Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Please Join Us For 2016 Miles For Melanoma

    The incidence of melanoma is on the rise, and it is important to become educated about melanoma because if diagnosed early it has a higher survival rate. The American Cancer Society estimates on average, 41200 people are diagnosed yearly with melanoma skin cancers in Florida. Eighteen melanomas were diagnosed in 2015, here at Florida Skin Center by our providers.

    We invite you to join us in a mission to spread awareness about the dangers of Melanoma, by participating in the 2nd Miles for Melanoma 5k on May 14th. 

Details at : http://join.melanoma.org/site/TR?fr_id=1162&pg=entry

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

What Your Cell Phone is Doing to Your Skin

  • Problem:  Wrinkles- Constant staring down at your phone when you are surfing the net or browsing social media can lead to wrinkling under the neck and chin referred to as “tech neck”.  Also, squinting at print that that is too small can cause crows feet around the eyes.
  • Solution: Spend less time on the phone and when using, bring the phone up to eye level instead of looking downward.

    • Problem: Brown Spots-  Your cell phone uses radio frequency energy to operate ,which in turn produces a great deal of heat. This heat triggers a cascade in melanin production that is responsible for skin pigmentation, and can produce brown spots or uneven discoloration on the face.
    • Solution:  Use a hands free device, Bluetooth, or speakerphone settings.

    • Problem: Acne- Your phone is dirty. Recent studies have shown that in most cases, a cell phone is 10x more dirty and had more bacteria than a toilet seat (YUCK!) Think about how many times you set your phone down on something and pick it up to put it right back on your face. 
    • Solution: Wipe your phone down with alcohol wipes often. Use a hands free device, Bluetooth, or speakerphone settings

    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    Are You Doing Enough To Protect Your Skin Daily?

        When speaking about sunscreen use, it is common to hear, “I don’t wear it because I don’t go outside much.” What about the sun exposure you are getting when you are not outside?

        A know source of UV exposure is through windows in the car, at home, or at work. It is a long standing observation that people tend to have more sun damage (skin cancers, brown spots, and wrinkling) on the left side of their face and body. This is no coincidence, and research points to UV exposure through car windows.

        90 percent of all skin cancers are associated with UV exposure in both its UVA and UVB form.  Glass effectively blocks UVB, and car windshields are specially treated to block UVA rays also. Unfortunately building windows and the stock glass used for car’s side and rear windows allow UVA to penetrate. This indirect source of UV damage is often unaccounted for, and is cumulative over time.

        Aside from wearing a broad spectrum sunscreen daily that covers both UVA and UVB rays, another form of protection is window tinting for car, office, and home windows. Depending on the tint selected, it can block up to 99.9 percent of both UVA and UVB rays.

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    Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    The Necessity of Skin Checks


    The skin is the largest organ of the body with over 20 square feet of surface area. The skin plays an important role in our health such as protection and heat regulation. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. One in five people will develop a skin cancer over the course of their lifetime. Melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer is on the rise. The most important factor for skin cancer is early detection. Most skin cancers including melanoma are highly curable when diagnosed and treated early.
        A yearly skin check by a Dermatologist is recommended for anyone. Some people who have had a history of skin cancers or have other risks factors may be checked more frequently. Aside from doing yearly skin checks, you should also be doing your own monthly skin checks at home. Become familiar with the moles you have that way you will be aware of any changes. A good rule of thumb is to follow the ABCDE’s. If anything is out of the ordinary, you should see your dermatologist right away.

    Wednesday, March 2, 2016

    Beautiful Lashes

    It is a proven scientific fact that as we age eye lashes become thinner, shorter, and lighter. This is a medical condition called hypotrichosis. This is a normal process or again and there is nothing we can do about it, right? WRONG! Latisse is FDA approved to grow lashes fuller, longer, and darker. Latisse works by prolonging the active growth phase of lashes. Results may be seen as early as 4 weeks, with maximum results at 16 weeks. Enhancing your eyelashes can accentuate your eyes, leading to a younger and more rested look.

    Schedule your consult today at Florida Skin Center where a provider can tell you if you’re a good candidate for Latisse use, and also show you what your lashes could look like after treatment with the new iLashStudio App.
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