"I slept and I dreamt that life was joy, I awoke and saw that life was service, I acted and behold, service was joy." - R. Tagore
Affectionately called “Dr. Mona” by her patients, Dermatologist Dr. Mona 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.
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.
SKIN MAPPING SHOWS EARLY SIGNS OF SUN DAMAGE
[Excerpt} "All these little dark spots -- especially on your nose and on your forehead -- those are all markers of sun damage and activity that's going on beneath the surface of the skin," said Dr. Mona Mofid of the American Melanoma Foundation, while examining the UV photo. "All of these areas are the areas that are going to wrinkle. They're also areas that can contribute to the development of skin cancer."
BURN TATTTOOS GROW IN POPULARITY
[Excerpt} "These are people who are actively cooking their skin. Some are even putting oil on other parts of their skin. You're having to burn the skin in so many times to change that color" said Dermatologist Mona Mofid.
Whether inside a tanning salon or at the beach, Dr. Mofid said five or more sunburns during your lifetime doubles your risk of skin cancer. A much safer sunburn alternative is getting a spray on tan, removable ink, or a Henna tattoo.
MAN DIES FROM SKIN CANCER HIDING UNDER TATTOO
[Excerpt} "See, if you come up close – there are a lot of moles in his tattoos,” SHARP Dermatologist Dr. Mona Mofid said while doing a skin check on patient Gus Lange.
Dr. Mona worries tattoos may be covering up early signs of skin cancer.
“If you have something on your skin that’s changing, that can potentially kill you. One person dies every hour from skin cancer in this country. It’s generally curable if caught early,” Dr. Mona added.
Just recently, a San Diego man died from a melanoma that went undetected under his ink. It’s something Lange takes seriously. He gets head to toe skin checks once a year, under Dr. Mona’s bright light and microscope.
STRESS AND OTHER HEALTH ISSUES CAN LEAD TO HAIR LOSS IN WOMEN
[Excerpt] Dr. Mona Mofid, a board-certified dermatologist, knows that aging can be stressful, especially for women.“Let’s face it, culturally, as men age and head into the ‘silver’ years, they are described as distinguished, whereas women are described as just plain old,” she said. “And, the multibillion-dollar hair and skin industry capitalizes on that.”