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What You Need To Know About How Melanoma Skin Cancers Grow

While it is not the most common type of skin cancer, melanoma can prove to be one of the most dangerous forms. Over 87,000 people will likely receive a melanoma diagnosis in 2017, and nearly 10,000 will die from the disease. “Malignant melanoma develops in melanocyte cells, which form melanin, a dark pigment in the skin,” explains Dr. Adam Mamelak, Continue reading

5 Skin Care Tips for Teens

It’s important to start healthy habits early. And when you are a teenager, taking care of your skin is especially crucial. This is a time of big hormonal changes, which can throw your skin into turmoil. Here are 5 tips for teens to help you improve your skin. 1. Drink Water Water is really important for your skin. Especially when Continue reading

A History of Sunscreen

We all know the importance of sunscreen for defense against skin cancer, but how did this miraculous creation come about? “There’s actually some very interesting history here,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, dermatologist and skin cancer expert at Sanova Dermatology in Austin, Texas, “complete with mountain climbing, skin care gurus, warfare strategies, not to mention a little chemistry.” In the early 1930s, Continue reading

Skin Changes in your 40’s and What To Do About Them

All skin is different. Each person ages differently and at a different rate. There are different factors that determine how skin behaves over time. “Sun exposure, environmental pollutants, genetics and habits, even things like a healthy diet and exercise can have an impact on skin,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board certified dermatologist and cosmetic expert at Sanova Dermatology. Common Changes Continue reading

You’re Faithful About Using Sunscreen — But Are You Using it Correctly?

Much has been written over the past few decades about the dangers of exposing your skin to the sun’s rays without protecting it with sunscreen. We’re urged over and over again to make sunscreen part of our daily skin care regimen, and with good reason. “The rate of new melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, among adults in the Continue reading

Which UV Rays Damage the Skin?

There’s a lot of talk of how UVA and UVB rays from the sun are considered dangerous and can cause damage to your skin cells. While UVB rays are usually associated with sun burns and thought to have a higher chance of causing skin cancer, UVA rays have also been found to increase the risk of cancer and are the main Continue reading

Caring for Your Previously Sun Damaged Skin

It’s hard to believe it now, but not too long ago sitting out in the sun covered in baby oil was the thing to do. “Having a golden tan was popular and seen as a healthy glow,” says Dr. Adam Mamelak, a board certified Dermatologist and Mohs surgeon at Sanova Dermatology. “It wasn’t ’till years later that we recognized damage Continue reading

Top 3 Ways to Prevent Basal Cell Carcinoma

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer with basal cell carcinoma being the most frequently diagnosed. This is the most curable type of skin cancer when found early, but it’s also to most preventable. Here are 3 ways to prevent basal cell carcinoma. 1. Wear Sunscreen With everything we know about skin cancer prevention, it’s no wonder sunscreen is Continue reading

Is your School’s Sunscreen Policy Affecting your Child’s Health?

Every day we are learning more and more about the effects of the sun on our skin. Not only can the sun cause premature aging, but it can lead to skin cancer as well. The more often we are subjected to skin issues, like sunburns, the more likely we will develop skin cancer. This is one reason why protecting the Continue reading

5 Effective Ways to Treat Sun Damage After the Summer

Each year, cooler nights and school-supply-filled stores signal that the end of summer is here and fall is approaching. “Many people tell me they notice their skin begins to look dull and uneven at this time of year,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, dermatologist and cosmetic specialist in Austin, Texas. Outdoor summer fun often results in sun damage, even in those Continue reading

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