Selecting the right sunscreen is key to maintaining your skin’s health and appearance throughout your lifetime. In America, 1 in 5 people will be diagnosed with skin cancer and taking steps to reduce this number is something we firmly believe in.
To help you achieve a lifetime of healthy skin, we’ve put together our frequently asked questions when it comes to sunscreen and if you’d like to learn more, go to www.spotskincancer.org.
Yes. Everyone needs sunscreen because only half the of sun’s UV rays, UVB, actually cause the skin to burn. The other rays, UVA, can cause unwanted aging or skin cancer. People of all skin colors, regardless of their likeliness to burn, are at risk for skin cancer and damage..
Everyone at all ages. Sunscreen should be used on all skin types regardless of the skin’s propensity to burn.
Everyday! The sun emits harmful UV rays year round. Even on cloudy days, up to 80% of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate your skin. Even limited time spent outside will affect your skin.
There are many different brands and application formulas on the market. Whatever you choose, make sure it has these features:
- Broad-Spectrum Protection (protects against both UVA and UVB rays)
- Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or greater (this rating is for UVB rays only)
- Water resistant
- Includes Zinc Oxide
UVA rays (A=aging) cause wrinkles and age spots, and most people don’t realize the rays can pass through windows or glass. UVB rays (B=burning) are the primary cause of sunburns, even on cloudy days. Windows and glass block UVB rays..
Reapplication can depend upon your activity level throughout the day, but, these are good guidelines to follow:
- For adults, approximately 1 ounce is needed (enough to full a shot glass) to cover exposed areas of the body
- Apply to dry skin 15 minutes BEFORE going outdoors
- Re-apply every 40-80 minutes or after swimming or sweating
Higher numbered SPFs block slightly more of the sun’s rays but no sunscreen can block 100%. SPF 30 and higher blocks 97% of the sun’s harmful rays. But, a sunscreen with zinc oxide will provide more benefits than a higher SPF sunscreen without it.
Brian brings a unique combination of medical science, clinical expertise, integrity and compassion to his patients. He provides the latest technology available in the field of dermatology but with a personalized touch for each patient. He is highly respected by his colleagues throughout the country for his expertise and sincerity.
Everyone I have met at Zel is amazing!
It is rare to find a dermatologist who is as knowledgeable about the many facets of clinical and cosmetic dermatology as Dr. Zelickson. Because of his knowledge and honesty, doctors worldwide know they can depend on his assessment of new therapies, procedures and medical devices. This, in turn, has made him a much sought–after speaker for the plethora of professional medical society meetings and engagements that we have throughout the year. I am honored to know Dr. Zelickson and consider him a friend to the profession.
Dr. Brian Zelickson was one of our initial Thermage investigators and helped us understand the mechanisms of non–invasive skin tightening. He is a renowned expert on how collagen can affect skin tightening and wrinkle reduction.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of this country’s leading laser experts. Not only is he unparalleled as a laser surgeon, it is not an exaggeration to state that his superb research helps determine the future of dermatologic laser surgery.
Dr. Zelickson is a highly regarded skin/light expert in our industry. When Candela looks for both medical and scientific advice for new laser applications, we often turn to him for his counsel. The input he provides us always starts with patient safety and satisfaction. We feel fortunate to be able to tap into Brian as an independent resource. The patients who are treated with Candela devices are often the beneficiaries of Brian’s input to us.
Most patients prefer seeing a doctor who is known for a particular specialty or procedure, but all patients want to see the doctor who invented the procedure or therapy. Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the most respected physicians in the field of cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic medicine. He has lectured around the world and is one of the most sought–after speakers for all major meetings in dermatology.
I would rate Dr. Zelickson's clinic 10 stars!
We have felt honored to have Dr. Brian Zelickson, a world–renowned dermatologist who is distinguished as a high–quality care physician, serving as the investigator evaluating Syneron non–invasive skin tightening technology
I trained with Dr. Zelickson at Mayo Clinic, and I found him to be a very bright and creative dermatologist and scientist. Later, he was our best advisor when we set up our clinic in the Basque Country in Spain. I call him the ‘paparazzi of dermatology.’ His contribution to our speciality is probably among the best of this century.
Tuve la suerte de conocer al Dr. Brian Zelickson en Minneapolis hace muchos anos y desde entonces acudo regularmente a compartir sus conocimientos. Es un científico honrado, brillante, creativo e innovador. Nunca deja de sorprenderte agradablemente.
Dr. Zelickson is a very well–respected dermatologist, not only in the U.S., but also in Europe. He is famous for being the author of relevant dermatological studies published in many prestigious medical journals and for the improvements he’s made on minimally invasive cosmetic procedures that are being used by dermatologists all over the world.
Our view from Europe of Dr. Brian Zelickson is that he is one of the leading four or five U.S. laser dermatologists. His research contributions, his superb lectures and his expert knowledge of laser skin surgery make him a valued friend, colleague and guest.
Dr. Brian Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in cutaneous laser surgery. He has performed groundbreaking research over the past decade, advancing the field as well as expertly providing the most up–to–date laser treatments for his patients.
Brian Zelickson is a world–renowned laser expert who helps develop the lasers and treatment parameters used by the rest of the world. He is where others turn to learn the latest techniques in laser surgery. If you want the best treatment available, delivering the best results in the safest environment available, there is no need to look anywhere else.
I have met many laser experts in my 20 years of teaching, lecturing and running a busy practice. There is no one who I respect more than Brian. If I have a clinical question or research idea, Brian is one of the few individuals I call, as I know I can count on his intellect, integrity and common sense.
Dr. Zelickson is one of America’s most knowledgeable laser experts. He has done pioneering work with many of the laser and light–based technologies developed in the world over the last 10 years. He is a giant in the field.
Dr. Zelickson is one of the world’s leaders in the field of lasers for the treatment of the skin. His many years experience in treating thousands of patients with lasers and other medical devices makes him one of the most sought–after doctors in this field. Innovation and caring are his trademarks.