What Do You Need To Know To Protect Your Skin? Check out the latest video on melanoma essentials from dermatologist, Dr. Cynthia Bailey. In preparation for summer, and all the hopeful opportunities you have to enjoy warmer days outdoors, let me get you up to speed on melanoma essentials. My latest video covers “Melanoma – […]
You see your skin daily and are the best person to detect worrisome changes. Getting to know the unique characteristics of your skin spots is important.
Have You Seen the Recent Story About a Hairstylist Who Saved Her Client’s Life? Kari Phillips, a hairdresser in Ohio, noticed a mole on Eileen Korey’s scalp that developed between regular coloring visits. She advised Eileen, a former health news reporter, to see a dermatologist. Early melanoma was diagnosed and Kari saved Eileen’s life! Melanoma can develop, […]
A skin biopsy is a procedure where your doctor samples a piece of skin so it can be examined under a microscope. A biopsy is usually done to diagnose a skin cancer or an unusual rash. Who looks at your biopsy is important and you should ask who will be looking at your skin sample under the microscope.
One of the memorable moments of Dr. Bailey’s dermatology career came when one of her patient’s cancer treatments went from 15+ per visit to three per visit. This woman suffered from rosacea and facial seborrhea, and she developed facial skin cancers and precancers at an astounding rate. Dr. Bailey added a product with active green tea antioxidants to the patient’s skin care routine, along with a zinc oxide sunscreen, and was floored! These simple steps drastically changed the patient’s face and her overall health.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Dear Dr. Bailey, I just had a basal cell removed from right under my nose. I have a large incision and have been in tears since the procedure. I am 50 yrs. old. The doctor said that she had to make the incision in order to avoid leaving a divot like mark. (I also had […]
Melanoma is a skin cancer that develops from melanocytes, our pigment-producing cells. Cancer is caused by uncontrolled growth of cells. In the case of melanoma, the uncontrolled growth comes in the form of melanocytes. Melanocytes live in the skin, nervous system, inner ear and heart. As dermatologists, melanoma is the skin cancer we worry about […]