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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 150+ locations.

The Lunchtime Peel

An effective treatment against signs of aging, acne, and uneven skin tone, chemical peels are one of the most popular procedures in cosmetic dermatology. While some may be concerned about the safety and efficacy of chemical peels, superficial peels remove only the top layer of dead skin and require virtually no recovery time.

The video below explains how superficial, or “lunchtime,” peels achieve smoother, more even and radiant skin.

For more information about chemical peels or other cosmetic dermatology treatments, please contact Advanced Dermatologist & Cosmetic Surgery today. Our doctors and aestheticians can help you with all of your 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.

Spotting Skin Cancer can be as Easy as Knowing Your ABCD's

Skin cancer

As the most common form of cancer, skin cancer is diagnosed in more than two million people annually, reports the Skin Cancer Foundation. Although a cancer diagnosis is always frightening, early detection can lead to effective treatment and eradication. The key is to recognize skin cancer while it is still small and manageable. Your dermatologist should conduct a thorough visual examination to detect signs of skin cancer, but following the ABCD system routinely yourself can also help you identify moles that may be cancerous.

A is for Asymmetry

If any of your moles appear asymmetrical with one part darker than the other, ask your dermatologist for a skin cancer test as it may be cancerous.

B is for Border Irregularity

Look for moles or birthmarks whose borders are uneven, blurry, or notched. If you see a definite change in the border of your mole, contact your doctor.

C is for Color

A healthy mole can be any color, but a mole that is possibly cancerous appears varied in shade. Instead of uniformity, it may be a range of tan, brown, or black shades with patches of other colors.

D is for Diameter

Also take notice of large moles. Cancerous moles are usually larger than six millimeters in diameter, and a change in the size of an existing mole should prompt an appointment with your dermatologist.

Any mole that displays these characteristics warrants a visit with a medical professional. For more information about skin cancer detection and treatment, contact Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. Our board-certified doctors offer a variety of treatment options to help our patients prevent and combat skin cancer. As the largest dermatology practice in America, immediate appointments are available at one of our 50+ Florida locations. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.

Reading and Resources for Smooth Skin

Beauty

Taking care of your skin does require a conscious effort, but smooth, radiant skin can be one of your best assets. This month, we’ve shared about certain skin conditions like adult acne and rashes that can irritate and blemish the skin. The following are online resources for more information about treating problem skin and maintaining your complexion.

  • Adult acne, while common, can still be a mar on your skin and self-esteem. To learn more about its causes and treatments, read this guide from Acne.org.
  • Is your high school skin haunting you into adulthood? This WebMD article discusses why some adults are plagued with acne many years after puberty and what can be done about it.
  • A skin rash can be both irritating and embarrassing. This online guide to rashes provides an overview of how rashes occur, symptoms to look for, and possible treatments to soothe the skin.
  • Some skin rashes are more seasonal than others. With summer approaching, learn more about heat rashes and how they can be treated.

For more information about skin conditions like adult acne or rashes, contact the dermatologists at Advanced Dermatologist & Cosmetic Surgery today. 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.

The Effect of Nutrition on Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that affects both men and women and causes skin redness and irritation. Your dermatologist can recommend a number of skincare treatments, including medication and topical applications, to soothe scaly skin. Another option may be to change your diet. Because people with psoriasis often suffer from a weakened immune system— doctors think the condition may occur when healthy cells are mistaken to be dangerous by the immune system—some foods may be more likely to irritate the body and cause a reaction than others.

The video below describes changes you can make to diet that might help reduce the appearance or severity of psoriasis. 

A good first step may be to cut out inflammatory foods like sugar that can irritate the body. Omega-3 fatty acids that are found in oily fish like salmon and mackerel may play an anti-inflammatory role in your diet.

For more information about psoriasis and available treatments, contact Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery today. As the largest dermatology practice in America, immediate appointments are available at one of our 50+ Florida locations. To locate an office or doctor near you, please visit Advanced Dermatology online or call us today at (866) 400-3376.

Stopping the Spread of a Skin Rash

From small, itchy bumps to more severe swelling or redness, the effects of a skin rash can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing. While skin rashes are not uncommon, ridding yourself of a rash completely may require a visit to your dermatologist. To keep the rash from spreading in the meantime, follow some of these dermatologist recommendations:

  1. Diagnose the rash: There are many causes of a rash, including but not limited to, allergic or irritant dermatitis, autoimmune disease, infections, medications, and rarely cancer of the skin. While accurate diagnoses will require a visit to your dermatologist, trying to find its cause can help you stop the rash from spreading. Checking the location, appearance, and color of the rash can help you determine a diagnosis and self-care treatment.
  2. Wash the area thoroughly and stop scratching: Many skin rashes can be spread through touch, and you could potentially infect other areas of your body and even other people. Because of this, take care to thoroughly wash the affected area. After the area is cleaned, avoid scratching the rash to prevent further inflammation or spreading.
  3. Ask your dermatologist about a treatment option: An undiagnosed and untreated rash is much more likely to be spread from person to person and throughout the patient’s body.  Visit your dermatologist for all serious rashes and ask about treatment options. Most rashes can be controlled and made less painful with special ointments and creams. 

For more information about skin rashes and treatments, contact Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. As the largest dermatology practice in America, immediate appointments are available at one of our 50+ Florida locations. 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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