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By Florida Dermatology Associates
July 22, 2020
Category: Skin Treatments

Do you dislike signs of aging on your skin? Freckles, unwanted hair, sagging, loose skin, scars, broken blood vessels, fine lines and wrinkles may be inevitable, but they can be well-managed for a totally refreshed look. At Florida Dermatology Associates in Cocoa, Titusville, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, and Melbourne, FL, board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Ruben Antenor Moreno and Dr. Frank Lee, offer many aesthetic and medical skin services, including cosmetic laser treatments. Achieve your skin goals safely, predictably and comfortably.

Why would a skin doctor use a laser?

In dermatology applications, a laser is a small hand-held tool that delivers highly-focused light energy to the skin. The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery explains that these innovative instruments have gained tremendous popularity and usefulness over the past two decades. Applied directly to the skin, they stimulate collagen, the skin's elastic protein, improving skin color and texture.

Your dermatologists actually remove fine layers of skin or unwanted hair follicles with their laser tools. The procedure requires varying amounts of downtime and produces side effects such as redness, puffiness, scabbing and tenderness at the treated sites.

What laser treatments are available at Florida Dermatology Associates?

Dr. Moreno and Dr. Lee offer these laser services:

  • Laser resurfacing softens the appearance of scars, wrinkles, sun spots. This in-office treatment feels like a small elastic band snapping against the skin, but in general, it is far more comfortable than traditional surgical procedures. Most patients require more than one treatment for best and longer-lasting results.
  • IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is a gentler cosmetic laser treatment suitable for sun damage, rosacea rashes, fine lines and vascular issues, such as spider veins. Dermatologists call IPL non-ablative because it removes no skin layers, but it does help stimulate collagen.
  • Laser hair removal actually heats individual hair follicles on the upper lip, cheeks, chest, bikini lines and other areas of unwanted hair. As hair grows cyclically, you may need several treatments for optimal removal. This service is performed in just minutes at Florida Dermatology Associates.

Innovation with results

If you're tired of trying to cover unwanted signs of aging, or want unwanted hair controlled, arrange a consultation at Florida Dermatology Associates. Dr. Moreno and Dr. Lee have the experience, expertise and tools to give you the results you desire for healthier, younger-looking and flawless skin. We have offices in Melbourne, Cocoa Beach, Palm Bay, Port St. John and Suntree. Phone us at (321) 768-1600.

By Florida Dermatology Associates
June 12, 2018
Category: Dermatology

IPL TreatmentsSkin cleansers and creams can provide favorable results with regular use, but sometimes you need to consult a dermatologist to get the more youthful and healthy skin you want. You may find that Laser IPL (intense pulsed light) treatments at Florida Dermatology Associates in Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, Melbourne, and Cocoa, FL, can improve the appearance of your skin significantly. 

What Are Laser IPL Treatments?
Lasers have many different applications in the medical field. In dermatology, they are used to heal scars and reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. Laser IPL uses a technology called intense pulsed light to rejuvenate the skin. It helps decrease the appearance of wrinkles by stimulating the collagen in the skin. It can lighten marks due to hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and age spots. Patients who are struggling with rosacea and similar skin conditions may see an improvement after an IPL treatment. The technology behind IPL is also used in hair removal procedures.

IPL Benefits
IPL is an alternative to more invasive procedures like facelifts and Botox injections. There’s no need to go under anesthesia for this treatment. If there’s any discomfort at the first session as skin imperfections are being lasered away, many patients find it very tolerable. IPL appointments only require about an hour of your time.

Your IPL Dermatology Appointment
You’ll first attend a skin consultation so that your Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, Melbourne, and Cocoa dermatologist can examine you and talk to you about your skin issues. In order to qualify for IPL treatments, your dermatologist must first check your medical history, including any allergies and skin reactions. You’ll wear a pair of protective glasses and a cooling gel will be applied to the skin. The laser wand is placed over the areas of concern, sending bright pulses of light to the skin. When the procedure is over, your doctor will apply a moisturizer. It may take a few days for the redness to go away, and up to five sessions to see the full results you want.

Talk to Your Dermatologist
Many patients don’t get treatments that would greatly improve their skin simply because they don’t ask. A laser IPL treatment could make all the difference. Call (321) 768-1600 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ruben Moreno or Dr. Frank Lee at Florida Dermatology Associates in Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, Melbourne, and Cocoa, FL.

By Florida Dermatology Associates
March 15, 2017
Category: Dermatology

Cosmetic laser treatments are administered in order to make the skin look and feel better than its current state. A dermatologist in cosmetic laser treatmentsMelbourne, FL (with offices in Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, Melbourne and Cocoa) from Florida Dermatology Associates can offer an array of treatments to give the results you’re looking for. Your dermatologist will take time to evaluate your skin and to decide which procedure will help diminish the signs of aging you’re concerned with the most.

Types of Cosmetic Laser Treatments

In order to help a patient achieve a youthful look, there are a variety of cosmetic procedures that your dermatologist in Melbourne, FL (with offices in Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, Melbourne and Cocoa) from Florida Dermatology Associates can offer you. Some of these treatments include (and are not limited to):

  1. Skin Laser Resurfacing: This resurfaces the skin while helping to improve the clarity and texture at the same time. This is great for those with static wrinkles, pigmentation, loss of skin elasticity or scars.
  2. Photo Rejuvenation: This gentle treatment uses intense pulsed light to target tissue and deliver energy that restores its appearance. It is used to lighten wrinkles, redness, scars or pigmentation.
  3. Laser Hair Removal: This medical procedure uses a laser to remove unwanted hair on the body. A dermatologist uses a laser beam that passes through the skin damaging the hair follicle, which inhibits any growth in the future.

Ultimately, cosmetic laser treatments improve appearance and also help enhance a patient’s natural beauty. A dermatologist in Melbourne, FL(with offices in Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, Melbourne and Cocoa) from Florida Dermatology Associates believes in evaluating a patient’s skin and suggesting procedures that will meet that person’s goals.

To schedule an appointment at Florida Dermatology Associates and to learn more about the cosmetic laser treatments they offer, call their office today.

By Florida Dermatology Associates
March 16, 2016
Category: Dermatology

What Do I Need to Know about Laser Cosmetic Procedures?

You’ve heard about laser cosmetic procedures, but you really don’t know what’s available, and what procedure might be right for you. cosmetic laser proceduresNow, thanks to the modern technological advances in laser treatment, you have a choice of many different procedures which can be done quickly and with minimal discomfort. Your doctors at Florida Dermatology Associates in Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, Cocoa and Melbourne, FL want to introduce you to the many advantages of laser cosmetic treatments.

One procedure you might consider is laser hair removal. This procedure can remove unwanted hair from your legs, back, bikini line, underarms, chin and upper lip. Your Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, Cocoa and Melbourne doctors want you to know laser treatment is safer, faster and more comfortable than electrolysis.

Lasers are also used in tattoo removal. This procedure involves short pulses of the laser which break up areas of tattoo pigment. These pulses are so quick, your skin remains completely cool and without scarring. 4 to 6 appointments are usually required to fully remove a tattoo.

Sometimes after tattoo removal, your skin will benefit from a laser resurfacing treatment which improves skin texture and appearance. Laser skin resurfacing can also treat scars, vascular conditions such as varicose veins, wrinkles and sagging skin.

Your doctors at Florida Dermatology Associates want you to know about the benefits of their state-of-the-art laser cosmetic procedures. You can look younger, better and get rid of unwanted hair or an undesirable tattoo, all with the use of lasers.

If you are thinking about laser cosmetic procedures, it’s time to seek out an expert. The professionals at Florida Dermatology Associates are extensively trained in the uses and techniques of laser treatment and want to help you look your best. Call your doctors at Florida Dermatology Associates with five offices in Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, and Cocoa, FL to serve your needs. Don’t wait to look great, call today!