What is Smazy Academy?

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What is Smazy Academy?
Well, hello everyone, and welcome to the Smazy Academy show with Tonia Ryan and ...Chris Khorsandi, Docvegas.

Yeah, Docvegas. We love Docvegas. This show is dedicated to giving you the best tools and tips to achieve the skin you've always dreamed up. Combined, the doc and I have over 30 years of experience in the medical and skincare industry. And we want to share our best practices that we've learned from seeing thousands of clients' skin transform. So, whether you're a skincare newbie or skincare connoisseur, this show is for you. In today's episode, we're going to talk about ... This is our first episode, actually.

I know. So, what are we going to start out with? There's a lot of stuff out there that we need to address up. The thing about our show is that we're going to open this up so that people of all levels of skincare expertise can join in and learn something. Whether you're just starting out using skincare products, you're an advanced user, as somebody who knows everything, an aesthetician, somebody from the industry, we're going to make sure that we have something for everybody here.

We're going to get into the science of stuff. We're going to get into from a person, from a consumer standpoint, from a physician standpoint. The problem is we met yesterday. We were talking about things for awhile.

Hours.

Yeah.

Hours and hours.

We were looking at YouTube videos of people who are "skincare experts," and it was cringe-worthy some of this stuff.

A lot of the stuff out there, it's just people who are consumers. So, they talk about their favorite products, which is fine.

And I have no problem with that. I love when consumers participate in the social conversation. We got them on social media. I learned some stuff. I do. I'm going to admit. I learned some things from some of the consumer blogs, for sure. But I wanted to do this with you because I think there's a lot of stuff out there that are misconceptions.

A lot of wrong information. Not a lot of science. And we want to kind of blend this world of the understanding of the science of what you're putting on your skin and why you want to put it on your skin with why it makes you feel a certain way.

Right. And a lot of it out there is just general information. And with skincare, it's never a one size fits all.

Correct.

That's another thing that we're going to do. We're creating Smazy Academy so that you can learn what skincare is the best for you, depending upon your age, the climate you live in, the type of water.

I always look at it like a lock and key sort of thing. Every person has that key. We have it. We need to just find it, that one key, that one set of formulations. Whether it's using a toner or maybe not using a toner, or whether it's using sunscreen. What to start with during the day. Can you tolerate this here?

Everybody has got a key for their skincare health, for their future. We just need to help you find that key, and we're going to help you learn what combinations work best for you, when to use them, how to use them, when to know when to stop using them. I think that's just as important.

Exactly. And it's so important because we want to be able to connect with you personally, because a lot of YouTubers, they're just worried about getting maybe subscribers and followers there.

Well, I want subscribers.

Well, of course, we do. Yes.

I'm worried about that. I don't want to do this. Well, anybody listening, because I think what we have to say is important. I think it's ...

Right. But we want to make sure that you're getting the best skin care results. That's the most important thing.

For sure. No doubt.

We're not sponsored posts. We're some brand page, so you talk about the brand.

But we will accept sponsorships over 10 million. I want the sponsors out there to know that we are open. I'm kidding. I mean, we're doing this because we love this. The whole reality is, is that we enjoy being in front of the camera. That's for sure.

No question.

And both of us enjoy teaching. That's clear. We like educating people about what's right and what's wrong in the world of skincare. So, yeah, this is a passion project. We're doing this because we love this, and we hope you guys understand that what you're going to learn from us is going to be a half hour, 20 minutes of just fun and entertainment. But also, you're going to get something out of this. You're going to walk away. You're going to realize, "Okay. Now, I can empower myself to take care of my skin."

Right. And when they want to dive in deeper, they can go to Smazy Academy, which we created. And that is where you can really learn exactly what type of skincare you need. And we can help you get the best skin care results. But should we tell them a little bit about who we are? Maybe they have no clue. Who are these two people?

Sometimes, I don't even know who I am.

Why don't you start? Tell me who you are.

Well, my name is Chris Khorsandi. My Instagram is ...

Docvegas.

@docvegas. It's a nice kind of like playing Doc Holliday, Vegas, all that stuff. I love the name. It kind of worked, because when I came here it was 2008, 2009.

In Vegas?

Yeah. It was like the bottom of the recession. A few millennials are out there. You remember, it was a tough time. It was a dark time for the empire. Okay. There were forces at play, economic forces making people feel pretty crappy about themselves. And I came up here to Vegas. There were signs up on some of the construction sites saying, "Workers need not apply."

It was really kind of like scary, like depression era stuff. Not as bad as the depression, but felt that way. And it's like, "Okay, you're coming to a town that was hit tremendously hard by the economic recession, and you're going to open up a cosmetic surgery practice? What are you, crazy?"

Yeah, maybe.

Sometimes, the best idea has come from that type of thinking. You got to kind of take a chance. I think the one thing that I think both of us love about this town, Vegas, that we're based out of is that it's a pioneer town. It's a town of people still taking chances. And to us, to me, at least, this is the new America right here. The scripts unwritten, we're helping to ride it right now. We're going to put Smazy Academy on the global map. And we're going to bring people in to kind of feel the excitement, both of the products, where we're from.

So, how long have you been a physician?

Oh, God.

I think I know the answer, but ...

God, I have to do the math.

Tell everyone without giving away your age.

I'm old.

No, you're not.

But older than I look I think.

My grandmother said you're not old until you're 80, but then when she hit 80, she said, "That's not true anymore."

Yeah. I know. I think age is a mindset, right?

It is.

That's where the feeling good about how you ... Okay. So, why did I become a plastic surgeon? I wanted to make people happy, and it sounds corny and all, but it's true. I mean, it's like you start out in life and you realize, "What can you do?" My feeling is I love making people happy, whether it's making them laugh while making their stuff. But I also just love what it's like when I see a patient transformed either through skincare, or laser treatments that we do in our office, or even surgery.

When I see somebody come in after everything is all done and it's all healed, it's an amazing feeling that I get. It's like a firework show of emotion, because you see this person come in, so you know before you, "I didn't like the way I looked. I woke up everyday and I thought about this and it became an obstacle for me growing, emotionally growing."

The first thing you think of is, "How are they judging me?" Whether it's my nose, my breasts sagging down. I got acne. I got rosacea. I've got melasma." Whatever it is, that is your obstacle. We all face them.

And then when that problem is lifted, gone, the veils thrown away and burns, then they come in and they feel like themselves, that person that was always in there, and that's an amazing field. So, that's why this, and that's why we're doing this. We want people to feel the same way about what I see in my plastic surgery patients in their skincare products.

Absolutely. So, I'll tell you a little bit about who I am in case you don't know. I have been in the skincare industry for about 20 plus years, also the entertainment industry. I've been a celebrity stylist and the celebrity mentor for some of the biggest transformations in the world, including Mama June. If you ever heard of Mama June, I was her transformation stylist after she lost three ...

Miracle, folks. That was a miracle. I mean, come on. I mean, really, that was a miracle transformation.

I think she lost 300 pounds. It was unbelievable. She was in hiding for about six months and I was flown there secretly. No one knew where she was going to be at, because paparazzi was everywhere trying to find her.

Did they pull a thing off her when they ... Was it that ...

I've been friends with June for years, actually. So, before this, I was already friends with her. And then they flew me in, because she had a whole world tour. She was doing ...

So, this was all kept under wraps before her [crosstalk 00:08:32].

All kept under wraps before the new reality show came out.

I don't remember that specifically.

Well, you're so you're so busy.

Yeah. Some of those details escape me, but that's the thing. I find that interesting that in that reality TV world, they did this buildup. They kept her in hiding. It's kind of interesting.

This was a huge build up. The news for this was literally worldwide about Mama June. So, they had to keep her in hiding. I hadn't seen her in probably, gosh, a year at that point. She walked in the room and I was floored. I mean, she was my size. She was a size four. She looked gorgeous, her hair.

So, let me ask you, why do you think people love those sorts of stories?

Well, it's because it's just to see that anywhere you're at, if you're unhappy, you can fix it and you can change it if you put your mind to it.

That's for sure.

And that's what June did. She said, "Okay, I'm going to do this." And it was very hard for her, because she's a ...

Yeah, I can imagine.

She's a free spirit, naturally.

Listen, you can only imagine what it's like if one person criticizes you. Now, here she is. She may not fit the standard of beauty and she's on TV. Social media was pretty kind of active at that point. Not to the extent.

This is just a couple of years ago.

Yeah, it wasn't like it was 20 years ago. This is like five years ago, so people were talking. You could go on Twitter and probably read some nasty stuff about you. Imagine what that feels like.

Listen. Mama June, there's hardly anyone in the world who does not know her name. If you do say it, it's very rare if they go, "Who's Mama June?" And then you say, "Well, she's Honey Boo Boo's mom."

Okay. Yeah.

There was her transformation. I also did a transformation with Donna D'Errico from Baywatch. If everyone remembers her, she's so gorgeous and stunning. We're actually really great friends. And she did a transformation and I helped dress her for Inside Edition. And then we got to go to the Baywatch movie premiere that was live in Miami.

Where are my invitation.

I didn't know you then, or you were the king. Listen to this. I walked to the red carpet with The Rock, with Zach Efron, with David Hasselhoff.

Oh, yeah. Was The Hoff in this? Because it's not Baywatch without The Hoff, people.

The Hoff is such a big statue-esque man. He picked me up with one arm ...

The Hoff, man.

... like it was nothing, and sat me back down.

Gosh, it was Knight Rider in the '80s. You want to watch some really good, really good like '80s, like Cheez TV, like bad music, bad hair. I mean, not that his hair was bad. Looking back at it, I mean, they ... Don't get mad at me, dude, please.

Anyway, if you want to watch something after you get off this, but I encourage you to watch the whole thing, our show of course, and hit the subscribe button.

Don't have them leave our show. Yeah.

So, hit the subscribe button. If you're going to go and watch Knight Rider right now, that's the show. David Hasselhoff, '80s, total cheese. You'll be wearing T-shirts with this guy next week. I'm telling you. Go ahead.

So then, I've also worked with so many of the Housewives, tons of the Housewives.

Yes. The Housewives. That is a phenomenon into itself. I'm amazed by that show.

It is.

I really am. It just kills me.

All of them. Well, the Beverly Hills, I've worked with. I've worked with Atlanta. I've worked with O.C.

Let me ask you, what is it now? We've got the transformation thing that people love to see. I love seeing transformations. What is it about a bunch of women thrown together and told lies about each other, and they fight that people love? Why is that so popular?

Okay.

Why is that anger so popular?

What surprises me is how much women critique other women.

Oh, for sure.

That is not ...

Let me give you a secret one. All right. When you worry about how you look, we're like marginal ... Men, which is our brains, our eyes, don't see sometimes the subtle changes.

But women see, right?

Yeah. Well, when you curl your hair ... What do you mean not know it? Come on. There's a lot of things to worry about, right?

Sure.

We're not seeing that, but your girlfriend may see it. And she may say, "Oh my God, you curled your hair." Girls see things in each other that men, I feel like most men don't ever see in a woman.

But women need to stop judging women so much. I think it's awful.

For sure. Oh, it's tough.

I think it's ridiculous. We're supposed to empower each other.

I couldn't imagine.

I need to talk about one thing. I watched The O.C. the other night and one of the girls are saying, "Oh my gosh, she has pink blush on. How disgusting."

Right.

It's just the words there.

The nuances that women will criticize each other on, blows my mind. It's like, "She's wearing last year's bag." Listen, I love Dior. I don't want to offend Dior or anything. Why is that so important?

I don't know. We'll have to definitely do a whole video dedicated to this and why women do this. But about who we are, we want to help you and make sure that you're getting the greatest skin of your life.

For sure.

Docvegas and I have been working on this for a year and a half.

I know. It's like insane thinking about this, because a year and a half, when you're planning a project, goes really fast.

Doesn't it?

When you look at it, you're like, "Oh, that's not going to happen. We're never going to get it a year and a half down the road." And looking back, you're like, "Whoa, how did we get here?" It's crazy.

Well, we want to make sure we did it right. We want to make sure we had all the information out there for you. Building Smazy Academy has taken a long time, as well as smazy.com where you can buy ...

Clicks and mortar.

That's right. Which is where you can purchase the products as well. So, we're just so excited to actually get this started.

Yeah. This is going to be awesome.

And it's going to be YouTube and on the podcast. So, wherever you're listening, please make sure you subscribe to us so you don't miss anything, because we want to connect with you. And we just can't wait to get to know everybody.

It's going to be fun.

It's going to be Epic.

Subscribe, subscribe.

So, thank you so much for listening to the Smazy Academy podcast.

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That's great. That's a lot.

That's awesome.

We appreciate your feedback and we'll see you again soon.

Thank you.