It's September 5 -- Labor Day has come and gone, the kids are back in school, and all the parents are sighing a collective sigh of relief! Back to routine!

This is a time of year when many parents are able to find a few extra hours in the week to catch up with dental appointments, doctor's visits, hair appointments, etc. We have been seeing an increase in appointment requests for these top 5 skin issues:

1. Skin Cancer

Have a changing mole or new lump or bump on your skin? Skin cancer affects 1 in 4 Americans over their lifetime. Here at Traceside we have had many new diagnoses of basal cells, squamous cells, and unfortunately melanomas over the past few months. If you are concerned you damaged your skin over the summer or have a new lump or bump that won't go away, please call and let us take a look.

2. Sun Damage

Summer is over and many of us are now seeing in the mirror the after-effects of too much sun. Brown spots, uneven skin texture, new lines and wrinkles are all issues that we can help address -- usually with a combination of recommending a personalized skin care regimen, plus possibly chemical peels, botox, fillers, and other cosmetic procedures.

3. Rashes

Sometimes an unintentional consequence of trying to revamp your skincare at home (without the help of a professional!) produces skin irritation, redness, itching, and other problems. We see a lot of patients who have developed an allergy to their skin or hair care products. If you are dealing with a rash on your face, eyelids, neck, or hands that just won't go away, we are here to help. Through a combination of medical treatments and testing, we can help fix this problem!

4. Cysts

Dr. Pimple Popper has put cysts on the radar of many Americans. And yes, cysts for some reason seem to flare during the warm weather months. Dr. Valet has removed many cysts this summer. If you have a bump or lesion under your skin that is swelling and bothering you, we can help.

5. Acne and Rosacea

The heat, sweat, and sunlight that is a natural part of a Southern summer can contribute to acne and rosacea flares in the summer and early fall. We can help clear up these common skin issues with a combination of skincare advice and prescription medications. Don't continue to suffer with acne and rosacea unnecessarily when help is available!