Primary prevention

Prevention is the Best Medicine

Aging and exposure to the sun take a huge toll on our most visible features — our face, arms, hands and legs. With a more active, and outdoor-oriented population, skin care prevention is becoming more critical and must be an important part of your daily health regiment, regardless of your age.

At Arsenault Dermatology, our Primary Prevention program is designed to teach and educate patients what they can do to prevent the disfiguring effects brought on by the abuse of sun, excess weight, smoking and alcohol consumption, bad nutrition. Preventive dermatology focuses on ways we can help you minimize skin problems.

Whether you golf, swim, bike or just walk under the strong Florida sun, patients of all ages need a strong preventive mindset to minimize future skin conditions. If you would like to learn more about our Primary Prevention program and how it can help you have a lifetime of great skin, please request an appointment online or call us at 941-907-0222.

Skin Care Prevention 101

The Basics. Good habits are the most important criteria for healthy skin. Arsenault Dermatology will educate you to have a solid foundation in basic skin care routines. Do you properly cleanse your skin? If you wear makeup, do you remove all of it at the end of the day? Do you always wear sunscreen, even when it’s not sunny outside? Even though you may not see immediate results, these small steps will make a huge impact over time.

Get Started. You are never to young to start with good skin care habits. Even if you are in your teens, you should start now to develop healthy skin care habits. As you age, you can still nourish, pamper, and protect your skin. With proper care, regardless of age, your skin can look healthy.

Seek out a dermatologist when skin problems arise. If you notice changes to your skin, or if a skin condition starts to bother you, consult a pro, such as a dermatologist, immediately.

Blocking the sun. Protecting your skin from the harmful rays of the sun is a must. Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause discoloration, wrinkles, freckles, age spots, moles, and even skin cancer. To protect you and your family’s skin, you should: