Dr. Ibrahim’s Gene Expression Research for Skin Cancer in Practical Dermatology

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim

In this recent article, Practical Dermatology highlights Dr. Ibrahim’s research on gene expression profiling of the second most common skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). “We worry about squamous cell carcinoma because occasionally it can misbehave and travel to other areas of the body like the lymph nodes in the neck, and then it can become life-threatening,” Dr. Ibrahim says. …

Moxi/BBL Sets a New Standard for Skin Rejuvenation

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim

This recent article highlights Dr. Ibrahim’s work in developing the new Moxi/BBL laser combination for skin rejuvenation. This powerful approach has revolutionized the treatment of uneven skin tone, roughness, and textural imperfections of the skin. The results speak for themselves. This article was featured in Modern Aesthetics. As patients want increasing improvement of their skin with less downtime and easier recovery, these …

Dr. Ibrahim’s Recent Research on the Behavior of Squamous Cell Carcinoma Published in Future Oncology

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

Although the rates for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) spreading to other parts of the body are low, the overall incidence of the disease is high, making the number of SCC fatalities greater than that of melanoma. “While our current staging systems have improved risk prediction, we still need to get better at predicting which squamous cell carcinomas will metastasize,” says …

Both RDS Mohs Surgeons Are Double Board-Certified in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Dermatology!

Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim Dr. Bill Sipprell, Dr. Sherrif Ibrahim

We are pleased to announce that both of our Mohs surgeons at Rochester Dermatologic Surgery are now double board-certified in Dermatology and Mohs Micrographic Surgery!  Recent changes by the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) have included offering a qualified fellowship-trained Mohs surgeons (already board-certified in Dermatology) to sit for an additional board exam specifically in Mohs Micrographic Surgery for …

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 …

How to Read a Sunscreen Label

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Reading a sunscreen label shouldn’t be like deciphering a foreign language. But a 2015 study in JAMA Dermatology found that many people don’t understand how to read a sunscreen label or how the product protects the skin. Only 43 percent of survey respondents understood the meaning of an SPF value. Given these findings, we considered it a good time to …

Our Staff Gets Out!

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More For many of us, spending time in nature became more important than ever during the pandemic, to disconnect, reduce stress and recharge. Some of The Skin Cancer Foundation’s team members share shots of their recent outdoor adventures, from wilderness to urban — plus a few tips about sun protection along the way. Dan lives near the Jersey shore, …

Summer Vacation Slipups: How to Treat a Sunburn

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Ah, summer break. It’s time to leave the daily grind behind and (hopefully) take some time to relax, enjoy yourself with friends and escape work or school for a little while. It’s natural for people to flock toward places that offer warm weather and sea breezes, but they may find themselves unprepared for the intense ultraviolet (UV) rays …

Destination Healthy Skin 2022 Kicks Off During Skin Cancer Awareness Month

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More As May flowers bloomed, we kicked off Destination Healthy Skin (DHS), our mobile screening and education program. Our RV is traveling around the country, and we’re working with local dermatologists to provide free skin cancer screenings in the communities we visit. It’s the first time since 2019 that the Foundation has held DHS events during Skin Cancer Awareness …

10 Ways to Boost Your Sunscreen

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you may not realize how much UV exposure you’re getting while pursuing your passion. Maximize your sun safety with our experts’ best tips. By Lorraine Glennon Since you’re on The Skin Cancer Foundation’s website, you likely know these basics: Wear sunscreen every single day — sunny or cloudy, summer or winter, autumn or …

Ask the Expert: Can I Avoid a Scar?

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Q: I am a little nervous about Mohs surgery for a skin cancer on my face. Will I have a big, ugly scar? Hooman Khorasani, MD: I spend about 50 percent of my time doing Mohs surgery, and I am careful to reassure scpatients as well as manage their expectations. Most cases are basal cell carcinomas (BCC) and …

Sidelined by Skin Cancer?

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Josh Paschal, a University of Kentucky defensive lineman, saw something on the bottom of his foot and said something. He didn’t let his aggressive, rare type of melanoma bench him for good. With lots of support from his teams (medical and football), he tackled his grueling treatments like a warrior and fought his way back onto the playing …

When a Child Gets Skin Cancer

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Pediatric melanomas are rare and usually different from adult cases. Now St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has established a genetics registry to learn more about them. By Sarah Elizabeth Richards When Jesica Dunavent took her 4-month-old daughter, Addison, to her pediatrician for a checkup, she asked him about a little raised red spot on the infant’s left arm …

A Lifetime in the Sun

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Passion for the great outdoors has been both a blessing and a curse for Leo J. McCarthy, MD. Nature has given him so much that is positive, but the sun exposure led to many skin cancers, too. By Elizabeth Sutton, MD, and C. William Hanke, MD, MPH Nature was Leo McCarthy’s playground during his childhood in the Midwest, …