Get Smart About Sunscreen This Summer

Posted on June 30th, 2020 by Dr. William Franckle

You already know that wearing sunscreen reduces your risk for skin cancer while preventing the development of wrinkles, dark spots, and other signs of aging. But what formula should you buy? How much do you need to apply? And what do the numbers really mean? Before heading down the shore this summer, get smart about sunscreen with these three tips for sun safety.

The Scoop on SPF

SPF stands for sun protection factor, but sunscreen buyers often misunderstand the meaning of this number. The SPF of your sunscreen formula correlates with the percentage of the sun’s rays that can shine through. For example, SPF 30 blocks 97% of the sun’s rays, while SPF 50 blocks 98%. Dermatologists recommend relying on a sunscreen of at least SPF 30, or higher if you tend to burn easily. In addition, the Skin Cancer Foundation notes that even an SPF 50 formula can reduce your risk for some types of skin cancer by up to half with regular use.

The Science Behind Sunscreen Ingredients

Two different types of sunscreen ingredients protect your skin from the sun in different ways. Chemical sunscreens soak up UV rays before they can penetrate and damage your skin. Examples include formulas with octisalate and avobenzone. Physical sunscreens actually block and disperse the rays so they can’t reach your skin. Look for labels that include zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

The Benefits of Broad Spectrum

The sun’s rays are so dangerous to the skin because they expose your cells to harmful UV radiation. UVA rays penetrate deep into the skin and can cause cellular changes that may lead to cancer. UVB rays have a shorter reach and cause red, painful sunburn. Buy a broad-spectrum sunscreen formula, which is effective against both UVA and UVB exposure.

Unfortunately, even faithful sunscreen use can’t completely guard against sun damage. If you have concerns about the sun’s visible effects on your skin, get in touch with William Franckle, MD, FACS, a South Jersey cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Franckle also offers noninvasive procedures that can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Call the office at (856) 772-6500 or request a consultation to learn more about fillers like Juvederm and Restylane.

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Meet Dr. William Franckle Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

We know that you have many options when choosing a plastic surgeon. Dr. Franckle and his staff are dedicated to providing you with a caring and professional surgical experience. Time and time again our patients credit Dr. Franckle’s expertise and the kindness of our staff as the reason for choosing our practice. Dr. Franckle is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons in the practice of plastic surgery. Attention to detail, meticulous skill, and an artistic eye make Dr. Franckle an expert in such procedures as rhinoplasty (nose job), breast augmentation (breast implants), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), facelift, and non-surgical treatments (Botox and injectable fillers).

Dr. William Franckle Testimonials

👃🏻Looking for the stunning results that this Rhinoplasty patient received? Look no further! ⁠

👃🏻For more results check out the before and after gallery through the link in our bio, and while you’re there don’t forget to book your appointment! ⁠


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Our doctors will not talk you into a procedure that you do not want or are not ready for. It is vital to get all your questions and concerns on the table. You’ll share your medical history, describe any medications you’re taking, and discuss your objectives and expectations with the surgeon while he evaluates the region of your body you want to be treated.

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Call us to book your consultation today! 💌⁠



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Body contouring procedures can help address a combination of upper and lower body areas based on each patients’ aesthetic goals. William Franckle, MD, FACS can help you find your inner confidence with a custom body contouring solution. Learn more about common procedures. overall health goals, and outcome expectations.⁠

Call us to schedule your consultation today!⁠


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Gynecomastia is the medical term for enlarged breasts in men. Approximately 15 million males in the United States experience gynecomastia at any given time. It can be found in either one breast or both, and it can sometimes cause a noticeable imbalance in the size of the breasts. Though it is often a painless condition, men who suffer from it may experience feelings of embarrassment or shyness.⁠


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Body after Baby🤱🏼❗️⁠

Childbirth is a truly miraculous event, and you shouldn’t have to settle for a physique you find unsatisfying. With the Mommy Makeover, South Jersey and surrounding area moms can fight the physical effects of motherhood and shift their focus to the more magical elements of parenthood. ⁠

As with any invasive procedure, it is absolutely paramount that the patient be otherwise healthy before undergoing surgery. Dr. Franckle also advises that patients stop smoking prior to surgery to promote proper healing and recovery. It is also necessary to allow your body ample time to heal after childbirth before undergoing major surgery.⁠


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Fact: A facelift can reposition tissue and address the neck area in ways fillers cannot. However, fillers are excellent for adding lost facial volume and giving a boost to your skin. They’re a great short-term, nonsurgical way to fight the signs of aging. If you’re unsure about committing to a facelift, give facial fillers a try.⁠


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❗️Rhinoplasty results 👃🏻⁠


To see additional photos of our rhinoplasty patients, please schedule your personal consultation at the link in our bio.⁠



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William Franckle, MD, FACS offers advanced plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments in New Jersey. All consultations and MedSpa services, including injectables, are held privately at our Voorhees clinic. Surgical procedures are performed at the Virtua Center for Surgery in Sewell under the care of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Franckle.

Contact our team today to learn more about our services and find the right one for you.

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