West Houston Dermatology

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Skin Cancer Prevention and Awareness

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer, but it is also one of the easiest to prevent and cure if detected and treated early.  Self-examinations and annual skin exams by your doctor are important to prevent skin cancer.  When patients ask board certified dermatologist, Dr. Stephen Mahoney, who should be doing self-exams, his […]

Confused About the New Sunscreen Guidelines?

In June FDA announced new labeling requirements for the makers of sunscreen products so that consumers can reduce their risk of developing skin cancer and premature aging of the skin.  The regulations become effective summer 2012, but manufacturers may begin changing product labeling now.  This is an important public health concern because the majority of […]

Modern Tanning Beds Are Safe, Right?

The hot Houston summer is here, and many of you are seeking a golden brown tan.  If you think modern tanning beds and booths are safe, think again!  No matter what the salon tells you, tanning beds and booths do not produce a safe tan.  Whether you get a tan at the pool, through incidental […]