DR. KITZINGER® SKIN CARE was initially launched in Austria for the first time in 2006.
Dr. Hugo B. Kitzinger is a doctor of human medicine and was born in the University city of Freiburg in Breisgau, Germany. He has specialized in plastic and reconstructive surgery at clinics in Germany and the USA.
In their burns units, he investigated the skin cells’ self-renewal processes, studied artificial cell growth following burns, and worked out parallels to the biological process of skin aging. As an expert in the field of biomimetics, Dr Hugo B. Kitzinger – who has been working and teaching at the Medical University of Vienna in his capacity as consultant for plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery since 2003 – commissioned an interdisciplinary team of scientists including dermatologists, pharmacologists and biochemists.
In conjunction with him and in their capacity as plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeons, they researched for DR. KITZINGER© Health Care GmbH the complex structure and the self-organization of biological systems, hence turning factors of living nature into skin care products.
AB: What are the values of the brand?
Dr K: The DR. KITZINGER® Skin Care brand offers biomimetic anti-aging skin products which integrate knowledge from plastic and reconstructive surgery. Each formula is developed personally by Dr. Kitzinger by using active ingredients with proven effects only. Furthermore all the products are being produced under pharmaceutical conditions.
AB: What is the main specificity of the brand vs. other active cosmetics? In other terms, why should a consumer choose a Dr Kitzinger product vs. another brand? What is (are) the main distinctive ingredient(s)?
Dr K: Dr. Kitzinger introduced a new principle to personal skin care: biomimetic skin care. That means, the ingredients actively assume a function in the life of the skin cell, and don’t simply passively replace a missing substance. So DR. KITZINGER® Skin Care is a combination of the expertise from skin cell growth from the fields of plastic and reconstructive surgery coupled with the latest findings from interdisciplinary biomimetic research. . Learning from life, from Mother Nature, and reproducing their processes. That is DR. KITZINGER® Skin Care.
AB: Does the skin get used to products => shall we change regularly the type/brand of cream we use?
Dr K: Yes, the skin gets used to products and no, you do not have to change the products as long as you’re happy with them. But what, if you’re not? Environmental stress and modern lifestyle individually has led to skin care solutions, that aim to answer to this complexity. So the right advice in the first step is more important than ever. Before buying a product, one should look for the personal consulting service of a skincare-professional, that can see your very own skin and is listening to your individual needs. Then you will find yourself using skin care products, that ensure your skins healthiness – and because of that, beauty – in the long term.
AB: Where can we find the “Dr Kitzinger” products in Europe?
Dr K: DR. KITZINGER® Skin Care is exclusively available at Marionnaud perfumeries in Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and Portugal. In Germany the products can be ordered via www.drkitzinger.com.
AB: What is the best selling product?
Dr K: DR. KITZINGER® EYE cream.
AB: When should a woman stop using creams & think about Aesthetic Surgery?
Dr K: Aesthetic surgery cannot replace ones need for daily skin care. For e.g. only 75% of the moisture healthy skin needs can be provided by oral supply. The needs for aesthetic surgery are so individual that it is impossible to give an advice in general. If your eyelids are hanging down in a disturbing way, no eye cream will be able to reduce the ,too much’ and push them up to a 20 year-old looking girl. It’s always depending on the individual indication. On the other hand, the right skin care can of course prolong ones joy with the results of aesthetic surgery, but not replace it, either.
AB: What would be the Doctor’s main recommendation to have/keep a healthy & a Beautiful skin?
Dr K: Beauty starts with a healthy body and a healthy skin and that means a lot of sleep and no smoking. Our skin is a reflection of our health and wellbeing. We should keep this interaction in accordance with each other. On top we need to take care of our skin with the right products in order to keep our inner and outer beauty.
Dr. Hugo B. Kitzinger has been working and teaching at the Medical University of Vienna in his capacity as consultant for plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery since 2003. His privately run office is located in the 9th district of Vienna.
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