Patent for FixMySkin Healing Balms awarded to Joel Schlessinger MD and his son, Daniel

Patent for FixMySkin Healing Balms awarded to Joel Schlessinger MD and his son, Daniel

The development of the FixMySkin Healing Balms began with the curiosity of Daniel Schlessinger, son of dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon Joel Schlessinger MD. Years later, the product has become a popular choice of dermatologists for healing dry skin symptoms, chapped lips and other irritating skin issues. Joel Schlessinger MD and Daniel were recently awarded a patent for these versatile products and you can read the story behind their development here.

Daniel was Joel Schlessinger MD’s inspiration to develop the balms.

After trying to use regular lip balm to soothe his chapped fingers, Daniel began to wonder if there was a product that was specifically formulated to heal the skin. Joel Schlessinger MD encouraged Daniel to see what he could discover.

“I initially put the onus on him to see if there was a body balm with 1% hydrocortisone in a tube and what the patent status was,” Joel Schlessinger MD says. “We didn’t want a petroleum base as that made for a very poor taste and melting properties, so we worked to develop FixMySkin to fill that niche.”

After years of testing, the two developed a formula with 1% hydrocortisone that heals skin, rather than simply moisturizing it like many generic products.

Joel Schlessinger MD recommends the FixMySkin balms for psoriasis, eczema, chapped lips and more.

The FixMySkin balms come in vanilla and unscented options as well as three different applicators for the lips, body and face. The hydrocortisone heals skin to relieve itching, flaking and irritation caused by a number of issues including allergic skin reactions, insect bites, chapped lips, psoriasis and eczema.

This popular product has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and The Dr. Oz Show and is available in over 100 dermatology offices across the country. To find out more about these versatile balms, visit


About drjoelschlessinger

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

Posted on June 27, 2014, in Dr. Joel Schlessinger in the Media. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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