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Teens and Melanoma

By: Carl Thornfeldt, MD, FAAD
Posted: April 29, 2011, from the May 2011 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Carl Thornfeldt, MD is founder and chief executive officer of Episciences, Inc., the manufacturers of Epionce skin care. He has practiced dermatology for 30 years. Thornfeldt is co-author of the book The New Ideal in Skin Health: Separating Fact from Fiction (Allured Books, 2010)