Blog

Why Sun Spots or Actinic Keratoses Should be Removed

Tagged with: , ,

Actinic keratoses are brown spots that appear on the skin from sun damage. Also called sun spots or even freckles, these brown spots are linked with aging, occurring on exposed areas like the hands, face and chest. While some people want to have sun spots removed for cosmetic reasons, there are other concerns besides aesthetics. …
Read More

Top 3 Skin Cancer Warning Signs

Tagged with: , ,

Over five million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Almost half of Americans that reach the age of 65 will be diagnosed with at least one instance of skin cancer. Knowing the early warning signs of skin cancer can alert you quickly, improving your chance of effective treatment. Here are …
Read More

Common Myths About Sunscreen

Tagged with: , ,

Sunscreen can be one of the best defenses against negative effects from sun exposure. It can help reduce the risk of sunburns, skin cancer and premature aging of the skin. However, when and how to use sunscreen properly is surrounded by myths that have been perpetuated over the years. Here are some of the sunscreen …
Read More

Choosing Your Mohs Surgeon

Tagged with: , ,

If you have been diagnosed with skin cancer and Mohs surgery has been recommended for treatment, you need an experienced Mohs surgeon. Unfortunately, all surgeons that perform this complicated and precise surgery do not necessarily have the same experience and qualifications. There are two varieties of Mohs surgeons: those who are true Mohs surgeons (ACMS …
Read More

Risk Factors of Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Tagged with: , ,

In the last few decades, sunscreen lotions and sun umbrella sales have sky-rocketed due to one nasty disease: squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). Gone are the care-free days of sun bathing and purposely exposing naked skin the sun. One of the main risk factors for this deadly skin cancer is prolonged to UV rays, usually from …
Read More