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Lipoma

A lipoma is a benign (non-cancerous) fatty tumor that can occur anywhere on the body. It looks and feels like a soft lump. These tumors lie within the fatty layer of the skin or just beneath the muscle. These can be hereditary or can occur secondary to trauma. Although harmless, there are some variants of…

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BEST OTC ACNE TREATMENT–COMING SOON

One of the most effective topcal acne treatments has been retinoids–Retin A, Differin, & Tazorac. Well now, Differin has been approved for OTC use–no prescription needed. That’s right. Anyone will soon be able to get this medication. This medication combined with OTC Benzoyl Peroxide gel is a 1-2 punch for acne.  Differin works great with…

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NEW SCAR TREATMENT FOR THICK SCARS

Tranilast 8% liposomal gel was shown to be effective in treating scars from cesarean sections. Patients were asked to treat half of their scars with this gel and the other half with placebo. Patients were much more satisfied with the Tranilast side. Unfortunately, this treatment has not been compared to other treatments, including steroid injections and…

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DRY SKIN CARE – IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN.

With the dry air seen in the Winter, people are more susceptible to having dry skin or flares of eczema. Here are some simple tips that can help keep your skin well-moisturized. Shower no more than once daily. NEVER use hot water. Use a mild soap, like Dove fragrance-free soap. Pure soaps or those from…

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SKIN TIGHTENING WITH MINIMAL DOWNTIME!

Finally a treatment that tightens the skin, reduces the appearance of scars, and reduces the appearance of stretch marks with little to no downtime! Secret RF is here. This technology uses microneedling with radiofrequency. It is the Radiofrequency that generates heat to tighten the skin. Do not confuse this treatment with microneedling alone as there…

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RETINOL BURN: HOW TO PREVENT AND TREAT

Tretinol, the active ingredient in Retin A is irritating to the skin. Retinol, an over-the-counter medication gets absorbed into the skin and then converted into this active compound that works as tretinol. In general, Retinol products are less irritating than tretinol. The benefits of these products is well known. They reduce fine lines and wrinkles,…

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60-MINUTE FACELIFT: FACT OR FICTION?

Fact, well with some caveats. The Silhouette Lift is here and it looks good. This newer version of the thread lift uses the Silhouette thread to tighten the skin in the cheeks and jowls providing an instant lift. The thread has little cones on it that dissolve. 4 threads are used to tighten the cheeks…

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Acne Scars

Types of Acne Scars Ice-pick scars: typically deep pits that can occur anywhere on the face.Shallow, depressed scars: typically slightly depressed areas, which can often look like shallow chickenpox scarsDeeper, depressed scars: deeper depressions which occurs most commonly on the cheeks For many patients, there is no one procedure that will accomplish all of one’s goals. Therefore, is…

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Seborrheic Keratosis

These commonly occurring benign (non-cancerous) tumors are believed to be hereditary in nature (run in families). These tumors can appear anywhere on the body, but commonly occur on the face, breasts, back, arms, and legs. Occasionally, these keratosis can arise from solar lentigines (age spots or liver spots). These tumors may appear white, tan, or…

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FL – VACCINE FOR ALL STARTS SOON!

Governor Ron DeSantis announced new eligibility guidelines for COVID-19 vaccinations in Florida this week.  Beginning Monday, March 29, all individuals age 40 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Beginning the following Monday, April 5, all individuals age 18 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine.  Floridians are encouraged to pre-register at www.myvaccine.fl.gov….

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