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Drive sun safe behavior with your patients

When it comes to sun protection, one of the biggest challenges facing dermatologists is patient compliance. Despite rising incidence rates of melanoma of the skin,1 most adults do not commonly use sunscreen for sun protection.2 On this page, you’ll find the resources and products that can help you promote sun-safe behavior in your patients.

Drive sun safe behavior with your patients

When it comes to sun protection, one of the biggest challenges facing dermatologists is patient compliance. Despite rising incidence rates of melanoma of the skin,1 most adults do not commonly use sunscreen for sun protection.2 On this page, you’ll find the resources and products that can help you promote sun-safe behavior in your patients. [CDCSkinCancerTrends/Men/bullet #1; Women/bullet#1] [CDC MMWR/p317/col1/para1/lines24-27; p318/col2/para2/lines1-5]

Resources For Your Patients

Low SPF accumulates more sun damage

This brief animation provides a simple explanation of how low SPF values accumulate damage more quickly than higher SPF values.5

How to protect skin from sun damage

A patient guide to protecting skin and reducing the risk of skin cancer—includes tips for using sunscreen and a sun safety checklist.

The science behind sun damage

How protection against the entire sun spectrum is important in helping skin look and stay healthy.
 

Resources For You

Sun Protection Technology

Purescreen®

Purescreen® Technology provides broad-spectrum mineral protection to give patients both UVA and UVB protection while being gentle enough for sensitive skin.

Helioplex®

Helioplex® Technology represents a breadth of stabilized sunscreen technologies specifically engineered to deliver outstanding photostable protection across the UVA/UVB spectrum.

References

  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Skin Cancer Trends. www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin/statistics/trends.htm. Accessed: 10/2016
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sunburn and Sun Protective Behaviors Among Adults Aged 18-29 Years—United States, 2000-2010. Morb Mortal Wkly Rep (MMWR). 2012;61(18):317-322.
  3. Teramura T, Mizuno M, et al. Relationship between sun-protection factor and application thickness in high-performance sunscreen: double application of sunscreen is recommended. Clin Exp Dermatol. 2012 Dec;37(8):904-8.
  4. Koh HK, Geller AC, Miller DR, Grossbart TA, Lew RA. Prevention and early detection strategies for melanoma and skin cancer: Current status. Archives of Dermatology. 1996; 132: 436-442.
  5. Ou-Yang H, et al. Poster presented at: 68th Annual American Academy of Dermatology Meeting; March 5-9, 2010; Miami, FL.