Posts From November, 2015

Does Mole Mapping Save Lives?

The average dermatologist sees up to 10,000 patients per year. It is impossible for any medical provider to accurately remember whether any individual mole is new or has changed. If a mole is changing appearance or is a new lesion, it may be suspicious and require a biopsy to determine if it is a skin […]

Annual Skin Exams Save Lives!

According to a recent study in Germany, annual exams have been shown to lower melanoma death rates by 50% due to early detection of abnormal appearing or changing moles. Annual skin examinations are an important tool for cancer screening and are recommended for all patients. During these screenings, any suspicious growths, moles, or lesions are […]

The Vbeam® Pulse Dye Laser

Port wine stains can be effectively treated with the Vbeam® pulse dye laser by Candela. The Vbeam pulse dye laser has been a gold standard in laser treatment for vascular conditions for over 20 years. Treatment with the Vbeam laser is fast, safe, effective and comfortable. The pulsed dye laser penetrates the skin, targeting the […]

Restylane® Silk

Restylane® Silk is an FDA-approved product designed to smooth lines and wrinkles around the mouth and for subtle lip enhancement. It is intended for patients aged 21 years and older. As people get older, the lips and skin around the mouth may show the following signs of aging: Lip thinning Loss of lip contour Lines […]

Port Wine Stains

Port wine stains are permanent vascular birth marks. They derive their name from the dark red or purple color that “stains” the skin. Port wine stains often appear on the face but can appear anywhere on the body. They get darker and thicker over time and sometimes develop an irregular or pebbled surface. Although most […]

Introducing Carita® of Paris Skin Care Line

Carita® provides luxurious beauty care for the face, body and hair. Carita skin care products help to hydrate, firm and smooth your skin. They are designed for all skin types. There are numerous products available that can: Smooth wrinkles and fine lines Cleanse and hydrate the skin Restore skin firmness and tone Reduce imperfections Lighten […]

Roche Drug Is First To Extend Survival Significantly

Until now, no treatment has increased survival significantly in melanoma patients with metastases – cancer cells that have spread beyond the original tumor site. Average survival for Stage III and IV patients has been about eight months. However, a Phase III controlled trial of the experimental drug RG7204 (aka PLX4032), manufactured by the Swiss drug […]