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Photodynamic Therapy vs. Cryotherapy for Actinic Keratosis

There are many different treatment options when it comes to actinic keratosis. However, you may not know which one is right for you and your needs. You may have heard of photodynamic therapy (PDT) or cryotherapy for treating actinic keratosis, but what’s the difference between these two? Let’s take a closer look at what PDT …

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What Happens During a Skin Cancer Screening?

Getting regular skin cancer screenings is one of the simplest, quickest, and most effective ways to take control of your health. The board-certified dermatologists at Harris Dermatology have helped countless patients improve their outcomes with these routine appointments. While anything to do with cancer can feel daunting, screenings are nothing to fear. Here’s what you need to …

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So You Have Actinic Keratosis… Now What?

Actinic keratosis, also known as solar keratosis, is a common premalignant skin lesion primarily caused by excess UV exposure. These rough, scaly patches range from brown to tan to dark pink and typically appear on the face, lips, neck, ears, scalp, forearms, and hands. While many actinic keratoses are benign, they progress to squamous cell …

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What to Expect During a Skin Biopsy

A skin biopsy is an outpatient treatment that removes and tests cells. If you have an irregular mole or abnormal tissue, one of Harris Dermatology’s board-certified dermatologists can perform a skin biopsy to rule out any serious conditions. You might feel a little nervous if it’s your first time getting a biopsy. However, there’s nothing to fear …

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Start 2023 by Getting Rid of Your Moles!

Moles are common skin growths that often appear as small brown spots. While most moles are completely harmless, you might choose to remove them for cosmetic reasons. It’s also important to have regular skin cancer checks by a board-certified dermatologist like those at Harris Dermatology. During your appointment, we’ll document or remove any suspicious moles.  …

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What Is the Survival Rate for Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

Squamous cell carcinoma, also known as squamous cell cancer, is a nonmelanoma skin cancer. It starts in the flat cells in the outer layer of the epidermis and has many identifiable features. Red scaly patches, open sores without a raised border, brown spots, and other skin abnormalities may indicate the presence of this skin cancer …

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Is Skin Cancer Contagious?

There are many myths around medical conditions such as skin cancer, and it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction. Our doctors at Harris Dermatology in Naples and Fort Myers, FL, are here to help debunk some of these myths, including common ones such as who is affected by it and whether or not …

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Does a Skin Biopsy Always Mean Cancer?

If you have visited a dermatologist to get a definitive diagnosis of a skin condition, your provider may have recommended undergoing a skin biopsy. When we hear this we often think of cancer, but a skin biopsy doesn’t always mean that cancer is present. Let’s talk about what a skin biopsy is and how it …

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What are lesser-known signs of skin cancer?

When we hear of the signs of skin cancer, we are often looking at the ABCDE’s of melanoma. However, there are less noticeable conditions that may also be cancer. The team at Harris Dermatology of Fort Myers and Naples, FL, can help you identify possible signs of cancer and encourage you to book regular, annual …

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Is makeup with SPF enough to protect you from the sun?

When you purchase makeup, you are often more concerned about whether or not it matches the color of your skin or the price comparisons. But did you know that many of today’s foundations and cosmetics also have SPF included? Though this can be beneficial in protecting your skin, you must understand that the SPF found …

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