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how to detect skin cancer

I usually like to discuss ways to Beautify the Skin or share ways to Make Your Skin More Beautiful.  However, this is important information to know and watch for.  This may not be my most beautiful article but it is definitely enlightening.  There are so many things changing in our world.  We are having children later in life and want to live full healthy lives to see the world around us evolve.  We not only need to consider what goes into our bodies to stay healthy but we must protect the outside too.  The best thing we can do to ensure we have healthy skin is to protect our largest organ, our skin and care for it on a daily basis.  So take this to heart and be smart about caring for your skin.
Skin cancers can have an innocent appearance, so it’s possible that even someone who takes good care of his or her skin may not realize how important it is to get a lesion, mark, or mole checked out by an expert. If it turns out to be a skin cancer, every day you wait will allow the cancer to grow larger, making its treatment more difficult. While there are many different treatment options for skin cancers, if surgical removal is necessary, you want the cancer to be as small as possible.   Note that your esthetician may be aware of skin cancer symptoms and may be able to alert you to a change in your skin, however, he or she is not allowed to make a diagnosis. Your practitioner may, though, be able to provide you with an appropriate referral to a dermatologist or other physician.   Following is a brief overview of the most common types of skin cancer.  Additional details can be found at, the website of the Skin Cancer Foundation.
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is the most common form of skin cancer. It arises from the outer layer of the skin, and it has a strong relationship to sun exposure.  It usually invades and destroys tissue only in the area where it is, spreading to another part of the body is rare.  A typical BCC has a pearly or waxy nodule with a rolled border and tiny spider veins on and around it.
Squamous Cell
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of malignant skin cancer.  It accounts for about 10 percent of all skin malignancies.  It is also most commonly seen on sun-damaged skin, but it can arise without sun exposure or from various preexisting skin lesions, such as actinic keratoses, burn scars, radiation-exposed or treated skin, or even in areas of chronic skin irritation.  SCC is most often “local” but can spread to surrounding tissues or even other parts of the body.  SCCs most often are found in red, irritated, sun-damaged skin.  They often have a scaly, red, crusted appearance and may have an ulcer in them.  The tissue is often fragile and may bleed easily when rubbed.
Malignant Melanoma
Malignant melanoma is the least common of the three main types of skin cancer, but it is the most dangerous. While there are several varieties of malignant melanoma, the only thing you absolutely need to know about them is that any of them can be deadly, malignant melanoma accounts for most of the deaths related to skin cancer.  The most disturbing statistic is that despite public education campaigns about the dangers of sun exposure and skin cancer, the incidence of malignant melanoma in the United States continues to rise.  Fair-skinned people, such as blondes and redheads in particular, need to watch their skin closely.  Any mole or pigmented spot on their body that changes in any way should be checked.  If it gets bigger, darker, changes shape, has irregular edges, is or becomes asymmetric, has light and dark areas in it, or ever bleeds, it should be checked immediately.  The ABCDs of melanoma are: – A: Asymmetry – B: Borders that are irregular – C: Color changes – D: Diameter that is enlarging  With early detection and treatment, most can be successfully removed and the patient completely cured.  However, if not detected and treated early, these killers can spread to the lungs, the liver, the brain, and elsewhere.
Other Skin Things
It is important to note that not everything that shows up on the skin is a skin cancer.  Unfortunately, with age often comes a lot of skin “things.”
Actinic keratoses (patches of sun- damaged skin)
are often seen as patches of dry, scaly skin that can be red and irritated.  These are most often found on frequently sun-exposed areas of the body, such as the head and neck.  If treated properly, these will go away.  If left untreated, up to 20 percent will turn into skin cancer.
Seborrheic keratoses
are often scary-looking skin lesions that enlarge over time.  They are generally pigmented, and have a raised, wart-looking appearance.  Cosmetically they can be unsightly, but fortunately have little potential to turn into skin cancer.   Dermatitis (irritation of the skin) comes in as many different shapes, sizes, varieties, and causes as you can think of.  Things such as new laundry soap or a new piece of jewelry can cause what is known as contact dermatitis (irritation of the skin when something contacts it).  Often these will go away on their own, but treatments are available to reduce discomfort.
Advice to Live By and  Remember, most of the things on the skin are not skin cancer.  But for that small percentage that are, often the only way to know is to have it checked by a skin care expert.  Early detection and treatment of skin cancer is the key to successful treatment and cure.  Have any questionable spot on your skin evaluated by a physician.  If necessary, ask for a referral to a dermatologist or plastic surgeon in your area who treats skin cancers on a regular basis. When in doubt, check it out.
When my clients visit with me, I am always on the lookout for any changes in their skin.  If I notice anything I am always happy to offer a referral.  I hope you found this to informative and helpful.
I look forward to seeing you soon,
Licensed Esthetician
Emily’ Skin Care

see amazing results

Over the past years I have performed Massage Cupping/Vacuomobilization treatment with amazing result.  My clients see and feel an immediate change in tone, texture and firmness.  They truly are amazed every time I hand them the mirror and say, “Well, what do you think?”.
Wow, amazing, unbelievable, how on earth, I am shocked, just a few replies I have heard more than a few times.
This is a treatment you will not want to let slip by.  I think anyone with concerns of sagging, loss of firmness, dark circles or dull skin needs to try this at least once.
Massage Cupping and MediCupping treatments are proving to be incredibly effective approaches to face and body contouring services.  By creating suction and negative pressure these techniques are used to drain excess fluids and toxins, loosen adhesions, lift connective tissue and bring blood flow to stagnant muscles and skin.  This versatile method can easily be modified to accomplish a range of techniques, including lymphatic drainage. 
 One of the most amazing aspects of these techniques is the separation that the vacuum produces in tissue layers.  This enables water absorption and renewed blood flow to dehydrated, undernourished tissue, which are invaluable in the body contouring treatments.  Tissue separation can be a huge catalyst for changes as the body begins to eliminate chronic congestion and lymph becomes more fluid.
The difference between Massage Cupping therapy and traditional Chinese cupping therapy is that in traditional Chinese medicine, stationary cups are placed and left on the skin for a period of five to 15 minutes.
Technique variations:  In Massage Cupping, the practitioner administers oil or lotion to facilitate smooth movement.  The entire back may be treated, including the neck, shoulders, middle and lower back and sacral area.  The abdominal, hip and thigh areas may also be treated.  Abdominal Massage Cupping feels incredible.  The technique consists of specific movements and protocols to enable the therapist to easily facilitate change for the client.
The term MediCupping describes the use of incredibly versatile mechanical equipment to perform techniques based on Massage Cupping practice and theory.  This equipment is more appropriate for spas, medical spas, medical offices and licensed Estheticians.
The benefits of Massage Cupping and MediCupping therapies are many.  The skin turns pink with vigorous movements, indicating that the circulation has been brought to the surface.  Application of topical products immediately after treatment enables the absorption of the product deep into the tissue.  The increased local blood supply to the muscles and skin brings nourishment and allows for toxins to be carried away via the veins, making these therapies extremely effective additions to a massage, body treatment, facial or other therapeutic services.
Another effective application of these techniques is in the treatment of cellulite.  A very light suction provides drainage while heavier application can be used to stimulate circulation and loosen adhesions or dimpling.  Clients enjoy the warm feeling of energized skin.
Immediate results:  Both therapy techniques include a highly effective face lifting and drainage treatment and a body contouring.  With either treatment you can see and feel the difference right after the session, and results should continue to progress for the next few days.  The face lifting and drainage treatments have produced spectacular results that are often evident immediately after treating one half of the face.  Each successive treatment on the face and body enables the lymph system to activate, and tissues to receive nourishment and hydration.
How does the therapy feel?  The sensation is truly indescribable.  People often experience deep warmth and a tingling sensation long after the treatment has ended.  The effect on the nervous system is sedating-clients often descend into a profound state of relaxation.  The sudden presence of a deep snore is common.
Clients report that the experience stays with them longer than most treatments, and the speed with which these treatments effect change is texture of the tissue is truly amazing.  When used in a treatment series, the results are cumulative.  Yet even in a single treatment, a long-term physical issue may be resolved.
Keep in mind that Massage Cupping and MediCupping therapies are safe methods to use on children, adults and the elderly.  These therapies are easy techniques to apply, but they are not simple.  To achieve maximum results safely, training is required.
I have been doing this treatment on my clients safely and effectively with great results.
blogger bio
My passion began when I was 16 years old, and at 19 I had my first part time position in the beauty industry and was hooked ever since. It all came very naturally to me and after many years of experience, I started my own Skin Care business in 2000 after achieving my Professional Esthetics License. Today, Skin Care and of course my Clientele are very important to me. It is hard to express how rewarding it is when you find your niche in life. When you place yourself in my hands, you will find Emily’s Skin Care is a place where you will feel comfortable knowing you will be treated with the best of care and experience. I believe in expanding my education and training in order for me to be the best and have the most recent knowledge in today’s world of up to date skin technology. I must continue to learn so that I can provide you with the best results oriented skin care. I look forward to being able to help you maintain or achieve healthy beautiful skin through proper treatments and the technology available to do so.
I look forward to seeing you soon,
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Unwanted Hair October 2010
It may sound cliche, but I truly am delighted to be sharing my experience in the world of skin care and beauty with the readers of Scene In SCV. In my articles I will share the latest trends in advanced skin technology to tips and tricks on make up and beyond. You will also hear about my experiences with my clients and their comments about different treatments. You can review my blog and join as a member if you would like for updated comments and postings. I look forward to sharing with you and hearing your feedback. Enjoy!
It has occurred to me that unwanted hair is such a hot topic this year, both for woman and men. There are so many options: whether or not to wax, sugar wax, hard wax, soft wax, threading or simply laser the hair away permanently; or should one even dare consider shaving?. It is difficult to know what is right for you with so many choices available in removing unwanted facial or body hair. The theories and good vs. bad behind each are just as pain-staking as the thought of unwanted hair.
The most frequent concerns I hear almost every time I see a new hair removal client include: “I had a previous bad experience with waxing, the wax was too hot, I was burned, my skin peeled, I was red, and I got a rash.”  “I tried threading but it hurt, they cut me with the thread, my neck hurt, it took too long.”
“When I had a laser treatment it came back in patches in some areas; they burned me; I have a scar; I have white blotches; it is painful; has to be done so many times; it is expensive.”  “Shaving gives me ingrown hairs, it is irritating, my skin burns, I cut myself. You get the idea they all have their own unwanted side effects.”
The concept with any of these methods of removal is simply to get rid of the hair. I have personally been trained in or experienced all the above with the exception of laser treatment. With my olive complexion, I am prone to scaring or hypo-pigmentation, not to mention sensitivity. New treatments are available for olive or darker skins, but not every med-spa, salon, spa, studio, etc. have the most recent type of laser removal equipment.

Sugar Waxing
Consequently it is difficult to know which equipment is the right one for your need. I have clients who have experienced the aforementioned side effects, and none of them are desirable or an acceptable trade off for hair removal, as they can be irreversible and cause embarrassment or cause one to be self-conscious.
Threading, if done correctly, can be very effective (but painful), and if the

professional is not experienced enough, they can cause cuts similar to a paper cut, which can lead to an infection or scar.
Shaving can cause ingrown hairs and can be very irritating and uncomfortable. Easy to do at home, but then there are razor burns, cuts or accidents.
The newest trend is Sugar Waxing, which is said to be a very pleasant experience and leaves your skin feeling soft, supple and hair free. However, the average price is 20% more than waxing and it takes longer due to the pressure and passes associated with removal.

Preferred method for hair removal is waxing.
Finally, there is waxing, which I have performed for more than 11 years and it has become my area of expertise.
If a Professional is a true professional, they know the proper temperature for the wax. They will have 2, 3 or even 4 different types of waxes available for all skin types, each in their own warmer. The trick with hard or soft wax is to keep them clean and sanitary. For the client, proper pre- and post-preparation is essential. If using muslin, it is essential that the tugging be gentle, rather than abrupt. If the wax feels too hot… run! The wax should be warm and can be felt on the skin. This process enables the professional to remove the hair properly and with minimal sensation involved. Here is a tip: if “professionals” have wax that is too hot and burns your skin, they are not truly concerned about your skin; but their own time. You see, hot wax means less time to do the work needed and less product waste. So remember, warm and not “ Zip Zap Zing, thank you, see you next time…Bye Bye.”
For a couple of reasons, my choice for hair removal has always been waxing. There is no theory (studies) behind it being bad for the skin. In fact, it is like sloughing away dead dry skin cells as you would with a facial treatment or microdermabrasion or a peel. The true difference is the pre- and post- removal work.
The clients who come to me complaining about their bad experience walk out the door unscathed by my waxing techniques and they come back again and again then send their friends or family members to me.
My point is this, whatever method you choose is completely your choice. Just know you should always feel and leave knowing you were treated with the best care and that you received the best possible service. All methods are good and effective with the same end result: hair removal with minimal sensation or side effect. The most important choice you can make is to select a professional who knows what they are doing and are properly trained in the various hair removal techniques.
I love what I do and I care about the person and skin they are in.

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