At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, we understand that children have specialized skin care needs. The young, sensitive skin of a child is prone to a wide array of dermatologic concerns, ranging from common conditions such as dermatitis and acne to complex genetic disorders. Diagnosis of pediatric dermatologic conditions can be challenging, and treatment must be tailored not only to the particular physical needs of children, but also to their special emotional and social concerns as well. Board certified as both a pediatrician and a dermatologist, Dr. Jody Levine is one of New York’s leading experts in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric skin disorders.
A child’s skin is subject to many developmental changes and hormonal fluctuations that don’t affect adult skin. Certain skin conditions may present differently in children than in adults, making diagnosis tricky for general dermatologists who are not attuned to the nuances of children’s skin. At the same time, pediatricians may lack the specialized dermatologic knowledge needed to diagnose and treat anything but the most simple pediatric skin conditions. Whether your teen suffers from chronic acne, you’re concerned about your newborn’s vascular birthmark, or you want to determine whether your first-grader’s skin condition indicates a more serious underlying problem, you need a specialist with the expertise to meet the unique skin care needs of young patients.
At Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC, pediatric dermatology is one of our specialties. Our combined expertise in both pediatrics and dermatology allows us to offer the most advanced, comprehensive dermatologic care for children of all ages, from newborns and toddlers through teens and young adults. With keen diagnostic skills and a sensitivity to the physical and emotional needs of children that is borne from being both a pediatric dermatologist and a mother of four, Dr. Jody Levine offers the most sophisticated and innovative medical, laser, and surgical treatment options, specifically tailored to the skin care needs of pediatric patients.
But, our approach goes beyond just offering the highest quality medical care. We understand that, for young children, a doctor’s visit can be frightening and overwhelming. We recognize that many teens are very sensitive about their body image and their privacy. We realize that our young patients have emotional needs and social concerns in addition to their physical complaints. That’s why we’re dedicated to offering a warm, supportive, and child-friendly atmosphere. From televisions and toys that keep patients happily occupied to specialized pediatric anesthesia methods, colorful bandages, and lollipop rewards, we’re committed to making your child’s experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible.
Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of NYC offers the most advanced treatment options for the full range of pediatric dermatology conditions. We’re here for you and your child every step of the way, from initial diagnosis and treatment through follow-up and ongoing preventative care. The conditions we treat include:
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