August 2014 Newsletter

August 2014 Newsletter for Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte (DSC) Melasma: Tips to make it less noticeable Are you bothered by brown or brownish-gray patches on your face, which tend to darken during the summer? This month’s video explains what you can do to fade those patches, even in the height of summer. You’ll be able to use many of the tips right away. Melasma: Tips to make it less noticeable (2:05) Related Resources Melasma: Signs and symptoms Melasma: Who gets and causes Melasma: Diagnosis, treatment, and outcome What Dermatologists Tell Their Patients Some women develop melasma when they become pregnant or take birth control pills. For these women, melasma often fades when they deliver or stop taking birth control pills.       Office News   Introducing Colorscience Sunforgettable® Makeup that does more. Colorescience™ is a premier luxury mineral makeup line that includes high quality ingredients, pure mineral formulations, sun protection and luxury colores with a focus on simplicity of use. Composed of micronized, light reflective minerals that give color and high levels of zinc and titanium for a combination of color with the highest level of sun protection.  Never any harsh chemicals, dyes, talc, alcohol, minieral oil or fragrance. Easy…

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July 2014 Newsletter

July 2014 Newsletter for Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte (DSC) How to Check for Bedbugs If you plan to travel this summer — or anytime, you’ll definitely want to watch this month’s video. It gives tips to help you check for bedbugs while traveling, so you can avoid bites and bedbugs from returning home with you. How to check for bedbugs (1:55) Resources Just For Kids Bedbugs: Signs and symptoms Bedbugs: Who gets and causes Bedbugs: Tips for preventing What Dermatologists Tell Their Patients Bedbugs tend to bite while a person sleeps. Few people awake while being bitten. Most people notice their bites in the morning when they find itchy welts on their skin that appear in a zigzag pattern.     Psoriasis: A guide for patients (15:00) Dermatology in the News You can prevent, find skin cancer It’s true. Many skin cancers can be prevented. It’s also true that learning how to check your skin for signs of skin cancer could save your life. To increase awareness of these important health messages, the Academy recently released three new public service ads (PSAs). “Lawn” uses humor to encourage men over 50 years of age to check their skin for signs of…

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June 2014 Newsletter

June 2014 Newsletter for Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte (DSC) Sun:  How to Treat Even with the best intentions, we sometimes get sunburnt. In this month’s video, you’ll find out what dermatologists recommend to soothe a painful sunburn. The first thing you’ll want to do, of course, is get out of the sun. You’ll also learn: What to apply (and definitely not apply) to your skin for relief Steps to take if you blister When to seek immediate medical care Sunburn: How to treat (2:14) Resources Just For Kids Treating sunburn What causes a sunburn and suntan? Skin cancer: How the sun can hurt your skin What Dermatologists Tell Their Patients Even mild sunburn can cause psoriasis to flare. To protect your skin, use a fragrance-free sunscreen. Fragrance can irritate the skin and cause psoriasis to flare. Dermatologists recommend that everyone, including their patients who have psoriasis, use a sunscreen that offers: SPF 30 or higher Broad-spectrum (UVA/UVB) protection Water resistance Office News Office News Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte and Dr. Deborah Nixon welcome April Walter to the practice. April Walter is highly trained esthetician that has the dedication, experience, and knowledge to treat your cosmetic skin care needs.April’s practice includes…

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