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Michael T Borenstein, MD, PhD Masks continue to be required when entering Gardens Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center. We are doing our best to keep our patients healthy and to keep our staff healthy so that we can continue to provide care to those most in need. Please be patient and understanding as we do our best to keep everyone safe. We take that responsibility seriously and will continue to keep your health and safety foremost in our actions.
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read more › All our professionals at Gardens Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dermatology. Steven D. Shapiro, MD- Dr. Shapiro has lectured around the world on lasers and devices to repair the skin. Dr. Shapiro enjoys fishing and boating with his family during his time off with his family. Michael T. Borenstein, MD, PhD- Dr. Borenstein is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer.

read more › Gardens Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery is a Full Service Medical and Cosmetic Surgery Practice treating all areas of general adult and pediatric dermatology. We specialize in the care and treatment of your skin, hair and nails. Acne is the most frequent skin condition seen by medical professionals. It consists of pimples that appear on the face, back and chest. About 80% of adolescents have some form of acne and about 5% of adults experience acne. In normal skin, oil glands under the skin, known as sebaceous glands, produce an oily substance called sebum.

read more › We are excited to offer you access to your personal health information through our EMA Patient Portal. This portal will allow you to update your medical history, pharmacy information and medication list. You will also have access to summaries of your office visits and information about your diagnoses and treatments. Please keep this information in a secure location for future use.

read more › Gardens Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Center, located in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, offers the latest advancements in General Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery, and Cosmetic Procedures. The staff at Gardens Dermatology is committed to providing patients of all ages with quality treatment and service. Every member of our team will strive to make your experience at Gardens Dermatology the best it can be. To facilitate your first visit to Gardens Dermatology, you can download the complete the New Patient Paperwork here.

read more › If you would like to make an appointment or have a question regarding prescription refills medical records request, or need to leave a message for one of our providers, please call us between the hours of 9am-12pm and 1:30pm-4:30pm. Our office is open Monday-Friday. The update form is for returning patients who have had a change of address and/or insurance. Any returning patients who have not been seen since 2004 or earlier are required to fill out a new patient packet. If you are an established patient and have a medical emergency, when the office is closed, please call the office immediately and you can choose to leave an emergency page for one of our physicians.

read more › Gardens Dermatology is contracted with a wide range of in-network insurance plans for our patients. All of our providers are covered under the insurance plans listed below. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the office at (561) 776-7041. It is also best to contact your insurance provider for plan details and information regarding in-network providers. Note: All BCBS out of state HMO plans require a referral before you are seen as a patient. If you have an out of state plan, it must have a suitcase pictured on the card, meaning that you are allowed to travel out of state while maintaining your insurance benefits.

read more › While it's important to wash your face, washing too many times a day can irritate your skin, causing new breakouts. Are you faithfully treating your acne but still seeing new breakouts? Your skin care routine could be to blame. If you wake up to find a few large pimples on your otherwise clear face, you may consider that severe acne. Likewise, a breakout of whiteheads and blackheads before a first date may seem like severe acne. But that's not the type of acne we're talking about here. So many things change during pregnancy, and your acne treatment may need to be one of them.

read more › Working out affects skin in good and not-so-good ways. Here is how to protect it while getting fit. Working out regularly can help maintain your weight, boost your overall mood and self-esteem, motivate you to eat healthier, and do wonders for your skin. Prevent acne: To remove sweat during a workout, use a clean towel and gently pat the sweat from your skin. Do you suspect that your workout is causing (or worsening) your acne? You could be right. If your workout is the culprit, you don't have to stop exercising.

read more › Before and after extensive surgery to treat thickened skin on the nose. If you're diagnosed with rosacea, pay close attention to your skin. If you notice firm, rounded bumps or thickening of the skin on your face, it's time to see a dermatologist. These changes are most common on the nose. Swollen eyelids, bloodshot eyes, or a feeling that you have something in your eyes could mean that you have rosacea in your eyes. People who have rosacea are often unaware that it can also develop in their eyes.

read more › Pimple-like breakouts around the mouth: This may look like acne, but it's actually a skin condition called perioral dermatitis - not acne. If you have acne that just won't go away, you may want to take a closer look at your skin. It's possible that you don't have acne. Women who have acne along their jawline and lower face tend to have good results from hormonal therapy for acne. Do you continue to see acne along your lower face, jawline, and neck despite trying all sorts of acne treatments?

read more › If you left your dermatologist's office with a prescription for propranolol (pro-pran-no-lol), you can take comfort in knowing that your baby is getting a trustworthy treatment for a fast-growing birthmark. Why would a dermatologist prescribe heart medication to treat a birthmark? Birthmarks: Overview Salmon patches: This harmless birthmark will fade with time and tends to be most noticeable when your baby cries or becomes too warm. What exactly is a birthmark?

read more › Covering up a skin condition with camouflaging makeup may improve a child's quality of life. If a birthmark or other skin condition causes your child to feel bad, covering it up with makeup may help. That's what the findings from two studies suggest. Tinea versicolor: It is not harmful, but many people dislike the way it discolors their skin. Tinea versicolor: Overview Also called pityriasis versicolor We all have yeast living on our skin. When the yeast grow out of control, a person can get a skin disease called tinea versicolor.

read more › Warts: It is common for warts to grow on the hands. Warts: Overview Warts are benign (not cancerous) skin growths that appear when a virus infects the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause warts are called human papillomavirus (HPV). Molluscum contagiosum: This common skin disease causes bumps on the skin and tends to be harmless. It is caused by a virus. This virus easily spreads from person to person. Human itch mite: This female mite, shown magnified 100 times, is full of eggs. She will burrow into human skin to lay her eggs.

read more › Tips for when to use these skin care powerhouses Retinoids and retinol can be found in products stocked up and down most skin care aisles, but do you really understand the difference and how to use each? Before and after laser tattoo removal: After receiving laser treatments from her dermatologist (right), the permanent lip liner is gone. Has a tattoo lost its appeal? Does your permanent makeup look less attractive than you imagined? Microdermabrasion: Overview Microdermabrasion: This non-invasive procedure gently exfoliates the skin to diminish signs of aging.

read more › From dandruff to fungal infections, your scalp could be in need of some TLC A dry, itchy scalp can prove distracting, painful and-when paired with scabbing or flaking-embarrassing. Alopecia areata: This disease causes hair loss and often occurs in otherwise healthy people. Alopecia areata: Overview Alopecia (al-oh-PEE-shah) means hair loss. When a person has a medical condition called alopecia areata (ar-ee-AH-tah), the hair falls out in round patches.

read more › Rash from poison ivy. Many people develop an itchy rash that causes lines or streaks that look like this. Poison ivy, oak and sumac: Overview Many people get a rash from poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. This rash is caused by an oil found in the plants. This oil is called urushiol (you-ROO-shee-all). Bedbugs: Overview Bedbugs are tiny insects that feed on human blood. They hide in dark places close to where humans sleep and usually crawl out to feed while people are fast asleep. Bedbug bites: Most people who are bitten by bedbugs have welts that look like these shown above.

read more › Generalized morphea: This type of scleroderma causes widespread patches of hard, thickened skin. What is scleroderma? When a person has scleroderma (sclare-oh-dur-muh), the body makes too much collagen. This excess collagen, the substance that holds our body together, causes hardening and tightening. What is psoriatic arthritis? Do you have psoriasis? If so, it's important to pay attention to your joints. Some people who have psoriasis get a type of arthritis called psoriatic (sore-ee-at-ic) arthritis.

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