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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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Some Uncommon Uses For Cosmetic Fillers!

POSTED ON TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016 AT 1:30 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

Dermal fillers are an effective option for volumizing various parts of the face to improve wrinkles or fine lines. However, did you know these non-invasive treatments can be used on other areas, as well? Cosmetic injectables are particularly useful for improving sagging earlobes, hollow temples, and gaunt hands! At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, we offer different types of dermal fillers to properly address these conditions.

Improve Sagging Earlobes!

Over time, the effects of gravity may take their toll on the natural shape and contour of your earlobes. Aging, as well as the applied weight of earrings, can cause earlobes to sag downward, resulting in the appearance of wrinkles. Dermal fillers, such as Juvederm®, Belotero®, or Restylane®, are carefully injected into the earlobe to reduce fine lines and improve sagging. Cosmetic injectables can achieve plump earlobes in as little as 20 minutes.

Volumize Hollow Temples!

Your temples may become hollow as you get older, resulting in a loss of youthful-looking volume. The temples are located above the cheekbones. Loss of definition in these areas can take away from the rest of your facial profile and hairline. Strategically-placed cosmetic injectables can restore lost volume around the temples and achieve a fuller-looking facial profile.

Rejuvenate Your Hands!

The hands are the second most-commonly seen part of your body after your face. As a result, they are an important part of your day-to-day routine and interactions. Additionally, they are more prone to the effects of sun damage than less-visible parts of the body. The sun’s rays, as well as the natural aging process, can strip away younger-looking definition from the hands, causing underlying veins to become more prominent. Cosmetic injections use hyaluronic acid—a natural substance found in the body—to restore volume to the hands by filling in wrinkles. Thanks to cosmetic injectables, patients can minimize vein patterns under the surface of the skin without any downtime.

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 cosmetic injectables and hand rejuvenation, as well as our other cosmetic treatments. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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5 Options to Treat Double Chin!

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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Summer Solutions to Accentuate Facial Contours!

POSTED ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2015 AT 10:32 AM by Dr. Elie Levine

Are you unsatisfied with your facial features and looking to achieve a more refreshed appearance and enhance contours? Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC offers facial rejuvenation solutions that can treat a host of conditions, including loss of facial volume or definiton, hollowing, and facial folds. Our procedures can be combined depending on the needs of each patient in order to produce optimal results. NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, is dedicated to offering specialized facial rejuvenation solutions that satisfy your treatment goals. Below are just some of our innovative procedures!

Browlift – Lift Your Expression!

Over time, the skin above the brow can droop as a result of aging, heredity, stress, sun exposure, and muscle activity. This sagging skin causes wrinkles to appear around the forehead. In addition, excess skin may begin to hang over the eyelids—causing an older or even sullen look, in some cases. A browlift can lift the brow to reduce forehead wrinkles and achieve a more youthful appearance. Patients with mild drooping may be candidates for a non-surgical browlift, which utilizes BOTOX® Cosmetic or dermal fillers to ease forehead muscles that cause a pulling of the brow. A non-surgical browlift can achieve a “lifting” effect and restore lost volume around the eyes.

Rhinoplasty – Add Shape And Balance To Your Nose!

Looking to change the size and shape of your nose? Rhinoplasty can achieve a natural-looking, symmetrical nose for a more balanced facial profile. Rhinoplasty can also improve breathing issues for patients who experience functional problems, such as a deviated septum. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a viable treatment option for temporary results without extensive downtime; this non-surgical method utilizes dermal fillers to correct nose size and shape to add balance.

Chin Augmentation – Enhancements For A Sculpted Chin!

A defined chin can be one of the most noticeable components of your overall facial profile. Enhancements to the shape and size of your chin can accentuate surrounding facial features. A chin augmentation uses chin implants to improve overall chin and jawline porportion. Patients seeking a less-invasive alternative may explore non-surgical chin augmentation options using dermal fillers to reshape the chin and promote contouring.

NY 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 a browlift, rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, or non-surgical treatments, 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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Blepharoplasty & Non-Surgical Summer Repairs for Wrinkles!

POSTED ON THURSDAY, JULY 16, 2015 AT 7:18 PM by Dr. Elie Levine

Summer’s in full swing, which means you want to look your best! While this is the time to enjoy the warm weather, too much sun may be contributing to facial wrinkling and lax skin. Squinting into the summer sun can create or worsen conditions like under eye bags, drooping lids, and crow’s feet. Here at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, plastic surgeon Dr. Elie Levine offers blepharoplasty, along with dermal fillers, to rejuvenate all areas of the face and achieve a younger-looking you.

Eliminate Under Eye Bags And Drooping Eyelids!

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can correct lax or excess skin around the eyes. Using the latest surgical techniques, our NYC plastic surgeon can achieve extremely precise results by either removing or repositioning loose skin and fat near the upper or lower eyelids. Correcting any bagging, hollowing, or bulging can give a smooth, youthful appearance and restore the eyes to a more natural-looking and vibrant state. Blepharoplasty can also be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures, such as a facelift, laser skin resurfacing, or browlift, to ensure the best results.

Improve Skin Texture And Replenish Lost Facial Volume!

Does your appearance make you look older than you actually feel? Factors like overexposure to sunlight, aging, and facial expressions can lead to increased facial wrinkling, hollows, and lines that may result in a worn appearance. A gradual loss of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid in the skin can lead to increased laxity and large creases.

Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC offers a variety of non-surgical treatments to rejuvenate skin! Conditions such as crow’s feet, facial wrinkling, and loss of facial volume or skin texture can be addressed with various treatment options, as there is no specific treatment method for each condition. Rather, Dr. Elie Levine provides personalized solutions to fit each patient’s individual needs and may utilize a combination of different facial rejuvenation procedures to achieve optimal results. The following are just some of our innovative facial rejuvenation solutions.

BOTOX can relax facial lines and smooth creases around the forehead, eyes, and mouth, among others. Different treatments, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, and Xeomin®, can be used to treat your specific needs.

Laser skin resurfacing is another non-surgical solution to worn skin! Laser skin resurfacing can be used to target both the surface layer of skin and underlying layers. Dr. Elie Levine uses the PicoSure® laser to deliver precise laser treatment that encourages the growth of fresh skin cells and increases natural collagen production within the body.

Dermal fillers can improve skin texture and restore lost facial volume. Dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid—a natural sugar found in the body—to add volume to facial folds, smooth wrinkles, and correct hollows to restore a youthful appearance.

NY Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, and staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about blepharoplasty, dermal fillers, and 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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