Welcome to the website of Dr. Michael J. Freeman!
Known as Ocala's leading dermatologist with a reputation for patient friendliness and punctuality, Dr. Michael J. Freeman and his associates use evidence-based therapeutics and the latest dermatological technologies to give you beautiful and healthy skin.
When you visit one of our offices in Ocala or The Villages, you'll enjoy a serene atmosphere, and a friendly and welcoming staff. We offer the latest general medical and surgical dermatological care for patients of all ages. We treat many diseases of the skin, including:
- Rashes, Moles, Warts, Birthmarks
- Skin Cancers and Pre-Cancerous Detection
We believe your skin deserves the best and are confident that we can deliver the quality dermatological care that will keep your skin healthy for years to come. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!
Treating Minor Burns
After suffering a burn, it is important to immerse the affected area in cool water for 15-20 minutes. Doing so will help dissipate the heat, minimize pain, and reduce swelling. The burn should then be inspected to determine whether emergency treatment is required. If a burn extends deep into the skin and blisters immediately (third-degree burn) or goes through to muscle or bone (fourth-degree), a trip to the ER is in order. First-degree burns affect only the top layer of skin, turn red, and turn white when pressed. Second-degree burns affect the top two skin layers, turn red, seep fluid, often blister, and whiten when pressed. Minor burns should be washed gently and wrapped in clean cotton material.
P.S. Do not apply butter, milk, hydrogen peroxide, white vinegar, or other antiseptic agents to a burn. However, a dab of honey is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, and also contains fatty acids that help repair skin.