Ask Savvy Derm Diva – May 2022

Dear Savvy Derm Diva,
My 45-year-old Uncle had recently passed from Melanoma, and I am heartbroken and scared. What do I need to do to protect myself?
Scared of Skin Cancer, Tom P.
Dear Scared of Skin Cancer,
I am incredibly sorry for your loss. Thank you for reaching out, as it is always essential to create awareness as Melanoma treatment can be successful if caught early. Cutaneous Melanoma is the most common cancer in the US and is highly preventable but can be very aggressive, so one must always be vigilant for new growths. Monitor existing moles for any change, and be mindful of Melanoma showing up in areas where the sun does not shine. The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is a great resource, and they raise critical funds to support melanoma patients and their families.

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Ask Savvy Derm Diva – April 2022

Dear Savvy Derm Diva,
I have noted more flushing on my face. Should I be concerned about Rosacea? I am in my mid-20s.
Feeling Rosy – Sara K.
Dear Feeling Rosy,
You may be seeing the first stages of Rosacea, which is not uncommon to see in your mid to late 20s. Rosacea affects 16 million people in the US, and only 18% of them are diagnosed and treated.

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Ask Savvy Derm Diva – March 2022

Dear Savvy Derm Diva,
What is the best way to treat melasma?
Frustrated With Discoloration, Meg R.
Dear Frustrated With Discoloration,
Hands down, it is sunscreen! If you don’t have the basics of sunscreen etiquette, don’t even waste your money trying to treat it. Keep in mind that if …

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Ask Savvy Derm Diva – February 2022

Dear Savvy Derm Diva – My scalp has been incredibly itchy and dry these past few months! I use an OTC anti-dandruff shampoo, but nothing seems to be helping. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. John H. – Seeking Itch Relief

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June 2021: Dear Savvy Derm Diva, I am a transgender who has been prescribed hormone therapy, which consists of testosterone to suppress female sex characteristics.

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