Skin Cancer is on the Rise and It’s Worse Than You Might Think
While the necessity to invest in a good SPF is common knowledge, there’s still a lot of confusion when it comes to best practices for year-round sun protection. Even for the initiated who religiously slather on the SPF, specific questions often remain: What exactly is the difference between a UVA and UVB ray? What factor protection should we really be using? How quickly can damaging rays start to take effect?
To get clarification on the above (and then some), we tapped Melissa Doft, MD to sound off on the facts. As an expert in a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive treatments, Dr. Doft spends a lot of her time reversing years of negative sun exposure in her Park Avenue practice. Her procedures give damaged skin a new lease of life, and she’s adamant on advising patients how to protect her precious results for the future. Here, she weighs in with some powerful knowledge on the topic.