New York Dermatologic Surgeon
317 East 34th Street, 6th & 11th Floors
New York, New York 10016 US
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"She encouraged me to have a second procedure without even knowing that the first one had worked telling me that this would improve the final end result ( I had Zeltiq on my outer thighs- I am slim with a slight..." "I would send anyone to Dr. Brightman who is looking for excellent results, and a Doctor who provides excellent results, and an extraordinary level of consistency...."

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5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

I Had Coolsculpting and Lost 2 Inches off my Waistline After Just 1 Month! - Manhattan

Dr. B answered all my questions and put me at ease about the procedure. I felt very comfortable and she was honest about what would work best for my body at the best cost.

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Amazing Results! - New York

She was very knowledgeable regarding the procedure.

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Zeltiq - Great Results - Manhattan

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My doctor was courteous and kind. She took the time to explain the procedure and the duration of time it would take to see the results.

5 out of 5 stars CoolSculpting

Zeltiq on Lower Abs and Love Handles - It Works!

I first heard about Zeltiq a year ago through Dr. Trevor Born, a prominent plastic surgeon and friend from Toronto. Dr. Born doesn't make recommendations often and he was enthusiastic about this new device. To be honest it sounded like science fiction...I asked myself could freezing fat actually work or was it another one of the many cos

5 out of 5 stars Laser Resurfacing

Evolastin - New York, NY

In October 2011, I had the evolastin procedure performed by Dr. Lori Brightman at the Laser and Skin Surgery Center New York. I am extremely pleased with my result. My skin looks smooth and tighter. Dr. Brightman performed the procdure at the center and I was able to take a bus back to my apartment within the hour. I had very little down time and resumed my normal activities within a day. I...

5 out of 5 stars Laser Treatment

New E2 Laser and Immediate Results! - New York, NY

Dr. Brightman is a brilliant Dr. who is always researching better ways of treating skin issues (and patients!) and the facility of course, has some of the most cutting-edge equipment and treatment in NYC.

4 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

Fraxel Duel Vs Fraxel Resurfacing - New York, NY

I tried Fraxel duel three times and saw very little results, very disappointing. I then tried Fraxel resurfacing and was surprised to see some significant results. Its not a miracle worker but I did see atleast a 30% improvment in my deep acne scarring. Its been a month and I still have visible redness from the procedure.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

She Makes Me Look Amazing Every Time! - New York, NY

Dr. Brightman is more than a doctor, she is an artist, able to pick up on the smallest details of facial structure, and symmetry. I work in a field where beauty, and personal maintenance is of great importance, but where looking natural is also key. Dr. Brightman has done such a beautiful job with my Botox, and filler, that people regularly think I am ten years younger than my actual age. This to me, is more than I could ever ask for. I would send anyone to Dr. Brightman who is looking for excellent results, and a Doctor who provides excellent results, and an extraordinary level of consistency.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Great Botox - New York, NY

Dr. Brightman is truly an exceptional clinician. I have been seeing her for 5 years and my sister sees her as well. I have the utmost of trust in her in navigating my treatment options. I have never looked better and felt more natural.

5 out of 5 stars Botox

Feeling Beautiful - New York, NY

Dr B is passionate about her work and has the ability to make people look beautiful without looking overdone. This makes her unique and her clients gorgeous. I would NEVER see anyone else for my skin care.

*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 Dermatological Association (ADA)
American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Consultation Fee

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Brightman has hospital affiliations at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary - New York, NY.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BA in Biology, Boston College

    Graduate: MA, Boston University School of Medicine

    Medical: MD, Boston University Medical School
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Internship: Mount Auburn Hospital

    Anesthesia, Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Dermatology, Boston University/Tufts New England Medical Center

    Skin Oncology, Boston University Medical Center
    Mohs Surgery, Laser and Comsetic Surgery, Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York

Treatments offered at Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York

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What is Fraxel Dual?

Fraxel dual is a non-ablative fractional thulium laser. This is one of 3 Fraxel lasers. Fraxel restore is a non-ablative fractional erbium doped... READ MORE

Is Skin Lightening Without Bleaching Cream Possible?

The long standing option for lightening skin has been the skin bleaching cream hydroquinone. Recently however, a new option has become available,... READ MORE

How Soon Can I Schedule Second CoolSculpting Treatment?

This is a great question. Although, according to clinical trial as well as my clinical experience, it does take upwards of 4 months to see final... READ MORE

How Long Until the Average Zeltiq Patient Starts to Notice Results?

The average is about 2-4 months after your treatment when you would begin to see results. Final results are usually seen by 4-6 months. There are... READ MORE

Botox Worked for Occular Neuraligia: Will Other Fillers Work for Facial Spasms?

Fillers are meant to help reduce the volume loss expereinced with aging, weight loss or even some medical conditions. Facial or ocular spasms are due... READ MORE

Might Fraxel Be a Better Choice over eMatrix for People with Eczema?

It is not ideal to treat over active skin disorders regardless of type of laser treatment; Fraxel or Ematrix It is best to see your dermatologist,... READ MORE

How Exactly Do Fat Cells & Tissue Respond to Velashape's Infrared Light & Radiofrequency?

The bipolar radiofrequency and infrared energies used in Velashape deliver enough heat to "trick" your fat cells into using up stored energy... READ MORE

Can I Use a Compression Garment After Zeltiq?

Zeltiq or coolsculting does not require a compression garment after treatment. However, if you would like to wear one, it will not change your results. READ MORE

Name of an Upcoming Cellulite Cure That Involves Injections?

Currently there are no "cures" for cellulite. There are many options to help improve the appearance of cellulite such as noninvasive treatments like... READ MORE

Why Don't Multiple Fraxel Treatments Destroy New Collagen?

Fraxel is a laser of specific wavelength, which targets certain structures in the skin. This remains only on the top of your skin layers. It is... READ MORE

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