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Spring has Sprung: How to Protect Yourself from Harmful Sun Damage

Founder of Greenwich Point Dermatology, Dr. Sarah Dolder, shares her best tips for Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Article by Kristin Burnell

Photography by Julia D'Agostino and Susan Bowlus

Originally published in Greenwich Lifestyle

Spring has arrived here in Connecticut, and now is the time where many of us enjoy outdoor activities with longer days of sunlight and warmer temperatures. As we begin to spend more time outdoors, it’s important to remember to stay sun safe from skin cancer, skin damage and wrinkles! Dr. Sarah Dolder, founder of Greenwich Point Dermatology, is here to share her best sun protection tips in honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

Greenwich Point Dermatology employs an all-female staff, who are Board Certified Dermatologists that hail from New York City and use modern technology and science to address all skin concerns from medical, surgical to cosmetic. 

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer and it’s the most preventable. Both men and women should be seen yearly by a dermatologist. The exceptional team at Greenwich Point Dermatology can detect, treat, surgically remove and help prevent skin cancer in patients. 

Greenwich Point Dermatology recommends total body skin checks every year, (or every 3-6 months if you are high risk or have a history of skin cancer). Their Board Certified Dermatologists use state-of-the-art dermoscopy techniques to meticulously examine your moles and detect any pre-cancerous lesions or early skin cancers.  

Along with skin cancer checks, Dr. Dolder also strongly suggests addressing any concerns before summer begins. Sun exposure can contribute to the aging process and damage skin. All forms of sun exposure contribute to the aging process and damage our pigmentation, uneven skin tone, wrinkles, and texture. The Board Certified Dermatologists at Greenwich Point Dermatology are all trained in advanced cosmetic procedures to address concerns from the harmful effects of the sun. 

Dr. Dolder and her team recommend two types of treatments to address sun damage; Lumecca and Halo. 

  1. Lumecca is a light-based treatment. It is also known as IPL (intense-pulsed light) or photofacial. It delivers a flash of light energy whose wavelength and frequency is targeted to facial redness, brown spots and freckles on the face, neck, décolletage, hands, arms, and even legs. The procedure lasts about 20-45 minutes and results in slight redness that subsides by the next morning. 

  2. Halo provides an unmatched patient experience in the world of laser resurfacing.  Superior results with less downtime.  The unique dual wavelength of HALO delivers an unprecedented ability to customize treatments for each individual. Reveal brighter and smooth and reverse the damage from the sun by removing the surface cells on your face, neck and chest.  It also helps to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, reduce pore size, improve scars/acne scars, Remove hyperpigmentation.  

Smart Sun Tips 

  1. Wear a broad spectrum sunscreen daily - aim for 30 SPF. Greenwich Point suggests mineral sunscreens for the physical protection they offer from the sun. Greenwich Point Dermatology also carries a variety of dermatologist-approved brands.  Stop by their Brilliant boutique for recommendations. 

  2. Wear a wide brim hat to cover your face, ears and neck! Greenwich Point Dermatology carries hand-made hats from Helen Kaminski that are super chic for summer. You’ll also find ultra lux Australian swim brand Acqua in their Boutique for your beach attire - including long sleeve zip up rash guards.  

Greenwich Point Dermatology accepts most insurance plans while providing superior personalized treatment.