For over a decade, Skin Associates of South Florida has been the site of numerous clinical trials in the research and testing of newest breakthroughs in dermatological skincare advances.
One of the services we offer here at Skin Associates of South Florida is screening for skin cancer. Although some recent reports have suggested that screening for skin cancer…
As a dermatologist, I get a lot of questions from my Miami patients about ingredients in many commonly used products. Most times, the ingredient list is on the packaging and not on the bottle. Of course, none of us save the packaging and are left with a bottle without ingredients.
Since 2002, Americans have not seen a single new sunscreen ingredient pass through the FDA. In fact, 8 new possible sunscreen ingredients are still in the review process, many since 2003. As a dermatologist in sun-soaked Miami, I make an effort to stay on top of worldwide innovations in this industry. Currently,…
As summer approaches, we get more and more acne consults in the office. Many of these patients come in with the same complaint: Nothing works for their acne. Sometimes this is because the patient has been limited to over-the-counter products, and sometimes the problem is lack of consistency. My advice for those suffering from acne […]
One of the most common questions I hear from my Miami dermatology patients is, “If I wear sunscreen every day will I become vitamin D deficient?” My answer to this is always “no,” but let’s explore the practicalities of my answer. Vitamin D is one of the only vitamins that we as humans can produce […]
In the early 1800s and 1900s, most doctors used diet regulation as a form of acne control. Acne patients were warned against eating chocolate and greasy foods. In the late 1900s, the relationship between acne and diet became less prescribed. Recently however, dermatologists and nutritionists are back to recommending some dietary changes for those suffering […]
The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) annual meeting was held October 3 – 6 in Chicago. The dermatologists from our Miami practice were there in full force lecturing and getting the latest on the newest aesthetic products and devices. Dr. Brandt gave a great lecture on injection techniques to a standing-room-only crowd. Dr. Green […]
After an amazing summer and probably too much sun, fun, food and drink, we are all in need of a refresher. When I got home from my summer vacation, I knew my skin was thirsty, dried and not its usual self. I had events and work that week and couldn’t have downtime, but knew I […]
The heat and humidity of the summer season can take a toll on your skin. Increased oil production can predispose you to acne flare-ups and, consequently, pigment and textural issues. Busy summer travel schedules can compound this problem since most of us are not as consistent with skin care while on the go. As the […]