With just under 30 days left of summer, you might be trying to soak up the last bit of sun before the kids go back to school, you go back to school or simply because it’s beautiful out! But PLEASE remember to wear (and reapply!!) sunscreen every day!! The sun’s UV-rays break down the collagen in our skin and can wreak havoc below the surface without us even knowing until years later when the damage starts to surface. In Kaitlin Menza’s case however, she noticed the damage immediately. Kaitlin was featured on ABC’s Good Morning America last week showing us that just one sunburn can leave lasting, harmful effects. “I was surprised that it only takes one day, one afternoon, one really bad sunburn to damage your skin,” she said.
Undated photos of Kaitlin Menza, 28, and two years later after a sunburn left her with permanent dark patches on her cheeks and forehead that are still visible. (Photos Courtesy of Kaitlin Menza).
So remember, wear (and reapply!) that sunscreen! Please visit our office to learn more on how to protect your skin and let our nurse Jennifer Nieves guide you towards the best personalized treatments and products to reverse the signs of sun damage.
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