SPF vs UPF – What Offers More Sun Protection?

Written by Sara Wilchowski, PA-C Edited by Paul M. Graham, DO As many of us get ready to enjoy the summer sun, we feel that this article will serve you well to prevent unwanted, damaging sunburn. Most people are aware that the suns rays are harmful but a lesser known fact is that 1 inContinue reading “SPF vs UPF – What Offers More Sun Protection?”

Happy Friday!

Get outside and enjoy the weather this weekend, using a good broad spectrum sunscreen of course! I recommend a product that we gave away in one of our monthly giveaways, La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Facial Sunscreen SPF 60 with Antioxidants 1.7 Fl. Oz.. It is a broad-spectrum sunscreen that contains antioxidants to helpContinue reading “Happy Friday!”

“GRASS” – Anti-Aging Acronym for Perfect Skin

Dr. Paul M. Graham For several years, I have been in search of the perfect anti-aging skincare regimen to recommend to my patients. Recently, I came across a great marketing campaign by SkinMedica. They coined the acronym “GRASS” to make it easier to remember the various aspects of anti-aging skin care. The acronym “GRASS” stands forContinue reading ““GRASS” – Anti-Aging Acronym for Perfect Skin”

Sunburn: What Can I Do?

Paul M. Graham, DO Summer is finally here and that means spending a lot more time outdoors. It is almost inevitable that you will experience a sunburn at least once this season if proper sun protection habits are not in place. Depending on the amount of sun exposure that occurs, a sunburn can be quite debilitating, oftenContinue reading “Sunburn: What Can I Do?”

Consumer Reports: Top Rated Sunscreens

Here is Consumer Reports latest study results on the effectiveness of varying types sunscreen. As you can see, lotions and sprays were tested from various companies and the results were quite surprising. Don’t let high prices and fancy labels fool you when choosing the right sunscreen. Remember, broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) sunscreen is what you wantContinue reading “Consumer Reports: Top Rated Sunscreens”

How Effective Is Your Sunscreen? 

Paul M. Graham, DO On Tuesday May 17th, Consumer Reports released findings on a study that was conducted looking at how effective sunscreens really are when used according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. They looked at 65 different sunscreen lotions, sprays, and sticks with an SPF of 30 or more. They found that approximately 43% of sunscreens thatContinue reading “How Effective Is Your Sunscreen? “

Car Windows: Am I Protected from the Sun?

Written By Dr. Paul M. Graham For many years, dermatologists have observed an increase in skin cancer incidence and aging occurring on the left side of the face more than the right. How can this be? Well, the answer is quite simple and easy to understand. On Thursday, Reuters published a report regarding the lack of sun protection, specifically UV-AContinue reading “Car Windows: Am I Protected from the Sun?”