At SkinSmart Dermatology we offer several laser treatments including Fraxel re:pair®, SmartXide DOT® and eMatrix™ Sublative Rejuvenation™. Although all treatments use fractional resurfacing technology, there are important differences between them, and what’s right for you might not be right for the next person.
Vertical lip lines are the result of a number of factors. With age and exposure to the elements, collagen and elastin in the skin around the lips diminish. Repetitive contractions of the lips crease the skin and gradually form lines. Frequent lip pursing from smoking or drinking from straws can speed up this process. Genetics come into play as well. At SkinSmart Dermatology we provide some of the top treatments to reduce and soften lip lines that are proven effective … and most require minimal downtime.
Mohs surgery is an advanced treatment for skin cancer that is typically reserved for cancerous lesions on the face and neck. This procedure allows dermatologists to see beyond the visible disease and to precisely identify and remove the entire tumor, leaving healthy tissue unharmed. This procedure is most often used in treating two of the most common forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.
Ultherapy® is a new technology that delivers skin tightening and firming without the need for surgery, and delivers results over time without the need to repeat the treatment. Pellevé® wrinkle reduction treatments also firm and tighten skin without surgery, but the results are more subtle and you will need to continue with treatments to achieve desired results.
Right now, the Tampa Bay Bucs are under siege. No, it’s not by another football team. The Bucs are humbled by an invisible enemy: a bacterium called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Despite sterilization of team facilities and intensive antibiotic treatment of the 2 football players who already have MRSA infections, another one recently contracted it. How is this possible?
Lauren Dorsett may not have been on a horse for years, but it didn't take long for Flying Patriot to become her biggest fan.
Who knew that something so pretty could be so dangerous? Right ..lipstick can contain harmful heavy metals like lead and cadmium.
Some people call a transient ischemic attack (TIA) a mini-stroke, because the symptoms are like those of a stroke but don't last long. But the term "mini" can be very misleading because it minimizes the potential threat of one of the leading causes of death in the world, says Stroke Neurologist Mauricio Concha, MD, medical director of Sarasota Memorial's Comprehensive Stroke Center.
In May 2013, superstar Angelina Jolie revealed she had both breasts removed because genetic testing showed she had a high risk for cancer. Every day, more and more people face similar decisions as genetic tests to assess the risk of breast, colon and ovarian cancer become more reliable, accessible and affordable.