NewBeauty Top Doctor Since 2014

Dr. Julie Russak

115 East 57th St, Suite 1220, New York, NY, 10022
Beauty starts from within: I believe in a holistic approach with regenerative medicine.

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Julie Russak, MD, FAAD, is a board-certified dermatologist, an American Academy of Dermatology fellow, and the founder of Russak Dermatology Clinic and Russak+ Aesthetic Center. Her holistic approach to skin care and expertise in regenerative aesthetics, supported by the latest scientific research, sets her apart. At her state-of-the-art practice, she specializes in providing comprehensive care in medical and cosmetic dermatology. Always at the forefront of aesthetic advances, Dr. Russak offers cutting-edge cosmetic treatments, including regenerative therapies, bio stimulatory procedures, hair restoration, laser rejuvenation, skin tightening and body contouring. Renowned for her unique regenerative facial restoration method, she is highly sought-after for her ability to achieve a naturally-refreshed look. As an esteemed expert in the field of dermatology, her work has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, Vogue, and Allure. Committed to delivering the highest quality care, Dr. Russak is passionate about helping her patients achieve their skin goals.

About My Practice

What does a consultation with you entail?

I always ask my patients what they love about themselves—that’s where I like to start. I want my patients to focus on what they love, so I can remove what they don’t like about themselves, what I call the “noise”. We discuss what their concerns are, and I provide a comprehensive, personalized evaluation of their skin and anatomy. My consultations focus on educating my patients about the aging process, and what we can do to treat and prevent aging and maintain youthful skin. I tailor every treatment to each particular individual to address their specific goals.

What is on the cutting edge of dermatology?

Stem Cell regeneration is the latest exciting innovation to the aesthetic industry. Stem Cells are vital in all cellular regeneration, so the intensive anti-aging benefits are endless and allow us to restore and maintain healthy, beautiful skin. My “Stem Cell Facelift” takes years off a patient’s face with no downtime or surgery.

How do you make patients feel comfortable in your care?

It was important to me that my office didn’t look like a medical space, but more like an oasis. It took me an entire year to find a location because I wanted it to feel very open with a lot of windows for natural light. Patients tell me that they feel very calm and relaxed in our office, which was my ultimate goal.

About Me

Why did you become a dermatologist?

I was fascinated with melanoma research, and dermatology allowed me to incorporate many different fields. Additionally, cosmetic dermatology is an art form and science in one, which gives me a lot of creative freedom.

What do you like most about your job?

Interacting with people and following my patients’ families throughout their skin journeys, including both the good and the difficult times. I enjoy building relationships with their entire families and becoming personally invested in their well-being.

What is one product you can't live without?

I am a huge fan of Revision Skincare® Intellishade SPF 45. It’s an anti-aging, antioxidant-rich moisturizer with a universal tint plus SPF 45. Three steps in one, it’s doesn’t get easier than that. I truly believe the simpler the regimen, the more likely you will follow it.


New York University School of Medicine
Dermatology, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
Internal Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital


Board Certification:

American Board of Dermatology


Academy of Laser Dentistry, Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology

A Minute With

  1. My motto

    Prevention, correction, maintenance

  2. My happiest professional moment

    Opening my practice and our new clinical spa, Russak+ Aesthetic Center in NYC

  3. Three words that best describe me

    Innovative, driven, passionate

  4. What sets your practice apart?

    Our clinical spa, the Russak+ Aesthetic Center, offers a haven for aesthetic innovation. Patients can enjoy cutting-edge technologies for aging skin and the body, such as lasers, energy devices and body contouring. All treatments are performed by medically licensed aestheticians and are overseen by top physicians at our medical practice. This collaborative approach has proven successful for achieving the best aesthetic
    results and maintaining them for the long haul.

  5. What i can’t live without

    Outside the office it’s SPF, but inside the office it’s my dermatoscope

  6. My most unique personality trait


  7. My ultimate skin-care advice

    We produce 1 percent less collagen every year after age 20. Get ahead of the curve with treatments that stimulate new collagen and repair worn collagen. Use a daily SPF of 30+ to protect from further breakdown.

  8. Most inspirational thing i heard this year

    The quote: “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you” –Ruth Bader Ginsburg

  9. My greatest achievements

    My two beautiful boys and positively changing the quality of life of my patients

  10. What is your favorite nonsurgical procedure?

    Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy— by harvesting our own platelets, we can microneedle or inject this cocktail into the skin to naturally boost collagen and repair our cells, strengthening the “scaffold” of our skin


  • Botox® Cosmetic / Dysport®
  • Xeomin®
  • Juvéderm® / Restylane®
  • Noninvasive Skin Cancer Testing
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Clear + Brilliant®
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
  • HydraFacial®
  • Dermaplaning
  • Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
  • Skin Cancer Testing
  • Removal (Moles / Birthmarks Skin Tags / Lesions)
  • “3D Facial Restoration”
  • Microneedling
  • Hair Restoration
  • Kybella®
  • Ultherapy®
  • IV Nutritional Therapy
  • Radiesse
  • Regenerative Aesthetic Program
  • Health Coaching for Brides
  • Virtue RF Microneedling
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Erbium
  • PDT Rejuvenation
  • Deoxycholic Acid
  • Specialty Facials: Dermaplaning, Hydrafacial, Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial and Gua Sha
  • Chemical Peels
  • LightStim LED Light Therapy
  • Deoxycholic Acid
  • IV Therapy / Health Coaching
  • “Plasma Pen Eyelid Lift”
  • Qwo
  • Pixel8
  • Bio-stimulatory Fillers: Radiesse and Sculptra
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Exosome Therapy
  • Body Contouring


  1. Why do you think nonsurgical facial enhancement is on the rise?
    What our experts say:

    Certain concerns are best addressed with surgery, such as severe hooding of the eyelids or extreme laxity in the jowl area. Other concerns, such as defining the chin or minimizing a slight bump on the bridge of the nose, can be greatly enhanced using dermal fillers. The field of dermal fillers has grown significantly within the last year, allowing us to do things that could only be done with surgery in the past.

  2. What's new and exciting in cosmetic dermatology?
    What our experts say:

    It’s exciting that we can now use safe ultrasound technology such as Ultherapy, off-label, to tighten, lift and firm the skin on areas of the body that were once untouchable, such as the knees and elbows. Additionally, we can also give noticeable lift to the buttocks using the ultrasound technique, off-label.

  3. What's all the buzz about Neotensil™?
    What our experts say:

    NeoTensil is an innovative new treatment known as an invisible shapewear™ film that gives a tighter, smoother and more lifted appearance to the skin. It addresses under-eye bulges without surgery by noninvasively recontouring the area.

  4. What's new and exciting in cosmetic dermatology?
    What our experts say:

    We have just introduced DualSculpting to our practice, the process of using two CoolSculpting machines at the same time on one patient. CoolSculpting results have been incredible with our patients, which has warranted a high demand. I am happy to say we can now offer our patients their treatment plans in half the time, conducting two sessions in one. Their time is often limited and I am happy to accommodate their busy schedules.

  5. What were the reactions of your patients when you introduced the new CoolSculpting paddle?
    What our experts say:

    A resounding “YES!” Until the CoolSmooth applicator was developed, there wasn’t an option to treat saddlebags or unpinchable fat. The CoolSmooth design is great for areas that have smaller areas of fat that wouldn’t fit into vacuum-based applicators. Everyone’s body is different, so it only makes sense that there be different applicators to target specific areas on the body.



"Dr Russak is hands down the best dermatologist in Manhattan! Every time I visit her office I'm greeted warmly by her professional staff and I receive the highest level of care from Dr Russak. She has helped me through acne and more recently my anti-aging regimen. Being in my early thirties Dr Russak has come up with a skin care routine that makes sense for my skin at this point in my life. Her approach is very natural and I love the way my skin looks! Dr Russak is not only a brilliant physician but she's also a calm and warm person which makes for an enjoyable office visit! I highly recommend Dr Russak!"

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