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Advanced Dermatology, PC

Advanced Dermatology, PC

175 I.U. Willets Road | Albertson, NY 11507

Call 516-200-1943
Monday 10:00am - 6:30pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 7:30pm
Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • Scar Revision
  • Sun Damage Repair
  • Vein Therapy
  • Wrinkle Reduction
  • Acne Treatment
  • Allergic Skin Reaction
  • Birthmarks
  • Cyst Removal
  • Dermatitis
  • Endovenous Laser Therapy
  • Eczema treatments
  • Dermatology
  • Mole Removal
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Phototherapy
  • Dermatopathology
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Vitiligo Treatment
  • Wart Treatment
  • Age Spot Reduction
  • Anti-aging Facial Treatments
  • Chemical Peels
  • Ear Lobe Repair
  • Facial Rejuvenation
  • Hair Restoration
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Lip Augmentation
  • Non-Surgical Face Lift
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Liposuction
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • WellPoint
Description

Advanced Dermatology P.C. and the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery (New York & New Jersey) is a premier medical practice with multiple locations throughout Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Westchester, and Ridgewood, NJ. We provide the widest range of medical, laser & cosmetic dermatology and plastic surgery services in the NY Metropolitan area and at our NJ office. We are proud to own more dermatological lasers than any hospital or medical practice on Long Island.

Each board certified physician in our practice is recognized as an expert in his or her specialty. Collectively, they are active lecturers, media guests, authors and researchers. Joshua L. Fox, M.D. is the Founder and Medical Director here at Advanced Dermatology P.C. and the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery. He is a leading authority in the field of dermatology with expertise in skin cancer, cosmetic surgery and laser procedures. Dr. Fox and each of our physicians offer unique insight and advanced solutions for medical, cosmetic and laser dermatology treatments. They are the professionals with everything you need to love your skin.

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Joshua L. Fox, M.D., F.A.A.D. Medical Director
Joshua L. Fox, M.D., F.A.A.D. Medical Director

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.

Dr. Fox has received multiple research and clinical awards including recognition from Top Doctors, Who's Who, the International Society of Dermatology, NY Top Docs, Castle Connolly Top Docs, 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 American Academy of Dermatology 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 the 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.

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Jason S. Applebaum, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Jason S. Applebaum, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Dr. Applebaum earned his Medical Degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. He graduated with honors and received special distinction for his intensive research in molecular biology. Dr. Applebaum completed his internal medicine internship at the New York University Medical Center and his dermatology residency at the University of Chicago.

During his post-graduate training in Chicago, Dr. Applebaum conducted extensive research in his field, particularly in the area of melanoma, and has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of the National Cancer Institute . He has presented his findings at multiple conferences of the Chicago Dermatologic Society.

With extensive training and experience in laser surgery and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Applebaum specializes in facial rejuvenation and scar treatment. He joined our team at Advanced Dermatology and the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery in 1999. Board certified in dermatology, Dr. Applebaum is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and is a graduate member of the American Medical Association and the Society for Investigative Dermatology.

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Robert L. Kraft, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Robert L. Kraft, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Kraft earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology, magna cum laude, from Columbia College of Columbia University in the City of New York and was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. His interest in plastic and reconstructive surgery began at the Yale University School of Medicine, where he was mentored by Drs. Thomas J. Krizek and Stephan Ariyan, luminaries in academic medicine. His medical school thesis on the effect of preoperative chemotherapy on wound healing was awarded the Gold Prize of the American College of Surgeons for excellence in research. Following graduation from Yale in 1978, Dr. Kraft completed his surgical internship, general surgery residency, a research fellowship and plastic surgery residency at the combined program of Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He served as chief resident in plastic and reconstructive surgery, later becoming a clinical instructor on the faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Since entering private practice in 1984, Dr. Kraft has performed over 15,000 plastic surgical procedures, covering the entire spectrum of the specialty, from cosmetic to reconstruction. His extensive experience includes special interests in breast augmentation, reduction and lift, abdominoplasty and liposuction as well as the full range of facial aesthetic procedures. He holds lifetime board certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is a founding member of the New York State Association of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Kraft’s artistic talent, creativity and elegance are apparent in all of his work, whether in the operating room or in his most recent endeavor, a planned book to be entitled “Why Don’t I Look Like My Mommy?”, a child’s guide to plastic surgery.

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Lance Barazani, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Lance Barazani, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Dr. Barazani earned his medical degree from New York Medical College. As a student there, he was selected as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and was also honored with the Alfred Schwartz Award for Pathology. He served his internal medicine residency at the University Hospital East Setauket, NY. He continued his training as associate physician at The Rockefeller University Laboratory for Investigative Dermatology in NY, where he completed a two-year postdoctoral research fellowship before completing his dermatology residency at New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Barazani has conducted research work on skin disorders and wound healing, with his findings published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology and other peer-reviewed medical journals.

As a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons he performs natural hair transplants regularly and is a leading expert. He was one of the first physicians on Long Island to perform cosmetic Botox ® treatments in 1996. He is recognized by Botox ® Cosmetic as a member of the National Education Faculty, an honor limited to very few physicians nationwide. Dr. Barazani has been a member of Advanced Dermatology and the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery since 1994.

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Aza Lefkowitz, M.D., F.A.A.D. Mohs Surgery
Aza Lefkowitz, M.D., F.A.A.D. Mohs Surgery

Dr. Lefkowitz is a summa cum laude graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate College of Medicine in Brooklyn, where he earned his Medical Degree. As a student at SUNY, he was honored with the prestigious Andrew T. Salzberg Award for Superior Achievement in Medical Studies. His medical internship was completed at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park. Dr. Lefkowitz attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to complete a residency in dermatology. In his final year, he was appointed Chief Resident in Dermatology.

To further his postgraduate training, Dr. Lefkowitz served a one-year fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery at East Setauket University Hospital, NY. This is an American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology (ACMMSCO) approved program for Mohs. Mohs Micrographic Surgery is an advanced treatment procedure for skin cancer, which offers the highest cure rate while preserving healthy tissue, thus minimizing scarring and aesthetic impact. Dr. Lefkowitz has authored over a dozen peer-reviewed research papers and presentations on skin cancer and advanced dermatological laser treatments.

Dr. Lefkowitz's practice is primarily surgical. With his precision and expertise, he is especially well regarded for the exceptional and cosmetically elegant way in which he repairs his patients' Mohs defects. Board certified in both Dermatology and Mohs Microsurgery, Dr. Lefkowitz has been a member of Advanced Dermatology and the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery since 2001.

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John Troccoli, M.D., F.A.A.D.
John Troccoli, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Dr. Troccoli was born in Los Angeles, California, and attended Hollywood High School, where he graduated with honors. He is the elder of two brothers, and is the first in his immediate family to attend college. He attended Yale University in New Haven , Connecticut , where he graduated summa cum laude with distinction in psycho-biology.

He earned his Medical Degree from Harvard University in Boston and was awarded a student research scholarship, dedicating an additional year of studies to Photomedicine. Photomedicine is a recently developed area of study, focusing on the effects of electromagnetic radiation, such as ultraviolet, visible and infrared light, mediated through the skin. He conducted pioneering research in the development of multiple-pulsed laser technology, and was awarded a Residency Research Award by the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Dr. Troccoli remained in the Boston area for his postgraduate studies, completing an internship at Boston City Hospital and a residency through the Harvard Dermatology Program. He has given presentations and collaborated on publications in the field of dermatological laser surgery.

Dr. Troccoli is board certified in dermatology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has worked as an associate at Advanced Dermatology and the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery since 1997. Dr. Troccoli has traveled extensively throughout the world and is fluent in Spanish.

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Sonoa Au, M.D., F.A.A.D.
Sonoa Au, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Dr. Au graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University and obtained her medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her dermatology residency at University of Illinois at Chicago, and served as chief resident her senior year. During residency, she presented at various local and national meetings and also published several articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Au is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. With a special interest in laser and cosmetic dermatology, in addition to general dermatology, she has joined Advanced Dermatology as the laser and cosmetic fellow to pursue her clinical interests. She is fluent in Cantonese Chinese and conversant in Mandarin Chinese.

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