Sunscreens for Skin Cancer Prevention

Sunscreen is Critical but only PART of Skin Cancer Prevention

Dr. Strohmeyer recommends both a Broad Spectrum sunscreen and daily use of topical Antioxidants…

Even the Best Broad Spectrum Sunscreen can only block up to 55% of the damaging free radicals from UV exposure. When applying a daily topical antioxidant, such as one from SkinCeuticals, with a broad spectrum sunscreen provide ULTIMATE PROTECTION – preventing the visible signs of photo-aging, and promoting optimal sun health.

You wouldn’t leave flowers out in the direct sun!

In addition to the obvious things like seeking shade and sun-protective clothing, it’s absolutely essential to wear highly effective sunscreen protection, especially in Florida.  Ultra-violet light damage to skins cells can lead directly to cancerous cells over time, even deadly Melanoma.  We constantly review the most important medical journals to bring you products we trust for their clinically proven ingredients.

Balance required

Even though sunscreens are an essential first line of defense, they still only block 55% of damaging free radicals!  For a complete solution we combine the most advanced skin nutrients, antioxidants and sunscreens.  This forms the  complete protection you need to combat environmental skin damage that leads to fine lines, wrinkles and even skin cancer.

Photoaging

By definition photoaging, or solar elastosis, is the combined effect of chronological aging and  long term sun damage on habitually exposed parts of the body.  Features include fine and coarse wrinkling, roughness, irregular pigmentation, and a sallow skin tone.  Changes are most noticeable on the face.  Telangiectasia (dilated capillaries) comedones (clogged pores) purpura (easy bruising) actinic keratosis (rough red patches that may be forerunners of invasive skin cancer) also occur.  Most Caucasians have mild to moderate photogaing by their fifties, and these changes, not aging itself, are responsible for the overwhelming majority of cosmetic skin problems experienced by middle-aged and older adults.

We have found great success in reversing some of the photoaging skin changes by using the following products; sunscreens, retinoids, hydroxy acids, topical antioxidants, topical growth factors, and multivitamin supplements.

Be sure to see the products we recommend for effective skin protection from the sun and other environmental damage.

 

Please call 239.261.2255 to schedule your consultation.

Dermatology Specialists of Naples • 702 Goodlette Road, Suite 200 • Naples, FL 34102