Dr Ron Shelton

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Dr. Ron Shelton has a board certification in dermatology, and also has been board certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery for dermatologic cosmetic surgery. For almost twenty years, he has been listed as a Top Doctor in Top Doctors: New York Metro Guide by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Additionally, Dr. Shelton has been recognized as one of the Best Doctors in New York by New York Magazine. These honors are indicative of his commitment to excellence in the area of patient care. His fortes are Mohs surgery / reconstruction, and facial laser resurfacing, non-invasive and minimally-invasive facial tightening / lifting and providing natural appearing revolumization of facial hollowness. Patients do not leave his office looking like chipmunks. He believes in “less is more” and to add more filler at a later date, if needed. He performs facial rejuvenation to refresh his patients’ appearance without creating a face they’ve never had. Each patient is carefully evaluated for a custom treatment plan based on their interests and facial anatomy which varies greatly.

After completing his medical degree at The State University of New York, Dr. Ron Shelton went through rigorous residency programs and furthered his education and training in the area of Mohs micrographic surgery and cosmetic dermatologic surgery at the University of California, San Francisco.

In addition to serving as Chief of Dermatology Service at the hospital at Langley Air Force Base, Dr. Shelton was specifically recruited by The Mount Sinai Medical Center in NYC, in 1993, to create their division of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery. He was responsible for creating multidisciplinary education of cosmetic dermatology to Plastic Surgeons, ENT Facial Plastic Surgeons and Ophthalmologists by presenting Grand Rounds to their departments when he joined the medical center and was the creator and co-director of the first Annual Mount Sinai Cosmetic Dermatology Annual Symposium which has become one of the largest cosmetic dermatology ongoing conferences in NYC. He was responsible for training the dermatology residents in dermatologic surgery and instituting the medical center’s first ever laser center for cosmetic dermatology. During his tenure at the medical center, Dr. Shelton presented original work at national conferences and published many articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and textbooks.

In 1998, Dr. Shelton’s private practice on the prestigious Park Avenue of NYC in which he continued to offer cosmetic dermatology, Mohs surgery and reconstruction was established. During this time Dr. Shelton created one of the first NYC medical spas and accredited office-based surgical facilities. Under one roof, he established a 6,000 square foot group practice with dermatologic and plastic surgeons and an aesthetician and a full Mohs laboratory with the state-of-the-art equipment, including the newest lasers and technology that allowed the telepathology communication between his lab and pathologists to consult on microscope slide interpretation in real-time.

Dr. Shelton has taught and continues to teach hundreds of dermatology residents, plastic surgery residents and international cosmetic dermatology fellows, both at the Mount Sinai Medical Center as well as in his private practice. When asked why he loves teaching, Dr. Shelton explains that he loves the field of medicine and wouldn’t be able to provide excellent care to his patients if he hadn’t been taught by his mentors, including physicians and nurses, when he was in training. He also believes strongly in patient education and communication and has been praised that his procedural handouts that he gives to his patients for the before and after procedure instructions are extremely complete. That is because Dr. Shelton has improved them continually over 20 years of doing cosmetic dermatology and Mohs surgery, and listens to his patients, often incorporating their input after their experience with his procedures.

Patients continually say that Dr. Shelton has golden hands, is extremely compassionate and gentle, is a great listener and very sincere. They feel immediately more relaxed as soon as they meet him and see his warm smile.

Dr Ron Shelton's treatment options

There are several treatments that patients may find in the office of Dr. Ron Shelton, all of which are customized to skin type, need, and expectations. Some of the common treatment options requested by our patients include:
  • Botox™
  • Fillers
    Dermal - Dr. Shelton has provided natural-appearing results with: Juvederm, Restylane,
    Belotero and Radiesse
    Deep facial volumizers: Voluma, Radiesse, Sculptra and Fat Injections
  • Fraxel™ laser resurfacing, including: Fraxel Repair (CO2), Fraxel Restore, and Fraxel Dual
  • CoolSculpting/Zeltiq™ fat reduction
  • Ultrashape fat reduction
  • Ultherapy skin tightening and lifting
  • ThermiTight skin tightening and lifting
  • ThermiSmooth skin tightening
  • Lasers for scar revision
  • Lasers for redness and brown spot reduction
  • Permea
  • Clear and Brilliant
  • PicoSure™ Laser Tatoo Removal
  • Tumescent liposuction
  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Reconstruction
  • Melanoma excision
  • Laser hair removal
  • Chemical peels
  • Acne scar improvement
  • Plasma resurfacing
  • And more . . .
Each of Dr. Shelton’s patients is treated with individualized, friendly care. Through consultation and familiarity, he gets to know his patients and their expectations, paving the way to longstanding relationships in which trust is at the core of medical and cosmetic dermatologic care.

Dr. Ron Shelton, formerly having practiced on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, NYC, is now located in Midtown Manhattan.

Contact our office at (212) 593-1818.

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Books by Dr. Shelton

NYC Cosmetic dermatologistReview from Amazon.com: This is a wonderful book written by a superbly qualified dermatologist. He writes in question and answer format so the average reader can easily understand the procedure and the risks and benefits of this treatment. I’ve now read three other books on the subject and none were as easy to understand as this one. It’s factual and there are no hard-to-understand medical words. Overall, the book is very reassuring to those of us who might want Botox™ but are anxious about trying something new. This is a must-read for any patient contemplating either surgery or Botox™. A Reader from New York.

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