General Dermatology

General Dermatology

Dr. Russak is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology
 and a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery.
 Her clinical interests and expertise extend to many aspects of General Dermatology, Skin Cancer, Dermatologic Surgery, Cosmetic Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology. Russak Dermatology Clinic is one of a select few NYC clinics that offer MelaFind®, the first FDA approved, non-invasive and painless medical device for skin cancer detection. MelaFind®, a breakthrough medical device for dermatologists, helps detect melanoma at its most curable stage.

In recent years, Dr. Russak perfected a series of treatments in the preventative arena of beauty; especially effective and necessary for those with serious skin reactions to common beauty products and fragrances.

General Dermatology

“Chemical peels are an all in one anti-aging treatment, addressing multiple skin concerns.  Acids promote cellular turnover and exfoliation, creating that coveted “glow” to the skin. Prevents dead cell buildup, allowing your topicals to penetrate deeper and work harder for you.  That in itself is one of the most important positives of chemical exfoliation, your investment in skincare will work that much harder for you.  Chemical peels also break up melanin pigment, diminishing hyperpigmentation.  It also addresses texture, pore size, and fine lines, while resurfacing the epidermis.  Depending on the strength, chemical peels can penetrate deep and be used as a corrective treatment as well.”


Aesthetic Services

Dermaplaning—A manual exfoliation technique that uses a scalpel to exfoliate the epidermis andrid the skin of dead skin cells and fine vellus hair (peach fuzz), prepping the skin for a SkinCeuticals® chemical peel.  Treatment will allow products to penetrate deeper after treatment.

Medical Facials—Deep-cleaning treatments that address a variety of skin concerns and are customized for each patient’s specific needs.

Chemical Peels—A treatment available in customizable strengths to correct imperfections such as irregular pigmentation, acne scars, sun damage, and wrinkles.



The most common areas for the use of Botox® are the frown lines between the eyes, the furrows of the forehead, and the crow’s feet at the sides of the eyes. It is also now used to treat lines around the mouth and necklines. Botox® does not affect the way the skin feels; there is no pain or numbness of the skin after Botox® treatments. The effects are noted only in the specific muscles that have been treated, other parts of the body remain unchanged.


Other very effective uses of Botox®, recently developed by Dermatologists are the improvement of excessive sweating of the hands and feet. When topical and oral medications fail, Botox® has been proven to be very effective for the treatment of uncontrollable sweating, especially of the underarms, hands and feet. There is usually some mild temporary weakness of the treated limb, usually lasting two to three weeks. The improvement in sweating can last for six months or longer.


Botox® has been safely used for over 10 years for the treatment of spasms of the eye. It was noted that many of the patients also noted improvement of wrinkles around the eye after their Botox® treatments. Dermatologists then further developed use of Botox® specifically for the improvement of wrinkles. However a subset of those who were treated for wrinkles, who also happened to suffer from migraine headaches, noted that their migraine headaches also improved, and the results often lasted six months to one year, long after the affect of Botox® on the wrinkles had worn off.


1.  Lifting of the brows
2.  Improve wrinkles of the forehead, between the eyes, crows feet (sides of eyes)
3.  Improve lines of neck and around mouth
4.  Treatment of excessive sweating of underarms, hands and feet