Basal Cell Carcinoma

The Importance of Regular Skin Screenings

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) makes available on its patient education website some surprising statistics when it comes to the prevalence of skin cancer throughout the United States. “Most notable is the fact that skin cancer is actually the most common form of cancer within the U.S. population,” explains Dr. Melanie Pickett, board-certified dermatologist at Sanova Dermatology. Estimates are Continue reading

Top 4 Places Missed When Applying Sunscreen

Cancer is a dangerous disease and your skin is not impervious to this fatal illness. It is said that 1 in 5 persons in North America will develop skin cancer. Don’t let it be you! Overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays can increase your risk of developing skin cancer. No matter your age or skin color, it is important Continue reading

Stop Believing these 5 Common Sunscreen Myths!

Sunscreen use is vital in protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Ultraviolet rays can damage the skin, cause premature aging, and even lead to skin cancer. Despite these risks of unprotected sun exposure, certain misconceptions have been gaining traction regarding the effectiveness and use of sunscreen. Such myths have left even the most skin-savvy people exposed to the Continue reading

Do People of Color Need To Wear Sunscreen?

People with dark skin don’t tan, so they don’t need sunscreen, right? Not quite. Although the sun’s UV rays do impact darker skin somewhat differently than lighter skin, people of color still need to be proactive about protecting themselves from skin cancer. Misconceptions Surrounding the Sun’s Effect on Darker Skin “Many people with darker skin believe sunscreen is unnecessary because Continue reading

What Are The Sources of UV Exposure?

When you think of the perfect summer day, chances are you think of the hot sun blazing in the sky. That’s why July is UV Safety Awareness Month, and it’s also the perfect time to learn more about ultraviolet (UV) radiation. This guide is designed to help you understand what UV radiation is, where it comes from, what its hazards Continue reading

The ABC’s of Melanoma Detection

Skin cancer can be a serious condition, especially if it is not treated early on. Fortunately, many cancerous melanomas tend to differentiate themselves from harmless moles, and marks that may indicate skin cancer can be relatively easy to spot if you know what to look for. “Many melanomas are asymmetrical, have unusual borders and colors, are larger than moles, and Continue reading

4 Ways Omega-3s Benefit The Skin

In homage to National Health & Nutrition Month, we wanted to discuss how what you eat can benefit your skin health! Omega-3 fatty acids have numerous health benefits, ranging from preventing cardiovascular disease to enriching the overall health of your skin. While our body can make most types of fats that it needs, it is unable to make the essential Continue reading

Tips For Caring For Winter Skin

Most of us associate sunburns and skin cancer risks with the hot, sunny days of summer. In fact, as we move into the colder, darker winter season, studies have found that many adults stop practicing smart sun protection. “But if you want to minimize your skin cancer risks and keep your complexion looking radiant and healthy, you need to protect Continue reading

Is There Such Thing As A “Base Tan”?

You may have heard of the concept of preventing sunburns by obtaining a base tan, but does this really exist? All tans, including base tans, increase your risk of developing skin cancer, and using sunscreen and a spray tan is a much healthier way to protect your skin while getting a golden glow this summer. What Is a “Base Tan”? “Many Continue reading

Advantages Of Mohs Surgery For Skin Cancer Treatment

With recent estimates indicating that one in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime, it’s more important than ever to know what treatments are best. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, the two most common forms of skin cancer, are particularly well suited to treatment with Mohs Surgery. What is Mohs Surgery? Pronounced Moes, Mohs Micrographic Surgery is a Continue reading

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