Short Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
1 Diamond Hill Road, Dermatology Lawrence Floor 1
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey 07922 US
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5 out of 5 stars Laser Treatment

This Was my First Experience with a Laser Treatment - Livingston, NJ

I wanted to do a laser treatment for sun damage/brown spots on my hands. Over the years more and more "freckles" were coming out and making my hands look older than I liked. I was concerned about the procedure having some discomfort, but that was quickly remedied by a topical anesthetic and Dr. Altman's caring to make sure I was comfortable through the treatment. The spots do...

5 out of 5 stars Sculptra

Could Not Be Happier. Love the Results. - Livingston, NJ

I started with laser for removal of sun damage and moved on to Sculptra to balance out my face.The gradual results are terrific.With no down time it was a great choice .

5 out of 5 stars Sculptra

Sculptra Amazing - No Plastic Surgery - Livingston, NJ

I always thought I would have a face lift at 50, but after consulting with Dr Emily Altman I decided another route, Sculptra. This facial injectable replaces collagen that is lost through aging and gives you back a more youthful looking you. I chose the Sculptra procedure for two reasons, first it was non-invasive procedure that took about an hour from start to finish at the doctor’s...

5 out of 5 stars Non-Surgical Neck Lift

Laser Skin Tightening - Livingston, NJ

Was always sure that at 50 I was going to have plastic surgery, however concerned that I would not look like myself. Under Dr. Altman's care we talked about a lot of options that were available, non-invasive safe procedures. That would not involve surgery and allow me to go about my normal life. The laser skin tightening I have had performed on my neck has exceeded my expectations. My...


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)
Fellow, American Academy of Dermatology (FAAD)
Women's Dermatologic Society

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Altman has hospital affiliations at St Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA, Hunter College, City University of New York
    Medical: MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Internal Medicine, Bellevue-Tisch Program, New York University Medical Center
    Dermatology, Northwestern University Medical School
    Dermatology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Fellowship: Dermatopathology, Department of Dermatology, New York University Medical Center

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Will Retin-A Make my Skin Worse Before It Gets Better?

If you do not have acne now, the risk that it may worsen with starting Retin A is small. Even for acne-prone skin, there are ways of minimizing... READ MORE

How Can I Treat Very Dark Lip Corners and Hydroquinone Does Not Work? (photo)

From your photo, it looks like the darkening of the lip corners is due to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation from eczema or irritation. People with... READ MORE

Profractional Laser by Sciton is It Good for Skin Tightening?

Ablative lasers are those that vaporize the epidermis and papillary dermis. This includes CO2 and Er YAG. They can be used to remove the entire... READ MORE

I had my lips injected today with Juvederm and am wondering if appearance is due to swelling?

Normally the swelling from a Juvederm injection subsides within 24-72 hours. I would recommend icing the area for 5-10 minutes every two hours while... READ MORE

Tazorac (Retin-A) Caused Wrinkles Under my Eyes

Tazorac is one of the most potent topical retinoids out on the market.  Retinoids increase epidermal cell turnover and collagen production in the... READ MORE

Best Laser Treatment for Rosacea Redness?

Antibiotics and topical rosacea medications work much better on papules or pustules, and don't really do a great job with diffuse redness. For... READ MORE

How Can I Stop my Recent Acne Breakout? I Want To Prevent Scarring. (photo)

Acne is a disease of the hair follicle, caused by a combination of both internal and external factors. Abnormal build-up of skin cells causes a plug... READ MORE

How Long Until Blood Under the Skin Goes Away After Restylane

You need to see your injecting doctor immediately.  There are two possibilities for your rash: 1. the small blood vessels in the area of... READ MORE

Acne Surgery for Brown Skin

It is unclear from your photo whether these are scars or still active acne on your nose.  So we will approach the question in two parts:  In... READ MORE

Moisturizer with Retin-A - Apply Which First?

I recommend an oil-free non-comedogenic moisturizer for sensitive skin. You can apply it under the Retin A to minimize irritation. It will not... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Altman

Emily Altman, MD has shared 15 before and after pictures with 61 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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