- About Dr. Joel Schlessinger
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Dr. Joel Schlessinger

You deserve the best. When you select Dr. Joel Schlessinger as your dermatologist, that's exactly what you’ll get.

You're in good hands with Dr. Schlessinger

Voted one of America’s Top Docs and Best Doctors in America, Dr. Schlessinger is an expert in both general and cosmetic dermatology. He has been consistently voted the best cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist in Omaha, Nebraska for over 16 years, and has over 25 years of experience treating skin conditions.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger has dedicated his life to dermatology and skin health

Dr. Joel Schlessinger finished his residency in pediatrics at the University of Alabama Children’s Hospital in Birmingham before completing a residency in dermatology at Barnes Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. He began his own practice, Skin Specialists, P.C., in 1993 in Omaha, Nebraska.

Along with his dermatology practice, Dr. Joel Schlessinger is also the founder of the Advanced Skin Research Center, a clinical trial facility that investigates treatments and medications for a variety of skin conditions and cosmetic procedures. Discover if you are eligible for one of the many skin research projects at the Advanced Skin Research Center here.

In 1997, Dr. Joel Schlessinger started, a beauty website which quickly became one of the largest skin care websites and the largest dermatologist-directed skin care website in the world, with a reach of over 1 million customers. He and his son, Daniel, are responsible for the invention and patent of FixMySkin 1% hydrocortisone healing balm, a treatment for skin conditions ranging from eczema to psoriasis and other dry skin conditions, which can be found on,, Amazon and

Beginning in 1993, Dr. Schlessinger became involved in the product formulations and scientific exploration of a brand called AFAs. This brand uses Amino Fruit Antioxidants to rejuvenate the skin and diminish acne and rosacea. Dr. Schlessinger continues to advance the science of this exciting brand with new and ongoing research and innovations.

Along with being a board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Joel Schlessinger is the past president of the Nebraska Dermatology Society, the President Emeritus of the American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic Surgery, and the founder of the Cosmetic Surgery Forum held annually in Las Vegas, Nev.

In his spare time, Dr. Joel Schlessinger donates his time and resources to humanitarian causes. While he has a large presence in the Omaha community with organizations like Girls, Inc., The Omaha Symphony and ALS in the Heartland, he is also a large supporter of charities around the world. He traveled to Haiti twice as part of the relief efforts after the earthquakes in 2010 and he has also donated makeup and skin care products to women’s shelters. Dr. Schlessinger also a strong supporter of many AIDS charities in Rwanda. In January of 2018, he travelled with his wife and Vice President, Nancy to Cuba to donate medical supplies, medications and household necessities to those in need.

When the media needs an expert, they call Dr. Joel Schlessinger

From Glamour to the New York Times and Woman’s Day to Seventeen, Dr. Joel Schlessinger is the media’s choice for an expert dermatologist. He also tweets, posts and gives advice. Connect with Dr. Joel Schlessinger to learn more about the latest clinical trials, best skin care products and much more.

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