Skin Cancer |Half of American Adults Are Still Getting Sunburned

skin cancerSkin cancer prevention is an essential part of overall care. As we know more than ever about skin cancer it appears as though young adults are still tanning their skin and in some cases getting sunburned. According to an NBCarticle young adults are participating in activities that dangerously increase their risk of skin cancer, according to new reports for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010, 50% of adults ages 18 to 29, and 65 percent of white people in this age group, documented that they were sunburned at least one time in the past year, the report said. In addition, 33% of white women documented using indoor tanning beds in the past year. Both sunburn and indoor tanning substantially elevate the risk of melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer. Indoor tanning before age 35 increases melanoma risk by 75 percent, the CDC reports.

Skin Cancer is Preventable

While the money and effort to reduce indoor tanning have traditionally emphasized use by adolescents, “This study implies that as adolescents grow into young adults, they may continue to require environmental support to develop and maintain healthy behaviors and to modify their perspectives about tanning,” study researcher Anne Hartman, of the National Cancer Institute, said in a statement.

Skin Cancer and Premature Aging of the Skin

Skin cancer and premature aging of the skin caused by excessive exposure to the sun and tanning beds can often be the reason why patients seek a consultation with Dr. Seify. Dr Seify performs reconstructive surgery for patients after surgery removing skin cancer. For cosmetic surgery procedures  Dr. Seify explains that depending on the degree of sun damage patientscan expect varying results from facial rejuvenation procedures. For instance, a faceliftincluding browlift, and blepharoplastycan help the patient to look as much is 10 years younger after surgery.  For patients with extensive sun damage the results could be compromised. Dr. Seify offers medical grade aggressive skin peels and medical grade skincareproducts to help patients maintain healthy and vibrant skin. Patients are encouraged to utilize medical grade skin care products on a regular basis combined with sunscreen on a daily basis.  

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