Mohs surgery (also known as Mohs micrographic surgery) is a surgical technique used to treat skin cancer. It involves removing thin layers of affected skin one at a time and examining them under a microscope until the entire tumor is removed.
Mohs surgery dates back to the 1930s when Dr. Frederic E. Mohs developed and first used the technique at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Mohs was a dermatologist and chemist who was looking for a way to improve the treatment of skin cancer. He studied the properties of different chemicals and found that certain substances could be used to remove thin layers of skin. This technique was ideal for treating skin cancer because it allowed the surgeon to precisely remove only the affected tissue, while leaving healthy tissue intact.
Since its development, Mohs surgery has become an increasingly popular treatment for skin cancer. It is often used to treat tumors that are large, recurrent, or located in difficult-to-reach areas. It is also considered to be a highly effective treatment with a very high cure rate (99%).
Mohs surgery is now widely used by specialists in dermatology around the world, and it is an important tool in the fight against skin cancer.
Doctor’s Day is an annual observance celebrated on March 30th in the United States. It is a day to recognize and appreciate the contributions of physicians who serve their communities. The day was first observed in 1933 by Eudora Brown Almond, wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond.
Uderm would like to thank Dr. Jonathan Miller and Dr. Brittanya Limone for providing quality dermatology care as well as demonstrating love, humility, and faith to both patients and their families. We appreciate their commitment to their staff by showing respect, and encouraging both open communication and teamwork.
If so, you may have heard of PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy. It is a relatively new treatment for hair loss that is gaining popularity due to its effectiveness.
So, what is PRP, and how does it work to help with hair loss? PRP is a procedure that harnesses the healing properties of your own blood plasma. A sample of your blood is taken and processed in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the other components. The plasma is then injected into the scalp to promote hair growth.
How does PRP work? Platelets are tiny cells found in your blood that contain important proteins and growth factors. When injected into the scalp, these growth factors stimulate the dormant hair follicles, encouraging them to start producing thicker, healthier hair. In addition, the platelets also stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which can help to strengthen and rejuvenate the scalp.
PRP has been found to be extremely effective for certain types of hair loss. It is especially helpful for those suffering from androgenic alopecia, also known as female or male pattern baldness. Recently, new studies are also showing PRP as an effective adjunct to treatment for scarring types of hair loss such as lichen planopilaris, frontal fibrosing alopecia, and central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA). Studies have show that PRP treatments can help to reduce shedding and increase the thickness of existing hairs.
This month, Uderm welcomes a new physician! Meet Brittanya Limone, MD FAAD!
Dr. Limone is a board-certified dermatologist with extensive training in medical, pediatric, cosmetic, and surgical dermatology. She received her medical doctorate, along with academic and leadership scholarships and coursework honors, from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, CA. She then completed her internal medicine internship at the University of California in Riverside prior to completing her dermatology residency at the Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Dr. Limone has been active in research with over 15 peer-reviewed publications in journals such as JAAD Case Reports, Dermatitis, Pediatric Dermatology, and the Federal Practitioner. She has presented at national conferences and has been actively involved in medical student education and mentorship.
Dr. Limone is board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and maintains membership at the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society of Pediatric Dermatology, and the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society.
Prior to medicine, Dr. Limone obtained an undergraduate degree in business administration from Southern Adventist University and a masters degree in bioethics at Loma Linda University. Outside of medicine, Dr. Limone enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and dog as well as writing, hiking, hobby photography, and home décor/DIYs.