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

Light Chemical Peel for Glowing Skin

Age, genetics and environmental factors can all affect the tone and texture of your skin. To brighten your complexion and smooth out the skin, consider a light chemical peel, a non-invasive dermatological treatment that can rejuvenate the face. In the video below, learn more about how a light chemical peel can help you achieve a healthy, glowing complexion.

By dissolving the top layer of dry, dead skin, a light chemical peel can exfoliate and brighten the skin while helping it to seal in moisture. A peel also helps to increase circulation and promote cell regeneration, both of which can contribute to younger-looking skin. Depending on your skin type, your dermatologist or aesthetician will recommend a particular type of peel or acid compound to suit your individual needs.

For more information about chemical peels, 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 50+ Florida offices. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.

Environmental Causes of Skin Rashes

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If you develop a skin rash, it could be your body’s way of telling you that your skin has been compromised by an environmental irritant. Appearing red, bumpy or swollen, some rashes can be treated with ointments or other at-home remedies. If your rash is severe or worsens, contact your dermatologist for further medical testing and treatment. Below are some common causes of skin rashes:

  • Plants: Poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac are three poisonous plants that can cause skin rashes. These rashes generally appear as red lines or streaks that are itchy and uncomfortable. You may also notice fluid-filled bumps or hives. Less common symptoms include swelling of the face, neck, genitals, eyelids, and any other area on the body that comes into contact with the plants.
  • Skincare Products: Topical skincare products like lotions, soaps, perfumes, detergents, and makeup have all been known to contain chemicals that can irritate the skin. If you use multiple products, it can be difficult to pinpoint which of them is causing the rash. Compare products side by side and look through their ingredients. Your dermatologist can offer suggestions on which chemicals are causing your skin rash and on which products to avoid using.
  • Jewelry: Some people are allergic to the nickel used to manufacture earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and other jewelry. Allergy sufferers will usually experience skin irritation, persistent itching, and redness on and around the exposed area after wearing jewelry made from nickel and other synthetic metals. In most cases, the skin rash will clear after the jewelry has been removed and the exposed area cleaned.

For more information about skin rashes, 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 50+ Florida offices. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.

4 Tips for Choosing a Dependable Dermatologist

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When it comes to your skin’s health and appearance, not everything is skin-deep. Look for a qualified dermatologist who can help you achieve radiant skin from the inside out and guide you on the right products, treatments and medications for your skin. Consider some of the following suggestions for choosing a dermatologist who can help you look and feel your best.  

  1. Check Qualifications: Choosing a board-certified dermatologist assures patients of a doctor’s qualifications and of at least four years of experience as a resident dermatologist. Patients can also look into whether or not a doctor belongs to any professional organizations or has had specialty training in a certain field, treatment or procedure.
  2. Inquire about Availability: With the busy lives that many people lead, scheduling a doctor’s appointment can often be a challenge. When selecting a dermatologist, ask about after-hours and evening appointments and about the availability of the doctor in the event of an emergency. If a dermatology practice has multiple locations, inquire about whether you would be able to see a doctor at another office if necessary.  
  3. Schedule a Consultation: By scheduling a consultation, you can gain more information about what being a patient might be like. See if you are comfortable around the staff and medical team, and ask other patients in the waiting room about their experiences with the office. Pay attention to how the doctor listens to your concerns and interacts with you to see if you are comfortable with his or her approach and demeanor.
  4. Ask Questions: While listening can be an important component of evaluating your comfort level around a dermatologist, so is asking questions. Ask potential doctors about their experience, success ratio, the products they use or the treatments they provide. Also inquire about before and after photos to see what their record of results look like.  The more confident you are in their ability to treat you, the more you will trust their guidance and judgment.

For more information about finding an experienced and qualified dermatologist, 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 50+ Florida offices. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.

Dermatologists and Damaged Skin: Resources for Further Reading

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Whether it’s acne or sun damage, genetic and environmental factors can affect the texture, tone and overall health of your skin. By visiting the dermatologist regularly, and by protecting skin with the appropriate products and treatments, patients with problem skin can learn to improve its health and appearance.

  • Different types of skin cancer will manifest different symptoms on various areas of the body. While skin cancer is commonly found on sun-exposed areas of skin, including the face, lips, neck and hands, depending on the skin cancer and your skin tone, it can also develop in other areas. Learn more about the symptoms of skin cancer with this Mayo Clinic guide.
  • If you have been diagnosed with melanoma, talk to your dermatologist about skin cancer surgery. Skin cancer surgery for melanoma is performed to remove the primary melanoma and can be done in a variety of ways. This WebMD guide to skin cancer surgery outlines the most common types of melanoma surgery.
  • Acne can be not only physically uncomfortable but also emotionally embarrassing. Talk to your doctor about how to treat your acne and read through some of these suggestions on managing acne and breakouts.
  • Microdermabrasion, or the “lunchtime facial”, can be an effective and virtually painless way to restore the appearance of youth and health to the skin. By sloughing off dead skin cells, microdermabrasion helps to stimulate the production of collagen for improved skin tone and texture.

For more information about dermatology treatments and procedures, 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 50+ Florida offices. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.

Acne Treatments: Acne Masks and Facials

If you suffer from acne, breakouts and irritated skin can negatively impact your complexion and your confidence. Talk to your dermatologist about skincare treatments like acne facials to soothe the skin and clean out clogged pored that can cause acne breakouts.

In the video below, watch as a skincare expert performs and explains an acne facial treatment. During a facial treatment, your dermatology or aesthetician may apply a sulfuric facial mask to calm the skin following extractions. Depending on your skin type and tone, the facial mask used may vary.

For more information about acne treatments and facials, 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 50+ Florida offices. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.

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