MEDICAL DERMATOLOGY

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What Is Solar Keratosis?

If you’ve noticed new dry, scaly, or rough patches of skin, you might have actinic keratosis. Also called solar keratosis, this condition forms due to chronic sun exposure. While it’s often benign, actinic keratosis is also one of the most common forms of precancer our board-certified dermatologists at SkinSmart Dermatology® treat. If you suspect you …

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Hair loss myths

At some point, both men and women may experience hair loss and thinning. Maybe you see a lot of hair clogging up the shower drain or find excess hair tangled in your hairbrush. For some patients, hair thinning and loss may be temporary, while for others, it may be a sign of a more serious …

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What causes eczema?

Dermatologists see patients for a wide number of reasons, but one of the most common is eczema. This condition can cause itching and rashes that can be extremely difficult to manage. With Drs. Elizabeth Callahan and William Adams of SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota, FL, patients can obtain a proper diagnosis and discuss treatment of their …

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Remedies to ease sunburns

A sunburn is classified as a first-degree burn, which means it affects the top layer of the skin. It is damage to the skin that can increase a patient’s risk of developing skin cancer in the future. Drs. Elizabeth Callahan and William Adams of SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota, FL, educate patients on what causes sunburn, …

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Prevent Wintertime Sun Damage

In Florida, the sun is out year-round and many patients spend significant time outdoors enjoying the weather. However, during the winter months, many don’t think to protect the skin the same way they do during the summer. Drs. Elizabeth Callahan and William Adams of SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota, FL encourage patients to talk to a …

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National Healthy Skin Month

November is National Healthy Skin Month, and what better time to learn more about the largest organ of your body! We often don’t think much about our skin, but we should. In fact, daily care and attention is vital to maintaining healthy, beautiful skin and reducing the risk of concerns such as skin cancer. The …

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Tips for reducing redness and rosacea

Patients who have been diagnosed with rosacea may find themselves frustrated at controlling the condition, as well as the redness and flushing that occurs with it. Thanks to continued advances in medical and dermatological services, patients with rosacea can now work with a professional at SkinSmart Dermatology in Sarasota, FL to learn more about tips …

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