Sun and Skin Care
Apr 30, 2017 03:22PM
May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month, so make sure you understand the risks to prepare for summertime fun in the Florida sun. We all know the connection between the sun and UVA-UVB rays. UVA causes aging, and UVB causes burning. 90% of skin cancers are a direct result of these hazards, and Melanoma is the most serious. In fact, one American dies from Melanoma about every hour.
When detected early, the condition is curable through surgery, so annual screenings are recommended with your dermatologist, in addition to using a superior sunblock. Minerals are preferred over chemical-based formulas, as they deflect the rays from your skin. Look for the ingredients zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, and when outside, reapplication is needed every two hours––especially after swimming, toweling off or sweating.
Abrams Dermatology carries Elta MD sunscreens that cater to numerous skin types and skin issues. The varieties include acne, sensitive, sun damaged and sport. Abrams Dermatology also offers free skin screenings throughout the year. On May 10, screenings will be available from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., with Nurse Practitioner Sheryl Wilson. In addition, complimentary aesthetic consults are offered with esthetician Catherine Deans. Space is limited, so reserve your spot.
Location: 3328 Bee Ridge Rd., Sarasota. For more information, call 941-926-2300, email [email protected] or visit AbramsDerm.com.