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Entries in Interviews (130)

Tuesday
Feb142017

Dr. Susan Stuart - La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, CA

Dr. Susan Stuart values education and training to progress and become unique in the field of aesthetics in our interview with the dermatologist.

Dr. Susan Stuart - La Jolla Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, CAName: Dr. Susan Stuart
Clinic: La Jolla Dermatology
Locations: La Jolla and San Diego
Website: https://www.lajollaskin.com/

What can you tell us about your staff and methods to hiring staff?

We have a very close staff who have been with us for many years. We all strive to give all our patients the best care because our staff were carefully chosen and share our mission. We have weekly wrap around meetings where we discuss each upcoming case to make sure all issues are addressed and treatment plans are fully implemented. We have frequent staff meetings where everyone provides input into how we can improve the patient experience. Frequent retreats allow us to create team building and improve morale. We just had a wonderful retreat where the staff enjoyed an afternoon of competitive bowling in a trendy downtown alley...

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Tuesday
Feb072017

Dr. Michael Law - Michael Law MD and Blue Water Spa, NC

Dr. Michael Law shares about his experience in aesthetic medicine, and how he runs his clinics with wife Kile in our interview with the Plastic Surgeon.

Dr. Michael Law - Michael Law MD and Blue Water Spa, NC

Name: Michael Law MD
Clinics: Michael Law MD/Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Blue Water Spa
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Website: www.bluewaterspa.com, www.michaellawmd.com

Brief Bio:

Michael Law MD is a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He received his M.D. degree at Emory University, where he graduated magna cum laude, second in his class of over 100 graduating physicians, and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha. He elected to pursue a rigorous ten-year training program that includes general surgery residency at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), plastic surgery residency at the University of Southern California (USC), and a plastic surgery fellowship at USC. His ten years of formal training following medical school amount to twice that of some plastic surgeons.

How did you get started with plastic surgery?

I knew I wanted to be a surgeon since childhood. I elected to become a plastic surgeon for several reasons: for the creativity required for practice of reconstructive surgery, for the procedural and anatomic variety of surgeries performed, and perhaps most of all for the opportunity to be artistic in my life’s work.

I practiced plastic surgery in Beverly Hills for several years after completing my surgical residency and fellowship. While there, I started working with aestheticians. I realized early in my practice that good skin care was a great compliment to aesthetic plastic surgery. When I made the decision to move to...

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Friday
Jan202017

Dr. Peter Jenkin - Dermatology Associates of Seattle, WA

With more than 30 years of experience in Dermatology, Dr. Peter Jenkin shares how he got into cosmetic medicine and his approach to staffing and marketing.

Dr. Peter Jenkin - Dermatology Associates of Seattle, WAName: Dr. Peter Jenkin
Clinic: Dermatology Associates of Seattle
Location: Seattle, WA
Website: https://www.daseattle.com

Brief Bio:

Dr. Jenkin completed his dermatology training at McGill University in Montreal in 1980. He was in private practice for 20 years in Canada before moving to Seattle and worked for PacMed and Virginia Mason until he purchased Dermatology Associates in January 2010. Dr. Jenkin is an outdoor enthusiast, loves skiing, hiking and racing cars. When he is not treating patients he can often be found speaking about skin diseases at local seminars or visiting his grandchildren.

How did you first get into cosmetic medicine?

My interest was piqued in cosmetic medicine back in the mid-1980s when I started to use a CO2 laser which was followed in 1987 by the development of the first pulsed dye laser. I was always fascinated by the new advances which extended the range of things we could do to help patients with their cosmetic concerns. That trend has been followed by making those treatments less invasive and safer.

None of these treatments were available when I did my dermatology residency...

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Friday
Jan062017

Dr. Jenny Weyler - Aponi Aesthetics, Massachusetts

Starting out as a Primary Care Physician, Dr. Jenny Weyler branched out to aesthetics, exclusively practicing the field since 2010 in our interview with the Physician.

Dr. Jenny Weyler - Aponi Aesthetics, Massachusetts

Name: Dr. Jenny Weyler
Clinic: Aponi Aesthetics
Location: Worcester, MA
Website: http://aponiaesthetics.com/

Brief Bio:

I am a Board Certified family practice doctor, who graduated in 1992 from the Medical College of Pennsylvania (now part of Drexel University) in Philadelphia, PA. I completed my family practice residency in 1995 at the University of Massachusetts in Worcester, MA. I practiced as a primary care physician from 1994-2004, and then worked in an Urgent Care clinic from 2004-2010. In 2010 I started taking classes to learn aesthetic injections, and I opened my own business in December 2010. Initially we did some primary care here, but I loved doing aesthetics so much, and that part of the practice grew so quickly that we became exclusively aesthetic providers in 2014 and changed our name to Aponi Aesthetics.

How did Aesthetics interest you and it influence your practice?

When I was doing primary care I always loved doing procedures: stitches, mole removals, biopsies and any minor surgical procedure. Learning aesthetic injections was a great way to incorporate my love of procedures with the excitement of learning a whole new field of medicine. The results are so obvious, amazing and gratifying. People love the results, so the clients are enthusiastic and how could I not love making people look and feel better? As I honed my skills in injections, I started to learn more about lasers and skin care products and we added that to our repertoire as we went along. I have logged well over 100 hours of direct hands-on training in injectables and laser safety and use, as well as many more hours of lectures on the same subjects. Aesthetics is constantly evolving and advancing, and I love...

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Friday
Jan062017

Dr. Jennifer Trent - American Dermatology Associates, Florida

With more than 10 years of experience under her belt, Dr. Jennifer Trent practices medicine and writes journal articles and text books in Dermatology, in our interview with the Florida-based Dermatologist.

Dr. Jennifer Trent - American Dermatology Associates, Inc., FloridaName: Dr. Jennifer Trent
Clinic: American Dermatology Associates, Inc.
Location: Sarasota, FL
Website: http://www.americandermatology.net/

Brief Bio:

Jennifer Trent, MD FAAD completed a 6 year combined BS-MD at the University of Miami with an undergraduate major in biology and a minor in chemistry. While in medical school, she interrupted her formal course to participate in a 2 year research fellowship in Dermatology at the University of Miami. The focus of her work was hos-pital care of dermatology patients, toxic epidermal necrolysis, and wound care. Dr. Trent graduated from Medical School with research distinction as well as the Univer-sity of Miami Department of Dermatology’s medical student of the year award.

She completed her internship in internal medicine and her residency in Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Trent has presented her research on toxic epidermal necrolysis and methicillin re-sistance staphylococcus aureus several times at the Society of Investigative Dermatol-ogy and the annual American Academy of Dermatology meetings. She was recipient of the Celia and Samuel Resnik Award for dermatology research from the University of Miami Department of Dermatology and the prestigious Young Investigators award for research from the American Academy of Dermatology for her work on toxic epider-mal necrolysis. Dr. Trent has also received several awards for teaching from the Uni-versity of Miami Department of Dermatology.

At what point in your life did you discover your interest in cosmetic medicine?

Ever since I started medical school, I was also fascinated by the skin. How it exists as this beautiful intermediary between the harsh environment and our delicate bodies. It is a strong but vulnerable gatekeeper. During my residency at the prestigious University of Miami Department of Dermatology, I learned that dermatologists are artists. We can “re-sculpt”...

Dr. Jennifer Trent - American Dermatology Associates, Inc., Florida

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Sunday
Jan012017

Dr. Bertha Baum - Hollywood Dermatology, Florida

Dr. Baum shares how she got into cosmetic dermatology and some management and marketing tips for fellow physicians in our interview.

Dr. Bertha Baum - Hollywood Dermatology, Florida

Name: Dr. Bertha Baum
Clinic: Hollywood Dermatology
Location: Florida 
Website: www.drbaum.com, www.hollywooddermatology.com

Brief Bio:

Dr. Bertha Baum is a Florida based board certified dermatologist & cosmetic surgeon, considered a skin care expert who provides her patients with the most current and advanced treatments for all conditions which affect the skin, hair, and nails. Throughout her career, Dr. Baum has built a reputation as a top cosmetic dermatologist by providing leading-edge treatments, dedicated and personalized patient care, and excellent aesthetic results.

What can you tell us about Hollywood Dermatology?

We do a lot of internal marketing, for example once or twice a month we run an event and a promotion for our loyal or VIP patients. Also we offer our patients the benefits of the Brilliant Distinctions program or the Galderma Aspire rewards. We have done some marketing on local magazines but we truly believe in word of mouth because our patients are satisfied and they send more patients and thats our success. We have Instagram and Facebook and try to be as active as we can promoting new procedures or the latest in skin care products.

Dr. Bertha Baum - Hollywood Dermatology, Florida

We do a lot of Botox, Dysport and some Xeomin; also all the fillers available in the market. Laser can be a big source of profit once the machine is paid because you are able to charge and not pay for the product. Plasma PRP is also another great source of income with excellent results

We still do clinical dermatology in our office so it was a very busy day at the office and I told one MA that was not with me in the rooms at that moment to get blood from a patient for plasma. After 5 minutes I go back into a clinical derm patient it was actually a full body exam and their first visit and I see the patient had a band aid on her arm freshly placed and as soon as I introduced myself she says “wow I’ve been to a lot of Dermatologist and they have never done bloodwork on my first visit, you are very thorough.” I realized that the MA had done in on the wrong patient and explained to the patient there had been a mistake, thank God the patient understood the situation and then told the MA she had gone to the wrong room to get bloodwork for plasma. I’m grateful this was not a big mistake but we definitely learn from...

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Thursday
Dec222016

Dr. Dore Gilbert - Newport Dermatology and Laser Associates, California

Dr. Gilbert is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, Irvine. In this interview he shares experiences from his 30 years in medicine.

Dr. Dore Gilbert - Newport Dermatology and Laser Associates, California

Name: Dore J. Gilbert, M.D.
Clinic: Newport Dermatology and Laser Associates
Location: Newport Beach, California
Website: drdoregilbert.com

Brief Bio:

Dr. Dore Gilbert, former Chief of Dermatology at Hoag Hospital, is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of California, Irvine. In practice for 30 years, Dr. Gilbert is the Medical Director of Newport Dermatology & Laser Associates, in Newport Beach, California where he specializes in Anti-Aging and Acne solutions through combination treatments of topicals, Lasers, Intense Pulsed Light (Fotofacial), Blue Light (Acne), Therma-Cool® (incision less face-lifts), Radiofrequency microneedling, and fillers such as Radiesse, Juvederm and Restylane®. In addition to cosmetic dermatology, he also practices general dermatology with an emphasis on skin cancer.

As a member of the International Society of Cosmetic Laser Surgeons, American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Gilbert lectures regularly and has published numerous clinical papers.

My practice is in Fashion Island, Newport Beach, Ca. We have 2 full time Dermatologist and a PA. I have 2 estheticians, 3 laser nurses along with front and back office staff. I have an office manager who oversees all the employees (18) and the office runs like clockwork. We offer both general dermatology and cosmetic dermatology. Approximately half the patients I see are general dermatology (which generates cosmetic patients) and the other half is made up of Botox, fillers, rf microneedling and lasers (CO2, IPL, 532 for telangiectasias, laser hair removal). We do over 100 laser procedures a month...

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Wednesday
Dec212016

Dr. Jennifer Dunlop - The Capital Cosmetic & Laser Clinic in Austrailia

Dr Dunlop trained in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney and undertook international post-graduate training in Practical Dermatology through the University of Wales, UK.

Dr. Jennifer Dunlop - The Capital Cosmetic & Laser Clinic, ACT

Name: Dr Jennifer Dunlop
Clinic: The Capital Cosmetic & Laser Clinic
Location: Australian Capital Territory
Website: www.capitalcosmeticlaser.com.au

Interesting: I pursue a variety of extracurricular interests that aide my technical skills of fine finger-eye coordination. I am a Friend of the National Gallery of Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the National Library, the Byzantine Art School, and subscribe to concerts performed by the Australian Chamber Orchestra, the Australian Opera, and The Brandenburg Orchestra. Amongst many charitable interests there are Medecin San Frontiers, Royal Australian Flying Doctor Service, Blind Dogs NSW, and Caritas Australia.

What can you tell us about your clinic and the demographic?

I established the first female led cosmetic medicine practice in Canberra, Australia in 1998. I am the Medical Director and directly treat all the patients whilst my excellent receptionist keeps the office running smoothly. Services offered include vascular, pigment and tissue laser, sclerotherapy, radiofrequency surgery for excisions and for skin tightening, CIT skin needling, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, muscle relaxation treatment, scar reduction treatments, dermal fillers, facial rejuvenation topical treatments, skin cancer checks and minor surgical procedures...

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