Dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN)

Is a condition of many small, benign skin lesions on the face, a condition generally presenting on dark-skinned individuals. DPN is extremely common. From a histological perspective, DPN resembles seborrheic keratoses. The condition may be cosmetically undesirable to some patients. It usually begins in adolescence. The incidence, number and size of lesions increases with age.…



Melasma is a common skin problem. It causes brown to gray-brown patches on the face. Most people get it on their cheeks, bridge of their nose, forehead, chin, and above their upper lip. It also can appear on other parts of the body that get lots of sun, such as the forearms and neck. One…



Microneedling with SkinPen® can help to improve your skins appearance, making it the market standard. How do you know if SkinPen® is right for you? If you’re searching for: A procedure that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and smooth wrinkles, SkinPen® may be used on all skin types. A safe solution with…


Skin Biopsies

  Skin biopsies are a routine procedure performed by dermatologists, removing a sample of skin to diagnose a skin lesion or mole. Done under local anesthesia in the doctor’s office, the procedure is quick and relatively painless.       First, the skin is sanitized with alcohol or another antiseptic. The assistant or doctor will…


Spring Skin Care Tips

After months of harsh weather, our skin is in dire need of a beauty revamp. The question is: Which products should we be using and which should we be avoiding? Below are a few guidelines on how to change up your skin care for spring.   Moisturizer: After some very drying weather, we need to rebuild our…



We are pleased to announce our new location in Waverly is now open
Office hours are as followed:
Melissa Boothe PA-C on Tuesdays: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Ronald Rodriguez PA-C on Fridays: 7:30am – 4:30pm
Contact our office to schedule your Appointment at
(704) 364-6110

Basal cell carcinoma

What is basal cell carcinoma? Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is a common, locally invasive, keratinocytic, or non-melanoma, skin cancer. It is also known as rodent ulcer and basalioma. Patients with BCC often develop multiple primary tumours over time. Who gets basal cell carcinoma? Risk factors for BCC include: Age and gender: BCCs are particularly prevalent…