Dr. Vicki Levine

Dermatology
New York, NY
43 years experience female

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

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

My office hours

Thursday: 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 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Bacteria: This is caused bya bacterial infection caused by staph or strep. You can get itfrom someone else of you have a cut in your skin.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
It can be: Elidel (pimecrolimus) can help some people and not others it is particularly useful in thin skinned areas such as the face groin and armpits. The eyel... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Cannot say: Since I do not know how long you have been on the Keflex it is hard to say.If you have only been on it for a few days then it is possible for new lesi... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
No: You should see a gynecologist to find out the reason for your symptoms rather than asking them with a douche.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Change creams: I cannot say if it is scarred or not but I would apply Vaseline or Aquaphor several times a day, and refrain from sex and masturbation until it heals-... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
May not be that: If your hair is continuing to fall out, I would see an endocrinologist or dermatologist. Your thyroid levels should be checked. Your also need to be s... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Can bleach anytime: even after the cream has dried on your face it can bleach colored items. That is why it is best applied at night.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Sometimes: It is possible there was alot of ink in that area and that is why you got a blister -apply vaseline or aquaphor twice a day till it heals and hopefull... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Lie on floor: An easy way to learn this is to lie on your back and put your hands on your stomach. As you inhale try to push your stomach out and watch your hands g... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Several: Risks of surgery include infection, excessive bleeeding, nerve damage and unsightly scars if they become raised and red after healing is done.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Few: If you have not heart problems it should be safe. Your can be irritaed by the mens liquid but this can solved by using the foam.If women use the men's... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Avoid closest shave: Before shaving wash face with warm soap and water. Rinse off and then apply shving gel. Avoid trying to get the closest shave in the world since this ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Different uses: Zostrix (capsaicin) is a cream that can be used to treat post-herpetic neuralgia-pain that last for 3 months after shingles has resolved. Acyclovir cr... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Yes: Yes. Return to the doctor that did the procedure.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Some: Some people think they are very painful. You can have a topical anesthetic applied to decrease pain.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Vitamin E and scars: There is proof that vitamin e helps scars at all. In fact, you could be allergic to it, and then you will get a rash.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Burn on breast: You can see a dermatologist who can prescribe silver sulfadizine cream. You will apply thie to the wound untill it heals.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Creams: Creams are best for dry skin. You could even put on an ointment such as vaseline or aveeno (oatmeal) healing ointment or aquaphor at night. You should... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
None: Studies have shown no benefir from vitamin e and if you are allergic to it, you can get a rash.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Ignore: Call an ambulance and go to an emergency room immediately. Take an Aspirin before you go.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Ignore: At this point in time I do not think there is a way to prevent type 1 diabetes.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Low salt foods: You should avoud frozen foods since they tend to have alot of sodium in them. Do not add salt to your food while it is cooking. Add it when you eat it... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Age: I assume you mean age of a person.I have removed a basal cell in a child that was either 6 or 8 years old. That is rare. While these are usually found... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Skin shrink: If it does not shrink pretty quickly after weight loss, you will need surgery to remove the excess skin.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Ignore: If you trust your physical therapist listen to what they say and do your exercises at home.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Dry skin: Use a mild soap and try not to wash your hand alot. A cream not lotion moisturizer will also help if you apply it at night. During the day you may try... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Scab: The development of a scab is not helpful for wounds to heal. It is best to use vaseline of aquaphor on a wound to allow it to heal faster. A scab is l... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Surgery may work: Sometimes surgeons cut a nerve to eliminate sweating in the armpits. Unfortunately you made then develope excess sweating elsewhere. It is also possib... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Stubborn zits: See your dermatotologist who can prescribe topical creams and possibly oral antibiotics.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Breaking out and dry: You should see a dermatologist. There are products available for people with dry skin and acne. You may also be using over the counter products on you... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Shingles: If the rash is made od blisters that was preceded by pain or itching, you made me right. Depending on how long you have had the rash, you can take an ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Excess skin: You cannot do anything to prevent excess skin after significant weight loss.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Yes: It is fine to wear a pad to protect your underwear. Just remember to change the pad if it gets very wet.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Suncreen: There ate moisturizers with sunscreen that are meant for acne prone skin, so you do not have to put on two different productsl.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Dry skin: This cannot be answered with out seeing a dermatologist, unless you are using a very drying soap on your nose. The rest of your face should also be dr... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Painful bumps: I do not think this question can be answered. Your need to see a dermatologist for a diagnosis.
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A member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Dry tongue: Your mother may sleep with her mouth open and that would cause a dry tongue. Some medications also cause a dry moth/tongue. There is a gel that you c... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
See a doctor: There are many reasons for hair loss including thyroid problems, hormonal problems, a low ferritin level which shows your iron stores. Significant we... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
apply ice: I would soak my finger in a combination of ice and water on and off for the next few hours. If it does not get better you should see a doctor in a few... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
No: I have never heard of any evidence to prove that this is true.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Yes: I believe you can as long as you are not allergic to it. You should just check to make sure that it does not destroy the nasal cannulaor interfere wit... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Yes: This cream is totally safe for the penis.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
several things: Use unscented soft toilet tissue.No wipes.Can wet toilet tissue with mineral oil.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
No: Acne products such as benzoyl peroxide which is available over the counter does work. You can also see a dermatologist who can advise you on other opt... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Yes: Aquaphor is an excellent moisturizer that can be used by infants, children and adults. It is similar to vaseline, but is thicker. If you are allergic ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Is it one blister or: If it is only one blister it could be from pressure if you lean on that side a lot. If there are several small blisters in that area it may be herpes.... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
May not be a pimple: It may be a small cyst known as a milia. This cannot be popped out unless a small cut is made over the cyst before it is squeezed out. You might want ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Swollen foreskin: Does the area itch and is it flaky? If so see a dermatologist or a urologist. Are you able to urinate without problem? I would refrain from having sex... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Biopsy proven?: If you had like lichen planus, after the spots go away you are left with a darkening of your skin. This will fade over time which means many months. Y... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 43 years experience
Medical Center: I think your best bet is to see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon in a major medical center. You should ask to speak to patients that he or she has a... 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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