Firming and toning the outer thighs is easy when you visit an experienced NYC area dermatologist

Changes occur with time in many areas of the body. We notice skin beginning to loosen and sag on the face, neck, and even the knees. Skin on the hands can become thin and crepey. Additionally, we may find it more difficult to keep unwanted fat from depositing in certain areas, such as the outer thighs or the hip area. NYC dermatologist Dr. Ron Shelton has solutions for the concern of unwanted fat, one of which requires no incisions and no downtime.

CoolSculpting™ by ZELTIQ™ uses innovative technology to achieve noticeable results in men and women. Dr. Shelton and his team have completed extensive training in this treatment, above what is required, and have received well-deserved recognition as a CoolSculpting Center of Excellence. The reputation we have built is based on unparalleled care and patient satisfaction.

How CoolSculpting™ works

Non-surgical, non-invasive CoolSculpting™ treats fat cells in the chosen treatment area with precise temperatures. Research has shown that the right degree of cold can safely destroy fat cells, causing their natural elimination from the body. The procedure can last from one hour to several, depending on the size or number of treatment areas.

CoolSculpting™ by ZELTIQ™ is an excellent way to reduce fat stores naturally. With proper treatment, it is possible to see as much as a 20 percent reduction in fat in the treated area. In consultation with Dr. Shelton, patients discuss their aesthetic concerns and learn about the suitability of CoolSculpting™. If this procedure is chosen, treatment can be scheduled accordingly. Dr. Shelton personally evaluates all of his patients who wish to undergo CoolSculpting. In the past several years, the technique has evolved to a more artistic sculpting rather than just applying an applicator to the largest bulge.

During a treatment session, the patient is positioned comfortably where Dr. Shelton or one of his trained staff can easily access the treatment area. The CoolSculpting™ cooling panels will apply suction to the skin and tissue in the treatment area, pulling them firmly between where sufficient cooling can take place. The panels and suction will remain consistent for the determined length of time, cooling cells and tissue for the desired effect.

Due to the nature of metabolizing and elimination, results from CoolSculpting™ by ZELTIQ™ in our Manhattan practice will be most noticeable after a few months, though changes will begin to appear in the first month after treatment. For up to four months after a CoolSculpting™ session, the body will continue to eliminate unwanted fat in the area treated.

We are happy to help you achieve your aesthetic goals with care tailored to your needs. Call 212-561-5808 today.

What patients in NYC need to know about crow’s feet

As a Board certified dermatologist in private practice since 1998, and full time dermatologic surgeon on staff at The Mount Sinai Medical Center since 1993, I’ve seen hundreds of patients who are distressed with how dramatically lines and wrinkles age the appearance of their faces. Since the eyes are a main focal point of the face, crow’s feet are an especial concern. Let’s take a closer look at this type of wrinkle and discuss what can be done about it.

What are crow’s feet?

Crow’s feet are wrinkles that branch from the outer corners of the eyes, toward the hairline. They are the crinkles that show up at any age, when you raise your cheeks to grin or squint your eyes.

Why are they called crow’s feet?

The medical term for these wrinkles is “lateral chanti rhytides.” They are commonly called crow’s feet because the wrinkles radiate in a pattern that resembles a bird’s footprint.

What causes crow’s feet?

Eat time you make facial expressions like smiling, frowning, or squinting small muscles around your eyes contract. Those muscle contractions, repeated millions of times during your life, leave lasting creases in skin. For this reason, you may also hear crow’s feet referred to as “character lines” or “laugh lines.”

At what age do crow’s feet appear?

Crow’s feet are some of the earliest wrinkles to appear, typically in 30s and 40s. Each person’s unique body chemistry, heredity, and lifestyle influence the onset of crow’s feet.

Can crow’s feet be prevented?

Crow’s feet are caused by repeated muscle contractions, but smoking and sun exposure (which damage skin and dry it out) accelerate their occurrence. The best ways to keep crow’s feet at bay as long as possible are to not smoke, use an eye cream with SPF 15 or higher every morning, wear sunglasses, and have regular eye examinations. If you need glasses or contact lenses to see without squinting, wear them.

What can be done to minimize existing crow’s feet?

I have had great results treating crow’s feet with a combination approach, customized for the individual patient. I utilize Fraxel® laser resurfacing techniques to refine the complexion, and Portrait® Plasma to stimulate new collagen production. Innovative non-surgical techniques like Pellevé® and ThermiSmooth™ are also effective in tightening skin to reduce the appearance of existing crow’s feet. Then, Botox® and Dysport® injections are used to relax muscles, interrupting contractions that cause skin to wrinkle around the eyes. Quality skin care products round out treatment nicely.

Would you like to talk about the best way to treat your crow’s feet for a more youthful, refreshed look? Call 212-561-5808 and be sure to ask for Dr. Ron Shelton.

Dr. Ron Shelton, formerly having practiced on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC, is now located in Midtown Manhattan.