Mobile Fix: Get Gorgeous
With summer activities in full swing, who has time to consult a doctor about younger-looking skin? Anyone, if they book a ‘house call’ with dermatologist Dr. Mary Noël George. She recently launched Get Gorgeous, a luxurious van that takes cosmetic skin care advice directly to patients’ homes and workplaces.
Both appointments and walk-ups are accepted at Get Gorgeous, and George does Botox injections for skin lines and wrinkles through the mobile service. “The injections take about two minutes, and the total time from check-in to check-out can be as little as 20 minutes,” she says. “You can go right back to your day, and no one will know you’ve had a procedure. There’s almost no risk of bruising or other side effects.” Because the popular injectable doesn’t take long and requires no recovery time, it lends itself to an on-the-go setting, George says. Patients needing other skin procedures and advice can visit her Dermatology STL office, where she practices with Dr. Lisa Ring.
Most mobile Botox clients are women, but George says an increasing number of men have embraced the treatment’s benefits. It works well on frown lines, forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, smoker’s lines, and other areas of the face and neck. Botox relaxes the skin’s surface by keeping the muscles beneath it from contracting to form lines and wrinkles.
While they’re ‘on board,’ Get Gorgeous patients also can consult with the doctor about skin care products to combat aging. She offers lines such as EltaMD, Revision Skincare, Obagi, SkinMedica and Epionce. “People often come to me with hundreds of dollars’ worth of skin products they bought over the counter or at parties, but most of them are ineffective because they lack rigorous testing and research,” George says. “Patients want professional, proven products from a doctor who is a skin care expert.”
Clients enjoy booking the comfortably appointed Mercedes van for private parties and special events, too. “We’ve had a lot of requests for that. We bring the van to groups at corporate offices, real estate firms and more,” George says. The service also works well for stay-at-home moms, luxury condominium residents and patients who would rather not sit in a waiting room.
Get Gorgeous is an effort to bring services to people, George says, calling it a current trend. She plans to add doctors and expand to serve more mobile clients, including those on the Illinois side of the river. “We’re in a new age of convenience for the patient,” she says.
Dr. Mary Noël George, pictured on the cover, is board certified in dermatology and has been in practice for more than a decade. She received her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and completed a dermatology residency at Saint Louis University. For more information on the Get Gorgeous van, call 314.527.4009 or visit getgorgeousskin.com.
Cover design by Julie Streiler | Cover photo by Bill Barrett