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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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Sarasota Magazine’s Top Doctor 2018

We are proud to announce Dr. J. Morgan O’Donoghue’s inclusion in Sarasota Magazine’s prestigious Top Doctors issue for 2018.

The top-notch medical care available on the Suncoast is one of the top reasons people are drawn to our area so it is particularly meaningful to be among the best in such a competitive market.

Doctors included in this list are nominated by their peers, then a select panel evaluates the nominee’s credentials and career histories including their education, board certifications, procedure volumes, and outcomes.

Doctors cannot nominate themselves and they cannot pay to be included in this list.

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Botox® / Xeomin® Event on Thursday, June 21

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Book your appointment (and his) for our Botox® / Xeomin® Event on Thursday, June 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and get 10 units FREE (a $130 value) when you buy 30 or get 20% off your entire treatment + 10% off all Juvenus MD products & all fathers who bring their special someone with them, get a $50 Gift Card towards their next treatment so make it a date!

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Mothers Day Sunday May 13th - 2018

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Give all the special moms in your life the gift of healthy, beautiful skin with protective clothing, healthy cosmetics & other skin care products from top manufacturers like Coolibar, Jane Iredale & JuvenusMD available at the O'Donoghue Dermatology Skincare Boutique or, better yet, pick up a Gift Card (in any amount) and let her choose from a broad range of cosmetic products or procedures!

The Skincare Boutique at O'Donoghue Dermatology is open Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 to 4:00 & Fridays from 8:00 to 12:00.

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Ever wonder what a Physician Assistant does?

Along with Doctors & Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants or PAs are primary care providers. They can examine, diagnose, treat, prescribe, interpret lab results, and even assist in surgeries.

Physician Assistants complete 2,000 hours of clinical rotation before becoming nationally certified & state licensed, and another 100 hours every 2 years in order to maintain those credentials.

PAs are an essential part of our practice & healthcare in general.

We are proud of the fact that, with 18 years of dermatological experience for Dr. J. Morgan O'Donoghue, 18 years for Lorie Masters, MCMS, PA-C, and 15 years for Amy Fenenga, PA-C , O'Donoghue Dermatology offers over
50 years of combined expertise ready to serve your skincare needs!
Check out this brief video from the American Academy of PAs (AAPA)

for more about the role of Physician Assistants in healthcare.

 

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Don't miss our next Botox® / Xeomin® Event!

faceWednesday, March 28 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Buy 30 units and get 10 units FREE ($130 value) or get 20% off your entire treatment plus 10% off all Juvenus MD products, and receive a $50 gift certificate towards your next treatment if you bring a friend who is new to our practice!

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!

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

Wrinkle treatments are injected into the muscles in order to relax them and improve the look of wrinkles and frown lines between the eyebrows, across the forehead, and around the eyes and mouth. The procedure is quick, painless and with no downtime. The results are visible in 3 to 5 days and last up to 4 months. After repeated treatments, the results can last 6 months or longer.

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Dr. J. Morgan O'Donoghue is recognized among Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors®

SARASOTA, Florida (February 6, 2018)

Castle Connolly Top Doctor Award smallCastle Connolly Medical, publisher of the most trusted listing of Top Doctors® in the nation, has just selected Sarasota Dermatologist, Dr. J. Morgan O'Donoghue, as one of the Top Doctors in the Sarasota, FL area for 2018.

Castle Connolly Top Doctors® must be nominated by fellow board-certified MDs and DOs. Of the tens of thousands of nominations the company receives each year, only a small percentage is ultimately chosen for inclusion in the list. Castle Connolly’s physician-led research team narrows down the nominee’s based on their medical education, training, hospital appointments, disciplinary histories, and more.

“This recognition is especially meaningful because you are nominated by your peers and it also comes as we continue to celebrate my 18th year in practice”, said Dr. O’Donoghue.

Castle Connolly Medical identifies top doctors across the United States then provides consumers with detailed information about their education, training, and special expertise in their printed guides, online directories, and through partnerships with over 50 city and regional magazines and major newspapers. Doctors do not and cannot pay to be selected as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.

Castle Connolly's President and CEO, Dr. John Connolly, had this to say about Dr. O'Donoghue's recognition, "Only a small percent of physicians are selected to be Castle Connolly Top Doctors®. Dr. O'Donoghue was nominated by physician peers and selected by our physician-led research team at Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. Selection is an impressive accomplishment worthy of recognition. My congratulations to Dr. O'Donoghue."

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Our New Physician Assistant Lorie Masters, MCMS, PA-C

We're proud to announce the addition of Lorie Masters, MCMS, PA-C to the O'Donoghue Dermatology team.

Lorie comes to us with over 18 years of experience in medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. Add that to Amy's 15 and Dr. O'Donoghue's 18 years of dermatological experience and you get over 50 years of combined expertise ready to serve all of your skincare needs!

Click here to read her bio.

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Hi Lorie I will miss you! Best of success in Sarasota! They are lucky to have you there! Loren South Florida patient for over 20 y... Read More
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Hi Lorie, It was a surprise and sad to hear that you left us here in North Miami Beach, FL, will be missing you very much after so... Read More
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Botox Party Jan 31st

Me TimeIf the stress of the holidays left you with a few more frown lines & wrinkles, schedule some "ME TIME" on Wednesday, January 31st from 8:00 to 4:00.

Botox® / Xeomin® Event
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m

Buy 30 units and get 10 units FREE or get 20% off your entire treatment, plus 10% off all Juvenus MD products, and receive a $50 gift certificate towards your next treatment, if you bring a friend who is new to our practice!

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

Wrinkle treatments are injected into the muscles in order to relax them and improve the look of wrinkles and frown lines between the eyebrows, across the forehead, and around the eyes and mouth. The procedure is quick, painless and with no downtime. The results are visible in 3 to 5 days and last up to 4 months. After repeated treatments, the results can last 6 months or longer.

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!

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Find your best YOU this fall with our November 21st Botox® / Xeomin® Event & November 30th Injectable Filler Event

Botox / Xeomin Event: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 8:00 to 4:00 PM

Buy 30 units and get 10 units FREE or get 20% off your entire treatment, plus 10% off all Juvenus MD products, and receive a $50 gift certificate towards your next treatment, if you bring a friend who is new to our practice!

Wrinkle treatments are injected directly into the muscles in order to relax them and improve the look of wrinkles and frown lines between the eyebrows, across the forehead, and around the eyes and mouth. The procedure is quick, painless and with no downtime. The results are visible in 3 to 5 days and last up to 4 months. After repeated treatments, the results can last 6 months or longer.

Injectable Filler Event: Thursday, November 30, 2017 from 8:00 to 4:00 PM

Get 30% off your entire filler treatment, plus 10% off all Juvenus MD products, and receive a $50 gift certificate towards your next treatment, if you bring a friend who is new to our practice!

A non-refundable $150 down payment is required to book your appointment.

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 jaw line.

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!

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O’Donoghue Dermatology to mark 10th anniversary

Since Dr. J. Morgan O’Donoghue opened the medical and cosmetic dermatology practice at 1952 Field Road in Sarasota in 2007, O’Donoghue Dermatology has more than doubled in size, with a physical expansion in 2013 and the addition of several medical and support personnel. Further expansion is planned.

The practice, which started with a physician assistant and a receptionist, now employs seven staff members and two physician assistants and a third PA is being hired.

O’Donoghue has been in private practice for 17 years. He is certified by the American Board of Dermatology, is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and past president, board member and fellow of the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgeons.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170811/business-buzz-art-of-negotiation-course-odonoghue-dermatologys-10th-year

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How long does it take for BOTOX to take effect?

BOTOX works by inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters, a naturally occurring protein that is released from our nerves and activates our muscles. Individuals have differing amounts of neurotransmitter receptors in their muscles, so each person will see a slightly quicker or slower response to BOTOX.

Most patients will respond within 72 hours of a treatment, but it can take up to a week for the effects to be noticeable. Typically, the best response is reached around 10 days after administration and last about 3 months, but it can last up to four months.

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How long does BOTOX last?

The effects of BOTOX can last anywhere from 2 to 6 months, but, for most people, it lasts about 90 days. With regular use (3 to 4 times per year), the injected muscles will eventually thin or atrophy, making the treatments last several weeks longer.

The way in which the BOTOX is mixed can also affect the longevity of the treatment. If the product is diluted too much, it may not be effective. I like to mix the BOTOX with only a small amount of saline, so I can place the concentrated mixture exactly where I want it. This also reduces the possibility of it migrating to unwanted areas.

The effectiveness and longevity of the treatment is also affected by the way in which the product is handled and stored. Once mixed, BOTOX must be handled with care; if the mixture is agitated, it will not work as well. It is also best to keep it refrigerated.

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How many BOTOX treatments were performed last year?

Almost 7 million BOTOX treatments were performed last year.

That's more than chemical peels, laser hair removal, soft-tissue fillers, microdermabrasion, and intense pulsed light treatments - combined. Making BOTOX the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world.

Call O'Donoghue Dermatology at 941-926-7546 and let us reveal your healthiest most beautiful skin with the right treatment for your skin!

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May is Melanoma Awareness Month

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancer - combined!

Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of skin color, gender or age. In fact, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime. These facts may be alarming, but because skin cancer is, for the most part, a behavioral disease, it is highly preventable.

About 86% of melanoma and 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. That’s why embracing proper sun protection is critical all year-round.

The good news:

Skin cancer can almost always be cured when it’s found and treated early. Communities, health professionals, and families can work together to prevent skin cancer or detect it early on.

Follow these Prevention Guidelines to stay sun-safe:

  • - Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
  • - Don’t get burned.
  • - Avoid tanning and never use UV tanning beds.
  • - Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • - Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • - Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside. Reapply every 2 hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
  •  - Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.
  •  - Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
  •  - See your physician every year for a professional skin exam.

How can Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month make a difference?

  •  - By encouraging families to adopt good habits like wearing sunscreen and limiting their time in the sun - together.
  •  - By motivating educators and administrators to teach kids about the harms of UV radiation and why it’s important to protect yourself.
  •  - By identifying community youth leaders who can talk to their peers about taking steps to prevent skin cancer.
  •  - And by partnering with a local Hospital, state fair, or similar organization to host a skin cancer screening event.
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Ever wonder why BOTOX® doesn't work for some?

Resistance to BOTOX is extremely rare. The most common reason why the product fails is the technique of the individual injecting it. If the BOTOX is not placed into the muscle or the if the proper amount is not used – it won’t work well. Also, a good understanding of the patient is essential for good results.

Another reason why people might feel that BOTOX did not work for them is a misunderstanding of what the product can do. Some patients are under the impression that BOTOX can treat all lines and wrinkles. In fact, BOTOX is best for treating wrinkles that form when you move the muscle, i.e. when you frown, raise your eyebrows or smile. Wrinkles present at rest may improve after several years of using BOTOX every three months, but they will not go away immediately.

For wrinkles that are present at rest, other adjunctive therapies like lasers and wrinkle fillers are more appropriate.

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FREE Jane Iredale Skin Care Makeup samples

janeNow until Friday, May 12, O’Donoghue Dermatology is offering FREE Jane Iredale Skin Care Makeup samples and a FREE full-size product with any purchase of $75 or more!

Get all of your Mother's Day shopping done at the O'Donoghue Skin Care Boutique and, while you're here, be sure to schedule your appointment for our upcoming Botox Party on Wednesday, May 24 and our Filler Friday on June 2.

The Skin Care Boutique at O'Donoghue Dermatology is open Monday thru Thursday from 8:00 to 4:00 & Fridays from 8:00 to 12:00.

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Thrilled to have been a part of the 2017 Tour de Parks to support The Legacy Trail!

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Thrilled to have been a part of the 2017 Tour de Parks to support The Legacy Trail!

This worthwhile fundraiser featured 20, 35 and 62-mile scenic fun rides across 12 beautiful parks in Sarasota County!

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Listen to Dr. O'Donoghue from Health Check – October 13th, 2015

Dr. O’Donoghue appeared on the WSRQ Talk Radio program Health Check with Heidi Godman

Health Check with Heidi Godman focuses on all aspects of health and wellness. Host Heidi Godman, a veteran medical journalist familiar to Suncoast residents, talks to doctors and other health experts daily in addition to fielding questions from callers.

In this episode featuring Family Pharmacy and O’Donoghue Dermatology, Dr. O’Donoghue talks about skin health.

Click the play button below to hear the Health Check radio show from October 13th, 2015.

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The Doctors Roundtable With O’Donoghue Dermatology

We sat down and talked with the specialists of O'Donoghue Dermatology to discuss some of the most current issues in dermatology today.

Dr. J Morgan O'Donoghue, Physicians Assistants Nathaniel Swartz, PA-C and Amy Fenenga, PA-C have a combined 35 years in the specialty of medical, surgical, and cosmetic dermatology. They gave us an insight into some of the most important topics in this interesting specialty.

Q: Oxybenzone is rumored to be an unsafe ingredient and is widely used in most sunscreens, what advice would you give to your patients when choosing a sunscreen with Oxybenzone?

A: Dr. O'Donoghue: I think the jury is still out in regards to Oxybenzone. I still believe the most effective ingredients to have in a sunscreen are Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide which are inert minerals and have proven to be very safe. In our office we offer several Oxybenzone-free options including an oil-free SPF 30 and a broad-spectrum SPF 50 sunscreen.

Swartz, PA-C: The problem with these rumors is that they are using information from studies involving mice that received doses of these chemicals that a person would never receive from the normal use of sunscreens. Although Oxybenzone is most likely safe to use, I still think your best bet is to use a sunblock that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide as the active ingredients and with at least an SPF 30.

Fenenga, PA-C: There were a few poorly done studies stating that Oxybenzone "could" be unsafe. The truth is it has been FDA approved since 1980. It is an excellent sunscreen that blocks UVA and UVB rays and is cosmetically elegant. I recommend also wearing sun protective clothing and avoiding the sun between the hours of 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Q: Skin cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in the world; some say it is an epidemic. What do the O'Donoghue Dermatology esteemed specialists' feel is the most important information that everyone should know to prevent this common form of cancer?

A: Dr. O'Donoghue: Skin cancer really is an epidemic. Nearly one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. I try to stress to my patients to have a thorough examination by a board-certified dermatologist at least once a year and perform regular monthly self-examinations at home. Early detection of skin cancer is the key.

Swartz, PA-C: Regular examinations at your dermatology office are key in preventing skin cancer. Skin cancer can be dangerous if not detect and treated early. We are able to identify spots before they become cancerous and treat them with the latest technology to avoid having to undergo surgical intervention.

Fenenga; PA-C: Prevention is the key: wear sunscreen, never go to tanning beds, and wear protective clothing. Once you have a history of sun damage the key is surveillance.

Q: More people are looking for less invasive cosmetic procedures. What procedures are available with today's technology and how long is the healing time? Also, what advice would be helpful in maintaining healthy skin?

A: Dr. O'Donoghue: The world of cosmetic dermatology is at very exciting time. One of my favorite procedures to help rejuvenate skin is the combination of wrinkle fillers followed by fractional CO2 laser. This combination of treatments can be done safely in the office with topical anesthesia. There is very little downtime and the results last for many years.

Swartz, PA-C: There are so many ways to help maintain that youthful look to your Skin. Every person's needs are different and we are able to personalize a treatment plan specific for you. We have a variety of the latest lasers and injectables that have minimal downtime to meet those goals. A great topical routine that patients can use to maintain healthy looking skin is a sunblock and antioxidant-rich moisturizer during the day and retinol serum at night.

Fenenga, PA-C: Botox, dermal fillers, and lasers are all great options that have little or no downtime. If you are going to spend money on these procedures, it is good to have a maintenance program to maintain the quality of your skin. We can customize a successful regimen for you with our Juvenus product line.

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