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Kristin Berka has been a wonderful addition to this practice. She sees my husband and myself regularly to keep check on skin cancers. She has a ver...

Jun 07, 2010

Don't Use UV Nail Dryers at Nail Salons!

uv-nail-dryerUltraviolet light exposure is a leading cause of skin cancer. UV nail dryers at salons and spas are yet another source of ultraviolet light to avoid. We recommend you ask your nail salon to use a fan rather than a UV nail dryer.


Courtesy of ABC News article, "Do UV Nail Dryers Pose a Skin Cancer Risk?":

2009 report published in Archives of Dermatology detailed two cases of non-melanoma skin cancer on the hands of women who frequented the nail salon -- a 55-year-old with a 15-year history of twice-monthly appointments and a 48-year-old who went eight times in one year several years before her diagnosis. Both women had cancer on the backs of their fingers, leading the report authors to suspect UV nail lamps as a possible trigger.

If you have any suspicious moles or spots, call us at 803.329.6030 or book an appointment online.

Skin cancer, when caught early, is almost always curable. Don't wait!

If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, skin cancer surgery, medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina metro area, click here to request an appointment with Dr. Timothy Woodall, Dr. Richard White, or Ms. Kristin Berka. Or you can call our office, The Palmetto Skin & Laser Center, at (803) 329-6030 to schedule your appointment.