Dermatologist who treats Kim Kardashian, Beyonce and Victoria Beckham bombarded with frantic calls for botox
A celebrity dermatologist whose clientele includes names like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and Victoria Beckham, says he is being bombarded with calls from clients who are worried they are missing out on skincare procedures due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Although he took no names, Dr Harold Lancer told Page Six that his clients contact him every day to ask for DIY remedies to keep up with their youthful appearances as they are unable to visit his clinic for getting botox, which is a continuous procedure and has to be taken every four months.
“I’m getting around 20-45 calls a day coming through to my nurses for a variety of cosmetic and medical issues,” said Lancer. “The majority of my clients are high-profile people, whether in entertainment or politics and they require a lot of care, but most of the people I see are extremely disciplined about home skincare. It’s about ensuring care when you can’t see patients for long spurts of time.”
The cosmetic procedures that he administers should only be handled by a professional and as a result, becomes risky left at the hands of his clients who have no medical expertise. One of them even ended up injuring herself trying to give herself a face peel at home. He said she had bought a home freshening peel, and “within an hour [of applying it] ended up with first — and second-degree burns. I said, ‘Why would you do that?!’ She told me, ‘You just think — how bad can it be?’”
“It took us about 12 days to repair her face, with photos, phone calls, and medication that had to be delivered. So don’t go looking for a quick and relatively less expensive fix because that’s when you’ll get into more trouble," he added.
But the clients are now left with little choice as Lancer voluntarily closed the doors of his practice on March 17 after one of his regulars came to his office after flying over from Italy, which had, at the time, become a red zone for the virus.
“The first week or two of lockdown, I get this urgent message with a slew of photographs to my cell phone from an entertainment attorney, a young woman who’s been a patient of mine since law school," he said.
At the moment, Lancer and his nurses are being sent selfies from desperate clients who live in fear of losing their glowing skin with each passing day, without their go-to cosmetic treatments. The doctor confessed that despite being on a temporary shut down, his future work schedule was already jam-packed with clients, with 1,000 appointments lined up for late summer for Botox, fillers and other rejuvenating treatments.
He also went on to dish about Beckham's "military" skin routine. “She has a firm concept of the word ‘program’ and ‘discipline’ — she’s the poster child for discipline, avoiding craziness and temptation. She follows the military concept of maintenance. I’ll absolutely see her when lockdown is over," he said.
As for others who were concerned about their looks, Lancer recommended following a healthy diet, exercising, and watching sugar during the lockdown. “You have to have the positive knowledge that it’s never too late. Whatever has passed, with time can be resorted," he said.