What is Real Self?
Founded in 2006, Real Self is an online community of cosmetic physicians and their patients which provides information and insight from actual doctors. Cosmetic treatments have become more and more common in the United States and around the world in recent years and there is a lot of information as well as misinformation online. Real Self is designed for doctors to provide answers to questions from the public, providing the most accurate information regarding cosmetic treatments. Over one million questions have been answered on Real Self. Most questions have responses from multiple doctors, allowing the community to learn about various views and approaches. Real Self also allows people to share their experiences with others including photographs. Doctors also upload their before and after photograph and videos, allowing the Real Self community to see results and how treatments are performed.
Top Doctor status is given to 10% of the doctors who demonstrate a commitment to supporting the Real Self community by answering questions, uploading photographs and videos, and receiving reviews from patients. Dr. Alexhas been honored by answering over 1,300 questions and uploading 65 before and after photographs and 116 videos. Many of the questions are also answered in Dr. Alex’s question of the day available on our Instagram Story (A_E_Skin) and Snapchat (AE_Skin). Click here to see Dr. Alex’s Real Self profile.