Photoaging and Photoprotection in United States Hispanic Population
March 2019 | Volume 18 | Issue 3 | Supplement Individual Articles | 121 | Copyright © March 2019
Qian Zheng MD PhD,a Janet Wangari-Talbot PhD,a Charbel Bouez PhD,a and Michele Verschoore MDb
aAdvanced Research, L’Oreal Research and Innovation, Clark, NJ bScientific Directorate, L’Oreal Research and Innovation, Paris, France
education on intervention approaches that can be incorporated into programs to promote sun protection and life style behaviors among Hispanic adults. This will require intervening at multiple levels of the healthcare system, including educating a wide array of healthcare providers about skin cancer prevention among Hispanics, facilitating identification of Hispanics at increased risk for skin cancer, and delivering appropriate prevention messages in the media and public health forums.8,9 In a recent study, long term benefit (1-year) of a broad range (SPF 30 and PPD 20 for UVB and UVA protection) sunscreen cream on skin was observed among US Hispanic females. The results positively demonstrated statistically significant improvement in overall skin quality and hyperpigmentation (Grimes et al, manuscript submitted). Such studies can help educate and stress the importance of daily use of high-quality sunscreen to Hispanic patients and skin of color patients in general.According to the American Academy of Dermatology, skin cancer in skin of color population is on the rise, and often result in high mortality rate, possibly due to diagnosis at a later stage. Taken together, sun protection should be made a higher priority for skin of color population including Hispanics who currently do not adopt proper sun protection routines.
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