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Love Your Skin

Florida has always been an attractive place to call home, but during the course of the pandemic the Sunshine State has welcomed hundreds of thousands of new residents in one of the biggest population increases seen across the entire country. And while there are undoubtedly several things these new Floridians find alluring, the favorable weather conditions are certainly at the top of the list.

But as they have eagerly taken advantage of the warm climate, many aren’t accustomed to the year-round abundant sunshine and the toll all that time soaking up the rays can take on your skin. And for the simple fact that the skin is the largest organ in the body, it’s critical that the proper steps are being taken to protect it or one puts themselves at risk for potentially dangerous outcomes. After all, one bad sunburn isn’t just a temporary inconvenience: Skin damage accumulates with time, and each burn increases your risk of skin cancer.

Thankfully, Central Florida residents don’t have to look far to find a dermatology practice committed to offering experienced providers, cutting-edge treatments and the latest technologies. For more than three decades, Associates in Dermatology has provided the utmost in high-quality dermatological care throughout the region thanks to its 17 convenient locations across Central Florida, including Celebration, Clermont, Ocoee and Dr. Phillips. This allows patients to visit any number of centers that are close to home, work or otherwise.

That commitment to care starts with Dr. Michael Steppie, president and medical director of Associates in Dermatology, an award-wining practice in founded in 1989. Dr. Steppie is a board-certified physician who has completed residencies in internal medicine, dermatology and dermatologic surgery and is also a highly qualified Mohs micrographic skin cancer surgeon. He is also a member of the National Psoriasis Foundation and the American Contact Dermatitis Society.

Throughout his decorated career, Dr. Steppie has used his extensive training and expertise to remain at the forefront of skincare services and his commitment to the community goes well beyond routine dermatological care.

“Without a doubt, my most important goal is to help patients avoid the effects of overexposure to the sun, premalignant growths and skin cancer,” he says. “I take tremendous pride in being able to not only meet my clients’ expectations, but exceed them by offering highly personalized care that addresses their specific needs rather than opting for a one-size-fits-all approach. And with the cutting-edge tools at our disposal, we are able to provide topnotch care to our patients and oftentimes produce favorable outcomes.”

Besides being a widely recognized leader in skin care and skin cancer treatment, Associates in Dermatology provides an array of dermatological services including treatment of common conditions such as allergic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, eczema and disease of the hair and nails.

“Being able to provide patients with a wide range of services gives them comfort to know that they don’t have to travel great lengths to receive the expert care they are accustomed to,” says Dr. Steppie. “It’ all part of our desire to treat clients as more than just patients, but instead as if they were extended family members.”

Speaking of family, as loved ones will soon start to plan for the holidays, now is the ideal time to think about the many skin revitalizing procedures offered by Associates in Dermatology. For those wishing to look their very best this season and reveal a renewed, vibrant look, there are several options ranging from neuromodulators such as Botox or fillers such as Juvéderm to minimize the appearance of volume loss and wrinkles.

“These proven techniques and treatments are known to achieve desired results and thanks to our expert team of providers who are well-versed in treating a variety of conditions, our patients are able to stress less knowing that their skin will appear more youthful with a fresher skin tone, texture and glow,” Dr. Steppie says.

Dr. Steppie’s highly influential work and unparalleled effort to educate patients about life-saving dermatologic solutions has earned him a mantle full of prestigious awards and recognitions, including being named a Top Physician by Orlando Family Magazine for several years running. He is also one of the elite few dermatologists in the country who are members of the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Amonette Circle.

It’s no wonder then why so many area residents entrust the specialists at Associates of Dermatology with their skin care needs, from clinical concerns like skin cancer to general and cosmetic options. What’s more, patients will find a knowledgeable and friendly staff in a welcoming setting.

“Our reputation has grown over the years thanks to our unwavering commitment to our patients. By properly diagnosing the causes of their issues, we are able to not only help them heal, but we are also helping them regain their confidence,” says Dr. Steppie. “I’m honored that so many have entrusted us with their care and it’s not something I take for granted. In fact, it’s one of the most rewarding aspects of the profession and it’s a big reason why we strive every day to raise the bar so our patients know they are receiving an unparalleled level of expertise.”


Associates in Dermatology

17 locations in Central Florida including:

Celebration | Clermont | Dr. Phillips | Hunter’s Creek | Ocoee

(800) 827-7546