Our New Approach to a Challenging Skin Cancer Statistic

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More For decades, The Skin Cancer Foundation has been one of the most trusted sources for curated and medically reviewed U.S. statistics on skin cancer. The media rely on us, and so do physicians and millions of patients. We take this responsibility very seriously. Updating our incidence statistics on melanoma is relatively simple. Cases are tracked through the CDC’s …

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 …

Indoor Tanning Legislation: Here’s Where We Stand

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More When you consider the dangers of indoor tanning, it’s difficult to believe the practice is still legal for anyone, let alone children. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is a proven human carcinogen, and more than 419,000 cases of skin cancer in the U.S. each year are linked to indoor tanning. Yet we know that teenagers around the country are still …

I Heard it Through the Grapevine: New Research Shows Grapes May Offer UV Protection

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More A recent study suggests that, along with traditional sun protection strategies, eating grapes may offer some benefit in keeping skin safe from ultraviolet radiation. Should grapes be part of your sun protection strategy? New research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology suggests that, along with tried-and-true methods like applying sunscreen, seeking shade and covering …

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 …

Against the Wind

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Ahoy, Mates! Whether you tack or jibe, the wind increases your risk for sun damage. Protect yourself! You do your best to protect your skin from the sun. But did you know Mother Nature ups the ante on windy days? Our experts share some breezy advice to safeguard your skin. By JENNIFER C. TANG, MD, and C. WILLIAM HANKE, …

Healthy Skin in Your Pocket

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Seven simple ways your phone can help you protect skin health and detect skin cancer early. If you’re like most people, you keep your cell phone nearby at all times. Your phone is so much more than just a device to connect with people – it’s an indispensable source of information and entertainment. You may not know, though, …

DIY Don’ts: Why At-Home Mole Removal Is a Bad Idea

The Skin Cancer Foundation

Read More Various devices claim to let you remove moles, skin tags and other lesions at home — here’s why you should think twice before tackling this procedure without a doctor. As the world continues to grapple with COVID-19, it’s likely you’ve taken part in an “at-home” version of something. Home workouts, cooking meals you’d usually have in a restaurant …

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 …