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What's the Difference Between Sunscreen and Sunblock? Does it Matter?

[fa icon='calendar'] Nov 16, 2017 4:36:59 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Preventive, Cosmetic Procedures

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Many people think that sunscreen and sunblock are exactly the same thing — a product used to protect the skin from the sun. Sunscreen and sunblock actually work in different ways and knowing the difference can help you make the best decision to protect your skin.

Additionally, many people are shocked to learn that they should be using these products through the winter months, not just outside in summer. The rate of skin cancer in West Virginia is actually higher than southern states like New Mexico, Texas and Louisiana — this is because many people fail to use sunscreen or sunblock through the winter months.

Read on to learn the difference between sunscreen and sunblock along with the reasons you should be using the products year-round.

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Welcome to the Dermatology Center for Skin Health

[fa icon='calendar'] Aug 7, 2017 4:57:38 PM / by Dermatology Center for Skin Health, PLLC posted in Preventive, CoolSculpting, Acne/Rashes, Cosmetic Procedures, Laser Hair Removal, Skin Cancer

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We are excited to be launching our new website, which encompasses a fresh style and look with a comprehensive line of services to share with you. If you have any questions about the new site, feel free to reach out!

With the launch of the site comes new videos of Dr. Michele Maouad and Dr. Rola Gharib as well as an image film giving you a background on what we do and why we do it.

To learn about our physicians, visit our staff page.

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With more than 20 years of experience, the Dermatology Center for Skin Health’s purpose is to inform and assist patients as they make care decision regarding the health and beauty of their skin. 

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