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10th Annual Author’s Night Update – Dr. Suzanne Levine & Everett Lautin, “My Feet Are Killing Me”

Hello all,

I’ve been looking forward to the 10th Annual Author’s Night in New York for some time now. It was such an honor for me, Suzanne Levine, to be in the company of such wonderful authors and celebrities who had come to show their support for the East Hampton Library, and speak with them about my book.

Among many highlights was getting a chance to meet Alec Baldwin and actually get a photo of myself and the co-author of “My Feet Are Killing Me“, Dr. Everett Lautin. It’s a big deal because he is the person usually in charge of the camera, being a lover of photography himself.

I saw some women in beautiful shoes there. Always a treat to see what other people are wearing but always very hard to not put on my podiatrist hat when I see someone who shares an affinity for stiletto heels like myself but is clearly walking around in pain.

This time I couldn’t ignore it.  She was really hurting (and wearing cute shoes – had to know more).  I walked up, introduced myself, explained that I was a podiatrist, and hand her a bottle of my Stiletto RX Foot Spray.  I was very pleased we ran into each other later and she thanked me for the spray – it saved her night.  Which, in addition to everything else – made my night.

I love it when that happens.

xo – Suzanne Levine, DPM

Dr. Suzanne Levine & Dr. Everett Lautin - Authors of My Feet Are Killing Me

Pillow For Your Feet Summer Feet Series FI

Summer Feet Series – Danger in the Summer Sun | Foot Protection For Dummies

Summer Feet Series Part 1 of 7: How to protect your feet in the summer according to Dr. Suzanne Levine and the Institute Beauté. 

Everyone loves the summer. For many it is the best time of the year. I mean, azure blue sky, golden sunshine, warm water, and the soft sand of the beach caressing your feet – who needs heaven? “I love the summer beach too,” says Dr. Suzanne Levine. “From Coney Island while growing up in Brooklyn to the upcoming ‘authors weekend’ in East Hampton in 2014. But in my office at Institute Beauté, I commonly see the dangers that lurk for the unwary and careless.”

Sunburn: The sun is strongest in the summer, especially from 11 AM to 3 PM. The skin on your feet is easily as subject to sunburn as your face or arms—actually probably more so, because it is normally covered by your shoes and has not built up protection. So always remember to apply a SPF 30 or more to your feet as well as all exposed skin areas, and reapply every few hours. Be cautious, the sun not only damages your skin – making it age prematurely—it also increases the risk of skin cancer.

Flip flops are a summer favorite—but for your feet, not so much. They do protect your feet from hot sand and pavement. They do give minimal protection when stepping on something that could cut your feet. But they are meant to be worn only for short walks—not long hikes. Why? Dr. Suzanne Levine says, “They provide no arch support. They do not protect your feet from the sun. They provide only minimal protect from injuring your feet. And because you have to keep flip flops on by gripping them with your toes, they may increase the chance of developing a neuroma.” Dr. Levine also warns, “Because flip flops flip—they increase your chance of tripping. So wear them to and from your car and wear them in a ‘shoes and shirt required’ restaurant at the beach. But do not wear them while walking around town or for a relaxing walk on that country trail.”

 

For more information on proper foot wear and foot protection, see Dr. Suzanne Levine’s new book, “My Feet Are Killing Me”, also available at Barnes and Nobles, Amazon, iBooks, and other fine book sellers.

Best Lunch Hour Fix Me Up for Aching Feet & Toes with Dr. Suzanne Levine, Institute Beaute, New York

Dr. Suzanne Levine ‘Lube Job’ Injection – The Best Lunch Hour Fix Me Up Ever For Aching Feet & Toes, New York

Dr. Suzanne Levine’s ‘Lube Job Injection’ at Institute Beaute, New York

We know! Your feet are killing you! It’s summer and it’s beautiful out there in New York. You have made the most of it: jogging, tennis, golf, the beach, aerobics, and just fun in the sun. Your feet are paying the price—especially your big toe.

“You need a ‘Lube Job’,” says the eminent, Manhattan-based podiatrist Dr. Suzanne Levine. “It only takes a few minutes, has minimal discomfort, and there’s no recovery time.” You can hear the enthusiasm in Dr. Levine’s voice. “My patients come in during their lunch hour and walk right out feeling better—and you can resume exercise as soon as you like.”

Our favorite summer activities help keep us in shape, leaner and fitter, but are feet bare the brunt of the extra load on our bodies and the extra stress of all this exercise. This repeated stress and repeated micro-trauma can injure the big toe. And not only does the big toe hurt, but the pain can make you change the way you walk—putting extra stress on the rest of the foot, the ankles, knees, hips, and even your spine. So what to do?

“A Lube Job” is Dr. Levine’s term for viscosupplementation, an injection of hyaluronic acid into a joint, often the big toe. “Think of it as Restylane for the feet,” says Dr. Levine. At Dr. Levine’s luxurious Park Avenue office, The Institute Beaute, she works with the latest in equipment, in this case a digital fluoroscope (a form of real time x-ray). The fluoroscope lets Dr. Levine see precisely where she is placing the small needle, that is into the affected joint at the base of the big toe. This makes the injection easier, quicker and almost discomfort free.

Dr. Levine says, “Your body produces hyaluronic acid, a fluid that lubricates your joints so that they can move freely with no friction. If the production of hyaluronic acid slows, the joints do not glide smoothly—this puts wear on the joint and can be very painful. Loss of this natural lubricant can occur from overuse, injury, poorly fitting shoes, arthritis, or a genetic predisposition.”

Dr. Levine’s patients are not only weekend warriors, but also professional athletes who must get back to “work” quickly or cost their team big bucks.

“A ‘Lube Job’” can produce miraculous results,” says Dr. Levine. “Relieving pain that aspirin and Ibuprofen can’t even touch.”

Dr. Suzanne Levine is available for interview and taping while administering her “Lube Job” on one of her patients in New York.

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Dr. Suzanne Levine to Attend 10th Annual Authors Night in New York

Summary of Event

Dr. Suzanne Levine, voted one of New York’s best doctors by New York Magazine and primary podiatrist at Institute Beaute, has been invited to attend Authors Night, a benefit supporting the East Hampton Library in the village of East Hampton, New York. Dr. Levine has authored five books, and will be promoting her most recent book, the new and improved edition of My Feet Are Killing Me! She will join other distinguished and best selling authors at the event, including Barbara Goldsmith and Emily Liebert.

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(prREACH) Celebrity aesthetic podiatrist and author invited to premier literary event.

“I am honored to have been invited to this event,” states Dr. Levine. “It is an indication that my work promoting podiatry has been recognized by the literary community.”
As a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, the books Dr. Levine have authored focus exclusively on foot care. She has also co-authored two other books dedicated to overall beauty and enhancement: The Botox Book and You Don’t Need Plastic Surgery.
Authors Night will take place on Saturday, August 9 from 4:00pm to 7:30pm.

About Dr. Suzanne Levine

Dr. Suzanne Levine is the innovator in the emerging field of aesthetic podiatry. Her motto is, “Treat your feet the way you treat your face.” Dr. Levine is considered, by her colleagues, as one of the most influential podiatrists and New York Magazine selected her as one of New York’s best doctors. As a Diplomat of The American Board of Podiatric Surgery and cofounder and Vice President of the International Aesthetic Foot Society, Dr. Levine is on the staff of the New York Presbyterian Hospital-Cornel Medical Center as well as Lenox Hill Hospital/North Shore Medical Center. She has been a consultant for the Brown Shoe Corporation, Dr. Scholl’s, 9 West, and multiple pharmaceutical companies.

Dr. Levine has served as a “foot expert” on several shows, including The Doctors, The Today Show, The View, 20/20, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, Extra, CNN and Access Hollywood. She has appeared in newspapers and magazines, including Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Times London, Vogue, W, Town & Country, O: The Oprah Magazine, In Style, Essence, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, USA Today, New York Post, Time Magazine, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Newsday, Marie Claire, Shape, People, Cosmopolitan, Self, Glamour, Allure, Family Circle, Prevention. Dr. Levine is also the author of five books: Your Feet Don’t Have To Hurt, My Feet Are Killing Me, 50 Ways To Easy Foot Pain, Walk It Off, My Feet Are Killing Me! Dr. Levine’s Complete Foot Care Program Expanded Second Edition, and has co-authored The Botox Book and You Don’t Need Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Levine has developed a medical procedure she calls, “Pillows For Your Feet®,” which restores the lost cushioning on the bottom of the feet, and has teamed up with aesthetic medical specialist, Dr. Everett Marc Lautin, to provide a line of beauty solutions for the entire body called the Institute Beauté® and Head to Toe™ Beauty. At The Institute Beauté, Dr. Levine and Dr. Lautin are truly, “Your advocates against time.”

Contact Info

Dr. Suzanne Levine
Institute Beauté
885 Park Avenue
New York, NY
10075
ph: 212.535.0229

Links

http://institutebeaute.com

Quotes

I am honored to have been invited to this event. It is an indication that my work promoting podiatry has been recognized by the literary community.- Dr. Suzanne Levine

See original press release on WMBF News Here: http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/25775910/dr-suzanne-levine-to-attend-10th-annual-authors-night-in-new-york

How To Treat Fungal Nails - Dr. Suzanne Levine, Institute Beaute New York

Dr. Suzanne Levine, Institute Beaute – How Do You Treat Your Fungal Nails?

It’s a beautiful July 4th weekend. You’re on the beach with friends walking on the warm sand, but you don’t want to take your shoes off. You finally do, revealing—thick, yellow, flaking nails. What is with them?

You call the Institute Beaute to see Dr. Suzanne Levine at her first available appointment. Dr. Levine takes one look at your feet and tells you that you have toe nail fungal infection. Dr. Levine sees hundreds of nail fungal infections every year and that they are becoming increasing more common.

How do you get fungal nails?

  • Unsterile manicure or pedicure.
  • Walking barefoot in the gym, especially in the shower.
  • Injuring your nail by ill fitting shoes, or stubbing your toe.
  • Predisposing factors such as diabetes, chemotherapy.

How do you reduce your risk of infection?

  • Make sure the nail salon is clean.
  • Make sure all equipment used is either disposable or sterilized in an autoclave (heat).
  • Bring your own nail clippers, file, etc.
  • Bring a small vial of bleach to add to the rinse water for the foot bath during cleaning.
  • If diabetic keep your sugar under control.
  • Wear proper fitting shoes and athletic wear.

How do you treat your fungal nails?

  • Antifungal nail polish or topical medication.
  • Only slightly effective.
  • Oral antifungal medication
  • Very effective, but…
  • …requires three to six months of treatment and…
  • …you cannot consume alcohol while under treatment…
  • …occasionally toxic to the liver.

LASER therapy: at the Institute Beauté this is one of the signature treatments developed by Dr. Suzanne Levine

  • Treatment takes only a few seconds per toe.
  • Treatment usually repeated in 4-6 weeks.
  • Total 2 or 3 sessions
  • Very effective
  • With all treatments the results will first become apparent at the base of the nail.
  • Finger nails take about 6-8 months to regrow.
  • Toenails take about 8-12 months

Dr. Levine’s advice:

  • Prevention is best
  • If you have or get nail fungus laser treatment is best
  • Come to the Institute Beaute if near New York.
  • You’re feet will be glad you did.
  • See you on the beach.

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Dr. Suzanne Levine of Institute Beauté, New York | Q&A with Beach Modern Luxury, The Hamptons

About This Article: Dr. Suzanne Levine of Institute Beauté, New York speaks with Beach Modern Luxury about her practice, her books, her revolutionary products, brave new world of treatments & techniques, and being voted one of America’s Top Podiatrists for the 4th of July ‘Hamptons’ issue. Transcribed from the print article.

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Q:  Dr. Levine, you have been named one of America’s top Podiatrists by the Consumer’s Research Council of America – how long have you been practicing and what is most rewarding about your practice?

A: I’m a board certified podiatric surgeon on the Upper East Side in Manhattan and I’ve been in practice for over 28 years. What’s most rewarding about my practice is that I treat everyone from celebrities to the nurse who works at the hospital and is constantly on her feet. What makes my practice interesting is that these are women who are into fashion, interested in wearing attractive heels and have the same challenges as everyone else. I give them the opportunity to wear high heels with my cutting edge, futuristic treatments I consider the “brave new world” of foot care.

Q:  You are one of the most acclaimed and influential podiatrists internationally as well. What sets you apart from the rest of the crowd?

A: My patients need to work, they need to fly, they need to travel and are constantly on the go. The treatments I’ve introduced wither cut the healing time or allow my patients to avoid surgery. My number one procedure right now I call “the Lube Job” – this is for my patients whose feet and toes are in pain, whether they are wearing high heels or playing tennis, golf, etc. By injecting hyaluronic acid into the afflicted joints, I relieve the pain and it’s much easier for them to continue enjoying their activities. My goal is to have every patient feel their best and return to their favorite pair of shoes as soon as possible – even if they’re stilettos!

Q:  Tell us about your world- renowned “Pillows for Your Feet” line.

A:  That is my signature treatment! When you lose cushioning under the balls of your feet, we replace it with a biodegradable filler material. The procedure is not painful because we numb the skin first. People can exercise and wear fashionable shoes and no longer feel that burning pain on the balls of their feet. Between my Pillows For Your Feet products, Stiletto Rx Spray (which numbs your feet for those long nights in heels), and my Dr. Levine Foot Facial, I cover all aspects of foot care. I’ve developed an iPhone app to exercise the 38 muscles in your feet. It’s called the Uplift App, and it gives you certain exercises to do if you tend to cramp up a lot.

Q:  To celebrate your new book “My Feet Are Killing Me,” you are having a signing here in the Hamptons; why the Hamptons?

A: Yes! We are doing it in the Hamptons because this is the time that people are on the beach, showing their feet and we want to make them look as good as possible. Shoes are the ultimate equalizer – people will spend $4000 on a pair of shoes and not think about their feet. My job is to think in terms of foot function and then aesthetics; one of the most intriguing chapters in my book is on celebrities, who face the same problems as we do! I can tell a patient who comes in with Louboutins that she might really need Prada for a better fit but it’s not about brand, it’s all about what fits your feet and makes you feel fabulous!

Q:   What do you recommend to our readers who are out in the Hamptons now?

A: The most important thing is to use sun block when you’re exposing your feet. Flip flops are great – for the beach! Otherwise, I say “cover up”. You should really try to minimize sun exposure and look for sandals that cover your feet. Moisturize and use Dr. Levine’s Foot Facial products and treatment. My mantra is to “treat your feet as you would your face,” and our “brave new world” treatments allow my patients to put their best foot forward!

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How To HIde Spider Veins, Age Spots, Corns, Bunions & Cankles by Podiatrist, Dr. Suzanne Levine

Dr. Suzanne Levine – Sexier Feet In Seconds, More.com

How to hide bunions, veins and more, sans surgery – By Suzanne M Levine, M.D., Institute Beauté

Sexy, strappy heels lose their allure if they’re wrapped around feet blemished by age spots and spider veins. But it needn’t be that way. Using a touch of makeup (yes the same stuff you use on your face) can take years off—instantly! Just start by moisturizing your feet; the oils in the lotion enable makeup to go on evenly—and help it endure. Then follow these instructions from celebrity podiatrist Suzanne Levine, M.D. (For more tips from Dr. Levine, visit her blog at www.institutebeaute.com/blog)

Cover Bunions/Corns

To minimize redness on irritated bunions and corns, look for a concealer that has a greenish tint to it (green neutralizes red). Dr Levine’s favorite: Colorscience Corrector Brush SPF 20. Just sweep it over the bunion or corn using smooth, even strokes, and add extra coverage to areas that are reddest. Blend in well.

Hide Age Spots and Spider Veins

Age spots are areas of hyper-pigmentation caused by too much exposure to the sun. Spider veins are small groups of tangled blood vessels just below the surface of the skin. The blue & purple clusters of veins are often clearly visible. A concealer with a yellow tint is best for covering both. Try Colorescience Suncanny Foundation.

Slim Down Cankles

Cankles are a nickname given to fatty ankles that, lacking the tapered look around the joint of the ankle, look as though the calf and foot have fused together. To give your ankles more definition, apply Colorescience Wild To Mild Bronzer around just the base of your ankle. The dark color will create a shadow that gives the appearance of a slimmer ankle.

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This article appeared originally on More.com.

Dr. Suzanne Levine, New York Podiatrist - Peripheral Neuropathy Treament in New York

Dr. Suzanne Levine – Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment at Institute Beaute, New York

Severe recurrent burning pain on the soles of the feet. Insensitivity of the feet to hot or cold. Unnoticed injures on the feet. These are some of the manifestations of “peripheral neuropathy.” Peripheral neuropathy includes a very wide range of causes, manifestations, symptoms, and prognoses. Some of the more common causes are: diabetes, chemotherapy, alcoholism, and vitamin deficiencies.

At the Institute Beaute on New York City’s Park Avenue in Manhattan, Dr. Suzanne Levine, celebrated New York podiatrist, is treating more patients with this condition. Most of Dr. Levine’s patients come from the New York area, but a substantial number of patients come from around the country and the world.

The most common cause of peripheral neuropathy in Dr. Levine’s patient is as a side effect of chemotherapy. The wonder drugs that keep the cancer at bay and prolong patient’s lives are not a panacea. There are many tradeoffs, and one of these is peripheral neuropathy.

Dr. Suzanne Levine published a paper in, “Practical Pain Management,” showing that low power near infrared light can decrease musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Levine has adapted her signature treatment for musculoskeletal pain to help ameliorate this devastating side effect of chemotherapy. While the number of patients treated for peripheral nerve pain is not large, results have been encouraging. The treatment takes only about 15 minutes and is painless and essentially risk free. Multiple treatments may be required for maximal benefit and are usually performed a few days apart.

The treatment probably does not affect the underlying peripheral neuropathy, but decreasing the symptoms is worth the small amount of time and cost.

This procedure is not covered by insurance and Dr. Levine has provided compassionate care to patients who cannot afford treatment. Why is this simple procedure not covered by insurance is a question that warrants further examination.

As far as we know Dr. Suzanne Levine and her New York office, Institute Beaute, is the only place that provides infrared treatment for peripheral neuropathy. If her success with this treatment continues, we intend on reviewing all the cases and posting the results to make everyone aware and hopefully increasing the availability of this treatment.

If  you would like to set up an appointment with Dr. Suzanne Levine at Institute Beaute in New York please visit www.institutebeaute.com.

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Dr. Suzanne Levine, Huffington Post – Why You Should Treat Your Feet The Way You Treat Your Face

Note About This Article from Dr. Suzanne Levine

Originally posted on Huffington Post on 6.16.14.  In it I share the health benefits of treating your feet the way you treat your face as well as 8 steps for self foot care, inspired by her Foot Facial Treatment.

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It’s finally time for our tootsies to see the light after months of hibernation.

With your first pedicure of the season likely booked and your open-toed shoes poised for the occasion, your feet are ready for some serious TLC.

But Dr. Suzanne Levine, celebrity podiatrist and author of My Feet Are Killing Me,” says a pedicure here and there isn’t enough when it comes to foot care. Not only can the salon treatment be dangerous, but Levine stresses we really should be pampering our body’s foundation more often.

“People seem to neglect their feet,” Levine says, noting that the oversight is a big mistake. “From calluses to cracked skin and nail issues, there’s no other part of your anatomy that reflects age as dramatically.”

Levine has witnessed clients spend thousands of dollars on Botox, lasers and Chanel suits only to look down and spot wrinkles, bunions and fungus south of the ankles. “Beyond beauty, what’s even more important is that our feet are also often the first to show signs of more serious problems like arthritis, diabetes and vascular disease,” she adds.

So from fashion to function, Levine’s mantra is treat your feet the way you treat your face. Here’s how:

1. Soak

pedicure Levine suggests you kick things off by soaking your feet for 5-10 minutes in warm water and Epsom salt, which helps eliminate toxins in the body. Aim to soak twice a week during sandal season since your feet are exposed to so many elements this time of year.

2. Scrub

pumice stone
In addition to washing your feet from top to bottom, make sure to scrub between your toes and underneath your nails. Levine recommends keeping a pumice stone in the shower and using it at least three times a week to exfoliate the skin and combat build up. “The key is minimizing callus formation,” she says. “You’ll notice your feet will start to feel as smooth as a baby’s.”

3. Mask

lotion feet
Levine uses a clay mask every two weeks to help remove oil and impurities deep within the skin, which will leave your tootsies looking and feeling refreshed (and smelling nice). For some extra care, she steps up her routine with a full-on foot facial once a month. The procedure at her New York City office also includes a glycolic peel, microdermabrasion and a collagen-promoting copper cream.

4. Massage

massage feet
A good rubdown will “bring oxygen and nutrients to your tissues and take away wastes,” writes Levine. Massage your feet frequently — every day if you can — with motions towards the heart (the direction of circulation) and your whole body will thank you.

5. Moisturize

moisturize feet Levine swears by products that contain at least 20 percent Urea, an ingredient that penetrates the skin to keep it soft and supple. As for nails and cuticles, she opts for olive oil or almond oil for hydration. Her best advice for moisturizing is to lotion up each night, paying special attention to the heels. “Put some socks on, go to sleep and give your feet a good rub with the pumice stone in the morning,” she says.

6. Trim

trim toenails
Your toenails are arguably the main focus of your feet, so be careful when you’re clipping. “Cut them straight across and don’t cut into the sides,” urges Levine. “Otherwise, you could get painful ingrown nails.”

7. Whiten

toenails
Last season’s dark polish might have left your nails a little dull. Levine applies a mix of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to brighten them, but if they’re really looking yellow, she breaks out a laser for professional-strength whitening.

8. Protect

sunscreen feet
Dr. Suzanne Levine‘s final tip is no joke: wear sunscreen! One of the few body parts we rarely remember to apply sunscreen, be sure to slather it on from head to toe when you go out and about this summer.

Dr. Suzanne Levine, Would You Have Foot Surgery To Wear High Heels - The London Times

Dr. Suzanne Levine, Institute Beaute | “Would You Have Surgery To Wear High Heels?” by The London Times

In this article originally published on May 17, 2014 – Suzanne Levine, DPM speaks with The London Times Magazine about the surgical and simple, non-surgical techniques and treatments she uses and has developed as an aesthetic podiatrist for her Park Avenue clients at Institute Beaute, New York.

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How Cinderella surgery – from toe liposuction to sole plumping – became the latest thing in the world of nip and tuck.

At her clinic on Park Avenue in New York, podiatrist Dr. Suzanne Levine is explaining why increasing numbers of women are having their toes shortened or lengthened to make their feet look prettier. Let me guess. Is it because they are shallow and self-obsessed to the point of mania? Perfectionists whose narcissistic quest for beauty extends all the way down, down, down into the darkest corner of an innocent pop sock, where a deformed little morsel of flesh lurks, the sad runt of the toe litter, the final frontier in the war against imperfection? “Well, it is a brave new world at Institute Beaute . . . ”

To read more of this article by Barbara McMahon and see what New York Podiatrist, Dr. Suzanne Levine has to say on the subject, please visit this link to The London Times – http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/magazine/article4088355.ece

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