At Flawless our therapists are all certified in Masced in association with skcin.org in the fight against early detection of skin cancer. As a therapist and skin clinician, we are in a unique position to be powerful advocates in the fight against skin cancer and saving lives. We see clients on a regular basis which gives us the opportunity to observe changes that may occur on client's skin. Throughout your service, if any of our therapists spot any abnormal moles that causes concern they will advice to see a GP. Please remember that a lot of GPs aren't qualified in Melanoma and if you feel unsatisfied you should ask to see a Dermatologist. We have Sun Safety brochures in the salon for you to be able to take away.
Almost all skin cancers are caused by over-exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UVR). All skin types can be damaged by UVR, damage is permanent, irreversible and increases with each exposure and can result in death.
-Non-melanoma skin cancer is the UK's most common cancer.
-Malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer is now one of the most common cancers in young adults (ages 15-34) in the UK.
-Over the last twenty-five years, rates of melanoma in Britain have risen faster than any other common cancer.
-According to Cancer Research UK, 1 in 36 UK males and 1 in 47 females will be diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer in their lifetime.
Remember it's not just sunbathing that puts you at risk, but being in the sun without adequate protection. If you regularly take part in outdoor hobbies or sports, or work outdoors, you could be at greater risk. Make sure you use all five S's of sun safety and NEVER BURN!
1) SLIP on a t-shirt
2) SLOP on the SPF 30+ sunscreen
3) SLAP on a broad brimmed hat
4) SLIDE on quality sunglasses
5) SHADE from the sun when possible.