Dr. Ashley Cauthen
A new year brings new changes for Dr. Ashley Cauthen and MidState Skin. From new doctors to new procedures, Dr. Cauthen fills us in on how MidState Skin continues to be a leader in clinical and cosmetic dermatology while staying up to date with the latest technology and trends.
What’s new with MidState Skin in 2017? We are excited to announce the addition of a new dermatologist joining the practice, Dr. Doshi. He is board certified in dermatology and a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon. Mohs surgery is a precise surgical technique used to treat skin cancer. During Mohs surgery, thin layers of cancer-containing skin are progressively removed and examined until only cancer-free tissue remains. This is exciting news for MidState patients because we will be able to perform this surgical technique in house and not have to refer patients to a different office. This addition is a result of our unwavering dedication to provide quality, ethical and compassionate care to our patients.
HAVE there BEEN any new cosmetic dermatology breakthroughs recently?The launch of Kybella has offered some exciting results in the cosmetic dermatology realm. Submental fullness, commonly referred to as ‘double chin,’ can be caused by aging, genetics or weight gain and often cannot be eradicated through diet or exercise alone. Kybella is scientifically proven to contour and improve the appearance of submental fullness resulting in a more youthful appearance. It consists of a series of injections directly into the unwanted fat under the chin. Patients tolerate the procedure well, although most experience some transient swelling in the area. The cost starts at around $1,000.
I heard MidState is now offering tattooing. Tell me more! Well, you can’t come get the name of your sweetheart tattooed on your arm, but we are offering permanent makeup tattooing, including individual brush stroke technique for eyebrows, which looks amazing! Most importantly though, we are offering areola repigmentation tattooing for breast cancer survivors. This has been such a humbling experience being able to give these women back a sense of self confidence after they have fought what is sometimes the most difficult battle of their lives.
Dr. Ashley Cauthen
Certification/Education: 2008 graduate of Florida State University’s School of Medicine; dermatology residency completed in 2012 at the University of South Florida, Tampa. Board certified in dermatology. Faculty member at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa.
Years in practice: 5
MidState Skin Institute
1630 SE 18th St.
7550 SW 61st Ave.,
Suite 1, Ocala