Lithgow Laser Clinic

Interesting facts

Can you get sunburnt through glass?
Ultraviolet B or UVB rays cause sunburn. Normal glass found in most windows blocks out almost all UVB rays. However, they don't block out Ultraviolet A or UVA rays which are associated with skin cancer, wrinkles, sunspots and sundamage. This is why it is important to wear a good quality sunscreen which blocks UVA and UVB rays every day of the year, even if you are indoors or in a car.

Why can you get sunburnt even when it isn't hot?
It is UV, not the sun's heat, which causes sunburn. UV can not been seen of felt. So even if there isn't much sunshine and it doesn't feel hot there can still be high UV which is why you can get sunburnt.

SPF 30 sunscreen has double the UV protection  of SPF 15-Wrong!
Here is something interesting: SPF 15, SPF 30 and SPF 50 sunscreens provide similar UVB protection. About 94-98% of UVB rays are blocked if you apply sunscreen properly. A SPF 50 blocks 98%, a SPF 30 blocks 96.7% of UV,  and are you surprised that a SPF 15  sunscreen blocks 94% of UVB? It's a close call.

What is more important is that the sunscreen blocks UVA rays which are responsible for signs of aging-wrinkles, sagging skin and sun spots/pigmentation. We can all see when we are getting burnt by UVB but we don't immediately see the pigmentation or wrinkles from the UVA damage until it is too late. This is why a good quality sunscreen each and every day is more important than the SPF rating.

All peptides are not the same-NO!
There are many different peptides which can be easily made by putting together amino acids. However, the quality and effectiveness of the peptide depends on how and where they are made. Jan Marini has the most patented peptides. These peptides are myristolated which improves cell targeting. A good quality peptide can reverse the signs of aging skin such as wrinkles, skin laxity and redness.

A pH neutral cleanser will irritate the skin
The skin has a naturally low pH.  A cleanser needs to be a low pH of 4.5 to 5.5  so it will not irritate the skin. Cleansers that are pH 7 or neutral will irritate the skin as the pH is much higher than is found naturally in the skin.

Laser improves the quality of the skin
It is a common misconception that laser causes cancer or makes skin cancers worse. On the contrary, laser is recommended by dermatologists and skin cancer specialists to improve the quality of sun damaged skin.

You can claim UV products
Some extras covers allow you to claim UV products. You can claim up to your limits-your receipt needs to justify the item as a UV sun protectant.
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