Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD is on the verge of reaching the holy grail of aesthetic/cosmetic medicine: one million units of Botox administered. While it seems more fitting for Hollywood, where defying age is the culture, as a dermatology resident in 1994, Dr. Crutchfield learned looking and feeling good is just as important to Minnesotans.
Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD is on the
verge of reaching the holy grail of aesthetic/cosmetic medicine: one
million units of Botox administered. While it seems more fitting for
Hollywood, where defying age is the culture, as a dermatology resident
in 1994, Dr. Crutchfield learned looking and feeling good is just as
important to Minnesotans.
“Everyone cares about their appearance,” Dr.
Crutchfield explained. “Business professionals, stay-at-home moms, and
retired folks all want to look their best. We also treat Minnesota’s
celebrities, including pageant winners, professional athletes, and media
personalities. Playing a role in a patient’s success and providing the
confidence that comes with improved appearance is really special.”
Rumors have circulated that Crutchfield
Dermatology and Allergan, which makes Botox, would do something big when
Dr. Crutchfield hits a million. Monday he confirmed the rumors,
announcing that the lucky patient scheduled for the millionth unit will
receive “Free Botox for Life!” The clinic’s tracking the units but won’t
disclose who is scheduled to receive it or when other than it’s in the
To reach a million Botox units takes an
exceptional physician. Dr. Crutchfield credits personally administering
all Botox treatments to his patients for over twenty-five years. One of
the world’s most proficient Botox physicians, he was the first Minnesota
physician to earn the coveted ‘Expert Injector’ designation. But
successful Botox treatments aren’t just about experience, either. It’s
about patient safety, too.
“Our clinic’s motto ‘experience counts and
quality matters’ reflects our philosophy,” he said. “But it’s also about
keeping patients safe when treating their most visible features. I’ve
treated many patients after they experience horror stories from trying
to save a few pennies.”
To address the danger of poorly-trained,
non-medical personnel treating patients, Dr. Crutchfield joined
physicians from across the country to establish Doctors for the Practice
of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine. (DPSEAM.org) The group advises
the public to ensure they are protected when seeking cosmetic
But the buzz this summer is about the patient
who will have the good fortune of being there when Dr. Crutchfield hits a
million. Allergan representatives have also expressed excitement and
“Dr. Crutchfield is a leader in aesthetic
medicine and dermatology, always in the top one percent of all
physicians providing aesthetic treatments in the world,” said Barry
Lycka, MD, Internationally recognized dermatologist and President of the
Doctors for the Practice of Safe and Ethical Aesthetic Medicine.
“Virtually unmatched in experience, anyone considering Botox can trust
him for safety and great results.”
For nearly a million Botox units, the clinic
has backed Dr. Crutchfield’s work with a guarantee that if a patient
isn’t happy, Dr. Crutchfield provides another treatment without charge.
“From the first Botox unit I administered until today, I’ve wanted all my patient’s results to be perfect.”
As interest in “Free Botox for Life!” gains interest, the clinic has
clarified that the winner will receive 100 units of Botox per year for
twenty-five years, subject to other conditions. Since the announcement,
Crutchfield Dermatology staff and their family have been pressed for
Dr. Crutchfield’s daughter told him a friend’s
mother kept hinting about the Botox milestone, finally asking outright
when she thought her dad would hit a million. His daughter replied,
“Daddy doesn’t tell me that stuff, but my friends’ moms all look great!”
One of her friend’s moms might end up looking especially great for the next twenty-five years.
About Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD:
Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D. is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic
Medical School and a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University
of Minnesota Medical School. He currently is the Medical Director of
Crutchfield Dermatology in Eagan, (serving the greater Minneapolis-St.
Paul area), Minnesota. Dr. Crutchfield is an annual selection of the
“Top Doctors” issue of Mpls. St. Paul magazine and the “Top Doctors for
Women” issues of Minnesota Monthly Magazine. Dr. Crutchfield is the
co-author of a children’s book on sun protection and dermatology
textbook. He is a member of the AΩA National Medical Honor Society, an
expert consultant for WebMD and CNN, and a recipient of the Karis
Humanitarian Award from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. Dr.
Crutchfield was also given “First a Physician” award, Healthcare Hero,
100 Most Influential Physicians in Minnesota, and one of the Top 100
Newsmakers in the United States by TheGrio, an affiliate of NBC News. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grio_Awards.
Dr. Crutchfield resides in Mendota Heights, MN with his wife and three children.