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Hot Dermatology Topics in the News

I always scour the papers looking for dermatology news that my patients may be reading. This helps to keep me up to date on "popular dermatology" and topics that may be of interest to patients. It also allows me to weed through misinformation that may be in the media and incorrectly educate patients. I have decided to start adding the highlights to the blog that I find interesting and think you may enjoy, or may be important for readers to know. I hope you enjoy.

October 7, 2015

Melissa Lazarus MD, FAAD Receives 2015 Best of Miami Beach Dermatologists Award

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Melissa Lazarus MD, FAAD Receives 2015 Best of Miami Beach Award Miami Beach Award Program Honors the Achievement Best of Miami Beach Dermatologists Award MIAMI BEACH September 30, 2015 -- Melissa Lazarus MD, FAAD has been selected for the 2015 Best of Miami Beach Award in the Dermatologists category by […]

December 28, 2012

Where do you buy Botox?

The medical news today reconfirms our strong belief in buying directly from the manufacturer and not cutting corners to save money and put our patients at risk.  The front page article in the Marketplace section of The Wall Street Journal reported that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent letters to 350 medical practices warning […]

November 12, 2012

Melissa Lazarus Dermatology Opens Beauty Bar Near Bal Harbour

Launches with 121 Nails™ Manicures and Pedicures 121 Beauty Bar offers Miami's most sanitary manicure and pedicure: 121 Nails™. Melissa Lazarus Dermatology's new on-site beauty bar has recently opened its doors. First up on the beauty menu: stylish, high-quality, sanitary nail services using 121 Nails™, a unique system created by Melissa Lazarus, M.D., that ensures […]

July 10, 2012

Smoking and Skin Cancer

Everyone knows that smoking is linked to many horrible diseases like lung cancer, heart disease, and oral cancer. But there is another reason to quit. Smokers have an increased risk of skin cancer.  A new study published online in the Archives of Dermatology compared many research studies (called a meta-analysis) and concluded that smoking increases […]

July 5, 2012

I'll Let You Play with My Phone if You Promise Not to Kick the Doctor!

If you have ever had a child with a wart requiring "freezing" (liquid nitrogen treatment) by the dermatologist, you know how distressing this can be not only to the child, but also to the parent (and sometimes to the doctor as well). A new study in the Archives of Dermatology suggests that maybe you should […]

June 26, 2012

Is it True You Need to Pee on Jellyfish Stings?

Actually, this myth was just proven to be just that, a myth. In an article published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine (June 8, 2012), researchers reviewed 19 studies published about the treatment of jellyfish stings. And guess what? There was no evidence that urine or meat tenderizer were helpful at all (phew). They found […]

June 12, 2012

Sunscreen - The Latest Drug Banned from Schools

Did you know that in many states it is illegal to send your child to school with sunscreen? In fact, in all states except California, children are not allowed to apply the product at school or even bring sunscreen to school. This topic is getting national media attention because two girls, Violet and Zoe Michener, […]

October 3, 2011

Ultherapy: Natural and Noticeable Skin Tightening Without Surgery or Down-time

One of my favorite things about being a dermatologist in Miami is the whole host of “toys” I get to play with and use to make people look and feel better, fresher, and younger. Don't get me wrong, curing and preventing skin cancer is pretty darn cool too, but using laser beams and other devices […]

September 14, 2011

New Hope for the Follicularly Challenged

Is it possible that the medication that gives you thick, long, luscious lashes can also give those that are follicularly challenged (aka balding) on the scalp some new hope? Allergan, Inc. announced today that it is beginning phase 2 trials of Latisse (bimatoprost) as a therapy for hair loss and expects to have results as […]

September 8, 2011

The Fungus Amongus

In South Florida where I practice dermatology, it is always sandal season. But many men and women hide their toes in the shadows of closed-toe shoes because they are embarrassed by a microscopic invader- toenail fungus. Nail fungus, or onychomycosis in medical jargon, usually appears as a white or yellow spot under the tip of […]

August 11, 2011

It Is So Cool

CoolSculpting by Zeltiq® that is…I admit I was hesitant when I first heard that you could freeze away fat. As a huge fan of the medical condition called “popsicle panniclitis” as a medical student (this is when kids lose the fat in their cheeks from sucking on too many popsicles during the summer), I was […]

July 22, 2011

There's a New Kid in Town and He Is Ready for a Fight!

Merz Aesthetics announced today that they have received FDA approval for Xeomin® (incobotulinumtoxin) for the temporary improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe glabellar lines, also known as frown lines or the "elevens" in adult patients. This now presents a third option in the head-to-head battle that has been taking place between Botox® (Allergan) […]

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