5 Tips from the CDC to Help Prevent Skin Cancer

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According to the most recent statistics available from the American Academy of Dermatology, more than 3.5 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are diagnosed in more than 2 million people in the United States every year. Prevention is key, and I wanted to share these important skin cancer prevention tips from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) with you. The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as … Continue reading

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Dr. Callahan is one of the first doctors to inject Restylane Silk in the USA!

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Introducing Restylane® Silk, the first and only FDA-approved filler designed specifically for the treatment of lips and the lines around them. Restylane Silk’s unique, refined formulation is designed for precise lip shaping and for smoothing the lines around your mouth to create a natural look. It was first available to only a few select cosmetic dermatology practices like SkinSmart and we are excited to be able to offer this new filler to you! How does it work? Just like the … Continue reading

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Call for Your Free Skin Analysis at SkinSmart’s Skin Care Center!

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It’s hard to know which skin care products will actually work on your specific skin issues and what types of damage you may have lurking under the surface of your skin! We can help you with VISIA. VISIA is a photographic system we have here at SkinSmart that allows our skin care staff to “see” the condition of the surface of your skin, and its sensitive photographic technology can show what is happening underneath the skin’s surface. You may have … Continue reading

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It’s the Perfect Time to Start Your CoolSculpting Treatments to Remove that Stubborn Fat!

No matter how hard my patients diet and exercise, certain areas of the body never seem to lose stubborn fat. But CoolSculpting actually freezes away unwanted fatty deposits without downtime and with virtually no pain! And the best news is you can receive a treatment in an hour or less. So, if you have “love handles” or other areas that do not respond to traditional diet and exercise, you might be a good candidate for CoolSculpting®. CoolSculpting is the secret to … Continue reading

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Now is the Perfect Time to Start CoolSculpting Treatments to Get Rid of Stubborn Fat!

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No matter how hard my patients diet and exercise, certain areas of the body never seem to lose stubborn fat. But CoolSculpting® actually freezes away unwanted fatty deposits without downtime and with virtually no pain! And the best news is you can receive a treatment sometimes in an hour or less. Larger areas may need more time, but usually not more than 2 hours. So, if you have “love handles” or other areas that do not respond to traditional diet and … Continue reading

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7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery!

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1. Mohs surgery is named after Dr. Frederick Mohs who developed the treatment in the 1930s. 2. Mohs surgery is considered the most effective way to remove common cancers like basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. Mohs has the highest cure rate – approx. 99% for new cancers and 95% for recurrent cancers! 3. During the surgery, a thin layer of skin is removed and examined under a microscope. If cancer cells are still present, another thin layer is removed. This … Continue reading

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Dry, Scaly, Rough Patches or Spots on your Skin Could be Actinic Keratosis

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Actinic keratosis (AK) is a rough, dry, scaly patch or growth that forms on the skin. An AK forms when the skin is badly damaged by ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun or indoor tanning. Most people get more than one AK. AKs are very common and one of the most frequent conditions we diagnose. Most become red, but some will be tan, pink, and/or flesh-toned. If left untreated, up to ten percent of AKs develop into squamous cell carcinoma, the … Continue reading

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Many Options Are Available to Treat Sun Damaged Skin with Minimal Downtime

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Patients often ask me what I can do to help them combat and reverse aging and sun-damaged skin. The answer is … there are many options, and often one modality isn’t the answer. Most of the time a combination of one, two or three modalities achieves the best result. I see sun damaged skin in most of my patients, whether it is sun damage on the left arm and face from driving in the Florida sun, or whether it is … Continue reading

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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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