Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte: March 2016
Extended Hours: Extended hours to 5 pm Monday-Thursday for students and teachers follow up appointments with our physician assistants.
Same Day Appointments: Same day appointments available with Shawne Caputo, PA-C! Please take advantage of this limited opportunity. The spring and summer months are our busiest!!
New No Show Policy: We have implemented a no show or late cancellation policy. Please review this policy and cancel your appointment at least 24 hours prior to the appointment to avoid fees.
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Gel manicures: How to keep your nails healthy
A gel manicure can leave your nails looking great, but it can also be hard on your nails and your hands.
There are things you can do to keep your nails and skin healthy. You’ll find out what dermatologists recommend by watching:
What dermatologists tell their patients
Do you have diabetes or poor circulation? If so, it’s especially important to get treatment for any nail problem.
IN THE NEWS
Tanning beds: Early and frequent use increases melanoma risk
A recent study found that women who use tanning beds in their teens and early 20s have a greater risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer. Frequent use (more than 10 tanning bed sessions) also increases the risk of a woman developing melanoma – regardless of age.
This study supports the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed age restriction for indoor tanning.
On aad.org: Take action: Protect minors from the dangers of indoor tanning
Take action! Help protect youth from indoor tanning
Despite the many warnings about the dangers of indoor tanning, lots of young people still use tanning beds and sunlamps. They’re also getting more skin cancers.
To protect minors, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposes that indoor tanning facilities restrict use to people 18 years of age and older.
Your support of this proposal could help prevent countless skin cancers, especially in women under 40.
All you need to do is submit a quick-and-easy online form, which you’ll find at Take action: Protect minors from the dangers of indoor tanning
Dry skin dos and don’ts
Two dermatologists recently shared tips on how to relieve dry, winter skin. Many of these remedies you may already have in your kitchen. They also named things you definitely want to avoid when your skin is dry.
On aad.org: Dermatologists’ top tips for relieving dry skin
Camp Discovery: Referral form available
For a child living with a skin condition that requires daily care or limits activities, Camp Discovery can be a wonderful place. This summer camp is just for kids with a chronic skin condition. Under the expert care of dermatologists and nurses, kids can participate in summer camp activities like swimming, boating, and just having fun.
Thanks to generous support, there is no fee to attend. The child’s dermatologist, however, must refer a first-time camper.
This referral form is due April 8, 2016. You’ll find the referral form and more information about Camp Discovery at Camp Discovery. Look for the referral form under For campers and their families.
Expert advice to solve 3 distressing beauty problems
Do you have skin of color and feel distressed by uneven skin tone? Are you hesitant to try a filler? Does UV exposure during a gel manicure worry you?
If you have any of these concerns, you’ll want to read about these breakthrough solutions that dermatologists recently shared:
- The appeal of chemical peels: Considerations for skin of color
- The needle is the new knife: Advances in dermal fillers
- Gel manicures: The good, the bad and the UV