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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

Botox, Dysport, And Xeomin Are Similar

Botox, Dysport, And Xeomin Are Similar – Here is How

People talk about Botox so much these days you’d think it was the only wrinkle relaxer on the market, but it’s not. Botox’s younger brand-name siblings, Dysport and Xeomin work in the same way and are just as effective (if less talked about) than Botox. This probably stems from the fact that the FDA approved… read more

Want Fuller, Longer Lashes? Get Latisse!

If you dream of thicker, longer lashes, you can get a medication from your dermatologist called Latisse that will give you just that. This can replace messy eyelash glue and false lashes, as well as pricey eyelash extensions. What is Latisse? Latisse is a medication for glaucoma that has a happy side effect—it makes eyelashes… read more

Nail Fungus is No Fun: Learn how to Prevent it.

Nobody likes nail fungus, whether it’s on their nails or someone else’s. It’s unsightly, doesn’t feel good, and it’s contagious. So at the Skin and Cancer Institute, we’ve put together a guide to show you how to keep from getting it–and what to do if you become infected. What is Nail Fungus Nail fungus is… read more

Treat Yourself to Laser Hair Removal This Christmas

What could be a greater gift to yourself this holiday season than laser hair removal?  At the Skin and Cancer Institute, you’ll get smooth, hairless skin—without tweezing, waxing, or shaving. And, it can be done anywhere on your body (face, underarms, chest, back and bikini area). You name the body part and our lasers can… read more

Precancerous Skin Lesions

Are Your Skin Growths Precancerous?

Precancerous skin lesions are not cancer but could become cancer over time. These lesions include actinic keratosis. Actinic Keratosis The most common form of precancer is actinic keratosis (AK). It is also known as solar keratosis because it’s caused by long-term exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. AKs can eventually develop into squamous cell… read more

What SkinPen Microneedling Can Do For You

SkinPen is a little tool that can make a big difference to your skin’s texture. We offer it to our patients at the Skin and Cancer Institute because we like how it can smooth acne scars and wrinkles and leave your skin glowing in as little as three sessions. What is SkinPen? SkinPen is a… read more

5 Types of Warts And What to do About Them

What is a Wart? A wart is an overgrowth of cells caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They are most common on the hands and feet but can grow anywhere on your body. There are five basic types of warts that you should be aware of. They all have similarities, though they look different and… read more

2 Techniques For Hair Restoration

It’s normal to lose up to 100 hairs each day. This hair is replaced by new hair growing in, so it’s not noticeable. It’s when you lose your hair faster than it’s replaced that it becomes visibly thin and bald. That’s where the dermatologists at the Skin and Cancer Institute can help. They have two… read more

Melanoma Facts You Need to Know

When it comes to skin cancer, melanoma is the most serious type and causes more deaths than any other skin cancer. Because of this, it’s vital to know the facts about melanoma. What is Melanoma? Melanoma is a disease where skin cancer forms inside the cells that give your skin its color. These cancer cells… read more

World AIDS Day

Each December first marks international world AIDS day, a time to raise awareness about the impact of this virus. At the Skin and Cancer Institute, we join people worldwide to support those affected by HIV/AIDS and the dermatological conditions from which they’re more likely to suffer. These conditions include Kaposi’s sarcoma, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, shingles,… read more

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