Last month was officially skin cancer awareness month, but skin cancer awareness shouldn’t end in May. We also would like to take this opportunity to better explain recent FDA changes to sunscreen which you may have heard about in the news the last few days. With 35 years of experience treating skin conditions, the physicians and providers at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta know that, although most skin cancer is treatable, prevention is critical. Following a few easy tips can prevent skin cancer without compromising your warm weather fun.
- Apply appropriate sunscreen:
Select a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. If you plan to be in the sun for extended amounts of time, you will need to reapply. The length of time it takes for sunscreen to wear off is based on the SPF and can be determined by multiplying the SPF by 10 (SPF X 10=minutes of sun protection). For instance, one application of 30 SPF should last about 300 minutes. More
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta offers multiple options for skin care and cancer prevention, hair loss, wrinkle reduction, fat reduction, skin tightening, and vein elimination. Present this flyer at your next skin cancer body check and receive a FREE bottle of DAA sunscreen. Offer expires June 30, 2011.
As the weather warms and swimsuit season gets closer, fat reduction seems to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind (both men and women). If the dizzying array of swim suit styles has your head spinning, then you’re sure to be shocked by the staggering amount of weight loss, fat reduction, and skin tightening options available. This is why we’d like to take the opportunity to explain all of the body contouring procedures available at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta’s specialty centers:
Dermatology Associates of Atlanta welcomes dermatologist, Dr. Ashley R. Curtis to our staff! We are excited to have Dr. Curtis’ specialized knowledge of dermatology (i.e.- skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, eczema, etc.) as well as female hair-loss. Dr. Curtis’ unique medical perspective will further enhance DAA’s dermatologist and provider team.
Dr. Curtis joins us from Winston-Salem, N.C. where she held the Chief Resident position at Wake Forest University Department of Dermatology. When not practicing, Dr. Curtis used her time in North Carolina to write and review articles for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and various publications for dermatology news. She also enjoyed volunteering time at Wake Forest to help with skin cancer screenings and community care clinics. We look forward to reading more of Dr. Curtis’ articles and witnessing her exemplary patient care.
Dr. Curtis is now accepting appointments and will begin seeing patients July 1st. If you would like to know more about Dr. Ashley Curtis, we invite you to post your questions on DAA’s Facebook and Twitter pages. We’re dedicated to fulfilling your skin care needs- head to toe, and would love to hear from you!