Dr. Jeffrey A. Sklar is a board-certified, nationally-acclaimed dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon known for his innovative techniques and skills in liposuction, Botox, wrinkle fillers and more. He founded the Center for Aesthetic Dermatology in 1988, and has served as Medical Director ever since, leading an outstanding team of physicians and staff dedicated to offering the best in comprehensive skin care.
With a 30 year affiliation with the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Dr. Sklar holds the academic appointment of Clinical Assistant Professor, instructing residents in cosmetic surgery in addition to his private practice. He also holds staff privileges at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital and North Shore Hospital in Plainview and Syosset.
Dr. Sklar graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from SUNY Stony Brook before completing his medical degree at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He then completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the University of California at Irvine Medical Center and a residency in Dermatology at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.
Dr. Sklar's board-certification, experience and involvement have earned the distinction of a Fellow in the following organizations:
He also holds membership in the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Society of Liposuction Surgery, Nassau County Medical Society and the Long Island Dermatologic Society.
Dr. Sklar has often been invited as a guest lecturer at several symposiums and society meetings discussing advances in liposuction and cosmetic surgery. His work has appeared in leading medical journals, as well as in the mainstream media. With expertise in many popular services, Dr. Sklar has been featured in countless media outlets, including appearances on the "Today Show", "Dateline" and "Extra", and other programs on NBC, ABC, FOX, CNBC, MSNBC and the Discovery Channel. He has been quoted in numerous magazines, including Allure, Self, W, Mirabella, Harper’s Bazaar, Newsweek and Time.
Dr. Sklar's extensive resume and dedication to service contribute to his inclusion in the prestigious Castle-Connolly list of the "Best Doctors in NY" every year since 1999. He has also been recognized as the top Botox injector on Long Island and is certified to train other providers on proper Botox techniques. His volunteer work, support for the community and teaching earned Dr. Sklar a citation from President Bush.
Dr. Douglas J. Melman is a board-certified dermatologist who has served patients at the Center for Aesthetic Dermatology with the highest quality of care since 2002. In addition to his practice duties, Dr. Melman also holds teaching appointments at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and staff privileges at North Shore University Hospital in Syosset and Plainview.
Dr. Melman graduated with his medical degree from the SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine, where he was a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Before medical school, he received his undergraduate degree in Biology and Economics from Washington University, where he was an Eliot Honors graduate and member of several honor societies.
After graduating, Dr. Melman completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Saint Vincent's Medical Center and a residency in Dermatology at New York Medical College, serving as Chief Resident during his final year.
Throughout his training and practice experience, Dr. Melman has contributed to several leading dermatology publications, and remains active in the following organizations:
"When it comes to patient care, the most important thing is to always be available for the patient. Always being available to answer any questions pre or post operation."
Dedication to the craft and a deep concern for the peace of mind of his patients has made Dr. Hassan one of the field's most successful cosmetic surgeons for over 20 years. "We always maintain a high level of creativity relative to what is happening in the field at this time," says Dr. Hassan. "You must always stay with the times to maintain creativity. If you're not coming up with your own new procedure, you have to keep up with all the new procedures that are coming out. Going to seminars, watching the latest DVDs and videotapes...keeping abreast of what is out there."
Being there, always, for every patient, is of vital importance to Dr. Hassan, as well as creating an overall atmosphere of comfort. "When a patient comes to the office, everyone on my staff is very friendly. Our office atmosphere is very cozy. I'm with the patient before surgery and right up until they go to sleep. When they wake up, I'm right next to them. And then, when they enter the recovery room...there's always a nurse who interacts one on one with the patient. I'm also always there for them in person until they go home, and then I make myself available to them whenever they need me."