Exclusive: Nevada GOP Senate Candidate Appeared in Late-Night Infomercials Selling Anti-Wrinkle Serum One Man Claimed Gave Him ‘Necrotizing Fasciitis’

by MATTHEW BOYLE at breitbart.com

Dr. Jeff Gunter, a wealthy dermatologist running for the U.S. Senate in Nevada claiming to be the “America First” candidate, at one point in his younger days appeared in sketchy late-night infomercials peddling anti-wrinkle skin serum that at least one man said in a lawsuit led to him getting infected with a terrible disease.

Gunter, who made millions in his dermatology practices over the years and would later become former President Donald Trump’s U.S. ambassador to Iceland in Trump’s first term, is now running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate in the Silver State against decorated combat veteran Captain Sam Brown.

Brown, as Breitbart News has reported previously, has most of his body covered in third-degree burns due to a roadside bomb that went off while he was protecting his fellow troops in Afghanistan leaving him severely wounded several years ago. Brown has emerged as the major Republican candidate for U.S. Senate this cycle in Nevada, but the race is not yet over as Gunter who is self-funding in a big way is still spending millions in the primary despite trailing Brown significantly in the polls.

The emergence of these infomercial appearances by Gunter, which have not been previously reported, raise serious questions about whether he is as straightforward as he claims to be on the campaign trail or if this run for office is another “scam” as some people called the sketchy anti-wrinkle serum he was hawking in the wee hours of the morning.

The video of the infomercials is extremely difficult to find online, as is the website for the firm for which Gunter was peddling this stuff. An internet archive search for the video found that it aired on NBC in Baltimore between 5 and 6 a.m. eastern time on Sept. 16, 2013. The video, available in minute-long snippets, has been pulled from there by Breitbart News into a broader, slightly-longer than seven-minute-long clip uploaded here.

Several minutes into the video, a woman host of the informercial says that the “Youthology 90-second wrinkle removing serum” is a “more acceptable alternative” than Botox injections or “costly and invasive cosmetic surgery” that was “developed at Youthology Research Institute with Dr. Jeffrey Gunter who is the head of research and a board-certified dermatologist with clinics throughout Southern California.”