Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte: December 2015
Same Day Appointments!: Same day appointments available with Lauren Wilson, PA-C and Shawne Caputo, PA-C! Please take advantage of this limited opportunity. Our schedules get packed over the holidays and before the end of the year. Remember deductibles start over for most in January. Schedule your appointment now if you need to get an evaluation or treatment in prior to the end of this year. If not, schedule in January and February when the office is less busy!
Extended Hours: We have extended hours to 5 pm Monday-Thursday. This allows students and teachers to schedule follow up appointments with our physician assistants.
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Skin care on a budget
You can take great care of your skin and stay within budget. All it takes is a little know how, which you’ll find in this month’s featured video, Skin Care on a budget.
What Dermatologists Tell Their Patients
December is a perfect time to improve your skin care before the harsh winter months hit. A few changes can be especially helpful if you have a painful skin condition or easily irritated skin. If you need help with your skin care, make an appointment to talk with your dermatologist.
You’ll also find many skin care tips that dermatologists give their patients below:
- Dry skin relief
- Contact dermatitis: Tips for getting rid of the rash
- Eczema: Tips to help your child feel better
- Psoriasis skin care guide
- Rosacea: Skin care do’s and don’ts
IN THE NEWS
Melanoma survivors: Check your skin
If you’ve had melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, you have a higher risk of getting another melanoma. Yet, a new study finds that most melanoma patients do not perform skin self-exams, which can help them find signs of skin cancer.
- Uncertain what to look for
- Unaware that skin self-exams are necessary
- About the studies
- Many skin cancer patients skip routine self-exams
How to check your skin
Help change a life by giving to Camp Discovery
Camp Discovery is more than a summer camp. Being there can brighten a child’s outlook on life. It helps many kids living with a chronic skin condition to feel good about themselves — both at camp and when they return home. Many campers say they look forward to attending camp all year long.
You can help make a child’s wish to attend Camp Discovery a reality. A $20.00 donation is all it takes to change a life.
Your holiday greeting cards can also help send a child to Camp. The Academy offers quality cards that come with 2 free lines of imprinting. All profits from the sale of these cards go directly to the Camp Discovery Endowment Fund. And the back panel of each card tells people that your cards help support Camp Discovery.