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When most people think of acne, they picture the pimples that are the bane of teenagers everywhere. However, there is more to acne than just pimples, and it is by no means limited to teenagers. For people with certain skin types or conditions, acne can be a lifelong condition. If you have acne, you need to seek acne treatment as soon as possible, in order to make sure minor acne problems don’t turn into major ones.
What is Acne?
Acne is a skin condition caused when the pores become clogged with excess skin oil (sebum). Dead skin cells pile up within the clogged pores, creating whiteheads and blackheads….
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, early detection and treatment of skin cancer will almost always prevent skin cancer from becoming untreatable.
The first and best way to recognize skin cancer is to perform routine self-exams. Even if you have been vigilant about wearing sunscreen, wearing hats and other protective gear and avoiding dangerous sun exposure, it is still important to watch yourself carefully for signs of skin cancer. The Foundation recommends that you do an exam every month. Not only will this help you become more familiar with the normal colorations on your body, but it will ensure that you are able to promptly recognize the signs of cancer. You should conduct these exams from head to toe. With…
When you stop to think about the fact that your skin is your largest organ, and it’s often the only thing standing between you and the harmful rays of the sun, it’s no surprise that skin cancer is one of today’s most commonly diagnosed cancers. People who live in sunny regions should be especially worried about skin cancer. The good news is that skin cancer is both preventable and treatable.
Preventing Skin Cancer
Unlike other types of cancer prevention tips, which recommend various foods and activities based mainly on statistical number-crunching, skin cancer prevention tips are well established in facts and research. Plus, they’re pretty straightforward. Simply protect your skin from the sun, and you will reduce your chances of developing…
A basal cell carcinoma (skin cancer) diagnosis can be a very frightening time, and one where you have many questions—the first of which is often determining what options are available for treatment. Fortunately there are many skin cancer treatment options, and you can work with your doctor to determine which is right for you. One care option that offers a high success rate is Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Here is a brief overview of how it compares to other treatments.
What is Mohs Surgery?
Mohs surgery is designed to microscopically identify and target the cancer cells, then remove them, along with any “roots” that may still be in the skin and could cause recurrence in the future. Because it is so precisely…
How Your Dermatologist Can Help Treat Your Acne
Acne sufferers everywhere are well aware of the low self-esteem, depression, and pain their condition causes. But there’s no reason to put up with acne when there are so many effective types of treatments available. However, to get the best results, it’s important to have the correct diagnosis. There are other conditions that mimic the appearance of acne and will not respond to treatments meant only for acne.
How will your dermatologist diagnose your skin condition?
There is no test to determine whether a patient has acne, other than a visual inspection by a trained dermatologist.
What kinds of acne treatments are available?
Over-the-counter acne creams and lotions can be very effective in treating some…
As the years pass by and your body becomes older, so does your skin. In fact, as the largest organ in the body, the skin is one of the most susceptible organs to the effects of aging. With this in mind, it is very important to learn early on what you can do to prevent and treat common age-related skin disorders.
Here are some of the most common skin disorders faced by the elderly and how to treat them.
Skin cancer is one of the most serious health problems facing seniors today. However, when caught in its earliest stages, skin cancer can be very effectively controlled and treated. Pre-cancerous…
Dr. Gross is worried that you aren’t protecting yourself from the harmful rays of the sun. He recommends that you make a regular appointments with a dermatologists, the same as you would your dentist. Healthy skin is beautiful, so why not take care of it? Your skin needs special care just like your hair and health. There are numerous problems associated with spending too much time in the sun. Sunburns can cause serious skin damage that runs deeper than just the top layer of skin. There are some cases of sunburn that can even be life-threatening. Sunburns can happen anytime and anywhere, not just while you’re at the beach. In…
Acne is an uncomfortable skin condition that nearly everyone throughout the country experiences at some time in their lives. Most people associate it with the teenage years, but hormonal changes such as pregnancy or menopause can also trigger it. While there are many causes, it happens when the pores on the surface of the skin get clogged. When your glands produce excessive oil, pores can become clogged. As dead cells, dirt, and bacteria begin to build up there is a blockage or plug. These plugs are usually referred to as whiteheads or blackheads or simply pimples. Without proper treatment, severe acne…
One of the most common types of cancer in humans is skin cancer. A million or more cases are reported every year, and the rates seem to be increasing. Some studies project that nearly 50% of all Americans who live to be 65 years or older will have developed at least one case of skin cancer.
There are three primary types of skin cancer. The least dangerous type, Basal Cell Carcinoma, often appears as a small dome-shaped pearly bump. It may look like a flesh-colored mole and can have superficial blood vessels on its surface. Basal Cell Carcinoma can also look like a patch of dry skin or a red, scaly patch that slowly increases in size over time. Squamous…