Breakthrough skincare company, DermYoung has launched an initiative with medical spas to donate personal protection equipmemt (PPE) to local hospitals including Massachusetts General Hospital, a teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Like most hospitals across the country, Mass General is in need of key medical supplies required to keep medical professionals safe while treating COVID-19 patients. Upon learning about the dire need for PPE, CEO Dr. Yang Brooks and the DermYoung team acted quickly, reaching out to their medical spa clients across the country to ask for PPE donations. Within 24 hours, DermYoung collected more than 500 surgical and N95 respiratory masks which were immediately sent to colleagues in Boston for delivery to Mass General and other local hospitals.
This mission hits close to home. DermYoung was founded by skin scientists at Mass General. CEO Dr. Yang Brooks and her partners are former and current faculty of Harvard Medical School.
“It was really heartbreaking for us to learn that many of our friends and former medical colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospitalm and really everywhere, were managing the COVID-19 pandemic without sufficient protective gear,” says Dr. Brooks. “Our motivation to help in any way we could grew stronger when we learned that some of our friends who are on the front lines were in quarantine with possible COVID-19 symptoms. We are grateful for all the donations received in support of our initiative, especially Eden Med Spa in New York City and About Face Skin Care in Atlanta, Georgia for their swift and generous donations. We also want to thank all the medical spa clients to whom we reached out that had already donated their supplies to their local hospitals and clinics. We are all in this together. At DermYoung, our customers are always at the heart of everything we do and it is so gratifying to know that we are in their hearts as well.”
“Eden has been committed to their community for almost 20 years now. During the 9/11 crisis, the spa opened its doors to offer firefighters and the NYPD free massages. Now, during this pandemic, Eden has donated protective masks to our trusted partner. DermYoung looks after our skin as we do for our community. We are stronger when we come together (even if it’s 6 feet apart)” says owner Yvette Jiang. Eden Medical Spa also supplied 100 face masks to DermYoung headquarters to protect the shipping staff.
“When Dr. Brooks contacted About Face to donate much-needed masks to Mass General or other local hospitals, we didn’t hesitate. This is one of the things I love about our relationship with DermYoung. Not only do these incredible women have amazing knowledge of the skin and anti-aging, they also have an amazing way of connecting and caring,” says Chrissy Thomas, RN, owner of About Face Skin Care.
“We keep coming up with possible ways to help with our medical professionals in their fight against COVID-19. Besides medical supplies, we are currently testing how to best treat excessively washed, itchy, flaky hands and the bruising left after wearing N95 for extensive hours. We will do everything in our power to protect our communities, especially the brave people who are selflessly working to end this pandemic,” says Dr. Brooks.
DermYoung is a breakthrough skincare company founded by scientists and dermatologists at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School’s largest teaching hospital where most of the world’s medical aesthetic technologies are developed. Built on the latest research on human skin, DermYoung has developed a line unlike any other available today: I-Genesis, a seven-piece collection which addresses most of the skin concerns regardless of age, gender or skin type.
Using a proprietary blend of natural extracts and vitamins, I-Genesis products are designed to target multiple kinds of skin cells and physiological processes to deliver a full range of results in days. They can be used for facials, daily skincare or in conjunction with medical aesthetic treatments. The entire I-Genesis line is free of fragrance, dyes and potentially harmful chemicals and can be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Originally created as a gift for our founder’s mother, I-Genesis products are now available for everyone.
Dr. Yang Brooks
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