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I’m pleased to introduce to my readers Dr. Neil Sadick, M.D., FAAD, FAACS, FACP, FACPh, a renowned dermatologist and researcher. Dr. Sadick regularly treats stars and socialites in his Manhattan-based practice, and is well-known for his professionalism. Holding four board certifications [Dermatology, Cosmetic Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Hair Transplantation], Dr. Sadick’s prestigious list of titles range from Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical College, to President of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation, to Member of the Board of Examiners for the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, to Global Medical Advisor for Christian Dior Beauty.
We’re honored to have Dr. Sadick with us here today!
FutureDerm: Hello, and thank you for doing this interview for FutureDerm.com! A lot of our readers are consistently looking for skin care product reviews. What do you tell patients to look for most in skin care – any key ingredients or formulations?
Dr. Sadick: Retinoids, AHAs, anti-oxidants, peptides and anti-inflammatories.
FutureDerm: What do you feel are the most valuable cosmetic procedures for men and women? At what age or stage of life, in general, do you believe they should start?
Dr. Sadick: It varies by gender. From most important to least important:
WOMEN – Liposuction, Thermage, Fillers, Botox, Dysport, VelaShape, SmoothShape, Sclerotherapy and Ambulatory Phlebectomy
MEN – Hair Removal, Liposuction, Hair transplantation, Vein treatment
Should start in late 30s/early 40s, depending on the procedure.
FutureDerm: What do you feel are the most commonly made mistakes in skin care? (For example, mixing retinoids with AHAs, or overscrubbing the skin, etc.) How do you feel these can best be avoided?
Dr. Sadick: Overscrubbing skin, Not using enough sunblock, ultrapotent antioxidants, not using moisturizer, pt combining retinoids with sun exposure. Can be avoided with patient education.
FutureDerm: There have been many developments in skin care in the last 25 years, and perhaps most pertinently in the last decade. What do you feel have been the greatest advances in anti-aging dermatology in the past decade?
Dr. Sadick: Ultrapotent anti-oxidants, growth factors, fractional lasers, laser assisted lipolysis, EVLT.
FutureDerm: Other than in anti-aging, what do you feel has been the greatest advance in clinical dermatology in the past decade?
Dr. Sadick: The biologic treatment of psoriasis.
FutureDerm: What upcoming developments are you looking forward to most in dermatology?
Dr. Sadick: Non-invasive fat removal, Stem cell cloning , anti-inflammatory therapies for hair loss
FutureDerm: What caused your personal interest in a career in dermatology?
Dr. Sadick: Ability to combine medical and surgical specialties and the realization that skin is the window to overall body health.
FutureDerm: Do you enjoy your career?
Dr. Sadick: Yes, very much so.
FutureDerm: Many of my readers are aspiring dermatologists themselves. Do you have any advice for them?
Dr. Sadick: Bet at the top of your class, RESEARCH, RESEARCH and more RESEARCH.
FutureDerm: There has been a lot of talk recently on the development of dermatological care outside of the office, via Skype, digital photographs, and the like. What are your opinions on teledermatology?
Dr. Sadick: Still in infancy, best utilized in areas of country to where physical access to a dermatologists office is an issue.
FutureDerm: Thank you so much, Dr. Sadick! For more information about Dr. Sadick, or to schedule an appointment, please visit SadickDermatology.com.