Reporter’s Notebook: Can Your Sunscreen Expire?
ICYMI- Dr. Mark’s Good Morning America Story on Expired Sunscreen WATCH the ABC News GMA segment on expired sunscreen READ the ABC News #GMAInvestigates expired sunscreen story Pool and beach season are approaching. And chances are when you look through your beach bag from last year, there will be leftover sunscreen. Also probably a few […]
What are Keloids on Ears?
Written By Dr. Mark Abdelmalek One of the biggest fears patients have when considering surgery is the risk of an abnormal scar. Many times people ask, “Will I get a keloid?” What is a Keloid? Keloids are an abnormal type of scar that can happen after the skin is injured. They form in areas […]
Numb and Painful Fingers During Cold Weather? You May Have Raynaud’s Disease
In cold weather your fingers and toes may be a kind of barometer for just how cold it is outside. Exposure to cold weather and temperatures is the major trigger for Raynaud’s. Raynaud’s disease is a painful condition that affects blood circulation, particularly in the fingers and toes. What does Raynaud’s Disease Look and Feel […]
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden Has Mohs Surgery To Remove 2 Skin Cancers
First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, 71, had Mohs surgery this week, a specialized surgical technique to remove skin cancer for a basal cell carcinoma. Basal Cell Carcinoma Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer in the United States. Dr. Biden is now just one of the estimated 3.6 million cases of […]
Skin Cancer Surgery: 7 Things to Know About Mohs Surgery
Mohs surgery is the gold-standard technique when it comes to skin cancer surgery, especially in key areas like the face. It is the most effective way to treat the most common types of skin cancer including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and some forms of melanoma. Here are 7 things you need to know […]
Monkeypox: What You Need to Know
Featured Photo from CDC.gov On July 23, 2022, the World Health Organization declared monkeypox a public health emergency of international concern which means the United States is included in a list of places where human-to-human transmission of monkeypox is occurring. For now, monkeypox is occurring in high-risk groups, particularly men who have sex with men. […]
[Skin Cancer Guide] Types of Skin Cancer & Treatment Options
Skin cancer is the most common cancer. Every year more people receive a diagnosis of skin cancer than all other cancers combined. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, about 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. The vast majority of skin cancers are a result of chronic and excessive sun exposure, […]
[Skin Cancer] I Know What You Did Last Summer
People with a basal cell skin cancer have a 44% risk of another basal cell skin cancer in the next three years What does skin cancer look like? Red spots and tan spots on the skin – how much sun exposure have you had? A look in the mirror this time of year can be […]