As the body’s largest organ, the health of the skin is critical to the health of the rest of the body. To keep your skin healthy, we offer high-quality and comprehensive care for your skin through our general medical dermatology services.
Medical dermatology is a medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the skin, hair, scalp, nails, veins and mucous membranes.
Mohs Skin Cancer
Mohs surgery is the surgical removal of skin cancer and other skin malignancies followed by microscopic examination performed by Dr. Levine. The entire lesion along with small margins around the lesion are completely excised to ensure the complete removal of the malignant tissue. Small tissue samples are taken first to ensure that the surrounding tissue is spared for the best cosmetic outcome.
Are you struggling with the pain and embarrassment of unsightly varicose veins? You’re not alone – millions of men and women in the United States suffer from venous insufficiency, the condition that causes varicose veins.
Scottsdale Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery specializes in the treatment of varicose veins and spider veins using minimally invasive procedures.
In addition to our dermatology care, Scottsdale Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery also offers our patients high-quality and convenient cosmetic and aesthetic treatments, including noninvasive, minimally and surgical services designed to contour the face and body, erase the signs of aging and rejuvenate the skin.
The aging process affects the entire body – including the face. As we age, the amount of fat volume in the face decreases while the skin loses simultaneously loses elasticity. This combination creates the perfect storm for the development of wrinkles, sagging skin, lines and creases. Genetics, stress, prolonged sun exposure and lifestyle factors like smoking can also contribute to premature facial aging.
The brow-lift, also known as the forehead-lift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that lifts sagging and drooping eyebrows, leaving patients with a more youthful and rejuvenated look. Sagging and drooping eyebrows are very common and often develop because of aging or genetics that occurs when the muscles of the forehead become stretched and can no longer hold the eyebrows in their natural position.
Just like the eyebrows, the eyelids can also sag and droop over time. Causes of eyelid sagging include the stretching out of the muscles in the forehead, sagging skin and the development of fatty deposits and excess tissue near the eyelids. For many individuals, sagging and drooping eyelids develop as a part of the aging process or genetics, but lifestyle factors such as prolonged sun exposure and smoking also contribute to the condition.
A healthy diet and regular exercise routine can work wonders to remove unwanted fat and tone the body, but for some people, eating right and working out does not make a difference. What does make a difference? Liposuction from Scottsdale Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Liposuction is not a weight loss tool; it is a body sculpting procedure ideal for patients who have reached or are near their ideal weight and are struggling with areas of stubborn fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
As we age, fat volume in our face decreases, leaving loose, sagging skin that is susceptible to developing creases, lines and wrinkles. Scottsdale Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery improves skin quality, enhances facial contouring and reduces these signs of aging with facial fat transfers. During the fat transfer procedure, Dr. Levine takes unwanted fat from another body area such as the thigh or abdomen and then injects it into the face to fill out sunken and sagging areas.
Excess skin and stubborn fat often accumulate around the midsection, and for many people, can be unresponsive to a healthy diet and exercise. To improve the shape of the waistline and remove stubborn fat, Dr. Levine offers patients the abdominoplasty procedure, also known as a tummy tuck. This abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat around the abdomen and tightens loose muscles in the abdominal area.
Scar revision treatment is designed to improve the appearance of scars on the face and body. Scars develop when wounds to the skin such as scrapes, cuts, burns, surgical incisions and acne do not heal properly and can develop as raised, sunken, discolored and irregular areas on the skin. Scars often cause feelings of self-consciousness or insecurity for some people.
Cosmetic dermatology is the branch of dermatology that focuses on improving and enhancing the aesthetic appearance of the skin, hair and nails.
Cosmetic dermatology treatments at Scottsdale Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery are designed to treat skin imperfections and other conditions caused by aging, genetics and prolonged sun exposure.
BOTOX® is the brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The substance is injected into the skin which is known to inhibit muscle movement – and that can prevent wrinkles from developing or worsening.
Dermal filler is a soft tissue filler injected into the skin to help in facial wrinkles, restoring facial volume and a smoother appearance. Most of the wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body. Some dermal fillers will fill in hollow lines and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that last from 4 months p to 2 years.
Aging not only causes changes in skin elasticity and texture, but it can also mean changes in skin pigment One of the common changes seen in skin pigment is the development of brown spots, also known as sun spots, age spots or liver spots.
Spider veins can be annoying and unsightly. Dr. Levine can help eliminate or reduce the appearance of your spider veins and give you back beautiful legs using a range of minimally invasive treatments. Spider veins occur when small blood vessels found close to the surface of the skin become dilated due to pressure in the legs
Wrinkles may seem like an inevitable part of getting older, but that does not mean you have to accept them. Fight back with skin rejuvenating treatments from Scottsdale Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. Wrinkles develop when the body’s production of collagen and elastic slow down, reducing the skin’s ability to stretch and retract.
Laser Hair Removal
Unwanted body hair can be embarrassing, frustrating and a hassle to remove. Shaving, waxing and depilatory creams require maintenance and can cause painful skin irritation. There is a comfortable and long-lasting alternative to temporary hair removal treatments with laser hair removal from Scottsdale Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery.
Acne scars, environmental pollutants, blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin texture are common cosmetic problems that can cause your skin to look dull, tired and older. Scottsdale Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery can improve skin quality and restore your youthful appearance with skin resurfacing therapy.
Micro-needling with PRP
In addition to the natural side effects of aging, our skin is always under attack from environmental pollutants, the sun’s damaging rays and bacteria and dirt that cause acne. Micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive skin resurfacing treatment designed to combat these conditions and restore skin quality.
Skin becomes dull due to aging, dead skin cells, acne and environmental pollutants. When skin becomes dull, it can make you look years older. Dermaplaning is a safe and effective exfoliation procedure that turns back the hands of time by resurfacing damaged skin. Dermaplaning also triggers the body’s cell regeneration response to create new, healthy skin cells.
Microdermabrasion. Do you have acne scars, uneven pigmentation, fine lines or wrinkles? If you’re living with dull skin, you may want to consider microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive skin resurfacing procedure that uses very fine microcrystals to remove the topmost layer of dead, dry and dull skin to reveal new and healthy-looking skin below.
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck and even the back of the hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. After a chemical peel, skin is left refreshed with less fine lines, pores, and even wrinkles. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so sun protection or sun avoidance after a peel is essential.
Renuvion J Plasma Skin Tightening
The J-Plasma procedure is a non-surgical alternative to the facelift and eyelid surgery as it provides a natural tightening of the skin by increasing the skin’s natural collagen production. The J-Plasma face uses cold plasma energy under the skin to lift, tighten and rejuvenate the face and neck giving you natural looking results with minimal downtime and no complications of a traditional facelift.
Stem Cell Therapy
Stem cell therapy is increasing in popularity and becoming more widely used in cosmetic, anti-aging and medical treatments. Patients who undergo stem cell therapy report seeing improvements in skin quality and pigment and a reduction in the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles. Other patients experience shortened recovery times and better results when combining stem cells and cosmetic surgeries such as the tummy tuck, liposuction or face-lift.
Skin Tightening and Resurfacing
Fractional laser skin tightening and resurfacing can dramatically improve the condition and quality of the skin without discomfort or lengthy recovery times.