Category: Ask the Doctors

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How Often do Moles Turn into Melanoma?

Cancer in general results from accumulated genetic alterations that lead to uncontrolled cell growth. Nearly 300 gene mutations have been identified in melanoma, and ultraviolet (UV) radiation has been convincingly implicated in their accrual. To this day, however, there is extensive scientific debate about the biological spectrum between benign moles and truly malignant melanoma, and […]

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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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