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.
Heidi A Waldorf, MD 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 and other energy based device technology and cosmeceuticals.
Dr. Waldorf completed her undergraduate and medical education and training at Harvard University and the 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 drugs, devices and cosmeceuticals, allowing her to participate in the development of treatment protocols and to offer her patients the latest therapies. She is currently a principle investigator for Revance Therapeutics’ new botulinum toxin, and 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 (Botox, Voluma, Vollure, Volbella, Juvederm, Latisse, Skin Medica, Kybella, Coolsculpting), Galderma (Dysport, Restylane L, Lyft, Refyne, Defyne, Sculptra), Merz Aesthetics (Radiesse, Belotero, Asclera, Ulthera), Thermi/Sinclair (Silhouette ‘Instalift’), Valeant (Fraxel, Thermage, Liposonix, Clear & Brilliant), 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 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 and other energy based devices, 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 2008-2017 and The Best Doctors® in America 2003-2017. She was chosen as one of New York Moves’ 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, Harper’s BAZAAR, Elle, O: The Oprah Magazine, InStyle, People Stylewatch, Good Housekeeping and Real Simple, among others, she has also appeared on various morning shows and evening news programs, including “The TODAY Show” and “The Dr. Oz Show.” Additionally, Dr. Waldorf has been named one of New Beauty “Top Doctors of 2017.”
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, Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and member of the World Society of Interdisciplinary Anti-aging Medicine (WOSIAM) on 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.
Dr. Waldorf was Director of Laser and Cosmetic Dermatology at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York for over 20 years and maintains her professorship at the Icahn School of Medicine of Mount Sinai. Her private practice, Waldorf Dermatology Aesthetics, is located in Nanuet, NY, just 20 miles North of Manhattan.
Dr. Waldorf has travelled extensively since childhood and continues to be inspired by people, cultures, cities and nature. She has done many ‘active’ vacations, hiking or cycling in various locals in North and South America, Asia and Europe. 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 chateaux 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.
Waldorf Dermatology Aesthetics was built on a team approach. Many of our friendly and knowledgeable front and clinical staff have worked with Dr. Waldorf for decades. All of our staff and are committed to making your experience at our office a positive one.
Whether it's helping you schedule your first consultation or a day of treatments, assisting you with questions about payment, package options or gift certificates, our front staff has the information you need to plan when to come in and in what order to schedule procedures. Call them if you need products and they will have your bag ready for you or arrange for it to be mailed.
The front staff works closely with the clinical staff to plan your time at Waldorf Dermatology Aesthetics. In addition to assisting Dr. Waldorf with your evaluation and treatment, our nurses are available to help answer your questions about procedures and products and perform selected procedures. They are vigilant about making your sure your care is not only effective but safe. Trained by Dr Waldorf, they learn not only how to treat, but importantly, when not to treat. Cosmetic dermatology is always changing and our nurses continue to learn new techniques that Dr. Waldorf brings back from around the globe.