May 2014 Newsletter
How to Avoid Skin Cancer
MAY IS SKIN CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout our lives we are exposed to harmful ultraviolet radiation emitted from the sun. This sun exposure can result in the development of skin cancer. Studies estimate that one in every five Americans will develop skin cancer during their lives. While this is a worrisome statistic, it is also true that when detected early, skin cancer has a 98% cure rate. Proactive sun protection and avoidance are essential to reducing your risk of developing skin cancer. The keys to protecting your skin are:*
Avoidance: Decrease exposure to direct sunlight especially between 10am and 2pm, when the sun is the strongest.*
Protection: When outside wear protective clothing (available with SPF) such as long pants, long sleeved shirts, and hats that cover your neck and ears.*
Sunscreen: Apply generous amounts of broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 40 or higher. Reapply often and at least every two hours while exposed to direct sun.*
Avoid tanning beds: Tanning beds expose you to high amounts of UV radiation, which can cause cancer and wrinkling.*
Risk: Patients who have had a skin cancer are at higher risk for developing additional skin cancers.* These patients need to be examined at least once a year.* Patients with lighter skin and those who have a history of sunburns are at greater risk for developing skin cancer.*
The prevalence of skin cancer continues to increase. Most skin cancers can be treated yet in some cases they can be very serious and even fatal. Early detection and treatment will help minimize your overall risk.* Self inspection of your skin is important.* Any new skin growths or changes in your existing skin should be evaluated at your dermatology office.* At the California Skin Institute our experts specialize in the detection and treatment of skin cancer.*
New Foster City Location
California Skin Institute’s dermatology and plastic surgery providers are pleased to add state-of-the-art dermatology services and technologies to Foster City and surrounding communities.
Katharine Ball, MD, and Liz Papp, PA-C will be our experienced medical professionals located at this office.
California Skin Institute Foster City strategically links up our Daly City, San Mateo, Redwood City and future Palo Alto locations to provide coordinated care for Peninsula residents.
Located at Mariner Medical Center
1098 Foster City Boulevard, Suite 104
Foster City, CA 94404
Phone: (650) 570-2299
The California Skin Institute Spring Extravaganza is right around the corner! Join us this Thursday, May 8th from 6-9pm to learn more about the new technologies and techniques offered at our practices. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments, cosmetic procedure raffles, and meet with representatives from top skincare and rejuvenation companies. Presentations and Q&A will be offered by Greg S. Morganroth, M.D., and California Skin Institute providers.
California Skin Institute Welcomes Deborah Kiamanesh
California Skin Institute would like to welcome Deborah Kiamanesh, our newest Clinical Aesthetician. Deborah is a certified medical aesthetician who has been providing expert skin treatments and advice to her patients since 1999. She comes to California Skin Institute from the Berman Gladstone Skin Institute. She specializes in an array of skin disorders, such as hyperpigmentation, acne, acne scarring and wrinkles. Deborah has expertise in medical microdermabrasion, silk peel, dermasweep, advanced chemical peeling methods, photo dynamic therapy, extractions, customized facials, and skincare. While awaiting the completion of the Downtown Palo Alto Skin Institute, she will be seeing patients in the Mountain View California Skin Institute office. Please call (650)-969-5600 to book an appointment with her.
Deborah joins our team of highly skilled Clinical Aestheticians in the Peninsula and South Bay regions, including Tara Davis (San Jose-Los Gatos, San Jose-Santana Row) and Candy Tong (San Mateo, Los Altos, SF-Pacific Heights).
Deborah recently became a mother, and is excited to offer Mother’s Day specials for the month of May.
Book an appointment with her or any of our other expert Aestheticians for a DermaSweep session – an exfoliating and effective treatment – and receive a complimentary Glycolic Peel (a $125 value) to promote the production of new collagen and elastins.*
Also during this month, purchase any two California Skin Institute brand skin care products and get the third at 50% off.
These Mother’s Day specials are available at any of our 20 California Skin Institute locations. Please visit CAskin.com for more information, or to schedule online.
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*Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.