Free Botox for Life

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 coming weeks.

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 treatments.

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 enthusiasm.

“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 information.

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.

Leading Dermatologist, Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD Refuses to Offer Dental Treatments

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Eagan, MN – In a statement issued early Friday afternoon to his staff and colleagues, Eagan, Minnesota-based, board-certified dermatologist, and Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD announced that his medical practice would not be conducting dental examinations, filling cavities, or otherwise engaging in dentistry of any kind. He stated the decision was irrevocable and would be effective immediately.

Recently, Dr. Crutchfield has had several patients tell him, in horror, that their dentist has offered them Botox injections administered by a dental assistant while still in the dental chair. “The allure of practicing in an area that a professional, or the professional’s staff, have no training or experience can be tempting to make a quick buck, but I believe we owe it to our patients and our professions to perform procedures for which we are competent,” Crutchfield explained. “Society’s limitation of practicing medicine to licensed professionals, like doctors and dentists, is based on the belief that a license equates to training in that area. Even as more professionals, like, say, dentists – or worse yet, their assistants – perform medical treatments like Botox that are well outside their training and licensure, real professionals will suppress any greed reflex and focus their practice on areas they know.” Continue reading Leading Dermatologist, Charles E. Crutchfield III, MD Refuses to Offer Dental Treatments