Dr. Kling is a Board Certified dermatologist with 30 years of experience in medical and cosmetic dermatology. He has pioneered much of the early work in botox, fillers, sclerotherapy and chemical peels and has done extensive working, teaching and research in the field of HPV infections.
Alan Kling, M.D
Skin Conditions We Treat
Things to Know
The Most Popular Procedures
Botox is the most popular non-surgical procedure for patients over 50. It is used to effectively improve the appearance of frown lines, forehead creases and crow’s feet. It relaxes the underlying muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
Peels can repair sun-damaged skin and are widely used with older patients who have had decades of ultraviolet light exposure.
Browlifts or forehead lifts can smooth out wrinkles and correct drooping brows to provide a younger, friendlier appearance.
Facelifts are probably the most widely known procedure in plastic surgery. Today, surgeons are able to tighten both the facial skin and the underlying tissue as well.
Liposuction surgery is performed to actually remove unwanted, localized deposits of fat cells from the body. The result is a resculpting of bulging areas into more attractive contours. Liposuction is often requested by older men to remove their love handles.
Healthy skin and the aging process
The signs of aging skin are the result of an assault on our skin from two main areas, extrinsic factors and intrinsic factors. Healthy, normal functioning skin has:
- an even skin tone with no uneven pigmentation areas.
- is smooth and firm with normal pore size.
- all cellular components functioning normally and efficiently.
Extrinsic factors include effects from the environment, sun damage, and lifestyle. There are several steps you can take to address these factors:
- Don’t smoke. It impairs the healing process, can damage connective tissue, and it interferes with oxygen flow to blood vessels.
- Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water.
- Get plenty of sleep and reduce your stress level.
- Maintain good dietary habits.
What causes Alopecia Areata?
In Alopecia Areata round patches of hair loss appear suddenly. The hair loss is often discovered by a barber or hairdresser. The hair growing tissue stops making hair, and the hair then falls out from the roots. Why this happens is a mystery. Alopecia Areata is not contagious, is not caused by foods, nor the result of nervousness. It sometimes runs in families. Alopecia Areata is treated by Dr. Kling for patients in Manhattan, Brooklyn and throughout the New York City area. Alopecia Areata has three stages. First, there is sudden hair loss. Then the patches of hair loss may enlarge. Last, new hair grows back. This takes months – sometimes more than a year.
If you are unhappy with age spots, acne scars, stretch marks, fine wrinkles or flaking skin, you might want to consider Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion has been used in Europe for years. Now this exciting procedure is the number two non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the United States. It is helping men and women everywhere experience remarkable improvements in skin texture regardless of skin color. Microdermabrasion treatments combined with our skin care products are a safe, comprehensive approach to skin care.
What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?
BOTOX® Cosmetic is the latest advancement in botulinum toxin therapy. It is used to safely, simply and effectively improve the appearance of frown lines, forehead creases and “crow’s feet.” By relaxing the underlying muscles, BOTOX® Cosmetic reduces wrinkles. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a remarkable treatment for dynamic wrinkles resulting from repeated use of facial muscles.
How does JUVEDERM® work?
JUVEDERM® is injected into the skin to create volume, resulting in a healthy and vital appearance. When injected into the lip it can restore a more natural and/or sensuous look. In contrast to other implants, JUVEDERM® is not extracted from animals. This means that you don’t have to worry about an allergic reaction. JUVEDERM® is perfectly safe to use instantly without pre-testing.
Restylane® can be used to add volume and fullness to the skin to correct moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane may also be used for lip enhancement in patients over 21 years.
What is HPV?
HPV infections (human papilloma virus) are an STD (sexually transmitted disease) which are the cause of cervical cancer and genital warts. HPV infections are the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the United States.
RADIESSE®: It Just Gets Better®
RADIESSE is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. RADIESSE is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of RADIESSE continue by naturally stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last a year or more in many patients, making the treatment results both immediate and long lasting.
What does this man do to keep himself looking young? I have had every imaginable combination of chemical peels, Botox, filler, sclerotherapy and I’m really happy with the results but he says that he doesn’t do any of that stuff for himself. What does this man do to keep himself looking so young? He says that he uses sunscreen. I’ve gone to him for over twenty years and he looks the same age. Whatever he has, I want it!
The entire staff was very accommodating and friendly. Dr. King is professional, courteous, and genuinely cares about your well being. Some of the reviews made me hesitant to make my 1st appointment. As yet, my experience was just great and Dr. King engaged for more than thirty minutes explaining and clarifying my questions. I certainly recommend Dr. King to family and friends.
I was referred to Dr. Kling’s office because of a recurrent problem I’ve had for awhile. I had already seen two other dermatologists and I kept having a problem and it seemed like this thing would keep going on forever. I asked my internist for a referral and he said that Dr. Kling was the absolute only guy I should go to for this problem. I was already I little fed up with doctors but I decided to go anyway for a consult. Boy, am I glad that I did! Dr. Kling explained what was going on and gave me reading material so I would understand what was going on. I followed his advice and I finally have this condition under control. I finally feel normal again. He really did a lot for me.
Dr. Kling has been treating me for psoriasis for a long time. Dr. Kling placed me on many different medications over time until he found a regimen that worked best for me. I was most impressed by the fact that whenever there was a new medication or treatment he would research it and explain it to me thoroughly beforehand, so I knew what to expect. He also once stayed late in order to remove a large cyst on my back that had started to drain. He rescheduled something else he had going on in order to get this done because he knew that I would not have been able to go into work the next day if it wasn’t first removed. He really went out of his way to help.
Doctor Kling really listened to my concerns and talked to me thoroughly before recommending a course of action. He didn’t pressure me and took his time to make sure that all of my questions were answered once he recommended a treatment. He’s very friendly and seems to have a great deal of experience. I’ve seen a few dermatologists in NYC and Dr. Kling is definitely the best so far. Also, his staff is extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and patient (unlike any other office staff I’ve seen).