Skin Cancer Awareness
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month!
Every time you go outside or use an indoor tanning bed, your skin is exposed to damaging UV rays. Not only can this cause premature skin aging (hello, wrinkles!), it also increases your risk of getting skin cancer, including melanoma. There are over 5 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the US each year, making skin cancer the most common cancer in the US. However, skin cancer is also one of the most PREVENTALBE forms of cancer.
Protection is prevetion!
SEEK SHADE, especially from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when the sun’s rays are the strongest.
DRESS TO PROTECT by wearing a long-sleeved shirt, wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses.
APPLY BROAD-SPECTRUM, WATER-RESISTANT SUNSCREEN with an SPF of 30 or higher. Remember to reapply.
At the Plastic Surgery Group, we carry a wide variety of sunscreens from SkinCeuticals, EltaMD and Epionce.
During May, get 15% off any sunscreen purchase!
Stop by our office, or schedule your FREE personalized skin care consultation by calling (423)756-7134.