Meet the Derm de Dior
Cosmetic Surgeon and Dermatologist Neil Sadick, MD, FAAD, FAACS, FACP, FACPh, is considered one of the top dermatologists and researchers in his field, and also serves as Global Medical Advisor for Christian Dior Beauty. Dr. Sadick holds four board certifications in dermatology, cosmetic Surgery, internal medicine, and hair transplantation, and sees patients with related issues and concerns at both his Park Ave and Great Neck Offices. His career spans 25 years of clinical practice, research and innovation. The Sadick Research Group is respected throughout the world for its training center as well as its forward-looking research breakthroughs, including the first scientifically proven method to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
What are the most popular skin procedures among your patients?
Fillers and toxins are increasingly popular. They can be used to erase the lines of time on both men and women and can also help contour and define smiles, brows and much more.
Body contouring and cellulite treatments, especially in the summertime and during cruise season, are two categories of things that patients increasingly and consistently come in to have done. As the head of the Sadick Research Center, I always have my hands on innovative solutions – for aging, hair replacement or removal and fat – that no one else has.
How has this evolved in the last few years?
We are able to offer patients less invasive procedures with minimal downtime, which enables them to return to regular activities safely, but in record time. We are also seeing a reemergence in the popularity of chemical peels. Our practice is performing a high number of peels on men and women.
What is the future of anti-aging?
Advanced cosmeceuticals, which offer patients the ability to safely and effectively lighten and brighten, and more effective at home technologies. After the summer, our practice experiences an increase in laser rejuvenation to counteract the sun damage caused in the summer months. We see people taking restorative steps throughout their 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and beyond. With small but deliberate surgical and non-surgical fixes, we are often able to reverse and delay the aging process. With time, our treatments and technologies are more and more advanced.
Tell us what’s hot on the home device front?
no!no! Skin for acne kills acne bacteria from above and below the pimple. It also stimulates a wound healing response faster than a topical solutions. Second generation no!no! hair removal is a wireless technology that is far more effective at removing hair safely. This generation has unprecedented adjustability and a tip for the face.
What are the newest research initiatives that you’re working on and leading?
- New, advanced computer-based laser lipolysis
- New pharmaceutical products for rosacea and psoriasis
- New treatments for cellulite
- New innovative fillers
What is the biggest advance in the aesthetic space in the last five years?
Research on male and female hairloss. We are learning what causes hair loss and hope to be ableto treat it topically and systemically.
Five predictions for the future of aesthetics?
- Less invasive surgical procedures ie., facelifts, blepharoplasty
- Non-invasive fat removal
- Longer acting Botox molecules
- Improved skin tightening technologies
- More global at-home technologies for photorejuvenation and cellulite treatment
How did you decide to get involved with DIOR?
DIOR conducted a nationwide search of the best dermatologists. They reached out to me and created an amazing opportunity that enables me to be part of their Global team. The decision was based on leadership coupled with and extensive clinical research. DIOR has pioneered studies on genetic markers of aging, longevity protein products and global anti-inflammatories. All DIOR products are based on amazing science.
What body contouring procedures do you offer for those who can’t be out of the office and away from work for more than a day or two?
- Thermage™ Body
- Lux IR 1540™
We can customize the treatment for any individual. We often incorporate multiple solutions to deliver the longest lasting most effect result.