Gramercy Park Dermatology is unique among skin care practices. We have a 75-year reputation as a New York institution and destination practice for all aspects of skin health. Our goal is to not only make your skin look good, but to help you feel better about your overall appearance.

We offer the latest advances in skin science and technology, from wrinkle reducers and fillers, to a full complement of state-of-the-art imaging tools and lasers--essential for 21st century dermatology diagnostics and treatments.

Our greatest pride is in our high levels of patient satisfaction-offering each of our patients unhurried care. We may be specialists, but we take a global view of our patients' health needs. So while we are future-oriented, we understand the importance of hands-on, personal care. Our unwavering focus is on total skin health, because everyone should feel comfortable in his or her skin.

If you've yet to experience our type of service and professional care, please schedule an appointment today.

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I feel like my aging hands make me look older. What can I do with my large veins and thin skin?


This is a common inquiry that arises as spring approaches. The winter gloves are removed and patients want their hands to look their best. First, make sure you have appropriate skin care in place with moisturizers and sun block.  Second, treat any age spots.  The spots may be lightened or removed with in-office laser treatments. 

Volume in the hands is lost as we age and hands can look older because of prominent veins.  Radiesse, calcium hydroxylapatite, has been used for years to increase volume in the hands.  This treatment is now FDA approved and naturally increases hydration.  The placement of this filler helps with contouring and fills any deep grooves.  Once you think about it, it’s a lifetime of hand movement and activity which leads to loss of fat and soft tissue.  Radiesse stimulates new collagen to be made.  The potential side effects include injection site bruising, transient tenderness, temporary swelling, and itch. 


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