Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  May and June 2019

SKIN CARE NEWS

How the FDA is addressing sunscreen safety

Have recent headlines left you wondering whether you should continue to slather sunscreen on yourself and your family? Find out what dermatologists and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have to say about using sunscreen. Find out more about what the FDA is saying about sunscreen- is it safe?   
 

 

A health screening that everyone needs- a Skin Cancer Screening More skin cancers are diagnosed in the United States each year than any other type of cancer. That’s why the AAD offers free skin cancer screenings across the country. You can sign up for alerts to know of Free SPOTme® Skin Cancer Screenings in your area here.

 
 

Surprising places you can get skin cancer

Skin cancer often develops on the face or a hand, but it can also occur in areas where the sun seldom shines. Discover one thing you can do to find skin cancer no matter where it appears. You can get skin cancer on any part of your body- not just the parts that get sun. Ask questions here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Save your skin while gardening
If creating a beautiful garden takes a toll on your skin, you are not alone.
Read more to follow these simple precautions while gardening can protect your skin.
 
You can prevent skin problems while gardening.

 

How to tame scalp psoriasis

While flare-ups of scalp psoriasis may seem to happen randomly, your hair care can play a key role. These dermatologists’ hair care secrets can help you reduce flare-ups year-round. Here are some hair-styling tips that can reduce flares of scalp psoriasis.
 

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What’s got people talking? Nail changes

Nail changes have people talking. Help your friends and family recognize 12 nail changes that should be looked at by a dermatologist by sharing this AAD Facebook post.
 

OFFICE NEWS

We are now offering LED Light Therapy

Amber light stimulates collagen and elastin. Red light is most commonly used to promote circulation and is also believed to target oil glands to reduce cytokines, which cause inflammation and play a role in chronic acne. White light penetrates the deepest and works to tighten and reduce inflammation. Blue light kills bacteria.Call to schedule your light therapy treatment or add it into your next treatment.

PRP Microneedling and PRP for Hair Loss

PRP is Platelet-Rich Plasma processed from the patient’s own blood which provides fundamental protein growth factors.

  • PRP Microneedling is ideal to treat wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, large pores, uneven skin texture, lax skin, scars and sun damage.
  • PRP for Hair Loss triggers natural hair growth and maintenance by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft

Call to schedule and see if PRP is right for you.

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