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POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016 AT 4:41 PM by Dr. Elie Levine
The midsection is one of the most notorious problem spots for patients looking to slim down. Stubborn fat tends to accumulate around the abdomen and flanks, resulting in unsightly stomach bulges and love handles. Even despite dedicated dieting and exercise, these fat deposits may persist. However, did you know that you can now treat stubborn belly fat non-invasively? Introducing SculpSure™: the 1st FDA-approved hyperthermic laser treatment to eliminate fat cells around the flanks and abdomen. Here at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, Drs. Elie and Jody Levine offer SculpSure™ to trim excess fat layers for a slimmer-looking, toned waistline and midsection.
Eliminate Fat Cells Non-Invasively In 30 Minutes Or Less!
SculpSure™ uses cutting-edge hyperthermic laser technology to target fat cells around the abdomen through specialized applicators. Up to 4 of these applicators can be used at once to treat the midsection and are fastened above the target area(s) with straps. Once in place, the SculpSure™ applicators begin delivering heat energy to fat cells around the abdomen and flanks. These fat cells are loosened from the surrounding tissue and are naturally eliminated by your body over time. SculpSure™ treatment lasts as little as a half hour, on average.
No Downtime Or Extensive Recovery!
Patients do not need to worry about any incisions, scars, or anesthesia, as SculpSure™ is completely non-invasive. You can return to work and daily activities immediately after undergoing your SculpSure™ procedure.
SculpSure™ Achieves Long-Lasting Results!
SculpSure™ yields long-lasting fat reduction results! Patients can expect a slimmer-looking waistline and flatter stomach after undergoing SculpSure™ treatment. Furthermore, once fat cells are eliminated, they cannot re-enter your body. Frequent exercise and proper dieting is recommended to help maintain your results.
SculpSure™ And Liposuction
SculpSure™ can be combined with different liposuction techniques to enhance your body sculpting results. For example, SmartLipo® can complement your SculpSure™ results by promoting skin tightening around the midsection. The heat from the SmartLipo® laser produces a firming effect underneath the skin, resulting in a toned appearance. Additionally, other liposuction options, such as tumescent lipo, super wet liposuction, power assisted lipo, and VASER® LipoSelection, can be paired with SculpSure™ to achieve optimal fat reduction results. Dr. Elie Levine can help you determine if combining SculpSure™ with liposuction is best for your individual procedure goals.
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 SculpSure™ treatment, as well as our other body contouring and liposuction procedures. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
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POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016 AT 1:35 PM by Dr. Jody Levine
Looking to achieve youthful skin this new year? One commonly-requested treatment among patients is the reduction of troublesome varicose and spider veins. These bulging veins affect a large number of both men and women. Many factors, including age, sun exposure, and hormonal fluxes, may result in the appearance of large, twisting vein patterns underneath the skin. In addition to being unsightly, varicose and spider veins can also affect self-confidence, causing patients to cover up their arms and legs instead of flaunting their complexion. Hiding beneath layers of clothes comes with ease during the cold winter months, however, as many patients find their wardrobes limited. Numerous vein treatments are available to produce long-lasting results in time for spring! Undergoing vein treatment during the winter can lead to smoother-looking skin by the time the weather gets warmer. If you’re suffering from unsightly, bulging veins, New York dermatologist Dr. Jody Levine of Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC offers various solutions, including laser vein treatment and sclerotherapy, to eliminate both spider veins and varicose veins for radiant skin!
What Causes Varicose Veins & Spider Veins?
Varicose and spider veins may be caused by a number of factors. Aging and genetics are prominent causes for many patients, while obesity, over-exposure to the sun, and a sedentary lifestyle also contribute to bulging veins. Additionally, hormonal shifts during pregnancy or menopause may play a part in the formation of vein patterns. Our vein treatments are designed to reverse the effects of these troublesome factors and improve the appearance of skin.
Where Do Spider & Varicose Veins Form?
The most common treatment areas for spider and varicose veins are the upper and lower legs. These vein clusters can also form around the face, hands, and arms, depending on the patient. Laser vein treatment and sclerotherapy are designed reduce bulging veins around all of these areas.
Eliminate Unsightly Veins With Laser Treatments!
Laser vein treatment incorporates advanced laser technology to break apart varicose veins and spider veins. During your procedure, laser energy is directed through the skin and delivered to the vein(s) underneath. Heat from the laser results in the gradual closing and disappearance of veins, as the body absorbs the targeted veins over time. Patients can resume their daily activities immediately following their laser vein treatment.
Sclerotherapy To Dissolve Veins!
Sclerotherapy uses a specialized solution to collapse bulging veins. The sclerosing agent is carefully injected into the targeted vein(s) in as little as 15 minutes. This solution causes the vein(s) to close up. Over time, the targeted veins begin to disappear, as they are absorbed by the body. Patients are given compression tape and support stockings for healing and may begin to see results within a few weeks of undergoing sclerotherapy 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 vein treatment and sclerotherapy, as well as our other laser procedures. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
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POSTED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2015 AT 2:29 PM by Dr. Jody Levine
A graceful, contoured chin is among the most coveted physical attributes among patients, as it can promote attractiveness and inspire confidence in one’s appearance. However, there are numerous factors that can take away from jaw line definition, including age, your genetics, and obesity. Submental fat cells underneath the chin may begin to build up over time, resulting in a rounded chin-line. Moreover, neck skin may begin to droop with age, creating the appearance of excess fat under the chin. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, New York dermatologist Dr. Jody Levine utilizes numerous non-surgical procedures to reduce the appearance of double chin. See which of these 5 submental fat treatments may be right for you.
SkinTyte™ To Tighten Tissues
Laser skin tightening can firm up lax neck skin that contributes to double chin. SkinTyte™ is a non-invasive laser skin tightening procedure that uses light pulses to heat the deeper layers of the skin. The laser’s heat results in the contraction of your body’s collagen fibers to produce a long-lasting firming effect, while also stimulating new collagen production in the deep dermis. The SkinTyte™ laser is applied above the neck and simultaneously provides a cooling effect on the skin’s surface during treatment to minimize patient discomfort.
Lift Sagging Skin With SmartLipo™
SmartLipo™ is a minimally-invasive laser skin tightening treatment that can remove tiny deposits of fat around the chin to improve contours and produce optimal skin firming results. Like SkinTyte™, SmartLipo™ utilizes heat energy to target tissues in the deep dermis and promote skin tightening, as well as the production of new collagen. Rather than treat lax neck skin above the surface, the SmartLipo™ laser is inserted beneath the skin through a tiny incision. Once in place, the laser begins to deliver heat to the target area, destroying fat cells and producing long-lasting skin tightening results. Patients are given a local anesthetic during their SmartLipo™ procedure to reduce discomfort.
BOTOX® To Reduce Neck Banding & Folds
BOTOX® can temporarily reduce the appearance of neck bands and folds that contribute to double chin by relaxing neck muscles. BOTOX® injections block nerve impulses that result in wrinkles and bands. As your muscles relax, the surrounding skin becomes smoother, reducing droopiness and promoting a firmer, younger-looking chin line. BOTOX® results typically last several months before follow-up treatment is required to maintain your youthful jaw line.
Eliminate Submental Fat With Kybella™
Kybella™ is the first non-invasive injection to eliminate submental fat cells from the body for a more-defined jaw line. Recently approved by the FDA, Kybella™ is made from deoxycholic acid, a substance found in the body that helps break down fat cells. The Kybella™ solution is administered to the area under the chin through a series of small injections spread evenly around your double chin. Once injected, Kybella™ begins targeting submental fat cells. Over time, these cells are removed from the body, offering long-lasting submental fat reduction for patients.
Submental Liposuction To Remove Excess Fat Cells
Submental liposuction can shape the neck by removing small pockets of submental fat to promote smooth contours around the jaw line. Cannulas are inserted through small incisions around the area of your double chin to gently suction excess fat cells from your body. The removal of these submental fat cells through liposuction can improve chin definition and reduce the appearance of double chin. Local anesthesia is administered during your submental liposuction procedure to minimize discomfort.
These double chin removal procedures may be combined to produce ideal results, depending on each patient’s individual needs and goals. Dr. Levine will discuss the best course of action for your double chin treatment during your consultation at our New York office.
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 SkinTyte™, SmartLipo™, BOTOX®, Kybella™, or submental liposuction. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
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POSTED ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2015 AT 9:27 AM by Dr. Elie Levine
Looking to restore a youthful glow to your facial profile? As we get older, our age inevitably starts to catch up to our appearance in one form or another. Facial tissues begin to sag, leaving creases and folds that contribute to a worn look. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, Dr. Elie Levine specializes in facial rejuvenation procedures to improve facial contours and definition for natural-looking results. Below are just a few of our facial surgery solutions that can be combined to achieve a more youthful you!
Reinvigorate The Eyes
Eyelid surgery can lift the eyelids back to a natural position in order to improve the appearance of your gaze. Also known as blepharoplasty, this facial rejuvenation technique removes excess or sagging skin around the eyes to restore youthful contours to the upper lids. Patients who suffer from under-eye bags, puffiness, or hooding around the eyelids can opt for blepharoplasty to reduce the appearance of these troublesome issues. Combining a facelift with a blepharoplasty will enhance your results and create facial harmony.
Restore Facial Contours
Facelift surgery targets loose and sagging skin around all areas of the face. A facelift can smooth wrinkles and deep creases by elevating soft tissue and tightening lax skin. Jowls can also be corrected through facelift surgery. Undergoing a facelift and fat transfer can restore volume and improve facial definition for long-term results.
Replenish Jaw Line Definition
Many patients consider the chin a cosmetic concern. A receding jaw line can result in a rounded facial profile. Chin implant surgery can add definition to the chin for a prominent-looking jaw line that inspires confidence. Chin implants can be shaped and sized according to your specific goals and desires, allowing for chin augmentation results that enhance your individual facial profile. Placing a chin implant in combination with a neck lift will produce a more balanced and complete youthful appearance.
Revitalize The Neck Line
If your neck is affected by aging in the form of drooping skin and neck bands, a neck lift may be a viable option for you. Neck lift surgery can tighten lax and sagging neck skin to create a defined neck line. Undergoing a neck lift can complement blepharoplasty, facelift and chin augmentation results, while cosmetic fillers can add temporary volume to areas of the neck without undergoing surgery.
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, facelift, chin augmentation, and neck lift, 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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POSTED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2015 AT 10:34 AM by Dr. Jody Levine
Is unsightly sweat keeping you from enjoying your favorite clothing or social gatherings with confidence? Underarm sweating can result in embarrassing wetness and odor, as well as rashes or irritation. Additionally, for many, combating sweating with deodorant may leave white antiperspirant stains on clothes, impacting self-esteem. Patients may be hesitant to wear their favorite outfits for fear of unattractive stains caused by both underarm sweat and excessive use of deodorant. Moreover, excessive sweating can result in unwanted stress, leading to further perspiration.
However, did you know there is a long-term solution to underarm sweating? Introducing miraDry®: the first FDA-approved treatment to eliminate the burdensome effects of armpit sweating, as well as the need for deodorant. Here at Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, our New York dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, is proud to offer this non-surgical procedure for those looking to say goodbye to underarm sweat and antiperspirant.
How MiraDry® Works:
MiraDry® is specially designed to eliminate excess sweat glands under the arms that cause perspiration. The miraDry® system uses focused miraWave™ energy to gradually destroy sweat glands during treatment. First, the miraDry® hand-piece is applied to the skin and uses suctioning to position perspiration glands closer to the skin’s surface. Once sweat glands are optimally positioned, the miraDry® system sends waves of concentrated energy to the armpit area, while simultaneously providing a cooling sensation to minimize pain or discomfort. As sweat glands are exposed to the miraWave™ energy, they are gradually eliminated.
Why Undergo MiraDry® Treatment?
MiraDry® can effectively destroy both eccrine glands (perspiration-causing glands) and apocrine glands (odor-causing glands)—making miraDry® an ideal procedure for patients suffering from sweat stains and/or odor. After undergoing miraDry® treatment, patients no longer need to apply deodorant! Additionally, miraDry® can remove troublesome armpit hair, as hair follicles are also targeted during the procedure.
How Long Does MiraDry® Last?
MiraDry® is shown to provide long-lasting sweat relief because excess sweat glands are permanently removed during the procedure. However, individual results vary by patient. Dr. Levine will discuss your specific goals to create an ideal treatment schedule that will yield optimal results.
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 miraDry®. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!
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