When dermatologist and co-developer of Retin-A James E. Fulton Jr., MD, PhD passed away at age 73 in July, many wondered how the clinic he launched to treat clients with acne, aging and skin discoloration issues would carry on without him.
So far the transition to Skin Specialists has been not unlike the skin of his long-time patients: smooth, even and sans bumps.
“We consider ourselves to be the living embodiment of his skin care legacy,” said daughter and Skin Specialists CEO Kelly Fulton-Kendrick. “Our clients can expect the same warm, thorough care given by my dad.”
The clinic is located at 6705 SW 57 Ave, Suite 400, Coral Gables, FL 33143.
All skin specialists were trained personally by Dr. Fulton in the methods he developed to treat the skin. The clinic will continue to carry not only his line of skin care products, but the line he helped develop for Vivant Skin Care.
“I had the immense honor and privilege of meeting and being treated by this extraordinary human being and physician,” said client Maggie Mesa. “The short time under his care solved what more than 10 years with countless dermatologists and treatments couldn’t.”
Skin Specialists’ menu of services includes treatments for acne, rosacea, rejuvenation and discoloration of the face and body utilizing chemical peels, clinical facials, derma-filing, high-frequency, microdermabrasion, ultrasound, Venus Freeze radio frequency and more.
James E. Fulton Jr., MD, PhD, was a researcher, cosmetic surgeon and dermatologist. His professional commitment to the research and treatment of skin care problems stemmed from a personal impetus, having suffered with acne through most of his childhood and early adult life. Dr. Fulton graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1965. In 1972 he received a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Miami. He was a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and American Academy of Dermatology.
Dr. Fulton developed skin care products for some of the leading pharmaceutical companies including Retin-A for Ortho Pharmaceuticals along with his mentor, Dr. Albert Kligman, at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fulton also developed the patented gel delivery system that stabilized benzoyl peroxide (PanOxyl) for Stiefel Laboratories and topical erythromycin (Erygel) for Glaxo Laboratories along with his mentor, Dr. Harvey Blank, at the University of Miami.
Dr. Fulton’s years of experience have culminated in the Vivant Skin Care line of therapeutic products for acne, melasma and photo-damaged skin. In addition to product development, Dr. Fulton saw patients at Flores Dermatology in Miami and taught dermatology at the University of Miami.