Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in NYC

Treat Summer Sun Damage With These Laser & Light-Based Techniques!

POSTED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2016 AT 11:08 AM by Dr. Jody Levine

Though the summer has concluded, some may still be seeing the effects of sun damage after spending the past few months outdoors. Sun damage often presents itself as redness, blemishes, or uneven pigmentation on your skin. Over time, sun exposure can also lead to the formation of unsightly wrinkles and fine lines. The face, arms, chest, hands, and legs are among the most common areas affected by the sun’s rays. New York dermatologist Dr. Jody Levine of Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC specializes in treating sun damaged skin to restore a natural-looking complexion! Below are some of the different laser and light-based modalities available at our New York City office.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is an innovative skin care procedure that uses PicoSure® laser technology to resurface your skin and encourage the growth of new skin cells. PicoSure® technology can deliver bursts of energy to the skin’s surface with the upmost precision and efficiency, while ensuring the surrounding skin cells are left unharmed. Heat from the PicoSure® laser also stimulates the production of new collagen in the underlying skin layers to promote youthful-looking skin.

Photodynamic Therapy

Photodynamic therapy uses light-based techniques to improve skin tone and texture, while also addressing the medical effects of sun damage, such as actinic keratosis. During this non-invasive procedure, a photosensitizing topical medication is applied to the target area and is absorbed by the damaged skin cells. Next, the area is exposed to a specialized light source, which activates the topical medication and eliminates sun damaged skin cells. Photodynamic therapy can achieve substantial results with only 1 treatment. Follow up appointments are required, if necessary, to maintain your complexion.

BBL Photorejuvenation

BBL (BroadBand Light) photorejuvenation is a light-based procedure that can break up excess or uneven skin pigmentation. Pulses of light are delivered to the target area(s), restoring a smooth, glowing skin tone. Heat from the BBL device can encourage new collagen production for months following your BBL photorejuvenation treatment.

NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and the staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about laser skin resurfacing, photodynamic therapy, and BBL photorejuvenation, as well as our other sun damage treatments. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!

 

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The Most Popular Facial Rejuvenation Procedures For Men!

POSTED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016 AT 1:34 PM by Dr. Elie Levine

Did you know facial rejuvenation is consistently among the most requested cosmetic procedures by men? Each facial surgery technique can address a variety of needs, such as skin laxity, excess tissue, and facial asymmetries. The eyes, brows, nose, chin, and neck are often problem areas for male patients, as the signs of aging first begin to present themselves around these regions. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, we specialize in achieving long-lasting facial rejuvenation results using the latest technological advancements. Below are some of the most common facial surgery techniques for men!

Restore Youthful-Looking Eyes & Brows

Many men begin to notice slight sagging around the eyelids as they age, as well as bags under the eyes; these effects can contribute to an older-looking appearance. Blepharoplasty surgically removes excess skin while repositioning lax tissue to correct drooping or bagging and to restore natural contours to your eyelids.

Your brows can also show signs of aging, often in the form of deep forehead furrows. Browlift surgery can lift and redrape loose skin that contributes to brow wrinkles for a smoother, more youthful profile.

Improve Nose Contours

Male patients can enhance nose shape and size with rhinoplasty to improve facial symmetry. During nose surgery, your plastic surgeon can straighten the nose, correct bumps around the nose bridge or tip, and reshape the nostrils. Rhinoplasty can also be an effective solution for men who have sustained trauma to the nose or suffer from functional issues, such as a deviated septum.

Enhance Your Jawline

Opting for chin implants can help achieve a firm, confident jawline, especially for patients with a round or receded chin. Chin augmentation uses customized chin implants that fit in with your facial profile. Your plastic surgeon will carefully place your implant to ensure a natural-looking, masculine chin.

Neck lift surgery can also enhance your chin line by addressing lax neck skin. During a neck lift, loose skin is tightened and small pockets of excess fat are carefully removed through liposuction to ensure a more defined neck line.

For patients seeking a minimally invasive approach, LazerLift can carefully firm the neck and lower face in as little as 30 minutes. LazerLift uses specialized laser technology to heat underlying tissues and promote skin tightening, as well as precise fat removal. Male patients suffering from jowls or neck bands can undergo LazerLift treatment to accentuate jawline contours.

NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, and the staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about blepharoplasty, browlift surgery, rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, neck lift surgery, and LazerLift, as well as our other facial rejuvenation procedures. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!

 

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Enhance Your Most Distinguishable Facial Features With These Surgical Techniques!

POSTED ON MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2016 AT 2:23 PM by Dr. Elie Levine

Facial aging can result in the gradual loss of definition and youthful-looking volume around your most distinguishable facial features. As we age, a loss of skin elasticity can lead to sagging wrinkles and folds, as well as lost volume. Common problem areas include the eyelids, brows, nose, cheeks, and chin. A variety of different facial rejuvenation techniques are available to address these areas of concern and ensure natural-looking results. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, plastic surgeon Dr. Elie Levine can incorporate eyelid surgery, browlift surgery, rhinoplasty, cheek lift surgery, chin augmentation, and fat transfer to bring about a youthful, natural-looking profile.

Contour The Eyelids!

The eyelids tend to droop over time, leading to sagging, as well as under-eye bags. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can reposition and remove loose skin from the upper and lower lids. By redraping excess skin, your blepharoplasty surgeon can reduce under-eye bagging and drooping lids for a smoother result.

Reposition Sagging Brows!

Fine lines and furrows may develop along the forehead. Browlift surgery targets these unsightly forehead wrinkles and creases. During a forehead lift, the brows are carefully lifted and loose skin is repositioned and/or excised to eliminate furrows that contribute to a tired appearance.

Reshape The Nose!

Patients may wish to reshape the nose to correct irregularities. Rhinoplasty can enhance the features of your nose to ensure a balanced facial profile. Any bumps or asymmetries around the nose tip, bridge, or nostrils can be corrected during nose reshaping. Patients can also undergo rhinoplasty to address breathing issues caused by a deviated septum or past facial trauma.

Lift The Mid-Face!

The cheeks may slip from their natural position over time, leading to the formation of smile lines. Undergoing a cheek lift can reduce the appearance of fine lines, as well as jowls. During a mid-facelift, the cheeks are restored to a youthful position and excess fat is redraped to ensure a smooth, natural-looking result.

Improve Chin Definition!

Chin augmentation utilizes chin implants to improve the appearance of a round or receding chin. During your chin implant procedure, your implant is carefully placed to ensure a natural-looking fit. Implants can be sized and shaped in accordance with your facial proportions to improve jawline contours.

Add Natural-Looking Volume!

Patients may experience a loss of facial volume as a result of aging. Natural fat transfer can replenish facial fullness using your body’s own fat cells. During your fat grafting procedure, fat cells are taken from a donor location, such as your abdomen, thighs, or flanks, using liposuction. Next, these fat cells are reinjected into the upper, mid, and lower face to smooth wrinkles and enhance definition. Patients can expect youthful, natural-looking improvements to their facial profile after undergoing fat grafting.

NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, and the staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about eyelid surgery, browlift surgery, rhinoplasty, cheek lift surgery, chin augmentation, and fat transfer, as well as our other facial rejuvenation procedures. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!

 

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3 Unlikely BOTOX® Treatment Areas That Can Revitalize Your Facial Profile!

POSTED ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 11, 2016 AT 10:29 AM by Dr. Jody Levine

BOTOX® can improve the appearance of facial wrinkles and fine lines to promote a younger-looking profile. While many patients undergo BOTOX® injections to treat forehead furrows, crow’s feet, and smile lines, this non-surgical treatment can also be used on facial regions one would not expect. Dr. Jody Levine of Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC utilizes BOTOX® in a few unique places in order to bring about natural appearing, symmetrical facial rejuvenation results. Below are 3 unique BOTOX® treatment areas that can accentuate your facial profile!

The Chin

BOTOX® injections can be used to treat bumps on the chin. This condition, often called “pebble chin,” can occur as a result of repeated facial expressions. Strategically placed BOTOX® injections can relax underlying chin muscles, producing a smooth, youthful-looking chin.

The Lips

People with gummy smiles can opt for BOTOX® to improve their expression. Gummy smiles form when the upper lip pulls up, revealing your upper gums; this can make teeth appear smaller than normal. BOTOX® injections help keep the upper lip in its normal position to reduce the appearance of your gummy smile.

Under The Eyes

Did you know BOTOX® can improve bunny lines and rolls under the eyes? As muscles repeatedly contract due to squinting or other facial expressions, wrinkles or creases begin to form under the eyes and beside the nose. BOTOX® targets these areas of concern by relaxing underlying muscles to reduce tension.

NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and the staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about BOTOX®, as well as our other non-surgical treatments. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!

 

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Treat Yourself To A Revitalized Appearance This Summer!

POSTED ON TUESDAY, JULY 19, 2016 AT 5:52 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

With summer in full swing, patients can freshen their appearance in a pinch! Non-surgical treatments can provide youthful-looking, radiant skin without extensive downtime or recovery. Aging, stress, and genetics can all lead to wrinkling around the face, from your forehead down to your chin. However, thanks to cosmetic injectables that combat facial lines and folds non-invasively, you can achieve an immediate improvement in your expression. Combining different non-invasive treatments can provide balanced facial rejuvenation results. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, our variety of cosmetic treatments can provide a revitalized look in time for your next summer get-together.

BOTOX® To Ease Facial Lines

BOTOX® can treat facial lines around the forehead, eyes, mouth, and chin. BOTOX® relaxes facial muscles to ease wrinkles and smooth stress lines that contribute to a worn appearance. Since BOTOX® is non-invasive, treatments take under a half-hour to complete and require no downtime. Follow-up treatments are required to maintain your facial rejuvenation results.

Dermal Fillers To Add Volume

Like BOTOX®, dermal fillers can also treat facial wrinkles, including crow’s feet and smoker’s lines. Injectables, such as Belotero®, Juvederm®, Restylane®, and Radiesse®, utilize hyaluronic acid to fill areas of lost or depleted volume. Voluma® is another dermal filler option that can add fullness to folds around the cheeks. Voluma® penetrates deep into hollows around the midface to enhance cheek lines.

Dermal fillers can reinforce structure for a smoother complexion in as little as 20 minutes per treatment. These non-invasive procedures achieve temporary results and require follow-up treatments to maintain your new look.

Non-Surgical Lip Augmentation To Plump Lips

Dermal fillers can be used to achieve plumper lips by targeting lip shape and size for patients who are dissatisfied with the fullness of their pucker. Thin lip borders can be enhanced, while the lips themselves can also be volumized. Additionally, patients can opt for silicone microdroplet treatment to achieve longer-lasting lip augmentation results. During this procedure, silicone is injected evenly around the lips to encourage collagen production which helps reinforce the structure of the lips, producing a plumping effect.

Which Procedure Should I Choose?

Above are just some of the many non-surgical treatments we offer at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC! These procedures can be combined in order to achieve optimal results, depending on the specifics of your treatment. During your consultation, Dr. Levine will discuss which treatments are right for your particular goals.

NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and the staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about BOTOX® and dermal fillers, as well as our other non-surgical treatments. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!

 

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