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

Spring Break 2018: How Will You Prepare Your Child for the Sun?

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Spring break is either here or very near for your Atlanta family. As your kids rush outdoors to soak up the long-awaited sunshine, make sure you do your part to protect their skin. The fresh rays on their pale winter skin can be especially harmful if you don’t take proper measures.

Did you know that getting sunburn, just once every 2 years, can triple your risk of melanoma skin cancer? The sunburn that seemed to come and go so quickly on your child, has the potential of developing into serious skin cancer when they become adults. These include skin cancers such as basal cell, squamous cell, or even melanoma.

While unprotected sun exposure is enough to cause skin cancer in anyone, there are some people that are more at risk. For example, genetics play a strong role in one’s tendency for developing melanoma. While a sunburn is the trigger for the growth of skin cancer, some people have the genetic makeup that makes them more susceptible to the growth of melanoma. Learn your family’s risk factor!

Preparing Your Kids for the Sun

First and foremost, choose a proper sunscreen for your child. While sprays are popular and considerably more convenient, lotions are more effective. Lotions provide a physical and chemical barrier to harmful UV rays, whereas a spray can only offer a chemical barrier. Lotions also spread more evenly. If you’ve ever used spray sunscreen on your child, you know how easy it is to miss a spot or two.

Choose an SPF with at least 40 SPF. If your kids bounce in and out of the pool, make sure your sunscreen is water-resistant and reapply as necessary. If your child has a reaction to a certain sunscreen or they are experiencing sunburns despite a diligent application, it may be time to consult with your dermatologist on finding a better brand.

Most importantly, make sunscreen a daily habit – even when it is cloudy outside. Your child should think of putting on sunscreen like they do putting on their shoes. Highlight areas of their body that get the most exposure, such as the tops of their ears. When possible, encourage your child to wear a hat or wear a long-sleeve swim shirt for extra protection.

For more tips on protecting your child from sun damage on spring break this year, please call Olansky Dermatology Associates. We offer a wide range of skin treatments for children of all ages, from babies to teens.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Jodi E. Ganz, Olansky Dermatology Associates
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Olansky Dermatology Associates – Atlanta Dermatologist
3379 Peachtree Rd NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: (404) 355-5484
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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

Our Happy Patients

4.7/ 5.0

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.

Olansky Dermatology is wonderful! Our whole family goes. My daughter has had terrible eczema through the years and both my kids had mollescum too. They always make things better and spend time explaining whats wrong and how to fix it.

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.

Tamima D.

My husband is a patient of PA Sharon Doering I appreciate all she did for my spouse. She’s very down to earth & made him feel comfortable. Sharon communicated in a way that he can understand.
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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.