Posts for: August, 2019

By Skin Center
August 16, 2019
Category: Dermatology

Sun DamageToo much exposure to sunlight can be harmful to your skin. Dangerous ultraviolet B (UVB) and ultraviolet A (UVA) rays damage skin, which leads to premature wrinkles, skin cancer and other skin problems. People with excessive exposure to UV radiation are at greater risk for skin cancer than those who take careful precautions to protect their skin from the sun.

Sun Exposure Linked to Cancer

Sun exposure is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers, including melanoma. To limit your exposure to UV rays, follow these easy steps.

  • Avoid the mid-day sun, as the sun's rays are most intense during 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Remember that clouds do not block UV rays.
  • Use extra caution near water, snow and sand.
  • Avoid tanning beds and sun lamps which emit UVA and UVB rays.
  • Wear hats and protective clothing when possible to minimize your body's exposure to the sun.
  • Generously apply a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 30 to your exposed skin. Re-apply every two hours and after swimming or sweating.
  • Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes and area around your eyes.

Risks Factors

Everyone's skin can be affected by UV rays. People with fair skin run a higher risk of sunburns. Aside from skin tone, factors that may increase your risk for sun damage and skin cancer include:

  • Previously treated for cancer
  • Family history of skin cancer
  • Several moles
  • Freckles
  • Typically burn before tanning
  • Blond, red or light brown hair

If you detect unusual moles, spots or changes in your skin, or if your skin easily bleeds, make an appointment with our practice. Changes in your skin may be a sign of skin cancer. With early detection from your dermatologist, skin cancers have a high cure rate and response to treatment. Additionally, if you want to reduce signs of aged skin, seek the advice of your dermatologist for a variety of skin-rejuvenating treatment options.

By Skin Center
August 13, 2019
Tags: Dermal Fillers  

With age and the effects of sun damage over time, the skin can become sunken in, wrinkled, and worn out. Luckily, a skin doctor can help you reverse these effects and give your face new life. One of the treatments our Fort Lauderdale, FL dermatologists may recommend is a dermal filler. Find out more about dermal fillers and how they are administered.

What Are Dermal Fillers?
A dermal filler is an injectable substance that fills in lines in the face. It replaces the subcutaneous fat that keeps the skin looking full, vibrant, and supple. There are a few different types of dermal fillers available. The most common include Juvederm, Volbella, and Restylane. A dermal filler treatment is minimally invasive, meaning that there’s no need for a surgical procedure or downtime.

What Do Fillers Do?
When you visit your Fort Lauderdale, FL dermatologist for cosmetic treatment, you’ll have a chance to learn a lot more about dermal fillers and their benefits. This treatment can fix a number of aesthetic flaws on the face, including:

- Wrinkles and creases in the skin.
- Smile and laugh lines that form from the animated facial expressions you make.
- Marionette lines (extend from the nose to the chin).
- Cheeks that look hollow or shallow.
- Labial folds around and on the nose.
- Thin lips (dermal fillers can make them look plumper).
- Recessed scars and pockmarks for patients with acne problems.

Results that Last
Some cosmetic issues must be addressed with a surgical procedure to lift the face, brows, or eyes if you want to achieve noticeable results. However, if you’re dealing with the early signs of aging (fine lines and wrinkles), a dermal filler may be right for you. Your skin can continue to look voluminous and youthful for up to 18 months.

Schedule a Skin Consultation Today
When your skin loses volume, luster, and smoothness, dermal fillers can help restore its appearance. Contact the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL today by calling (954) 372-2060.

Got acne? Blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, nodules, and cysts are all types of acne. Acne is treatable by medical professionals. The goal of treatment is to eliminate or reduce outbreaks and prevent scarring. Skin Center, which is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, offers treatments with guaranteed results. Here are 5 signs it's time to try professional acne treatment.

1. Your acne is getting worse

You've been using drugstore acne products for months with decent results. But, they don't seem to be working anymore. If your acne has gotten worse, thats a sign your dermatologist needs to step in to help. Dermatologits can offer a range of tools and treatments to combat the condition. Some common treatments for acne include antibiotics, birth control pills, isotretinoin, facials, blue light therapy, and laser therapy.

2. Your acne is inflamed, or severe

Moderate to severe acne should always be seen by a doctor. Moderate to severe acne won't improve with over-the-counter acne treatments, no matter how often you use them. In this case, you should skip the over-the-counter products altogether and see a dermatologist right away. Give your professional acne treatment time to work. It can take 2 to 3 months to see results.

3. Your acne is leaving scars

Are blemishes leaving pitted scars on your skin? See your doctor ASAP. Those acne breakouts won't last forever, but the scars they leave behind will. Acne scarring is more difficult to treat than pimples. While severe acne is more likely to leave scars, even mild acne can cause scarring. Some common treatments for acne scarring include laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, dermabrasion, and microdermabrasion.

4. You have cystic acne.

If you have red, painful acne breakouts that are deep in your skin, you may have developed cystic acne -- acne that causes cysts. Cystic acne is a type of inflammatory acne commonly appears on the face, arms, back, and chest and can last for 1-4 weeks. Cystic acne is likely to cause acne scarring. This is why it's so important to see a professional, who can help prevent further damage.

5. You're feeling depressed.

For some individuals acne can be a source of embarrassment. If your acne is causing you to feel depressed, irritable, withdrawn, or angry, it's definitely time to see a dermatologist. Professional acne treatment can improve your appearance and help you regain your self-esteem and confidence. It can transform your outlook on life and help you develop a positive attitude.

No more acne! Call Skin Center at 954-500-SKIN (7546) today to schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Our revolutionary acne treatments get rid of blemishes and deliver fast results. You will experience exemplary service and state-of-the-art care at Skin Center!

By Skin Center
August 01, 2019
Tags: Botox  

Some dermatological patients assume that the only way they can get rid of unwanted wrinkles, lines, and signs of aging is to go under the Botoxknife for a facelift. But Botox could be the best option for both your skin, your schedule, and your lifestyle. There’s no need for an invasive procedure and the results begin to show up after just a few days. Learn more when you schedule a skin consultation at the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Common Skin Issues
Patients often request Botox as a method of combating the signs of aging. A study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) found that it tops the list of minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures. There are a number of skin issues that can make you look older, including scars, hyperpigmentation, and pock marks, but wrinkles and lines are the most common cause. Most skin issues, including wrinkling, is caused by too much exposure to the sun’s harsh UV rays over time or the facial expressions you use on a daily basis. Botox is one of the most effective ways to reduce the appearance of lines on the face.

Why Patients Prefer Botox
Plastic surgery restores the more youthful appearance of your skin by pulling, tightening, and removing fatty tissue, but it requires surgery. Botox only requires a few injections in specific areas of your face (namely around the eyes, forehead, and mouth). You do not have to submit to deep sleep sedation for this procedure or bring a friend to your appointment to drive you home. Also, no healing period is necessary besides taking it easy for the rest of the day after the appointment with your Fort Lauderdale, FL dermatologist.

Your Botox Results
After a Botox session, you’ll see the full results you’re seeking after a few days: smooth, supple, wrinkle-free skin. The smile and laugh lines around your mouth, wrinkles in the forehead and frown lines will go away for at least three months, sometimes longer, and you can choose to redo the Botox treatment at that time.

Ask Your Dermatologist About Botox
Botox is an effective and simple treatment for patients who want to diminish the unwanted wrinkles and lines that have appeared on their skin over the years. Call (954) 500-SKIN (7546) today to schedule a consultation visit at the Skin Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL.