Dermatology

Summer skin: How to keep yours healthy

Get shady. Hang out in the shade—stay under an umbrella or leafy tree—when you're outdoors. Be pool smart. Even when it's hot and humid, you can still have dry, irritated skin—and often the culprit is pool water. Keep your skin moist by showering immediately after a dip in any pool. Use fresh clean water and a mild cleanser or body wash made for swimmers. Cover up. Whenever possible, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants outside. Tightly woven fabrics provide the best protect...

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7/28/2020 3:03:00 PM Comments(0)

What to know about basal and squamous cell cancers

You've probably read a few stories about melanoma, the deadliest skin cancer, but you may not have read much about two far more common skin cancers. Basal and squamous cell skin cancers or carcinomas are the most prevalent types of skin cancer. They start in the top layer of skin and are usually caused by sun exposure. Basal cell carcinomas These skin cancers make up about eight out of 10 skin cancer diagnoses. They usually develop on sun-exposed areas of the body—often the face, head or n...

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6/22/2020 3:52:00 PM Comments(0)

Learn the facts about melanoma

You may have heard that melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. And that's definitely true. But why is that? Read on for answers to this and other must-know questions about melanoma: Q: What is melanoma? A: Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that starts in the melanocytes, cells that give skin its color. Q: Why is it so dangerous? A: Melanoma is far less common than other types of skin cancer, such as squamous and basal cell carcinomas, but melanoma is more likely to spread deep into th...

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5/23/2019 1:42:00 PM Comments(0)

A Q & A on rosacea

By some estimates, as many as 14 million people in the U.S. are living with rosacea, a skin disorder that affects the face. But as common as it is, how much do you know about it? Here are answers to some frequent questions about this condition. Q: What are its symptoms? A: Rosacea often starts as a redness that looks like a blush across the nose, cheeks, chin or forehead. In time, red pimples and bumps may appear. Small, red blood vessels may become visible under your skin, which might burn...

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7/16/2018 5:04:00 PM Comments(0)

Sunscreen 101

The summer season is upon us. Whether combing the beaches or relaxing in the pool, many Floridians will cherish the opportunity to soak in the sun-drenched outdoor life. But you owe it to your skin to be prepared: Sunscreen is a must during any season if you’re spending time outdoors. The sun's ultraviolet rays lead to early wrinkles, age spots and potentially deadly skin cancers. Wearing the proper sunscreen can help protect you from these dangers. Here’s what you should look f...

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6/28/2018 10:09:00 AM Comments(0)

Free Skin Evaluations Offered in May

In Observance of Melanoma Awareness Month and arranged in coordination with the Watson Clinic Foundation, two locations will host special events in May featuring free skin examinations. Our Watson Clinic Dermatology at Sun City Center location will offer free exams on Friday, May 5 and Friday, May 12 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. These evaluations will be performed by Michelle Gordon, ARNP-C , an expert skin care specialist who works alongside board-certified dermatologist Dr. Ronald J. Patrick . Me...

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5/1/2017 9:21:00 AM Comments(0)

A Family Guide to Sunscreens

Does your idea of family fun include spending time together outdoors? Then it's important to protect the whole gang from the sun's damaging ultraviolet UV rays. There's nothing cool about painful sunburns, early wrinkles or a raised risk of skin cancer. And yet that's just what too much UV exposure can bring. One way to help keep your family safe: Make sure everyone gets their sunscreen on. Here's what you need to know to get started: Check the label. When shopping for sunscreen, make sure you c...

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4/24/2017 3:34:00 PM Comments(0)

A Family Guide to Sunscreens

Does your idea of family fun include spending time together outdoors? Then it's important to protect the whole gang from the sun's damaging ultraviolet UV rays. There's nothing cool about painful sunburns, early wrinkles or a raised risk of skin cancer.And yet that's just what too much UV exposure can bring. One way to help keep your family safe: Make sure everyone gets their sunscreen on. Here's what you need to know to get started: Check the label. When shopping for sunscreen, make sure you ch...

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2/20/2017 4:34:00 PM Comments(0)

What to Look for on Sunscreen Labels

You can learn a lot about a bottle of sunscreen just by looking at its label. Specifically, checking the label helps you choose a sunscreen that reduces your risk of sunburn, early aging and skin cancer. Here's a closer look at today's sunscreen labels, with hints on how to make them work for you: Look for broad-spectrum protection. These words mean that the sunscreen helps guard against ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays. Both kinds can damage skin and lead to wrinkles and skin cancer. Only p...

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5/23/2016 3:57:00 PM Comments(0)