Patients in Midtown New York secure wrinkle-smoothing benefits, with little to no risks or downtime via Thermage™

At Dr. Ron Shelton’s office in Midtown Manhattan, wrinkles may be treated with fillers, lasers, or plasma skin resurfacing. Radio frequency (RF) energy may also be applied to treat lines and wrinkles on most parts of the body, including the face, neck, arms, and legs.

RF stands out from other electromagnetic frequencies. Instead of creating a surface effect in which the heat from the energy can be felt on the skin, RF may be applied and absorbed under the tissues painlessly without any heat sensation.

There are more than a few ways Dr. Shelton safely and effectively uses Radiofrequency energy to improve patients’ appearance. Generally, Thermage™ treatment involves the application of RF via a specially designed treatment tip. The energy comfortably and precisely penetrates tissue. Treatment areas ranging from around the eyes to the jawline are heated.

As the areas are heated, existing collagen is remodeled and new collagen is made. This protein is responsible for skin firmness. It is abundant in younger skin, but with age, the production of collagen decreases. This process contributes to sagging, wrinkling, and surface irregularities over time.

What to expect from a session

Depending on the size of the area to be treated, a Thermage™ treatment session may be completed within 45 to 90 minutes. You might see improvements immediately following treatment, but the real results will occur gradually as some of the underlying changes to your skin take place.

You can enjoy results with no surgery, little to no recovery and downtime, and no injections. Those improvements can last for years, depending on the condition of your skin and the way you age. Ultherapy utilizies ultrasound energy and has been very promising in showing tightening and lifting of facial skin, and other sites.

Not all patients demonstrate improvement with Thermage radiofrequency in our NYC practice.

Radio frequency energy is also applied via the ThermiTight™ system, which is a minimally invasive way to reduce notoriously stubborn pockets of fat that haven’t budged with rigorous exercise and diligent nutrition, such as the sides, abdomen, back, thighs, and back of the arms. It may also be used to reduce the dimples, lumps, and backs characteristic of cellulite.

In the past, invasive or drastic procedures like facelifts or liposuction might have been your only option if you wanted to smooth wrinkles, reduce stubborn fat, or tighten saggy skin. These procedures carry significant risks of complications, and require significant downtime.

To secure desired, natural results from Thermage™, call the New York City office of Dr. Ron Shelton at 212-561-5808.


Don’t buy another cellulite cream; schedule an appointment with NYC dermatologist to get results

Like many products with big claims in glossy magazines, those designed to treat cellulite often don’t live up to those big promises.

After the umpteenth store-bought cellulite cream hasn’t worked, Dr. Ron Shelton and his team are there to deliver a safe treatment that actually makes a difference in those lumps, bumps, and dimples.

To understand why many products advertised as “miracle” creams don’t work is to understand a little about what’s going on underneath the surface of your uneven skin.

How cellulite is made


Your skin is connected to underlying muscle by way of fibrous cords. Fat is sandwiched between the tissue and muscle. While fat cells push up against the skin, sinewy cords pull down.
This tension creates the uneven surface characteristic of cellulite

Since the accumulation of fat cells exacerbates tension against the skin. For this reason, you may notice cellulite more after periods of weight gain or inactivity. That said, it’s estimated that around 90 percent of women of all shapes and sizes have this condition.

Think of how many times you have seen photos of otherwise skinny celebs with those familiar dimples on their backsides. While firming up with diet and exercise can help, due to the nature of women’s skin and body contours these habits alone probably won’t eliminate all your cellulite.

How techniques help


Instead of reaching for another cream with dubious claims, reach for the phone and dial 212-561-5808.

Dr. Ron Shelton and his team have helped patients with cellulite in Midtown NYC achieve smoother skin with both ThermiTight™ and Cellfina™.

ThermiTight uses radio frequency energy to reduce fat pockets that haven’t budged with diet or exercise and to tighten skin.

The heat derived from RF energy is a multi-tasker; it both destroys fat cells and stimulates the production of firming collagen to reveal a tighter, smoother surface.

Tension makes cellulite more visible. Cellfina™ takes direct aim at this process. This FDA-approved treatment releases those taut fibrous bands by way of a small, needle-sized device applied to the treated area. As affected skin bounces back, the peaks and valleys are smoothed out.

There are cellulite treatments that work; you just need to know where to look. Experience results by scheduling an appointment at the Manhattan office of Dr. Ron Shelton today.

Dr. Shelton will examine your condition and tell you if you’re a candidate for the procedure. Furthermore he will tell you if the dents in your skin are cellulite or rather normal anatomic linear bands that are not suited for treatment.

Cellfina™ system is a technique-driven way to reduce NYC patients’ cellulite

Whenever the effectiveness of OTC cellulite creams is brought up, some ingredients such as caffeine keep occurring. These ingredients are often designed to give the appearance or illusion that cellulite looks better.

Caffeine, for example, makes cellulite look better temporarily by increasing blood flow and removing moisture from the skin. These characteristics can result in fleeting firmness and smoothing.

It is no wonder your creams may have been a disappointment when you understand exactly what these products do. As a board-certified dermatologist and  dermatologic cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Ron Shelton has the knowledge and training to prescribe effective and safe treatments for a wide range of conditions.

When it comes to cellulite, powerful treatment comes not in a jar but in a technique. Dr. Shelton offers Cellfina™, a minimally invasive way to eliminate cellulite by affecting the root cause of these peaks and valleys.

Dr. Shelton, in his NYC practice personally examines and evaluates all of his cellulite patients himself and will tell you if you are or are not a candidate for cellulite treatment.  It’s not uncommon for women to have a combination of cellulite as well as normal anatomic linear anchoring bands and the latter are not suitable for treatment with Cellfina.

Using a needle-sized device, Dr. Shelton will gently release the fibrous bands responsible for your cellulite. There is minimal discomfort for most patients during this process as the treatment area is numbed prior to the procedure. As fat cells push up on the skin and the fibrous connective bands pull down towards the muscle, this tension creates dimples. By releasing the fibrous bands, your skin bounces back in the same way a rubber band might spring back once it is no longer pulled taut. Free of tension, your skin’s surface can become smooth in as little as three days.

In fact, 85 percent of patients were satisfied with the results of the Cellfina™ system in 3 months. Within 1 year, 94 percent of patients were happy with reduction in their cellulite. You can expect to see these results for at least 1 year, which is reportedly the longest FDA clearance for any cellulite treatment.

The procedure takes around 45 minutes and results in minimal side effects such as fleeting soreness, bruising, and discomfort. Speaking of other therapies, Dr. Shelton also treats cellulite with ThermiTight™. Heat applied to the treatment area in the form of radio frequency energy pulls double duty by both destroying fat cells and stimulating the production of firming collagen to create a smoother, firmer appearance.

It’s estimated that as many as 90 percent of women have cellulite, but is ThermiTight™ or Cellfina™ right for you? Find out by calling 212-561-5808 to schedule an appointment at Dr. Ron Shelton’s office, now in Midtown NYC.