Thursday , March 4 2021


By Michael J. Freeman, M.D., PA

SHADE OFFERS RELATIVELY  LITTLE SUN PROTECTIONIf you think you can forego an application of sunscreen in favor of sitting in the shade, your skin may not agree. New research reinforces the fact that, when it comes to sun protection, people who rely on shade have a much higher rate of sunburn than those who use sunscreen. According to the study of 81 people who visited the beach for a set amount of time between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., those who sat in the shade without sunscreen were significantly more likely (75% of the shade group) to be sunburned on at least one area of their body than those who used a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 100 (25% of the group).

P.S. According to the study mentioned above, those who sat in the shade were more likely (49%) to get sunburned on the face, arms, legs, upper chest, and back of the neck than the group who used sunscreen (6%).

How You Can Protect and Improve Your Skin’s Thickness
• Broad-Spectrum SPF
• Keep Skin Moisturized
• Stay Hydrated
• Stop Smoking
• Avoid Tanning
• Limit Alcohol
• Supplement with Collagen Peptides, Omega 3-Fatty Acids, and Vitamin C
• Treat Your Skin Delicately
• Wear Protective Clothing
• See Your Dermatologist Regularly

For healthy skin, your options are endless. Dr. Michael J. Freeman’s Dermatology Practice takes your skin’s health seriously from screenings, medical treatments, advanced skin care, cutting-edge technology, laser therapy, injectable therapies, body treatments to chemical peels and more, they’ve got you covered.

Michael J. Freeman, M.D., PA
Dr. Michael J. Freeman is a dermatology practice serving patients in Ocala, Florida and The Villages, Florida. Dr. Michael J. Freeman, David Kosiorek, PA-C, Dave Runyon, PA-C, and Sue Schmeltz, PA-C are all firmly dedicated to giving patients the best in care for conditions including squamous cell carcinoma, psoriasis, melanoma, rosacea, and many others.

The Michael J. Freeman, MD, PA team believes that every patient deserves to have the healthiest and most beautiful skin. They work hard to help you achieve that through evidence-based therapeutics and the latest in dermatology technology and equipment.

The atmosphere at the Ocala and The Villages offices is designed to be calm, serene, and welcoming. The patients at Michael J. Freeman, MD, PA deserve to feel comfortable while they seek treatment for conditions like acne, eczema, rosacea, skin cancer, and rashes. Appointments can be conveniently scheduled through calling the office or through the easy-to-use online appointment maker.

Dr. Freeman and his associates offer comprehensive dermatologic care including full body skin checks, medical dermatology care, and cosmetic treatments in three convenient locations through Ocala, FL.

Call today to schedule your appointment.

Michael J. Freeman, M.D., P.A.

2750 S. E. 17th St., Ocala, FL 34471
8750 S.W. State Rd. 200, Suite #102, Ocala , FL 34481
13690 US-441 North, Suite 300 & 400, The Villages, FL 32159

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