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Category Archives: Skin Cancer Prevention

Shedding Light on SPF

Last month, the San Francisco Chronicle published an article called “Time to Shed Some Light on Sunscreen.” The article’s attempt to correct some common misunderstandings about sunscreen labeling and SPF seemed to create more confusion than it resolved. Dr. Welsh wrote a letter to the editor in response to the article, but it hasn’t been published. Because understanding sunscreen is so…

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The ASDS “It” List for 2012…

The American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) released the breakdown of the nearly 8 million total procedures performed in 2012. The top medically necessary and cosmetic procedures performed were: Skin Cancer Treatments: 2.69 million total procedures of which 2.54 million were for non- melonomas. Dr. Welsh recommends annual skin cancer screenings to ensure the health of your skin. Wrinkle- Relaxing…

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Skin Cancer Prevention – All Hail Pale!

The new face of summer is here — and she wears her SPF! USA Today reports that celebrities are shunning the tanning trend. Pale celebrities like Emma Stone, Taylor Swift, and Jessica Chastain have made a natural pallor — even in the summer — the new trend. No more tanning beds or sprays are necessary. This is great news because…

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May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month – Did You Spot Orange?

The American Academy of Dermatology launched a successful campaign on Monday, May 6th for Skin Cancer Awareness – Spot Orange on Melanoma Monday. National media coverage included discussions on the TODAY show and Good Morning America, and local news and weather anchors across the country could be seen sporting orange and passing out the SPOT wristband. In addition to this…

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New Study Shows Aspirin Reduces Risk of Melanoma

On March 11, 2013, CNN presented a study by Standford University in which a significant association between the use of aspirin and melanoma was found. Aspirin users were less likely to develop melanoma than those who did not take the drug. For the study, Stanford researchers examined a large population of about 60,000 Caucasian women, age 50-79 years old, for…

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Skip the Manicure, Save Your Skin and Nails!

In a recent article in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Dr. Chris Adigun, assistant professor of dermatology at NYU School of Medicine, warned against gel manicures. A new beauty fad, gel manicures are preferred by most women over the traditional manicure for their long wear and shiny finish. However, gel manicures require UV light to set. As…

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Another Reason to Stay Out of the Sun

At Dr. Welsh’s office we include daily sunscreen use in all our patient’s treatment plans. Mineral based sunscreens with an SPF of 30 or higher are an essential step we all can take to prevent skin cancer and premature aging. Now a study by Dutch researchers has given us more reason to avoid the sun. This study found a link…

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Studies Show Redheads at Greater Risk of Developing Melanoma

It is no secret that people with red hair are more susceptible to sun burns due to their fair skin. Researchers know that red haired people have less black-brown melanin, called eumelanin, and more of the red-yellow form called pheomelanin. Pheomelanin is less effective at blocking ultraviolet rays and therefore red heads are at higher risk of developing skin cancer.…

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Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology
2299 Post Street #312
San Francisco, CA 94115

(415) 292-6350

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Bay Area Cosmetic Dermatology is a cosmetic dermatology clinic serving the San Francisco metro area. The board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Kathleen M. Welsh, Dr. Andrea M. Hui, and their staff perform BOTOX® Cosmetic, JUVÉDERM®, Restylane®, CoolSculpting®, vascular laser treatments, and intense pulsed light (IPL) for San Francisco, Bay Area, Belvedere, Greenbrae, Mill Valley, and Oakland-area men and women.