We recommend a broad-spectrum (covers UVA and UVB rays) sunscreen with at least an SPF of 30.

Use it daily! 80% of all skin cancers occur on the head and neck, mostly due to day-to-day exposure to the sun that we do not really think about.

Put in on in the morning after you brush your teeth or shave Do not forget the backs of your hands, forearms and upper chest if these areas are exposed If you have short hair, be sure to apply to ears and back of neck Consider a lip block (many varieties of “chapstick” have sunblock)

Waterproof sunscreen will be a better choice if you are likely to be perspiring or swimming. Be sure to apply waterproof sunscreen to dry skin (prior to swimming/perspiring) in order for it to bind to the skin correctly.

Recommended Waterproof Sunscreens:

Moisturizers often have sunscreen “built in”. If you already use a daily moisturizer in the morning, just be sure to choose a product that has sunscreen in it.

Recommended Moisturizers With Sunscreen:

Parsol 1789 is a sunscreen agent that blocks a broader spectrum of ultraviolet rays. It is particularly helpful if you are very fair skinned, outdoors a lot, or if you want to minimize the aging effects of sunlight. (Look for it on the label.) Physical blockers such as titanium or zinc oxide also provide broader UVA coverage. “Mexoryl” and “Helioplex” are two new agents that stabilize Parsol and help it last longer.

Mexoryl containing sunblock: Mexoryl containing sunblocks may do a better job of blocking UVA (the “tanning/freckling” and “wrinkling” rays)

These are just some of the many excellent brands available. The most important idea is that you use sunscreen regularly.

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Dermatology Surgery Center Locations

Sandy Springs

Medical Quarters
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Baucom & Mina Derm Surgery, LLC
5555 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd #206
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 844-0496 - Office
(404) 844-0499 - Fax

Monday-Friday: 7:30AM - 4PM
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Johns Creek

Parsons Meadow Professional Park
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Baucom & Mina Derm Surgery, LLC
10750 Medlock Bridge Road #101
Johns Creek, GA 30097
(404) 844-0496 - Office
(404) 844-0499 - Fax

Monday-Tuesday: 7:30AM - 4PM
Wednesday-Thursday: Closed
Friday: 7:30AM - 4PM
Saturday-Sunday: Closed