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Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin MD  New York City | Board-Certified Dermatologist | Skincare 👩🏻‍⚕️ • Face Sculptor 💉 • Skin Tech 💥 •

Always one of the best conferences at @aslmsmeeting meeting up with good friends, learning and discussing the latest in laser and light technology, and probably one of the highlights of my year/life (I’ll be honest lol), meeting @danharris. Thanks and big congrats to @rjalian on co-chairing such a successful, educational, and fun conference. For my fellow derm nerds: Quick recap from the conference -> Non-invasive body sculpting has a new player that addresses muscle tone (waiting to see clinical trials), vaginal rejuvenation and body sculpting continues to be an exciting and safe treatment in the right hands, deeper understanding in laser assisted drug delivery, further research in laser applications in skin of color, new innovative skincare to enhance laser treatments, new imaging methods to be more accurate with laser resurfacing. Stay tuned on each topic! #dermatology #alwayslearning #laser #bodysculpting #technology #Aslms2018 @annezhuangmd @drbradleybloom @drjeremybrauer @drmaraweinstein @drrachelpritzker

Probably one of my favorite interviews I’ve done yet with @fashionstylebeauty for @totalbeautyeditors about the effects of meditation and the skin. I get asked a lot how much should I meditate and for how long. There isn’t a firm recipe or checkbox. I say even one minute can impart benefits but meditation isn’t easy! Honestly, it’s like taking your mind to the gym. It’s work, requires practice, and the whole “find your calm” doesn’t always happen after each session. What it does do is train your mind and allows you to be more present and react to life in a more beneficial way. I definitely don’t meditate every day but it’s a big part of my life and how I live my life. For my patients, I teach them that you should still get your skin checked by a board certified dermatologist and treat the skin disease or condition as outlined by your derm. It's not just that you're only going to be mindful, meditate and poof - that's it! But a mindfulness practice in addition to your skin care regimen or treatment has not only been shown to be more beneficial than treatment alone in conditions like psoriasis but there are other benefits as well. By focusing on the present moment, it eventually helps you realize that nothing is permanent and things are always changing. Ultimately, we hope that mindfulness meditation helps you to deal with life in general, but particularly your health and not being so attached to a pimple happening right now. For the more, click on the #LinkintheBio. #mindfulness #meditation #health #skinhealth #dermatology #dermatologist #mondaymotivation #monday #manhattan #nyc #drmkl

Congrats to my longtime bud, @rjalian, who is doing an amazing job co-chairing the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery Conference 2018 @aslmsmeeting right now in Dallas. I’m so proud of you and all your accomplishments! We’ve come a long way from singing “Bad Day” under the lab hood. ❤️, MK #dermatologist #dermatology #labmates #ucla #bruins #aslms #aslms2018 #lasers #lasersurgery #lifelongfriends #cosmetics

My new Monday mornings. Two weeks into construction! Building my own business is one of the hardest things I’ve done in my life. I’ve never been called indecisive in my life but making endless decisions on issues that you never had an training/knowledge base on is foreign for doctors and is not easy. We are trained and ingrained to make decisions based on as much data, education and “evidence.” No one said being a #BossLady is easy. It’s tough. It’s exhausting. It’s expensive. It’s self doubting. But damn, it’s the best thing ever. #mondaymotivation #progress #construction #entrepreneur #wip #architecture #design #comingsoon #flatiron #manhattan #entierederm @operastudio_brooklyn

This post is in honor of #Songkran, Thai New Year next week! I loved being interviewed by @bridget_barnett @lanecrawford about getting your skin ready for the new year with a "clean slate." Topic of convo? Deep cleansing - an homage to the water festival that is celebrated across Thailand during Songkran.
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A deep cleansing treatment in an office/spa is a series of steps of cleansing, extraction, and exfoliation. While deep cleansing is not necessary for all skin types, washing your face is one of the most basic and essential steps of any skin care routine since our skin regularly comes in contact with dirt, environmental pollutants, make-up, and should be gently removed.
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Depending on your skin type, different cleansers are available from micellar water, foaming, gel, creamy, hydrating, oil-based, balmy, or exfoliating. Exfoliating ingredients like alpha, beta hydroxyl acids or fine micro-particles can gently remove dead skin cells. While some double cleanse or use a face cleansing brush for a “deeper” cleanser” for make-up removal or acne-prone skin, it’s important that too much of anything can do more damage to the skin than provide benefits. Over-exfoliating or over-use of face cleansing brushes can cause broken capillaries, excessive irritation, redness, flaking, or sensitivity.
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My routine? I exfoliate nightly with alpha and beta-hydroxy acids but it took me EIGHT months to get up to nightly! I started once a week and increased the frequency over time. Not all exfoliating cleansers are equal so finding the right one for my skin took time. Since I wear light make-up, I use the favorite French staple of micellar water to remove dirt, oil, and make-up and will cleanse with a gel cleanser at night and a creamy cleanser in the morning.
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What's your cleansing routine to get a clean slate? For more info, click on the #LinkintheBio. *
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#Dermatology #Dermatologist #Cleansing #Cleansers #Clean #Beauty #BBlogger #BeautyExpert #SkinGuru #SkinTips #Acne #Eczema #DrySkin #Spring #DrMKL #Manhattan #NYC #EntiereDerm

Here you go! I’ve been getting requests to post an #UnderEyeCircle rejuvenation video. It’s one of my most popular procedures since bags and dark circles under the eyes are one of the first changes we notice with age. While we love some eye creams, sometimes it’s just not enough. Using a microcannula approach, we are able to get to places under the eye safely and with little to no bruising. Be warned - This procedure can result in complications so going to an expert injector who understands anatomy, technique, and humility is important. These are your eyes and face, so treat them with absolute care and respect like we do. 👀 Posted with patient permission. #Dermatology #Dermatologist #UnderEyes #Teartrough #Filler #Antiaging #Beauty #BeautyExpert #BoardCertified #BoardcertifiedDermatologist #Restylane #Galderma #Manhattan #NYC #DrMKL @downtown_derm_nyc

It takes a village... to take a thought and turn it into a reality. My wise mother and father taught me that building something takes a quiet patience, a solid purpose, a focused intention, and a whole lot of good and kind humans. Here are some of mine. Thank you for a great Sunday in Bushwick. #sunday #photography #brooklyn #makeup #hair #creative #goodpeople #goodvibes #team #model #studio #nyc #entierederm @studiorosely @marekberry @lipstick_residue @theatriumnyc

The theme of the week is moisturizers! I love curating a skincare regimen for my patients that combines drugstore, professional skincare, and prescription medications (if needed) for their specific care needs. One of my many loves - not just for my women patients but also my men and kiddos! Most of my patients know that I tend to recommend drugstore moisturizers because they work well and are reasonably priced. I am very mindful of cost because well... I'm ASIAN. I can't help it. Thanks to my love @tormoor for @instylemagazine for interviewing me about one of my favorite go-to moisturizers, Avene Tolerance Cream!
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Both women and men nowadays have become increasingly committed towards an anti-aging regimen, even those with dry and sensitive skin. I typically recommend a skincare regimen with gentle moisturizers such as @aveneusa @cerave @larocheposayusa @cetaphilus for inflammatory skin conditions such as dry, sensitive, and eczema-prone skin, but also in all skin types in order to let the active prescriptions or ingredients work.
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For more info, click in the #LinkintheBio
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#SkinSchool #SkinED #Unsponsored #Dermatologist #Dermatology #SkinExpert #Skincare #Skinhealth #Antiaging #BeautyExpert #Beauty #Bblogger #Skincareroutine #Moisturizers #Skin #NYC #Manhattan #EntiereDerm #DrMKL

To my Mammy, apparently this is everything. This is for you. @voguemagazine #vogue #editors #beauty #nyc #graphic #asianmomproudmoment 📸 @dyahnahbee

PROGRESS! Demo ✅! Late evening layout decisions. Note to self: No more laying down on a dusty construction floor right before a dinner date.... #construction #layout #dermatology #flatiron #unionsquare #architect #design #entierederm #decisions #behindthescenes #constructionselfie #newconstruction #comingsoon

As the seasons are slowwwwlllyyyyyyy changing, lots of patients are asking me about changing their moisturizers. One of my favs? Water-based gel moisturizers. Thank you for the great interview with @stylecaster.
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Water-based gel moisturizers have become popular over the past several years for good reason because cosmetic chemists have reformulated gel moisturizers to be highly packed with hydration but are still lightweight, soft, and easily soaks into the skin. They have a jelly-like semi-solid consistency which allows them to hold much more water than you will typically find in creams or lotions. Gel formulas are water-based emulsions that use water as a vehicle to deliver moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin, barrier-repair ingredients like ceramides, and antioxidants, making them suitable now for most skin types. Gel moisturizers are chock full of hyaluronic acid (HA), one of the most powerful and effective humectants.
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Ever try a gel moisturizer? What's your favorite? For more info, click on the #LinkintheBio
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#dermatology #dermatologist #tuesdaytip #skincaretip #skintips #bbeauty #beauty #skincare #moisturizer #watergelmoisturizer #knowledgeispower #nyc #manhattan #drmkl @dermalogica

After many long, tireless, stressful, exciting, and inspiring months, today we break ground for Entière Dermatology! Thank you to everyone for your support, encouragement, and love. I wouldn't be here without you. #entierederm #construction #powertools #dermatology #flatiron #milestone #unionsquare #architecture #buildup #groundup #demoday #entrepreneurlife #celebrate #girlboss #day1 #nyc #manhattan @operastudio_brooklyn

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