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Health911 and its staff, editors and outside authors provide leading articles about traditional and alternative skincare therapies and treatments.  The Skincare team is headed by Stephen Schleicher, MD a leading author and dermatology practitioner.

Do You Harbor a Malignant Melanoma?By Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director of the DermDOX Center for Dermatology - Although malignant melanoma accounts for only 3 percent of all cancers of the skin, it produces 65 percent of the deaths from skin cancer. In other words, malignant melanoma is the most uncommon but deadliest form of skin cancer...
What You Need to Know About Laser Tattoo RemovalBy Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - Sometimes a tattoo simply outlives its purpose. Many instances come to mind but here is a classic. A twenty year old female has the name Mike within a small heart tattooed on her abdomen...
The Difference Between Male & Female SkinBy Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - How many of you have actually pondered the differences between gal skin and guy skin? Could it be that male skin is indeed from Mars and female skin from Venus? Hopefully, we are all Earthlings, but differences in the sexes certainly carry over to our skin as well. Male skin is indeed thicker than female skin. Increased collagen and elastin fibers in men...
Smoking and the Effects on the SkinBy Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - Concerned about wrinkles and dark spots? Several studies document that cigarette smoking, like excess sun exposure, leads to premature aging of the skin. One study compared identical twins; the skin of the twins who smoked was 25 percent thinner than that of the twins who did not...
Common Pesticides Linked to MelanomaBy Stephen Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - Malignant melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer. Studies document that many cases of melanoma are correlated with blistering sunburns experienced as a child or teenager. Additional risk factors include family history of this disease, the presence of atypical looking moles, and frequenting indoor tanning salons...
What You Need to Know About Dermal FillersBy Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - Although Botox is very effective in minimizing forehead lines and crow’s feet, it cannot restore fullness, particularly to the lower face, lost as a consequence of the aging process. Indeed, volume loss is one of the hallmarks of an aging face and dermal fillers are ideally suited for this purpose...
What You Need to Know About Botox / DysportBy Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - Botox, approved for cosmetic use in 2002, is now the most widely utilized cosmetic procedure in the United States with millions of injections administered each year. The simplicity of administration, rapidity of results, lack of serious side effects, and high degree of satisfaction has combined to revolutionize the field of minimally invasive aesthetic procedures...
The Sun and SkinBy Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - We are a society that worships the sun. Bronzed skin has become a symbol of leisure and good health. Soaking up rays is one of our favorite pastimes. Very few experiences in life are more relaxing than lying on a glistening beach listening to the waves crash upon the shore as the bright sunlight beats down on us...
What is Laser RejuvenationBy Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - Laser resurfacing is characterized as either ablative or nonablative. During the ablative process the epidermis and parts of the dermis are removed resulting in improvement of skin texture, uneven pigmentation, and some correction of wrinkles...
Hair ProblemsBy Stephen M. Schleicher, MD, Director, DermDOX Center for Dermatology - The scalp contains approximately one hundred thousand hairs. Each hair attains a maximum length and then enters a resting stage, following which, it falls out. Unlike certain animals, which shed their entire outer layers at once, human’s have hairs that act independently; normal human hair loss occurs in random fashion...
The Bedbug ScourgeBedbugs are upon us! A headline in the August 15, 2010 Philadelphia Inquirer reads: The most difficult, challenging pest problem of our generation: Across America, bedbugs are biting. This was followed a mere four days later by an article in USA Today entitled: More offices see bedbug infestations. Yikes. By Stephen M. Schleicher, MD

About the Derm Dr. Author
Dr. Schleicher brings over twenty years of experience in the field of dermatology. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers University, received his medical degree with academic honors from the Hahnemann Medical College and completed his dermatology residency at the Temple Skin and Cancer Hospital.

The author of two books as well as over fifty journal articles, Dr. Schleicher serves on the medical board of Emergency Medicine magazine and on the advisory board of the DaySpa Association, and has co-hosted the cable television show, Skin Sense, and the radio show, Speaking of your Skin

Founder and director of the DermDOX Center for Dermatology, he has traveled throughout Europe as a consultant to the health and beauty industries. A pioneer in the field of teledermatology, his medical columns are viewed on a monthly basis by thousands of medical practitioners. With offices in northeastern Pennsylvania as well as a consultant base in Florida, Dr. Schleicher is a clinical instructor of dermatology at Kings College, an Assistant Clinical Professor in the department of Medicine at the Commonwealth Medical School and an Assistant Professor of Dermatology in the Associated Faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.


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