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Skin tags

Skin tags, or acrochordons, are benign skin lesions that usually appear on the skin growing on narrow stalks. These pedunculated outgrowths are estimated to be found in about 50% of adults, and the risk of occurrence increases with age, obesity, diabetes, pregnancy, and other conditions. Skin tags usually appear at friction sites like the neck,…

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Strawberry legs

With the beginning of spring, and the thoughts of summer pool parties and trips to the beach quickly approaching, many of us automatically begin to worry about our “Strawberry legs”. The pitted or dotted appearance of the skin that resembles the look and texture of real strawberries, can be caused by different phenomena. Some of…

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Allergy testing

An allergy is a hypersensitivity reaction of the immune system to a stimulus, such as dust, pollen, grass, pet dander, mold, etc. The immune system senses that is being attacked by an allergen in the environment and mounts an exaggerated response to fight back. Skin allergies are some of the most common, difficult to treat,…

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Acne

Acne is the most common skin condition among teenagers and young adults, affecting approximately 85% of the young population. Acne is described as an inflammation of the pilosebasceous units and it commonly starts in puberty, although it may also initiate after the age of 25. Acne is more common in males than females, has prevalence…

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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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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
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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