You know that sunlight can be a searing skillet on your skin, upping your risk of skin cancer. So avoiding prolonged exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.—the hours of fiercest sun—is just common sense, says dermatologist Susan Weinkle, M.D., president-elect of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
It’s also a no-brainer to use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 to 45 and UVA protection, says Charles E. Crutchfield III, M.D., medical director of Crutchfield Dermatology in Eagan, Minnesota. “UVA rays are responsible for aging signs such as wrinkles and liver spots as well as for skin cancer,” he says.
“I had visited a number of doctors for my skin problem with no luck. I heard about Crutchfield Dermatology through a friend who was treated by Dr. Crutchfield with a lot of success. I was able to see great improvement to my skin problem almost immediately after starting to take the medication. It was Dr. Crutchfield who, of all the others, took a biopsy to find out what the real problem was – that is the best thing that happened to me. It shows the doctor wanted to truly find out the root cause. I would recommend Dr. Crutchfield to any and all that need help.”
Dr. Crutchfield is always able to find a way to deal with my dermatology issues. Many doctors just ‘help’ deal with skin problems – Dr. Crutchfield finds a way to make them go away! I also like that he is willing to listen and modify suggested treatments and tailor them to MY specific concerns and issues.