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Does Mohs Surgery Help When It's Melanoma? Jun 23rd, 2020

More than 100,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2020, which accounts for only about 1% of all skin cancer diagnoses. Unfortunately, melanoma also leads to the most skin cancer deaths thanks to its aggressive behavior, which makes catching and exercising the cancer in its...

Which Leg Vein Treatment is Right For You? May 27th, 2020

Spider and varicose veins can be extremely frustrating conditions to deal with — once they develop, they don’t go away on their own. But thanks to exciting laser technology and sclerotherapy, you’re not sentenced to a lifetime of mottled skin. At Z-Roc Dermatology, Drs. Matthew Zarraga and Khongruk Wongkittiroch lead...

Minimize Your Melasma Apr 27th, 2020

Melasma is a tricky skin condition that largely affects the skin on your face, leaving darkened patches of color. While sun exposure plays a considerable role, there are other factors at play, including hormones, skin color, and heredity. At Z-Roc Dermatology, our team of experienced skin care specialists routinely helps...

Wave Goodbye to Unsightly and Uncomfortable Warts Mar 13th, 2020

Warts that develop on your hands and feet aren’t necessarily dangerous, but they can lead to considerable discomfort, as well as pose cosmetic concerns. And when it comes to genital warts, they’re an outward sign of a sexually transmitted infection that needs to be addressed. No matter what kind of...

What You Need to Know about the Z-ROC HARD Penis Enhancement Procedure Feb 24th, 2020

The ever-evolving world of aesthetics has helped millions of men and women achieve their cosmetic goals, whether it’s turning back the clock on aging or increasing breast size. For men who are disappointed with the size of their penis, however, there are few options, most of which are invasive. At...

Put Your Best Face Forward this Year with Photorejuvenation Jan 1st, 2020

How you look affects how you feel. Whether you’re struggling with a skin condition, such as acne or rosacea, or you’re simply unhappy with the negative effects aging has had on your appearance, then it may be time to consider photorejuvenation.  At Z-ROC Dermatology, our cosmetic dermatology experts Dr. Khongruk...

How Does HIV Affect Your Skin? Dec 9th, 2019

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that compromises a person’s immune system. It’s spread through unprotected sexual contact with someone who has HIV or through contact with infected blood. HIV can lead to AIDS, which stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. With a weakened immune system, your body is at...

5 Benefits of Microneedling for Your Skin Nov 1st, 2019

As time passes by, it leaves its marks on your skin in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin. And while we may enjoy the almost ever-present sun here in Florida, it takes its toll in the form of dark spots and sun damage. When you’re unhappy with...

How is Adult Acne Different Than Teenage Acne? Oct 8th, 2019

When you think of acne, do you think about middle school and teenagers? Think again: Some adults struggle with acne into later decades. Even in your 30s and 40s, whiteheads, blackheads, and cystic acne may appear on your face and upper back. Still, adult acne differs from teenage acne in...

Dealing with Eczema and Psoriasis Flare-ups Sep 1st, 2019

Eczema and psoriasis are some of the most common skin issues reported by young children and adults alike. They are conditions known for causing dry or scaly skin that lead to itching or discomfort. While several other conditions may also cause red, dry, or inflamed patches on the skin, it...

Spots, Scars, and Stretch Marks: Lasers Can Treat Them All Aug 6th, 2019

Are you tired of spots, scars, or stretch marks? Acne, sun damage, and aging can bring unwelcome changes to your skin, but you don’t have to accept imperfection. Laser treatments can significantly improve the appearance of your skin, treating your problem spots and giving you back a smooth, youthful look. ...

Summertime Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer and Other Sun-Related Skin Issues Jul 12th, 2019

Your skin plays a significant role in your health. It protects you from the elements and microbes, and allows your body to regulate a normal temperature. It also allows you to experience sensations such as cold, warmth, and touch. While skin is protective, it can’t protect itself.  By learning to...

How to Avoid Rosacea Triggers Jun 12th, 2019

If you’re one of the estimated 415 million people around the world who live with rosacea, you’ll probably do just about anything to stave off the facial pustules, itchiness, skin sensitivity, stinging, burning, and flushing it causes. Learning more about rosacea triggers -- and how to avoid -- them is...

5 Important Steps to Prevent Skin Cancer May 15th, 2019

Skin cancer develops when abnormal skin cells grow uncontrollably. It happens when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells leads to genetic mutations or genetic defects, which cause the skin cells to multiply and form cancerous tumors. Damage from the ultraviolet (UV) rays is the primary cause of this damage, although...

Don't Know What to Do About Your Double Chin? Kybella Can Help Apr 8th, 2019

One of the most common complaints many people have about their profile is the presence of a double chin. A bit of extra chin fat is surprisingly common regardless of size or weight, and often difficult to get rid of. In the past, you would’ve needed to undergo liposuction to...

How Photorejuvenation Works to Refresh Your Skin Mar 1st, 2019

As your frontline defense against the world, your skin undergoes a considerable amount of abuse throughout your life. And the effects can begin to pile up as the years go by, leaving your skin looking a little worse for the wear. If you’d like to freshen it up, restoring a...

Mohs Surgery: An Innovative Treatment for Removing Skin Cancer Cells Feb 4th, 2019

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, with more than 3 million people in the United States receiving the diagnosis each year. While a cancer diagnosis of any kind is never good news, skin cancer has a high cure rate, especially with the advent of innovative techniques like...

Control the Signs of Aging with FDA-Approved Revanesse Versa Jan 9th, 2019

As your face starts to lose volume and tautness as you age, lines and wrinkles appear around your eyes, nose, and mouth. Your cheeks hollow out more and your lips may thin, contributing to an aged appearance. Dermal fillers help restore volume and facial compounds that give your skin its...

Which Chemical Peel Is Right for You? Dec 13th, 2018

If your skin is beginning to show a little more wear-and-tear these days, a chemical peel is a wonderfully versatile solution that takes going skin deep to a new level. With different ingredients and varying strengths, chemical peels can accomplish a great deal — from gently clearing away the surface...

Banishing Leg Veins Has Never Been Easier Nov 19th, 2018

Wearing pants during the winter in Florida may not be a big deal. But summer is always right around the corner and you don’t want to spend another one covered up because you’re embarrassed by the bulging road map of veins on your legs. Matthew Zarraga, DO, and Khongruk Wongkittiroch,...

PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT): Your Speedy Solution to Adult Acne Oct 16th, 2018

An estimated 40-50 million Americans suffer from acne at any given time. While you may associate acne with adolescence, many adults – especially women – acquire acne in their 30s and 40s, often due to hormonal changes.Acne occurs when dead skin and oil clogs your pores. The cells trapped in...

Why Celebrities From Gwyneth Paltrow to Kim K Are Going For Microneedling Sep 26th, 2018

Open up the latest celebrity magazine and you’ll see the flawless faces of A-list celebrities looking back at you. Sure, much of their perfection is owed to Photoshop, but when your face is your brand, you’d better look your best, even when those filters are off. That’s why Hollywood’s beautiful...

Why You Only Want a Board-Certified Physician for Botox and Dermal Fillers Aug 22nd, 2018

When you’re looking to make cosmetic enhancements to your face or other parts of your body using Botox® or dermal fillers, you shouldn’t rely on just anyone. These minimally invasive treatments require the expertise of a skilled, board-certified physician who is highly trained in the injection procedures.At Z-ROC Dermatology, you...

The New Face of Aging with Facial Fillers in Fort Lauderdale Jul 24th, 2018

That’s right, facial fillers in Fort Lauderdale are giving men and women a new way to age. Thanks to medical advancements and inventions, people can look younger for much longer. As humans age, they naturally lose some of their facial fat and collagen. While that may sound like a good thing, the...

Chemical Peels in Fort Lauderdale Can Help With Summertime Skin Issues Jul 16th, 2018

No matter how careful you are, or how much sunscreen you wear, your skin will eventually show the fine wrinkles and sun damage that come with age. For people in South Florida who want to refresh their appearance but aren’t ready for surgery, there are a variety of chemical peels in...

Boost Self Confidence with Body Sculpting in Fort Lauderdale Jun 21st, 2018

In this day and age, the cosmetics industry is booming. More and more people are starting to appreciate the body they live in, and are recognizing that their self-confidence matters. As a result, handfuls of people every day are investing in body sculpting in Fort Lauderdale. Weight-loss can be difficult for...

Understanding How Laser Resurfacing in Fort Lauderdale Transforms Skin Jun 21st, 2018

Wrinkles and scars are not always considered bad, but they aren’t necessarily a feature that most people want to highlight. In fact, some people would rather they not be there at all. Luckily, this is where laser resurfacing in Fort Lauderdale comes in. The medical advancement allows patients to remove unwanted blemishes...

Summertime Calls for Laser Hair Removal in Fort Lauderdale Jun 11th, 2018

It’s summertime, and you’re ready to hit the beach, with confidence. You’ve worked incredibly hard to get the body you’ve always wanted. And you’re rocking that swimsuit. But are you really going to let body hairs ruin that picture? We didn’t think so! Our team of licensed and certified medical...

Boost Your Self-Confidence With Facial Fillers in Fort Lauderdale Jun 1st, 2018

It’s summertime, which means barbecues and picnics, family reunions and of course, summer vacations. And naturally, there will be lots of picture-taking. Are you ready for that? It’s not too late to feel better about smiling for the cameras, with the help of facial fillers. You can get facial fillers in...

Men Too, Should Consider Laser Hair Removal in Fort Lauderdale May 28th, 2018

Just like women – men are spending much more time grooming themselves. “Manscaping” as it’s called, is growing more popular, especially during this time of year. We’re quickly approaching the season of exposure. So yes, my Man – you, too, should book an appointment for laser hair removal in Fort Lauderdale.How...

Love What You See In The Mirror, After Body Sculpting In Fort Lauderdale May 24th, 2018

It’s true – South Florida is a paradise, where swimsuit season is pretty much year-round. But people here still get excited over the arrival of summer. And yes—it’s almost here. All winter long, you’ve been hitting the gym non-stop, while eating clean – trying really hard to get rid of...

Facial Fillers in Fort Lauderdale Can Help Boost Your Self-Confidence May 21st, 2018

Let’s face it – we live in an increasingly vain and visual society. Almost everyone wants to look his or her absolute best. And that is not a bad thing. You know the deal – when you look good, you feel good. So, why wouldn’t you want to do what...

Prepare For Peak Beach Season With Laser Hair Removal in Fort Lauderdale May 10th, 2018

Beach season is here, and that means time to flaunt your bikini body and smooth skin. That’s why you should consider laser hair removal in Fort Lauderdale. Waxing and shaving are relics of the past. Technology has made laser hair removal in Fort Lauderdale more effective. An increasing number of people...