Don’t Fall for It: You Still Need Sun Protection

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim

As the weather gets cooler and the days grow shorter, it’s easy to think that you don’t need sunscreen anymore. After all, you’re just taking the dog for a walk, running a few errands or going to work. You’re just outside for a few minutes. And you’re wearing a jacket. That should have you covered, right? Nope. No matter how …

Why You Should Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim

As hindsight is officially 2020, we look forward to forgetting the hardships of the past year and anticipating the excitement of 2021. We are not out of the woods yet, however, when it comes to conquering the devastation caused by the global COVID-19 outbreak.  For many of us, the reality of the COVID outbreak in the Spring of 2020 did …

Early Detection Starts with You

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim

“I just thought it was a pimple, but it didn’t go away.”  This is hands-down the most common description we hear when our patients describe the appearance of their first skin cancer. In your mind, perhaps the thought of skin cancer is an ugly black or brown obvious blob on the skin. In reality, however, the vast majority of skin …

Can Sunscreen Use Cause Cancer?

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim

There has been a lot of media buzz lately about potentially dangerous effects related to the chronic use of sunscreen. While I do believe we have to examine and understand any product that we apply to our bodies, there is a great deal of confusion surrounding this topic. First of all, there are two main categories of sunscreens – chemical …

My Spot Looks So Good since the Biopsy – Why Do I Need More Surgery?

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim

Many patients who have had a biopsy for skin cancer ask if it is still necessary to undergo a second procedure for definitive treatment.  “It’s healed up,” or “There doesn’t look like there’s anything left” are common thoughts we hear from our patients. It is important to note that a skin biopsy is a diagnostic, not therapeutic procedure. In other …