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Juvederm vs. Restylane: Which Filler is Better Than the Other?

Juvéderm and Restylane are two common dermal fillers used in the treatment of wrinkles and facial volume restoration. These injectables are not to be confused with muscle-relaxing injectables such as Botox or Dysport. Juvéderm is owned and manufactured by Allergan, while Restylane belongs to Galderma. Both of these fillers contain Hyaluronic Acid, a skin-plumping compound …

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The Maskne Epidemic: What’s Really Causing the Acne Around Your Mouth?

Wearing a mask has become a temporary component of our societal norm. Although masks are vital for preventing the spread of COVID-19, they’re not always friendly for our complexion.  But chances are, your pimples are popping (up) around your pout for more reasons than constant mask wear. What Causes Acne Around My Mouth? Your skin …

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The Anti-Acne Diet – What the Latest Research Shows

Many myths and have surfaced throughout the years when it comes to eating for clear skin.  “You must avoid fatty foods.” “No dairy. No exceptions.” “Steer clear of sugar.” However, there has been an ongoing debate as these beliefs surface in the medical world. And while it’s true that some claims are simply fads, recent …

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Collagen Stimulating Dermal Filler for Thinning Skin

Most of our patients here at Galt Dermatology are familiar with the dermal fillers and Botox injectables our board-certified physicians use to treat fine lines and wrinkles.  However, there is one collagen stimulating dermal filler that stands out from the rest. Sculptra Aesthetic is an FDA-approved treatment to restore volume to thinning, wrinkled skin. Our physicians recommend Sculptra to patients who …

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Rough, Dry Skin? How to Care for Over Washed Hands

Frequent hand washing is a protective action we all must take to flatten the curve of COVID-19.  And while it is undoubtedly essential as part of daily hygiene, constant hand washing can quickly lead to cracked, rough, and sore hands. On the bright side, protective measures can be taken to help protect your hands from …

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Merkel Cell Carcinoma – Deadlier than Melanoma

You may have heard about the three most common types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. A lesser-known form of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma has been steadily increasing in number over the last few decades. Since the 1990s, the number of diagnosed cases has increased by 5% to …

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Top 6 Reasons Why Your Skin Is Red And Common Rosacea Misdiagnosis

Have you ever noticed splotches of redness on your cheeks and the center of your face? This may be visible after intense exercise, or after certain meals. You may even notice significant redness after consuming alcohol.  A 2018 study by Dr. Jacob Thyssen and colleagues at the University of Copenhagen found that 415 million people worldwide currently …

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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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