Patients of Saguaro Dermatology enjoying Arizona's great outdoors while practicing good sun protection

Sun Protection Tips

Have you ever been sunburned while hiking Camelback mountain or the Grand Canyon? While enjoying Arizona’s great outdoors, remember to stay hydrated and practice good sun protection. We used to think of the skin as a our outer shell, but it has many other functions: the skin is essential in temperature regulation through both blood flow and sweating. Additionally, the skin acts as a part of our hormone systems and helps convert inactive vitamin D to activated vitamin D.

Sunprotection doesn’t start with sunscreen. It starts with planning your activities to avoid direct sun during the day’s most intense hours. Then make use of sunprotective clothing, hats, and sunglasses. Finally, apply sunscreen to high-risk areas or exposed skin. These are the best ways to avoid ending up with sun-damaged skin that could eventually lead to skin cancer.

Sunburn is no joke. Severe sunburns can be painful, and the associated inflammation can also give you fevers, chills, and other flu-like symptoms. If you get a bad sunburn, consider discussing it with your Phoenix dermatologist, and ask if there are any internal factors or medicines that may make your skin more sensitive to the sun.

Saguaro Dermatology Reviews

Itaro Elaisa
Itaro Elaisa

“I totally recommend this place to anyone who’s looking for a dermatologist who’s professional, informative, respectful and very helpful. They are quick to solve your problems and get you home.”

Wendy L.

I had an awesome experience with Dr Hamann and staff. I was very comfortable and i was able to have all my questions answered without feeling rushed. The staff was courteous and welcoming.

Robert P.

Staff was friendly, & on time. office is super clean!! Doctor was awesome, felt like a family member taking care of me.

Kristin Ulrich-Uhles
Kristin U

“Dr Dathan and the team were very helpful, kind and knowledgeable. Plus, there was no wait time so I was able to get back to work faster than expected. I would highly recommend.”
Sally Shepstead
Sally S.

“Very friendly and professional. I had a great experience, Dr. Hamann was very good at answering my questions and concerns. I will certainly come back for another visit.”

Amanda C.

Great doctor and friendly, professional staff. The doctor spends time listening and answering questions, something rare to find anymore. The office is beautiful and very clean. I love all the artwork with saguaros.

Kylin Chen
Kylin L.

“The office was recently renovated–it is a beautiful, clean, and calm environment. I would highly recommend this practice for anyone who is looking for a general dermatologist.”


Dr. Hamann is very knowledgeable, nice, and professional. You can tell that he truly cares about his patients by the way he operates. He took the time to listen to all of my concerns then address them with good, well-informed answers.

Saguaro Dermatology | Phoenix Dermatology

About Saguaro Dermatology

Our comprehensive dermatology clinic is dedicated to providing you with the highest quality of care, innovative practices, helpful resources and state-of-the-art technology to prevent and treat a multitude of skin disorders. Led by Carsten R. Hamann, MD, PhD, Dathan Hamann, MD, FAAD, Michael McBride, DO, Millard Thaler, MD, Mohs Surgeon and Jenna Wald, MD, Mohs Surgeon, our passionate team looks forward to serving you with respect and compassion.

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Set up an appointment with our friendly staff at: 480.681.3300