Get your skin checked ahead of Summer with Silverstream Health Centre

November 23rd, 2020

Silverstream Health Centre skin services

We have a highly qualified Skin Cancer Doctor who specialises in skin cancer detection and removal. If you are worried about your skin, come and see us today for a full skin check.

Early detection saves lives

The world’s most common cancer is a relentless disease that strikes one in five people by age 70. The good news is that 99 percent of all cases are curable if they are diagnosed and treated early enough. But in order to stop skin cancer, we have to spot it on time.

How to stay sunsmart

Slip

Slip on a shirt with long sleeves. Fabrics with a tighter weave and darker colours will give you better protection from the sun.

Slip into the shade of an umbrella or a leafy tree. Plan your outdoor activities for early or later in the day when the sun’s UV levels are lower.

Slop

Slop on plenty of broad-spectrum, water resistant sunscreen of at least SPF 30. Apply 20 minutes before going outside and reapply every two hours and especially after being in water or sweating.

Slap

Wear a hat with a wide brim or a cap with flaps. More people are sunburnt on the face and neck than any other part of the body.

Wrap

Choose close fitting, wrap around style sunglasses. Not all sunglasses protect against UV radiation, so always check the label for the sun protection rating. Be aware of your local UV index