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FDRAbout Dermatology

Our mission at Clear Lake Dermatologists is to be a comprehensive dermatological center, offering a wide variety of services to help keep, protect, and return your skin to healthy, beautiful skin. We offer services in general dermatology, and skin cancer treatments.

What is dermatology?

Dermatology is the diagnosis and treatment of conditions relating to the skin, hair, and nails. Healthy skin is beautiful skin. Our Webster dermatologist is a member of The American Academy of Dermatology, and recommends that you have a skin exam once per year. Routine exams can detect potentially life threatening and disfiguring skin cancers and other conditions.

FDRGeneral Services:

  • Eczema and Rosacea
  • Melanoma, Basel Cell Cancer, Squamous Cell Cancer, and all other types of skin cancer
  • Acne
  • Precancerous Lesions
  • Warts
  • Rashes
Skin Cancer 411

The American Cancer Society reports that skin cancer is the most common type of all cancers. To avoid developing a skin cancer there are some simple everyday precautions you can take. Avoid using tanning beds or sun lamps, wear protective clothing, and use sunscreen, sunglasses, and lip balm everyday.
Skin Cancer Risk Factors:

  • Too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation or history of sunburns
  • Pale skin (easily sunburned)
  • Multiple or unusual moles
  • Family history or skin cancer
  • Weakened immune system or older age

Skin Cancer Warning Signs:

  • Changes in mole shape or pigmentation
  • Bleeding or oozing from a bump
  • A new growth or an older growth which changes in size or shape
The Melasma 411
Summer is a great time to get outside and enjoy the warm weather. However, the increased sun exposure can aggravate Melasma.
Melasma is a condition that causes the appearance of dark spots on the skin, particularly the face.
While the condition does not cause pain many people dislike the appearance of these patchy spots.
Check out these tips from The Dermatology Clinic at CLS for managing Melasma in the summer.
1. Choose gentle skincare products that do not irritate the skin.
2. Use sunscreen vigilantly with an SPF of at least 30. Apply it every day, not only when you anticipate being out in the sun.
3. Consider extra sun protection,sunscreen alone may not offer sufficient protection.
– Stay in the shade as much as possible when outside.
– Wear a wide-brimmed hat and other protective clothing.

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