Optimal Patient Care
Dr. Judge has assembled a staff of medical professionals who all share her commitment to optimal patient care. The two physician assistants, Alexandra Shigo and Caridad Lopez, received intensive dermatological training from Dr. Judge before seeing patients on their own. Dr. Judge requires all medical staff to shadow her for a number of months to ensure they are able to provide the high quality of care both she and her patients expect.
As time marches on, the effects of aging become more evident, especially on the skin. “I wanted to add a line of cosmetic procedures to our practice,” Dr. Judge said. “As a female dermatologist, I understand the issues women face and their desire to have the best looking skin possible.”
Complementing its medical and surgical dermatology care, the practice offers laser treatments, Thermage, chemical peels, Botox Cosmetic, fillers such as Juvéderm and Restylane, and a number of other services designed to address specific problem areas.
Before undergoing any cosmetic procedure or skin-care regimen, each patient receives an in-depth evaluation using the VISIA Complexion Analysis System. This leading-edge technology is able to detect skin damage using both normal and ultraviolet light modes. Displayed on a computer screen, Dr. Judge, her staff and patients are able to see surface and subsurface skin imperfections that might not be visible to the naked eye. Based on the results, a personalized treatment plan is formulated to address issues such as wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, brown spots and sun damage. As treatments progress, subsequent VISIA analyses are initiated to track improvement.
Committed to providing her patients with state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Judge added a revolutionary fractional CO2 laser to her practice. “When I got this laser, I thought I would use it primarily for wrinkles, resurfacing and sun damage,” Dr. Judge said. “But I am finding that I use it almost as much for acne scars.” Other lasers can address skin problems, such as birthmarks, freckles and broken blood vessels.
Central Florida Dermatology Associates’ interactive Web site gives detailed information on what conditions the lasers treat. Dr. Judge has found that more than just women are interested in healthy-looking skin. “We have a number of men who come in for cosmetic treatments.”
Safety Takes Priority
“I think it is very important for people to seek out a board-certified dermatologist when having any treatment or procedure involving the skin,” Dr. Judge said. “Dermatologists have extensive training and practical experience,” added Dr. Judge, who understands the structure and function of the skin on a molecular level, as well as what treatments and products are most effective.