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Sun Protection

Sun protection is vital to the health and beauty of your skin. We recommend that you use sunscreen as part of your daily routine, and anytime that you're outdoors—even on cloudy, overcast days when UV rays can still damage your skin.

If you'd like to optimize your skin care, visit Spa One in Albany, NY at The Plastic Surgery Group. Request a free cosmetic consultation using our online form, or call (518) 944-2096 to schedule an appointment with one of our highly trained professionals.

Why do I need sunscreen?

To protect your face from premature aging

90% of the signs of aging—wrinkles, age spots, uneven pigmentation—are caused by sun damage.

To protect yourself from skin cancer

UV exposure is the primary cause of skin cancer; 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer over a lifetime. In the U.S., 1 person dies of melanoma every hour.

To prevent sunburn

It only takes 1 severe sunburn as a child to double the risk of developing skin cancer as an adult.

What sunscreens do you recommend?

At Spa One at The Plastic Surgery Group, we can help you choose the sunscreen product for your lifestyle and individual skin care needs. We offer the following products to choose from:

Daily Sun Defense SPF 20

This daily sunscreen formula in a lightweight base provides light moisture with broad-spectrum coverage. Ideal for normal to dry skin.

Obagi-C® Rx System C-SunGuard SPF 30

Prevents premature aging from UVA/UVB radiation. Protects skin radiance.

Obagi Nu-Derm® Healthy Skin Protection SPF 35

A sunscreen with 9% micronized zinc oxide and 7.5% octinoxate that helps to protect newly transformed, younger-looking skin.

Obagi Nu-Derm® Sun Shield SPF 50

A sunscreen that combines high UVB absorption and dynamic UVA blockage in an elegant, matte finish with 10.5% zinc oxide and 7.5% octinoxate. Non-whitening, PABA-free and fragrance-free for all skin types.

Obagi Rosaclear™ System Skin Balancing Sun Protection SPF 30

Provides broad-spectrum protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays while helping to reduce redness and blotchiness. Key ingredients: 15.5% zinc oxide and 2% titanium dioxide.

SkinCeuticals® Physical Fusion Tinted UV Defense SPF 50

This broad-spectrum sunscreen fluid incorporates color-infused sunscreen technology to provide a universal tint for all skin tones.

SkinCeuticals® Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50

This delicate-care, broad-spectrum sunscreen fluid with transparent titanium dioxide and zinc oxide is enhanced by artemia salina, a plankton extract, to increase the skin's defenses and resistance to UV and heat stress.

SkinMedica® Environmental Defense Sunscreen™ SPF 50+

This water-resistant, PABA-free sunscreen provides UVA and UVB protection with UV ProPlex™ technology. Additional antioxidant protection helps prevent free radical damage.

Ultimate UV SPF 30 Daily

This is a daily sunscreen formula with broad-spectrum coverage and is ideal for normal to oily skin, as well as problematic skin.

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