Keep Skin Healthy Between Appointments at Innovations Medical

Keep Skin Healthy Between Appointments at Innovations Medical

We talk about skin a lot at Innovations Medical. We can't help it - it's our specialty. We love to provide you and all of our patients with high-quality skin care treatments and skin-rejuvenating procedures to keep skin looking great. But, what happens once you leave our clinic? There's a lot you can do on your own to keep your skin looking great in between appointments with us.

Tips to Keep Your Skin Looking Great
Establish a Solid Skin Care Routine. One of the best ways you can keep your skin looking great is to cleanse, restore and moisturize it regularly with high-quality cleansers, toners, serums and moisturizers. Ask us for our recommendations about what products you should use and what you should avoid.

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Spring Means Sunscreen

Spring Means Sunscreen

The weather has been beautiful lately, which means you have more than likely been outside working in the yard to beautify your garden or in the house cleaning up any last signs of winter. You may also be spending more time outside hiking on trails or at the soccer field or the baseball park as spring sports leagues get under way. Whatever you are doing outside, Dr. Johnson and the staff of Innovations Medical suggest you do it wearing sunscreen.

The Benefits of Sunscreen
The largest and most significant benefit of wearing sunscreen is that it helps to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. Sunscreen blocks out the sun's damaging UV rays that can lead to skin cancer such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Dr. Johnson recommends that everyone wear a broad spectrum sunscreen year-round for protection.

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Spring Means Sunscreen

Spring Means Sunscreen

The weather has been beautiful lately, which means you have more than likely been outside working in the yard to beautify your garden or in the house cleaning up any last signs of winter. You may also be spending more time outside hiking on trails or at the soccer field or the baseball park as spring sports leagues get under way. Whatever you are doing outside, Dr. Johnson and the staff of Innovations Medical suggest you do it wearing sunscreen.

The Benefits of Sunscreen
The largest and most significant benefit of wearing sunscreen is that it helps to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer. Sunscreen blocks out the sun's damaging UV rays that can lead to skin cancer such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Dr. Johnson recommends that everyone wear a broad spectrum sunscreen year-round for protection.

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Can Sunscreen Prevent Skin Damage?


In 2012, new rules from the Food and Drug Administration took effect governing label information regarding sunscreen. Included in the new rules are defining the term “broad spectrum.” And so, it means sunscreen offers protection from both ultraviolet UVA and ultraviolet B – ultraviolet A and B – in proportional amounts. Before, sunscreens did not address UVA radiation which causes skin cancer and early aging, but not necessarily the tell-tale signs of sunburn.

Additionally, claims such as waterproof, sweat-proof sunblock are no longer allowed. Sonya Lunder, Senior Analyst at Environmental Working Group says, despite greater awareness of the damage sun can do and products with higher sun protection factors, melanoma rates are still increasing.

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What Do Sunscreen Ratings Mean?


Product ratings can be confusing and when it comes to sunscreen, it's not always obvious which one is the best choice. Protecting your skin from sun damage is very important. In a recent radio interview, Dr. Johnson explained what sunscreen ratings mean and what you can do to protect your skin.

Here's a full transcript of the interview:
HOST:There’s a lot of questions regarding sunscreens. A lot of men beg off the sunscreen in your findings?

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