January, 2015

Learning the ABCDEs of Moles

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Moles are skin lesions that can appear anywhere on the body including the palms and soles, scalp and even under the nails. The lesions are so common that virtually everyone has them. In fact, by the time we reach adulthood, most of us have between 10 to 40 moles. Moles occur when skin cells called...  read more

Skin Cancer

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Skin cancer normally occurs in individuals with lighter complexions, but no one is immune – anyone can get skin cancer. Most cases of skin cancer are caused by damage from the sun and indoor tanning; however, individuals with a large number of moles (50 or more), close relatives with skin cancer, actinic keratosis (a precancerous...  read more

Managing Acne

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Acne occurs when skin pores become clogged with sebum (oil produced by the skin) and dead skin cells. This blockage leads to the formation of whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and cysts. The sebum in the blocked pores may also attract bacteria, creating inflammation. Hormonal fluctuations can increase sebum production and lead to acne flares, which is...  read more

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