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During the summer months, the days are longer, which means the sun is shining longer as well. While these longer daylight hours are a benefit in some ways, it can also mean your skin is exposed to the sun’s harmful rays for more extended periods. The most intense sun exposure time is between 10 AM to 4 PM.

It is commonly known that protecting your skin from harmful sun exposure helps prevent skin cancer. The ways to protect your skin is also widely known (sunscreen and protective clothing). However, protecting the skin on your scalp can prove to be a bit more challenging.

Your hair can get in the way of applying sunscreen to your scalp. Your hair can also provide you with a false assurance that your head is protected from the sun’s harmful rays. While your hair does provide limited sun protection, protecting your scalp should not be ignored. Not only is a sunburned scalp painful, but it also can lead to peeling and skin cancer as well. 

Pay close attention to the part in your hair. Apply extra sunscreen to this fully exposed area, or cover it entirely with a hat. Choose a hat with a tight weave that does not allow the sun’s rays to get through to your scalp. Also, be aware that when you’re swimming it can expose your scalp more fully. For this reason, it’s essential to apply sunscreen to your entire scalp. 

Medical Dermatology Specialists Skin Cancer Treatments

Skin cancer is the leading form of cancer in the United States, with one in five Americans developing some type of skin cancer during their lifetime. Medical Dermatology Specialists is equipped with the knowledge and expertise you need when it comes to all kinds of skin cancer, including, melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and lipoma. Call our practice today.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jamie Weisman, Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.

Medical Dermatology Specialists, Inc.
5730 Glenridge Dr, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 939-9220

Monday – Thursday 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Posted on behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.

5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

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If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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Sat - Sun: Closed

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