PA, Marné, PA, Samantha and some of our other dermatology staff had the opportunity to educate some of Hawaii’s young woman about the dermatology field at the GEMs event (Girls Exploring Math and Sciences) this week. Hundreds of young girls from around the island attend this event every year and visit a variety of workshops highlighting everything from robotics coding, mock archeological digs to detecting skin cancer. We are honored to be a part of this event and help empower and enlighten young ladies of Hawaii Island.
Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune condition where hair falls out in round patches. Here PA Tricia is using a combination of Kenalog injections and our specially formulated in-house prescription to treat this condition yielding great results.
Melanoma is not just skin cancer. It can develop anywhere on the body -eyes, scalp, nails, feet, mouth, etc. Melanoma does not discriminate by age, race or gender.
🔎 Right now we are offering a full-body skin check and written skin health plan for the year with Physician Assistant, Samantha Decker for only $99 (regular price: $199). Give us a call today to schedule your appointment (808)329-1146. Offer ends 11/30/18
We post a lot about the Rhinoplasty surgery, but did you know that Dr. Wayne also works very heavily with skin cancer patients?
Once a patient has been diagnosed and their skin cancer resected, they come see Dr. Wayne where he reconstructs the nose! These cases will always hold a special place in our hearts!
Patient’s case details listed below ⬇️
💉Procedure: MOHS Nasal Reconstruction .
✔️Corrected: Hole in the nose left from skin cancer resection .
👨🏻⚕️Surgeon: Dr. Ivan Wayne in Oklahoma City .
✨Technique: Paramedian Forehead Flap .
🧖🏼♀️Downtime: 3-4 weeks - from the initial reconstruction to the flap takedown
PLEASE USE HIGH SPF
Especially on your kids.
In summer I got diagnosed with white skin cancer, a basal-cell carcinoma on my forehead. At first I was in shock, but as the doctor told me that it could be removed and that it would not spread, I was quite relieved.
Basal-cell tumors commonly develop on areas of chronic sun exposure such as the face, head and neck.
However, they may occur elsewhere on the body as well.
In the beginning, the tumor has a pearly appearance, so you hardly notice it.
Sometimes small blood-vessels can be seen at the surface of the lump. As the tumor gets bigger, the skin over it breaks down or ulcerates and develops a scab over the top.
Only because of that I noticed it at all. It cracked open a few times a year, developed a scab and then faded again, leaving only a rosy shadow.
It must have been there for about three years, but was unnoticed during my yearly skin cancer screenings (!).
My surgeon said that these kind of tumors normally develop at an older age and are primarily due to too much sun exposure during childhood.
Bingo: I grew up in sunny countries, South Africa and Thailand, and back in the 80ies there sadly was little awareness regarding high sunscreen.
So, lovelies, this is the reason why I wrote this post: To help some of you become more aware of excessive sun exposure and to highlight the importance of applying high sunscreen (without nanoparticles!) on your kids.
Make sure not to miss your yearly skin checks!!!
What are Basal Cell Carcinomas?
BCC’s are the most common skin cancer diagnosed in Australia! They usually develop in the sun exposed areas of the body although a small percentage can be found in areas not exposed to the sun.
What to look for ? A pinkish patch which is usually flat and persists
A pinkish lump which may be shiny or pearly
A sore that does not heal
A spot that bleeds easily
A scar like area or thickening that slowly grows
For arrange a workplace skin check program please contact us @preventihealthau #skincare#skincancer#melanoma#corporatehealth#skinchecks
A skin check could save your life.
Right now we are offering a full-body skin check and written skin health plan for the year with Physician Assistant, Sam Decker for only $99 (regular price: $199). Give us a call today to schedule your appointment (808)329-1146. Offer ends 11/30/18
I don’t talk about having #cancer all that often many people never know or find out that’s what most my scars are from. It doesn’t always look like much but #skincancersucks in the last decade the number of new #melanoma cases has increased 53%. This scar is from 2012 so no you are not too young to get cancer. #skincancerawarenessmonth is in May but if you spend a lot of time in the sun or have fair skin you should be getting checked twice a year. So please get checked ❤️
This patient came in for a different spot of concern. PA, Sam noticed this brown patch and the patient mentioned she had burned herself there a few months ago and wasn't concerned about it. There was a bluish hue under dermoscopy and PA,Sam felt it needed a biopsy. It’s a good thing she did because the results came back as melanoma and surgery had to be done.
🔍We can’t stress enough how important it is to see your dermatologist for annual skin checks.🔎
Aged just 27, Loti Jackson was diagnosed with the most serious form of skin cancer. She became aware that a few of her moles fitted the warning signs when she was working on a press campaign for a tanning brand. After monitoring every 3 months, Loti received a phone call saying she would have to have surgery to have it removed. "I was incredibly blasé about it, and I even tried to postpone it... The next thing I know, the surgeon is calling me saying, 'I don't think you understand the severity of this, and you need to be coming in'." Search our website for 'What it's like to be diagnosed with skin cancer' to read more of Loti's story and the importance of catching skin cancer early 🌞
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Real talk. This is my face, right now! Instagram is filled with pretty photos. Really gorgeous people. But, sometimes things don’t always go as planned. And we don’t always get to see the not-so-glam side of our favorite bloggers.
Over the weekend, I had my makeup done professionally, for an event. It was beautiful, flawless, airbrushed makeup. I was happy with the results. However, about 4 hours later, my face started to itch and by the end of the night I had puffy eyes and it felt like I had a sunburn. Fast forward 24 hours and this is what ya get. Swollen, redness, breakouts. My skin did NOT like this makeup.
I should’ve known better. There are things we can do to prevent problems like this!! 🖤Look for products with the fewest ingredients. This will lower your chance of a reaction.
🖤Do a patch test before using any product. Place a small amount on the inside of your elbow and wait 48 hours to 72 hours. If you have redness, swelling, itching, or burning, don't use that product. 🖤Just because a label says something is "hypoallergenic," "dermatologist tested," "sensitivity tested," or "non-irritating," that's no guarantee that the products will be kind to your skin. Some companies do the testing, others don't. There are no rules about how these terms can be used on a label. 💕
Learn from my mistake!! Be kind to your skin. In the meantime, I’ll refrain from posting any selfies! What emoji best represents my face right now?? I kind of think this 🍕sums it up!! #skincare#makeupblog#skincancerawarenessmonth#letscollaborate#looknatural#naturallook#fashionlifestyle#influencer#sunprotection#wearspf#skincaretips#perfektbeauty#protectyourskin#makeupbag#makeuptime#makeupguru#makeupfun#makeuphaul#clearskin#cleanskin#lookfresh#flawlesslook#flawlesscoverage#nofilter#allergicreaction#airbrushmakeup
A lot of clients I see are hesitant to use a majority of sunscreens in the market due to previous reactions or the fact they don’t want to use some of the ingredients that they contain . A great alternative I like to share with them is this great natural sunscreen from @little.urchin . It’s is 100% cruelty free, preservative and fragrance free and is safe to use on babies 6 months or older . Now there is no excuse not to protect yourself out there ! #littleurchinsunscreen#natural#naturalsunscreen#zincoxide#protection#sunsafe#skincancer#skincancerawareness
Women’s Skin Damage Defense: anti-wrinkle, anti-aging, anti-sun spot is an important business! Being outdoors can cause irreversible damage to your skin. Buy Spotless Beauty: 10 pack just at $12.99 https://sundicators.com/womens-skin/
When the heat is on and the UV index extreme the best sunscreen you can use to protect your skin is a broad spectrum, mineral based sunscreen of at least SPF 30. .
Not only are mineral sunscreens (those containing titanium dioxide or zinc oxide) ocean and reef safe, but they provide a physical barrier on the surface of the skin that reflect the UV rays away from the skin. Mineral sunscreens are also much less likely to cause your eyes to burn, and are a much cleaner and less toxic option than chemical based screens. .
Our Titanium Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 is a Patented 100% mineral sunscreen that not only protects the skin from harmful and aging UV rays, but also is the ONLY sunscreen that allows the skin to produce Vitamin D without UV exposure - for optimal skin health. This hi tech formulation is also your daily facial moisturizer, and with a pink tint illuminates and brightens all skin tones alone or under makeup. Clean, non-toxic, vegan and cruelty-free and formulated for women of ALL skin types and ALL ethnicities 💯
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!! Realmente estás protegiendo tu piel contra el ☀️ ??? 😎🏖️☂️ #Repost @skincancerorg
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Studies show that most people apply only half to a quarter of the recommended amount of sunscreen, which means they only achieve a half to a quarter of the protection that they are expecting. When you apply, remember more is better and that sunscreen alone isn’t enough. A complete sun protection strategy should also include seeking shade and covering up with sun-protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses. #SkinCancerAwarenessMonth
Estou pronta para o ☀️
A @babariaoficial lançou este conjunto super fofinho que cobre tudo durante as idas à praia ou viagens: - proteção SPF50 para cara e decote que não mancha;
- creme com base de aloe vera para depois da exposição ao sol;
- óleo protetor SPF20, que promove o bronzeado;
- spray protetor de cabelo, para que não fique seco.
E tu, o que usas este verão?
Great reminder from @glowonthegospa —
According to @skincancerorg, more people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined, and
1/5 will develop skin cancer by the age of 70. Watch your sun exposure, re-apply your SPF and get a spray tan!! ☀