Posts for: June, 2016

By DermacenterMD Team
June 29, 2016
Category: Sun Protection
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Excessive Sun: What will it do to my skin?

  • Increase signs of aging
    • Wrinkles
    • Leathery appearance
    • Pigment Changes
    • Age Spots
    • Loss of Elasticity
    • Broken blood vessels
    • Freckles
  • Greatly increase your chances of getting skin cancer
    • Basal Cell Carcinoma- the most common form of skin cancer found in the outer most layer of the skin
    • Squamous Cell Carcinoma- the second most common form of skin cancer that can cause disfigurement
    • Melanoma- the most serious form of skin cancer that is potentially fatal

Yes, you read that right. Exposing your skin to the sun without protection can cause you to look older, damage your skin, and even potentially cause death. Skin cancer is a serious problem that most people overlook. Protecting your skin from the sun by taking the proper precautions, such as wearing sunscreen, can make you happier, healthier and help to ensure a long life.

Wearing your sunscreen can save your life! 


Today is offically the first day of summer! That means lots and lots of sunshine to come! It also means that the importance of protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun is at an all time high. Knowing what a sunburn is can help you to better understand why protecting your skin is so important!

What is a sunburn?

Sunburn is the skins response to overexposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays of the sun. Even as little as 10 minutes of intense UV exposer can burn the skin causing redness, tenderness and swelling. The skin will also begin to loose moisture and it can feel tight and uncomfortable. The skin will thicken and produce melanin pigment in an attempt to stop the UV rays from penetrating through to the deeper layers of the skin and damaging the DNA of the cells. This is how you tan. If DNA is damaged and it is unable to repair itself, skin cancer may occur.

Even one blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chances of developing melanoma later in life. A person’s risk for melanoma, the most serious and potentially fatal form of skin cancer, doubles if he or she has had five or more sunburns. The two most common types of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, are also directly related to sun accumulation over many years. The most common locations for these cancers are sun-exposed areas: the face, ears and hands.

It is so important to take the proper daily precautions to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun. Sunscreen should be worn 365 days of the year. The sun actually beats down on us every single one those days, even on a cloudy day or in the winter. When selecting your sunscreen, choose and SPF of at least 30 and make sure your sunscreen contains one of the following ingredients: titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or parsol 1789 (avobenzone). This will ensure that when you step out into the sun, your skin is protected from 97 % of UVB rays and you have proper protection for UVA rays as well. Protecting your skin is essential to your health and well-being.



By Dr. Roger Moore
June 13, 2016
Category: Uncategorized

Hello My Friend,

Have you ever heard of the term connector?  Malcolm Gladwell, in his bestselling book Tipping Point, used this term.  In his book he described how some people know quite a few other people.   It seems we are each potentially closer to many others in the world than we might realize.

After learning about this, I started looking at some of the connections we have had through the people in our practice and it was fascinating to think about the connections.  We had a retired Indiana Hall of Fame announcer share how his start in broadcasting involved time working under the famous Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp. We had a woman who met Hilary Clinton after her grandson married the child of her former college roommate, a sports telegrapher who was working in the Notre Dame press box at a game where Bob Hope and Jim Nabors were present, and we even had one gentleman at a business meeting in Boston who was able to eat dinner with a Mr. Key who was the grandson of a famous song writer who happened to be Frances Scott Key who wrote the Star Spangled Banner. We also had a gentleman who went on a date with a ‘Bond Girl’ from the old James Bond movie series that featured the old time James Bond played by actor Roger Moore. 

It has been fun to explore and think about some of the connections we have within our dermatology family. And more importantly, it reminds me how we are each tied together in so many ways, often more than we realize. In understanding how closely we are related, it would seem we could see we are meant to work together and make our world a better place together.

May you and your loved ones find a world willing to work with you for causes greater than any one of us can accomplish alone.  


Roger Moore, MD

By DermacenterMD Team
June 08, 2016
Category: Uncategorized
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How Can Dr. Moore Improve My SMILE :)

Interestingly the realm of cosmetic dermatology has been one of the pioneers in enhancing smiles.  This can be done in several ways depending on what is desired.

One of the most dramatic methods to improve the smile is to change the downward turning corners of the mouth most get as aging sets in.  This down turn in the corners of the mouth can actually make others see us as grumpy, sour or unhappy when in reality we are not.  To get others to see us for who we are Dr. Moore can inject a filler substance into the skin near the corners of the mouth.   This can reduce the shadow in this area and give a more relaxed and neutral or positive appearance.   This technique is often described as the method of turning a frown upside down.

Botulinum toxin protein can also be injected into the muscles around the mouth or some which pull down on the corners of the mouth.   This can also help relax the corners allowing the lips to give a more happy appearance.

The long term application of topical retinoids in a cream such as Retin A can improve the wrinkles and roughness of the skin around the mouth.  This improvement can yield a healthier smile.  

Laser therapy with our top of the line and advanced system form Sciton can also improve texture, color, wrinkles and lines of the skin giving a more youthful appearance.    This may be combined with some of the items listed to get more significant improvement.

Dr. Moore can find the right method to improve your smile so others around you see you as the wonderful and positive person you are.