- Wart Removal
- Skin Cancers - Basal
Cell & Squamous Cell Carcinomas / Malignant
- Mohs Surgery
- Skin Cancer Reconstructive
- Allergic Contact Dermatitis
- Eczema / Skin Rashes
- Mole Removal
- Sun Spots
- Nail Disease
- Hair Loss
Daily sunblock application is one of the easiest
ways to help prevent skin cancer and aging. Dr.
Ettefagh and Dr. Nami both recommend broad spectrum
sunblocks with UVA and UVB protection and an SPF of
at least 30.
All sunscreens should be applied
15-20 minutes before sun exposure and reapplied
after water contact and sweating. Some sunblocks can
lose effectiveness after two hours, so reapply
Active ingredients of sunblock can
be divided into chemical versus physical agents.
Chemical sunblocks work by absorbing the energy of
UV radiation before it affects your skin. Physical
sunblocks reflect or scatter UV radiation before it
reaches your skin.
Dr. Ettefagh and Dr. Nami prefer
physical sun blocks. The two types of physical sunblocks available are zinc oxide and titanium
dioxide. Both provide broad spectrum UVA and UVB
protection and are gentle enough for everyday use.
Because these physical agents are not chemical
based, they are appropriate for sensitive skin, as
they rarely cause skin irritation or burning of the