When is a Spot More than a Cosmetic Concern?

Many people have skin spots that they don’t like. These spots could be a mole on the face, a birthmark on the body, or something more worrisome, like skin cancer, or a pre-cancerous growth. These may be new or irregular growths. During this crisis, it can be hard for patients to know what to do… Read more »

Mohs Surgery – A Micrographic Procedure For Skin Cancer

Despite nationwide skin cancer campaigns preaching the benefits of sunscreen and skin exams, skin cancer ranks No. 1 as the most common form of cancer in the United States. A skin cancer diagnosis often catches people off guard, especially in later decades, but Mohs surgery has transformed the way dermatologists treat common skin cancers. Mohs… Read more »

A Skin Cancer Guide For Veterans & Active Military Personnel

Skin cancer usually isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when people consider the potential health risks associated with military service. However, studies show active duty military and veterans, especially those in earlier wars, have an increased risk for skin cancer compared to the general population. U.S. military members are often deployed to tropical… Read more »

5 tips to prevent skin cancer

Findings from the Skin Cancer Foundation show that one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. That’s a scary statistic – and one that makes it incredibly important to establish a trusting relationship with your dermatologist. There are various types of skin cancer but the majority of the deadliest kinds are… Read more »

Yearly Skin Exam

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer affects one out of every five Americans. More than three and a half million new cases are diagnosed each year, which is why it’s so important that you have an annual skin exam. While your family doctor or general practitioner may conduct a routine skin exam, the… Read more »

The Dangers of Tanning

Jaime Regen Rea went from a self-proclaimed tanning addict to a melanoma patient in just a couple of years. She died just three weeks shy of her 30th birthday. Because her family believes no one should die from a tan, some family members share Jaime’s emotional story in the American Academy of Dermatology’s TV and… Read more »

Shedding Light on Acne and Rosacea

In the 1950s x-rays were used to destroy the oil glands that cause acne. Today lasers are being tried to target either oil glands or bacteria that both play a role in acne. This interest in using lasers has been prompted by a rise in antibiotic resistance, side effects of oral and topical treatments, and… Read more »