Q & A With Dr. William Kestin #FabULyssFind-March 6th, 2017
Q & A With Dr. William Kestin
#fabULyssfountain of youth… A new #fabuLyssfind
Q: Please tell our #divamom and #glamma readers all about your beautiful Madison Avenue Medical Spa/office?
A: I believe that a calm, Zen environment is a wonderful way to start our experience together. Our waiting room is warm and inviting, and my treatment room is private, with plenty of natural light from three picture windows that overlook Madison Avenue
Q: How long have you been practicing for? What have you seen evolve over the years in the industry?
A: I performed my first aesthetic procedure over 25 years ago, when the only filler available was collagen, and the specialty was in its infancy. We now have an array of fillers and neuromodulators to exceed patients expectations. I was a very early adapter of Ultherapy, which, among other things, can provide the only FDA-Approved non-surgical face lift.
Q: I love your approach to making your patients feel confident, fresh and radiant! Can you please expand on your philosophy?
A: I have always believed in an understated result. My mantra , to paraphrase Mae West, is , “If someone looks like they have been done, someone has done them wrong.”
I try to achieve a result that restores each individual to their own face, only fresher. I want your best friend to ask you if you just changed your hair or makeup, or just had a good vacation
Q: How long do you spend on a consultation? Procedures (typically) how long?
A: My philosophy is to spend a minimum of an hour with my patients, in order to hear their goals, observe their face in all stages of expression, and explain the options that I feel are most appropriate for them. Treatments are custom tailored to fit each patients needs. Most patients receive an hour , but Ultherapy can take up to 2 hours. Obviously, I try to spend as much time as my patients need.
Q: What’s the secret to making your patients look like they just stepped away from a vacation?
A: Too many of my colleagues don’t devote the time they should, and don’t know that the idea should be to restore your face, not change your features. Where volume loss is the problem, well-placed fillers can be the answer. BOTOX and similar products can ease a furrowed brow and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, while Ultherapy
harnesses the power of sound to ease under eye circles and lift the skin of the face and chest. Carefully combining these techniques, I can achieve that fresh, confident look .
Q: When a patient tells you what they think they need, how to do talk to the patient? What are the goals?
A: Often, a patient will come in thinking they know what they really want. During the consultation, I like to spend time explaining why or why not what they are suggesting will give them what they are looking for. My goal is to protect people from overzealous predatory practitioners, and not have their lips walk into a room well before the rest of them.
Q: Everyone talks about your magic chair.. can you elaborate? What makes your chair so special?
A: I perform my procedures in an Italian Medical massage chair. There are few things as relaxing after a rough day as a zero-gravity full body massage
Q: I know you try and make all of your patients feel at ease, relaxed and you happen to have a funny personality. How do you think this separates you from other Dr.s?
A: I am fortunate to be able to do what I enjoy every day. I feel humor is so important in life, and a little bit of fun in a normally stodgy procedure can go a long way to set both patient and doctor at ease.
Q: Tell the #divamom and #divaglammas what they can expect after a visit or two from you…
A: After a visit or two, you might expect your friends to tell you how rested you look without having a clue as to why. Patients tell me they have renewed confidence and feel better about the way they look.
Q: What’s the best way for a #divamom #divaglamma to make an appointment? Phone..Email.. text?
A: One of the things that makes the practice unique is my amazing wife, Stacy, who handles scheduling and general hand-holding. We are available by text or email at any time including nights and weekends to schedule a consultation. Concierge service is also available. Contact number is 212-858-9005 for text or phone. Feel free to email at Kestinmd@gmail.com
Q: What is your favorite advancement in the industry to date?
A: I have watched this specialty evolve over the past 25 years. It’s hard to pick one innovation in an industry that prides itself as innovative, but I would have to say the biggest advance in the last 5 years has to be Ulthera. It allows me to lift and tighten skin as well as minimize fine lines and wrinkles and effectively treat dark circles under the eyes.