Catch Skin Cancer Before it Becomes Dangerous- Tips from SkinSmart Dermatology

Mayo Clinic TYpes of Skin Cancer

I see people of all ages with mild to severe skin damage from the sun. I see young people with tanning-bed tans and older individuals still getting sunburns because they don’t use sunscreen or lost track of time in the sun! As a Mohs skin cancer surgeon, I urge my patients to reduce their exposure to the sun as much as possible, and to avoid tanning beds at all costs. No one thinks they’ll get skin cancer, but according to … Continue reading

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CoolSculpting Body Contouring Now Adds Double Chin Device to Reduce Under Chin Fat!

CoolSculpting Chin Results

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 are a certified facility with years of experience sculpting the best shape for you. Freezing fat cells is a no downtime procedure that works through cryolipolysis — the cells are frozen and gradually eliminated by your body naturally! Best yet, those fat cells do not return! CoolSculpting can be used to reduce stubborn … Continue reading

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This Winter Why Not Try an Oil Cleanser Instead of Soap?


There’s been a rethinking of the way we cleanse our skin. Some advocate not using soap products at all, while others suggest only bathing in the winter a few times a week to protect your skin’s natural body oils! While I am not sure I’d give up bathing, winter weather does cause skin to feel parched and dry, making skin more susceptible to irritation.  To the rescue are the new and improved oil cleansers for the skin. Oil cleansers and lotions … Continue reading

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Fuller lips don’t have to be fake-looking with the newer, softer fillers

Resty Silk screenshot

We have seen Kylie Jenner’s over-filled lips splashed on every magazine cover this year, and unfortunately, this has given a “bad” name to lip fillers. I have always believed that a more natural look is better when trying to achieve a younger appearance. So, in my practice, I combine my artistic aesthetic skills with my medical experience and knowledge of facial musculature and bone structure to give each patient the best look for them. Lip fillers have come a long … Continue reading

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Facial Peels at SkinSmart Dermatology Can be a Good First Step in Facial Rejuvenation!


Chemical peels can address numerous skin conditions and are often a good first step in kick starting an overall facial rejuvenation strategy. Chemical peels of the past  were sometimes a little too strong and if left on the skin in too high a concentration or for too long without being neutralized, these left patients with major down time and skin that looked much worse than was anticipated before healing. For these reasons and others, the facial peels we use in the … Continue reading

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

Nancy IPL

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

Medi _ Spa Dangers- Dr. Oz

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!

Staff Radiesse Hands for room sign

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?

Squamous Cell

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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