Explore Ayana's expert dermatology services for vibrant skin.

Medical services

Our medical dermatology in Fort Lauderdale visit begins with an assessment of your skin’s health and appearance. 

Ayana Dermatology in South Florida is a comprehensive medical, surgical, and Laser treatment center.  Our goal is to help each of our patients achieve healthy, beautiful skin through surveillance, individualized treatment, and proper skin care.

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Acne develops when there is an excess production of sebum, or oil in the skin, leading to pores becoming clogged, proliferation of bacteria and inflammation. This results in breakouts on the skin in the form of blackheads, whiteheads, pimples or cysts. Once a breakout clears, it can leave long-lasting spots on the skin such as discoloration or scarring.

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Actinic keratosis is a rough, scaly patch or bumps on the skin. It’s also known as solar keratosis. Actinic keratoses are very common, and many people have them. They are caused by ultraviolet (UV) damage to the skin. Some actinic keratoses can turn into squamous cell skin cancer. Because of this, the lesions are often called precancer. They are not life-threatening. But if they are found and treated early, they do not have the chance to develop into skin cancer.

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Angiomas are benign growths of blood vessels that can occur on or beneath the skin. There are several types of angiomas and similar vascular lesions, each with their own specific characteristics and occasionally associated conditions.

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Contact dermatitis is a type of skin inflammation that occurs when the skin comes into contact with a substance that causes an allergic or irritant reaction. The symptoms of contact dermatitis can vary depending on the cause and severity of the reaction, but common signs and symptoms include:

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Non-scarring alopecia involves an active phase of hair loss, without permanent injury to follicular stem cells, and is thus potentially reversible. Scarring alopecia implies damage to the hair follicles from chronic inflammation, where they have become replaced by thick connective tissue.

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Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most prevalent type of skin cancer, typically originating in the basal cells responsible for producing new skin cells. This cancer often appears on skin areas frequently exposed to the sun, such as the face and neck. While BCC is rarely life-threatening, early detection and proper treatment are crucial to prevent complications and disfigurement.

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Skin cysts are non-cancerous, sac-like lumps that develop under the skin, primarily composed of keratin, a protein naturally found in hair and nails. They can vary in size, texture, and location, appearing anywhere on the body. While generally harmless, they can become unsightly, bothersome, or infected, prompting medical attention.

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Dry skin, characterized by a rough, flaky, and sometimes itchy texture, can be a frustrating and uncomfortable issue. Whether it affects your entire body or specific areas like your face or hands, understanding the root cause and implementing effective strategies is crucial for achieving lasting relief.

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Dysplastic nevi, also known as atypical moles, are abnormal moles that exhibit certain atypical features. Unlike common moles, which are usually uniform in color and symmetrical

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Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition affecting individuals of all ages, though often starting in childhood. It disrupts the skin’s barrier function, leading to dryness, inflammation, and intense itching.

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Fungal infections, also known as mycoses, are a prevalent concern affecting millions worldwide. They can manifest on various parts of the body, causing discomfort, itching, and even pain. 

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Hand dermatitis, often referred to as hand eczema, is an inflammatory skin condition affecting the hands, causing dryness, scaling, redness, and irritation. 

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Herpes simplex is a viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two main types—HSV-1, commonly associated with oral herpes, and HSV-2, typically linked to genital herpes. Both types can cause sores on various parts of the body, leading to recurrent outbreaks.

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Hives, also known as urticaria, are raised, itchy, and red welts that appear abruptly on the skin. They can range in size from a small pinpoint to large plaques covering several inches.

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Hirsutism refers to the excessive growth of coarse, dark hair in areas typically associated with male-pattern hair growth in women. While body hair is normal, hirsutism involves an abnormal amount of terminal hair in areas like the face, chest, and back.

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Hyperhidrosis is characterized by excessive sweating. Symptoms of hyperhidrosis include visible sweating and sweating interfering with daily activities. It may affect a single area or the entire body.

Insect bites or stings are not usually serious and get better in a few days. But sometimes they can become infected or cause a serious allergic reaction.

Keloids are smooth, hard growths that occur when scar tissue expands excessively. They can be significantly larger than the original wound.

Melasma presents with brown patches on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead and upper lip. It is most common in women of color and occurs more frequently in those with a family history of the condition.

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As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, the essential proteins that provide skin with its structure and bounce. This decline in production leads to a loss of firmness and elasticity, resulting in loose, sagging skin.

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Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that primarily affects the central face. While the exact cause remains unknown, it’s characterized by prominent flushing, visible blood vessels, and bumps resembling pimples.

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Brown spots, medically termed solar lentigines or age spots, are flat, benign patches of darkened skin. They appear due to excess melanin production in the skin. Melanin is the pigment responsible for skin color, and its overproduction can lead to uneven skin tone and the formation of brown spots.

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Sun-damaged skin, also known as photoaging, describes the visible signs of premature aging caused by chronic exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. Unlike chronological aging, photoaging is largely preventable.

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Wrinkles are visible creases or folds in the skin, often appearing on the face, neck, and hands. They develop due to a combination of factors related to the breakdown of collagen and elastin, the supportive structures within the skin. As we get older, our bodies naturally start to produce fewer of these proteins.

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Molluscum contagiosum is a relatively prevalent viral skin infection. It causes round, firm, painless bumps of varying sizes, from a pinhead to a pencil eraser. If the bumps are scratched or injured, the infection may spread to the surrounding skin. Molluscum contagiosum can also spread from person to person and through contact with infected objects.

A nail disease, also known as onychosis, is a type of nail deformity. Although the nail is a skin structure and a skin appendage, nail diseases are classified separately because they have distinct signs and symptoms that may be associated with other medical conditions. Some nail conditions that exhibit signs of infection or inflammation may necessitate medical attention.

Pediatric dermatology specializes in diagnosing and treating skin conditions in children, ensuring their skin health and well-being.

Perioral dermatitis is a skin condition characterized by redness, bumps, and irritation around the mouth, often requiring specialized treatment for relief.

Patch testing is a diagnostic method used by dermatologists to identify allergies and sensitivities to various substances by applying small patches with potential allergens onto the skin.

Pigmentation disorders involve irregularities in skin coloration, which can manifest as dark patches, light spots, or overall uneven skin tone, often requiring specialized dermatological care for management.

Poison ivy is a plant that can cause skin irritation and rash upon contact, commonly identified by its three-leaf pattern, making it important to avoid direct contact to prevent allergic reactions.

Psoriasis is a chronic (long-term) disease in which the immune system overreacts, causing skin cells to multiply too rapidly. Patches of skin become scaly and inflamed, usually on the scalp, elbows, or knees, but other parts of the body can also be affected.

Warts are small growths on the skin caused by a viral infection that commonly appear on the hands, feet, or other areas. They can be treated using medications or removal procedures.

Scabies is a contagious skin condition caused by mites, resulting in intense itching and the formation of small, red bumps or blisters, typically treated with topical medications to eliminate the mites and relieve symptoms.

Seborrheic keratoses are non-cancerous skin growths that appear as brown, black, or tan warty lesions, commonly found on areas like the face, chest, or back, and can be removed if desired for cosmetic reasons or if causing irritation.

Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that affects primarily the scalp. It causes scaly patches, inflamed skin, and persistent dandruff. It typically affects oily areas of the body, including the face, sides of the nose, brows, ears, eyelids, and chest. This condition can be irritating, but it is not contagious and does not result in permanent hair loss.

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash with blisters, typically appearing on one side of the body, and can be treated with antiviral medications to reduce pain and speed up healing.

Skin cancer screenings involve thorough examinations of the skin by dermatologists to detect any suspicious moles, lesions, or abnormalities early on, allowing for prompt diagnosis and treatment if necessary.

Squamous cell carcinoma, the second most common type of skin cancer, is caused by prolonged exposure to UV light. This condition is characterized by precursor lesions known as actinic keratosis, tumor progression, and the potential for metastasis.

Telogen effluvium is a temporary hair loss condition characterized by a sudden shedding of hair, often triggered by factors like stress, illness, or hormonal changes, with hair typically regrowing after the underlying cause is addressed.

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops from melanocytes, often appearing as a dark, irregular mole or lesion that can spread quickly if not treated early, emphasizing the importance of regular skin checks and prompt medical attention.

Tinea versicolor is a fungal skin infection that causes discolored patches on the skin, typically appearing as light or dark spots, and can be treated with antifungal medications to clear the infection and restore normal skin pigmentation.

Vitiligo is a skin condition characterized by the loss of skin color in patches, resulting from the destruction of melanocytes, and can affect any part of the body, often requiring specialized treatments to manage symptoms and restore pigmentation.

services offered

Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau, and Xeomin are all brands of botulinum toxin type A, which are commonly used for cosmetic purposes to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. While the specific duration of the effects can vary from person to person.

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A chemical peel procedure involves applying a topical solution to the skin that causes the outermost layers to exfoliate, allowing newer, revitalized skin to emerge.  Different chemical agents can be blended together to create formulations of various strengths, ranging from low to high potency combinations.

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Fractional laser resurfacing rejuvenates the skin at a cellular level by stimulating collagen production through the body’s own healing process. The laser creates hundreds of tiny, microscopic channels in the dermal layers, known as Microscopic Treatment Zones, while leaving surrounding skin untouched and intact to support the healing process.

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Photothermolysis is a medical procedure that uses light energy to selectively target and destroy specific structures within the skin or other tissues. The term “photothermolysis” combines two words: “photo,” referring to light, and “thermolysis,” meaning the destruction or breakdown of a substance using heat.

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Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic treatment used to restore volume, enhance contours, and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines in the face and other areas of the body. They are injectable substances that are designed to add fullness, plumpness, and smoothness to the skin. Dermal fillers are commonly used to address signs of aging, such as volume loss, sagging, and fine lines.

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Ellacor with Micro-Coring Technology is the first and only device of its kind that removes skin on the microscale with 90% of patients showing an improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe

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 The BBL Hero by Sciton, is the fastest, most powerful, advanced, and versatile Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) system on the market. BBL treatment is a cutting-edge solution for addressing various skin concerns and enhancing the skin’s natural beauty.

Know more about Sciton BBL – Broadband Light.

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Customer Love: Our Reviews Speak for Themselves

Helen P.
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I had a great experience at Ayana Dermatology! Dr. Levi is a fantastic physician. She was very kind to me and thorough in her exam. You can clearly see she has a passion for her career and patients. Her clinic is beautiful and clean. Staff was kind and welcoming. I am happy to have found my dermatologist!
Nicole A.
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My experience at Ayana has been nothing short of amazing! I came to Dr. Levi for hair loss, and she took the time to really listen to me and discussed all treatment options with me in detail. Not only do I feel cared for by everyone at the office, but I have also seen significant improvement in my hair growth using Dr. Levi's medical advice and treatment approach. Go to Ayana if you want results and the best care in South FL!
Allan h.
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Dr. Levi and staff were true professionals. Great results and competitive rates. What I thought would take months for my skin to heal was almost gone in only 1 week. Will definitely come back!
Amanda P.
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So blessed to have a AYANA DERMATOLOGY in Wilton Manors!! Good bye med spas - overpriced and lack quality control. Dr. Cherise Mizrahi-Levi Is generous with her knowledge and time. I love learning about how to care for my skin without the med spa gimmicks.
Bernard R.
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I am from Miami Beach and now live in Orlando. I am frequently in Fort Lauderdale because that is where my kids live. I have been to many dermatologists over the years. Dr. Levi is by far the best dermatologist I have ever seen. Her attention to detail is incredible. She is highly intelligent and is great at communicating what is going on. I can't put into words how great of a doctor she is. highly recommend her!
Theresa S.
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Amazing service from first call to end of appointments. Been here several times for different things and they are consistently professional and friendly!
Therese N.
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Dr. Levi and her staff were attentive and tried to help with my concerns. Will be seeing her again in about three weeks for a followup.
Kirsten b.
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Dr. Levi is amazing. She takes the time to understand your problem and then works with you to improve your condition. You don't feel rushed and you are definitely listened to. Her follow up is fantastic, taking time to call you personally with lab results.
Talia N.
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The best derm experience I’ve ever had, truly. I felt well taken care of by the entire team. Dr. Levi is warm, caring, and incredibly knowledgeable regarding all aspects of dermatology. She took her time to explain everything from A-Z so I didn’t leave with any worries or concerns. I highly recommend this practice! Experienced skin care professionals, Amazing results, Expert facials, Licensed skin care professionals, Professional products, Beautiful results.
Mirit g.
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Thank you for the knowledge, explanation and special treatment Dr. Cherise M. Levi you're the best! Beautiful place, so peaceful & great team! Definitely going to see you soon again 🙂
Elizabeth K.
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Wonderful, caring doctor. Takes her time with patients. Never rushes. Listens to patient & makes informed recommendations. Great support staff. Makes good recommendations for skin care products. Will continue to go to Ayana Dermatology for skin cancer checks.
Ivan D.
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Beautiful office great staff very professional the doctor comes with a magnificent history in the industry in NYC she makes you feel very comfortable and i have total confidence in her decisions and advice so glad i found her!