As temperatures soar this June, healthcare professionals at Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery’s Fort Mill office are reminding residents to prioritize their skin health with routine check-ups.

Located at 908 Smithfield Way, Ste 101, the office offers free skin checks for new patients, emphasizing the importance of early detection in preventing serious conditions like skin cancer.

Becky Vaglio, PA-C, highlighted the significance of regular skin examinations in light of alarming statistics from the Skin Cancer Foundation, which estimates that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer during their lifetime.

“Skin cancer, particularly melanoma, can be life-threatening if not caught early,” said Vaglio. “However, with timely detection, survival rates are overwhelmingly high.”

At Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery’s Fort Mill location, patients can benefit from accessible healthcare services, including same-day and next-day appointments. This flexibility contrasts with the lengthy wait times common in many dermatology practices across the region.

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“The entire process of a skin check typically takes just 15 minutes,” Vaglio explained. “During this brief yet critical assessment, dermatologists can identify suspicious growths or changes in moles that could indicate skin cancer.”

In addition to regular skin checks, Vaglio stressed the importance of sun protection measures such as applying broad-spectrum sunscreen, wearing protective clothing, and seeking shade during peak sun hours. These practices are essential in reducing the risk of skin damage and cancer development.

“We urge everyone in our community to take proactive steps towards protecting their skin,” Vaglio urged. “Scheduling a skin check is a simple yet potentially life-saving decision.”

For those interested in scheduling an appointment or learning more about skin health, visit Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery’s Fort Mill office or contact them directly at 803-220-2782.

For updates and health tips from Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, please visit their website or follow them on social media platforms.

Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...

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