Hollywood’s skincare guru is being inundated by clients frantic without their Botox and fillers amid the coronavirus lockdown.
Dr. Harold Lancer tells Page Six Style that he’s getting dozens of calls a day from increasingly worried clients asking for help maintaining their looks during quarantine.
And the renowned dermatologist — who looks after some of the biggest names in the biz, from Victoria Beckham to Beyoncé and Kim Kardashian West — even says he has a client who gave herself second-degree burns trying to give herself a face peel at home.
No matter how well — or how badly — Botox and fillers are applied, they only last for 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 Dr. 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 skin care. It’s about ensuring care when you can’t see patients for long spurts of time.”
He calls Beckham “military” about her skin regimen, saying, “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.”
Dr. Lancer says he has 1,000 appointments lined up for late summer with his regulars who are all desperate to re-do their Botox, fillers and other rejuvenating treatments — with many sending him and his nurses selfies every day.
He voluntarily closed the doors of his practice on March 17, after a client visited his office after jetting in from virus hotbed Italy.
He said there have been cosmetic casualties since then. “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.”
Dr. Lancer said the client 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?’”
He continued, “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.”
Dr. Lancer said that diet, exercise and watching sugar during lockdown all helps, but added, “You have to have the positive knowledge that it’s never too late. Whatever has passed, with time can be resorted.”
Source: Page Six