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.

Navigating Retin A and Retinol: Advice from an Experienced Dermatologist

Retin A is the brand name for prescription topical tretinoin or all-trans retinoic acid, a vitamin A derivative that was first FDA approved in the 1970s for the treatment of acne. Since its introduction, tretinoin has become a first-line agent in the treatment of both acne and photodamage. Retinol, a non-prescription form of retinoic acid, …

From Thinning to Thriving: A Dermatologist’s Guide to Vitamins for Hair Loss

Hair loss is a common problem that affects millions of people around the world. Although there are several factors that contribute to hair loss—including genetics, aging, hormonal imbalances, and certain medical conditions—deficiencies in certain vitamins and minerals are also known to cause hair loss. As dermatologists serving Florida, we known that biotin, vitamin D, and iron …

Managing Melasma: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

Melasma is a common yet unwelcome skin condition we treat at Florida’s Skin Wellness Physicians. It is known for leaving behind stubborn hyperpigmentation, particularly on sun-exposed areas of the face. The condition is most common in women of darker skin types and oftentimes surfaces during reproductive years. This pesky skin condition can relate to a …

Understanding Vitiligo Causes Symptoms and Treatments

Vitiligo is an autoimmune skin condition that causes your skin to lose its color or pigment. This medical condition happens when the body’s immune system destroys melanocytes. Melanocytes are skin cells that make melanin, which is the chemical that gives skin its color or pigmentation. When someone has vitiligo, they develop milky-white patches on their …

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