Paraphrasing Coco Chanel, my mother always said ‘get all dressed and take off one piece of jewelry’. In other words, never be over-done. Mom also said ‘don’t let the dress wear you.’ Those are my philosophies when doing cosmetic procedures.
My goal is for you to look like you: the well-rested, un-stressed, energized, healthy, just-came-back-from-vacation version of you … even if you aren’t any of those things on a given day. And ultimately no one should see ‘the work’ that was done, just the naturally youthful results.
Maintaining or re-creating that look is a process that can be done over days or years. Understanding how the changes seen with age are created can help you prepare and plan with us.
These days, it is hard to open a magazine or your email box without hearing about some new product or procedure. Sites like Groupon offer special deals and people organize ‘botox parties’ to grab clients. People pay for procedures after meeting with a glorified sales person, without ever seeing the physician. Every day we hear from intelligent men and women who had ‘something’ done by ‘someone’ – they don’t know the someone’s credentials or exactly what the something was, just the price. To us, that is just wrong.
At Waldorf Dermatology Aesthetics, we take your cosmetic treatment seriously. We believe in beauty and safety. We want you to become our ‘patient’, not our ‘client’. We never want you to choose our office or a procedure just because there is a discount or because your friend is having it at the same time.
Every patient meets with Dr Waldorf to discuss her or his concerns and goals. Dr Waldorf will assess you personally and ask questions so she can provide you with a plan that makes sense for your life. She and her team of experienced dermatology nurses want to make sure that you fully understand your options. And we never want to fit a round peg into a square hole – if we do not offer the best treatment for your condition, we will refer you to a colleague who does.
It is important to share the aesthetic of your cosmetic dermatologist. I try to stay true to my aesthetic whether coming to work in scrubs and clogs or lecturing around the world dressed like an ‘International Diva of Dermatology.’ As a second generation dermatologist, I’ve had a head start on good skin: vigilant sun protection since birth and never smoking kept me relatively spotless and wrinkle free. But having been through breast cancer treatment, chemotherapy and menopause and passing my fiftieth birthday, I’ve taken advantage of the technologies at my finger tips. In the last two decades, I’ve availed myself of multiple botulinum toxins, buckets of fillers, tissue tightening and fat freezing devices and all that cosmeceuticals have to offer. I’m not high maintenance, but I plan to continue this self-maintenance. Please take a look at my photographic journey and decide if it fits your idea of aging gracefully.
As Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City and Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Dermatology at The Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai, Heidi A. Waldorf, M.D. is a nationally and internationally respected expert and sought after lecturer in the field of dermatology and cosmetic medicine, including skin rejuvenation, soft tissue augmentation, cosmetic use of botulinum toxin, noninvasive fat reduction, laser technology and cosmeceuticals.
Dr Waldorf completed her undergraduate and medical education and her medical training at Harvard University and University of Pennsylvania, after which she completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Laser Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery.
Dr. Waldorf serves as an investigator, speaker, consultant, advisory board member and trainer for major industry producers of medical devices and products, allowing her to participate in the development of treatment protocols and to offer her patients the latest treatments. She was a lead investigator for the FDA trial of Kythera’s fat-dissolving injectable, Kybella, approved in 2015 to reduce submental fullness. Other companies include Allergan (the maker of Botox, Voluma,, Volbella, Juvederm, Latisse), Galderma (Dysport, Restylane, Perlane, Sculptra), Merz Aesthetics (Radiesse, Belotero, Asclera, Ulthera), Solta (Fraxel, Thermage, Liposonix, Clear & Brilliant), Zeltiq (CoolSculpting), as well as numerous cosmeceutical companies.
Dr. Waldorf has been published extensively in professional journals and books, serves as Co-Chief Editor of Modern Aesthetics and of Dermatology Focus and is on the editorial board of Aesthetic Surgery Journal. She regularly speaks at major aesthetic surgery meetings in Europe, Asia and the Middle East as well as the United States. She has served as Director of various symposiums on aesthetic dermatology and dermatologic surgery including serving as Director of the ‘Aging Gracefully’ Symposium and the Soft Tissue Augmentation Course at the annual American Academy of Dermatology meetings. In 2016, Dr. Waldorf was named Honorary President of Aesthetic Dermatology for the 14th Annual Aesthetic & Anti-aging World Congress in Monaco. Her research includes clinical investigations involving the use of lasers, botulinum toxins, filling agents, lipolytic agents and cosmeceuticals for rejuvenation.
Dr. Waldorf is listed in the Castle Connolly Guide to Top Doctors New York Metro Area 2008-2016 and The Best Doctors® in America 2003-2016. She was chosen as one of New York Moves magazine’s 2006 Power Women and was selected by the Rockland Economic Development Corporation and the Rockland Business Associates as one of Rockland County’s Best Forty under Forty in 2003. Quoted in magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Allure, Elle, O: The Oprah Magazine, InStyle, People Stylewatch, Good Housekeeping and Real Simple, among others, Dr. Waldorf served as a member of the Health Advisory Panel for Better Homes and Gardens. She has also appeared on various morning shows, evening news programs and “The Dr. Oz Show.”
Dr. Waldorf is an elected member of the prestigious American Dermatological Association and the Association of Surgical Faculty of the American Academy of Dermatology. Her extensive professional accreditations also include Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, Fellow of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Member of the International Society of Dermatologic Surgery, Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a member of the World Society of Interdisciplinary Anti-aging Medicine (WOSIAM) as a member of their scientific advisory board in Aesthetic Dermatology. Dr Waldorf is a past Board Member of the Women’s Dermatologic Society and was a Founding Board Member of the Dermatologic & Aesthetic Surgery International League.
In 2016, Dr Waldorf celebrated 20 years of private practice in both Nanuet, NY, at Waldorf Dermatology Aesthetics (previously known as Waldorf Dermatology & Laser Associates, PC) and in Manhattan at Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Dermatology.
Dr Waldorf has travelled extensively since childhood and continues to be inspired by people, cultures, cities and nature. She has done several ‘active’ vacations hiking or cycling in various locals including the United States, Canada, Equador, France, Italy, New Zealand and Thailand. Since 2014, she has combined her particular love of French culture, her penchant for arts and crafts and her desire to be active by participating in the annual Marathon du Medoc held in Bordeaux France, a 26.2 mile marathon where participants dressed in costume run between chateau wine tastings.. Dr Waldorf brings the beauty, adventure and peace of her travels home through her photographs which decorate the walls of her Nanuet office.
Most of all, she is enjoying growing older while looking young along with her patients.
Call them if you want to pick up products and they will have your bag ready for you or arrange for it to be mailed. Our billing coordinators will also assist you with any questions about payment, package options and gift certificates.
They are distinguished by their years of experience in dermatology and the personal training they receive by Dr Waldorf which includes not only how to treat but importantly, when not to treat. They also benefit from new techniques that Dr Waldorf brings back from around the globe.