The Future Of Beauty: “A needleless way of introducing liquids through the skin without pain” With Dr. Gary Linkov

I am working with the JetPeel machine which is a needleless way of introducing liquids through the skin without pain. I am specifically using it for hair restoration. Also, I have a new machine called the Mamba Trivellini for hair transplant surgery that allows a much more sophisticated way to remove hairs for transplant.

As a part of our series about how technology will be changing the beauty industry over the next five years, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Gary Linkov.

The City Facial Plastics Founder has a dual-Ivy league background and a foundation in psychology. This allows Dr. Linkov fuses medical knowledge with a compassionate nature. His desire to bring the most optimal, natural-looking results ensures that he’s constantly perfecting and innovating his approach to cosmetic surgery. He even trademarked his unique version of the rising lip lift trend, “The Elelyft”! This procedure restores symmetry between the nose and mouth and creates a natural fullness to the upper lip. He also takes the lead as a true hair expert, with City Facial Plastics being one of the only practices in the country that specializes in body hair transplants. Additionally, he offers all cosmetic and reconstructive facial procedures, along with non-invasive treatments like botox, fillers and PRP.

Thank you so much for doing this with us! Before we dive in, our readers would love to learn a bit more about you. Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

I originally was interested in head and neck anatomy and did a residency in head and neck surgery. But my artistic interests brought me to a subfield of head and neck surgery which is facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. I later also did additional training in hair transplant surgery.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you began your career?

I was doing an eyebrow hair transplant and the patient started telling me and the team about how he was working with a new company that allowed a new form of delivery of platelet rich plasma, which we were combining with the transplant for the patient. This new delivery method did not involve needles he said, which at first sounded absurd. Fast forward a year and I did the first research study on this new delivery method and was featured on the Dr.Oz show with it.

Are you able to identify a “tipping point” in your career when you started to see success? Did you start doing anything different? Are there takeaways or lessons that others can learn from that?

In my practice it has been quite gradual. I don’t think there was a tipping point. Putting out content in today’s social media craze is important for increased growth, especially as word-of-mouth exposure builds.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person to whom you are grateful who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?

Definitely my uncle and his decision to build out a wellness space in NYC. That gave me the ability to focus on outfitting a private operating room and start my practice in a brand-new space.

Ok super. Let’s now shift to the main part of our discussion. The beauty industry today has access to technology that was inconceivable only a short time ago. Can you tell us about the “cutting edge” (pardon the pun) technologies that you are working with or introducing? How do you think that will help people?

I am working with the JetPeel machine which is a needleless way of introducing liquids through the skin without pain. I am specifically using it for hair restoration. Also, I have a new machine called the Mamba Trivellini for hair transplant surgery that allows a much more sophisticated way to remove hairs for transplant.

Keeping “Black Mirror” and the “Law of Unintended Consequences” in mind, can you see any potential drawbacks about this technology that people should think more deeply about?

New technology in general has its risks. Just being it is new does not mean it’s better or safer than existing techniques and technologies. Another misconception is that surgery is surgery and techniques do not change, rather surgery is also becoming more advanced as we analyze our outcomes.

Can you share 3 things that most excite you about the “beauty-tech” industry?

-Less-invasive methods of achieving results with less downtime

-Safer machines and techniques

-Miniaturization of machines to fit into smaller spaces

Can you share 3 things that most concern you about the industry? If you had the ability to implement 3 ways to reform or improve the industry, what would you suggest?

-Less experienced providers offering treatment with real risks that they cannot handle or recognize

-People promoting procedures that do not really work in place of more well studied procedures that do work

-Misinformation being spread online and providers misrepresenting themselves and their skillsets that fool patients

You are an expert about beauty. Can you share 5 ideas that anyone can use “to feel beautiful”?
-Skin care is important, starting with sun screen and Vit C/E for antioxidant effects.

-Nutraceuticals (vitamins) can help strengthen hair for men and women

-Proper makeup can do a lot to cover up imperfections and to avoid doing more invasive things

-Feeling beautiful involves being in a great state of mind, so relaxation and taking care of one’s mental health is super important

You are a person of great influence. If you could inspire a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂

Giving back through charity is critical to help those less fortunate. I am in the process of starting a program that will give money to a hair loss non-profit for every hair transplant that I do.

Can you please give us your favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share how that was relevant to you in your life?

Treat everyone with respect. I treat the cleaning woman in the office with the same respect as a VIP patient. I think the cosmos tend to reward those who spread positivity and make those around them feel appreciated.

How can our readers follow you online?

Website: https://cityfacialplastics.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drgarynyc/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cityfp/

Thank you so much for joining us. This was very inspirational.


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