Melasma

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…

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…

WAVERLY OPENING

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…

Mohs

Mohs surgery was developed by Dr. Frederic E. Mohs in the early 1930s as a special technique for the removal of skin cancer, and it is now practiced throughout the world at specialized centers. It permits the immediate and complete microscopic examination of the removed cancer tissue, so that all roots and extensions of the…

Actinic Keratosis

What is Actinic Keratosis? Actinic keratosis (solar keratosis) is characterized by patches of flaky discolored skin. The precancerous condition is caused by long-term sun or tanning bed exposure. It most often appears in commonly exposed areas including the lips, other areas of the face, the backsides of hands, the forearms, the neck and the head.…