Monday, June 8, 2015

Dermatology is for Men, too

When many men think of a dermatologist they automatically think of beauty routines and botox. As our patients know this is not the case. Seeing a dermatologist is vital to your health for many reasons from skin cancer screenings to acne help. 

About 73,870 new melanomas will be diagnosed this year, and about 42,670 cases will be in men.

"According to a 2012 survey from The Skin Care Foundation, men’s knowledge of sun protection and skin cancer was far below that of women’s. Half of the respondents admitted to not using sunscreen in the past year and another 70% had no idea what skin cancer warning signs to look for. But, what’s most scary is men, not women, over the age of 50 are twice as likely to develop and die from melanoma."- A Healthier Michigan 


Beyond skin cancer many other skin related issues strongly affect the male population:
  • Approximately 7.5 million people in the United States have psoriasis effecting men and women equally. 
  • Rosacea affects an average of 14 million americans, 5% of which are men. Rosacea seems to be more severe in men as opposed to women. In addition, men more often experience the rhinophyma (Enlargement of the Nose) phenomenon. 
  • 15-25% of all dermatological patients suffer from eczema. Men suffer more from Seborrheic dermatitis (mainly on face, scalp and torso) which effects 5% of the general population. 
  • Adult acne affects 25% of adult men and 1/3 of these affected with facial acne also have acne on their back and body. 

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