Orange County dermatologist treats skin damaged in summer and winter by UV rays

Orange County, CA – In his dermatology practice in Southern California, Dr. Charles R. Sexton sees the effects of outdoor life in the summer sun. But winter’s cooler, rainy weather has its effects, too. Many people, especially young women, maintain their summer tans at tanning salons in the winter. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun and artificial sources, such as tanning beds and sun lamps, is a known carcinogen: “There is no safe way to tan. Every time you tan, you damage your skin.” For those who go north to ski and snowboard, the sun is still a danger to unprotected skin. If there’s snow on the ground, 80 percent of the sun‘s ultraviolet rays are reflected back on the skin, while 20 percent are reflected by sand and water. It‘s clear that our skin needs year-round protection to minimize the dangers of the ultraviolet rays and avoid the world’s most common cancer.

The good news is that 95 percent of all skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma, both of which are the less serious, or non-melanoma, skin cancers. These skin cancers have a better than 95 percent cure rate if detected and treated early. The cure rate of malignant melanoma is almost 100 percent when detected early, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. At Dr. Sexton’s office, cancer screening and repair of sun damage are standard protocols for his patients. Lifestyle changes are recommended, as well, in the form of protective clothing, wide-brimmed hats, sunscreens that protect against UVA and UVB rays, and the use of lip balm with sun protection.

For patients with skin cancer, Dr. Sexton uses several different types of surgical procedures to remove melanomas and most basal and squamous cell carcinomas. The treatment depends upon the type of skin cancer, the area of the body affected, and the depth of the lesion.

Dr. Sexton is a board certified dermatologist, a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology, and a member of the American Academy of Dermatology. After graduating at the top of his class from Wright State University Medical School in Dayton, Ohio, he completed his residency at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, where he trained in surgical and pathology disciplines. Dr. Sexton is on staff at Hoag Presbyterian Hospital and Irvine Regional Hospital and Medical Center and has trained residents from both UCSD and UC Irvine dermatology programs. He can be reached at 949.679.6900.

About Dr. Charles Sexton Dermatology :
Dr. Sexton Dermatology – Dr. Charles Sexton offers the entire spectrum of dermatological care, including the latest technology in general skin disorders and state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures. In addition, patients are seen in a timely manner, with emphasis on quality of care. His office is located at Spectrum Medical Plaza in Irvine, Orange County, California. Contact Dr. Sexton at 949.679.6900. To find out more about Dr. Sexton and his practice, visit his website at

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Charles R. Sexton, M.D.
Charles Sexton
15825 Laguna Canyon Road
Suite 203
Irvine, CA 92618
Telephone: 949.679.6900
Email: [email protected]
Office Timings: Monday to Friday— 8:00 am 5:00 pm
                Saturday & Sunday –Closed