Want Beautiful Skin? Associates in Dermatology Has Just the Formula for You


Any artist will tell you that it takes just the right tools – the right paint brush, the right color palette, the right canvas – to create a beautiful painting. Such is the case when you’re looking to get beautiful, healthy skin. That’s why Dr. Michael Steppie and Orlando’s Associates in Dermatology offer a range of skincare products targeting a range of skin health issues. You’ll find only top-quality, highly researched and expertly developed formulas at our 12 area locations.

For years, patients from throughout Central Florida and beyond have trusted Dr. Steppie and his team of highly specialized and dedicated skincare professionals to safely and effectively treat them and their entire families. From children experiencing skin conditions such as eczema to young adults learning to keep acne at bay to elders looking to turn back the clock a bit, Associates in Dermatology has you covered. Our skin health professionals can prescribe highly targeted medications or topical creams and ointments; recommend appropriate over-the counter products; or even provide cutting-edge formulas from the exclusive STEPPIE MD skin care line, available in all Associates in Dermatology locations.

Many of our patients report excellent, visibly noticeable results using our intensive serums designed to help resurface the skin texture, minimize age spots and pigmentation, and visibly minimize tell-tale wrinkles that can make one look older than he or she feels. On-site treatments such as medial-grade chemical peels and laser anti-aging resurfacing can help to reset the clock on your appearance, while prescribed at-home regiments help to prolong the effects of these customized treatments.

Associates in Dermatology’s skincare products feature targeted and highly potent, yet gentle formulas for cleansing care, moisturizing care and protective care, including two state-of-the-art sunscreen formulas. Following is a brief overview of the numerous top-quality, targeted treatments and take-home skincare products we offer:

Cleansing Care / Refresh · Purify

This ultra-gentle botanical cleanser forms a creamy lather that washes away environmental pollutants, excess oil and make-up while leaving skin pristinely clean and refreshed. It is enriched with skin-conditioning ingredients and anti-oxidants. Soap and alcohol-free. Ph balanced. Non comedogenic. Paraben free.

These medicated cleansers contain an ultra pure glycolic acid available in 5% or 10% coupled with the proven acne fighting ingredient salicylic acid used at a 2% concentration.
Both help clear and prevent acne, reduce breakouts and clogged pores. These may also help with enlarged pores, folliculitis and keratosis pilaris while boosting the removal of dead skin cells

Moisturizing Care / Protect · Hydrate · Nourish

Free from chemical sunscreens, this weightless SPF 50 sunscreen offers the highest level of UVA/UVB protection. Its moisturizing formula is also enriched with 5 essential anti-oxidants and emollients.
Ideal for all skin types and especially gentle on sensitive and acne-prone skin. Oil-free. Alcohol-free. Paraben-free. Fragrance-free. Fast absorbing. Non-comedogenic. Non-whitening.

This lightweight micronized zinc oxide sunscreen offers the same benefits as the tube version and this spray is ideal to cover larger body areas such as arms and décolleté, but also the face if swimming or sweating while outdoors. Water-resistant (40 minutes).

bb cream- antioxidant oil control sunscreen BROAD SPECTRUM SPF 50+
A skin-perfecting tinted BB cream that evens skin tone and powerfully protects your face from sun damage. This silky smooth, multi-tasking formula can either be worn alone or under foundation. It offers a SPF 50 protection with a superior physical sunscreen – Zinc Oxide-, oil control and is enriched with moisturizers and anti-oxidants. Its sheer tint visibly helps conceal minor skin imperfections on all skin tones. Fragrance-Free, Oil-Free, Paraben-Free and Gluten-Free.

This lightweight moisturizing serum replenishes the skin with 18% hyaluronic acid and 2 cutting-edge complexes plus Niacinamide. Ideal for all skin types, including oily skin. Oil and fragrance-free. Non comedogenic.

A sumptuous wrinkle-defying cream enriched with, phyto stem cells, repairing anti-oxidants and a unique skin-identical lipid concentrate. It helps supports matrix repair throughout the night and restores skin’s comfort and youthful velvety texture.

Intensive Care / Renew · Treat · Repair

This potent active retinol serum is available without a prescription. Retinol is a form of Vitamin A, a time-tested ingredient which promotes flawless skin while boosting exfoliation to improve the appearance of skin texture, pores, pigmentation, as well as its youthfulness.

This highly intensive retinol serum delivers great results. It is twice as potent as Retinol Renewal 1 and must be handled with care. Follow the instructions for our Associates in Dermatology’s health care provider.

Target UV damage and visibly fade away pigmentation spots! To assure maximum potency, this formula is freshly mixed upon purchase. A potent dose of 6% vitamin C, 4% kojic acid and alpha arbutin -therapeutically equivalent to 4% Hydroquinone-, is added in the serum. These ingredients all act in synergy with other natural skin brighteners and protective antioxidants that further help fortify the skin’s cellular matrix and repair UV damage.

A breakthrough, needle-free serum powered by the Pro Organic Complex™, formulated and developed by Dr. Steppie. It is supercharged with potent sequoia leaf native cells* and a rejuvenating kelp extract** paired with replenishing olive oil blend that deliver exceptional anti-aging results. 95% organic. Premium aloe vera replaces water in the formula.
90% found an improvement in skin firmness**
85% found an improvement in the skin texture and hydration**

*/** In-vitro tests. **Self-evaluation: 2x/day application for 28 days. Study performed on 20 volunteers under dermatological control.

Ultra pure 5% glycolic acid powerfully exfoliates dead cells and surface grime while helping boost the penetration of the proven, OTC drug acne fighting ingredient salicylic acid used at the maximum strength, 2% concentration. Helps clear and prevent acne, reduce breakouts and clogged pores. These pads may also help with enlarged pores, folliculitis and keratosis pilaris while boosting the removal of dead skin cells.

This clinically proven formula visibly rejuvenates the eye contour. Boosted with a patented complex, 8 anti-puffiness and dark circle ingredients, 7 moisture boosters and 8 anti-oxidants! Clinically proven to reduce dark circles and puffiness and to minimize lines and wrinkles depth and volume.

All Steppie MD products are produced and manufactured in the USA in state-of-the-art, FDA registered facilities. So, if you’re looking to improve your skin’s appearance for a smooth, vibrant, picture-perfect look, visit your nearest Associates in Dermatology location for a customized treatment plan and at-home skincare regiment. Our targeted formulas are designed to meet your specific needs, so be sure to ask your healthcare provider which products will work best for you.

NEW YEAR… NEW YOUthful & healthy looking skin


In a previous blog we highlighted the benefits of chemical peels to reveal healthier and younger looking skin while ridding the complexion of dull, dead skin cells. So, how about starting off the New Year by scheduling a medical grade or cosmetic chemical peel?

Now is a perfect time to say goodbye to dull and tired looking skin with a chemical peel customized for your unique skincare needs. Used since ancient times, these procedures can help you literally slough off last season’s layer of dull, dry, lifeless skin, making way for a brighter, more beautiful complexion – the perfect way to face the New Year and all its challenges and rewards. Chemical peels are available in various forms including Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid peels; Jessner’s peels and TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) peels. Milder cosmetic forms, Glycolic Acid peels are used to correct minor skin issues and are safe to undergo during pregnancy.

However, for skin issues that require more intense intervention, such as deep wrinkles, birthmarks, acne scars and skin hyperpigmentation, our paramedical estheticians may recommend you a medical grade TCA peel. These penetrate deeper into your skin’s layers and cannot be performed in conventional “day spas”. For best results, plan to undergo an average of three treatments, but don’t worry – downtime to heal and get back to your daily routine is far shorter than the downtime required with more invasive skin correcting procedures.

No matter the type, chemical peels are designed to give your skin a smoother, firmer, healthier and more radiant look and feel. Plus, you can maximize and prolong your gorgeous results with Steppie MD – Ethereal Beauty Anti-Aging Cellular Elixir. And we’re not just talking to the ladies. More and more men are realizing the social, career and health benefits of taking great care of their skin via chemical peels and high-grade skincare products, too.

But don’t just take our word for it. Check out what some of Associates in Dermatology’s patients are saying:

I started using Ethereal Beauty – Anti Aging Cellular Elixir about 5 weeks ago, and my skin looks and feels amazing! Before using this serum my skin was becoming dry, rough and dull. As I get older, I am concerned about fine lines and making sure my skin stays as healthy and youthful as I can. Ethereal Beauty is lightweight and sinks right into my skin – it’s like my skin is “drinking” it, after applying, my skin is definitely more hydrated , feels and looks healthier than before and to my amazement the fine lines around my eyes have just about disappeared! If I can tell such a BIG difference in such a short amount of time, I can’t imagine what the results would be long term! I was using the Ethereal Beauty right after one of my chemical peels and I believe that it cut my healing time in half with very minimal peeling. After one of my chemical peels and have been using the Ethereal Beauty for a few weeks, I was grocery shopping and the cashier asked for my ID. I haven’t been carded for at least 10 years! Thank you! ~Tobi L.

Using Ethereal Beauty – Anti Aging Cellular Elixir for only 2 weeks after my peel. It is great! My skin was not as dry as it has been with previous peels. I have a glow about my skin after only 2 weeks of use. ~Mona S.

Dr. Steppie, I was a little nervous using Ethereal Beauty – Anti Aging Cellular Serum right after my medical grade TCA peel. My skin is so sensitive that I cannot even use gentle dermatologist recommended ointments after my treatments. I am allergic to many make-up brands and even nail polish. I used this anti-aging serum right after my peel and not only did it not burn, it seemed to heal my skin faster than usual. After that, it is the only product I am using to maintain my skin – youthful and comfortable. Thank you for helping my skin. ~Jennifer P.

Ready to start your 2014 with a gorgeous new glow? Call 800-827-SKIN (7546) to schedule your chemical peel today. Mention that you saw our blog or Facebook special offer and receive $25 off any chemical peel. Offer valid until Feb. 28, 2014.

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Peel & Reveal a New You … & Boost your Skincare Ritual!


For many busy moms, sending the kids back to school means having a little more “me time.” So, what better time to indulge in taking real care of your skin? Right now is a great opportunity to get a medical grade or cosmetic chemical peel, affording yourself a fresh new look.

Available in multiple forms, chemical peels are designed to give your skin a smoother, firmer, healthier and more radiant look and feel. Used since ancient times, chemical peels are among the simplest, yet most effective forms of treatment of blemishes, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and acne. Remember, the start of the school year also means that the holiday season is just around the corner. Changing seasons means changes in our skin, too. And for many of us, those changes require a revamped skincare ritual. Expertly administered chemical peels can help you literally slough off last season’s layer of dull skin, revealing a smooth, refreshed new look for the fall and holiday season.

Chemical peels typically require from one to three treatments and limited downtime. And you may see results immediately or in just a few days.

Depending upon the condition of your skin and your desired results, your aesthetician may recommend either mild Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) or glycolic acid chemical peels, or more intense Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) chemical peels. Milder AHA and glycolic acid peels are great for treating fine lines, inflammation, acne scars and any sun damage your skin may have suffered over the summer. We also offer TCA peels which cannot be performed in conventional “day spas” as they have to be performed by a paramedical esthetician. Such peels go deeper into your skin’s layers and are more effective in treating wrinkles, removing skin flaws like birthmarks and more severe acne scars, and help improve skin pigmentation.

Make sure you’re ready for all the fun holiday parties with a vibrant new look. And we’re not just talking to the ladies. Chemical peels are highly beneficial to men, too.

Call to schedule your consultation today! 800 827 SKIN (7546) & MENTION YOU SAW OUR BLOG/SAW OUR FACEBOOK SPECIAL OFFER in order to receive $25 OFF any of our Chemical Peels! Offer valid until Sept. 30th 2013.

Upon the consultation with our Clinical Esthetician, it will be determined which of our four chemical peel options is most suitable, depending upon your specific skin condition or restrictions / contraindications that may apply.

You can also BOOST your skin care ritual PRE & POST Chemical Peel with Steppie MD DERMACEUTICALS – Ethereal Beauty Anti Aging Cellular Elixir… The duo of the peel combined with this supercharged facial serum will remarkably and visibly rejuvenate your skin.

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Great Skin at the Golden Globes – Associates in Dermatology Weighs In

Want Golden Globe-worthy skin like actress Zooey Deschanel’s? Orlando’s Associates in Dermatology can help give you a smooth, radiant complexion.

Each January, Hollywood’s elite turns out for the first major awards show of the year – the Golden Globes. Created by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in 1944, the Golden Globes honors top performers in film and television. But no matter who takes home a globe-topped trophy, there are always lots of winners when it comes to red carpet beauties.

Celebrities are envied for their gorgeous skin and radiant complexions. But those glam looks aren’t reserved for Hollywood royalty only. With the right mix of clinical and cosmetic dermatology treatments, you can achieve a smoother, firmer, more youthful look as well. Even those thick, long lashes are possible.

At Associates in Dermatology, our aesthetic specialists offer a range of treatments including Botox, chemical peels and Latisse, a prescription treatment that delivers thicker, fuller, longer lashes.

Which Golden Globe beauty’s skin do you most envy? Let Orlando’s Associates in Dermatology help you achieve a head-turning look, too. Call 800-827-SKIN (7546) to schedule a consultation today.
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