Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in NYC

New Year, New Lasers: The Latest Advances in Skin Rejuvenation and Hair Removal

POSTED ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 09, 2015 AT 3:37 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

Technology is always evolving. While society focuses on the latest new gadgets, we at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC are constantly staying up to date on the latest in medical advancements. Dermatologist Dr. Jody Levine has been at the forefront of innovative medical techniques for years, and when it comes to tattoo and hair removal, state of the art medical technology is more than just a trend, it’s a constant.

Skin Rejuvenation and Tattoo Removal with the PicoSure® Laser

The PicoSure® Laser from CynoSure® is the fastest aesthetic laser in the world—providing lightning fast speeds to go along with unparalleled precision. While standard methods of skin rejuvenation use nanosecond technology, PicoSure® provides over one thousand times more pulses per second to effectively shorten procedure times and achieve more noticeable results with fewer treatment sessions. The energy from the laser penetrates the skin at the precise depth necessary to reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and scars. Unlike traditional treatments, which use intense heat and cause redness, the use of patented PicoSure® technology delivers better and faster results without the downtime.

In addition, the PicoSure® can be used as a tattoo removal tool. The laser successfully breaks down the ink on your skin into smaller particles that the body can more easily absorb. As a result, the existing ink is eliminated. Advancements like these make PicoSure® the newest and most efficient laser for both skin rejuvenation and tattoo removal. The PicoSure® also boasts a SkintelTM Melanin ReaderTM, which effectively determines the patient’s skin type—allowing for more personalized care.

Hair Removal with Vectus® Laser Technology

The Vectus® Laser is one of the most effective lasers for removing hair. Unlike traditional lasers, the Vectus® uses a wider attachment and Photon RecyclingTM technology to treat larger areas of the body in less time. By using a single concentrated beam to treat the area, there is no need for overlapping—effectively lessening treatment times and minimizing skin irritation.

Our NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NY Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about the Picosure Laser for skin rejuvenation or tattoo removal and the Vectus Laser for hair removal. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!

 

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Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation To Transform Your Appearance!

POSTED ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2014 AT 10:57 AM by Dr. Elie Levine

Surgical intervention is not the only option to obtain the look you've always wanted. With non-surgical browlift, non-surgical chin augmentation, non-surgical rhinoplasty, and non-surgical smile lift, you can achieve transformative results and look radiant in time to count down to the New Year!

During a time of year where holidays and festive gatherings tend to fill our schedules, many patients simply don’t have the time needed to recover from traditional facial enhancing surgeries. While traditional chin augmentation, rhinoplasty and browlift are more permanent anti-aging options, non-surgical options can be just as effective without the downtime.

At our NYC plastic surgery and dermatology office, we utilize some of the most advanced dermal and cosmetic fillers to enhance your look.

 

 

Non-Surgical Procedure

Utilizes

Targets

Outcome

Non-Surgical Browlift

 

BOTOX Cosmetic, Restylane, Juvederm or Perlane.

Sagging eyelids, hooding of the eyelids, or forehead wrinkles and lines.

Lift sagging brows to a more youthful position. Balance the muscles of the eyelid to create a subtle, natural-looking lift in the brows.

Non-Surgical Chin Augmentation

Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane or Radiesse.

Weak or receding chin.

Smooth both superficial and deep lines around the mouth, including radial lip lines, nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Can also fill thinning lips.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Restylane, Juvederm, or Radiesse.

Uneven bumps of the nose or tip of the nose.

Recontour the nose to even out bumps, reshape the tip and correct asymmetries.

Non-Surgical Smile Lift

BOTOX or Dermal Fillers.

Radial lip lines, nasolabial folds and marionette lines. Can also fill thinning lips.

Smooth both superficial and deep lines.

  

Non-surgical facial rejuvenation is a great way to achieve quick and transformative results. While non-surgical options are temporary, lasting anywhere from 6 months to a year, some patients find that they enjoy their transformed look so much, they decide to undergo traditional surgical methods to permanently balance and fill out their appearance. Dr. Elie Levine will meet with you to discuss all of your treatment options thoroughly and help you determine your best course of treatment.

Dr. Elie Levine and our staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, PLLC, welcome any questions you may have about the non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today!

 

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Daily Skin Care Regimens: 3 Steps To Healthier Skin

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 03, 2014 AT 10:33 AM by Dr. Jody Levine

After a long season of holiday shopping for your loved ones, you deserve to treat yourself to some of the cheer you’ve spread to everyone else. Give yourself the gift of youthful, healthier and happier skin with treatments customized just for you at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC! Our board certified dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, can recommend specific products and a unique combination of treatments for your individual skin type. The variety of products and treatments that Dr. Levine offers can target signs of aging, dullness and dryness in your skin. In as little as three steps, you can rediscover a more beautiful complexion and a youthful radiance.

Step 1: Rewind

For age spots, wrinkles, and acne scarring, you may benefit from a tightening laser to turn back the clock. Skintyte or BBL laser can rewind the signs of aging, treat sun damage and make your skin look up to ten years younger! These lasers promote the production of collagen, so as time progresses after your treatment, your skin will actually look more youthful. Optimal results are achieved within about two to three months.

Step 2: Renew

For less severe signs of aging, sun damage, uneven skin tone, facial blemishes, dry patches and irregular pigmentation, Dr. Levine may suggest a chemical peel or laser peel. Ranging from superficial to deep peels, Dr. Levine can customize your treatment to target your individual needs. Your specialized chemical solution is applied directly to the skin and will gently remove the outer, damaged skin cells, so you can look and feel radiant. Laser peels are customized to your needs. Depending on the strength of your peel, results are noticeable immediately and can last for many years.

Step 3: Regimen

Following laser skin resurfacing or a chemical peel in our New York Office, you will want to engage in a daily skincare regimen to maintain the youthfulness and radiance of your results. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, our skin care products are formulated to cleanse, nourish, treat, moisturize and protect the skin. A daily skincare regimen with our products will keep your skin healthy and refreshed-looking for the long term.

If you struggle to find a daily skincare regimen that works for you, a qualified dermatologist can help. Talk to Dr. Jody Levine about developing a daily skincare regimen customized for you. Everyone has problem areas they’d like to improve, and our expansive array of treatments and skin care products can meet your unique needs. Dr. Jody Levine and her staff will be happy to meet with you to discuss any questions you may have about chemical peels, laser peels, skin resurfacing and the skin care products we provide. Please call our New York office at 212-988-1800, or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.

 

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Body Sculpting Post-Bariatric Surgery: A Healthier You

POSTED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2014 AT 11:11 AM by Dr. Elie Levine

Bariatric surgery is a life changing procedure, giving patients a new lease on life, elevating your self-esteem and laying the foundation for a new, improved lifestyle. Although you may be shedding away pounds and feeling renewed, the weight loss journey is not finished. Post-bariatric surgery, pounds of excess skin may hang over your body, hindering your mobility, preventing you from losing additional weight, and often causing rashes. Clothing selection may still be limited and uncomfortable as well, despite having lost weight, because of awkward folds of hanging skin. At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, we stand behind your weight loss journey, offering the final surgical step to your weight loss success, body sculpting. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, can design a treatment plan that suits your individual needs, getting you one step closer to your ideal body.

Post-bariatric surgery, every area of your body is affected from the dramatic weight loss. Your stomach, legs, arms, face, and chest may be effected. An array of procedures are available to correct the results of extreme weight loss, so you can enjoy a more mobile lifestyle and the quality of life that you deserve:

Sagging Skin
Your arms, back, stomach and buttocks can experience dramatic affects post weight loss. This sagging skin may cause skin irritation, chafing, and prevent clothes from fitting correctly. Our plastic surgeon removes excess skin to help contour these areas for a more sculpted you. Additionally, after extreme weight loss, your breasts may experience sagging, decreased size, loss of symmetry, and even appear “deflated.” Dr. Levine can correct your breasts with breast implants and/or a breast lift, bringing the perky positioning back to your chest.

Rubbing Thighs
Often producing some of the most dramatic results, a thigh lift takes away sagging and excess skin from the inner and outer thigh areas and gives you a much slimmer appearance. Thigh contours are improved for more form-fitting clothing.

Hanging Jowls
Sagging skin on your face and neck area adds years to your appearance. For a more youthful you, our plastic surgeon recommends tightening the skin in your neck and face area. By repositioning this skin with a facelift or necklift, your face will appearance substantially younger and refreshed! Fat transfer can also help smooth the look of hanging jowls. Less invasive than a traditional facelift, fat is taken from a donor location, such as the abdomen or thighs, and inserted throughout the face to create enhanced facial fullness. 

Stubborn Fat
Even after losing hundreds of pounds, trouble areas of fat may not be conquered with diet and exercise alone. Liposuction can remove small deposits of fat to shape remaining flabby areas.

Stretch Marks
Stretch marks may still mar skin even after weight loss. Using laser skin resurfacing, a more evenly toned and textured skin can be established.

Each body sculpting procedure is custom designed to suit you and your body’s needs. Dr. Elie Levine and his staff will be happy to meet with you to discuss any questions you may have about a body lift in NYC. Please call our New York office at 212-988-1800, or request an appointment online for a personal consultation.
 

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Tips To Prevent Skin Cancer, National Healthy Skin Month

POSTED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 06, 2014 AT 10:42 AM by Dr. Jody Levine

Before gearing up for the hectic holiday season, step back and take some time for yourself and your skin. November is National Healthy Skin Month, a month dedicated to the awareness and prevention of skin diseases, including skin cancer. Skin cancer is a very common skin condition, affecting 1 in 5 Americans in their lifetime. Unfortunately, the rate of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, continues to rise. 75% of skin cancer deaths are caused by melanoma. On average, one American dies from melanoma every hour. Fortunately, melanoma and other skin cancers can be treated very effectively if diagnosed early enough. Our dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, at Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, has some tips to prevent skin cancer.

What are the risk factors for skin cancer?

  • UV exposure from the sun or tanning beds 
  • Increased sun exposure as a child
  • A family history of melanoma, especially for lighter skinned individuals with numerous moles, freckles, or history of severe sunburn
  • Survivors of a previous melanoma occurrence
  • Individuals with a history of non-melanoma skin cancers

How can I prevent skin cancer? 

The best way to prevent skin cancer is by avoiding sunrays during their peak hours, between 10AM and 2PM. If you must be in the sun, wear a long brimmed hat, long-sleeved shirt, and sunglasses whenever possible. Additionally, apply sunscreen with a sun protection factor of at least 30 SPF that provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays, constantly reapplying for effectiveness. Oftentimes individuals may be unaware that snow, sand, and water reflect rays, leading to increased exposure. It is crucial to wear sunscreen even on cloudy or snowy days.

How can I check myself for skin cancer?

The most common signs of skin cancer are moles that have an irregular or poorly defined border, are asymmetric, vary in color, and are larger than 6mm. Moles that are gradually changing in size, shape or color are also a concern. Dermatologists recommend performing a self-exam to check for suspicious moles. (For detailed instructions on performing this exam, please click here to see the American Academy of Dermatology’s website.) For an extensive, professional exam, Dr. Levine offers a full body check along with mole mapping, an exam of your moles, documenting size, color, and any irregularities in high-resolution photographs. This exam is helpful to diagnose skin cancer in its early stages, providing an in-depth evaluation of moles. If you’re experiencing moles that may not be dangerous to your health, but are cosmetically displeasing, Dr. Levine offers various forms of mole removal.

Dr. Levine stresses the importance of not only performing self-exams, but also having your moles evaluated by a dermatologist. The key to defeating melanoma is early detection and treatment. Our NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NY Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about skin cancer prevention or treatment. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation! 

 

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