Important Patient Alert: Please be advised that due to inclement weather impacts of Hurricane Ian, all three Skin Wellness Physician's office locations will be closed until Friday, September 30, 2022. Please monitor email and/or social media for additional updates to this plan.

Treating the Persistent Hyperpigmentation of Melasma

Melasma is a common, stubborn, and recalcitrant dermatological condition we see in Bonita Springs, Marco Island, and Naples. The skin discoloration typically effects pre-menopausal women and is characterized by brown patches on sun-exposed areas—specifically the face. These asymptomatic brown patches are usually symmetric and with irregular borders. Melasma is not harmful, but many people do find …

Microneedling Aftercare: What Should You Do for Your Skin?

When your skin begins to grow weaker and thinner due to aging, you can restore a more youthful appearance by using cosmetic techniques like microneedling to create more collagen and elastin. Microneedling also stimulates blood circulation to promote healthier skin. Although this treatment is minimally invasive and there’s very little recovery time, a little aftercare …

Healthy Aging Month: 5 Tips for a Healthy Aging Face

September is Healthy Aging Month, and while this topic alone could fill a large textbook, here are five tips from Florida’s dermatology-focused Skin Wellness Physicians to help us move through time more slowly and healthfully: 1) Sunscreen The most important intervention one can do for the health of the largest organ of the body would be …

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 …

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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