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Get to Know Us: Q&A Spring 2013

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Emily Oehler, PA-C
Physician Assistant

What is your go to sunscreen for spring?
I love using EltaMD UV Shield SPF 45 Oil-Free. It is light, non-greasy and provides excellent protection from the sun.

Besides sunscreen what should be in our “outdoor survival kit” this spring and summer?
An antioxidant serum used on the face, neck, and chest every morning before applying sunscreen is a must. Antioxidants help repair and prevent sun damage. I use SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic.

Fill in the blank, “I regularly tell my patients to…”
Wear sunscreen, sunscreen, and sunscreen.

 

Amy Forman Taub, MD
Medical Director& Founder

What is your go to sunscreen for spring?
For outdoor activities for my body I prefer EltaMD UV Sport SPF 50. If I am not doing something active, but will be outside, I prefer EltaMD UV Shield SPF 45 Oil-Free. For my face daily AM I use Journee (Neocutis Bio-restorative Day Cream with SPF 30) in addition to Colorescience Wild to Mild; if out and about I reapply with Colorescience Sunforgettable Powder SPF 50. If I am active I will add EltaMD 46 Clear for reapplication.

Besides sunscreen what should be in our “outdoor survival kit” this spring and summer?
Sun protective clothing and hats. I have many different tops that also go in the water for swimming as well as sun protective pants for lounging. I love the water so when in the pool I have on the sun protective shirt with a big hat. Additionally, daily topical antioxidants: high concentration products that contain green tea polyphenols (skinfo® Vital Tea Ultra Cream or Serum) or Vitamin C or combos (Revision 30% Vitamin CSkinCeuticals CE Ferulic or Phloretin Serum). Building up a reservoir of antioxidant in your skin protects you from cellular damage.

Fill in the blank, “I regularly tell my patients to…”
Use a sunscreen that contains zinc oxide of at least 5% concentration. Understanding sun protection is actually complicated, but the long wavelengths of light that are called UVA are not as safe as we used to think. Now we know they can cause melanoma as well as wrinkles, sagging and brown spots. Most people don’t know that their sunscreens don’t protect them from UVA!I am passionate about this…even the sunscreens that are labeled UVA/UVB only protect you from a small portion of the UVA; only zinc oxide protects you from most of the spectrum. I feel naked without my sunscreen.

 

Lana Kashlan, MD
Associate Physician

What is your go to sunscreen for spring?
My favorite sunscreen is Skinceuticials Sheer Physical UV Defense Sunscreen because it provides great UV protection without leaving a residue or irritating my sensitive skin.

Besides sunscreen what should be in our “outdoor survival kit” this spring and summer?
My spring/summer must have item are sunglasses! In addition to making a great fashion accessory, many sunglasses have UV protective lenses that help protect the skin around the eyes from the sun’s damaging rays.

Fill in the blank, “I regularly tell my patients to…”
I regularly tell my patients to be sure to reapply their sunscreen every 2-3 hours when they’re going to be spending time outdoors. Many people forget that a single application of sunscreen in the morning will not protect you for a full day of fun in the sun and frequent re-application is the key to ensuring the full sun protection factor (SPF) labeled on the package.

 

Steven Prus, PA-C
Physician Assistant
What is your go to sunscreen for spring?
I like EltaMD UV Sport SPF 50 for me and the kids.

Besides sunscreen what should be in our “outdoor survival kit” this spring and summer?
Bug spray, umbrella, hat, band-aids, folding chairs, water, snacks for the kids.

Fill in the blank, “I regularly tell my patients to…”
I regularly tell my patients to call me if they find a spot on their skin that chronically scabs, crusts, or doesn’t heal.

 

Emily Rubenstein, DO
Associate Physician

What is your go to sunscreen for spring?
My go to sunblock is Colorescience Sunforgettable Powder SPF 50, I keep one in my purse at all times.

Besides sunscreen what should be in our “outdoor survival kit” this spring and summer?
In my survival kit other then sunblock are Kind Bars – nothing worse than being hungry on the go.

Fill in the blank, “I regularly tell my patients to…”
I regularly tell my patients that sunblock isn’t just for the beach, that it should be part of your everyday routine.

 

David Rosen, MD
Leg Vein Specialist

Fill in the blank, “I regularly tell my patients to…”
I would tell patients that if they want their legs “shorts-worthy” for spring and summer they should schedule their evaluation and treatments ASAP!


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