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How to Select The Right Sunscreen

How to Select The Right Sunscreen

The weather is nice and, if you’re like most people, you’ll be spending a good bit of time outdoors now. From pool parties and barbecues to festivals and sightseeing, the number of activities significantly increases — as does your risk for developing skin cancer. In fact, one out of every five Americans will get skin cancer at some point… Read more…

How To Best Protect Your Skin This Summer

How To Best Protect Your Skin This Summer

What can I do to protect my skin this summer? The easiest way to prevent skin cancer (and older, drier looking skin) is to avoid being in the sun during the peak hours between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV rays are strongest. An extra rule of thumb is the “shadow rule.” If your shadow is shorter than you are, the sun’s… Read more…

8 Tips To Protect Your Skin this Flu Season

Skin surgeon and dermatologist Dr. Keith LeBlanc Jr., founder of The Skin Surgery Centre, has some professional tips for this incredibly active flu season. While the virus may take a toll on our bodies, it is possible for it to have less of an effect on our skin. Unfortunately, once you have the flu there is… Read more…

Around 3,200 People Suffered an Indoor Tanning Injury in the U.S.

Why around? Because many indoor tanning injuries go unreported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently published results from a study conducted on the dangerous practice from those that were. They found that around 3,200 individuals suffered an indoor tanning injury of some type every year in the United States between 2003 and 2012.… Read more…

Skin Surgery Centre Performs 1,000th Cancer Procedure

“It has been a busy year. Over the last three decades, the number of cases of skin cancer has outnumbered new cases of all other cancers combined. Throughout 2014, it has been our mission to fight these growing numbers as well as educate the public on safe sun habits and advocate for new advancements in… Read more…

Sunscreen Innovation Act Is Now Law

Skin surgeon and dermatologist Dr. Keith LeBlanc Jr., and the team at The Skin Surgery Centre have had much to celebrate this year. They completed their 1,000th skin cancer procedure in the New Orleans area using Mohs micrographic surgery and can now claim one more victory: The passage of a bill that will enable new sunscreen… Read more…

Hugh Jackman: Skin Cancer Spokesman

Hugh Jackman is the Australian actor best known for his recurring role as the Wolverine in the X-Men films, Jean Valjean in Les Miserables and now as Vincent in the upcoming Chappie movie, However, he is quickly becoming the international face of skin cancer. He recently had his third basal cell carcinoma removed which was confirmed… Read more…

What To Know About “Halloween Makeup”

Use caution when purchasing typical holiday makeup – 5 tips to protect your skin With Halloween right around the corner, local dermatologist and Mohs surgeon Dr. Keith LeBlanc Jr. advises the public to be weary of cheap costume makeup and aware of the possible side effects it may have on the skin, such as breakouts, rashes, itching and irritation. Dr. LeBlanc, founder… Read more…