Patients in New York City find help for sagging skin with ThermiTight®

Ron Shelton, MD, board-certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and our professional team at Dr. Ron Shelton’s Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, care about your skin. We provide a complete array of advanced dermatology, from Moh’s Micrographic Surgery for skin cancer to effective treatments in cosmetic dermatology, we are dedicated to achieving optimal health and enhanced appearance for our patients.

Dr. Shelton has decades of experience and extensive training in many specialty areas, including medical, cosmetic, laser, and surgical dermatology. An award winning physician, he has been recognized as a Top Doctor by RealSelf and Castle Connoly Medical LTD and as Best Doctor by New York Magazine. Dr. Shelton is also a respected author, professor, and peer advisor.

Our team is pleased to provide the latest technologies and noninvasive treatments for patients who wish to improve their appearance without surgery. ThermiTight®, as recently covered by Allure Magazine, Elle Magazine, and The Doctors television show, is one of our newer treatments.

ThermiTight® is the first aesthetic treatment that can reverse the signs of aging by tightening skin through the delivery precise, painless thermal energy beneath the skin of the face, abdomen, thighs, and neck. ThermiTight® counters skin laxity and can shrink tissues that also cause bra bulge and love handles.

Minimally invasive ThermaTight® involves miniscule probes into the skin that direct radiofrequency energy into targeted areas. Small fibers heat the designated tissues which tightens skin and reduces stubborn fat deposits.  The procedure is typically performed in under an hour, with local anesthetic, in our well-appointed and comfortable office. Long-lasting results are visible immediately but continue to work over time. Patients normally experience little discomfort or recovery time, and usually return to daily activities the next day.

To determine if a patient is an ideal candidate for ThermiTight®, Dr. Shelton conducts a comprehensive and personalized consultation. Afterward, a customized plan of care is designed to meet each patient’s unique needs and concerns.

To find out if ThermaTight® is right for you, call our friendly team at Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York  today at 212.561.5808. Formerly practicing in Upper East Side, Dr. Shelton is now located at 317 East 34th Street in New York, NY.

Double chin? Turkey neck? Fat around the neck? NYC patients find effective treatment options, including CoolSculpting Mini™

CoolSculpting™ technology, introduced by Zeltiq Aesthetics, has become a popular and successful treatment for patients seeking to eliminate stubborn fat cells. In fact, CoolSculpting™ is the most requested noninvasive procedure for fat reduction and Zeltiq was named the #1 medical device company in the United States in 2014. The treatment is based upon a medical and scientific process called Cryoliposis, which freezes fat cells, causing them to eventually disintegrate and flush from the body without risk of the fat returning.

Dr. Ron Shelton, board-certified dermatologist specializing in many advanced areas of the field, including Moh’s Micrographic Surgery for cancer treatment, and cosmetic and surgical dermatology, incorporated the CoolSculpting™ procedure into his practice when the technology was introduced and has been achieving significant patient outcomes since.

Dr. Shelton and our team at Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, is pleased to offer the latest version of CoolSculpting™ revolutionary treatment, using the same advanced science of freezing fat to permanently eliminate the stubborn deposits using noninvasive technology.

Because of Dr. Shelton’s significant experience and high patient satisfaction with CoolSculpting™, our office was one of the select practices to serve as a research facility for CoolMini™, which has recently been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of fat under the chin, often referred to as double chin or turkey neck. In a clinical trial, 60 patients between 22 and 65 years of age achieved an average of 20 percent reduction in the appearance of double chins. As with CoolSculpting™, when the fat is removed, it will not return to the area again.

In addition to being one of the more experienced physicians with the new technology of CoolMini™, Dr. Shelton is an award winning physician, professor, and author, as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology who has had extensive training in many specialty areas of dermatology, including aesthetic and cosmetic dermatologic surgery.

Respected by patients and peers in NYC, Dr. Shelton was previously located in Upper East Side. Our practice is now located in midtown Manhattan at 317 East 34th Street. Call us today at 212.561.5808 today.

Patients in New York see significant improvement in double chin appearance after Kybella® injections

Cosmetic and surgical dermatology has advanced significantly over the years. Patients have many options when it comes to reducing the signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. As we age and skin loses elasticity, extra folds of skin can impair our youthful radiance. Certain areas of the body have been more challenging to treat than others, such as the neck and double chin area.

A double chin, referred to in medical terminology as submental fullness, may be caused by excess fat, family history, and age. Even patients who are otherwise fit or toned can experience the effect of a double chin.

At the practice of Dr. Ron Shelton – Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York – conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Ron Shelton, and our professional medical skin care team offer an extensive array of cosmetic, laser, medical, and surgical dermatology. Dr. Shelton is an award-winning physician, educator, and author, recognized as a Top Doctor and a Best Doctor in NYC.

We are pleased to offer a groundbreaking treatment for patients dealing with the unpleasant condition known as double chin. After extensive research and recent, successful clinical trials, Kybella® has become the first, and is the only, injection that has received the approval of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for improving the appearance of mild to serious double chin. This approval was acknowledged in April of 2015.

The main ingredient in Kybella® injection is deoxycholic acid, based upon a molecule that exists naturally in the human body and helps to absorb and breakdown fat. Once the deoxycholic acid has been precisely injected into the fat cells in a double chin, the cells are destroyed and will never accumulate fat again. The number of treatments depend upon each patient’s unique needs and concerns. Dr. Shelton designs a personalized treatment plan after a comprehensive and attentive consultation.

Dr. Shelton is a respected and experienced physician who believes that enhancements to a patient’s appearance should be natural-looking and conservative for the best clinical outcomes. He is known to patients and peers as a leading doctor and surgeon in advanced dermatology treatments. Formerly located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, Dr. Shelton’s practice is now located at 317 East 34th Street, New York.

To learn more about Kybella® and other treatments available at Laser and Skin Surgery Center of New York, contact our friendly team at 212.561.5808 for an appointment with Dr. Shelton.

NY Patients Experience Safe Transformation Before and After Zeltiq Treatment

Zeltiq® treatment is CoolSculpting® treatment, and this approach can be used to reduce stubborn fat bulges that haven’t responded to diet or exercise.

Founded in 2005, Zeltiq® Aesthetics based its CoolSculpting® system off of “cryolipolysis.” This science takes into account that fat cells respond differently to outside stimuli than other cells. In turn, fat is more sensitive to cold temperatures than overlying and surrounding tissues.

CoolSculpting® can selectively reduce those pinchable areas of unwanted fat where some diets and fat reduction techniques have either had little to no effect, or may have resulted in your “yo-yo’ing” between “before” and “after” versions of yourself.

Through CoolSculpting by Zeltiq’s unique approach, you can safely retain that desired “after” version of yourself, no drastic surgeries or crash diets required!

 You may be a candidate if Before” CoolSculpting® treatment:

  • You have noticeable bulges in areas such as the sides, around the middle, upper thighs, and behind the arms or back
  • You are otherwise healthy, within a normal range or close to it
  • You desire an alternative to surgical fat reduction, such as liposuction

If you are obese, other procedures such as gastric bypass may be more suitable. CoolSculpting® is a fat reduction and not a weight loss technique.

Consider how when you lose weight, the fat cells become smaller but the cells don’t go away. When you gain weight, those cells will return to a bigger size.

The CoolSculpting® procedure works so well in part because it actually reduces the total number of fat cells in the treated areas. When fat cells no longer exist, they can’t grow any larger.

In turn, After CoolSculpting® treatment look forward to:

  • Lasting results because once fat is gone, it’s gone for good
  • Evenly-distributed weight gain; unlike other techniques, if you do gain weight it will be distributed throughout the body and not specifically to treated, localized pockets
  • Noticeable changes in as little as three weeks
  • Since crystallizing or freezing treated fat cells is a process, expect to see full results in about 2 months
  • Within one session you may notice up to 1 centimeter of fat layer reduction, with no damage to surrounding skin or untreated tissues
  • Your body will continue to naturally and safely eliminate fat cells from the treated area for 4 to 6 months

Zeltiq® reports the average patient experienced a 22.4 percent reduction in fat 4 months after treatment, with results remaining visible 2 and 5 years post-procedure (and even with weight fluctuations).

While you may experience some swelling, numbness, and bruising it typically resolves within 7 days. No scars, ulcerations, or changes to blood lipid and liver function have been reported so Dr. Shelton is pleased to offer an FDA-cleared approach that is both effective and very safe.

Afterward, you don’t have to build a new life around CoolSculpting® treatment. That means no new diets or exercise regimens to maintain your newly-toned physique. If anything, many patients report the procedure is motivator. You may find yourself taking better care of your health, and when you’re healthy it shows. To experience the transformation, “Before and After Zeltiq Treatment” for yourself, schedule an appointment with your trusted NY specialist, Dr. Ron Shelton. Call 202-561-5808.

Specialist Provides Accurate Lipomas Diagnosis, Can Rule Out More Serious Conditions in NYC

Any new lumps and bumps are understandably cause for concern, but know that doughy masses called lipomas are common and harmless. In fact, its’ estimated 1 of every 1,000 people will develop this fatty, slow-growing lump between the skin and underlying muscle. About 20 percent of those affected will develop more than one lipoma.

All this said, it’s important to have any new bumps, especially those that have grown rapidly or are painful, evaluated by Dr. Ron Shelton. In very rare cases, these lumps may not be lipomas at all. Liposarcomas occur at a rate of 2.5 cases per 1 million people. These cancers are present in fatty tissues. Some features distinguish these tumors from benign lipomas, such as:

  • Fast growth
  • Tender or painful sensation
  • Firm, can’t be moved when you press on them

While lipomas can sometimes grow 8 inches across, they are usually no more than 2 inches around. They tend to appear on the shoulders, back, abdomen, arms and underarms, and thighs. They are thought to run in families, and some very rare inherited disorders such as Cowden’s and Gardner’s syndromes are associated with multiple lipomas. You are more likely to develop these fatty bulges between the ages of 40 to 60.

Lipomas typically are self-contained and don’t invade surrounding tissue. However, you may wish to have the lipoma removed should it affect muscle development, or press on nearby nerves. You may be self-conscious about how these bumps look, especially if they are larger than the typical lipoma or occur in visible areas.

Before any bumps may be removed, Dr. Shelton will diagnose the true nature of any lumps or swelling. He will examine your skin. If the suspect area is very large or appears to be deeper than the fatty tissue, an ultrasound or other imaging may be recommended for proper diagnosis.

If Dr. Shelton confirms the presence of a harmless lipoma, you may wish to monitor the spot or have it removed entirely. Removal requires little more than a minor surgery with local anesthetic. A small incision will be made and the lipoma can either be squeezed out or suctioned out using a thin cannula or tube.

Unlike other types of conditions, recurrences are infrequent. Lipomas do not increase your risk for other diseases, and lasting scarring or bruising post-removal is rare. There is no reason to spend another day worrying about suspicious bumps and lumps, especially when your answer to accurate lipomas diagnosis and removal is available in Midtown NYC, courtesy of Dr. Ron Shelton. Call 202-561-5808 to schedule an appointment.

Specialist in Laser Therapies Discusses Results of Safe, Efficient Hair Removal Method in New York

For a long time a lasting alternative to waxing, shaving, messy depilatory creams, or tweezing could only be found at the end of an electrolysis device.

However, this method for hair reduction was no more comfortable (and arguably far more uncomfortable) than the other, shorter-acting “conventional” methods to remove hair. Plus, electrolysis requires each hair follicle be treated one at a time. A small needle is inserted into the follicle where hair originates. The needle emits an electric pulse, which damages the follicle. Imagine the time, money, and the pain associated with such a procedure!

Introducing a patient-approved smoothing technique

Luckily, you have a better option at Dr. Ron Shelton’s Midtown office, and it’s called “laser hair removal.” This procedure uses “selective photothermolysis” to treat hundreds of hair follicles in one pass.

When the laser device is applied to the treatment area, it delivers energy in the form of light. This energy produces enough heat to sufficiently and safely damage the treatment area. Common areas of unwanted hair such as underarms or legs are treated, while surrounding tissues and structures remain untouched.

Traditionally, the laser’s effectiveness depended partly on the patient’s complexion and the color of the hair because the device seeks out the melanin or pigment in the hair. Modern lasers are effective for a wider range of patients, which makes this method of hair reduction more inclusive than it has been in the past.

Looking forward to a razor-free lifestyle

Speaking of laser hair removal results, patients in New York near Dr. Shelton’s Midtown office may notice hair shedding in the days and weeks following treatment. Don’t mistake this for hair regrowth. The shedding is a sign that this method is working. That said, hair regrowth is still possible but can easily be remedied. After completing a series of treatments as recommended by Dr. Shelton, “touch-up” sessions may be needed on an annual basis.

Lasers can only effectively treat hairs when they are in the active growth phase. Since not all hairs grow at the same time, up to half of those hairs can be in a resting phase. For this reason, multiple sessions are required to catch those hairs that were in the resting phase during prior treatments.

Results can vary from patient to patient, depending partly on factors such as age, hormones, and individual hair growth cycles. To find out more about this efficient, comfortable, and lasting alternative to shaving and electrolysis, schedule an appointment. Call 202-561-5808.

New York City patients experience beautiful results after Clear and Brilliant treatment

The Clear + Brilliant® treatment combines the best of both worlds: You get dramatic results only without the side effects, risks of complications, and downtime associated with other laser therapies.

Lasers are traditionally categorized as non-ablative or ablative.

The non-ablative option does not injure or remove the outermost layers of skin. Instead, energy from the laser affects the underlying tissue to stimulate the production of beneficial substances such as collagen.

The ablative resurfacing technique is wounding, in that it targets the underlying tissue while also removing thin layers of skin. While side effects are mild and fleeting with the non-ablative approach, you may need a series of treatments to achieve the results you desire. With the ablative approach, all it may take is one treatment to achieve dramatic improvements in the look and feel of your skin; however, your skin will be itchy, swollen, and red post-treatment.

Clear + Brilliant® is a fractional laser treatment. You are able to see a dramatic difference in your skin without the side effects of an ablative technique, as this type of laser treats a fraction of tissue at a time by creating millions of microscopic zones. This approach allows Dr. Ron Shelton to leave 80 percent of tissue untouched. These untreated areas help to promote speedy healing.

Clear + Brilliant® gets its name from the progressive results you can expect to see immediately with optimal results achieved within, on average, around 4 to 6, 20-minute sessions. If you have dull, lackluster skin, or it has a dry, leathery texture, you may be a good candidate for Clear + Brillant®:

Furthermore, Dr. Shelton offers Clear + Brilliant® Perméa. This approach evens out skin tone by addressing hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage. The Perméa name comes from permeability; this treatment is designed to enhance the effectiveness of skincare products. In fact, Clear + Brilliant® is often used as part of an ongoing skincare regimen, of which Dr. Shelton can customize treatment to your needs and goals.

The effects of sun exposure and environmental and lifestyle conditions can age you prematurely. You may look older than your years. You can prevent further damage or premature aging with Clear + Brilliant®. To experience softer, luminous, and more even skin, turn to Dr. Shelton and his team in New York City. Call 212-561-5808 to schedule an appointment.