Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  June 2018


How to find skin cancer early

Finding skin cancer early can be lifesaving. That’s why the AAD encourages you to learn the warning signs this May during Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Learning how to spot skin cancer can make the world a better place and you a Skin Cancer Hero.

How to be a Skin Cancer Hero
How to check your skin for skin cancer




Is sunscreen safe?

Did the recent news about sunscreen find you asking yourself this question?

You’ll find the science-based answer to this question along with many other facts, such as how the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates sunscreen, at:

Sunscreen FAQs


How to make sunscreen work for you

Sunscreen can reduce your risk of getting a sunburn, skin cancer, and even age spots and wrinkles, but many people don’t get these benefits. Are you?

You’ll know how to after taking this short quiz.

Quiz: Is your sunscreen really protecting you?


Increased skin cancer risk linked to blood pressure medication

Are you taking medication to control your blood pressure?

If so, find out what dermatologists are telling their patients about this link.

Can blood pressure medication increase your skin cancer risk?

Two facts men over 50 should know

If you’re a man over 50, you’ll want to watch this short, funny video.

These two facts could save your life.

“Caught it” 


Facebook: AAD’s most popular post last month

Facebook: AAD’s most popular post in April

April is Rosacea Awareness Month. Rosacea often begins with a tendency to flush or blush more easily than other people. Learn how you can prevent flare ups:

Twitter: AAD’s most popular tweet last month

Don’t let your spots fool you. Learn what to look for:


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 1 trial.

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

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


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New Procedures


A whole new approach to women’s intimate health.

BTL ULTRA Femme 360 is an innovative, safe, and effective non-surgical alternative to vaginoplasty and labiaplasty procedures. ULTRA Femme is the only technology of its kind providing complete vaginal rejuvenation including labial remodeling (labia reduction) and vaginal tightening with a single device. It uses the body’s natural processes to stimulate collagen production and restore the vaginal and vulvar areas to a more youthful state.


ULTRA Femme 360 causes no pain or discomfort, requires no anesthesia, and has no downtime.

  • Shortest radio frequency intimate procedure
  • Intravaginal treatment takes 8 minutes
  • External treatment is based on your specific needs, and usually takes less than 12 minutes external.
  • Non-Surgical, No Downtime
  • 360 degree technology
  • Maximum comfort with uniform distribution of energy

Contact our office for additional information on ULTRA FEMME 360 by BTL!


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