COVID-19 (coronavirus) Important Update
Dear Valued Patients,
From all of us at Millburn Laser - Associates in Dermatology, our hearts are with you during this difficult time. However, the safety and wellbeing of our patients, employees, and partners is of the utmost importance.
As of now, we are open for in-office appointments
- Monday 8:00am - 2:00pm
- Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
- Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
- Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
- Friday 8:00am - 2:00pm
- Saturday Closed
- Sunday Closed
To ensure your safety, we will be implementing new protocols that will protect all of our patients while at our office:
- Prioritizing Cleanliness: All rooms and high touch areas will be disinfected frequently. Disinfectants, hand sanitizer, and related supplies will be available to staff and patients at all times.Staff will open doors for all patients, and wash hands between each patient interaction.
- No ‘waiting rooms’: We have installed an intercom system at the entry of the building. When you arrive you will 'ring' us and provide your phone number. A team member will call you to take your temperature and do a basic screening before escorting you to the exam room. Only the patient should enter the building, unless they are under the age of 18 or require medical assistance.
- Staggered Appointments: We will be staggering the appointments to ensure adequate time to wipe down spaces in order to maintain a safe and clean environment.
- Screenings: We will be screening patients over the phone and at the time of their appointment to ensure they are healthy
- Reduced & Healthy Staff: All staff will be screened daily to ensure they are healthy
- Protective Equipment: Our staff and patients with appointments will wear a mask and gloves at all times. We ask that all patients come to their appointment with a mask!
We are also available for confidential virtual consultations (telemedicine) using Klara.
- To initiative a virtual appointment, please text your name and date of birth to 973-314-2474 in order to sign up and request a telemedicine appointment.
- Hours of operation for telemedicine appointments
- Monday 10:00am - 1:00pm
- Tuesday 10:00am - 1:00pm
- Wednesday 9:00am - 12:00pm
- Thursday 3pm - 5:30pm
- Friday Unavailable
- Saturday Unavailable
- Sunday Unavailable
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this uncertain time. We will do our best to continue offering the care and expertise you've come to value us for, and hopefully, things can return to normal soon.
The Doctors and Entire Team at Millburn Laser - Associates in Dermatology
Skin Cancer Screening
Almost all cases of skin cancer are caused by excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays, and there are plenty of precautions that you can take to protect from the dangerous effects of UV rays. For instance, you can always minimize direct exposure to the sun and consistently wear sunscreen. However, detection is just as crucial as protection. You don’t need a blood test or an x-ray to detect skin cancer. Simply pay attention to your skin. Become familiar with your moles, freckles, and blemishes and monitor them for any changes.
By checking your skin regularly, you can:
- Have a good chance of spotting the early signs of damage before they worsen
- Know and familiarize yourself with your own skin, helping you identify any changes on your skin
- Avoid skin cancer, especially if you have a high risk of getting it (i.e. if you have reduced immunity, if you’ve had skin cancer before, or if you have a strong family history of skin cancer)
- Be thorough, since, skin cancer can manifest on parts of the body that are not exposed to the sun
Skin Cancer Check
To help you examine your moles, it is recommended to follow the ABCDE rules created by the Skin Cancer Foundation:
Asymmetry: Does your mole have an irregular shape? If you draw a line through the middle of a mole, does one side match the other?
Border: Irregular borders in the form of notched or scalloped edges can be a red flag.
Color: Does the mole have a variety of colors? Are there patches of red, blue, or white? Most benign moles have a uniform color.
Diameter: Benign moles typically have a smaller diameter compared to malignant ones. Keep an eye out for spots larger than a pencil eraser (6 mm).
Evolving: Does the spot look the same? Or are there changes in size, shape, color, or elevation? Is it bleeding, itching, or crusting? These could be signs of melanoma.
You may also consider using a body map to help you keep a record of any suspicious spots, so you can show it to your dermatologist during your visit.
Getting a Skin Cancer Check Can Save Your Life!
If detected early, skin cancer is highly treatable. That’s why our team of board-certified dermatologists at the Millburn Laser Center are encouraging everyone to conduct self-exams at home, as well as regular full-body skin checks with a dermatologist to prevent skin cancer from becoming a life-threatening condition. If you’d like a skin cancer screening or are seeking treatment, you can trust our specialists in Millburn, NJ to take care of you. Contact us at (973) 376-8500 today and learn about our personalized care and what we can do for you.
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