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Sun Burn Season Soon, Be Prepared.
     Sun Protection Factors SPF Spring has arrived, summer soon follows and outdoor activities increases as day light hours lengthen. Studies indicate that excessive sun exposure increases the risk of skin cancer; ages ones skin excessively and can even produce first and second-degree skin burns. Of course one weighs the decision of looking tanned and healthy against those factors and if clever throw in the Vitamin D benefit of sun light. Occupations also require prolonged exposure to sunlight for many individuals. What does one do to benefit from longer sun light hours and avoid some of the risk factors? The first line of defense is to wear suitable clothing, hats, caps and sunglasses. When that isnít possible the next defensive move is utilizing topical sunscreen agents that are available and rated according to Sun Protection Factor (SPF). SPF is based on the amount of UV energy required to burn ones skin compared to not having the substance on ones skin. So if you have SPF of 18 it would require 18 times more sun energy to burn the skin. If you have very fair skin ( Fitzpatrick I, more on this next week) you could still get burned if you are out all day in the sun. Sunscreen agents with SPF 36 would protect you all day based on the SPF rating system. Failure of sun screen agents can also occur if not reapplied after 4 hours and also reapply if you have rubbed it off, lost it while swimming or absorbed it on your clothing and then removing them. I like to recommend sunscreen lotions with SPF 30 or greater that contain Para Amino benzoic Acid (PABA) combined with Zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

SculpSure Information:

Spring and summer are just around the corner. Newer than Cool Sculp technology, SculpSure laser technology can help remove those unwanted tummy and side fat pockets without surgery. Take advantage of the get ready for spring promotion and schedule a complimentary visit to learn more about the latest fat removal technology.










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Dr. Allen L. Van Beek, MD

Centennial Lake Park
   7373 France Ave. South, Edina, MN 55435

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