Mark B. Taylor, M.D.
Meet Mark B. Taylor, M.D.
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Mark B. Taylor, M.D. is a world-renowned dermatologist and cosmetic laser surgeon who has been in practice for over thirty years. Since the origination of laser treatments for skin, Dr. Taylor has been a leader in the field of cosmetic laser surgery, pioneering and teaching many new laser techniques to over 4,500 doctors world-wide. Dr. Taylor and his well-trained staff use leading-edge products, over 50 different lasers and 12 energy devices to provide a range of high-quality services including removal of birthmarks, hair, scars, spider veins, and tattoos; skin rejuvenation and resurfacing; eyelid restoration, lip enhancement; tumescent liposuction and cosmetic skin surgery, acne, cellulite, stretch mark and spider vein treatments and feminine rejuvenation.

Dr. Taylor received his medical degree from the University of Utah and completed his dermatology residence at the University of Oregon.  He is board-certified in dermatology through the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Taylor is a member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, America Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology as well as many other professional organizations. Dr. Taylor has worked with every major laser company to develop new treatment techniques.  Many physicians have traveled to Gateway for instruction from Dr. Taylor in advanced laser resurfacing. In addition, Dr. Taylor has developed new treatment methods for many other laser treatments and cosmetic surgery which he performs on a regular basis in his busy practice in Salt Lake City.  Dr. Taylor and his son Christopher founded SkinCareRx.com, M2 Skin Care Line and NuCelle Skin Care products. 

Dr. Taylor is a dedicated husband and father of eight children. He is an outdoor sporting enthusiast and is actively involved in church and community affairs. Dr. Taylor and his staff look forward to serving you.
My Team

Donna Fischer, M.D. has extensive experience as an Aesthetic Medical Spa director where she treated many patients over a five year period. She trained other providers in the use of IPL, Fraxel Lasers, neurotoxins (Dysport and Botox) and facial fillers (Juvaderm, Restylane, Radiesse, Sculptra and Artefill).

One of her primary areas of interest includes tumescent liposuction, with fat and stem cell augmentation, of breasts, face and hands. She achieves beautiful, yet natural, results using ones own fat and stem cells to turn back the clock.

Dr. Fischer believes in maximizing the beauty of an individual, not only through facial and body sculpting, but also through the optimization of ones health and well-being. The new wellness program at Gateway Aesthetic Institute utilizes Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy with assessments in nutrition and exercise. This program helps to recreate ones youthfulness while establishing wellness habits and disease prevention.

Dr. Fischer received her Medical Degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She has special training in natural hormone optimization and is currently completing her Board Certification in Anti-Aging/Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Fischer also has a Master’s Degree in Anatomical Sciences and Neurobiology. She is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. She continues to receive
advanced training in these areas of interest.

Dr. Fischer resides in Park City, Utah with her husband and 2 children. She enjoys all outdoor activities especially cycling in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter. She has been an active volunteer in her community, as well as abroad. She welcomes the opportunity to help you meet your personal goals of beauty and wellness.


Elise Wilcox, PA-C, has been working closely with Dr. Taylor since May of 2003. Elise specializes in most cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic procedures including: Botox Injections, Soft Tissue Augmentation, Light Facials, Skin Firming Treatments, Spider Vein Injections, Acne Treatments, Laser Hair Removal, Laser Tattoo Removal, and LipoDissolve Treatments.

Originally from California, Elise earned her Bachelor’s degree from BYU in microbiology and chemistry. She spent ten years working at Primary Children’s Medical Center as a Medical Technologist. Elise graduated from the University of Utah with her Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies and was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Award for her term.

When she’s not making Gateway a pleasant place for clients and fellow employees, Elise enjoys spending time with her husband and four kids. Gateway employees love to sample her tasty treats that she enjoys baking in her spare time. She is also an avid runner.


Inna Prokopenko, RN, has a strong nursing background and exceptional person-to-person skills that make her a valuable asset to Gateway Aesthetic Institute. She has worked with Dr. Taylor since April of 2001. Inna consistently offers comfort and professionalism to her Gateway clients.

Inna came to Gateway from Ukraine after acquiring her nursing degree in 1993 and seven years of experience in her homeland. Inna continues researching and publishing her studies to further her nursing expertise. Recently she completed and published studies for the ND YAG vs. Radio Frequency (non-invasive skin tightening) and Photo Dynamic Therapy with Levulan and Omnilux LED.  She was also named Clinical Nurse for Candela and Lumenis; both laser companies give her name to physicians needing clinical advice for settings and treatments using these lasers. Inna was also invited to participate at the Medicis Aesthetics National Nurse Injector Advisory Board. She was then named the official clinical trainer for Medicis, a company which provides popular fillers and neurotoxins. She is also a trainer for Allergan and Valeant. In this capacity, Inna is relied upon to train physicians to use each company's respective products. Inna has also earned Black Diamond status of injectors for Allergan.

Inna travels worldwide to gain accreditations and additional skills and brings solid knowledge to her patients at Gateway. She is respected for her meticulous care. Gateway patients trust her to listen and provide the customized care they desire. She specializes in all skin rejuvenation procedures including filler, Botox, skin tightening, tattoo & hair removal and LipoDissolve treatments. Inna is the number one injector for Sculptra Aesthetic for all of Southern Nevada and Utah. Inna also has great passion for treating patient scars, offering patients renewed confidence.

When Gateway can get her to go home, she enjoys using her artistic abilities in oil painting.  Gateway staff also frequently enjoy her talents in cooking.

ADDITIONAL ACCREDITATIONS
Professional Affiliations:
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Dermatologic Aesthetic Society International League
International Society for Dermatologic Surgery
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
Dermatology Foundation-Annenberg Circle
American College of Phlebology
Utah State Medical Society
Salt Lake County Medical Society
Intermountain Dermatologic Society
Utah Society of Medical Dermatology and Surgery



EDUCATION
HIGH SCHOOL:   Madison High School, Rexburg, Idaho
UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION:  Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho 1964-65
B.A.:   Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 1970
MEDICAL SCHOOL M.D.:  University of Utah School of Medicine, 1974
INTERNSHIP:   LDS Hospital, 1974-75, Internal Medicine
RESIDENCY:   University of Oregon, Portland, Oregon 1975-78, Dermatology
BOARD CERTIFICATION:  Dermatology, 1978, American Board of Dermatology

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