Here Comes the Sun, Protect Your Skin.

Protection from ultraviolet (UV) radiation is important all year round, not just during the summer or at the beach— especially if you live in Miami. UV rays from the sun can reach you on cloudy and hazy days, as well as bright and sunny days. UV rays also reflect off of surfaces like water, cement, sand, and snow. Indoor tanning (using a tanning bed, booth, or sunlamp to get tan) exposes users to UV radiation. Exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases the risk of skin cancer, which is why proper sun protection is essential. In fact, the sun’s UV rays are responsible for about 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers and 86 percent of melanomas. By adopting good sun safety habits families can enjoy Miami outdoor activities without increasing their skin cancer risk.

  • Stay in the shade, especially during midday hours.
  • Wear clothing that covers your arms and legs.
  • Wear a hat with a wide brim to shade your face, head, ears, and neck.
  • Wear sunglasses that wrap around and block both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Use sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) 15 or higher, and both UVA and UVB protection.
  • Avoid indoor tanning.

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Dr. Cohen conducts routine screenings of the skin to detect early signs of skin cancer as well as many other dermatological conditions. Skin Screening is looking for cancer before a person has any symptoms. This can help find cancer at an early stage. When abnormal tissue or cancer is found early, it may be easier to treat. By the time symptoms appear, cancer may have begun to spread.

Our Coral Gables office is in the heart of South Florida located near Miami Beach, Fisher Island, Bal Harbour shops, Coconut Grove and Brickell City Centre. If you are interested, call our office for an evaluation. 305.443.9977 or Schedule Appointment Today!

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