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Fall: The Season for Dermatology

Health & Wellness SC Mag

A Q & A with Kristy Fleming, MD, FAADBoard-Certified Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon Question: Why is fall the season for dermatology? Answer: 1. Weather In truth, many dermatologic treatments are technically a form of very controlled skin damage. Damage activates the bodies innate repair system to replace old injured cells with new healthy cells, generate collagen, and restore fragmented elastin. Temperate fall weather provides a much more comfortable healing environment than the summer heat of Southern California. 2. Untanned Skin Lasers are incredibly powerful exact devices designed to target a precise wavelength (color). Be it brown sunspots on the face, red vessels around the nose, or hair on the legs, the laser treatment is most safe and effective when there is the greatest differentiation between your skin color and the desired target. 3. Sun avoidance One of my favorite treatments is photodynamic therapy (PDT). PDT is a medical procedure that clears pre-cancers (so usually covered by Medicare/most insurance companies), but also provides an excellent cosmetic result. However, this treatment requires strict sun protection. I tell my patients: “Pretend you are allergic to the sun. Better yet, pretend you are a vampire.” Even a quick jaunt to the mailbox without appropriate sun protection will leave you feeling like your skin...

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