Dermal Fillers

A Complete Non-Surgical Facelift Using FaceTite™ & Cosmetic Fillers!

POSTED ON THURSDAY, MAY 04, 2017 AT 3:44 PM by Dr. Elie Levine

Patients who would like to reduce the signs of facial aging and replenish volume without undergoing traditional facelift surgery may instead benefit from a non-surgical facelift. This procedure can add natural-looking volume to the face and tighten drooping skin in one comprehensive treatment. The non-surgical facelift combines cosmetic injectables with FaceTite™ radio frequency treatment to achieve a younger-looking facial profile. Opting for a non-invasive facelift has many benefits. The non-surgical facelift results in less procedure time, downtime, and overall recovery than a standard facelift. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, we offer the non-surgical facelift to restore facial definition.

Cosmetic Injectables To Add Natural-Looking Volume

Cosmetic injectables can improve wrinkles, fine lines, and hollowing in under 30 minutes using BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers. BOTOX® can temporarily ease facial muscles that result in furrows and wrinkles, while cosmetic fillers like Juvederm™Restylane®, Belotero®, Voluma™, Radiesse®, and Perlane® can add natural-looking volume to facial features and smooth fine lines. Additionally, Sculptra® can be injected into the deep dermis to stimulate collagen production and improve skin structure around the mid-to-lower face.

FaceTite™ To Reduce Sagging And Add Lift

FaceTite™ can firm lax facial skin to reduce drooping and sagging. FaceTite™ uses radio frequency energy to tighten the initial layers of skin, while also stimulating the production of collagen fibers under the surface of your skin. This results in a smoother, firmer-looking facial profile. Additionally, FaceTite™ treatment can also remove small amounts of unwanted fat, if necessary, to further enhance facial definition.

How Does A Non-Surgical Facelift Compare To Facelift Surgery?

Undergoing a non-surgical facelift can result in less healing time than facelift surgery. Non-invasive facelift patients generally experience only a few days of downtime. In contrast, a traditional facelift usually requires weeks of healing time and recovery. However, facelift surgery can yield longer-lasting facial rejuvenation results than a non-invasive facelift. Your plastic surgeon can discuss which of these procedures best fits your needs during your consultation.

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 non-surgical facelift treatment, as well as FaceTite™ and cosmetic fillers. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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Your Guide To Cosmetic Fillers – Which Injectables Are Right For You?

POSTED ON THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017 AT 3:10 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

Which cosmetic injectable is right for you? These hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers can provide temporary, natural-looking volume without the need for any downtime! Though each cosmetic injectable can reduce the signs of facial aging and accentuate facial features, they are designed to target specific conditions. Thinner dermal fillers, like Belotero® and Restylane®, can treat fine lines, Juvéderm® can plump the lips, Voluma® can address hollowed cheeks, and Radiesse® can volumize the lower face. These cosmetic fillers may also be combined to achieve substantial results in one comprehensive treatment. See which filler(s) can best fit your procedure goals below.


Belotero® is specially designed to target fine lines close to the surface of the skin. Belotero® has a thinner, lighter consistency than other dermal fillers, making it an ideal option to be injected superficially to fill mild facial lines around the chin, mouth, and lips, as well as under the eyes.


Restylane® fillers can accomplish a variety of procedure goals. Restylane® Silk is a lighter option that can target superficial smile lines, as well as wrinkles around the eyes. Additionally, Restylane® Silk can be used to plump the lips. Restylane® Lyft is a thicker filler that is injected into the deep dermis to provide natural-looking volume. Restylane® Lyft can fill hollowed cheeks and moderate-to-severe wrinkles around the midface.


Juvéderm® dermal fillers can volumize superficial facial wrinkles, as well as deeper folds. Juvéderm® fillers are extremely versatile and can target nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and lip lines. Juvéderm® Ultra is thinner and ideal for fine lines found closer to the surface of the skin, while Juvéderm® Ultra Plus is thicker and designed to treat deeper wrinkles and creases.


Voluma® can add lift and fullness to the cheeks. This filler has a thicker consistency than most other cosmetic injectables, allowing it to be injected into the deep dermis to correct hollowing. Voluma® can achieve longer-lasting results than other hyaluronic acid-based fillers.


Radiesse® can restore lost volume to the lower face and reduce sagging by adding lift to your facial features. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, Radiesse® is made from calcium-based microspheres, which help restore fullness and encourage the production of new collagen to enhance skin structure and elasticity. Radiesse® can target the chin, as well as wrinkles around the mouth.

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 Belotero®, Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Voluma®, and Radiesse®, as well as our other cosmetic injectables. 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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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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