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    Which Ingredients Should You Steer Clear of When You Shop for Skincare Products?

    Last updated 2 days 4 hours ago

    The products that you put on your skin have a huge impact on its appearance and overall condition. If you want to use products that target your specific issues without causing uncomfortable and potentially dangerous side effects, it is important to look at the ingredients. Try to avoid the following to ensure that you get the best skin care products available:


    A lot of manufacturers add parabeans to skin care products to prevent bacteria, mold, and yeast from growing. Unfortunately, parabeans function much like estrogen and have been linked to a higher risk for breast cancer. Look at the labels on your soap and facial cleansers to make sure they do not have parabeans.


    Be careful when you use antibacterial soaps to avoid the ingredient triclosan. This chemical can actually stop your body from producing certain hormones, including those affecting the thyroid and the reproductive hormones. Instead of looking for antibacterial soap, you should try to get regular soap and water to cleanse your skin without affecting your hormone production.

    Propylene Glycol

    Propulene glycol is found in many skin products, including moisturizers and sunscreen. Many people start to develop dermatitis or hives when they use it. Even products with a very small amount of propylene glycol can irritate the skin.

    Sunscreen Chemicals

    The chemicals used to block UV rays might also damage your cells. Your body absorbs a lot of these chemicals, which could lead to cellular damage. It might also eventually cause cancer. Check the label for ingredients like benzophenone, PABA, avobenzone, homosalate, and ethoxycinnmate before you use sunscreen.

    After a visit with one of the talented dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, check out our wide range of safe and effective skin care products. Our skin care doctors can help you find products that cater to your skin’s needs. To learn more about our products and services, visit us online or call (866) 608-9531.

    What Can Laser Therapies Do for Your Skin?

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Skin imperfections can make you feel self-conscious and might even prematurely age you. New skin care technology provides a quick and easy way to target these issues. Ask your dermatologist about laser therapies to get treatment for the following issues so you can get rid of trouble areas and instantly boost your confidence:

    Decrease the Appearance of Sagging Skin and Wrinkles

    There are a variety of laser therapies that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and help you look younger. If you want to reverse the signs of aging on your skin, it might be time to talk to your dermatologist about different laser therapies that can help.

    Permanently Remove Hair

    Laser hair removal permanently gets rid of hair. Instead of spending a lifetime shaving, waxing, and tweezing, you can visit the skin care doctor to get rid of the hair you do not want. Using a laser, the dermatologist can precisely target hair to remove it from the follicle and leave you with smooth skin.

    Repair Sun Damage and Age Spots

    If you spend a lot of time in the sun, you might notice certain areas of discoloration. Sun damage and age spots negatively affect your appearance and could even make you look older. Luckily, the dermatologist can use a laser to decrease these spots and restore an even and balanced complexion.

    Correct Leg and Facial Veins

    Leg and facial veins are extremely noticeable. If you are tired of looking at these veins, laser skin treatment can help. The doctor will use a laser to destroy the damaged vein and reduce the appearance of it on your legs or face.

    Schedule an appointment with Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery to talk more about laser skin treatments and how they can help you get the appearance that you want. As the largest dermatology practice in the country, we have 50 locations throughout Florida. To learn more about these and other skin care services, visit us online or call (866) 608-9531.

    Reducing the Visibility of Melasma

    Last updated 10 days ago

    Melasma is a common skin condition that causes brown or grey brown patches on the face. It can also affect the forearms, chest, and other areas that see a lot of direct sunlight. Although this condition is not dangerous, it is unattractive.

    If you have melasma, dermatologists recommend wearing sunscreen every day. You should also wear a hat if you are planning to spend a long time in the sun. Facial waxing and certain medications might also cause melisma. Check out this video to learn more about the condition.

    The skin care doctors at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery can help you treat conditions like melasma, eczema, or even skin cancer. With some of the top dermatologists in Florida, we help you get clearer, healthier skin. Call (866) 608-9531 to find the location nearest you.


    Last updated 12 days ago

    Psoriasis patients currently do not have adequate treatments for all those involved.   The patients can become frustrated with how the success or failure of a treatment is determined. The patients also can be frustrated by what is considered to be acceptable risks and side effects. There are multiple patient groups on social media asking each other for help; in part because they believe the medical establishment is not listening.  

    IDEOM (International Dermatology Outcome Measures)  is an international movement   to establish new worldwide  standards for determining outcomes (how the disease is responding to treatment) and adverse events (the negative effects of the treatments). IDEOM works together with the US psoriasis patient advocacy group NPF (National Psoriasis Foundation) as well as with an international coalition of dermatology and rheumatology researchers GRAPPA (Group for Research  and Assessments of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis).   

    To assure that the new standards for outcomes and adverse events are patient oriented, IDEOM is seeking psoriasis patient representatives from around the globe. The goal is to have the number of patient representatives match the totals combined of dermatologists, rheumatologist, insurance and government payors, government regulatory officers, pharmaceutical and device company medical officers, and other professionals from multiple countries throughout the world. 


    A psoriasis patient representative is a nonpaid volunteer who must meet the following qualifications:

    • Personally have psoriasis or psoriasis with psoriatic arthritis
    • Must have frequent contact with many individuals with psoriasis  or psoriasis with psoriatic arthritis
    • Must be willing to represent a consensus of these other patients views along with the representatives views

    o   Local psoriasis patient support group

    o   Social media patient support group

    o   Hospital based patient support group

    o   University Medical Centre based patient support group

    o   Other

    • Must be motivated to help update and make patient centric psoriasis outcome measures and adverse events classifications.
    • Must be fluent in  English (read, write, conversational)
    • May live anywhere in the world
    • Have internet access
    • Have telephone access
    • Willing and able to answer computer web based surveys in a timely manner
    • Willing and able to travel to international meetings

    o   Stipends to do such may be available on an individual bases

    • Be personable and willing to speak out
    • Be a team player 
    • Be willing to promote what becomes the groups decisions about standards for psoriasis outcome measures and adverse event classifications


    Please email:

    • Your Full Name,  Address (Physical), phone contact information,   email information
    • What group of psoriasis patients you will be representing
    • A description concerning why you believe you should be chosen as a psoriasis patient representative  for this important global effort


    Comparing Popular Injectable Therapies for Wrinkles and Sagging Skin

    Last updated 15 days ago

    Even if you take care of your skin, you might still face wrinkles and sagging as you age. If you are tired of a reflection that makes you look older than you are, the skin care doctor can help. The dermatologist offers a variety of injectable therapies that can restore volume to your face to reverse these signs of aging. Keep reading to learn more:

    Botox Cosmetic

    A lifetime of making facial expressions and squinting can leave a mark on your face. Luckily, Botox Cosmetic can target these areas to actually prevent the muscle activity that leads to these wrinkles and fine lines. The dermatologist injects the product into your skin to limit the movement of the muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Your results should last for a few months and you can visit the dermatologist for another treatment when needed.


    The dermatologist can use Restylane to augment or enhance the lips, decrease the appearance of wrinkles near the mouth, minimize fine lines, and provide contouring near the cheeks or mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a main ingredient of this dermal filler and it is found naturally in the skin. This acid keeps your skin hydrated while adding more volume to give you a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.


    Juvederm also uses hyaluronic acid to help reverse the signs of aging and leave you with healthier looking skin. After one visit to the dermatologist, Juvederm can provide results that last for up to a year. This filler is usually used to target wrinkles, deep lines, and nasolabial folds. By restoring volume, Juvederm gets right to the heart of your trouble areas to provide the results that you want.

    If you are ready to get rid of wrinkles and sagging skin, you should schedule a dermatology appointment at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. With 50 locations in Florida, we give you easy access to some of the best skin care doctors in the state. To learn more about these and other procedures, visit us online or call (866) 608-9531. 

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