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Low Country Dermatology Presents Donations to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

Low Country Dermatology Presents Donations to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the third consecutive year, Low Country Dermatology held a holiday donation drive to collect needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Coastal Empire and to help stock a “holiday store” for RMHC families. The donations were presented to Bill Sorochak, executive director of RMHC.

“The stress of having a child in the hospital is often overwhelming, and having to think about buying holiday gifts has to be the farthest thing from a parent’s mind,” said Dr. Corinne Howington, who owns Low Country Dermatology. “I’m so thankful for my patients, community and staff who brought so many items into our office. It really makes a difference.”

Items donated to the holiday store allow parents who are staying at the Ronald McDonald House to pick out presents for their children and other family members.

Collected items included: stuffed animals, bath toys, teething toys, board books and interactive toys (blocks, rattles), nerf and Fisher Price toys, board games, toy trucks, dolls and dress-up clothes, adult coloring books and colored pencils, books, snacks, high efficiency free and clear laundry detergent and dryer sheets, hand sanitizer and hand soap, disposable bowls, plates utensils and gloves, trash bags, sponges and liquid dish soap, tissues, and disinfectant wipes.

“We are dedicated to providing a ‘home away from home’ for seriously ill or injured children and their families who are receiving treatment at area hospitals,” said Sorochak. “Every donation helps ensure we can stretch the dollars that support our 13-bedroom house in Savannah to better serve the families who depend on us. We are so grateful she has stepped up year after year to help them.”

The mission of the Ronald McDonald House Charities is to create, find and support programs that enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The house operates on a waiting list most of the year. For more information, visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/about-our-house.html

Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Corinne Howington of Low Country Dermatology presents donations collected for the Ronald McDonald House to executive director Bill Sorochak

 

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
info@crussomarketing.com
912-665-0005

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New Study Shows SPF 30 Sunscreen Can Reduce Onset of Skin Cancer By 80 Percent Data released as Melanoma Awareness Month gets underway. by Dr. Corinne Howington

Living on the southern shoreline has its advantages, but also comes with the risk of being exposed to dangerous UV rays, resulting in sun damage that is producing higher incidences of skin cancer, also known as melanoma, each year. According to the Melanoma Research Alliances, cases of melanoma have tripled in the last 30 years, at a time when cancer rates for other common cancers have declined.

But now, according to data just released by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the onset of skin cancer can be cut by a whopping 80 percent simply by applying a SPF30 (sun protection factor 30) sunscreen prior to sun exposure. The research is also being used to identify new, more effective melanoma-preventing agents.

It was well known that sunscreens prevent sunburns by creating a barrier from the UV sunlight, which is a major risk factor for melanoma. But this is the first time that researchers could present a clear connection between sunscreen and the prevention of melanoma, mainly because these are generally manufactured as cosmetics and tested in human volunteers or synthetic skin models.

The researchers at Ohio State University have now found a way to test the effects of sunscreen on mice. The mouse model allowed the group to test the ability of a sunscreen to not only prevent burns but also to prevent melanoma, which was a remarkable accomplishment. This model could lead to breakthroughs in melanoma prevention.

In the study, melanomas appeared more rapidly and with more tumors when mice were exposed to a single dose of UVB light a day after researchers applied 4OHT (the chemical 4-hydroxytamoxifen) to the skin. The researchers reported that melanoma-free survival was reduced by 80 percent, to about five weeks. But when researchers tested the ability of numerous SPF30 sunscreens to prevent melanoma they found that they all delayed melanoma onset and reduced tumor incidence.

According to the American Cancer Society, melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer and the leading cause of death from skin disease. An estimated 76,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2016, and that more than 10,000 will die. The disease is 20 times more common in white people than black people, but no group is immune. The risk increases with age but skin cancer is also one of the most common cancers in young adults, especially women.

Abstinence from the sun is often not practical or desirable, but everyone should apply sunscreen before and while in the sun. In observance of Melanoma Awareness Month this May, it’s also important to review some common sun protection misconceptions:

1) Sunscreen is necessary on overcast days. Although clouds block some of the sun’s skin-damaging ultraviolet radiation, up to 80 percent still reaches the Earth’s surface.

2) It’s all about SPF. Not all sunscreen formulations have the same “sun protection factor” and some with higher SPF values offer misleading assurances. Make note of how long the UV protection lasts and reapply frequently, especially after swimming and exercise.

3) While fair-skinned people are more prone to burning than others, anyone can develop melanoma. Though skin cancer rates in African Americans and latino people are lower than other groups, their survival outcomes are poorer, partially because more aggressive skin cancers disproportionately strike them.

4) Sunscreens expire because their ingredients lose their power over time. Check the expiration date and replace your sunscreen if it is out-of-date.

5) The FDA (Federal Drug Administration) regulates all sun block products sold in the US. The chemicals in the sunscreen are not toxic.

When caught early, melanoma is highly curable but survival rates for late-stage skin cancer are still low. That’s why taking steps to prevent melanoma and identify it early are key. Know your skin and examine it regularly, being watchful for the ABCDEs of Melanoma. Pay attention to moles or growths that are asymmetrical, have an irregular border, exhibit changes in color, have a diameter larger than the size of a pencil eraser, or have evolved in size or thickness. If you notice one or more of these signs, see your healthcare provider.

Dr. Corinne Howington, of Low Country Dermatology, is a board certified dermatologist, with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. She can be reached at (912) 354-1018

Dr. Howington of Low Country Dermatology Launches New Skin Care Line



(SAVANNAH, GA) Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology has launched Howington Skin Care, a unique product line featuring 15 new, signature skin care products to treat a variety of skin types and conditions. Suited to individual preferences and skin care needs, these product solutions promote healthy aging, enhance skin moisture and reduce acne, redness, irritation and inflammation.

Howington Skin Care features acne treatments, anti-aging products, sun screens and moisturizers. The following list provides brief product descriptions for each piece of the collection:
Dermaglow
Gentle Foaming Cleanser
Exfoliating Cleanser
Barrier Finishing Cream
Voluminizing Antioxidant Lotion
Retinol 50 Cream
Retinol 100 Cream
Refresh Toner Pads
Polish Mask + Cleanser
UV Silk SPF 30
Dermabright Exfoliating Pads
Hydrating Peptide Gel
Clarifying Lotion for Oily Skin
Antioxidant Complex
Dermabright Cream

These products are available for purchase at Low Country Dermatology, 310 Eisenhower Dr., Suite 12A in Savannah. For more information or to schedule a skin consultation, visit lcderm.com or call Low Country Dermatology at 912-354-1018.

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist, with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A, Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, call 912-354-1018 or visit lcderm.com. To connect on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/LowCountryDermatology.

Media Contact
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.665.0005
crusso72@gmail.com

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS:

Dermaglow

This product exfoliates skin to reveal a brighter, more youthful complexion. Dermaglow hydrates and locks in moisture in addition to providing antioxidant benefits.

Gentle Foaming Cleanser
The Gentle Foaming Cleanser effectively removes oil and pollutants without the use of harsh detergents. It contains soothing ingredients to help calm and reduce redness.

Exfoliating Cleanser

Without over-drying skin, the lactic acid in this product gently removes oil and debris. Ideal for patients with acne, this exfoliating cleanser contains anti-inflammatory green tea extract which also helps alleviate puffiness and under-eye darkness.

Barrier Finishing Cream
The Barrier Finishing Cream promotes microcirculation, reduces redness, inflammation and irritation. Use this product to leave skin feeling smooth and hydrated without leaving heavy or greasy residues.

Voluminizing Antioxidant Lotion

This Voluminizing Antioxidant Lotion nourishes the skin, stimulates collagen production and provides antioxidant protection, lasting hydration and barrier repair. Shea Butter, including vitamins A, E and F, is a key ingredient.

Retinol 50 Cream

By advancing texture and tone and balancing oil production, Retinol 50 Cream improves the overall health and appearance of skin. Use one pump for the entire face.

Retinol 100 Cream
Similar to Retinol 50 Cream, Retinol 100 Cream contains a half percent more Vitamin A for optimal performance. A key ingredient is Ginger Root Extract which can increase skin radiance and decrease inflammation.

Refresh Toner Pads
Perfect as a gentle daily exfoliating cleanser, Refresh Toner Pads mildly exfoliate to smooth skin. This product can be used as a water-free cleanser to remove oil and debris from the face or body.

Polish Mask + Cleanser
The Polish Mask and Cleanser contain eco-safe silica beads to micro-exfoliate while gently cleansing skin. This product can serve as a hydrating masque when left on skin for 3 – 5 minutes.

UV Silk SPF 30
For daily use, UV Silk SPF 30 contains iron oxides which provide a mineral tint that aids in masking redness and imperfections. This chemical and fragrance-free SPF is for all skin types and conditions.

Dermabright Exfoliating Pads
By moderately inhibiting melanin production, the Dermabright Exfoliation Pads brighten the complexion and gently exfoliate to reveal smoother skin.

Hydrating Peptide Gel
Hydrating Peptide Gel enhances skin moisture to help plump and firm the face. This product reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Three drops is recommended for the entire face.

Clarifying Lotion for Oily Skin
This Clarifying Lotion for Oily Skin is a lightweight, oil free lotion with barrier repair ingredients. Its powdery, mattifying finish removes the appearance of oil.

Antioxidant Complex
Antioxidant Complex provides potent, daily antioxidant protection against sun damage and pollutants. Use nightly to brighten skin.

Dermabright Cream
Dermabright Cream is a gently exfoliating moisturizer that helps reveal a brighter, more reflective complexion. Use this cream twice daily or as a nightly treatment and watch your skin transform from a dull rough complexion into a bright healthy looking glow.

Howington Skincare, Low Country Dermatology

Howington Skincare, Low Country Dermatology

Savannah Dermatologist Presents Donations to Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology held a holiday donation drive through Monday, December 21, in an effort to collect much needed supplies for the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. Dr. Howington and her daughters presented the items collected to Bill Sorochak.

“Having been blessed with a healthy family, I can only imagine what the residents must be facing,” said Dr. Howington. “The holiday season is such a time for giving, and I am so thankful to my patients and our community who came together to help us spread some cheer to these deserving families.”

Donation items included: disinfectant wipes; individually wrapped snacks; paper plates and bowls; plastic utensils; toilet bowl cleaner; windex; white wash cloths; dreft Laundry detergent; the Free and Clear Laundry HE detergents; 60 watt light bulbs; and measuring cups.

“We aim to provide a ‘home away from home’ for families who live more than thirty miles away and who have a critically ill or injured child receiving treatment at one of the local hospitals,” said Bill Sorochak, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire’s Executive Director. “The items that Dr. Howington collected will help us support the thirteen bedroom house we run.”

The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is to create, find and support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The house operates on a waiting list most of the year. For more information, visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/about-our-house.html

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist, with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

Media Contact:
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
info@crussomarketing.com
912.665.0005

Mason Howington, Dr. Corinne Howington and Meg Howington (kneeling) drop off donated items to Bill Sorochak at the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

Mason Howington, Dr. Corinne Howington and Meg Howington (kneeling) drop off donated items to Bill Sorochak at the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

Low Country Dermatology Expanding Hours to Fridays

(SAVANNAH, GA) Low Country Dermatology is pleased to announce the practice is expanding its hours to make appointments now available on Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. with physician assistant Elizabeth Brennan, PA-C, and staff esthetician Courtney Zechman.

“This expanded schedule offers our guests greater flexibility in accessing our wide range of skin care therapies and dermatological procedures,” said Dr. Corinne Howington, the board certified dermatologist who founded and operates the practice. “We believe this will allow us increased opportunities to help clients improve and maintain their health and well being.”

Dr. Howington and Low Country Dermatology specialize in the evaluation and management of a variety of conditions affecting the hair, skin or nails of pediatric and adult patients. The practice also provides cosmetic services including BOTOX® treatments and sclerotherapy, a procedure used to treat spider veins of the legs. Chemical peels, facials, waxing and laser therapies are also available.

In conjunction with the expanded schedule, Low Country Dermatology will be offering discounts and specials on its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/LowCountryDermatology. The practice is located at 310 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 12A, in Savannah. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (912) 354-1018 or visit visit lcderm.com.

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist, with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

Media Contact
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.665.0005
crusso72@gmail.com

Learn how to protect your skin from the summer sun with Dr. Corinne Howington’s free information session

(SAVANNAH, GA) In recognition of skin cancer awareness month in May, Dr. Corinne M. Howington, board certified Dermatologist at Low Country Dermatology, is hosting a free information session Wednesday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Dr. Howington will discuss five tips to prevent skin cancer at her Low Country Dermatology office located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. Participants will also receive complimentary sunscreen lotion.

“I am eager to share this information with the public this month,” said Dr. Howington, “because 1 in 5 Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime and skin cancer is preventable.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment please call (912)354-1018.

ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist, with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, visit lcderm.com.

Media Contacts
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
crusso72@gmail.com
912.665.0005

Kelli Hartley
Low Country Dermatology Practice Manager
KHartley@lcderm.com
912.354.1018