This time exactly 12 months ago I started treatment for skin cancer. I know this is a weird photo but it’s a lot more pleasant than others I could post - the photos I have of the chemo eating away the cancer are pretty grim. I am so fortunate that my treatment worked, although it was very difficult and really unpleasant. There are no guarantees that it won’t come back, but for now I’m all clear - and I’m recommending this sunscreen to everyone. A beautiful lady told me about it - her oncologist said it’s the best due to the physical (rather than chemical) blockers. It doesn’t have a strong smell and you can apply makeup over it. It’s suitable for babies as well. Please keep your skin safe this coming summer - buy a tube of this and use it xx ❤️
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Real Talk 🗣: Who here could be better about daily sun protection on their body? 🙋🏻♀️While most people understand the importance of daily facial sun protection, your hands, arms, and even your neck (Décolletage) can end up getting neglected. Signs of aging, such as sun spots, loss of melanin (skin pigment) which I have already experienced a good deal of on my arms, and sagging skin (yuck 😖) can start creeping up on you. Or, even worse, potential skin cancer 😫 I noticed a small sun spot on the top of my hand the other day and decided it was time to be more proactive about sun care on the rest of my body☀️🌞 I came across @coolibar on @organicbeautylover stories and went to check out their website. I was looking specifically for driving gloves/sleeves and hats, and ended up finding a great deal on the full finger gloves. Right now all sale items are an extra 25% off plus free shipping with code SLE25. These gloves ended up costing me only $11.24😀Here’s some more info about the company:
Coolibar was the first clothing company to receive The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation. *Source: CDC: Skin Cancer Rates by State With the most innovative UPF 50+ products and fabrics designed to block 98% of UVA/UVB rays, and guaranteed to last a lifetime, we custom design, produce and offer technically elegant styles in proprietary fabrics . #suncare#drivinggloves
SUNSHINE ON A RAINY DAY!!! ☀️ ⛅️ ☀️ .
Study the RIGHT side of the gentleman’s face in the image and I am confident that you will observe a key difference between the appearance of the skin on this side, in comparison to that on the left. 🤔
This is an image of a truck driver whose skin has been significantly damaged by the sun shining through his truck window. 😱😱😱 Yes, through his window; not on the beach or walking around outside! 👀
As we head towards the season of winter, we are still experiencing a somewhat surprisingly large amount of sunshine; and although temperatures may have declined; the sunshine is still there! 😎
Wearing shades to look cool, will not make you look half as cool years later, as when you wear a high level of sunscreen even in the colder months! ❄️ .
Whether you’re working in, walking or driving around on a sunny day... Sunscreen is still a necessity! Starting with 30SPF as a minimum is a great idea; so that you have sufficient coverage to protect you from those harmful UV rays! ⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️
Don’t wait until significant damage has been made to start protecting your skin, start now! After all; it’s never too early to be good to your skin right?👌🏾☺️👌🏾
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Our next cancer support group will be held at 6.30pm on 15/November. We keep the group nice & small to allow each of us to have enough time to share anything that is on our mind. To reserve your free space, please visit link in bio and please feel free to bring along a +1. ⠀
Great weekend at the Fall Clinical Dermatology meeting!! Keeping up with all the latest advancements and technology to give you the best care!!
Call (949)276-8090 for an appointment!
Saturdays available 🤩
I’m a huge advocate for the benefits of medicinal cannabis, and although it is legal here in Australia for medicinal purposes it is extremely hard to get and is very expensive. I’m a volunteer for United In Compassion, a company lobbying for improved patient access and will be travelling to Sydney on the 28th Oct to assist with Cannatech, an Australian cannabis conference where industry leaders and professionals will join together to fight the good fight for our country. I’m super excited about what’s to come in Australia. If you or anyone is in need of information or resources regarding the benefits of medicinal cannabis please dm me! I am also looking for success stories for our newest social media campaign too so if you know anyone who has successfully used medicinal cannabis please dm me, I would love to hear your story. Peace and love ✌️
A full #skincancer screening exam should always include an examination of the nails and bottoms of the feet. At RIDI, your skin cancer screen will always include a thorough examination of your skin including your scalp, hands, feet and nails. You’ll also receive a consultation on sun safe practices and ways to make it easy to incorporate #sunscreen into your daily routine. What are you waiting for? Book online now. 💻➡️👩🏻⚕️⠀
The glorious green avo is back in season 😁
These mighty green fruit berries are full of amazing skin enhancers 🥑
Not only does it contain nutrients and healthy fats that keep your skin supple and protected, but it can also help with skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis.
Add them to the shopping list 👍 #avocadogoodness#somanybenefits#skinfood
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The research at NCBI - once a day treatment with the milkweed’s sap for 3 days, the complete response (cancer gone) in over 75% of non melanoma skin tumors.
15 months follow up - still no cancer back in 68% of tumors. 📖
The weed grows wild all over the world. Ingenol mebutate is the compound in the sap of the weed that kills cancer. 📖
Skin peels after the treatment, so if you use it be prepared to look for a week like after a medium chemical peel :).
I would guess it can be used against sun spots/brown spots too.
A friend from Australia shared the information. He was using the plant’s sap mixed with aloe juice and Manuka honey. This is supposedly gentler on the skin, with the same result. .
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Know anyone battling cancer? Lost to cancer/in remission? Have kids or grandkids?
I want the future for my grandkids to be not fearing when they’ll get cancer because it will no longer be an issue. ??Would you consider supporting me in my business, while supporting you’re own skin health, and raise funding for cancer research for immunotherapy (the future of cancer cures)?? I’ll post the fundraising page.
#cancersux#skincancer#microbiomefriendly#probioticskincare#cleancolor 🎁All orders placed via the link below will go into a drawing for a free full size spa product worth $35. OFFER through tonight 10/21 🎁
🙏🏻 PLUS all orders placed this month have 10% donated to my fundraising site🔬
So cool to be a part of this all-star line-up of speakers at the upcoming EDS annual conference in Abu Dhabi. @drwhussain & I will be running 2 practical workshops covering skin surgery skills on the Thursday and the Friday - spaces are limited and filling up fast so get in there and reserve your seat! We guarantee an awesome educational experience 😁 along with a bit of fun 😎
According to, The American Cancer Society, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Most skin cancers are caused by too much exposure to ultraviolet (UV) rays. The good news is that you can do a lot to protect yourself and your family from UV rays, as well as to catch skin cancer early so that it can be treated effectively. To start, always wear Sunscreen.
Repost from @faktanyagoogle using @RepostRegramApp - Melansir tempo dari tabloid bintang, ada sebuah mitos yang mengatakan kulit orang Indonesia sebenarnya kebal terhadap kanker kulit. Menurut dermatolog sekaligus direktur utama ID Beauty Clinic Jakarta, dr. Maria Charlotte, B Med Sci., pernyataan tersebut ada benarnya.
Memang semakin hitam warna kulit, semakin kuat perlindungan terhadap kanker kulit. Hal ini karena semakin gelap warna kulit berarti melaninnya semakin banyak. Melanin itulah yang berfungsi untuk melindungi kulit dari kanker," terangnya.
Dr. Refla Syarif, SpKK, dermatolog dari Ultimo Clinic Alam Sutera, Tangerang Selatan, pun mengatakan hal yang sama. "Kulit itu tipenya ada enam, dari yang paling cerah sampai paling gelap. Kulit paling gelap ini adalah tipe 6. Kulit tipe 6 ini memang menurut penelitian tidak akan terkena kanker kulit," jelas Refla.
Namun, Refla juga menambahkan bahwa kulit gelap orang Indonesia tidak sampai menyentuh level 6. Jadi, jika dikatakan kebal akan kanker, hal itu tentu tidak bisa dipastika. Hanya saja angka risiko terkenanya lebih rendah dibanding yang berkulit terang.
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PCA Skin Sheer Tint Broad Spectrum SPF 45*
I was excited to try this for a variety of reasons. .
☀️ The higher SPF (41)
☀️ Physical/Mineral-Based (both Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide)
☀️Tinted (to combat the white cast from mineral based SPF)
☀️Water Resistant (This girl sweats in the Florida heat)
☀️The addition of antioxidant Coenzyme Q10
This SPF has also earned itself a Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation for Active Use. But what does that mean? Does it really hold any weight? Or is it along the lines of "dermatologist tested?"
After some research, it does hold weight. Here is the criteria for the seal:
☀️UVB Protection (the # is validated)
☀️UVA Protection - measures critical wave length (absorption spectrum of SPF is measured against wavelength); minimum 370. as the critical wavelength.
☀️Passes Phototoxicity Testing - the product shouldn’t make the skin more sensitive to light
☀️Passes Water / Sweat Resistant Testing .
I've been super impressed by how this layers over skincare and especially under makeup. Initially I was a little concerned with application, thinking it might make me a little too shiny. But to my surprise that wasn't the case. My skin doesn't look any shinier as the day progresses. Feels very lightweight on the skin. If you have an oily skin type, you may like something with more of a matte, dry texture.
This SPF is a little pricey, retailing for $50 USD. However, it's frequently included in Dermstore sales, so you can snag at 20% off, which helps somewhat. In addition to the price, the other drawback is that it's in one tint. I'm not sure how this would work for deep skin tones.
I'll definitely be picking up a replacement when mine runs out.
What’s your fave daily SPF?
This patient presented with a locally advanced temple melanoma. The lesion was removed by my colleague (along with some lymph nodes). I reconstructed the defect with a large advancement rotation flap with the goal of preserving his hairline and hair-bearing scalp. Results shown are 3 months after surgery. Both he and I are very pleased with the results. It’s so important to follow up with a dermatologist for any new/changing/concerning skin lesions. #facialplasticsurgeon#skincancer#melanoma#drsaharnadimi#facialplasticsurgery
22nd of June: I went to Guy's hospital to let them have a look at one of my 100.000.000 moles. The doctor tells me that we are going to do a biopsy immediately.
I wait for the results until the wound gets infected and I go straight to the gp who tells me that there are the results. "Cristina. Please, sit down. Do you have anyone to speak to once home?"
I understood that the results were more than " that's just a mole" and I asked her to tell me what it was but she could not read me all the results.
I went back to the hospital to let them explain the situation... It turns out I have a melanoma in situ.
As you can easily find on the Web, it means that it is not even stage 1 but they tell me they have to do other exams on my mole since it could be a different stage due to the nature of the mole.
Actually, a part of it was deeper, I don't know what stage but I have to do a second biopsy.
I was freaking out. I always wear sunscreen, I don't even go to the beach so easily. I have always been too scared of skin cancer and now I have it.
10th of August, I have the second biopsy.
They cut me deeper this time..
It's stage 1, I have fortunately realised it was not just a mole before it was too late.
I have to deal again with steaches and pain but I just want them to remove every cancer cells in my body.
Weeks after I call the hospital. They have the results. There is nothing left. They removed everything.
They tell me that I was lucky, I saw the something was changing and I removed the mole at the beginning of the cancer process.
So guys, I am writing this in order to ask you to check yourself.
Wear the sunscreen, avoid the hottest hours of the day.
Even one little thing could hurt you..
Check check and check again. Take photos and note the changes even if it is the colour or just the shape
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Where ever you are this Labour Weekend, create some lasting memories, keep hydrated and always remember that you need to top up your SPF every 4 Hours.
😎A Fabulous Sunless Tan?
It is a well-known fact that exposure to UV in the natural sun tanning process causes an almost endless list of problems for your skin. With a high #skincancer rate in Oz, sunless tanning has risen in popularity in recent years, with seemingly unlimited options now available.
Doctor Earth now has La Mav #naturaltan range that not only you will reduce your risk of skin cancer and premature ageing , you can also achieve your tan quickly in your own time.
The NEW Bronze by La Mav – a 100% Natural, Certified Organic #selftanning range, infused with 🍃 #Magnesium and clinically-proven 🍃 anti-ageing Bio-Actives. It provides an enviable bronze tan (with no synthetic ingredients!), and assists in the regulation of muscle and nerve function, and stimulates #collagen and #elastin to prevent premature ageing.
It comes with a ✔kit or you can buy them separately (✔self tan face serum, ✔gradual tan moisturiser, ✔self tan dry oil, ✔scrub).
Bronze by La Mav is also safe to use for those who have #sensitiveskin or are 🤰pregnant - meaning there is now a safe tanning solution for everyone!
Some of the more well known ingredients include 🌱 #AloeVera 🌱 #Hyaluronic Acid , 🌱 #Argan Oil , 🌱 #Macadamia Oil , and 🌱 #Camellia Oil.
Come in and ask Vanessa how to prep your skin, and to use the range of lamav self tanning range to make you glow longer naturally.
Naturemade Stress B Complex (with zinc and copper) in combination with unprotected UV exposure (same latitude as Madrid 9+ hours direct sunlight) can force repigmentation. As many know, hands are near impossible to repigment, this is my hand in October, last I took the pills was in spring, and my progress stopped shortly after. I discovered this two, three summers back. I used myself as a guinea pig, hiking and exposing my normal pigmented skin to the harsh West Virginia sun, I turned bright red, except my pale spots, which took forever to cook. Once they did a few times (so horrible I looked, nasty red and white raccoon) pigment exploded from my pores, in my worst effected hand. Face spots just turned pink, bright pink, better than white but not really cured there. Pigment in hand as seen in picture equals normal pigmentation, so copper balanced is automatic. I stopped that summer, waited two years, gains completely reversed. Not true cure, you'll always have it, but vitamins did cause already white areas to resprout. What it doesn't do is stop new expansion. I don't know why. I didn't use target UV lamp systematically though, was quite the procrastinator and just stopped caring this year after I knitted a newly formed spot on my face when it first showed, but less impressive results with older spots. This vitamin is dirt cheap, available at Walmart. You gotta saturate your system with it. Given Vitiligo is a anti-cancer syndrome, very hard for people with Vitiligo to get Sun and basal cancer for example, and sunscreen stops the UV trigger needed for the vitamins to work, you gotta take a medically unadvisable risk. It is a nobrainer for me, as I figure if I catch cancer I'd just stop treatment and let the Vitiligo kill it off, then resume later on. Literally what this condition does, T8 cells attacks SOME cancers. Skin ages slowly.
Doesn't do much for long established Vitiligo, or hairs in the beard turned grey by Vitiligo. Oh well. I can manage the worst aspects now. It will cause Vitiligo symmetry to go off a bit. I suspect peptides and symmetry forming cholesterols are involved in Vitiligo. Read below. #vitiligo#skin#pigment#cancer#cancercure
We accumulate ☀️ damage over our life times because sun damage directly damages the DNA in our skin. As we accumulate this damage in our skin, our skin cells can develop atypia, and form precancerous lesions called actinic keratoses. These precancers can, over time, develop into cancers called squamous cell carcinomas. One FDA-approved treatment for actinic keratoses works by application of a compound that accumulates in precancerous cells and which then when activated using light, results in an inflammatory response that kills off the precancerous cells. Here is an example of a patient who received this treatment called PDT, or photodynamic therapy.
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Today Dr. Portela spoke on “Maintaining Healthy Skin” at the Golden Years Lifestyle Expo sponsored by @treasurevalleyderm and @ibleventsinc. We love getting out into the community and educating about skin health.
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Time for a real post here. A few months back I noticed a tiny little scrape on my collar bone. I didn’t really think anything of it because I am super “clutsy”
and am constantly moving and rushing so I often hurt myself without remembering how. Well this little scrape took a long time to heal, but it eventually appeared to heal and turn pink like a tiny little scar. Well, I didn’t feel right about it and I am extremely vigilant about checking my skin twice a year because I have a family history of melanoma. I always think of cancer as presenting itself as irregular moles. I am posting this because when I was taking my son into the derm I just casually asked her about this spot which literally appeared to be nothing. At first she said, “ah, that doesn’t look like anything but let me look under the scope”. After looking at it closely she said, “yeah, let’s biopsy that to be safe.” A week later she called me saying it was skin cancer”. Those words sound horrible, but in actuality I am very lucky because the type of skin cancer is basal-cell carcinoma (BCC) which is the most common form of skin cancer. It often appears as a painless raised area of skin, which may be shiny with small blood vessels running all over it. Basal-cell cancer grows slowly and can damage the tissue around it. Risk factors include exposure to UV light and having lighter skin. Exposure to UV light during childhood is particularly harmful. Of skin cancers other than melanoma, about 80% are basal cell cancers. In the US about 35% of white males and 25% of white females are affected by BCC. I am posting this to increase awareness and to also encourage you to be your own advocate. If anything on your body appears on your skin that hasn’t been there before, get it checked immediately! It’s better to catch these things early. I left mine for several months and what I thought was going to be a tiny little incision ended up being a 6cm wide incision. So now I will have a nice scar to show for this and hopefully this will be a talking point to increase awareness. Cancer doesn’t just present itself in moles. So good news is I am 💯 cancer free! I feel very lucky! I am going to own my battle scar! 💪
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Yesterday marked 8 months since my basal cell carcinoma surgery on my face. If I’m being honest, this has been one of the toughest 8 months of my life. When your entire career is dependent on you being in front of a camera and you spend the busiest season of the year in pain and looking “scary”... it really takes its toll - both emotionally and financially.
Then Summer came - and what used to be my favorite time of the year where I spent hours basking in the Florida sunshine with my loved ones became something that made me feel sad. Even early mornings on the paddle board were only reminders of how much fun I used to have and what it cost me. I opted to stay home more days than not - finding solace in the comfort of my home way more than one should.
Now as we head in to Fall I’m starting to feel a bit more like myself again for the first time this year. My outward scar has mostly healed and I’ve begun working on the internal ones I didn’t even really realize I had until recently.
I never imagined walking into the dermatologists office with my Dad on January 2nd - with ice on the ground - that my whole world would be rocked. I knew the bump was there - i figured I’d treat myself to a facial once the crazy of the holidays was over and I would be good to go.
Life happens that fast y’all. So take care of your body. Take care of your skin. Take care of your heart. We only get one. I love you all. #basalcellcarcinoma#basalcell#mohs#mohssurgery#skincancer#skincancersucks
This is me yesterday, a day after my mohs surgery to remove skin cancer on my face between my eye and my nose. No makeup, no filter, to hide the reality. This is just a reminder to take skin protection seriously and to get regular check-ups with your dermatologist. I diligently wear sunscreen every single day but that doesn’t erase the damage that already has happened during my teenage / college years when I wasn’t so diligent. I had skin cancer removed from the side of my face 4 years ago and waited about 3 years to get checked out again in fear of exactly this. Yes, there was more. ☹️ I will be going back sooner than later next time. Hope you will do the same 💗 @jessjames.co has been closed this week while I recover (ice every two hours, ibuprofen and Tylenol around the clock) but hope to be back in the shop tomorrow (Thurs) and thru the weekend. And always happy to schedule an appointment 💕 Thanks! #publicserviceannouncement#realtalk#skincancer#selfie
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Skin Cancer Reconstruction: Cette patiente souffrait d'un lentigo malin (pré-mélanome). Nous avons procédé avec une procédure spéciale appelée procédure de Johnson où nous enlevons un liséré de peau à distance de la lésion pour s'assurer que la maladie puisse être complètement enlevée. We then proceeded by removing the lesion with a "margin" or normal skin around it, leaving the patient with a defect (hole) in the cheek. The cheek was then carefully reconstructed with a combination of a cervico-facial rotation flap and a full-thickness skin graft to achieve optimal skin color match, all this while avoiding injury to facial nerve branches. Voici son résultat à un an.