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How Common Cancers Are Treated With Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Mohs is a surgical technique for removing skin cancer–one layer at a time. The dermatologist removes a layer of skin, looks at it under the microscope, and then only removes another layer of skin if cancer cells are still present. It’s considered the gold standard of skin cancer surgery and is favored above local excision…. read more

Skin Cysts And What To Do About Them

If you have a skin cyst, you probably dislike how it feels and looks. These hard nobs can be painful and make your skin look less than its best. While cysts are usually nothing serious (medically speaking), you may want to take them seriously if they bother you. What is a Cyst? Cysts are bumps… read more

UVA vs. UVB Rays: What’s the Difference?

One burns your skin, and the other ages it. That’s the difference between UVA and UVB rays. Think . . . UVA (Ages) and UVB (Burns)—if you want to remember it easily.  So, why bother knowing the difference? Because some sunscreens will only protect you against one type of ray, that’s why. Especially if they’re… read more

Got Skin in The Game? Let’s Protect It

You can protect your skin just by knowing your skin type. Your skin type tells you whether you need a minimum SPF of 30 or if 15 will do. It also tells you whether you need to start annual skin check-ups at age 30 or if you can wait until you’re 40. Your skin type… read more

How Lasers Can Reverse Sun Damage

Are you one of the people who grew up when it was “cool” to bake in the sun? It’s okay. You can admit it. After all, millions of people from your generation are right there with you. They’ve also accumulated sun damage. And with it the consequences, which include aged-looking skin and an increased risk… read more

How Winter Sunscreen Can Save Your Skin

Our dermatologists want you to wear sunscreen during the Winter. Don’t think you need it? Well, you do. The sun’s UV rays are with us daily. If the sun is up, UV rays cascade down. Even if the day is cloudy and overcast, the sun has still come out. Sure, the sun’s UV rays are… read more

Love Your Skin This Valentine’s Day

You want to look your best this Valentine’s day, and that means glowing skin that radiates health from the inside out. You want to look great for YOURSELF (and of course, you want that special someone to notice, too).  But how do you get your skin to look radiant fast? Especially if Valentine’s day is… read more

Everything You Need to Know About Treating Acne Scars

We explored how to avoid getting acne scars in our recent blog post, “Can You Clear Acne on Your Own.” That’s where we learned that two (out of six) types of acne–nodules, and cysts–leave SCARS. We learned how to prevent acne scars by seeing a dermatologist for an oral antibiotic.  Let us mention at this… read more

Skin-Healthy Foods to Look Radiant And Prevent Cancer

You want your skin to radiate health, AND you don’t want to get skin cancer. Well, you can get both healthy skin and avoid skin cancer too. How? Eat. Healthy. Foods.  Studies show their antioxidants, immune boosters, and anti-inflammatory properties in food will improve the look of your skin and could reduce your risk of… read more

The Best Sunscreen For Every Body Part

You need the best sunscreen for every body part. That means what’s suitable for your arms and legs is not necessarily what’s best for your face and neck. So, which sunscreen do you put where? Stick with us as we explore the best sun protection for you–from head to toe, we’ve got you covered! The… read more

It’s National Cancer Prevention Month

In honor of National Cancer Prevention Month, let’s talk about skin cancer, the most common type in the world. More people get skin cancer than any other type of cancer. If you live to 70, there’s a one-in-five chance you’ll develop skin cancer. So how do you prevent it? How do you make sure you’re… read more

Can You Clear Acne on Your Own?

So you have acne, and you want it gone. But how? Is it even possible to clear acne on your own? Some people say it is; others say you need to see a dermatologist. What’s the truth? The Skin and Cancer institute put together this guide to answer all these questions and more.   Acne, by… read more

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