Dermatology

A Q & A on rosacea

By some estimates, as many as 14 million people in the U.S. are living with rosacea, a skin disorder that affects the face. But as common as it is, how much do you know about it? Here are answers to some frequent questions about this condition. Q: What are its symptoms? A: Rosacea often starts as a redness that looks like a blush across the nose, cheeks, chin or forehead. In time, red pimples and bumps may appear. Small, red blood vessels may become visible under your skin, which might burn...

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7/16/2018 5:04:00 PM Comments(0)

Sunscreen 101

The summer season is upon us. Whether combing the beaches or relaxing in the pool, many Floridians will cherish the opportunity to soak in the sun-drenched outdoor life. But you owe it to your skin to be prepared: Sunscreen is a must during any season if you’re spending time outdoors. The sun's ultraviolet rays lead to early wrinkles, age spots and potentially deadly skin cancers. Wearing the proper sunscreen can help protect you from these dangers. Here’s what you should look f...

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6/28/2018 10:09:00 AM Comments(0)

Free Skin Evaluations Offered in May

In Observance of Melanoma Awareness Month and arranged in coordination with the Watson Clinic Foundation, two locations will host special events in May featuring free skin examinations. Our Watson Clinic Dermatology at Sun City Center location will offer free exams on Friday, May 5 and Friday, May 12 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. These evaluations will be performed by Michelle Gordon, ARNP-C , an expert skin care specialist who works alongside board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ronald J. Patrick . Me...

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5/1/2017 9:21:00 AM Comments(0)

A Family Guide to Sunscreens

Does your idea of family fun include spending time together outdoors? Then it's important to protect the whole gang from the sun's damaging ultraviolet UV rays. There's nothing cool about painful sunburns, early wrinkles or a raised risk of skin cancer. And yet that's just what too much UV exposure can bring. One way to help keep your family safe: Make sure everyone gets their sunscreen on. Here's what you need to know to get started: Check the label. When shopping for sunscreen, make sure you c...

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4/24/2017 3:34:00 PM Comments(0)

A Family Guide to Sunscreens

Does your idea of family fun include spending time together outdoors? Then it's important to protect the whole gang from the sun's damaging ultraviolet UV rays. There's nothing cool about painful sunburns, early wrinkles or a raised risk of skin cancer.And yet that's just what too much UV exposure can bring. One way to help keep your family safe: Make sure everyone gets their sunscreen on. Here's what you need to know to get started: Check the label . When shopping for sunscreen, make sure you c...

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2/20/2017 4:34:00 PM Comments(0)

What to Look for on Sunscreen Labels

You can learn a lot about a bottle of sunscreen just by looking at its label. Specifically, checking the label helps you choose a sunscreen that reduces your risk of sunburn, early aging and skin cancer. Here's a closer look at today's sunscreen labels, with hints on how to make them work for you: Look for broad-spectrum protection. These words mean that the sunscreen helps guard against ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays. Both kinds can damage skin and lead to wrinkles and skin cancer. Only p...

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5/23/2016 3:57:00 PM Comments(0)