Sun Damage Prevention

About Dr. Kian Samimi

Kian Samimi, MD has published and lectured on various areas of plastic surgery and is well-recognized among his peers for his contributions to plastic surgery.

Are You Concerned About Sun Damage?

We are fortunate to have one of the best climates in the world here in San Diego and spent a lot of time outdoors. Sun exposure leads to premature aging of the skin and a higher risk of skin cancer.

Signs of premature aging of the skin are deep lines and wrinkles, loss of skin firmness, thinning of the skin and age spots. Skin cancer comes in different types, the most dangerous is melanoma. The incidence of skin cancers has been rapidly increasing and one in five Americans now will get skin cancer in the course of their lifetime.

Frequently applying sunblock, wearing protective clothing and avoiding sun exposures are ways of reducing the damage of the sun. These may protect your skin, but will not correct any existing damage.

Pro-Niacin is a patented molecule shown to help the skin repair sun damage and reverse aging changes. It is the key ingredient in NIA24, a new skin care line that has been developed not only to prevent sundamage, but also to correct existing damage. It uses a patented system for deep delivery of Niacin and natural ingredients, such as Green Tea and Evening Primrose. NIA24 is a skin care line perfectly suited for the active lifestyles of our area.

Skin Cancer Facts

  • More than one million people will be diagnosed with skin cancer in 2007
  • One person dies every hours from skin cancer
  • One in four persons who develop slin cancer is under the age of 40
  • More than 90% percent of skin cancers are caused by sun exposure
  • The effects of photo-aging can be seen as early as in one’s twenties
  • The risk of developing melanoma has more than doubled in the past decade
  • Melanoma kills more young women than any other cancer

Safe Sun Practice

  • Use a broad spectrum sunblock that protects from both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Reapply sunblock every two hours or more often if you are in the water or perspiring.
  • Wear protective clothing. Bright colors and denser fabrics offer better protection. Hold the garment up against the sun to see how much sunlight it blocks.
  • Consider sun-protective clothing made of special fibers. You may also use a laundry additive (Sun-Guard) that increases the garment’s UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor).
  • Always wear protection!!!