Dr. Sapna Rao Palep MD
Dermatologist95 Chambers street New York New York, 10007
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
- Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Hospital
Professional Society Memberships
- American Academy of Dermatology
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- Is Scabies Contagious?
What is Scabies?Scabies is an infestation that is caused by the itch mite called Sarcoptes scabei. It is a variation of a subtype hominis. If these mites are not treated in a timely manner, then they can live on the skin for months. These mites reproduce on the surface of the skin and later burrow...
- What are the Symptoms of Melanoma?
Melanoma is an aggressive form of skin cancer that starts in the melanocytes, which are cells that produce pigments. It usually begins in tissues that are heavily pigmented, like moles and birthmarks. This form of skin cancer is often found in the chest, back, and palm, and in some rare cases, it...
- How Is Acne Diagnosed?
Acne is a persistent skin disease that makes the sebaceous glands become inflamed. It affects many teenagers and adults, especially the females. Acne represents 20 per cent of all dermatology medications.DiagnosisIn many cases, dermatologists or other health providers can identify acne by physically...
- What to Expect at Your First Visit to a Dermatologist
Dermatologists are experts when it comes to helping people of all ages, including newborns, maintain a healthy skin, hair, and nails. If it is your first time to visit a dermatologist, knowing what to expect can help you prepare better. It is important to have regular dermatological visits to...
- What Is a PUPPP Rash?
IntroductionA PUPPP rash, also known as pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, is a skin condition wherein pregnant women get a hives-like rash on their skin. These rashes or bumps are itchy and usually appear on the stomach or stretch marks during pregnancy, especially in the third...
- What Is Cellulitis?: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments of Cellulitis
Cellulitis is a bacterial infection, which usually occurs in the deep layers of the skin. The infection happens when bacteria enter the skin through open cuts and wounds. The infected area usually feels warm to touch, painful, red, and swollen.The most common part of the body affected by cellulitis...
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