Amy McMichael MD


Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer: Comparing Treatments

Most nonmelanoma skin cancer can be cured if it is found and treated early. The goal of treatment is to completely remove the cancer. But the method of removal will differ depending on the experience of your doctor and the type of cancer you have. Advantages and disadvantages of common treatments for nonmelanoma skin…

Skin Cancer: Protecting Your Skin

Excessive exposure to the sun and its ultraviolet (UV) rays can cause skin cancer. You can reduce your risk for skin cancer by: Protecting your skin, and that of your family members, from UV radiation. Performing frequent skin self-examinations . Finding out whether you have an increased risk for melanoma and other skin…

Melanoma skin cancer sign: Evolution

Melanoma is the most serious type of skin cancer. The most important warning sign of melanoma is a change in a mole or other skin growth, such as a birthmark. Evolution is another word for “change.” Call your doctor if you notice any changes such as: A change in the size, shape, or color of a mole. A change in symptoms…

Rosacea

Rosacea is a skin disease that causes redness on your nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead, and in some people, little bumps and pimples. People with rosacea may have dry, red, and irritated eyes, and in rare cases, an enlarged nose that is swollen and bumpy. Rosacea is most common in fair-skinned people. Rosacea cannot be…

Dermabrasion

This procedure promotes new skin growth and improves the look of the skin. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon uses a handheld tool to scrape and smooth the top layers of the skin. A local anesthetic and sedative are usually given before the procedure. Sometimes general anesthesia is used. A numbing spray may be used…