Best Defense Against Skin Cancer

Your skin is your body's first line of defense from exposure to the environment. Located on the surface of our body, it is the most susceptible to receive damage from the sun's radiation. Similar to other types of cancer, skin cancer often starts with DNA damage. To safely enjoy the outdoors, we recommend:

Sun Avoidance

Seek shade; avoid the sun between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

Cover Up

Wear light colored, tightly-woven clothes that cover well; wear a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses.

Use Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

Protect your skin by using a physical sunscreen, such as Steppie MD - Infinity UV Defense Sunscreens enriched with anti-oxidants, that provide Broad-Spectrum, SPF 50+ protection from both UVA ("aging rays") and UVB ("burning") rays.

Both stand out from other sunscreens as they are formulated with a superior, pure physical sunscreen - micronized zinc oxide, which leaves a transparent finish while providing up to 50 times your skin's natural protection from sunburn.

Micronized zinc oxide reflects harmful UV rays off the skin compared to chemical sunscreens that absorb UV rays.

Steppie MD - Infinity UV Defense Sunscreens SPF 50+ are for all skin types, gentle on sensitive and acne-prone skin and are available at all 15 Associates in Dermatology locations.

Self Examination

Perform monthly self-examinations of your entire body - watch for unusual marks or changes to your skin. Refer to the ABCDE's of Melanoma.

Regular exams

We recommend regular professional skin exams at our Orlando dermatology practice.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided by this site is intended solely for educational purposes. This information is not to be used for medical diagnostic purposes and is not intended to serve as a recommendation for treatment and/or management of any medical/surgical condition. Most of all, this information should not be used in place of a physician or other qualified health provider. If you believe you have a medical condition, please contact your physician immediately.

My husband and I both had a wonderful experience at Dr. Michael Steppie's office in Kissimmee. We both had to have cell's removed and patient care was of the upmost. The staff was always asking how I felt and if I felt any pain. My whole experience was wonderful. When I was finished with surgery, they started on my husband. He also said his whole experience was very professional and we both recommend Dr. Steppie's office for our friends.

— Katherine R.

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