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    Fight the Signs of Aging!

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Please join Advanced Dermatology on January 22nd

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Please join Advanced Dermatology on January 22nd as we partner with Walgreens and La Roche-Posay to support Skin Cancer Awareness and good skin health. We will be doing skin cancer screenings at the Walgreen's in Heathrow (1201 S. International Parkway, Lake Mary, FL 32746)from 1pm-5pm

    Come visit us at Walgreens so we can take a look at that spot on your skin you’ve been concerned about.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    Treatment Options for Warts

    Last updated 3 months ago

    A wart is a type of skin growth caused by infection with human papilloma virus, or HPV. While warts are not often a medical concern, their appearance may cause discomfort. Warts can also be contagious, and treatment is necessary to prevent their spread. There are a variety of treatment options available for warts, often depending upon their size, number, severity, and location. Topical medications are effective in eliminating warts, but take time before results are visible. Warts can also be frozen or destroyed using the application of electricity, after which they are removed with a scalpel. Laser light can be used to burn away the wart’s tissue in order to remove it. If other treatments have failed, surgical removal of the wart may be recommended. 

    If you suffer from warts, acne, eczema, or other common skin concerns, the dermatologists of Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery are here to help. Contact us by calling (866) 608-9531 to schedule an appointment at any one of our Florida locations. You can find more information about warts and your skin on our blog.

    Skin Care Tips for All Ages

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Skin care is important at any age to maintain a healthy, glowing façade. Understanding that your skin’s needs change as you age can help you to tailor your daily regimen and choose products that provide the most benefit at every stage in your life. If you have concerns or troubles maintaining healthy skin, don’t hesitate to consult your dermatologist.

    Young Women
    Higher oil production often contributes to acne in young adults. Your skin care routine should include cleansers and moisturizers designed to reduce oil without stripping the skin bare of moisture. Make sure to remove your makeup completely each night and apply sunscreen each morning before you go outside. Regular exfoliation a few times a week will promote better cell turnover for glowing skin.

    Middle-Aged Women
    As you grow older, your skin’s rejuvenation rate slows. In addition to daily cleansing, adding a retinol product to your skin care routine at night can help to enhance collagen production. Using products containing vitamin C will promote more vibrant-looking skin and reduce discoloration. Avoid exfoliating too often, as this can irritate and dry out the skin rather than promote better health. Continue wearing sunscreen every day.

    Older Women
    Older women most often discover their skin is drier and thinner than it was in their youth. You will need to switch to a gentle moisturizing cleanser and use a facial oil in addition to heavier moisturizer to provide the hydration your skin needs. Use these products on your neck as well as your face. Sunscreen is still as important as ever, and you should continue to use products that contain vitamin C every night to improve skin tone and vibrancy.

    At Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, our experienced dermatologists can help you develop a skin care regimen that will keep you looking your best. We provide both clinical and cosmetic dermatology services at our 50 locations throughout the state of Florida, including laser treatments, dermal fillers, spa facials, and more. Visit us on the web or call (866) 608-9531 to learn more about us today!

    Food for Thought

    Last updated 3 months ago

    People ask what foods, vitamins, skin care products are best for people with .. psoriasis, alopecia, lupus, eczema.   The ancient physicians had the answer:  There are a minimal of 1024 different types of people.  These types have individual requirements for what helps or hurts.  What could be good for one could be bad for another.     
    That being said...  Human beings do have some overlapping needs to be healthy.  We are about 80% water and thus drinking water as water is important.   No one irrigates their crops with chai, cola, ice tea, soda, wine, beer and expects the crops to grow and thrive.   A 5ft 10 154 lb individual with minimal activity requires about 3 qts of water per day to maintain full kidney function and maintain their biochemical processes.
    One needs to bring in other nutrients from foods  so that adequate amounts are digested over a 6-9 month period.   When people cannot eat and nutrients are provided through TPN (intravenous) missing an ingredient will cause problems after months typically not hours or days.    Our bodies are built to flow with nature;  some nutrients are available only during certain seasons.  As long as we eat them at that time we can store enough to last until the next season.     Humans cannot absorb all nutrients simultaneously; especially minerals.  These have priorities such that iron will be absorbed before zinc  before copper    Mix them together with excess iron then neither zinc nor copper is absorbed   with excess zinc  no copper is absorbed.   The ancient physicians outlined which foods to eat in which order, so that the mineral most likely to be blocked would be eaten first, etc.
    The FDA has taken the position based on data from tens of thousands of individuals that supplements in mass may actually lead to vitamin mineral depletion;  thus, people should get their nutrients from food and only supplement what cannot be obtained from food. Another example is that supplementing  zinc helps patients with chronic herpes cold sores if they are zinc deficient  but does not help others.     
    One can test to see what is needed by 1) using APPS to calculate  input from food for  vitamins, minerals amino acids fats water etc.  2) for many of these there are blood assays which can determine if one is over or under-dosed.   Thus, one can answer the question about what one needs to help a disease state but learning where one is individually outside of normal ranges.   
    Many diseases are aggravated by obesity.  These obesity associated diseases can be improved by eating a less caloric but adequately nutritious diet including water combined with exercise.
    Many diseases can be mimicked by adverse drug reactions.  Thus, a drug, vitamin, supplement may evoke an appearance of a disease that looks for all purposes like the disease not caused by drugs.    In addition, many of these chemicals which as drugs evoke these responses come from food sources and/or have similarly appearing chemicals that do come from food sources.   It is important to stress that 21 of the top 26 allergens can be found in tobacco.   One exposure (active or passive) may cause a reaction that takes up to 8 weeks to calm down.
    Simply being healthy may not make the disease go away but it should minimize its effects.   People do get hurt from unhealthy lifestyles  but one would not predict that a healthy life style individualized correctly to one's genetics would cause harm.  To sum up with an old programmers adage:  "Garbage in garbage out;  quality in quality out"

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