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Qualifications and Experience
Awards and Publications
Dr. Kristel Polder is a board-certified dermatologist and skin care expert specializing in general medical dermatology, laser procedures, facial rejuvenation, injectables, and non-surgical body contouring. She is the co-author of the book Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin and serves as Clinical Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Department of Dermatology.
Dr. Kristel Polder graduated with honors from Texas A&M University and attended medical school at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Here, she graduated in the top 4% of her class and was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, a Harvard teaching affiliate in Boston. Dr. Polder completed a dermatology residency at The University of Texas Houston Department of Dermatology/MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she served as chief resident during her senior year. Dr. Polder specializes in general medical dermatology, laser procedures, facial rejuvenation, injectables, and non-surgical body contouring. Dr. Polder educates dermatology residents through hands-on filler and botulinum toxin injection workshops. She regularly lectures to residents and medical students at The UT Southwestern Medical Center's Department of Dermatology.
Dr. Polder has served as an investigator on several clinical trials, including studies examining the efficacy and safety of lasers as well as topical and oral treatments for a variety of dermatologic conditions. She is co-author of the book Beautiful Skin Revealed: The Ultimate Guide to Better Skin.
Dr. Polder stays active and involved in several national and local organizations and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. She is also a member of the Amer
Verified Patient Reviews
She was great! We had a pleasant and informative visit. I look forward to our relationship as a patient of this fine doctor.
Very professional and comfortable office visit!
Excellent!! Highly rec Dr Polder
Professional, limited time with patient in office, uses a preffered pharmacy for processing prescriptions
Professional. Answered my questions.
This was my first time seeing a dermatologist and I was a little uncertain about what to expect. I was made to feel quite comfortable from the moment I walked in until the moment I left. Dr. Polder was very personable and professional. I would definitely recommend her.
Dr Kristel Polder and her team are amazing! I was in and out in less than an hour. I would definitely recommend them.
Dr. Polder was awesome! She asked all about the problems I was having and then explained all of the different options to me so I could make a decision as to what I wanted to do. She was very personable and understanding, and I would recommend her to anyone!
Very thorough and diligent
Very professional and efficient.
Waited long time after my appointment time to get into see the doctor but once in the room with the Doctor, she seemed very knowledgeable and thorough. Would recommend her to anyone looking for a good dermatologist.
oh she is absolutely wonderful. she is personable and gives options on your care which makes you part of your own solution
Dr. Polder is very professional, knowledgeable with her patients. I would RECOMMEND her to anyone!!!!
I did not like the experience. It seemed like a money business rather than patient care. I could only discuss 3 health problems and schedule another follow-up appointment to address remaining issues. Every single recommendation provided by doctor was address with a product or treatment - no lifestyle or diet changes were recommended. I would not recommend because I prefer doctors who take their time addressing my problems, ask questions to identify other causes of my problems or provide more holistic care.
Very warm and friendly. Presented comprehensive and thorough options and helped me to make informed decisions in my treatment plan. I felt that she was competent, professional, and interested in providing quality treatment. I will definitely continue to see Dr. Polder for my dermatology needs.
I saw Dr Polder for the first time last week, and was very impressed. She listened well to my concerns and prescribed treatments that are already beginning to work. She has a kind and compassionate manner, and I was not made to feel uncomfortable about being uninsured. Her office staff are professional and pleasant also.
My first visit with Dr. Kristel Polder went amazingly. She understood my issues right away, and really took interest in how to fix them. I highly recommend her.
Very nice office, everyone friendly. A++
The doctor was attentive and professional. However, at check out the receptionist told me that "maybe" they would not accept my insurance. That was a big disappointment. I chose this facility based on the fact that they had listed my insurance company. Also, they should not wait until I saw the doctor to let me know.
Dr. Polder was really great! Very attentive, open & honest. I was overjoyed to find such a wonderful doctor!!
My doctors visit with Dr. Kristel Polder was perfect in every way! Doctor Polder and her staff were professional and friendly. I arrived for my appointment a few minutes early and was seen right away.
My consult with Dr.Kristel was better than expected. She addressed all of my concerns above and beyond. I even walked away with samples to hold me over till I get my prescription. They also informed on rebates I get for my orders. Best of all they weren't product pushy. Going back in a few months.
Dr. Polder was attentive, very nice and very knowledgeable. She knew what to recommend and she spoke with a fluidity and security that makes any patient feel at ease.
Wonderful experience all around,Dr. Polder took the time to do a thorough examination and to answer my many questions as well as explaining the treatment that I need.
She was very smart and made sure that I understood my pathology reports to the fullest and gave me the best recommendations for treatments. I intend to return to her for more cosmetic treatments. She is a great dermatologist!
Dr. Polder was very sweet, spent a lot of time with me and very helpful in coming up with a great treatment plan.