On the brink of New York Fashion Week, Bhavna Anna Guyadeen sat down with the Madonna-approved doctor to get an insight into his holistic approach to Cosmetic Dermatology.
Bhavna: It is common knowledge that you work with Madonna. Every time I’ve seen her, she appears ageless. Can you talk a little bit about how you met, how has she changed your perspective on aging and beauty in general and the MDNA skincare collaboration?
Dr. Frank: So, we met about five years ago and she came to me on a recommendation of another patient, as sadly the last doctor she worked with had passed away. After working with her for about a year or two, I got involved in developing the skincare line with her and a Japanese technology company. Together, our tools and our formulas created the perfect synergy to defy the boundaries of modern science and deliver game-changing results.
I think that with Madonna – she’s learned a lot from me, I’ve learned a lot from her. To me, she is a perfect example of the ethos of my profession right now. There isn’t one thing that will keep you from aging. It’s a lifestyle combination. Madonna is the example of someone that is so driven in all of the aspects of her life. She takes good care of herself and her body with diet and exercise. So the small things I do make me look very talented as a doctor because she takes great care of herself. She also does all of these other things, from religion to meditation to diet to exercise to spending time with her family. These are the things that keep her looking ageless as you say, and they are working really well.
Before you walk through my doors, your diet, exercise, sleep, stress management, intimacy levels at home, and meditation should all be things that you are working on at home. I’m the icing on the cake – that is my philosophy. I really take a very holistic approach. You can’t inject happiness into someone’s life. However, when someone is taking care of themselves and working on themselves holistically, then it makes my job easy and together we can achieve the patient’s desired results.