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Summer Sun And Margarita Rashes

Summer is upon us, and people are out celebrating the loosening of the quarantine restrictions. Before you reach out for your favorite margarita mix, take a moment to learn about the summer margarita rash. Phytophotodermatitis is a skin rash that occurs after exposure to plant-based chemical compounds that become activated in sunlight. This rash is …

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Is Your Skin Ready for Summer? Dermatologist’s Summer Skincare Tips

Despite our recent shelter-in-place, summer is here, and it’s best if your skin’s prepared. As temperatures rise, so does concern for the health of your skin. Luckily, Dr. Miguel Villacorta knows just what you need to stay safe while enjoying the sun. Fun fact: Our dermatologists spend just as much time in the sun as …

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Skincare, Uncomplicated. The Ideal Skincare Routine for All Skin Types

Over recent years, skin care products and suggested routines have become a complex and misunderstood topic. Galt Dermatology has helped thousands of patients to understand their personal skin care needs and which products are best suited for them. Often, patients new to our office visit with a great deal of frustration, overwhelm, and often—skin reactions …

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Reversing Sun Damaged Skin

90% of visible signs of aging are due to sun damage. The skin utilizes sunlight to help us create Vitamin D, which is crucial for healthy bones, immunity, and serotonin production.  But the risk of overexposure to ultraviolet rays can cause severe damage to the skin. And this doesn’t just stop at your typical sunburn. …

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Learn Exactly How Much It Cost To See A Dermatologist And Reduce Your Healthcare Spending

We have all worried about not knowing what is the cost to see a dermatologist before our appointment. We anticipate the countless medical bills in the mail and the dreaded fight with the insurance company. The COVID-19 pandemic has made everyone more cost-conscious, as many are losing their jobs and health insurance.  In 2019, President …

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Preventing Breakouts and Irritation From Your Face Covering

As Florida re-opens, more people each day are returning to their public lives. This also means more time spent wearing our face coverings. As a temporary component to the new normal, wearing your mask or covering is strongly recommended, (mandatory, in some settings) by the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to stop the …

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A Revolutionary Skin Care Regimen: Skin Type Solutions

What’s your skin type?  You may think that you have the answer to this question by looking in the mirror. Shiny nose? Oily. Cheeks become flakey in colder seasons? Dry. The truth of the matter is that your skin is far more complex than a single skin type. And as time goes by, your skin …

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Choosing A Safe Sunscreen For Me And The Environment

Spring is already here, and we can already enjoy the beautiful South Florida weather and warming waters. The beaches swell with locals, tourists, and lilly white college students on Spring Break. (Well, if the beaches weren’t closed due to Covid-19) You want to protect yourself so choose a sunscreen that is safe for you and …

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First Direct Care Dermatologist in Fort Lauderdale FL

You have probably experienced the frustration with today’s healthcare system where impersonalized care, long wait times, decreased quality of care, and high costs with soaring deductibles are all too common. Whatever happened to the physician that knew you personally and fostered the patient-doctor relationship? Have we lost the essence of medicine and the art of …

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