If you’re a plastic surgeon, why would you be selling two products — anti-aging skin cream and shapewear — that can eliminate the need for plastic surgery? That’s just one of the questions we would like to ask Dr. Robert Rey, of E! Entertainment Television’s “Dr. 90210″ fame.
The other question is will he continue to be a vendor for HSN, since he just debuted a line of products on ShopNBC Sunday. Home shopping fans are clamoring for an answer to this question, too.
Brazilian-born Rey has been selling his Shapewear line, state-of-the art undies and bras that make you look skinnier and bustier, on HSN for some time. But today he premiered his “Sensual Solutions” skincare line on ShopNBC. He did two shows, and apparently sold out all the products he had on his first show, so ShopNBC was taking advance orders.
We caught him on his second appearance, and he was his usual bawdy self. We like the guy, but others feel differently.
The Beverly Hills surgeon said that despite what the public might think, many good-looking women in that wealthy enclave “are not getting plastic surgery” and that “aging is a choice.”
Rey said that these women are buying top-of-the-line skincare products, like his creams, to look good.
“If you want to get that $7 crap in the drugstore, go get it,” Rey told viewers, but he said it’s not going to work.
Darn, that’s not good news for us, because we won’t be able to afford his $99 “Instant Wrinkle Erase” skin cream until we get a full-time job.
The good doc, who said he has had 30,000 patients, admitted that he used to inject his own forehead (he did not say Botox) to get rid of its wrinkles, but stopped when he learned about the negative effect the shots have on the body.
Rey, who is a year and a half away from 50, then said that muscles are what cause wrinkles. Offering a somewhat creepy anecdote, Rey said that when he worked as a trauma doctor, he could immediately tell when a patient was dead because their faces would be smooth (tying back to that muscle thing).
Doc, how about determining if someone is dead the old-fashioned way, by taking a pulse?
Describing how damaging the sun is to skin, Rey told ShopNBC viewers, “Drop your pants, and you will see your tushy looks younger than your face.” We guess that would not hold for nudists who like to sunbath.
Rey vouched for his skincare products, which include an Anti-Aging Body Lift Cream, by saying that vast clinical trials were done on his creams. The doctor added that he was originally a chemistry major, No. 1 in his class, so he knows his stuff.
We e-mailed Rey and HSN and asked whether the handsome, dark plastic surgeon will continue to have his HSN line, despite the fact he is a vendor now for rival ShopNBC. We’ll let you know the answer.