Skin Care In The Summer -Tips to Help

skin care summer


Skin Care in The Summer. Well it’s summer time which means fun in the sun. With more of your body exposed and the summer sun rays you have more of a chance to damage your skin.

Here are some summer skin tips that can help you keep your skin looking good.

  • Exfoliate for a cleaner and smoother skin. What this does is remove dead, dulling skin to prevent congestion and improve hydration from toners and moisturizers.
  • Keep your skin hydrated. Increase your regimen’s level of hydration with intensive masques, that can be used one or two times per week,
  • Drink Plenty of Water. With higher temperatures while you are spending more time outdoors, internal dehydration can result in headaches and dizzy spells. Drink 8 8oz glasses of plain filtered water everyday day.
  • Always apply enough sunscreen. Most of the time we don’t apply enough sunscreen. Here is what you should apply. One teaspoon for your face and for your body about as much as would fill a shot glass. You should re-apply this every 2 hours.
  • Soothe Over Exposed Skin. If you didn’t apply enough sunscreen the damage may already be too late. However you do not need to suffer. Soothing botanicals and cooling gels can help prevent peeling and reduce redness.
  • Be sure and Repair and treat sun damage. UV light causes photoaging in the form of brown spots, coarse skin and wrinkles, whether you have burned your skin or not. When sunlight comes in contact with skin a cascade of damage results (including the stripping of barrier lipids) causing inflammation, production of reactive oxygen molecules that affect healthy cell growth, and stimulation of collagen destructing enzymes.

We hope this information was helpful. Here at On Call Medical Clinic we offer a full array of skin treatments from Botox, to Laser Hair Removal, to Juvederm, and finally to Ultherapy. Please call us at any time with skin care questions that we may be able to help you with. We are open 7 days a week. You are welcome to visit our website at to learn more about the skin care treatments we offer.

Hurricane Prepareness


Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st, but you don’t want to wait until hurricane season is underway to prepare. Even areas that are further inland, like the Tennessee and Arkansas, can be impacted by tropical weather.

The National Weather Service has given instructions on Hurricane Preparedness.

Here is a list of steps you need to take to be prepared.

  • You need to have a safety kit ready. It’s recommended that you keepat least enough food and water for each person in the family to last 3 days.
  • Take some time to review your insurance policy. Often we realize too late that some weather-related damages are not covered. In fact, standard homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover flooding. Remember to review your policies for your home and any vehicles or boats.
  • Take note of anything that could be affected by flooding, like items in your garage or basement. In anticipation of high winds, you should keep trees well-trimmed and secure things like patio furniture before storms.
  • Helping your neighbors prepare and plan to check on each other in the case of an emergency is a great idea.
  • Finally, make sure you write down your plan and any important details you might need in an emergency. Go over your plan with your family to make sure everyone understands what to do. Having a written plan can save you precious time in the event of severe weather, so you can act quickly and confidently.

In 2001, Coast Civil Defense and Emergency Management officers released new hurricane evacuation zone maps. The new maps should help reduce confusion when an evacuation is called for. In the past, evacuations areas had to be described using street names. But that created problems when several streets had the same or similar names in coast counties. Pascagoula, Biloxi, Gulfport, and Bay St. Louis have evacuation maps

To get a copy of the new hurricane evacuation maps, you can go to your local Civil Defense or Emergency Management officer, as well as your city hall.

We at On Call Medical Clinic hope that this information was helping in preparing for the 2017 Hurricane Season. Remember for all those minor illnesses or injuries, we at On Call Medical Clinic are here 7 days a week to help. Please visit our website at to learn more about all the medical services we offer as well as skin care treatments.




An Injectable filler (injectable cosmetic filler, injectable facial filler) that is a soft tissue filler injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body. Some people may need more than one injection to achieve the wrinkle-smoothing effect. The effect lasts for about six months or longer. Successful results depend on health of the skin, skill of the health care provider, type of filler used.[1]

In the US, fillers are approved as medical devices by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the injection is prescribed and performed by a health care provider. In Europe and the UK, fillers are non-prescription medical devices that can be injected by anyone licensed to do so by the respective medical authorities. They require a CE mark, which regulates adherence to production standards, but does not require any demonstration of medical efficacy. As a result, there are over 140 injectable fillers in the UK/European market and only six approved for use in the US.[2]

Fillers are made of sugar molecules or composed of hyaluronic acids, collagens, which may come from pigs, cows, cadavers, or may be generated in a laboratory,[4] and biosynthetic polymers are used as well, including calcium hydroxylapatite, polycaprolactone, polymethylmethacrylate, and polylactic acid

Here is how it works. Dermal fillers, also known as “injectable” or “soft-tissue fillers,” do just what their name suggests: they fill in the area under the skin. Some fillers are natural and some are synthetic, but they all work to improve the appearance of aging skin in the following ways:[5]

  • filling in wrinkles, fine lines and deep creases
  • improving other imperfections like scars
  • filling out thin or wrinkled lips
  • plumping up cheeks
  • contouring the jaw line and other areas of the face

Risks of an improperly performed dermal filler procedure commonly include bruising, redness, pain or itching. Less commonly, there may be infections or allergic reactions, which may cause scarring and lumps that may require surgical correction.

We at On Call Medical Clinic hope this explanation of this process was helpful. We have more information on this process at our website . If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 228 818-5155. One of our friendly staff will be able to answer all your questions.

Laser Hair Removal



laser hair removal

If you’re not happy with shaving, tweezing, or waxing to remove unwanted hair, laser hair removal may be an option worth considering. We at On Call Medical Clinic preform safe Laser Hair Removal. We can remove hair from your back, bikini area, chest, neck, shoulders, face, especially the upper lip and chin.

Laser hair removal is one of the most commonly done cosmetic procedures in the U.S. It beams highly concentrated light into hair follicles. Pigment in the follicles absorb the light. That destroys the hair.

Here are the benefits of laser hair removal:

Precision. Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged.

Speed. Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour.


Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions.

How Should You Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is more than just ”zapping” unwanted hair. It is a medical procedure that requires training to perform and carries potential risks. Before getting laser hair removal, you should thoroughly check the credentials of the doctor or technician performing the procedure. We at On Call Medical Clinic will be glad to share many important facts about the procedure as well as our credentials.

If you are planning on undergoing laser hair removal, you should limit plucking, waxing, and electrolysis for six weeks before treatment. That’s because the laser targets the hairs’ roots, which are temporarily removed by waxing or plucking.

You should also avoid sun exposure for six weeks before and after treatment. Sun exposure makes laser hair removal less effective and makes complications after treatment more likely.

Just before the procedure, your hair that will be undergoing treatment will be trimmed to a few millimeters above the skin surface. The laser equipment will be adjusted according to the color, thickness, and location of your hair being treated as well as your skin color.

Please visit our website at to see all the skin care medical services we perform at our clinic. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 228 818-5155.One of our friendly staff will be able to answer all your questions.



Summer Colds

summer colds


So, it’s summer and just when you’re ready for some fun in that beautiful weather, out of nowhere comes the dreaded summer cold. What is the summer cold and is it that different from a winter cold?

What makes summer colds different?

First, there are over 200 viruses that can cause colds, but some of these, like rhinoviruses (which are the most common cause of colds), tend to peak in the autumn, whereas enteroviruses are more common in the summer. Enterovirus infections can cause more severe symptoms, and unusual symptoms such as rashes.

Despite the myth that summer colds are caused by enteroviruses, this family of viruses can cause many different ailments, but remains a rare cause of summer colds themselves.

And what about the idea that cold weather in the winter predisposes us to colds? We used to think this was a myth, but recent studies have shown that cold air might actually reduce the immunity of cells in our nasal passages, allowing viruses to replicate faster.

This may be one of the reasons that colds are more common in the winter months.

And how should you treat that summer cold?

Unfortunately, like winter colds, there really aren’t any medications that cure these colds. All you can do is treat the symptoms while you’re waiting for your immune system to do its work. This means decongestants for your nose, acetaminophen or anti-inflammatories for fever and body aches, and dextromethorphan syrups for severe cough. Unfortunately, antibiotics will not help with the common cold.

At the end of the day, the best treatment is prevention. And whether it’s summer or winter, wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer to avoid catching the infection. We also know that lack of sleep and mental stress predispose your body to catching colds, and exercise can protect you.

So, this summer, make sure to get good sleep, minimize stress, and exercise regularly to fend off the common cold.

We at On Call Medical Clinic are here 7 days a week if you need our help. We treat the common cold daily with the numerous patients we see. We assure you that you will be in good hands when you visit us, we will do everything possible to help relief those summer cold symptoms. Our on premise laboratory helps us to obtain results from your blood work quickly. Please visit our website at to discover all the services we offer here at our clinic.