Skin Cancer is one of the leading cancers in New Zealand. Dr Brent Krivan of Clinic Eleven Appearance and Skin Cancer Medicine recommends an annual examination of your skin to check for irregularities, changes in moles, colour and density. In addition, you should examine your skin head-to-toe every month yourself and report any changes you observe immediately to your Skin Cancer Specialist.
Dr Brent Krivan is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Aesthetic Medicine and a Member of the Australasian Society of Cosmetic Medicine.
He holds the Diploma of Australasian College Of Skin Cancer Medicine.
Dr Brent Krivan of Clinic Eleven recommends using a sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher as an important part of sun protection.
However, Sunscreen alone is not enough.
Here are some additional skin cancer prevention tips:
•Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
•Do not burn.
•Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths.
•Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
•Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
•Apply 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) of sunscreen to your entire body 30 minutes before going outside.
Reapply every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
•Keep newborns out of the sun. Sunscreens should be used on babies over the age of six months.
•Examine your skin head-to-toe every month.
•See your Skin Cancer Specialist every year for a professional skin exam.
Do not delay ! Make a booking for your Skin Examination now. Call Dr Brent Krivan at Clinic Eleven on 04 298 7600 or CLICK HERE to make an appointment online now!