SEATTLE, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RealSelf, the leading online community helping people make confident choices in elective cosmetic procedures, today revealed its list of the top 100 most influential cosmetic medicine doctors in social media.
In a time when 50% of consumers seeking a cosmetic procedure research online for over a year, with one in five researching for over three years, the medical professionals that made the annual RealSelf 100 list are recognized for providing insight and expertise that extends far beyond a simple star rating. The doctors are both leaders in their respective fields and pioneers in empowering millions of consumers to gain access to the expert information they need to make informed, confident health and beauty choices.
"In 2013, these 100 doctors collectively impacted tens of millions of consumers, with nearly 20% of our total site views centered on helpful answers and information posted by this relatively small group of social influencers," said Tom Seery, Founder/CEO of RealSelf. "The doctors who spend valuable time to engage at this level know that social media is a powerful tool as they work to build authentic, meaningful brands online, and a connection with patients before they visit the practice."
RealSelf 100 award recipients are recognized for their dedication and willingness to respond to consumer questions and encouraging patients to openly share feedback. Consumers post thousands of questions each month to doctor Q&A and share their experiences in reviews and stories that make up the RealSelf Worth It Ratings.
The full list of awarded doctors is available at http://www.realself.com/RS100.
Since its founding in 2006, RealSelf has created the world's largest community for learning and sharing information about cosmetic surgery, dermatology, dentistry, and other elective treatments. Dedicated to helping people make suitable and empowered decisions, RealSelf features consumer reviews, Worth It Ratings, pricing information, and thousands of before and after photographs. The site also includes safety information and Q&A with more than 6,000 board-certified doctors. http://www.realself.com
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