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Will Mohs Surgery to Remove Skin Cancer Be Painful?

Mohs surgery is one of the most effective treatment options for multiple skin cancers, such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. However, the procedure may seem daunting at first glance, as it involves removing cancerous cells layer by layer. Some patients shy away from Mohs surgery out of fear of the pain they …

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Skincare 101: Take Extra Precaution When On A Boat – Dermatology Associates

Nothing beats being out on the water during the summer—especially for boat owners. Those planning to spend a significant amount of time in their boats while the weather is warm should know how to practice sun safety. The risk of UV overexposure is substantially higher in the water than in other environments. To help make …

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3 Easy Tips to Avoid Getting Sunburn

Individuals who spend too much time in the sun without taking the proper preventative measures will inevitably experience sunburn. While sunburn may seem like a mild issue, frequent overexposure to UV rays heightens a person’s risk of developing dry, discolored, or wrinkled skin, not to mention skin cancer. To help people avoid forming a skin …

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Why Mohs Surgery Works So Well

Since its development by Dr. Frederic E. Mohs in the late 1930s, Mohs surgery has become the most effective treatment option for several types of skin cancer. According to John Hopkins University, the procedure has a 99% success rate in many cases. Learn why numerous dermatologists recommend Mohs surgery for patients with skin cancer from …

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What To Expect During a Skin Cancer Screening

Although skin cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in the United States, most forms are easily treatable. Therefore, getting skin cancer screenings is a vital aspect of a patient’s health, especially if they are at a heightened risk for developing a condition. Even if the patient does not have skin cancer, these tests …

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Good Skin Health Can Start Anytime

Many people spend time and effort on improving the health of vital organs like the heart but neglect their skin. These individuals may not realize how critical maintaining skin health is to their overall being. To help patients achieve better skin health, Dermatology Associates discusses different techniques for protecting the skin and avoiding medical issues. …

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Are You at Higher Risk of Skin Cancer

Although anyone can contract skin cancer, certain aspects increase the likelihood that a person will develop a condition at some point in their lives. Some of these causes are genetic, but others stem from a person’s lifestyle and hobbies. To help people identify their risk level for skin cancer, Dermatology Associates of Central New York …

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Let’s Talk Sun Block

From comparing SPFs to deciding whether or not to use lotion or spray, picking the correct sun block involves multiple considerations. Not all sunscreens are made equal, and not every person requires the same amount of protection to keep their skin healthy. To help patients make more informed choices, Dermatology Associates provides a brief overview …

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Protecting Your Skin Should Be Par For The Course When Golfing

While golfing does not come with the same hazards as high-contact sports like football, it still comes with some risks. For instance, since games can last for hours, a golfer can be overexposed to the intense rays of the sun and potentially develop skin cancer. To help athletes have a safe and enjoyable golfing experience, …

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What to Expect When You’re Scheduled for Mohs Surgery

When dermatologists identify skin cancer during an exam, Mohs surgery is often recommended to remove the affected tissue. This procedure is extremely effective and offers success rates up to 99%. If Dr. Amin Fazeli, M.D. Ph.D., FAAD, FACMS or one of the other physicians at Dermatology of Associates of Central New York in Fayetteville has …

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Skin Cancer or Mole? When to See a Dermatologist

Almost everyone has moles, freckles, birthmarks, and other common skin spots. While these are usually no cause for concern, they should be monitored via regular self-exams and dermatologist appointments to screen for melanoma, a dangerous type of skin cancer. If you’re concerned about the appearance of a mole, learn how to identify common signs of …

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Getting Back into a Post-Pandemic Skincare Routine

Life went on hold during the pandemic, with everyone cutting back on outings, staying home from work, and missing regular appointments. For many, this included non-emergency healthcare. Taking care of your skin is an important part of your health, however, and now that vaccination is increasing and restrictions are loosening, it’s the perfect time to …

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