Suppose I give you a dapper suit or a stunning dress.
This is the most exquisite dress or suit you have ever come across. I tell you that I am going to give it to you for free. You glance over the amazing outfit, and the retail price tag catches your eye: $2 million! You are ecstatic! There is not one wrinkle within the fabric, and the material is silk smooth. Nothing can compare. In the summer, it cools you off. In the winter, it gives warmth. The outfit is waterproof and protects you from the elements. You can't wait to put it on! I am willing to give it to you right now, but before you go....
Two conditions come with this outfit. The first is you must safeguard it. While it is very sturdy and resistant to damage, it has one kryptonite- the sun. The longer it stays out in the sun, the more worn and leathery it starts to appear. If it gets too much sun, it may start to rip over time. The only other condition is you have to wear the outfit everyday. You smile- it's more charming than anything you have ever worn (let alone laid eyes on) so why wouldn’t you want to wear it 24/7? You rush home to try it on....how will you take care of this outfit? Would you wear it for long periods of time in the sun?
Our skin is our wonderful suit, which is worth way more than $2 million. Without our skin we would not survive. We have one shot to get it right with our skin- if we mess it up, we can't take it in for an exchange. If we get skin cancer, we can’t rewind and start over. We can’t send our skin back for an exchange. You and I are incredibly lucky to have an organ as amazing as the skin. Let's take excellent care of beautiful skin!
Woman overlooking city- Elias Arias
Man wearing suit- Javier Reyes
Woman sitting by bridge- Laura Chouette
It's officially Skin Cancer Awareness Month!
As we start to venture out after weeks of quarantine, remember to limit your sunlight exposure (especially from 10 AM to 2PM) and keep a bottle of sunscreen handy. Remember that sunscreen should be re-applied every 2 hours and a hat will help protect your face, ears, and neck.
Here's a short video explaining how we can enjoy the summer while protecting our skin!
Enjoy the sunny, beautiful month of May (while remembering to keep your social distance)!
Welcome to PC Dermatology!
We are proud to announce our new opening in the lovely town of Mooresville, North Carolina! It has been a bumpy road so far this year (what with the dreaded Covid-19) but we are optimistic about the future as we make this great location our new home! We're here to make Mooresville, and the greater Charlotte area, skin-cancer free.
We are independently owned and focus on what matters most: our patients, their education, and providing them with the best possible care. We want people to enjoy the sun AND stay skin-cancer free! Prevention is key. Feel free to browse our website, which is full of educational materials to help you stay skin-cancer free.
Here's a sneak peak of our wonderful facility:
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