Traveling for a surgical mission trip is always and adventure, and this trip was no exception. It was wonderful to be able to share the experience with Sarah and Deb, who are both seasoned travelers. This was Sarah’s and my third trip to Kijabe and Deb’s first to Kenya, though she has volunteered for cleft lip and palate surgical trips in Vietnam and Ecuador in the past. We’ve attached several photos from our trip, and are very grateful for all the prayers and good wishes for our patients, our travels and our families.
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To prepare for your RADIANCE peel, be sure to wear an SPF 30 sunscreen on your face for at least a week prior to treatment. You’ll want to avoid sun exposure post treatment and to use gentle skin care for the first few days, returning to your normal skin care (including the Nu Derm System) within 5-7 days. As you transition to fresher, healthier skin, you may experience some mild peeling or redness, but most patients report a beautiful skin appearance early on, enabling this to be a last minute choice before a special event or weekend away.
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As some of you know, I have an interest in global health and have had the privilege to travel for surgical mission trips to South America and Africa. These experiences have sparked an interest in public health and I have just completed my Certificate in Global Health through Johns Hopkins. This is part of a bigger plan to earn my masters in public health through Johns Hopkins as well. I’ll be sharing some of what I have learned and the interesting topics that affect our world, near and far, such as Zika virus, Ebola, obesity epidemic, tobacco and alcohol issues, access to health care and surgical care, etc. through my Twitter feed. Over the years, many of you have expressed interest in some of these issues. Feel free to connect with me on Twitter and share your humanitarian concerns as well. Together we can make this a better world.
Is it the latest fashion, perfect makeup, a great hairstyle? The answer probably differs from person to person, but I would put another choice at the top of the list. Feeling your best. What I mean by this is that those who feel good about themselves, those with self-confidence, those who feel best, are likely to also be the ones who look their best.
For many, our self-confidence is shaken by an off-hand comment from a friend or loved one. Most often, there was no ill intent in the comment, but the effects of “wow, you’d look so much younger (substitute better, healthier, prettier, thinner) if…” last far longer than they should. And, while I don’t condone having unnecessary or expensive procedures to satisfy someone else’s opinion, sometimes addressing the thing that keeps you from feeling your best is easily accomplished with a simple remedy. The difference, I would argue, is that you are doing it for yourself, to help you feel your best. Are you wearing makeup to cover up a few sun spots or spider veins, but you really prefer a more natural, fresh skin look? A series of three IPL treatments may help you reach that goal in 2-3 months. Do you have dark hair on your upper lip that tempts you to hide your mouth behind your hand when you talk? Laser hair removal treatments can take that worry away. Are you wearing bangs to conceal furrowed frown or forehead lines? You might consider BOTOX® Cosmetic. These are a few examples of safe and simple procedures that can help you feel your best, and therefore look your best. These procedures don’t change who you are, nor do they make you look like someone else. Instead, they help you be the Younger You, looking and feeling your best.