Lauren Cincotta has been a certified physician assistant at Connolly Dermatology since 2008. During that time, she has worked under Dr. Connolly to provide excellent patient care in both the Linwood and Cape May Court House offices. She performs comprehensive skin exams for all ages, with particular attention to early detection and treatment of skin cancer. She also offers skin care advice, skin product recommendations, and performs chemical peels to improve appearance and minimize imperfections of the skin, particularly the face. 

Lauren believes that early education as to the damage sunlight may cause is the crux of skin cancer prevention and early detection. For that reason, she volunteers annually to perform full skin exams to both local residents and tourists. 

Skin care advice this summer:

As a mother of 2 young boys, I understand how difficult it is to protect children from harmful UV exposure.  They don’t like sunscreen applied or wearing hats and rash guards with SPF.  They will not stay under an umbrella at the beach or want to avoid outdoor activity between the recommended hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. My advice to parents in similar situations is to be vigilant in protecting your children.  Try your absolute hardest to apply at least SPF 30 sunscreen every two hours. Pick stylish protective hats and clothing that are similar to their friends. Plan indoor activities while the sun is the strongest from 10am-2pm.  What you do as a parent when your children are young will directly affect their future.  Most of the complications of sun damage we endure as adults were accrued before we reached 18. The risk of skin cancer, including malignant melanoma, and the signs of aging are established at this time. Bottom line; give your children a chance to have healthy skin in the future.