Welcome to the Dermatology Center South Patient Education Page.
Our staff believes that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics, which can be found on the side of the page and below. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you.
As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.
If you have lost your aftercare instructions, you may find the information you need here. If you have not seen the doctor, and believe you have one of these conditions, please call the office for an appointment, or click the Appointment Request link.
DID YOU KNOW?
- More than 3.5 million skin cancers in more than 2 million people are diagnosed in the United States annually.1
- Although before age 40, melanoma incidence rates are twice as high in women than in men, after 40, rates are higher in men than in women. (1. Rogers, HW, Weinstock, MA, Harris, AR, et al.), (2. American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts)
Education is Key
Call your doctor or go to an urgent care facility if you develop a high fever, signs of dehydration (like headache and decreased urination), or if you have severe redness and/or blistering.
Most of our aging changes (wrinkles, “age spots”) come from the SUN, not age!! First and foremost, protect yourself from the sun (see Sun Protection section for more information).
DRY SKIN AND RASHES
For rashes, you need to consult a dermatologist. There are many different rashes and only a skin specialist (preferably a Board-certified dermatologist) can distinguish one from another.
Most people don’t know that acne is the most common skin condition in the United States!
Also, it is not just for teens!
VITAMIN D & UV LIGHT EXPOSURE
Vitamin D is critical for healthy bones, but we can get Vitamin D safely by taking supplements and/or consuming foods and beverages.
Minimize sun exposure during the hours of 10 AM to 4 PM when the sun is the strongest. Try to plan your outdoor activities for early morning or late afternoon. Wear a hat, long sleeves and long pants as much as possible. Choose tightly-woven materials and darker colors for greater protection.