Kenneth Beer, M.D.

Dr. Kenneth Beer, MD PA is board certified in both dermatology and
dermatopathology, the microscopic study of the skin. He is one of the few cosmetic and surgical dermatologists to be credentialed in both specialties.

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“Dr Kenneth Beer (and his staff) are extraordinary! After visiting numerous md’s over 3 months, I was fortunate to hear about Dr Beer . He cured my dermatological issue with professionalism and great care and was always accessible. He is the epitome of Great Health Care!“
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The Cosmetic Bootcamp® is committed to providing ongoing training and educational opportunities for aesthetic medicine physicians and their staff. Our programs offer insights for practitioners in the core aesthetic specialties of Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, and Plastic Surgery.

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Handbook of Botulinum Toxins for Aesthetic Indications:
Theory and Practice
by Kenneth Beer, MD

Dr. Beer's latest book describes current techniques, but focuses on securing optimum results in different patient types, e.g. patients of different ethnicities, patients with thick skin, heavy brows, and so on.

Beer Dermatology: The Center for excellence in general, aesthetic, and surgical dermatology

As a Board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist, my team and I seek to provide the best dermatologic care available. We are a comprehensive dermatology center that cares for patients with general, surgical, and aesthetic dermatology concerns. Whether your goal is to look and feel better, be evaluated for skin cancer, have a dermatologic surgery procedure, or address a general dermatology issue, we are happy to help you. Our objective is to provide an individualized treatment for each of our patients. We work with several academic dermatology departments to coordinate your care when necessary. In addition, we have a clinical trial program that brings state of the art treatments to our offices.

I have authored several text books and the following books:
  • Handbook of Botulinum Toxins for Aesthetic Indications
  • Management of Complications of Cosmetic Procedures
  • Dermatologic Surgery
I have also published more than 65 articles in peer reviewed medical journals. These publications run the gamut from treatments for advanced skin cancer using non-surgical methods, to the molecular origins of rare skin cancers. My interest in cosmetic dermatology is demonstrated by this range of publications and teaching engagements. Whether it is teaching at The Cosmetic Bootcamp (the aesthetic training symposium that I founded) or educating at the American Academy of Dermatology meetings, I consistently try to stay at the forefront of dermatology. In addition, I am an instructor at the University of Miami dermatology clinics where I supervise the dermatologists in training. I have also had the opportunity to work with journalists and have been featured in the NY Times, The WSJ, Elle, and Allure, as well as on a range of television shows.

General dermatology encompasses a wide range of skin care issues. These skin issues may affect infants, teens, adults, and seniors and include psoriasis, eczema, and allergic contact dermatitis, as well as some of the most common dermatologic issues such as acne and rosacea. Our offices provide treatments that involve systemic therapy when appropriate, and customized topical treatment regimens as needed. Our interest in general dermatology spans the spectrum of dermatology from hair loss to problems with nails. As specialists who focus on the wellness of your skin, hair, and nails, we believe that proper dermatologic care is essential.

Psoriasis affects about 7.5 million people in the US. The disease is most commonly associated with red scaly skin on the knees and elbows, but may also involve the scalp, body, face, and nails. For many patients suffering from this disease, arthritis and/or gastrointestinal problems may also impair their quality of life. There are many treatments for psoriasis, and at Beer Dermatology we use combinations of topical treatments, moisturizers, lifestyle management, light therapy, and biologic modifiers to help our patients.

Eczema is another skin disease that we treat. Eczema is frequently associated with red scaly patches of skin behind the knees, in the elbows, and on the sides of the neck. Patients with eczema may get infected with bacteria that impair their ability to heal. When needed, treatments with antibiotics may help patients clear. For some of our patients, the use of ultraviolet lights helps to maintain their skin and allows them to lead normal lives. For others, changes in diet and products used can make a difference. We formulate treatment plans that include the use of biologic modifiers, when needed, to help improve quality of life for our patients with eczema. We also try to identify ingredients that may cause flares, and work with allergists to identify contact allergens.

Another facet of our practice is skin cancer detection and treatment. For most patients, an annual skin examination is recommended. For some patients, including those with a history of skin cancer or a family history of skin cancer (including melanoma), more frequent skin evaluations are recommended. If you have a mole that is changing in size, shape, or color, or that has become itchy or asymmetric, it should be evaluated.

Skin Cancers are the most common types of cancers diagnosed in the US. Fortunately, when detected early, they are usually treatable. Many of our patients have a history of increased sun exposure during their youth. They are especially susceptible to skin cancers, and should be vigilant.

The most common skin cancer is known as a basal cell carcinoma. This type of cancer is frequently a pearly pink or white bump that can bleed or that simply does not heal. Basal cell carcinoma is usually treated with surgery performed in the office. When they occur on the face, the treatment of choice is known as Mohs surgery (see below).

Squamous Cell Carcinoma is the second most common skin cancer, and it usually has the appearance of a scaly pink or red bump that does not heal. They can be itchy and may also bleed. These types of skin cancer can occasionally go to other parts of the body, and are treated surgically.

Melanoma is the most serious of the common skin cancers. These lesions usually begin as black or brown spots that are uneven in size and color. Rarely, a melanoma will lack pigment and simply appear as a pink bump that is growing or itching. Treatment for early melanomas is usually surgical, and for early lesions, this surgery is performed in a dermatologist’s office. Thicker or more advanced lesions may be accompanied by removal of lymph nodes, and this is usually done by a general surgeon.
We offer expertise in all aspects of surgical dermatology including removal of skin cancers, Mohs skin cancer surgery, removal of benign skin growths, and a range of laser treatments. We also provide skin cancer screening examinations, and recommend that these be performed at least once a year. If you have fair skin and/or a history of increased sun exposure (especially as a young child), we recommend that you do skin examinations every four to six months.

Among the skin growths that we treat in our surgical practice are cysts, skin tags, warts, benign skin growths such as seborrheic keratosis, skin cancers including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Precancerous skin growths known as actinic keratosis are very common and are treated with cryosurgery (nitrogen), lasers, photodynamic therapy, or topical treatments. We also have experience with rare skin cancers, and have published articles on their management.

Surgical dermatology evolves continuously, with newer techniques and materials used to improve outcomes. If you are considering having something removed from your skin, please feel free to ask us about your procedure.
No aspect of medicine has been immune to changes imposed by managed care, Medicare, or other entities. These changes affect your healthcare. For patients interested in expedited appointments, expanded consultations, or discussions about wellness, or those who require extra attention for coordination of care, we offer a limited number of concierge dermatology opportunities.

Injectables: Fillers and botulinum toxins

Botulinum toxins

We offer a range of advanced cosmetic procedures which are individualized to treat your specific needs. These include injections of botulinum toxins (purified proteins known as Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin), as well as fillers. Botulinum toxins are used to relax muscles in various parts of the face. Botox is approved for the treatment of wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) and frown lines (glabella). Dysport and Xeomin are approved for use in the frown lines. These are among the most researched molecules in the world. When used by an experienced injector in the proper dose, they can provide dramatic results, and are safe and effective. These products are all purified proteins that have subtle differences. So, although none is the “best,” they are like Coke and Pepsi, and different people choose different products. When getting injections of these products, the dose and integrity of the formulation are critical. In our practice, we purchase them directly from the manufacturer. In addition, we use doses that will provide superior results and duration.

Botox has been used for more than 20 years, and its indications include treatment of cosmetic wrinkles as well as more medical indications such as muscle spasms, headaches, and a range of other applications. In dermatology, it is most used to treat the wrinkles between the eyes (glabella or frown lines), as well as the lines around the eyes (crow’s feet). The dose required to treat each of these areas differs based on the muscle mass of the area being treated. In general, people with a lot of muscle mass will require more material than those with less mass. They also tend to require more frequent injections of material. When considering injections with Botox, price should not be your only consideration. Focus on the integrity of the practice and the skill of the injector. In our practice, we purchase products directly from the manufacturer.

Fillers

Fillers may be used to “sculpt” the face and lift it, while also being able to fill in lines and wrinkles. Dr. Beer has been involved in the clinical development of many of these products, and he continues to teach advanced techniques in their use. In addition to these products, Sculptra is used to add volume by stimulating collagen production. This injection may be combined with other products, depending on the products that are used.

At Beer Dermatology, we use hyaluronic acid fillers, as well as those made from calcium hydroxylapatite. Among the fillers utilized in our practice are Juvéderm, Voluma, Restylane L, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, Juvéderm Ultra Plus, Juvéderm Vollure, Juvéderm Volbella, Restylane Defyne, Restylane Silk, and Radiesse. All of these come with local anesthetic (lidocaine) mixed in.

Dr. Beer and Dr. Davidson have been injecting these products, and Dr. Beer was an investigator and training physician for several of them. He is considered an “expert injector” because of his advanced skills.

While there is no one product that is the best, each has its own advantages and can be used to achieve a desired result in a particular area.

Each of the fillers has different physical properties that lend themselves to specific indications. For instance, Voluma, Restylane Lyft, and Radiesse are thicker products that may be used to restore lost volume and fill in areas that have lost volume. These thicker products are also used to lift the face, and can be used to help restore the face to a more youthful appearance. Smoother, thinner products such as Restylane, Refyne, and Juvéderm are best used for treating lines and wrinkles, and can also be helpful in restoring the corners of the mouth to a more youthful position. Restylane Silk, Belotero, and Juvéderm Volbella may be used to replace lost volume in the lips. They can also help to treat the fine lines around the lips. For some patients, combinations of these products are used to provide the personalized results that allow our patients to look refreshed but not artificial.

In general, injections are performed at intervals of between six to 12 months. Common adverse events associated with these injections include bruising and swelling in and around the injection sites, but these tend to be temporary in nature.

Sculptra is a molecule that is injected into the skin to stimulate collagen. When used correctly, it can restore the volume lost with time. Advantages of this product include the fact that it stimulates you to make your own collagen. However, it is a gradual process that can involve multiple injections over the span of a few months. This treatment has been around for about ten years, and during that time its use has evolved considerably. While only approved for injections into the face, it is being used to stimulate collagen growth in many areas of the body in an “off label” (non-approved by the FDA) manner. Sculptra is not appropriate for some areas of the face including the lips and tear troughs (eyelid region). In some patients, its use has been associated with the formation of small lumps and bumps under the skin.

Kybella

Dr. Beer is an expert injector with Kybella, and was one of the few people in the US to participate in clinical trials that led to its FDA approval. When injected under the chin, it dissolves the fat that can accumulate there. Kybella treatments require a few visits to the office. After each treatment, it is common to have swelling that can last for about a week. The amount of swelling and degree of inflammation depend on the amount of fat that is present, as well as the amount of Kybella injected. In general, two to four treatments are used to help decrease the appearance of fat below the chin. While it is approved for use under the chin, its use in places such as the legs, arms, shoulders and other areas is considered “off label” by the FDA.

Lasers, intense pulsed light and radiofrequency

Beer Dermatology is one of the few centers to offer the entire range of lasers and energy devices. Whether you need to have a minimally invasive procedure or a more intense laser treatment, we have the experience and training to help you achieve your goals.

The Fraxel is one of our most popular lasers, and it is used to improve the appearance of fine lines and help the texture of the skin. After the procedure, it is common to be red for a few days. This procedure is typically performed as a series of treatments.

The intense pulsed light treatment is a broad spectrum light source that is absorbed by the pigment of the skin. This is used to treat red and brown discoloration typically seen with sun exposure. It may also be helpful in treating the redness associated with rosacea and acne. This treatment is performed as a series of procedures, and it is common to have some mild desquamation afterwards. The best results are obtained when this is done several times, and then twice a year.

The Isolaz is a laser that is used to treat acne. This is done weekly for several weeks, and may be combined with medications or performed by itself.

Pulsed Dye lasers are used to treat blood vessels, scars and other lesions that are pink or red. This treatment is typically performed several times, with each time helping to decrease the appearance of redness. Individuals getting this treatment may have rosacea, acne, birthmarks, or scars from trauma, burns, or surgery.

Cellulite is found in about 95 percent of women, and we are pleased to offer treatments. While there is no miracle treatment, Smoothshapes may help to improve the appearance of cellulite.

Skin tightening is performed using a variety of devices that utilize radiofrequency. These devices use energy to heat up the collagen and stimulate it to grow and to tighten. Multiple sessions are planned as part of any treatment with these devices.
Beer Dermatology also has an active clinical research program in association with The Research Institute of the Southeast. We have been doing clinical research for more than ten years. During that time, we have worked on novel types of treatments for skin cancer, better ways to treat acne, eczema, and psoriasis, as well as a wide range of new cosmetic procedures and products. Dr. Beer has more than 60 publications, and has participated in more than 30 clinical trials. If you are interested in these, please click here.

Clinical research is used to evaluate the safety and efficacy of new drugs and devices. They require different levels of time commitment depending on the complexity of the study. Our research staff includes several full-time employees focused on clinical trials.
Beer Dermatology offers a comprehensive skin care line that uses the best ingredients available. This line was created to maintain the health and beauty of their patients, as well as to provide an opportunity for those who cannot visit the offices to use the best products available. As new ingredients and new data become available, we will incorporate them into our ScientificRX line.
  • Balancing Toner – A combination of pure botanicals equalizes and tones skin after cleansing. This refined product prepares skin for optimal enhancement from serums and creams.
  • Brightening Serum – One of our most popular products, and safe for all skin types. This serum repairs, sculpts, and brightens with seaweed extract, hyaluronic acid, and powerful antioxidants. Terrific for redness, rosacea, and irregular pigmentation.
  • Daily Hydrating Cream – A rich retinol formula that, used every day, improves skin tone and texture, while minimizing fine lines and wrinkles.
  • EyeSculpt Cream – Lavish hydration for your most noticeable feature. Ingredients such as spilantes acmella and squalane attract moisture to reduce appearance of fine lines.
  • Intensive Repair Serum – Contains spheres of hyaluronic acid to plump wrinkles, and squalene for skin revitalization. This serum is excellent protection against environmental damage. Patients cite noticeable improvement in moisture and elasticity, with regular use.
  • Lifting Serum – Smooths fine lines and wrinkles at eyes and lips, with results that last several hours. Patients love the lift it gives to the face and self-esteem.
  • NeckSculpt Cream – Restores youthful hydration to delicate skin at jawline, neck, and décolletage. You may never wear a turtleneck or scarf again.
  • Vitamin C Complex – Three forms of vitamin C are combined in one product to lighten discoloration and improve skin texture. It is one of the reasons a patient says Dr. Beer’s products helped her “erase regrets.”
  • White Bamboo Exfoliator – A patient favorite for smoother skin with youthful glow. Fine bamboo crystals in a warming clay base packed with antioxidants bring skin to life.