Mohs-MD Blog

COVID Vaccination Information for Dermatologic Patients

The Covid vaccines are here! As a part of the medical community, our staff has received their first dose. We report varying degrees of arm soreness and are otherwise extremely grateful to have started on the road to immunity.  Through vigilance, we have made it this far without anyone on the team becoming ill. Our […]

End of Year Message From Dr. Maral Skelsey

One of the most extraordinary achievements in medical history is the rapid development of the coronavirus vaccine.  With truly breathtaking speed, a novel technology has been harnessed to create a life-saving intervention. It will be several months, however, before most of us are vaccinated—and even longer before we can resume life as we knew it. […]

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Wearing a Mask and Caring for Your Face

While taking walks in Chevy Chase and Georgetown these days, I see most people wearing a face covering.  It is reassuring, as wearing a mask is critical to keeping your family, friends, co-workers and yourself safe from coronavirus. With long-term wear, however, masks can sometimes cause or exacerbate painful and troubling skin conditions. In the […]

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A Guide to Looking Great

Always Looking Our Best The internet has become the primary mode of communicating who we are. Even pre-pandemic, it reached such dominance that nearly every professional has a presence on the web. On any given business’ website there is a tab highlighting “Our Team,” linking to bio’s and smiling head shots, with everyone trying to […]

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Treatment for Androgenetic Alopecia in Men and Women

By Kyleen Davis, FNP Androgenetic alopecia (AGA) is the medical term used to describe a type of hormone-related hair loss that occurs in genetically-susceptible men and women. It is extremely common, affecting approximately 50 million men and 30 million women in the United States. Androgenetic alopecia can be significantly distressing to affected individuals and seriously […]

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We’re Here for You

As our region enters the next phase of re-opening, we are very happy to welcome you back to the office for an in-person appointment. We thank you for your patience during the past few weeks when we could not accommodate non-urgent office visits. When making an appointment to be seen by your favorite provider, rest […]

How to Properly Examine Skin for Signs of Cancer

Peace of Mind During Pandemic May is Melanoma Awareness Month, and while you don’t need another thing to worry about these days, it’s important to learn about melanoma and understand its risks. Approximately 200,000 melanoma cases will be diagnosed in the U.S. in 2020 and it’s estimated that the number of new melanoma cases diagnosed […]

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Coping with Stress and Treating Acne

By Cynthia H. Cameron, NP Everyone is cooped up at home listening to dire news reports with limited access to many of the activities that help us reduce stress. There are no organized sports for teenagers, no going to the movies with friends, nor trips to the gym. Anxiety is a normal reaction to the […]

Why You Should Try Yoga

By Cynthia Wallace, PA-C I began the practice of yoga because, like so many of us, I struggled to balance the demands of my professional life as a physician’s assistant with responsibilities as a wife and mother of two. I never loved to exercise, and since there doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the […]

Tips for a Great Telemedicine Visit

by Kyleen Davis, NP-FNP We are currently experiencing an unprecedented global crisis. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed the way we interact with others, how we shop, the types of items we purchase, and especially, how we take care of our health. With government leaders mandating social distancing and many states currently on lockdown, it […]

Exercising Your Skin

Happy 2020! It’s a new year, a new decade, and a great time to cultivate habits that improve your health and well-being. If you’re like me, exercise is on your list of resolutions. There is tremendous evidence demonstrating the myriad benefits of physical activity: it’s vital for muscles, bone and cardiovascular system, improves mood and […]

Common Acne Myths

There are many myths surrounding the causes and treatment of acne. Let’s look at what’s actually true. Your diet has nothing to do with your acne. FALSE. There is increasing scientific evidence to support a relationship between acne and diet. Specifically, foods that are highly processed, such as chips, crackers, and cakes, along with “high […]