What kind of sunscreen should I use after a chemical peel?
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Sunscreen after Chemical Peels
Sunscreen After Chemical Peel
Sunscreen after chemical peel.....They key to a good treatment
Protecting your skin from the sun is the most important thing you can do to prevent aging, regardless if you have had a peel or not.
When you look at sunscreen, make sure it is for both UV A and B and a "Minimum" of spf 35. In case you are wondering, SPF stands for "Sun Protection Factor." It basically means, when using a spf of 35, you can stay in the sun 35 times longer without getting a sunburn that without the sunscreen. However, that does NOT mean you are getting 0 UV A/B exposure. It just means less. So, the higher the SPF you use, the less total UV light you get and in the end, the more protection you get to your skin.
So, all this typing and in the end, my point is...The higher the better, but I tell my patients at my plastic surgery clinic in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (yes we get sun here!) a minimum of SPF 35.
Dr James P. Bonaparte
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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