What made you interested in dermatology? When I was in my early 30’s , I was diagnosed with melanoma. It was a frightening time for me, my husband was deployed to Iraq and I had two young children at home. A Derm PA answered all my questions, removed my skin cancer and provided regular skin checks. I decided then that I wanted to be a Dermatology PA and take care of others the way I had been cared for.
What is your number one recommendation for patients to protect their skin?Sunscreen! Sunscreen! Sunscreen! Our skin is so important! It functions to keep us hydrated, protected from infection, and protected from the harmful effects of the sun and radiation. Our skin does that and so much more, which means we should be doing all we can to protect it. I recommend sunscreen that is at least SPF 30 and we need to reapply it every 80 minutes ( that’s’ the ninth hole for all the golfers!)
What is one fun fact about you? I love football, like REALLY , love football! In my house , Monday night, Thursday night and all day Sunday is football time! I can talk NFL all day long. I am also proud to call myself a fan of UGA and I am learning to love college ball and will be heading to my first game this fall (sic ‘em!!)
What is your favorite cosmetic product? I have lots of favorites but if I had to pick one, I would say Revision’s intellishade. It is a tinted moisturizer that has an SPF 45 as well as other anti aging peptides, natural extracts and vitamin C that help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Who knew one product could do so much?!
What is your favorite over-the-counter product for skin? One of my favorite over the counter products is Laroche-Posay Toleriane hydrating gentle cleanser. It is gentle and it works great! It is oil free, fragrance free and non comedogenic making it great for acne prone skin.
If you would like more information, please contact us by calling the office at 706-691-7079. Savannah River Dermatology is located at 575 Furys Ferry Rd, Martinez, GA 30907.