Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Pen for Your Skin

There are many different kinds of pens with a variety of different functions, but have you ever known one to help with fine lines and wrinkles, or clear up acne scarring? Some of the pens we use at Florida Skin Center do just that! Specifically, these pens are electric skin needling devices used for a treatment called Micro-needling. Micro-needling is a non-surgical procedure for facial rejuvenation that uses micro-needles create controlled skin injury.

Skin injury?! Why would you want to do that?
The “injuries” are actually microscopic, which are made as the tiny needles penetrate the surface of your skin. This action causes the  body to produce new collagen and elastin,which in turn stimulates tissue regeneration and improves the appearance of wrinkles or scars on the skin as well as the overall texture of the treated area.

Thirty minutes prior to treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to ensure minimal discomfort. During the treatment, the needles penetrate into the dermis layer of the skin, found immediately below the surface layer of your skin (epidermis). This creates microscopic channels in the skin that enhance absorption of products.

For the next step, we apply TNS Recovery Complex, which contains human growth factors. These growth factors cause the skin to start producing more collagen, strengthens the skin’s natural ability to heal and regenerate,   and soothe redness and inflammation. TNS Recovery Complex also helps improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles—making it a perfect match for this kind of treatment. We also apply a cool, peptide-infused mask to help close the channels created by the needles. 

After the treatment, you may notice some redness and mild swelling similar to sunburn, which can last for 2-3 days after the treatment. After about a week you will notice improvements, and with each passing week you’ll notice further improvements as the skin continues to heal itself.
On average, we recommend at least 4 treatments done every 2-3 weeks. If you have any questions or would like more information feel free to call our office

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

What's the best thing I can do for my face?

We are frequently asked that question by our patients and I think most people expect to hear Botox,fillers or lasers. While these certainly have their place the answer would be more basic:
sun protection. Obviously the face is the most sun exposed part of our body and you know how intense the sun is here in SW Florida. Years of sun exposure causes photo damage that leads to brown or red spots,loss of collagen that leads to lines and wrinkles and skin cancers. So wear a broad brimmed hat and use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and try to avoid being out between 10-2.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Physician Assistant Brooke Drew Awarded Diplomate status

     Florida Skin Center is proud to announce that Brooke Drew, another one of Dr. Badia’s physician assistants, has also been awarded the prestigious "Diplomate" status through the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. This award is the highest honor that can be received in the dermatology physician assistant field. The title of SDPA Diplomate is a nationally recognized, credible title that reflects an individual's utmost dedication to the dermatology profession. In order to obtain this status, a PA must have extensive experience in dermatology and complete a series of rigorous cases and examinations in dermatology. This training will allow our PAs to continue to provide the highest quality of care to our patients, as they stay at the forefront of dermatology.

Monday, October 6, 2014

National PA Week is Here.

Did you know? The week of October 6 is National PA week! We have three Physician Assistants here at Florida Skin Center. They are Shirisha, Brooke and Gail. They have all undergone extensive graduate-level training to be able to take medical histories, do physical exams and make diagnoses. They order or perform tests to get more information and then make a treatment plan.
Our PAs have passed rigorous board certification exams and are required to obtain continuing medical education credits to stay current. When needed they will consult with their supervising physicians as they work as a member of our team to provide the best care possible for the patients they see.

Read more about our PAs >

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

What is this scaly rash? It could be Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common condition that can cause scaling, itching, and even burning in areas where the body has an abundance of oil glands. The most common areas affected are the scalp, face, and trunk. On the scalp it is commonly referred to as dandruff in adults, and cradle cap in infants. The condition is one that can get better and worse, and tends to flare up in the winter and early spring. Although a nuisance, seborrheic dermatitis can usually be controlled with topical medications.