Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

Mon. - Fri.: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

The Truth About Summer Skin Care

With summer days in full swing, how much do you really know about skin care and the sun? There are myths you may believe right now that define how you are protecting your skin from summer sun. In order to understand the truth about sun exposure and your skin, you must first know the facts about UV rays. Almost all skin cancers, (melanoma and non-melanoma) are caused by too much UV radiation from the sun. There are three kinds of ultraviolet (UV) rays: UVA, UVB and UVC. UVA rays penetrate the skin fairly deeply and cause genetic damage to cells and photo-ageing (wrinkles and blotchiness). UVB rays penetrate the top layer of the skin. They are the type that primarily causes sunburn and are also a major contributing factor to skin cancers. UVC rays are the least of your worries because they are absorbed by the atmosphere and never make it to the ground.

Now that you understand what you are really getting when you step outside this summer, let’s clear the air on a few summer skin care myths.

Myth: The higher the SPF, the better the protection.
The truth is that you need to look at more than just the SPF number on your sunscreen. The SPF on a sunscreen refers to the amount of protection the product offers from UVB rays or sunburns. However, you need to look for a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection, which means it protects from both UVA and UVB rays. Choose an SPF of at least 15 and one of the following ingredients: mexoryl, oxybenzone or avobenzone (Parsol 1789) for UVA protection, or titanium dioxide.
Myth: You don’t need sunscreen on a cloudy day.
You may not feel the heat on an overcast day, but UV radiation from the sun can reach your skin through the clouds! That is why it is important to apply sunscreen every two hours as well as after sweating or swimming regardless of how strong the sun may feel.
Myth: My make-up has SPF, so I am protected.
Don’t buy into the belief that your SPF make-up is all you need to be protected from the sun. According to Leslie Bauman, MD, director of the University of Miami Cosmetic Group and author of The Skin Type Solution, you would have to put on 14 or 15 times the amount of makeup that a normal person would wear to reach the SPF on the label of powdered makeup. The same thing goes for foundation and liquid makeup. Make sure you use sunscreen in addition to your makeup.

Olansky Dermatology Associates is committed to helping patients achieve a healthy skin care regime during the summer months. A full body skin examination by a certified dermatologist can diagnose any current spots that have been damaged by the sun. Early detection is essential to successfully treating skin cancer and sunspots.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates

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Buckhead Office

3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500

Atlanta, GA 30326

Roswell Office

11755 Pointe Place, Suite B-2

Roswell, GA 30076

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Olansky Dermatology Associates

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Based on 229 reviews

Jenny S.

The doctors and PA’s are great and very knowledgeable. I never have to wait to long and the office staff is always very nice. I also take my son there and they are great with him as well. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology.

Kristen R.

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Mike D.

I recently had a couple appointments at Olanksy Dermatology and was seen by Julia Lee. Julie was excellent and quickly took care of the issue I was having with my skin. I would highly recommend Olansky Dermatology and especially Julia Lee to anyone in need of a dermatologist.

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Lisa H.

I see the physician assistant Sharon Doering and she has drastically improved my skin! I highly recommend this practice and their brilliant thourough doctors. I finally have glowing skin!

Betty G.

I have had excellent experience at Olansky Dermatology. Dr Burger is meticulous and thorough and has a most pleasant and calm manner. I have every confidence in her and this office.

Cheyenne G.

Very kind and understanding people. Dr. Bellamy and her nurse took the time to listen to all my concerns and never made me feel rushed.

Kishan P.

I was actually running a bit late, but they were very friendly and knowledgeable about what was going on with my skin. And also very timely.I will definitely stick with them!

Khol S.

Very professional and pleasant staff. When I arrived at my appointment this afternoon I was informed that my doctor called out sick and they tried calling to let me know but I just recently changed my number so they were unable to reach me. The receptionist was so sweet and helpful. Instead of leaving and making a new appointment they fit me in without an issue and without any waiting.

Susan H.

Dr. Ilyas was highly recommended to me so I decided to change dermatologists. I am so glad as I am pleased with his expertise and his highly professional manner. I am also delighted with Emily Raville, Aesthetician. She does a wonderful job and I am recommending her to my friends as well. I am completely satisfied – can’t get any better than that!

Lindsay S.

I have been going to Olansky Dematology for many years now, whether for a specific problem, or just for a really great deep facial, and I wouldn’t consider going anywhere else. Every single staff member is knowledgeable and professional. The customer service I receive every visit leaves a positive and lasting impression. I always feel comfortable and at ease while I am there. Great staff!

Janet R.

I seem to live at this place! Whether it’s for an appointment with a doctor or for an aesthetic treatment, I am there frequently. I cannot say enough good things. Efficient, friendly, the best doctors, and a new aesthetic center with the latest in procedures and products to keep us looking almost as young as we feel. It’s always fun to see Emily and she knows just what to recommend.