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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.

Skin Cancer Detection and Treatment

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With the summertime in full swing,  many families and individuals are spending their days relaxing by the pool or beach. While they can certainly feel relaxing, sun exposure and tanning can be harmful to your skin and health. The most common form of cancer in the United States, skin cancer is a hazard you should be protecting yourself against and seeking medical guidance about.

The most important aspect in detecting skin cancer is a thorough visual examination of your skin from your scalp to the bottom of your feet. This examination requires the trained eye of a Board Certified Dermatologist, and you should expect it to be done in the same detailed manner as your family physician doing a complete physical examination.

There are many types of skin cancer. The majority of these are caused by sun damage we received by the time we were in our late teenage years. What is important to realize is that sometimes skin cancer is not very obvious, unless for example you have a spot that either bleeds or is not healing. A Dermatologist is also trained to look for the subtle findings, so as to find a skin cancer at the earliest possible time and recommend appropriate treatment.

Often people may think “how bad can skin cancer be since it is only on the skin?” The fact is some skin cancers can spread to other parts of the body and cause harm. Therefore, early detection and treatment is especially important in these cases.

The proper choice of treatment for a particular skin cancer is also important in determining your highest cure rate. Treatments range from various types of surgical procedures, including microscopically controlled surgery (MOHS surgery) to other methods that adhere to the guidelines of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology. Routine followup full skin exams are an integral part of your continuing care, to monitor for recurrence of skin cancers and check for any new skin cancers. These followup exams should be individualized to the patient based upon an analysis of their family history and past/present Dermatologic History.

The main point to remember is this – what you do not see could potentially be harmful.

For more information about skin cancer detection and treatment, contact the dermatologists at 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.

Rosacea and Ways to Treat It

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Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory condition that typically begins with flushing and blushing of the cheeks and nose, but can also affect the chin, forehead and even the ears, neck, chest and back. Rosacea can progress into persistent erythema (redness), papules, pustules and even cystic nodules. About 50% of patients have eye involvement also called "ocular rosacea". This can cause dryness, burning and grittiness of the eyes.

Anyone can develop rosacea even children, but the most common patient type is the fair-skinned adult between the ages of 30 and 50. Patients who have rosacea need to be cautious of what they use on their skin since some products may worsen their condition. This is why it is important to see your dermatologist if you feel you may be developing rosacea. Treatment regimens are customized to each individual to stop the progression of the disease and education on avoidance of triggers is also important to control rosacea.

Tips for the Rosacea Patient

  • Practice good sun protection. Seek shade, cover up and apply a daily sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher. Remember to reapply every 90 minutes. Heat and sun exposure can definitely trigger a rosacea flare. 
  • Avoid spicy food, hot drinks, caffeine and alcoholic beverages.
  • Avoid extreme temperatures. Exercise in a cool environment, do not overheat and protect your skin from the cold and wind.
  • Avoid abrasive scrubs. Utilize gentle cleansers and moisturizers. Do not rub or use irritating washcloths.
  • Avoid cosmetics and skin care products with alcohol or irritating ingredients. Fewer products are better and allow your dermatologist to tailor your skin care regimen. 
  • Consider laser therapy for that persistent erythema and telangiectasias. 
  • Keep a log of what triggers your rosacea by writing down what foods, products, activities, medications and other things that cause your rosacea to flare. Work together as a team with your dermatology provider.

For more information about dermal fillers and other cosmetic treatments to rejuvenate your skin, contact the dermatologists at 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.

Refresh Your Skin with Botox, Restylane, and Collagen

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The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is a natural part of the aging process, but reversing the look of age and fatigue doesn't have to require surgery. The skincare specialists at Florida's Advanced Dermatology offer a less invasive approach to a younger you. Ask our dermatologists and aestheticians about Botox, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra and how these cosmetic treatments can leave you looking and feeling younger.

Botox is an excellent way to relax the facial muscles that contribute to the wrinkles in the forehead, around the eyes, and between the brows. With every facial expression the skin folds and furrows and with age you lose the elasticity of the skin, which then creates a wrinkle to form. Botox reduces this contraction by blocking the release of a chemical to allow for a smoother look. Botox is administered with only a few injections with little discomfort and no downtime. And with our experienced injectors you will have a natural more youthful appearance without affecting your ability to smile, laugh or show expression.

Restylane and Juvederm compose a class of fillers known as the Hyaluronic acids. Hyaluronic acid is a natural complex sugar found in all living cells and is a major component of our skin. It attracts and maintains water, hydrating your skin and increasing volume and density. These dermal fillers will help add volume to those deeper wrinkles and folds and give you back the smooth contour of your youth. Restylane and Juvederm can be used to restore volume in the nasolabial folds (the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth), marionette lines (the lines that from the corner of your mouth downward), give volume to your lips, and smooth those static wrinkles.

Those who are looking to correct moderate to severe folds, add fullness to those hollowed, sunken areas and replenish lost facial volume need to consider Perlane, Radiesse or Sculptra. Perlane is a larger particle of hyaluronic acid designed to add volume to moderate to severe folds. Radiesse and Sculptra work to stimulate the production of your own collagen in a process called collagenesis. Radiesse works immediately adding volume to hollowed cheeks, nasolabial folds, and even contouring areas such as the nose, chin, and jawline. Sculptra can take a hollowed face and eyes and give a youthful fullness to the entire face.

Some call the combination of Botox and fillers the Liquid Facelift. These nonsurgical, nonpermanent procedures can take up to 10 years off your aging look without the risks of surgery.

For more information about dermal fillers and other cosmetic treatments to rejuvenate your skin, contact the dermatologists at 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.

Happy Fourth of July from Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

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From all of us at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, Happy Fourth of July! We wish you and your family a very safe and celebratory Independence Day!

Facials, Chemical Peels, and Waxing: Treatments for Radiant Skin

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Your skin is a reflection of your health, and it is your dermatologist's job to keep it healthy. Meeting with one of the experienced aestheticians at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery every four to six weeks for cosmetic dermatology treatments can make a huge difference in your skin.

Facials can erase the traces of time, stress, and environmental toxins by cleansing, exfoliating, utilizing the art of extractions (to clean the pores), massaging (to relax and detox), and applying specialized masks to hydrate and soothe the skin. Patients with acne can benefit greatly from facials. By cleaning out the clogged pores this allows for better penetration of product and decreases the chance of bacterial overgrowth. No matter what you are looking for our aestheticians will formulate a facial tailored to your skin's specific nature, condition and challenges.

If you are looking to improve your skin's texture and tone, decrease the appearance of fine lines and have a healthier more youthful appearance, than a Chemical Peel is just what you need. Chemical Peels remove those damaged outer layers of skin allowing for the rejuvenation of healthier new skin. Those who have acne, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation will benefit most. A series of three to six peels will give the ultimate results. A younger, healthier you.

The aestheticians at Advanced Dermatology also offer waxing. Waxing is a method of removing unwanted hair from almost any part of the body. This is not a permanent method of hair removal, but will make the hair grow thinner and weaker after a few treatments. New hair growth will take two to six weeks to grow back again.

For more information about cosmetic treatments to care for your skin, contact the dermatologists at 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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