F. Victor Rueckl, MD - Lakes Dermatology & The Spa at Lakes Dermatology
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Melanoma On The Rise

Melanoma is on the rise in the U.S. - see how SkinCeuticals is helping

One of the most unfortunate parts of being a dermatologist is telling patients they have melanoma, and more unfortunately I've had to do this more and more in the past few years because melanoma is on the rise. Even more scary - I've seen it in younger and younger patients every year. As physicians we tell people the importance of using daily sunscreen and checking your body frequently for any new spots or lesions. We also stress the importance of seeing a dermatologist yearly (or even bi-yearly if you've ever had something dangerous in the past).

Vitamin D and The Sun

Dr. Rueckl says he consistently hears that patients go out in the sun and avoid sunscreen to "make sure they are getting enough Vitamin D." The truth is, you need just a few minutes of sun - even indirect sun - for your body to produce Vitamin D from the exposure to UVB rays.

Why Antioxidants?

What Do Antioxidants Do?

An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that transfers electrons or hydrogen from a substance to an oxidizing agent. Oxidation reactions can produce free radicals. In turn, these radicals can start chain reactions. When the chain reaction occurs in a cell, it can cause damage or death to the cell. Antioxidants terminate these chain reactions by removing free radical intermediates, and inhibit other oxidation reactions. They do this by being oxidized themselves, so antioxidants are often reducing agents. Antioxidants are in foods, industrial products, and skincare items.

Check Your Skin Regularly, Please!

The importance of checking your skin! Skin cancer is on the rise!

It is projected that there will be nearly 4 million new cases of non-melanoma skin cancer diagnosed this year in the U.S., which is on the rise. Additionally the incidence of melanoma in situ continues to increase with an estimated 56,000 to be newly diagnosed in 2012.


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