Medical Review By: Ted Schiff, MD When you examine your feet, you’re probably more concerned about dry heels or nail problems than melanoma. After all, melanoma usually occurs in parts of the body that get a lot of sun exposure. But foot melanoma — the skin cancer that killed reggae star Bob Marley — is real.
Medical Review By: Denise Guevara, DO If your face is still as smooth as a baby’s bottom, you probably aren’t thinking about wrinkles. Unfortunately, everyone gets them eventually, partly because as the body ages, it produces less collagen and elastin, proteins that keep the skin firm and elastic. But if you act now, you
Medical Review By: Ted Schiff, MD Like every part of the body, the skin changes with age. The teen years bring dreaded pimples. Middle age brings telltale wrinkles. In elderly adults, skin conditions may become more numerous — and more noticeable — as the skin continues to thin and lose fat, elasticity, and moisture.
Summertime is fun time to spend outdoors. But in sunny Florida, that means more exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Those UV rays can damage unprotected skin in as little as 15 minutes and even lead to skin cancer. Here are some tips to keep you sun safe all year long. Seek Shade One
Updated May 19, 2020 The number of people developing skin cancer has been increasing for decades, to the point that skin cancer is now the most common cancer in the United States. Every day, more than 95,000 people are diagnosed with the disease, and one in five people will develop it in their lifetime. Most
The fun and sun of summer is knocking at the door, but so is the deadliest result of too much sun – melanoma. That’s why catching and treating it early is the key to battling and even curing melanoma. Melanoma is tricky. It can start on the surface of the skin, under a nail or
Hearing the word “cancer” can be scary. However, when it comes to skin cancer, it doesn’t have to be frightening. Although it is the most common cancer in the United States, skin cancer is highly curable when caught and treated early. If you are diagnosed with skin cancer or a pre-cancerous spot, schedule a visit
Sun and fun. They go together, particularly in the sunshine state. But sun can go with other things that aren’t so fun at all, such as pre-mature aging of your skin and even dangerous skin cancers. Fortunately, there is a not-so-secret weapon that is easily available and known by just about everyone. It’s called sunscreen
St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to remind everyone with lighter-toned skin to take extra precautions in the sun to protect yourself from skin cancer. Most skin cancers develop on areas of the skin that get years of sun exposure, like the face, neck, ears, forearms, hands, and trunk. Basal cell carcinomas and squamous
All year long we’re celebrating Water’s Edge 20th anniversary of serving patients’ skincare needs as Florida’s premier skincare provider. We’ve got a lot to celebrate with the upcoming holidays nearly upon us. In addition, November is National Healthy Skin Month and the perfect time to share these tips recommended by the American Academy of Dermatologists