Affectionately called “Dr. Mona” by her patients, Dermatologist Dr. Mona Zohdi Mofid proudly serves as the Medical Director of the American Melanoma Foundation where she strives to improve people's lives by impacting them in a positive and caring way. Dr. Mona received her medical degree at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed her training at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care! I am always honored and humbled that I am able to enter people's lives at a time of need and hopefully impact their lives in a positive way." -Dr. Mona
Dr. Mona currently joins her staff at 8929 University Lane, Suite 202, San Diego, Ca 92122 (across from the Hyatt Aventine in the La Jolla Medical and Surgical Center). She can be reached at 858-412-3271. For directions, please follow the Contact link above.
[Excerpt] Gray hair is caused by the retiring of cells that provide pigment within your hair’s follicles. Removing a hair from a follicle doesn’t have anything to do with the hair around it. But that doesn’t mean that tweezing is necessarily good, either. “It’s not the best idea to pull your hair out,” says Dr. Mona Mofid, a dermatologist affiliated with Sharp Community Medical Group. “At the end of the day, you’ll never keep up with new grays. And worse, you could damage the follicle and prevent new hair from growing at all.”
[Excerpt] “Society has this flawed view that an artificial tan is sexy. The truth is there’s more skin cancer due to indoor tanning than lung cancer due to smoking,” says Dr. Mona Mofid, a board-certified dermatologist affiliated with Sharp Grossmont Hospital.
Dermatologists are reporting an explosion of skin cancer in young women, warning that tanning beds are to blame. Of the approximately 7.8 million women who have used tanning beds, more than half started before age 21.
[Excerpt] “(Keeping the face clean) seems like it would be pretty intuitive,” said Dr. Mona Mofid, a dermatologist at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in San Diego. “The analogy I like to use is when you get your car cleaned at the car wash, it has dirt and grime on it an hour later because of pollution in the air. It’s the same with our skin; it’s easy to get stuff on our face that clogs our pores.”
Mofid recommends washing your face in the morning and at night before going to bed. Along with face washing, another good way to prevent acne is to be careful about what you put near your face — and that includes your hands.
“Hands on the face is another cause of acne,” Mofid said. “I tell my patients that if they eat greasy French fries and then touch their face, what you ate is now on your face. Don’t touch your face!”