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Offering her patients a top-notch level of care is paramount for double board-certified, Yale-trained Dr. Jody A. Levine. Teaming up with her husband, well-respected plastic surgeon Dr. Elie Levine, Dr. Jody Levine is able to provide her patients of all ages, both pediatric and adult, a full range of cosmetic and medical care. Laser surgery is a specialty of this caring physician, and she is proud to offer the latest and most effective devices for ...

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Offering her patients a top-notch level of care is paramount for double board-certified, Yale-trained Dr. Jody A. Levine. Teaming up with her husband, well-respected plastic surgeon Dr. Elie Levine, Dr. Jody Levine is able to provide her patients of all ages, both pediatric and adult, a full range of cosmetic and medical care. Laser surgery is a specialty of this caring physician, and she is proud to offer the latest and most effective devices for ...

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Dr. Jody Levine
Dermatologist
New York, New York

Services Offered

  • Botox® Cosmetic
  • Fillers
  • Juvéderm Volbella
  • miraDry®
  • Sclerotherapy (Vein Treatment)
  • Laser Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Skin Care Regimen
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Adult Dermatology
  • PicoSure®
  • Kybella®
  • Skin Tightening
  • Fractora™ by InMode
  • Photofacial
  • Laser Fat Reduction
  • Hair Restoration
  • SculpSure®

A Minute With

1.
WHAT SETS MY PRACTICE APART
Our state-of-the art aesthetic services; the warm and caring environment and scientific approach to cosmetic care. The marriage of dermatology and plastic surgery at our practice is also an enormous advantage for our patients
2.
MY ULTIMATE SKIN-CARE ADVICE
Choose a skin-care regimen that will give you both short- and long-term benefits; avoid continually changing the products you use
3.
CAREER-DEFINING PROCEDURES
A laser that has been a “fan-favorite” at our practice is the BBL photofacial, now closely rivaled by our new, PicoSure® laser. Upper and lower face filler is another highly received procedure
4.
MY UNIQUE PERSONALITY TRAITS
I love to learn and I also love a challenge, these two personality traits help me to constantly better my skills and seek the best possible outcomes for my patients
5.
HOW I MAKE THE BEST FIRST IMPRESSION
When I meet a patient for the first time I like to listen to them to hear in their own words exactly what they are seeking; to me, listening is the most important element to a successful doctor-patient relationship
6.
THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT MY FIELD
The biggest misconception that patients have is that Botox or fillers will lead to a “fake” look; when done correctly, Botox and fillers enhance one’s natural beauty
7.
WHAT ARE YOUR MOST REQUESTED PROCEDURES?
The PicoSure laser, alone or combined with a photofacial, and our signature "Manhattan Peel" are exceedingly popular. A "liquid lift" with filler and Botox Cosmetic is also a widely requested procedure. Leg vein treatment is another prevalent one, albeit seasonal
8.
WHAT ARE YOU BEST KNOWN FOR?
My ability to treat patients of all ages medically and cosmetically as well as my skill with filler, Botox Cosmetic and laser rejuvenation, which give naturally, beautiful results
9.
HOW DO YOU MANAGE PATIENT EXPECTATIONS?
I listen and ascertain what my patient wants, not what I think he or she should want. If I can understand exactly what bothers them and what improvement will make them the happiest, then I can best explain how to make that dream a reality. I am careful to specify what can and what can't be done as well as the options I have in my armamentarium of cosmetics to make it happen

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Philosophy

Offering her patients a top-notch level of care is paramount for double board-certified, Yale-trained Dr. Jody A. Levine. Teaming up with her husband, well-respected plastic surgeon Dr. Elie Levine, Dr. Jody Levine is able to provide her patients of all ages, both pediatric and adult, a full range of cosmetic and medical care. Laser surgery is a specialty of this caring physician, and she is proud to offer the latest and most effective devices for every cosmetic and dermatologic need. Dr. Levine is also praised for her wonderful skin-care products, which together with her skillful hands and expertise with Botox Cosmetic and fillers, provide her clientele with the rejuvenating, natural results for which she is known.

About My Practice:

Describe your approach.

I practice both pediatric and adult dermatology, both medical and cosmetic, which allows me to take care of the whole family and address the skin concerns of every age group. 

How do you manage patient expectations?

When it comes to treating my patients, I like to start by explaining the details in an understandable way. I go through each option that is able to address their concerns, ranging from the more conservative to the more aggressive, and explain the expectations for each with an objective analysis. I truly believe that an informed patient is a happy patient. 

What's most important to you when treating patients?

Safety is my number one priority. 

About Me:

What is your favorite laser procedure?

The BBL photofacial, which is used to eliminate both red and brown pigmentation and signs of sun damage from the face and body, is certainly the laser procedure I find to be most satisfying. Results are immediate, with no downtime, and the treated skin has a younger, more beautiful glow. 

What do you like most about your job?

The world of dermatology is incredibly vast. There is so much science behind it, and we as doctors continuously research to improve our understanding of the skin and stay on the forefront of technology and medicine. I love being able to make people look better, live healthier and feel happier. 

What qualities make a good dermatologist?

Good dermatologists are detailed and comprehensive, as well as warm and caring toward their patients. I treat my patients like family, and personally I think that is what makes the best doctor. 

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About Me

Total Skin Rejuvenation

Concerned with her dark freckles, redness and large pores, this 29-year-old patient visited Dr. Levine, who performed a BBL photofacial to provide overall skin rejuvenation. 

Natural Looking Lip Enhancement

Desiring fuller lips with a more feminine shape, this 40-year-old patient sought Dr. Levine, who used one syringe of Restylane® to create a natural-looking fullness. 

Sun Damage Relief

Dr. Levine performed two Sciton® BBLTM photofacials and acne treatments to achieve a vast improvement for this 23-year-old patient, who had a history of extensive sun exposure.

Varicose Vein Treatment

Worried about the large, painful veins on her legs, this 23-year-old patient had one session of sclerotherapy with Dr. Levine for a smoother, pain-free look and is shown one week later.

Natural-Looking Lip Enhancement

Unhappy with her thin, uneven lips, this 29-year-old patient sought Dr. Levine for a natural-looking lip enhancement, which was achieved using one syringe of Restylane®

Phototherapy Rejuvenation

This 65-year-old patient had concerns that her sunspots and photoaging were giving away her true age. After undergoing BBLTM phototherapy, her hands look as young as she feels. 

Refreshing "Liquid Facelift"

Worried about her drawn and tired appearance, this 60-year-old patient underwent a “liquid facelift” with Sculptra® for a profound improvement in her appearance. 

Natural-Looking Lip Enhancement

Dr. Levine used one syringe of Restylane to give this 64-year-old patient the fuller, but still natural-looking, lips that she had long desired.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

To rejuvenate this patient’s skin, Dr. Levine performed her signature Manhattan Peel, which combines the power of a microlaser peel with the lasting effects of a fractionated laser.

Improving Aesthetics

This 37-year-old patient suffered from prominent veins around his ankles and on his feet, so Dr. Levine performed one session of sclerotherapy for noticeable results. 

Total Skin Rejuvenation

Concerned with redness, large pores and uneven tone, this 68-year-old patient visited Dr. Levine for a BBLTM photofacial, which improved discoloration and rejuvenated her skin. 

Specialized Skin Care

To improve skin texture and tone, as well as fine lines and wrinkles, this 56-year-old patient underwent Dr. Levine’s signature Manhattan Laser Peel. 

Our Distinguishing Factor

When it comes to cosmetics, Dr. Jody Levine believes in offering her patients a top-notch level of comprehensive care, which starts with the physicians she works with. Teaming up with her husband, plastic surgeon Dr. Elie Levine, Dr. Levine is able to provide a host of skin-care options that might not have otherwise been available. “I choose to spend a lot of time with my patients during consultation to determine the best possible treatment for appropriately addressing their skin concerns,” says Dr. Levine. “Sometimes filler after filler does not achieve the patient’s actual goals, and maybe what they really need is surgery. It is true for the vice versa as well. Often a patient who gets a facelift will also need fillers, or perhaps a laser procedure to treat the tone of their skin in conjunction with correcting the laxity. Working with my husband has made both of us better doctors, and it also distinguishes our practice and makes us unique. We are able to give the patient what he or she really needs.” 

Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Yale University School of Medicine

Residency:

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Fellowship:

  • Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Pediatric Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Dermatology

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

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FAQ's

Q. i am turning 40 and looking for a laser that will give my face a younger apperance

What our experts say:

There are a lot of elements that lead to the aged appearance of the skin. There are four major factors that play a part: pigment, fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, and volume loss.  Pigmentation from sun damage is one of the worst culprits to making you look older. When our skin is exposed to light, the light is absorbed by the pigment and does not bounce back, giving an aged appearance. A photofacial with a BBL (Broad Band Light) or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device helps to break up the pigment. Fine lines and wrinkles can be addressed with a resurfacing laser such as the ProFractional, Fraxel, or MicroLaser peel. A combination of the ProFractional laser and MicroLaser peel (such as the Manhattan Peel-performed in the offices of Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, PLLC) is the gold standard in anti-aging laser treatments. The  Skin laxity requires a laser that will help to firm the skin. There are both non-invasive and minimally invasive devices that can be used to treat laxity. Devices such as the SkinTyte laser, LazerLift, and Smartlipo can help to tighten loose skin. For volume correction, fillers or fat grafting would be required.

Q. Is it common to have loss of pigment after TCA Peel?

What our experts say:

Certain peels, if strong or very deep, can leave hypopigmentation, or loss of pigmentation on the skin. Some pigment may come back over time, but there is no guarantee. The Excimer laser, which uses one ray of radiation without the remaining, potentially damaging rays, can help to bring some pigment back. However, loss of pigmentation may be permanent.  In my practice, I recommend the MicroLaser Peel to combat pigmentation because it can be an aggressive treatment, but the physician controls the depth of penetration by the laser. 

Q. What is the best treatment for facial mole removal?

What our experts say:

It is important to have the mole assessed by a dermatologist for safety. If the mole is changing or has been determined that it is pre-cancerous, it should be excised. If there is any question about irregularity, you should consult with a board certified dermatologist. If it is determined that the mole is completely benign, and the removal is strictly for cosmetic purposes, laser treatments can remove the pigment over time. Treatments with a Q-Switched laser, such as the AlexTriVantage, will break down the pigment over time.

 

About Dr. Jody Levine
About Me

What is your favorite laser procedure?

The BBL photofacial, which is used to eliminate both red and brown pigmentation and signs of sun damage from the face and body, is certainly the laser procedure I find to be most satisfying. Results are immediate, with no downtime, and the treated skin has a younger, more beautiful glow. 

What do you like most about your job?

The world of dermatology is incredibly vast. There is so much science behind it, and we as doctors continuously research to improve our understanding of the skin and stay on the forefront of technology and medicine. I love being able to make people look better, live healthier and feel happier. 

What qualities make a good dermatologist?

Good dermatologists are detailed and comprehensive, as well as warm and caring toward their patients. I treat my patients like family, and personally I think that is what makes the best doctor. 

About My Practice

Describe your approach.

I practice both pediatric and adult dermatology, both medical and cosmetic, which allows me to take care of the whole family and address the skin concerns of every age group. 

How do you manage patient expectations?

When it comes to treating my patients, I like to start by explaining the details in an understandable way. I go through each option that is able to address their concerns, ranging from the more conservative to the more aggressive, and explain the expectations for each with an objective analysis. I truly believe that an informed patient is a happy patient. 

What's most important to you when treating patients?

Safety is my number one priority. 

Education & Credentials

EDUCATION:

Degree:

  • Yale University School of Medicine

Residency:

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Fellowship:

  • Cosmetic and Laser Surgery, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Pediatric Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center

BOARD-CERTIFICATION:

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Dermatology

AFFILIATIONS:

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
A Minute With

WHAT SETS MY PRACTICE APART

Our state-of-the art aesthetic services; the warm and caring environment and scientific approach to cosmetic care. The marriage of dermatology and plastic surgery at our practice is also an enormous advantage for our patients

MY ULTIMATE SKIN-CARE ADVICE

Choose a skin-care regimen that will give you both short- and long-term benefits; avoid continually changing the products you use

CAREER-DEFINING PROCEDURES

A laser that has been a “fan-favorite” at our practice is the BBL photofacial, now closely rivaled by our new, PicoSure® laser. Upper and lower face filler is another highly received procedure

MY UNIQUE PERSONALITY TRAITS

I love to learn and I also love a challenge, these two personality traits help me to constantly better my skills and seek the best possible outcomes for my patients

HOW I MAKE THE BEST FIRST IMPRESSION

When I meet a patient for the first time I like to listen to them to hear in their own words exactly what they are seeking; to me, listening is the most important element to a successful doctor-patient relationship

THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION ABOUT MY FIELD

The biggest misconception that patients have is that Botox or fillers will lead to a “fake” look; when done correctly, Botox and fillers enhance one’s natural beauty

WHAT ARE YOUR MOST REQUESTED PROCEDURES?

The PicoSure laser, alone or combined with a photofacial, and our signature "Manhattan Peel" are exceedingly popular. A "liquid lift" with filler and Botox Cosmetic is also a widely requested procedure. Leg vein treatment is another prevalent one, albeit seasonal

WHAT ARE YOU BEST KNOWN FOR?

My ability to treat patients of all ages medically and cosmetically as well as my skill with filler, Botox Cosmetic and laser rejuvenation, which give naturally, beautiful results

HOW DO YOU MANAGE PATIENT EXPECTATIONS?

I listen and ascertain what my patient wants, not what I think he or she should want. If I can understand exactly what bothers them and what improvement will make them the happiest, then I can best explain how to make that dream a reality. I am careful to specify what can and what can't be done as well as the options I have in my armamentarium of cosmetics to make it happen

Insights

Total Skin Rejuvenation

Concerned with her dark freckles, redness and large pores, this 29-year-old patient visited Dr. Levine, who performed a BBL photofacial to provide overall skin rejuvenation. 

Natural Looking Lip Enhancement

Desiring fuller lips with a more feminine shape, this 40-year-old patient sought Dr. Levine, who used one syringe of Restylane® to create a natural-looking fullness. 

Sun Damage Relief

Dr. Levine performed two Sciton® BBLTM photofacials and acne treatments to achieve a vast improvement for this 23-year-old patient, who had a history of extensive sun exposure.

Varicose Vein Treatment

Worried about the large, painful veins on her legs, this 23-year-old patient had one session of sclerotherapy with Dr. Levine for a smoother, pain-free look and is shown one week later.

Natural-Looking Lip Enhancement

Unhappy with her thin, uneven lips, this 29-year-old patient sought Dr. Levine for a natural-looking lip enhancement, which was achieved using one syringe of Restylane®

Phototherapy Rejuvenation

This 65-year-old patient had concerns that her sunspots and photoaging were giving away her true age. After undergoing BBLTM phototherapy, her hands look as young as she feels. 

Refreshing "Liquid Facelift"

Worried about her drawn and tired appearance, this 60-year-old patient underwent a “liquid facelift” with Sculptra® for a profound improvement in her appearance. 

Natural-Looking Lip Enhancement

Dr. Levine used one syringe of Restylane to give this 64-year-old patient the fuller, but still natural-looking, lips that she had long desired.

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

To rejuvenate this patient’s skin, Dr. Levine performed her signature Manhattan Peel, which combines the power of a microlaser peel with the lasting effects of a fractionated laser.

Improving Aesthetics

This 37-year-old patient suffered from prominent veins around his ankles and on his feet, so Dr. Levine performed one session of sclerotherapy for noticeable results. 

Total Skin Rejuvenation

Concerned with redness, large pores and uneven tone, this 68-year-old patient visited Dr. Levine for a BBLTM photofacial, which improved discoloration and rejuvenated her skin. 

Specialized Skin Care

To improve skin texture and tone, as well as fine lines and wrinkles, this 56-year-old patient underwent Dr. Levine’s signature Manhattan Laser Peel. 

Our Distinguishing Factor

When it comes to cosmetics, Dr. Jody Levine believes in offering her patients a top-notch level of comprehensive care, which starts with the physicians she works with. Teaming up with her husband, plastic surgeon Dr. Elie Levine, Dr. Levine is able to provide a host of skin-care options that might not have otherwise been available. “I choose to spend a lot of time with my patients during consultation to determine the best possible treatment for appropriately addressing their skin concerns,” says Dr. Levine. “Sometimes filler after filler does not achieve the patient’s actual goals, and maybe what they really need is surgery. It is true for the vice versa as well. Often a patient who gets a facelift will also need fillers, or perhaps a laser procedure to treat the tone of their skin in conjunction with correcting the laxity. Working with my husband has made both of us better doctors, and it also distinguishes our practice and makes us unique. We are able to give the patient what he or she really needs.” 

FAQ

Q. i am turning 40 and looking for a laser that will give my face a younger apperance

What our experts say:

There are a lot of elements that lead to the aged appearance of the skin. There are four major factors that play a part: pigment, fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, and volume loss.  Pigmentation from sun damage is one of the worst culprits to making you look older. When our skin is exposed to light, the light is absorbed by the pigment and does not bounce back, giving an aged appearance. A photofacial with a BBL (Broad Band Light) or IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) device helps to break up the pigment. Fine lines and wrinkles can be addressed with a resurfacing laser such as the ProFractional, Fraxel, or MicroLaser peel. A combination of the ProFractional laser and MicroLaser peel (such as the Manhattan Peel-performed in the offices of Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, PLLC) is the gold standard in anti-aging laser treatments. The  Skin laxity requires a laser that will help to firm the skin. There are both non-invasive and minimally invasive devices that can be used to treat laxity. Devices such as the SkinTyte laser, LazerLift, and Smartlipo can help to tighten loose skin. For volume correction, fillers or fat grafting would be required.

Q. Is it common to have loss of pigment after TCA Peel?

What our experts say:

Certain peels, if strong or very deep, can leave hypopigmentation, or loss of pigmentation on the skin. Some pigment may come back over time, but there is no guarantee. The Excimer laser, which uses one ray of radiation without the remaining, potentially damaging rays, can help to bring some pigment back. However, loss of pigmentation may be permanent.  In my practice, I recommend the MicroLaser Peel to combat pigmentation because it can be an aggressive treatment, but the physician controls the depth of penetration by the laser. 

Q. What is the best treatment for facial mole removal?

What our experts say:

It is important to have the mole assessed by a dermatologist for safety. If the mole is changing or has been determined that it is pre-cancerous, it should be excised. If there is any question about irregularity, you should consult with a board certified dermatologist. If it is determined that the mole is completely benign, and the removal is strictly for cosmetic purposes, laser treatments can remove the pigment over time. Treatments with a Q-Switched laser, such as the AlexTriVantage, will break down the pigment over time.

 

Services
  • Botox® Cosmetic
  • Fillers
  • Juvéderm Volbella
  • miraDry®
  • Sclerotherapy (Vein Treatment)
  • Laser Surgery
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Skin Care Regimen
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Adult Dermatology
  • PicoSure®
  • Kybella®
  • Skin Tightening
  • Fractora™ by InMode
  • Photofacial
  • Laser Fat Reduction
  • Hair Restoration
  • SculpSure®