Pembroke Pines Dermatologist
2301 N University Dr., Ste. 201
Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024 US
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Personal Statement

Dr. Merrick D. Elias is a Board Certified Dermatologist practicing in South Florida. His interests include all facets of adult and pediatric medical, surgical & cosmetic dermatology.

Board Certifications

Board-certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology

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Hospital Privileges

Dr. Elias has hospital affiliations at Memorial Regional Hospital, Memorial Miramar.


  • Undergraduate & Medical School

    Undergraduate: BS, Cornell University
    Medical: DO, Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Post-Medical School Training

    Fellowship: Memorial Sloan - Kettering Cancer Center

Treatments offered at Elias Dermatology

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Finally there is an effective treatment for cellulite!

Finally there is an effective treatment for cellulite! Cellulite affects approximately 90% of women. Cellfina™ is a innovative, minimally invasive treatment for cellulite that is cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is intended for the long-term improvement in the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thighs of women. Treatment benefits last at least 2 years with a single, in-office treatment. Recently, some patients are reporting an...

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How long after getting arm Botox can you swim in water?

Thanks for your question. Although you can resume mild activity 4-6 hours after Botox for axillary (underarm) hyperhidrosis, it is best to wait 24... READ MORE

Are these pearly penile papules? (photos)

Thanks for your question. The images appear to show pearly penile papules. These are harmless lesions that can easily be treated in the office if they... READ MORE

Do most insurance providers cover Cellfina?

Thank you for your question. Cellifina is considered a cosmetic procedure for DIMPLE cellulite. It will not treat wavy cellulite. Cellfina is not... READ MORE

How long does Botox last?

Botox and other similar products such Dysport and Xeomin typically last around 3 to 4 months when used cosmetically in the face. Every patient is... READ MORE

How do you get rid of pearly penile papules?

Pearly penile papules should not be treated with home remedies. They are easily treated in the office. Please seek out an experienced, board-certified... READ MORE

Is it PPP or something else? (Photo)

Yes, these appear to be pearly penile papules. They are a benign (harmless) condition that is easily treated in an experienced dermatologist's office. READ MORE

What is this? Pearly penile papules or genital warts? (photo)

The pictures appear blurry to me. Please update the post with clearer photos. From what I can make out, it appears to be pearly penile papule. These... READ MORE

Acne did not improve after Epiduo after 6 months. What now? (photos)

Thanks for the question. There are several considerations and I would hope your local board certified dermatologist spends the time to review them... READ MORE

Is Accutane an antibiotic?

Isotretinoin is a Vitamin A derivative. Accutane (Roche) as a brand is no longer available, but there are several generics available as well as... READ MORE

Can a mole removed by excision grow back?

A nevus (mole) may recur after excision. The term we use is nevus recurrens or recurrent nevus. It is also possible that your mole was not completely... READ MORE

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