Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  June  2016

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Men over 50: IMen over 50 take a look at your skin- go to DSCMD- top Ballantyne dermatologists your skin looking good?

The AAD is encouraging men over 50 to take a good look at their skin. Men in this age group have a higher risk of developing melanoma. You’ll find a humorous spin on what to look for by watching “Looking Good.”
Watch the video here.


Are you “Looking Good in 2016”?Checking your skin for cancer- visit your Ballantyne dermatologist at

Sun protection and skin self-exams can keep your skin Looking Good in 2016 and beyond. If you’re struggling to fit these healthy habits into your life, you’ll find plenty of inspiring reasons to do so here. 

How to check your skin for skin cancer

Checking the spots on your skin can help you find skin cancer early when the disease is highly treatable. This new infographic shows you how to check your skin in 5-easy steps.

One gAvoid the tan- go to your Ballantyne Dermatologist for sunless tan solutionsreat reason to avoid getting a tan

You’ll definitely find incentive to stop tanning now…and not when you get older…when you watch this video.



Skin caSkin cancer in people of all ages- visit your Ballantyne Dermatologist todayncer develops in people of all colors

When diagnosed in brown or black skin, skin cancer is often advanced. This makes treatment more difficult. You’ll find out what you should know about preventing and finding skin cancer if you have skin of color here.


Baseball fans: Do you Play Sun Smart™?

Whether you’re in the stands cheering or out on the field playing a rival team, sun protection is important. Find out what you can do to protect your skin on and off the field here.

how to remove a splinter- from your Ballantyne dermatologistHow to remove a splinter

You can safely remove most splinters at home. A new AAD video explains when to remove a splinter, what you should use, and how to prevent an infection.





Survey: Men’s skin cancer knowledge lags behind women’s

Skin cancer can affect anyone, regardless of age, race, or gender. When it comes to skin cancer prevention and detection, however, it seems that men need to brush up on their knowledge. Take the survey on Skin Cancer knowledge today.

Basal cell carcinoma

Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments.

Melanoma FAQs

Melanoma is the deadliest skin cancer, and anyone can get it. When found early, it’s highly treatable. Here you’ll find answers to the most frequently asked questions about melanoma. Melanoma FAQs here. 

Squamous cell carcinoma

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a common skin cancer. It tends to develop on skin that has been exposed to the sun for years, such as the head, neck, and back of the hands. Women frequently get SCC on their lower legs. Learn what Squamous Cell Carcinoma looks like and how it’s diagnosed.


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