Kenneth Beer MD. PA.
West Palm Beach Office: 1500 North Dixie Highway, 561-655-9055
JUPITER Office: 641 UNIVERSITY BoulevarD, SUITE 212, 561-932-1707
follow us  You TubePinterest Facebook PalmBeachCosmetic Blog


Interesting Health Updates

Apply for Cellulite Study

Swimsuit season is here and many women are dreading putting on a two piece. If you find yourself struggling to find the perfect cover-up to conceal cellulite, you are not alone. More than 85% of women will develop cellulite at some point in their lives, and no amount of diet or exercise can prevent or reduce it. Even average, lean and fit women frequently have cellulite.

Read on for a few tips that may help to improve the appearance of cellulite.


A variety of high-end spas offer dry-brushing as a body treatment to improve skin’s texture and gently exfoliate. Many skin experts believe that it may have a positive impact on cellulite, as well. The exfoliation is believed to help increase blood circulation, break up toxins and eliminate them through the lymphatic system.

In-office treatments

Many dermatology and plastic surgery practices offer in-office treatments for cellulite. Among the most effective is Smoothshapes, a non-invasive treatment that combines laser and light energy, vacuum suction and mechanical massage. Because cellulite is incurable, a series of treatments are recommended.

Body lotions and creams

Walk into the local drugstore or Sephora and you will find a variety of lotions and potions that claim to make cellulite disappear. While lotions often provide a limited result in improving cellulite’s appearance, there are a few ingredients that may be beneficial. Products that include caffeine and retinols typically receive the best feedback in regards to improving cellulite’s appearance.

Research Studies for Cellulite Reduction are enrolling in your area!

For those looking for a new option in improving cellulite, a research study may be beneficial. Research Institute of the Southeast is currently seeking volunteers for a study. Qualified participants receive complimentary care from a board certified dermatologist as well as compensation for time and travel.

To apply for our current study, click here

Botox Gel

ABC reports that a Northern California company, Revance Therapeutics, is already in Phase 3 trials, testing a topical method for administering botulinum toxin for the treatment of crow's-feet. Its gel formula allows the ingredient to travel through the skin using peptides to deliver the wrinkle-smoothing benefits. Not only do the before-and-after photos look very convincing, but so far, the study shows results lasting twice as long as the three month period that neuromodulators such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin provide.

Click here for full article on

Placebo in Clinical Trials

Placebo drugs, which are inactive, are used in many clinical research studies. Whether for cancer care or cosmetic treatments, placebo is frequently the benchmark that is used to measure the effectiveness of a new drug or device. Without them, many patients and many physicians would detect a change even without one actually occurring. Their use provides a filter for the data.

Studies that are placebo controlled randomly assign volunteers to sub groups that will receive different treatments. Each group is randomly assigned and frequently neither the doctor nor the patient know which group is treated with real drug. When neither the doctor nor the patient (called a subject in a trial) know that is being given, it is called a double blind trial (the physician and the patient are blind to what is going on).

But why is placebo necessary?

Placebo is necessary because of the bias in both the patient and the physician - everyone wants or thinks that there is a change. Even in cases where an outside investigator is brought in to evaluate people, there is a bias to observe that something happened. Placebo groups help to separate real results from those that are imagined.

In a few trials, placebo may not be required because one is measuring a number or an objective piece of information. However, even in these groups, when patients are involved they will report different outcomes if there is no placebo group involved.

In general, about 20% of any group given placebo will see a response. The full reason why this occurs is not yet known but it is seen across a host of trials. If you are involved in a clinical trial and you have questions about placebo treatments, please ask the people involved. They are used to help separate real data from imagined and as such, serve a crucial part in clinical research.

Volunteers of placebo-controlled studies are always made aware of the chance that they may receive a placebo instead of the investigative treatment. Study volunteers should carefully weigh out their need for treatment and if they are willing to participate in the study knowing that they may only receive a placebo.

Most studies also offer additional benefits beyond that of potential treatment such as time with a board-certified physician, diagnostic testing, education about their condition, compensation, and the opportunity to help advance medical research.

Laser Skin Treatment

One in five people will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, leading to over two million cases in the US every year. Skin cancer can be very dangerous, especially if not treated quickly and effectively.

If you have a family history of skin cancer, you may want to consider being proactive and have your body checked annually for skin cancer by a dermatologist. This will help ensure that, if you develop skin cancer, it is detected early when it is easiest to treat.

Skin cancer is most commonly found on the face.

Dr. Kenneth Beer, Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist, has extensive experience performing Mohs surgery. Mohs surgery is the preferred method of skin cancer removal as it provides a 98% cure rate. Mohs surgery involves a delicate process of removing layers of skin. This is a tedious process that includes careful mapping of the cancer cells and microscopic analysis of excised tissue.

Call Dr. Kenneth Beer’s office today to schedule a skin cancer screening or to discuss Mohs Surgery in greater detail. Dr. Beer and his staff are passionate about treating skin cancer.

Call Kenneth Beer, MD, PA at 561-655-9055.

Laser Skin Treatment

Dr. Kenneth Beer and his staff provide IPL (Intense Pulse Light) treatment for facial and non-facial rejuvenation. IPL uses a broad spectrum of light to target various types of pigment as well as fine lines and small blood vessels.

As we age, brown spots can appear on our skin, creating the impression of damaged, old skin. By combining a series of intense pulsed light treatments with sun avoidance and topical products, we can help to improve the appearance of your skin.

IPL works as a series of treatments rather than as a single treatment so plan to invest some time on your skin.

If you have age spots on your face, neck, chest or other area of your body, consider making an appointment with our office.

Your younger-looking skin is within reach. Call the offices of Kenneth Beer, M.D . We look forward to working with you.


Chin contour plays an important role in the overall aesthetic appeal of the face.

Those with a small chin, also known as recessed chin or hypognathism, often report a low self-esteem and lack of confidence due to their appearance.

Symptoms include a short, small chin which makes the face appear flat. If the lower jaw is excessively small, the lips may also protrude.

Treatment options can include chin implants and other surgical options.

However, Dr. Kenneth Beer, is currently testing a dermal filler that may help improve the look of the chin.

If you have a recessed chin and are interested, call the Research Institute of the Southeast at 561.655.9055 or apply online here.

Botox Treatments

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the United States that affects about 90% of teenagers as well as a growing number of middle-aged women. The effects of acne are not just the cosmetic blemishes and scarring that can last a lifetime, but also emotional and psychological scars that can seriously affect one’s quality of life.

Many sufferers of acne avoid the doctor’s office and find themselves frustrated with over-the-counter options at the local supermarket or drug store. Unfortunately, choosing to simply live with acne and ignore advanced treatment options could lead to permanent facial scarring and emotional stress.

But the fact is that there are numerous treatments available, and Dr. Beer is a recognized expert at treating acne. With an arsenal of prescription treatments at his disposal, and years of experience applying those treatments to each individual’s case, Dr. Beer and his team will work relentlessly to significantly reduce the presence of acne for their patients.

Additionally, Dr. Beer has his own line of acne products available at to help control acne.

You don’t have to live with acne. Call Kenneth Beer, MD, PA today to schedule your consultation and start you journey to clearer skin.

Botox Treatments

Aging is a fact of life. The frown lines, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet are inevitable and may happen sooner than you’d like.

The good news is that there is a quick, simple option to keep you looking younger and it only takes as little as 10 minutes.

Recovery time is simple and results can last up to four months.

So what is Botox and how does it work?

Botox is a protein that occurs in nature. It works by relaxing the underlying muscles where it is injected, reducing lines associated with aging.

It has also proven to be effective with other issues like hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) and migraines.

If you are considering Botox treatment, check with Dr. Beer to see if it is the best option for you.

In the Palm Beach area? Dr. Kenneth Beer is a nationally known for his skill in injecting Botox and has been featured in national publications. Patients also travel from around the country for his expertise in dermatology.

Contact us today at 561.655.9055 or online at for more information. Let us show you how we take skincare to the next level.

When we think about how to best take care of our skin we usually think in terms of what serum or moisturizer will give us that coveted glow. While what you use on your skin is important, supplementing your skin care with a healthy diet will do wonders in helping you put your best face forward.

Water: Drink up!

Few things can rival water in terms of what it can do for your skin. Our bodies are made of up to 60% water, so keeping hydrated isn’t just about what you put on your skin, it’s about what you put in your body. Water keeps skin hydrated, reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps cells take up nutrients and get rid of toxins. Getting up to pour yourself a glass right now? Go for it, because water also helps circulation and blood flow, giving you the coveted dewy glow we all crave.

Selenium: Boost Your Immune System

Selenium is a trace mineral that is essential to good health. The antioxidant properties of selenium help to prevent cellular damage from free radicals. In case you’re not in the know, free radicals are natural by-products of oxygen metabolism that may contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Selenium can also help regulate thyroid function and play a role in boosting the immune system. So how do you get your fix? Foods such as shrimp, lamb, snapper, halibut, tuna, and salmon are all excellent sources of selenium. Those foods not on your favorites list? Don’t worry. Beef, oysters, sardines, crab and whole wheat pasta are also good sources of selenium.

Coenzyme Q10

Coenzyme Q10, or CoQ10, is a powerful antioxidant made naturally in your body. That’s great news right? Sure, but the problem is that production decreases with age. CoQ10 protects sin and other body cells from the damage caused by…you got it…free radicals. CoQ10 can be found in a variety of topical serums and creams, and is reported to improve the appearance of wrinkles and the signs of aging. Rich sources of CoQ10 include fish, poultry, and whole grains. Dr. Beer is currently developing new products loaded with CoQ10, so stay tuned and check here often for information on new formulations and exciting breakthroughs in skincare.

Vitamin A: Repair Your Skin and Slow the Signs of Aging

Vitamin A is used in many forms to help with a variety of skin issues from repairing tissue to helping reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Topical creams such as Retin A help with acne while retinols, vitamin A derivatives, help to reduce the signs of aging. We love Scientific by Dr. Kenneth Beer’s Daily Hydrating Cream, which helps the tone, texture and pigment of the skin. When you’re looking for foods rich in vitamin A, grab an orange, carrots, leafy greens, eggs, and low-fat dairy.

Vitamin C: Protect Your Skin

Vitamin C helps protect skin from the sun. It also helps to undo damage done by free radicals, which destroy skin-firming fibers such as collagen and elastin. Excellent sources of vitamin C include red bell peppers, citrus fruits, papaya, kiwi, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. Of course, eating Vitamin C alone won’t protect your skin from the Sun’s harmful rays. Use a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sun block for optimal results. We like Shelter Broad Spectrum SPF 30 by Philosophy. This antioxidant-rich, broad-spectrum sun protection formula incorporates the anti-aging benefits of peptides as it moisturizes and soothes the skin. EltaMD UV FACIAL SPF 30+ is another favorite that Dr. Beer recommends often to patients.

Essential Fats for Your Skin

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. They are necessary for human health but the body can't make them, you have to get them through food. help produce your skin's natural oil barrier, keeping dry skin and blemishes at bay. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish such as salmon, tuna, and halibut as well as in algae, krill and nut oils.

To get skin that really glows from within the solution is simple: put good products in and put good products on. What do we mean by that? We mean eat well and use products with good ingredients on your skin. Ingredients such as selenium, CoQ12, vitamin A, vitamin C, and omega-3 fatty acids. Beauty starts from within, so go ahead and eat your way to healthy, glowing skin.

Coenzyme Q10
Vitamin A: Repair Your Skin and Slow the Signs of Aging
Vitamin C: Protect Your Skin
Essential Fats for Your Skin

Omega-3 fatty acids are considered essential fatty acids. They are necessary for human health but the body can't make them, you have to get them through food. help produce your skin's natural oil barrier, keeping dry skin and blemishes at bay. Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in fish such as salmon, tuna, and halibut as well as in algae, krill and nut oils.

To get skin that really glows from within the solution is simple: put good products in and put good products on. What do we mean by that? We mean eat well and use products with good ingredients on your skin. Ingredients such as selenium, CoQ12, vitamin A, vitamin C, and omega-3 fatty acids. Beauty starts from within, so go ahead and eat your way to healthy, glowing skin.

It’s officially Winter. If you’re lucky enough to live year round in a tropical or warm-weather climate, this could mean only minor changes to your skin care regime and thebest skin care products for you. But for many people, winter means drier skin that is exposed to increasingly extreme weather elements. How will you keep your skin healthy all winter long? Read on for tips on how to maintain healthy, glowing skin even in the harsh Winter months.

Get Hydrated: Inside and Out. For much of the world, drier, cooler air results in dry, flakey, red, irritated skin. To maintain beautiful, healthy, glowing skin despite mother nature, it’s critically important to hydrate both your skin and body. Use a moisturizer each time you cleanse your skin. We like Scientific by Dr. Kenneth Beer’s Daily Hydrating Cream. In addition to providing a skin barrier from environmental stressors and pollutants, this incredible formula draws in and retains moisture to help keep your skin hydrated. With daily use, ferulic acid (a potent anti-oxidant) helps stop oxidative damage while retinol helps improve the tone, texture and pigment of your skin, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While keeping your skin hydrated on the outside is important, it’s equally important to hydrate from the inside as well. Drink plenty of water and make sure to eat foods that hydrate you as well. “What’s that?” you ask? “Foods can hydrate you too?” Oh yes! Check out this article inMensHealth Magazine for a list of foods that let you “eat your water.”

Pucker Up and Hydrate Your Pout! One of the most neglected areas of the skin is the lips. To keep them kissable this season, make sure to don a lip treatment with SPF often. We like Burt’s Bees Sun Protecting Lip Balm SPF 8. Winter already nipped at your lips, leaving them dry and flakey? Try an ultra moisturizing lip treatment like Deep Renewal by Blistex. Ingredients such as coenzyme Q10, hyaluronic filling spheres, and SPF 15 make this product the perfect on-the-go solution to chapped lips.

Exfoliation= Hydration. Already beginning to see the flakey, dry skin you dread? Not to worry, just remember this: exfoliation=hydration. When you exfoliate the skin it allows products to penetrate deeper. We love Scientific by Dr. Kenneth Beer’s White Bamboo Exfoliator. This clay-based scrub for all skin types warms upon contact with water. This deep-cleansing formula helps purify skin, minimize pores and balance excess oils. Microsifted White Bamboo crystals gently resurface the outer layers of skin while four powerful antioxidants (Acai Fruit Extract, Green and White Tea as well as Ferulic Acid) aid in correcting daily environmental damage. Once your skin is exfoliated, use your favorite moisturizer and feel the difference.

Ante up on Antioxidants. Antioxidants are always important, but in the winter when we tend to eat less fresh fruit and vegetables containing antioxidants and vitamins, getting an extra boost from your skin care products can help keep skin healthy. We like Scientific by Dr. Kenneth Beer’s Brightening Serum. Seaweed Extract and Hyaluronic Acid promote hydration and Emblica Fruit is a powerful antioxidant that all work together to help reduce oxidative stress and create a more even skin tone and brighter complexion. It’s essential to continue eating seasonal fruits and dark green vegetables, but augment the delivery of antioxidants to your skin with topical skin care products.

Get your block on! While many of us think of sun block or sunscreen as a summer skin care essential, the sun doesn’t entirely disappear in the winter! In fact, winter can often mean double damage thanks to direct UV rays from the sun plus reflected or diffused UV rays from the snow. Make sure when choosing a sun block that it contains broad-spectrum protection. This means it protects against both UVA and UVB rays. We like EltaMD UV FACIAL SPF 30+. Sun damage happens as frequently in December as it does in June, and the effects on your skin are just as lasting.

Winter is a beautiful season for spending time with family and friends, but it can also be hard on your skin. Stay healthy, happy and glowing by following the tips above.

Click here to learn more about Scientific by Dr. Kenneth Beer’s best skin care products, including the White Bamboo Exfoliator, Brightening Serum, and Daily Hydrating Cream.

FDA Says Breast Implants May Be Linked To Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma

ABC World News (1/26, story 7, 2:10, Sawyer) reported, "An important health warning tonight from the FDA about a possible link between breast implants and a rare form of cancer." ABC (Stark) added, "The government says they may be linked to a rare form of lymphoma. ... There are 60 cases worldwide, in as many 10-million women with implants."

The Washington Post (1/27, Stein) reports in "The Checkup" blog that the FDA on Wednesday announced it had "detected a possible association between saline and silicone gel-filled breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL)" The agency said most women with implants "do not have to have them removed or take any other steps," but they should "immediately seek medical care" if they develop "unusual problems," such as "swelling or pain around the implant."

According to the AP (1/27), the FDA based its warning on a review of "scientific literature going back to 1997 along with information provided by international governments and manufacturers." Most of the cases were "reported after patients sought medical care" for problems "around the surgical site."


HealthDay (1/21, Mott) reports that "seemingly healthy pets can carry parasites, bacteria or viruses that cause mild to life-threatening" illnesses in humans, according to a report in journal Emerging Infectious Diseases. Of the 250 zoonotic diseases, "more than 100 are derived from domestic pets," said co-author Dr. Bruno Chomel of the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine. Although disease transmission is "low in comparison to how many people sleep with their pets -- more than half of all US pet owners," Chomel said the "risks are still there." Other infections transmitted to people after sleeping with domestic animals, "kissing them or being licked" by pets include "hookworm, ringworm, roundworm, cat scratch disease and drug-resistant staph infections." The elderly, children "younger than five years" old, and people "with HIV/AIDS" or cancer are at the greatest risk.


Disclaimer: The information, including opinions and recommendations, contained in this website is for educational purposes only. Such information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. No one should act upon any information provided in this website without first seeking medical advice from a qualified medical physician.