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
What is the best way to treat severe blackness under the eyes?
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
Can laser hair removal treatment cause any major side effects?
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
Is tea tree oil safe to apply on pimples?
When treating acne, you never want to use anything with an oil base! Sincerely, Sapna Palep, MD READ MORE
What causes skin darkening in the neck region?
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
Can acne scars be treated?
Yes, there are many options. It ranges from laser treatments, chemical peels, to filler options. Thank you, Sapna Palep, MD READ MORE
I am suddenly noticing red spots all over my thigh. What could these be?
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
I have developed sudden rashes all over my hands and legs. What could it be?
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
Will a vitalize chemical peel result in dry flaky skin for me?
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 vs Retin A
Retinol is a weaker derivative of a retinoid and a fraction of the strength and efficacy. Thank you, Sapna Palep, MD READ MORE
I have really bad acne scarring- will PRP Facial help get rid of it?
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
Skin feels bumpy after IPL
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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Patient Experience with Dr. Palep
- Primary Cold Sore Infection: What Is It?
A primary cold sore infection is described as the first time that you are infected with the herpes simplex virus (HSV) that causes cold sores. The most common area affected is the mouth. The reason is that the moist inner skin is not resistant to the virus compared to the normal skin.Primary (or...
- What are the Topical Treatments for Psoriasis?
The most popular treatment options for psoriasis are topical applications, like creams, lotions, and foams. These formulations are applied on the skin or scalp directly to reduce the symptoms. There are a number of options available for the treatment of psoriasis are unique to each individual who...
- What is Acne?
Acne is a skin condition that develops when the hair follicles are plugged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne is usually seen on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, and back. These areas have the most sebaceous or oil glands. Acne can be persistent at times like when one begins to go away, a new one...
- How to Treat Excessive Perspiration
Sweat glands cause perspiration whenever there is an increase in temperature, fever, or when you are involved in physical activity. Perspiration is also seen when one is nervous, anxious, or under stress. When none of these factors are present, the signals for the production of sweating are normally...
- Top 10 Common Acne Myths Debunked
Junk Food Causes Acne: Eating junk food like pizza, french fries, burgers, and chocolate doesn’t cause acne to develop. However, studies have shown that the sugary foods can aggravate the existing acne. This means if you want to have your favorite chocolate ice cream, don’t hold back. But if...
- 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...
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