‼️PLEASE READ: I think it’s safe to say that summer is here and before you bust out the sunscreen, let me fill you in on something SUPER important! 🦠OXYBENZONE, a hormone disrupting chemical, is in 80% of all sunscreens. OXYBENZONE stimulates estrogen production which is not good for ANYONE, but especially those fighting breast or ovarian cancer and/or survivors. 🤗Rodan + Fields sunscreens are OXYBENZONE FREE!!! PLUS...all of the R+F regimens come with SPF in the final step! I use their sunscreen daily! No more sun damage for me!
☀️ Photodynamic Therapy ☀️ Also known as PDT. This treatment is used to destroy cancer cells and precancer cells. ✨How it Works✨ - You will come in the morning to get a chemical painted onto the treatment area. You will be sent home and told to avoid the sunlight at all costs! - You’ll return three hours later ( after the chemical has processed) to receive the light portion of the treatment. - The treatment area will be placed under a light. - The chemical will continue to activate and destroy cancer and pre cancer cells - The treatment lasts 10 minutes ✨ Is it Painful? ✨ Depending on the amount of cancer/ pre cancer cells, it can be slightly painful😬 However, we do all we can to keep things cool. Including a fan ( which you can see in the pic!), cool water and in some cases, prescription pain meds ( it is rare you will needs these :) ). Wonder if you need a PDT? Come in and see one of our Providers!
MORE DOCTOR VISITS: Just because there is no longer evidence of melanoma in my torso, doesn’t mean I still don’t have my schedule packed with hospital visits. This week I have EIGHT doctor visits, and several more the upcoming weeks. The treatments caused heaps of unwanted side effects, so now I am trying to sweep up the mess. #goodtimes#melanomawarrior#cancersurvivor
Most of us are probably pretty good about putting sunscreen on our faces every day (if you're not, PLEASE START NOW. THE SPF IN YOUR FOUNDATION DOES NOT COUNT. #endrant), and don't hesitate to slather up when we hit the beach. But chances are there's one important place you're forgetting to apply sunscreen that is exposed to the sun just as much as your face: the backs of your hands. You can get all the Botox in the world, but if you don't apply sunscreen to your hands, they'll be one of the first places to show age. A stick sunscreen works best to avoid mess. I apply it daily before I leave the house, and at my desk throughout the day after I wash my hands. I've linked to a few of my fave brands at 30minutemama.com. I hope this helps you! . What other sneaky anti-agers do you use? . . . #30minutemama#sunscreen#antiaging
Good morning Sunshine Coast! What a day. Did you know the UV Index will reach 5 today which is in the moderate range. We still require sunscreen in the winter to stop UV radiation which is the major cause of skin cancer. Did you know 2 out of 3 Australians will get a skin cancer before the age of 70. So in the winter you still need to slip, slop, slap 🌞
ERBIUM LASER (pre treated with IPL first) 😎 Day 4 after client is received treatment to eradicate post skin cancer scars (from treatment with 5FU). She is already seeing a reduction of redness and scarring. 😎You may require 1-3 treatments and you can spot treat. Erbium laser resurfacing is designed to remove surface-level and moderately deep lines, wrinkles and scars on the face, hands, neck, or chest. One of the benefits of erbium laser resurfacing is minimal burning of surrounding tissue. This ablative laser typically causes fewer side effects -- such as swelling, bruising, and redness -- so your recovery time should be faster than with CO2 laser resurfacing. In some cases, recovery may only take one week. If you have a darker skin tone, erbium laser resurfacing may work better for you. Recovery time:5-7 days. You need to wear aquaphor on treated area for minimum 48 hours. No make up until fully healed. Your skin will have a “pixelated” appearance for several days as it heals (like Scarlet Johansson on the red carpet). Pain: none during procedure because you are number but you will feel intense heat like a bad sunburn for s few hours after procedure. Ice packs help! Cost:varies. Will post daily updates! #erbiumlaser#erbium#lasertreatment#medspa#skincare#skincareroutine#skinesteemmedspa#nursepractitioner#skincancer
Join us Thursday, June 20th 6-7:30pm for a Seminar featuring Plastic Surgery for Men & Women. Attendees receive a complimentary $125 consultation using Vectra 3D Imaging System to help them visualize their procedure. Hors d’oeuvres & refreshing beverages will be served. Seminars will be held at Dr. Morwood’s office in Monterey at 665 Munras Ave., Suite 220 RSVP: (831) 646-8661 or Reception@DrMorwood.com Space is limited to 18 people
Hypnotherapy for Cancer Patients Free Clinic with Dr. Rick Levy Wednesday, June 26, 7:00 pm The Levy Center Gaithersburg This method speeds recovery from chemo brain, depression, anxiety and sleep disturbance, and it activates ‘the relaxation response’ – the biological opposite of stress – which reduces inflammation, improves immune system functioning, and helps regenerate neurons in the brain and nervous system that've been impaired by chemotherapy and radiation. Patient mood, optimism and happiness are vastly improved, as is patient cardiovascular strength. Regular use of this method prolongs life, and it is ideal for the typical cancer patient who is under siege from debilitating medical treatments: all the patient does is relax back with eyes closed, passively listening, in the comfort of their own home. Following a brief pre-talk, Dr. Levy leads participants through a 20 minute Levy Method (hypnosis combined with psychotherapy and meditation). The method audio recording is provided as a free take-away. Caregivers and family members are welcome. No registration, though be sure to arrive promptly by 7:00. The Levy Center is located at 965B Russell Ave, Gaithersburg MD 20879. 301-580-3113 or TheLevyCenters.com for details. Free Clinic is not held in bad weather so please follow Dr. Levy's Facebook page for weather updates. Try a Levy Method for free by visiting link in bio. #cancerfighter#fightcancer#cancerfigher#skincancer#standuptocancer
¿Sobre qué debemos estar alerta con nuestra piel? Sobre cualquier marca, lunar o punto marrón que: - Aparece repentinamente, especialmente, después de los 21 años. - Aumenta en tamaño e espesor - Cambios en la textura - Es irregular/asimétrico - Es más grande que 6mm Cualquier marca en tu piel que además de todo lo anterior pica, se hincha, sangra o se muestra de color marrón, negro, traslúcido o multicolor, debe ser evaluada por un especialista en dermatología. Recuerda que el auto examen físico puede alertarte sobre cambios en tu piel y ayudarte en la temprana prevención de cáncer de piel. El examen físico es la mejor manera de asegurarse de que tú no te conviertas en otra estadística de cáncer de piel. American Cancer Society recomienda un control médico para la detección de cáncer, que incluye un examen de la piel, cada tres años entre los 20 y 40 años, y cada un año para las personas a partir de 40 años. #skincare#skincancer#cancerdepiel#carcinoma#melanoma
Patient has skin cancers on her forehead that need to be removed. TREATMENT: MOHS skin cancer surgery PURPOSE: To excise the lesion in layers or stages as the face is a delicate area to perform surgery on. HOW IT WORKS: The cancerous lesion is numbed by injection with lidocaine and then excised. The pathology is then done in house to see if all of the cancer is removed. If not, another "layer" is then excised. The procedure is repeated until the margins are clear of all cancer. The surgical site is then sutured closed. ANESTHESIA: Repeated injections of lidocaine directly into the lesion. TIME IT TAKES: Anywhere from 1-8 hours depending upon how many layers of cancer need to be removed. RECOVERY: Several hours for pain, sometimes up to 24 hours. PAIN LEVEL: Medium. Contact info in bio. . . . #michaellinmd#mohs#cancer#skincancer#mohstreatment#dermatology#dermatologist#fightcancer#cancerawareness#mohsprocedure#patients#happypatients#health#wellness#stitches#medical#doctor#medicine
REAL TALK: I’m not really sure where to begin. The last couple years I developed a white patch of skin on my cheek with a crater in the center. I tried my best to cover it up with makeup (that’s part of the reason why I switched to SeneGence’s foundation because I needed more coverage) but it’s been getting worse. I thought it was scar tissue growing from a scar I had from when I tried to pop this weird pimple when I was in high school. I knew I needed to go to the doctors to get it checked out but I was scared. I finally got a physical and got a referral to see the dermatologist. My dermatologist told me she thinks it’s basal cell cancer. She took a biopsy and sent it to the lab. I was in shock. Finally she called and confirmed I do have basal cell cancer. Apparently I’ve had it since I was in high school. That weird pimple I tried to pop was actually cancer. I know that because I’ve taken care of my body and I eat pretty healthy for the most part has definitely helped me. I will have Mohs surgery to remove it. In the meantime I am eating a lot of anti cancer foods and avoiding sugar, wheat, corn, and soy, (cancer thrives on these things) and I’m taking natural supplements to help strengthen my body and my immune system. I’m not looking forward to the surgery but at the same time I want it out as soon as possible. I am nervous but at the same time I have a peace. God truly gives us a peace that surpasses all understanding. I write this for a few reasons. One, through all of this I have learned that about 3 million people are diagnosed with basal cell cancer a year. Before this, I had never heard of it. I wish I would’ve known. I wish I would’ve gone to the doctors earlier. If my experience can help someone going through something similar, I want to do that. Two, if you’ve seen me but I seem a little off and not quite myself, I’m sorry. I’ve just been trying to process everything and all the emotions I’ve been feeling. And finally
Can you say Dermatoscopy? 🤷♀️ This is an oil immersion dermatoscope. Please don’t tell my doctor I was playing with it🤫 It allows my dermatologist to take a closer look at my skin when she examines it....a 10 fold magnification! WOW!! Now that beats the naked eye for me when I’m getting naked for someone who’s helping save my life! . Why Dermatoscopy? -diagnostic accuracy is significantly better then those without training. -compared to a naked eye exam, this tool reduces the risk of unnecessary surgical excisions of benign lesions. That should mean a lot to skin cancer survivors who often endure many biopsies as well as those who’ve never been affected. Biopsies are great when needed 💯 but they’re certainly not fun. . Does your dermatologist use one? . See a board certified dermatologist and get naked under the scope kids! I’m excited to share I didn’t n E’s any biopsies today 🙌 and I was so happy my son @nate_love5 came to support me! It made all the difference to have someone who loves me there to celebrate with me, but would have been there to make me feel better had I needed a biopsy. The road is long after melanoma or any skin cancer. I hope it’s a road you won’t find yourself on, but if you or a loved one do, I hope what I share is helpful to you. . . . . . #melanoma#melanomasurvivor#melanomasucks#skincancer#biopsies#dermatoscope#dermatolgy#boardcertifieddermatologists#healthyskin#getnaked#myskincancerjourney#certifiedhealthcoach#bodetalk
Dermatologists use skin checks to identify moles that might put you at risk for skin cancer. In particular, they look for asymmetric moles, ones with jagged borders, multicolored moles, and any that are bigger than 6 millimeters. "Generally, moles should not be about much bigger than 6 millimeters in size, which is about the size of a pencil eraser," says Dr. Bruce, a Mayo Clinic dermatologist. Learn more about how to raise your skin cancer IQ. . . . #mayoclinic#skincancer#skincancerawareness#healthtip#mayoclinicminute Repost #mayoclinic #seaworthyhealth#primarycare#urgentcare#ssi #brunswick#seaisland