MEDICAL ADVISORY BOARD
Jason Emer, MD
Dr. Jason Emer is a board certified and fellowship-trained general, cosmetic and procedural dermatologist.
After completing a preliminary medicine internship in Chicago, Illinois at the Saint Joseph Hospital, Dr. Emer completed a two year Dermatopharmacology fellowship with leading medical dermatologist Dr. Mark Lebwohl at The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, New York. He spent a significant time on conducting clinical trials on investigational treatments in general and cosmetic and laser dermatology. Dr. Emer’s work allowed many medications and devices to become FDA-approved for cosmetic indications such as passive wrinkles and folds of the face, dynamic movement lines of the face, facial lipoatrophy, facial pigmentation/melasma, photodamage/actinic keratoses, hemangiomas/vascular birthmarks, and tattoos. Throughout his residency training, he focused the majority of his cosmetic interests in the area of body contouring, liposuction, and fat harvesting and transfer, learning from world renowned experts in the fields of dermatology and plastic surgery. He began an HIV treatment clinic where fat transfer, facial fillers, and other cosmetic and plastic surgical procedures were used to enhance facial features and address body disproportions. All of his patients saw dramatic improvements in their appearances that forever changed their lives. Dr. Emer was chief resident in his final year of dermatology residency. After finishing his residency, Dr. Emer moved to San Francisco, California, and received advanced training in the area of facial fillers, peels, laser and light treatments, skin cancer surgery, and plastic surgery with cosmetic pioneers, such as Dr. Vic Narurkar of Bay Area Laser Institute.
Dr. Jason Emer’s involvement in education, teaching, and research/clinical trials has facilitated a host of publications including case reports, review articles, and placebo-controlled clinical trials. He continues to run numerous clinical trials on investigational new treatments in the area of cosmetic and laser dermatology and plastic surgery, and lectures and consults for many of the pharmaceutical and medical device companies on a significant number of the products and devices physicians use daily in their practices for facial and body aesthetics. Dr. Emer has written book chapters on the treatment of psoriasis, complications of aesthetic procedures, techniques and guidelines for facial contouring with soft-tissue fillers, and sports related dermatological conditions. He is featured in Allure Magazine as the only male dermatologist beauty product expert and has appeared in the media as a Beauty Guru for his expertise in skin care and body contouring.
Dr. Jason Emer’s main practice and passion is liposculpture and body sculpting procedures. For obtaining the best results, with the least amount of downtime, and for patient safety reasons, all procedures are performed using a local fluid called “tumescent anesthesia” which allows for a comfortable surgery without the risks and downtime of general anesthesia. Dr. Emer uses all of the advanced technologies for body contouring to tailor his results to each persons concerns, no single device or type of liposuction is used. Multiple devices and techniques are employed during each surgery to get the ultimate results and best long term outcomes.
He is one of a select few surgeons in United States (Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, California) to perform 4D (four dimensional) body contouring in which he has patients flex their muscles, move the targeted areas in real time, and have the patient in various positions such as standing or bending during the procedure to precisely and meticulously define the areas. He uses this technique to “etch” six packs and create highly defined musculature such as the chest, buttock, breast and calves. With the latest advances in fat harvesting with water-assisted removal (WAL), he can use your body’s own fat and platelet rich plasma (PRP) to contour the surrounding areas and define the underlying muscles. Harvested fat can be transferred to other areas to address concerns such facial wrinkles and lack of volume, hand veins and aging, buttock and breast size and lifting, and the muscular size and bulk of the chest, biceps, calves, shoulders, and quadriceps.
As a leading expert in facial and body contouring, Dr. Emer uses his skill, artistry and passion to fix previously botched procedures that have caused major skin irregularities or deformities such as indentations, scars, and discoloration. Additionally, he is one of few surgeons to treat lipedema, as genetic condition of disproportionate body shape and body pain due to enlarged and multiplied fat cells. The end result is a well-proportioned body with definition and contour tailored to each person’s individual concerns and shape.
Dr. Emer’s practice is dedicated to facial and body improvements using both surgical (SmartLipo/Laser, MicroAire PAL, VASER/ultrasound, Aquajet/water-assisted, and non-surgical (CoolSculpting, Ultrashape, Liposonix) techniques for body shaping and fat reduction as well as skin tightening (Thermage, Ultherapy, Velashape III, Venus Legacy/Freeze). In addition, Dr. Emer is a leading expert in cosmetic dermatology and runs numerous clinical trials and lectures all over the world on the latest advancements in non-invasive treatments for aging skin such as lasers, photofacial (IPL), chemical peels, facial fillers (Voluma, Juvederm Ultra, Resylane/Restylane Silk, Perlane,Radiesse, Belotero, Sculptra, Silikon, Artefill), neuromodulators (Botox, Xeomin, Dysport), microneedling, platelet rich plasma (PRP), as well as sclerotherapy and laser vein treatments.
Gary D. Monheit, MD
Dr. Monheit is associate clinical professor in the department of dermatology and ophthalmology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center.
He is a fellow of The American Academy of Dermatology, The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American College of Mohs Surgery, among others. He was President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery 2001 and served on the board of directors. He is Past-President of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and also serves on its Board of Directors. He is a member of the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the Skin Cancer Foundation and the Leader s Society of the Dermatology Foundation. He is a fellow of the American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology and has served on its board of directors. Dr. Monheit is listed in Best Doctors in America 1995, 1998, 2000 – 2012, Best Doctors in Southeastern United States 1997 and received Recognition for Development of Programming from the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery in 1998 and 1999. He also served as program director of American Society for Dermatology Surgery Annual Meeting. Dr. Monheit is an assistant editor for the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery, serves on the editorial board of Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatology, and is a regular contributor to the Dermatologic literature. He is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He has developed the well recognized medium depth chemical peel and other resurfacing techniques used today. He lectures nationally and internationally and has contributed numerous journal articles and book chapters to the medical literature. Dr. Monheit has done extensive clinical research into fillers and toxins.
Carl W. Soderstrom, MD
Dr. Carl Soderstrom opened his private practice in Morton, IL in 1973 and has been treating central Illinois patients for 40 years. He is board certified in dermatology and internal medicine. He grew up in Streator, IL, and attended the University of Illinois where he received his medical degree. After an internship at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital, Dr. Soderstrom completed residencies at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, in both internal medicine and dermatology.
He is on the active staff at OSF St. Francis Medical Center and Methodist Medical Center and is assistant clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria. Dr. Soderstrom is a member of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association Board of Directors and serves as chairman of both the O’Leary Society (the society for Mayo Clinic dermatology alumni), and the Mayo Clinic Leadership Council for Alumni Philanthropy.
Neil S. Sadick, MD
A native New York City resident, Neil S. Sadick, MD, completed his medical school training in 1977 in Syracuse, New York, at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
His residency, in internal medicine, was completed at Cornell/North Shore University/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Medical Center. Dr. Sadick then went on to train in dermatology at New York Hospital, during which time he served as chief resident until the completion of his training in 1983. Dr. Sadick holds 5 board certifications in internal medicine, dermatology, cosmetic surgery, hair restoration surgery, and phlebology. Dr. Sadick is one of the world’s most respected dermatologists and the medical director and owner of Sadick Aesthetic Surgery and Dermatology with locations on Park Avenue in New York City and Great Neck, Long Island.
Dr. Sadick has authored over 250 journal publications and has written 10 books on topics such as hair disorders, facial rejuvenation, lasers, sclerotherapy, and cosmetic surgery. In addition, he has written over 60 book chapters on cosmeceuticals, hair transplantation, lasers, and sclerotherapy and has given more than 400 major academic presentations throughout the world.
Dr. Sadick holds the following titles:
- Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University
- Vice Chairman for the Dermatology Foundation
- Treasurer of the International Society of Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons
- Past President of the American College of Phlebology
- Past President of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation
- Member of the Board of Directors for the Women’s Dermatologic Society
- Member of the Practice Management Task Force for the American Academy of Dermatology
- Member of the Hair Foundation Scientific Advisory Council
- The American Cancer Society Research Award
- New York Academy of Medicine Residents’ Award
The Jobst Award for Research in Vascular Disease
Dr. Sadick also serves on the President’s Council for the National Psoriasis Foundation and has previously served on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He also sits on the Editorial Board of the Cosmetic Surgery Journal and Phlebology and the International Board of the Brazilian Journal of Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery.
Presently, Dr. Sadick is actively involved in various research projects in the areas of dermatology, fillers, cosmetic and dermasurgery, phlebology, and lasers. In addition, he serves as associate editor for the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, the Journal of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology.
Mark S. Nestor, MD
Mark S. Nestor, MD, PhD is a Voluntary Associate Professor of the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
He serves as Director of the Center for Cosmetic Enhancement and Director of the Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research in Aventura, Florida. In addition, Dr. Nestor is Co Chairman of the Board of Directors of Advanced Dermatology Management, a physician practice management company, and is currently the immediate past President of the International Society for Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons, is the President of the American Society for Photodynamic Therapy and a Past President of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Nestor is recognized as a world expert in cutaneous laser surgery, photodynamic therapy as well as the use of fillers and toxins in aesthetic medicine. He also acts as a consultant to numerous pharmaceutical and device companies assisting them in the development of new medications, devices and cosmeceuticals. Dr. Nestor serves on the editorial advisory boards of Skin and Aging, the Journal of Cutaneous Laser Therapy and the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology. He has authored over 40 articles and book chapters and has delivered over 400 major presentations. Dr. Nestor has also directed 50 meetings and symposia on various topics in the field of cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery and practice management.