As we in North Texas look ahead to the sunny – that is, extremely sunny – days of spring and summer, a savvy group of local personalities draws attention to a very important issue.
Baring arms, backs, and then some, in the offices of DermOne Dermatology Centers, DFW-area V.I.P.’s volunteered for screenings to promote healthy skin. Among the proactive group were Good Morning Texas host Amy Vanderoef, Mrs. Texas International Michelle Berndt, blogger Autumn Rose Reo, and Grand Prairie Assistant Fire Chief Bill Murphy. They set an example through checks by DermOne doctors for indications of skin cancer – an annual exam recommended for everyone.
The bare truth is that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed each year. Here in the Metroplex, one in five members of our community will develop skin cancer in the course of their lifetime. The good news? Screenings are simple, and right now, they’re also free to up to up to 500 locals through DermOne.
“For us, it’s about examining, treating, and advocating for healthy skin through prevention programs,” said Dr. Carolyn Kim, a board-certified dermatologist with DermOne. “What’s most important to us is treating our patients as we would want to be treated ourselves, or as we would want our families treated. That is important to us, and it’s important to the practice of providing good care.”
To mark the openings of five area offices, including Arlington, Irving, Mesquite, Waxahachie, and Grand Prairie, the fast-growing national network of neighborhood skin care centers is offering free skin cancer screenings through February 28. To book, call your preferred DermOne location and mention “Healthy Skin DFW.” A total of 500 free screenings will be provided.
Before browsing for new bikinis or scheduling sun-drenched summer trips, consider this point of warm weather prep for the health of your skin. For more information and location details, visit DermOne.com.
Photos, credit Jonathan Zizzo.