August 2014

Skin Diet: Dark Chocolate Mint Green Smoothie

Most of us tend to turn to food during times of emotional stress, and what bigger time for stress than a wedding, being in school, or being a parent? Although we love all of these activities and roles, it is a challenging task for our minds and our skin. That extra stress can cause blemishes, dry patches, acne, and many Continue reading

Tanning Can Lead to Early Development of Skin Cancer

Tanning is probably the #1 most common cause of patients developing skin cancer. At Sanova Dermatology, we are seeing skin cancer arising in younger and younger patients because of the trend to tan during teenage years. Skin cancer used to be most common in older individuals because of the cumulative sun damage they endure over a lifetime. Now, high school-aged Continue reading

What does my doctor need to know about my health before undergoing Mohs surgery?

Preparing for surgery is a crutial part of any medical procedure, including Mohs surgery for the removal of skin cancer. Whether it’s Basal Cell Carcinoma, Squamous Cell Carcinoma, or Melanoma, there is vital health information that you should relay to your surgeon to help ensure the most optimal outcome and easiest, event-free recovery after your surgery. Please make sure to Continue reading

Who is at Risk for Developing Skin Cancer?

Light-skinned individuals with fair complexions – light hair and eyes – are most at risk when it comes to skin cancer. Other at-risk individuals include those who typically burn, but don’t tan. People who have a history of significant sun exposure, experienced many sunburns during their childhood, or who live in sunny places or at high altitudes are also at Continue reading

4 Tips For The Back-to-School You

The time has come again for school to begin. Along with the frenzy of fresh school supplies and finding classes, is making sure that you are doing all that you can to give your skin that fresh start it needs. Have A Skin Routine As you begin to vary your day with school, classes, studying and socializing, it is important that you Continue reading

Celebrities Who Have Battled Skin Cancer

Although it may be hard to believe, celebrities are people too. They make mistakes, and are able to succumb to illness just like anyone else. As information and warning about skin cancer was more scarce in previous decades, it’s not shocking that so many celebrities have had to deal with different forms of skin cancer including Melanoma, Basal Cell Carcinoma, Continue reading

Employee Spotlight: Hello, Holly!

Holly, despite what she may lead you to believe, is the life of the party! She is great at her job, as well as a great asset to Sanova Dermatology’s daily morale. She offers great stories, anecdotes, and one liners that will have you laughing throughout the day. She brings her Jersey accent, attitude, and charisma to work daily. We Continue reading

How Can I Prevent Skin Cancer?

We know that approximately 90% of skin cancers can be attributed to UV and sun exposure. Although skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in humans, by taking the right precautions, the vast majority of these cancers can be prevented. The best way to prevent skin cancer is to protect yourself from the sun. Using sunscreen daily and Continue reading

Can Tattoo Ink Cause Severe Skin Reactions?

The decision to get a tattoo can be a tricky one. Where to go? Which artist? Style is important. Tribal or Celtic? Traditional American or Asian? Should it be limited or sleeve? While for some, it may be as simple as a butterfly on the shoulder, or Sponge Bob on the ankle. But, there may be other important things to Continue reading

What is Granuloma Annulare?

A Granuloma Annulare is an inflammatory reaction that forms in the skin. It often appears as skin-colored to dusky red-purple bumps, that tend to form in a circular or round plaques on the skin. This can happen anywhere on the skin, but commonly shows up on the hands, feet, and other bony areas. These bumps can sometimes itch, but are Continue reading

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