Jeffrey J. Heller, D.O.

511 N. Clyde Morris Blvd,
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
790 Dunlawton Ave., Suite H
Port Orange, FL 32127

(386) 239-8700

By Heller Dermatology Center
July 23, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Psoriasis  

Once you've found out you have psoriasis, finding the right treatment is likely at the top of your priority list. If you're in the Daytona Beach,psoriasis FL, area, treating your psoriasis starts with talking to Dr. Jeffrey Heller, your dermatologist at Heller Dermatology Center. Dr. Heller can discuss the basics of psoriasis and how it's treated.

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is the result of an autoimmune response, meaning that body's immune system is malfunctioning and causing inflammation. In this case, the inflammation caused the body produce more skin cells than necessary, resulting in the characteristic thick, scaly patches often found on the elbows, knees, scalp, and other areas of the body. These patches are called plaques and may be very itchy, although they are not contagious.

How is psoriasis treated?

Managing your psoriasis often requires a multi-faceted approach; most people have the best results when using a combination of treatments. This may include topical medications, which are creams or gels applied directly to the skin, or oral medications to attack the inflammation from the inside out. Injections may be necessary for people who have severe psoriasis.

Some patients respond well to light therapy; that is, exposure to a specific type of ultraviolet light as prescribed by your Daytona Beach dermatologist. Visiting indoor tanning beds is not a substitute for psoriatic light therapy, as these devices emit UVA light, which is largely ineffective on psoriasis plaques. Laser treatment is another type of light therapy that targets the problematic skin cells while leaving healthy skin untouched. Research has found that laser light therapy, in combination with topical steroids, is very helpful at clearing up scalp psoriasis.

Staying current with your Daytona Beach, FL, dermatologist will help determine which psoriasis therapies work best for your unique situation. Contact Heller Dermatology Center to set up an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Heller today. For your convenience, we also have an office location in Port Orange.

By Heller Dermatology Center
February 26, 2019
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Botox  

Want to erase your age? Botox treatment can make you look years younger. Available from your local dermatologists, Botox treatment Botoxreduces the signs of aging and can even treat certain conditions. Led by Dr. Jeffrey Heller, Heller Dermatology Center in Daytona Beach, FL, offers a full range of dermatological services, including Botox! Read on to learn about some of the benefits of this treatment


1. It rejuvenates the skin.

Botox is an excellent adjunct for facial rejuvenation, and it should be considered in addition to chemical peels, resurfacing, laser therapy, and skin care to improve the appearance of the face. Botox treatment takes years off of your look and makes your skin appear more elastic and youthful.


2. It can remove your wrinkles.

Doctors have been using Botox for many years to successfully treat fine lines and wrinkles. Treatment works by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles, reducing muscle contraction and making wrinkles relax and soften. Many people who get Botox injections can experience a flawless complexion without the need for cosmetic surgery!


3. It can erase smile lines.

Smile lines (also known as nasolabial folds) are fine lines that primarily develop around the sides of your mouth, and become especially noticeable when you smile. Botox can smooth away these lines quickly and effectively, with minimal to no downtime.


4. It can make crow's feet disappear.

Crow’s feet are the fine lines that form at the outer corners of a person's eyes, and they can leave you looking old before your time. Luckily, you can get rid of crow's feet with Botox. Botox is injected directly into crow’s feet to improve the appearance of the skin. with results often appearing within a couple of days and lasting up to 6 months!


5. It can give you a thinner face.

Yes, you absolutely can lose face fat with Botox treatment. People regularly turn Botox to slim their faces, giving them a thinner, younger appearance.
 

Interested? Call our Daytona Beach office today!

Take your beauty to its full potential. Say yes to Botox! Call Heller Dermatology Center at 386-239-8700 right now to schedule an appointment in Daytona Beach, FL. With Botox treatments, you will look as wonderful as you feel!

By Heller Dermatology Center
December 11, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Acne Treatment  

Frustrating, isn't it? According to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne plagues about 50 million Americans, 15 percent of which are adults just like you. What are your treatment options? Dermatologist, Dr. Jeffrey Heller, offers many at his Daytona Beach and Port Orange, FL, offices. He can help you have clearer, healthier skin.

What is acne?

Acne is a skin condition consisting of blemishes called comedones, papules and pustules. Appearing primarily on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, and thighs, acne pimples are reddened, sore, unsightly and frankly, emotionally distressing.

How do acne blemishes form? They erupt around the sebaceous glands associated with the hair follicles in our skin. These glands secrete oily sebum which clogs pores, causing characteristic whiteheads and blackheads. Some acne pimples are larger and red. Known as papules, pustules, and acne cysts, they can grow infected and lead to scarring.

Who gets acne?

While people are most prone to develop acne outbreaks in their teens, anyone can have an acne flare-up. Some precipitating factors include:

  • Pregnancy, puberty, and menopause, along with their characteristic hormonal fluctuations
  • Times of stress
  • Poor skin hygiene
  • Fatty foods and a generally poor diet
  • Heredity (acne seems to run in families)

Additionally, acne worsens and infects when people squeeze their blemishes or scrub their faces too hard, ironically in an effort trying to prevent or get rid of acne.

Treating acne

Many over the counter scrubs, creams, and ointments help reduce mild acne outbreaks. However, persistent acne requires a care plan from your dermatologist in Daytona Beach and Port Orange, FL. Patience and persistence in managing acne is key to clearer skin.

After a visual inspection of your acne at his office, Dr. Heller may recommend a combination of many kinds of treatment modalities. Some are just plain common sense, but others involve medical interventions, depending on your specific case.

Acne treatment may include:

  • Antibiotic and hormone therapy
  • Benzoyl peroxide and Tretinoin (Vitamin A) topical medications
  • In-office extraction
  • Daily, gentle washing
  • Blue light photodynamic therapy (PDT)

Dr. Heller uses PDT to safely reduce the size and productivity of the sebaceous, or oil, glands in the skin. Severe acne seems to respond well to this blue light treatment and helps prevent scarring. PDT may be combined with other medical or cosmetic dermatology treatments for maximum therapeutic effect.

Feel good and look great

Clear skin boosts your mood and self-confidence. If you are struggling with acne, get the help you need from the dermatologist who helps scores of people in the Daytona Beach and Port Orange, FL, area. Contact Dr. Jeffrey Heller for a consultation on acne or any other skin issue which concerns you. Call today: (386) 239-8700.

By Heller Dermatology Center
October 22, 2018
Category: Skin Treatments
Tags: Rashes   Eczema   Allergies  

What your skin doctor in Port Orange and Daytona Beach, FL wants you to know

Dermatologist Rash TreatmentIf you have a rash, you are not alone. In fact, rashes are one of the most common skin problems because they can be caused by exposure to so many everyday substances. The good news is a rash is usually easy to treat. Dr. Jeffrey Heller at Heller Dermatology Center wants to help you get relief from an annoying rash. He has two office locations in Daytona Beach and Port Orange, Florida to help with your skincare needs.

If you have allergies, they can often show up as a rash and can cover large areas of your body. They can look like red, swollen bumps, or diffuse, spreading rashes. They can be caused by exposure to plants like poison ivy, pet dander, foods, and other substances. Typically, rashes due to allergies will itch due to the release of histamine. To reduce the itch, you can try taking over-the-counter antihistamines and topical cortisone cream.

Rashes can also be caused by skin inflammation due to chemicals and other substances. A rash of this type is known as dermatitis. There are a few types of dermatitis including contact dermatitis, which appears as a dry, non-itchy rash and atopic dermatitis, which is also known as eczema. The cause of dermatitis may not be immediately evident, so it’s best to seek out the services of your dermatologist.

If your rash doesn’t go away on its own or with simple home therapies, it’s time to seek out your dermatologist. Dr. Heller may recommend:

  • Cortisone or antibiotic creams and lotions
  • Prescription strength antihistamine medications
  • Prescription strength steroid medications

The constant itching of a rash can be uncomfortable, and the appearance of a rash can affect your self-esteem. You don’t have to let a rash take over. Just pick up the phone and call Dr. Jeffrey Heller of Heller Dermatology Center, with offices in Daytona Beach and Port Orange, Florida. Call today and get rid of your rash!

By Heller Dermatology Center
August 16, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Cosmetic procedures are readily available to help you look great and feel even better. However, understanding your options can help you botoxmake the most informed and knowledgeable decision for the best dermatological treatment for you and your complexion. Botox is a common choice for people who wish to look younger and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Find out more about Botox and what it can do for you with Dr. Jeffrey Heller at his practice locations in Daytona Beach and Port Orange, FL.

What is Botox? 
Botox is a cosmetic dermatological treatment which uses a chemical substance to freeze the muscles under the skin. The restricted movement of the muscles allows the skin over them to relax, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and even preventing new wrinkles. Since the skin cannot move, it cannot wrinkle, and wrinkles cannot form.

Could I benefit from Botox? 
Doctors suggest Botox for the areas between the eyes between the eyebrows and for crow’s feet on the sides of the eyes. Though normally used for cosmetic purposes, Botox can also accomplish medical tasks as well. Doctors sometimes use Botox to treat migraine headaches and conditions like excessive sweating.

What can I expect during a Botox session? 
Before your Botox session, your doctor will cleanse and clean your facial skin. They will mark the areas of the injections and examine your muscles to ensure the correct placement of the Botox injections. Your doctor will use a super-thin needle to inject the Botox substance into the muscles underneath your skin. You may feel a slight pinch, but should not be in any real pain during your treatment. Afterward, you may notice some bruising or redness which will normally resolve itself on its own in a day or two.

Botox Treatments in Daytona Beach and Port Orange, FL
Botox can help you look and feel great. Consulting with your doctor can help you fully understand this treatment and what it can do for you. For more information on Botox, please contact Dr. Heller at his practice locations in Daytona Beach and Port Orange, FL. Call (386) 239-8700 to schedule your appointment at either Florida location today!





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