Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hats off to Greenville Dermatology’s hats

Did you know Greenville Dermatology sells stylish and functional hats that boast an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of 50+?

Greenville Dermatology is proud to sell protective hats from the popular brands Scala and Wallaroo.

Both brands are committed to providing the best sun protection possible while offering a variety of styles to suit your taste. From fedoras to fishing hats, from visors to bucket hats, Scala and Wallaroo are guaranteed to have a hat for you.

In addition to the plethora of sizes, shapes and colors, Scala and Wallaroo hats offer generous brims for optimal coverage and high quality wicking fabrics that keep you cool.

The hats are tested and rated to block 97.5% of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. The UPF demonstrates how well the fabric protects your skin from UV rays.

Hats range from as low as $11 to $42, allowing you to have the protection you need, no matter your budget.

However, it’s important to remember that hats only protect what they cover. Wearing sunscreen is critical to protect the rest of your body!

Call Greenville Dermatology at (864) 242-5872 to get your hat today and protect your head from harmful UV rays!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sun Protection Tips for Working Outdoors

On average, outdoor workers receive five to 10 times more sun exposure each year than indoor workers. For those who work outdoors more than indoors, you are at a greater risk for skin cancer.

According to SunSmart, there are five simple steps that will protect your skin and reduce your risk.

Seek shade! Limit your sun exposure by working in the shade, indoors, or when UV levels are lower, such as in the early morning or late afternoon.
Slip on sun protective work clothing.
Slap on a sun protective hat, such as a Scala or Wallaroo hat sold at Greenville Dermatology.
Slide on sunglasses, preferably ones with ultraviolet protection factor.
Slop on SPF 30+ broad-spectrum sunscreen. It’s crucial to use sunscreen that is broad-spectrum, meaning it protects your skin from both UVA and UVB rays.

Following these small but important points will keep your skin safe and diminish your risk of skin cancer and prevent you from being another skin cancer statistic.

For more information on sun protection and to schedule a comprehensive skin cancer screening, call Greenville Dermatology at (864) 242-5872.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Save Our Skin!

Did you know that more people will be diagnosed with skin cancer this year than all other types of cancer combined? The truly disturbing fact is that skin cancer is the most preventable type of cancer.

Through education, early detection and protection, the number of skin cancer diagnoses in the future can diminish drastically. In fact, 99% of people today survive skin cancer with early detection.

The sun does not discriminate, nor are you only at risk when you have a bathing suit on. We commonly make the mistake of only applying sunscreen when we go to the beach or pool and wear a swimsuit, but no matter the color of your skin or where you are, you are at risk for sun damage.

I strongly encourage my patients to apply sunscreen as part of their morning routine. The product line I stand behind and offer at my office is Anthelios. A product of La Roche-Posay, Anthelios has an advanced formula that protects against both UVA and UVB rays while still feeling light and non-greasy on your skin.

La Roche-Posay and Anthelios didn’t stop at making trusted sunscreens. They also started a campaign to increase awareness of the dangers of being unprotected in the sun. Save our Skin, or SOS, is making strides to educate people, young and old, about skin cancer and how to lower your risk.

Join the cause by signing up and La Roche-Posay will donate to organizations such as The Skin Cancer Foundation. As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll receive a gift certificate for Anthelios products just for signing up.

To learn more about SOS and to join the cause, visit www.sossaveourskin.com.
Call (864) 242-5872 to make your appointment today for a full body examination or to speak with me about Anthelios.