SoCo: What were the first signs that your son’s acne was out of the ordinary? C.K.: He got progressively worse in a short time period. He went from, what I think of as, typical teenage acne to severe acne, almost like welts and cysts along his face, neck, and back. That’s when we started getting concerned and started seeing a dermatologist regularly. They began injecting the cysts with a steroid, but they were treating the symptom and not getting to the root cause—hindsight n
SoCo: What brought you to Southern CT Dermatology? S.S.: I began seeing Dr. Evans in 1994 when she first opened her own office. She removed a few atypical moles, helped manage my eczema flares with topical creams, and treated my periodic ‘mystery’ body rashes. Through the years, Dr. Evans monitored my moles every six months with full body skin exams. She also investigated my eczema flares and rashes. Dr. Evans didn’t just try to control the flares with temporary treatments, s
Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but it doesn’t have to be. What can you do to protect yourself? •Avoid excessive UV light exposure from both the sun and tanning beds. •Pay attention to changes to your skin and tell your doctor if you notice something different. •Get an annual full body skin exam with your dermatologist. C.N. (we use our patient’s initials to protect her identity) might have dismissed a change in a birthmark because she’d had it since childhood.
It is so important that doctors listen to their patients. It's also important that they acknowledge when a treatment is not working. This interview makes these points abundantly clear. Before coming to SoCo Dermatology to see Dr. Robin Evans, D.L. (we use her initials to protect her privacy) suffered for many years due to an incorrect—or lack of—assessment of her skin condition. Thanks to Dr. Evans’ attentiveness, D.L. is on the road back to health. We are sharing her story t