Sunscreen and everything you need to know to protect your skin
Skin Institute | Skin Cancer
by Emma Rock
1y ago
Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in New Zealand, but it’s also one of the most preventable.  New Zealand has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world and this is not a statistic that us Kiwis should be proud of. We all know that we should use sunscreen to protect us from skin cancers and pleasantly there are some added cosmetic benefits from their use. Too many people focus on the SPF number. SPF stands for sun protection factor, but it only accounts for UVB rays. In New Zealand, the recommendation is using an SPF 30 or above.   So, what are ..read more
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Why Mohs micrographic surgery has 95-98% cure rate – the highest rate of Skin Cancer cure
Skin Institute | Skin Cancer
by Emma Rock
1y ago
If your doctor informs you that you have a skin lesion that is cancerous and needs to be surgically removed, you’ll have many questions and a lot of information to absorb.  First, you’ll want to understand how to get the best possible result for your health. You’ll want to know that the cancer can be treated. You’ll want to be reassured that once treated it’s very unlikely to come back. And, if you are like most people, you may be thinking of the surgery you’ll have and what scarring may result. Mohs Micrographic Surgery is considered to be the gold standard treatment for non-me ..read more
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I’ve heard filler can cause blindness. Is that true?
Skin Institute | Skin Cancer
by Emma Rock
1y ago
Yes, blindness is an extremely rare complication of dermal filler treatment, caused by filler inadvertently being injected into an artery and travelling to the back of the eye. It’s incredibly rare, but a single case was recently reported in NZ, with about 100 cases reported worldwide out of millions of treatments. We know treatments of the nose and “glabella” area (between the brows) are higher risk. The risk associated is estimated about 1 in 500,000 – similar to the risk of blindness with upper eyelid surgery. At Skin Institute, we believe the key to preventing the extremely remote chance o ..read more
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What does SPF stand for?
Skin Institute | Skin Cancer
by Calibrate
1y ago
Broad Spectrum, UV, UVA, UVB, UVC and SPF are all terms used when discussing sunblock creams. But what do they mean? ­As summer is approaching, we thought that it might be useful for us to breakdown their meanings. Ever wondered what the term ‘broad spectrum’ means? Ultraviolet (UV) radiation is part of the invisible light spectrum that reaches earth from the sun. These wavelengths are then classified into three categories –UVA, UVB and UVC. UVA and UVB protection is vital. Sunscreens shielding us from damage from these rays are referred to as ‘broad spectrum’. What is the difference between U ..read more
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Sunscreen and Everything you need to know to protect your Skin
Skin Institute | Skin Cancer
by petrina.couper
3y ago
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Your guide to Aging, UV Rays and how to protect yourself
Skin Institute | Skin Cancer
by petrina.couper
3y ago
The post Your guide to Aging, UV Rays and how to protect yourself appeared first on Skin Institute ..read more
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Shining the light on sunscreens
Skin Institute | Skin Cancer
by petrina.couper
3y ago
The post Shining the light on sunscreens appeared first on Skin Institute ..read more
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