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Psoriasis Narrow Band UVB Phototherapy Available in Plainview NY

Psoriasis Narrow Band UVB Phototherapy Available in Plainview NY

There are many treatments available for patients with psoriasis.  One option that we offer our patients with psoriasis affecting a significant portion of their skin is phototherapy. 

What Is Phototherapy?

Present in natural sunlight, UVB light is an effective treatment for psoriasis. The UV energy penetrates the skin and helps the psoriasis to clear.

In our Plainview office, we offer narrow band ultraviolet light treatments. Narrow band phototherapy releases a smaller range of ultraviolet light to the skin.  This treatment may be safer,  help to clear psoriasis faster and produces longer remissions than broad-band UVB. It also may be effective with fewer treatments per week than broad-band UVB.

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Belaray QR Code Helps You Find Reach Us Quickly

Belaray QR Code Helps You Find Reach Us Quickly

We wanted to introduce our patients to our newly redesigned business card.  With smart phone in hand, this QR code will bring you to http://belaray.tel From here you will be able to quickly and easily call us, schedule an appointment on-line, map our office, etc.  We hope you have as much fun using our QR code as we have had designing it.

If you have a smart phone and have not yet used QR codes, visit your app store and do a quick search for readers.  These QR codes are quick, useful, fun and showing up in more and more places!

QR Code design and consultancy provided by azonmobile.com

Best Of Long Island 2012

Best Of Long Island 2012

We have been nominated as one of 15 dermatologists out of all of Long Island by the Long Island press “Best of…” list.  I want to thank all of you who had voted to get us nominated.  If you have a few minutes to spare, please vote! It would be appreciated.  You are allowed to vote once per day.  Here is the link to cast your vote.

Skin Cancer – On The Eyelid

Skin Cancer - On The Eyelid

Treating eyelid cancer often requires coordinated care between a Mohs surgeon and an ophtlamic plastic and reconstructive specialist.  Working side by side, Drs. Jeffrey Ellis & Rachel Ellis specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and reconstruction of eyelid skin cancers.

The eyelid region is one of the most common sites for nonmelanoma skin cancers.  In fact, skin cancers of the eyelid, including basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) account for five to ten percent of all skin cancers.

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Wantagh Park Skin Cancer Screening A Great Success!

Wantagh Park Skin Cancer Screening A Great Success!

Photo from left to right: Assemblyman Dave McDonough, R-Merrick, CCMAC co-founder and Executive Director Colette Coyne, Dr. Steve McClain,  Eli McClain, Dr. Amy Slear, Dr. Jeffrey Ellis, & State Sen. Charles Fuschillo, R- Merrick

State Sen. Charles J. Fuschillo,, R-Merrick, and the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) partnered to  sponsor a free skin cancer screening program at Wantagh Park this past Thursday to help protect residents from skin cancer

CCMAC worked with Dr. Jeffrey Ellis & Dr. Amy Slear of Belaray Dermatology, Dr. Steve McClain of McClain Labs, and doctors from Stony Brook Hospital Dermatology Service to provide free screenings at Wantagh Park.

A total of 164 visitors were screened, with 1/3rd requiring referral to a dermatologist for a suspected skin cancer. One in five people will be diagnosed with some
type of skin cancer in their lifetime. Malignant melanoma, a form of skin cancer, is the fastest growing cancer in America, claiming one life every hour. People of all ethnic backgrounds and races can get skin cancer. One blistering sunburn during childhood or adolescence more than doubles melanoma risk later in life.

Identifying and treating a melanoma early can be a life saving event. You can find more information about how to do a self-skin exam and what to look for here.

Tanner Park Skin Cancer Screening A Success

Tanner Park Skin Cancer Screening A Success

We wanted to thank CCMAC and New York State Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. for putting together the wonderful skin cancer screening event at Tanner Park this past week.  In total, 151 visitors received a free skin cancer screening.  1 out of every 3 were referred to a dermatologist for a suspicious lesion; 4 of which were potentially malignant melanoma.

Identifying and treating a melanoma early can be a life saving event. You can find more information about how to do a self-skin exam and what to look for here.

Sunday Afternoon Hats Available In The Office!

Sunday Afternoon Hats Available In The Office!

Hats are one of the best ways to protect your face from ultraviolet radiation.  They are reliable, cost effective and fun to wear!  Sometimes a good hat is hard to find – so we wanted to make it easy.  No excuses!  We have several styles and colors to choose from.  Available in Baby, Child, Youth, and Adult sizes.

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Free Skin Cancer Screening July 21, 2011

Free Skin Cancer Screening July 21, 2011

We look forward to supporting the Senator Charles Fuschillo, Jr and the Colette Coyne Melanoma Awareness Campaign (CCMAC) by volunteering to help in their free skin cancer screening.  No appointments are required.  The screening will take place from noon to 3:30pm on July 21 at Tanner Park.  If you would like more information, please call (516) 882-0630.

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NY State Lifeguard Skin Cancer Screening 2011

NY State Lifeguard Skin Cancer Screening 2011

Lifeguards are always watching after us – but this weekend a group of Long Island Dermatologists had an opportunity to help look after them.  The NY State Lifeguards were certifying for the season at Nassau Community College, and physicians including Dr. Jeffrey Ellis, Erin Schoor, Peter O’Neill, Pam Basuk, Peter Reisfeld, and Steve Mc Clain were on hand to offer skin cancer screenings to all.  The screening was organized by CCMAC. We hope that this becomes an annual event, which we look forward to supporting in the future.

 

A Tip For The Beach – How To Clean Those Dirty Feet!

A Tip For The Beach - How To Clean Those Dirty Feet!

Memorial Day weekend has arrived, and many of you will be venturing to the beach.  You already know to bring the basics – hat, umbrella, sunscreen, sun protective clothing, a sun protective shelter, and to try to avoid the peak ours of UV radiation intensity (10am-4pm).  But did you remember to bring the Baby Powder Baby Powders).  Why you ask?

There is nothing more frustrating than the difficulty in getting sand off your skin when you are ready to go home.  It can both make a mess, and cause friction and blisters on the skin.  One of the best ways to remove it is to use a nice baby powder after drying off.  Once you give it a try – you will never want to go to the beach again without it.  I guarantee it!

Have a great summer – and remember to be sun smart!