Melanomas are the most dangerous forms of skin cancer. If caught early it can be treated, but if not it is highly lethal.

One of the most common areas to develop skin cancer is on people’s heads, faces or ears because it is the most exposed surface of the skin due to it always being in the sun no matter what time of the year it is. One of the benefits of having a full head of hair is to protect the scalp and parts of the face. A recent study demonstrated that beards can block 90 to 90% of harmful UV rays. Hair not only provides warmth during the winter and fall months, but it also provides great protection during the spring and summer months from the harms of the sun.

If your hair is thinning on top, you are at increased risk of developing skin cancer. Please contact Dr. Ryan Welter at 855-563-4247 today see how his treatments can help you get your hair back where you need it! Or visit today for more information.

Dr. Ryan Welter is the founder of New England Center for Hair Restoration and a leader in the field of hair restoration. Follow him on Twitter @DrRyanWelter