Melanoma

Melanoma is not always caused by the sun. It can develop at any age and anywhere on the body. This includes skin that may never have seen a single ray of sun.

Melanoma is the leading cause of death for women aged 25 to 35, excluding accidents.

Melanoma is 100% curable if caught early, it is 100% fatal if caught late.

Newest areas of concern

  • Increased incidence in young women, because of tanning bed use.
  • Increased mortality in males over 50, because of delayed diagnosis.
  • One in 60 can now expect to develop malignant melanoma during his or her lifetime in the US,as opposed to one in 250 in 1980.
  • More than 60,000 cases of invasive melanomas and more than 50,000 in situ melanomas will be diagnosed this year.
  • More than 600,000 Americans are living with melanoma right now.
  • Prophylaxis

  • Use a sunscreen and reapply it throughout the day.
  • Enjoy the outdoors, but be “sun-smart”: protect yourself from the sun.
  • Parents with young children:
    • avoid sun exposure from 11AM to 3PM
    • be diligent with application and reapplication of sunscreens
    • teach your children proper use of sunscreens because teachers and counselors are not allowed to touch children anymore.
  • Melanoma is a killer. Do get regular total skin checks by someone who is willing to take the time.
  • Do not use tanning beds. The catastrophic effects of this habit are only beginning to emerge.
  • ABCDEs of Melanoma

  • Asymmetry
  • Border irregularity
  • Color variations
  • Diameter greater than a pencil eraser
  • Evolution from a previous shape to a new one
  • A-B-C-D-Es of Melanoma

  • Botox Treatments
  • Coolsculpting
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  • Lasers
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  • Skin Care
  • Skin Tightening
  • Ultherapy Skin Tightening