There’s a common myth that people with darker skin aren’t susceptible to skin cancer, but that falsehood puts many people at risk. A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology found that 63 percent of black Americans reported never using sunscreen.
While it’s true that black-and-brown-skinned people are at a lower risk for skin cancers associated with ultraviolet radiation, they’re not invulnerable. In fact, certain forms of skin cancer are more common in that demographic. Skin cancers in Asian, black, and Latino people are also more likely to be diagnosed at a later stage, and consequently have a higher mortality rate. More »
Spider veins are small, wispy veins that have become visible as red or purple discoloration. They look similar to spindly spider legs, hence the name. They are quite visible on the body and are usually found in the legs. They don’t bulge out from the skin like varicose veins, but many people want to lessen their appearance.
Risk factors for spider veins include obesity, high blood pressure, pregnancy, and family history. Spider veins do not typically cause serious health issues, but most people feel more confident after the spider veins are gone. More »
Over-the-counter face washes, gels and creams are often no match for acne. When you feel like you’ve tried every available acne treatment to no avail, it’s probably time to visit a dermatologist.
At Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle, we believe that no one should feel uncomfortable in their skin. Our board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Steven Greene, can help you treat your acne at its source. Learn the signs that indicate you should visit our office for a complimentary skincare consultation.
An effective at-home skincare routine should include a cleanser, toner and moisturizer, along with an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen. But no matter how good your daily skincare routine is, these products don’t have the power to improve your skin’s youthful appearance like an in-office facial at Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle can.
April has been designated Rosacea Awareness Month by the National Rosacea Society (NRS)—the world’s largest organization dedicated to improving the lives of those suffering from this prevalent disorder. This increasingly common yet under-treated skin ailment can lead to pain and discomfort, affect your relationships, and ruin your self-confidence. Here we’ll take a closer look at rosacea and how best to treat it.
Moles on your skin are usually no big deal. They often appear during childhood and adolescence and can become lighter or darker as the years go by. However, sometimes what look to be common, harmless spots can be a sign of something far more dangerous—melanoma. If you think you have a growth that’s more than just a benign mark, it may be time for mole removal in Seattle with Dr. Greene.
If you’ve been on the fence about this issue, think no further—yes, sunscreens indoors all year round is a must. At the Advanced Dermatology and Laser Institute of Seattle, we cannot stress enough, sunscreen is the key to preventing skin cancer and is our biggest ally when it comes to warding off signs of ageing. Both reasons ought to be enough to get you apply a layer of sunscreen at least once a day.