Dr. Ibrahim Discusses Castle Biosciences’ New Gene Expression Profiling Test

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim, In The Media

In this press release, Dr. Ibrahim comments on the utility of the new gene expression profiling test from Castle Biosciences for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).  We are seeing so many cases each day of SCC at Rochester Dermatologic Surgery. Although most of these cancers are cured easily in our office with surgery, we know that as many as 1 in …

Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology Conference in Las Vegas

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim, In The Media

Dr. Ibrahim has been invited as a faculty member to speak at the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Dermatology Conference in Las Vegas in June. This is among the world’s greatest gatherings of specialists dedicated to aesthetic medicine. This year’s conference will be available in both in-person and live stream options. Dr. Ibrahim will be speaking about the powerful combination of Sciton MOXI …

New York State Passes Teen Tan Ban – But Does It Matter?

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim

Every great civilization has had an unwavering reverence for the sun. It has played a central role in religion, mythology, medicine, and as a sign of socioeconomic status. In the early 1900’s, a tan was considered a sign that someone was a field laborer or of low class. With the industrial revolution, however, there was a shift of the labor …

The Myth of the “Base Tan”

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim

With spring break around the corner and a year of being quarantined in our homes, the excitement of imminent warm weather is tangible. With the longer days and higher temperatures come more opportunities for us to get out in the sun and spend some much-needed time outdoors. For many of us, the season kicks off with a spring break trip …

New Treatments Aim to Increase Survival Rate

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim, In The Media

In this article, Dr. Ibrahim is interviewed by Dermatology Times to discuss some of the recent advances in the field of skin cancer. As a key opinion leader in the field, Dr. Ibrahim and the team at Rochester Dermatologic Surgery, are deeply involved in the development of the latest techniques in skin cancer treatment and management. This is what he …

The Halo Selfie Filter

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim, In The Media

In this article, Dr. Ibrahim is interviewed by New You Magazine about the transformative results seen with Halo resurfacing of the skin. As a member of the Sciton lasers strategic advisory board, Dr. Ibrahim has a wealth of knowledge and experience in obtaining incredible results with the interaction of lasers and the skin. Conditions such as uneven color and texture, …

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 …

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 …

Mohs Surgery: 5 Things to Know Before You Go

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Mohs surgery gives you the highest cure rate and lowest recurrence rate of any skin cancer treatment. The procedure is considered the most effective for treating many basal cell carcinomas (BCCs) and squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), the two most common types of skin cancer. Some surgeons are also successfully using Mohs surgery on certain cases of melanoma. The surgery is done in stages, …

How Immunotherapy Is Like an Old Western Movie

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Immunotherapies —medications that lasso your immune system to work for you —have revolutionized treatment for many types of cancer, including certain advanced cases of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancers. Here, in illustrated form, we explain how they work, using some familiar characters to show how they stop the bad guys! *This comic was first featured in the 2021 …

6 Cities in the Books; 15 to Go!

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Destination Healthy Skin August Update It’s been a busy August for Destination Healthy Skin! We’ve traveled halfway around the country, providing free skin cancer screenings and education to hundreds of people in half a dozen cities. And we’re not nearly done yet! We’ll be traveling to 15 more from September to November. Check our schedule to see if we’ll be visiting …

Ask the Expert: What Do You Say to a Client?

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Q: As a massage therapist, I see a lot of skin, and sometimes I’ll notice spots or sores on my regular clients that look different or don’t seem to be healing. I’m not an expert, but I feel like I should say something. What do you suggest? You’re right that massage therapists are well situated by virtue of …

And We’re Off!

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Destination Healthy Skin Begins its Journey to 21 Cities in 2021 Our lifesaving journey has begun! The Destination Healthy Skin RV is on the road, traveling to 21 cities around the country, where local dermatologists are providing free, full body skin cancer screenings. We expect to screen 1,500 participants from August to November, and thousands more people will …

Is Basal Cell Carcinoma Serious? Let’s Ask Hugh Jackman.

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Hugh Jackman is no stranger to skin cancer. In August, 2021 the Australian actor posted an Instagram video after having a second skin biopsy in two years. He urged fans to get their skin checked. “A couple of notes… please get skin checks often, please don’t think it won’t happen to you and, above all, please wear sunscreen.” Jackman is …

Clinically Speaking

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More While COVID-19 treatments and vaccines were being developed in 2020, clinical trials made more national news than ever before. How a new drug gets to your pharmacy is a complex regulatory process but also a humanitarian act that can save lives and change the world for the better. Here’s what you need to know — and why you …

Ask the Expert: Do Cosmetic Dermatology Treatments Make Your Skin Sun Sensitive?

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Q: Do cosmetic dermatology treatments (like chemical peels or lasers) make your skin sun sensitive? Yes, any cosmetic treatment that purposefully exfoliates, punctures or otherwise damages the top or mid-layers of the skin will cause photosensitivity. These treatments include but are not limited to resurfacing lasers, microneedling devices and chemical peels. Since the new tissue revealed during these …