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What is the Difference Between Chemical Sunscreens and Physical Sunscreens?

[fa icon='calendar'] Jul 10, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Skin Cancer, skin care, sunscreen

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Summer is here! Make a splash, have fun in the sun by the pool with your friends. Pack all of your essentials, including sunscreen. Not sure which kind to purchase? Let us help you decide between choosing chemical sunscreen or physical sunscreen.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly five million Americans are treated for skin cancer; however, most skin cancers can be prevented by avoiding exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun.

Read on to learn the difference between chemical sunscreen and physical sunscreen, and find out which option is best for you. 

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Can Skin Conditions Affect Skin Cancer Detection

[fa icon='calendar'] May 16, 2019 4:10:46 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Skin Cancer

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Many individuals are affected by skin conditions like psoriasis, rosacea and eczema. These skin conditions typically are characterized by symptoms like red patches, itchy skin and white or silver looking scales. But, what if those symptoms are actually symptoms of or are masking skin cancer? Learn more about why these skin conditions can affect skin cancer detection, and why it’s important to receive a skincare diagnosis and skin cancer check by a certified dermatologist below.

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Moles on Children: 5 Signs Your Child’s Mole Should Get Checked

[fa icon='calendar'] May 8, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Preventive, Skin Cancer

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There are several skin lesions that are very common and non-cancerous like moles. However, some moles can turn into cancer. Knowing what to look for when checking your child’s mole can help catch any cancerous moles early. Read on to learn more about moles and signs your child’s mole should get checked.

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FAQs Our Dermatologists Receive About Skin Cancer and Prevention

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 20, 2019 3:23:45 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Preventive, Skin Cancer, Tanning, Tanning bed

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Throughout the years, our dermatologists have received many questions about skin cancer prevention that are frequently asked, including:

  1. What is the difference between UVA, UVB, and UVC?

  2. Is the sunscreen that I used last year still good to use this year?

  3. What is the best sunscreen?

  4. What SPF should I use?

  5. What do you think of spray sunscreens?

  6. How do I know if I need a mole check? Or who needs a routine skin examination?

  7. How do I know if a mole is normal or cancerous?

  8. How can I prevent melanoma?

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Melanoma Symptoms: Warning Signs, Treatment and Prevention

[fa icon='calendar'] May 16, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Preventive, Skin Cancer

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The American Cancer Society estimates in 2018 there will be close to 100,000 cases of melanoma diagnosed, and around 10,000 of those cases will result in death.

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer; however, prevention and early detection are key in the successful inhibition and treatment of melanoma.

Read on to learn more about what melanoma is, how it can be identified, forms of treatment, prevention and more.

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A Skin Cancer Check App Can't Compare to a Trained MD

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 28, 2018 3:05:52 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Preventive, Skin Cancer

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According to the American Cancer Society, (excluding basal & squamous cell skin cancer), there will be an estimated 99,550 new cancer cases in the United States, with 13,460 estimated deaths.

This is why skin cancer checks are incredibly important to your health.

Many skin cancer check apps are being advertised as automated dermatologists that can detect skin cancer; however, you should never let an app take the place of your dermatologist.

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Common Skin Problems and Treatments

[fa icon='calendar'] Mar 7, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Preventive, Acne/Rashes, Cosmetic Procedures, Skin Cancer

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Skin care is not one size fits all. From rosacea to wrinkles, acne, psoriasis and skin cancer, we have treated it all.

At the Dermatology Center for Skin Health, we can help from using vascular laser treatments for rosacea to prescribing and recommending topical products for psoriasis.

Read on to learn more about common skin problems and how our medical and cosmetic skin care services can help treat them.

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Skin Cancer Prevention: Basal Cell, Melanoma and What You Need to Know

[fa icon='calendar'] Dec 14, 2017 10:39:30 AM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Skin Cancer

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Using sunscreen and taking protective measures to prevent skin cancer is usually only discussed in the summer months. Beginning in the spring, you see big displays of sunscreens at your local grocery store, serving as a reminder to stock up for the warm months ahead. But what about the cold winter months?

Using protective sun products in winter seems unnecessary, but it’s essential. Using SPF 15+ on a daily basis reduces the risk of melanoma by 50%. It also protects you from sunburn, which you can still get in winter, especially if you spend time outside in the snow.

The Skin Cancer Foundation reports that over the past 30 years, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined. And that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. These statistics are alarming, but you can take action to drastically reduce your risk of skin cancer.

Read on to learn about the different types of skin cancer and the products you should be using to protect your skin.

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Welcome to the Dermatology Center for Skin Health

[fa icon='calendar'] Aug 7, 2017 4:57:38 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Preventive, CoolSculpting, Acne/Rashes, Cosmetic Procedures, Laser Hair Removal, Skin Cancer

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We are excited to be launching our new website, which encompasses a fresh style and look with a comprehensive line of services to share with you. If you have any questions about the new site, feel free to reach out!

With the launch of the site comes new videos of Dr. Michele Maouad and Dr. Rola Gharib as well as an image film giving you a background on what we do and why we do it.

To learn about our physicians, visit our staff page.

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With more than 20 years of experience, the Dermatology Center for Skin Health’s purpose is to inform and assist patients as they make care decision regarding the health and beauty of their skin. 

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