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Look Stunning Always

Spectacular strategy to prevent sun damage in North County San Diego

Woman Applying Lotion on Face San Diego County is a fantastic place to live. We have more than 260 sunny days each year – perfect for swimming, sailing, mountain biking, and sightseeing. However, our mild Mediterranean climate challenges our skin’s natural defenses. The consequences of sun damage are real. Dr. Amanda Lloyd, founder of Skin & Vein Institute in Encinitas, specializes in sun protection strategies and rejuvenation of sun damaged skin for active lifestyles.

What’s the problem with sunshine?

A certain amount of sunshine is necessary for overall wellness, and feeling it warm the face is an emotional boost for most people. However, sun not only triggers skin cancer, it also causes skin to look older than necessary.

Two types of rays come from the sun. The UVB wavelength causes burning, contributing to skin cancer. UVA damages skin resulting in premature aging:

  • Wrinkles
  • Red spots
  • Brown spots
  • White spots

Sun exposure also degrades collagen and elastin, making skin saggy and rough textured.

Enjoy being outdoors!

Living in this sunny environment, it is essential to have a spectacular sun protection strategy. Dr. Lloyd works with each patient to create a personalized plan.

Daily application of broad spectrum sunscreen is essential to block both UVA and UVB rays – all over (not just the face) – every day, even when it is cloudy. Dr. Lloyd recommends medical grade formulas that won’t clog pores. They enhance skin condition with moisture and nutrients.

It is important to begin a program of protection right away. If you have existing sun damage, Dr. Lloyd talks with you about laser therapies and other services to eradicate your sun damage, improve your appearance and skin condition. As a Board-Certified Dermatologist, she is well-qualified to detect potential skin cancers for early, effective treatment.

Make protection from sun damage part of your healthy skin strategy. Call Skin & Vein Institute at (760) 642-6674 for an appointment with Dr. Lloyd.

Meet Dr. Amanda Lloyd


She can help you look and feel even more amazing in your skin because she is well trained in all aspects of dermatology including laser and cosmetics, skin cancer management including Mohs surgery and cosmetic reconstruction, medical dermatology and venous disease.

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