Chemical vs. Physical Sunscreen
May 29, 2019
A lot of people are unaware that there are two types of sunscreen: chemical and physical. What’s the difference? Chemical sunscreens contain organic compounds, such as oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate and...
Scalp Melanomas: The Deadliest of All Melanomas
May 22, 2019
Melanoma is the most dangerous type of skin cancer. It is derived from melanocytes, the skin’s pigment cells, and can spread quickly through the lymph nodes or blood-stream if not...
Military and the Increase in Skin Cancer
May 15, 2019
Research has shown that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. While we all are an increased risk, a recent study published in the Journal of...
What You Should Know About Precancerous Skin Growths
May 8, 2019
According to board-certified dermatologist Dr. August A. Natalie, precancerous skin growths are an early sign of extensive damage by UV rays. It is good to find these precancerous growths early...
Types of Skin Cancer
May 1, 2019
Find it. Treat it. Beat it. May is Melanoma Awareness Month and with summer right around the corner, now is a great time to become more informed about skin cancer....
4 Facts about Indoor Tanning
January 30, 2019
The wish for a sun kissed glow year-round has led to an ever-popular demand for tanning beds. Unfortunately many tanning bed users fall for the tanning myths and are not...
Skin Care Rules While Traveling
December 19, 2018
Cold weather, holiday foods, stress, Christmas cookies – there are plenty of factors that contribute to skin breakouts this time of the year. Another sabotage? Travel. From traveling in planes,...
How to Treat Sunburn
July 25, 2018
If you're reading this you must have missed our previous blog about how to properly apply sunscreen! That’s okay; I think we have all been there – lesson learned, right?...
How to Read a Sunscreen Label
July 11, 2018
Reading a sunscreen label shouldn’t feel like you are deciphering The Da Vinci Code. We understand that people care now, more than ever before, what they are putting on their...
5 Preventable Summer Skin Problems
June 27, 2018
Don’t let skin issues put a halt on your summer fun. Dr. Todd Rickett, board-certified dermatologist with Forefront Dermatology, lists the top five most common summer skin problems and tips...
The Truth about Tanning
May 30, 2018
The urge to have the summer glow year-round is prominent among many Americans. We have heard all the reasons: “I look thinner when I have a tan.” “I feel prettier...
Skin Cancer Prevention Guidelines
May 23, 2018
Find it. Treat it. Beat it. May is Melanoma Awareness Month and with summer right around the corner, now is a great time to become informed about the top skin...
What is Mohs Micrographic Surgery?
May 16, 2018
You may have been diagnosed with skin cancer and were told the best treatment option is Mohs Micrographic surgery. If you want to learn more about Mohs surgery you have...
Diagnosed with Melanoma – Now What?
May 9, 2018
Learning that you have been diagnosed with melanoma - the most serious type of skin cancer – is a life-changing moment. After all, skin cancer is cancer. You may have...
Get the Facts: Melanoma Skin Cancer
May 2, 2018
It is estimated that melanoma kills, on average, over 10,000 people in the United States ever year. Understanding what melanoma is and the warning signs, risks, and types will help...
I was charged for Pathology services – what is that?
April 26, 2018
Did you recently visit your dermatologist, have a tissue sample taken and later were billed for pathology lab services? You may have questioned what pathology is, why you got billed...
Don’t Leave Your Skin Health to Luck
March 14, 2018
Are you willing to gamble with your skin health? If you are currently skipping the monthly self-skin check and avoiding your yearly skin cancer screening then you are officially a...
The Smoking Effect: How Cigarettes Make You Age Faster
March 7, 2018
Yes, cigarettes are making you age faster. When it comes to convincing smokers to quit, warning of health dangers is commonplace... but one effect that is not commonly discussed is...
How Flying Affects Your Skin
January 31, 2018
From winter getaways to spring break or traveling for work, often getting from point A to point B requires traveling by air. While flying is one of the fastest ways...
Fall Checklist: Skin Cancer Screening
October 11, 2017
Find it. Treat it. Beat it. A simple statement, but the meaning behind it is strong. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than combined cases of...
Are you UV Smart?
July 12, 2017
July is UV Safety Awareness Month and our skin is the most UV-affected area on our body. While our skin spends every day protecting us against heat, dehydration, sunlight, injury...
UV Index: The Sun Safety Scale
May 31, 2017
The UV Index scale is a great tool to tell you how quickly sunburn can occur if you are not applying proper protection. The ultraviolet levels are measured on a...
November is National Healthy Skin Month!
November 2, 2016
In honor of National Healthy Skin Month, we’re devoting November to raising awareness about the skin, your body’s largest organ, and how to keep it vibrant and healthy. This week,...
How to Perform a Monthly Skin Cancer Self-Examination
October 12, 2016
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. In fact, more skin cancers are diagnosed in the US each year than all other cancers combined. The good...
The 5 Most Important Steps to Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer
October 5, 2016
While skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, it is also one of the most treatable and preventable. With early detection and proper treatment, skin cancer has a very...