How to Apply Self-Tanner

How to Apply Self-Tanner

How to Apply Self-Tanner Warm weather is here! If you’re gearing up for a spring break vacation or some time at your local pool, you’re probably wanting to show off a bronzed tan as well. This year, skip the tanning season in favor of self-tanner and save your skin some damage. Self-tanner is a method…

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How to Care for Your Skin During Menopause

How to Care for Your Skin During Menopause Menopause is a life-cycle stage all women go through at some point. If you’ve landed on this article you are probably experiencing this life change for yourself. For many women, the hormonal changes menopause brings with it can cause noticeable changes to your skin and hair. However,…

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How to Perform a Skin Self-Exam

How to Perform a Skin Self-Exam As spring weather begins to arrive and we start to shed our winter layers here in Augusta, we want to take a moment to remind our patients to take a moment to perform a skin self-exam. Detection is key when it comes to skin cancer; most forms of skin…

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Eczema: Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatments 

Eczema: Symptoms, Triggers, and Treatments    According to the Cleveland Clinic, Eczema, or Atopic Dermatitis, affects approximately 15 million Americans each year. So, if you find yourself suffering from chronic, red, itchy skin, you are not alone! But how do you know if you have eczema? What triggers symptoms? When should you see a dermatologist?…

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Skin Tips

4 Ways to Show Your Skin Some Love 

  4 Ways to Show Your Skin Some Love Love is in the air! It’s time to show your skin some love! This February, we’re focusing on 4 ways to give your skin a little extra TLC. Use these skin tips to get a healthy glow you’ll love.    Wash Your Face   While this…

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Do’s and Don’ts for Caring for your Baby’s skin

Do’s and Don’ts for Caring for your Baby’s Skin Your newborn baby is precious and so is their skin. Newborn and infant skin is especially delicate and needs special care-taking attention. Follow the motto “less is more,” and adhere to the following do’s and don’ts for good baby skincare.    Do gently wash your baby…

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Botox Injections

10 FAQs About Botox

10 FAQs about Botox Are you considering a Botox Cosmetic procedure and have questions? Check out our dermatologist’s answers to frequently asked questions.   What is Botox? Botox, short for Botulinum toxin, is an FDA-approved medical injection used by dermatologists and doctors to aid in treating a variety of conditions. You’ll be most familiar with its use for the…

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5 Tips for Chapped Lips

5 Tips for Chapped Lips

The temperatures have dropped and the air is drier outside meaning you’re probably experiencing dry or chapped lips as the air pulls the moisture from your saliva off freshly-licked lips. How do you ease dry, cracked lips? Try these 5 tips for chapped lips.   Use non-irritating lip products. This seems like a no-brainer, but…

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Dry winter skin

Caring for Dry Skin During the Winter 

  The summer season in the CSRA has faded away and cooler temperatures are upon us! With the decrease in humidity and cooler weather, you may find your skin becoming dry, flaky or cracked. How do you care for dry skin during the winter months? A few simple changes can help to soothe your skin. …

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5 Tips for Healthy Skin

5 Tips for Healthy Skin

  Your skin is your largest organ, and is just as complex as other vital organs of the body such as the heart and lungs, however many of us don’t pay it as much attention as we do those other organs. In honor of National Healthy Skin Month, Savannah River Dermatology has five tips for…

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Identifying Your Skin Type

November is National Healthy Skin month! Perhaps the best thing you can do to ensure your skin is healthy is to schedule your yearly comprehensive exam. At Savannah River Dermatology we want to ensure you’re doing everything you can to keep your skin healthy on a daily basis. This includes making sure your skin gets…

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Meet Ansley Coffey, PA-C

What made you interested in dermatology? I began my career as a Physician Assistant in the hospital realm of caring for patient’s suffering from burns, wounds, life threatening skin infections and rashes. Skin has always been on the forefront of my physical exam and care plan as it is the largest organ of the human…

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Meet Dr. Allison Paine

What made you interested in dermatology ? I loved the fast pace and the variety that dermatology offered. I love seeing different people and different problems every day. Dermatology also offers a great blend of pathology (microscope work), surgery, and clinic, which keeps things interesting. When I rotated as a medical student at MCG, I loved…

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Skin Cancer Statistics

Skin Cancer Statistics By Savanna Perry, PA-C   Melanoma is so prevalent, and that it even has it’s own month.  Every year, May is Melanoma Awareness Month.  It’s perfect because it’s the very beginning of summer when everyone is starting to shed their layers and show a little more skin, which means it’s also a…

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What to Expect at a Dermatology Visit

If you’ve never been to a dermatology visit, it’s normal to be a little nervous or not know what to expect. Make sure you arrive early to your appointment to fill out any paperwork and update your insurance information. You may be asked to fill out a questionnaire about your medical history while waiting so…

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5 Sunscreen Recommendations

The sun is finally coming out!  We are ready for spring, summer, warm temperatures, baseball games, picnic lunches and a trip to the beach.   However, there is a darker side to the sun. May is skin cancer awareness month. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the sun causes 90% of all non-melanoma skin cancers and…

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5 Facts About Eczema

When it comes to skin rashes, eczema (also known as atopic dermatitis) is the most common type of inflammatory skin disease. What can start as just itchy skin may develop into a skin rash with redness and scaly skin. While there is occasionally an identifiable cause, like poison ivy, oftentimes eczema is just a skin…

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Meet Tracey Shaffer, PA-C

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…

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Meet Sarah Cely, MD

What made you interested in Dermatology? My answer is simple, it satisfied me in a way that no other specialty did throughout medical school.  I left each day of my dermatology rotation ready to go back the next day.  Not every rotation provoked that response.   You may not be aware, but the skin is the…

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Product Spotlight: Revision Intellishade Tinted Moisturizer

Let’s talk about Revision’s Intellishade Tinted Moisturizer! This is the “kitchen-sink” for skin care and a daily must-use product. The chemists at Revision have formulated a moisturizer that gives you a daily dose of ingredients to help combat the aging process. First and foremost, sunscreen. There are both chemical and physical blockers in Intellishade that…

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5 Facts About Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an immune-mediated disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. Skin cells are triggered to grow at an abnormally fast rate. It most often develops on the elbows, knees, or scalp. However, it can affect any location, including the nails. Psoriasis is not something you “catch,” and it is…

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3 Facts About Acne

Acne isn’t just for teenagers.     While acne most commonly occurs during puberty, and usually clears towards the end of adolescence, that’s not always the case.  Acne can appear in younger kids at the very beginning of puberty, even at ages 9-11.  Acne can also appear in adulthood, particularly in women.  Both males and…

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Meet Dr. Anna Kay Duckworth

    What made you interested in dermatology? Dermatology offers a great deal of variety. I enjoy seeing children, adults, males and females. I am able to perform surgical procedures, cosmetic procedures and routine skin examinations.  As part of my residency, I was trained to identify disease both clinically and histopathologically with the microscope.  Every…

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Welcome to the Savannah River Dermatology Blog!

Savannah River Dermatology started in 2008, and has served the patients of the CSRA in their dermatological needs for many years. After starting on Furys Ferry Rd, we have recently moved to their newly constructed building at 575 Furys Ferry Rd.  The practice has continued to grow, and more space was needed to accommodate the…

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