Dr. Todd Minars, MD
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Dr. Minars also serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Miami School of Medicine.
Dr. Minars is affiliated with Memorial Regional Hospital, Hollywood Medical Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and Kindred Hospital
Procedures & Services
Tips & Wisdom
I consider [Dysport] to be pretty much equivalent to Botox. I tell patients it is “Coke vs. Pepsi”, or two different brands of basically the same thing. There are a few differences worth mentioning.
Dysport also has a reputation of diffusing a little bit further beyond the area of injection than Botox. I think that this is a true, though minimal, difference. This can be an advantage or a disadvantage and the injector must take it into account when treating patients. This extra d...
The cosmetic use of Botox® has literally revolutionized the treatment of wrinkles. The results are dramatic, but natural (if done correctly) and the procedure is safe. Here are a few tips to achieve the best results:
- Choose the right doctor. How? Ask friends for a recommendation. Use a dermatologist who you have already seen for a skin problem (but make sure that you trust and like this person), or check thes...
If so you are not alone. What once seemed like a good idea just doesn’t fit your image now and you wish it could just go away. Well, the good news is that for most tattoos, it is possible to achieve this by using a laser. The bad news is that it is a lot easier to put a tattoo on than to take it off. One challenge is that different tattoo artists use different inks and place them at different depths.
Tattoo ink stays in the skin permanently because the particles of...
These rosacea skin care tips from dermatologist Dr. Todd Minars called “Face Savers” are aimed at controlling rosacea outbreaks and reducing their severity.
They include the following:
- Clean your face gently no more than twice a day with Cetaphil cleanser or the medicated cleanser.
- Avoid hot showers, baths or saunas.
- Stay cool on hot or humid days (air conditioning and sip ice water).
- Avoid the sun.
- Switch fro...
Grown Women With Acne?
Todd Minars, M.D.
Not a day passes in my office when I don’t hear a “thirty-something” woman distressingly ask, “Why am I having acne at this age? I am not a teenager.” It is a misconception that acne only affects women during their teens. Fortunately, there are many ...
Botox: Secrets to Success:
Todd Minars, M.D.
The cosmetic use of Botox has literally revolutionized the treatment of wrinkles. The results are dramatic, but natural (if done correctly) and the procedure is safe. Here are a few tips to achieve the best results:
1. Choose the right doctor. How? Ask friends for a recommendation. Use a dermatologist who you have already seen for a skin problem (but make sure that you ...
Patient Education Resources
Treatment of Acne Scar Acne scars are difficult to treat because the defect is usually located deep within the dermis. A treatment method can only be successful if it reaches a depth equal to or greater than the depth of the scar being targeted. Even the best acne treatment methods fail to achieve 100% improvement. There is no such thing as “perfection” in this area of dermatology, but moderate and in some cases excellent improvement can be achieved. Treatment Options ...
ACNE (Laser Treatment) Tired of acne that doesn’t seem to go away? Both doctors have a special expertise in treating difficult acne. Where others have failed, they succeed. The reasons: more options, more experience, and better care. Quickly move up the treatment ladder to more aggressive therapies if results are not apparent Laser Treatment for Acne (Photodynamic Therapy (PDT) and Blue Light) Other (non-laser) Office Procedures for Acne: ACNE OPTIONS Acne Vulgaris &nd...
The "OLD WAY" Up until now, the gold standard in reversing the signs of aging has been resurfacing with the traditional CO2 laser. Resurfacing is achieved by peeling away a layer of skin while causing tissue contraction. Although this technique achieves dramatic results, patients often undergo general anesthesia and prolonged healing and recovery times (as long as two weeks). The "NEW WAY" – Fractional Resurfacing A “fractional” laser is o...
The term “photo-facial” can be confusing, because it is often misused. To understand what a photofacial does, you must simply remember the colors red and brown. But lets back up a minute. The term “Photofacial” was originally coined by a dermatologist in California named Patrick Bitters. His version of the “photofacial” uses a type of laser called “intense pulsed light” or IPL to rejuvenate photodamaged skin. Today many people ...
You may have heard friends talk about having a "Parisian Peel," "Smart Peel," "Power Peel," "Ultra Peel," or "lunchtime peel"— all are types of Microdermabrasion, another tool dermatologists have in their bags to revitalize and resurface skin. The treatment uses a fine mist of microscopic crystals to gently exfoliate the top layers of skin (epidermis). "Think of a sandblaster followed by a vacuum cleaner and you have the general idea o...
On December 27, 2006 the FDA approved Radiesse for the treatment of facial folds and wrinkles. We now have three fillers to choose from to correct folds and wrinkles on the lower half of the face. We still use Botox to correct lines and wrinkles on the upper half of the face (see Botox vs. Restylane for an explanation). What is Radiesse? Radiesse is an injectable for facial folds and wrinkles. Radiesse is actually a two-part material. It is made of 1 - very small, smooth calcium ...
How do I treat male pattern baldness? Propecia I treat patients with Propecia (I have also been treating myself with Propecia for the last seven years. And my brother. And my father….) DISCLAIMER: Propecia is made by Merck. I have no relationship with this company or with this product, financial or otherwise. What is Propecia? Propecia (or the generic name “finasteride”) is a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. In other words, it blocks the conv...
Education & Training
- Medical Degree: NYU School of Medicine
- Medical Internship: New York Medical College
- Dermatology Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine