Facts to Know About Skin Cancer Surgery and the Difference a Fellowship-Trained Mohs Micrographic Skin Cancer Surgeon Can Make

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Lately, we’ve seen many advertisements for dermatologists saying they are Mohs Surgeons or that they practice Mohs Micrographic Surgery. The fact is, there are only 117* Fellowship-Trained Mohs Micrographic skin cancer surgeons in the entire state of Florida, and of those only about 90 are currently practicing dermatology. And from Tampa to Port Charlotte SkinSmart Dermatology is the only single-office practice to offer area skin cancer patients the availability of TWO Fellowship-Trained Mohs Skin Cancer surgeons. This is an extremely … Continue reading

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Important Sunscreen Tips You Need All Year

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Skin Cancer is the only cancer that’s on the increase in the USA today. One of the things you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones from developing skin cancer is to stay out of the sun. When that’s not practical (for instance when you live in Florida) wearing sun protective clothing, staying out of the sun during the middle of the day and wearing sunscreen every single day are just a few of the things you can … Continue reading

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Dr. Callahan in NYC to Discuss Lasers and Try the New Tria® At Home Laser

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In October I traveled to New York City as an expert speaker for a Tria® sponsored event to introduce the Tria at home laser tool to a select group of media professionals. More than 30 international and national magazine editors representing some of the most well-known lifestyle, fitness, beauty and fashion magazines were in attendance. I met some wonderful people from the Tria beauty group who put together the event. It was also great to meet all the editors from magazines like Cosmopolitan, … Continue reading

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Join Us at Our Next SkinSmart Seminar


At SkinSmart Dermatology®, I try to host at least one seminar a month for my patients. The more educated my patients are, the better I am able to communicate each procedure’s process. But more than that, I hold seminars for my patients as a way to not only explain procedures and introduce new equipment or products, but also to personally interact with patients in a more informal and approachable way. As a dermatologic and Mohs skin cancer surgeon, my days … Continue reading

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SkinSmart’s Dr. Elizabeth Callahan In The News


Our patients often ask Dr. Callahan about her activities and participation in the dermatology, cosmetic dermatology and beauty industries. Dr. Callahan’s been busy this year, and we are happy to share just a few of her recent industry and media projects: TRIA® PRODUCT PRESENTATION IN NYC Dr. Callahan just returned from New York City, where she was the featured speaker at a TRIA age-defying laser product presentation,  educating more than 30 national and international beauty, fitness and lifestyle magazine editors … Continue reading

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What is CoolSculpting, and is it Right For You?

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You may have heard of this newer, non-invasive way to gently “freeze the fat” away in targeted areas of the body. This innovative treatment, CoolSculpting by ZELTIQ®, is available in Sarasota at SkinSmart Dermatology®. We were the first medical facility on the West Coast of Florida to offer this procedure and we have years of experience with this device and sculpting the best shape for you. CoolSculpting can be used to reduce stubborn areas of fat in the abdominal area including … Continue reading

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Fall is the Perfect Time to Schedule a Skin Cancer Check at SkinSmart

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Fall in Sarasota, Venice and Lakewood Ranch is a great time to schedule your annual SkinSmart skin check. The weather is starting to cool off a little (we hope!) and it’s not yet the busy “Season.” The headlines this year have stressed the importance of prevention when it comes to skin cancer. Using sunscreen, avoiding the sun during the heat of the day and staying away from tanning beds are so important!  And, after a long, hot summer, it is … Continue reading

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Dr. Callahan Speaks to More than 30 Dermatologists and Plastic Surgeons on Belotero Balance

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 Dr. Elizabeth Callahan, founder and medical director of SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota, Florida recently gave a seminar presentation for area dermatologists and plastic surgeons on Belotero Balance. A nationally-known  injector trainer for Botox, Dysport, Restylane,  Juvederm and now a speaker/trainer for Belotero Balance, Dr. Callahan is in demand as a contributor to local and national magazines including SRQ, Sarasota Magazine, Redbook, Oprah Magazine, New Beauty and Star Magazine. She was recently named to the Beauty Advisory Board for Fitness Magazine, … Continue reading

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Belotero Balance: New Kid On The Block for Finely Etched Lines Around the Mouth

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BELOTERO BALANCE®, our newest dermal filler, has unique properties that allow it to adapt within the skin for soft and even correction. The versatility of the product makes it strong enough to handle deep treatment areas such as the nasolabial folds, yet soft enough to treat more delicate areas such as vertical lip lines. If you aren’t ready to let signs of aging show on your face,  Belotero Balance may be the best choice for you. I recommend a cosmetic … Continue reading

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VISIA Skin Analysis Shows Past Sun Damage and Helps Determine Your Skin Care for the Future

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If you’ve seen the viral YouTube video showing sun damage that can’t be seen with the naked eye, you already know what sun damage looks like underneath the skin’s surface. The video shows ultraviolet images of a variety of skin types .. revealing sometimes “shocking” results. Here’s a link to the video: http://youtu.be/o9BqrSAHbTc The good news is that there are treatments we can offer you and anyone with sun damaged skin. At SkinSmart Dermatology we have the Visia Complexion Analysis … Continue reading

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