Prevent sun damage this summer with a dermatologist’s explanation of why the summer sun is so dangerous for your skin. As a dermatologist, I want to explain summer sun damage in order to help you prevent accumulating it this summer. It is important to know that in the summer the sun is very close to […]
Are You Planning to Get a Sunburn This Memorial Day Weekend? Have you in the past? Have your children, friends, or spouse? Memorial Day Weekend is the ‘gateway to sunny fun’ for us all! I always think about having friends over for a BBQ, going for a hike, going to the beach, or an activity that […]
Want Lighter-feeling Skin Care Products In the Summer’s Heat? Don’t you also want your skin to be polished silky smooth for those warm weather fashions that expose your skin to everyone? Avoid: Flaky and dry arms or lower legs that looks like crackly old leather Crusty and rough barnacles or age spots Red and bumpy ‘chicken […]
1 in 5 Americans will get skin cancer in their life. The first Monday in May is Melanoma Monday, and the American Academy of Dermatology has set aside this day to raise awareness about skin cancer.
Infographics are pictorial ways to relay information. My dermatology and skin health infographic topics range from sun protection and skin cancer to how to apply self tanner. I’ve got one on the BRCA gene too. Take a look and please share them.
Most attention during Breast Cancer Month is focused on women. We all need to know that men get breast cancer too. When men get breast cancer, the signs of cancer are the same as they are in women. However, a huge difference is that men are not regularly screened with mammography. Even during a physical medical exam men may […]
I always see many more skin cancers in the late summer and fall. It happens every year in my dermatology practice – for 30 years, a deluge of skin cancers show up every fall, to the surprise of my patients. We prepare our schedule for it. If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, get your skin examined […]
Pop celebrity Khloe Kardashian just announced that she had a skin cancer on her back and that 8 inches of her skin had to be removed. She describes herself as having “moles everywhere” and has had worrisome moles biopsied in the past. Khloe is doing you a favor by starting an international conversation about moles and […]
Do You Need Sun Protection? Everyone needs sun protection all day, every day, year-round. Yes, in many cultures, tans are considered beautiful. But, did you know that a tan means damage to your skin has occurred? This damage leads to wrinkles, skin-thinning and an increased risk of developing skin cancer. If you tan, or your freckles […]
Sunless Tanner Tips and Insights from the Dermatologist Do you know how to properly apply self-tanners to achieve a soft and even, sun-kissed glow that looks natural on your skin? Looking good while using a self-tanner isn’t always easy. In fact, there are a few tricks you need to know to use them successfully. That’s […]