Know Your Moles

Know Your Moles   Moles and birthmarks are pigmented spots or patches of skin with various colors.  Many people have moles, but it is important to get to know your moles so you can recognize if they change. Though most moles and birthmarks are harmless, if they show any of the following warning signs they…

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Now Offering Laser Hair Removal for Both Light and Dark Skin

Dermatology Care of Charlotte is proud to offer laser hair removal treatments for both light and dark skin.  The GentleLase laser for lighter skin and the GentleYag laser for darker skin both use Candela’s dynamic cooling device; thus providing safe, comfortable permanent hair reduction.  Common treatment areas include the brow, chin, arms, armpits, chest, back,…

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Skin Care Tips for Older Patients

As our skin matures and ages, the incidence of skin problems tends to increase.  Our dermatologists in Ballantyne and Indian Trail, Dr. Seward, Dr. Grattan, and Dr. LaRocque are trained to treat the several skin conditions and tumors, such as skin cancer, that are more common in older adults. Rough, dry, itchy skin Benign growths…

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May is Melanoma Awareness Month!

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in America.  Our goal is to help prevent melanoma by creating awareness of melanoma and other skin cancers and educating our community about preventive measures that reduce melanoma’s incidence rate.  Be smart and learn the ABCDE’s of Melanoma!  Some important facts about Melanoma: It is estimated that 1…

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Sunscreen and Skin Care Tips

Good skin care and sun protection can help delay the skin’s aging process and prevent sun damage and skin cancer.  Here are three tips to keep your skin looking healthy: 1) Protect from the Sun Over a lifetime, sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots, and increase the risk of skin cancer.  Use a broad-spectrum…

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