Joel Schlessinger, MD and his son, Daniel, awarded patent for FixMySkin balm

Dr. Joel Schlessinger's FixMySkin Awarded Patent Joel Schlessinger, MD and his son, Daniel, were recently awarded a patent for their FixMySkin balms, a series of products designed to not just moisturize dry lips and skin, but to heal them. In “ Awarded Patent for Skin Care Product Designed to Heal While Moisturizing Dry Lips and Skin,” DermWire featured their story and asked Dr. Schlessinger some questions about the invention process.

Joel Schlessinger, MD says, “Daniel was my inspiration.”

In the winter of 2007, 12-year-old Daniel Schlessinger was experiencing dry, chapped hands and lips and no products were helping. He decided to try putting lip balm on his fingertips to soothe the dryness and cracking, and he noticed that the salve relieved his dry skin more effectively than hand lotion. Joel Schlessinger, MD recognized the benefits of a portable balm that healed dry skin. Using Daniel’s interest as inspiration, he began to search for similar products. Realizing that no such product existed, he and Daniel set out to create a product of their own.

1% hydrocortisone is the active ingredient in FixMySkin products, developed by Joel Schlessinger, MD.

Dr. Schlessinger and Daniel’s mission was to make a compact, heat-resistant product containing hydrocortisone. The product needed to have the ability to heal skin, but it also needed to taste good enough to use on the lips. The pair began working with chemists, manufacturers and distributors to launch their FixMySkin line containing 1% hydrocortisone. Though he was in high school at the time, balancing extracurricular activities and college applications, Daniel worked through the FDA-approval process, set up meetings, developed packaging and worked with an attorney on the patent application. Dr. Schlessinger says, “The best part of the process was seeing my son, Daniel, progress to learn so much from start to finish.”

FixMySkin, created by Joel Schlessinger, MD and Daniel Schlessinger is available on

FixMySkin balms are available for purchase in several different varieties and packages on FixMySkin Healing Body Balm Unscented with 1% Hydrocortisone is a powerful balm that banishes multiple irritating skin symptoms. 1% hydrocortisone penetrates deeply into cells to heal skin irritation while moisturizing and replenishing. Hydrating ingredients such as shea butter and cocoa butter hydrate for relief from dryness and itchiness. FixMySkin is FDA-approved for healing symptoms caused by eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis and allergic reactions. It’s also a wonderful solution for relieving irritation caused by insect bites, poison ivy and other rashes. FixMySkin balms come in three sizes. There are .15 ounce and .50 ounce sticks available for the lips and body, plus a .25 ounce tub available for facial application. All products come in either unscented or vanilla. Do you have questions or comments for Dr. Schlessinger about his FixMySkin products? Let us know in the comments section.

About drjoelschlessinger

Dr. Joel Schlessinger is a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon based in Omaha, NE.

Posted on May 21, 2014, in Dr. Joel Schlessinger in the Media. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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