Patients should remember that sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure and re-applied every 2 hours. You should avoid outdoor activity during the peak hours and wear protective clothing. You should absolutely NOT use tanning beds.
Paramus, NJ (PRWEB) July 16, 2008
With summer upon us, men and women are outdoors enjoying the warm weather and soaking up the sun. It's today's sun-soaking that can create skin damage that will keep you fighting off wrinkles and age spots for years to come.
With a flood of anti-aging lotions on the market, the use of Botox® and other injectables soaring, and laser skin resurfacing continuously being refined for specific skin woes, fighting off premature aging is an ever-expanding industry.
According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the cosmetic surgery industry has seen a huge increase in anti-aging, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures.
Botox® is the leader with an almost 500% increase from 2000 to 2007. In one year from 2006 to 2007, Radiesse™, laser skin resurfacing, collagen, SculptraTM, and all forms of hyaluronic acid (Hylaform®, Hylaform Plus®, Restylane®, JuverdermTM) saw double or even triple digit growth.
Board-certified, New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul M. Parker, can help to rejuvenate the facial skin with either proactive treatments or corrective procedures.
Dr. Parker comments, "We have many tools available to us for facial rejuvenation. In our Beaura Spa in Paramus, New Jersey, Botox and facial fillers are used as minimally invasive treatments to eliminate fine lines. We can also smooth wrinkles with external procedures such as laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels."
As with all of his procedures, those for minimally invasive cosmetic surgery treatments are performed in Surgiplex, the Parker Center's onsite, fully certified ambulatory surgical facility.
Patients who wish to eliminate the fine lines and wrinkles associated with natural aging or with sun damage are encouraged to schedule a comprehensive skin analysis and consultation at the Beaura Spa at Parker Center. With a complete understanding of the treatment needed for each individual patient, a plan is specially designed to reach the appearance goals for healthy and beautiful skin.
Dr. Parker on sun damage, "We advise our patients to be diligently proactive in preventing damage to the skin. Our ability to be proactive in warding off skin damage is with useful sunscreens, protective clothing, and effective behavior."
Useful sunscreens should have an SPF of at least 15. Sunscreens only provide a mechanism to reduce sun damage - they are not a license to go out under the sun for prolonged periods of time.
Regular clothing provides little protection against the sun. A cotton T-shirt has an SPF of less than 10 - this decreases rapidly when the clothing is wet.
Dr. Parker offers these tips to enjoying the outdoors safely, "Patients should remember that sunscreen should be applied 30 minutes before sun exposure and re-applied every 2 hours. You should avoid outdoor activity during the peak hours and wear protective clothing. You should absolutely NOT use tanning beds."
For further information please visit the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery web site, http://www.parkercenter.net.
About Parker Center for Plastic Surgery
Located in Paramus, New Jersey, the Parker Center is a 15,000 square foot facility boasting an AAAASF and Medicare certified surgical center, state of the art medi-spa and circuit training gym. Parker Center for Plastic Surgery prides itself on enhancing their patient's lives through individualized support and impeccable attention to detail.
Dr. Paul M. Parker, M.D. graduated from George Washington University of Medicine in Washington, DC, where he was the recipient of the distinguished CV Mosby Award of Excellence. He completed residencies in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center, where he received the Theodore Barnett Award for Excellence in Teaching. He also completed a fellowship in Microsurgery at New York University Medical Center's Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery with heavy emphasis on innovative methods of breast surgery and breast reconstruction.
Dr. Parker is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Additionally, he has been selected as one of the top surgeons in his field by Consumer's Research Council of America and has been named one of "America's Top Doctors" by Castle Connolly. He has also served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center.