Posts Tagged ‘sunscreen’

Minimum SPF increasing to 30

Friday, December 4th, 2009
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Until recently, dermatologists have advised their patients to wear a minimum SPF 15 sunscreen.  But recent findings have prompted the American Academy of Dermatology to increase the minimum recommendation to 30.  According to  Arielle N.B. Kauvar, M.D., chair of the Academy’s Council on Communications, “research shows that most people are only applying 25 to 50 percent of the recommended amount of sunscreen.”  She goes on to say, “if you apply only half the amount that you should using an SPF 15, you are probably only getting the equivalent of an SPF 7 or 8, which is insufficient protection” (JAAD, Academy ups minimum SPF recommendation from 15 to 30 by Richard Nelson).


*It takes one ounce of sunscreen (enough to fill a shot glass) to cover the exposed parts of your body

*Apply SPF 30 or higher sunscreen liberally

*Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going out in the sun

*Reapply often, about every one to two hours, especially after going in the water or sweating

*Sunscreen is needed even during the colder months, and while doing actvities such as skiing or snowboarding

For other helpful information on skin care, please visit American Academy of Dermatology or Derm SD patient resources

Introducing the Derm SD line of products!

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

We are pleased to announce that in addition to offering our valued patients SkinMedica products, we are now offering our very own line of Derm SD products! 

The Derm SD line of skin care products offers a more natural approach to skin care.  We offer products for acne, anti-aging, sun protection and more.


Oxygenetix Breathable Foundation now available!

Monday, August 10th, 2009

oxygenetixbottleOxygenetix Breathable  Foundation, the official makeup of the Sundance Film Festival, is now available for purchase at San Diego Dermatology & Laser Surgery.  Oxygenetix gives complete and natural coverage, even to delicate skin just treated with laser.  It also provides excellent coverage for patients with rosacea and acne without clogging pores.  Oxygenetix Foundation is proven to increase oxygen uptake, stimulate cell production, and speed the healing process following most procedures, plus it contains SPF 25 physical blocker sunscreen.  It’s available in 8 shades and our staff can help you find the shade that is just right for you!

Oxygenetix Website

Photo taken immediately post-Pixel laser treatment

In this photo, taken immediately post-Pixel treatment, Oxygenetix Foundation has been applied to the right side of the face. The foundation camoflauges the redness and has been reported to help soothe the skin following laser procedures. Click on the photo to learn more about Pixel.