Get your concerns addressed while sheltering in place with our TELEMEDICINE option.
Washington Dermatology is now offering Scheduled Video Visits with Dr. Prussick and our other providers.
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You can also send a photo or video of your condition in advance.

Rockville Office:
6163 Executive Boulevard, Rockville, MD 20852
Call: 855-314-1424
Frederick Office:
7101 Guilford Drive #105, Frederick, MD 21704
Call: 443-947-3639

Rockville, Frederick and surrounding areas dermatologist discuss high SPF at least 30 with zinc oxide to provide broad-spectrum protection

Prevention From Skin Cancer from dermatologist Germantown

Dr. Prussick and his qualified staff at Washington Dermatology Center in Rockville, Frederick and surrounding areas believe that taking good care of the skin helps reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. Skin cancer is becoming an epidemic as doctors are seeing more and more diagnosis of cancerous skin cells on patients as young as their 20s. This is due to miseducation regarding skin protection and the dangers of sun tanning and tanning beds. Dr. Ron Prussick encourages patients of all ages to visit his practice to discuss prevention from skin cancer.

Prevention from skin cancer starts with reducing exposure to UVA and UVB rays. These are often obtained through tanning beds and sunlight. Patients who spend time in tanning beds or out in the sun to achieve darker skin are putting themselves at serious risk for developing skin cancer. In addition, severe sunburns can greatly increase one’s risk for developing skin cancer later in life, which is why it is so important to wear sun block whenever exposed to the outdoor elements. Sun block should have a high SPF and provide broadband protection from both UVA and UVB light. Patients should also avoid tanning beds as well as “sunbathing” as this is a negative habit.

Additionally, patients should wear the proper clothing when outdoors to reduce exposure to ultraviolet light that can harm the skin. Lightweight, long-sleeved shirts and pants–preferably with a UV block rating, should be worn when outdoors for extended periods of time, as well as hats and sunglasses to protect both the skin and the eyes from sun damage.

Prevention is as easy as taking just a few minutes a day to apply sunscreen each morning during one’s skin care routine. Dr. Ron Prussick of Washington Dermatology Center also provides skin checks and can perform biopsies when patients are worried about areas that may indicate cancerous skin cells such as changing moles or unusual skin tags or growths. Contact our practice to book a skin evaluation or a simple consultation appointment with our team of professionals to learn about proper skin care and protection.

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Ronald B. Prussick, MD, FRCPC

Ronald B. Prussick, MD, FRCPC

Washington Dermatology Center is dedicated to providing patients with the best quality skin treatments in general and cosmetic dermatology to help them achieve all aesthetic and health-related skin goals.

The medical director, Dr. Ronald B. Prussick has decades of expertise in dermatology with extensive training in laser treatments and psoriasis treatments. The rest of the staff comprise of Dr. Mary Piazza Maiberger and Dr. Jennifer Nguyen, who are qualified dermatologists specializing in areas like skin cancer treatments and dermatology surgery, and Dr. Henry Yan, PA-C, and Meryl Elyse Gudelsky, RN, who specialize in personalized skincare treatments.

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