prevention


Total Body Photography: A Tool Against Skin Cancer

Total Body Photography Is A Great Way To Monitor Skin Lesions Did you know that the best way to keep track of all the moles and random spots on your skin is to routinely take pictures of them? This allows you to compare a picture from 6 months or a year ago to a picture you take today. It avoids the hassle of trying to remember if your mole really was that big or that dark before. Your guesses and attempts at trying to remember are probably wrong anyway. Total body photography attempts to take pictures of the entire surface […]


What is a UV camera?

A UV Camera shows damage under the surface of the skin. We’ve all seen the gruesome ads sponsored by the Truth people about the long-term dangers of smoking: smokers who can only speak through special handheld devices and internal organs blackened by the tar that builds up from smoking. But these are just some of the examples I’ve seen on TV. Unfortunately, these scare tactics don’t seem to work. Dermatologists are battling a similar problem in their quest to reduce tanning behaviors, especially among young people. Scare tactics depicting possible skin cancers, oftentimes deadly melanoma, don’t seem to work. Do […]


iPhones Prevent Skin Cancer

iPhone Apps Benefit Skin Health Think your iPhone camera is only good for taking blurry pictures at nightclubs or heavily edited shots of what you had for dinner at that fancy restaurant last night? Well, think again. As I’ve mentioned before, one of the best ways for people with moles to follow their moles is to regularly take pictures of them. It’s easy and could save you having to get a biopsy in the future. This is especially important in individuals with multiple moles, many of which are entirely normal, but you can’t say for sure without a biopsy. Since change in […]