Dermatologists need to debunk myth of total protection from UVB and UVA

Mar 01, 2004, 5:00am

Waikoloa, Hawaii - For patients, the world of sunscreens is still shrouded in myth and misunderstanding, according to Zoe D. Draelos, M.D. Therefore, they often buy a product with a higher solar protection factor (SPF) than is necessary, but spread it too thinly and use it too infrequently,yet think they are protected.