Jason Emer, M.D.
Meet Jason Emer, M.D.
Dr. Jason Emer is a board certified and fellowship-trained cosmetic, laser, and procedural dermatologist, who specializes in surgical and nonsurgical body contouring, hi definition body sculpting and etching, fat transfer, cellulite reduction and skin tightening.  Dr. Emer's practice is located in Los Angeles/Beverly Hills, California.

After completing a preliminary medicine internship in Chicago, Illinois at the Saint Joseph Hospital, Dr. Emer completed a two-year Dermatopharmacology fellowship at the The Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, New York.  He spent a significant amount of time conducting clinical trials on investigational treatments in cosmetic, laser and surgical dermatology.  Dr. Emer’s work lead to a number of medications and devices to be FDA-approved for conditions such as passive wrinkles and folds of the face, dynamic movement wrinkles/lines, facial lipoatrophy, facial pigmentation/melasma, photodamage/actinic keratoses, hemangiomas/vascular birthmarks, and tattoos. Throughout his residency training, he focused the majority of his cosmetic interests in the area of body contouring/sculpting, liposuction, and fat harvesting and transfer, learning from world-renowned experts in the fields of dermatology and plastic surgery. He began an HIV treatment clinic where fat transfer, facial fillers, and other cosmetic and plastic surgical procedures were used to enhance facial features and address body disproportions.  Dr. Emer was chief resident in his final year of dermatology residency.  After finishing his residency, he moved to San Francisco, California, to further advance his training in the area of facial fillers, chemicals peels, laser and light treatments, skin cancer surgery, and plastic surgery such as scar revision and hi definition body sculpting/etching and fat transfer.

Dr. Jason Emer’s involvement in education, teaching, and research/clinical trials has facilitated a host of publications including case reports, review articles, and placebo-controlled clinical trials. He continues to run numerous clinical trials on investigational new treatments in the area of cosmetic and laser dermatology and plastic surgery, and lectures and consults for many of the pharmaceutical and medical device companies on a significant number of the products and devices physicians use daily in their practices for facial and body aesthetics. Dr. Emer has written book chapters on complications of aesthetic procedures, fractional laser technologies, techniques and guidelines for facial contouring with soft-tissue fillers, and sports related dermatological conditions.  He is featured in Allure Magazine as the only male dermatologist beauty product expert and has appeared in the media as a Beauty Guru for his expertise in skin care, laser treatments, and surgical and nonsurgical body contouring advances.  He was selected this year as Plastic Surgery Practices' newest editorial advisor, one of the "leaders of the male aesthetic revolution" in The Aesthetic Guide March/April 2015, and by Cosmetic Surgery Times to have his own blog/editorial titled "Cosmetic Considerations" for which he answers challenging questions posted by Realself.com bloggers that have an impact on the aesthetic community.

Dr. Jason Emer’s main practice and passion is liposculpture and body sculpting/etching procedures. For obtaining the best results, with the least amount of downtime, and for patient safety reasons, all procedures are performed using a local fluid called “tumescent anesthesia” which allows for a comfortable surgery with little risks.  Dr. Emer uses all of the advanced technologies for body contouring/etching to tailor his results to each persons concerns, no single device or type of liposuction is used. Multiple devices -- such as VASERLipo, SmartLipo, and Hydrasolve -- and techniques -- such as superficial muscular etching and power-assisted fat removal (PAL) -- are employed during each surgery to get the ultimate results and best long-term outcomes.

He is one of a select few surgeons in United States to perform 4D (four dimensional) body contouring/etching in which he has patients flex their muscles, move the targeted areas in real time, and have the patient in various positions such as standing or bending during the procedure to precisely and meticulously define the focused areas. He uses this technique to “etch” six packs and create highly defined musculature such as the chest, buttock, breast and calves. With the latest advances in fat harvesting with water-assisted removal (WAL), he can use your body’s own fat and platelet rich plasma (PRP) to contour the surrounding areas and define the underlying muscles. Harvested fat can be transferred to other areas to address concerns such facial wrinkles and lack of volume, hand veins and aging, buttock and breast size and lifting, and the muscular size and bulk of the chest, biceps, calves, shoulders, and quadriceps. Cellulite and skin tightening are also addressed with each individual case and can be improved with a combination of surgery, lasers, fat transfer, and/or external heating/suction devices to get the ultimate results in body contouring procedures.

As a leading expert in facial and body contouring, Dr. Emer uses his skill, artistry and passion to fix previously botched procedures that have caused major skin irregularities or deformities such as indentations, scars, and discoloration. Additionally, he is one of few surgeons to treat lipedema, as genetic condition of increased fat cell number and size causing disproportionate body shape and pain. The end result is a well-proportioned body with definition and contour tailored to each person’s individual concerns and shape.  

Dr. Emer’s practice is dedicated to facial and body improvements using both surgical (SmartLipo/Laser, MicroAire and Power X/PAL, VASERLipo/ultrasound, BodyJet/WAL, Hydrasolve/WAL) and non-surgical (Ultrashape, Liposonix) techniques for body shaping and fat reduction as well as skin tightening (Thermage, Velashape III, Venus Legacy/Freeze).  In addition to body contouring, Dr. Emer is a leading expert in cosmetic and laser dermatology utilizing the latest advancements in non-invasive treatments for aging skin such as photofacial (IPL), fractional radiofrequency (Venus Viva and Skinfinity), fractional laser (Clear + Brilliant, Fraxel, CORE Ablative Resurfacing), 577 nm Pro Yellow vascular laser, chemical peels, facial fillers and Silikon 1000, neuromodulators, microneedling, platelet rich plasma (PRP), as well as sclerotherapy and laser vein treatments.  He utilizes combination treatments to get the ultimate results and customizes treatments to the patients skin type and long-term goals.  His interests include acne and traumatic scars, abnormal pigmentation, burns, and antiaging/rejuvenation combination treatments.  He personally treats all his patients to ensure the best results and doesn't delegate to other staff.

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Awards and Honors

• THE Aesthetic Guide Editorial Advisory Board Member, beginning October 2015.
• Modern Aesthetics Magazine Advisory Board Member, beginning September 2015.
• Voted RealSelf.com 100: Top Social Influencers In Cosmetic Medicine. 
• American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Membership Committee Member, beginning Februrary 2015.
• American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery Communications and Marketing Committee, beginning Februrary 2015.
• Editoral board member and contributing author for Plastic Surgery Practice, beginning January 2015. 
• Editor and Contributing author for Cosmetic Surgery Times, beginning June 2014. 
• Voted a San Francisco “Beauty Guru” by Beauty in the Bag, March 2014.
• Section Editor, “Dilemmas in Derm,” Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, beginning July 2012.
• Associate Faculty Filler and Toxin Master Workshop, ASDS Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, Oct 11-14, 2012.
• ASDS Preceptorship Program Award Reciepient.  June 2012. 
• Practical Dermatology Journal Resident Advisor, beginning May 2012.
• Third Prize at the Dermatologic Society of Greater New York Resident Competition, Lennox Hill, New York, Jan 26, 2012 for a study titled: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Ammonium Lactate Lotion 12% (Lac-Hydrin®) and Halobetasol Propionate Ointment 0.05% (Ultravate®) in the Treatment and Maintenance of Psoriasis.
• Faculty, Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference, Jan 14-19, 2012, Hyatt Regency Maui, Hawaii.
• Faculty, Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference, Oct 27-30, 2011, Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada.
• Allure.com beauty product expert, beginning October 2011. 
• Resident Research and Education Grant from CoverFX Cosmetiscs, announced Nov 5, 2010 at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Grand Rounds Meeting.
• First Prize at the Resident’s Competition at the Winter Clinical Dermatology Conference, Grand Hyatt Kauai, Hawaii, Jan 23-28, 2010 for study titled: A Randomized, Double-Blind Study to Evaluate the Efficacy of Ammonium Lactate Lotion 12% (Lac-Hydrin) and Halobetasol Propionate Ointment 0.05% (Ultravate) in the Treatment and Maintenance of Psoriasis.

Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Fellowship, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California (non-ACGME)
1701 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, California, 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7800
July 2013 – January 2014
Volunteer Fellow

Dermatology Residency, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, New York
5 East 98th Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York, 10029
Phone: (212) 241-9728
July 2010 – June 2013
Chief Resident

Dermatopharmacology Research Fellow, Mt. Sinai Hospital, New York, New York
5 East 98th Street, 5th Floor, New York, New York, 10029
Phone: (212) 241-9728
July 2008 – June 2010

PGY 1, Internship in Preliminary Medicine, St. Joseph Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
2900 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois, 60657
Phone: (773) 665-3000 / (773) 665-3017
June 2007 – June 2008

M.D., University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois
1853 West Polk Street, Chicago, Illionis, 60612
Phone: (312) 996-3500
August 2003 – May 2007

B.S., University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Champaign, Illinois
901 West Illionis Street, Urbana, Illinois, 61801
Phone: (217) 333-0302
Major/Minor: Honors Biology/Chemistry
August 1999 – May 2003