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    Skin Cancer Myths and Facts

    Last updated 9 days ago

    Skin cancer can affect anyone at any time. The best way to protect yourself from this disease is to educate yourself about it so you know the right way to keep your skin safe from the sun’s dangerous rays. Keep reading to learn the truth about some common skin cancer myths and facts:

    Myth: Tanning Salons Are Not As Dangerous As the Sun

    A lot of people think that they can tan inside of a salon without putting themselves at risk for skin cancer. Unfortunately, tanning inside puts people at a higher risk for every kind of skin cancer. In fact, people who regularly visit tanning salons are exposed to 12 times as much UVA light as people who tan outdoors.

    Fact: Skin Cancer Is One of the Most Common Forms of Cancer

    Each year, there are about 76,100 new cases of melanoma, which makes skin cancer one of the most common forms of the disease. With the right protection, skin cancer is also avoidable. Make sure to wear sunscreen whenever you go outside for prolonged periods of time to reduce your risk for this disease.

    Myth: You Do Not Have to Wear Sunscreen on a Cloudy Day

    Even if you cannot see the sun, it is still emitting UVA and UVB rays that could increase your risk for skin cancer. As many as 80% of the sun’s rays can break through the clouds and find their way to your skin. You should always wear sunscreen, even on cloudy days.

    Fact: Sunscreen Is Effective at Protecting Skin

    If you regularly apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 that has protection from both UVA and UVB rays, you can significantly decrease your risk for skin cancer. Talk to your dermatologist about the best kind of sunscreen to use.

    Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery can help you battle skin cancer. We offer complete clinical and cosmetic dermatology services to ensure that you have healthy, beautiful skin. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, visit us online or call (866) 608-9531.

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    Last updated 10 days ago

    Dr. Jere Mammino has been my dermatologist for over 15 years. The number of years itself speaks for the excellent care I have received and continue to receive in his and his staff's care. I survived (key word) two other dermatologists when I first began having skin problems and found them both unskilled and profit-oriented. In Dr. Mammino's... More
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    Makeup Tips for Rosacea

    Last updated 16 days ago

    Rosacea is a skin condition that can cause flushing and redness along the cheeks, nose, chin, forehead, ears, neck, chest, and back. Although there is currently no cure for it, there are certain ways to minimize your symptoms. Keep reading to learn more about using makeup to cover up your rosacea:

    Before you put on any makeup, be sure to clean your face and use moisturizer. Apply makeup with anti-bacterial brushes to avoid adding more oil or bacteria to your skin. Try to choose makeup with as few ingredients as possible. You might want to test new products on a small area of your skin before applying it everywhere to make sure it does not cause a flare-up. Avoid makeup with oil that might irritate your skin. Mineral-based makeup brands are great options for people with rosacea.

    If you have rosacea, the dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery can help you find the best way to deal with it to minimize your symptoms. With fifty locations throughout Florida, we make it easy to get the skin care help you need. Call (866) 608-9531 to learn more about our products and services.

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