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Healthy skin tips for Fort Myers residents

Dr. Badia gives Healthy skin tips

You exercise, eat right, and take care of your body. Now it is time to protect your skin as well. Dr. Badia and the team at Florida Skin Center are offering healthy skin tips for residents in South West Florida. Wear sunscreen daily on all skin that gets sun exposure! It is necessary to wear sunscreen daily. Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen that is water resistant and has an SPF of 30 or higher. Be sure to reapply every 1-2 hours for optimal protection. Sun exposure increases the risks of: Skin cancer Premature aging of the skin Dull, damaged skin Use … Continue reading

Florida dermatologist explains the harmful effects of tanning beds

Harmful Effects of Tanning Beds on skin, Florida dermatologist explains

A tan is unhealthy for your skin. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, whether from the sun or from a tanning bed, can have dangerous consequences. The dermatology team at Florida Skin Center hopes to educate patients on the harmful effects of tanning beds. The damaging effects of UV light Exposure to UV radiation causes the skin to create more melanin, which gives you the tanned look. Tanning beds contain fluorescent bulbs that give off UVA and UVB rays, mimicking the effects of the sun. Although you may like the golden appearance of a tan, that color shows your skin cells … Continue reading

Fort Myers dermatologist discusses the importance of antioxidants for skin health

Fort Myers dermatologist recommends antioxidants foods for skin health

Your skin is your largest organ. It is important to take care of it. With locations in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Lehigh Acres, Dr. Badia and the team at Florida Skin Center take the time to educate patients on skin health topics such as the importance of antioxidants in combating pollutants and toxins in the air. The dangers of air pollution Every day we expose our skin to many pollutants such as smog, secondhand smoke, and car exhaust. Although we understand that smoke and pollution are bad for our lungs, they are equally bad for our skin. Air pollution particles … Continue reading

Fort Myers residents learn detection tips for skin cancer awareness month

Skin Cancer Awareness Fort Myers from Dr. Badia

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. With locations in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Lehigh Acres, Dr. Badia and the team at Florida Skin Center want patients to understand the importance of routine skin checks and early detection.   The ABCDEs of skin checks Skin cancer is visible. Regular examinations by a dermatologist are important to maintain the health of your skin. However, you can give yourself additional protection by doing monthly skin checks. Early detection is key to treating skin cancer. When checking your skin, use the ABCDE rule. Asymmetry – The two sides of a mole should match. … Continue reading

Common Rashes of the Skin: Part 7 – Intertrigo

Common Rashes of the Skin - Intertrigo

Intertrigo describes a rash in the body folds, such as in the folds of the neck, under the arms, under a protruding abdomen, in the groin, underneath the breasts, or between the buttocks. Intertrigo usually presents as red, itchy, burning patches and papules, and occurs in these skin folds.   It can occur in people of all ages and sexes, but is more common in those that are overweight or obese. Genetics play a role, but environmental factors are the main contributing factors for intertrigo. These skin folds have a relatively higher surface temperature than other areas of the body. … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning for your Skin

Spring Cleaning for your Skin - flyer

There is still time to take advantage of our current promotion – 25% off products that will help clean & exfoliate your skin! The SkinMedica AHA/BHA cream has both alpha hydroxy acid and beta hydroxy acid, which work by removing dead skin cells, revealing soft, hydrated skin underneath. It helps diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles, improves dullness, and improves uneven skin tone & rough texture. This product also contains vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radical damage. There is also Pro-vitamin B5 in the AHA/BHA cream, which helps bind … Continue reading

Common Rashes of the Skin: Part 6 – Seborrheic Dermatitis

Common Rashes of the Skin - Seborrheic Dermatitis

Seborrheic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that occurs most frequently in areas with the most sebaceous glands, such as the T-zone area of the face, scalp, inside the ears, and chest. This condition is linked to Malassezia, a type of yeast. The rash usually presents as scaly red patches, and rarely, as red plaques. The overlying scale can be white or yellow in color. These red patches can itch or burn.   Researchers are still studying what causes this common skin disease. It appears that the cause is complex. Many factors seem to work together to cause seborrheic … Continue reading

Common Rashes of the Skin: Part 4-Urticaria

Urticaria

Urticaria, also known as hives are flesh toned to red colored bumps that are classily itchy. Hives are known to appear quickly and disappear just as fast. They can change shapes, and disappear from one area only to appear in another. Urticaria is a condition that be transient or can last years. Some of the know causes of urticaria are food allergies, medications, insect bites, infections, environmental allergens, a certain physical stimulation (such as sun exposure, water, heat, cold, pressure/touch, and exercise induced). In some cases, a true cause of the hives is not identifiable.   Treatment it aimed at … Continue reading

Common Rashes of the Skin : Part 3- Tinea Versicolor

Tinea Versicolor

Tinea versicolor (TV) is a common fungal infection affecting mostly adolescents and young adults.  The condition is seen most often in tropical regions where the weather is hot and humid.  Despite the name, TV is not in the same family as ringworm (tinea). Also unlike ringworm, it is not contagious from one person to the next.  Tinea versicolor is caused from a fungus that naturally already lives on many people’s skin, but only causes TV in some individuals. The term “versicolor” refers to the various skin color changes that may be seen with this condition, including light patches, dark patches, … Continue reading

Common Rashes of the Skin: Part 2- Tinea Coporis (AKA Ringworm)

corporis

Tinea corporis is a type of fungal infection occurring on skin sites other than the face, hands, feet, or groin.  It is collectively known along with other types of tinea as “ringworm.”  The fungus may be acquired via direct skin contact with a person, animal, or surface that is infected.  It can also be spread from other sites of infection (i.e. hands, feet).  Tinea corporis outbreaks can often be seen among wrestlers or other athletes who have skin to skin contact. Tinea corporis typically begins as an itchy, scaly, red circular or oval patch that spreads outwardly.  The center subsequently … Continue reading


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