Dr. Ronald Shelton

Dermatology
New York, NY
39 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
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Breast and face lift: Usually a 50 year old won't have so much damage that they could look twenty years younger after surgery, however there are some patients, especially s... Read More
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A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Sweating w exercise: As you exercise, your body heats up from the activity. In ordrer to keep the temprature constant in the core of your body, fluid, sweat, evaporates o... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Sweating w stress: Sweating is a component of the neurologic system. When you're stressed, your heart rate may increase, and you may start sweating, and even feel your ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Poison ivy: The eyelid can be very very swollen and red, there may or may not be blisters. The white cornea can become very inflammed.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Fraxel stretch marks: There are no magic creams or treatments for stretch marks. Acute, red stretch marks can be made less visible by the use of v-beam laser. As they mat... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Ashy dry elbows: If you see a dermatologist, they might do a mircrodermabrasion although that can induce post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (darkening) in patients wi... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Adult acne in women: Very often there is a type of adult acne that women see, especially around the neck and jaw/chin. It may be related to the ration of estrogen to Proge... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Accutane or acne sca: Was it the cystic scarring acne that you might have for which you take the accutane, that caused the scarring? Scarring from Accutane is not proven bu... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
NYC CoolSculpting: Fat removal can be accomplished with zeltiq's coolsculpting, a non-invasive freezing technology that kills the fat cells in a one hour per site treatm... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Sunscreens: The new ratings do not include a term, sunblock, any more. Sunscreens can protect against both ultraviolet a and ultraviolet b cellular damage to your... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
No lipo if pregnant: It is not wise to undergo an elective cosmetic procedure during pregnancy and subject the baby to stresses that can be avoided until after delivery an... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Don't do indoor tan: Sunless indoor tanning is bad enough with the risk of skin cancer and the aging damage to the face. You don't need more evidence of other tumors in t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Prevent skin cancer: Probably most skin cancers (not inherited melanoma tendency) can be markedly diminished if from the early age we avoided direct sun exposure and used ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Excessive sweating: Avoid alcohol, wear loose clothing, don't smoke, don't eat spicy food. Drink lots of water. When exercising, expect sweating but stay in a cooler env... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
CoolSculpting Lipo: Men often have fat reduction of the love handles with liposuction but if they would rather not have surgery, they can have coolsculpting by zeltiq whi... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Cosmetic expire: Some products have quicker expiration dates than others. Pumps stay more clean than open jars, and the longer you use a jar, especially if it is an ey... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Cosmetic surgery: Certainly cosmetic surgery such as body liposuction can make one look thinner. Facial liposuction has reduced jowls and fatty cheeks and necks. Hood... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Laser eyelid surgery: An advantage some say is obtained with laser eyelid surgery over cold steel surgery, in that there is less bruising and bleeding with laser. This is c... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Botox blood thinner: Patients who take aspirin, Coumadin (warfarin) pradaxa, plavix, (clopidogrel) etc. May have Botox injections with their physician's consent but should... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Microdermabrasion: If it is a light microdermabrasion, every two weeks is ok, but more aggressive microdermabrasion done by a doctor for acne scarring in which the skin ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Skin cancer spread: Skin cancer can spread via local extension. A basal cell carcinoma given enough time, can spread around nerve endings and other structures deep into ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Liposuction: Some patients are able to reduce the fatty accumulation by dieting and exercise. Unfortunately, many patients are not able to reduce that last bulge ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Liposuction pain: There is often soreness when touching the area after liposuction and even with moving or bending over. Compression garments often provide some relief... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Safety of Botox: There have not been long term side effects reported after Botox adminsration. Short term side effects have gone away including headache, bruising etc... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Melanoma spread: There are different types of melanomas, and within each type the melanoma's depth which can range from non-invasive (only in the epidermis) to superfi... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Skin cancer: New skin cancer diagnoses will be greater than 1 million in the u. S. Per year and that may be an underestimate as they are not formally reported. 20%... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Microdermabrasion: There shouldn't be a risk with microdermabrasion and pregnancy, but you could keep it very safe by having the diamond paddle microdermabrasion rather ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Facial cyst: Please see a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to evaluate your condition. If it is a cyst, sometimes only surgery is the best option t... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Itchy skin: First find out why your skin is itchy. With what is the skin contacting that is causing a reaction? Shampoo on the hair? Detergent in the clothing? Ha... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Menstrual cycle rash: Endometriosis of the skin is rare but does occur and the lesions can bleed and cycle. They are under the hormonal influences as is the endometrium of... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Non healing leg: Wounds on legs heal much more slowly than the upper body. Even if there is no infection and if the wound is healing on schedule, depending on the dept... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Hpv is dormant: When no lesions or warts are seen, there usually is dormant virus in the neighboring skin that is waiting for activation. You should see a dermatologi... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Tender blister: Depending on where the blister is, a dermatologist may determine that this is an infected hair follicle (folliculitis) but if it is from friction, tra... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Sweating and hot: There are many endocrine organs in the body, not just the thyroid. Your adrenal glands and other systems should be checked out. See an endocrinologis... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Toenail loss: Why is it coming off? Usually prior injury can make it come off but the injury could have been many months ago, six to even 12 months before the toena... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Neutragena: There are many excellent bar soaps, even the moisturizing ones such as dove, are non comedogenic. Don't scrub your back if there are pimples as that c... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Wrinkles under eyes: Fraxel laser, portrait plasma and some chemical peels can help reduce wrinkles underneath the eyelids. These treatments can create down time and have... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Moisturizer hands: Here's a very useful tip that works very well. Never use hot water, only warm, no antibacterial soap which can irritate the hand especially if someone... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Eyelash loss: First you need to see a dermatologist to determine why you are losing eyelashes. Is it trauma from pulling, eyelash curling, heat, or chemical in natu... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Hair loss chemo: Hair loss depends on the exact chemo agent you're given. Not all induce hair loss. There can be retardation of hair loss with chilling of the scalp d... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Belly button pain: There can be many different causes of belly button pain. Skin rashes can involve yeast and this dermatitis, herpes simplex virus can cause a painful ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Skin cancer signs: Something that is new on your skin and doesn't go away in four weeks, something that is old but changes in color, shape, symmetry, irregular border, i... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Humira (adalimumab) skin cancer: Many patients who have had a history of skin cancer are on humira (adalimumab). As long as you don't have new developing skin cancers, the risk of no... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Few wrinkles at 18: It is possible if as a toddler and young child you had a lot of sun exposure without sunprotection, are out in the elements, excessively use exfoliant... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Melanoma prevention: Some melanomas are caused by an inherited gene and you have to be frequently followed by a dermatologist. Otherwise, since childhood, people should h... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Botox: Botox is a made from botulinum toxin, serotype a. Dysport and xeomin (incobotulinumtoxin a) are also serotype a. Other serotypes (a-g exist) have been... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Hyaluronidase: If there is too much juvederm, then your doctor can inject an enzyme that dissolves the hyaluronic acid in juvederm. The enzyme, hyaluronidase, can di... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
No pus in blister: Most blisters start clear and later they can get turbid, cloudy from white blood cells that are there to help heal the wound. Pus by definition is co... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Lipo love handles: Liposuction works very well for stubborn love handles that won't decrease no matter how much the patient has tried working out and dieting. Some patie... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Shelton
Dermatology 39 years experience
Hard bump forehead: New bumps on the head must be examined. There are many possible causes. You must make sure it's benign. Usually the best advice is to get it removed t... Read More
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Testimonials
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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.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shelton is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
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
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Also helped me understand the causes! I was recently told I have hypo thyroidism.
HealthTap member
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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