Monthly Archives: January 2015

Learning the ABCDEs of Moles

2018-02-09T14:01:22+00:00January 7th, 2015|Dermatology Articles|

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

Skin Cancer

2018-02-09T14:03:24+00:00January 7th, 2015|Dermatology Articles|

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

Managing Acne

2018-02-09T14:03:26+00:00January 7th, 2015|Dermatology Articles|

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