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What is the difference between the skin care products sold at a physician’s office and those sold at retail stores?

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Welcome back to the SkinScholar Blog!

Every day I’m asked, what makes our skin care products different from the cosmetic creams and serums that you buy at drug stores, department stores or specialty cosmetic stores and I love answering this question and helping people make the best choice for their skin!

I am sure you’ve been approached, more than once, by a salesperson asking you to try a pretty-foiled sample packet of their cream or serum. You went home, tried it and loved the “perfumey” smell, creamy texture, and the picture of the pretty jar it comes in. And that’s how they get you! We’re attracted to all the things that don’t have anything to do with how the product actually performs. We are attracted to the marketing!

Cosmetic skin products that are sold only in physician’s offices have been tested and proven to yield the best results for a particular skin type. The ingredients are, for the most part, stronger than the creams and serums sold in stores. Vitamin C and retinols, for example, are expensive to produce and they come in various strengths, and they need to be in certain forms to really penetrate the skin.
Your skin care physician or esthetician can act as your personal skin care consultant and recommend products they have tested and approved for your type of skin. Over-the-counter products are good for hydrating the skin, but they don’t have the ingredients or strength required to make much of a difference.

This blog is not intended to tell you that your department store creams are worthless. I always tell our patients that using anything is better than using nothing at all and hydration, as well as using sunscreen, is key to anti-aging so do not throw away your store-bought products! This blog is meant to educate you on the difference between the creams that your physician sells and those sold at the drug store.

I could go on forever about this topic – but I will elaborate in a later blog to keep your interest peaked…

I love feedback and questions so please reach out to me if you need help!

Love the skin you’re in!

The SkinScholar

Next Blog: What is the difference in SPF numbers? Most people don’t know what it means! It’s going to be a great blog – don’t miss out!

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O’Donoghue Dermatology Receives Civic Beautification Award

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SARASOTA, Florida (March 3, 2020) – In a special luncheon held on Thursday, February 6 at the Sarasota Garden Club, O’Donoghue Dermatology was recognized by the club’s Civic Beautification Committee for their significant contribution to the beautification of the area.

Committed to the belief that “Good landscaping is good business.”, the Sarasota Garden Club encourages the beautification of our community by recognizing outstanding landscaping at businesses, public buildings, churches/places of worship, homeowners’ associations, parks and recreational areas.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to offering our patients the most advanced treatment options available in the most comfortable environment possible, we underwent two major expansions, one in 2013 and another in 2019. Throughout that process, we never lost sight of the importance of making our surroundings visually appealing for the patients who seek our care so we’re quite honored to have our beautification efforts recognized by the Sarasota Garden Club.” said Dr. O’Donoghue.

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O’Donoghue Dermatology is looking for a Part Time Certified Medical Assistant to join our growing practice.

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Benefits & Employment Details:

• 25 to 30 hours/per week needed
• Competitive pay
• Work hours are 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM
• Drug-Free Workplace

Responsibilities Include:

• Perform routine clinical tasks to support medical staff.
• Provide stellar customer service.
• Escort patients to exam rooms.
• Perform patient interviews to obtain charting information and enter it into EMR system.

Basic Qualifications:

• Medical Assistant Certification required.
• BLS Certification required.
• Strong organizational and communication skills required.
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment required.
• Previous experience in dermatology a plus but not required.
• Familiarity with surgical procedures a plus but not required.
• Proficiency in Modernizing Medicine EMR a plus but not required.

Interested parties should email resumes and cover letters to info@dermatologyexperts com

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Dr. J Morgan O’Donoghue of O’Donoghue Dermatology named 2019 Surgeon of the Year by the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons (FSDS).

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Becky Clark, Admin Assistant, Alison O'Donoghue, Barbara Richardson, Practice Manager, Kevin O'Donoghue, Nancy O'Donoghue

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SARASOTA, Florida (October 15, 2019) – In a ceremony held on Saturday, September 28, during the 38th Annual Meeting of the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons (FSDS) at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, Dr. J Morgan O’Donoghue of O’Donoghue Dermatology was named 2019 Surgeon of the Year by the FSDS.

This award recognizes his outstanding surgical skills, commitment to the wellbeing of his patients, and leadership within the Society that he presided over in 2016.

“It’s a great honor to be recognized as 2019 Surgeon of the Year by my peers within an organization devoted to raising the bar for dermatologic surgeons across the state.” said Dr. O’Donoghue.

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Skin Scholar

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Hello everyone! This is my first blog to our O’Donoghue Dermatology patients and potential patients. I have known many of you for more than twelve years and always look forward to seeing you again. I thought it would be great to expand our reach and let others know why you all have been so loyal to our practice. Dr. O’Donoghue is known by many as a great doctor, not only because of his high level of experience and knowledge, but also because he treats everyone with amazing kindness and care. It is an honor to work with Dr. O’Donoghue and to help him provide our patients with exceptional care.

So, as I was thinking about writing this blog, it brought me back to a college project that I had to do. We were asked to come up with a campaign for a business idea or marketing promotion. I chose skin care (surprise, surprise) as my topic. I learned a lot about proper skin care over the years from Dr. O’Donoghue, our medical assistants, reps, and patients. One part of my job I love the most is to share what I have learned and to help others. My project was named the Skin Scholar. So, I am thinking that it will be a perfect blog name. I hope you do too! I will pick topics that most of our patients need help with on a daily basis. We have knowledgeable staff to help you with all your skin care questions. I thank you all for trusting our practice and loyalty over the last twelve years. Stayed tuned for future blogs from the Skin Scholar!

Next blog subject sneak peek: What is the difference between skin care products sold at a physician office versus a retail store? It can be overwhelming to decide the right products for your skin! Stayed tuned!

- Barbara Richardson

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Candela GentleLASE

The revolutionary Candela GentleLASE is a high-energy, long-pulse laser that can safely treat a variety of skin conditions, including facial veins, angiomas, port wine stains, and vascular birthmarks, on all skin types. It can also be used for permanent hair removal.

The laser delivers a controlled amount of therapeutic heat deep into the skin tissue while its patented Dynamic Cooling Device™ (DCD™) protects the upper layers of your skin and minimizes discomfort with a burst of cryogen. Each laser pulse may be preceded and followed by a cooling spray.

The length and number of sessions depends on a variety of factors including the severity of the condition being treated. Your doctor will be able to provide an estimate before starting treatment.

If you are bothered by facial veins, port wine stains, vascular birthmarks or a similar condition, you might be a good candidate for pulsed dye laser treatment.

Call O’Donoghue Dermatology at 941-926-SKIN (7546) to schedule your appointment today!

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Juvenus Med Spa Promotion

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Licensed Esthetician, Olivia Blakely, was at the LA Fitness at the Southgate Mall promoting our new Juvenus Med Spa on Wednesday, July 31. If you missed her, be sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, August 15 when she'll be back with skincare samples, snacks, coupons & raffles.

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Men Embarrassed about their body hair

New research finds that over 1/2 of men admit to feeling “embarrassed” about their body hair. If you're one of those guys, call 941-926-7546 and ask about our permanent Laser Hair Removal today.

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Introducing our new aesthetician

Olivia Blakely

O’Donoghue Dermatology is excited to announce the addition of licensed aesthetician Olivia Blakely to our lineup of skin care professionals!

A graduate of Douglas J. Aveda Institute and the Manatee Technical College for Advanced Aesthetics, her services include laser microcurrent facelifts, facials, chemical peels, facial waxing, microdermabrasion, dermaplaning, 3D digital skin analysis, and much more.

For a limited time, we'll be offering Complimentary 3D Digital Skin Analysis assisted by the revolutionary Reveal® Imager along with a complimentary skin care consultation to anyone who schedules an appointment with Olivia.

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Melanoma Awareness Event on Friday, May 10

In honor of Melanoma Awareness Month, O’Donoghue Dermatology will be hosting a free educational seminar which will be open to the public at their Field Road, Sarasota office.

Skin ScreeningO’Donoghue Dermatology will be hosting their 2nd Annual Melanoma Awareness Event on Friday, May 10, 2019. The event will begin at 8:30 AM with a coffee social and the presentation which will cover topics including early detection, different treatment options, what to expect through the diagnosis / treatment process, and the risk factors of the most diagnosed form of cancer in the United States – skin cancer, will begin promptly at 9:00 AM.

Following the presentation, Dr. O’Donoghue and Physician Assistants, Amy Fenenga, Lorie Masters, and Jameson Pawlik will offer skin screenings to new patients. Tours of the newly-expanded office as well as refreshments, giveaways, and educational materials will be available to all in attendance until 12:00 PM.

The event is free and open to the public, but we do request that you RSVP by calling 941-926-7546 to ensure adequate seating and refreshments for all attendees.

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O’Donoghue Dermatology Presents our 2nd Annual Melanoma Awareness Event - May 10th 2019

Join us for the most updated information about the most diagnosed form of cancer in the world – skin cancer!

Learn about early detection, treatment options, what to expect through the diagnosis /treatment process and risk factors. Also, this is an opportunity to meet and interact with our four passionate providers: Dr. J Morgan O’Donoghue, M.D., Amy Fenenga, PA-C, Lorie Master, PA-C, and Jameson Pawlik, PA-C.

8:30 to 9am: Coffee Social
9am to 10am: Melanoma Awareness Lecture w/ Q&A
10am to Noon: Skin Screening (new patients only)

Office Tour open to everyone!

Refreshments, giveaways, and educational materials are provided!!  Call and reserve your spot today 941-926-7546

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How to check your skin for skin cancer

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and finding spots that could be cancerous is as simple as looking at your skin.

When examining the skin, look for the ABCDEs of Melanoma and make an appointment with a board-certified dermatologist if any moles exhibit these signs:

A – Asymmetry: One half of the spot is unlike the other half.

B – Border: The spot has an irregular, scalloped or poorly defined border.

C – Color: The spot has varying colors from one area to the next, such as shades of tan, brown, or black, or with areas of white, red, or blue.

D – Diameter: Melanomas are usually greater than 6mm, or about the size of a pencil eraser when they are diagnosed, but they can be smaller.

E – Evolving: A mole or spot on your skin that looks different from the rest or is changing in size, shape, or color.

To check your skin, looking at the front and back of your body. When examining your own skin, stand in front of a mirror. Examine your skin by following these steps:

  • Raise the arms and examine the right and left sides of the body.
  • Then bend your elbows and look carefully at your forearms, upper underarms.
  • Next, examine the back of your legs, spaces between your toes and your soles.
  • Then, examine those hard‐to see areas like your back, buttocks and the top ofyour head. Use a mirror to inspect the back of your neck and scalp, parting your hair for a better view.

“Current estimates show one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime, so it’s important to be familiar with your skin, especially your moles,” said Dr. Rohrer. “Catching skin cancer early is key for successful treatment, so check your skin regularly and see a board-certified dermatologist if you spot anything suspicious.”

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Don't let wrinkles tell your story

Lift, Contour, and Rejuvenate at our monthlong Radiesse® & Xeomin® Spring Special.

Throughout the month of April, get $50 off your first syringe of RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler and $75 off the second (regularly $890 each) or get 40 units of XEOMIN® for $390 (a $130 savings) or 20% off your entire XEOMIN treatment (if less than 40 units) and 10% off all Juvenus MD products!

Space is limited so call 941-926-7546 to reserve your spot today!

RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler is a dermal fillers that is FDA-approved to smooth moderate-to-severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. RADIESSE is also used to correct volume loss in the back of the hands.

XEOMIN® (incobotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and clinically proven to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows (glabellar lines) in adults.

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Big Things Are Happening at O’Donoghue Dermatology

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Leading medical and cosmetic dermatology practice is set to complete a 3,000 sq. ft. expansion.

This March, O’Donoghue Dermatology will conclude the second phase of a major expansion which began in the summer of 2013 with the addition of a phototherapy room, 2 new patient rooms, an on-premise sterilization lab, a new physician assistant office, and a larger reception area where they host educational seminars which are open to the public.

The Field Road office, which doubled its original footprint in 2013, will now offer a relaxation room for patients undergoing Mohs surgery, a laser operating suite, and an aesthetician suite where they will offer AquaGold® microchannel technology, Aqua Peels, Reveal® Imager 3D skin analysis, Zerona® laser body sculpting, Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy, and GentleWaves® LED skin remodeling.

“This latest expansion is part of our ongoing commitment to offering our patients the most advanced treatment options available in the most comfortable environment possible”, said Dr. J. Morgan O’Donoghue. In addition to the physical expansions, the practice, which started out with just one Physician Assistant and a receptionist, now employs 8 staff members and 3 Physician Assistants.

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Thanks to everyone who came out to the Herald-Tribune Media Group's Living Well Expo at the Venice Community Center!

The Herald-Tribune Media Group's Living Well - a Health and Wellness Expo on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the Venice Community Center.

The O’Donoghue Dermatology team enjoyed giving away sunscreen samples and skin cancer information, as well as performing free skin screenings and 3D Digital Skin Analysis with the Reveal® Imager, which helps uncover damage below the surface of the skin, for anyone in attendance at the expo.

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Big Things Are Happening at O’Donoghue Dermatology

O’Donoghue Dermatology just broke ground on the second phase of a major expansion.

The expansion began in the summer of 2013 with the addition of a phototherapy room, 2 new patient rooms, an on-premise sterilization lab, a new physician assistant office, and a larger reception area where they can host educational seminars which are open to the public.

The Field Road office doubled its footprint in 2013 and is now poised to add another 3,000 sq. ft. The current expansion, which is scheduled for completion on February 1, 2019, will bring with it a relaxation room for patients undergoing Mohs surgery, a laser operating suite, and an aesthetician suite where they will offer AquaGold® microchannel technology, Aqua Peels, Reveal® Imager 3D skin analysis, Zerona® laser body sculpting, Blue Light Photodynamic Therapy, and GentleWaves® LED skin remodeling.

“This latest expansion is part of our ongoing commitment to offering our patients the most advanced treatment options available in the most comfortable environment possible”, said Dr. J. Morgan O’Donoghue. In addition to the physical expansions, the practice, which started out with just one Physician Assistant and a receptionist, now employs 8 staff members and 3 Physician Assistants.

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Don't Miss Our Next Injectable Filler Event

Tuesday, October 2 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Buy 1 syringe and get the 2nd at 1/2 price or buy 2 syringes and get the 3rd or 30 units of Xeomin® / Botox® Free plus 10% off all Juvenus MD products!

Space is limited so call 941-926-7546 to reserve your spot today!

For more discounts, sign up for Brilliant Distinctions® at www.BrilliantDistinctionsProgram.com and earn points for receiving treatments and purchasing participating portfolio products.

You'll get special offers and promotions just for being a member!

Injectable fillers are an affordable, non-invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery that can bring immediate results with little pain, swelling, or bruising. Fillers can be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or to fill scars and uneven areas of the face or they can also be used to add volume to thin lips, restore fullness to your cheeks or add definition to your jawline.

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Did you know that just one bad sunburn can double your chances of developing melanoma later in life?

O'Donoghue Dermatology will be offering Free SPOTme® Skin Cancer Screenings * on the following Fridays: August 31, September 7, and September 14, from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If it's been a while since your annual skin examination, stop by or, better yet, call 941-926-7546 to schedule an appointment and reduce your possible wait time!

* This is a rapid screening for skin cancer and should not replace or be a substitute for a yearly examination with your physician or dermatologist.

For more information about what to expect from your SPOTme® Skin Cancer Screening, visit: https://www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/programs/screenings/what-to-expect-at-a-screening.

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O'Donoghue Dermatology now offers Ultratherapy®

O'Donoghue Dermatology now offers Ultratherapy®, the only FDA-cleared, non-invasive procedure that lifts and tightens the neck, chin and brow, and improves lines and wrinkles on the chest. Take a peek at what your results could look like with this Simulation Tool then call 941-926-7546 to schedule your appointment!

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ISDN Eryfotona Actinica

product eryfotona actinica isdinIn addition to increasing your risk of skin cancer, including squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma, and basal cell carcinoma, sun exposure causes most of the skin changes we think of as "normal aging".

Ultraviolet light damages the elastin fibers in the skin, causing it to sag, stretch, and lose the ability to come back after stretching. It also causes the skin to bruise and tear more easily and take longer to heal.

Broad Spectrum Sunscreens can protect you from further skin damage, but what can you do about the damage that’s already done?

The Skincare Boutique at O’Donoghue Dermatology now carries the only sunblock that protects AND repairs with an enzyme that actually “gobbles up” sun damage.

Eryfotona Actinica® by ISDIN addresses existing actinic damage (damage caused by light) with DNA Repairsomes® and antioxidants, and it helps prevent additional sun damage with 11% zinc oxide.

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