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Dermatologist’s Summer Skincare Advice

Summer Skincare Plan Dr. Blatnoy recommends the following battle plan for summer skincare: Twice a week, scrub skin with a brush, an exfoliating scrub, or a salicylic acid wash to brighten it and allow lotions and serums to absorb more deeply. If your skin becomes irritated, exfoliate just once a week.  As the weather warms, […]

Dermatologist’s advice: Safest way to get a sun tan.

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, rates of melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer) have doubled since 1982, and skin cancer is now the most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. (source) The reason for this increase is that people are more interested in tanning at the beach, in the tanning bed, […]

How to prevent sun damage to your skin.

Properly preventing sun damage that could lead to skin cancer: Follow these tips to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays and reduce your risk of skin cancer: Seek shade when appropriate, remembering that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If your shadow is shorter than you are, […]

What is Melanoma?

The most dangerous form of skin cancer, these cancerous growths develop when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation or tanning beds)triggers genetic mutations that lead the skin cells to multiply fast and form malignant tumors. These tumors originate in the pigment producing cells called melanocytes in the basal layer […]

How often should you get a skin cancer screening?

There are many things that you can afford to skip but a skin cancer screening is not one of them, especially for those living in Florida, the sunshine state. The probability of contracting skin cancer is extremely high in this part of the country due to high exposure to sunlight. There are also many activities […]

Identifying Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Defining Squamous Cell Carcinoma (Skin Cancer): Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells arising in the squamous cells, which compose most of the skin’s upper layers (the epidermis). This type of cancer may present itself as open sores, growths with a central depression, or warts. The lesions may crust or bleed.  […]