Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  April 2018


Yes, you can control oily skin

There’s a lot you can do at home to control oily skin. See what dermatologists recommend when it comes to blotting papers, cleanser, and more.

How to control oily skin, here.



Moms-to-be: A healthy lifestyle may prevent eczema

More children are developing eczema than ever before. Find out what you can do during pregnancy that may reduce your child’s risk.

As the number of children who develop atopic dermatitis (AD) grows, so do the studies looking for a way to prevent it. So far, no one thing guarantees your child won’t develop AD, the most common type of eczema. Making some lifestyle changes, however, may reduce your child’s risk.

Can anything prevent my child from getting eczema?


Start early to prevent peanut allergy

For a child who has eczema, the best time to prevent a peanut allergy is early in life. Discover what you can do and how a dermatologist can help.

Can you prevent a peanut allergy when a child has eczema? Learn more here.



Eczema increases risk of some eye problems

Itchy, irritated eyes are common when you have eczema. If you notice any of these symptoms, though, you’ll want to see your dermatologist or eye doctor.

Adults with eczema should watch for eye problems. Read more about eczema and eye problems here. 




The truth about food and eczema

Food may affect your child’s eczema, but can it really cure it? Discover what years of research show.

For many parents who have a child with atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common type of eczema, the cure seems simple. Fix the child’s diet, and you’ll get rid of the AD. What years of researching food and AD have shown, however, is that AD is much more complex.

Can food fix eczema? Learn how here. 

Office News

New Esthetician at DSC! 

Amy’s practice will include Skin Care Evaluation and Analysis, Custom Facials tailored specifically to each individual patient, Microdermabrasion, Face and Body Chemical Peels, Microneedling, Dermaplaning and Body Contouring.  Amy is continuing her education attending advanced technique seminars as well as advanced laser training.

Amy uses advanced imaging technology to evaluate the needs of your skin and guide her recommendations. She will educate you on appropriate options and help to guide you to skin health.

Amy has a true passion for her career and is looking forward to building lasting relationships with her patients.


  • Licensed and Certified in Esthetics in North Carolina

Personal Background

Amy loves to spend her free time going on many adventure in the great outdoors with her two children.

Clinical Trials

DSC is now participating in clinical trials!  This allows us to try new treatments and medications before they are available at the pharmacy.

In general, studies are to learn more about a medication’s role in managing a disease process and to look for potential side effects.

You may or may not get the active drug.  We need a placebo group as well as an active group to truly determine how beneficial the drug is. Often the placebo group gets the drug eventually, usually after 12 weeks.  Your doctor and the staff will not know if you got the active drug or placebo.  We are all “blinded” so my assessments of your improvement are not biased.

There will be required visits and testing (blood work, EKG, etc).  These are done at no cost to you.

Most studies pay you for your time.

You cannot deviate from the study’s instruction.  To do so may make your information invalid.

You can stop at any time, with an exit visit or protocol.

We currently have 2 trials.

1)     A new pill for patients with psoriatic arthritis who have failed a biologic treatment.

2)     Skin wart study with a new topical agent; ages 12-17 only, other age groups are full

Call Lauren at 704-247-9179 ext 202 for more information.




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