May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, so we’re highlighting ways to take care of your skin! The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recognizes this upcoming Monday as “Melanoma Monday”, set aside to raise awareness and promote self-exams and regular screenings.

 

According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer and highly treatable when detected early. It’s important to monitor your body for new moles using the ABCDE’s of melanoma. It’s also imperative to wear your sunscreen! It’s the best way to prevent sun damage, and it’s easy. If you can incorporate it into your daily routine, you won’t forget to lather up!

 

If you’re dealing with pre-existing sun damage or discoloration that you’d like to address, we have a variety of laser skin resurfacing options that can help. The most popular treatment on the market is the Deka DOT laser. This laser produces youthful, refreshed results with a shorter recovery time thanks to the special SmartXide DOT (Dermal Optical Thermolysis) pattern technique. The procedure is safer, quicker, and more efficient than previous CO2 lasers. The impact left by the DOT is not as deep as other lasers, eliminating the chance for bruising or damage. Additionally, the technology allows for independent control of both the laser strength and dwell time, so we can tailor the treatment and recovery time to your unique needs.

 

If you may be interested in a laser skin treatment, give us a call at (404) 257-9888 to learn more about the Deka DOT laser. And remember, lather up!