Top 4 Overlooked Sun Damage Risks

If you’re like millions of other people, you’re probably enjoying as much outdoor fun in the sun as you can with friends and family this summer. And you probably know the basics of Sun Safety and Skin Cancer Prevention: Avoiding direct sun exposure (if you can) from 10 am – 3pm, when UV rays are most harmful. Using SPF 30+ sunscreen on every inch of exposed skin, even on cloudy days. Keeping sunscreen, floppy hat, lightweight, loose-fitting, long-sleeved shirt and pants ready in the car, so you’re prepared for any unexpected, prolonged sun exposure. But what about situations, when you Continue reading Top 4 Overlooked Sun Damage Risks

8 Great Food Tips for Super Skin

Just about everybody knows the old saying, “You are what you eat”…right? Let’s get real, it can be…disconcerting, to look in the mirror and notice a new wrinkle forming on your face, or to see newly visible signs of aging anywhere on your skin, for that matter. Well, here’s the skinny on eating your way to better skin, 8 great tips to keep the largest organ in your body looking and feeling as good as possible, for as long as possible: “Good” fats — monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, to be specific. Foods high in these include olive oil, along with Continue reading 8 Great Food Tips for Super Skin

Men’s Skin: Saving Face

For too many men, a daily facial care “regimen” means swiftly swirling a bar of body-deodorant soap across their face before rinsing off and rushing out of the shower. And word has it, some men even use trickle-down lather from their shampoo for a quick facial scrub! Let’s face it, lots of guys need to step up their facial skincare game. Aside from maintaining good health and hygiene, the potential anti-aging and physical appearance benefits make it a no-brainer. First, A Word On Sun Exposure Protection. That’s the word on the sun exposure. The single best action any man can Continue reading Men’s Skin: Saving Face

Men’s Skin: The Big Picture

When you see skin care ads, they’re mostly geared towards women, right? Does that mean women care more about their skin then men? That’s open to debate, but there’s no doubt men have their own specific set of skin care irritations and issues to deal with. When you look at human skin generally speaking, you find the same three basic layers in both sexes. From the outside in, so to speak, you have the epidermis, then the dermis, and then the deeper subcutaneous layer of fat and connective tissue, the hypodermis. Biological Differences Hormonal factors, lifestyle choices, diet/nutrition/exercise factors, skin Continue reading Men’s Skin: The Big Picture

Protecting Yourself From Skin Cancer

By Dr. Kerry Shaughnessy Hello!  May is national Skin Cancer Awareness month, which makes good sense given that we’re heading into summertime and peak sun-tanning season. What better time for some helpful sun protection tips from your friendly Water’s Edge dermatologist? Note that this will be my first summer spent in Florida, so it’s important information for me to review as well! Protecting your skin from the sun helps prevent skin cancer, plain and simple.  It doesn’t matter how dark your skin is or how easily it tans—you still need to protect it. Sunscreen is a great start, but it’s Continue reading Protecting Yourself From Skin Cancer

Kiss Your Double Chin Goodbye With Kybella!

After a successful initial trial period, Water’s Edge Dermatology is excited to announce the permanent addition of Kybella injections to their wide range of cosmetic procedures. Kybella injections are an FDA approved, non-surgical, injectable cosmetic treatment for excess fat. Launched in 2015, it is a very new product that aims to better serve patients who are reluctant to go under the knife for surgery or receive liposuction. According to the Food and Drug Administration, Kybella is a treatment for adults who have moderate-to-severe fat below their chin — also known as submental fat. It is not recommended to treat any Continue reading Kiss Your Double Chin Goodbye With Kybella!

The Big Picture on Skin Cancer

The month of May is known for celebrations such as Mother’s Day and May Day. But it’s also Skin Cancer Awareness month, and based upon the staggering statistics, it’s no wonder why. Here are just a few of the worrisome facts, from the Skin Cancer Foundation: During the past thirty years, more people have suffered from skin cancer than all other kinds of cancer, combined. One out of five Americans will end up getting skin cancer in their lifetime. Nearly 10,000 Americans die from melanoma each year. More than $8 billion is spent every year in America on skin cancer Continue reading The Big Picture on Skin Cancer

Rosacea: Causes and Treatments

If you’re struggling with rosacea, you are all too familiar with its symptoms. This inflammatory skin disorder presents in different ways (depending on the type), but symptoms may include redness of the facial skin, sensitive skin that stings or burns, skin with a rough texture, thickening skin, or acne, to name a few. Most people with rosacea will experience some combination of symptoms. What Causes Rosacea? Although rosacea is common, with millions of sufferers, scientists have yet to pinpoint exact causes. However, there are some known clues. For starters, most people who get rosacea are between 30 and 50, fair-skinned, Continue reading Rosacea: Causes and Treatments

How to Get Clearer Skin With Acne-Fighting Foods

If you’re suffering from acne, then you’re not alone. Currently, 85% of all people in the U.S. have suffered from some form of acne at a point in their lives, typically on the chest, face, or back. Acne is caused by a number of factors, including genetics, stress, and diet. And while we can’t control our family tree, we can control our diet. Here are some foods that help fight acne: Omega-3 Fatty Acids — Foods that contain omega-3 fatty acids are known to give skin an almost instantaneous glow. Additionally, omega-3 fatty acids help to reduce inflammation, mitigating the Continue reading How to Get Clearer Skin With Acne-Fighting Foods

The 3 Things Your Dermatologist Can Do For You

We are only given one body and the skin we’re in is built to last a lifetime. However, it is up to us to treat our body and our skin as well as possible to keep it healthy and to increase our longevity. One of the best ways to do this is by taking frequent visits to your local dermatologists. While dermatologists are indeed experts when it comes to clear, beautiful skin, their knowledge runs further than skin deep and can help you improve more than just your complexion. Still curious? Here are three things your dermatologist specialist can do Continue reading The 3 Things Your Dermatologist Can Do For You