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Why People of Color Are More Likely to Die from Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer in La Mesa

Skin cancer is more likely to affect people with fair complexions. So why is it that people of color with skin cancer are so likely to die from it? The doctors at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic in La Mesa, CA are pretty sure they know what’s responsible: delayed diagnosis. Read on to learn more about the problem and what you can do to protect yourself. What Research Tells Us In study after study, the data leads medical professionals to an alarming conclusion: people of color  with melanoma are more likely to die from it than their white counterparts. Most recently, … Continue reading

What Can I Do to Get Rid of the Brown Spots and Sun Damage I Got Over the Summer?

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If the allure of warmer temperatures got you outdoors over these recent summer months, you may notice signs of that on your skin. Tanning looks nice in the short term, but sun damage can create permanent brown spots that leave an uneven tone and age your skin. In this blog, the skin experts at Grossmont Dermatology explain why these spots form and what you can do to make your pigmentation more even. How Does the Sun Cause Brown Spots? When you are exposed to UV rays from the sun (or a tanning bed), this speeds the production of melanin, the … Continue reading

Platelet Rich Plasma: Learn More About PRP

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If you are like many people, you have probably heard the term “PRP therapy” used before but have little understanding of what it means. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, a treatment that promotes better healing. It was first developed in the 1970s for medical procedures and by the 2000s was popular among athletes recovering from injuries. For over a decade now, PRP has become similarly popular for use in cosmetic procedures to achieve better results. The team at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic is proud to offer PRP to enhance the results of certain treatments.  How PRP Works To understand how … Continue reading

When Is Skin Cancer Life-Threatening?

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Skin cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer; fortunately, it also has one of the highest survival rates. However, do not assume that you do not need to worry about skin cancer, because it can be fatal. In fact, someone in the United States dies of skin cancer every half hour. To help you better understand the risks that skin cancer poses, the expert team of doctors at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic in La Mesa outline when skin cancer can be life-threatening. Certain Types Are More Lethal The term “skin cancer” refers to a few different types … Continue reading

Do Men Seek Cosmetic Skin Treatments?

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Skin care treatments are often marketed to women because women make up a significantly larger share of the patients. However, it would be a mistake to assume that men are disinterested in seeking cosmetic care. Here at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic in La Mesa, CA, we treat many men with non-invasive treatments that improve the health, texture, and attractiveness of their skin. Below, our aesthetic experts explain why more men are prioritizing their appearance and the kinds of imperfections they are looking to address. An Upward Trend Attitudes about masculinity and male beauty standards have shifted significantly in recent decades. … Continue reading

Which Injectables Should I Use for My Wrinkles?

Dermal Fillers La Mesa

The popularity of cosmetic injectable treatments is no secret: they are a quick and easy way to minimize unwanted lines and wrinkles that age your appearance. If you are interested in trying out injectables, you may be wondering which brand is right for facial rejuvenation. The answer to that depends on a few factors. In this blog, the professionals at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic offer their guidance in choosing the best injectables for your face.  The Two Primary Types of Injectables         Dermal fillers: Most dermal fillers, like Juvéderm and Restylane, use hyaluronic acid to add volume to areas … Continue reading

The Three Main Types of Skin Cancer

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An estimated one in five people will develop skin cancer at some point in their lifetime, which makes skin cancer the top form of cancer in the United States. Since skin cancer is usually caused by UV (ultraviolet) exposure, our best chance of avoiding this cancer is by protecting ourselves from the sun with clothing and sunscreen. The skin cancer experts at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic explain the three most common forms of skin cancer in this blog.  Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) BCC is the most prevalent form of skin cancer. With BCC, sun exposure causes a mutation in the … Continue reading

Sun Damage or Aging: Which Is Worse for Your Skin?

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Although aging is blamed for skin concerns such as laxity, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles, the truth is that most of these problems are the consequence of sun damage. According to the World Health Organization, up to 90% of the visible changes you see on your skin are from sun exposure. To learn more about how you can look younger than your age throughout your life, listen to what the doctors at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic have to say about sun damage.  How the Sun Damages Your Skin The sun emits ultraviolet (UV) rays. When UV hits your body, … Continue reading

EMSCULPT NEO Offers Muscle Toning and Fat Reduction for Most Body Types


Going to a crowded gym is not your only option when it comes to toning muscle and reducing fat. You can also go to Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic for EMSCULPT NEO. EMSCULPT NEO is a non-invasive procedure that safely treats both muscle and fat in a series of short treatments. Here, our talented providers explain how EMSCULPT NEO can work for most body types.  Understanding EMSCULPT NEO EMSCULPT NEO is a non-surgical treatment that can dramatically impact the appearance of the treated area by improving muscle tone and reducing fat. Keep in mind that EMSCULPT NEO is a body shaping … Continue reading

Celebrate National Cancer Prevention Month by Understanding Your Skin Cancer Risk

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Did you know February is National Cancer Prevention Month? The team at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic believes the best way to observe this month is to help patients understand their skin cancer risk. Here, we discuss skin cancer and your skin cancer risk. What Is Skin Cancer? Cancer is a disease in which abnormal cells develop and divide uncontrollably. Skin cancer, as its name suggests, is the abnormal growth of skin cells. It can occur on any area of your body, not just areas exposed to the sun. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United … Continue reading

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