Last month, the Rotary Club of Ponte Vedra Beach awarded our very own Dr. Christine Ng with the Service Above Self Award for “upholding and furthering the principals and ideals of the Rotary way of life”. This is Rotary’s highest honor, and recognizes individuals who demonstrate their commitment to helping others by volunteering their time … More Dr. Ng Honored with Service Award
One of the most frequently searched questions on Google is: is tanning safe in moderation? In the Spring 2017 issue of Cancer Today, Dr. DeAnn Lazovich of the University of Michigan shares her insights. In the United States, about 1 out of every 50 people will be diagnosed with melanoma – the most aggressive form of … More Is Tanning Safe in Moderation?
A kind, humble man loved by all, Dr. Wil Alexander officiated Dr. Ng’s wedding to her husband almost 30 years ago. Dr. Alexander was an educator at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, where Dr. Ng received her training. There, he founded and became director of the Center for Spiritual Life and Wholeness, a base from … More In Memory of Dr. Alexander
Here in Florida various insects are part of our outdoor reality, particularly during warmer months and in more humid environments. We see many patients who have been bitten while doing yard work or even while going for a walk. What can we do to protect our skin while still being able to enjoy our favorite outdoor … More What Can I Do To Stop Getting Bitten?
Thank you to our patients who have been so flexible as we had to close for 2 days last week due to the dangers of Hurricane Matthew. We are grateful to report that our office weathered the storm perfectly well, and has been operating as usual since Monday of this week (October 10th). We are saddened … More Hurricane Matthew Update
Contrary to what has been widely believed and reported for many years, sunscreens are safe in children and can even be used on infants under 6 months. At the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) meeting this summer, Dr. Mercedes Gonzalez from the University of Miami covered this topic specifically. She explained that while infant skin is … More Is Sunscreen Safe for Babies?
What is it? Microneedling is quickly becoming the most popular treatment to reverse the effects of age, sun damage, and other environmental and lifestyle factors we may encounter. It is a skin rejuvenation procedure that improves fine lines, acne scars, and discolorations on any part of the body. This amazing treatment gives patients results as … More Do I Need Microneedling / Collagen Induction Therapy?
Acne is the most widespread skin condition in the United States. It seems that every magazine and celebrity has their own method for treating acne. In our office we see patients on a daily basis who have tried every trick in the book, but are still struggling. An evaluation by a licensed dermatologist to properly diagnose … More How To Get Rid Of Acne
You may have noticed that more and more prescription drugs are becoming increasingly expensive over time. Express Scripts reports that between 2008 and 2014, the average price of brand-name drugs skyrocketed by 128%. Recently, pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli garnered widespread attention for raising the price of one drug overnight by more than 5000%. There are several … More Why Is My Prescription So Expensive?
In a recent study published in the International Journal of Aesthetic and Anti-Ageing Medicine, researchers reaffirmed the effectiveness of antioxidants in reversing the damaging effects of UVB radiation. Of the four commercially available products tested, the antioxidants elicited the best results in restoring elasticity and collagen to the skin. A combination of vitamin C, ferulic acid, … More New Study Shows Antioxidants Effective in Reversing Skin Damage