What Are Hives and Should You Be Concerned?

What Are Hives and Should You Be Concerned?

Hives can be a vexing condition. They can show up in the morning and be gone the same day. Or they can move from one place on your skin to another. What are they and what can be done about it? Hives are red, itchy weals that are elevated from the surrounding skin and...
Know These Key Risk Factors for Skin Cancer

Know These Key Risk Factors for Skin Cancer

When it comes to skin cancer, the primary risk factor for both melanoma and non-melanoma cancers is exposure to ultraviolet light. This includes both tanning bed and sunlight. The more exposure to UV, the higher the risk of developing skin cancer. Childhood sunburns...
Know These Key Risk Factors for Skin Cancer

Know These Key Risk Factors for Skin Cancer

Skin cancer diagnoses are more common than you might think. An estimated 4.3 million cases of basal cell carcinoma are diagnosed in the U.S. each year resulting in more than 3,000 deaths. Squamous cell carcinoma is the second most common form of skin cancer with more...
Dr. Ed Ricciardelli on Patient Safety

Dr. Ed Ricciardelli on Patient Safety

Patient Safety: First Do No Harm “First, do no harm” is the oft quoted oath taken by physicians and it is therefore the responsibility of every surgeon to insure that every step of a patient’s treatment be as risk free and safe as possible. In plastic surgery, that...
How Often Should I See My Dermatologist?

How Often Should I See My Dermatologist?

Most people will visit their dentist twice a year for a teeth cleaning. Visits to your dermatologist should be a normal part of your routine health and wellness similar to this bi-annual teeth cleaning. Most people living in sunny climates start to see changes in...
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