There’s no doubt by this point that we are truly in uncharted territory. We, like all of you, do not know what the future holds; only that we will get through this together. The past few days have been some of the most challenging of my life as my team and I have confronted decisions and scenarios we never imagined we’d be faced with.
After much consideration we have decided that the world is simply too uncertain a place right now for us to remain open. While our local hospitals are still managing well, they could at a moment’s notice become overrun with sick patients. In that event, we would donate all of our ventilators to help support patient care. The hospitals might need more resources too, whether equipment or staff. We will wholeheartedly donate these resources if required. But we need to be ready to do that. And the only way we can be ready is if we close.
I know this is disappointing news to many of you. Our job here is to change lives. And you’ve been waiting for or thinking about that change for so long. But trust in this: the world will recover from this. It will change us all – no doubt – but we will recover. And when that happens, we will be here to take care of you.
Until then, stick around our social media channels. We’re answering our phones, e-mails, and DM’s. We’re a family and you’re part of it. So reach out whenever you have a question, a concern or simply want to chat. We’re here for you. Use our website as a resource for any research you might be doing. We’ll take this time off to make sure the content is all up to date. We’ll also be updating our blog regularly with new articles and research about plastic surgery. If you had an appointment booked with us, we will be in touch to reschedule if we haven’t already.
Finally, since we’re all spending more time at home, we’ve rounded up some fun activities to do with the family over on our MD Beauty Clinic blog and you can check them out here. We’re also sharing our hand sanitizer recipe if you’re looking for a solution while we’re experiencing a shortage.
DIY Hand Sanitizer
What you’ll need:
3/4 cup of isopropyl or rubbing alcohol (99 percent)
1/4 cup of aloe vera gel
10 drops of essential oil, such as lavender oil, or you can use lemon juice instead
Pour all ingredients into a bowl, ideally one with a pouring spout like a glass measuring container.
Mix with a spoon and then beat with a whisk to turn the sanitizer into a gel.
Pour the ingredients into an empty bottle for easy use! Get santizin’!