The Case for Skin Care
Here in Arizona, we live in an area where people get a higher than normal amount of sun exposure. And there is no doubt about it; the sun can damage our skin. There are two things to consider, one is damaging to your health and the other will cause you to appear to age faster. Depending on your genetics, your exposure to the sun and your skin type, skin cancers (squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, melanoma) are a real danger.
The other side of sun exposure is that it can damage your skin and make you look much older and more weathered than you may be. Skin is damaged with too much sun exposure. You can save yourself a lot of effort and money in the future if as a young person you protect yourself now. We recommend these specific instructions:
You must reapply every three hours. No matter how “waterproof” it is, after three hours, you will lose coverage and protection.
Use a 15 SPF or higher with a metal ion ingredient like zinc oxide. This will protect you from UVA and UVB rays.
Keep in mind that not everyone can get a sun tan but everyone can get sun damage. The Fitzpatrick Scale was developed in 1975 by Thomas B. Fitzpatrick. It is a way to classify the response of different types of skin to UV light. Fair complected, light eyes is a Fitzpatrick 1 and the other end progresses in darkness to be classified as a Ftizpatrick 7. A Fitzpatrick 1 will never get a tan and will always burn and then the spectrum continues until you get to a Fitzpatrick 7 which describes the complexion of someone who will never burn and will always be dark when exposed to sun. Because a Fitzpatrick 1 has less melatonin, they are at greater risk for skin cancers and need to protect themselves and accept that a tan is not going to happen for them. Melatonin gives a certain amount of natural sun protection, so the less melatonin you have, the less natural protection you have.
From an over all health standpoint, regardless of your known risk factors, it makes sense to protect yourself from too much sun exposure at all times. Some of the damage may already have been done in your childhood, but it’s never too late to start taking care of your skin and your health. The availability to sunblocks that are easy to use and highly effective are many. I will recommend sun block to every single patient I see regardless of the reason for their visit.
My Passion to Serve
My passion to serve people is born out of what I believe about making a difference in others. I believe that cosmetic surgery is not just about what is on the outside, it is about the whole person. As people come to me to make changes physically their body, face, breasts or skin, I have the opportunity to not only help change the way they look, but also to help give them more confidence, a greater sense of self worth, and often a new outlook on life. This is a tremendous motivator to me to help people. I believe that as I help our patients they in turn make a difference in someone else.
I also believe that establishing a doctor-patient relationship based on integrity is how to achieve the best results for our patients. I am committed to to build relationships with our patients where we can make decisions together about the best treatment plan available for each individual. I want your experience to be the very best it can. I look forward to meeting with you! Please call our office today to set up a consultation so we can get started. 602-513-8133
The Mosharrafa ExperienceA service like no other
Patients return to us time and time again for many reasons, but they have one thing in common: they receive a level of service from our staff that enhances their experience from start to finish. From simple skin care treatments to more elaborate surgical procedures, every patient is given one on one attention, caring follow-up, and an experience that exceeds expectations.
More comprehensive facility
Our new facility will allow patients easier access to the full scope of our practice. With a larger office and skin care center, our specialized staff can provide a tailored experience to each patient. With a state of the art operating suite located on site, procedures can be performed without a hospital visit, making your experience safe, convenient and comfortable.
Top level experience with any type of service
Our philosophy of working with our patients’ natural qualities to produce the best possible result can be seen in every part of our practice. For over 15 years, we have been providing the highest level of plastic surgical care and skin care services in the valley.