SUMMER IS AROUND THE CORNER! We are very excited as well but with it comes increased risk for sun exposure and skin cancer.
Skin cancer can occur anywhere on the body, even in areas not exposed to the sun. It is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Early detection of skin cancer is possible through regular skin exams and self-checks. There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. The primary cause of skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning beds. People with fair skin, light-colored eyes, and a history of sunburns are at higher risk of developing skin cancer. Treatment for skin cancer may include surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy. The five-year survival rate for people with melanoma is around 92% if detected early. Skin cancer can be prevented by wearing protective clothing, using sunscreen, and avoiding tanning beds. It is important to continue regular skin exams and follow-up appointments with a doctor, as skin cancer can recur even after successful treatment.
Things you can do to prevent…
May 2nd is national teachers day in the 20% of all aesthetic services for the month (bring school ID) ( Yes this includes dysport and slim shots!)
The Grove has many offerings for prevention as well as treatment of skin that needs some TLC.
Clear Lift - No down time, no pain, unlike facials that just clear away impurities on skin at the surface it treats deep into the skin to stimulate collagen, tighten skin, tone skin, and work on redness and brown spots.
Opus - Some pain, and redness for 2-3 days, can treat a number of conditions as well as take YEARS off the face, neck, stretch marks, crepey skin.
Prevention is KEY!
Opus is the modern aesthetic platform that features Alma’s proprietary high-frequency unipolar radio-frequency technology, Opus Plasma™. The combination of RF with “microplasma” energy allows us to treat skin texture and quality concerns in less time and with less patient downtime compared with other skin resurfacing solutions. As the first-of-its-kind fractional plasma technology, the new Opus Plasma technology is a device that treats acne, acne scars, fine lines & wrinkles, pore-size, texture/tone, and overall rejuvenation of the skin. We can successfully treat the face, neck and body.
School Physicals (needs to be documented annually) all children and adolescents should see their health care provider for a “well-child visit” once a year. A well-child visit is when you take your child to the doctor for a full checkup to make sure he or she is healthy and developing normally. This is different from other visits for sickness or injury. At a well-child visit, the provider can help catch any problems early when they may be easier to treat, as well as ensure they are current on all vaccines. Your provider will address age related changes, nutrition status, activity levels, as well as address any behavioral or school issues and help facilitate a plan of action.
This time taken can make a large impact on your child's success for the upcoming school year. To make the most of your visit: gather important information (including vaccination records); make a list of questions for the doctor; help your child get more involved in the visit by preparing them on what will be discussed. Be sure to come with any forms that need to be filled out for school sport participation. We look forward to seeing you!
Mental Health Awareness Month is observed in May every year. It was first observed in the United States in 1949. The purpose of the month is to raise awareness about mental health issues and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. The color green is often used to symbolize mental health awareness. Mental Health Awareness Month is also an opportunity to advocate for better mental health policies and funding. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of mental health and has led to increased awareness and advocacy efforts during Mental Health Awareness Month.
Join us May 8th 5:30PM for a talk by Niti Shah on how nutrition can impact mental health. Niti is a wonderful asset to the community and speaks about how we treat our bodies impacts our mind. We love being involved with so many community resources that help to keep us all healthy Check out Coppells YMCA to hear Niti talk at 6pm and see what else the YMCA has to offer.
That is all this time from The Grove. We are so grateful to serve this wonderful community!
Britt & Megan
Healthcare at the Grove offers caring and affordable primary care for patients throughout their lifespan. Experienced family nurse practitioners Margaret Cusack, FNP, and Brittany Lob Frantz, DNP, FNP, have more than 30 years of collective experience in their field, and they lead a team of knowledgeable providers who deliver exemplary medical care in the Coppell, Texas, office.
The Healthcare at the Grove team views each patient as a whole person, not a collection of symptoms. Through preventive care, they can help patients avoid many acute and chronic illnesses and even metabolic disorders.
The practice is also a reliable source of wellness care when you’re not feeling your best. From routine wellness exams and immunizations to intravenous (IV) nutritional therapy, supplements, and skin rejuvenation through Opus Plasma® and Harmony XL Pro ClearLift® treatments, the providers can help optimize your wellness in a variety of ways.
The Healthcare at the Grove team is currently accepting new patients, and always welcomes returning patients. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.