July 2014

Why Does My Dermatologist Not Recommend Antibiotic Ointment After Mohs Surgery?

Once you have gone through your Mohs Surgery process for skin cancer, you can be left wondering what to do at this point. After consulting with you doctor regarding your stitches, it’s important to understand the best way to care for your surgical wound to ensure optimal healing. “The truth is, each surgeon recommend a slightly different approach to wound Continue reading

A Response to “A Case For Sunshine”

Men’s Fitness Magazine recently published an article debating the science and knowledge of sun exposure in relation to Vitamin D levels. In the article it states that people are led to believe that the only way to step outside is by using sunscreen, and that it is causing a deficiency in Vitamin D levels. This supposed deficiency is said to Continue reading

What is a Becker Nevus?

What is a Becker Nevus? This type of nevus, or birthmark, appears as a large dark discolored patch on the body. To some, a Becker nevus is considered a late-onset birthmark as it tends appear or become prominent around puberty. The most common location for this birthmark is on the the shoulder or back, but can really appear almost anywhere on the Continue reading

Give Your Feet Some Sugar | Homemade Foot Scrub

Whilst traveling the cosmetic aisle, you will be overwhelmed by the plethora of options for making your feet feel smooth and soft. There are many store-bought products that will work wonders for your skin, but there are great ways to make homemade versions of your skin necessities. Through the lovely land of pinterest we came across a fantastic, and extremely simple, recipe for a Continue reading

What are Shingles?

Shingles (also known as Zoster) is a re-visitation of the varicella-zoster Chicken Pox virus that happens years after the initial infection. This flare typically occurs during the adult years, usually in older individuals. “The chicken pox virus never actually leaves the body,” explains Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified Dermatologist in Austin, Texas, “It takes up residence in our nerve roots Continue reading

How Long Does Mohs Micrographic Surgery Take?

After finding out it necessary to undergo Mohs Micrographic Surgery to remove a skin cancer, patients often have a number if questions. One common question that patients have is regarding the amount of time that the surgery will take. The honest answer is that it is different for each person. “Unfortunately, this is one question that is difficult to answer,” Continue reading

What is Benzoyl Peroxide?

What is Benzoyl Peroxide? Benzoyl Peroxide is an anti-acne medication, that comes in many forms. It is available in both over the counter and prescribed products. There are many ways to use Benzoyl Peroxide on the skin, as it can be found in products ranging from bar soap, to lotions, creams, gels and even shaving cream. What is Benzoyl Peroxide Used Continue reading

5 Things To Remember During Your 4th Of July Celebrations

Independence day is coming, and with it comes parties, fireworks, and outdoor fun. It’s hard to avoid the environmental factors like the sun and insects, but we want to remind you of a few things that you can do to keep your 4th of July fantastic! 1. Sunscreen I know, I know. You’ve heard it a million times. But PUT Continue reading

Former NFL Quarterback Supports Men’s Skin Health

Former New York Giants Quarterback Phil Simms has stated that he had skin cancer, and is now using his “Spot Me” campaign to help raise skin health awareness for men of all ages. After visiting a Dermatologist for spots that he had all over his body, Simms was informed that he had many cancerous spots within his skin. He then Continue reading

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