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What does SPF on sunscreen mean?

SPF or sunburn protection factor indicates the UVB/sunburn protection provided by sunscreen. The SPF value indicates the level of sunburn protection provided by the sunscreen product. All sunscreens must be tested according to an SPF test procedure. The test measures the amount of ultraviolet (UV) radiation exposure it takes to cause sunburn when a person is using a sunscreen in comparison to how much UV exposure it takes to cause sunburn when they do not use a sunscreen. The product is then labeled with the appropriate SPF value indicating the amount of sunburn protection provided by the product. Higher SPF values provide greater sunburn protection. Because SPF values are determined from a test that measures protection against sunburn caused by ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, SPF values only indicate a sunscreen’s UVB protection. However, sunscreens that pass the new broad-spectrum test will have demonstrated that they also provide ultraviolet A (UVA) protection that is proportional to their UVB protection.

COVID-19 NOTICE

We are carefully monitoring the situation and taking measures recommended by CDC and government officials. All of our three locations (La Cantea, Stone Oak & Pat Booker) are currently OPEN for your dermatological needs.

In order to protect you, our staff and the community, please note that our office policies have changed to address current recommendations in dealing with the coronavirus.

As a precautionary measure, if you are experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, flu like symptoms, tested for COVID-19, or placed under quarantine, please call a PCP and then call our office to reschedule.

There will be NO penalty charges for canceled appointments for the month of March and April.

If possible, do not bring guests. Please have them comfortably wait outside of the building or in a car in the parking lot. Patients who are minors will require only one accompanying parent.

The waiting rooms will not have magazines. Please bring your own reading material.

If we feel that you are a risk, we may ask you to put a mask for the protection of yourself and others.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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