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Say Goodbye to Those Summer Sunspots!

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

What are sunspots? What causes them? How do you prevent them? And if you already have them, must you simply live with them or are there effective ways to free yourself of them? Find out in this hand-picked Weekly Dose of Beauty article!

  • 5 Ways to Get Rid of Those Pesky Sunspots on Your Chest: https://www.newbeauty.com/slideshow/2661-5-ways-to-get-rid-of-those-pesky-sunspots-on-your-chest/1/

Play It Safe for Your Skin this Summer Season

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Summer is in full swing so in this Weekly Dose of Beauty, we discuss how to stay sun-safe this Fourth of July.

Wishing you all a happy, fun and safe Independence Day!

Shining A Light on Sunscreen Effectiveness

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016


All sunscreens of the same SPF work basically about the same, right? Not so, according to a new study. Find out which sunscreens were shown to be more effective, in our Weekly Dose of Beauty article from Time magazine.

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Thursday, May 15th, 2014


The sun is starting to shine and summer is in the air. But it is important to remember that with summer come more exposure and higher risks for damaging our skin. May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and it is a perfect time to learn more about what you can do to protect your skin. Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. According to Skincancer.org, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. Here are some steps to help protect yourself and loved ones.

Get a full-body mole check yearly. It is always nice to have a physician look at changing moles or suspicious areas to catch skin cancer early. Always wear sunscreen, even when it is not sunny out. It’s important to protect yourself every month of the year. The sun can reach you through the clouds or even bounce off a snowy sidewalk.

Reapply, reapply, reapply! You can never use too much sunscreen. Try applying sunscreen a half hour prior to being exposed to the sun, to let it penetrate into the skin. Once in the sun, sunscreen should be applied every two hours and even more often, if swimming and enjoying outdoor activities. There is no such thing as waterproof or sweat-proof sunscreen. Sunscreen can wear off, so it’s important to read the sunscreen information for water-resistant and sweat-resistant sunscreens to see how long they will protect you.

When purchasing a sunscreen, always look for UVA and UVB broad spectrum coverage. These sunscreens can protect you against the burning rays and the aging rays of the sun.

SPF clothing, sunglasses, hats, and umbrellas can help you enjoy the outdoors but also help protect your skin.

We have all been waiting for the beautiful weather to come, so enjoy it! Just be smart about being in it!

Sun, Skin and Safety

Monday, June 1st, 2009

Whether it’s summer vacation or a winter getaway, time in the sun promises relaxation… and exposure to harmful UV rays. So how do you protect yourself from sun damage, and help your skin retain that fresh glow all year round? How can you get the best, long-lasting results from your plastic surgery and still enjoy the great outdoors? How do you reverse the effects of the sun’s sizzle once it’s left its mark?

Here at the offices of Dr. Leo McCafferty, we know the secret to beautiful, healthy skin comes from protection, prevention, and treatments tailored to your active schedule and budget…

The Skinny on Skin Protection
Most people know it’s important to use a sunscreen against the sun’s UV rays. But did you know?…

  • The trick to effective sunscreen coverage is reapplication. Perspiration, swimming and other outdoor activities can erode sunscreen. This is why it’s important to reapply sunscreen every two hours for proper coverage. While wearing sunscreen may be difficult if you wear makeup, don’t go without– consider using a tinted moisturizer with at least an SPF 15.
  • Not all hats are made equal. A broad-brimmed, tightly-woven hat is a smart choice to shield yourself from the sun’s rays. Baseball caps may seem effective, but don’t offer enough protection for the sides of the face and ears.
  • Use a different sunscreen for your face than the rest of your body. While there are a number of good sunscreens available over-the-counter for the body, your face may require special protection, particularly for patients undergoing chemical peels and other skin treatments– or before and after plastic surgery. Quality protection is critical to ensure the best results. We have five different types of sunscreen available to help protect the face; these don’t contain the harmful perfumes of standard sunscreens, which can interact with some skin treatments and cause inflammation. Contact us for the sunscreen right for you!

From Sun Damage to Sensational
If your skin is currently sun damaged, you might worry your complexion will never shine again. But even patients who practically live outdoors have rediscovered a fresh healthy look through our customized skincare treatments. Here’s how…

  • Working Together to Treat the Whole Patient. As one of the first aesthetic surgery offices in the Pittsburgh region to offer skincare as a part of overall patient health, we know: treating the patient as a whole means better results, great value, and happier patients. So what does this mean to you? This means we take the time to evaluate your lifestyle, schedule, and needs. We evaluate the products you use, and see how they’re working for you—or are they working? Bring in your products and we’ll discuss it. Why continue to purchase products that aren’t helping you achieve the results you want? We’ll work with you to make sure your skincare regimen is effective, not burdensome, and provides real benefit to you.
  • Education To Help You Achieve the Skin You Love. Once we discuss your goals, lifestyle, and evaluate your products, we will then design a treatment plan for you to fit your needs and daily life. You’ll leave our office with helpful information to guide you on your skincare routine– both morning and night. This will save you time, and increase your confidence, as we work together toward healthier skin.
  • Medically-Supervised Options for Safe, Beautiful Results. While salons or spas offer skincare treatments, as certified plastic surgeons, we also provide a wide range of effective, medically-supervised skin care treatments. You’ll relax with treatments you can trust!

Solid protection, effective treatments, and customized skincare plans that help you not only achieve healthy skin, but gain the most value from your choices…

Looking your best has never been easier. Come on in and discuss your skincare goals.

Mention this blog post when you make your appointment and receive a complimentary sunscreen along with your one-on-one educational consultation.