Primary Prevention
Whether you're young or older, the best time to adopt healthy skin habits is now.
A Lifetime of Healthy Skin
Aging and exposure to the sun take a huge toll on our most visible features — our face, arms, hands, and legs. With more outdoor activity, preventive skin care becomes an essential part of your daily health regimen.
Our mission is to teach and educate patients about what they can do to protect themselves. Preventive dermatology focuses on ways to help you minimize skin problems.
Whether you golf, swim, bike or just walk under the strong Florida sun, we believe everyone can benefit from adopting a strong preventative mindset . . . regardless of your age. A lifetime of better skin is waiting!

Protect Yourself:

  • Avoid the sun during its strongest time — between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Cover up by wearing wide-brimmed hats, long-sleeved shirts, and pants.
  • Seek shade.
  • Use sunscreen and reapply it often (at least every two hours or immediately after swimming or excessive sweating).
  • Always use a sunscreen that has an SPF (sun protection factor) of 30 or more and offers both UVA and UVB protection (broad-spectrum).
  • Avoid tanning beds.

Skin cancer - prevention measures

The Basics. Good habits are the most important criteria for healthy skin. Arsenault Dermatology will educate you to have a solid foundation in basic skin care routines. Do you properly cleanse your skin? If you wear makeup, do you remove all of it at the end of the day? Do you always wear sunscreen, even when it’s not sunny outside? Even though you may not see immediate results, these small steps will make a huge impact over time.

Get Started. You are never too old or too young to start with good skin care habits. Even if you are in your teens, you should start developing healthy skin care habits. As you age, you can still nourish, pamper, and protect your skin. With proper care, regardless of age, your skin can look healthy.

Don’t overdo it. More is not necessarily better when it comes to skincare. Actually, you don’t need more than gentle face cleanser, moisturizer, under-eye cream and sunscreen in your daily routine. If you’re a big fan of makeup, you need a makeup remover, but again, healthy and fresh skin is your best beautification tool. Sometimes you might need some additional products like creams containing retinol or vitamin C to target the specific needs of your skin, but you should never try every novelty without consulting with the skincare expert.

Seek out a dermatologist when skin problems arise. If you notice changes to your skin, or if skin conditions start bothering you, consult a pro, such as a dermatologist, as soon as possible.

Blocking the sun. Protecting your skin from harmful rays of the sun is a must. Over time, the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause discoloration, wrinkles, freckles, age spots, moles, and even skin cancer.