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 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 …

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 …

Celebrating the Women of The Skin Cancer Foundation

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More March is known for St. Paddy’s Day and (hopefully) the first glimpse of spring weather, but it’s also a time to celebrate International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. The Skin Cancer Foundation is grateful to have so many dedicated women as members, staff and supporters, who provide their time and talents to help the Foundation work toward …

Sun Safe Partners: New Research Shows Support from Your Spouse Can Help Improve Sun Protection Habits

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Couples-focused interventions to increase sun protection behaviors show promising results in a recent pilot study Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, a day to share with the one you love. And while couples mark the occasion in different ways (flowers and chocolate, Netflix and takeout) it’s also an opportunity to work together to ensure a healthy life. …

Say What?!

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Staff members share the most surprising things they’ve learned since joining The Skin Cancer Foundation. Did you know that one in five Americans will have skin cancer during the course of a lifetime? It’s OK if you didn’t — this statistic isn’t necessarily common knowledge. Asking anyone at The Skin Cancer Foundation, however, would be akin to asking …