This Dermatologist Believes CBD Can Improve Your Skin – The Cut

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To call cosmetic dermatologist David Colbert a Renaissance man isn’t much of a stretch. He speaks several languages, including Russian; he surfs; he has competed in both hockey and figure skating; and he was a dancer at the Joffrey Ballet. He enjoys listening to classical music (“Prokofiev is my favorite”) and buying art — his collection features works by Keith Haring, Banksy, and Kim Gordon, although he focuses mostly on emerging artists (he even owns a gallery to help sell their works).

But Colbert’s first love has always been tending to the complexions of actors, models, editors, and even other dermatologists at New York Dermatology Group (NYDG) in New York’s Flatiron District. Spanning 7,000 square feet, the space houses two cryotherapy machines, an IV-infusion suite, and eight treatment rooms that are larger than most New York bedrooms. NYDG is almost more beautiful than the patients who visit it — which is saying a lot, since among those patients are actresses Robin Wright and Catriona Balfe and models Amber Valetta and Karen Elson.