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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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How successful is Mohs micrographic surgery?

Patients who have been diagnosed with skin cancer may be told by their dermatologist that one of the best options for treatment is that of Mohs micrographic surgery. Mohs is a procedure that is often recommended to patients who have recurring cases of cancer or skin cancer that develops on a highly visible portion of …

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5 Tips to Prevent Face-Mask Skin Problems

Masks play a crucial part in protecting yourselves and others during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, your face mask may also affect your skin adversely, causing issues like peeling, acne rashes and itchiness. We recommend these 5 tips to help you avoid breakouts and other issues from developing under your mask. Cleanse and moisturize your face …

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What are the risks of UV tanning beds?

While many adults look at tanned skin as a sign of health, it’s really not. Tanning is an activity that significantly increases a patient’s exposure to harmful UVA and UVB rays. This exposure will also increase one’s risk of developing skin cancer down the road, while also leading to prematurely aged skin and photodamage. Unfortunately, …

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How to prevent sun damage in the summer

Skin cancer is a scary diagnosis. However, many patients can avoid the development of this condition by working with their dermatologist to develop a skin care and protection “plan of action.” Many patients are unsure as to the proper steps they can take to not only avoid sunburn, but any type of damage to the …

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Your Skin & Safety During Covid

This summer, we’re all trying to find balance between taking precaution and maintaining a sense of normalcy. So we’d like to offer you some tips and reasonable measures that we as dermatologists apply in our professional and daily lives that we feel might be of benefit to you.  Request Appointment Maintain your distance. Be mindful …

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How to properly apply sunscreen

We all know that daily use of sunscreen can protect the skin from the sun’s damaging rays. However, many people don’t realize that they have been applying sunscreen incorrectly—therefore reducing its effectiveness. The doctors at Harris Dermatology provide the following information to help educate patients on proper sunscreen application and use: Use enough sunscreen to …

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How to tell if a mole is cancerous

Because conditions such as skin cancer develop on the skin where they are highly visible, it is one of the few cancers that can be easily detected early enough for successful treatment and recovery. Skin cancer can impact patients at any age and certain patients are at a higher risk of skin cancer—especially those who …

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Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month in America. Education, prevention and early detection can lower the new diagnoses and fatality rates of this horrible disease. Did you know skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world? In the U.S., skin cancer kills two people every hour, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. …

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