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Making Your Practice More Family Focused

Have you ever wondered why some families flock to certain practices year after year? When I first started practicing medicine, I realized that it was difficult to provide a great level of care for different age groups in the same office. If the rooms were painted like a storybook for the kids, it seemed to frustrate the adults. However, after years of trying different things, I have been able to develop a formula that works well for my business. If you have been struggling to improve your own practice, take a few minutes to browse through the articles on my website.


Making Your Practice More Family Focused

Protecting Your Skin During The Summer

by Monica Reynolds

It doesn't take long for UV rays to damage your skin. For that reason, you will want to take steps to protect your skin during the summer so you won't need as many skin treatments to look younger again.

Effects of the Summer Sun

Skin damage as a result of sunlight can lead to all sorts of negative effects for your skin, including dry skin, sunburns, premature aging, a rough complexion, and solar elastosis. For this reason, you must be proactive in protecting your skin.

Using Sunscreen

When going outside, you should apply sunscreen immediately. Make sure to use sunscreen that is at least 30 SPF. Apply the sunscreen regardless if it's sunny or cloudy outside. Sunlight is able to penetrate clouds, so you will still suffer the adverse effects. Make sure to apply the sunscreen every hour or two. If you have been swimming or sweating, apply the sunscreen more often because some of your sunscreen might wash off.

Enjoying the Outdoors at the Right Time

If you are planning on going sunbathing, the best time to go is after 3 PM. The sun is at it's most intense between 10 AM and 3 PM. When you are outside during the hottest periods, make sure to have a shady place you can retreat to.

Staying Hydrated

Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Not only will water keep you hydrated, but it will keep your skin hydrated as well. This will make your skin less likely to dry out. Also, if you do not drink enough, you are more likely to suffer from headaches and dizzy spells. 

Taking Medications

Be careful when you are taking certain medications that can make you more sensitive to the sun. For example, antibiotics can make your skin more vulnerable to sunlight. Talk to your pharmacist about the side effects of a medication.

Restoring Your Skin

Even when you have taken good care of your skin, you may need to rely on skin rejuvenation techniques to keep your skin looking as good as possible. A company like Riverview Laser and Aesthetics can help you. Lasers and mechanical resurfacing are able to correct fine lines and wrinkles. If you are suffering from a pigmentation disorder, such as sunspots, this can be corrected with laser treatments. Because there are many ways to treat a range of conditions, you will want to discuss the problems you would like to correct with a board-certified plastic surgeon.