Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  July 2017


uly 2017 newsletter- acne breakouts- consult your Charlotte dermatologistAre you unknowingly causing more breakouts?

Could some of your habits — such as scrubbing your face clean or popping pimples — be the reason you still have acne?

Learn more about acne myths, and find out what’s preventing you from seeing clearer skin here. 


acne- get help from your Blakeney dermatologistPATIENT EDUCATION

Types of acne and how to treat them

Figuring out what type(s) of acne you have is important. Blackheads, pimples, and deep cysts all require different treatments.

Learn how to treat different types of acne here.



Effective treatment for back acne

Back acne can flare in summer. These dermatologists’ tips may help you clear it at home.

Back acne: Click here to see how to see clearer skin.



acne help from your Ballantyne DermatologistDon’t pop, pick, or squeeze that zit

Popping a pimple may seem like the fastest way to get rid of it, but this approach can backfire. Here’s what you should do instead.

Pimple popping: Why only a dermatologist should do it. Learn more here. 

Why treat acne when it first appears

Seven science-backed reasons to treat acne when it first appears rather than hope it will clear on its own. Learn 7 reasons to treat acne early here. 

Safe sun protection for babiesSun protection for babies

You don’t need sunscreen to protect a baby’s delicate skin. Here’s what dermatologists recommend until a baby is 6 months of age.

Infant sun protection: Learn how to keep your baby safe by clicking here.

Office News


Valerie O’Connell, PA-C - Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte

Valerie O’ Connell, PA-C is a highly trained board certified dermatology physician’s assistant.  Valerie brings a great deal of experience to Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte in pediatric and adult dermatology.

Valerie received her Bachelor of Science degree from Carlow University in Pittsburgh. She completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies at Alderson-Broaddus College in West Virginia. She has over 6 years of experience working with Children’s Dermatology Services in Pittsburgh.  Valerie joined DSC in April of 2017.

Valerie specializes in children and adolescents.  She is also available for same day acute work in appointments as well as other general medical needs for children and adults.

Board Certification

NCCPA ( National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants)

Personal Background
Valerie is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She has particular interests with health and wellness along with physical fitness.

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