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Are you wearing your hat these days? And the Two Degrees of Dr. Richard Bennett and Elisabeth Shim

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Kudos to Dominic Purcell for showing how it is done:
This is how it's done

A little over a year ago, Dr. Bennett was mentioned twice in the international news, the Daily Mail UK, for his work with two actors on network TV. They wanted to show everyone how skin cancer is so common. Today I found out I took care of a teacher at our daughters’ school over a decade ago. How’s that for Back to School Night? I even found a basal cell cancer on Santa Claus! (OK I can’t tell you the details on this one, but trust me, it’s true!) Everyone in LA is 1 or 2 steps removed from our office, I think. It’s better than Kevin Bacon! But Kevin can win this contest if we all make better use of our hats, zinc oxide-based sunscreens and our local dermatologist to screen us for precancers before they need us.

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Celebs are not immune to cancer either!

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

HE MUST BE REALLY SECURE WITH HIMSELF....REALLY!!

EVEN COWBOYS GET THE BLUES

CLICK HERE FOR DOMINIC PURCELL\'S STORY

CLICK HERE FOR JESSE TYLER FERGUSON\'S STORY

It’s been a big week here at Bennett Surgery Center. It is always a pleasure to be appreciated, but to be appreciated for your work in a public way is very gratifying. Kudos to Dr. Bennett for being recognized for his dedication to quality care by not only one, but two, celebrities last week in the national and international news. Both stories went, as they say, viral once both gentleman spoke of their stories on Instagram. Skin cancer should be news because it is so common.

We have taken care of a number of celebrities and public figures in our office. Of course, many choose to stay anonymous which is understandable, but to have the bravery to reveal their problems, to assure many others who have the same problem that everything will be OK, and to raise awareness for many others who might not even know yet that they have the same health issues, is tremendous. Dominic Purcell even reminded everyone in his Instagram post that his friend Hugh Jackman also had skin cancer treated with Mohs surgery.

Thank you so much to both Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Dominic Purcell for their courage to come forward with their own experiences with skin cancer-the cancer that 1 out of 5 Americans will probably face sometime in their lifetime! Who only knows how many more skin cancers will be found because of their coming forward.

And, by the way, we do give out 3M Micropore brown paper tape to our new patients, so your bandage doesn’t have to scream “Hi There!!” as much! Mr. Ferguson demonstrates the pressure dressing that you will go home with for the first 24 hours to reduce swelling and prevent postoperative bleeding, while Mr. Purcell shows how a single layer bandage can be used the next day….We even had someone go on Good Morning America with a bandage on their cheek. So own it, work it, like these two! #healthyego #selfconfidence

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This is 6!

Saturday, August 8th, 2015


My twin girls had their 6th birthday party recently. I didn’t plan on having a party, since last year the python around the neck at our house was a bit over the top, but at the last minute a get together with a few friends became much larger. Duff’s CakeMix is a great place to go to decorate cakes or cupcakes with friends or family. It is really fun and they are delicious. I highly recommend them for your cakes as well, we used them for the girls’ Lego and Frozen cakes last year and everyone was blown away not only by how they looked but how good they tasted.

Everyone had a good time. We had an interesting run in with a makeup-free but still beautiful A-list celebrity who thought I was someone she knew for a split-second. Her adorable daughter joined in with the girls playing Ring Around the Rosie. My kids have seen the mom’s iconic movie but couldn’t quite grasp that the little girl in the movie now was a mom herself. So cute! It was so fun. I’m afraid these parties just are too fun to give up!

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Verdure sunscreen is back!

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

VERDURE MATTE MOISTURIZING MINERAL SUNSCREEN SPF 30+

Verdure Matte Moisturizing Mineral Sunscreen with Ceramides and Antioxidants SPF 30+ is back and better than ever! We added ceramides for increased moisture and now we are going cartonless to reduce paper waste.

As before, it is still the first and only sunscreen with broccoli extract-an antioxidant known to have protective effects against skin cancer. In addition, green and red tea (Rooibos) extracts are also there for the same reason. Zinc oxide is the best and broadest spectrum sunscreen ingredient available.

Verdure sunscreen was featured in Allure and Lucky Magazines as one of the best new sunscreens of 2008, as well as on Yahoo Shine!

You can click here verdureskin.com to order online or pick one up while here in the office. Although it retails for $36 for 3 oz. it is price competitive with other sunscreens found in Sephora and in department stores. Some of our customers use it just for their face and use something less expensive for their body. It won’t sting your eyes and has the highest rating for water resistance. We hope you like it and for those fans out there, thanks for your utmost patience with our new formulation!

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