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Are you ready to have healthy, beautiful skin? You may think it’s beyond your grasp, but at Skin Cancer Specialists, P. C. & Aesthetic Center, we have treatments to help you discover a more beautiful you. For damage caused by the sun, aging, or scars, we offer the Fraxel® resurfacing laser, to improve the tone, texture, and radiance of your skin.

Are you ready for beautiful, new, glowing skin? At Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center, we offer innovative and effective methods of skin management, including Fraxel laser resurfacing, to help you rejuvenate your skin and look your best. Originally conceived as a practice devoted to treating people with skin cancer, we have expanded our services to also become a premier dermatology practice with an aesthetic center that is staffed by licensed cosmetologists and aestheticians. Continually adapting our practice to reflect new and improved technique and procedures, we adhere to the highest standards in the industry. Call 770.422.5557 or contact us through our website to learn about our personalized care and what we can do for you.

 

How much do you know about skin cancer? More than three million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year: over half of all new cancers are skin cancers. Learning how to protect your skin and knowing how to identify the signs of skin cancer is important. Having regular skin cancer screenings with a dermatologist just may save your life.

Whether you need a skin cancer screening or treatment, you can trust Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center to take care of you.  Our practice was originally entirely devoted to treating people with skin cancer, and though we have grown to be a full-service dermatology practice, we’re still committed to caring for those with skin cancer, providing compassionate treatment that maximizes effectiveness and respects aesthetic implications. Continually adapting our practice to reflect new and improved technique and procedures, we adhere to the highest standards in the industry. Call one of our offices or contact us through our website to learn about our personalized care and what we can do for you.

Do you have brown spots on your skin? This problem is common, can affect any skin tone, and is known by dermatologists as hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is typically harmless but can have a negative impact on a person’s self-image and confidence. Why does hyperpigmentation happen, and how can you find the treatment option that’s right for you?

First, let’s talk about three causes of hyperpigmentation.

Fortunately, no matter what has caused your hyperpigmentation, there are treatment options to correct it. At Skin Cancer Specialists, P. C. & Aesthetic Center, we treat brown spots using several different types of treatment:

At Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center, we offer innovative and effective treatments, to treat brown spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and many other skin issues. Originally conceived as a practice solely devoted to treating people with skin cancer, we have expanded our services to also become a premier dermatology practice with an aesthetic center that is staffed by licensed cosmetologists and aestheticians. Continually adapting our practice to reflect new and improved technique and procedures, we adhere to the highest standards in the industry.

We perform procedures onsite in our affiliate surgery center, Skin Cancer Specialists Surgery Center, LLC. Because of our commitment to safe and effective patient care, we’ve earned the Joint Commission’s (JCAHO) prestigious Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care. Call one of our offices or contact us through our website to learn about our personalized care and what we can do for you.

Are you struggling with stubborn body fat that won’t go away no matter how much you diet and exercise? It’s easy to become discouraged when it seems that even when you give it your all, you just can’t budge the fat. Fortunately, we can help, with CoolSculpting to melt it away.

The only FDA-approved non-surgical fat-reduction treatment to use controlled cooling to eliminate stubborn fat, CoolSculpting destroys pockets of fat that are resistant to change, without liposuction or other surgical procedures. CoolSculpting uses freezing energy to destroy targeted fat cells, which are then flushed out of the body. Want to know more? Here are some answers to questions we frequently hear about CoolSculpting.

If you’re interested in learning more about CoolSculpting, the experts at Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center are happy to answer your questions. Originally conceived as a practice devoted solely to treating people with skin cancer, we have expanded our services to also become a premier dermatology practice with an aesthetic center that is staffed by licensed cosmetologists and aestheticians. Continually adapting our practice to reflect new and improved technique and procedures, we adhere to the highest standards in the industry. Call one of our offices or contact us through our website to learn about our personalized care and what we can do for you.

Have you heard of Mohs micrographic surgery? If your doctor has detected skin cancer, Mohs might be the treatment recommended. A state-of-the-art treatment, Mohs surgery allows for the precise removal of skin cancer, with the highest cure rate and minimal scarring. Because we know that the idea of any kind of surgery can be nerve-racking, we’d like to walk you through this outpatient procedure, so you’ll know exactly what to expect.

There are many advantages to Mohs micrographic surgery. First, as previously mentioned, it offers the highest cure rate possible. Because it’s performed with microscopic accuracy, the amount of healthy, tissue removed is minimized. Mohs surgery has the lowest functional and cosmetic morbidity of any procedure, which means that you’re less likely to lose function or experience scarring than with other surgeries to remove skin cancer. What’s more, it’s a one-day outpatient surgery, using only local anesthesia. Mohs is generally reserved for cancers that are large, have recurred after conventional treatment, or are in certain locations on the body, like the central face. It’s most often used for the treatment of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, or lentigo maligna, an early form of melanoma. In some cases, though, it can also be used to successfully treat less common forms of skin cancer.

Here’s what you’ll need to know, in order to prepare for your procedure.

During the procedure, a local anesthetic will be injected around the skin cancer. The visible portion of the skin cancer will then be removed, after which the doctor will remove a thin layer of tissue around the edges and at the base of the cancer. The tissue will be dyed so that the physician will be able to distinguish between the top, bottom, left, and right, and a drawing is made so that any areas of persistent tumor may be pinpointed.

At this point, the tissue will be sectioned into very thin slices, and the edges and underside will be examined with a microscope. If the tissue still contains cancer, the physician will use the map to outline the areas of involvement. Additional tissue will then be removed only from the specific areas of involvement. This allows your doctor to preserve as much healthy tissue as possible, minimizing scarring. The specimen will be processed in the laboratory, and the cycle of examining tissue and removing only unhealthy tissue will be repeated as many times as necessary to remove all cancer cells. When all of the cancer is gone, the surgical flap is stitched closed, using a skin flap, skin graft, or an elliptical closure for the best outcome in terms of aesthetics and function.

During recovery from Mohs, it’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions. Right after the surgery, the treated area will probably feel tight and sore, and it may become swollen and bruised. An ice pack may help with the discomfort, but make sure you follow the instructions you’re given about caring for the wound. The incision line should start to look better over the first three to six months, but it’s very important that you stay out of the sun, in order to avoid permanent scarring and reduce your risk of recurring cancer.

Whether you need a skin cancer screening or a treatment like Mohs micrographic surgery, you can trust Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C. & Aesthetic Center to take care of you.  Our practice was originally entirely devoted to treating people with skin cancer, and though we have grown to become a premier dermatology practice including an aesthetic center, we’re still committed to caring for those with skin cancer, providing compassionate treatment that maximizes effectiveness and respects aesthetic implications. Continually adapting our practice to reflect new and improved technique and procedures, we adhere to the highest standards in the industry.

We perform procedures onsite in our affiliate surgery center, Skin Cancer Specialists Surgery Center, LLC. Because of our commitment to safe and effective patient care, we’ve earned the Joint Commission’s (JCAHO) prestigious Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care. Call one of our offices or contact us through our website to learn about our personalized care and what we can do for you.

 

For those in pursuit of youthful skin, creams, serums, and other topical treatments are often not enough to achieve the desired improvement. Laser skin resurfacing provides a more effective option, reducing wrinkles, age spots, acne scars, and other blemishes, as well as tightening skin and evening tone. Could skin resurfacing be the right treatment for you? Here are a few things you need to know so that you can make an informed decision.

At Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C, we offer innovative and effective methods of skin management, including Resurfx laser treatments – the ultimate experience in non-ablative, fractional laser technology. Originally conceived as a practice devoted to treating people with skin cancer, we have grown to become a premier dermatology practice with an aesthetic center that is staffed by licensed cosmetologists and aestheticians. Continually adapting our practice to reflect new and improved technique and procedures, we adhere to the highest standards in the industry. Call 770.422.5557 or contact us through our website to learn about our personalized care and what we can do for you.

 

Warts are unsightly, irritating, and common, and can seem to come from nowhere. If you have ever had warts, you probably know a few things about them, like that they can be stubborn and hard to shake. But how much do you really know about warts? Read on, and we’ll answer some common questions about common warts.

At Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C, we offer innovative and effective methods of skin management, including wart removal. Originally conceived as a practice devoted to treating people with skin cancer, we have grown to become a premier dermatology practice with an aesthetic center that is staffed by licensed cosmetologists and aestheticians. Continually adapting our practice to reflect new and improved technique and procedures, we adhere to the highest standards in the industry. Call 770.422.5557 or contact us through our website to learn about our personalized care and what we can do for you.

Did you know that skin cancer makes up over half of all new cancers in the United States? There are more cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year than all other types of cancer combined. How do you really know about skin cancer? It’s important to be well-informed so that you can protect yourself.

Each year, there are more than three million cases of skin cancer, with basal cell carcinoma accounting for 80 percent of all cases of skin cancer. The next most frequent form is squamous cell carcinoma, representing about 16 percent of the total. Malignant melanoma makes up the remaining 4 percent. Each of these types of skin cancer is unique, and none of them transform into another type. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma are not typically life-threatening, and with early detection, can be successfully treated. Melanoma, on the other hand, is extremely serious. It grows aggressively and can metastasize, which means it spreads to other parts of the body.

What causes skin cancer? Almost all cases of skin cancer are caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays, usually from sunlight but sometimes from manmade sources like tanning beds or sun lamps. If you’re fair-skinned, or you live in the southern United States, you’re at a higher risk for skin cancer. Advancing age is also a risk factor, though people can get skin cancer at any age.

There is good news, though. There’s plenty you can do to protect yourself from ultraviolet rays, and if you pay attention, you can catch skin cancer early enough for effective treatment. Minimize your direct exposure to UV rays by wearing protective clothing and a wide-brimmed hat when you’re in the sun, and avoiding the outdoors when the sun’s intensity is at its peak, between the hours of 10 am and 4 pm. Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to all exposed skin each morning, and reapply it every hour or two when you’re in direct sunlight.

Be extremely cautious with your children’s sun protection, because most of the damage done by the sun happens before people turn 18. However, it’s also important to understand that it’s never too late to start taking care of your skin. Even those who have had skin cancer in the past can reduce their future risk by taking protective measures. This is vital because studies show that those who have a personal history of skin cancer are at high risk for developing future skin cancer.

Detection is just as important as protection. Fortunately, it doesn’t take an x-ray or blood test to find skin cancer in the early stages. Pay attention to any changes in freckles, moles, or blemishes, and let your doctor know if anything seems suspicious. You should do a thorough self-exam once a month, and see a dermatologist for a skin screening examination at least once a year, especially if you have a history of significant sun exposure or a family history of skin cancer.

Whether you need a skin cancer screening or treatment, you can trust Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C to take care of you.  Our practice was originally entirely devoted to treating people with skin cancer, and though we have grown to become a premier dermatology practice with including an aesthetic center, we’re still committed to caring for those with skin cancer, providing compassionate treatment that maximizes effectiveness and respects aesthetic implications. Continually adapting our practice to reflect new and improved technique and procedures, we adhere to the highest standards in the industry. Call 770.422.5557 or contact us through our website to learn about our personalized care and what we can do for you.

Injectable fillers have long been a staple among cosmetic procedures, seen plumping the lips and smoothing the faces of celebrities and ordinary people alike. A few years ago, the United States Food and Drug Administration released some exciting news: a filler has been approved for use in the backs of hands. What, exactly, is involved in these injections? These treatments, known as dermal fillers, are used to treat soft tissue, filling lines and restoring youthful fullness.

Dermal fillers use different ingredients, but most commonly, they employ hyaluronic acid gel to add structure underneath loose or sagging skin. A naturally-occurring substance in the body’s tissues, hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar that’s found in the skin and cartilage. It comes in different viscosities for varied uses, and in addition to providing immediate volume, it also encourages the body to produce elastin and collagen, which can mean better long-term results.

The dermal filler that’s now FDA approved for use in hand plumping is called Restylane Lyft, and it’s the first product of its kind ever approved by the FDA for use anywhere other than the face. It can be injected in a lump amount and then moved into position manually, or smaller injections can be used, in separate parts of the hand. The procedure should last no more than about 15 to 30 minutes, and you might experience some mild swelling or bruising at the injection site. You can expect to see results within two weeks of the procedure, and while they won’t last forever, you can reasonably expect to see them last for somewhere between six and twelve months.

At Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C, we offer innovative and effective methods of skin management, including dermal fillers for hands and faces. We are pleased to offer fillers from the Juvederm Collection and Restylane Collection, as well as Sculptra and Radiesse.  Our practice was originally conceived as a clinic devoted to treating people with skin cancer, but we have grown to become a premier dermatology practice with an aesthetic center that is staffed by licensed cosmetologists and aestheticians. Continually adapting our practice to reflect new and improved technique and procedures, we adhere to the highest standards in the industry. Call 770.422.5557 or contact us through our website to learn about our personalized care and what we can do for you.

Do you suffer from eczema? If your skin tends to get red, inflamed, dry, and itchy, you very well might have eczema. While it’s generally diagnosed during childhood, many people don’t experience it for the first time until they’re adults. Eczema is more likely to cause trouble in winter when the air is drier and moving in and out of buildings drastically changes the temperature. How can you know if you have it? More importantly, how can you minimize or avoid flare-ups?

At Skin Cancer Specialists, P.C, we offer innovative and effective methods of skin management, and we can help you find the right treatment for your eczema. Originally conceived as a practice devoted to treating people with skin cancer, we have grown to become a premier dermatology practice with an aesthetic center that is staffed by licensed cosmetologists and aestheticians. Continually adapting our practice to reflect new and improved technique and procedures, we adhere to the highest standards in the industry. Call 770.422.5557 or contact us through our website to learn about our personalized care and what we can do for you.

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