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Patients travel from near and far to Waldorf Dermatology Aesthetics because of Dr. Heidi A. Waldorf ’s reputation for listening to patients’ concerns, formulating a realistic treatment plan and delivering natural-looking results. Her goal is to achieve the “Benjamin Button Effect,” based on the story of a man who ages backwards. “I want my patients to hear, ‘You look younger every time I see you,’ not, &lsq...

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Patients travel from near and far to Waldorf Dermatology Aesthetics because of Dr. Heidi A. Waldorf ’s reputation for listening to patients’ concerns, formulating a realistic treatment plan and delivering natural-looking results. Her goal is to achieve the “Benjamin Button Effect,” based on the story of a man who ages backwards. “I want my patients to hear, ‘You look younger every time I see you,’ not, &lsq...

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No one should see the ‘work’ that’s been done, just the naturally vibrant results.
Dr. Heidi A. Waldorf
Dermatologist
Nanuet, New York

Services Offered

  • Botox® Cosmetic
  • Dysport® / Xeomin®
  • Juvéderm® Voluma
  • Juvéderm® Vollure
  • Juvéderm® Volbella
  • Restylane® Refyne / Defyne
  • Restylane®-L / Lyft
  • Radiesse® / Belotero®
  • Sculptra®
  • Kybella®
  • Injectables / Fillers
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Fraxel® / Clear + Brilliant®
  • Thermage®
  • Ultherapy®
  • CoolSculpting® / ZWave
  • Silhouette InstaLift™
  • Skin Care / Skin Peels
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Scar Revision
  • Vbeam Perfecta
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Microdermabrasion

A Minute With

1.
WHY DO YOU EMPLOY A LESS-IS-MORE PHILOSOPHY?
My goal is for you to look like you: the well-rested, energized, healthy, just-came-back-from-vacation version of you. No one should see the “work” that was done, just the naturally youthful results. My goal is to achieve what I call the “Benjamin Button effect”
2.
WHAT ARE YOU BEST KNOWN FOR?
Combining art and science to create natural beauty. I will not do anything I don’t think is appropriate. I listen and I respond—I am very direct! I have no problem saying no when I think a procedure I do is not a good fit, even if it means referring them to another physician
3.
CAREER-DEFINING PROCEDURE
Long-lasting fillers have been a game changer in cosmetic dermatology. I have the ability to provide true three-dimensional improvement for a healthy, vibrant appearance
4.
THE MOST COMMON MEDICAL MYTH I’VE HEARD
Patients frequently think one procedure will do everything. I explain that when it comes to noninvasive rejuvenation, it’s like asking if you should buy the shirt or the skirt or the earrings. It takes a combination to make an outfit
5.
WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY PROFESSION
I am incredibly lucky to be in a field where I get to establish long-term relationships with patients. We all go through the same things in life and I have the privilege of sharing those with my patients. As a bonus, cosmetic dermatology taps into my personal strengths. I’m outgoing, visual and great with my hands
6.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LASER PROCEDURE?
It isn’t new or sexy, but the Fraxel DUAL performs and patients love the results. It really was made for my patients who did more damage than they should have in their teens and 20s and learned to take care of their faces before their neck, chest and arms. With the Fraxel DUAL, I can safely and effectively improve the color and texture of the skin on your face and body with little downtime. Patients who never liked their skin before tell me they get compliments on their “peaches and cream” complexion
7.
WHAT ARE YOUR MOST REQUESTED PROCEDURES?
Friends tend to tell friends about Thermage and CoolSculpting so people frequently come in requesting those procedures. Otherwise, most of my patients come in just wanting to look better. They are “tired of looking tired” and want my recommendations for a plan
8.
WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING GOING ON IN YOUR FIELD RIGHT NOW?
In the last year we’ve seen the launch of exciting new fillers. Restylane Refyne and Defyne are very pliable, making them ideal for areas of movement. Juvéderm Vollure and Volbella have the same Vycross technology as Voluma that reduces swelling and improves longevity
9.
HOW DO YOU PROVIDE THE BEST PATIENT EXPERIENCE?
My patients have so many pressing responsibilities at home and work and in their communities. From the moment they enter my office, I want them to have a sense of calm and know they are our first priority
10.
WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR PROFESSION?
I enjoy getting to know my patients and sharing our life experiences. I get to do that while also using my mind and hands to achieve tangible results. We all get to grow old while looking young together!
11.
MOST MEMORABLE PATIENT EXPERIENCE
One of my first injectable patients came to me with deep furrows between her brows and the ends of her mouth turned down into a permanent frown. After a year of Botox Cosmetic and Restylane treatments, she got a long-delayed promotion at work—her boss said her attitude had finally improved
12.
MY ULTIMATE SKIN-CARE ADVICE
I can’t overestimate the value of avoiding sun exposure and cigarette smoking. It is never too late to make those changes. You’ll look better, feel better and get more bang for your buck with any procedure
13.
WHAT UPCOMING TRENDS ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT?
I’m most excited about combining noninvasive procedures to maximize results. For example, I can combine Ultherapy with Silhouette InstaLift to reduce a sagging neck and jowls or combine it with an injectable to improve the look of cellulite
14.
THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME
Compassionate, artistic, perfectionist
15.
MY MOTTO
Less is definitely more
16.
WHAT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
Sunscreen—it’s cliché but true, I feel naked without it!
17.
WHAT UNIQUE SERVICES ARE YOU OFFERING PATIENTS?
Patients are opting to have two of our “Rapid Recovery Fraxel” (RRF) treatments as an alternative to one of our standard Fraxel DUAL treatments. With only two days downtime, RRF’s are easier to fit into a busy lifestyle. Faster recovery for the same results—it’s a win-win
18.
WHAT NONSURGICAL TRENDS ARE YOU SEEING AT YOUR PRACTICE?
Think “Prejuvenation.” I’m a member of several international groups that develop recommendations for when and how to start early noninvasive intervention. From microdroplet botulinum toxin to “maintenance Thermage” and “baby Fraxel” (Clear + Brilliant), it’s about preventing signs of aging rather than waiting to correct them
19.
HOW DO YOU PROVIDE THE BEST PATIENT EXPERIENCE?
We’ve created a calm, welcoming environment where patients can relax and trust that they are our sole focus
20.
WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TOWARD AESTHETICS?
To paraphrase Coco Chanel: “Get all dressed, then take off one piece of jewelry.” That’s my approach to cosmetic dermatology: less-is-more. The corollary comes from my late mother: “The dress shouldn’t wear the girl.” In other words, the work should be invisible. I want my patients to appear effortlessly vibrant and naturally beautiful
21.
CAREER-DEFINING PATIENT
A 30-year-old woman with cystic acne and facial hair fought me and my staff about everything—from removing her makeup during examinations to starting medications and procedures. Then one day, she returned smiling and showed us a beautiful professional headshot she’d taken as a gift for her mom—after years of refusing to be photographed. We all teared up! Her anger had been fear she’d always be defined by her skin. We empowered her to see herself differently!

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Philosophy

Patients travel from near and far to Waldorf Dermatology Aesthetics because of Dr. Heidi A. Waldorf ’s reputation for listening to patients’ concerns, formulating a realistic treatment plan and delivering natural-looking results. Her goal is to achieve the “Benjamin Button Effect,” based on the story of a man who ages backwards. “I want my patients to hear, ‘You look younger every time I see you,’ not, ‘What did you have done?’” Her definition of “younger” is the same for her patients as it is for herself: feeling confident and looking healthy, well-rested and effortlessly youthful. As a 53-year-old breast cancer survivor, Dr. Waldorf understands that life is not always easy, and that knowing you look good can go a long way to making you feel good. She combines this empathy with an Ivy League education and status as a global opinion leader to provide each of her patients the very best treatment options.

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Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Residency:

  • Dermatology, Harvard University Combined Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship:

  • Mohs, Laser & Cosmetic Dermatology Fellowship, Laser & Skin Surgery Center of NY

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Dermatology

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society

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About Dr. Heidi A. Waldorf
Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Residency:

  • Dermatology, Harvard University Combined Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship:

  • Mohs, Laser & Cosmetic Dermatology Fellowship, Laser & Skin Surgery Center of NY

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Dermatology

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
  • Women’s Dermatologic Society
A Minute With

WHY DO YOU EMPLOY A LESS-IS-MORE PHILOSOPHY?

My goal is for you to look like you: the well-rested, energized, healthy, just-came-back-from-vacation version of you. No one should see the “work” that was done, just the naturally youthful results. My goal is to achieve what I call the “Benjamin Button effect”

WHAT ARE YOU BEST KNOWN FOR?

Combining art and science to create natural beauty. I will not do anything I don’t think is appropriate. I listen and I respond—I am very direct! I have no problem saying no when I think a procedure I do is not a good fit, even if it means referring them to another physician

CAREER-DEFINING PROCEDURE

Long-lasting fillers have been a game changer in cosmetic dermatology. I have the ability to provide true three-dimensional improvement for a healthy, vibrant appearance

THE MOST COMMON MEDICAL MYTH I’VE HEARD

Patients frequently think one procedure will do everything. I explain that when it comes to noninvasive rejuvenation, it’s like asking if you should buy the shirt or the skirt or the earrings. It takes a combination to make an outfit

WHAT I LOVE MOST ABOUT MY PROFESSION

I am incredibly lucky to be in a field where I get to establish long-term relationships with patients. We all go through the same things in life and I have the privilege of sharing those with my patients. As a bonus, cosmetic dermatology taps into my personal strengths. I’m outgoing, visual and great with my hands

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LASER PROCEDURE?

It isn’t new or sexy, but the Fraxel DUAL performs and patients love the results. It really was made for my patients who did more damage than they should have in their teens and 20s and learned to take care of their faces before their neck, chest and arms. With the Fraxel DUAL, I can safely and effectively improve the color and texture of the skin on your face and body with little downtime. Patients who never liked their skin before tell me they get compliments on their “peaches and cream” complexion

WHAT ARE YOUR MOST REQUESTED PROCEDURES?

Friends tend to tell friends about Thermage and CoolSculpting so people frequently come in requesting those procedures. Otherwise, most of my patients come in just wanting to look better. They are “tired of looking tired” and want my recommendations for a plan

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING THING GOING ON IN YOUR FIELD RIGHT NOW?

In the last year we’ve seen the launch of exciting new fillers. Restylane Refyne and Defyne are very pliable, making them ideal for areas of movement. Juvéderm Vollure and Volbella have the same Vycross technology as Voluma that reduces swelling and improves longevity

HOW DO YOU PROVIDE THE BEST PATIENT EXPERIENCE?

My patients have so many pressing responsibilities at home and work and in their communities. From the moment they enter my office, I want them to have a sense of calm and know they are our first priority

WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING PART OF YOUR PROFESSION?

I enjoy getting to know my patients and sharing our life experiences. I get to do that while also using my mind and hands to achieve tangible results. We all get to grow old while looking young together!

MOST MEMORABLE PATIENT EXPERIENCE

One of my first injectable patients came to me with deep furrows between her brows and the ends of her mouth turned down into a permanent frown. After a year of Botox Cosmetic and Restylane treatments, she got a long-delayed promotion at work—her boss said her attitude had finally improved

MY ULTIMATE SKIN-CARE ADVICE

I can’t overestimate the value of avoiding sun exposure and cigarette smoking. It is never too late to make those changes. You’ll look better, feel better and get more bang for your buck with any procedure

WHAT UPCOMING TRENDS ARE YOU EXCITED ABOUT?

I’m most excited about combining noninvasive procedures to maximize results. For example, I can combine Ultherapy with Silhouette InstaLift to reduce a sagging neck and jowls or combine it with an injectable to improve the look of cellulite

THREE WORDS THAT BEST DESCRIBE ME

Compassionate, artistic, perfectionist

MY MOTTO

Less is definitely more

WHAT I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

Sunscreen—it’s cliché but true, I feel naked without it!

WHAT UNIQUE SERVICES ARE YOU OFFERING PATIENTS?

Patients are opting to have two of our “Rapid Recovery Fraxel” (RRF) treatments as an alternative to one of our standard Fraxel DUAL treatments. With only two days downtime, RRF’s are easier to fit into a busy lifestyle. Faster recovery for the same results—it’s a win-win

WHAT NONSURGICAL TRENDS ARE YOU SEEING AT YOUR PRACTICE?

Think “Prejuvenation.” I’m a member of several international groups that develop recommendations for when and how to start early noninvasive intervention. From microdroplet botulinum toxin to “maintenance Thermage” and “baby Fraxel” (Clear + Brilliant), it’s about preventing signs of aging rather than waiting to correct them

HOW DO YOU PROVIDE THE BEST PATIENT EXPERIENCE?

We’ve created a calm, welcoming environment where patients can relax and trust that they are our sole focus

WHAT IS YOUR APPROACH TOWARD AESTHETICS?

To paraphrase Coco Chanel: “Get all dressed, then take off one piece of jewelry.” That’s my approach to cosmetic dermatology: less-is-more. The corollary comes from my late mother: “The dress shouldn’t wear the girl.” In other words, the work should be invisible. I want my patients to appear effortlessly vibrant and naturally beautiful

CAREER-DEFINING PATIENT

A 30-year-old woman with cystic acne and facial hair fought me and my staff about everything—from removing her makeup during examinations to starting medications and procedures. Then one day, she returned smiling and showed us a beautiful professional headshot she’d taken as a gift for her mom—after years of refusing to be photographed. We all teared up! Her anger had been fear she’d always be defined by her skin. We empowered her to see herself differently!

Services
  • Botox® Cosmetic
  • Dysport® / Xeomin®
  • Juvéderm® Voluma
  • Juvéderm® Vollure
  • Juvéderm® Volbella
  • Restylane® Refyne / Defyne
  • Restylane®-L / Lyft
  • Radiesse® / Belotero®
  • Sculptra®
  • Kybella®
  • Injectables / Fillers
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Fraxel® / Clear + Brilliant®
  • Thermage®
  • Ultherapy®
  • CoolSculpting® / ZWave
  • Silhouette InstaLift™
  • Skin Care / Skin Peels
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Scar Revision
  • Vbeam Perfecta
  • Skin Rejuvenation
  • Microdermabrasion