According to New York dermatologist Jody Levine, MD and plastic surgeon Elie Levine, MD, their collaboration in providing complementary treatments has yielded remarkable benefits for their patients. Dr. Jody Levine states, “There are so many examples of complementary treatments that we can provide.” One notable example is addressing an aging face, which involves multiple components such as changes in skin tone, texture, and volume loss. Dr. Elie Levine explains, “A facelift will lift and tighten and give a beautiful, youthful but natural enhancement. However, this procedure does not correct for skin tone changes, fully help skin texture or volume loss.”
To address these additional concerns, Dr. Elie Levine frequently combines fat injections with surgical facelifts. Dr. Jody Levine complements these treatments by rejuvenating skin tone, texture, and volume loss using laser treatments, skin-care regimens, and injectables. Together, their collaborative approach ensures patients receive the comprehensive and natural corrections they desire.
The combination of lasers and injectables has proven highly effective in enhancing the outcomes of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Jody Levine explains, “Some lasers correct the superficial effects of sun damage while others reduce deeper sun damage and pigment and help with tightening of the skin.” Injectable fillers, on the other hand, add volume and lift sagging skin, while neuromodulators like Botox Cosmetic, Xeomin or Daxxify relax muscles, reducing dynamic wrinkles. Dr. Jody adds, “These all have a role that is separate from each other but works beautifully together.” By utilizing these complementary treatments, they can achieve remarkable results that surpass what each treatment can accomplish individually.
The collaboration between Dr. Jody Levine and Dr. Elie Levine extends beyond the treatments themselves. Dr. Jody Levine explains how they work together to create a comprehensive treatment plan: “If a patient comes for a consultation with Dr. Elie, he will recommend the surgical options, but will also address the skin concerns that many plastic surgeons would not be cognizant of. He will include me in the consultation to advise on the best methods of treatment.” This collaborative approach allows them to combine their expertise and provide patients with the most effective and personalized solutions. Patient education is a key aspect of their approach, as Dr. Jody Levine emphasizes, “We are able to fully educate each patient on the pros and cons of the various procedures…we help patients make an educated decision along with our professional guidance.”
The success of their collaboration is exemplified through specific cases where patients experienced enhanced outcomes. Dr. Jody Levine describes a patient who underwent a facelift while also having melasma and rosacea. “I was able to treat the rosacea with topical prescriptions, as well as the melasma with an incredible laser protocol and topical treatments. Along with a facelift, browlift, and neck tightening, she was a new person. She would’ve had a tighter face but still suffer from redness, pimples, and brown spots that would not have enabled her to enjoy her new youthful look.” By addressing all aspects of the patient’s concerns, including skin tone, texture, and volume loss, the doctors’ collaborative approach delivers the best possible results and an attention to detail and a level of care that surpasses all others.
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