What's New In Dermatology

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What is a skin cancer screening?

For many, the summertime is a great season for laying out and getting a tan. But the more we know about skin cancer, the more problematic this activity can be. At Harris Dermatology in Fort Myers and Naples, FL, we take the time to educate patients on the many ways in which sun exposure can …

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What happens when a melanoma is removed?

Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer. The team at Harris Dermatology in Naples and Fort Myers, Florida strongly encourage patients to see their dermatologist annually for a screening to catch this and other skin cancers early enough for successful intervention. With early diagnosis and treatment, many patients will be able to survive …

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Do I need a skin biopsy?

If you have developed a concerning rash or have noticed changes to a mole on your skin, it is important that you take the proper steps to be evaluated by a dermatologist for skin cancer. Skin cancer is the number one cancer diagnosed to adult patients in the United States—and is one of the most …

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What should I expect at my first dermatology appointment at Harris Dermatology?

Scheduling your first appointment with a specialist such as a dermatologist may cause patients to feel uneasy if they don’t know what to expect. The dermatologists at Harris Dermatology in Florida understand this apprehension that patients might have. However, a dermatology appointment is similar to any other doctor visit for most of our patients. Some …

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Preparing your skin for sun exposure

Florida is known for sunshine, but this doesn’t mean that you should leave your skin unprotected! It is no surprise that Floridians spend a lot of time outdoors, which makes it even more important that the skin is protected against harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun. Skin cancer is one of the most …

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Photodynamic therapy: how does it work?

The team of Harris Dermatology finds that many patients come into the office looking for a solution for healthier, more beautiful skin. There are a lot of treatment options available for patients considering treatment, including photodynamic therapy. Drs. Brian A. Harris, H. Ross Harris, and Keith A. Harris find it to be an effective way …

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How to tell the difference between seborrheic keratosis and melanoma

At Harris Dermatology, we deal regularly with patients who are worried about growths or lesions that develop on the skin, curious to know if they are signs of skin cancer. Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers diagnosed o patients in America. It can be preventable, and each sun exposure can cause cumulative …

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Signs to see a dermatologist for dry and itchy winter skin

For many patients, the winter can be brutal for their skin. They may experience cracked, dry, and itching skin that becomes extremely bothersome for them. This typically happens due to the lack of humidity in the air during the winter months. Because this time of the year can be extremely difficult for many patients with …

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How often should I see a dermatologist?

When you visit a dermatologist, you are often in the care of a professional who has years of experience providing care for patients with concerns regarding the skin, hair, and nails. With the team of Harris Dermatology, we provide a wide range of treatments and solutions for patients in the areas of Naples and Fort …

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I think I have melanoma. What’s next?

When patients get a diagnosis of skin cancer, especially melanoma, they may be worried about what the future holds for them. Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer but can be relatively easy to treat when it is diagnosed in the earliest stages. The doctors of Harris Dermatology in Florida strongly encourage patients …

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