A specialist in the early diagnosis and treatment of pigmented lesions, Dr. Shim uses extensive total body photography and sequential dermoscopy to monitor atypical moles (nevi). Dr. Shim’s 60-minute total body examinations are among the most detailed and comprehensive, during which she maps moles for monitoring or treatment. For precancerous lesions (actinic keratoses), she employs photodynamic therapy (PDT) to reduce the risk of cutaneous cancer.
In addition, Dr. Shim practices general dermatology, treating adults and children for acne, allergic dermatitis, alopecia (hair loss), birthmarks, cysts, eczema, infections of skin/nails, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis and warts among other common cutaneous conditions.
Dr. Shim offers a variety of cosmetic procedures including the injection of fillers (BOTOX®, Juvéderm®, Radiesse®), laser hair removal, intense pulsed light therapy (IPL), non-invasive skin tightening, microdermabrasion and Blue Light therapy for the treatment of acne. We offer InMode Optima Laser system with Radiofrequency skin tightening, PRP for hair loss and for skin rejuvenation.
Dr. Helen Shim-Chang is a graduate of Smith College, where she was on the Dean’s List. She has been practicing dermatology since 2000 and was on the faculty of the Departments of Pathology and Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Health System until the fall of 2017 when she opened her private practice.
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