Joel Schlessinger M.D.

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Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares how to answer patient concerns about sunscreen safety

Sunscreen safety is always a concern, often expressed by many dermatology patients. Dr. Joel Schlessinger wrote an article in Practical Dermatology giving the best tips on how to respond to client questions and concerns. In this article, Addressing Patient Concerns about Sunscreen Safety, Dr. Joel Schlessinger discusses his patients that have questioned the safety of oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate.

“We are telling patients to use caution in children and use sunscreens that have physical blocks for now,” says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.

Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends these physical sunscreens for children for the best sun safety:

Dr. Joel Schlessinger also recommends familiarizing your staff with this statement from the Personal Care Products Council in order to fully prepare for any questions from patients.

What concerns have you heard about sunscreen safety?

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