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A warm welcome & blessings to you from dermatologist Randy Jacobs, MD, FAAD… 25+ years in our area sharing TLC with over 500,000 derm patients.
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Melanoma is often preventable, but in the USA, melanoma kills about one person every hour.


Is It Melanoma
This is an important question, especially if you have
fair skin and have sunburned. Skin cancer is the number one cancer in humans, far exceeding the total of all other cancers.
Is It Skin Cancer
Red heads, blondes, and people with light colored eyes are
at greatest risk for skin cancer. Melanoma usually starts in a mole, and other skin cancers usually begin in untreated precancers.
Skin Cancer - Are You At Risk?
High school students were interviewed and asked what was most
attractive. A thin body, muscles, the right hair, or clear skin. Most teens agreed that clear skin was most important.
Acne / Complexion
 

About Randy Jacobs, MD, FAAD

Dr. Jacobs is a board certified clinical dermatologist with special expertise in skin cancer prevention, skin cancer treatment, acne care, complexion care, and care for all people with dry and sensitive skin conditions.

Dr. Jacobs was born in Long Beach, California. After Long Beach Woodrow Wilson High School he completed six years of pre-medical studies and graduated from Loma Linda University with a B.S. in Biology and Theology Minor. Afterwards, he completed four years of Medical School at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, graduating with an M.D., and then, six years of medical residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Jacobs’ six years included two internship years, one in Internal Medicine and one in Pediatrics, plus four years of post-graduate education in Dermatology.

Twenty Five Plus Years

Dr. Jacobs began working in Sun City in 1988, more than twenty five years ago, when Temecula and Sun City, were smaller towns. Over the years, Dr. Jacobs’ clinic has cared for over 500,000 patients.


Board Certification

Dr. Jacobs now serves on the teaching faculty of Loma Linda University as Assistant Clinical Professor, also teaches UCLA / UCR medical students, is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and a Member of the American society for Mohs Surgery. On his most recent Board exam, Dr. Jacobs scored 100% in medical dermatology.

Kenneth Alpern, MD, FAAD

Charity Morris, PAC

Robert Phillips, PAC

Our office works as a team. In addition to Dr. Jacobs, our dermatology team includes: Kenneth Alpern, MD, FAAD, team member since 1993. Board Certified dermatologist with special expertise in Psoriasis and General Dermatology, Robert Phillips, PAC, Derm Trained PA, team member since 2002, and Charity Morris, PAC, Derm Trained PA, team member since 2009. Each member of our team brings to you unique dermatology skills and a heart of compassion to help you and your family feel a special touch of care with a listening ear and devotion in time of need.

Our Services Include…
• Skin Cancer Prevention & Treatment
• Cryo, Electro, & Mohs Micro Surgery
• Sun Damaged, Pre-Cancerous Care
• Mole, Wart, & Skin Growth Removal
• Acne, Rosacea, & Complexion Care
• Dry-Sensitive Skin Care & Hand Care
• Laser Care for Acne, Scars, & Wrinkles
• Facial Peels, Botox, Juvederm Care
• Leg Vein “Spider Vein” Sclerotherapy

Ask about Saturday office appointments.

Temecula (951) 296-1766
Sun City (951) 672-7673
Corona (951) 737-3376

Is It a Melanoma?
Melanocytic skin cancers include melanoma in situ and malignant melanoma, and can develop from a “dysplastic” mole. Melanoma skin cancer can be the deadliest, but is often preventable.


Ask the ABCD’S.
A. Asymmetry – Is the left half different from the right half?
B. Border – Does the border have uneven jagged edges?
C. Color – Are there two or more colors?
D. Diameter – Is the diameter greater, larger than six mm?

Learn the ABC's of Dry & Sensitive Skin by downloading the free ABC Booklet by clicking on the image to the left.

Signs & Symptoms
1. Is there a family history of melanoma?
2. Do family members have many moles?
3. Ever sunburned or used a tanning bed?
4. Do any spots show signs or symptoms?

Bleeding? Itching? Scaling? Growing? Changing Color?

Two ABCD’S positive out of five may be a sign your mole needs a biopsy.

Doctor, is it skin cancer?

This is an important question, especially if you have fair skin and have tanned or sunburned. Skin cancer is the number one cancer in humans, far exceeding the total of all other cancers. With diminishing ozone, one in six Americans will get skin cancer in his or her lifetime.

“Doctor, I haven’t been in the sun for 30 years.”

The fact is, skin cancer may not appear until 10, 20, 30, or 40 years after a sunburn. How can you tell if you skin cancer? Skin cancer usually begins as a small non-healing spot on the skin.

The spot does not hurt, but may itch or bleed.

Many do not see a doctor until pain or bleeding occurs, or until the spot has grown into a larger tumor. A simple way to understand skin cancer is to categorize it as either 1. Non-melanoma skin cancer or 2. Melanoma type skin cancer.

Is it AK, BCC, or SCC?

Non-melanoma skin cancers usually grow from precancers on sun exposed sunburned skin, and can form Basal Cell Carcinoma (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC).

AK: Actinic Keratoses are precancerous scales that grow on sun damaged skin. If left untreated, AK’s can become more aggressive BCC or SCC skin cancers.

BCC is a low-grade cancer that can cause severe facial disfigurement or loss of an eye, nose, or ear if not treated. SCC is a skin cancer that can spread to your lymph nodes if not treated. A simple ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Are you at risk?

Are you at risk for skin cancer? Should you be concerned? Finding out is easy to do. Here are six easy questions to ask and see if you are at risk for skin cancer.

1. Do you have a persistent non-healing sore on your skin?
2. Do any of your relatives have a history of skin cancer?
3. Have any of your moles changed in color, shape, size?
4. Are your eyes blue, green, hazel?
5. Is your skin fair or light in color?
6. Have you ever been sunburned?

If you answered “yes” to any, you are at risk and must get checked!

 

 
Ken Alpern, M.D. Charity Morris, PAC Robert Phillips, PAC

Learn how our dermatology office
works as a team.

 
  • Skin Cancer Prevention & Treatment
  • Cryo, Electro, & Mohs Micro Surgery
  • Sun-Damaged, Pre-Cancerous Care
  • Mole, Wart, & Skin Growth Removal
  • Acne, Rosacea, & Complexion Care
  • Dry-Sensitive Skin Care & Hand Care
  • Laser Care for Acne, Scars, & Wrinkles
  • Facial Peels, Botox, Juvederm Care
  • Leg Vein 'Spider Vein' Sclerotherapy
Ask About Saturday Office Appointments.
 
Hello, and welcome to our dermatology office. My name is Randy Jacobs, MD, FAAD. Some people are blessed with the most beautiful skin, and it’s all natural. Others have to work at it. Healthy skin is lovely to behold, comfortable to live in, and a pleasure to touch.
Like a watered garden, healthy skin is well moisturized and healed from the damaging effects of weather, age, sun, wear, and tear. This blessing of healthy skin is our sincerest wish for you.

 

 
 

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