Yes, summer is over for us here living in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region and you know what that means…dry, itchy winter skin is upon us. We know that living in this area, that frigid temperatures can cause havoc on our body’s largest organ, your skin.
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A full body exam, or skin cancer screening, is an evaluation of the skin done to identify suspicious spots for skin cancer. These types of evaluations are critical because they allow us to detect skin cancer earlier, when they are easier to treat.
All children, with very few exceptions, will develop moles during the course of their childhood and adolescence. It is also normal for moles to increase in size as a child grows; darken in the summer and lighten in the winter. Some moles will completely fade away. When should we as parents be concerned about a certain mole? Here are some warning signs that warrant prompt attention by a dermatologist.
Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. Acne is not limited to teenagers. Adults can develop acne in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and beyond. There are many effective treatments but unfortunately there are many myths about acne that can make it difficult for a person to get the proper care. Treating acne early in its course helps to minimize the risk of scarring and discoloration and improves a person’s self esteem.
Mohs micrographic surgery has set a new standard in skin cancer treatment. An increasing number of physicians are performing Mohs surgery, which is now widely accepted as the most effective treatment for most types of skin cancer. However, not all Mohs surgeons receive the same level of training as Dr. Shurman, a fellowship trained Mohs surgeon.