May 2016

Signal Transduction Inhibitors and Melanoma

A diagnosis of melanoma can lead to many questions. It’s important to fully understand your disease, what the treatment options are, and how they will impact you. You may hear the term signal transduction inhibitors come up, which brings up the question: what are signal transduction inhibitors, and how are they used to treat melanoma? The answer is two-fold: What are signal Continue reading

Is Perioral Dermatitis Causing the Breakouts and Rashes Around My Mouth?

Perioral Dermatitis (also called periorifical dermatitis) is a common skin rash mainly affecting younger women. It is most commonly seen between the ages of 19 and 40. It can also be found in men, children, and the elderly, though with less frequency. With this condition, the skin near the mouth is the area most often affected, with a possible spread to the nose, Continue reading

It’s Don’t “Fry Day” Friday

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention has allocated the month of May as Skin Cancer Awareness Month. In order to raise awareness of the dangers of overexposure to the UV rays of the sun, the Council has named the Friday prior to Memorial Day, “Don’t Fry Day,” to remind people to protect their skin while outdoors, and to encourage Continue reading

Top 3 Treatments for Keratosis Pilaris

Chicken skin. You know you have it. You can feel it on the backs of your upper arms, your thighs, and your booty. Let’s put a less icky name to it. Try keratosis pilaris on for size. That’s right, your bumpy skin has a name and is a real condition of millions of people. “Keratosis Pilaris (KP) occurs when there Continue reading

Is it Safe for Microneedling to be Performed After a Dermal Filler?

If you’ve spent time looking into aesthetic treatments and ways to rejuvenate your skin, you know that there are endless options available. Dermal fillers like Restylane or Juvederm, is a great option when looking to restore youthful fullness to the face. But, what can you pair with this treatment to help with natural collagen production, while addressing texture and tone? Micro-needling can be Continue reading

Top Tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

  According to the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention, more than 3.5 million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States. “Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer and is primarily caused by exposure to Ultraviolet (UV) radiation,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, dermatologist and skin cancer surgeon in Austin, Texas. May is Continue reading

Is Botox a Wrinkle Preventer?

The Journal of the American Medical Association – Dermatology recently reported that it is rarely too early to start using Botox injections as a wrinkle preventative! When a person reaches 40 or 50 years of age, the repetitive frown lines, crows feet and forehead lines have normally already been etched into the person’s face. At such a stage, the person Continue reading

Hitting Home Runs in the Treatment of Melanoma

Are you curious about the newest melanoma treatment using checkpoint inhibitors you’ve heard about? What are checkpoint inhibitors and how are these used to treat melanoma? Let’s take a look at how this latest therapy works. The Players T-cells checkpoint inhibitors ipilimumab nivolumab pembrolizumab The Game “T-cells (T lymphocytes) are cancer-fighting cells,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, dermatologist and skin cancer Continue reading

Aesthetic Procedures: Are They “Worth It”?

So you’re think about a little cosmetic rejuvenation for your skin, but worried things might not turn out as you plan. Sure, your friend said it’s great, but will you get the same results? And what about that horror story you read about on the internet? “I think it’s normal to be apprehensive,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, top cosmetic dermatologist Continue reading

What Is The UV Index?

The term “UV Index” is often referenced on the morning news and during weather reports, but are you fully aware of what the UV Index is? UV Index, or the Ultraviolet Index, is a measure of the ultraviolet radiation emitted by the sun. These UV rays are known for causing sun damage, sun burn, and even skin cancer. “When we rate sunscreens,  Continue reading

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