Dr. David Sax is a leading expert in Mohs surgery for skin cancer, and uses innovative techniques for early melanoma screening. He also uses the latest and most effective treatments available for medical skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, vitiligo, actinic keratosis and more. Dr. Sax’s goal is to provide expert care and to educate you so you can play a proactive role in your treatment. Over the years, his highly individualized approach has helped thousands of patients achieve excellent results.
Each year over 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed in over 2 million people,* including many residents of Florida’s Sarasota, Manatee and Bradenton counties. Fortunately, cure rates are high when skin cancers are identified and treated early. As a board certified Sarasota dermatologist with an additional year of Mohs fellowship training, Dr. David Sax is a true expert in this specialized field.
The XTRAC laser is ideal for treating mild to moderate psoriasis and vitiligo as well as some forms of eczema. Traditionally hard-to-treat areas such as knees, elbows, and scalp are easily treated, thanks to the laser’s aiming beam and adjustable spot size hand piece. The targeted high-dose therapy can effectively treat stubborn plaques, even those that have not responded to other treatments.
Treatments include surgery to remove the scar, steroid injections, or silicone sheets to flatten the scar. Smaller keloids can be treated using cryotherapy (freezing therapy using liquid nitrogen). You can also prevent keloid formation by using pressure treatment or gel pads with silicone when you are injured. Keloid scars are most common among people with dark skin.
BLU-U for Acne
Using a specialized blue light that kills acne bacteria in your dermis, BLU-U is a safe, non-painful way to help control your acne. How does it work? It’s simple – you sit with your face close to the blue light for a short session (typically about 17 minutes) once or twice per week, for up to five weeks.
AKs – often called “sun spots”— are rough-textured, dry, scaly patches on the skin caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet light (UV) such as sunlight. They occur most often on sun exposed areas such as the face, scalp or ears, and can range in color from skin toned to reddish brown.
Eskata Seborrheic Keratosis
Eskata is the first and only FDA-approved topical treatment for raised SKs. The lack of treatment options seems odd since so many men and women have this skin condition worldwide. According to a study done in 2015, over 80 million Americans alone are affected by seborrheic keratosis. That makes this skin condition more common than acne or rosacea.