Meet Dr. Perricone and His Prescription

Dr. Perricone believes looking and feeling old is now an option thanks to breakthrough scientific developments. But who is Dr. Perricone and what makes him qualified to make this claim?

The Father of the Inflammation Theory of Aging, Nicholas Perricone, M.D., FACN, is a world-renowned researcher and scientist and is CEO of NV Perricone MD, Ltd, a leading manufacturer and retailer of skin care products and supplements.

Read on to learn about his background and holistic approach to treating aging.

Dr. Perricone’s Background

You may have seen Dr. Perricone on television or in a magazine. He is the focus of a series of award-winning television specials that air on PBS TV. He is also a popular guest on a variety of American shows, having appeared on the Today Show, Oprah, Larry King, 20/20, Good Morning America, The View, CNN, Fox, Extra, Access Hollywood, Queer Eye for the Straight Girl, and other news and lifestyle broadcasts.

In 2001, Vogue named Dr. Perricone one of the best dermatologists in the United States, while in 2005, WWD named the opening of the Perricone Flagship store on Madison Avenue, NYC, as one of the “Top Ten Beauty Stories.” The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Forbes, People, USA Today, and other major publications around the globe have also featured Dr. Perricone.

But who is Dr. Perricone? Why does he get so much buzz?

Dr. Perricone’s Accreditations

Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Perricone is the author of numerous scientific articles. He is a contributing editor to the peer-reviewed medical journal, Skin and Aging, as well as a member of the editorial board of Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

Dr. Perricone completed medical school at Michigan State University in just 3 years, graduating with distinction. The scholar finished his internship in Pediatrics at Yale Medical School and followed with his dermatology residency at Henry Ford Medical Center in Detroit.

He is an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, has served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine, and has also served as Chief of Dermatology at the state of Connecticut’s Veterans Hospital. Dr. Perricone is a Fellow of both the New York Academy of Sciences and the American College of Nutrition. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Society of Investigative Dermatology.

He is the recipient of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) 2000 Norman E Clark, Sr. Lecture Award for his contributions towards advancing “Complementary and Alternative Medicine.” In 2002, Dr. Perricone also received the Eli Whitney Award, presented by the Connecticut Patent Law Association, in recognition of his significant contribution to science, invention, and technology. Dr. Perricone has been awarded 12 U.S. patents and dozens of related international patents.

Dr. Perricone’s Publications

Beyond his scientific articles, Dr. Perricone has written numerous books to share his research findings. He is author of three New York Times #1 Best Sellers:

  • The Wrinkle Cure
  • The Perricone Prescription
  • The Perricone Promise

His book, The Perricone Weight Loss Diet was also a New York Times bestseller. While his most recent books include:

  • Dr. Perricone’s 7 Secrets to Beauty
  • Health and Longevity
  • Ageless Face, Ageless Mind

3-Tier Program of Dr. Perricone

Dr. Perricone is considered the Father of the Inflammation Theory of Aging. Inflammation at the cellular level is a natural process, but it is also triggered by external factors, such as exposure to UV radiation and eating a pro-inflammatory diet. Dr. Perricone found through his research that cellular inflammation is age-accelerating and is also the greatest precipitator of age-related diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and certain forms of cancer.

Dr. Perricone has developed a 3-Tier Program to control inflammation and thus, minimize disease and maintain skin’s health, which involves:

  • Anti-inflammatory diet
  • Nutriceutical supplements
  • Anti-aging topical treatments

Watch the video below to learn more about Dr. Perricone’s 3-Tier “prescription:”

Your skin is an indicator of internal health. This 3-Tier Program Dr. Perricone has developed can ensure a more youthful and healthy body, mind, and skin.

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  1. Would love to test for you.

  2. watched you on Dr. Oz today 2/8/11, you blew me away. I’m gonna get your books and research all you ave out there and use your recipes….SIGN ME UP, TESTING,TESTING!!!!!

  3. I have been an educator to patients to follow Dr.Perricone’s “anti-oxidant” lifestyle. I have also followed his studies and have purchased and given dozens of The Acne Cure book to our patients. As a Clinical Esthetician in the medical field for 24 years, I would relish the opportunity to become a “Perricone tester”! I have used your products in the past and they are amazing! Respectfully Submitted- Brenda Lee Loveland CE,PCP

  4. [...] Perricone believes that what goes into our body is just as important as what we put on our body. Each tier is equally important to successful anti-aging, weight loss and overall [...]

  5. i would love to be a product tester :)

  6. I will be celebrating my 40th birthday this year – I have continued to hold onto 4-6 extra lbs every year for teh pas few years – now I am frustrated with my inabilty to eliminate it. I am excited to hear more about your products

  7. im a huge fan of your products!!! I need to be your #1 TESTER!

  8. I have long been a fan , but couldn’t afford the REAL products. I have every book through the years and have learned much from them. I have bought formulas from an herbal site to approximate and saw a difference in my skin. So, I would really appreciate testing the real products I can’t buy on my little SS check.