May 2022

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

3 Reasons to Take Skin Cancer More Seriously

Your skin is the biggest organ in your body and your first line of protection against any harm. This also makes it vulnerable to outside forces, such as the sun or extreme temperatures. Yet, people often ignore their doctor’s warnings about skin health and the importance of protecting their skin against UV radiation, which can cause skin cancer.  The experts 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

Is Alcohol Bad For Your Skin?

We all enjoy a fine glass of wine every once in a while, and that by itself is not a bad thing. It only becomes a problem when we are enjoying too much wine too often. Most people know that alcohol is bad for your liver in high quantities, but it can be bad for other organs as well. One 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

Is Powdered Sunscreen Effective?

New products are the highlight of any new season, and many of our favorite brands are beginning to release a new type of sunscreen to accompany skincare fanatics to the beach, pool, and park this summer. “When used correctly, as a supplement to regular sunscreen, powdered sunscreen can effectively provide an extra layer of sun protection,” shares Lesley Ott, a 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

Top 4 Alternatives to Tanning Beds

The most beautiful skin is skin that you feel comfortable in. For many people, tanning is a part of feeling comfortable and beautiful in their skin. However, there is no “safe” way to tan, as outdoor tanning and UV tanning booths both expose the skin to harmful ultraviolet radiation. This radiation exposure can give the appearance of bronzed skin but 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

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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