Bruce Katz is a highly regarded cosmetic dermatologist - there's no disagreement there. Walk into his office (the Juva Skin Spa) and you'll see him plastered on magazine covers and a TV monitor that shows him on The View. Of course, you can't hear anything (the content) but the important thing there is to show patients he's so good he gets on TV.
I'm sure he's good with the fillers, injections, any anything else that's related to pure cosmetics. But in my experience, if you have a regular skin condition like acne, he's NOT the doctor for you. A few things bothered me about my appointment with him:
-Barely spent any time with me. I timed it out to about 4 1/2 minutes.
-All he did was jot notes down a folder (probably work from another patient). I proceeded to tell him that I just got some cortisone injections last week (from another doctor) for some blemishes. Ten seconds later, he pops his head up and tells his assistant to put X number of cc's in a syringe. He was about to inject my face w/ cortisone when I say ""are you sure it's safe to get multiple injections in a given week'? He puts the syringe down and says ""NO - your skin will get depressions (sink in). When did you get a cortisone injection?"" He would have known had he listened to what I was telling him SECONDS before. He should be thankful that I wasn't talking about any allergic reactions to certain meds or something serious that could have been life threatening.
He gave me a topical Rx which I told him I had at home. So what did he do next? Told me to buy a face wash at the front desk (I stupidly agreed given I went through so much trouble just to get an appt with him) and he said to come back in 3 weeks. No thanks, doc.
His being rated a top dermatologist by New York magazine makes me doubtful of the validity of that entire list. What criteria do they use?
The only good thing about this appointment was the wait - I only had to wait about 20 minutes (and I was expecting to wait much longer).