Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  September 2017


acne- consult your Charlotte dermatologistAcne? Stop sleeping in your makeup and other skin care tips

Sleeping in your makeup can sabotage your efforts to get rid of acne. Find out what else can worsen acne — and what skin care tips dermatologists recommend to help clear your skin.

Read 10 skin care habits that can worsen acne here.

Acne- contact your local Ballantyne dermatologistPATIENT EDUCATION

Is it time to see a dermatologist for acne treatment?

Taking a few minutes to answer these questions can help you decide if it’s time to see a dermatologist about your acne. Spoiler alert: Severe acne is not required.

Treating acne? Is it time to see a dermatologist? Click here to learn when it’s time to visit a dermatologist about your acne. 


Ringworm rash- see your Charlotte dermatologist- DSCMDIs that rash on your skin ringworm?

Your risk of catching this common skin infection increases in hot, humid weather.

Ringworm is an infection caused by fungus. You can get ringworm anywhere on your skin.

On most areas of the skin, it causes ring-shaped patches. What you see, however, changes when ringworm grows on the feet (bottoms and sides), palms, nails, groin, beard area, or scalp.

Do I have ringworm? Here’s what to look for.


Hiding your acne with makeup?Acne and makeup- learn more from your Charlotte dermatology specialist

To avoid breakouts from makeup, you want to choose your cosmetics carefully.

I have acne! Is it okay to wear makeup?

These tips can help.



How parents can help a teen with acne Frequently reminding your teen to use that acne treatment can backfire. These techniques, however, may help. 5 ways to help your teenager survive acne How parents can help a teen with acne

Frequently reminding your teen to use that acne treatment can backfire. These techniques, however, may help.

Just when our appearance becomes so important and we want to look our best, acne can begin. Some teens seem unfazed by acne. For most teenagers, however, this especially visible skin problem can be upsetting.

5 ways to help your teenager survive acne here.


Sports equipment can lead to breakoutsAcne caused by sports

Helmets, shoulder pads, weight benches, and even shotputs can cause acne. Discover why this happens and what can clear (and prevent) these breakouts.

Some sports equipment and clothing provide an ideal environment for acne to thrive. This is so common that there’s a medical term for this type of acne. It’s called acne mechanica.

Is your sports equipment causing your acne?


Hike to protect more people from skin cancer

You can make a difference! Sign up for Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™ The money you raise will help provide free skin cancer screenings, sunscreen dispensers, and shade structures where children play.

Join one of our scheduled hikes today, or start a hike in your area!

Skin Cancer, Take a Hike!™


Trending on Social Media

Facebook: AAD’s most popular post last month

Here are four tips dermatologists recommend for helping to manage melasma, a common skin problem that causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face:

Twitter: AAD’s most popular tweet last month

Did you know the bottom of the foot is where 30-40% of melanomas are diagnosed in people of color? #SPOTskincancer #AAD2017

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