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...

Prevention and Treatment Options for Vertical Chest Wrinkles

There are certain telltale signs that we’re getting older. The increase of wrinkles on our face, the first few gray hairs, and the appearance of vertical chest wrinkles.

When vertical chest wrinkles first appear, they may be temporary and go away within an hour or two of waking up. Typically this progresses until you have them all of the time.

What causes vertical chest wrinkles? How can they be prevented? And what can be done about them once they appear? Let’s take a closer look.

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...

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 self-care. By doing so, the aging process of the neck becomes less severe, making us happier and healthier with minimal effort.

Let’s look at five easy ways to take care of your neck to reduce the signs of aging.

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...