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By Florida Dermatology Associates
June 12, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Cosmetic Surgery  

Your mind says you're youthful, but the mirror reflects something a bit different. Here at Florida Dermatology Associates in Cocoa, Beautiful GirlTitusville, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, and Melbourne, FL, our cosmetic surgeons—Dr. Frank Lee and Dr. Ruben Antenor Moreno—perform state-of-the-art procedures that rejuvenate both facial appearance and self-confidence. Read on to get the information you need to decide how we can help you best!


FAQs about Cosmetic Surgery

What are the goals of cosmetic facial surgery?

People seek cosmetic facial surgery because they want to refresh their appearance and feel more confident and self-assured. Whether facial flaws originate in the aging process or result from trauma, congenital defect, acne scarring, or any other circumstance, your physicians at Florida Dermatology Associates can give you the help you need!


What kinds of procedures does Florida Dermatology Associates offer?

Dr. Lee and Dr. Moreno and their team offer several leading-edge procedures which can:

  • Reduce areas of hyper-pigmentation, remove scars, and smooth lines and wrinkles (both static and dynamic)
  • Remove unwanted hair from shoulders, chest, legs, face, underarms and bikini line
  • Resurface aging skin
  • Eliminate areas of redness
  • Treat small, but obvious, spider veins


Do I qualify for these procedures?

Because you'll be seeing a board-certified dermatologist when you come to Florida Dermatology Associates, you're assured of a complete skin examination and review of your medical and surgical history. Your doctor will recommend only the procedures appropriate to your skin type, age, aesthetic goals, and overall health. Treatment plans are tailored to you and no one else!


Will I need special care after I have my procedure?

Many procedures, such as laser hair removal and IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatments, cause no, or very little, downtime. Surgical facelifts, on the other hand, do carry a recovery period. Your doctor will outline what you must do both before and after your procedure to ensure your safety, best results, and complete recovery.


How many people get cosmetic surgeries?

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says these procedures increase in number every year. In 2018 alone, American adults expended $16.5 billion on cosmetic surgeries and less invasive treatments (such as laser resurfacing or BOTOX injections). The procedures themselves number in the millions.


Find out more by calling one of our offices in Cocoa, Titusville, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, and Melbourne, FL!

Please call Florida Dermatology Associates at (321) 768-1800 to arrange a consultation with Dr. Lee or Dr. Moreno. We have five locations to serve all your medical and aesthetic dermatology needs: Cocoa, Titusville, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, and Melbourne, FL,

By Florida Dermatology Associates
November 27, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Cosmetic Surgery  

Are you unhappy with some aspect of your appearance? Cosmetic surgery and other procedures can correct issues that keep you from cosmetic surgerylooking your best and reduce the signs of aging. The dermatologists at Florida Dermatology Associates in Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Titusville and Cocoa, FL, discuss a few procedures you may want to consider.

Laser hair removal

Laser hair removal is an excellent solution if you want to get rid of hairs on your upper lip or give up shaving your legs for good. When the pigments in hair are exposed to the heat of laser light, the follicle becomes damaged and slows or stops growing completely. Because the laser light is precisely targeted, it won't hurt your skin. You may need several treatments in our Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach, Titusville, and Cocoa offices to completely eliminate the hair in an area.

Intense pulsed light (IPL)

IPL treatment is very effective in reducing signs of aging caused by sun exposure, such as dark spots and fine lines and wrinkles. The treatment breaks down pigments that cause age spots, freckles, broken capillaries, spider veins and rosacea and also increases your body's production of collagen, a natural protein that gives the skin its elasticity. Boosting your collagen level makes lines and wrinkles less noticeable. IPL treatment is also a good choice if you have acne, as the laser light decreases redness and reduces oil production.

Dermal Fillers

Injectable dermal fillers offer a simple way to treat lines and wrinkles without surgery. Collagen, hyaluronic acid and other fillers plump up the volume in your face and are used to minimize crow's feet, improve the appearance of undereye areas, thicken lips, lift your cheeks and fill wrinkles. Fillers may improve your appearance for several months to several years, depending on which type is used.

Dermabrasion and chemical peels

Dermabrasion and chemical peels remove the layers of your skin that contain fine lines and wrinkles, acne, growths, sun damage and scars. Chemical peels target the outer layers of your skin, while dermabrasion removes deeper layers.

Would you like to find out if cosmetic surgery is a good choice for you? Schedule an appointment with the dermatologists at Florida Dermatology Associates by calling (321) 768-1600 for the Melbourne, Palm Bay, Cocoa Beach and Titusville, FL, offices or (321) 264-6266 for the Cocoa office.

By Florida Dermatology Associates
January 26, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Cosmetic Surgery  

A variety of cosmetic surgeries and procedures are available today for helping you look your best. Many of these procedures target the cosmetic surgeryskin to help it not only look more youthful, but feel more youthful as well. Florida Dermatology Associates offers several cosmetic procedures for the skin. An experienced dermatologist can help you determine which procedures are right for you based on your skin. Florida Dermatology Associates are your Melbourne, FL cosmetic surgery experts and can help you achieve a more youthful appearance.

Cosmetic Surgery for the Skin

In Melbourne cosmetic surgery options are plentiful and many of them include procedures for the skin. Cosmetic surgery for the skin can diminish the signs of aging and restore a more youthful appearance. Popular cosmetic procedures for improving the appearance of the skin include:

  • Laser Hair Removal — Reduces or eliminates unwanted hair.
  • Laser Resurfacing — Targets aging skin.
  • Cosmetic Injectables — Targets fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) — Targets areas of sun damage on the skin.
  • Dermabrasion & Dermaplaning — Used to deeply exfoliate the outer layer of the skin to remove dead skin cells.
  • Chemical Peels & Facials — Exfoliates the skin for a smoother appearance.

Benefits of Cosmetic Surgery

There are several reasons to consider cosmetic surgery for the skin, including the many benefits that accompany such procedures. A major benefit of many cosmetic procedures is that they can effectively diminish the signs of aging. For instance, fine lines and wrinkles can be smoothed out. Other cosmetic procedures target sun damage. In general, cosmetic procedures for the skin can restore a more youthful appearance, which gives many patients a confidence boost. Looking their best helps them feel more confident with a positive self-image.

If you are interested in restoring youthfulness to your skin, there are many cosmetic surgeries and procedures available from your dermatologist that can help you achieve this. For cosmetic surgery in Melbourne, FL, contact Florida Dermatology Associates at (321) 768-1600.

By Florida Dermatology Associates
July 14, 2016
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Cosmetic Surgery  

Cosmetic surgery has become a popular way to improve one's appearance, with a 115% percent increase in major and minor procedures since 2000. At Florida Dermatology Associates in Melbourne, FL, our dermatologists and physician's assistants have responded to this trend by offering minimally-invasive cosmetic surgery procedures to patients who want to enhance their skin and Cosmetic Surgerycorrect abnormalities. The popular types of minimally invasive procedures are listed here.

Laser-based procedures

Cosmetic procedures that rely on pulses from laser light are generally designed to either resurface damaged skin or remove unwanted spots or hair. This is due to the laser's heat focusing on dark areas in the midst of lighter areas, leaving the unblemished skin untouched. People with sun spots, birthmarks, signs of aging or excessive hair on their arms, face or other areas of the body are often excellent candidates for laser treatments at Florida Dermatology Associates. Our medically trained dermatology professionals in Melbourne are highly qualified and experienced in administering these cosmetic surgery procedures.

Cosmetic injectables

Wrinkles around the eyes and on the forehead and cheeks can make a person appear older than they feel. Cosmetic injectables like Botox and Juvederm are considered a minimally invasive surgery and allow our patients to fight back against the signs of aging with no downtime and quick results that last several months. These treatments combat wrinkles in one of two ways: either by restricting the muscle movement that causes wrinkles to develop, or by encouraging the production of collagen in the targeted areas. You and your cosmetic surgeon will have a consultation to determine which treatment will give you the best results.

Exfoliating treatments

If you're not quite ready to take the plunge with lasers or injectables, our exfoliating treatments are a great alternative to traditional cosmetic surgery and offer dramatic results. These treatments include dermabrasion, dermaplaning and chemical peels. All are used with the intention of improving the overall appearance of the facial skin from problems due to acne, scars or wrinkles, although the method of application differs.

If you'd like more information on these procedures, please contact Florida Dermatology Associates in Melbourne, FL to set up a consultation with one of our skilled medical professionals.