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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- What Is Seborrheic Dermatitis?
What is seborrheic dermatitis?Seborrheic dermatitis, or seborrhea, is a common skin disease that has no known direct cause. It is characterized by a red, itchy rash on the skin, often on the scalp, with scaly patches that flake off. It looks similar to eczema, psoriasis or an allergic reaction....
- What Causes Cat Scratch Fever?
What is cat scratch fever?Cat scratch fever is also known as "cat scratch disease", which is a type of bacterial infection. The disease got its name because humans contract the infection from cats that are infected with the bacterium called Bartonella henselae, which is one of the most common...
- What Are the Symptoms of Skin Cancer?
Skin cancer is characterized by uncontrolled and abnormal divisions of the skin cells, that are capable of metastasizing to other tissues and organs. This cancer affects millions of people all over the world.There are three basic types of skin cancer:...
- Herpes Simplex Virus: The Cause of Cold Sores
Herpes simplex is a retrovirus that infects humans. The virus is passed from one person to another through direct physical contact or contact with anything that has come in contact with saliva or other body fluids of an infected person.Once the virus enters the body, it has a clever mechanism to...
- The Super Anti-Aging Drug You Need to Know About
Retinoids are considered to be the best weapon against aging by most dermatologists. Often regarded as an indispensable anti-aging component, this vitamin A derivative reduces wrinkles, increases the thickness and elasticity of the skin, and lightens the dark spots caused by sunlight. Retinoids...
- What Is MRSA Infection?
What is MRSA Infection ?MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infection is a bacterial infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus that has become resistant to many of the antibiotics commonly used for the treatment of a staphylococcus infection (and is consequently called "the...
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