This week on MD for Moms, I’ll be interviewing opens in a new window Rhode Island dermatologist Dr Caroline Chang about sun safety. We will explore ways to keep skin protected while still enjoying the outdoors, and Dr Chang will explain why being careful when it comes to sun exposure is so imperative.
Do you know which sunscreens are best and which are hype? Does spending extra money on sunscreen make a difference, and are sprays really so bad (they sure make life easier as a parent)? Did you know that insect repellent impacts sunscreen efficacy, so one should go on first – you’ll have to listen to find out if sunscreen should go on before or after bug spray.
Additionally, what medications change the way skin reacts to sun exposure and what can be done to prevent resultant bad sunburns? Do lasers help reduce the negative impact sun has on the skin? Plus, should laser treatments be done in the summer? These are only a few of the many topics we will delve into on this week’s show.
Have a question for Dr. Caroline Chang about sun safety?
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Learn more about my guest, Dr Caroline Chang:
Dr. Caroline Chang is a board certified dermatologist practicing in Rhode Island. She practices general and cosmetic dermatology with a special focus on melanoma and the use of dermoscopy for mole monitoring as well as facial aesthetics. She received her medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and completed her residency at Tufts Medical Center where she served as Chief Resident. She is on the advisory board of the MomDoc Family group at Brown University which provides mentorship and support for women physicians facing the challenges and rewards of combining a medical career with motherhood as well as an active member of the Rhode Island Women’s Medical Association and the RI Dermatology Society. She is currently in private practice in East Greenwich with plans to open her own dermatology practice in the fall.
Caroline A. Chang, MD, FAAD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Dermatology Professionals, Inc.
1672 South County Trail, Suite 101
East Greenwich, RI 02818
Phone: (401) 885-SKIN (7546)
Fax: (401) 885-6640