How to Tell Basal Cell vs. Squamous Cell Carcinoma Apart

 January 15, 2023

Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common skin cancers in the United States. These malignant (cancerous) diseases begin in the cells that cover or line human organs. Both under the nonmelanoma skin cancer category, they affect more than 9,500 Americans every day. In this article, our goal is to explain the […]

Facts About Levulan Photodynamic Therapy for Skin Cancer

 December 15, 2022

Levulan photodynamic therapy is a non-invasive treatment for skin cancer, actinic keratosis, acne, and various other skin conditions. Read on to understand its benefits and limitations. What is photodynamic therapy (PDT)? Photodynamic therapy (PDT) eliminates harmful cells, including cancer cells, using a medication called photosensitizers. Levulan PDT is a form of photodynamic therapy that dermatologists […]

“I Have a New Mole”: Causes and When to See a Dermatologist

 November 15, 2022

Moles are incredibly common, with most adults having between 10 and 40, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The technical term for a mole is nevus (plural: nevi), which is the Latin word for birthmark. These concentrations of pigment-producing cells in the skin usually appear during childhood and adolescence (ages 0 to 19), changing […]

Superficial Radiation Therapy vs. Surgery for Skin Cancer

 October 15, 2022

Skin cancer is the most common malignancy in the United States. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD), 1 in 5 people will develop a form of skin cancer in their lifetimes. Most of these skin malignancies are basal cell and squamous (non-melanoma cancers), which have higher treatment and survivorship rates than melanomas. […]

7 Types of Skin Cancer Treatments in Buckeye-Scottsdale, AZ

 September 15, 2022

Buckeye Dermatology is a leading provider of treatments for patients with basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, precancerous actinic keratosis, and other skin problems. If your dermatologist diagnosed you with cancer, the following types of skin cancer treatments in Buckeye and Scottsdale, AZ may relieve you of your disease. Mohs Therapy Mohs surgery is one […]

How to Spot Skin Cancer

 August 15, 2022

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Anyone can get it regardless of skin color. Estimates of skin cancer prevalence conducted by Stern, R.S. in 2007 show that one out of five Americans is likely to develop this disease in their lifetime. The National Cancer Institute also reported that […]

Skin Cancer Risk Reducing Tips

 July 15, 2022

Exposure to the sun is known for its vitamin D benefits. Research suggests that brief exposure of the face, hands, and arms of about 15 minutes a day three times a week is sufficient. However, prolonged exposure to the sun for whatever reason could be dangerous as the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage the […]

Skin Care Tips During and After Superficial Radiation Therapy

 June 15, 2022

Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), which includes basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), is the most frequently diagnosed cancer, especially among the Caucasian population. About 5.4 million cases of this type of cancer are diagnosed in the United States annually, and 80% of these cases are basal cell carcinoma. These high records are […]

Hyperhidrosis: How Can I Stop My Excessive Sweating

 April 15, 2022

For some people, the body’s cooling mechanism (commonly known as sweating) may be overactive. Some sweat four or five times more than normal. This serious medical condition called hyperhidrosis has become prevalent, severe, and socially debilitating to some. According to a recent study by Doolittle, et al. (2016), nearly 5% of the American population suffers […]

Botox Aftercare: What to Do After Your Botox Treatment

 March 15, 2022

Botox injection is a cosmetic drug primarily noted for smoothing facial wrinkles and creases, especially on the areas between eyebrows, around the eyes, forehead, corners of the mouth, and chin. It works by temporarily paralyzing muscles after injection of onabotulinumtoxin A, a neurotoxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. At high concentrations, the same bacteria […]

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