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    Reducing Your Risk of Developing Skin Cancer

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Skin cancer affects one in five Americans over the course of a lifetime. Because sunlight is the main risk factor in developing skin cancer, taking steps to reduce your exposure to the sun is one of the best ways to prevent skin cancer. If you have any questions or concerns about changes you’ve noted in your skin, visit your dermatologist for an examination.

    Wear Sunscreen
    Wear sunscreen on any exposed skin every day of the year, regardless of whether it is sunny, cloudy, hot, or cold. Solar radiation still reaches the Earth and can damage skin cells on cloudy or wintery days. Any sunscreen you use should be rated SPF 15 or higher. If you are sweating, swimming, or spending many hours out in the sun, reapply your sunscreen every one to two hours to maintain continual protection.

    Avoid Tanning
    Whether you are tanning out on the beach or inside a booth, you are still at risk for developing skin cancer. Tanning booths use UV rays to achieve your aesthetic goals, which are the same damaging rays emitted by the sun. Furthermore, modern tanning booths often emit even higher amounts of UV radiation than the sun in order to help you tan in less time. Even just occasional tanning can significantly increase your risk of developing skin cancer by three times or more.

    Examine Your Skin

    While getting to know your skin won’t necessarily prevent skin cancer, it can help you catch small changes and bring them to the attention of your dermatologist. Perform a self-examination of your skin every month. Use a mirror to check hard-to-see places and don’t forget areas such as your scalp and the soles of your feet. If you notice any changes that concern you, contact your dermatologist.

    At Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, we offer effective treatment for skin cancer, including MOHS surgery. You can book an appointment with one of our clinical dermatologists by calling (866) 608-9531. Visit us on the web to learn more about skin cancer and other skin concerns.

    Congratulations Dr. Solomon!

    Last updated 3 months ago

    It is a pleasure to announce two abstracts of James Solomon MD PhD, from Advanced Dermatology, have been accepted at two upcoming meetings in 2014.  
    The abstract “Designing a Continuous Quality Improvement Assessment System Utilizing Complex Adaptive Systems Science to Improve Treatment Outcomes in Patients with SLE” has been selected as a Display Poster during the 2014 AFMR Eastern Regional Meeting, to be held April 9, 2014 at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC.  

    The abstract THEORETICAL BASIS FOR MOLECULAR MIMICRY & CROSS REACTIVITY AS EXPLANATION OF SPONTANEOUS EXACERBATIONS OF SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS has been accepted for oral presentation at the 9th International Congress of Autoimmunity to be held March 28, 2014 in Nice, France.
    Congratulations Dr. Solomon!

    Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, (ADCS Clinics) Announces the Acquisition of Westside Dermatology

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Published by Yahoo! Finance

    MAITLAND, Fla., Jan. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - ADCS Clinics ("ADCS") announced it has completed the acquisition of Westside Dermatology, founded by Dr. Peter Neidenbach in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

    Dr. Neidenbach is a Board Certified Dermatologist. He has expertise in Medical/Surgical Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology and Aesthetic services. Dr. Neidenbach is also a distinguished member of many local and national professional medical associations.

    Dr. Matt Leavitt, Founder and CEO of ADCS, said, Dr. Neidenbach is an extremely talented dermatologist and is valuable addition to our team. He has a great rapport with his patients and is a highly respected medical leader in the local community."

    "This is our first acquisition in South Carolina. We look forward to growing our footprint in this region." said Dave Morell, President of ADCS.

    ADCS, founded in 1989 by Dr. Matt Leavitt, is a dermatology-focused practice with over 70 clinics in Florida and Ohio providing clinical, cosmetic, surgical and pathology services. ADCS also provides billing and coding management services for over 80 third-party dermatology practices across the nation under the Ameriderm(TM) trade name.

    For more information, contact: Dave Morell, President of ADCS, 407.875.2080 ext. 1244.

    This article was originally distributed on PRWeb. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

    Is Botox Safe?

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Repeated facial expressions and changes in the skin cause lines and furrows to appear. Botox is used to treat these wrinkles in the upper face, restoring your youthful appearance.

    Botox works by interrupting the communication system between the nerves and muscles of your face to prevent the contractions that cause wrinkles. Many patients are concerned about the safety of Botox because of this property. However, Botox is absorbed very quickly into the injection site during treatment and cannot travel to other parts of the body. You can learn more about the safety of Botox treatments by watching this video.

    Do you have questions or concerns about Botox or other cosmetic skin treatments? You can get the answers and advice you need when you call Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery at (866) 608-9531. Explore our website to learn more about the most popular cosmetic treatments and common skin concerns.

    What is Laser Skin Rejuvenation?

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Sun damage, signs of aging, acne scars, and discoloration can all affect your confidence in the appearance of your face. Laser treatments can erase imperfections and restore youthful vitality to the skin. Your cosmetic dermatologist can help you choose the right type of laser treatment to address your specific concerns.

    How Laser Skin Rejuvenation Works
    Your skin is constantly undergoing a cycle of renewal, creating new skin cells to replace those that are old or damaged. Laser skin rejuvenation uses targeted laser light to remove the outer layer of damaged skin, allowing healthy skin to surface. During the removal process, the laser also heats the underlying layers of your skin, prompting the body to grow new collagen fibers. Collagen is responsible for giving skin its firmness and elasticity.

    When Laser Skin Rejuvenation Is Appropriate
    Laser skin rejuvenation can address a variety of skin concerns. By removing the outermost layer of skin, laser skin rejuvenation can reduce signs of aging such as wrinkles and lines. Laser skin rejuvenation is also an effective method for reducing or eliminating the appearance of scars due to acne or chickenpox. If you suffer from an uneven complexion, liver spots, birthmarks, or warts, laser treatment can improve your skin tone for more even, healthy coloring.

    What Happens During Laser Skin Rejuvenation
    Before your laser treatment begins, your dermatologist may numb your skin with a local anesthetic. You may also receive a sedative to help you relax. During treatment, laser light is applied to the face in either controlled pulses or a continuous beam. If necessary, your dermatologist will provide a dressing for your face after treatment and discuss any specialized care instructions to promote effective healing.

    Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery offers a variety of laser skin treatment in Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach. You can learn more about laser skin rejuvenation, laser hair removal, and laser vein removal when you call us at (866) 608-9531. Check us out online to learn more about our comprehensive dermatology services. 

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