How can you protect yourself from harmful UV rays and also protect our coral reefs? The NY Times recently published an article “Most Sunscreens Can Harm Coral Reefs. What Should Travelers Do?” warning of the growing concern that the increased presence of chemicals from our sunscreens (oxybenzone) may be harming the oceanic environment. What type… Read More
No one is immune to the deadly form of skin cancer, Melanoma. Awareness and Early detection are the best forms of defense. Make sure to book your annual skin exam with a Board Certified Dermatologist today! http://www.skincancer.org/news/melanoma/marley
The consequences of skin cancer and treatments are rarely shared or advertised, but it is a harsh reality for a majority of our population. A note from this bold mother sharing her story “Don’t let tanning prevent you from seeing your children grow up,” she said. “That’s my biggest fear now that I have a… Read More
Today is Melanoma Monday, the first Monday of May kicking off Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. Early detection and daily prevention are needed to fight the battle against all skin cancers and especially the most lethal form, Melanoma. As May brings warm weather and increased Sunshine, we must stay diligent in applying SPF regularly… Read More
Studies have found that coffee consumption can be preventative when it comes to skin cancer. In some cases, coffee consumption lowered the risk of Melanoma. “Drinking four or more cups of coffee was associated with a 20 percent risk reduction compared with those who drank none” As always, applying SPF, wearing UV protective clothing, and… Read More
If you are still thinking of ideas for your 2015 Resolution… Stay Healthy and Protect yourself from Skin Cancer by avoiding tanning beds and getting an annual skin cancer screening. Prevention and a few minutes with your Dermatologist could save your life!! http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/health/indoor-tanning-poses-cancer-risks-teenagers-learn.html?smid=nytcore-iphone-share&smprod=nytcore-iphone
Happy Friday from your friends at Baxt CosMedical!! As you go out and enjoy this beautiful weekend, do not forget to avoid sun damage by applying your SPF regularly! Dr. Rebecca Baxt was quoted in the Noth Jersey News below with some helpful advice and tips on sun exposure and the correct application of sunscreen!
We are thrilled that our home state of New Jersey has banned tanning for minors under 17! No one should use tanning beds for any reason of any age, but it is a good start. This should help reduce the incidence of skin cancer especially melanoma which is on the rise. Stay safe this summer… Read More