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Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz is a leading dermatologist in the Boca Raton, FL area who provides a wide variety of care to patients. His services include body contouring, laser treatments, tattoo removal, laser hair removal, skin cancer treatment, full body exams as well as treatment for psoriasis, eczema, rosacea and acne.
Dr. Fromowitz earned his Bachelors of Science in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He then went on to attend the University Of Florida College of Medicine where he graduated first in his class. Following graduation, Dr. Fromowitz completed his internship in Internal Medicine at Shands Hospital and residency in dermatology and cutaneous surgery at Shands Hospital.
Dr. Fromowitz is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of The American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, The American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, The American Society of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and The American Academy of Dermatology.
BITB spoke with Dr. Fromowitz about his journey to becoming a dermatologist and the best tools to turn back the clock.
1. Who / what inspired you to become a dermatologist?
During medical school, you have the opportunity to rotate through many specialties as you round out your training and try to identify what field most piques your interest. I was fortunate to rotate through the dermatology department at the University of Florida College of Medicine and work closely with two faculty members who would later go on to be instrumental in my training and become lifelong mentors. One was a Mohs surgeon and the other an expert in complex medical diseases. Their knowledge and passion were infectious, and to this day motivates me to provide the most outstanding cutting edge and evidence based care to my patients.
2. For someone just starting to think about how not to age, what is the best advice you can offer in terms of maintenance and prevention?
I am a firm believer in primary prevention. In other words, intervention for prevention, before a problem exists. This starts as simply as making sunscreen a part of your everyday life. Every morning before leaving the house I advise my patients to use a broad spectrum, sunscreen SPF 30 or 45. This is year-round and daily. Not just for days spent “doing outdoor activities.” Next primary prevention technique surrounds skin care and diet. I advise my patients of the tremendous health benefits of a low glycemic index diet rich in protein and fresh fruits and vegetables. I suggest integrating omega 3 fish oil and probiotics into one’s preferred supplement regimen. One additional simple step that has outstanding evidence backing up its benefits is the addition of an evening retinoid. Retinoids are the magic eraser of anti-aging. They soften fine lines and wrinkles and can reverse many of the most visible signs of sun damage.
3. In your view, what are the most effective tools you have in your practice to turn back the clock and keep patients’ skin looking and feeling healthy?
One of the most exciting parts of practicing now is the rapid evolution of innovation in aesthetic dermatology. We have so many fun devices and toys to play with that help turn back the hands of time. Some of my favorite tools are photoacoustic facial rejuvenation with the Cutera Enlighten laser. Another “hot” area is noninvasive body contouring. We were fortunate to be one of the first sites to launch the Trusculpt 3D, and have absolutely loved the results for our patients.