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Dr. Joshua Fox

Dermatology
Ridgewood, NJ
40 years experience male

Locations

Advanced Dermatology PC

West Islip, NY

Address

510 Montauk Highway, Suite A, West Islip, NY, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
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Medicare

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About

Bio

Dr. Fox earned his Medical Degree from the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He completed an internship at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, followed by a four-year dermatology residency at the New York University School of Medicine. A Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Fox is known nationwide as a leading authority in the field of dermatology, with an expertise in skin cancer, cosmetic surgery and laser procedures. He has been an expert resource for the public interest on dermatologic topics for the major television networks, radio stations and national newspapers and magazines. He is the official spokesperson for the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Fox has received multiple research and clinical awards including recognition from Top Doctors, Who’s Who, the International Society of Dermatology and the prestigious Husic Award for most outstanding research. In addition, his service has been recognized by multiple hospitals, civic, educational and community organizations. He has been on the advisory boards of both the Psoriasis Foundation and National Rosacea Foundation, among others. With an extensive background in research, Dr. Fox has presented his findings on a wide range of subjects from laser techniques and cosmetic procedures to stretch marks and scars. He has been Chief of Dermatology of several major teaching hospitals including Mt. Sinai Hospital of Queens and Jamaica Medical Center and is currently on the staff of ten NY area hospitals.In 1987, Dr. Fox founded the AAD Melanoma/Skin Cancer Prevention Program in Queens, NY. He is an educator as much as he is a physician and he has worked tirelessly to develop effective community screening programs and to increase skin cancer awareness and prevention. He later developed a dermatology and skin cancer research and advocacy forum for patients and physicians, called the New Age Skin Research Foundation. He serves as President of the Foundation. Dr. Fox is founder and director of Advanced Dermatology, P.C. and the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery. He and his associates have expanded the practice into one of largest in the region for dermatology, laser cosmetic surgery. The practice owns more lasers than any other hospital or dermatology practice on the East Coast, and has been a resource center for educating dermatologists, laser surgeons, cosmetic surgeons and others about laser procedures, skin cancer and cosmetic surgery techniques.

Specialties
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Dermatology

Hair Restoration

Pediatrics - Dermatology

Languages spoken

Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

80 Answers
38 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
acne scars: There are many laser and non laser techniques to treat acne scars. These include subscisssion, tea crosshatching, chemical peels, microdermabrasion ,... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
If: If you still having a pink bloody discharge. I advise you to consult an OB gyn for physical examination.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Laser resurfacing: Laser resurfacing is most commonly performed for wrinkes, skin texture and laxity, acne scarring, large pores, etc. You really need to speak a dermato... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Scratching: Scratching is one form of skin injury caused as a result of the aggressive force used upon outer layers of the skin. Skin injuries are associated with... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
The: The outcome from fraxel treatment is usually much more pronounced and more controlled than dermabrasion and microdermabrsion will not have much effect... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Infection on toe: Redness, warmth and tenderness are three signs of infection.You should see either a dermatologist or family doctor. Antibiotics may be necessary
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
There: There is always an old fashioned way of working out and toning the body. But there are new lasers and devices which remove localized fat. These are co... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
In: In order to get rid of deep wrinkes on the neck, skin need to be tightened or lifted either with a non-surgical or surgical procedure. There are seve... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Eye senstivity: Before treating the wrinkles i would do patch testing to see if i could find the cause of the skin ' sensitivity' . I may be a contact dermatitis. So ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Not: Not at all. Fraxel is used for treating various skin conditions such as scars, sun damage, fine wrinkles, enlarged pores, stretch marks on the face, n... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Melasma: Melasma is diagnosed through its visual signs & personal history. A dermatologist may look at your skin under a device called wood's light. In some ca... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
You: You have more options than traditional surgery or liposuction to lose fat and sculpt your body. These new fda-approved lasers, radiofrequency & coolin... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion is a skin rejuvenation procedure. It exfoliates the outer layers of the skin making your skin feel smoother and more radiant and fre... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Treat Acne scars: Certain lasers or procedures may be best if there is still active acne. Smooth beam laser treats both the acne and the scars with the e laser. Chemica... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Have: Have a stress ball available when you feel like picking on your face.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Skin rash: It is difficult to diagnose in your case . It could be nummular dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, contact dermatitis, atopic , or another eczematous cond... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Derm for pigment: Dermatologist are uniquely trained to deal with pigmentation problems. Dermatologists with lasers are better able to treat both problems at the same t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Skin colored bumps : Not sure what you are referring to. It could be banal or congenital neville . You may also be referring to sebaceous gland hyperplasia.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Laser def: Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification of stimulated emmisionof radiation.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Fluocinonide: Fluocinonide is "high-potency" topical corticosteroid used in the treatment of eczema, seborrhoeic dermatitis, bites, skin allergies etc. It can come... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
On: On average Botox provides results for 3-6 months. Botox injections may be repeated at 3 months in cases in which the effect is weakening. It should ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
It: It could be localized alopecia areata or even discoid lupus erythematosus. If you consult with a board certified dermatologist he can usually tell on ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Moderation: Moderation is the key. On average Botox provides results for 3-6 months. There have not been any deaths from Botox for cosmetic reasons that i know o... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Cortisone: Cortisone injections work quickly after injected. Most people find early relief 24 - 72 hours after injected, depending on the dose and the severity o... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Prescription: Prescription medicated creams are used for treating the scabies. The most commonly used cream is Permethrin 5%. Cream must be applied all over the bo... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Sweat: Sweat glands don't become clogged generally. I would see a dermattologist.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Bad itch: You should see a dermatologist to help you. It sounds like you might have an eczematous dermatitis- but it requires a clinical exam.There are other co... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Lasers for scars: Your question is a little unclear as in rosacea there is not usually acne scars. Perhaps you meant acne vulgaris rather than acne rosacea. Anyway, you... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Suffering: Suffering from acne during teenage years is normal due to hormonal imbalance. Rosacea is not common to everyone and it can be triggered at any age. B... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
There: There are no serious side effects having done a microdermabrasion during pregnancy. Ask your gynecologist if it is safe for you. In general unless t... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Usually: Usually many people are qualified for a fraxel treatment. Consult an experienced laser surgeon in your area, he may suggest fraxel or some other laser... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Tattoo removal: There are many options for tattoo removal . I agree that use of one of the several qswitched lasers is the least invasive approach , there are many ot... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Dr cost for visit: The cost to visit a dematologist will depend upon the area of the country, the length of the visit, whether it is a consultation or office visit, and ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Laser peel : It is usually used to describe a more superficial layering of the skin with less downtime than the more deep co2 laser resurfacing which has a lot of ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Hands that hurt: There are many possible reasons why your hand hurt particularly if you have had trauma in the area. If it is red or a rash then it could be hand derma... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Fraxel laser: The fraxel is a laser developed for fractional laser technology thereby causing less or no downtime than previous technologies. The 1550 is considered... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Dermabrasion: Abrasion of the skin is helpful for removing marks and scars. It is not used more as it has - in my opinion - a greater risk of causing a scar than th... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Itchy mole: If it is itchy around the mole it may represent an allergic contact dermatitis. It can also be a skin infection, which is usually warm, swollen, red, ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Use: Use a lot of emollients to help keep the skin moist.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Are: Are there any foods which may be helpful for my skin condition?
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yellow skin: You are probably referring to the blanching of yout skin with pressure. There are some rarer skin conditions associated with yellow- but those are not... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Excess sweating: I agree that Botox may be helpful but it has some limitations and only lasts usually 3-7 months for the underarm. Miradry is a new treatment for the ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Of: Of course, microdermabrasion exfoliates and smoothes the face. There is no limitation on any adults regardless of age. However if your skin damage i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Yag for spider veins: It is a good choice for spider veins. If you are referring to facial spider veins then the ktp or laserscope or vbeam lasers do a better job for the s... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Children: Children are susceptible to minor infections since they get in contact with everything on their way and possibly put them in their mouth etc. The rash... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
No.: No. Erthema multiforme is a type of hypersensitive reaction which occurs in response to infections, medications and other causes. It is not contagio... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Normal: Normal skin 'turns over' in 28 days but with psoriasis it's only 5-7 days.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Other: Other factors can also play a role such as blockage of the pores eg. With oils, irritation and infection of the hair follicles, hormonal changes etc. ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Treat acne: A good starting point for treating acne before seeing the dermatologist is 5% benzoyl peroxide cream.
A female asked:
Dr. Joshua Fox
Dermatology 40 years experience
Chemical peel: There is no best. It depends on your skin color and the problem that you are trying to resolve . In general Alpha or beta hydro ya i'd peels are more... Read More

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He is a great friend and colleague. Always patients come first.
Dr. Fox is an excellent, caring physician and colleague.
Dr. Fox is an excellent colleague and a physician
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1982MD

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

MAIMONIDES MEDICAL CENTER

Residency

NYU HOSPITALS CENTER

Awards

Top Doctor, Top Doctors New York Metro Area
Best of Long Island 2013 - Best Botox Practice
Best of Long Island 2013 - Best Plastic Surgery Group

Affiliations

Advanced dermatology
Christ hospital
Flushing hospital medical center
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