How Can Intense Pulsed Laser (IPL) Help with Overall Facial Rejuvenation?

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Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL, is a laser treatment to help reduce some of the signs of aging skin. It can be a great option for those wanting to remove or lessen the appearance of unsightly brown spots or age spots that appear on the skin after years of exposure to the sun. IPL may also help improve overall skin tone, lessen the look of fine lines and wrinkles and reduce the redness from broken capillaries. Before your IPL treatment, our … Continue reading

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Low Cost Medi-Spas May Not Be Your Best Choice for Cosmetic Treatments

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Almost daily there are news stories about some kind of filler, injectable or laser treatment that went very badly at a beauty or “medi” spa.  Most of these stories are scary, but they can be very informative and often discuss the risks involved when men and women choose minimally-trained individuals to perform cosmetic dermatology treatments on their face or body. (Click on the image of Dr. Oz to see his warnings about non-medical spas including questions to ask before allowing anyone to perform … Continue reading

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Are Your Hands Giving Away Your Age? There is a Way to Achieve Younger-Looking Hands in 10 Minutes!

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Radiesse for Hands is an FDA-approved treatment for patients who feel their hands look older than they feel  or who have a youthful face and want their hands to match. I was the first dermatologist in Sarasota to offer this innovative treatment and SkinSmart Dermatology is a designated Center of Excellence for Radiesse Hands. One of the things patients notice is that even though we can rejuvenate the face, and they feel happy with their appearance — their hands often … Continue reading

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma: What Is It and What Are the Risk Factors?

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Patients often hear about the most dangerous skin cancer, melanoma, in the news. But there is another skin cancer that  we all should be aware of: squamous cell carcinoma. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a common skin cancer in humans. About 700,000 new cases of this skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year. This kind of skin cancer develops on skin that has been exposed to the sun for many years. It is often seen on sun-exposed … Continue reading

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Dr. Callahan Shares a Recent Patient Review on


It’s a wonderful thing when a patient recommends SkinSmart dermatology to a family friend or associate. But when a patient takes the time to actually write a testimonial about our practice on a major review website, it makes all of us here at SkinSmart Dermatology very proud of our staff and practitioners. It means the world to us when we hear that we have done a good job! We strive to give the very best service and care every single … Continue reading

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Are You Leaving Your Medical Health in the Hands of a Smartphone App?

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Dr. Callahan was recently interviewed by MySuncoast (ABC7) News in Sarasota regarding the dangers of consumer medical apps. The Federal Trade Commission recently penalized several skin cancer detection apps for misleading consumers about the accuracy of the app results. Dr. Callahan, when questioned by My Suncoast News health reporter Alix Redmonde, noted that “I don’t think at this time we should be bringing out applications to the general public that are not scientifically vetted, that haven’t been tested by doctors, … Continue reading

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Age Spots and Pigmentation Can Be Helped with Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treaments

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Living in Florida has its perks but sun damage is something you can get just from everyday outdoor activities — even if you are exposed to the sun for a few short hours. Just driving in your car can hasten the appearance of age spots or dark pigmentation on your face, neck and hands. Often this condition can be helped with intense pulsed light, or IPL treatments. IPL is a term used to describe lasers that can penetrate the skin just enough not … Continue reading

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Do You Wish You Could Get Rid of Your Double Chin? You Can with KYBELLA at SkinSmart!

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Dr. Callahan is the first Dermatologist in Sarasota to be trained and chosen to offer KYBELLA to treat under-chin fullness, or double-chin fat! What is KYBELLA™? KYBELLA (deoxycholic acid) injection is the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness, sometimes referred to as “double chin”. KYBELLA is a prescription medicine used in adults to improve the appearance and profile of moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), also called, “double chin.” … Continue reading

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Hair Loss and Thinning Hair Can be Helped with Viviscal Professional at SkinSmart

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Everyday stress, poor nutrition, age, heredity and damage caused by the environment and overstyling can impact the health of your hair and lead to breakage and excess shedding. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that the hair and scalp are healthy, conditioned and nourished to maintain the ideal environment for healthy hair growth. If your diet lacks specific nutrients, including vitamins, minerals or protein, it can affect the condition and strength of your hair. Viviscal Professional dietary supplements supply vital nutrients … Continue reading

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Avoiding Summer (or Any Season) Sun can Save Your Skin


Headlines are continuing to stress how dangerous sun exposure can be for everyone. Dermatologists have been urging patients to use caution for many years … but there are still some who are not getting the message that tan skin is damaged skin. In fact, according to the most recent figures from the American Academy of Dermatology, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. More than 3.5 million cases of nonmelanoma skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma and … Continue reading

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