You may be confronted with early warning signs of skin cancer and be completely unaware. You may even know someone who has been personally affected by skin cancer. You may have a loved one who is struggling with it presently. For all these reasons and more, it is essential to identify the leading causes of skin cancer to be aware and able to prevent it from developing.
Most Common Source of Skin Cancer
Skin Cancer is caused primarily by the UV rays of the sun. Excessive exposure to the sun without protection can cause skin cancer. Ultraviolet radiation is the leading cause of skin cancer.
Not only do UV rays pose a significant risk of skin cancer, but they can be equally dangerous to the health of one’s eyes. Ultraviolet A and B rays can affect the eyes and such exposure can lead to cataracts and even eyelid cancer on the surrounding skin. This is why our dermatologic skin cancer surgeons and board-certified dermatologists urge our patients to limit their sun exposure and as a lifestyle choice. The less exposure the better.
Other Causes of Skin Cancer & Harmful Tumors
Tanning beds and their associated UV lights used are also equally harmful, despite the fact many choose to use tanning beds during the seasonal winter months. In addition, exposure to x-rays as well as scars and other toxic chemicals can also influence and cause skin cancer to develop. Moles can become abnormal and also evolve into cancerous growths. We recommend routine skin examinations and mole screenings as well.
If you suspect you have skin cancer or any dangerous growths you are concerned about, be sure to make an appointment with a dermatologist at Skin and Cancer Institute for prompt medical attention and treatment.
Our board-certified dermatologists and team of licensed nurses are trained in providing unique dermatologic treatments for various skin conditions. From treating unwanted blemishes and other concerns like pigmentation, Rosacea, warts, moles, cysts, skin tags, Skin and Cancer Institute can offer appropriate treatments targeting your particular needs.
Cosmetic Procedures for the Face & Body
We also offer our patients living in Las Vegas, Nevada pristine laser therapies, non-surgical facial fillers, Botox, chemical peels and more. Whether it is a cosmetic enhancement without surgical intervention or more intense changes to the body are desired, our practice offers something for everyone.
Cosmetic treatments include facial rejuvenation, body sculpting to eliminate cellulite and unwanted fat, acne and scar treatment and more. Tattoo removal, spray tanning and laser hair removal are also services we provide.
Contact our Las Vegas practice for all your dermatology and cosmetic needs.
Body sculpting treatments are intended to create toned skin, definition and enhance the overall appearance of the body. By tightening the skin and removing cellulite, body sculpting procedures eliminate fat cells. There are different types of body sculpting treatments available.
We offer our patients in Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas and throughout our many practices in the state of Arizona, Nevada, and California the Coolsculpting, VelaSmooth, Venus Freeze and Sculptra to enhance their body’s definition.
Whether a laser is used, radiofrequency and pulsed electromagnetic fields, a dermal filler or infrared light is used to heat the fat cells, the end goal is is a sculpted body. If you are interested in body sculpting enhancements, schedule your consultation today with our team of nurses and dermatologists.
Residents in Phoenix, Arizona can benefit from cosmetic, laser and surgical procedures offered by our board-certified dermatologists. From skin issues such as psoriasis, eczema, rosacea to the treatment and removal of skin cancerous tumors, our doctors offer services tailored to each patient’s unique needs.
If you live in Phoenix, it is very likely that you have sun exposure that may be harmful, especially if your skin is not protected by gear or SPF. The summer months with high heat temperatures doesn’t help either. Currently, the month of September has seen high temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. This is very dangerous heat and sun exposure to residents of Phoenix. Many patients find themselves being at risk for skin cancer or precancerous skin lesions as well as other harmful growths that evolve if in the sun for lengthy periods of time.
Skin Cancer Variations
Basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, merkel cell carcinoma and sebaceous carcinoma are types of skin cancer treated by board-certified dermatologists. Each type of carcinoma spreads and affects the body differently. For example, merkel cell carcinoma can affect nerve endings and thereby infiltrate the lymph nodes, brain, bones, and lungs. Melanoma by contrast, is the result of a pigmentation mutation called melanin. The cells can mutate causing skin cancer.
Our dermatologists and skin cancer surgeons can help alleviate your concerns. Examination and detection are very important to your timely treatment.
Dermal fillers like Restylane, Juvederm, Bellafill, Radiesse, Xeomin, and Belotero Balance are offered at Skin and Cancer Institute for treating fine lines, augmenting certain features like the lips, defining the cheekbones and filling or adding volume to sunken areas of the face.
Botox is also available for the treatment of unwanted frown lines and sagging skin at the eyebrows, forehead, mouth, and around the eyes. Botox works by paralyzing the muscle by releasing a chemical that blocks the muscle contractions.
Facial rejuvenation procedures are also available in the form of facials, chemical peels, laser treatment, microneedling, microdermabrasion, and non surgical facelift. Our lasers include the Fractional C02 Laser, Photodynamic Therapy (PDT), Photofacial or Intense Pulsed Light, Ultherapy, and the VBeam Perfecta.
To learn more about our cosmetic procedures which enhance the skin and treat various skin concerns, contact Skin and Cancer Institute to schedule your consultation with our board-certified dermatologists today.
Skin and Cancer Institute offers patients surgical removal and other treatments for unwanted skin growths or conditions. For instance, lipoma which are deposits of fats in the shape of lumps can be removed by liposuction or surgically.
Cysts can be treated by laser, topical steroid, drained, or surgically removed. Eczema can be treated by light therapy.
Eczema typically appears on the hands, feet, ankles, arms and neck. It is best not to itch or scratch any patches of dry, cracked skin for risk of breaking open the lesion. Creams and ointments as well as oral corticosteroids may be prescribed by your board-certified dermatologist at Skin and Cancer Institute.
If you struggle with any of these unwanted skin conditions or concerns, schedule your appointment at our Los Angeles, Las Vegas or Phoenix offices.
Parents of newborn babies typically under the age of 3 months, find themselves noticing a skin condition on their newborns. Seborrheic dermatitis is very common and is the result of overproducing oil glands in the face and scalp. Conditions like cold or warm weather can also contribute. Hormones from a breastfeeding mother can also contribute to seborrheic dermatitis.
When seborrhea is found on the babies skin, it can be initially confused with baby acne. However, seborrheic dermatitis can originate in the form of tiny bumps on the face and evolve into red and yellow crusty patches. In a matter of days, the condition can worsen and become more severe and worrisome. Your dermatologist or pediatrician will most likely recommend a topical steroid hydrocortisone 1% to be used a few times daily until the rash and crust disappears. Seborrhea can be found on a newborn’s forehead between or covering the eyebrows, the cheeks and other prominent areas of the face.
This condition can also be noticed in the scalp, by its dry flakes which appear to look like dandruff, but in babies is called cradle cap. Cradle cap is identifiable by scaly yellow patches on the scalp. Shampoos for babies’ cradle cap should be used persistently until the cradle cap disappears. Shampoos including ingredients such as ketoconazole, selenium sulfide, 2% pyrithione zinc, or salicylic acid or tar-based shampoos will most likely be recommended for your little one.
If your little one shows signs of this medical skin condition, schedule your appointment today at Skin and Cancer Institute. Diagnosis and treatment are readily available.
Eczema can be a disturbing skin condition for many adults and children. Eczema is a chronic skin condition that causes inflammation in the skin. Atopic dermatitis is one form of eczema. Dry scaly skin that appears raised, bumpy or has a rough texture like sandpaper can be difficult to live with.
Treatments include steroids, ointments, and creams. Eczema can be found in adults, but is also very common in newborn infants and toddlers. Eczema can cause discomfort and itchiness. It is advised not to itch these dry patches, because it can open up the lesion.
Eczema in Babies Can be Affected by Diet
Breastfed babies may find themselves more susceptible to developing eczema. Often times, lactating mothers try to eliminate certain foods and dairy from their diet to see if the eczema will go away. The American Academy of Pediatrics suggested that mothers who are nursing with infants at high risk of developing Atopic Dermatitis should avoid the following: peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, cow’s milk, and fish from their diets
If you or a loved one face persistent eczema, call Skin and Cancer Institute to meet with our team of professional dermatologists. Click here for a list of all the skin conditions and medical concerns we can treat.
Plastic surgery involving breast enhancement, reduction and lift are available to our Los Angeles patients. Patients seeking a change to the appearance and size of their breasts can benefit from these cosmetic procedures.
For example, a woman struggling with larger or heavier breasts may experience serious discomfort and back pain over time. Breast reduction surgery is a suitable option for an individual with those circumstances.
Breast lift surgery is suitable for women who deal with sagging breasts that have lost their perkiness or shape. Breast lifts offer a solution and revitalize the appearance of the breasts.
Contact Skin and Cancer Institute to schedule your appointment to discuss your surgical options for breast enhancement procedures.
Sun exposure can create and expand the development of cancerous cells. Since the sun’s UV light causes damage to the skin and eyes, there are warning signs to be on the lookout for. Click here to learn more about skin cancer, the removal methods, the types of cancer cells and more.
Sun exposure can cause benign tumors. If you notice freckles, yellow discoloration, pigmentation that is botchy or patchy, or dilated blood vessels under the skin, you may want to be seen by a board-certified dermatologist. Skin lesions can also develop in various forms prior to turning into full blown skin cancer. Such precancerous skin lesions include actinic keratosis which is typically found on the face, ears, scalp, arms and legs.