Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery
407.875.2080

The largest dermatology practice in America, Advanced Dermatology provides complete clinical and cosmetic skin care. Immediate appointments available at one of our 180+ locations.

Understand Your Skin to Protect it: Resources for Further Reading

Handsome Male Doctor

The better understanding you have of your skin, the better care you will be able to provide it. If you suspect a skin condition or have skin concerns, talk to your dermatologist. He or she can educate you on the causes of certain problems and how treatments work to eliminate or manage them. Similarly, understanding how certain skincare products like sunscreen work can help you use them more effectively. Read more about dermatology basics in the resources below, and talk to your dermatologist if you have any questions.

  • A chronic skin condition that affects millions of Americans, rosacea does not have clear causes. Recognizing its symptoms, though, can help you seek appropriate medical treatment and avoid triggers that lead to symptoms. Learn more about rosacea, its risk factors and symptoms with this guide from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  • Simply applying sunscreen may not be enough to protect your skin from sun damage and skin cancer. This sunscreen application guide provides more tips on how to use sunscreen properly. Take care to reapply regularly, especially when wet or toweling off, and replace your bottle if the color or consistency has changed.
  • Acne is caused by a buildup of oil, dead skin and bacteria in the pores that can trap impurities and lead to pimples. Many acne treatments work to reduce breakouts by slowing this oil production and combating bacterial infection. This Mayo Clinic guide outlines common acne treatments and how they work.

For more information about skincare and dermatology, please contact the dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. As part of the largest dermatology practice in America, our doctors can assist you with all of your cosmetic or clinical skincare needs. Immediate appointments are available at one of our Tampa offices. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.

Can "Forbidden Foods" Cause Acne?

If you suffer from acne and breakouts, you may have tried modifying your skincare routine, sleep schedule, or even your diet. While all of these factors can contribute to the overall health of your skin, they may not all be linked directly to your acne. To learn more about whether “forbidden foods” can cause acne, talk to your dermatologist and learn more in the video below.

A popular acne myth is that certain foods like chocolate, pizza, and fried or greasy foods can cause pimples and breakouts. In actuality, though, these “forbidden foods” do not increase bacteria buildup in the skin’s pores and do not cause acne. If you suspect that certain foods do worsen your acne, talk to your dermatologist. While fried or oily foods may not cause acne, a diet rich in antioxidants and nutrients can generally help to protect the health of your skin.

For more information about acne causes and treatments, please contact the dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. As part of the largest dermatology practice in America, our doctors can assist you with all of your cosmetic or clinical skincare needs. Immediate appointments are available at one of our Tampa offices. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.

Making the Most of Sunscreen

Taking sunbath

While wearing sunscreen is one of the most effective ways of protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays, not choosing the right product or not wearing sunscreen properly can minimize that protection. Talk to your dermatologist for sunscreen recommendations and application instructions to help you make the most of your sunscreen.

  • Apply Early and Often: For continuous and maximum protection, apply sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going out into the sun and reapply after 20 minutes of being in the sun. Make an effort to reapply sunscreen every two hours and immediately after heavy sweating or swimming. You can smear off sunscreen when using a beach or pool towel, so also reapply after drying off.
  • Wear Water-Proof: By wearing waterproof or water-resistant sunscreens, you can prolong the protection of your sunscreen in physically active or slippery situations. Waterproof sunscreens, though, generally only last for up to 80 minutes, so still take care to reapply at regular intervals.
  • Avoid Outdated Bottles: While sunscreen may not expire, its ingredients can lose their potency over time. If you notice that your sunscreen has changed color, dried out, or changed in consistency, purchase a new bottle for added protection.
  • Don’t Rely on Makeup Alone: While many foundations, face powders, and other cosmetic products contain sunscreen, their SPF protection is often very low or insufficient for meaningful protection. In some cases, the SPF number provided on the label is not achieved unless application is particularly heavy. Pair your SPF makeup products with a dedicated sunscreen to protect delicate facial skin from sun damage.

For more information about sun protection and skin cancer prevention, please contact the dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. As part of the largest dermatology practice in America, our doctors can assist you with all of your cosmetic or clinical skincare needs. Immediate appointments are available at one of our Tampa offices. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.

Rosacea Review: Risk Factors, Signs, and Symptoms

beautiful young girl with a clean fresh skin

While millions of Americans suffer from the condition, many more may not know what rosacea is or confuse it for another dermatological problem. A chronic skin condition that can be aggravated by both physiological and environmental factors, rosacea often manifests in symptoms that can suddenly disappear. Your dermatologist can provide you with more information about rosacea, its risk factors and possible treatment options to help you better manage your skin.

What Is Rosacea?

While its exact causes are still unknown, rosacea is often triggered by a combination of hereditary and environmental factors. Some factors may further irritate the skin and worsen your condition, including:

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Hot foods and beverages
  • Spicy foods
  • Taking hot baths or sitting in saunas
  • Sunlight
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Sunlight
  • Stress, embarrassment, or anger
  • Extreme hot or cold temperatures
  • Corticosteroids and medications that dilate the blood vessels

Risk Factors

Anyone can develop rosacea, but certain individuals may be more predisposed to the condition. At-risk individuals include those who are between the ages of 30 and 60; have a family history of the condition; and have fair skin, light hair, and light eye color. Women who are going through menopause and individuals who blush frequently are also at a greater risk for developing rosacea.

Signs and Symptoms

Rosacea may present with a number of symptoms, many of which are associated with inflammation. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Red patches of skin on the face
  • Small red pustules or bumps on the nose, forehead, cheeks, and chin
  • Visible small blood vessels on the cheeks and nose
  • Red, bulbous nose
  • Blushing easily

For more information about rosacea and other chronic skin conditions, please contact the dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. As part of the largest dermatology practice in America, our doctors can assist you with all of your cosmetic or clinical skincare needs. Immediate appointments are available at one of our Tampa offices. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.

Skin Infections and Disorders: Resources for Further Reading

Beautiful woman

The health and appearance of your skin can change with genetic, environmental and physiological factors. In some cases, damaged or abnormal skin arises from diseases or infections that can affect both your skin and overall health. Talk to your dermatologist about the different kinds of skin infections, and learn more in the resources below.

  • While a variety of factors can contribute to nail problems, fungal infections are responsible for a large number of nail disorders. Read more about nail infections and other nail problems with this guide from the American Academy of Dermatology.
  • Unlike other forms of warts, genital warts are sexually-transmitted through a potentially deadly form of HPV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides more information about how genital warts are contracted and spread, and what can be done to treat them.
  • From warts and blisters to inflamed skin, bacterial infections may be to blame for your skin problems. Learn more about common bacterial skin infections, their causes and symptoms, and talk to your dermatologist for more information.

For more information about skin infections and disorders, please contact the dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. As part of the largest dermatology practice in America, our doctors can assist you with all of your cosmetic or clinical skincare needs. Immediate appointments are available at one of our Tampa offices. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.

Page 125 of 145 1 2 3  . . . 123 124 125 126 127 128 129  . . . 144 145   Next