Archive for "Skin Cancer"

What’s a Normal Number of Moles?

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014, 2:51 pm

Moles are formed by the pigment producing cells in the skin called melanocytes. When the melanocytes form groups or “nests”, they produce brown bumps and dots called moles. Although there is no ideal number of moles to have, the more moles a man has the higher the risk of melanoma [...]

Can my lips age or get skin cancer? Sun’s impact on lips

Monday, April 8th, 2013, 5:00 am

Absolutely, yes. Lips, or vermillion in dermatology jargon, age even more than skin because the lips do not have a protective outer layer of dead cells, which reflects light, covering it. This makes it more susceptible to damage by ultraviolet radiation (sunlight). Pre-cancer and full-blown cancer of the lip is [...]

What is a cosmeceutical? | Cosmeceutical Facts

Monday, March 25th, 2013, 5:00 am

Cosmeceuticals (a portmenteau for “cosmetic” and “pharmaceutical”) are over-the-counter skin care products that claim to contain biologically active ingredients with “drug like” properties.   These ingredients, when added to moisturizers, serums and creams, claim to have pharmaceutical grade effects, such as preventing DNA damage, reversing skin aging, or increasing the [...]

What do I need to know about skin cancer?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012, 10:30 am

According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 39,000 new cases of melanoma occur in men each year in the US. In addition, one in 39 Caucasian men will develop melanoma in their lifetimes and the majority of people diagnosed with melanoma are white men over age 50. Given these facts, [...]

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