S. Manjula Jegasothy

    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:M.D.
    • Organization:Miami Skin Institute
    • Area of Expertise:Cosmetic Dermatology, Skin Care

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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Cosmetic Dermatology, Skin Care
      Summary of expertise:
      Dr. Jegasothy specializes in aesthetic Dermatology and is Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Jegasothy founded and has operated her practice, the Miami Skin Institute since 2000. The Miami Skin Institute is located one block east of the Village of Merrick Park Shoppes in upscale Coral Gables. Over the years, Dr. Jegasothy has consistently won Top Aesthetic Dermatologist awards, most recently by her peers in the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (FSDDS) in 2017. Dr. Jegasothy has taught injection training sessions for other physicians worldwide for two decades, and is known for her “light hand” and precise injecting skills. She has become a known expert in the art of Kybella® fat-reduction treatment, as well as innovate new plasma and laser techniques which enhance aesthetic injection results on the face AND body. As Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Jegasothy contributes frequently to her Dermatology training program by lecturing and supporting a family endowment.

      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 international, national, and local aesthetic medical conferences, where she is renowned for both her innovative nonsurgical aesthetic procedures and practice management/marketing skills. She served 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), and is a valued consultant for institutional investors and venture capital firms interested in the burgeoning aesthetic medical business arena. Dr. Jegasothy also has worked as a consultant for various pharmaceutical companies throughout the course of her career, is a frequent guest on local talk radio, and is the source of innumerable quotations in the local and national fashion press.
      Blog/Web site: www.miamiskininstitute.com
      Twitter: https://twitter.com/MiamiSkinIns
      Facebook: www.facebook.com/Miami-Skin-Institute
      White paper/research:
      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.

      Books/articles published:
      Magazine Articles:
      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”

      RealSelf 100 and RealSelf 500 Hall of Fame

      Excellence in Cosmetic Dermatology, FSDDS 2017

      Top Dermatologist Miami 2015-2017.

      Top 50 Aesthetic Doctor USA 2016

      Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology
      University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
      December 2009-present.

      Dermik Laboratories, Inc., Biopelle, Inc.,
      Clinical Study Investigator

      American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
      Membership Outreach/Workforce Innovations Task Force
      October 2006-present.

      Fellow, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
      October 2003-present

      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
      State Vice-Chair
      June 1999-April 2003

      Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology
      November 1998-present.

      Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology
      November 1998-present.

      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.

      Educational background:
      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.
      Provided upon request.
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