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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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Melanoma / Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

POSTED ON THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017 AT 3:40 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

May is Melanoma / Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Skin cancer is one of the most widespread cancers, affecting millions of people each year. Skin cancer can stem from genetics, overexposure to the sun, excessive tanning, and environmental factors. Often, skin cancer can be efficiently treated if caught early. It is important for patients to have a board-certified dermatologist examine any atypical moles or suspicious growths. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, our dermatologists can properly diagnose and treat different types of skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.

Skin Cancer Prevention

Perhaps the most effective way to reduce your risk of skin cancer is to limit and monitor your sun exposure. You should always apply sunscreen (even on cloudy days) and try to cover up your skin under long sleeves or a hat if you are going to be in the sun for an extended period of time. Eliminating tanning at tanning booths is another way to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, as tanning beds deliver harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays to the skin.

Skin Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment

Patients are encouraged to self-check for any atypical moles, especially those that change in size, color, or shape. Moles that bleed or have irregular borders, as well as scaly or crusty patches of skin, should be examined by a board-certified dermatologist. Cancerous growths can be surgically removed and sent to a laboratory for analysis.

Types Of Skin Cancer

There are many different types of skin cancer, ranging from cancers that are easily treated and rarely spread (basal cell carcinoma) to more severe forms (melanoma). Below is an overview of some of the more common skin cancers.

Basal Cell Carcinoma

The most common form of skin cancer

Usually a lump or patch that is flesh-colored

Rarely spreads to the rest of the body

Squamous Cell Carcinoma

The second most common form of skin cancer

Usually a red patch or bump

Slow-growing and may spread to adjacent areas

Melanoma

Most serious form of skin cancer

Usually dark brown in appearance

Can spread to other areas or organs and may develop anywhere

Actinic Keratosis

Precancerous lesions that can lead to skin cancer

Usually a scaly or crusty patch

Can become cancerous if not treated

 

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

 

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Fractora™ Skin Tightening To Improve Complexion!

POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2017 AT 9:58 AM by Dr. Jody Levine

Fractora™ is a revolutionary skin tightening treatment that can enhance skin texture and tone by targeting wrinkles, facial lines, furrows, acne scarring, blemishes, and pigmentation issues. The Fractora™ machine delivers radio frequency (RF) energy to the skin that resurfaces the initial skin layers and stimulates the production of new collagen to achieve a clearer, firmer-looking complexion. At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, we offer Fractora™ for patients looking to tighten skin without undergoing traditional facial surgery.

Fractora™ Skin Tightening Overview

Fractora™ uses specialized micro-pins that are applied to the skin during treatment. These pins deliver radio frequency energy to the surface layer of your skin, resurfacing damaged skin cells to allow for the growth of new, healthy skin cells. Additionally, radio frequency energy is transmitted from the micro-pins deep below to underlying skin layers, encouraging the production of new collagen fibers which can enhance skin structure and elasticity. Fractora™ can treat the upper, mid, and lower face, as well as different areas of the body.

Which Conditions Can Fractora™ Treat?

Fractora™ can improve the appearance of a variety of different skin conditions. Wrinkling, superficial fine lines, furrows, acne scarring, red spots, blemishes, and pigmentation issues can all be targeted using Fractora™ skin tightening.

What To Expect After Undergoing Fractora™ Treatment

Since Fractora™ is a minimally invasive skin resurfacing treatment, there is little-to-no healing time required. Mild bruising, swelling, or tenderness may occur for a few days. However, Fractora™ patients may resume daily activities immediately following treatment.

Benefits Of Undergoing Fractora™ Skin Rejuvenation

Can improve the appearance of damaged skin

Treats wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, red spots, and more

Targets multiple areas of the face and body

Tightens the skin and stimulates collagen production

Minimally invasive procedure

Little-to-no recovery time

 

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 Fractora™ in New York City. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!

 

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Acne Solutions for Healthy-Looking Skin!

POSTED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016 AT 10:26 AM by Dr. Jody Levine

Though acne is commonly associated with adolescence and puberty, many adults also suffer from acne well into their 30s and beyond. Multiple factors can contribute to breakouts, including genetics, stress, certain skin care products, and hormone levels. In light of these factors, dedicating the time to properly take care of your skin plays a key factor in keeping a clear complexion. If you’re suffering from stubborn acne inflammation or acne scars, New York dermatologist Dr. Jody Levine of Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC offers various skin treatments to reduce the effects of acne.

Reduce Acne Scarring And Inflammation With Laser Acne Treatments!

Laser acne treatment can reduce troublesome scars and inflammation caused by acne. For some patients, acne can be resistant to traditional oral or topical medications. Laser acne treatment can improve inflammation by reducing the size of oil glands that contribute to blocked pores. Our NYC dermatologist can treat even the most persistent acne with photodynamic therapy and LED treatments.

For some, years of struggling with acne can lead to acne scarring, as popping pimples and frequent picking result in scars that detract from your complexion. Lasers can treat acne scars by focusing on the surface of the skin, as well as underlying layers. Laser skin resurfacing techniques target the initial layers of acne-damaged skin, regenerating fresh skin cells for a healthy and smoother-looking complexion. Additionally, laser heat energy promotes collagen growth that leads to skin tightening benefits.

Clear Your Complexion With A Chemical Peel!

Chemical peels are an effective way to improve the appearance of your skin while reducing acne and acne scarring. Chemical peels are designed to remove dead skin cells from the surface of skin to clear clogged pores that can contribute to breakouts. Chemical peels can also treat fine lines, blemishes, dry patches, and uneven pigmentation. Undergoing a series of chemical peels can help stimulate collagen production in the deep dermis that contributes to firmer, healthier-looking skin.

Prevent Future Breakouts By Developing A Proper Skin Care Routine!

Developing an efficient skin care routine is essential to maintaining the glowing results from laser acne treatment and chemical peels! Choosing the proper skin care products that are ideal for your specific skin type can help prevent future breakouts and contribute to the long-lasting results of your laser acne treatment or chemical peel. We offer an assortment of skin care treatments to keep your complexion looking fresh. Our skin care experts would be happy to discuss which skin care products are ideal for you.

See Your Individual Skin Characteristics With VISIA™ Skin Care Analysis!

Thanks to innovative technology, you can learn more about the specific factors affecting the health and appearance of your skin. VISIA™ is a specialized skin care analysis system that can provide a detailed look at your skin, both on the surface and below, through advanced imaging. This technology will help formulate an ideal and individualized treatment plan for you.

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 acne treatment, chemical peels, skin care treatments, and VISIA™ Skin Care Analysis. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!

 

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Dr. Jody’s Summer Tips for Fresh-looking Skin!

POSTED ON THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015 AT 3:12 PM by Dr. Jody Levine

It’s finally summertime! That means gorgeous weather and plenty of time outdoors. However, summer also brings a host of skin care challenges. The summer sun can cause damage to your skin if you’re not prepared. Did you know you’re at an increased risk of breakouts—with acne triggering from some unexpected sources? At Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC, we can help you keep your skin fresh while you beat the heat!

The Oil-Free Key To Healthy Skin!

In the heat of the summer, your skin doesn’t need a thick coat of heavy moisturizer to stay hydrated. Our New York dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, recommends applying a light, oil-free moisturizer to lock in moisture and avoid dryness and peeling. Even better, these light moisturizers can fight dryness from cholorine and many have an SPF to protect against sunburn.

Shield Yourself From The Sun’s Rays!

Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! While the sun poses a threat to your skin year-round, the summer sun can be extremely damaging—especially its ultraviolet rays. The key to preventing sun damage is reapplying sunscreen multiple times a day. All too often, we are guilty of applying sunscreen in the morning and then heading out for a summer day. Unfortunately, sunscreen only lasts about 2 hours. Dr. Levine recommends to reapply sunscreen generously throughout your day, no matter the weather conditions. You are still at risk even on a cloudy day! UV rays can also penetrate office windows and car windshields, so make sure to lather up before leaving for work.

Acne Triggers From The Unlikliest of Places!

You may never have considered your sunglasses as a potential cause for acne, but did you know that oil from dirty sunglasses can trigger breakouts? As dirt and bacteria build up on your glasses, the areas around your nose, temple, and cheeks are more susceptible to acne. Dr. Levine says to give your sunglasses a quick cleaning every time before use to reduce breakouts!

Our NYC dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine, NY Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Elie Levine, and staff at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology of NYC welcome any questions you may have about skin care, sun damage, and acne treatments. Contact our office at 212.988.1800, or request an appointment online today for your personal consultation!

 

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