Advanced Dermatology Blog
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Gel manicures offer longer wear than regular manicures, but at what cost? Recent media headlines highlight safety concerns regarding skin cancer risk and ultraviolet (UV) lamps used to dry gel nail polish. The lamps emit UVA rays that penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB and are known to cause photodamage and skin cancer.
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Did you know that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer? It affects 1 in 5 Americans in their lifetime. While melanoma, a cancer of the pigment-making cells in our skin, is one of the most serious and aggressive skin cancers, it is fortunately much less common than non-melanoma skin cancers: … Read More ›
It may surprise you to hear skin cancer rates are higher in Delaware, Vermont, and Minnesota than in California, Florida, and Texas. But it’s true! It’s a phenomenon we dermatologists have understood for quite some time—people in states with intermittent sun exposure are less vigilant in preventing sunburn. Anyone who has lived in the Midwest … Read More ›
With spring and summer finally around the corner, it’s time to ramp up your sun protection and examine body parts that have been hidden all winter!
Actinic keratoses (singular actininc keratosis), also called “AKs”, are skin growths that are precursors to skin cancer. Specifically, AKs can develop into squamous cell skin cancer. They do not develop into any other type of skin cancer. Usually the progression to actual skin cancer occurs when AKs have been neglected for a period of … Read More ›
Dear patients, colleagues and friends,
Thank goodness our winter was kind to us! Now hopefully our spring and summer will cooperate to enhance our quality of life! But I always say, if Chicago weather was a lot better then our beautiful city would be overcrowded!
We are very excited to have Dr. Anne Marie Mahoney join … Read More ›
Basal Cell Carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer in the United States. Basal Cell Carcinoma is believed to be caused principally by the sun and occur more commonly in fair skinned individuals who sun burn easily. Basal Cell Carcinoma usually presents as a “pearly” bump in the skin or as a … Read More ›