Summer Sunscreen Tips

Dr. Seward, Dr. Grattan, and Dr. LaRocque recommend regular use of broad spectrum sunscreens to help prevent skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. A sunscreen should be at least SPF 30 and should be broad spectrum (able to protect against both UVA and UVB).  We recommend that the sunscreen contains at least ONE of the…

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, a time where Dr. Seward, Dr. Grattan, and Dr. LaRocque like to increase awareness of the importance of the prevention, early detection, and treatment of skin cancer.  To help with the early detection of skin cancer, we recommend at least a yearly skin cancer screening.  We also recommend daily use…

Skin Care Tips for Aging 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…