We are in the midst of summer, and with only a month left before school begins and our schedules get back to normal, many of us want to spend as much time outdoors as possible. But being aware and proactive about time spent in the sun can prevent damage to your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
Sunburns can be quite painful and can cause long-lasting skin problems, including cancer. UV rays from the sun actually damage the DNA of your skin cells. If you’ve ever had a sunburn that led to peeling skin, you’ve done that kind of damage.
An important fact to remember is that all skin tones can burn. Darker skin does contain more protective melanin, but there is still a point at which even the darkest skin tones will burn. The best protection is to use a broad spectrum SPF sunscreen when you’ll be going outdoors and to avoid time in direct sunlight at peak hours of the day, typically between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. You’ll want to reapply your sunscreen every two hours if spending lots of time outdoors. And if you’re sweating a lot or going in the water, you’ll need to reapply more often.
Many retailers also make clothing that contains sun-protectant, too. This is a good alternative or additional sun protection for children and adults alike.
If you are suffering from any unwanted skin conditions, Dr. Lance Hamilton at Jolie Vie Aesthetics in Bentonville, Arkansas may be able to help. Contact our office to learn more about our skin treatments and to schedule a consultation: https://goo.gl/gyG1mg
By now you’ve probably crafted and assembled a fully-encompassing skin care regimen based off of advice from your friends and family, your doctors, celebrity recommended products, and items suggested by the staff at your regular skin care store. But one of the biggest emerging trends in skin care isn’t treatment, but prevention. Men and women of all ages are opting to take preventive measures to hold off signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, redness, and dryness as opposed to tackling them after they’ve already appeared.
One way many people are heading off these signs of aging is with dermal injectables like Botox. Botox, along with other brand names like Dysport, and Xeomin are formulations of injectable botulinum neurotoxin that work by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that surround the injection site, effectively removing and reducing wrinkles that are already there, or increasingly commonly preventing them from forming at all.
The length of time that Botox lasts varies per patient, but on average the typical length is between three and five months. Speak with your doctor about the amount of Botox you’ll need to achieve the look you want as well as the ideal placement.
Not only does Jolie Vie Aesthetics have the most talented doctor performing many of our procedures, but he is also the Primary Care Doctor for many of our patients!
Dr.Lance Hamilton also has a medical practice and offers concierge services. What does this mean? Well, you can come next door, to his office, for a patient visit, OR he can COME TO YOU! Which, if you’ve ever needed a doctor or live anywhere that gets cold, you probably know that would be a huge help! Dr.Hamilton will visit you right here in Northwest Arkansas!
Offering a Fresh Approach to Medical Care:
When Dr. Hamilton first became a physician over 24 years ago, medical care was patient focused with more emphasis on patient interaction and direct care. He had more time with his patients, fostering a personal relationship, and allowing him a deeper understanding of the patient’s medical history.
Unfortunately, today’s medical practice is no longer about the person; instead, it’s about saving money. Government regulatory pressures, insurance company restrictions, computer technology, and time constraints create a barrier between the physician and the patient. The current infrastructure is not built to directly help the doctor-patient relationship. Money, instead of the patient, now drives care.
Dr. Hamilton is excited provide a truly patient focused approach to the medical field. Hamilton Concierge Medicine’s membership program restores that emphasis on personal connection, and ensures the highest quality care for each individual he has the honor of treating.
You can find out membership details on the Hamilton Concierge blog here.