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Sun exposure is a natural part of life. Most people enjoy getting a little sun as its warmth can be relaxing and boost their spirits (especially at the beach or on vacation!). However, these feel-good side effects of the sun come with a dangerous tradeoff. There are over 3 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year in the United States, and the sun’s ultraviolet rays cause over 90% of them. While venturing out into the sun has its perks and can be enjoyable, people needs to take necessary precautions so that they do not risk their health in the process.

Avoid tanning beds.
People who use tanning beds are 2 ½ times more likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma and 1 ½ times more likely to develop basal cell carcinoma. Even occasional visits to the tanning bed triple the chance of developing melanoma. The notion of using a tanning bed to achieve a “base tan” before heading to the beach is absurd. Protecting the skin before and while at the beach is the only precaution that needs to be taken. Period.
Seek the shade.
When outside, it is imperative that people seek the shade. Not only does the shade provide relief from heat and prevent dehydration, but it also protects the skin from the sun’s direct ultraviolet rays. This is especially true during the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Do not burn.
Wear sunscreen and apply it every two hours to avoid burning in the sun. Even once sunburn can increase the risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. At the first sign of a sunburn (redness or tenderness of the skin), seek the shade immediately.
Cover up.
Hats and clothing can be the most effective forms of sun protection. Densely woven fabrics that are bright or dark-colored offer the best defense against the sun’s UV rays. Sunglasses are also important for shielding the eyes from the sun’s UV rays. Serious conditions from cataracts to melanomas of the eye and eyelid can be avoided by wearing sunglasses.

At Medical Dermatology Specialists in Atlanta, we are dedicated to helping you keep your skin protected from the skin’s damaging rays. We want to partner with you so that the sun does not damage your skin. Dr. Jamie Weisman is an expert in the specific types of skin cancer and can help you become self-aware of your skin cancer warning signs as well as prevent the known causes of skin cancer. Dr. Weisman is an advocate for all of her patients’ health.

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

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

Phone: Call (404) 939-9220
FAX: (470) 312-2157

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Dr. Weisman was very professional, friendly, and engaged in conversation with terminology I would understand. Her beside manner was, quite frankly, surprising! It was one of the most comfortable visits I've ever experienced with a doctor.
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Dr. Weisman is a great doctor! She was very informative and personally! Her staff were very welcoming as well I'm glad I found her because she is the only doctor who truly explained what was going with me.
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I truly cannot express how thankful I am for this practice. I have been treated with kindness and immense care by every staff member I have encountered here. The nurses and assistants are beyond attentive and genuinely care for the patient. I have just received a treatment plan from Dr. Laura Biehl, and even if this particular treatment plan doesn't provide me relief, I am confident that Dr. Biehl will work to figure out a solution. She is extremely knowledgeable, listens to patient concerns, and takes time to answer patient questions. Dr. Biehl, and this practice are true gems. If you have any dermatological issues this practice is absolutely the best of the best.
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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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Mon - Fri: 7:45AM - 4:45PM
Sat - Sun: Closed

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