Living in San Francisco and having this fantastic profession has exposed me to so many dynamic, innovative, and interesting people. It's during these interactions, while sharing stories and experiences that I'm often asked for advice or guidance, and vice versa. Inevitably, I learn about some great new innovation, or place, or product that I would love to share with the rest of the world. This is the inspiration for this column.
I invite you to join me in this new endeavor where I'll share with you my inside knowledge -- I'll talk about general health and beauty, and interesting and exciting lifestyle related discoveries. And of course, I'll talk about plastic surgery because, after all, we're all curious about WHAT'S NEW, aren't we!
When Haute Living Magazine contacted me about sharing my secrets for living the “good life” in San Francisco, I didn’t realize how wonderful and overwhelming it would be to tip toe through all of my favorites and them narrow down. I hope you find some new nuggets for your own enjoyment in the number of amazing places and experiences I love in San Francisco.Read my list
As the Scientific Medical Advisor for Juice Beauty, the Marin-based organic skin care company, I am thrilled that Gwyneth Paltrow has joined the team as Creative Director, Makeup. I look forward to a chance to collaborate with her on future new product development!
For the second consecutive year, I was chosen by Castle Connolly to appear Castle Connolly’s highly selective list of America’s Top Doctors, 2016. The prestigious Castle Connolly program honors the “most outstanding doctors in the United States,” representing only 1% of the thousands of medical specialists and sub-specialists in the country.
Every year, Castle Connolly survey’s thousands of physicians and other healthcare professionals and asks them to identify excellent doctors in every specialty in their region and throughout the nation. Over 230,000 of the nations’ leading medical specialists, department chairs, residency program directors, vice presidents of medical affairs and presidents of the nations’ leading medical centers and specialty hospitals are interviewed about the nominated doctor.
In addition to mail and online surveys, the Castle Connolly physician-led research team makes thousands of phone calls each year, talking with leading specialists, chairs of clinical departments and vise presidents of medical affairs, seeking to identify top specialist for most diseases and procedures. The result of this extensive research is the identification of America’s Top Doctors.
Castle Connolly is world renowned and respected. It is an honor to be named to this prestigious list, and I am committed to upholding the honor for future years to come.
Kate Hudson loves the product I co-developed with Juice Beauty, the Stem Cellular Instant Eye Lift. I was thrilled to see the post on her Instagram that she was using it to get ready for the Golden Globes! And I think that she’s never looked better!
Dr. Carolyn Chang, Juice Beauty’s Scientific Medical Advisor and Co-developer of the Stem Cellular Instant Eye Lift Mask
I am happy to announce that Juice Beauty, a company known to have the highest authentically organic standards in the beauty industry, has asked me to be their Scientific Medical Advisor. As an expert in the field of plastic surgery, I will provide guidance to the company in developing products that have their genesis in my office.
Since I started my practice, I have looked for skin care products that will hydrate and soothe sensitive post surgical skin and assist in healing.
Aware that many of my patients were susceptible to allergies or irritation to products, especially around the delicate eye area, I realized I needed a product I could confidently recommend, a product that was pure and natural enough to restore healthy skin without the use of synthetic chemicals — a product that would soothe and calm highly sensitive skin and reduce swelling without irritation.
That’s when I reached out to Juice Beauty, a company known to have the highest authentically organic standards in the beauty industry, and a company who I knew would be committed to using the most pure and natural formulations.
The result of my collaboration with Juice Beauty is the STEM CELLULAR™ Instant Eye Lift Algae Mask (I’ll hyper link this to the video interview you did with Karen), a nearly pure organic product that soothes and smooth’s the skin around the eyes, decreasing puffiness and swelling without chemicals. Unlike eyelid surgery where excess skin is removed, by applying the Instant Eye Lift eye mask for just 10 minutes the eye area becomes firmer and instantly smoothed — reviving and perking up puffy tired looking eyes.
STEM CELLULAR™ Instant Eye Lift Algae Mask
Who Should Use It?
Juice Beauty’s STEM CELLULAR™ Instant Eye Lift Algae Mask is ideal for all skin types and especially beneficial for skin showing the signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles.
Pressed algae can not only provide great skincare benefits but replaces pesticide laden cotton from being placed around the delicate eye tissue. *
Reduces the appearance of puffiness around eyes with organic cucumber, white tea, and arnica extracts.
Hydrates and refreshes with algae and organic aloe.
Encourages supple skin texture with hyaluronic acid and chamomile.
*Concentrated algae biomatrix technology is a great skincare alternative to cotton masks, which can be heavily sprayed with pesticides and then subsequently processed with harsh chemicals (acephate, dichloropropene, diuron, fluometuron, pendimethalin, tribufos, and trifluralin).
Powerful Action Without
Formulated without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances. Our products are never tested on animals.
Dr. Carolyn Chang is one of San Francisco’s premier plastic surgeons, known for delivering the most naturally beautiful results. She is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Chang serves as the Vice-Chairman for the Department of Plastic Surgery at California Pacific Medical Center.
Dr. Chang specializes in cosmetic surgery. In particular, her areas of expertise include natural facial rejuvenation and mommy makeover procedures. She is an expert in the natural SMAS-Platysma facelift and is known for delivering the most naturally beautiful results. She is also one of San Francisco’s premier mommy makeover specialists, specializing in breast surgery and body contouring and she currently performs one of the largest volumes in the area of post-pregnancy rejuvenation.
Dr. Chang’s aesthetic judgments and superb surgical skills have drawn attention from television producers, beauty editors, skin care companies, and professional associations who call upon her for her knowledge of plastic surgery advancements and professional expertise. CNN, The Doctors, and National Geographic have recently sought her professional expertise for their programming. Harper’s Bazaar Magazine named Dr. Chang on their Hot List of the 24 Best Beauty Surgeons, and W Magazine named Dr. Chang one of America’s top doctors for revisional plastic surgery.
Dr. Chang is known for her natural results and exceptional sense of aesthetics. With a “who’s who” roster of celebrity patients, including actors, musicians, artists, dignitaries, and socials, Dr. Chang is one of the country’s most sought-after plastic surgeons.
Dr. Chang and her husband Patrick King live in San Francisco, with the joy of their life, daughter Jacqueline.