Harvard Women's Health Watch

Summer skin safety

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You can avoid skin cancers—and prevent unwanted wrinkles – by staying sun smart.

Last year, dermatologists and plastic surgeons injected more than six million doses of Botox (botulinum toxin type A) and two million soft tissue fillers to smooth their patients' lines and wrinkles. They also removed millions of skin cancers. Many of these procedures could have been avoided with some simple sun protection.

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