San Marcos Dermatology

Skin Cancer Prevention

Did you know that if you have had 5 or more sunb‍‍‍urns, you are 50% more likely to develop skin cancer?

5.4 million pre-cancers are caught an‍‍‍d treated every year. 

You can’t reverse your past sunburns, but you can get checked out. Regular ‍‍‍skin evaluations by one of our expert dermatologists can help us catch potential threats early on and reduce your risk of melanoma by 50%. There is only one way to find out. Come see us today.

Key Tips ‍‍‍To Prevent Skin Cancer

Are you doing these things to ensure you have heal‍‍‍thy skin?

  • Skin Protection Tip 1‍‍‍: Visit your dermatologist at least once a year for a skin exam. By doing so, you will ensure that any ski‍‍‍n cancers or potential cancers are spotted, treated and prevented.
  • Skin Protection Tip 2: ‍‍‍Seek the s‍‍‍hade whenever possible. Between 10 am and 4 pm UV rays tend to be at their strongest.
  • Skin Protection Tip 3: ‍‍‍‍‍‍When in the sun, avoid direct sun exposure. Use an SPF rated ‍‍‍sun screen. Daily use of an SPF 30 or stronger sun screen can lower your risk of melanoma by 50%. Re-applying sun screen every 2 hours or immediately after water exposure is suggested.
  • Skin Protection Tip 4: ‍‍‍Self examine your skin regularly. No one knows your body better than you. If you notice any abnormalities, con‍‍‍tact your dermatologist immediately.

To get some peace of mind, schedule your skin check today with our top ranked San Marcos dermatologist.

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Be one of the four who do not. Daily use of sunscreen and annual skin screenings by your dermatologist can lower your chance for melanoma by 50%. Request your appointment today. The der‍‍‍matologist at San Marcos Dermatology is one of the top rated dermatologists in San Marcos, Texas.