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Julie Russak

Dermatologist
Address
115 East 57th St, Suite 1220, New York, NY, 10022
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Russak Dermatology Clinic is a state-of-the-art practice providing comprehensive expertise in medical and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Julie Russak offers the latest in aesthetic skin care, anti-aging, cosmetic treatments and internal wellness located in the heart of New York City. Her practice specializes in cosmetic treatments that require little to no downtime, including injectables, laser rejuvenation, body contouring and an array of noninvasive aesthetic therapies. The clinic’s focus is not on extreme cosmetic procedures, but to enhance and complement each patient’s natural features. Her customized care reexamines and treats skin’s changes through a holistic medical approach, with a focus on education and prevention for overall wellness. The clinic includes Russak+ Aesthetic Center: a cutting-edge clinical spa that places an emphasis on providing advanced skin-care procedures that have been clinically proven to produce lasting results. At Russak Dermatology Clinic and Russak+, science, technology and internal wellness combine to transform your skin.

About My Practice

What does a consultation with you entail?

We always ask our patient what bothers them—that’s the starting line. With cosmetic patients, we let them tell us what they would like to see improved. At that point, we go over all of the options, tailoring each treatment to that particular individual because not every treatment is right for everyone.

What is on the cutting edge of dermatology?

MelaFind®, the first FDA-approved, noninvasive and painless medical device to detect melanoma in its earliest stages. MelaFind® can save a patient from an unnecessary biopsy, which is especially essential when biopsying an area on the face.

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 a year to find a location because we 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 a lot of 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.

Education

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

Credentials

Board Certification:

American Board of Dermatology

Affiliation:

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, engaged,
    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

    Compassion

  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: “I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature.”

  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

Services

  • Botox® Cosmetic / Dysport®
  • Xeomin® / Jeuveau®
  • Juvéderm® / Restylane®
  • CoolSculpting® / Cellfina®
  • Cellfina™
  • Noninvasive Skin Cancer Testing
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Clear + Brilliant®
  • IPL (Intense Pulsed Light)
  • HydraFacial®
  • Dermaplaning
  • Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
  • Removal (Moles / Birthmarks Skin Tags / Lesions)
  • “3D Facial Restoration”
  • “3D LiFT”
  • NovaThreads®
  • Microneedling
  • Hair Restoration
  • Kybella®
  • Ultherapy®
  • IV Nutritional Therapy
  • Radiesse
  • Wellness Analysis / Testing
  • Health Coaching for Brides
  • Vivace™ RF Microneedling
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Erbium
  • PDT Rejuvenation
  • Deoxycholic Acid
  • Specialty Facials: Dermaplaning, Hydrafacial and Intraceuticals Oxygen Facial
  • Chemical Peels
  • Microblading
  • LightStim LED Light Therapy
  • Deoxycholic Acid
  • IV Therapy / Health Coaching
  • Skin Cancer Testing

FAQs

  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.

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Testimonials

Kate

Kate
"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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