During Cancer Awareness Month, Sullivan Center is focused on skin cancer prevention

February 25, 2014

By Melanie Kieve, Public Information Director
Office of Communications & Public Relations
College of Health, Education, and Human Development

During February’s National Cancer Prevention Month – and every month – Clemson’s Sullivan Center is focused on cancer prevention.

As part of the Sullivan Center’s broad spectrum of wellness services, providers screen, diagnose, and treat a variety of basic skin issues and provide referrals to local dermatologists for advanced issues, according to Caitlin Moore, the center’s wellness coordinator.

“The Sullivan Center diagnoses and treats patients with common skin conditions such as acne, actinic keratosis, condyloma acuminatum, eczema, plantar warts, psoriasis, rosacea, seborrheic keratosis, tineal fungal infections, and verruca vulgaris,” Moore said. “Providers can also remove skin tags, splinters, or other foreign bodies, and treat infected toenails.”

With the addition of a new licensed master esthetician, the Sullivan Center is now also adding esthetic treatments to its dermatology services. The treatments include chemical peels that aid in reducing precancerous lesions, improving melasma (due to pregnancy or birth control pills), treating acne, wrinkles and brown spots, and lessening the appearance of fine scars. Services also include the removal of unwanted hair.

Licensed master esthetician Shirley Anne Bramlett has joined the Sullivan Center as a clinical support specialist and will provide the esthetic services. A skin care specialist for 14 years, she is a graduate of Esthetics International in Columbia.

Esthetic treatment costs range from $50-200 and may not be covered by insurance. These services are available by appointment on Fridays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Other dermatology services are generally covered by insurance, depending on your insurance plan, and are available by appointment weekdays from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

To make an appointment, contact the Sullivan Center at 864-656-3076.

Located on the first floor of Edwards Hall, the Joseph F. Sullivan Center is a nurse-managed health center that provides health services to Clemson employees, and community outreach programs to underserved communities and individuals. Part of the College of Health, Education and Human Development, the center provides opportunities for Clemson students studying nursing, public health, recreation therapy, and other disciplines to practice in collaborative settings.

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