Scar Prevention Tips Post Skin Cancer Removal

Mohs Surgery is a procedure used to remove cancerous cells from the skin. It involves cutting away the cancer, then slowly and methodically scrapping away the surrounding skin cells and examining them as layers are removed so to not damage the skin more than it needs to. This helps to minimize scarring by creating the […]

Post-Treatment Care for Actinic Keratosis – Skin Care, Treatments, Tips

Actinic keratosis is not skin cancer, and most actinic keratoses do not become cancer. On the other hand, most squamous cell carcinomas (i.e., skin cancer) emerge from actinic keratoses. Since it is difficult to determine which actinic keratosis lesion will eventually become cancerous1, most are actinic keratoses are treated just in case. Proper skin care […]

Wound Dressing & Ostomy Summer Sweat & Waterproofing Resources

Spending time outdoors in the summer will test the adhesives that hold your ostomy, wound dressings, tubes, and constant glucose monitoring devices. Increased activity and higher temperatures will create sweat, and that moisture can cause some adhesives to fail. Waterproof tapes can often times be overly aggressive and hurt the skin during removal. Hy-Tape is […]

Caring for Cutaneous Lymphoma Lesions

Primary cutaneous lymphomas are cancers that affect the skin—though they are not themselves skin cancers. Cutaneous lymphomas are cancers of lymphocytes, also known as T-cells or B-cells. These unusual cancers cause red, scaly, itchy, painful lesions on the skin. Indeed, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma can have a profoundly negative effect on quality of life.1 For most […]

Reducing Your Risk of Developing a Basal Cell Carcinoma Scar

Basal Cell Carcinoma Removal and Post-Operative Care Basal cell carcinoma is a common cancer of the skin. Four out of five cases of the skin cancer are of the nodular form, which appears as a pink pimple with a pearly, translucent quality.1 While most basal cell carcinomas do not metastasize, they do have the potential […]

Minimizing & Protecting Your Melanoma Scar from the Sun

There are two types of skin cancer, nonmelanoma and melanoma. nonmelanoma is skin cancer that forms in the lower part of the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin) or in squamous cells, but not in melanocytes (skin cells that make pigment). Melanoma is a rare form of skin cancer. It is more likely to […]