This morning as I was sitting getting a shoeshine I thought about simple things that make us happy. I was introduced to shoeshines by my fellowship mentor, Dr. William Friedman. He taught me more than surgery and how to treat patients, he also taught style. Out of the blue when he wanted to take a short walk and get a quick “boost,” he would say “let’s go get a shine.” This actually works! So I continued the same tradition with my former junior partner (when I was with a big group), Dr. Eric Cohen. He still talks about it.
Since my move to Park Avenue over 10 years ago, I now go to Jim’s on east 59th St. They have 6 chairs and yet always manage to have a short line.
I figure this is akin to my wife going out to get a mani-pedi, a facial or a new outfit. Amazing what a little thing can do for your spirits. I find that my patients feel the same way after getting a refreshing Probiotic Peel, a little Botox or fillers (Juvederm and Restylane). The peel is performed by Christine Ross, our extraordinary cosmetic surgery nurse; a new peel that doesn’t actually peel but leaves your skin glowing.
A number of patients come in with friends and some mother-daughter teams for quick Botox, maybe some Juvederm or Restylane for the cheeks or lips and then off to lunch in the city. Steven Pearlman, MD, FACS
So, for a quick pick-me-up try a Probiotic facial peel, Botox or even a shoeshine.