Looking for a dermatologist in Boulder? Kallgren Dermatology Clinic is staffed by the highly qualified dermatologists who are dedicated to your skin’s health. We know you love your active Boulder lifestyle but are concerned about the effects of the sun’s rays. We carry several lines of skin care products to help you with your daily skin care. For protection from the sun, we carry EltaMD sunscreens. They are barrier type, UVA and UVB sunscreens. You need broad spectrum protection from the sun and the EltaMD sunscreen line offers you that. This week and next we’ll be covering the effects of living at high altitude has on our sun exposure.

 

Once you’ve overcome the first effects of living or visiting the high altitudes of Colorado there are longer term effects to be concerned with. Once you can breath going up some stairs and can have more than half a glass of wine without falling asleep, you can get outside for some hikes.

 

According to a study conducted by the Department of Dermatology at the New York University School of Medicine UVB levels at 8,500  were 60% higher than a sea level. UVB levels there (in Vail, CO) were the same as found in Orlando Florida, a town 775 miles closer to the equator”.  This study concluded that a person with an average complexion would, if wearing no sun protection, burn after just 6 minutes instead of 25 minutes if they were in New York.
If those numbers don’t make you want to immediately slather your skin with sunscreen, nothing will! Protect your skin with EltaMd sunscreens from Kallgren Dermatology in Boulder.