Which Type of Sunscreen is Best: Physical or Chemical?

In Florida, it feels like summertime all year round, which means you most likely will be spending a lot of your time outdoors. So whether it’s by the pool, on a boat or even sitting on the bleachers at a football game, make sure to protect your skin from harmful UV rays with sunscreen.  While […]

7 Unhealthy Skin Habits You Need to Stop

Following a skin care routine is essential for skin integrity and appearance, as well as to alleviate any skin conditions that develop. Maintaining healthy skin care habits will help you look more youthful, halt premature wrinkles, and prevent acne. Prevention is always easier than making repairs, so it is optimal to follow healthy skin habits […]

How to Check for Skin Cancer at Home

Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the United States. It can be caused by sun exposure and the UV rays found in tanning beds, which means you need to take extra precautions to avoid it, especially in Florida. A skin exam should be a regular part of your self-care […]

Who Needs a Total Body Skin Exam?

Have you ever examined your skin and noticed something that may have not always been there before, such as acne or hives? While these skin conditions can easily be identified, other skin conditions, such as moles and sunspots, may be dismissed or go unnoticed. These types of blemishes and skin irregularities are the reason why […]

Indoor Tanning: Do you know the risks of tanning beds?

A “healthy glow” has been associated with having a tan, a current beauty standard that many of us strive to achieve. Unfortunately, this “healthy glow” is anything but healthy. Instead, tanning is a result of cell damage on your outermost layer of skin due to exposure to harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, which are an invisible […]

Superficial Electron Therapy 101

Superficial electron therapy, also known as electron-beam therapy, is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for non-melanoma skin cancer. This state-of-the-art skin cancer treatment offers an appealing alternative for patients seeking non-invasive treatment with potentially better cosmetic outcomes for skin cancer.  How Does Superficial Electron Therapy Work? Superficial electron therapy consists of very tiny electrically charged […]

July is UV Safety Awareness Month

The purpose of UV Safety Awareness Month is to spread awareness of the detrimental effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays. UV rays are an invisible form of electromagnetic radiation that is emitted from the sun, tanning beds, and sunlamps.  Protection against UV rays is essential year-round, as UV rays can pierce through clouds, and reflect off […]

Increased Risk of Skin Cancer Among U.S. Military Veterans

As Military Appreciation Month and Skin Cancer Awareness Month come to a close, dermatologists raise awareness for a major health issue among U.S. military veterans. When people consider the potential risks associated with military service, skin cancer isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. However, research indicates that both active duty service members and […]

May is Melanoma Awareness Month

Every May is Melanoma Awareness Month, a time dedicated to spreading awareness on the prevalence of our nation’s most common cancer – skin cancer. With over 5 million cases diagnosed in the United States every year, this preventable cancer is deserving of an entire month of tips and facts to keep you safe and informed.  […]

How to Enjoy The Beach Without Worrying About Skin Cancer

It’s easy to forget to protect your body from the intense UV rays when you are playing beach volleyball or splashing in the ocean with friends. After all, exposure to the sun increases the brain’s release of serotonin, a hormone associated with boosting mood. However, you should consider the risks of too much unprotected exposure […]