The Importance of Skin Cancer Screenings

Blog

The Importance of Skin Cancer Screenings

Skin Cancer ScreeningSkin cancer is the most common cancer, as an estimated one in five Americans will develop some form of it in their lifetime. Now, a recent study from the Prevent Cancer Foundation found that most people are not staying up to date with their routine screenings. This finding is even more concerning considering melanoma, the most deadly type of skin cancer, is almost 100% curable if caught in the early stages.

Common Types of Skin Cancer

  • Basal cell carcinoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Melanoma

Increased Risk Factors

  • Fair skin
  • Natural blonde or red hair
  • More than 50 moles
  • Family history of melanoma

Ways to Prevent Skin Cancer

  • Stay in the shade when possible
  • Wear sun-protection (UPF) clothing
  • Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30
  • Avoid tanning beds
  • Regular skin cancer examination by a dermatology professional

When it comes to skin cancer, early detection is the best prevention. To schedule a skin cancer examination at Lisa S. Ball, NP in Buffalo, NY, contact our office today.

Source: The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Dermatology, Skin Care

Our Favorite Sunscreens for Summer

Summer sun womanWe all know by now the harmful effects that the sun can have on our skin. Not to mention that the intensity of it during the summer months only amplifies that. So why risk the health of your skin by not investing in a quality sunscreen? We put together a list of some of our favorite ones that will help keep your skin protected this summer.

  • SkinCeuticals Daily Brightening UV Def SPF 30. The lightweight feel is very hydrating to the skin helping with UV-induced pigmentation and uneven skin tone.
  • Skinceuticals UV Def., Phys Fusion SPF 50. This ultra-sheer, tinted formula provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with 100% mineral filters. It goes on smoothly and spreads evenly enhancing skin radiance.
  • Skinceuticals UV Def., Phys Matte SPF 50. A tinted mousse that provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection with 100% mineral filters. The technology behind it helps it to maintain a matte finish, even in high humidity.
  • PCA Skin Active Broad Spectrum SPF 45. This water-resistant formulation can be used on the face and body and contains potent antioxidants that further protect the skin.

When it comes to sunscreen usage consistency is key. It is so important to use them regularly as they are our first line of defense against damaging UVA/UVB rays. If you would like to learn more about what sunscreen is right for you, contact the skin care experts at Lisa S. Ball, NP today.

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Products, Skin Care

Ways to Keep Your Skin Clear for Acne Awareness Month

Acne Awareness Month WomanJune is Acne Awareness Month, which means it’s the perfect time to highlight the all-too-common condition and promote clear skin. So, how can you make sure your skin is in tip-top shape? We put together a list of some of the best ways to do just that:

  • Avoid picking at existing acne. This can make it even more noticeable and painful, possibly leading to infection and even permanent scarring.
  • Wash your face twice daily. Use a gentle cleanser with lukewarm water (once in the morning, then again at night time).
  • Exfoliate before washing. Doing this before washing will help to remove dead skin cells and debris from the skin (which the cleanser will then take care of thereafter).
  • Don’t wash too much. Washing your face too much can cause irritation which can lead to even more breakouts.
  • Use a moisturizer. Apply immediately after washing. This can be especially helpful when using topical acne medications which tend to dry out the skin.
  • Wear sunscreen. Aside from the obvious reason to use sunscreen, they also can help reduce redness associated with acne as they contain ingredients that have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Limit time in the shower. Too much time spent in the shower can strip the skin of necessary oils leading to a potential increase in breakouts.
  • Get a HydraFacial. The nourishing topical solutions infused into the treatment help to destroy acne-causing bacteria and minimize any present inflammation.

If these options don’t clear up your acne, a more aggressive approach may need to be taken. At Lisa Ball, NP, we offer a variety of skin care services to give you clear, beautiful skin. Click here or call (716) 688-0020 today!

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Dermatology, Skin Care

Target the Effects of Aging With Nutrafol Collagen Infusion

Woman with healthy skin and hair

Once we hit 30, the body begins to break down collagen each year. That’s why as we age, it’s important to not only replenish what’s lost but defend and protect what we have. That’s where Nutrafol Collagen Infusion comes in.

Nutrafol Collagen Infusion is a daily collagen peptide powder that helps to strengthen hair, improve the visible signs of aging, and increase overall hydration and elasticity. Innovative ingredients such as Marine Collagen Peptides, Coq10, Citrus Flower Acids, and MSM all help to do just that.

Something that separates Nutrafol Collagen Infusion from other collagen supplements is that it is hydrolyzed. This means that the marine collagen has undergone an intricate process to break it down to help maximize absorption and effectiveness. Another nice thing about it is that it has an emphasis on the essential elements of hair and scalp health. This in turn helps to build stronger, fuller hair.

Nutrafol Collagen Infusion

If you are looking to combat the impact of aging on the skin and hair with added collagen support, contact our office today.  And for even more effective in combating the effects of aging on the hair, combine it with Nutrafol hair supplements.

Source: Nutrafol

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Hair Care, Hair Loss, Products, Skin Care

Our Favorite Skin Care Treatment to Pamper Mom

Mother's Day HydraFacialMoms are always doing something for us, so this Mother’s Day why not return the favor and give her the gift of a HydraFacial. This revolutionary skin care treatment delivers an unparalleled pampering experience combined with a variety of benefits.

What is a HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial is an anti-aging treatment that utilizes patented technology with nourishing ingredients to gently cleanse, exfoliate, extract, and hydrate the skin. The result is an immediate radiant glow.

What does it address?

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin texture
  • Elasticity and firmness
  • Brown spots
  • Congested and oily skin
  • Even tone and vibrancy
  • Enlarged pores

What are the benefits of it?

  • Gentle but effective
  • Removes dead skin cells
  • Great for all skin types
  • Results are seen immediately after treatment
  • No downtime or discomfort
  • Can target and address specific skincare concerns with customized boosters

Nothing compares to the HydraFacial. Give your mom the glow she deserves this Mother’s Day by contacting our office today.

Source: HydraFacial.com

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Skin Care

Ways to Ease Rosacea

Rosacea WomanRosacea can be described as a skin condition that relates to a tendency to blush or flush more easily. The redness is usually frequent, occurring all or most of the time. Although there is no cure for rosacea, there are a variety of ways to help manage it.

Some of these options include:

  • Morpheus8. The combination of micro-needling and radio-frequency help to stimulate the body’s ability to repair and heal itself. This leads to a significant improvement in the appearance and inflammation associated with the condition.
  • HydraFacial. The calming, nourishing ingredients gently soothe, moisturize, and comfort the skin. The appearance of the condition is improved immediately after treatment.
  • SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic. A safe antioxidant with non-irritating ingredients that helps to calm the skin and control any irritated redness.
  • SkinCeuticals Soothing Cleanser. A calming cleansing foam with botanical extracts that helps dissolve impurities while soothing compromised skin.

When it comes to rosacea an effective treatment plan is especially important. If you are dealing with it and want relief, contact the skincare experts at Lisa S. Ball, NP in Buffalo, NY.

 

Source(s): American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), SkinCeuticals

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Dermatology, Skin Care

The Perfect Treatment for Acne

Woman with clear skinAcne is a common skin condition that affects over 50 million people in the United States. It is usually seen in teens and young adults but can occur across the lifespan. So, what can you do to get clearer skin? The answer is simple, the HydraFacial.

What is the HydraFacial?

The HydraFacial is a facial treatment that utilizes patented vortex technology to gently exfoliate, cleanse, extract, and hydrate the skin.

How does it help with acne?

The exfoliating tip with the suction helps to remove any debris and cleanse oily, congested skin. In addition, the nourishing topical solutions infused into the treatment help to destroy acne-causing bacteria and minimize inflammation.

When can results be seen?

Results are noticeable after just one treatment. However, depending on the severity of the acne, it may take a series of treatments for significant improvement.

Is it suitable for all ages?

Yes. All skin types as well.

Why choose the HydraFacial over another treatment?

In comparison to microdermabrasion, it is much gentler on the skin. And unlike traditional facials, it’s performed by a handheld device which allows for deeper penetration and longer-lasting results.

Although acne can be one of the more difficult skin conditions to treat, there is hope with the HydraFacial. To learn more about it, contact the acne treatment specialists at Lisa S. Ball, FNP today.

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Dermatology, Skin Care

Tips for Dry Skin on the Face

Winter Dry Skin

This time of year a big concern for a lot of patients is dry, dehydrated skin on the face. So, what are some things you can do to help or prevent it altogether? Below are some great ways to do just that.

  • Get a good facial moisturizer. We recommend either the SkinCeuticals Daily Moisture or SkinCeuticals Emollience (depending on your skin type).
  • Limit your time in the shower. The longer the shower the more of the skin’s natural (and necessary) oils are stripped which leads to dryness. Try limiting it to 5-10 minutes.
  • Use a humidifier. A humidifier will add moisture to the air helping the skin in the process.
  • Get a HydraFacial with a booster. The HydraFacial by itself does an amazing job in replenishing the skin’s moisture but add in a booster and it takes it to another level. The potent ingredients in boosters help to further target and treat specific skin care needs.

If the winter weather is causing your skin to dry out, contact the skincare professionals at Lisa S. Ball today.

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Products, Skin Care

Our Must Have Eye Cream

Mature Woman Eye Cream

The skin around our eyes is some of the thinnest, most sensitive on the entire body. So, it’s important to take care of it. That’s where the SkinCeuticals AGE Eye Complex comes in.

The SkinCeuticals AGE Eye Complex is a lightweight cream that was specifically formulated for the delicate eye area.  Containing a variety of nourishing ingredients, it can help to reduce the appearance of dark circles, puffiness, and wrinkles. Combined with the soft, smooth texture, the skin around your eyes will be immediately refreshed and revitalized.

To find out if the SkinCeuticals AGE Eye Cream is right for you, contact the skin care professionals at Lisa S. Ball, NP today.

Source: SkinCeuticals.com

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Products, Skin Care

Get Fuller, Thicker Hair With Nutrafol

Thinning hair can have a variety of causes with the most common being attributed to stress, aging, or genetics. That’s why Nutrafol is the perfect option for a lot of patients because it was specifically developed to target those causes, in turn helping with hair growth.

Woman holding Nutrafol

What is Nutrafol?

Nutrafol is a natural, 100% drug-free supplement with a proprietary blend of medical-grade ingredients that address the main causes behind compromised hair health.

Who does Nutrafol work for?

It works best for mild to moderate hair thinning caused by stress, aging, and genetics. It’s also a great option for those who are simply looking for healthier hair or trying to prevent hair thinning from happening.

Which Nutrafol supplements are right for me?

There are four different types of Nutrafol supplements and each is developed for different segments of the population.

  • Nutrafol Women. Designed for women 18-44 who are experiencing signs of hair thinning.
  • Nutrafol Postpartum. Formulated for women in the first year after giving birth or breastfeeding. Clinically effective, natural ingredients support whole-body recovery through vital replenishment.
  • Nutrafol Women’s Balance. For peri-and postmenopausal women (45+), targets the root causes of thinning such as hormones, genetics, stress, and medical conditions.
  • Nutrafol Men. Multi-targets the key triggers of poor hair health for men. The result is visibly thicker, fuller hair and scalp coverage (without compromising sexual performance).

How quickly will I see results?

Most patients saw improved hair growth, less shedding, and an overall improvement in just three (3) months.

As you can see, Nutrafol is a great option for all different types of people looking for visibly thicker, fuller, and stronger hair. If you would like to take control of your thinning hair contact the hair loss experts at Lisa S. Ball, FNP.

Source: Nutrafol.com

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in Hair Care, Hair Loss, Products