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How Tattoo Removal Actually Works Jun 12th, 2019

Do you have a tattoo that you hate? You aren’t alone, 23% of people with tattoos say they regret getting one. With the rise in popularity of tattoos, it isn’t surprising that tattoo regret is also on the rise. Maybe you were too young when you got it, or it...

SRT™ 100: The Breakthrough, Low-Dose Radiation Treatment for Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinoma May 23rd, 2019

The Sunshine State is awesome for enjoying the great outdoors but isn’t always so good for your skin health. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and at Dermatology of Boca we encourage our patients to protect themselves against the harmful effects of the sun. More Americans are diagnosed with skin...

10 Sunscreen Mistakes You Do Not Realize You Are Making and How to Choose a Sunscreen Apr 1st, 2019

To avoid the confusion, the FDA has proposed the following: Increase from max label from SPF 50 to SPF 60+ Require all that are SPF 15+ to have broad spectrum coverage (means UVA and UVB) Here are 10 Mistakes you may be making and how you can correct it: 1....

What Causes Adult Acne and How to Get Rid of it? Mar 1st, 2019

You made it through the acne flare-ups of youth from puberty through your teen years. So why are those pesky red bumps and blackheads still appearing? If you’re experiencing adult-onset acne, whether mild or more severe, you’re not alone. While many people associate acne with youth, symptoms can crop up...

Getting Rid of Those Brown Spots has Never Been Easier Feb 12th, 2019

Your grandma may recognize them as liver spots. What’s liver got to do with it? These spots were once mistakenly blamed on liver disorders. Your mom may refer to them as age spots. Your doctor may describe them as solar lentigines. New, enlightened you can call them sun spots. They’re...

Start TruSculpt Body Contouring Now for the Shape You've Always Wanted by Summer Jan 24th, 2019

When you want to look your best at the beach, there’s not much to love about love handles, and a perfect muffin top is only desirable when you’re baking. At Dermatology of Boca in Boca Raton, Florida, we understand how important it is to feel confident while you’re enjoying the...

Everything You Need to Know About Full-Body Skin Evaluation Dec 14th, 2018

Every year in the U.S., more than 5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, including almost 200,000 cases of melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. That’s more than all other types of cancer combined. And every year, about 30,000 people die from...

5 Effective Treatment Solutions for Eczema Nov 27th, 2018

About 31 million people in the U.S. have some form of eczema, according to the National Eczema Association. That’s about one out of every 10 Americans dealing with the itching, flaking, and redness that go hand-in-hand with this common skin condition. And while some of those sufferers have mild, infrequent...

Title: 6 Tips for Managing Psoriasis Aug 14th, 2018

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with psoriasis, you’re looking for answers. That unsightly cracked, inflamed skin on your chest, arms, and shoulders or elsewhere on your body doesn’t go well with scoop neck tops or short sleeve shirts. Psoriasis is a chronic condition, but you can keep it under control...

Target the Bacteria in Your Acne Directly with Laser Treatment Oct 12th, 2018

Acne can be one of the most frustrating conditions to deal with, largely because so little headway has been made in figuring out what influences its development, what doesn’t, and why some people are more susceptible than others. There have been plenty of facts and fiction swirling around this pervasive...

Banish Under Eye Wrinkles With Laser Resurfacing Sep 26th, 2018

At our practice, the procedure has proven to help decrease facial wrinkles, acne scars, and balance skin tone. We use this technique by eliminating the skin layer with accuracy. During healing, the formation of new skin will take place, giving your skin a younger and tighter appearance.The procedure is excellent...

Ditch the Double Chin With Surgery-Free truSculpt® 3D Jul 26th, 2018

While more can be better, sometimes one is quite enough, especially when it comes to your chin. A double chin may work for some, giving them a dignified air, but these instances are rare. For the rest of us, a double chin robs us of our youthful and well-defined angles,...

Laser Tattoo Removal: All Your Questions Answered Jun 27th, 2018

Approximately one in five adults has at least one tattoo. Although 86% of them have no regrets about their body branding, the number of laser tattoo removals performed continues to grow each day. The laser technology behind tattoo removal has improved significantly in recent years offering highly effective results on...

Protect Yourself Against Skin Cancer May 22nd, 2018

With longer days and warmer temperatures, most people spend more time outside during the summer, and in many ways, being outdoors is good for your health. But, National Skin Cancer Awareness month—the month of May—is a reminder that the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun can be dangerous. There are...

Biggest Myths about Acne and Food Apr 24th, 2018

Biggest Myths about Acne and FoodAcne is by far the most common skin disorder, affecting about 80% of teenagers and young adults. Even though acne is usually associated with teenagers, it affects people of all ages. The Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology estimates that 54% of women over...

Psoriasis and the Sun: What You Need to Know Mar 22nd, 2018

Psoriasis occurs when your immune system triggers inflammation and produces skin cells much faster than normal. Instead of new cells coming to the surface every 28-30 days, you produce skin cells every three to four days. The result is red welts, silvery scales, potential pain, and itching.You may have psoriasis...

What's the Difference Between Teenage and Adult Acne? Feb 13th, 2018

Acne is often thought of as a teenager’s problem, but the reality is this skin condition can affect you at any age and even become a chronic problem that follows you throughout your adult life. While the primary reason you get pimples is the same whether you’re a kid or...

6 Easy Tips for Winter Skin Care...Even in Florida Dec 1st, 2017

While winters in Boca Raton, Florida, hardly evoke images of bundled-up residents braving blizzards and shoveling sidewalks, there are 15- to 30-degree temperature changes, as well as drier air, that call for a little extra TLC when it comes to your skin. And this winter may see an especially marked...

The Startling Connection Between Phone Addiction & Skin Damage Nov 22nd, 2017

The sun’s ultraviolet light is a threat to the skin; that much is common knowledge. However, high energy visible (HEV) and ultraviolet light from the phone and similar electronic devices can be problematic as well. Let’s look at smartphone adoption rates and addiction statistics, and then go over some of...

Tattoo Removal Need-To-Knows Oct 11th, 2017

As Stacy Hersher neared her college graduation, she decided she wanted a tattoo to mark the transition. She eventually zeroed in on an infinity sign as the basic design she wanted; however, she never prepared a detailed version of the image. Eventually, Hersher graduated, and it was time to either...

How Clear Communication Contributes to Atopic Dermatitis Recovery Sep 22nd, 2017

When Stella visited her new dermatologist, she entered the appointment with a list of questions that she was planning to ask the physician once he completed his evaluation. Once in with the doctor, though, she did not have to ask any of her questions because he covered all of her...

What You Should Know About Tattoo Removal Aug 1st, 2017

Many people have tattoos these days. As of 10 years ago, about a quarter of the adult population under 50 had a tattoo. It has undoubtedly gone up since then. However, about 17% of those with tattoos have reported wanting to get at least one removed. Everyone has different reasons...

Fillers and Neurotoxins: How They Can Help You Look Younger Jul 6th, 2017

There are few things more unpleasant than the thought that you look older than you feel. Signs of aging are hard to avoid, even if you do everything you can to take care of your skin. While avoiding the sun, moisturizing, and getting enough sleep can keep your skin looking...

Seeking Treatment for Embarrassing Skin Conditions Jun 20th, 2017

When it comes to non-life threatening, mainly aesthetic chronic conditions, the worst are those of the skin. This is especially true when the afflicted area is the face. While blemishes, rashes, and other embarrassing skin conditions anywhere on the body can really harm your self-esteem, emotional state, and even your...

The Importance of Full Body Skin Examinations May 1st, 2017

The Importance of Full Body Skin ExaminationsIt’s time to talk about something that is important but might make you a bit uncomfortable. No one really loves seeing their doctor for their regular check-up. If we’re talking about your general family doctor, you can expect to get some blood taken as...

What You Need to Know About Treating Skin Cancer Mar 29th, 2017

What You Need to Know About Treating Skin CancerHere is a common scenario that many people at some point in their lives will experience: you’ve noticed a funny looking beauty mark or mole somewhere on your body. You have a moment of trying to remember how long it has been...

Is Body Contouring Right for You? Get the Facts. Mar 8th, 2017

It’s no secret that slimming down is a challenge. The process of losing weight is difficult enough. There are the numerous diet plans that inevitably get attempted before finding the right one. Then there is the vigorous exercise routine you have to stick to, the careful planning, and the disruption...

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