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The Three Main Types of Skin Cancer

Skin Cancer La Mesa

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

Cancer prevention month La Mesa

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

Sculptra Treatment in the New Year Offers Long-Lasting Benefits Beyond 2023

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Have you been searching for a long-lasting rejuvenation treatment? Then Sculptra may be the treatment you have been looking for. Here, the talented doctors at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic explain how Sculptra treatment in the new year offers long-lasting benefits beyond 2023. What Is Sculptra? Sculptra is a dermal filler treatment which is a gel-like substance that is injected under the skin to create a more youthful or fuller appearance (or both). Sculptra contains poly-L-lactic acid which gradually stimulates collagen production in the targeted areas. Sculptra is used to add volume and reduce wrinkles. Sculptra is typically used in areas … Continue reading

Do You Struggle With Unsightly Visible Veins? Sclerotherapy Can Help

Sclerotherapy in Sa Diego

Do you struggle with unsightly visible veins like spider veins? The talented dermatologists at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic may be able to help. One treatment option that can help with unsightly visible veins is sclerotherapy. Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that causes little discomfort and requires a few weeks of recovery.  Understanding Spider Everyone has veins in their body. Veins play an important role in the body by carrying blood back to the heart. Most veins in the body go unnoticed. However, when these veins fail to function properly, they become visible. Unsightly visible veins typically appear in the … Continue reading

Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatments Improve a Range of Skin Concerns

Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatments in San Diego

Our bodies have the amazing ability to heal. Dermatologists are experts at harnessing this healing power for the benefits of their patients. One way that dermatologists harness the body’s healing power is through the use of platelet-rich plasma treatments. Here, the talented team at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic explains how platelet-rich plasma treatments improve a range of skin concerns. What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma? Blood is made up of red cells, plasma and platelets. Plasma is the liquid component of blood. Platelets are cells within the blood that help the body form clots to stop bleeding. Platelets also stimulate healing and … Continue reading

Photodynamic Therapy Treats Pre-Cancerous Growths Invisible To the Naked Eye

Photodynamic Therapy in San Diego

Not all sun damage is permanent. Sometimes sun damage can be undone. However, in order to target the sun damage a doctor must use a specialized treatment. The experienced team of doctors at Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic utilize photodynamic therapy (also called PDT) as a specialized treatment for pre-cancerous lesions. Here, we discuss how photodynamic therapy treats pre-cancerous growths. What Is Actinic Keratoses? Your skin shows evidence of sun damage, some of which is barely visible to the naked eye. One indication that your skin has experienced sun damage is actinic keratoses. Actinic keratoses are small lesions that can be … Continue reading

Laser Skin Treatments Can Improve Skin Texture and Tone for a Renewed Glow

Laser Skin Treatments

Laser technologies can improve or eliminate many skin concerns, whether age-related imperfections or some medical conditions. At Grossmont Dermatology Medical Clinic and Skin Cancer Treatment Center, we offer various laser treatments ranging from gentle to intensive. These procedures work to stimulate your body to repair the tissues for an even skin tone and smooth texture.  What Can Laser Skin Treatments Do?  Laser skin resurfacing can improve skin imperfections brown such as, pigmentation, acne scars, age spots, laxity, redness and in some cases, even stretch marks. Laser treatments typically don’t require significant downtime (unless they are intensive), and the number of … Continue reading

Dermal Fillers Treatment for Lines and Wrinkles Refresh Your Appearance

Dermal Fillers Treatment

Time is not as kind as most women and men wish it to be, and many people don’t age like a “fine wine.” Instead, you may develop premature signs of aging with lines and wrinkles etching your once flawless complexion. Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers with our dermatologists in La Mesa can smooth these creases and restore lost volume to hollow areas, such as the cheeks, with instant results.  How Do Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers Work?   Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body and is most prominent in the skin tissues, joints and eyes. This compound binds to moisture and … Continue reading

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