Fractional Resurfacing Lasers are a Top Antiaging Option with Minimal Downtime

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According to WebMD, of the top 6 antiaging treatments available, fractional lasers are the number one facial rejuvenation breakthrough of the decade. Fractional lasers can reduce sun spots, wrinkles, pigmentation, acne scars, surgical scarring and general sun damage on the skin. Lasers of the past had issues with healing and usually had long downtimes, but the new fractional lasers have vastly improved the outcomes and reduced the downtime. At SkinSmart Dermatology, we offer the most advanced options for fractional laser … Continue reading

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Persistent Facial Redness Could Mean Rosacea, Not Acne

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Do you suffer from facial redness that won’t go away and is sometimes accompanied by breakouts? It could be Rosacea, a common skin disease that can affect the face, ears, chest and back. Left untreated, Rosacea can become severe, often affecting sufferers’ quality of life. Rosacea starts with mild flushing or blushing of the face, and can progress for many years without a patient realizing he/she is suffering from the disease. Often confused with other conditions, Rosacea is a skin … Continue reading

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What is Melanoma Skin Cancer, and Facts You Need to Know

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Melanoma skin cancer is an aggressive, dangerous form of skin cancer, estimated to account for more than 9,700 deaths in the U.S. this year. It’s a form of skin cancer that can occur suddenly or it can develop over many years in an existing mole or pigmented patch of skin. Characteristics of a melanoma cancer include an uneven, fast-growing, multi-colored mole or small patch on the skin that shows changes in size, color and has an irregular border. Early detection … Continue reading

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Do You Wish Your Hands Looked Younger?

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It’s true what they say: if you want to guess someone’s age, look at their hands rather than their face. However, your hands can often show age faster than the rest of your body, depending on many factors. Do you spend a lot of time driving a car? Do you spend many hours a day outdoors? Do you use harsh cleansers or household cleaning products? All of these things contribute to increased aging of the skin on your hands. If … Continue reading

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Tina Fey is Not the Only One with “Chacne” (Chin+Acne)

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Have you seen the commercials for a certain credit card company featuring Tina Fey? In one you can see her buying acne medication for what she calls “chacne” or chin acne. In my practice, I have definitely seen an uptick in chin and jaw acne in the last few years. And, you may not even realize that some of your daily activities can make you break out! Here are a few reasons why chin acne is becoming a real problem: … Continue reading

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SkinSmart’s New Patient Portal Gives You Secure Online Access to Your Information

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SkinSmart has just launched our new Patient Portal! We’re excited to offer this opportunity to all our patients through our website at Through our website patient portal you will be able to view upcoming appointments, current medications, your allergies and a limited  clinical summary. It’s easy to create your account to access your information by following the steps below! While the portal is in the “testing”  mode, we are unable to offer biopsy results,  but we ‘ll be adding … Continue reading

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Age is Usually Not an Issue with Botox and Fillers

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I work with patients of all ages to create a facial rejuvenation plan that will achieve results using a safe and medically sound methodology. When it comes to cosmetic dermatology for older patients, trusting an expert who understands the bone structure of the face, how facial muscles work, how the face ages and how fillers and neuromodulators like Botox work on aging skin should be a priority. After all, your face is what the world sees first, and for many … Continue reading

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SkinSmart Thanks Patients for Its Excellent Ratings!

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At SkinSmart Dermatology, we love hearing from our patients! While we rate a 96.4 out of a possible score of 100 overall via our network reviews (thanks to each of you),  we also want to improve upon that to make your experience even better. Dr. Callahan, SkinSmart’s founder and CEO was also recently named a Top Doctor in Sarasota-Manatee counties by Castle-Connolly, a well-known peer-rated doctor review group. She is listed in the June 2014 issue of Sarasota Magazine as … Continue reading

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Cosmetic Treatments by Dermatologic Surgeons Climbed 25 Percent in 2013

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The number of cosmetic procedures performed by members of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) rose to nearly 6.5 million in 2013 – an increase of 25 percent over the previous year, according to the ASDS Survey on Dermatologic Procedures. The number one spot in 2013 went to wrinkle-relaxing treatments, with 1.8 million procedures performed, up 20 percent over the 1.5 million procedures in 2012. The most common included injectables such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. Wrinkle-relaxers were also … Continue reading

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Having Cosmetic Procedures in your Twenties is Becoming a Big Trend

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Younger women and men are looking to maintain their youthful appearance as long as possible … instead of waiting until the signs of aging are apparent. And they are opting to use cosmetic treatments as preventive procedures. In fact, according to the American Society for Dermatological Surgeons (ASDS), wrinkle relaxers and soft-tissue filler procedures increased by about 50% for patients aged 30 and younger in just one year (from 2012-2013) according to the results of a recent survey! This isn’t … Continue reading

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