For those of us with sensitive skin, sudden changes in the weather can wreak havoc on our complexions. Hot showers, heavy clothing, time spent in front of space heaters and fireplaces, overuse of heavily scented moisturizers… these respites from the dry, frigid days of winter can cause unwanted stress to not only the outermost layers […]
Understanding The Three Major Types of Skin Cancer
Of all the dermatologic concerns facing Vanguard patients, one of the most common—and certainly the most worrisome—is skin cancer. Skin cancer is so common, in fact, that it accounts for more cancer diagnoses in the United States each year than all other forms of cancer combined. It is estimated that 1 in 5 Americans will […]
What is a Visia Skincare Consultation?
At Vanguard Skin Specialists we treat patients from a wide variety of age groups, ethnic backgrounds, and personal genetic and medical histories. Some patients struggle with chronic acne, others with sun damage and hyperpigmentation, and others with any (or more than one) of the long list of dermatologic conditions that range in severity from annoyance […]
Restaurants to Healthcare: How Switching Industries Led to Career Fulfillment
Part of the Switching Career Industries Series Job changes are often exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. The fear of the unknown, a new supervisor, new co-workers, a new commute, etc., can often lead to a sense of unease as you begin your initial job search, send out applications, interview, and ultimately arrive to […]
Should I Be Worried If I’m Diagnosed with an Atypical Mole?
The problem with diagnosing moles and weeding out the potentially harmful from the benign is that moles are incredibly common. In fact, nearly everyone in the United States has at least one common mole, and those who do typically have several. Common moles are harmless and very rarely develop into skin cancers. However, the distinction […]
Skin Cancer on the Red Carpet – A Patient Story
As a dermatologist who specializes in skin cancer, I’ve been trained to spot abnormal lesions. Like a well-trained bomb-sniffing dog, it’s difficult for me to turn off this function. As a rule, I keep to myself in public, and my role as a dermatologist is nearly always performed within the clinical setting of Vanguard Skin […]
10 Tips for a Great Visit to the Dermatologist
At Vanguard Skin Specialists, we want to make sure you have a great dermatology visit with us. Our dermatologists and advanced practitioners are here to serve you, and we have some tips on how to make sure you get the most from your visit. 1. Tell the scheduler what dermatology concern you have. Our scheduling […]