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Choosing oral sunblock Heliocare improves sun protection in Frederick, MD and beyond

Dr Ronald B. Prussick, Washington Dermatology Center Providing Oral Sunblock Treatment

In the past decade, warnings about sun damage and skin cancer due to overexposure to UV rays have sent millions of people indoors. On one hand, this may be beneficial for the reduction of skin cancer rates. On the other hand, many more people are now showing deficiency in vitamin D, a vital nutrient for optimal health and wellness.

The skin problems from UV exposure do not exist in every part of the world. In North America, however, sun damage is a real problem for many men and women. Evidence now supports the idea that nutrition, particularly antioxidants, play a role in the reduction of skin conditions linked to sun damage.

Dr. Prussick is happy to now offer oral sunblock product Heliocare to his patients from Frederick, MD and surrounding areas. This daily dietary supplement has been formulated to contain polypodium leuctotomos (PLE) extract. The extract comes from a fern found in South and Central America. This particular species has been used as a skin-enhancing remedy for centuries.

Heliocare contains organically grown extract with the powerful effects of antioxidants. From the very first day of consumption, this supplement offers additional protection from the sun, protection that comes from the inside out.

UV exposure and the skin

When the skin is exposed to UV rays via direct sunlight or tanning bed equipment, damage occurs at the cellular level as well as within the DNA. Much of this damage is attributed to the formation of free radicals, high energy molecules which affect the lipids and proteins within the cells. We know through research that free radicals are largely responsible for premature aging.

The active extract of Heliocare is high in antioxidants, molecules that have a powerful effect on free radicals. By inhibiting free radicals within the cells of the body, protection against photo aging and other sun damage can be significantly increased.

Benefits of Heliocare oral sunscreen include:

  • Protection of skin cell DNA
  • Increased sun tolerance
  • Preservation of skin elasticity
  • Skin cells in the epidermis are better protected from damage
  • Changes in the skin due to sun exposure are reduced

Sunscreen alone can be hit or miss in terms of protection. When sunscreen is applied topically, it is affected by external factors such as sweat, swimming, and time. Building tolerance from the inside out makes the perfect adjunct to daily sunscreen.

Amp up your sun savvy routine. Call Washington Dermatology Center in Rockville or Frederick and learn more about Heliocare.

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Ronald B. Prussick, MD, FRCPC

Ronald B. Prussick, MD, FRCPC

Washington Dermatology Center is dedicated to providing patients with the best quality skin treatments in general and cosmetic dermatology to help them achieve all aesthetic and health-related skin goals.

The medical director, Dr. Ronald B. Prussick has decades of expertise in dermatology with extensive training in laser treatments and psoriasis treatments. The rest of the staff comprise of Dr. Mary Piazza Maiberger and Dr. Jennifer Nguyen, who are qualified dermatologists specializing in areas like skin cancer treatments and dermatology surgery, and Dr. Henry Yan, PA-C, and Meryl Elyse Gudelsky, RN, who specialize in personalized skincare treatments.

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