The first thing you notice about Dr. David Shafer, MD, FACS is his smile; it’s big, warm and omnipresent. The second thing you notice about Dr. Shafer, a Mayo Clinic-trained, NYC-based plastic surgeon, is his impeccable skin. You’d expect it from the celebrity plastic surgeon (he has a long roster of celebrities and socialites that he is expectedly tight-lipped about).

When it comes to the industry leader’s own (glowing, blemish-free, usually sunkissed) skin, Dr. Shafer clearly knows that he’s his own best advertisement. We got a peek behind the doors of his midtown Manhattan practice to find out what exactly this cutting-edge surgeon actually does to his own complexion. What we learn might surprise you!

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