March and April 2019 Newsletter

Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  March and April 2019 SKIN CARE NEWS Sidestep skin infections at the gym Anyone who works out at a gym, pool, or fitness center can be sidelined by a skin infection, such as athlete’s foot or plantar warts. Find out how you can sidestep the germs that cause common skin infections. While working out has many benefits, including weight control, disease prevention, and even mood improvement, germs can thrive at the gym. This could put gym goers at risk for a variety of common skin infections, including ringworm, plantar warts, or impetigo, unless they take certain precautions. Learn how to prevent workout-related skin infections here.     Also, here is a video on preventing skin infections in the gym, pool or fitness center.   Acne Scars: What really works? Learn from board-certified dermatologist M. Laurin Council, MD, explains what you should know about microdermabrasion as a treatment for acne scars. You’ll also discover which treatments work best for deep acne scars and can submit your questions here.  Also, here is a video teaching you more about acne scars.                  Whole-body cryotherapy: Helpful or harmful? While cryotherapy chambers…

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January and February 2019 Newsletter

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Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  January and February 2019 SKIN CARE NEWS How to spot melanoma on your foot Early signs of melanoma, the most serious skin cancer, often go unnoticed on the feet. Here’s what to look for. Signs that could be melanoma on your foot Dirty makeup brushes can wreak havoc on your skin Product, dirt, and oil can build up on your makeup brushes, creating an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. Protect your complexion by following these dermatologists’ tips for cleaning your brushes. How to clean your makeup brushes A burger and fries may cause pimples Are you convinced that certain foods cause you to break out? You may be right, but probably not for the reason you think. Find out what the research shows. Can the right diet get rid of acne? Stop genital itch An itchy groin doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Here are 8 non-STI reasons for itchy private parts— along with tips for getting relief. 8 reasons your groin itches and how to get relief Financial aid is available for treating skin cancer If you cannot afford to treat your skin cancer, turn to these resources…

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December 2018 Newsletter

Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  December 2018 SKIN CARE NEWS What bothers you most about your skin? Tell us your skin concerns It’s National Healthy Skin Month. This year, we want to hear from you, so we invite you to: Ask a board-certified dermatologist your burning question. It’s free. If your question is selected, you’ll find a video of a board-certified dermatologist answering your question on the AAD website. You don’t even have to give us your name. To ask your question, go to: Ask a dermatologist Join us on Facebook @AADskin and tell us your biggest skin concerns during #NationalHealthySkinMonth. We’ll respond by directing you to dermatologists’ tips and other resources that can help.   PATIENT EDUCATION During a vampire facial, also called platelet-rich plasma, small amounts of your own blood are injected into your face. People hope it will erase years from their face, but is this just wishful thinking? Here’s what the science shows. Is platelet-rich plasma the secret to younger-looking skin? Find our more by clicking here.       How to apply topical acne medication: Dermatologists’ tips for using acne creams To get the greatest benefit from acne treatments that you apply to your skin,…

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Problems with my skin: persistent itching

What causes itching? Problems with my skin seems to always involve itching. If itchy skin is an issue for you, you are not alone. Millions of American complain about itching skin. It sounds like a mild problem, but if it is constant, it can be tremendously distracting and frustrating. The itching skin conditions that come immediately to mind are hives, eczema, or a disease such as chicken pox. Some people experience itching all over their body, accompanied by cracking skin. For others, itching is in very specific parts of the body, as is the case with contact dermatitis, scabies, or head lice. If you have a mole that has started itching, you should have it immediately examined by your Charlotte dermatologist. Noticeable changes in moles are always a red flag, in which we want to rule out the possibility of a malignant change in the mole. Common hives Urticaria is the scientific name for what we commonly call hives. These are the resultant welts that occur when your immune system overreacts to the contact or ingestion of a product, and your body then releases histamine into the skin. Hives vary in size. They can appear as small as a pin…

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October 2018 Newsletter

Newsletter from Dermatology Specialists of Charlotte:  October 2018 SKIN CARE NEWS Melanomas in your ears About 7 percent of head and neck melanomas are found on the ears. Don’t forget to put sunscreen on your ears too. Read more here: bit.ly/2NnBVAy         PATIENT EDUCATION October is Eczema Awareness Month Globally, 10-20% of children and 1-3% of adults have eczema. Though often times it does not have a clear cause, most eczema will improve with good skin care. Learn more about its symptoms and treatment here: bit.ly/2QMPewD       Use a Board Certified Dermatologist- like Dr. Deborah Nixon Board certified dermatologist have the training and expertise to provide the best possible skin, hair and nail outcomes for patients. Learn more about what it takes to become a board certified dermatologist here: bit.ly/2EDO0AL       What causes hair loss? Test your knowledge and learn the difference between temporary hair loss and a condition that needs treatment. Learn what causes hair loss here: www.aad.org/public/skin-hair-nails/hair-care/what-causes-hair-loss-in-women   Keep protecting your skin! Protecting your skin doesn’t end with summer Use these tips to keep your skin protected from damaging UV rays all year round. Learn more here: bit.ly/1o03Cmo   Take the…

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