Category: Ask the Doctors

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Is there a safe way to tan?

No! Any tan is a sign of ultraviolet damage to the skin cells DNA. Tanning from the sun or indoor tanning devices, including a base tan, increases your risk of skin cancer. UV damage from the sun also causes signs of premature aging, including wrinkles and age spots. I recommend wearing sunscreen, especially mineral sunscreens that […]

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Dr. Reid Discusses Microneedling in Mpls St Paul Magazine

In a recent issue of Mpls St Paul magazine, Dr. Reid shared her expertise and experience on one of today’s top trending cosmetic procedures – microneedling. Microneedling causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result is effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure […]

Mohs Surgery: The Gold Standard in Skin Cancer Treatment

Dr. Bhardwaj and Dr. Tschetter collaborated on an article for Metro Doctors, the membership journal of the Twin Cities Medical Society. Their article discusses the history, indications, and advantages of Mohs surgery. You can read the full article on pages 18-19 below!

Should Students be Allowed to Apply Sunscreen at School?

Minnesota is one of ten states considering implementing a bill that allows students to apply sunscreen at school without a doctor’s permission. A few members of the Minnesota Dermatology Society testified on February 25th at the House Education Policy Committee to allow sunscreen application in schools. The president of the Minnesota Dermatology Society and our […]

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The Truth about Sunscreen: Is it Safe?

Sun exposure is the most preventable cause of skin cancer. Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that sunscreen is safe to use and effective in preventing skin cancer. For example, the majority of melanoma cases are attributable to ultraviolet light exposure. Additionally, higher sun exposure in childhood and during one’s lifetime is associated with an increased risk of […]

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