Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut Launches Complimentary Sunscreen Stations at Waterford Beach Park
New London, CT: Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut has partnered with the Waterford Parks & Recreation department to launch a complimentary sunscreen station at Waterford Beach Park.
Beach goers will be able to help themselves to Raw Elements sunscreen, courtesy of Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut. Raw Elements is a broad-spectrum, non-nano zinc oxide, reef-safe sunscreen that is hypoallergenic and well tolerated by all skin types. The sunscreen station will be replenished throughout the season to protect beach-goers from sun damage, the leading cause of skin cancer.
“It was important to us to not just preach sun safety to our patients in the office, but also do something about it out in the ‘real world,’ making it easy for people to make the right choice,” says Dr. Mohsin Malik, board-certified dermatologist at Dermatology of Physicians of Connecticut’s New London office. “Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, it is estimated that one in five Americans will develop it in their lifetime. Because exposure to UV light is the most preventable risk factor for all skin cancers, it is critical to protect our skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, which includes proper use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher,” Dr. Malik adds.
“I was so happy to hear from Dr. Malik and his team about this idea and am proud to have the Parks and Recreation department support this initiative and introduce it to our community,” adds Brian Flaherty, Director of the Waterford Parks and Recreational Department.
About Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut:
Dermatology Physicians of Connecticut opened its doors in 2013 and now services communities across Connecticut with locations in Shelton, Norwalk, Branford, Hamden, Woodbridge, Fairfield, New Haven and New London. The practice prides itself on providing the highest standards of personalized care combined with the latest, state-of-the-art dermatological advancements.
www.dermatologyofct.com | 6 Shaws Cove, Suite 204, New London, CT 06320 | 860-440-3744
Sunscreen Statistics Featured within, as well as others can be found: https://www.aad.org/media/stats/conditions/skin-cancer