When it comes to SPF, the higher the number, the better, right? What is SPF exactly? What do the numbers mean, and how high can they go?Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health
Philosophy of Care
Early in my training at the Mayo Clinic I was taught that the interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered. With that as my guiding principle, I strive to create a warm and trusting relationship with my patients so they may feel at ease discussing their skin care issues with me. I believe strongly in educating patients on how best they can be in control of their own outcomes; after all, they are the ones who live day to day in their own skin! Lastly, I try to administer a healthy dose of laughter with each prescription or procedure as I've found this helps my patients get better more quickly.
Research & Clinical Trials
Melasma is a patchy brown, tan or blue-gray facial discoloration of the skin. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead and chin in a mask like pattern. Also known as the pregnancy mask. Melasma appears most common in women 20-50 years of age. Only 10% are men according to the American Academy of Dermatology.Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health
Are you confused by all the sunscreen option and ingredients? Sun Protection Factor (SPF) 30 or greater is recommended for protection on UVB rays. Broad Spectrum Protection protects against both UVA and UVB rays.Topics and Subtopics: Skin Health