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Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Blog

‘Tis the season… for eyelid dermatitis

Published on March 18, 2013

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist With pollen counts increasing and spring upon us, sneezing, sniffling and …oh yes, eyelid dermatitis is on the rise. Although allergic contact dermatitis is the most common cause of eyelid rashes,

Focus on Aesthetics, This Month’s Feature Laser Combination Eyelid Surgery

Published on March 13, 2013

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Laser Combination Eyelid Surgery is a novel, “state of the art” way to eliminate drooping or sagging eyelids which do not respond to rest or topical creams This procedure removes excessive

Shaving with an emphasis on moisturizing sun protection

Published on March 8, 2013

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Male patients often tell me that they forget to wear sunscreens or only do so on occasion. When I ask them about using aftershave lotion or a moisturizer, I get a

What’s New In Dermatology? A Live Blog from the 71st Annual AAD Meeting

Published on March 4, 2013

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Live from Miami — This American Academy Of Dermatology (AAD) 71st Meeting is a very international gathering, with about 15,000 attendees from all over the world. It is chilly in Florida

Sunscreen Labeling… Change is in the air

Published on February 27, 2013

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Later this year, the FDA is scheduled to implement some new changes to sunscreen labeling. First off, the new important label will designate whether a sunscreen is broad-spectrum or not. One

We now accept Humana (all plans) effective 1/15/2014

Published on February 8, 2013

SCD is now accepting all Humana patients. For a full list of the plans we accept, please click on

Basal Cell Carcinoma and vismodegib- a new therapeutic advancement

Published on January 23, 2013

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer accounting for about 3 million cases per year in the US. This cancer is a more locally destructive force

Body Contouring for the summer!

Published on July 16, 2012

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Tumescent liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure which can remove localized fat deposits from the body. Dermatologic surgeons advanced this procedure in the 1980s with the advent of tumescent anesthesia. This

How do I protect my skin from the hot summer sun?

Published on July 8, 2012

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Not all skin cancers can be prevented; however, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. Limit exposure to the sun. Do not stay in

  • Featured Procedure

    Fraxis Duo™ CO2

    Fraxis Duo™ CO2 Laser Treatment Overview: Our Fraxis Duo CO2 laser system is a “gold standard” device. It is a highly sought after system because it can integrate multiple advanced technologies into one platform. The CO2 laser emits the longest wavelength of light compared to other lasers and can be used on a variety of skin types. Treatments can be easily tailored to meet the specific cosmetic need(s) of our patients. This state-of-the-art device excels at treating a wide range of skin conditions.

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  • Featured Procedure


    Blepharoplasty is utilized to repair sagging eyelid skin and correct unsightly fat pads. Depending on the nature of the issue, excess skin, redundant muscle, and bulging fat pads can be cosmetically corrected in order to restore a refreshed and more youthful appearance to the eyes. CO2 Laser can be used simultaneously with this procedure to remove unwanted skin growths and improve sun damaged skin.

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    Chemical Peel

    The precise formulas in peels vary and the type utilized is personally adjusted to meet each patient’s needs. For example, tricholoracetic acid (TCA) is a medium depth peel, which can eliminate brown spots and help to even out textural irregularities on the face and neck. Downtime is usually around 7 days. Glycolic acid peels are referred to as lunchtime peels.

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  • Featured Procedure


    The “lyft” procedure is coined term that we are using to describe a procedure which removes excess fat and skin from the lower face, neck or both. Skin and musculature is tightened in the process. Repositioning of the skin allows our patients to achieve a more youthful appearance. Those who respond best have deep cheek folds and loose sagging skin around the neck. As we age, fat pads descend from the upper cheek and skin laxity becomes more prominent in the jowl regions of the face. Our lyft technique uses smaller incisions. These are hidden behind the ear folds and/or in the crease just under the chin. By minimizing incision length (and undermining), the procedure is safer and requires less downtime than that seen with a traditional facelift.

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