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
October 05, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Rosacea  

Would you like to decrease your rosacea flare-ups? Our Daytona Beach and Port Orange, FL, dermatologist, Dr. Jeffrey Heller, discusses rosacearosacea triggers and explains treatment options.

Why do flare-ups occur?

Rosacea flare-ups can for a variety of reasons, including the weather in Daytona Beach and Port Orange. Exposure to the sun, wind, humidity and both and hot and cold temperatures can trigger redness, pimples, eye irritation and the formation of small blood vessels. Anything that generates heat, such as hot baths or the warmth generated by heating systems, can trigger flare-ups. You may also be more likely to experience symptoms if you feel stressed, use irritating skin products, consume alcohol, participate in strenuous exercise, eat spicy foods or drink hot beverages.

What can I do to minimize rosacea flare-ups?

Mild, non-irritating facial cleansers are a must if you have rosacea. After you wash your face, rinse it in lukewarm (not hot) water. Some hair care products may worsen your condition. Avoid products that contain camphor, menthol or sodium lauryl sulfate.

Sun exposure is one of the most common triggers of rosacea symptoms. Protect your skin from the sun by applying sunscreen labeled SPF30 or higher every morning before you leave your house.

Although wearing sunscreen is certainly helpful, it won't completely eliminate flare-ups. If you must spend time outdoors on a sunny day, try to find shady spots and wear a hat with a wide brim. Avoiding the sun during the mid-day hours when it's particularly strong can also help.

Identifying your triggers can help you devise strategies that will help you avoid flare-ups. If stress is a factor, try meditation, or reduce your stress through exercise or a favorite activity. When spicy foods or alcohol are the culprits, limiting alcohol and choosing milder varieties of your favorite foods may be helpful.

What kind of treatment options can my dermatologist offer?

Prescription creams and gels and antibiotics can be helpful in reducing pimples and the inflammation that causes redness. Oral antibiotics may also be used to treat eye irritation. If you have noticeable blood vessels, thick or bumpy skin or chronic redness, laser treatment can be a very effective option.

Clearer skin is possible, thanks to several effective rosacea treatments. Call our Daytona Beach and Port Orange, FL, dermatologist, Dr. Heller, at (386) 239-8700 to schedule an appointment to discuss your skin condition.

By Heller Dermatology Center
August 01, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Get ready to say goodbye to your fine lines and wrinkles with Botox. Botox smooths skin and eliminates frown lines, wrinkles and crow’s botoxfeet without the need for surgery. Noticeable results and a more youthful appearance are possible with your first treatment. In Daytona Beach and Port Orange, Florida, Botox injections are available at the dermatology office of Dr. Jeffrey Heller, who can help you decide if Botox treatments are right for you.

Botox Injections

Botox is injected into the muscles of the face in areas where wrinkles or fine lines have developed. Botox works to smooth lines and wrinkles by relaxing the facial muscles. When the muscles are relaxed, the skin smooths out and the appearance of lines and wrinkles is softened. Further, while the muscles remain relaxed from the Botox, the formation of new lines and wrinkles is prevented. Ask your Daytona Beach dermatologist how Botox can help you.

Benefits of Botox

There are many benefits associated with Botox injections. In addition to being non-invasive and having no recovery time. The effects of Botox are noticeable within seven days after treatment. In addition to diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Botox treatments can also eliminate the persistent look of being tired, worried or angry that often develops with age. The many benefits of Botox include:

  • Minimally invasive procedure without the need for surgery.
  • Almost no recovery time.
  • Restores a more youthful appearance.
  • Smoothes lines on the forehead area.
  • Eliminates crow’s feet around the eyes.
  • Eliminates frown lines between the eyes.
  • Smoothes out wrinkles and lines around the mouth.

You can finally say goodbye to your fine lines and wrinkles and achieve a more youthful appearance with Botox. In Daytona Beach and Port Orange, Florida, Botox injections are available from dermatologist Dr. Heller. To schedule an appointment, call the office at (386) 239-8700.

By Heller Dermatology Center
May 18, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Rashes  

What your dermatologist in Daytona Beach, Florida wants you to knowrashes

If you’ve ever had a rash, you know how unsightly and uncomfortable rashes can be. Rashes can cover just a small area of your body, or they can cover almost your entire body. Symptoms can range from minor irritation to itching that is almost impossible to ignore. Dr. Jeffrey Heller at Heller Dermatology Center in Daytona Beach, Florida wants to share the facts about rashes. He has offices in both Daytona Beach and Port Orange, Florida to help you.

There are many different causes of rashes. Here are just a few:

  • A hot, humid environment causing blockage of your pores
  • An allergic reaction to foods, plants, pets, and other triggers
  • An allergic reaction to medications, especially antibiotics

One of the most common plant reactions is poison ivy. Once you’ve brushed up against the plant, you may not develop a rash until 12 to 72 hours later. The rash is itchy and can form blisters, streaks or lines, resulting in scaly skin.

An allergic reaction to a medication can cause a red, spotty rash that can cover large areas of your body. Certain medications including diuretics, antibiotics and anti-seizure medications are the most common causes of a drug-related allergic reaction. You may not have a reaction until the first week after beginning the medication.

Dermatitis is a type of rash caused by inflammation of your skin. There are several types of dermatitis, including:

Contact dermatitis, caused by chemical exposure; this rash is dry and doesn’t typically itch.

Atopic dermatitis, also known as eczema, which can appear in the folds of your skin, behind your knees, on your neck, face or trunk.

If you develop a rash, you can try anti-itch lotions, creams or sprays, oatmeal baths, and over-the-counter antihistamines. For stubborn rashes that don’t resolve on their own, it’s best to visit your dermatologist.

Dr. Heller may recommend prescription-strength antihistamines and steroids to relieve itchy symptoms. Other treatments include topical antibiotics or cortisone creams.

Common rashes are an annoying part of life, but you don’t have to let a rash take over! Get some help by calling Dr. Jeffrey Heller of Heller Dermatology Center, with two convenient office locations in Daytona Beach and Port Orange, Florida. Call today!

By Heller Dermatology Center
March 23, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: moles   Skin Cancer  

Are you concerned about a change in a mole? Dr. Jeffrey Heller in Port Orange and Daytona Beach, FL, explains what to look for and molesexplains how mole changes can affect your health.

Is it just my imagination?

If you're like most people, you probably don't spend too much time looking at your moles and may second guess yourself if you do happen to spot changes. Unfortunately, failing to see a dermatologist if you notice a difference in a mole is a bad idea. Mole changes can be a sign that you have a potentially deadly form of skin cancer called melanoma. Monthly self-exams can help you easily spot signs of trouble.

What types of changes could signal a problem?

Any of these changes could indicate that you have a melanoma:

  • Color Changes: Has your mole changed from brown to black, red or another color?
  • Size: Is your mole bigger than a pencil eraser?
  • Changing Borders: Are the edges of the mole rough, irregular or blurred?
  • Unusual Shape: Is your mole any other shape than round or has it increased in height?
  • Texture: Has the mole suddenly become bumpy or is there another type of texture change?
  • Dryness: Is the surface of the mole dry or flaky?
  • Pain and Bleeding: Does the mole hurt or ooze blood or fluids?
  • Itching: Is your mole itchy?
  • Inflammation: Does the skin around the mole look red or swollen?

What's the next step if I notice a problem mole?

If you're concerned about a mole, call Dr. Heller's Port Orange or Daytona Beach office to schedule an appointment. Suspicious moles are generally removed and biopsied to determine if cancerous cells are present. Keep in mind that a change in a mole doesn't necessarily mean that it's cancerous. If you do have melanoma, you will need surgery to ensure that no cancer cells remain in your skin.

Skin cancer surgery used to cause significant scarring, in some cases. Today, skin doctors can often use less destructive Moh's surgery. The surgery preserves healthy tissue and reduces scarring because it removes skin one layer at a time.

Any change in a mole should be examined as soon as possible. Call Dr. Heller at (386) 239-8700 to schedule an appointment in his Port Orange or Daytona Beach, FL, offices.

By Heller Dermatology Center
January 30, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Skin Cancer  

Skin cancer is a dangerous condition that can be prevented with proper sun protection and a regular skin evaluation routine. While sun skin cancerprotection is important, sunscreen alone is not enough to prevent skin cancer. Dr. Jeffrey Heller in Daytona Beach, FL, offers these helpful tips to increase your chances of preventing skin cancer.

Prevention Tips

It is best to stay out of the sun during the most dangerous times between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If you must be in the sun, cover up as much as possible with a hat, UV-blocking sunglasses and other protective clothing. Always wear a UVA/UVB sunscreen with at least SPF 15. For those that will be in the sun for a long time, use SPF 30 and re-apply every two hours or immediately after sweating or swimming. Sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before being in the sun.

In terms of home prevention, take time to examine your skin monthly from head to toe and note any changes. Your professional Daytona Beach dermatologist also should evaluate you annually for a full body exam.

Warning Signs of Skin Cancer

As with anything, the sooner something is found, the easier it is to treat. This means that getting to know your skin and understanding the changes with it is the most important step toward skin cancer prevention.

Here are some things to look out for:

  • Changes in the shape of mole
  • Changes in the size of mole
  • If pus or discharge is present
  • Does the spot hurt?
  • Is the area dry or scaly?
  • Do I have raised red patches that might itch?
  • Do my growths have raised edges?
  • Do I have open sores that won’t heal?

Schedule an Annual Dermatologist Exam Today

Scheduling an appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Heller, your Daytona Beach, FL, dermatologist at Heller Dermatology Center, increases your chances of diagnosing skin cancer early on. He can thoroughly inspect your skin for any signs of skin cancer and teach you self-exam tips. To schedule your appointment, call (386) 239-8700.





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