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The Skin Cancer Foundation is encouraging dermatologists and beauty professionals to work together through an education program called “Heads Up!”

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The Skin Cancer Foundation is encouraging dermatologists and beauty professionals to work together through an education program called “Heads Up!” The skin cancer awareness program provides beauty professionals with tips on what to look for and how to speak to their clients if they spot a suspicious lesion. The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Heads Up! program was developed by Deborah S. Sarnoff, MD, senior vice president of The Skin Cancer Foundation. In 2012, Dr. Sarnoff was alerted by a beauty professional at her salon to a suspicious lesion on her head. Though a biopsy showed the lesion to be benign, the experience made her realize the important role beauty professionals play in spotting potential skin cancers.

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