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.

Winter is Ideal for Forever Young BroadBand Light (BBL™) or Laser Skin Resurfacing

Even though colder, cloudier weather is settling in, you shouldn’t be taking a rain check on skincare. Remember that cool, windy conditions tend to strip the skin of moisture. Add to that the fact that many of us are still recovering from summer and fall skin damage! Because of this, laser and light treatments are …

Understanding Sciton Halo

Medical and technological advances have led to the development of skin rejuvenation treatments that are increasingly customizable to the patient. While talented physicians have always taken an individual’s unique characteristics and goals into account when administering a cosmetic treatment, modern options are more able to accommodate specific preferences than ever before. One of the best …

The Benefits of Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer

Mohs surgery, or Mohs micrographic surgery, is a highly effective treatment for common non-melanoma skin cancer types, like basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. The technique is intended to remove cancerous tumors as completely and permanently as possible with precision while leaving the healthy neighboring tissue intact. This method involves a specially trained physician …

Winter Weather: The Breakdown of a Gentle Skin Care Routine

As the “winter weather” rolls into Southwest Florida, we need to make some changes to our skin care regimen. The decrease in humidity can lead to dry, scaly, irritated, and itchy skin. While I do recommend a gentle skin care regimen all year round, it is even more important during the winter. There are several …

The Alphabet Soup of Breast Cancer and Melanoma

Understanding BRCA Genes, Breast Cancer, and Melanoma October is when American cities will begin adorning public landmarks with the signature pink color for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While October and May are breast cancer and melanoma awareness months, respectively, few people are aware of the relationship between breast cancer and this form of skin cancer. …

Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreen: What’s the Deal?

Hawaii is the first state in the United States to ban the sale of sunscreen containing the coral-harming chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate, ushering in a new era of reef-safe sunscreen. The new law goes into effect January 1, 2021, but many visitors and residents are already trading in their non-reef-safe sun protection. So what does this mean for the rest …

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