Sun Safety

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 [Read More]

How to Choose a Sunscreen

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 [Read More]

May 6th is Melanoma Monday

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common cancer? Approximately 9,500 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with skin cancer every day. That means approximately one in five Americans develop skin cancer. While melanoma is not the most common type of skin cancer, it is the most dangerous. It is responsible for 10,000 [Read More]

Protecting Lighter-Toned Skin from Skin Cancer

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 [Read More]

Tips for Healthy Skin Year Round

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 [Read More]

Tanning Safety & Skin Cancer Risk for Young Women

Ask most young women if appearing tanned is important to looking and feeling their best, and the answer will often be yes. Simply put, many still perceive a tanned face as a sign of health and attractiveness. It’s a long-standing, common  perception that still motivates millions to hit the beach and/or tanning salon, searching for [Read More]

Protecting Yourself From Skin Cancer

By Dr. Kerry Shaughnessy Hello!  May is national Skin Cancer Awareness month, which makes good sense given that we’re heading into summertime and peak sun-tanning season. What better time for some helpful sun protection tips from your friendly Water’s Edge dermatologist? Note that this will be my first summer spent in Florida, so it’s important [Read More]

Don’t Spray Sunscreen on Kids….. At Least for Now

The Food and Drug Administration announced last month that it was investigating the potential risks of spray sunscreens. Of particular concern to us is the possibility that people might accidentally breathe in the ingredients, a risk that’s greatest in children, who—as any parent knows—are more likely to squirm around when they’re being sprayed. As a [Read More]

Baby Skin Care

There is nothing like a newborn baby’s super smooth skin. No doubt, you have plenty on your mind with a newborn, so the good news is the old adage “less is more” applies to caring for your newborn’s skin. Your baby’s immune system is developing, so stay away from products with chemicals, fragrances, and dyes [Read More]