Dermatologist Approved Cold Sore Remedies 

Got a tingling, itchy, or burning feeling coming on in your nose or mouth? It could be a cold sore. While there may not be a way to 100% prevent your cold sore from happening, here are our dermatologist-recommended tips for getting relief and helping to prevent against future cold sores.  Tips for Relief Prevention…

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How to Practice Safe Sun This Spring

As spring and summer approach, this typically means most of us will be doing plenty of outdoor activities and getting some much needed Vitamin D. That’s great! We encourage you to get outside with your family this Spring. However, we also want to remind you to be aware of how much time you’re spending in…

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Can You Identify Skin Cancer?

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in America. As we raise awareness on how to prevent skin cancer this month, we want to ensure you can identify some of the common types. Basal Cell Carcinoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma These are the most common forms of skin cancer, and are collectively referred…

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How to Lessen the Appearance of Age Spots

Age spots, also known as liver spots or solar lentigines, are a common skin concern that many individuals encounter as they age. These darkened patches, often appearing on areas exposed to the sun like the face, hands, shoulders, and arms, can be a source of frustration for those wishing to maintain a youthful complexion.  However,…

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Dermatologists’ Tips for Relieving Dry Winter Skin

With the winter weather officially set in here in Augusta, many of us are familiar with the discomfort and frustration that accompanies dry skin. The cold temperatures, low humidity, and indoor heating systems can strip our skin of its natural moisture, leaving it feeling tight, flaky, and irritated. However, with a few simple changes to…

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Acne Scars

How We Treat Acne Scars

Acne can be a difficult and debilitating skin condition for people of any age.You may be able to easily find ways to “treat” your acne at home, but real results that are dermatologically sound are something we specialize in here at Savannah River Dermatology!  Why does scarring happen? When your acne clears, your skin works…

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Winter Skin Cancer Prevention Tips

As the winter season approaches, many of us are focusing on staying warm and cozy, rather than thinking about spending time outdoors in the sun. With this, we often overlook the importance of protecting our skin from the potential risks of skin cancer and leave the application of sunscreen to our warmer, sunny days! However,…

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2023 Holiday Gift Guide at Savannah River Dermatology

The holiday season is back once again! Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else, we’re ready to help you give the gift of great skin this year! Here at Savannah River Dermatology, we have a wide selection of skincare products and cosmetic treatments that can make a world of difference in the way your…

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Skincare Products

As we head into the holiday season and embrace cooler temperatures and less time spent in the sun, you may be thinking about ramping up your skincare routine! If so, we applaud you! There’s never been a better time to start taking better care of your skin. However, we do have some valuable tips to…

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FAQs About Chemical Peels

As we get ready to head into the holiday season, we wanted to take a moment to talk about something we know many of our patients have often wondered about…the chemical peel. Have you ever thought about treating yourself to a chemical peel? If you’re not sure what you should expect, today we’re clearing the…

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Female Pattern Hair Loss

Ladies, have you noticed your part widening or excess shedding? You may be dealing with hair loss. But, don’t fear! You’re not alone. Female Pattern Hair Loss (FPHL), also known as androgenetic alopecia, is a common condition that affects millions of women worldwide.  What Is Female Pattern Hair Loss? Female Pattern Hair Loss is a…

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Living with Eczema: Protecting Your Skin Barrier

November is National Eczema Awareness Month! We’ve talked about what eczema is and some treatment options for it before, but now we’re going to dive deeper into how to nourish your skin while living with eczema.   To understand how to care for eczema, we first need to understand how to best care for our skin’s…

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Welcome Caitlyn Russell, PA-C!

Join us in welcoming another new team member! Caitlyn Russell, PA-C is joining Savannah River Dermatology in the fall of 2023. She is originally from Jonesville, Virginia and a graduate of East Tennessee State University. She completed her Master of Physician Assistant degree at Lincoln Memorial and graduated in 2019.  Outside of work, she enjoys spending time…

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Welcome Blaine Carter, PA-C!

We are thrilled to be adding to our team here at Savannah River Dermatology! Please join us in welcoming Blaine Carter, PA-C! Blaine is an Augusta native and completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Georgia.  He obtained his Master of Physician Assistant degree at the Medical College of Georgia in 2012.   Blaine has spent…

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How to Perform a Skin Self-Exam

As Fall weather begins to arrive and we start to spend less time in the sun 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 cancer are easily treated…

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10 Reasons Your Face Might Be Red

We’ve all dealt with a little redness here and there, but what happens when your face is constantly flushed, red in patches, or you’re just dealing with unwanted redness too frequently? This redness can be embarrassing and even lead to self-esteem issues. While any skin condition should be evaluated in-person by your dermatologist, there are…

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Signs and Symptoms of Psoriasis

Psoriasis affects millions of people worldwide. It is a chronic skin condition that often remains misunderstood and stigmatized. However, awareness and understanding can help individuals identify the early signs, seek timely intervention, and manage the condition effectively. In this blog, we will explore the signs and symptoms of psoriasis to shed light on this enigmatic…

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Skincare Tips for Men

Guys, we know you typically like to keep it simple when it comes to a so-called “skincare routine.” Nevertheless, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of men prioritizing their skin health and striving for a more youthful appearance in recent years. This presents a wonderful opportunity for men to assess their skincare…

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Melanoma 101

Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops in the cells responsible for producing melanin, the pigment that gives color to our skin, hair, and eyes. It is the most dangerous form of skin cancer and can potentially be life-threatening if not detected and treated early. In this blog post, we will delve into…

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Ways to Firm Sagging Skin

As we age, our skin undergoes various changes, including the loss of elasticity, resulting in sagging skin. Factors like genetics, sun exposure, and lifestyle choices can accelerate this process. However, the good news is that there are several effective ways to prevent sagging skin and restore a more youthful appearance. In this blog post, we’ll…

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Treating Summer Bug Bites 

More outdoor days mean more fun in the sun and also, potentially some bites from our friends the bugs! While many of the bites we’ll experience are simply annoying, sometimes bites can cause severe itching or even spread disease. So, how do you protect against the summer bugs without ruining the fun? We recommend the…

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Preventing and Detecting Skin Cancer Early

As the weather warms and we all look forward to spending more of our time outside this Summer, we want to take a moment to remind you about the importance of sun protection. We know it’s nothing new coming from your dermatologist, however this is one area which we’ve very passionate about! May is actually…

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What to Know If You’ve Been Diagnosed with Rosacea

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by redness, inflammation, and small, pus-filled bumps on the face. While there is no cure for rosacea, there are many ways to manage the symptoms and reduce flare-ups. The condition typically starts in middle age and affects more women than…

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Tips to Help Prevent Skin Cancer

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, and it’s also one of the most preventable. Wearing sunscreen is one of the most effective ways to prevent skin cancer. Not only does sunscreen protect your skin from harmful UV rays, but it also helps to prevent premature aging and skin…

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How To Test A New Skincare Product

Congratulations, you just picked up an exciting new product from the store and are about to try it for the first time! You anxiously remove the product from its shiny new packaging, open the bottle and apply some to your face… …but when you wake up in the morning? None of the magical results you…

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Your Guide to Treating Acne in Darker Skin Tones

For many people, struggling with acne can seem like a battle. It often crops up during our teenage years and accompanies us well into adulthood. Particularly in skin of color, it can leave behind hyperpigmentation, which is often more challenging to treat than the acne itself! The good news? There are a variety of over…

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Skincare on a Budget: Is it possible?

If you’re reading this, you’re probably on a bit of a skincare kick right now. Maybe you read an article about how prevention is the best way to combat fine lines, or maybe you’re ready to finally clear up your acne for good. Either way, you’re probably feeling a bit overwhelmed by how much this…

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Is It Possible To Get Rid of Age Spots?

Have you ever dealt with age spots? You know, those pesky marks on your skin that pop up long after the days of pimples and tanning beds and don’t quite pass for freckles? You might notice them in places most often exposed to the sun’s rays, such as your hands and face.  Age spots are…

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Treating Your Acne at Savannah River Dermatology 

Do you struggle with acne? Many individuals may suffer from acne for several years and lack the results they desire despite trying different types of treatments, cleansers, and products. Firstly, if you’ve never seen a dermatologist for your acne, this is an absolute must! What you think of as acne, may actually be a different…

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5 Ways to Prevent Premature Aging

There are many factors that affect the aging of our skin. While we can’t do anything to stop some of these factors (like getting older), there are some environmental factors we can influence positively.  By taking some preventative actions we can help reduce the effect of “extrinsic” aging on skin, or aging as a result…

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How to Prevent Common Skin Infections at the Gym

Working out is great for your health! A regular workout routine can aid in weight control, heart disease prevention, and mood improvement among other benefits. However, if you’re working out at the gym, you may also be putting yourself at risk for a variety of skin infections. Bacteria and germs that cause common skin infections…

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Caring for Your Skin During Menopause

Menopause, which occurs one year after a woman’s last period, brings lots of changes to a woman’s body, including changes in the skin and hair. Many of these changes come as a result of a drop in hormone levels. These can include less hair growth on your scalp and more on your face, as well…

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FAQs about Laser Treatments

Have you considered getting a laser treatment to aid in reversing the signs of aging? Winter is the perfect time to start your journey with laser treatments! Our office offers several different types of highly-sought after laser treatments including HALO, BBL, and combination HALO+BBL treatments by sciton. See some FAQs about these treatments below: What…

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2022 Skincare Gift Guide 

Not sure what to give the skincare lover in your life? We’ve got the perfect gift ideas for everyone on your holiday shopping list! While you’re browsing you might even decide to pick up something for yourself – after all, the holidays are a great time to invest in a new skincare routine!  Revision Skincare’s…

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Treating Your Child’s Eczema 

Growing up with eczema can be hard for children. Not only might they struggle with itching or fatigue if itching keeps them up at night, they feel embarrassed of the appearance of dry, red skin patches around other peers. While there is no “cure” for eczema there are steps you can take to help reduce…

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Skincare in your 40’s and 50’s 

Getting older happens to us all – and like anything else, we tend to show signs of wear and tear on our bodies! Oftentimes, one of the most noticeable places is on our skin. While preventing signs of aging in the first place is the best method of preserving your skin’s appearance, there are things…

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How to Establish a Basic Skin Care Routine 

Most people know that they should wash their face. However, many people often underestimate the importance of a thorough skin care routine. There are certain products that you should use daily, weekly, and monthly, and there is a correct order in which to apply them.  Elements of a Basic skin care Routine Wash with a…

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Do’s and Don’ts for Oily Skin 

Dealing with oily skin? Don’t fret! Did you know that oil can actually be good for your skin? Naturally occurring oil can help preserve skin and people with oily skin often have thicker skin with fewer wrinkles. It’s only when your skin’s oil balance gets out of balance that oily skin becomes a problem, clogging…

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Caring for Hair Loss

Hair loss is a condition that affects over 80 million Americans. As a result, people may try to mitigate the appearance of hair loss by changing up their hairstyle, buying specialty products, or taking vitamins and supplements marketed to help hair growth. While these often promise results like more hair growth, healthier hair growth or…

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What is Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a condition that causes the body to produce new skin cells more quickly than is normal (in days as opposed to weeks). As a result, these cells may build up on top of one another, resulting in patches that appear thick or scaly. These are called plaques. Although there are many types of psoriasis, the most common form of psoriasis is plaque psoriasis, which affects between 80% to 90% of psoriasis patients. 

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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…

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The Right Way to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Dirty makeup brushes can be damaging for your skin. Makeup brushes collect bacteria, product residue, dirt and oil. This can compromise your complexion, manifesting in acne breakouts and rashes. If you’re not regularly washing your makeup brushes it can also affect your health. Dirty makeup brushes can cause fungal infections or staph infections, which can…

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How to Treat Sun-Damaged Skin 

Are you worried you may have sun-damaged skin? Going outdoors without sun protection or using a tanning bed exposes you to ultraviolet (UV) light that damages your skin. Over time, this damage builds up and you may see changes to your skin. These changes can include: wrinkles, age spots and loose skin. Wrinkles Wrinkles are…

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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…

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Physical vs. Chemical Sunscreen: What’s the Difference?

Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, affecting one in five Americans in their lifetime. Yet most cases of skin cancer can be prevented by protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays. The best way to do this is by seeking shade, wearing protective clothing, and applying a broad-spectrum,…

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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…

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Dealing with Dark Spots: For Darker Skin Tones

Hyperpigmentation occurs when something triggers skin to produce more melanin. Treating hyperpigmentation begins with finding the root cause of why these darker spots are occurring. By eliminating the cause, most spots will disappear and new ones will stop appearing. 

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Safe Sun Reminders

Safe Sun Reminders for Spring Break 

As the weather warms up and you start spending more time outside, remember to practice sun protection every time you are outdoors. By following these tips, you can better protect your skin and decrease your risk of skin cancer.  Seek Shade The sun’s rays are strongest during 10am – 2pm, so try to avoid being…

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Sunscreen FAQs

Sunscreen FAQs

Warmer weather is here and with it we know many of you will start resuming outdoor activities, vacations, and generally start spending more time in the sun. While you should apply sunscreen everyday, year-round, we want to answer a few frequently asked questions as we go into Spring.  What type of sunscreen should I use?…

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Retinol or Retinoid: What You Should Know

Retinols and products containing them may seem like the latest skincare fad. However, retinoids have been used as a topical acne treatment since 1971. Dermatologists and patients alike have flocked to retinoids for years due to their anti-aging properties and today, retinols and retinoids can be found in many skincare products, both those available from…

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Why You Should Leave In-Door Tanning in 2021

Did you know that using indoor tanning beds can increase your risk of skin cancer, including melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer? According to the American Academy of Dermatology, Researchers estimate that indoor tanning may cause upwards of 400,000 cases of skin cancer in the U.S. each year, with the use of tanning beds…

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Easy Ways to Keep Your Skin Healthy in 2022

As we move into another year, we often make resolutions about getting healthier. This year, don’t forget about your skin! Try incorporating these tips into your skincare routine this year. Always Apply Your SPF Water-resistant SPF should be part of your everyday skincare routine – not just something you apply during the summer! We have…

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5 Reasons Your Scalp Itches

Everyone has an itch once in a while. But is it just dry skin or is it something worse? There are many reasons why your scalp might be itching this time of year. Read about these five common causes for an itchy scalp.  Dandruff  Seeing white flakes in your winter toboggan? Dandruff may be the…

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Winter Skincare Survival Kit

Winter Skin Survival Kit

Winter weather can be hard on your skin. The air outside is cold, the air inside is warm, and everywhere the air is dry. These conditions can cause itchy skin for everyone, but especially for those who deal with conditions like eczema and psoriasis. So how do you survive the winter? Use these products in your winter skin survival kit! 

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Relieving Dry Winter Skin

Colder weather is approaching and as temperatures drop and humidity naturally decreases, you may notice your skin becoming dryer than normal. This is what we recommend for maintaining healthy skin during winter months.  Prevent baths and showers from drying out skin by using warm water instead of hot and limiting shower or bath time to…

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Gel Manicures and Your Nail Health

Gel Manicures have become all the rage in recent years due to their long-lasting nature and beautiful appearance. However, they can have negative effects on your nail health. Repeated treatments can cause nail brittleness, peeling and cracking as well as increase the risk of skin cancer and premature aging in hands (AAD). Stay on top…

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Dealing with Head Lice

Dealing with Head Lice

Back to school is an exciting time for kids and parents alike! However, once the excitement of the first few weeks is over, you may find your child coming home with the sniffles, a scraped knee from the playground, or even head lice. The American Academy of Dermatology estimates that about 6 to 12 million…

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Eczema Awareness Month

Eczema Awareness Month

October is Eczema Awareness Month! According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, around 16.5 million adults in the U.S. have atopic dermatitis (AAD). Of this number, 6.6 million report moderate-to-severe symptoms. This month we want to take a moment to share facts about eczema and how to alleviate symptoms when possible. Atopic dermatitis…

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FAQs About Stretch Marks

What is a stretch mark? A stretch mark is a type of scar that appears on skin when it grows or stretches rapidly, causing collagen and elastin in skin to rupture. When skin heals, the red lines that appear are called “stretch marks.” Stretch marks are most likely to appear during times when your body…

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How to Treat a Poison Ivy Rash

Spending time exploring the outdoors, we can sometimes cross paths with new plants or objects that elicit a reaction or irritation in our skin. A big culprit in warmer months, poison ivy, can cause particular irritation in the form of an itchy, blistering, red rash for many people. This is caused by an oil found…

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Treating Chronic Hives

Do you suffer from hives? Appearing as welts or reddish/pink blotches or bumps on the skin, hives can appear on the skin in many sizes and flare up periodically or last for long periods of time. If your hives occur daily or last longer than six weeks, you may have chronic hives, or ““chronic urticaria.”…

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Acne Do’s and Don’ts from your Dermatologist

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your pores become clogged with dead skin cells and oil. Symptoms range from inflamed blackheads to pus-filled pimples or large, red, and tender bumps. While acne is a fairly common condition, there are lots of myths out there about how it should be treated. Here are our…

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Our Favorite Skincare Products

You already know you’ll receive beyond great medical care when you step inside our doors at Savannah River Dermatology. But, have you ever stopped to check out our line of amazing skincare products? We’re sharing some of our provider’s favorites that are all available for purchase right from our office!  Revision Skincare Intellishade TruPhysical Anti-Aging…

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Practice Safe Sun and Prevent Skin Cancer

How to Practice Safe Sun and Prevent Skin Cancer

May is skin cancer awareness month! As we gear up for summer sun, we want to take a few moments to remind our patrons to protect their skin while they’re out and about. Not only does doing so prevent premature aging, it also significantly lowers your risk of skin cancer. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet…

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FAQ’s About Chemical Peels

FAQ’s About Chemical Peels At Savannah River Dermatology, we use PCA Skin professional treatments for all of our chemical peels. Chemical peels are safe for all skin types, and our staff is  trained to identify what treatment combination is safe for each person’s skin in order for patients to reap the greatest benefits. We know…

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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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