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Friday, May 13, 2016

May is National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States with an estimated 3,500,000 cases diagnosed each year. According to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, it develops as an abnormal or uncontrolled growth of mutated cells of skin, typically in the top layer known as the epidermis. Skin cancer may initially appear as a bump or irregular patch on the skin. The most common types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.

The month of May is National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that “everyone practice monthly head-to-toe self examination of their skin, so that they can find any new or changing lesions that might be cancerous or precancerous.” It’s also recommended to visit your local dermatologist to get a skin cancer screening.

The Melanoma Research Foundation is encouraging people to #GetNaked to "raise awareness about melanoma and the importance of being proactive” when it comes to skin cancer. Additionally, The ABCDEs of Melanoma post is helpful in catching these cancers early.

To book a skin cancer screening at Advanced Dermatology, call (901) 759-2322 or visit

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Dr. Patel Discusses Skin Care with WMC 5 Action News 5

Dr. Purvisha Patel discusses the safety and risks of fade creams with Jerica Phillips from WMC Action News 5.

WMC Action News 5 hosted a Facebook Live Q&A with Dr. Patel as she answered real-time questions from viewers on all things skin care.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Dr. Purvisha Patel on WMC Action News 5

Dr. Purvisha Patel shares her expertise about a new study linking hair products to toxic chemicals on WMC Action News 5 with Jerica Phillips on May 2, 2016.

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Do Something Beautiful for Mom on her Special Day

Take care of the woman who always takes care of you by treating mom to the ultimate spa experience for Mother's Day at Visha Medi Spa inside Advanced Dermatology Skin Cancer and AssociatesIn the month of May, Visha Medi Spa is offering five exclusive spa specials to pamper mothers in style.

“At Visha Medi Spa we would like to celebrate mothers from all over the region by providing them a place of relaxation and rejuvenation by offering specials on services including Botox, Radiesse filler, facial laser rejuvenation and micropeels,” said Dr. Purvisha Patel, owner of Visha Medi Spa and Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Associates and creator of Visha Skin Care.

Give the gift of beauty with these five rejuvenating Mother's Day specials by calling (901) 759-2322.
  • Purchase a gift certificate at Visha Medi Spa and receive a free Visha Skin Care product
  • Purchase 30 units of Botox and receive 10 units for free
  • Buy one syringe of Radiesse filler and receive the second syringe half off
  • Buy an introductory facial laser rejuvenation and receive a free micropeels.
  • Purchase a facial and body wrap gift certificate and receive a free Visha Skin Care Sugar Shrink Body Scrub.
If your mom lives in a different city, let her know you’re thinking of her with a gift of beauty from Visha Skin Care. Take 15% off your purchase of Mommy or Advanced bundles with code “MothersDay2016” now through May 31. Visha Skin Care’s multitasking feature and powerful ingredients are perfect for a mother that’s always on the go. You can purchase these products at

Thursday, March 31, 2016

April is Rosacea Awareness Month

This month, we bring light to a skin condition that affects over 16 million people in the U.S. commonly found in adults over 30.

Symptoms are:

Facial redness. Rosacea usually causes a persistent redness in the central portion of your face. Small blood vessels on your nose and cheeks often swell and become visible.

Swollen red bumps. Many people who have rosacea also develop bumps on their face that resemble acne. These bumps sometimes contain pus. Your skin may feel hot and tender.

Eye problems. About half of the people with rosacea also experience eye dryness, irritation and swollen, reddened eyelids. In some people, rosacea eye symptoms precede the skin symptoms.

Enlarged nose. Rarely, rosacea can thicken the skin on the nose, causing the nose to appear bulbous (maraschino). This occurs more often in men than in women.

Since treatment is different for every patient, it is recommended that you visit a dermatologist for a tailored treatment plan.

Treatments for rosacea include oral and topical medications, lifestyle modifications, laser and light therapies and surgical procedures (used mostly for advanced cases). These treatments are often combined for better results.

The good news is that rosacea can be controlled and manageable with the right treatments and lifestyle.

For more information on rosacea visit The National Rosacea Society website.

If you are having any signs of this disease, schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Associates.

Friday, March 11, 2016

Creator of Visha Skin Care Line, Dr. Purvisha Patel visits Local Memphis Live

Dr. Patel visits WAN-TV's "Local Memphis Live" with Amy Speropoulos February 24th.

Discover a world of luxurious corrective skin care products that are affordable, saves time and will have you glowing with beautiful skin. These groundbreaking formulations are for all skin types, men and women, as well as pregnant women too!

Visha Skin Care saves time in which one product is used twice a day to reduce fine lines, eliminates dark spots, treats hyperpigmentation and fades acne scars.

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