New York Dermatologic Surgeon
317 E 34th St
New York, New York 10016 US
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5 out of 5 stars Acne Scars Treatment

From Pockmarks to Smooth Skin

I have had bad episodes of cystic acne. I finally got the acne under control, but was left with pockmarks on my checks that made me extremely self-conscious. Additionally, I have a large raised scar on my forehead. My dermatologist recommended Fraxel, which would treat both. After researching and checking references, I went to see a top NY dermatologist who specializes in laser surgery....

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

Fraxel Dual - New York, NY

I had this procedure before in the past, but it had been over a year and decided it was time to freshen up. As far as I am concerned, Dr. Geronemus is the best at lasering, hands down so I decided to take the plunge... again. I must preface all of this with I am the biggest wimp when it comes to pain and discomfort and had very unpleasant experiences with other doctors before. Dr. Geronemus...

5 out of 5 stars Age Spots Treatment

Great Experience. He is the Best - New York, NY

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5 out of 5 stars PicoSure

Amazing Response to Laser Treatment - New York, NY

In one single treatment I had more clearing of my tattoo with Dr. Geronemus than 7 treatments with another doctor. He used the PicoSure and a second laser. The experience was great. He and his staff are very professional. The procedure was painless unlike the other doc who didn't even use local anesthesia. I was surprised that he also did the procedure himself. It really does make a difference...

5 out of 5 stars Laser Treatment

In Office Laser Treatments by Dr. Roy Gernanamus - New York

Dr. Roy Geranamus worked miracles in one afternoon. I'm 64 woman-had a consultation and 3 laser procedures done in one afternoon visit. Dr. G.said the scar tissue "bumps" (caused by botched Dr. Norman Orentreich work 35-40 years ago) might need 2-3 laser treatments. 30 years ago, my only option was a total face dermabrasion-per Dr.Orentreich. Dr. G removed the scar tissue bumps. broken blood...

Fraxel Re:pair - Yesterday - So Far So Good

So far my experience has been very good.  But - it's too early to tell what the final results will be.  Attached is my after picture from today.  I will download the before picture when I find it. The attached picture is of my lower lids with the Fraxel Re:pair.  I will update as I progress.  I am now on day 9 and I am very happy.  I'm not sure what the...

1 out of 5 stars Fraxel Laser

Bad Experience with Fraxel Restore - Scars Are Bigger and Darker - Little York, NY

I had a terrible experience with this laser Fraxel Laser Restore - and it has ruined my life. It has been over 9 months now and my scars are bigger wider and darker - much more noticeable and discolored then they were, and the skin in the area looks strange. Now the area surrounding the scars in some areas is discolored. For me this was a terrible experience and I can not believe I paid...

1 out of 5 stars Fraxel Repair


I had blotchy brown patches "the mask of pregnancy" on my face due to fluctuating hormone levels. The dermatologist recommended Fraxel. I was told that I would feel like a rubber band was being snapped on my face. I have a high pain threshold but this had to be the most painful procedure I had ever had. I just about flew off the table. Clenching my teeth and cursing under my...

1 out of 5 stars Laser Treatment

Not Worth It. New York, NY

The Dr has no interpersonal skills. He spends no time with you to discuss options. It's also difficult to even have a discussionI tried vbeam and excel two times and it did nothing. There are plenty of better doctors out there who actually take the time to determine the best treatment. Don't waste your time and money on him.

5 out of 5 stars Fraxel Repair

Expert Laser Doctor

I have been a patient of dr. Geronemus since the 1990s I would not let anybody else come near me with a laser he is one of the finest, safest, most professional doctors I have encountered and I am in the healthcare field I highly recommend dr. Geronemus I live on Long Island and commute to Manhattan for treatment by Dr Geronomus. He has a caring heart and has done pro bono work for children....

Personal Statement

Roy G. Geronemus, M.D., is the Director of the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York®

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology


American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS)

Awards & Recognition

Samuel J. Stegman, M.D. Award
New York Magazine’s Best Doctors in New York
Best Doctors in America Award
RealSelf Top Doctor

Hospital Privileges

Dr. Geronemus has hospital affiliations at NYU.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: Harvard University
    Medical: University of Miami School of Medicine

Treatments offered at The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York

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Are Cellfina results permanent or is maintenance required?

Clinical trials resulted in significant improvement after one treatment with results lasting up to one year. The early studies suggest that the... READ MORE

If I get more than one Cellfina treatment, will my cellulite keep on improving?

Our patients have been extremely happy with their results following one treatment. We would expect that additional treatments would give patients... READ MORE

Can the R20 Technique Be Used with the Picosure Laser (Scarring Potential)?

We routinely do multiple passes at one session with the PicoSure. Rather than using the R 20 technique which is slow and inconvenient, we apply a... READ MORE

Can Picosure Clear my Brand New Tattoo? (photo)

Newer tattoos generally respond slower to laser treatment. Of all of the options for removal of fresh tattoos, the PicoSure is by far the best options... READ MORE

Picosure for New Blue Cover Up Tattoo?

The clinical trials for the PicoSure at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York in NYC showed results on blue inks have been phenomenal and... READ MORE

What is the Best Way to Care for Blisters from Tattoo Removal?

I would call your doctor and have him/her drain the blisters. The blister roof should be left on the skin as this will help healing. Blistering need... READ MORE

Having Problems with Permanent Make Up (Eyebrows) Laser Removal? (Photo)

Now that the beige color has turned dark, the best option for removal is laser resurfacing with a fractional carbon dioxide laser. We typically use... READ MORE

Is Fraxel Repair for me? 40 year old Asian with brown spots and freckles. (Photos)

You may not require Fraxel Re:Pair. Fraxel Dual may be an option; however, this can only be determined when you are seen in the office for evaluation.... READ MORE

How practical it would be to get this tattoo removed? (photo)

Treatment of unwanted tattoos is very popular at our Center. We have the latest technology available as well as all of the devices needed to... READ MORE

Thermage, Kybella or Ultherapy for fat and sagging jowls? (Photos)

After evaluation by one of our board certified dermatologists they will advise the best option for you based upon their examination of the condition... READ MORE

Before and After Photos by Dr. Geronemus

Roy G. Geronemus, MD has shared 19 before and after pictures with 199 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.

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What Factors Affect Tattoo Removal?

RealSelf was at the 2013 ASDS meeting to ask some of the top dermatologists in the country your questions. In this video Dr. Roy G. Geronemus speaks about the factors that affect tattoo removal including skin tone and ethnicity. WATCH VIDEO

Is Tattoo Removal Painful?

RealSelf was at the 2013 ASDS meeting to ask some of the top dermatologists in the country your questions. In this video Dr. Roy G. Geronemus speaks about the pain associated with tattoo removal. WATCH VIDEO

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