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Know the ABCDE's of Melanoma

May is Melanoma Month By now you should have gathered that May is melanoma awareness month.  But here at Sutton Ryan Dermatology every day is dedicated to melanoma awareness.  We spend much of our clinic day dedicated to checking patients for  skin cancer.  We see many patients annually for a total body skin check. At … Continue reading

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Melanoma and a Stolen Life

I glance over at my 5-year-old happily wrapped up in a Lego fantasy world and feel the familiar burn of tears behind my eyes.  My dad will never see this.  Blake will never meet the man so pivotal in shaping who I am and how I parent.  Melanoma stole that from us. My dad wasn’t … Continue reading

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May is Melanoma Awareness Month…PREVENTION IS THE KEY

Here is a good guide to why and how to apply sunscreen for optimal results. When you’re not wearing sunscreen to protect your skin, UVB & UVA rays can cause the following damage: – SUNBURN – BROWN SPOTS – FASTER SKIN AGING – INCREASED RISK OF SKIN CANCER How the sun affects your skin: UVB: … Continue reading

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Melanoma Month Should be All Year Round

  – Margaret Kontras Sutton, M.D. I pray that none of you will ever receive that phone call.  That phone call where your doctor is at the other end of the phone and says “You have cancer.”  Unfortunately, as a physician I have had to make some phone calls like that and I can only … Continue reading

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Hair Breakage Equals Heartbreak for Rebecca

A few years back my naiveté led me to take the first available hair appointment at a local salon.  What started out as a pleasant exchange with my “fabulous” hair stylist ended in wisps of hair flying off the round brush (not the way I prefer to get a hair-cut).  Epic hair disaster notwithstanding, I … Continue reading

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Achieve cleaner, smoother skin using the Clarisonic®

  There are many creams, lotions and serums available to improve your skin, help with acne and or help reverse the signs of aging; but there is also a device that can help as well. I would like to discuss the Clarisonic. The Clarisonic is a handheld cleansing device that uses vibration and circular motion … Continue reading

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MOLE CHECK 101

If you are a patient at Sutton Ryan Dermatology, you are likely familiar with the dangers associated with indoor tanning and UV exposure.  You may have quit those unhealthy habits, but now you’re still not sure what to worry about in regard to that new freckle or that mole that seems to be growing. Maybe … Continue reading

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Get rid of brown spots with FRAXEL laser

“Your face looks dirty mommy!” The brutal honesty of my four-year old led me to my bathroom mirror. After years of diligent sunscreen usage and avoidance of deadly tanning beds, there it was . . . sun damage. The sun sins of my youth had arrived.  You see, before I was a physician assistant specializing … Continue reading

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Tiny Annoying Bumps

What are those tiny rough bumps that can occur on the outer upper arms, the tops of the thighs, the buttocks, and even the cheeks?  They are annoying, that’s what they are.  But seriously, they are actually a very common skin condition called keratosis pilaris (or affectionately called KP in our office). KP occurs in … Continue reading

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Why Skin Care and G.R.A.S.S. go together

OH MY GOSH!!  As much as I love the beautiful snow and cooler temperatures, I’m ready for spring!  We all anxiously wait to see the green, healthy grass that comes with spring.  It may come as a surprise to know that our skin awaits a different kind of G.R.A.S.S. G:  Growth factors.  These are found … Continue reading

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Say Goodbye to Stubborn Fat!

CoolSculpting® – Revolutionary non-surgical, non-invasive fat reduction is here! Are you one of the many people who have stubborn pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise? Abdomen, flanks (“love handles”, “spare tire” or “muffin top”), inner thigh and outer thigh are common areas of stubborn fat that, despite a good diet and … Continue reading

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Running into the Sun

Good Morning! It is February and the forecast for Lincoln today is a high of 44 degrees. Many of you know that one of my passions outside of the Dermatology and Aesthetics world is running.  Today’s warmer weather and sunshine are certainly catalysts for an afternoon run.   As I open my email and start planning … Continue reading

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“Running into the Sun”

Good Morning! It is February and the forecast for Lincoln today is a high of 44 degrees. Many of you know that one of my passions outside of the Dermatology and Aesthetics world is running.  Today’s warmer weather and sunshine are certainly catalysts for an afternoon run.   As I open my email and start planning … Continue reading

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“The Bed is Dead: Alarming Tanning Bed Statistics”

Kait Matthes, PA-C On a daily basis I encounter patients who, despite increasing awareness on the dangers of indoor tanning, continue to make that a regular part of their weekly (or even daily) activities. Did you know that those who tan indoors are 74% more likely to get melanoma than those who have never tanned? … Continue reading

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The Bed is Dead: Alarming Tanning Bed Statistics

Kait Matthes, PA-C On a daily basis I encounter patients who, despite increasing awareness on the dangers of indoor tanning, continue to make that a regular part of their weekly (or even daily) activities. Did you know that those who tan indoors are 74% more likely to get melanoma than those who have never tanned? … Continue reading

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Adult Female Acne

The alarm goes off at 6 am.  After stumbling sleepily into the bathroom to wash your face, you notice it — a large, painful acne lesion on your right jawline.   At 36 years old, you should have grown out of acne, right?  Unfortunately for me and many of my patients, we have to fight acne … Continue reading

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