Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in NYC

Children’s Acne Treatments To Maintain Clear Skin!

POSTED ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017 AT 2:13 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

The school season has returned, and with it new faces, class pictures, and first impressions. Children want to look and feel their best for the upcoming school year, and step one is maintaining a clearer complexion. Some of the most common aesthetic concerns for teens and young adults are pimples, blemishes, and unsightly breakouts. Acne can cause redness and inflammation, leave behind acne scarring, and, in many cases, affect self-esteem. Our pediatric dermatologists at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC understand the causes of acne and have years of experience treating breakouts. If your child is struggling with acne inflammation or acne scarring, there are a variety of treatments available to help reduce breakouts and restore a clearer complexion this school year.

Maintain A Proper Skin Care Routine

Maintaining an acne-fighting skin care routine can help prevent breakouts from occurring in the first place! Making sure to consistently cleanse, tone, moisturize, and exfoliate your skin can help guard against buildups of excess sebum (oils) or dead skin cells, which can clog pores and cause breakouts. Additionally, using the right skin care products that best fit your skin type can guard against unwanted pimples. Our dermatologists can help determine which acne products are ideal for your child’s skin.

Laser Acne Treatments

Numerous types of laser and light-based acne treatments are available to target inflammation and acne scars. Laser skin resurfacing can encourage the growth of fresh, healthy skin cells while shedding damaged skin cells. Additionally, laser resurfacing for acne can encourage collagen production to improve skin structure for firmer, healthier-looking skin. Photodynamic therapy uses light-based technology to shrink overactive oil glands and reduce bacteria growth.

Chemical Peels For Acne Scars

Chemical peels can improve skin texture by removing the outer layers of damaged skin and encouraging the growth of new skin cells. Face peels are an effective treatment for acne scarring and are available at different depths depending on the needs of each patient.

Topical & Oral Acne Medications

Topical and oral medications can each clear up acne inflammation through different methods. Topical creams, gels, or ointments are applied to breakouts daily and can reduce the appearance and frequency of acne inflammation. Oral medications are taken by mouth (typically in pill form). These medications can reduce and control acne formation.

Which Form Of Acne Treatment Is Right For My Child?

Our team of pediatric dermatologists can examine your child’s acne or acne scarring and determine which type of acne treatment or combination of treatments can achieve ideal 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 skin care treatments, chemical peels, and acne treatments, 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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Types Of Liposuction – Know Your Options!

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 26, 2017 AT 9:36 AM by Dr. Elie Levine

There are a variety of minimally invasive liposuction techniques available to sculpt the body! Each of these lipo procedures can treat stubborn fat for natural-looking results. Liposuction can target multiple areas of the body, including the neck, chin, breasts, arms, back, midsection, legs, and thighs. At NYC Lipo, we offer multiple modalities to best fit your liposuction goals, including laser lipoultrasound liposuctionradio frequency lipo, and non-surgical liposuction. Learn more about our liposuction techniques below.

Tumescent Liposuction

Tumescent liposuction utilizes a specialized numbing fluid to prepare the treatment area(s) for liposuction. The tumescent technique can reduce patient discomfort helping patients stay active. Tumescent lipo can treat both smaller and larger areas of stubborn fat.

Super Wet Liposuction

During super wet liposuction, a small amount of numbing solution (approximately half of the fluid used during tumescent liposuction) is injected into the treatment area(s). Super wet lipo can result in faster procedure times for patients. The super wet technique can be used for all areas of the body.

Power Assisted Liposuction

Power assisted liposuction can remove dense clusters of stubborn fat using a vibrating cannula. This cannula uses quick oscillations to break apart fat cells and can be extremely effective when treating larger areas of the body, such as the back or midsection.


SmartLipo® is an innovative laser liposuction technique that can remove smaller fat deposits with precision. SmartLipo® sends laser heat energy to the treatment area, eliminating excess fat cells and tightening loose skin for a firmer-looking result.

VASER® LipoSelection

VASER® LipoSelection utilizes ultrasound technology to remove stubborn fat. During treatment, VASER® energy is delivered to the target area(s), separating unwanted fat cells from surrounding tissue and eliminating them. VASER® LipoSelection can also encourage the contraction of collagen fibers below the skin, leading to skin tightening benefits.


BodyTite™ combines radio frequency technology and liposuction to tighten lax skin and remove small amounts of stubborn fat. During your BodyTite™ procedure, radio frequency energy liquefies fat cells, tightens fibrous tissues, and encourages collagen production to achieve a slimmer, firmer result.


SculpSure™ is a non-invasive lipo technique that can remove fat pockets without undergoing surgery. SculpSure™ sends hyperthermic laser energy to the body using specialized applicators that are placed over the treatment site. Laser energy disrupts fat cells, resulting in their gradual removal from the body. SculpSure™ requires no downtime or recovery and patients can resume their daily activities immediately.

NYC plastic surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, and the staff at NYC Lipo welcome any questions you may have about tumescent liposuctionsuper wet lipopower assisted liposuctionSmartLipo®VASER® LipoSelectionBodyTite™, or SculpSure™, as well as our other body contouring treatments. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017 AT 10:41 AM 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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Ideal BodyTite™ Treatment Areas – Firm & Shape Your Body!

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017 AT 3:09 PM by Dr. Elie Levine

BodyTite™ is a revolutionary treatment to tighten drooping skin and remove small amounts of excess fat in one minimally invasive procedure! Patients looking to firm the arms, breasts, midsection, or thighs can opt for the innovative BodyTite™ system. Radio frequency (RF) technology liquefies fat cells and safely removes them from the body, while also tightening skin layers. BodyTite™ allows for precise body contouring results with minimal downtime and can be used on multiple parts of the body to achieve comprehensive improvements to your physique. Learn more about some of these ideal BodyTite™ treatment areas below.

BodyTite™ For The Arms – Firm The Arms

BodyTite™ delivers radio frequency energy to the arms to achieve slender, more-toned arms. During your BodyTite™ procedure, a specialized electrode is placed on your skin and a tiny cannula is inserted beneath your skin. Together, these two devices send RF energy to the skin’s lower layers, tightening skin and encouraging the production of new collagen fibers to enhance skin structure and elasticity. Additionally, small amounts of arm fat can be removed during BodyTite™ treatment.

BodyTite™ For The Breasts – Lift The Breasts

BodyTite™ can be used to carefully raise the breasts to a more youthful position. The BodyTite™ breast lift, also known as a scarless breast lift, can address sagging breasts without the need for traditional breast lift surgery. The BodyTite™ breast lift may be an ideal procedure for mothers bothered by lax breast skin after pregnancy or breastfeeding.

BodyTite™ For The Abdomen – Tighten The Midsection And Flanks

Both the abdomen and flanks can be targeted using the BodyTite™ system to achieve firmer-looking results. Loose skin around these areas may result in abdominal bulging or love handles. BodyTite™ can tighten hanging skin and remove small amounts of belly fat to achieve a slimmer, more contoured midsection.

BodyTite™ For The Thighs – Slim The Thighs

BodyTite™ for the inner thighs can achieve a firmer-looking lower body by addressing skin laxity and excess thigh fat. Unlike a surgical thigh lift, using BodyTite™ for the thighs requires minimal downtime and recovery.

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 BodyTite™ treatment. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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MiraDry® To Treat Underarm Sweat & Odor!

POSTED ON FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 2017 AT 11:50 AM by Dr. Jody Levine

Say goodbye to underarm sweat and deodorant this summer! MiraDry® is a revolutionary non-invasive treatment that targets excess sweat glands under the arms to eliminate sweating and odor. MiraDry® is designed to end unsightly sweat stains on clothing, as well as the need to apply antiperspirant. Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC is proud to offer this long-lasting sweat reduction treatment to help patients achieve results with virtually no recovery time.

The Science Behind MiraDry®

MiraDry® delivers specialized miraWave™ energy to sweat glands, effectively heating and eliminating them. During treatment, the MiraDry® hand-piece positions your sweat glands closer to the surface of your skin through suction. The hand-piece then sends heat energy to the underarm glands, while cooling technology is applied to the skin to reduce any discomfort.

What Types Of Sweat Glands Does MiraDry® Target?

MiraDry® treats eccrine glands (which cause sweating) and apocrine glands (which cause odor), addressing 2 common concerns in 1 procedure.

Who Are Ideal Candidates For MiraDry® Treatment?

Patients who suffer from axillary hyperhidrosis, (excessive sweating of the underarms) may be ideal candidates for MiraDry® treatment. Additionally, patients who would like to reduce the amount of underarm sweat they experience, as well as patients who are looking to reduce the amount of antiperspirant they must apply, may be candidates for MiraDry®.

What Kind Of Results Can I Expect?

MiraDry® is designed to achieve long-lasting results. Patients no longer need to wear antiperspirant after completing their MiraDry® procedure and can expect less underarm sweating post-treatment. Since MiraDry® is completely non-surgical, there is virtually no healing time required. You can typically resume your daily routine the same day as your MiraDry® procedure. As a side benefit, MiraDry® will decrease underarm hair too!

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® and hyperhidrosis. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!


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