Types of Skin Cancers NYC explained by Dr. Ron Shelton

Dr.Ron Shelton subspecializes in cosmetic and surgical aspects of dermatology and does not perform body checks. Patients are referred to him, after having a biopsy-proven diagnosis of skin cancer for its surgical removal.

Watch before / after photos of patients here: http://www.thenyac.com/gallery/mohs-micrographic-reconstruction.html

Types of skin cancers in NYC for further study: http://www.thenyac.com/skincancer/


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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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.

CoolSculpting®: The safe way to freeze fat for slimmer NYC bodies

By now you’ve probably heard about a new fat reduction technique from the medical technology company, Zeltiq® Aesthetics, Inc. CoolSculpting® is enjoying a great deal of media attention, and for good reason. It works! Even more importantly, it works safely. Let’s see how NYC bodies are looking good from any angle, thanks to the CoolSculpting® fat freeze method.

How CoolSculpting® works

The concept of Cryolipolysis® is both scientifically complex and elegantly simple. Imagine placing a room temperature pound of butter and a similar quantity of tepid water in your freezer at the same time. Because fat freezes at a higher temperature, the butter would solidify before the water could turn to ice. That’s the principle behind CoolSculpting®.

Normally, targeted areas of obstinate fat are pulled into the device with gentle suction. This portion of flesh is cooled to a temperature that destroys fat cells but does not harm skin (which is 64 percent water) or other organs (which have an even higher H2O content). Dr. Ron Shelton also utilizes a new applicator that does not require suction, so it may be used for specific locations and applications different than standard treatment.

Your body gradually and harmlessly flushes those fat cells. You see results within two months, and continued improvement for up to six months. Since an adult doesn’t produce new fat cells, the change is permanent so long as you maintain current weight and lifestyle.

Safety considerations

The United States Food and Drug Administration cleared this device and procedure for fat reduction on flanks, abdomen, and thighs.

Treatment is painless for many patients. Some feel discomfort during the first five to 10 minutes of cooling. Patients sometimes report feeling a pulling or tugging sensation and intense cold initially. Then they relax and doze, read, or surf the web. Duration of the appointment and number of sessions depends on the treatment area, but there is no downtime. You may return to normal activities right away. Since the process is non-surgical and non-invasive, there are no injections, cutting, sutures, scars, or risk of infection.

Possible side effects include temporary redness or bruising, numbness, swelling, tingling, or firmness. Those conditions are generally mild and subside quickly.

More than one million CoolSculpting® procedures have been performed around the world, proving the safety and effectiveness of this fat reduction technique. Dr. Shelton has a great deal of experience with CoolSculpting® – he has been using it since its arrival on the aesthetic medicine scene. He not only sees every CoolSculpting® patient; he also performs the procedure personally.

Ready to learn more about how CoolSculpting® can freeze fat off of NYC bodies? Call 212-561-5808 and be sure to ask for Dr. Ron Shelton for a CoolSculpting® consultation


New location! More options. Same excellence and compassion.

After transforming the faces and bodies of tens of thousands of patients with cosmetic Dermatologic and Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Dr. Ron Shelton is pleased to announce his own transformation. He has joined forces with Dr. Roy Geronemus, in one of the world’s foremost and respected laser practices. Located in New York City – Laser & Skin Surgery Center of NY at 317 East 34th Street, contains more than 60 lasers and devices to improve the health of our patients’ skin. There is an entire wing within the four floors of the practice that is dedicated to research in Dermatologic lasers.

Beginning immediately, you may schedule an appointment with Dr. Shelton by calling (212) 561-5808. Dr Shelton continues to accept Medicare. Thank you for your continued patronage and referrals!