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It’s Melanoma Awareness Month—Are You Protecting Your Skin?

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Melanoma Causes

Melanoma, like all cancers, does not have one true cause. However, there are a few specific factors that can increase your likeliness of being affected by Melanoma. People with fair skin and freckles are more likely to develop Melanoma during their lifetime than people with darker skin. That does not mean people with medium or dark complexions do not have to worry about skin cancer. Moles that appear quickly or change in shape are a sign you should consult with a doctor as soon as possible. Our physicians at Renaissance Plastic Surgery are trained to inspect your moles and skin to detect whether you may be at risk for Melanoma. The other major cause of Melanoma skin cancer is harmful UV radiation exposure.

An Ounce of Prevention

The best way to reduce your risks of contracting Melanoma is to avoid excessive UV exposure. The most effective way to reduce exposure is to avoid all contact with the sun. Becoming a hermit and staying huddled up indoors isn’t really a reasonable option though, so our doctors at Renaissance Plastic Surgery recommend the following easy considerations you can make to reduce your UV exposure.

Cover Up

Wearing long sleeves, long pants, and a hat in the sun is a great way to limit your exposure to harmful UV rays. Simply ensuring your skin has at least one layer of clothes between it and direct sunlight significantly reduces the amount of UV radiation your skin receives through the day.

Sunscreen

Wearing sunscreen lotion every day will also reduce your risks for contracting Melanoma greatly. During the spring and summer, as we begin spending more time outside, Renaissance Plastic Surgery recommends getting into the habit of putting sunscreen on every day as part of your regular beauty regimen. During the middle of the day, from 10 AM to 4 PM, the UV exposure from simply being outside is increased. Wearing sunscreen allows you to stay protected as you go about your day. Renaissance Plastic Surgery is committed to helping our patients reduce their risks of contracting Melanoma. To this end, we have discounted all of our sunscreen products by 10% for the month of May! We feel strongly that protecting your skin from harmful UV radiation is an important and healthy habit, and we encourage all of our patients to make the best choices for their health. Drop by our St. Peters, MO, office to pick up some discounted sunscreen lotion this May!

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Our team of surgeons have collectively earned a well-deserved reputation for their highly respected St. Louis plastic surgery practice.

Their commitment and dedication is reflected in the care and concern shown to each individual patient. Once you visit our St. Peters & St Louis Cosmetic Surgery office, you will agree that this commitment and dedication is reflected in the exclusively luxurious surroundings.

(Left to Right)
Paul Mills MD • Mark Boschert MD • Stefan Craig MD

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Patient Reviews

"The staff made me feel really comfortable, they are very informative and go above and beyond to help. Dr Craig is my surgeon, I have now had two procedures done by him. He is very professional yet personable and I couldn't be happier with the results! I highly recommend to anyone looking to have surgery. They really listen to your wants/needs and what i loved most is the honestly that comes with it!" - Chloe

"Dr. Boschert and his staff were absolutely wonderful from the moment I stepped in the door for my consultation all the way through my surgery. They were easy to talk with and provided great answers to my questions." - Breast Augmentation Patient

"From my interactions with Dr. Mills I felt assured that I had chosen a plastic surgeon who truly cared about his patients and their self esteem. I love how I felt at ease through the whole experience." - Breast Augmentation Patient

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