Sunscreen

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Over 5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year, making it the most common cancer in the US. It is also the easiest cancer to prevent. Majority of cases are associated with exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun.  The best way to protect yourself and prevent skin cancer is by using sunscreen every day. UV rays are strongest during the summer but they can cause damage all year round. So, apply sunscreen every day, for every season and for every skin color. Be sure to reapply every 2 hours or after swimming or sweating. Top 3 Reasons To Protect the Skin You’re In:  More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the U.S than all other cancers combined  Skin cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer  Exposure to UV rays is the biggest contributor to age-related skin changes such as […]

Are daily skincare regimens really that important?

YES!!!   While I love Botox, Filler, Kybella, Chemical Peels, etc.. I always tell my patients how important a daily skincare regimen is.  I equate it to running a marathon, climbing Kilimanjaro or doing a triathlon.  The important part is how you train for the big day, skincare is exactly the same.  There are so many wonderful, medical grade skincare products, backed by a ton of research.  For example, HA 5 from SkinMedica is currently being researched along with Botox to prove that it extends the length of Botox. I am a perfect example, my Botox only lasted two to two and a half months, once I started using HA 5, my Botox lasted 3 months to the day.  There are practices in Southern California which are currently studying this exact phenomenon.  Who would not want to extend their Botox with a wonderful moisturizer made with Hyaluronic Acid which also […]

The Importance of Sunscreen

Making it part of your daily skincare routine We hope you all are enjoying the extra hour of sunlight this Spring and think it’s an excellent time to discuss sunscreen.  Not only is sunscreen important when it’s sunny out, but is just as important when it’s cloudy, raining or snowing.  The reason is that UV (ultraviolet) rays are the part of sunshine which damages our skin and can cause skin cancer.   UV rays are broken down into 3 categories: UVA rays which cause aging of the skin and cause wrinkles. Some skin cancers are caused by UVA rays and are found in tanning beds. UVB rays are the rays which cause sunburn and have a higher likelihood of causing skin cancers.   UVC rays are part of welding torches and mercury lamps.  The most important thing to remember is that 10-15 minutes of unprotected skin can cause damage. It’s […]