Medical Dermatology

Medical Dermatology

New York City

Our skin is the largest organ of the body. It is responsible for providing a protective layer to our internal organs and is seen as a beautiful asset, which is why you probably want only the best when getting a diagnosis or treatment for any type of skin condition that you experience.

Medical dermatology refers to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the hair, skin, and nails. Board-certified dermatologists Dr. Debra Wattenberg and Dr. Ilyse Lefkowicz are educated and experts in diagnosing and treating all types dermatological conditions.

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Skin conditions come in different forms, and may appear anywhere on the body. Certain skin conditions can interfere with your life, and lead to embarrassment, and even cause you to feel uncomfortable if you experience inflammation or itching. While certain skin conditions can be cured, others cannot, although they can be managed with proper at-home care and with effective management from your dermatologist.

Skin conditions in Dermatology

Acne is a disease that affects the oil-producing glands in the skin causing plugged pores (blackheads and whiteheads), pimples, and even deeper lumps (cysts or nodules) that occur on the face, neck, chest, back, shoulders and upper arms.  LEARN MORE

Age spots, also called liver spots, appear on the skin as dark or brown patches that occur as a result of prolonged sun exposure. These spots may appear on the backs of the hands, face, shoulders, and arms. LEARN MORE

A benign growth or tumor is any mass of cells that forms on the surface of or just below your skin. LEARN MORE

A cyst develops underneath the surface layer of your skin and usually is filled partially or completely with fluid. Skin cysts typically grow slowly, are painless, and feel smooth to the touch when rolled under the skin.  LEARN MORE

We all experience dry skin from time to time, but chronic dry skin can become problematic. It can itch, crack, or even bleed. Dry skin can be a symptom of another condition, such as eczema. LEARN MORE

Eczema is a general term encompassing several inflamed skin conditions including allergic contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis and nummular dermatitis. Atopic dermatitis is a common form of eczema which occurs in both children and adults.  LEARN MORE

We all lose some of our hair every day and never realize it, but for many people, this hair loss is substantial and unwanted. Hereditary hair loss is estimated to affect approximately 80 million Americans, either in the form of male-pattern baldness, female-pattern baldness, or alopecia. LEARN MORE

Do you find that you often sweat for no apparent reason, or sweat excessively? This condition is known as hyperhidrosis. A person with hyperhidrosis can break into a sweat even while relaxing in a cool room. LEARN MORE

Almost every person has at least a few moles on their skin—and most people average between 10 and 40 moles. These moles usually develop during childhood and adolescence. LEARN MORE

Your dermatologist can do more than just treat your skin. The field of dermatology also includes identifying and treating issues with the fingernails and toenails. LEARN MORE

A pigment called melanin determines the color of your skin. If you have a pigmentation disorder, this can cause color changes in your skin. LEARN MORE

Whether you enjoy being in the great outdoors or you’re just maintaining your own yard and garden, you might encounter poison ivy. LEARN MORE

Psoriasis is a chronic, painful skin condition that results in the frequent development of thick, scaly patches of skin. These areas, which are called plaques, form most often on the knees, elbows, scalp, and lower back. LEARN MORE

A rash can be classified as any area of irritated and swollen skin. A rash may be caused by an allergic reaction, exposure to poison ivy, as a side effect to certain medications, or so many other reasons. LEARN MORE

Scars form when damage has been done beneath the top layer of your skin. As the skin heals, this new, thicker tissue often forms as a scar. Most scars are flat and have a wrinkled appearance. LEARN MORE

A case of shingles occurs when the chickenpox virus reactivates in someone who already has had chickenpox. This reactivation causes a painful, blistering rash. LEARN MORE

Skin tags are common benign growths. Clinically referred to as an acrochordon, skin tags usually form in skin fold, such as the underarm, neck, eyelid, and even the groin. LEARN MORE

Warts are skin growths caused by a viral infection in the skin. There are several different kinds of warts including common warts, plantar (foot) warts, and flat warts. It is reasonable to have all warts treated since they can spread to other parts of the body and to other people.  LEARN MORE

Our expert dermatologists also will recommend the best course of action you can take at home to combat your skin condition or to prevent it from flaring up or reappearing.

Our board-certified dermatologists Dr. Wattenberg and Dr. Lefkowicz operate at the forefront of their field, offering state-of-the-art treatments for these various conditions. Treatment options will vary depending on the type of skin condition that you have, as well as the severity of the condition.

What board-certified means

Dr. Wattenberg and Dr. Lefkowicz are board-certified, which means that they have been recognized as a fellow by the American Academy of Dermatology, and have passed additional testing to support their education, training, and knowledge of dermatology. Not all dermatologists are board-certified. It is important, however, to choose a board-certified dermatologist to ensure proper diagnosis and treatment.

Skin Condition Treatments

At NY Skin RX, we approach every visit with a holistic approach. We listen to our patients and construct a treatment plan that is individual and personalized. Treatment for your condition will vary, but we offer prescription strength topical ointments, laser therapy, curettage or removal, cryotherapy, and more. There may even be changes in your lifestyle that can help you manage your skin condition.

Board-certified dermatologists in NYC

Dr. Wattenberg and Dr. Lefkowicz diagnose and treat a variety of skin conditions for patients of all ages including infants and the elderly. If you experience a skin condition, it is best to have it evaluated by a board-certified dermatologist to ensure proper treatment. We also offer a variety of cosmetic treatments to combat the signs of aging, as well as and laser treatments for skin conditions and even hair removal for unwanted hair growth. To learn more about our medical dermatology program and how it could benefit you, give us a call at (212) 288-3200 to schedule a consultation.

NY Skin RX provides state-of-the-art cosmetic and medical dermatology services to patients in Manhattan, the Upper East Side, and throughout New York City.

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