How to Perform a Skin Self-Exam, and What to Look For

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More The desire to avoid illness is a good enough motivator to develop healthy habits. We eat well, exercise, wash our hands and take vitamins. Avoiding skin cancer is no exception — we wear sunscreen, seek the shade and cover up with clothing to reduce our risk. Unfortunately, even those with the most diligent sun protection regimen aren’t immune. …

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 …

Bob Marley Should Not Have Died from Melanoma

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Bob Marley was diagnosed with acral lentiginous melanoma which ultimately claimed his life. Knowing the warning signs of this rare form of melanoma, finding it and treating it early enough can make the difference between life and death. Legendary Jamaican singer, musician and songwriter, Bob Marley, was born on February 6, 1945. Sadly, Marley did not celebrate as …

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 …

Spotlight on Seasonal Depression: Why Indoor Tanning Isn’t an Effective Treatment

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects millions of Americans, but hopping into a tanning bed won’t help. Here’s why visible light therapy is a safer, more effective way to ease symptoms. The winter season can bring joy to many people each year — it’s time for holiday decorations, winter sports and cozy nights with hot cocoa by the fireplace. …

920 Free Skin Cancer Screenings in 21 Communities

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Destination Healthy Skin Concludes Its 2021 Journey The pandemic did not stop us! Although our journey was delayed, the Destination Healthy Skin free skin cancer screening and education program hit the road from August to November 2021, holding events in 21 communities around the country. Hope and Progress This lifesaving program brought hope and progress in the fight against …

How Serious Is a Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More I’d had a few skin cancers removed before, all basal cell carcinomas (BCCs), the most common type. But when I was diagnosed with a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) on my scalp, it seemed different, and a little more scary. (You can read more about it in my story “A Hole in My Head.”) I asked C. William Hanke, …

Speaking Up and Fighting Skin Cancer

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More America’s most common cancer is a fierce adversary – striking more than 9,500 people each day. And every year in the U.S., more people are diagnosed with skin cancer than all other cancers combined. Yet, compared to other cancers, the dangers of skin cancer are less widely known. That’s one reason why, year after year, countless people suffer …

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 …