The Skin Wellness Physicians Blog

Interesting and Useful Information for Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Ft. Myers, and Naples, FL

Welcome to the Skin Wellness Physicians blog! Read posts chosen specifically for people interested in learning about skin health, beauty, and more in the Naples and Marco Island areas.

Keratosis Pilaris: Why Are the Backs of My Arms Always Rough?

There are many medical dermatology conditions Florida women and women bring to our team at Skin Wellness Physicians. One is keratosis pilaris (KP), an inherited, genetic condition that results in rough, red, or both rough and red follicles on the back of the arms, most commonly over the triceps area. In rare cases, one can find this …

How Do You Boost Collagen for Plumper Skin?

When we’re young, our skin has a fuller, more supple appearance, while older skin typically becomes thinner and more deflated. There’s one substance that’s primarily responsible for this: collagen. Collagen is a substance your body creates naturally. The protein is especially abundant in the skin and is also a component of the hair, muscles, and …

A Dermatologist’s Guide to Safe Pregnancy Skin Care

Pregnancy is a wonderful time for you and your family. However, there are many changes to your body and your skin that could happen during this period, and special care must be taken—including using or avoiding certain skincare products. Florida’s Dr. Vivian Wong from Skin Care Wellness Physicians is here to discuss some dos and don’ts …

Can You Minimize Scarring from Mohs Surgery?

As you’re probably already aware, too much unprotected sun exposure is detrimental to your skin. Skin cancer is obviously something to be concerned about, and sun exposure significantly increases the risk of this disease. Ultraviolet radiation burns the skin and alters the DNA itself, leading to mutations in the skin that can result in cancer. …

What Are the Benefits of Mohs Surgery?

When patients are researching skin cancer treatments, many of them have one question on their minds: “Is Mohs surgery the best option?” Our Naples-based Skin Wellness Physicians team recommends this precise and advanced treatment for patients who have skin cancers with poorly defined borders and those who have skin cancer on sensitive areas who wish …

Banish the Burn

All of us have experienced a sunburn in the past, most likely in childhood. Even people who are careful with sun protection can forget to wear sunscreen on cloudy days, neglect to reapply after swimming, or miss those hard-to-reach spots.  What exactly is a sunburn at the cellular level? A sunburn is a first- or second-degree burn …

How Can You Address or Prevent Sleep Wrinkles?

Getting enough quality sleep is important for your skin. Studies show that while we’re sleeping, blood flow increases in our skin, and specialized cells rebuild collagen while also repairing damage from sun exposure. Although aging is a major cause of skin damage, our day-to-day habits also contribute to the development of wrinkles. One of the …

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