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    Does anyone have any laser doctor recommendations for the New York City area?

    I have had 3 laser treatments from one doctor which left me with a lot of side effects and not much positive in terms of results. I'm thinking a doctor with more experience with rosacea might be my best bet.

    Any suggestions? I'm willing to travel for the right doctor.

    Thanks.

  • #2
    Hi rf11,

    I moved your thread to where you may receive more answers.

    As it happens, I'm in NYC and I recommend my primary derm Dr. David Cohen at NYU 212-263-5889. He doesn't do lasers though.

    Dr. Vicki Levine also at NYU does do lasers and I also recommend her. I had 2 VBeams with her so far and like her style. She is very knowledgeable and conservative.

    Hopefully you will receive more recommendations and please keep us posted. It sometimes takes a few (or many) doctors to find one with the style you like and the knowledge you need.
    Good luck!

    Best wishes,
    Melissa

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    • #3
      Great Doctor in NYC who treats Rosacea & Facial Flushing

      My sister recently had her first visit with Dr. Harvey Jay in NYC (phone: 212-755-2237). She said he did more for her in one visit with Photoderm (pulsed light) than any other dermatologist has done. He comes highly recommended. He gets patients coming to him for facial redness from all over the world. He took his time taking down all of her history & she never felt rushed.

      He is very careful to customize his treatment for each patient to ensure no side effects.

      You can find his website which shows before & after photos for rosacea patients.

      Good Luck! Please let us know how it works out whichever doctor you choose.

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      • #4
        I didn't care for Dr. Jay's office.
        They make you pay with a credit card just to make an appt!!
        So you pay before you even see him!
        That feels like strong arming to me. Very aggressive money making practice.
        I also heard/read questionable things about him.
        I think a couple of people went to him and didn't like him.

        Just be careful please before you decide to make an appt.
        Read through the archives.

        Best wishes,
        Melissa

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        • #5
          Different strokes for different folks

          Really? That's surprising. My sis really luvs him which is very unusual for her - she said the deposit was deducted from her 1st appt & no different from when her ob/gyn charged her for a full visit when had to cancel an appt less than 24 hours to attend a friend's wake. I guess different treatments & different doctors work for different people but she is happy w/him & I see positive improvement in her skin for the first time ever. She has had severe rosacea/flushing problems for several years & wasted alot of money on photofacial. She was seeing someone named Dr. Doris Day with whom she spent several thousands of dollars over 2 years and her problems got progressively worse. She said Dr. Day would always rush and spend all of 2 minutes with her. She likes Dr Jay because he takes his time and answers all of her questions.

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          • #6
            I've actually been to Dr. Cohen as well, he was the one who figured out my allergies. He is also the doctor who expresses total shock and the shoddy laser job I got and keeps asking me who did the laser and told me don't ever do it again

            I like him a lot, I think he is a smart guy.

            I'm going to try a consult with both of these laser doctors. I need to do something, hopefully the damage done can be corrected.

            Thanks for your input!

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            • #7
              Hi rf11,

              David Cohen is my primary derm and I love him!!
              He is the doc who recommended both my laser derms-Linda Franks and Vicki Levine. I am currently seeing Dr. Levine at NYU for laser and would recommend her. She's the chief of the laser clinic at NYU.

              Best wishes,
              Melissa

              Edit: Sorry, I just noticed that I already gave you that info. Too much info swirling around in my head I guess LOL
              I would ask Dr. Cohen what he thinks of Dr. Jay. I have a feeling it will be a NO.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by melissawohl
                I didn't care for Dr. Jay's office.
                They make you pay with a credit card just to make an appt!!
                So you pay before you even see him!
                That feels like strong arming to me. Very aggressive money making practice.
                I also heard/read questionable things about him.
                I think a couple of people went to him and didn't like him.

                Just be careful please before you decide to make an appt.
                Read through the archives.

                Best wishes,
                Melissa
                Yeah, there was a decent amount of discussion about Dr. Jay awhile back on one of the other boards. I came away after reading the reports/anecdotes of people who'd seen him that he was probably not the best option if you're looking for a laser doc.
                35 year-old male
                Erythmatotelangiectatic rosacea & Ocular
                20 + laser treatments.
                Toleraine Soothing Light Facial Fluid for moisturizer. I don't use a special cleanser. Clonidine daily; klonopin sometimes.
                BEST and CURRENT TREATMENT I use: Low-Level Red Light Therapy LED array.
                Please feel free to PM me with your low-level red light therapy (LLRLT) questions. I'm happy to help if I can.

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                • #9
                  I'm going to make another appointment with Dr. Cohen to talk about further laser therapy. He was really against it for me after what happened with the last treatment. But maybe with the right doctor...anyway it's worth a consult.

                  I won't post the name of the doctor who did the way-too-aggressive laser on this board but if you are curious to know I will respond to personal emails. I think he's known to be a good doctor and has a really good reputation -- I just don't think he's the doc for me.

                  Thanks for the info all. Much appreciated!!

                  s

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                  • #10
                    Dr. Jody Konstandt in Scarsdale is very nice. She is part of a large practice run by Dr. Amy Newburger. I am not sure if they do lasters, but I believe they do.

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                    • #11
                      melissa, are you still seeing dr vicki levine. i called to make an appt with her and

                      they said she is no longer at nyu???

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                      • #12
                        Don't know about Dr. Levine, but they have a new laser doc at NYU who is supposed to be good. Abhani? Something like that. Supposedly this doctor studied with Suzanne Obagi, who I guess is responsible for the Obagi products. I haven't had any laser treatments yet.

                        I do see Dr. Cohen, whose name I got from Melissa and another doctor.
                        Dx July 2010 rosacea type 1 and 2/seb derm plus contact allergies to various substances
                        Hashimoto's thyroiditis, fibromyalgia

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                        • #13
                          PLEASE HELP ME!

                          i live in manhattan and suffer with facial and eye redness that popped up about two years ago in conjunction with bowel issues (messed up gut flora and high anti-gliadin antibodies and constipation). it appears that many of the doctors mentioned in this thread practice cosmetic dermatology and laser treatments and the like. i, however, am looking for a more traditional dermatologist that specializes in investigating the causes of rosacea and other forms of facial redness and that is up-to-date on the latest research between rosacea and bacterial issues.

                          does anybody see a doctor in the nyc area that specializes in this kind of thing? basically i just want a doctor that will not push laser treatment on me or try to slap a band-aid over this issue without really looking into it. i hate it when doctors rush me.

                          the one doctor i saw listed on this thread that looked promising was dr. david e cohen; can anybody else attest to this?

                          please let me know as soon as possible because my situation is dire.

                          thanks.

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                          • #14
                            Yes I saw Dr. cohen last month...

                            i too was looking for a good "rosacea" derm and it turns out, this doc is pretty knowledgeable about the disease. in face he told me he founded the rosacea foundation at NYU and is the chairman. He also specializes on allergies and how they can affect the skin and rosacea. I liked him and found him very confident in his abilities to help me. (time will tell if he does, lol). I have started oracea and retin a and he said to give it at least 2-2 1/2 months. i go back to him in december and if no results we discussed putting me on low dose accutane so the jury is still out but he is very nice and thorough...didn't rush me at all. He doesn't take insurance thought which sucks. the initial consult was $350 and follow ups are around $200-$225 the receptionist said. I don't know his knowledge on the gut/rosacea connection though....

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jaymee33 View Post
                              i too was looking for a good "rosacea" derm and it turns out, this doc is pretty knowledgeable about the disease. in face he told me he founded the rosacea foundation at NYU and is the chairman. He also specializes on allergies and how they can affect the skin and rosacea. I liked him and found him very confident in his abilities to help me. (time will tell if he does, lol). I have started oracea and retin a and he said to give it at least 2-2 1/2 months. i go back to him in december and if no results we discussed putting me on low dose accutane so the jury is still out but he is very nice and thorough...didn't rush me at all. He doesn't take insurance thought which sucks. the initial consult was $350 and follow ups are around $200-$225 the receptionist said. I don't know his knowledge on the gut/rosacea connection though....
                              Jaymee, these are traditional by-the-book prescriptions for acne/acne rosacea that you could get from docs who are on your insurance program. Caveat emptor.
                              "It's all illusion anyway."

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