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Acanthosis nigricans

Acanthosis nigricans (AN) is a condition characterized by a hyperpigmentation described as a brown-grey velvety thickening of the skin. AN commonly appears on the neck, axillae, and groin. AN can affect men, women, and children of all ages, and is predominant among African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans. AN can frequently be associated with other disorders…

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Melasma

Melasma is an acquired skin hyperpigmentation, that usually appears on sun exposed areas of adults of darker skin pigmentation. Melasma occurs more frequently among women, in a ratio of 9 to 1 compared to men. Other contributing factors to melasma are ultraviolet radiation (amount of sun exposure, geographic location), medication use (especially some antiepileptic drugs),…

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BLU-U: photodynamic therapy to treat skin damage done by the sun

Years of cumulative sun exposure can result in serious damage to your skin, which usually appears as red, rough, scaly, crusty, or bumpy spots. These skin lesions are called actinic keratoses and, if left untreated, may progress to skin cancer. At Florida Skin Center we are proud to offer, in addition to medical treatment and cryotherapy for…

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WHAT IS PSORIASIS?

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin condition where the skin cells shed in days instead of weeks. It is caused by combination of a genetic trait that causes a quickened autoreactive immune response and exposure to specific external factors.  External factors such as infections, physical trauma, stress, and certain drugs (lithium, antimalarials, interferon, indomethacin, beta-blockers) can trigger a…

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Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum (MC) is one of the most common conditions seen among our pediatric guests at Florida Skin Center, although occasionally also occurs in adolescents and adults. MC is a virus of the pox family, which causes localized skin infections consistent of one or several benign, small (2 to 5 mm in diameter), fleshed colored…

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Infantile Hemangiomas

An infantile hemangioma is a benign growth that most commonly appears as a rubbery, bright red nodule of extra blood vessels in the skin. It is the most common tumor of childhood. It usually appears during the first months of life, and continues to grow over the first year. It usually starts to recede gradually…

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Seborrheic Keratoses

Seborrheic keratoses are benign skin growths that can be brown, tan, or skin-toned in color. They often have a warty rough appearance to them. They are also described as being “stuck-on”. Many people come in to be evaluated for these lesions because they can be dark and irregular-appearing. However, seborrheic keratoses are completely benign and…

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The Red Face

From a dermatological standpoint, redness of the face can be caused by a variety of different conditions. Common skin conditions that can cause redness of the face include acne, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, eczema, and allergic contact dermatitis. Less common skin conditions that can cause redness on the face include psoriasis, infections (tinea – fungal, impetigo…

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Dermaplaning Promo

For the month of November, buy 1 dermaplaning treatment, and receive 50% off the second treatment! WHAT IS DERMAPLANING? Dermaplaning is an exfoliation technique that removes the outermost layer of skin cells, leaving smooth and supple skin behind. This treatment is also great for removing fine hairs on the skin, called vellus hairs. This procedure…

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Our Doctors

Pediatric Dermatologist in Fort Myers, FL

Anais Aurora Badia MD, D.O, F.A.A.D

Board-Certified Dermatologist and Pediatric Dermatologist
Dermatologist in Fort Myers, FL

Chetan Vedvyas, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Fellowship-Trained Mohs Surgeon & Board-Certified Dermatologist
Dermatologist in Fort Myers, FL

Kimberly A. Werner, M.D., F.A.A.D.

Board-Certified Dermatologist
Plastic Surgeon in Fort Myers, FL

Andrea Basile, M.D.

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dermatopathologist in Fort Myers, FL

Robb E. Wilentz, M.D.

Board-Certified Anatomic Pathologist & Dermatopathologist
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