May is National Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the dermatologists at South Shore Skin Center will hold a free Skin Cancer Screening Evening on Thursday, May 16, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at One Scobee Circle, Unit 3 in Plymouth.
The skin cancer screening evening is being held in partnership with SkinCeuticals in a national “Prevent. Protect. Get Checked.” campaign to raise awareness for melanoma and the Melanoma Research Alliance. It is supported by the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Cancer Society and is open to the public. Appointments are limited and can be made by calling 508-503-8531.
Ramzi W. Saad M.D. and several other South Shore Skin Center providers will be on-site conducting the skin cancer screenings and providing patients with sun safety and melanoma prevention tips.
Recent data has shown that New England has the highest concentration of melanoma cases. South Shore Skin Center physicians remind adults and children to follow these important measures in the prevention of skin cancer:
Avoid prolonged exposure to the sun.
Avoid sunlamps and tanning beds.
Use ample amounts of sunscreen or sunblock with an SPF of 30 or higher every day, even if it is cloudy.
Wear protective clothing and large framed or wrap-around sunglasses to protect the eye area.
Have your skin checked by a dermatologist regularly.
Note any moles or other spots on the skin that have changed. Have them checked by a physician as soon as possible.
For more information about the Prevent. Protect. Get Checked. campaign visit www.skinceuticals.com/prevent.
For concerns about the skin, contact South Shore Skin Center in Plymouth (508) 747-0711 or Cohasset (781) 383-3340.
SOUTH SHORE SKIN CENTER – Healthy Skin For Life
South Shore Skin Center is an award-winning, progressive dermatology practice for medical, surgical and cosmetic services. South Shore Skin Center is a unique team of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical assistants, surgical assistants, and licensed aestheticians who are all specialists in dermatology and share a passion for excellence and a commitment to providing the highest level of care to both children and adults in the greater Boston and Cape Cod areas.
The practice is one of only two in Southeastern Massachusetts with a Skin Cancer Mohs Surgery Unit that specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery. Their Mohs Surgery Unit in Plymouth offers immediate surgical appointments and an expert surgical staff with a combined 30 years of experience.
South Shore Skin Center offers cosmetic dermatology treatments for wrinkles, age spots, acne scarring, birthmarks, hair removal, tattoo removal and more using the Fraxel re:store DUAL and Fraxel re:pair lasers, ePrime (Evolastin procedure), Candela VBeam, Gentlelase, Gentle YAG, and Alex lasers. The practice also offers a full range of affordable anti-aging services including Clear + Brilliant, Botox, Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and other wrinkle fillers; volumizers such as Radiesse and Sculptra; Thermage; microdermabrasion; medical grade facials, micropeels and chemical peels. Oncology esthetics is also offered.
South Shore Skin Center has been awarded South Shore Living’s Best of the South Shore in 2011 and 2012. They are located at One Scobee Circle, Unit 3, in Plymouth, Mass. (508) 747-0711 and at 223 Chief Justice Cushing Highway, Suite 202, in Cohasset, Mass. (781) 383-3340. For more information, visit the website at www.southshoreskincenter.com.
Founded in Dallas, TX in 1997, SkinCeuticals discovers, develops and delivers an advanced line of scientifically-backed cosmeceutical treatments. As leaders in antioxidant and sun protection technology, SkinCeuticals products have been shown to dramatically improve skin health by protecting skin from environmental damage and visibly improving skin clarity, tone, and texture to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. For more information, visit www.skinceuticals.com.
ABOUT MELANOMA RESEARCH ALLIANCE:
The Melanoma Research Alliance is a public charity formed in 2007 under the auspices of the Milken Institute, with the generous founding support of Debra and Leon Black. It supports an international, cross-disciplinary group of biomedical researchers possessing clinical and scientific expertise to explore, identify and pursue innovative solutions to critical research questions, leading to better treatments and a cure for melanoma patients. For more information, visit www.curemelanoma.org.