New Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group Board Certified dermatologist Laci Theunissen knows all about the temptation to get a tan – and its negative effects. She stresses the importance of wearing sunscreen not just in the summer, but every day.
Dr. Theunissen, whose Dermatology at Bocage clinic opens in July, advises adults to apply and reapply sunscreen throughout the day, wear broad brimmed hats, and focus on easy-to-forget spots like ears, women’s chests, and hands. She says it’s “vitally important to protect children with sunscreen and hats,” especially since 80% of sun exposure occurs during childhood.
Dr. Theunissen recommends considering clothes with SPF or using a laundry detergent with SPF. She advises keeping kids out of the sun between 10 am and 4 pm as much as possible. Realizing the challenges, particularly in the summer, she emphasizes the importance of applying and reapplying sunscreen before and after pool time. Dr. Theunissen offers care for the whole family, as well as a variety of office cosmetic procedures and skin care products, and is now accepting new patients.
Make an appointment with Dr. Theunissen by calling (225) 214-3199.