Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Blog

‘Tis the season… for eyelid dermatitis

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist With pollen counts increasing and spring upon us, sneezing, sniffling and …oh yes, eyelid dermatitis is on the rise. Although allergic contact dermatitis is the most common cause of eyelid rashes, many rashes that inflame the eyes and eyelids arise from airborne particles. Allergies to tree, […]

Focus on Aesthetics, This Month’s Feature Laser Combination Eyelid Surgery

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Laser Combination Eyelid Surgery is a novel, “state of the art” way to eliminate drooping or sagging eyelids which do not respond to rest or topical creams This procedure removes excessive eyelid skin and eyelid “bags” using a combination of CO2 laser and standard scalpel surgery. […]

Shaving with an emphasis on moisturizing sun protection

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Male patients often tell me that they forget to wear sunscreens or only do so on occasion. When I ask them about using aftershave lotion or a moisturizer, I get a more favorable response. Chaffing after shaving is a common problem and thankfully we have a […]

What’s New In Dermatology? A Live Blog from the 71st Annual AAD Meeting

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Live from Miami — This American Academy Of Dermatology (AAD) 71st Meeting is a very international gathering, with about 15,000 attendees from all over the world. It is chilly in Florida with temps in the 50’s. Nevertheless, the Miami Beach Convention Center is a great venue […]

Sunscreen Labeling… Change is in the air

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Later this year, the FDA is scheduled to implement some new changes to sunscreen labeling. First off, the new important label will designate whether a sunscreen is broad-spectrum or not. One should look for a broad-spectrum label. This means that the sunscreen protects against both damaging […]

We now accept Humana (all plans) effective 1/15/2014

SCD is now accepting all Humana patients. For a full list of the plans we accept, please click on http://derminstitutemd.com/patient-resources-newnan/participating-plans/.

Basal Cell Carcinoma and vismodegib- a new therapeutic advancement

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) is the most common type of skin cancer accounting for about 3 million cases per year in the US. This cancer is a more locally destructive force and has less risk for metastatic invasion when compared to malignant melanoma. Depending on the […]

Body Contouring for the summer!

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Tumescent liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure which can remove localized fat deposits from the body. Dermatologic surgeons advanced this procedure in the 1980s with the advent of tumescent anesthesia. This procedure uses dilute forms of local anesthesia which allows for less bleeding, enhanced patient safety […]

How do I protect my skin from the hot summer sun?

David T. Harvey, MD Mohs Surgeon & Cosmetic Dermatologist Not all skin cancers can be prevented; however, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing skin cancer. Limit exposure to the sun. Do not stay in the sunlight for too long. This is especially true between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. […]

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