What Are the Four Types of Melanoma Skin Cancer?
23 September 2015
Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. It is important to catch this cancer early to prevent it from spreading to other parts of the body. If melanoma spreads, then it becomes hard to treat and can be fatal. Read on to find out about the four main types of melanoma.
Acral Lentiginous Melanoma
Acral lentiginous melanoma spreads superficially over your skin before penetrating deeper. It shows up as a brown or black discoloration that can appear on the palms of your hands, the soles of your feet, and up under your nails.
Are You In Menopause? How You Skin Is Changing
29 July 2015
If you are menopausal, your ovaries still produce hormones, including testosterone and estrogen, but the levels of these hormones are much lower than they once were. Estrogen is the main hormone that affects your skin in menopause. As the levels go down, your skin produces less elastin and collagen. This results in thin and dry skin. Low testosterone levels can make your skin oilier, and this along with low estrogen can result in acne.
Two Lifestyle Changes That May Help Ease Acne Symptoms
13 July 2015
If you're suffering from acne and over-the-counter medications have not helped, seeing your dermatologist is advised because he or she can prescribe a stronger, more effective medication to help alleviate your symptoms. However, even prescription medications alone may not completely relieve you of acne. To further reduce your symptoms, you may have to also make some lifestyle changes, such as the following:
Take 20 minutes each morning to relax and meditate.
Can Laser Skin Resurfacing Reduce Your Risk of Skin Cancer?
29 May 2015
Have you spent a lot of time in the sun? Or worse, a tanning bed? Is your facial skin starting to show the effects of ultraviolet damage?
Laser skin resurfacing can help remove the fine lines and damage caused by too much sun. In this procedure, high-energy light from lasers actually burns away the damaged skin. Since you've spent a considerable amount of time in the sun, you may be worried about being one of the nearly 74,000 people who will be diagnosed with serious skin cancer this year, and you may be wondering if the laser treatment can also remove any cancerous cells.