Kenneth Beer, M.D. is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist in Palm Beach, Fla., and the director of scientificskin.com, an online skincare company. He is also the director of The Cosmetic Bootcamp, which trains physicians in best practices for cosmetic medicine. Dr. Beer is an instructor in dermatology at the University of Miami, and he is an A.B. Duke Scholar at Duke University. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and received his dermatology and dermatophathology training at the University of Chicago. Visit Dr. Beer's office at palmbeachcosmetic.com.
 
As we age we accumulate all sorts of damage to our skin. Some, like sun spots, are avoidable; and others, like seborrheic keratoses (noncancerous growths), are not. To treat these, I recommend liquid nitrogen, chemical peels, intense pulsed lights, or laser treatment. [Full Story]
As we age we accumulate all sorts of damage to our skin. Some, like sun spots, are avoidable; and others, like seborrheic keratoses (noncancerous growths), are not. To treat these, I recommend liquid nitrogen, chemical peels, intense pulsed lights, or laser treatment. [Full Story]
Aging is the most common cause of nail lines and ridges. Chemotherapy or kidney disease may also cause lines or ridges, and trauma to the nail is another common culprit. [Full Story]
If a melanoma returns, it needs to be evaluated as soon as possible. If insurance is an issue, look into clinical trials or ask providers to discount their fees. [Full Story]
New facial fillers with added local anesthetic make wrinkle procedures significantly less painful. [Full Story]
Cellulite affects up to 90 percent of American women. It's certainly not the most serious medical issue, but it is one associated with poor self-esteem and a great deal of expense. [Full Story]

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