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    Dermatologist Dr. Morgan O'Donoghue's accreditations include:  Graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine, Graduate of Tulane University Medical Internship and Georgetown University / Washington Hospital Center Dermatology Residency.



    O'Donoghue Dermatology
    1952 Field Rd. Sarasota, FL 34231


    Welcome To O'Donoghue Dermatology

    Dr. O'Donoghue - Sarasota FL DermatologistSarasota Dermatologist Dr. O'Donoghue specializes in the medical, surgical, and cosmetic aspects of skin care.

    Since starting his Sarasota practice in 2000, Dr. O'Donoghue has been at the forefront of dermatology and cosmetic surgery. O'Donoghue Dermatology utilizes cutting edge technology to provide the newest dermatological treatment options and cosmetic services.

    At O'Donoghue Dermatology, the optimal health and appearance of your skin is our top priority.

    Our cosmetic dermatologist is dedicated to treating and improving all disorders and diseases of the skin, hair, and nails.

    Services we provide include Mohs surgery for skin cancer, acne laser and scar treatment, and cosmetic facial surgery.

    We provide the most effective and advanced dermatology laser treatments for cosmetic needs and medical skin conditions.

    We offer a full range of procedures for improving the appearance of the skin including laser skin resurfacing, IPL Laser, Restylane, Radiesse, Juvederm, Intense Pulsed Light Laser, laser vein removal , peels and BOTOX® Cosmetic.

    sarasota dermatologist laser treatment dr. o'donoghue

    Dr. O'Donoghue is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology and has earned Fellowships in the American Academy of Dermatology, Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. He is also a member of the American Society for Mohs Surgery, American Medical Association, Sarasota County Medical and Dermatological Society and American Society for Cosmetic Surgery.

    Dr. O'Donoghue also has his own line of exeptional, carefully selected skin care products - JuvenusMD.

    Consistently voted as one of Sarasota's best dermatologists, Dr O'Donoghue has also been recognized as one of "America's Top Physicians" and "America's Best Cosmetic Doctors and Dentists" for his outstanding work in the field of dermatology and cosmetic procedures.

    Dr. O'Donoghue is a dermatologist who cares and has pride in his work.

    He is dedicated to the highest level of patient care and stays at the forefront of medical research. We encourage you to schedule a cosmetic consult with Dr. O'Donoghue today.

    Whether you have questions about laser, BOTOX® Cosmetic, leg veins, peels, laser or skin cancer our providers can help.

    We also specialize in skin cancer screenings and treatment, as well as diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the skin, hair and nails.

    Melanoma Awareness Month Seminar 2014

    One of the many advantages of our newly renovated office is an expanded reception area which is equipped with a projection screen that allows us to host educational seminars.

    With this great space at our disposal, we decided to start an O'Donoghue Dermatology tradition to celebrate Melanoma Awareness Month. On May 9th we hosted our 1st Annual Melanoma Awareness Seminar. Patients and guests in attendance enjoyed FREE Skin Cancer Screenings, UV Facial Analysis, giveaways, and refreshments.

    If you missed the first event, you can catch some of the highlights in the video section of our site.  Stay tuned for information about our next Melanoma Awareness Seminar and lectures on topics such as the prevention and treatment of diseases of the skin, the latest advancements in skin care products and technology, and how to take care of our skin in order to age gracefully.

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    O’Donoghue Dermatology now offers the state-of-the-art LightSheer™ Diode Laser System


    In response to our patient's ever-increasing demand for the removal of unwanted hair, O'Donoghue Dermatology has recently purchased the new LightSheer™ Diode Laser System.

    This high-powered laser is the most versatile and pain-free long-term hair removal system available today.

    With a library of clinically documented successes, the LightSheer™ Diode Laser System sets a new standard in permanent hair reduction technology and it can safely and effectively treat all skin tones and virtually any area of the body. The LightSheer's patented Chill Tip™ hand piece minimizes patient discomfort by providing a cooling, anesthetic effect while compressing the skin with its integrated sapphire tip to allow the laser to come closer to the base of the hair follicle without causing thermal damage to the surrounding skin.

    The LightSheer™ Diode Laser System emits a nearly infrared laser light that is pulsed for a fraction of a second, just long enough to damage the hair follicle without damaging the surrounding epidermis.

    This revolutionary laser system was specifically designed to remove unwanted hair faster, more comfortably and with fewer visits than any other product on the market, and it works on any skin tone because you can adjust the fluence and pulse width of the laser.

    Dr. O'Donoghue elected to the board of the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgery

    We are proud to announce that Dr. J Morgan O'Donoghue has just been elected to the board of the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgery (FSDS) as Secretary-Treasurer.

    The FSDS is a non-profit educational society composed of dynamic and dedicated dermatologic surgeons in academics and private practice who are interested in making a positive impact on their specialty by maintaining the highest ethical standards, a collegial relationship with colleagues, and dedication to the patients who trust in their knowledge and expertise.

    O’Donoghue Dermatology Now Offers 3D Digital Skin Analysis

    Reveal Imager Sarasota Dermatology SmallDriven by their commitment to offering patients the most advanced treatment options available, O'Donoghue Dermatology, one of the area's leading medical and cosmetic dermatology practices, is pleased to announce the addition of 3D digital skin analysis assisted by the Reveal® Imager to their newly renovated 1952 Field Road, Sarasota office.

    The Reveal® Imager uses Canfield Scientific's exclusive RBX technology to uncover skin damage undetectable to the naked eye. This state-of-the-art technology uses cross-polarized filters to produce a digital image that shows the unique color signatures of red and brown skin components below the skin surface.

    Red areas can represent a variety of conditions including acne, inflammation, rosacea, and spider veins. In contrast, brown areas which are caused by an excess in melanin, and are often associated with sun damage, represent lesions such as hyperpigmentation, freckles, lentigines or melasma on or below the skin surface.

    "In just a few minutes, the Reveal® Imager produces a report that allows us to analyze hyperpigmentation, photo damage, vascular disorders, rosacea, acne, texture and wrinkles so that we can develop a skin care regimen that specifically targets the patient's needs" said Dr. O'Donoghue.

    Dr. J. Morgan O'Donoghue is a graduate of the prestigious Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington D.C. He completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and went on to do his residency in Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. O'Donoghue has had numerous scientific articles published in national peer-reviewed dermatology journals and he is currently completing his first book on the topic of skin cancer prevention.

    Dr. O'Donoghue is certified by the American Board of Dermatology, he is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a board member and fellow of the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons. He is a proud member of the American Medical Association and the Sarasota County Medical Association, and he is a staff member at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. His many accolades include 'Americas Top Physicians', 'Patients Choice Award', 'Best Dermatologist in Sarasota', 'Americas Top Dermatologist', and 'Most Compassionate Doctor Award'.

    Nathaniel Swartz is a licensed Physician Assistant in the state of Florida and a Certified Physician Assistant through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). He has specialized in dermatology since 2006 after receiving his Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Florida.
    About O'Donoghue Dermatology

    Serving the Sarasota area since 2000, O'Donoghue Dermatology (www.dermatologyexperts.com) specializes in the treatment of skin cancer and other diseases of the skin, hair and nails as well as cosmetic services including laser skin resurfacing, sclerotherapy, chemical peels and injectable fillers.

    Coffee To Rejuvenate Your Skin

    Coffee To Rejuvenate Your SkinRecent studies reveal that, when applied directly to the skin of mice, caffeine reduced cancerous skin tumors by 72%.

    Although human studies have not been completed, caffeine acts as an anti-inflammatory and may prevent sunburns from causing tumors in later years.

    Our Retinol Plus Serum contains caffeine, anti-oxidants and green tea to keep your skin looking smother, firmer and more even toned.

    Click here to read more about our Retinol 10 X Serum

    Avoid Skin Cancer

    Sarasota- Avoid Skin Cancer - Sarasota DermatologistSkin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States.

    It is also the most preventable and, if diagnosed early, the most curable. Here are my top 10 skin cancer prevention tips:

    1.    Wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more
    2.    Do outdoor activities before 10 am or after 4 pm
    3.    Reapply sunscreen after perspiring or swimming
    4.    Wear protective clothing and hats
    5.    Wear polarized sunglasses
    6.    Avoid tanning and tanning beds
    7.    Examine your skin monthly
    8.    See your dermatologist regularly
    9.    Make sure your dermatologist is board-certified
    10.  Make sure your dermatologist examines you from head to toe.

    The benefits of vitamin D

    Vitamin D has many health benefits. It helps the intestine absorb nutrients like calcium and phosphorus for strong bones and a strong immune system. It prevents rickets, regulates blood pressure, reduces stress, helps fight depression, improves skin health, and countless other benefits.

    The benefits of vitamin D can be derived from consuming foods that are naturally rich in vitamin D like salmon and tuna or vitamin D fortified foods like milk and breakfast cereal. The same benefits can be derived from vitamin D supplements and exposure to sunlight.

    Exposure to sunlight is the most unreliable source because it depends on factors like the angle of the sun, the pigmentation of your skin and the use of sunscreen products. Exposure to sunlight is also the most dangerous source of vitamin D because it increases your chances of developing skin cancer.

    For my patients who are vitamin D deficient, I recommend a diet high in vitamin D rich foods like milk, cheese, and fish. If that is insufficient, I recommend a supplemental oral vitamin spray that is easy to take and readily absorbed. Only as a last resort do I recommend exposure to the harmful rays of the sun.

    Choosing the Right SPF Number for You

    With so many sunscreen products on the market, choosing the right one for you may be difficult. This information will help you make an informed decision when choosing a sunscreen product.

    The first thing to consider is how long you are going to be exposed to the sun. The longer you are in the sun or by a window, the higher the SPF number you should use. It is important to note that, normal glass blocks UVB rays, but allows damaging UVA rays through. Some modern windows block as much as 99.9% of UVA and UVB rays.

    Sunscreen products are meant to be applied liberally and reapplied every couple of hours or after sweating or swimming. If you are not planning to use a liberal amount of sunscreen, opt for the higher SPF number than you normally would to ensure that you are getting as much of the protective ingredients as possible on your skin.

    If you are going to be swimming or perspiring heavily, choose a sunscreen that is labeled as "water resistant" or "very water resistant" and reapply frequently, especially after toweling off. Keep in mind that no sunscreen can be "water proof", if you have a sunscreen product that is labeled as such; it was purchased before the new FDA labeling requirements went into effect in December of 2012 and it should not be trusted.

    SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and, if the word "factor" reminds you of math class, there is a reason for that. The SPF number is multiplied by the amount of time (in minutes) in which you typically burn when you are not wearing sunscreen to figure out how long it will take to burn with protection. If you typically burn within 20 minutes and you are using SPF 15, 20 min. x 15 SPF = 300 min. or 5 hours.

    Very fair skin will typically burns within 20 minutes of sun exposure. Light to medium or olive skin usually burns within about 40 minutes. Medium to tan skin will typically tan before it burns, but it is still at risk of burning after about 60 minutes. Darker skin tans easily and is less likely to burn but, even though the effects of the sun are less evident, the damage is still occurring.

    Individuals with very fair skin should use an SPF of 35 or more while exposed to the sun and additional protection like a hat is recommended when exposed to the sun for extended periods of time. Individuals with medium to tan skin should use products with an SPF of 25 or above and darker skin individuals should use an SPF of 20 or greater while out in the sun.

    New FDA labeling requirements ensure that products do what they say they do, but the trick is in the proper application of the products. As previously stated, these products are intended to be lathered on. You should use about 1 ounce of sunscreen on your body and using half as much sunscreen does not give you half the protection. Using half as much sunscreen actually gives you the square root of the protection, half the recommended amount of SPF 70 will give you an SPF of about 8.4 not an SPF of 35.

    It is not enough to apply a little bit of a high SPF product in the morning and keep going all day.

    GentleLASE Laser Hair Reduction

    If you or a loved one have unsightly or unwanted hair on any part of your body, or if you have experimented with other methods of hair removal or reduction that were tedious, painful or not as long-lasting as you had hoped, the GentleLASE Laser may just be the solution you have been waiting for.

    The GentleLASE laser emits an invisible beam of light that interacts with the pigment or melanin in the hair follicle destroying it at the root while preserving the surrounding skin. Because the laser energy interacts with the melanin in the hair root, the treatment is not well suited for patients with red, blonde or gray hair, and patients should not use any other form of epilation for at least 6 weeks prior to the treatment in order to ensure that the follicle is present.

    The laser also interacts with the pigment in your skin so tanning should be avoided for 6 weeks before and after the treatment and patients with very dark skin are not good candidates for the procedure because the active melanin in their skin could cause them to have a reaction to the treatment. Before the area is treated, excess hair will be shaved off in order to reduce the risk of burning from singed surface hair and so the laser energy is focused on the root of the follicle.

    This effective, long-lasting treatment for the removal of unwanted hair is gentle, safe and fast so it is ideal for larger areas where hair removal would be too painful with other forms of epilation like waxing and electrolysis. To give you an idea of the speed of this treatment, an entire back can be treated in as little as 20 minutes.

    Laser hair removal can be safely performed on any part of the body, with the exception of eyebrows and eyelashes because of the proximity to the eyes, and protective eyewear must be worn by everyone in the treatment room whenever the laser is in use.

    O'Donoghue Dermatology brings in a GentleLASE Laser every 6 weeks. This allows our patients to schedule their treatments on a 6 weeks cycle so the hair has sufficient time grow and we can treat as much hair as possible on each visit. Most patients will require 6 to 8 treatments for truly lasting results and you can expect to come in for a touch up once or twice a year. O'Donoghue Dermatology offers a discount to patients who book 4 or more treatments at one time.

    If you have any questions about the GentleLASE laser or to find out if you are a good candidate for this revolutionary procedure, feel free to contact O'Donoghue Dermatology at (941) 926-7546.