Paramus Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul M. Parker Increases Effort to Make Young People Aware of Skin Cancer Risks

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Dr. Paul M. Parker, a plastic surgeon at the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery, encourages his young patients to consider their risks for skin cancer.

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We also recognize that overexposure can lead to serious skin conditions. With more and more young people being diagnosed with skin cancer, we encourage men and women of all ages to be aware of the risks and how they can take care of their skin.

New studies show that people in their teens and early twenties are at an increased risk for skin cancer and other skin conditions related to overexposure to the sun. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul M. Parker of the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery encourages both his patients and young people to be aware of the effects of UVA and UVB exposure.

“In our plastic surgery office, we see patients looking to reverse the damage directly related to sun exposure throughout their lifetime,” says Dr. Parker. “We also recognize that overexposure can lead to serious skin conditions. With more and more young people being diagnosed with skin cancer, we encourage men and women of all ages to be aware of the risks and how they can take care of their skin.”

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are seeing an increase in skin cancer, specifically melanoma. Doctors have been creating public service announcements throughout the summer season to help bolster awareness. Many patients who develop melanoma are at an increased risk when they experience seasonal sunburns or if they regularly tan. The risk doubles after just five sunburns at any point in a person’s life. This has led some states, such as New Jersey, to ban tanning salons from having anyone under the age of 17 treated there.

“Instead of investing in plastic surgery down the line or having to have melanomas surgically removed, I suggest regular use of sunscreen throughout the year, especially on the delicate skin of the face,” says Dr. Paul M. Parker. “It is also wise to limit your sun exposure by wearing protective clothing and accessories and staying out of the sun during peak times between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.”

For more information about Parker Center for Plastic Surgery or to book an appointment to talk to a skin care specialist, clients can visit them on the web at parkercenter.net or call their office, located at 122 East Ridgewood Avenue in Paramus, NJ 07652, at (201) 967-1756.

About Dr. Parker

Dr. Paul M. Parker is the medical director of both the Parker Center for Plastic Surgery and Beaura Spa. Dr. Parker has more than 20 years of experience as a plastic surgeon and has won numerous awards, including a recent “Patient’s Choice” award. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a fellow in the American Academy of Surgeons and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons, among others.

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