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

Posts for category: Dermatology

By Heller Dermatology Center
September 11, 2019
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Botox  

Botox is a cosmetic treatment that can help you achieve smoother skin and a more rested, youthful appearance. In addition to helping you look younger, other benefits of Botox include its non-surgical method and its lack of minimal recovery time. Read on to learn more about this cosmetic treatment, and contact Dr. Jeffrey Heller, your dermatologist in Daytona Beach, FL, in order to schedule a Botox appointment.

What can Botox do for me?

Botox minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in order to give you smoother skin and a look that is more youthful, rested, and refreshed. Botox is commonly applied to the face, neck, and chest areas to target frown lines around the mouth, lines on the forehead, crows feet around the eyes, and sagging skin on the neck.

How does Botox work?

Botox is injected into the muscle tissues where lines and wrinkles exist. Given that these markings of old age are caused by muscle contractions, Botox works by relaxing the muscle tissue, preventing it from easily contracting. When muscle tissues are relaxed, the skin appears smoother and with diminished lines and wrinkles.

How do Botox injections feel?

Botox is injected into muscle tissue using a needle so fine that most patients experience little to no pain from the injections. A topical anesthetic can also be applied to numb the treatment area for patients who are especially concerned about potential pain or discomfort.

How much recovery time is needed after Botox?

Most patients need little to no recovery time following Botox treatment. Recovery time is extermely minimal, with patients usually being able to resume normal activities shortly after treatment.

How soon will the results of Botox be visible?

In addition to delivering smoother skin and a more youthful appearance, another exciting benefit of Botox is that visible results are available immediately following treatment. When you walk out of our Daytona Beach office, your skin will be immediately smoother with fewer lines and wrinkles. Further, for most patients, the results continue to improve in the weeks following treatment.

Interested? Give us a call!

Botox can help you regain a more youthful appearance by delivering smoother skin with fewer lines and wrinkles. For Botox in Daytona Beach, schedule an appointment with Dr. Heller by dialing (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
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
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!

By Heller Dermatology Center
June 08, 2018
Category: Dermatology
Tags: moles   Skin Cancer  

skin cancer moleIf you’re at a higher risk of skin diseases like melanoma or carcinoma, it’s important that you watch the moles on your skin. Abnormal cells can grow inside of moles, even if they’ve been fine for many years. If a mole suddenly starts changing in appearance, schedule an urgent checkup with a Port Orange and Daytona Beach, FL, dermatologist at the Heller Dermatology Center.

About Moles
Moles, sometimes called birthmarks, are small groupings of cells that look different from the rest of the skin. They can be dark colored or reddish in appearance. Some are slightly raised while others are flush with the skin. Some moles are present since birth (congenital), some appear in the adolescent years, and others show up later in life. Virtually everyone has at least one mole and most people have anywhere from 10 to 40 in various places.

Mole Concerns
Most moles are harmless and don’t need constant monitoring, but some need special attention, especially when a patient is at a higher risk of skin cancer. A normal mole will remain unchanged in appearance and is painless. Some moles slowly disappear with time. But when a mole begins to increase in size, change colors, or feel painful, that is a cause for concern. It’s a sign that the cells, called melanocytes, may be changing abnormally. An urgent skin exam by your Port Orange and Daytona Beach dermatologist should be the next step. 

What to Watch For
Dermatologists use an acronym called “ABCDE” to determine if a mole may be abnormal. Here is what to check for:

- Asymmetry (meaning that if you drew a line down the center, one side would not look like the other).
- Border irregularities (the edges of the mole look strange or undefined)
- Color changes or differences (a normal mole is one color).
- Diameter (a mole should not grow in size, which is why it’s wise to measure its diameter regularly).
- Evolving (one mole that evolves in any other way, including crusting, itching, or bleeding).

Is It Time for a Skin Checkup? 
Your Port Orange and Daytona Beach, FL, dermatologist will confirm if a mole needs special attention. It’s up to you to schedule a checkup at the first sign of a potential issue. Call (386) 239-8700 today to schedule a skin appointment with Dr. Jeffrey Heller at the Heller Dermatology Center.



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