As a surgeon, I’m astutely aware of the needs of patients, both on the table and off. My specialty is in aesthetic surgery and cosmetic medicine. And I believe there is still much to be learned about helping surgeons and patients to get beyond surgery and find skincare for daily life.
My first priority with skincare is to make sure it’s suitable for day-to-day life. There has to be value, and value that the consumer can appreciate. Prior to Silk Therapeutics, there hadn’t been much innovation in the space. But now, with soluble silk, there’s a whole new world of possibilities. I was especially impressed with the opportunity to have skincare that works both for daily use and in situations when the skin is sensitive, like after a chemical or laser peel.
But I also see the benefits of truly clean cosmetics for those with weakened immune systems. For example, after a patient has gone through a radical procedure, like radiation therapy, it’s exciting to be able to recommend them product that will work with their body to keep it at its most optimal health and beauty.
The same benefits can be seen for pregnant women. Women during pregnancy experience changes in their skin due to endocrine factors. Prior to clean skincare, pregnant women needed to back off of their cosmetic routines. But now, they’re able to supplement their mother’s glow with cosmeceuticals that embrace their well-being and looks.
Ultimately, it’s an exciting time to be in the skincare industry. There are new revolutions that are evolving the space constantly. We’re now able to appreciate both health and beauty without sacrifice.