Monthly Archives: February 2013

Joel Schlessinger MD named best in American medicine 5 years running

Joel Schlessinger MD named best in American medicine 5 years runningJoel Schlessinger MD recently received word that he has been named one of the best in American medicine as one of Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in his region. Joel Schlessinger MD has received this honor for the past five years.

Every year, doctors from around the United States are nominated by peers and selected by experts to be highlighted as among the very best in their specialties. Only a very small percentage of physicians have earned this prestigious award for five years in a row.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is one of the most trusted sources for identifying top doctors in American medicine. Every year, Castle Connolly selects the top doctors in the nation through an extensive nomination process. Learn more about the process here.

Joel Schlessinger MD has received numerous awards over the years, including Elle Magazine’s “Genius Award.” He’s been named the best cosmetic surgeon in Omaha for over 10 years and he has taken home the award for best dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon in the Reader’s annual survey. Read more about Joel Schlessinger MD’s awards here.

What qualifications do you look for when selecting a doctor? Tell us about them in the comments.

Joel Schlessinger MD Offers Anti-Aging and Sun Protection Advice for Eyes in SELF Magazine

Joel Schlessinger MD Offers Anti-Aging and Sun Protection Advice for Eyes in SELF MagazineThe March 2013 issue of SELF Magazine shares advice from Joel Schlessinger MD in an article titled “Trust Us On This One.” Dr. Schlessinger offers advice on preventing premature aging around the eyes with powerful, yet gentle sun protection products. He discusses SPF strength and types of products best-suited for the sensitive area and why it’s so important to protect.

Joel Schlessinger MD suggests using SPF 30 or higher to protect your eye area.

Most eye creams only offer a maximum SPF 15 in order to avoid irritation, but dermatologists recommend using at least an SPF 30. Using a product with a higher SPF provides better results in preventing the formation of dark circles, skin cancer and premature wrinkles. While a product with SPF 15 will provide some protection, it won’t offer the same benefits that can be provided by a stronger, gentler formula.

Joel Schlessinger MD suggests using a gentle, mineral skin care formula.

Choose a sun protection product that contains minerals that are less likely to irritate sensitive skin like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Find gentle facial lotions with an SPF 30 or higher from brands including Elta MD and Neova at

For individuals concerned with stinging, try mineral powders from brands like Colorescience. Powder sun protection formulas won’t burn your eyes and can be dusted over makeup. Colorescience offers a sheer pink powder designed for use on the eyes and an all-over tinted formula with a variety of color options that can double as a facial powder.

Choosing a mineral product over a traditional sun protection formula promotes healthier skin and fewer premature signs of aging. It can also lead to less discomfort and a more even complexion.

Have you tried any mineral SPF products? Let us know in the comments!

Joel Schlessinger MD’s commentary featured in American Spa

Joel Schlessinger MD’s commentary featured in American SpaJoel Schlessinger MD, a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, was recently featured in the February issue of American Spa in an article titled, “The BB Buzz.”

BB creams are a popular product, says Joel Schlessinger MD

In the article, Joel Schlessinger MD talks about BB creams, a popular product now available all over the world. BB creams, also known as blemish balms, are multipurpose products that often serve the function of a foundation, primer, anti aging treatment, moisturizer and sun protectant.

“Women with mild to moderate sun damage appreciate these creams and benefit from them greatly,” said Joel Schlessinger MD. He notes that it is important to read the label of BB creams to ensure they have both moisturizing ingredients and sun protection.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends BB creams to many of his patients.

Many people want a product that can be used to treat a number of skin problems. For this reason, Joel Schlessinger MD recommends BB creams to many of his patients so they can both heal, conceal and protect their skin.

Some of Joel Schlessinger MD’s favorite BB creams include:

Learn more about these other products endorsed by Joel Schlessinger MD.

Joel Schlessinger MD is featured in many publications throughout the year, endorsing various products that he feels are noteworthy. Recently, some of his endorsements include:

What products would you like to hear about from Joel Schlessinger MD? Tell us in the comments!

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and FixMySkin Healing balms featured on

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and FixMySkin Healing balms featured on FashionDailyMag.comThe FixMySkin Healing Balms and Dr. Joel Schlessinger were recently featured on in the article, “Beauty Resolutions: Heal Winter Skin.”

In this article, author Brigitte Segura explains how winter can cause major harm to your skin and highlights products that restore and heal. Segura highlights four products that can combat skin woes, and one of those happens to be the FixMySkin Healing Balms.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s invention is called a “fixer-upper.”

In the article, Segura describes the FixMySkin Healing Balms as a great “fixer-upper . . . good year round for eczema, insect bites, poison ivy, seborrheic dermatitis and a few other allergens.”

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his son, Daniel, invented these balms for use on lips, face and body. Just a quick swipe on irritated areas two to three times daily and you’ll see an improvement in the look and feel of your skin.

FixMySkin Healing Balms are available at, Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s e-commerce site.

These innovative products are currently available for sale at, Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s e-commerce site that specializes in skin care and beauty products. Here, you’ll find a plethora of skin care tips, tricks and advice as well as top cosmeceuticals for every skin type.

Learn more about the story behind the FixMySkin Healing Balms here.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his invention continue to receive great press.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and the FixMySkin balms have recently appeared in a number of publications. Learn more about these media appearances here:

Have you tried the FixMySkin Healing Balms yet? Tell us your opinion of these new products in the comments.