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Dr. Anne Chapas
Dr. Anne Chapas is a Board Certified dermatologist who specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, dermatologic surgery, cosmetic dermatology, and laser surgery. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University School of Medicine and in private practice as the Medical Director at Union Square Laser Dermatology.

Dr. Chapas regularly lectures nationally and publishes widely about advances in cutaneous oncology, laser surgery and cosmetic dermatology. Her current research involves the use of laser and light devices in the treatment of medical and cosmetic conditions.

Entries by Dr. Anne Chapas

Holiday Stress and Your Skin

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2009 | 2:02 PM

With all the food, socializing, and stress, the holidays can be hard on your skin. Every year from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day, I see an increase in patients that are distressed by acne flares. They can't understand why they have good skin year round, but now, suddenly, cysts and...

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Dysport: Some Healthy Competition for Botox

(0) Comments | Posted May 30, 2009 | 11:46 AM

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Dysport, the first new botulinum toxin for wrinkles and muscle spasticity since cosmetic Botox was introduced in 2002. Like Botox, this latest wrinkle fighter is a modified version of botulinum toxin A and inhibits facial muscle contractions that over time lead to...

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Beautiful Skin in All Colors

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2009 | 2:22 PM

The 67th annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology had countless sessions covering a broad range of skin diseases and conditions but one of the most packed sessions was titled "Aesthtetics and Cosmetic Surgical Procedures in Darker Racial Ethnic Groups." Although many remarked that they were concerned about seeing...

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Get the Most Out of Your Doctor's Appointment

(3) Comments | Posted January 13, 2009 | 2:03 PM

On Thursdays, I never miss the Skin Deep column in the New York Times. Several weeks ago, the author, Camille Sweeney, discussed how cosmetic surgeons try to weed out patients who have unreasonable expectations or those that are likely to be "problem patients" because they will never be satisfied...

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New Fillers For Those Stubborn Wrinkles

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2008 | 5:55 PM

If the stress of the economy is starting to show more lines on your face, don't worry because help is on the way. I recently attended the American Society for Dermatological Surgery's annual conference in Orlando, learning about the latest advances in aesthetic medicine. One of the recurrent themes...

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Please Get a Second Opinion, Senator McCain!

(4) Comments | Posted October 22, 2008 | 1:37 PM

I often plow through pages of biopsy results when I meet a skin cancer patient for the first time. It takes a seasoned professional to understand the pathologist's interpretations of a skin lesion and to apply that information to the patient standing before you. By combining the report and the...

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Skin and Politics 2: The VP Edition

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2008 | 8:36 PM

Thursday night' s vice presidential debate that was broadcast in high definition allowed us to see each candidate's skin in an unusual amount of detail. My professional dermatology colleagues all came to the conclusion that Joe Biden's softened lines between the eyes are most likely the result of Botox treatments....

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Skin and Politics

(2) Comments | Posted September 2, 2008 | 11:31 PM

Although we should be judging the presidential candidates on their merits, many of my patients and colleagues have been buzzing about the candidates' skin this week. After Hillary's speech at the Democratic Convention, people couldn't stop talking about how well rested and good she looked. Her skin appeared tauter and...

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Are Ultra-Expensive Creams Worth the Price?

(4) Comments | Posted September 12, 2007 | 1:15 PM

I must hear this question once a day. People always want to know which is the best moisturizer and whether it is worth spending hundreds of dollars per ounce for the latest miracle cream. I personally stick to a basic skin care routine and supplement with products that have been...

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The Future of Beauty

(1) Comments | Posted August 21, 2007 | 1:26 PM

Last weekend I spent three days at the historic Sagamore Hotel in upstate New York attending the symposium on Controversies & Conversations in Laser and Cosmetic Surgery, which focused on the latest advances in cosmetic treatments. This symposium is remarkable because it provides a venue for some of the...

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European Sunscreen: The Last Good Buy for Americans in Europe?

(1) Comments | Posted August 3, 2007 | 3:29 PM

An article in the New York Times a few weeks ago noted that Americans are still traveling to Europe for their summer vacations but due to the strong Euro and the weak dollar they are returning home with far fewer souvenirs. While it might not be the right time...

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Sclerotherapy and the Blue Menace on TV

(0) Comments | Posted July 12, 2007 | 5:46 PM

With so much interest in medical procedures and so many medical television shows, I think every doctor in America will wind up on TV at some point. I had my first experience this past week when I was asked to perform leg vein treatments for the Today Show. After four...

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Lose the Razor

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2007 | 4:40 PM

Warm summer days bring less clothing and more exposed skin, but that can also expose patches of unwanted body hair. As no one wants to show up at Main Beach with unsightly tufts creeping out of their bikini or a back so furry that it resists sunscreen, I'm fielding...

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Skin Cancer and Sun

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2007 | 7:03 PM

As a Manhattan dermatologist, I spend a lot of my time making beautiful people look even more gorgeous. I am constantly researching the latest tools and creams to make skin texture smoother, brown spots lighter and skin more radiant. I have lasers to treat every type of wrinkle or blemish,...

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