Sports dermatology

Sports Dermatology

Sports dermatology services for athletes in New York, NY

If you are an athlete taking care of your skin is just as important as keeping your muscles, bones, and joints healthy. At SkinProvement Dermatology New York, Dr. Stephen L. Comite provides sports dermatology services to keep your skin healthy and treat any issues that are sports related.

  • Traumatic injuries
  • Acne due to sports-related medications
  • Tinea versicolor rash due to heat or sweat
  • Skin infections such as Tinea corporis (ringworm fungus)
  • Herpes simplex virus due to sun exposure without adequate skin protection for outdoor sports
  • Molluscum contagiosum viral infection due to skin-to-skin contact, commonly seen in wrestlers

Dr. Comite has treated many professional athletes over time, including professional basketball and baseball players, in addition to championship boxers and wrestlers. We also routinely treat dancers involved in modern dance and ballet, as well as amateur, middle school, high school and college athletes who participate in a wide variety of sports. Our dermatologist has consulted for local college athletic programs. Dr. Stephen L. Comite has lectured on sports dermatology at prestigious hospitals such as the Hospital for Special Surgery, whose doctors are team physicians for many local professional and college teams.

Dr. Stephen L. Comite also authored a chapter, “Sports Dermatology of the Foot and Ankle”  in the very book, Foot and Ankle in Sports Medicine. This book is the very first book ever published on Sports Medicine of the foot and ankle. Some of  editors teach and are affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery, one of the finest Orthopedic Hospitals in the world, and care for many professional teams and their athletes.

When treating athletes, a dermatologist must be aware of how treatment will affect the athlete’s performance. For instance, a dancer may be more concerned with foot lesions, while a baseball or basketball player will need to be especially careful with their hands. If necessary, treatment may be postponed to the off-season to prevent it from affecting athletic performance.

Foot warts are one dermatological condition we see quite often and frequently are referred from podiatrists. These warts can be difficult to treat in anyone, but playing a sport can add tougher issues.

A physician also must be concerned with any media attention that an injury may receive. In addition, one must be concerned with any medication that may affect drug testing (such as steroids used to treat inflammation).

Dr. Comite can also consult with athletes about what types of sports makeup is appropriate for their skin and sports skin care tips to keep the skin healthy, hydrated, and looking great.

If you are trying to find a dermatologist who is knowledgeable in sports-related skin issues, just call the SkinProvement Dermatology New York office today at (212) 933-9490 or e-mail us anytime to set up a consultation for your skin condition.


Tinea Versicolor and Wrestler With Tinea Corporis

Steroid Acne
| Dan S.

I wish all doctors were as skilled and kind as Dr. Stephen Comite and all staff were as professional as his staff at Skinprovement . Dr. Comite is an expert in his field of dermatology and is genuinely compassionate and concerned about all of his patients and their well being. I have gone to him for many years and have recommended him and his office to family and friends alike. In my opinion, Dr.Comite is the best in NY.

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