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Sunscreen And Skin Health

What are Sunscreens?

Sunscreens prevent the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation from reaching the skin. Two types of ultraviolet radiation, UVA and UVB, damage the skin and increase the risk of skin cancer.

UVB causes sunburn, while UVA rays, which penetrate the skin more deeply, are involved with wrinkling, leathering, sagging, and other effects of photoaging. They also exacerbate the carcinogenic effects of UVB rays, and increasingly are being seen as a cause of skin cancer on their own. Sunscreens vary in their ability to protect against UVA and UVB.

How does it work?

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor and is a measure of a sunscreen’s ability to prevent UVB from damaging the skin. For instance, if it takes 20 minutes for unprotected (without sunscreen) skin to start turning red, using an SPF 15 sunscreen prevents reddening of the skin 15 times longer — about five hours. Read more

New, Healthy, Vibrant Skin

Now that summer is over, it is now time to treat the damage caused by sun exposure and get your skin looking younger and healthier. We recommend the Pearl Laser to do the job.
The Pearl Laser replaces the entire top sun-damaged layer of skin with new healthy skin. Simultaneously, it sends heat to deeper layers of the skin stimulating new collagen growth, filling out and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. New collagen growth continues for 4 to 6 weeks post-treatment. The combination of new skin and decreased wrinkles results in a healthier, more youthful appearance.
Here is how it works: a portion of the epidermis (skin surface) is gently removed and a natural protective dressing is formed on the skin’s surface. Most patients feel a series of brief pinches during the treatments. After 3-4 days, the protective dressing peels off revealing new, healthy, vibrant skin underneath. Read more