It is not uncommon to hear men say emphatically that they don’t believe they need to wear sunscreen. There are a number of reasons why they have this belief, but none of them are correct. According to a recent local article the Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that in excess of 90 percent of malignant skin cancer is directly related to excessive exposure to the sun with little, if any at all sunscreen being used. Studies have proven that daily use of sunscreen can lessen your risk of developing melanoma by up to 50 percent or more. Men who are bald or balding, including those with thinning hair or a receding hairline need to be especially careful in the summer months to be certain that their scalp is adequately covered. The scalp is often overlooked and is a part of the body that is largely vulnerable to both the UVA and UVB sun rays. It’s critical for men to make sunscreen part of their daily regimen. One way to help make sunscreen a routine is to keep it close to your toothbrush or razor, and to utilize a sunscreen product that contains an SPF 50-plus. Another method is to utilize sunscreen as an aftershave, and making sure to apply it to both the scalp and ears. Dr. Stuart Kincaid consults with men who are concerned with aging of the face. Often this is due to many years of neglecting the use of sunscreen. Some men are concerned that they may not be a candidate for a facelift due to thinning hair or a receding hairline. Dr. Stuart Kincaid explains that with his skill and surgical expertise he makes an effort to suggest facial rejuvenation procedures that will keep incisions well hidden. Dr. Stuart Kincaid may recommend an endoscopic brow lift which would keep incisions very small. As men age many can also benefit from a blepharoplasty which Dr. Stuart Kincaid will typically perform at the same time. Men should be diligent about maintaining their best appearance.
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Board Certified, The American Board of Plastic Surgery 1985
Member, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Member, The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Member, The American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery
Member, The American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons
Fellow, The American College of Surgeons
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2011, La Jolla Readers Choice Awards
Voted Best Plastic Surgeon 2010, Temecula Valley