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Dr. Vicki Levine

Dermatology
New York, NY
42 years experience female

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

635 Madison Ave 3rd Floor, New York, NY, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: Closed
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Fax

2123086847

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Cigna

About

Bio

I am a Mohs surgeon which means I specialize in the removal of skin cancers. I also use laser Botox and filler to help people look more youthful.I feel I am a caring person who explains things in plain English so people can understand them well.I answer all of a patient's questions to their satisfaction.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dermatology

Aesthetic Medicine

Licenses

United States: New York

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

883 Answers
714 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yellow discoloration: This is a discoloration of your skin and the whites of your eyes. It is due to some problem with your liver. There could be many different causes incl... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Tenditis: You need to see a hand surgeon or a rheumatologist. You may need an injection of cortisone and a splint.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yes: If a deer tick remains on the skin for 24 hours or more, doctors often treat with that antibiotic for lyme disease. They also may draw a blood test wh... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Can be dormant: a person can be contagious even if they are not having an outbreak of herpes since it can be dormant in their skin. The only other question is has the... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Call or see your doc: Your may be irritated by the tape on your skin. If you were told to use an over the counter antibiotic ointment, that could also be causing the proble... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Maybe a cyst: I would see a dermatologist to make the correct diagnosis. If it is an acne cyst it can be injected with cortisone which will improve it but it will n... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
See a dermatologist: you might have a bacterial infection and need a topical antibiotic called Mupirocin.this only has to be used for a few days before it solved the probl... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Drowsiness: The most common side effect is sleepiness. It could also cause your heart to beat more slowly than it normally does. This is called bradycardia.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
1-2 weeks: A first degree burn will heal faster than a second degree burn, since no blister formed. When you get a second degree burn, a blister forms, so it wil... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Are you sure: I looked up the possible side effects of this combination drug and did not see psoriasis. You might want to contact the makers of the drug since it a ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Be patient: it can take several days or a week for the oral steroid to take effect. I would not rush off yet to have the hyuronic acid dissolved
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Cannot say: I do not know of any studies done with the drug. While it may be as good I would stick with minoxidil since it is FDA approved-which means that they h... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Not sure: I would either see a dermatologist or a rheumatologist, since there could be an internal problem.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Invasion of BCC: While this is very very rare there have been reported cases. The main reason to have it removed is that the larger it gets the harder it is to remove.... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Will go away: try not to worry since the blister will go away. If you want to you can prick the blister with a clean needle that you have cleaned with alcohol and t... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Similar products: Protopic and Elidel (pimecrolimus) are both products that act like topical cortisone creams, without having any cortisone in them. Protopic is an oin... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Would avoid: bleaching creams can be irritating, so I would be careful in this area of body. Azelaic acid cream might not be so irritating. That is a prescription ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
See a doctor: It is hard to say but you may have a disease called argyria, which causes your skin to turn grey. Are the white portion of your eyes white or a greyis... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
After 1 month: Within one month the Accutane is out of your body and you can resume your normal vitamins.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Probably a few weeks: The shingles shot which is 50 percent effective, will probably be somewhat effective within the next few weeks. If you do end up getting shingles afte... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Fungal infections: This cream is used for fungal infections of the skin and sometimes in the vagina. It can also be used to treat seborrhoeic dermatitis of the face.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Yeast infection: She should see a gynecologist to make sure she does not have a yeast infection in her vagina. This can be easily treated. If she has been on antibioti... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Who told you this?: I wonder whether you're endocrinologist, dermatologist or general doctor told you this. At your age hormone fluctuations should not cause hair loss. ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
No: You should see a dermatologist who can recommend a different prescription creams that can improve your acne.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
cannot be sure: It is possible that the back of your watch is made of stainless steel and that is why you are not reacting to it.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
see a doctor: You may have something wrong with your liver and should see a doctor as soon as possible.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
No I didn't: Vitamin b deficiency does not cause itching of the skin it can cause the skin to be pale or bruise easily.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Topical acne medicin: If you are continuing to use your topical acne medications the redness should slowly fade with time. You can conceal them with a light foundation unti... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Ear piercing: The reason I do not recommend that people have an ear piercing through the cartilage its at the cartilage has no blood supply so if you develop infect... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Really black?: I think you probably just mean the skin is discolored or darker than your normal skin. This should improve with time especially if you wear a light su... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Everythema nodosum: I do not know how come in this is in infants so i would see if there is a pediatric dermatologist in your area. A skin biopsy may need to be done to c... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Probably hemorrhoids: While these are not dangerous they can be annoying and sometimes become irritating. Try to have a high fiber diet so you do not get constipated and th... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Not clear: Are your nails getting dark streaks? They are normally ok unless you only have one or one is darker than the others.If so see a dermatologist.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
No: I have never heard of lemon juice being used as a remedy for acne. You should see your general doctor or dermatologist who can give you prescription m... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
totally different : Fordyce spots are all along the lip and are not painful.They never go away.While cold sores are painful Fordyce spots are not.I.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Hard to say: You really need to see your gynecologist to see whether your vaginal skin is just normal which is a little bumpy or whether you do have warts.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Stop licking lips: Try to stop licking the area as this will slow down the healing. Apply vaseline, vaniply ointment or aquaphor (if you are not allergic to wool) multip... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
See a dermatologist : You do not say if there is a rash on the bottom of your feet. If there is, you may have a fungus infection or eczema. You should see a dermatologist t... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Possible cyst: While one cannot say for sure that this is a cyst on your scalp it is certainly possible. You should see a dermatologist to see if this is the correct... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
No: Shingles is a 'rebirth' of the chicken pox virus. Your may have had a mild case of chicken pox and did not know it. You can have a blood test to have ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Question not clear: since minoxidil is meant for your scalp and that your hair I do not understand why it is getting dry. You might be better off with the foam then the l... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Possible allergy: Either you lick your lips a lot, or you are allergic to one of the ingredients in the lip balms. I would see a dermatologist for patch testing, to see... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
No laser presently: the pulsed dye laser will help with the red color of stretch marks that are new, but no laser will eliminate them entirely.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
No answer: This question cannot be answered without an examination of the lesion. See your general doctor or a dermatologist.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Which laser used?: I would need to know which q-switched laser was used. The Ruby and Alexandrite are good for green, while the Q-switched 1064/532 is not.
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Not much: if you wear sunscreen to keep your normal skin as light as possible, the stretch marks may be less visible. They are a form of scars, due to loss of e... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Too tight: If your braids are too tight, your scalp will hurt when your take them down. Wearing then all the time could even cause hair loss-called traction alop... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
No: There is really no way to decrease the size of your pores.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Cream better: Cerave cream is better than the lotion. Also keep showers short and only use soap in private parts. If you have any red scaly areas see your dermatolo... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
Cosmetic Clinic: there are some cosmetic clinics offered at university medical centers that or for these products at cheaper prices. Often times they are done by fello... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Jul 13, 2014
Vicki is an expert in her field and has a vast general medical knowledge. Truly an asset to Healthtap and a great caring patient advocate. If I were closer I'd send her all my consults!
Jul 20, 2014
Dr Levine has consistently shown thoughtful and useful advise to patients in her interactions. She is an expert in her field. I highly recommend her for your health care needs !
Jan 4, 2014
Dr. Levine! Thank you, for helping both the patients and the doctors with you accurate caring responses!
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. I am a bit conflicted due to the other doctord advice. I guess there's a middle fround.
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! so far it has a temporary itch relief, its only day 2 but thank you!
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thand you so much! (: I still have a week until I can test, but I will

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Washington University School of Medicine, MO
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

NYU HOSPITALS CENTER

Awards

Top Doctors,best teaching awards from the NYU residents
Top Dermatologist , First Place, Manhattan, NY - Winter
2013
Top Dermatologist , First Place, New York - Summer
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Dermatology
American College of Mohs Surgery
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
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