About The Practice
The Skin Center Medical Spa
Pittsburgh, PA | Columbus, OH
In 1981, The Skin Center Medical Spa was founded by board certified cosmetic surgeon, Dominic Brandy, MD, to fill the growing demand for a medical practice dedicated solely to cosmetic plastic surgery and anti aging skin care for the face and body.
With three Skin Center Medical Spa locations in Pittsburgh PA and one in Columbus Ohio, our staff of medical professionals offers only the most advanced, medically based skin treatments to help improve the visible signs of aging. Visit theskincentermd.com for more information.
”We had one goal in mind when we founded The Skin Center Medical Spa and that was to improve our patients’ enjoyment of life.” said Dr. Brandy. ”I think we accomplish that by giving them more confidence in the way they look and feel about themselves everyday.”
Sharing Dr. Brandy’s enthusiasm for helping people realize their goal of a more youthful appearance and a healthier outlook, Fernando Colon, MD, board certified plastic surgeon and medical director of The Skin Center Medical Spa in Columbus, Ohio, believes that while physical appearance may not be the most important attribute, it strongly influences self-esteem. ”If you are uncomfortable with some aspect of your appearance, it most likely affects the way you perceive yourself and how you interact with others,” said Dr. Colon. ”One small improvement in the way you look can have a positive impact on your life.”
At The Skin Center Medical Spa locations in Pittsburgh PA and Columbus Ohio, we strive each and everyday to ensure that we are doing our part in helping our patients live the most rewarding lives possible. This is why we treat every patient with compassion, respect and only the highest level of professional care.
Our commitment to exceptional patient care is achieved by not only meeting our own internal benchmarks for patient care, but also adhering to the strict standards set forth by two of the most prestigious accreditation agencies in the field — The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Labortories (ICAVL).
The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC)
The AAAHC serves as an advocate for the provision of high-quality health care through the development of nationally recognized standards. This accreditation is recognized as a symbol of quality by third-party payers, medical organizations, liability insurance companies and state and federal agencies and the public. The Skin Center Medical Spa achieved accreditation status in 2002.
The Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Labortories (ICAVL)
The ICAVL is also dedicated to establishing high standards for patient care and diagnostic testing facilities. The ICAVL provides facility accreditation programs for various types of medical diagnostic imaging. The Skin Center Medical Spa attained recognition for providing a high level of patient care and quality testing in the diagnosis of vascular disease in February 2011.
Our Philosophy: Achieve Timeless Beauty with Anti Aging Laser Skin Treatments
Grounded in the philosophy that beauty is ageless and youth is a state of mind, we are committed to improving our clients’ enjoyment of life by offering only the most advanced, clinically proven noninvasive laser treatments and clinically proven anti aging skin treatments.
Cosmetic Surgeon Dominic Brandy, MD
Founding Medical Director, The Skin Center Medical Spa
Dr. Dominic Brandy is a renowned board certified cosmetic surgeon with over 30 years experience as a leader in advanced cosmetic plastic surgery. In 1981, Dr. Brandy founded The Skin Center Medical Spa in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania to serve the region’s increasing demand for a medical practice devoted exclusively to minimally invasive facial rejuvenation and cosmetic surgery, and now specializes in face lift procedures including the QuickLift, breast enhancement, liposuction, and tummy tucks.
Over the years, Dr. Brandy has grown his practice to include three locations in Pittsburgh including Mt. Lebanon, PA, Shadyside, PA and Wexford, PA and one in Columbus, Ohio, all of which offer the most advanced medical anti-aging skin treatments including Botox Cosmetic, laser hair removal, cellulite reduction and collagen enhancing products and skin care treatments for firmer, more youthful looking skin.
Initially, Dr. Brandy built his reputation as a leading cosmetic surgeon by developing and refining the most effective techniques for treating hair loss with natural growing hair. More recently, his innovative QuickLift mini face lift has piqued the interest of patients and doctors from across the country and around the world, and is considered the premier facial cosmetic plastic surgery procedure offered at The Skin Center Medical Spa.
Dr. Brandy graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh and earned his degree in medicine from Hahnemann (now Drexel) University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After completing an internship at St. Francis Medical Center in Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Brandy went on to serve as Director of Emergency Medicine for Divine Providence Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. During this time, Dr. Brandy continued his education through a comprehensive cosmetic surgery fellowship program sponsored by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Following his fellowship in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Brandy served as clinical instructor in the fellowship program at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology.
Considered a leading authority in the field of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Brandy has published more than 70 medical articles in prominent medical journals such as the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology, the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, Annals of Plastic Surgery and The Journal of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and has contributed to eight aesthetic surgery textbooks as well as authored his own book on hair replacement alternatives for men and women. Dr. Brandy has shared his expertise as a cosmetic surgeon with his peers by lecturing at over 115 national and international meetings and is frequently approached by the news media as an expert and has been referenced in hundreds of consumer newspapers and magazines, including Redbook, Cosmopolitan and Men’s Heath.
General Cosmetic Surgery - 1988
- Lifetime Certification
Chairman, The QuickLift Live Surgical Workshops: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 11, 2010; September 12, 2009; January 10, 2009; September 13, 2008; January 12, 2008; November 10, 2007; July 21, 2007; May 5, 2007; February, 17, 2007; November 4, 2006; July 15, 2006; April 22, 2006; February, 25, 2006; November 22, 2005; July 16, 2005; April 30, 2005; January 22, 2005; November 20, 2004
Moderator, 15th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery: Los Angeles, California, January 28 – 31, 1999
Current Memberships in Professional Societies:
American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
American Society of Liposuction Surgery
American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (Co-Founder)
International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery
American Medical Association
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Ohio State Medical Association
Allegheny County Medical Society
QuickLift addresses facial sagging with minimally invasive procedure
Cosmetic Surgery Times
A Method of Augmenting the Cheek Area Through SMAS, subSMAS, and Subcutaneous Tissue Recruitment During Facelift Surgery
Department of Dermatology, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Feed Your Skin
Long-Term Results of Purse-String Facelifts
by Dominic A. Brandy, MD. 2010
The QuickLift and Lateral Subcutaneous Brow Lifting
From Simplified Facial Rejuvenation;
Published by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008; Chapter 48; Page 371, 2008
The Delta Lift: A Modification of S-Lift for Facial Rejuvenation
Published by the International Journal of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology, 2002
Brandy, D.A., “The Revised QuickLift: Featuring an Encircling Double Purse-String Plication Technique with Blunt Neck/Jowl Undermining and Small Submental Tuck for Tightening of the Sagging SMAS, Platysma and Skin.” American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, 22;4:223-232; 2005.
Brandy, D.A., “The QuickLift: A Modification of the S-Lift – A Report of the First 85 Cases.” Cosmetic Dermatology,17;6:251-360; 2004.
Brandy, D.A., “A Method of Augmenting the Cheek Area Through SMAS, subSMAS and Subcutaneous Tissue Recruitment During Facelift Surgery.” Dermatologic Surgery, 2003; 29:265-271.
Brandy, D.A., “A New Foam Girdle for the Significant Reduction of Ecchymoses Post-Liposuction.” Dermatologic Surgery, 28:1-3; 2002.
Brandy, D.A., “The Use of Asymmetrical Incisions in Liposuction.” American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery,” 14(4):459 – 462, 1997.
Brandy, D.A., “Medium – Deep Chemical Peel Utilizing Jessner’s Solution, 20 percent TCA and Baker’s Phenol Solution.” American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, 14:41 – 48, 1997.
Brandy, D.A., “Methodical Block Technique for Better Results with Liposuction.” American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, 11:47 – 50, 1994.
Brandy, D.A., “A New Infiltration Needle for Rapid Local Anesthesia in Retromammary Breast Augmentation,” Annals of Plastic Surgery, 28:331 – 334, 1992.
Brandy, D.A., “Reston Foam for the Reduction of Ecchymoses Post – Liposuction Surgery,” American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery, 7:87 – 91, 1990.
Brandy, D.A., “QuickLift and Lateral Subcutaneous Browlifting,” Simplified Facial Rejuvenation, Shiffman, M.A, Mirrafati, S.J., Mal, S.M. (Eds), Springer, Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Chapter 48; 2008.
Speeches at National and International Meetings:“Purse String Facelifting” St. Louis University, Practical Anatomy and Surgical Education Course, Advanced Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation and Hands-on Cadaver Workshop (Lectured and served as faculty for cadaver workshop.) St. Louis, Missouri, 2008, 2009, 2010.
“The QuickLift: Experience with Over 800 Cases” American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, January 28, 2006.
“Methodical Block Technique” American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, World Congress on Liposuction, Dearborn, Michigan, October 13, 2000.
“Introducing New Procedures & Technologies Successfully into a Practice” American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, Florida, January 27 – 30, 2000.
“Overview of Cosmetic Surgery.” University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, November 4, 1996.
“Liposuction Surgery and Chemical Peels.” University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 1, 1996.
“Medium Depth Chemical Peel.” The Twelfth Annual Scientific Meeting, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Orlando, Florida, January 18 – 22, 1996.
“Controversies in Cosmetic Surgery.” The Second Annual Scientific Meeting, American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Orlando, Florida, January 18 – 22, 1996.
“Overview of Cosmetic Surgery.” University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, December 4, 1995.
“How an Aesthesian Can Enhance Your Practice.” Live Patient and Laboratory Workshop on Skin Rejuvenation Including: Dermabrassion, Chemical Peeling, Laser and Radiosurgical Resurfacing, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 4 – 7, 1995.
“Liposuction Surgery and Chemical Peels.” University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 3, 1995.
Controversies in Cosmetic Surgery.” The First Annual Scientific Meeting, American Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, Los Angeles, California, January 19 – 22, 1995.
“New Infiltration Needle for Rapid Local Anesthesia in Breast Augmentation.” The Seventh Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Los Angeles, California, January 25 – 29, 1991.
“Reston Foam for the Reduction of Post-Liposuction Ecchymoses.” The Sixth Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, Los Angeles, California, January 13 – 15, 1989.
1981 – Present
Dominic A. Brandy, MD and Associates/The Center for Cosmetic Surgery, PC/The Skin Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1981 – 1988
Director, Emergency Medicine
Divine Providence Hospital (DPH), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, 1988 – Present
American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery, 1996 – 2009
American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1986 – 2006
Past University Affiliations:
Instructor, Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship Program
In conjunction with Suzan Obagi, MD, Assistant Professor, Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Center, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Dermatology, 2004 – 2006
Clinical Instructor, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Department of Dermatology, 1993 – 1996
Journal of Dermatologic Surgery
American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery
Editorial Advisory Board:
American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery