How Thyroid Disease and Other Conditions Impact the Skin

WHITE PAPER – DERMATOLOGIC HEALTH AND ENDOCRINE DISORDERS As the hormonal regulator of our bodies, the endocrine system influences many other biological systems and processes, including circulatory system functions, cellular growth and regeneration, and reproduction. The skin is no exception, and endocrine disorders can also significantly impact cutaneous health. When endocrine disorders are present, there may be an apparent dermatologic response. Even […]

Brachioplasty – Minimize Arm Lift Scars

Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, is a plastic surgery procedure to remove excess, sagging skin from the upper arm. Skin in this area sags with age (i.e. senile elastosis) despite diet, strength training, or toning exercises. Thus, the arm lift has long been a popular cosmetic surgical procedure among older individuals, especially women. […]

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 […]

Care for Thyroid Surgery Scars

Surgery to remove a thyroid tumor can be a life-saving surgery. Unfortunately, the thyroid gland is in the front of the neck, so the incision that a surgeon makes to remove the thyroid gland can leave a noticeable and sometimes unsightly scar. Fortunately, there are steps you can take—starting the day of thyroid surgery—to minimize […]

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 […]