Regina dermatologist to host public photoaging awareness event, Cornwall
Centre, Regina, Monday June 21, 2010

REGINA, June 18 /CNW/ - Regina dermatologist, Dr. Roberta McKay, will use a skin scope to show hidden sun damage and discuss photoaging at a public sun awareness event at Cornwall Centre, Centre Court, Regina, on Monday June 21, 2010, from 11 am to 3 pm.

The event is hosted by the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA). The CDA's national Sun Awareness campaign focus for 2010 is photoaging. This is skin changes caused by repeated exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation primarily from the sun, but also from artificial tanning sources. Most skin aging seen on sun-exposed areas is due to photoaging, but often mistaken for natural aging. Photoaging increases the risk of skin cancer.

Photoaging sessions will be on a first come-first-served basis.

Who: Canadian Dermatology Association and Regina dermatologist, Dr. Roberta McKay.

What: Views of invisible sun damage via a skin scope, sunscreen samples, photoaging and sun protection information.

When and where: Monday June 21, 2010, from 11 am to 3 pm, Cornwall Centre, Centre Court, 202 - 2114, 11th Avenue, Regina.

Canadian Dermatology Association photoaging information is at www.dermatology.ca/photoaging.

Media information: Media are asked to go by Guest Services Kiosk upon arrival to sign a form allowing for filming and photos to be taken at the mall. Dr. Roberta McKay will be available for interviews.

Skin cancer stats and fact sheets, skin scope vs normal light images also available.

SOURCE Canadian Dermatology Association

For further information: For further information: Sue Sherlock, Sun Awareness Program, Canadian Dermatology Association, Office: (604) 985-9184, cell 604-753-9929, email ssherlock@dermatology.ca

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