About Loretta Ciraldo, MD
She is an avid clinical researcher, published author, and regular on-camera expert. Dr. Loretta’s research experience started in 1975 in the Dermatology Department of Harvard Medical School, where she performed early testing on the effects of UVA on human skin and contributed to the development of the Fitzpatrick Skin Type Classification. She received her MD from Downstate Medical College of State University of New York and completed her dermatology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY, where she was selected as Chief Resident. Performing tens of thousands of total body exams during the course of her career, she has been struck by the remarkable differences seen in exposed skin on our faces, neck, chest and hands compared to unexposed skin, on our torso and other areas covered by clothing. Dr. Loretta has determined that to achieve our most youthful and healthy appearance we must keep “skin unexposed” to four factors she determined contribute to unwanted aging changes. These factors are pollution, light, climate and irritants.