Our Dermatologist Blog
By Florida Dermatology Associates
January 06, 2022
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Cosmetic Surgery  

If there are certain flaws with your skin and face that you want to fix, you may have considered if cosmetic surgery could be right for you. There are many options for cosmetic surgery that you can choose from to meet any of your needs and fix any flaws that may be bothering you. Dr. Ruben Moreno and Dr. Frank Lee at Florida Dermatology Associates with offices in Cocoa Beach, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Suntree, and Titusville, FL, and serving Melbourne, FL, can help you decide if cosmetic surgery is right for you!

Is Cosmetic Surgery Right for You?

There are different types of cosmetic surgery offered by your dermatologist in Cocoa Beach, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Suntree, and Titusville, FL, and serving Melbourne, FL, that can help with different types of flaws you might be struggling with. Often, people consider cosmetic surgery to help combat signs of aging or to help with discoloration and hyperpigmentation in the skin.

Your dermatologists offer many different minimally invasive procedures that can help keep your skin looking even and young. These procedures also require either very little or no downtime, and very little discomfort. You can talk through all of your cosmetic surgery options with your dermatologist to decide which will work best for you!

Some common forms of cosmetic surgery include:

  • Laser Resurfacing
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Intense Pulsed Light
  • Botox
  • Dermal Fillers
  • PDO Threads
  • Dermabrasion
  • Dermaplaning
  • Chemical Peels

With these treatments, you’ll be able to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, sunspots, age spots, fine lines, or sagging skin.

Contact Your Dermatologist Today!

Ask your dermatologist if cosmetic surgery is right for you! Contact Dr. Ruben Moreno and Dr. Frank Lee at Florida Dermatology Associates with offices in Cocoa Beach, Palm Bay, Cocoa, Suntree, and Titusville, FL, and serving Melbourne, FL, to learn more about cosmetic surgery today! Call (321) 768-1600 for the offices in Cocoa Beach, Palm Bay, Suntree, and Titusville, FL, and (321) 264-6266 for the office in Cocoa, FL.

By Florida Dermatology Associates
December 29, 2021
Category: Skin Care
Tags: skin cancer   Mole  

A change in a mole could be a sign of skin cancer. If you notice these changes in any of your moles, be sure to schedule an appointment with your Melbourne, FL, dermatologists Dr. Ruben Moreno, Dr. Frank Lee or Dr. Betsy Cooduvalli. Florida Dermatology Associates has offices in Cocoa Beach, Palm Beach, Suntree, Titusville, and Port St. John.

A growing or large mole

A change in the size of a mole could be a sign of skin cancer. If you've noticed that one of your moles has gotten bigger, let your Melbourne, FL, dermatologist know as soon as possible. Moles that are larger than a pencil eraser should also be examined. During your appointment, your skin doctor will remove the mole and send it to a laboratory for analysis.

Color changes

Changing colors could also be a sign of cancer. Your entire mole may look darker or could turn red, blue, black, or white. Sometimes, color changes only affect part of the mole.

Appearance changes

These changes in the appearance of a mole could also mean that you have skin cancer:

  • Irregular or blurred edges
  • A mole that's not perfectly round
  • Bumpy surface
  • Asymmetry (one side of the mole may be bigger or have a different shape than the other)
  • Pain or bleeding
  • Oozing, crusty or flaky moles
  • Itchiness
  • Swelling or redness around the mole
  • The appearance of a new mole when you're an adult

Treatment for cancerous moles

A change in a mole doesn't necessarily mean that you have skin cancer. In fact, the changes could be perfectly harmless. If your mole is cancerous, you'll need to have surgery to make sure that all of the skin cancer cells are removed. Moh's surgery, a type of less invasive skin cancer surgery, may be used to reduce scarring and preserve healthy skin. Chemotherapy or radiation may also be needed.

Are you worried about a mole? Your Melbourne, FL, area skin doctors, Dr. Moreno, Dr. Lee, and Dr. Cooduvalli of Florida Dermatology Associates can determine if the changes are caused by skin cancer. Call (321) 768-1600 to make an appointment at the Cocoa, Titusville, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach office, or (321) 264-6266 to schedule a visit at the Port St. John office.

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.

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