View it in your browser JULY Newsletter 2017
Check your partner’s skin, check yourself
Did you know??? Skin cancer is highly preventable. It’s also highly curable when detected early. Yet, it’s estimated less than one-third of Americans examine their skin for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Plus, more than half of Americans don’t know what to look for when it comes to melanoma.

As your partners in health, the Skin & Vein Institute dermatology team hopes you’re already on a regular schedule of skin checks. When you can’t be at the office, we recommend checking your skin at home. Remember: “Check your partner. Check yourself.” You may notice anomalies on a loved one that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to see, even with monthly examinations at home. Think of your “ABCDE’s” when checking skin:
  • A - Asymmetrical spots
  • B - Borders that aren’t clearly defined
  • C - Colors that are varied, such as black and tan
  • D - Diameter of more than 6 millimeters, about the size of a pencil eraser
  • E - Evolving shapes, sizes, colors, or other changes like sudden itching or bleeding
If you’re confused about what to look for, just ask! And when in doubt about any changes, call immediately. Don’t wait for your next appointment .
Frustrated by a flurry of fillers? A guide to your best products
There is power in having choices. But the dermal filler market can be overwhelming. Your trusted cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Amanda Lloyd demystifies the abundance of fillers on the market, arriving at the best option for you. She will evaluate your face, review the aging process and will make specific recommendations as to how to refresh your look. She provides patient’s with natural results, so you still look like you, just a little more well rested and less tired.
  • Fillers have come a long way! In the beginning, you had to have a skin test to ensure you wouldn’t react to the filler. With today’s technology, the fillers are made of something called hyaluronic acid. This is a natural substance in our skin already therefore, the risk of allergic reaction is minimal.
  • Think in terms of your anti-aging goal. Today’s fillers are numerous and each one has different nuances. It is not your job to learn all the different aspects of each filler, that is Dr. Lloyd’s specialty. She spent 5 years studying and learning how the skin ages and how to repair it. She has experience with each of the fillers and knows how they work and integrate with the skin. Depending on your goals, she will use her expertise to determine which filler is best for you. Now a days, it is not one size fits all, you need a board certified dermatologist such as Dr. Lloyd to guide you through the complicated waters of products and fillers.
  • Natural is the way to go. The days of looking “done” or like a duck are long over. Do you have a friend that always looks fabulous? This friend is likely taking advantage of the skills of a board certified dermatologist like Dr. Lloyd. The goal is to replace the volume that you have lost so that you look like your natural beautiful self, just a little more well rested. A little bit of rejuvenation here and there over many years is a much better way to go than waiting until you are x years old and then trying to combat aging. Unfortunately, time is always marching on. Therefore, partnering with Dr. Lloyd to care for your skin will keep you looking stunning. Always.
What are you waiting for? Call to enjoy the natural, lasting results and get on a skin care regimen to keep you looking fabulous!
Sleeping Beauty is More than a Fairy Tale
Benjamin Franklin is often quoted as saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” As your cosmetic dermatology partner, we have many ways to reverse the effects of unhealthy lifestyles, and unprotected sun exposure—though some of them are not fun. A better way is to prevent wrinkling and spotting before it happens!

Amid this hectic season of weddings and travel, know beauty rest is a real thing. It’s generally recommended adults aged 26 to 64 years get seven to nine hours of sleep. Quality sleep and how you sleep makes the difference. If you are a side sleeper or sleep on your stomach and therefore on your face, you need to STOP immediately! Sleeping on your back is the only way to get your beauty rest. It is imperative you sleep on your back because, over the 7-9 hours you are sleeping your face and chest are being compressed and smushed. This creates creases in your skin and night after night those creases become permanent unwanted wrinkles. Yes, they can be treated but preventing these “sleep lines” by sleeping on your back is an essential part of your skin care routine.

Why is sufficient uninterrupted sleep on your back so important to your looks?
  • Your skin cells get time to repair.
  • Your skin benefits from the same rest and relaxation as your internal organs, no better illustrated than by the effect exhaustion and stress have on eye puffiness and acne flare-ups.
  • You’re promoting better blood flow!
  • You don’t create or exacerbate “sleep line” wrinkles
Your cosmetic dermatologist, Dr. Amanda Lloyd is there for all your skin needs. But do your appearance a favor: Give your body some sleep on your back!
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Dr. Amanda Lloyd at the Tricity Wellness Center! Her attendees learned how to prevent skin cancer and take care of their skin!!
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