(SAN DIEGO) - This 4th of July hundreds of people will visit emergency rooms due to extreme sunburns, so if you're one of the thousands of San Diegans who's planning on spending the day outside this holiday, it’s very important to know the best ways to take care of our skin to avoid short and long term consequences.
A recent report found that people with sunburn-related conditions led to more than 33,000 visits (33,826, to be exact) to emergency departments in the U.S. in 2013, which added up to a whopping $11.2 million in costs -- all of which could have been prevented.
Dr. Melanie Palm MD, director of Art of Skin MD, offers these preventative tips to keep you and your family sun-safe this summer:
Art of Skin MD is a highly respected, nationally-recognized center for skin care and cosmetic dermatology located in Solana Beach, CA. It is known for its knowledge and expertise with the most current skincare products and technology, as well as its dedication to the patient experience.
For more information about sun safety, Dr. Melanie Palm, or Art of Skin MD, click here.
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