Q&A with Dr. Tomassian

Q&A with Dermatologist Dr. Christopher Tomassian

Q: What is your favorite thing about your job?

A: One thing I truly love about my job is that I can help make changes to someone's skin, skincare routine, or skin disease that helps heal them physically, emotionally, and mentally. It is important for me to help my patients feel their most confident in their own skin. Each patient is so unique and I try my best to help them all individually. 

Q: If you could make all your patients pick up one skincare habit, what would it be?

A: If there is one thing I can ask all my patients to do in regards to their skincare routine it would be applying quality sunscreen (at least SPF 30) every single day. Wearing sunscreen every day not only helps prevent skin cancer but also helps prevent and reduce the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. 

Q: And if you could make them drop one bad skincare habit, what would it be?
A: Unfortunately, there is a long list of bad skincare habits I wish I could enforce. However, if I had to pick the worst it would be applying products that you don't understand and don't need for your skin. So many people are buying skincare products just because they "look good", send trendy, or have seen someone else use them. Many times adding more than one product into your skin care routine can actually irritate your skin or make your skin worse. Understanding what your skin needs is the first and most important step for a successful skincare routine. Be cautious and careful with what products you start incorporating into your skincare routine. Sometimes, less is more.  

Q: What are the best skincare routines for the 3 main life stages: 20s, 30s-40s, 50+
A: 20s: Cleanser, basic moisturizer, Sunscreen

30s: Cleanser, Vitamin C, Moisturizer, Sunscreen, Retinoid  

50 +: Cleanser, Vitamin C, Sunscreen, Retinoid and incorporating a moisturizer with Alpha Hydroxy acids such as lactic acid to help thicken thin skin.

What is your goal on Tik Tok next year 😊? Or what do you most enjoy about Tik Tok?
A: My goal with my TikTok platform for 2021 is the same as when I started TikTok in April 2020. I want to create valuable, science-based skincare videos that are accessible for everyone. My intention from day one is to make relatable, digestible, and science-based content. It's also very fun for me! I enjoy interacting with users as well as fellow dermatologists. It is so motivating for me to see the results of my content come to fruition. If you have purchased any products you love, changed anything in your skincare routine or have learned anything new about skincare because of my content, please tag me in a post or DM me at @dr.tomassian!