Skin cancer is on the rise, with more incidents being identified in younger people. There are more than one million cases of skin cancer diagnosed annually and The American Cancer Society estimates that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. The most common type of skin cancer is basal cell carcinoma, […]
Melanoma is the most fatal form of skin cancer, and incidence rates have steadily risen over the past few decades. As of now, roughly 70,000 new melanoma cases are diagnosed each year. While children only account for about 500 of those cases, this still represents an alarming increase in the number of children with melanoma. […]
No matter how early – or late – in life a man experiences hair loss, it is highly damaging to his self-esteem. While hair loss often occurs as part of aging, stress and other conditions may also be at fault. Based on a recent study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, early onset baldness in […]
“Sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite.” Isn’t that what we all want, whether we are snug in our beds at home or on the road in a hotel? Unfortunately, the incidence of bedbug infestations nationwide is growing, and along with the bugs, are their bites. Bedbug bites mimic bites from other insects, but fortunately […]
Millions of Americans suffer from rosacea, a condition in which redness, pimples and bumps appear on the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead. While its exact causes are unknown, researchers have found that rosacea flare-ups may occur due to hot food or drinks, stress, anger, alcohol, sunlight, and extreme hot or cold. Rosacea cannot be cured; […]
In today’s fast-paced world, more women are turning to gel manicures, as these can last 2 or more weeks without fading or chipping. Unlike traditional nail polish, gel manicures use ultraviolet (UV) lamps to firmly seal the polish onto the nails. While they keep the nails looking beautiful and require minimal upkeep, gel manicures may […]
According to the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, nearly one third of African American women and more than 17 percent of African American girls ages 6-21 will lose their hair due to a condition known as traction alopecia. Yet experts note that by simply changing hair care and styling practices, many of these […]
Recent skin cancer awareness campaigns have publicized the risk factors for skin cancer and the importance of using sunscreen when outdoors. As a result, more people now apply sunscreen before heading outdoors. According to a recent study, however, many individuals seem unaware of what is considered being outdoors. Driving, whether in a convertible with the […]
Thoughts of BOTOX typically conjure the image of a middle-aged woman trying to reduce wrinkles on her forehead. While this image has been the traditional BOTOX patient, men have increasingly been seeking BOTOX as well. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, this past decade has seen a 258 percent rise in the amount […]
Winter is a rough time for skin. Between the extreme cold outdoors and the heat indoors, your skin may become dry, cracked and/or itchy. For people with psoriasis, a condition in which red, itchy scaly patches appear on the skin, winter is an especially difficult time. Here are some tips to ease skin irritation during […]
Everyone knows it. Age spots on our skin make us appear many years older than our true age. Today there are many treatments available to reduce or remove these age spots, helping us look years younger. Age spots are flat, light or dark brown marks that develop on the skin as we age. They appear […]
Among the many skin changes people notice as they age, one of the most disturbing may be the fine, red lines they begin to see on their noses, chins or cheeks, often by the time they reach age 30. These broken blood vessels or capillaries, also known as spider veins, or telangiectasias, are tiny vessels […]

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