This April, Doctor Callahan’s Orders are to Reduce Your Stress to Improve Your Skin

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April is National Stress Awareness Month, and I want to urge all SkinSmart  patients (and their families and friends) to make a point to reduce stress! Very easy to say, right? Stress is normal, but it’s how we react to stress that plays a part in the condition of our skin. Sometimes we stress over simple things, and sometimes we stress over life’s challenges and things that are beyond our control. And, our skin reveals our stress in many ways. … Continue reading

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New App from American Academy of Dermatology Offers Patients Tips and Information About Skin, Hair and Nails


Finding the latest tips and information on caring for your skin, hair and nails is now as easy as downloading the new Derm A to Z mobile app from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). The free app, available at, provides health and beauty tips as well as information on diseases and treatments – content reviewed and approved by board-certified dermatologists. Other features of the app include: State-of-the-art real-time UV index based on the geographic location of the device. … Continue reading

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Fractional Laser Treatments at SkinSmart Address Multiple Skin Concerns

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SkinSmart Dermatology® offers the most advanced options for fractional laser skin resurfacing available in Southwest Florida. Our patients benefit from these non-invasive laser therapies to dramatically improve skin texture and pigmentation with minimal downtime. Fractional resurfacing is very effective on fine lines and wrinkles (including around the eyes), age or sun spots, acne scars, surgical scars and sun damage. Traditional laser resurfacing uses laser light to stimulate the creation of new, healthy tissue to replace skin imperfections. Fractional resurfacing, however, … Continue reading

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SkinSmart Can Help You Banish Wrinkles and Reveal a Refreshed Appearance

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When discussing their facial rejuvenation plans, many of my patients have told me … “I want to look like me, only better!” I agree and understand your concerns. Your skin deserves a wrinkle treatment uniquely tailored to you. As a board-certified dermatologic surgeon and facial rejuvenation expert, I offer a wide variety of skin care and wrinkle treatments here at SkinSmart Dermatology to help your skin become smooth and firm again. My philosophy is to help you achieve a refreshed … Continue reading

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SkinSmart Announces Updated Patient Testimonial Website Page

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At SkinSmart Dermatology we are fortunate to have compassionate and dedicated doctors, practitioners and staff who make it our mission to provide the best medical and cosmetic dermatological services in Southwest Florida. We’re also fortunate to have some of the best patients, who live not only here in Florida, but all over the country. We want to thank you so much for your wonderful reviews and to announce that we have updated the SkinSmart Patient Testimonial page on our website … Continue reading

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Who Should Perform your Next Botox Injection?

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I’ve noticed a real trend recently, and I’d like to express my opinion about injections that occur in a spa or a non-medical facility. As a medical and cosmetic dermatologic surgeon and fellowship-trained MOHS skin cancer surgeon, I feel a very strong responsibility for the outcomes of any procedure I perform on my patients’ skin … and that includes the injection of fillers like JUVEDERM® and Restylane® and neurotoxins like Botox® cosmetic and similar products. I have had many years … Continue reading

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SkinSmart’s Dr. Callahan Interviewed by STAR Magazine — On Stands Now

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SkinSmart Dermatology’s founder and CEO, Dr. Elizabeth Callahan, was recently quoted in Star Magazine’s SKINFO page, discussing the brand-new Tria Age-Defying in-home laser (see the yellow box below). The March issue of the magazine is available everywhere now!

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Chemical Peels = The Stars’ Best-Kept Secret

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Chemical peels had a bad rap in the past because the concentrations were so strong that many suffered damage to their skin as a result of inexperienced or uneducated practitioners. Things have changed dramatically, and chemical peels are now very safe for most skin types and can help you attain a youthful glow with just a few treatments. The nice thing about chemical peels is the variety of treatment options available at SkinSmart. We’ll need to evaluate your skin’s condition … Continue reading

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Dermatologic Surgeons Performed More than 1.8 Million Botox Injections in 2013

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A recent study produced by the American  Society for Dermatologic Surgeons (ASDS) shows that ASDS member physicians performed more that 1.8 million injections (with neuromodulators like Botox) in 2013 … a 20% increase from the previous year. Dermatological surgeons were also surveyed for procedures other than cosmetic, and results revealed that over 94% of ASDS members  performed skin cancer treatments (slightly higher than in 2011); the majority – about 2.5 million– were non-melanoma; 147,000 were melanoma. According to the ASDS press release, “From … Continue reading

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SkinSmart Dermatology Offers Cosmetic and Medical Procedures for Men

SkinSmart Dermatology for Men

In today’s competitive workplace and social environment, looking your best and feeling confident about your appearance is just as important for men as it is for women. And at SkinSmart Dermatology, I am seeing more and more male patients for non-surgical cosmetic procedures. This isn’t surprising because according to a 2012 survey published by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the use of non-surgical cosmetic dermatologic procedures by men is rapidly increasing. In fact, in the U.S., … Continue reading

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