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Skin Cancer: Need for Skin Exam Increases with Age
If you are 50 years of age or older, a full-body skin cancer examination could save your life. The risk of developing skin cancer appears to increase significantly around 50. With early detection and proper treatment, the cure rate for skin cancer averages 95%. (more)

Facing off vs. Age Spots and Wrinkles
There are things you can do to diminish age spots and wrinkles. By clicking on the links below, you’ll find out what you can do at home for minimal cost. You’ll also find out about treatments dermatologists offer and when you really should see a dermatologist about an age spot. Not all age spots are harmless.

Age Spots | Slideshow: Not All Age Spots are Harmless


FDA Warns Consumers About Lipodissolve
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants consumers to know that websites and ads promoting a treatment called lipodissolve often contain false or misleading information. Also known as mesotherapy, injection lipolysis, lipozap, or lipotherapy, this treatment involves getting a series of injections. Medical spas offering this treatment frequently claim that these injections dissolve and permanently remove fat. (more)

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The American Academy of Dermatology offers free skin cancer screenings. If you have not had a recent skin exam, be sure to find out if a free screening will be in your area.

Free Skin Cancer Screenings






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