Area(s) of expertise: Cosmetic Dermatology, Skin Care
Summary of expertise:
Dr. Jegasothy specializes in cosmetic Dermatology and is Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. Dr. Jegasothy founded and has operated Miami Skin Institute since 2000. The Miami Skin Institute is located one block east of the Village of Merrick Park in upscale Coral Gables. Dr. Jegasothy specializes in cosmetic Dermatology and is particularly interested in soft tissue augmentation and wrinkle reduction, as well as evolving laser technology. As Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine, Dr. Jegasothy teaches these “minimally invasive” cosmetic procedures in a senior resident clinic.
Born in Sri Lanka and raised in Pennsylvania, Dr. Jegasothy received a B.A. in Biological Anthropology from Harvard College and subsequently her medical degree from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine. She underwent her postgraduate training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and University Of Miami/ Jackson Memorial Medical Center.
Dr. Jegasothy lectures frequently at national and local Dermatology meetings, as well as at various charity events in South Florida. She has been on the Editorial Panels of Cosmetic Dermatology and Skin & Aging for a number of years. Her professional affiliations include being a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She served on the Board of Directors of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatological Surgery from 2003-2006, where she was able to participate in local and statewide legislative efforts for the specialty of Dermatology. Most recently, Dr. Jegasothy has served on various task forces of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). Dr. Jegasothy also has worked as a consultant for various pharmaceutical companies throughout the course of her career, and is the source of innumerable quotations in the local and national fashion press.
Blog/Web site: www.miamiskininstitute.com
Jegasothy SM, Zabolotnia V, Biefeldt S. Efficacy of a New Topical Nano-hyaluronic Acid in Humans, Journal of Clinical & Aesthetic Dermatology, 2014.
Jegasothy SM, Stoner J. Acidified Amino Acids in the Management of Melasma, Cosmetic Dermatology, 2008.
Jegasothy SM. “Emerging Trends: Sculptra®.” Cosmetic Dermatology, July 2004, p 44.
Jegasothy SM. “Cryosurgery as a Cosmetic Treatment Option for Hand Rejuvenation.” Cosmetic Dermatology 15(2); 44, 2002.
Jegasothy SM. Superficial and Deep Microdermabrasian for Acne Scars. Cosmetic Dermatology 14(3); 69, 2001.
Jegasothy SM, Price D. Botulinum A Exotoxin for the Earliest Signs of Neck Aging. Cosmetic Dermatology 13(11); 33, 2000.
Jegasothy SM. Topical Anesthetics in Dermatology. Cosmetic Dermatology 13(2); 17, 2000.
Colsky AS, Jegasothy SM, Leonardi C, Kirsner RS & Kerdel FA. Diagnosis and Treatment of a Case of Cutaneous Cytomegalovirus Infection with a Dramatic Clinical Presentation. J American Academy of Dermatology. 38:349, 1998.
Colsky AS, Jegasothy SM, Kirsner RS & Kerdel FA. An Unusual Presentation of Scabies Infestation in a Patient with Darier’s Disease. The Use of Ivermectin as an Adjunctive Scabicide. J Dermatology Treatment, 1997.
Golomb CA, Jegasothy SM & Kirsner RS. Paraneoplastic Pemphigus in a Patient with CLL- Self Assessment and Review. J American Academy of Dermatology. 36:205, 1997.
Collins M, Tharp MD, Jegasothy SM, Chan IJ, Carozza M, Jegasothy BV & Hebda P. The Effect of Protease Inhibitors on Normal and Keloid Fibroblast Proliferation. Clinical Residency. 40:480A, 1992.
Jegasothy SM. Avoiding Adverse Events. Cosmetic Surgery Times. October 2011, 4.
Jegasothy SM. Special Report: Soft-Tissue Augmentation. Dermatology Times. September 2003, 88.
Jegasothy SM. Onychomycosis Case Reports. Skin & Aging. July 2002, Supplement
Jegasothy SM. Instituting a Sound Compliance Plan: How It Can Improve Your Practice. Skin & Aging. April 2002, 25.
Jegasothy SM. Generating Referrals for Your Cosmetic Practice. Skin & Aging. November 2001, 54.
Jegasothy SM. You Can Enhance Compliance in Your Cosmetic Patients. Skin & Aging. November 2000, 69.
Jegasothy SM. How to Promote Cosmeceutical Sales in your Office. Skin & Aging. May 200, 76.
Jegasothy SM. An “In-Depth” Look at Microdermabrasian. Healthy Skin & Hair. March 2000, 10.
Jegasothy, SM. Enhance Your Practice with a Qualified Esthetician. Skin & Aging. March 2000, 73.
Jorizzo J, Crawford C, Draelos Z, Jegasothy M, Price D, & Werchsler P. Emollients: Current Uses and Future Trends. Skin & Aging. June 1999, Supplement.
Jegasothy SM and Draelos ZD. Should Cosmeceuticals Be Regulated by the FDA? Point/Counterpoint. Skin & Aging. April 1999, 52.
Jegasothy SM. Introduction: Clinical Efficacy of Psorcon E in the Treatment of Corticosteroid-Responsive Dermatoses. Skin & Aging. January 1999, Supplement.
“Erase Sun Damage For Good,” Natural Solutions, June 2008.
“Banana Rx,” Natural Health Magazine, February 2008.
“The Miami A List” Avenue Magazine, February 2008.
“I will Moisturize!” Women’s Health & Fitness, January 2008.
“La Dulce Venganza,” Vogue Latino America and Vogue Mexico, December 2007.
“A Flor De Piel,” Venue, November/December 2007.
South Florida’s Top Beauty Docs, Coral Living, October/November 2007.
“Non-Toxic Nails,” Natural Health Magazine, June 2007.
“Beauty from the Inside Out,” Vegetarian Times, April 2007.
“Winter Breast Woes,” Cosmopolitan, March 2007.
“5 Things You Didn’t Know About Juvederm”
Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Dermik Laboratories, Inc., Biopelle, Inc.,
Clinical Study Investigator
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
Membership Outreach/Workforce Innovations Task Force
Fellow, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
Board of Directors
June 2003-June 2006.
Dermatology Foundation, Leader’s Society
State Chair, Fundraising
April 2003-April 2005
Pronational, Inc., Malpractice Insurance Carrier
Regional Advisory Board
January 2003- April 2005
American Society for Cosmetic Dermatology
September 2002-January 2009
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Miami
Department of Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery
September 2001-December 2009
Dermatology Foundation, Leader’s Society
June 1999-April 2003
Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
Bernhardt A. Goldman Award, given annually to a 4th year student for excellence in Dermatology, May 1994.
Harvard Alumni Association
Prospective Student Interviewer.
“Improving Acne Treatment Outcome in Your Practice,” Warner Chilcott Lecture Series.
“The Use of Benzaclin In My Practice,” Sanofi-Aventis Lecture Series, Miami Women’s Dermatologic Society.
Prior media experience:
(See MiamiSkinInsitute on youtube.com)
Dr. Jegasothy has had extensive media training via her consultation work with Dermik Laboratories, Inc. and Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Resident in Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery. 1998.
Yale University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine. 1995.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine. 1994.
Harvard/Radcliffe College, B.A. in Biological Anthropology. 1990.
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