It’s worth repeating because it’s a been a long time coming: Welcome to our new Water’s Edge Dermatology, or WEderm blog!
No stern lectures about using sunscreen (but please do use it, lol!) – or about any other skin care issues.
No overloading you with medical jargon.
No overdoing it on any one topic till the very mention of it turns you off.
And you will not find wall-to-wall seriousness at the Water’s Edge Dermatology Blog, as we allow ourselves and guest bloggers to use a little humor (respectfully and tastefully) to touch on some aspects of dermatology and skin care.
Now you may be thinking…”OK, I know what it won’t be…so what will the WEderm blog be like?”
Mission Number One? Keeping our posts varied, engaging, and useful. We’ll do our best to keep it conversational, and relatable. And we’ll feature a diverse mix of up-to-date dermatology information, practical skin care tips, unique insider insights, and personal stories.
While we’ll do close-ups on individual skin problems and diseases, we’ll also cover subjects such as Skin in Nature, Skin Science, and the lighter side of skin – from makeup trends to unusual stories about skin from around the world.
Our goal is to keep you engaged, and coming back for more…and in the process allow you to become as knowledgeable as you’d like about skin and skin conditions; and as comfortable as possible partnering with and regularly visiting a dermatologist, to maintain healthy, beautiful skin at every age and stage of life.
We know that many people remain hesitant or scared of going to a dermatologist office – until something goes wrong and they have to.
So the Water’s Edge Dermatology Blog is here in no small measure to ease fears, and help the hesitancy fade away; by empowering you with relevant information, tackling sensitive topics, answering your questions, sharing success stories, and more.
Let’s start by briefly addressing some common reasons for hesitancy about visiting a quality dermatology provider:
- “There’s nothing odd-looking on my skin, I don’t need a dermatologist...” … Maybe. But you know what they say about looks being deceiving? Getting a baseline skin exam at least once yearly is recommended for everyone. And here in “The Sunshine State”, many of our patients visit us 3-4 times a year – even without a skin problem.
- “My insurance doesn’t cover specialties.” … Annual skin screenings are often and increasingly covered, so check.
- “I don’t want to get naked in front of strangers.” … Not many people do. And depending on your skin issue, you may not need to (unless you really do want to…nahh, just kidding!). Besides, from body weight to hairiness, dirty nails, tattoos, spray-tan accidents – you name it, we’ve seen it. And we could care less. Our Water’s Edge Dermatology offices are genuine “judgement-free zones”.
- “Spots on my skin aren’t bothering me, I don’t want to have to get a biopsy” Simply having moles or spots doesn’t mean you’ll need them biopsied. Dermatology providers are trained to identify the suspicious lesions which — unless biopsied – could turn out to be skin cancer. If you do have a suspicious growth and require a biopsy, know that the process is quick, and virtually painless.
So…any of those concerns familiar?
Sure they are, for some folks — and that’s fine. We’re here to offer you (and/or your loved ones) the kind of information, insight and reassurance that helps overcome hesitancy, and gets you into a partnership with a great dermatology practice…for the lifelong health and beauty of your skin.
Again, welcome and thanks for visiting our new Water’s Edge Dermatology Blog! Please do connect, comment, share your feedback and ideas…and come back and see us again soon!