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Mohs Micrographic Surgery–How It Works

Mohs surgery, Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), developed by Dr. Fredrick Mohs in the 1930s, is a technique that uses both pathology and surgery to remove skin cancers in a doctor’s office. During the surgery, the tissue is removed, sparing as much normal skin as possible and while the patient waits, 100% of the surgical margin of the specimen is examined in the laboratory located in the doctor’s office to determine if any more cancer remains. If the margins are involved, the orientation of the residual skin cancer is mapped so the surgeon knows where exactly to trim more around the spot removed in the prior Mohs stage. This continues until all of the skin cancer is removed. Dr. Mohs is credited for inventing this ingenious technique of creating the most minimal size defect while providing the highest cure rate. Reconstruction can then be accomplished the same day immediately after Mohs Micrographic surgery.


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Today, Mohs surgery has come to be accepted as the single most effective technique for removing Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma, the two most common
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Services Offered by Cosmetic Dermatologists in the Midtown Manhattan Area

Patients located in the Midtown area of Manhattan often ask themselves, what can I do to improve my body image? Dr. Ron Shelton and his team of professionals are dermatologists who can assist individuals in learning about many cosmetic solutions to their aesthetic concerns. Below is a sampling of what our team cam provide for patients in and around the area of New York City:


Injectables include brands such as Botox®, Dysport®, Juvederm®, Belotero®, Restylane Radiesse®, Sculptra®, and Voluma® which have been used for years in reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on the face. Each injectable has its own benefits and we encourage patients to discuss with their dermatologist the most appropriate choice for them.

Non-Surgical Fat Removal

Thermitight and CoolSculpting, and now, Ultrashape, are popular non-surgical methods for removing unwanted fat from specific areas of the body. These treatments use radio frequency, freezing and ultrasound energy, respectively,  to achieve better body contours without plastic surgery.

Brown Spot/Hyperpigmentation Solutions

Liver spots, sun spots, brown spots, and other hyperpigmentation concerns can be addressed with chemical peels or laser therapies available at the practice of Dr. Ron Shelton.

Acne Scars

Acne scars are divots in the skin that can negatively affect the texture and tone. Patients who are struggling with the aftereffects of active acne may want to speak to a dermatologist about effective solutions for scarring such as chemical peels, punch grafts, dermal fillers and/or dermabrasion or Fraxel laser resurfacing.

Laser Hair Removal

Unwanted hair anywhere on the body can be removed for good with laser hair removal. Patients often use this treatment on specific places such as the bikini line, legs, underarms, chest, and back.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Rejuvenation of the skin can begin with a series of laser skin resurfacing treatments. Using laser devices and attention to detail, Dr. Ron Shelton and his dermatologists can perform procedures using laser light for enhancing the skin’s texture and tone while also addressing imperfections such as freckles, sun spots, and fine lines and wrinkles.

Patients interested in learning more about cosmetic services by our dermatologists are encouraged to contact Dr. Ron Shelton at 212-561-5808. He previously practiced in the Upper East Side of Manhattan but now provides care for those in Midtown.

How NYC area patients can achieve non-surgical face lifting

Dr. Ron Shelton is a board certified dermatologist in the NYC area who sub specializes, and whose practice is limited to dermatologic surgery. He offers a wide range of medical and cosmetic solutions to patients who visit his practice and are serious about achieving more attractive skin and better health and wellness. He welcomes new patients to his practice and encourages them to contact his NYC area practice to learn about anti-aging solutions such as non-surgical face lifting.

Non-surgical face lifting is a common request by men and women who are dealing with the signs of aging. Skin laxity can occur over the years due to the reduction of natural collagen, which adds volume and keeps the skin looking youthful. When collagen is naturally lost, which starts around the age of thirty, the skin is not nearly as tight as it used to be. This results in sagging and drooping of the skin over the years caused by skin laxity. This also causes patients to experience unwanted fine lines and wrinkles on the face that can make them look older than they feel. When patients come to our practice, they are often seeking an alternative to plastic surgery.

Our practice offers many treatments that can help in providing patients with non-surgical face lifting. For some, injectable fillers may be suggested. Injections such as hyaluronic acid or collagen stimulators work in adding volume and stimulating collagen production to reduce skin laxity and target unwanted fine lines, wrinkles, and folds on the face.

Another non-surgical solution may be laser therapies. Many of these treatments use devices that are applied to the face to stimulate collagen production. At the same time, they may also smooth the texture and tone of the face and therefore, reduce fine lines and wrinkles that may already be present. We also offer many radio frequency and ultrasound technologies, which are known to tighten and lift the skin, providing similar results in a non-invasive manner.

Dr. Ron Shelton, formerly having a practice in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC, is now located in Midtown Manhattan. He can be reached at (212) 561-5808 and patients are encouraged to ask for him specifically when calling to book a consultation visit at his practice.

Dr. Ron Shelton describes Coolsculpting® for NYC area patients

When patients are dealing with stubborn areas of fat around the midsection, arms, or other parts of the body, they may believe that their only option is plastic surgery. However, when people are unhappy with the results they have achieved with healthy eating and daily exercise, this doesn’t mean that liposuction or tummy tucks are the only methods of achieving better body contours. Dr. Ron Shelton of the NYC area can encourage patients to consider a treatment that has been cleared by the FDA called CoolSculpting®.

CoolSculpting® is a procedure that does not require any anesthetics and there is never an incision made in the skin. Instead, this treatment works by freezing fat cells. The results are not immediate, but occur over the course of several weeks and can continue up to six months after the initial treatment. Patients can have more than one session completed if they prefer more results, but many who have the procedure done around their abdomen and love handles will often experience a drop in clothing size after each procedure.

CoolSculpting® technology freezes away fat cells in the body and allows the body to flush them out naturally. Patients will find that they do not have to schedule downtime and healing as they would with traditional plastic surgeries. In fact, patients will not have to deal with any interruption in their day after their treatment and can go about their life with no downtime whatsoever. This fact is just one of the beneficial aspects of CoolSculpting® that many patients are excited about when they discover this state-of-the-art procedure. Patients are also happy to learn that the results they have achieved from this procedure are permanent so long as they maintain healthy lifestyles, enjoying regular activity and eating foods that are appropriate for their bodies.

Dr. Ron Shelton, formerly practicing in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC, is now located in Midtown Manhattan. He can be reached at (212) 561-5808 and patients are encouraged to ask for him specifically when booking a consultation visit at his practice.

Find treatment options for saddle bags in the Manhattan area of NYC

One of the common concerns we hear from women is the development of unwanted areas of fat called “saddle bags.” This problem occurs in the area of the outer thighs and around the buttocks and hips. The difficulty with saddle bags is that the problematic area may not respond to exercise alone, at least not as quickly as one would wish.

In the Manhattan area of NYC, one can easily find viable treatment options for saddle bags. Dr. Ron Shelton and his aesthetic team are extensively experienced in a number of different procedures. In addition to winning the approval of discerning men and women all over New York City, our office has been recognized in reputable outlets such as the New York Times magazine, which named Dr. Shelton as one of 2014’s Top Doctors in the area.

Under our care, you can find your best solution for saddle bags and other areas of concern. Essentially, saddle bags develop as fat cells accumulate in the area of the upper thighs and buttocks. Unfortunately, with our way of life being so sedentary, this problem can be difficult to avoid. Healthy eating habits and regular exercise can be well complemented by treatment for the reduction of unwanted fat. In our practice, patients have options for surgical and non-surgical body contouring.

Liposuction for saddle bags

The liposuction procedure has been performed for decades. The common method used today, tumescent liposuction, is known for its gentleness, safety, and efficiency at removing the right amount of fat from the treatment area. The results of tumescent liposuction are natural looking and much more immediate than non-invasive treatments. In our state-of-the-art surgical center, the procedure is completed with local anesthetic. Tumescent fluid also contains anesthetic for advanced numbing. The effect of the tumescent fluid on fat cells results in swelling which aids in quick elimination through a very small cannula.

Non-invasive treatment for saddle bags

For those who want to avoid surgery, there is the option to reduce unwanted fat naturally by treating cells with intense cold. Dr. Shelton has been recognized as a certified provider for the performance of CoolSculpting™ by ZELTIQ™. In one to three hours, without incisions or the need for recovery, the destruction of unwanted fat cells can be achieved. Results from this non-invasive technology develop gradually as fat cells are metabolized and eliminated. Upcoming off-label uses of Ultrashape fat reduction using non-painful ultrasound energy is promising.

Feel great about your body. Call our Midtown Manhattan aesthetic center for your consultation with one of New York Magazine’s Top Doctors.