Dr. Fitzgeraldo Sanchez, MD
Dermatologist | Clinical & Laboratory Dermatological Immunology117 East 18th Street 1 New York NY, 10006
Dr. Fitzgeraldo Sanchez is a dermatologist practicing in New York, NY. Dr. Sanchez specializes in skin care. Dermatologists evaluate and manage both common and uncommon skin conditions. These conditions include skin cancer, surgical dermatology, acne, psoriasis, warts, skin infections, atopic dermatitis, herpes simplex and laser/cosmetics. Dermatologists are also experts in more complex skin diseases like impetigo, hidradenitis and milaria. Dr. Sanchez diagnoses skin problems and develops unique treatments plans for each individual patient. He has been voted into the best dermatologists in NY and NYC by the prestigious Castle Connolly for the past several years.
Education and Training
Mayo Clinic Graduate School Fellowship 2006
Ackerman Academy of Dermatopat Fellowship 2008
Massachussetts General Hospita STUDENT RESEARCHER AT WELLMAN LABORATORIES - 2000
New York University - Derm Resident 2001
New York University Intern 2001
Boston University School of Medicine Goshen College B.S. 1995
Ponce School of Medicine M.D. 2001
DermatologyAmerican Board of DermatologyABD- 2005
Dr. Fitzgeraldo Sanchez, MD's Expert Contributions
What is atopic dermatitis?Atopic dermatitis (also called eczema) describes a condition that results in dry, red, and itchy skin. Patients with atopic dermatitis exhibit a skin barrier that is weakened and an immune system that is "hyper-excitable". This means that the skin's immune system is too...
Spironolactone for AcneSpironolactone is sometimes used off-label to treat women with persistent adult acne due to increased androgen levels, because the drug is able to inhibit the activity of sebaceous glands (small skin glands that releases an oily, lubricating substance called sebum). The...
Dear 55-year-old female, Please go online and find a derm nearest you ASAP. Most have tele dermatology to provide service to you. Have a list of all your meds, over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements, vitamins, and teas. Have a list of recent travel, any exposure to aerosols, cleaners, perfumes, or new environments or pets. Check online at AAD.org to find a dermatologists: https://find-a-derm.aad.org. READ MORE
Dear 17-year-old, If it's a "pimple" and it's been there for that long and is pink/red, I would suggest you see a dermatologist. Telemedicine is available and in-office in some areas. It could be a scar now or not a pimple at all. Please go to find a dermatologist at AAD.org to find a Board certified dermatologist near you. READ MORE
Please coordinate a tele dermatology appointment with your dermatologist. Rapidly growing and new lesions are best evaluated in person. READ MORE
This is a very good bit difficult question to answer. Lots of factors come in to post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, including skin color, environment-lots of sun exposure versus not so much sun exposure. Places where there are lots of sun, Will probably have the spots last a little bit longer as well as darker skin colors. For more information please visit your nearest dermatologist, you can find one at search your dermatologist on AAD.org READ MORE
In essence it really depends on the type of hyperpigmentation. If its from inflammation - post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation , can be your best ally. It will fade in due time and perhaps a cream is not necessary . If its related to hormones and sun, MELASMA, then a "bleaching" cream like hydroquinone is great as well as a mix like TRI LUMA which has hydroquinone and other agents. Some forms pigmentation can also be dealt with laser. All in all, please visit your local dermatologist or search for one near you at AAD.org , using the search for a dermatologist feature. READ MORE
There are multiple ways of treating acne scars, depending on if they are deep or superficial. Most treatments involve either needles or microneedles to the scars to promote new skin formation/re-formation under the scars to elevate and fill in. And for more information please visit your local dermatologist or find a local dermatologist at AAD.org , Look for find a dermatologist. READ MORE
Dear 58-year-old female, There are multiple causes of hair loss. Some can be metabolic, like anemia or thyroid disease or other internal disease or nutritional issues. Others can be caused by hairstyling, genetics and even autoimmune disease. So, depending on because of your hair loss, a dermatologist can direct treatment appropriate for that cost. Either way, please feel free to see your local dermatologist, and if you do not have one, you may go to AAD.org; there is a tab to search for a dermatologist near you. READ MORE
In general a well-balanced diet, can achieve good hair and nails. Visiting your primary doctor and/or nutritionist can help you accomplish a well-balanced diet with nutritional supplements as needed. Please visit your local dermatologist for an evaluation, you can go to AAD.org and press the search for a dermatologist tab. READ MORE
Traditionally biotin has been recommended for hair and nails, but in general every patient should have a good and balanced diet so the hair skin and nails can be healthy and strong enough and not brittle. For more information please visit your local dermatologist and go to AAD.org to search for a dermatologist in your area. READ MORE
Depending on how much your face is involved and the type of lesions (Papules, Pustules, or comedones), typically 4-12 weeks. For a more thorough evaluation, please visit your local dermatologist. Dr. Fitz READ MORE
There is no specific age for acne to go away. There are different types of acne, some more prone to hormonal issues, some due to care or comedogenic causes. Dr. Fitz READ MORE
The risk of the same as any surgery on the skin. Scarring, changes in skin pigmentation hypo or hyper pigmentation. Also bleeding swelling soreness pain and of course infection. For more information please visit the American Society of MOHS website READ MORE
Depends on the skin type: for darker skin types, I use very precise hyfercation - an electric and heated needle. Please visit your local dermatologist for more information. READ MORE
Maybe, but it really depends on skin type, skin moisture, and with history of acne or not. Laser - fraxel tends to make the facial skin more taut and peels to a lesser degree. Please visit your dermatologist for a consultation. READ MORE
Safe? As in free of harm? Yes, it will not harm you, but do not move while the scalpel is cutting as that can be dangerous. Please check with your local dermatologist. READ MORE
ONE WORD: MOISTURIZE. If that fails, please check with your local dermatologist. READ MORE
It is many things, an inflammation and redness on the central face areas, sometimes eyes. Triggered by sun, cold/hot weather, stress, and some medications. Alcohol (especially red wines) can trigger it. Please check with your local dermatologist for treatment options. READ MORE
It can, but unlikely. Emollients and good skin care are the best. Please check with your local dermatologist. READ MORE
Not so much kill, but treat it with ANTIf-fungals. Pill form is effective, but it's a long process until nail grows back normal. READ MORE
Yes, the sun can cause these little pre-cancers. Please check with your local dermatologist for treatment options. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology Weil-Cornell Department of Dermatology 2016 - Present
- Presidential Citations 2008 American Academy of Dermatology
- Presidential Citation 2009 American Academy of Dermatology
- MLB - Sun Protection Screening 2006 American Academy of Dermatology
- Best Derm NY 2017 Castle Connolly
- Best Derm NYC 2018 Castle Connolly
- Ultherapy® – Uplifting Ultrasound!
- Clear + Brilliant®
- Chemical Peel Treatment
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Radiesse® Wrinkle Treatment
- Sclerotherapy Treatment
- Spider Vein Treatment
- Restylane®, Perlane®, and Juvederm®
- Acne Treatment
- BOTOX® Treatment Injections
- Dermatologist Mole Removal
- Dilated Capillary Treatment
- Professional Laser Hair Removal
- Sculptra® Treatment
- Fractional CO2 Laser Treatment
- Laser Tattoo Removal
- Bladeless Laser Mole Removal
- Juvéderm Voluma® Xc
- PRP Therapy - Hair Restoration
- Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment
- American Society of Mohs Surgery
- American Academy of Dermatology
- Paul O'Leary Society - Mayo Clinic
- Mayo Clinic Graduate Medical School in Rochester, MN (Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology) Dermapathology
- SUNY Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn, NY (Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology) Dermapathology
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- American Red Cross
- Culebra / PR
- PRPScar revisionlaserbotoxfillers
- New York University 2001
- Mayo Clinic Graduate SchoolAckerman Academy of Dermatopathology / SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of DermatologyAmerican Society of Mohs Surgery
What do you attribute your success to?
- Focus on patient first, I am here for the patients.
Areas of research
Favorite Place to Vacation
- Europe / Caribbean
Hobbies / Sports
- Race Car Driving Snow Sports
Favorite professional publications
Areas of research
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