How long has TiZO been around?
TiZO was created by a triple board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon and current Member of the American Academy of Dermatology. He understands the needs of physicians, aestheticians & patients and creates products that are both medically appropriate and a pleasure to put on the skin to enhance compliance.
What makes TiZO sunscreens so effective?
All TiZO products contain only physical (mineral) sunscreens – the most gentle and healthy sunscreen ingredients. The proprietary formulation blends up to eight different physical (mineral) particles to sit gently, softly and invisibly on skin to deflect UVA-UVB rays before the rays can touch the skin. TiZO uses the #1 rated sunscreen ingredients, as designated the the United States E.P.A.
Where can I find TiZO?
TiZO is sold exclusively in Professional practices – over 2,000 to date across the United States and internationally in ‘14’ countries.
Are some sunscreens more effective than others?
Yes, Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. According to a 2009 study by The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit organization that conducts independent research and shares it with the public to protect human health and the environment, “consumers using sunscreens without zinc oxide and titanium dioxide would be exposed to an average of 20% more UVA radiation—with increased risks for UVA-induced skin damage, premature aging, wrinkling, and UV-induced immune system damage—than consumers using zinc- and titanium-based products.” Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are physical blocks; they provide protection by sitting on the skin and reflecting and refracting light. (In contrast, chemical blocks are absorbed into the skin where they, in turn, absorb portions of the light spectrum.) These physical blocks protect against a broad range of UVA and UVB light, are not harmful to the skin and are more effective relative to chemical sunscreen filters, which can break down in the sun.
Can a sunburn cause permanent damage?
Yes. Sunburn early in life increases the risk of developing skin cancer later. Repeated overexposure to ultraviolet rays can also scar, freckle, dry out, and/or prematurely wrinkle the skin. In addition, frequent overexposure to ultraviolet rays can increase the risk of developing eye cataracts and macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.
What is Ultraviolet (UV) light?
UV light is radiation energy in the form of invisible light waves. UV light is emitted by both the sun and by tanning lamps. The sun discharges three types of ultraviolet radiation: ultraviolet A (UVA), ultraviolet B (UVB), and ultraviolet C (UVC). Only UVA and UVB reach the earth. (UVC does not penetrate the earth’s upper atmosphere.) Although research has long implicated UVB as the most likely form of UV to damage the skin and cause skin cancer, recent studies suggest that UVA is also dangerous. Tanning lamps also produce UVA and /or UVB. These artificial rays affect the skin in the same way as UVA and UVB from the sun.
What kinds of cancer can UV rays cause?
Overexposure to UV rays can cause three varieties of skin cancer; malignant melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma. Malignant melanoma is by far the most dangerous form of skin cancer. This form of cancer usually begins from a mole. The border of the mole assumes an irregular shape. The mole is black or brown – and sometimes red, white or blue, or a mixture of those colors. Melanoma can spread (metastasize) rapidly. Diagnosed early, melanoma is curable. Diagnosed late, melanoma is likely to kill. Basal and squamous cell cancers are slow-growing and are far less likely to metastasize than melanoma. If diagnosed early, both basal and squamous cell cancers can be cured in at least 90 percent of cases. Basal cell carcinomas are flat, pearly patches with translucent edges and dimpled centers. They may bleed. Usually, they appear on the head, neck, upper trunk, and hands. If ignored, these cancers can cause considerable localized damage. Squamous cell carcinomas are rough patches or crusty scaly areas on the skin that do not clear up and do not respond to the usual skin creams. They may bleed a little. They tend to appear particularly on the ear rims, face, lower lip, and hands. If ignored, they can spread to other parts of the body.