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Skin Touch: New Providers, What You Need to Know About Dandruff, Hair Care Products for Hair Loss

If you have dandruff, chances are you’ve tried to fix it with over-the-counter shampoos and conditioners. However, this chronic condition is best treated by a dermatologist, who can provide prescription-level solutions to finally get your dandruff under control. If you have dandruff, here is what you need to know to resolve your symptoms… Read the rest of this entry »

Skin Touch: Winter Weather and Your Skin, Showering Habits for Better Skin, Hydration From the Inside Out, Skin Care Myths

While you may have a skincare routine that works well for most of the year, winter is the time to step up your game. The cold harsh winter air combined with dry indoor heating can leave skin dry and irritated. Luckily, there are easy changes you can make to improve the condition of your skin even in the coldest of winters… Read the rest of this entry »

Skin Touch: New Acquisition of Colorado Clinic, Different Types of Chemical Peels, What Causes Psoriasis?

You may have already heard of the benefits of exfoliation of your skin. It involves the removal of dead skin cells on the surface of your skin. This allows your skin to renew itself. Exfoliation brightens the skin and lessens the appearance of blemishes. Although some skincare products contain ingredients that help exfoliate the skin, these won’t provide dramatic or rapid results. Instead, consider talking to a dermatologist about a chemical peel. Chemical peels involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin. During the subsequent one to two weeks, the skin peels off to reveal the new skin underneath… Read the rest of this entry »

Skin Touch: Eliminate Double Chin, New Derm Resident Program and New Providers

Kybella is a fat-melting injectable drug created by Kythera Biopharmaceuticals Inc., was approved by the FDA in April and became available June 15 to dermatologists and plastic surgeons who completed training. Dr. Matt Leavitt, Founder and CEO of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery was one of those first to be trained in the country and first to inject in patients in Central Florida.

Kybella is made from deoxycholic acid, which is a chemical produced in the body to help absorb fats. When injected into the fat below the chin, known as submental fat, it destroys the fat cells…<!–more–>

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Skin Touch: New Resident Program, Control Excessive Sweating, Relief from Eczema

Everybody sweats! It is normal to sweat from the underarms, feet, hands, and face—this is how the body cools down Under getting too hot. Sweating can be even more noticeable in the hot months of summer. But even with summer temperatures, some people sweat more than others due to a condition known as hyperhidrosis. If you suffer from hyperhidrosis, also referred to as excessive sweating, you likely sweat much more than necessary to cool down your body. This condition does not necessarily mean something is wrong with your body, but it can be an annoying and uncomfortable condition that makes daily living difficult. That is why it is important to visit a dermatologist and learn about surgical and non-­‐ surgical procedures that can treat hyperhidrosis. Antiperspirants and Botox injections can both provide relief for excessive sweating… Read the rest of this entry »

Skin Touch: Pediatric Skin Conditions, Sun Damage, Identifying Psoria, Rosacea Flare-Up Foods Sis

How old were you when you started noticing skin problems? It is normal to start getting acne as a teenager, but some children start experiencing skin problems even earlier. Pediatric dermatologists focus on skin conditions that are most common in children. Children often experience many of the same skin conditions that affect adults. Atopic dermatitis or eczema commonly affects children. Some children get warts that are caused when the skin is exposed to a virus. Parents may also notice marks on the skin such as birth marks, port wine stains, and hemangiomas… Read the rest of this entry »

Skin Touch: Skin Cancer Awareness, Treatment Options for Scars and Sun Damage, Topical Treatments

Did you know…
One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. There’s no such thing as a ‘healthy’ tan. About 90 percent of Non- Melanoma skin cancers and 65 percent of Melanoma cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Nearly 13 million Americans are living with a history of Non-Melanoma skin cancer, and 800,000 are living with a history of Melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer… Read the rest of this entry »

Skin Touch: Which Sunscreen Is Best?, Identify Psoriasis, Varicose Veins?

You do not have to wait until your next appointment with the dermatologist to start caring for your skin. Sunscreen is an important tool to use whenever you spend time in the sun and it can help you avoid sunspots, wrinkles, and a higher risk for developing skin cancer. Keep reading to find out which sunscreen will do the most for your skin… Read the rest of this entry »

Skin Touch: New Acquisition, The Basics of Good Skin Care, Monitoring Your Moles

As the largest organ of your body, your skin provides vital protection against the world, is responsible for regulating body temperature, and even plays a large role in removing toxins and wastes from the body. It only makes sense to practice good skin care to keep it functioning at its best. What’s more is that healthy skin looks fresher, younger, and more vibrant, making proper skin care that much more beneficial. Here are the basics… Read the rest of this entry »

Skin Touch: New Providers at ADCS, Common Skin Problems in Kids, What Can Be Said About Your Nails?

We are excited to announce a new acquisition into Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery. On February 10, 2015 we acquired Deland Dermatology & Surgery of Deland, Florida. Dr. James Taylor, a Board Certified Dermatologist, founded the practice in 1981.

Dr. Taylor completed his medical training at the University of Florida and his Dermatology Residency was completed at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL. He is a member of American Board of Dermatology… Read the rest of this entry »