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The Summit Plastic Surgery & Dermatology Blog

5 Rules for Amazing Nails

Your nails. For most of us, trimming them and/or painting them is about as much thought we put into them. But did you know that nails are a reflection of our overall health? Or that they can be like a canary in a coal mine and can show evidence of issues with disease,...

Psoriasis Medication & Fingertip Units

Psoriasis is a chronic disease where your immune system tells skin cells to grow too quickly. This causes skin cells to accumulate on the surface of the skin causing psoriasis to appear. One of the common ways to treat psoriasis is with topical medication. In the...

The Basics of Fraxel Laser Resurfacing

If you’re one of the millions of people that are looking to take years off of your appearance, you’ve no doubt heard of Fraxel Laser Resurfacing. But what is it exactly? How does it work? And are you a good candidate? In this article we’ll go over the essential...

Tips for Treating a Bad Sunburn

Summertime in Wilmington, NC affords most of us the opportunity to spend time at the beach. And unfortunately, with increased sun exposure comes the risk of getting a sunburn. Sometimes it’s just in that one place you forgot to get with sunscreen (hello top of my...

How to Fix the Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

Have you ever woken up in the morning, walked past the bathroom mirror and been a little surprised at the raccoon staring back at you? It takes a second before you realize that it’s really just you staring at yourself in the mirror but now you’ve got dark circles...

What To Do About Your Thinning Hair

At some point, most of us will experience thinning hair. Two-thirds of men will see some thinning or loss of hair by age 35 and 40% of women will have visible thinning or hair loss by age 40. Depression, low self-esteem, altered self-image, and a desire to go out in...

The Easy Skin Cancer Scan You Need to Know

Since starting with Summit Plastic Surgery & Dermatology, Margene Tranter, PA-C has diagnosed on average one melanoma a week. If you are alarmed by this, you should be. The weather is getting warmer and summer fun is not far away! As a Navy spouse for the last 18...

5 Solutions for an Aging Neck

The neck is one of the first and the most noticeable body parts to show signs of aging. Oftentimes the jaw loses definition, and wrinkles and age spots blemish otherwise beautiful natural features. It's possible to lessen these effects by taking the time to practice...

Sunscreen Application: A How-To Guide

Tell me if you've ever been in a situation like this: You're about to head outside to take the dog for a walk or to go for a run and as you are just about at the door, you think to yourself, "I should probably put on sunscreen." You dig out an old bottle, rub a few...

New Office Location in Hampstead

Stop fighting the traffic on 17 and make an appointment in our new Hampstead office. Taking dermatology appointments starting March 13, 2017. We are located on the first floor of the Beacon Building. It's important to have a dermatology check-up at least once a year....

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