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Can wrinkles and fine lines be delayed as one ages with cosmetics or is this a myth? Dr. Altman’s answer on Quora.com

90% of wrinkles and lines are caused by ultraviolet light damage. Wrinkles and fine lines can be delayed as one ages. Here are some of the ways: The most important way to delay them is to practice sun avoidance and strict sun protection from childhood on. Since many cosmetic products now contain good sunscreens, their [...]

Having a permanent tattoo leads to skin cancer? Dermatology NJ

Having a permanent tattoo leads to skin cancer?  Dr. Altman’s answer on Quora.com Whether or not permanent tattoos can lead to skin cancer is not clear. We do know that tattoos can cause several types of chronic inflammation, allergic contact dermatitis to certain tattoo inks and granulomatous reactions being two of them. We also know [...]

Dear 16 year old me – A powerful melanoma prevention video from DCMF Canada

Skin Cancer: Who are the people most prone to getting skin cancer?

Dr. Altman’s answer to “Who are the people most prone to getting skin cancer?” on Quora The majority of skin cancers are due to sun exposure, so in general, people who are most susceptible to sun damage and/or have had the most sun exposure are most likely to get skin cancer.Melanin is the pigment in [...]

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