Oh sun, sun

When the sky will be less grey
It will reach for me with its arms
One day like a friend
It will return to us
Oh sun sun sun sun sun sun  



Have you ever heard that French song by Nana Mouskouri? When the nice weather returns, we indeed feel like singing and spending as much time as we can outdoors. The sun certainly has a positive effect, but it can truly become harmful in the case of uncontrolled exposure.


We protect ourselves from the sun to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer, the most common cancer in Canada and the world.  By following simple prevention measures, we can avoid damages and premature aging of our skin.  


Limit your sun exposure and look for shade; wear a hat, sunglasses and appropriate clothing; and protect yourself with sunscreen that protects both against UVA and UVB rays, often labeled "broad spectrum". Regardless of the product's efficiency and protection factor, you should know that it doesn't allow you to stay in the sun forever.


At the Figurra Institute, you will find products and services (preventive and corrective) that will allow you to enjoy the sunny days with peace of mind, while adequately protecting your skin. 


Let us help you celebrate the benefits of beauty.


Dr. Chantal Chiasson
Tel: 1.877.533.2828
Sun Protection  

It is important to choose a sunscreen that provides protection from ultraviolet B (UVB) and ultraviolet A (UVA) rays. What does each one cause? Here is a little trick:  

  • UVA as in Age (premature aging)
  • UVB as in Burn (skin cancer)

What Sun Protection Factor (SPF) should you choose?

One of the criteria to consider when buying sunscreen is its sun protection factor, i.e. SPF. The SPF indicates the sunscreen's degree of protection against UVB rays. The SPF does not guarantee 100 % protection against UVB rays.  For example:

  • SFP-15 blocks approximately 93 % of UVB rays
  • SFP-30 blocks approximately 97 % of UVB rays
  • SFP-60 blocks approximately 98 % of UVB rays
  • SFP-70 blocks approximately 98.3 % of UVB rays

Sun filters

Because the SFP factor only provides protection against UVB rays, sunscreens must contain filters to counter the UVA rays.  There are organic and mineral filters. A chemical (or organic) filter protects the skin by absorbing the UV rays.  A physical (or inorganic) screen contains, for its part, metal oxides that are insoluble and reflect the UVA and UVB rays. Sun protection products that contain a chemical filter must be applied 15-30 minutes before the skin is exposed to the sun for it to have time to absorb the protective agents.  However, physical sunscreens are effective immediately.

The presence of one or another of these ingredients in the sunscreen lotion composition offers you a certain level of protection against UVA rays:

  • Mexoryl (SX or XL);
  • Titanium dioxide;
  • Zinc oxide;
  • Avobenzone (Parsol 1789);
  • Octocrylene;
  • Tinosorb S and M (bemotrizinol and bisoctrizole).

News and Updates


The passing of Dr. Alain Bolduc: a wonderful human being and passionate professional. Here's a Tribute to Dr. Bolduc by Dr. Chantal Chiasson.


Réjean LeBlanc

Business Manager

Feel free to contact me anytime 


May 2014   

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