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Dr. Ronald Shelton

Dermatology
New York, NY
38 years experience male

Locations

Laser and Skin Surgery Center of Ny

New York, NY

Address

317 East 34th St, 11th Floor, New York, NY, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

(212) 686-7306

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

As a board-certified dermatologic surgeon, I co-founded The New York Aesthetic Consultants, an accredited office-based multi-specialty cosmetic, dermatologic and plastic surgery facility in Manhattan. My goal is to provide patients with the best care, best treatment guidance and provide the most natural-looking results with the least invasive treatments. In addition to The New York Aesthetic Consultants , I volunteer my time teaching and mentoring several international fellows in the Department of Dermatologic Surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City – a department I helped create and had the opportunity to serve as their first director in 1993. I’ve enjoyed delivering many professional presentations at national society meetings, writing two books, Liposuction and Botox, several peer-reviewed medical journal articles, and am a contributing writer for RealSelf.com, a Web site that provides people with valuable and helpful information related to cosmetic services, as well as a platform to ask credible doctors questions.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Dermatology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

184 Answers
23 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Eat: Eat roughage, fiber, fruits and have an endoscopy if you're more than 50.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
If: If you have developed cysts, see a dermatologist before scarring becomes severe and permanent.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Laser and darkening: Treatment of hyperpigmentation can worsen the pigment since the individual who gets dark has a certain susceptibility to post inflammatory hyperpigmen... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Swelling after lipo: Swelling is expected after abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction in the first few weeks and continued improvement thereafter. Compression garme... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Skin cancer deaths: Although there are other very serious and potentially fatal skin cancers, melanoma is the most common cause of the fatalaties. More than 8, 000 deaths... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Moisturizer sunblock: Moisturizers by themselves do not protect from sun and those moisturizers with sunscreen in them, do not function as well as separate sunscreens that ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Skin rejuvenation: No smoking, sunscreen and safe sun precautions, Retin-A prescription and possibly antioxidants such as revale, tns essential serum with dermal collage... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Wrinkles caused by..: Sun, sun and sun. 90 % of the aged appearance of the face as we get older has been correlated wtih sun exposure that started in childhood! age, smokin... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal is safe but there are risks with all procedures. Depending on the skin color, there can be higher chances of blisters and post infl... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Botox complications: High doses may increase the risk of Botox complications, especially when used for neurological indications compared with cosmetic cases. There are a ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Laser photocoag: Laser energy is focused light energy of one wavelength. The light is absorbed into the target that is known to absorb that wavelength of light well, s... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Melanoma from a mole: You can't always tell when something is a melanoma but if you look for the warning signs and see a dermatologist when you notice these changes, you ar... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Liposuction of body: It is possible to get liposuction on different parts of the body. If someone wants liposuction all over the body, they are not the ideal candidate as ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Lipo never rids all: No surgery ever removes all the fat. It shouldn't! the body needs to have fat as a cushion, barrier protection, heat regulator, supporter of the overl... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Botox: Botox will not prevent future diseases.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Wrinkle treatment: Start antiwrinkle treatment as soon as you wonder if you should start them. Using Retin-A since adolescence for acne and then continuing for sun dama... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Wrinkle reduction: Wrinkles are separated into those caused by underlying muscle action and these are treated well by Botox if on the upper face usually, vs. Those wrink... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Wrinkles from sun: Sun exposure ruins the collagen and elastic proteins in the dermis and wrinkles form. Twins who were studied, one with much sun, and one who didn't s... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Botox is very safe: Botox has been used for cosmetic uses for approximately two decades with a very good safety record. The skin's health is not affected negatively by B... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Wrinkles on lips: Retin- a, dermabrasion, carbon dioxide laser, fraxel restore laser, fraxel repair laser, fraxel clear and brilliant laser, portrait plasma resurfacing... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Liposuction complic: Extremley rarely, from a procedure that is done very commonly with excellent safety margin, there can be life threateining infections, fluid status is... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Laser liposuction: Laser lipolysis can be done in conjuction with tumescent aspiration liposuction (removal of the fat after laser treats the fat). Laser lipolysis is a... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Botox hyperhidrosis: Botox is an excellent treatment for hyperhidrosis if other modalities have not helped. It can be used for focal areas such as the underams, hands and... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Allergy rare filler: Collagen injections are no longer done. We used to do two skin tests and if they were both negative, the patient would have a 1.5 % chance of developi... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Botox contracture: If a scarring condition causes a conracture, then Botox may not help if the muscle is not contracted but the dermal collagen has been produced in more... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Laser hair removal: Laser hair removal can provide long tern results but I have seen excellent clearing that started to have new hair growth four years later but to a ver... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
No at home piercing: I don't recommend at home piercing. Infections can be serious, especially if it is in the cartilage of the ear or nose. Belly button infections can sp... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Ingrown toenail: Many patients cn get immediate relief from an extremely painful red and swollen ingrown toenail once they see a physician or podiatrist and have the"s... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Bite on eyelid: The eyelid if bitten might get very swollen and red but it would be doubtful that a mosquito could bite the actual cornea of the eyeball.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Bumps friction: Frictional bumps may also be folliculitis which is a bacterial infection of the hair follicle and may need an antibiotic prescription, or acne, or ker... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Plantar wart?: No diagnosis can be made without seeing you and examining the lesion. However, painful lesions on the bottom of the foot that turn white from water be... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Hair loss: Alopecia can be inherited, related to shock or stress, dietary deficiencies such as malnutrition, genetic disorders, medication, and an autoimmune dis... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Ear piercing wound: You need to see a physician, such as ent, plastic surgeon or dermatologist. There may be an infection if it is not healing, or an allergic contact de... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Sun rash: There are several photoallergic rashes. Some related to medication, some seasonal that become better as the skin becomes more accustomed to the sun, ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Boils, infected skin: Boils are "pus under pressure". The best way to treat this is by sterilly draining the boil. The doctor uses an antiseptic and drains the boil by lan... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Morphea: Chronic muscle pain and other symptoms of fibromyalgia is not well understood. Morphea is a chronic dermal scarring process and there are theories abo... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
1 yr+for new toenail: It can take 12 to 18 months for a toenail to grow out completely. Often it does well without problems, but if trauma damaged and scarred the nail matr... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Athletes foot: Proving that you have athlete's foot is the first issue. See a board certified dermatologist to ensure that it is not a bacterial infection (athelete'... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Break outs: Acne? Eczema? See a dermatologist. There are so many different medicated creams that may help you. Once your examined, the doctor may have a better id... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Pigment in eye: Yes, there are focal pigmented areas on the retina of the eye in some people and even in the forward areas at times. There can be unusual pigmented l... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Benzoyl peroxide: There are many acne medications that contain benzoyl peroxide that are over the counter. Don't put on too much becauses irritation develops and people... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Bald from acne scars: As just stated in a separate response, i wonder if the scarring from acne, the indication for Accutane (to prevent new scarring acne lesions from occu... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Axilla & groin boils: Infection, abscesses, in the underarms and groin might be a manifestation of hidradenitis suppurativa which is a condition of the sweat glands. See a ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Spray tan for color: Sunless tanning's ok w cream or spray. Don't expose yourself to the sun for coloration. Ultraviolet damage that not only causes us to look prematurel... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Shingles usually 1 X: Shingles occur a second time in a second place less than 4% of the time. Shingles are a reactivation of the chicken pox virus that can remain dormant... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Eczema ointment: Eczema is often treated by proper skin treatment such as lukewarm water not hot water to cleanse the skin, mild soap such as cetaphil, cera ve, dove, ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Bruise rash: Some rashes are called capillaritis. An inflammation of the vessels causes leakage of blood cells out int the dermis which causes a bruise. These usua... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Body piercing clean: Cleansing of the area can be done with sterile saline initially. Some antibacterial soaps are irritating so be careful. Any new redness with pain and ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Wrinkle treatment: Depending on the type of wrinkle, the muscle may need to be relaxed with botox, Dysport or xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a). Lines at rest need to be re... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 38 years experience
Pigment in the eye: You must see an opthalmologist to make sure it is a beniign coloration rather than a concerning pigmentation that needs urgent attention.

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Dr. Robert Gluck
Nov 27, 2012
I endorse this doctor. I've known Ron since he was a resident and he has always shown the highest degree of professionalism and skill and concern for his patients.
May 3, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shelton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you. When my symptoms started I was not on any new meds. Also as far as I know, I don't have Lyme disease. Thank you again for your response
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Also helped me understand the causes! I was recently told I have hypo thyroidism.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for sharing the tip, but I wonder how long will it take to see these initial improvements ?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Health Science Center At Syracuse
Graduated 1984MD

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Upstate Medical University, NY
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

Brooke Army Medical Center

Residency

Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Awards

Best Doctor
Top Doctor
Mount Sinai Teacher of the Year

Affiliations

American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgey, Dermatologic Society of Greater New York

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