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Skin Health and Summer: The Importance of an Early-Season Skin Check-up

November 23, 2023

Skin Health and Summer: The Importance of an Early-Season Skin Check-up

At Girven Family Practice, we’re committed to fostering and preserving your overall health, which includes the vitality of your skin health, too. With the summer sun ready to illuminate our lives once more, it’s time to refocus on an aspect of health that often doesn’t get the attention it deserves – our skin.

Our skin is faced with enduring threats each day, particularly during the hot, sun-filled summer months. The correlation between skin health and summer cannot be overstressed; hazardous ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun can pose a significant risk for various skin conditions, including skin cancers like Melanoma.


Ensuring Your Well-being:

Skin cancer is unfortunately common, but on a brighter note, it’s also one of the most easily preventable types of cancer. It’s essential to understand that early detection and immediate treatment form the cornerstone of successful skin cancer prevention, leading us to emphasise the importance of conducting a skin check at the onset of summer.


Beginning Summer with a Skin Check-up:

A skin check-up is an in-depth examination performed by our expert healthcare practitioners, scanning for moles, pigmented regions and other skin alterations that might indicate potential risks or early signs of skin disorders, including skin cancer.


Why Start Summer with a Skin Check-up?

During summer, our exposure to the sun is typically at its peak, meaning the damaging UV rays have a more potent effect on our skin. If we conduct a skin check at the beginning of this season, we can detect and address any potential issues promptly, reducing the risk of severe skin conditions.


The Lifesaving Power of Prevention:

While routine self-checks of your skin are essential, they shouldn’t replace professional skin check-ups. The early signs of skin-related disorders can be subtle and easily missed without a trained eye.


Safeguard Your Skin This Summer:

We urge all our patients to uphold sun protective measures and schedule a comprehensive skin check-up as summer commences. Our dedicated staff at Girven Family Practice are here to ensure that you embark on your sunny season adventures with health and confidence as your ever-present companions.

Precautionary steps today mean a healthier tomorrow. Contact us and book your summer-start Skin Check today.

Boasting a healthy glow, safe in the knowledge you’re protected – that’s the summer we want for you.

Wishing you a happy, sunny and safe summer!

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