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March 31, 2017
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Hello My Friend,

Have you ever heard the old saying ‘Practice makes perfect?’ Well, if you are anything like me, then you've likely heard it and used it in your life somewhere along the way.

The unfortunate thing about this philosophy is it can be dead wrong. Yes, you read that right. I am not agreeing with the practice makes perfect philosophy all together. This is because if a person is doing something just a bit incorrectly and they repeat it over and over, they are not on the road to achiving perfection. They are headed toward being efficient at doing something wrong.

The truth is PERFECT PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. This is likely why there are so many golf pros in the world. There are very few perfect golf games being played, so the teachers and mentors are found all over trying to help players get that little bit of improvement.  It is only when someone learns to practice perfectly that they able to perform at a high level. This philosophy extends beyond the golf course into the realms of work, other sports, cooking, social activities, and even relationships.

It is worth considering if we are doing things the right way in our life. That little bit extra we can put in to being the person who is willing to practice, and more importantly being willing to practice perfectly, might make a big difference in our future. Try this week to find something you can improve on and then practice. And remember the better we are at our practice, the better our results.

I wish you much success, peace, and happiness.


Roger Moore, MD

By DermacenterMD Team
July 25, 2016
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Rosacea is a confusing topic for most people. It is typically a problem of the face in adults where they can experience bumps or redness and often both. Characteristic symptoms of rosacea are red bumps, pus bumps, and dilated blood vessels on the face.

Many people who suffer from rosacea claim that drinking coffee causes aggravation of their rosacea symptoms. It has been thought that the caffeine in coffee was to blame for causing flare ups, but more recently, it has been discovered that it is the heat of coffee that causes the flushing or redness of the face. Phew! This means if you suffer from rosacea and are an avid coffee drinker (like many of us), you’re in luck! You don’t have to give up your caffeine fix (phew!). Instead, avoid hot liquids. Rather than grabbing your steamed latte in the morning, opt for an iced coffee and see if your symptoms improve. 

Choosing iced or cool drinks over hot drinks can make a big difference for some people. Other treatment options are available for rosacea as well. Topical creams and oral antibiotics can be effective in reducing rosacea flare ups. If you suspect rosacea, come in to have your skin evaluated by Dr. Moore. Rosacea is not something you have to live with, it is treatable. 

Give  us a call at 574-522-0265 today!

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.