About Dr. Fernando R. Puente

Fernando R. Puente, M.D.
Dr. Puente is board-certified in dermatology and family practice.

Fernando R. Puente, M.D., a native of Central America, moved to Raleigh from New York City at the age of 12 and graduated from Broughton High School in 1971.

Dr. Puente established Raleigh Dermatology Associates, P.A., in 1990 and began practicing general and cosmetic dermatology at that time. He received his B.A., Master of Science and M.D. from East Carolina University, then completed a family practice residency at the University of South Florida’s College of Medicine and a dermatology residency at King-Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he served as chief resident.

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About Dr. Steffany Brooke Shearer

Steffany Brooke Shearer, D.O.
Dr. Shearer is board-certified in dermatology.

Steffany Brooke Shearer, D.O., was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Oklahoma in 2003, a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.

Dr. Shearer received her medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009 and was elected into the Sigma Sigma Phi medical honor society. Dr. Shearer completed her traditional internship at University Hospitals in Richmond Heights, Ohio and graduated from Larkin Community Hospital dermatology residency in South Miami, Florida in 2013, serving as chief resident her senior year.

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Courtney Proctor, LE

Courtney Proctor, LE
Courtney has been a North Carolina licensed Aesthetician for over 6 years. She graduated from the Aveda Institute in Chapel Hill and is always looking forward to learning new skills in this growing industry…

Erika Jimenez, RMA, LE

Erika Jimenez, RMA, LE
Erika has been a licensed esthetician with the North Carolina Board of Cosmetic Art since 2015. She has been working in Raleigh Dermatology / Skin & Cosmetic Solutions since 2007 as a medical assistant and laser…

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Skin & Cosmetic Solutions has been in business for over 20 years, and we are proud to be recognized as the first medical spa in Raleigh! Under the supervision of Fernando R. Puente, M.D., our skin care specialists are excited to develop a personal skin care plan for you. Skin & Cosmetic Solutions offers a full menu of aesthetic services to help you achieve more youthful and beautiful skin. From hair removal to tumescent liposuction, we’ll help you feel your best!

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