Could Staying Away from the Sun Increase the Risk of Melanoma?

Perhaps you’ve been told to slather on the sunblock and keep a safe distance from those ultraviolet rays to prevent skin cancer. Recent studies prove this information is incorrect and can actually increase our risk of melanoma. We know this may sound confusing, but allowing yourself more time outdoors is actually beneficial to your health, and here’s why.


Spelling Out Skin Cancer


If you haven’t already seen it all over our social media accounts, then you should know that May is…Skin Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), “It is estimated that 144,860 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in the United States in 2016.” This shocking number should make you want to get smart about skin cancer ASAP! We have pulled information from the expert sites on skin cancer, as well as some tips from some of our very own physicians to quickly brief you on the important facts about this disease.  (more…)

Spring Break Sun Care

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Spring break is quickly approaching, if it hasn’t already come around for some of you. If you are planning on heading somewhere warmer, perhaps even tropical this post is especially for you. Here you’ll find some quick tips to consider before you leave. It’s easy to forget about skin care when you’re having fun, but hopefully we can convince you to think twice before passing up the sunscreen.


It’s Time to See the Dermatologist


For whatever the reason many people try to avoid going to the doctor, no matter the specialty. We get it, it’s not at the top of your list of things you want to do, but there are some cases in which it is necessary to visit the doctor.  According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), “Dermatologists diagnose and treat more than 3,000 different diseases”.

So when exactly should you be seeing the dermatologist? We’ve included some circumstances of when it would be in your best interest to seek the professional help of a dermatologist.


Keeping Up With Your New Year’s Resolutions


Sure we all claim that once the New Year begins we’ll make all these profound changes in our lives. Maybe you vow to head to the gym more often, eat better foods, or even read more. Advanced Dermatology P.C. asks you to not let your skin care and the overall appearance of your body be one of those things you say you’re going to improve – but never do.