Sapna Rao Palep, MD, maintains a position at Spring Street Dermatology, located in New York, New York. Dr. Palep is also a clinical instructor at Mount Sinai Department of Dermatology, where she donates her time to teach residents. In her private practice, she offers complete medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services. She was educated at New York Medical College and also received an MBA from Pace University. Dr. Palep completed an internship and fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital and is a professional member of the American Academy of Dermatology. She was awarded Mentor of the Year twice and Teacher of the Year for her hard work and dedication to her students.
Education and Training
MD at New York Medical College
MBA from Pace University
New York Medical College 2007
Dr. Sapna Rao Palep MD's Expert Contributions
The way you would treat it depends on what is the cause of it. If it is hollowing, then fillers can be used to improve this. If it is hyperpigmentation of the skin, there are skin lighteners and lasers that can be used to brighten the area. It may be a combination of all, and you need to do a combo treatment. Sincerely, Sapna Palep, MD READ MORE
The biggest side effect is a burn, but as long as you are not tan, proper settings used, and in safe hands, should not be an issue. Sincerely, Sapna Palep, MD READ MORE
When treating acne, you never want to use anything with an oil base! Sincerely, Sapna Palep, MD READ MORE
Yes, the two can be connected. It sounds like you might have acanthosis nigricans. This is caused from an increase in androgenic hormones. Usually, if you can get the hormone levels under control, the condition will improve. Thank you, Sapna Palep, MD READ MORE
Yes, there are many options. It ranges from laser treatments, chemical peels, to filler options. Thank you, Sapna Palep, MD READ MORE
These possibly could be something called cherry angiomas, which are in the category of benign growths. They tend to appear with age and can be hereditary. They are not dangerous, but you should have a dermatologist verify this. Thank you, Sapna Palep, MD READ MORE
You may have developed a hive reaction or allergic reaction. You could try using an otc hydrocortisone 1% and taking an antihistamine to get relief. If that doesn't work, then see a dermatologist. Thank you, Sapna Palep, MD READ MORE
It should happen, but I wouldn't consider it a drawback. The purpose is to exfoliate the skin and expose new fresh skin. It usually starts on the third day post-peel and ends by the seventh day. Thank you, Sapna Palep, MD READ MORE
Retinol is a weaker derivative of a retinoid and a fraction of the strength and efficacy. Thank you, Sapna Palep, MD READ MORE
Acne scarring can definitely be improved with microneedling with PRP. It is very dependent on the administrator of the procedure. There are a lot of elements that are involved. The depth of the microneedling, number of passes, platelet concentration, etc. That being said it can be a very effective treatment for scarring in all skin types. Generally, 3-6 treatments are needed. Thank you, Sapna Palep, MD Spring Street Dermatology READ MORE
That is normal after an IPL. The sunspots get lifted and cause a crustiness to the skin that then flakes off. This process can take anywhere from 7-14 days depending on the person. The skin will return to a smooth texture and clearer complexion. Thank you, Sapna Palep, MD Spring Street Dermatology READ MORE
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Faculty Titles & Positions
- Clinical Instructor at Mount Sinai Department of Dermatology Resident Program -
- 2x Mentor of the Year
- Teacher of the Year
- Contact Dermatitis
- Allergic Reaction
- Plantar Wart
- Peripheral Artery Disease (pad)
- Sebaceous Cyst
- CEME/Mount Sinai Medical Center Program
- Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Hospital
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Dermatology
Hobbies / Sports
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- Is Rosacea a Lifelong Skin Condition?
Yes, rosacea is one of the most common chronic skin conditions that affect nearly 16 million people in the United States alone and about 45 million worldwide. The exact cause of rosacea is not known, but there are several theories suggested by many experts regarding rosacea and its...
- Scabies: 10 Natural Home Remedies for Scabies That Work Fast
IntroductionContinuous itching may lead to rashes on the skin, as well as blisters. These are symptoms that point toward the possibility of scabies. It is a contagious skin disorder that is known to be caused by an infestation of the itch mite called Sarcoptes scabiei. It is estimated that there are...
- Can My Diet Prevent Aging?
Healthy foods and healthy eating habits are the key for feeling and looking young. Moreover, healthy foods protect the body against a number of debilitating and chronic conditions, which add to the woes of aging. Healthy foods are known to prevent common conditions that normally develop with age...
- Alternatives Used to Treat Acne Scars
Dermal FillersDermal fillers are used to improve the appearance of scars that have recessed. Common substances that are used as fillers and injected into the scars include collagen, hyaluronic acid, and fat. However, in order to maintain this look, you need to have injections repeatedly unless you...
- 5 Facts You Never Knew About Genital Herpes
Genital herpes is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections (STI) in the United States that mostly affects people between 14 and 49. It occurs as a result of infection with both types of herpes simplex virus (HSV)-HSV1 and HSV2. However, most people with genital herpes are infected with...
- Treatments for Acne
Acne treatments depend on the severity of the condition. Treatments can go on for several months before the symptoms can have some significant improvement. If you’re just experiencing some minor spots, blackheads or whiteheads, you should be in a position to treat them more effectively. This will...
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