Skin cancer

Unexpected sunburn areas you don’t want to miss

Jun 03 2019

Many of us do well with applying sunscreen initially, but have a hard time following through and reapplying throughout the day. While you’re having fun in the sun, you always run the risk of missing a spot that will haunt …

Posted in Skin cancer, Skin Care Education

The Truth About Tanning Bed Dangers You Should Avoid

May 29 2019
Tanning Bed Dangers

Here’s the truth about tanning bed dangers you should avoid. Using a tanning bed is known to cause major health problems, including skin cancer, cataracts, and premature aging. Beware of the tanning bed dangers. Despite these alarming facts, one out …

Posted in Dermatologists, Skin cancer, Skin Care Education

Safeguard Your Skin this Summer

May 01 2019
Healthy skin is in! Read more on our new initiative for May and June to promote skin cancer awareness.

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout May and June, we will be reminding you to #SafeguardYourSkin this beach season. Long days lounging in the sun are fast approaching and we want to prepare you as best we can. Check …

Posted in General News, Skin cancer

Winter Skin Awareness

Dec 31 2018

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your skin. We’ll be bringing you Winter Skin Awareness throughout January and February. While the days are shorter, and the sun is less present in winter, it does not mean that your skin is …

Posted in Clinical Dermatology, Skin cancer

ABCDE: The Skin Cancer Symptoms You Need to Know

Nov 29 2018

Skin cancer can easily remain undetected because a cancerous spot may look like a harmless mole, a pimple or even a patch of dry skin. However, there are a few key ways to tell the difference. A good start is …

Posted in Clinical Dermatology, Skin cancer

Healthy Skin Podcast: Dr. Monica Valentin on her New Office in Fairfax, VA

Nov 01 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Skin Podcast, we’re talking with Dr. Monica Valentin about Anne Arundel Dermatology’s newest office in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Valentin is discussing the many services she and her coworkers offer at the Fairfax office – …

Posted in Clinical Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology, Dermatologists, Dermatology Office Locations, General News, Pediatric Dermatology, Skin cancer

Anne Arundel Dermatology Attends Perdue Employee Health Fair

Oct 20 2017

Anne Arundel Dermatology attended Perdue’s Employee Wellness Fair on October 12, 2017. Held at the Perdue AgriBusiness complex’s 900 square-foot Wellness Center, which Perdue Chairman Jim Perdue opened just three years ago, the Fair invited local health care professionals to …

Posted in AAD Around Town, General News, Skin cancer

Dr. Pearson, Other Local Dermatologists Give Skin Cancer Screenings at Ocean Pines Community Health Fair

Oct 18 2017

Anne Arundel Dermatology attended the Ocean Pines Community Health Fair, held at the Ocean Pines Community Center, for the first time on Saturday, October 7. Dr. Timothy Pearson, who is now seeing patients at offices in both Salisbury and Ocean …

Posted in AAD Around Town, AAD Philanthropy, Dermatologists, General News, Skin cancer, Skin Care Education

10 Tips to Correctly Apply Sunscreen and Stay Safe in the Sun

Jul 06 2017

Sunscreen can protect your skin from aging and skin cancer, but if it isn’t applied correctly, it will be ineffective. You could be making some dangerous mistakes without even knowing! Here are some tips to make sure that you are optimizing the power of your …

Posted in Skin cancer, Skin Care Education

Skin Cancer Myths You Should Stop Believing

Apr 28 2017

You don’t burn so you won’t get skin cancer. There’s no such thing as a healthy tan. Any change in your natural skin color is a sign of skin damage. Over time, being in the sun can lead to skin …

Posted in Skin cancer, Skin Care Education

Staggering Statistics That Will Keep You Out of a Tanning Bed

Apr 28 2017

35% of American adults, 59% of college students and 17% of teens have reported using a tanning bed in their lifetime. Many people believe that using a tanning bed is safer than tanning outside. Unfortunately, that’s untrue. Indoor tanning exposes …

Posted in Skin cancer

6 Scary Stats that Will Make You Wear Sunscreen this Winter

Jan 10 2017

Since it’s so cold out, most of us don’t think about lathering on SPF during the winter months. However, this chilly season calls for moisturizing and lip protection. Most of all, it calls for sunscreen since more damage can be caused …

Posted in Skin cancer, Skin Care Education

Everything You Wanted to Know About Mohs Surgery

Sep 05 2016

Mohs surgery, also known as “chemosurgery” is a procedure that is one of the most effective treatments for skin cancer. The surgical application has high patient satisfaction, high cure rates, low reoccurrence rates, best cosmetic results of any treatment and …

Posted in Skin cancer

Understand the 4 Forms of Skin Cancer

Jun 23 2016
melanoma

The best prevention for skin cancer is to be proactive. Understanding the different types of skin cancer and their warning signs will help you to stay alert and in touch with what is going on with your skin. Skin cancers …

Posted in General News, Skin cancer, Skin Care Education

Skin Screening Success at B’more Healthy Expo

Mar 31 2016

We attended the B’more Healthy Expo at the Baltimore Convention Center on March 19th. It was a great time and we were able to provide over 147 sun-exposed skin screenings. During the day, we discovered: 7 clinically atypical moles – These …

Posted in AAD Around Town, Skin cancer

Join Us at the 2nd Annual Miles for Melanoma 5K Event

Mar 16 2016
Miles for Melanoma

Did you know that Maryland has the 7th highest rate of new melanoma diagnoses nationwide? And did you know that each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung …

Posted in AAD Around Town, Kent Island, Skin cancer

Why You Should Never Use Tanning Beds

Jan 19 2016

Most people tan because they want a healthy glow, but tanning beds are anything but healthy. The Food and Drug Administration recently proposed a nationwide ban on indoor tanning for people under the age of 18. Exposure to UV light …

Posted in Skin cancer

Protect Your Skin This Winter

Dec 10 2015

Winter is approaching, which means it will be time to enjoy outdoor activities, such as skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. Sports enthusiasts are at an increased risk of exposure to the sun’s UV rays, so it’s important to take precaution. Most …

Posted in Skin cancer

Increasing Awareness for Skin Cancer

Jun 15 2015
What to Expect During a Skin Examination

We want to thank everyone for your help in making our Skin Cancer Awareness Month campaign extremely successful. With your assistance, our practice was able to spread the word about the importance of early detection and encourage people to get …

Posted in Skin cancer

Get involved to help cure Melanoma Skin Cancer

May 01 2015
Get involved to cure Melanoma Skin Cancer

  Melanoma is by far the deadliest form of skin cancer. Early detection of melanoma can significantly reduce mortality. The risk of dying from skin cancer is directly related to the depth of the cancer, which is directly related to …

Posted in Skin cancer

First Annual Miles for Melanoma 5K Raises Almost $45K

Apr 29 2015
Miles for Melanoma 5K

The First Annual Miles for Melanoma 5K Walk/Run took place on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Kent Island High School in Stevensville, MD. With over 350 participants, the event raised $44,809 and counting, almost double the original fundraising goal. We …

Posted in AAD Around Town, Skin cancer

Sun Safety

Jul 02 2014

Unfortunately, one in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during the course of their lifetime. While we all enjoy being outdoors during this fun and relaxing time of year, dermatologists are compelled to encourage our patients to …

Posted in General News, Skin cancer

Go with Your Own Glow: The Problem with Tanning

Jun 03 2014
Skin Care Special

You think that a little color on your skin is fine, right? That it gives you a healthy “glow” and helps keep your skin clear. A quick trip to the tanning salon can’t wreak too much havoc on your skin, …

Posted in Skin cancer

Skin Cancer Awareness and Tips for All Skin Types

Apr 03 2014

  With Skin Cancer Awareness Month and Melanoma Monday a little over a month away, we are reminded of the importance of checking your skin for suspicious spots. It is a common misconception that skin cancer only effects people with fair skin tones. In fact, …

Posted in Skin cancer