma, photoaging, solar lentigines, hyperhidrosis and seborrheic dermatitis, among others.
She is also the Principal Investigator of the Brazilian Center for Studies in Dermatology, in Porto Alegre, and in this capacity participated in more than 50 clinical trials in the dermatologic and cosmetic dermatology fields. As a result of her reputation, Dr. Hexsel’s presence is highly sought as a speaker, and she has delivered more than 200 lectures and courses in congresses and dermatologic meetings around the world. She is also the editor of six medical books and the main author of more than 160 publications in the world’s most important dermatology books and journals.
Dr. Hexsel is affiliated and active member of some of the most prestigious dermatological societies in the world, including the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS), – where she was the first Brazilian doctor to receive the President’s Award – the Brazilian Society of Dermatology (SBD), and the Brazilian Society of Dermatologic Surgery (SBCD). During 2014, she was President of the Brazilian Congress of Dermatologic Surgery. She is also active member and President of the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ISDS) from October 2019 until now.