SEATTLE, Dec. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- RealSelf, the leading online marketplace to learn about cosmetic treatments and connect with medical aesthetic doctors, today announced the debut of the RealSelf Hall of Fame, an honor recognizing more than 1,000 board-certified aesthetic doctors from 402 cities across the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia for their high patient ratings and commitment to consumer education.
For eight years, the annual RealSelf 100 and 500 awards recognized doctors with outstanding records of high patient ratings who have given back to the RealSelf community by providing credible, valuable insights in response to consumer questions about elective cosmetic treatments ranging from surgical procedures to minimally invasive technologies to cosmetic dentistry. For the first time ever, RealSelf celebrates the Hall of Fame, a culmination of eight years of recognitions made through the RealSelf 100 and 500 awards program.
"Making the RealSelf Hall of Fame requires a commitment to helping patients make informed and confident choices," said Dr. Lara Devgan, RealSelf Chief Medical Officer and board-certified plastic surgeon. "From answering consumer questions and sharing before and after photos to encouraging patients to leave open and honest reviews, the valuable insights this group provides help make it possible for RealSelf to bring transparency to the medical aesthetics industry."
To be included in the RealSelf Hall of Fame, doctors must have received a RealSelf 100 or RealSelf 500 award in the past. The awards program, which first launched in 2010, honors the top-rated and most engaged board-certified aesthetic doctors on RealSelf. Doctors are ranked in three categories: earning patient reviews, answering consumer questions, and sharing before and after treatment photos. In order to be recognized in any given year, doctors must maintain the distinction of Top Doctor or Top Contributor and uphold an average rating above four stars.
"The RealSelf Hall of Fame honors the achievements of board-certified aesthetic doctors who consistently put the consumer first," said Tom Seery, Founder and CEO of RealSelf. "It's my pleasure to recognize this elite group of doctors for their significant contributions on RealSelf and their high standards in patient satisfaction."
"As RealSelf grows and continues to evolve how we help consumers make smart and confident decisions, we are also evaluating how we recognize our medical community," added Seery. "We look forward to announcing new plans for RealSelf awards and recognitions in 2019."
The Hall of Fame inductees rank among the top five percent of the RealSelf medical community for engagement. Together, this group has provided more than 1.8 million answers to consumer questions, uploaded nearly 200,000 before and after photos, and garnered more than 50,000 patient reviews on RealSelf.
About RealSelf RealSelf is the leading online marketplace for people to learn and share experiences about cosmetic procedures and connect with the right providers. Millions of people from around the world visit RealSelf each month to browse patient reviews, before and after photos, and medical expert answers to discover which treatments and providers live up to their promise of being "Worth It." From simple skincare to emerging nonsurgical technologies to highly considered cosmetic surgeries, RealSelf makes it easy to get the insights needed to make smart, confident decisions and find the right doctor. For more information, visit The Treatment blog or follow RealSelf on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.