The importance of sun protection is undeniable: routine use of a broad-spectrum SPF blocks the ultraviolet rays that cause visible signs of aging and even more importantly protects against the most common type of cancer in the United States, skin cancer. Since Austin is such an outdoor and sun-loving community, our plastic surgeons are frequently asked for advice on the subject. Using the criteria of 1) proven, scientific effectiveness, 2) safety, and 3) ease of “wearability” for adults and children alike, our surgeons have selected some of the best medical-grade sunscreens available.
Photographer and artist Thomas Leveritt used a special camera to show park-goers what their skin looks like in ultraviolet light. The results are surprising.