Our Dermatologist Blog
By Florida Dermatology Associates
September 16, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Cosmetic Surgery  

Florida Dermatology Associates have convenient locations in Cocoa, Titusville, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, and Melbourne, FL, for all your skincare needs. If you are considering cosmetic surgery in Melbourne, FL, you don't have to wonder about what procedures are available and what results you can expect. Come see us for a consultation with Dr. Ruben Moreno or Dr. Frank Lee and find out what service would be best for you!

Cosmetic Surgery

If you want to improve your appearance and are considering cosmetic surgery, it's normal to feel timid about the different procedures and what results you can expect. If you've never had cosmetic surgery before, there are many safe and effective procedures that are minimally invasive. Give yourself a boost of confidence by improving the appearance of scars, wrinkles, fine lines, and more. Talk to your doctor about what you want to improve, what level of procedure you're comfortable with, and the results you can expect.

Cosmetic procedures

To find the right cosmetic procedure for you, discuss with your doctor what you want to improve the appearance of. These are some of the most popular services we offer

  • Laser hair removal takes several treatments but results in permanent hair removal
  • Botox improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dermal fillers improve the appearance of wrinkles
  • Laser resurfacing can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, scars, sagging skin, and sun and age spots.
  • Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments use a broader spectrum of light than laser procedures. IPL treatments stimulate the production of elastin and collagen to reduce the appearance of spider veins and sunspots.
  • PDO threads are a relatively new treatment, a non-invasive alternative to a facelift

We also offer aesthetic skin services including dermabrasion, dermaplaning, chemical peels, and facials. When you are looking for cosmetic surgery in Melbourne, FL, we can design a treatment plan to address whatever issues are your concern.

At Florida Dermatology Associates, Dr. Ruben Moreno and Dr. Frank Lee can help you determine what cosmetic procedure can give you the results you desire. Contact us for an appointment at our locations in Cocoa, Titusville, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, and Melbourne, FL, at (321) 768-1600.

By Florida Dermatology Associates
September 01, 2021
Category: Dermatology
Tags: mohs surgery  

Worried about skin cancer? Consult immediately with a reputable dermatologist, such as those from Florida Dermatology, catering to various areas including Cocoa, Titusville, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach and Melbourne, FL, and others. 

About Mohs Surgery

Otherwise known as Mohs micrographic surgery, Mohs is a  procedure specifically for skin cancer treatment. What makes it unique from all other treatments and methods is that it enables the surgeon to see up to where the cancer has spread and at what point it stops. Apart from that, this high precision procedure is mostly preferred because of its high cure rate, making it the most effective treatment for skin cancer. 

Mohs surgery is especially helpful in cases where the cancer cells affect areas with very little tissue underneath, such as the hands, ears, or eyelids.

Getting Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is conducted by a dermatologist. To be able to handle this kind of procedure, they must first undergo extensive training. That’s why it’s important that you only consult with reputable practices such as Florida Dermatology, which covers areas such as Cocoa, Titusville, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, and Melbourne, FL.

Depending on the extent of the skin cancer, Mohs surgery can be done simply in the doctor’s office or surgical suite for outpatients. This is typically the case unless more extensive surgery is required.

To determine the extent of the procedure, the dermatologist will first have to conduct a thorough examination of the patient’s condition. Anesthesia will have to be used to numb the surgical area, but it’s not the general anesthesia type that puts you to sleep. Therefore, you will be awake during the procedure. 

The dermatologist will begin taking out layer by layer of skin until no more cancer cells are visible. Typically, smaller procedures only need a day to get their surgical wounds treated, but in some cases where a bigger area was involved, it may require more stitches or even a skin graft. If the wound is big, then it’s also possible that the dermatologist may refer the patient to another surgeon to properly close and treat the wound. 

When to Get Mohs Surgery

Candidates for Mohs surgery typically include those who have basal cell carcinoma (BCC) or squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Specifically, Mohs surgery becomes warranted when the cancer cells are aggressive or are impacting a large area. It’s also recommended for those afflicted with cancer cells in specific areas such as the hand, foot, scalp, genitals, eyelid, or nose. 

Also, if the patient has already received previous treatment for the skin cancer, but then it still returned, then Mohs surgery is the next best step to take in order to finally get it treated once and for all.

Consult with a dermatologist from Florida Dermatology for areas such as Titusville, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach and Melbourne, FL, and others. You may also call at (321) 768-1600 for more details.

By Florida Dermatology Associates
May 21, 2021
Category: Skin Treatments

Florida Dermatology is proud to serve the communities of Cocoa, Titusville, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, and Melbourne, FL. We offer laser cosmetic procedures to help your skin look and feel better. Even when you take great care of your skin you may have cosmetic concerns that laser procedures can help with.

Laser cosmetic procedures can help give you a more youthful appearance. If you are curious about our cosmetic procedures but unsure of what would be best for you, consult with your dermatologist. Our doctors are uniquely qualified to evaluate your skin and can tell you what to expect from different treatments. These are the most common laser cosmetic procedures we offer our patients in Cocoa, Titusville, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, and Melbourne, FL:

  • Laser hair removal is the most popular cosmetic laser procedure. Utilizing a laser, your dermatologist can remove unwanted hair. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle and prevents future hair growth. This is a process that takes several sessions but leaves you with smooth and hairless skin.
  • Skin laser resurfacing is a treatment that resurfaces and rejuvenates your skin. This treatment improves the texture and overall appearance of your skin. 
  • Photorejuvenation is a more gentle treatment than resurfacing. It works by targeting Intense Pulsed Light on tissue. The light's energy has a restoring effect. This treatment is recommended for pigmentation, light wrinkles, and redness, Even the appearance of some scars can be helped with photo rejuvenation.

If you are unsure what treatment would be best for the issues you are targeting, our doctors are happy to consult with you and walk you through what to expect with each procedure. Laser cosmetic treatments are a subtle way to improve your appearance without drastically changing it. If you're looking for a more youthful appearance that still looks like you, our laser cosmetic treatments can help.

Florida Dermatology is here for you with locations in Cocoa, Titusville, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, and Melbourne, FL. Contact us for an appointment at (321) 768-1600.

By Florida Dermatology Associates
February 08, 2021
Category: Skin Conditions
Tags: Eczema  

Eczema is a general term used to describe a group of unrelated skin diseases. Over 30 million Americans are affected by this condition, and though it's possible to only experience eczema once, most cases are chronic. Intermittent flare-ups can begin to disrupt a person's daily routine. For a proper diagnosis, our dermatologist will identify lifestyle, environmental, and physical triggers.

Dr. Ruben Moreno or Dr. Frank Lee will also carefully examine the skin during a body-check to rule out other abnormalities. Individuals of all ages and skin types can develop eczema. If you live near our Cocoa Beach, Palm Bay, Port St. John, Suntree, Titusville, or Melbourne, FL, office, give us a call for a more in-depth conversation about our treatment options.

Causes and Symptoms of Eczema

Eczema begins for several reasons. It often relates to stress, hormonal changes, a weakened immune system, and asthma, but can also be associated with insect bites, hay fever symptoms, or other health conditions. When you notice dry, cracked, or scaly skin that suddenly turns into intense itching, please schedule a consultation with a dermatologist for relief. Other signs of eczema may include painful lesions or fluid-filled blisters.

Helping You With Your Eczema

Eczema might be manageable with at-home care, but our dermatologist doesn't recommend playing the guessing game about which creams to apply or moisturizers to use. When you visit our Melbourne, FL office, Dr. Moreno or Dr. Lee will assess the problem area and prescribe the appropriate treatment method depending on the individual. These may include medications, such as steroids, antihistamines, or a topical antiseptic.

Eczema symptoms can be mild but often painful. As this condition progresses, we recommend visiting our dermatologist immediately to prevent open sores and skin lesions. For more information about eczema, other conditions we treat, and services provided by our Florida Dermatology Associates, visit our website. Please call (321) 768-1600 for appointment scheduling with Dr. Ruben Moreno and Dr. Frank Lee in our Cocoa Beach, Palm Bay, Port St. John, Suntree, Titusville, or Melbourne, FL, office.

By Florida Dermatology Associates
January 19, 2021
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Cosmetic Surgery  

Do you have any issues with your face or body? You can turn to cosmetic surgery treatments that are specifically developed to resolve cosmetic imperfections that make individuals feel less confident about their looks. Here at Florida Dermatology Associates in our Cocoa, Titusville, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, and Melbourne, FL, our dermatologists, Dr. Ruben Moreno and Dr. Frank Lee, offer a variety of cosmetic surgery solutions for all sorts of cosmetic skin concerns.

The Need for The Right Cosmetic Surgery Treatments

As we grow older, our physical appearance, most notably in the face, changes as well. This means that the cosmetic surgery procedures that will offer the best possible outcomes will likewise change. Depending on your personal physical attributes and cosmetic needs, which will certainly change as you age, certain treatments will be more appropriate than others to give you the specific results you desire.

With this in mind, a thorough evaluation by your dermatologist in our Cocoa, Titusville, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, or Melbourne, FL, office is necessary to pinpoint which particular cosmetic surgery options will be most effective and safest for you.

In Your 20s

Individuals in their 20s usually don’t have aesthetic concerns related to aging, so preventive treatments are key. These can include minimally-invasive treatments to improve skin texture and health, as well as minimize the look of sun damage, acne scars, and other concerns that contribute to premature aging.

In Your 30s

At this age, most individuals only require little, but consistent, maintenance to preserve their youthful look. This is when lines and wrinkles start to surface. Thankfully, these could be resolved with non-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures with limited downtime. These typically include Botox injections, chemical peels, laser therapy for skin tightening and resurfacing, photo facials, injectable fillers, and the like.

In Your 40s

Based on the severity of your skin concerns at this stage, say deeper wrinkles, excess fat on the face, or loose skin, your dermatologist may suggest less invasive treatments for more effective results.

In Your 50s and Beyond

Individuals who are 50 years old and older may require more potent and more regular skin rejuvenation treatments to combat existing concerns and prevent them from progressing further. Daily and diligent application of skincare items that your dermatologist recommended could likewise help you preserve all the results you’ve experienced with your cosmetic surgery treatments, regardless of your age.

Speak to Us to Learn More About Which Cosmetic Surgery Treatments Will Work For You

Book a visit with Dr. Ruben Moreno or Dr. Frank Lee here at Florida Dermatology Associates by calling (321) 768-1600 to reach our Cocoa, FL, Titusville, FL, Palm Bay, FL, Cocoa Beach, FL, or Melbourne, FL, office.

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