Skin Biopsy 101: What To Expect

If you’ve gotten your annual physical exam with your primary care physician recently, he or she may have suggested you see a dermatologist if you have any spots on your skin that should be checked out. More than likely, your dermatologist will want to do a skin biopsy on any areas that appear distorted or irregular. Let’s take a look at what to expect during a skin biopsy.

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Everything You Need To Know About Dermal Fillers

Chances are you’ve heard about dermal fillers even if they weren’t referred to specifically as that. You may recall hearing the name of a brand or type of filler recommended to you by a friend who has gotten a dermal filler before. Still, you might be wondering what they are, how they’re used, if they’re safe, and how they could benefit you. Below, we’ll answer these questions and share some of the types of dermal fillers available for you.

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Everything You Need To Know About Kybella

While Kybella sounds more like the name of a Kardashian than an aesthetic procedure, it’s actually a revolutionary technology that’s able to actually dissolve fat, specifically in your chin. Now if you’ve been thinking about how to get rid of a double chin, keep reading as we dive into everything you need to know about Kybella.

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A Holiday Message From Dr. V

Dear Patients and Friends, as we are entering the holiday season, let us reflect on the past year and plan for the future. Let us plan for a spiritual, intellectual, moral and ethical rejuvenation and refresh our deep rooted values.

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Morgan Rudd
5 Aesthetic Procedures To Gift This Christmas

The holiday season is here, which means it’s a time for friends, a time for gathering with family, and a time for great food and gift giving. One of our favorite things about this time of year is getting a chance to show the most important people in our lives how much we care about them by treating them to something special! As you’re picking out that special something for that special someone this year, consider gifting them the procedure they’ve always wanted. We’ve got you covered with some amazing options!

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Morgan Rudd
Happy Thanksgiving From AAD: A Reflection On Our Blessings

It is officially one of our favorite times of the year! The Fall and Winter seasons bring so much to be happy about – cooler weather, wonderful food, football season, the holidays, and cherished time with family and friends. Thanksgiving holds an especially dear place in our hearts because it’s a time to sit back, reflect on all that we’ve been blessed with, and remember to appreciate it.

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Morgan Rudd
Wrapping Up Our 13th Annual Evening Of Beauty

Last night we gathered with over 100 of our past, present, and future patients to celebrate beauty (internal and external), educate on the benefits of our many aesthetic procedures, and enjoy a fun evening of prizes, products, demos, food, and festivities. It was, to be blunt, nothing short of amazing!

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Morgan Rudd
Announcing Our 13th Annual Evening Of Timeless Beauty

Our dermatologists and aesthetics specialists will be available onsite to answer all of your questions and perform live demonstrations of the treatments, so if you’ve been considering getting something done but are hesitant to try it, this is the perfect opportunity to get their expert advice and see how the procedure works in person.

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Morgan Rudd
Postpartum Preeclampsia: My Personal Experience

Most moms have heard of the dangerous pregnancy complication called preeclampsia, which causes elevated blood pressure, protein in your urine, headaches, and potentially seizures, organ failure, and death. What do they tell you the cure is? Having your baby! After that, everything is supposed to regulate back to normal. Most people don’t realize that postpartum preeclampsia is also a real thing, and it can come out of the blue. I’d heard of it because of my occupation as a Physician Assistant, but didn’t really know that much about it.

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Morgan Rudd
Tampa Bay Times Names Academic Alliance in Dermatology a Winner of the Tampa Bay 2018 Top Workplaces Award

Academic Alliance in Dermatology was awarded a 2018 Top Workplaces honor by The Tampa Bay Times. The list is solely based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey provider of technology-based employee engagement tools. The anonymous survey measures different aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution, and connection, just to name a few.

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Morgan Rudd
Celebrate the Female Spirit

Please join me in applauding all the efforts led by women in every corner of the world, the tireless work done by women to raise children, to care for their families, communities, society, and promote a peaceful world that starts right from the beginning; at birth, with selfless nurturing by all the women surrounding us: mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, to raise the next generation to lead us to a better place.

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National Hair Loss Awareness Month: August 2017

Hair loss does not affect just the hair!  It affects the way we feel, act and look; it affects our skin, our hearts, souls and minds.  We have seen children and adults, males and females alike, devastated by hair loss. Therefore, treating hair loss is such a rewarding experience, especially when we can deliver the results in such an effective, safe and innovative fashion.

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Morgan Rudd
When Does The Circle Become a Full One?

After 37 years in biology, medicine, dermatology, research and development I have posed the question to myself almost on a daily basis. When does a proactive lifestyle, preventive skin care, dermatological treatment, and aesthetic dermatology flow into each other? According to the Greek pre Socratic philosopher Heraclitus everything flows! Skin care and dermatology are no exceptions.

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Morgan Rudd
A Few Minutes Could Save Your Life

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than one million skin cancers are diagnosed annually. Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) belong to the non-melanoma type of skin cancer, while Melanoma represents the most aggressive and dangerous form. It only accounts for about three percent of skin cancer cases, but causes more than 75 percent of skin cancer deaths.

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Morgan Rudd
Red Skin Syndrome

I first saw Michael in early 2007. He came in with a generalized reddish, scaly, peeling eruption that was covering him from head to toe. He was desperate as he was seen by several other dermatologists searching for an effective treatment. My differential diagnosis whenever I see a diffused generalized reddish eruption is a type of psoriasis, severe form of eczema, other autoimmune processes, possible infection, and very rarely cutaneous T-cell lymphoma or mycosis fungoides.

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Morgan Rudd
Message From One of Our Aesthetic Patients

These treatments set you up to build collagen for the next year or two – getting you younger every day!  Go regularly!  You’ll need less product – and maintain your youthful appearance.  My secret weapon on anti-aging is the Academic Alliance of Dermatology.

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Morgan Rudd