How to Treat a Sunburn

Your skin can burn if it is exposed to too much sun without proper protection from sunscreen and clothes.To heal and soothe stinging skin, it’s important to treat a sunburn as soon as you notice it.The first step you should take is to get out of the sun—and preferably indoors. Once indoors, these dermatologists’ tips…

5 Common Sunscreen Mistakes 

Skin cancer affects one in five Americans in their lifetime making this the most common cancer in the US. However, there are steps individuals can take to protect their skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, thus reducing their chance of contracting skin cancer. Some simple steps that can be taken to reduce your risk…

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that approximately one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lives? Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States and more than one million Americans live with melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. Because of this, the American Academy of Dermatology…

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…