Dr. Joel Schlessinger: how you can be part of innovative clinical research.

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Spotlight on: skin care innovation of Dr. Joel Schlessinger

Throughout my career, I have continued to look for ways to offer more and better ways for people to have healthy, younger looking skin. That includes conducting more than 250 clinical trials. A clinical trial is a carefully structured research project, where innovations are tested to see how well they perform.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and the unparalleled Advanced Skin Research Center

To conduct these trials, I created the Advanced Skin Research Center, which is a dermatology research center that provides data to pharmaceutical companies. Our trials are always conducted professionally and efficiently.

At any one time, up to 25 clinical studies may be taking place in our clinic, which is more than Creighton University and the University of Nebraska Dermatology departments do – combined.


Dr. Joel Schlessinger: how his family contributes to LovelySkin’s success.

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Spotlight on: family of Dr. Joel Schlessinger contributing to the success of LovelySkin

LovelySkin started back in 1998 as an idea while I was traveling from a satellite dermatology office in Iowa to my home.  I wondered why, if Amazon could sell books online, I couldn’t possibly sell skincare products.  I discussed it with my wife, Nancy, and she seemed to think it was a good idea, so we started selling products on our website at the time.

The family was always a part of the site and an active contributor.  When it started, my kids were 4 and 7 years old, so they didn’t have that much to do until…

When we first started LovelySkin, we would give out little mirrors with each order. The mirrors cost 50 cents each so, individually, they weren’t that expensive. But, a box full of them literally cost hundreds of dollars.

One day, a box fell behind a cabinet and we needed to retrieve it. Space was tight behind that cabinet, so we lowered my son, Daniel – then six years old – by his heels to grab the box. My daughter, Claire, watched anxiously – because, if Daniel couldn’t retrieve the box, she was plan B!


Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his family on a relief mission to Haiti in 2010.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Spotlight on: Dr. Joel Schlessinger and his family on relief missions to Haiti

Dr. Joel Schlessinger and family visit Haiti to provide relief after the devastating earthquakes

In January 2010, the country of Haiti was hit hard after an earthquake. I’d been wanting to travel to Haiti to try to help the people there, but I hadn’t been able to fit it in my schedule. Then, when the earthquake hit, the need was so urgent that I made time – and so did my wife Nancy and son Daniel.

My family traveled to Milot, to the Hôpital Sacré Coeur, which was a Catholic hospital that suffered relatively less damage than hospitals in Port-au-Prince.

This hospital normally had 60 beds, but now they needed 465 – so people were housed in tents, while classrooms became hospital rooms. This hospital only employed 10 doctors and nurses but, fortunately, anywhere from 30 to 90 volunteers showed up each day.


Dr. Joel Schlessinger: a spotlight on the Joel Schlessinger media blog.

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Spotlight on: the Dr. Joel Schlessinger media blog

One of my favorite things to do is to talk with media so that large numbers of people can receive quality information about skin care. To help spread the word even further, I’ve created a Dr. Joel Schlessinger media blog.

Articles that I’ve highlighted include: