New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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New York, New York 10075 US
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5 out of 5 stars Acne Treatment

Great Dermatologist!! - New York

Dr. Halem was excellent! She answered all of my questions and concerns and was extremely knowledgeable. I was seen right away. She is extremely easy to speak with and takes the time to ensure you are completely comfortable. I've experienced excellent results under her treatment; staff was also very helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend Dr. Halem!!

5 out of 5 stars

Cyst Removal - New York, NY

Attentive, educated, professional, kind, patient, informative, caring, direct, responsive, pro active, gentle, painless and a great smile.

5 out of 5 stars Mohs Surgery

58 Year Old Male with Cystic Fibrosis, Post Double Lung Transplant 2 Years - New York, NY

Exceptional! I highly recommend Dr. Halem

5 out of 5 stars Lip Augmentation

Loving My New Lips - New York

I went in for lip augmentation for the first time with Dr. Halem. Dr Halem did a great job. I love the way my lips look and feel. So natural. The staff is wonderful and friendly. Very accommodating. Dr. Halem was so kind and warm, it was very comforting. I will be referring my friends to my new dermatologist.

5 out of 5 stars Chemical Peel

Amazing Results! - New York, NY

I find it hard to believe that we are talking about the same dermatologist on some of the reviews posted! I came to Doctor Halem because I was bothered by my big pores, brown spots and I wasn't happy with my face at all. She recommended me a chemical peel which worked out amazingly! She explained me the whole process of it which made me feel totally comfortable about it. Since chemicals are...

1 out of 5 stars Accutane

Nightmare Experience - New York, NY

In a word, the experience was: awful. The first impression one gets with Halem's office is being placed on hold for at least two minutes. After a confusing conversation, one finally gets an appointment. While at the office, you will wait anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on whether or not engineer work is being done to the two phones the office has, so they can confirm insurance....

5 out of 5 stars Acne Surgery

31 Year Old with Teenage Acne. New York, NY

Dr. Halem has an excellent bedside manner. She is sweet and efficient and focuses on treatments that actually work!

*Your results may vary. Any specific claims or permanence length of results vary for each patient and are not guaranteed.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Consultation Fee

50% off cosmetic consultation fee


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Medical: University of Miami
  • Post-Medical School Training

    General Surgery, Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami
    Fellowship: Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology, University of California, San Fran

Treatments offered at New York Dermatologic Surgery Cosmetic and Laser Center

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My Left Eye Lid Droops After Botox, Will it Get Any Worse?

First, do not panic. This is a temporary situation and will resolve in several weeks. It is important to let your treating physician know what has... READ MORE

Can a Chemical Peel Cause a Cold Sore?

Whenever any treatment is done to the face or lips including procedures such as a chemical peel, filler injections, or laser resurfacing there is... READ MORE

What is the Best Non Surgical Procedures for Under Eye Wrinkles? (photo)

Botox takes up to 2 weeks to work, so you still have not seen its full effect. That given, Botox does not help with under eye wrinkles, dark circles,... READ MORE

On Day 3 After Nasal Flap Surgery from Cheek to Side of Nose, It's Turned Black, Normal? (photo_

Thank you for the picture. It is slightly hard to tell and I would definitely go to the doctor who performed the procedure to have him/her take a look... READ MORE

I Am 48 Years Old I Want to Get Botox but I had a Stroke 1 1/2 Years Ago Can I Have It Done?

You should be able to have Botox since the injections affect are only local. However, I would check with your internist or neurologist first. The... READ MORE

Treatment options for hypertrophic scar?

The best treatment for hypertrophic scars is a series of injections with a steroid solution. This actually flattens the scars. If they are large... READ MORE

How Tight Should I Wear my Ponytail Once Receiving Botox in the Forehead? I Wear a Ponytail Daily.

It should not matter how you wear your hair after having a botox treatment. Absolutely nothing happens with the forehead muscles while wearing a... READ MORE

How Much is Acne Scar Treatment?

The best treatment for acne scars is combination treatment. i like to do a series of Fraxel lasers, usually 3-5 treatments, combined with silicone... READ MORE

Drooping Skin over Smile Line, Anyway to Fix This? (photo)

First of all, congratulations on loosing over 40 lbs! Not an easy thing to do. When we loose weight, we often loose fat that fills the face. This... READ MORE

Will Dermasanding Achieve a Better Result Than Laser Resurfacing for Deep Ice Pick and Box Scar Acne Scarring?

There are 2 ways to treat these scars. Both work great together. I would combine Fraxel restore treatments with silicone injections. You will need... READ MORE

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