Recognizing skin cancer symptoms leads to early treatment with your Newport Beach dermatologist

In sun-drenched areas like Southern California, skin cancer is something you hear about quite often. We are advised to protect our skin from the sun even on cloudy days because skin cancer is a condition that can have drastic and lasting effects on quality of life. Your dermatologist is happy to share her knowledge of skin cancer with you so that you may avoid it through proactive steps. Recognition of skin cancer symptoms is something we should all learn. However, one of the first things we encourage our Newport Beach patients to do is protect their skin from harmful UV … Continue reading

Range of melanoma skin cancer treatment options start with proper diagnoses in Newport Beach

If you’re a sun-worshipper, Newport Beach is certainly a good place to be. However, sun exposure may result in dark spots. Many times these brown spots are little more than an annoyance. You may feel they detract from your appearance. Dr. Arta Farshidi and her team at Arta Dermatology are more than happy to get you feeling better about the way you look with chemical peels or laser and light based therapies designed to reduce the appearance of these sun spots. Unprotected exposure to harmful Ultraviolet rays from either the sun or tanning beds can be more than a mere … Continue reading

More options within reach for treatment of melanoma skin cancers

The best approach to melanoma is prevention. The sun’s rays and tanning beds are the most common sources of ultraviolet radiation. Unprotected exposure to UV radiation damages the cells that give skin its color. As melanocytes grow abnormally, clusters of cancerous cells form. Excess UV exposure from tanning beds and sunlight are responsible for 99 percent and 95 percent of all non-melanoma and melanoma skin cancers respectively. Melanoma commonly develops on sun-exposed areas of the body, but the genetically and environmentally predisposed people can develop cancers on areas that never see the sun, such as the soles of the feet. … Continue reading