Park Plaza Dermatology: Dr. Pinkas E. Lebovits MD, PC
Medical, Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY & Uptown Manhattan, New York, NY
Your skin isn’t just a simple covering for your body – it’s your body’s largest organ. At Park Plaza Dermatology in New York City’s Midtown Manhattan, their team of expert NYC dermatologists, led by practice founder Pinkas Lebovits, MD, PC, cares for a variety of dermatological conditions that can affect your appearance and overall health. Centrally located near public transit hubs, the Park Plaza Dermatology team will professionally treat inflammatory, non cancerous and malignant problems including acne, psoriasis, moles and other skin disorders. Scheduling a dermatology appointment is as simple as calling the office or using the online booking system.
What is dermatology?
Dermatology refers to the field of medicine dealing with benign and malignant disorders affecting your skin. The NYC dermatologists at Park Plaza Dermatology in Manhattan regularly provide preventive skin care, screenings for skin conditions, and dermatologic procedures to treat skin disorders.
What conditions can dermatology treat?
Common skin conditions Park Plaza Dermatology diagnoses and treats include:
Acne is a skin condition that occurs when dead skin cells clog pores, leading to red bumps, blackheads, or whiteheads.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that results in dry, scaly, and often itchy patches of skin. It’s mostly found on the scalp, elbows, knees, and lower back.
Eczema is a condition in which dry skin leads to itchy, red skin.
Warts are small and hard benign growths that develop on the skin and are caused by the human papillomavirus. Warts often resemble solid blisters.
Dermatitis is a rash on the skin that forms due to allergic reactions after you come in contact with irritants, such as poison ivy or certain soaps and oils.
Your dermatologist also evaluates moles and other growths to determine if they’re cancerous.
How do I know if a spot on my skin needs to be looked at?
If you notice any unusual moles or changes in the way an area of your skin looks, it may be a sign of melanoma or another type of skin cancer. Something you can use to know what to look for is the “ABCDE” rule, which consists of the following:
“A” - asymmetry
Half of a growth is different than the other half.
“B” - border
The border edges are notched or blurred.
“C” - color
The color of the growth includes different shades of brown or black, or, in some cases, patches of pink, red, white, or blue.
“D” - diameter
The growth is wider than 6 millimeters across, or approximately a quarter of an inch.
“E” - evolving
The growth changes the size, shape, or color of the affected area.
How can I improve the appearance of my skin?
Of course, if you notice the occurrence of any skin conditions or growths that should be looked at, schedule an appointment at Park Plaza Dermatology right away.
However, there are steps you can take to limit your risk of skin problems and improve the appearance of your skin, including:
- Limiting your sun exposure
- Wearing sunscreen, preferably at least SPF 15
- Don’t smoke tobacco
- Treat your skin well by washing and moisturizing it gently
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet
- Try to limit stress
If you’re in Manhattan or the Greater New York City area and have concerns about your skin or are in need of highly professional services, call Park Plaza Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today.
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