There are many things that you can do at home to maintain clear, healthy skin. But sometimes your efforts are not enough; you need the services of a professional dermatologist in Orlando. We can help ensure that you receive the proper diagnosis so that you can restore the health and appearance of your skin. There are a number of reasons you should visit a dermatologist in Orlando:
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Wrinkles are a normal part of the aging process, but prematurely aging skin is not. If you are unhappy with your appearance because of the presence of lines and wrinkles, you may be eligible for a treatment with facial fillers. Fillers are injectable substances that help to add additional volume to your skin to help smooth away fine lines and wrinkles.
A chemical peel treatment can also address lines and wrinkles. As the name suggests, this treatment involves the application of a chemical solution to peel away a bit of skin tissue, revealing new skin underneath. In addition to treating wrinkles, chemical peels can help correct uneven pigmentation, stretch marks, and scars caused by surgery or trauma.
So your childhood acne has resolved itself, but you still have some unwelcome scars remaining. A treatment called microneedling should be able to help. This treatment involves the application of a topical numbing agent followed by the use of a small device that helps to create numerous micro-channels in your skin. This triggers a self-repair process resulting in the turnover of old skin cells that are replaced by new ones displaying fewer imperfections like acne scars.
Changes in a Mole
Skin cancer is a serious disease that can be fatal if left undetected and untreated. Fortunately, even melanoma is eminently treatable when detected before it has a chance to spread to other organs. You should visit a dermatologist if you have recently detected changes in an existing mole like a change in size, shape, color, or sensation. Changes like these are normally benign, but they may also indicate the early development of skin cancer.
Make a habit of visually scanning your body before entering or exiting your bath or shower. This can help you establish a baseline of what is normal so that you immediately detect any unusual changes in the appearance or condition of your skin. If you note any such changes, such as changes in a mole, please call us right away to schedule an appointment.
Visit Us for More Information
To receive more information about our treatments and procedures, feel free to make an appointment with a dermatologist at Orlando Dermatology. At our convenient location in Orlando, FL, our caring and knowledgeable team will be pleased to explain your options in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!
Not wanting to spend your days waxing and shaving? Consider laser hair removal! This long-term solution for hair removal can keep you smooth. It can also save you money in the long run on things like shaving cream, razors, and wax.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
A laser is used to essentially zap a hair at its root. The heat from the laser damages the hair follicle, which prevents it from future growth. Thanks to advances in technology, this treatment is useful for more people than ever. That being said, those with light skin and dark hairs will have the most success with laser hair removal.
What Results Can Be Expected with Laser Hair Removal?
While the results of this treatment are not technically permanent, they do last a long time. Repeated treatments are needed in order to achieve long-term results. Once you have reached this point, occasional maintenance treatments can leave you looking and feeling smooth.
In order to achieve the best possible results, keep the following things in mind:
- Do not wax or pluck hairs in the target area for two weeks prior to treatment
- You will want to avoid UV exposure for 48 hours after laser hair removal
- Body hair should be treated once every six weeks
- Facial hairs should be treated once every four weeks
- It is perfectly fine to shave all the way up to treatment day
What to Expect During Your Treatment
You will be given special goggles to wear during your treatment to ensure the safety of your eyes. A handheld instrument will be pressed into the skin of the target area. When we activate the laser, the beam will pass harmlessly through your skin and target the hair follicles. A cooling sensation will be used to keep you comfortable as well. Afterward, you may have a bit of pinkness in the area for a few hours. There is no recovery period after treatment.
How long your treatment session will take depends entirely on the size of the area and the density of the hairs. A small area, such as the upper lip, will take only a few moments. If you are having your entire back down, however, this can easily take an hour. The first step is to have a consultation where we can learn about your needs and give you a better idea of what to expect.
At Orlando Dermatology, we have a friendly team of professionals who will answer your questions and help create the perfect plan to fit your needs. We are conveniently located in Orlando, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!
If you are someone who has found that their hair is beginning to thin, you are likely eager to stop it. Both men and women can benefit from Sunetics Laser Hair Restoration. This treatment works by thoroughly stimulating the hair follicle, reviving it and helping it become healthier. It can be highly effective without relying on surgery or prescription medications. Better still, it results in no pain and comes with very little risk of side effects!
The Causes of Hair Loss
Before understanding how this treatment can help, it is important to know that your hair grows in a four-phase cycle. The phases are growth, transition, resting, and shedding. It is perfectly normal for both men and women to lose around 100 strands of hair per day. Sometimes, the growth cycle gets shortened. This leads to brittle, weak hair that will fall out before its time.
One of the leading causes of premature hair loss is the build-up of DHT. This is a hormone that can weaken hair follicles and shorten the growth cycle. Eventually, the follicles may weaken to the point that they can no longer produce hair. The goal of Sunetics Hair Restoration is to stop the process before that happens.
How Does Sunetics Laser Hair Restoration Work?
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is utilized to help restore hair follicles that have weakened. It is important to realize that this treatment can not revive hair follicles that are completely dead. Sunetics Laser Hair Restoration is not intended for those who are completely bald.
There are many ways that this treatment helps you grow thicker, healthier hair. This laser therapy is effective for:
- Increasing the rate that DHT is removed
- Increasing blood circulation to the hair follicles
- Increasing the amount of oxygen that penetrates hair follicles
- Increasing the amount of ATP produced, which is essential for repairing hair follicles
- Decreasing inflammation in the follicles
Who is a Good Candidate for Sunetics Laser Hair Restoration?
Due to the way it works, this treatment is better suited for those in the earlier stages of hair loss. It is highly effective for both men and women. Many women find this to be an effective treatment for postpartum or postmenopausal hair loss.
This treatment is a great option for those who are not considered to be good candidates for hair transplant surgery, as well as for those who simply do not want to have it done. If you are reluctant to try other, more invasive treatment, this may be the perfect solution for you.
Ready to learn more about this treatment and all that it can do for you? Visit Orlando Dermatology in Orlando to learn more about Sunetics Laser Hair Restoration. At your consultation we can determine if this is the appropriate treatment for you and develop a customized treatment plan. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!
You’ve just had confirmation from your doctor. That strange spot on your skin is skin cancer, so now it’s time to take action. While any kind of cancer diagnosis is alarming, skin cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer. The most important thing you can do is to take action as soon as possible. You need to find out what the right skin cancer treatment plan is for you to take charge before your cancer spreads. Avoiding treatment only puts you at risk of seeing your skin cancer progress or spread to other parts of your body. When you tackle it aggressively, it can give you peace of mind.
Know Your Skin Cancer Treatment Options
Your treatment plan for skin cancer will depend on the type of cancer you have. You could have basal cell, squamous cell, or melanoma. In most cases, removal of skin cancer is enough. In some cases, you may need to take additional action, such as radiation and chemotherapy. When you are having skin cancer removed, you have several alternatives. It can be surgically removed. It may simply need a quick excision with a scalpel. In some cases, it can be frozen off your body. Mohs surgery involves having the cancerous cells removed layer by layer. Each time a layer is removed, it is tested for the presence of cancerous cells while you wait. The process continues until no more cancerous cells are found. Your skin cancer specialist will help you to plan the best course of action for you.
Once you find out the best way to treat your skin cancer, follow through. After you have had it removed, protect your skin by using powerful sunblock. Cover up your skin with protective clothing and hats. Be vigilant about your skin. Check it often for any changes. Schedule regular appointments for a skin cancer screening. If you ever see something that doesn’t seem right, don’t ignore it. Talk to your doctor. Sores that never heal, growths that get bigger, and growths that have strange colors should send up a red flag.
Talk to Your Doctor about Skin Cancer Treatment Today
If you suspect you have skin cancer or you already know that you do, make an appointment at Orlando Dermatology to find out what the best solution is for you. Discuss your options, what you can expect during your procedure, and what you should do to take care of your skin. We are conveniently located in Orlando, FL. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!
Are you looking for a way to remove or reduce unwanted hair? Laser hair removal works by targeting hair roots to destroy the follicle. A series of simple treatments is all that you need to stop wasting so much time on shaving, waxing, and plucking to remove hair from places like your face, legs, bikini area, arms, and underarms.
Laser hair removal works by directing laser energy into hair at its root to destroy the follicle. Laser light energy passes through your skin and is absorbed by melanin within the hair follicle. Melanin is a natural substance that gives your hair its color. The absorption of this thermal energy will overheat and destroy the bulb of the hair, preventing the future growth of hair.
What are the Benefits of Laser Hair Removal?
The main benefit is the long-term reduction or removal of hair in the treatment area, saving you time and money on hair removal techniques like shaving, waxing, and epilating. In addition to its cosmetic benefits, the procedure can prevent ingrown hairs that can cause abscesses and boils, prevent shaving rashes, and help you avoid other conditions.
What to Expect
You’ll want to avoid prolonged UV radiation exposure for a set amount of time before and after your laser treatment since this could limit the effectiveness of the procedure or lengthen your healing period. You should also avoid undergoing certain treatments in the weeks before your laser hair removal procedure.
For the actual treatment, we will adjust the equipment according to your unique specifications. We may then deliver a test pulse of the laser. Then we will direct laser energy into hair follicles in the treatment zone. This will destroy them and prevent the growth of hair in this area.
Why Do I Need Multiple Treatments?
Everyone requires multiple laser hair removal treatments if they want to truly reduce or remove hair because of the way that hair follicles grow. At the time of your treatment, hair follicles will be in different growth phases. One hair follicle may be in a growth phase and available for treatment while another is in a dormant phase and cannot be treated at that time. Having multiple sessions ensures that we treat every hair follicle when it happens to be in a growth phase.
To learn more about how simple laser hair removal treatments can improve the quality of your life, schedule a consultation at Orlando Dermatology in Orlando. Contact our office today to book your appointment and get started!
If you notice small brown areas on your body, they are likely moles. In most cases, they are nothing to worry about. However, there are some moles that can be a sign of skin cancer. This is one of the reasons as to why you might want to consider the options that are available for mole removal. Pay attention to the color, size, symmetry, and shape of the moles on your body as any changes in appearance should be reported to a doctor. Avoid scratching moles on your skin as an infection could develop.
A common mole removal procedure is an excision. You can usually have this done in the office as it doesn’t take long to complete. The area is numbed so that you don’t feel anything. After the area is cleaned, the doctor will gently remove the mole and perhaps send it to a laboratory for further testing. During the excision process, the doctor might remove some of the surrounding tissue in case the mole is cancerous.
There are other options available for mole removal. This is something that our doctor might consider if the mole is flat instead of it being raised from the skin. It all depends on the unique case.
If the area is suspected to be cancerous, then our doctor might shave the mole. This is also considered a biopsy. The entire mole usually isn’t removed as it might not be cancerous. If the test results come back normal, then no further treatment is usually required unless you just want to have the mole removed for cosmetic reasons.
Set up a time to visit Orlando Dermatology so that you can show a qualified medical professional the mole that you have and then discuss the options for mole removal. Our team would be more than happy to evaluate your case and address any questions or concerns you may have.
If you are seeking a way to take your skin to the next level, consider HydraFacial®. This revolutionary way of rejuvenating the facial skin combines everything your skin needs into one treatment. You will ultimately walk away looking and feeling refreshed.
What is HydraFacial®?
The HydraFacial® process is made up of multiple steps. First, we cleanse and peel. This step involves gentle exfoliation which reveals fresh, glowing skin. Second, we extract and hydrate. A simple suction is used in order to clean out the pores and a moisturizer is left behind. The final step is to infuse and protect. This is the step that saturates your face with peptides and antioxidants so that it is protected from pollutants.
Who is a Good Candidate for HydraFacial®?
One of the best things about this treatment is that it can benefit pretty much everyone. It is great for all skin tones and types. Even those with very sensitive skin can enjoy all of the benefits of a HydraFacial® treatment. Consider this treatment if you would like to address any of the following issues:
- Clogged or enlarged pores
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Brown spots
- Oily skin
- Skin texture issues
The HydraFacial® Boost Serums
As if this amazing treatment wasn’t great enough already, it can be customized to fit your exact needs. There are four different boost serums available for use with HydraFacial® that can help rejuvenate your skin. They are:
- Bright Alive: This super serum will instantly brighten up your skin while also reducing the appearance of any discoloration.
- Growth Factor: This boost is all about restoring the health of your skin. It is great for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- DermaBuilder: This is another great option for fine lines and wrinkles. It is also effective at treating skin tone and texture issues.
- Britenol: This boost uses Vitamin C to help add brightness to the skin.
Choosing the right boost(s) for you is part of the consultation process. To learn more about Hydrafacial® treatments and how they can take your skin to the next level, simply book an appointment at Orlando Dermatology, located in Orlando, FL. We would be more than happy to address whatever questions or concerns you may have. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and get started!
One of the most obvious places cancer can strike is on the skin. After all, this is the largest organ of the body and the one most open to the air and the environment. It is constantly attacked by the sun, wind, and toxins, including those with which you knowingly and unknowingly come into contact. However, because the skin is also the most visible organ, it can be the easiest one on which you can see the beginning stages of cancer. When you notice something out of the ordinary, you must immediately seek diagnosis and treatment because early skin cancer treatments are key to experiencing a long and full life.
Know When You Need to Seek Treatment
Skin cancer is often diagnosed by the ABCDE rule. This is a simple rule of thumb that even non-professionals, such as yourself, can use to determine when a mole or other spot on your skin could be troublesome. A stands for asymmetry, which means that both sides of the spot do not look the same. B stands for an irregular or wavy border around the mole. C stands for a varied color on the mole or for a black, white, red or blue spot that appear to be unusual. D stands for a diameter of the lesion that is bigger than the size of a pencil eraser. E stand for evolving and is distinguished by a mole or spot that is gradually changing. In addition, you should particularly pay attention to spots that itch or bleed.
Understand Surgical Skin Cancer Treatments
If you have received the diagnosis of skin cancer, it is important to treat it as soon as possible because many skin cancers can be easily controlled. Surgical removal is often the best way to get rid of all of the cancer at once.
Get in Touch with Us to Find Out More
When treated early, skin cancer can often be stopped in its tracks, and you can go on to live a full and healthy life. However, you must pay close attention to your skin yourself and schedule regular checkups with your dermatologist. This is particularly important if you have a history of skin cancer or if a close member of your family has been diagnosed with skin cancer. If you are ready to take better control of your health and experience improved quality of life, step up for safe and effective skin cancer screenings in our office today. We warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Orlando Dermatology. At our convenient location in Orlando, FL, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain your options in full and answer any questions you may have about skin cancer treatments. Contact us today to set up your consultation.
Skin tags and moles are most often benign lesions found on the skin. Skin tags are small, soft, and often made of fat and skin. Moles are spots of darker or different pigmentation than the surrounding skin. This happens when melanocytes, the cells that give skin their color, clump up in one area. Moles are most often flat or they can protrude like skin tags. They usually don’t cause trouble unless clothing chafes against them, if they are too numerous or if the patient or doctor suspects that they are malignant or precancerous. Here at Orlando Dermatology, we encourage you to learn more about moles and skin tags.
Removing Skin Tags
Many skin tags dry up and fall off on their own. Some people inadvertently remove skin tags when they shave under their arms or other areas. The skin tag may bleed, but it heals. However, people should be careful not to shave moles, especially if they are irregular. These moles can be malignant and injuring them might cause the cancer to spread. Even if they’re not malignant, cutting a mole can lead to infection.
There are several ways of removing a mole. If the mole is believed to be a skin cancer, a biopsy can be performed and the sample tested. Normal moles do not cause trouble unless they are irritated, but malignancies may itch, hurt, bleed, and fail to heal properly. One way to remove a mole is through excision. The dermatologist gives the patient a numbing agent on their skin, then removes the mole. If they believe that the mole is malignant, they will take a margin of healthy skin with it. The doctor then dresses the surgical site.
Visit Us If You Have Moles and Skin Tags
If you have a mole or skin tag you find undesirable or that is constantly being irritated by your clothes or jewelry, please feel free to reach out to Orlando Dermatology! At our convenient location in Orlando, FL, our caring staff will be pleased to answer any questions and address any concerns about moles and skin tags you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!