Monthly Archives: April 2015

Treatment of Actinic Keratosis A.K.A. Precancers | Anne Marie McNeill M.D., Ph.D

Actinic Keratosis (or keratoses, plural) is a sun-induced thickening of the skin that is precancerous.  If untreated, approximately 10% of actinic keratoses will turn into a skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma) over several years.  Most people want to treat their actinic keratoses (AKs) because of both medical and cosmetic reasons. There […]

How do I treat brown spots? (Solar Lentigines) | Anne Marie McNeill M.D., Ph.D

In Orange County, we are blessed and cursed with sun year-round. It is beautiful, but bad for your skin. The sun causes brown spots called solar lentigines on the face or any sun-exposed areas. Luckily, there’s a number of options for removing solar lentigines. The first thing to mention is how important it is to […]

My Favorite Sunscreen Products | Anne Marie McNeill M.D., Ph.D

There are a number of sunscreens on the market. All of my favorite sunscreens have one thing in common: the active ingredients are zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These are mineral (as opposed to chemical) sunscreens. Mineral sunscreens are my favorite types of sunscreens because: 1) they are the most broad-spectrum and therefore provide the […]

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