Happy New Year 2022 Newsletter

 

TAKE CARE OF YOU FIRST

I love January because it is a time of reflection, resolutions and forgiveness. It is a brand new exciting year, and it is time to plan. Let bygones be bygones. Now is the time to take stock, and plan what to do next.  This year seems special to me because it looks a bit like our phone number: 503-445-2200.

Reflect back on the past year and think about all that has happened. Then ask yourself, "Did I respond well? Could I have done better? Did I let myself go?"

When I think of the past, the first person I think of is my mother. She passed away in 2002, yet she always stays fresh in my mind. My mom went on dialysis when she was 37 until she died at 64. When I was very young, I dutifully helped with cleaning, laundry, and cooking, typically with her close by.

I resented chores at the time, but now I realize they were a privilege.  She often said things, while I did them, that have permanently stuck in my head. Some things may sound cliché, but I worry that my sons may not know them because they often have earbuds in their ears, they get their info from YouTube and I had spared them the responsibility of chores.

My words of wisdom, and code of conduct thanks to my mom:
1. Take care of yourself first, then you will be better able to care for others.
2. Listening is more important than talking.
3. If you don't have something nice to say, then don't say anything at all.
4. If you are going to do something, make sure you do it right, or not at all.
5. Waste not, want not.
6. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Everyone deserves your respect.
7. Don't judge someone without walking in their shoes first.
8. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
9. You are capable of doing _anything_ , as long as you are willing to work for it.
10. Never depend on a man.

To be fair, here are the words of wisdom from my father:
Get an education; they can never take that away from you.

Why say all that in a newsletter? Because if you look back over the past 1-2 years and realize that you haven't been taking very good care of yourself... we want you to know that you have a safe place, a resource here with Klein Dermatology & Associates to get back on track and start taking care of yourself better. We have serious tools here, you just have to ask. I know it can be a bit overwhelming.

 

             Build Your Own Bundle (BYOB) and Save Money!

For the months of February and March 2022, we are going to do a trial run of BYOB in our office.

These are the discounts on products we will be offering:
Buy 3 different products - 10% off
Buy 4 different products - 20% off
Buy 5 different products - 25% off

Arnica cream, gel, Latisse, Nutrashield and LMX4 are not included in this offer.

If you already know which products you love and use, great, you only need to go to the front desk to purchase them and get the discounts.

If you are interested in learning about the products we love, and which would be right for you, then you can schedule a consultation with our nurse Leslee. Consultation fee is $150 and can be applied towards any of the products here, it is a 30 minute appointment.

If this turns out to be something that patients love and want, then we can continue doing it on a long-term basis.

This offer cannot be combined with our usual June and December specials, but if you have ALLE points you can combine it with that discount.

 

SPECIALS

Our specials can always be found quickly on my website at www.kda-derm.com and we do offer MICRONEEDLING package of 3 for $1,350 year-round, no need to wait.

January 2022
Sculptra: 10% off (there are a couple spots left)
Botox: $40 off with a RN or NP (20 unit minimum)
CoolSculpting 25% off 2 treatments

February 2022
HydraFacial for $150
Filler Special (Voluma, Juvederm, Volbella & Vollure – 10% off)
Cool Sculpting 25% off 2 treatments

March 2022
Microneedling $50 off one treatment
Hair Laser Removal 10% off
IPL $50 off full area treatment (ex. full face, since we already discount down to partial face)

 

  Avoid Lime Juice before Laser Procedures and the Sun  

There is a substance in lime juice that when applied to the skin then exposed to the sun creates a rash problem we call phytophotodermatitis. In addition, if one were to ingest orally a lot of lime, and then get a laser or IPL type of treatment done afterwards - that could lead to burns. I see products on the shelves often that say they are a Coconut Lime type of thing and I always wonder why. Any dermatologist would never put lime juice or extract into a topical product like a moisturizing cream. A trip to Mexico with a little piece of lime stuck in a Corona beer often leads to a dermatology visit.

 

Here's to 2022 and let's hope its a great year!

Marla M. Klein, M.D.   Board-Certified in Dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology 1997, 2007, 2017

 

Please call us for an appointment at 503-445-2200.

You can also text us, same number.

5200 Meadows Rd Ste 250, Lake Oswego OR 97035, close to the 5 and 217 freeways


We are Open Again

We are open again, as the first phase of businesses reopening after the COVID-19 crisis.

I am happy to announce that KDA is open again and ready to meet your dermatology needs. I have been concerned about being temporarily closed and not being able to do our routine screening for melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. We diagnosed nine (9) melanomas in January and February. Since closed mid March, we have not diagnosed a single one. If you haven't been seen in over a year, and you are ready to leave your home, please call us at 503-445-2200 to schedule your appointment. It is vital to catch melanomas and treat them while they are still in an early phase.

Regarding COVID-19, this is what we are doing:

* Every employee is wearing a mask when with patients.
* We have fewer patients than normal in office (<50%).
* We are spacing employees 6 feet or more apart from each other.
* We have fewer employees than normal at work.
* No one is allowed to come to work if they or anyone at their home has been sick in the last 2 weeks.
* We wash our hands with soap and hot water frequently.
* The assistants are disinfecting the rooms and doorknobs in between every patient.
* We are offering TELEHEALTH appointments with our nurse practitioner Jamie Barbara whenever possible. (Full skin exams require a live visit with either Lisa Peters NP or Marla Klein MD)
* Any immune-compromised employee is staying home.
* We are postponing the following types of appointments: Hydrafacials, microdermabrasion, microneedling, IPL, chemical peels and lip fillers.

Here is what we are asking of patients:
* Come alone to appointments if you are over 18 years old.
* Wear a mask.
* When you arrive for your appointment, call from the parking lot before entering building. We are trying to avoid having more than one person in the waiting room at a time.
* Wash your hands frequently.
* Remember to do your best not to touch your nose, eyes, or mouth.
* In addition to a mask, when you cough or sneeze, use your elbow.

Please reschedule your appointment:
* if anyone in your home has been sick in the last 2 weeks
* if you have had a fever, cough, or shortness of breath in the last 2 weeks
* if you or anyone in your family has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 3 weeks.

Regarding our hours: 

We are open Monday - Friday. Our hours right now are a mystery to me. We will start every business day out as normal, ready to see patients. If there aren't many patients we will go home early that day. For the next week or so our hours will be 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. We would like to see our hours go back to normal which were 8 am -5 pm. We will adapt, and we will be here for you. If you see a treatment you want, and don't see it mentioned above, please call us.

If you know someone who isn't on our newsletter list, please forward this to them.   www.kda-derm.com

Good job everyone at staying home and keeping Oregon safe,
Marla Klein, MD

True story:   I used to tell my two sons that staying inside and playing video games the entire day was simply not healthy. They have now proven me wrong.

© 2020 Klein Dermatology & Associates - Marla Klein MD | 5200 Meadows Rd. Ste 250, Lake Oswego OR 97035


Klein Dermatology - April 2018 Newsletter

April 2018 header

What is New at Klein Dermatology & Associates? Babies!

Our latest wonderful news is that nurse Leslee has had her 2nd daughter, Allison Marie, and is now back to work and helping us out. She does a lot of behind the scenes work in relation to prior authorization letters and requests, billing, administrative work, CoolSculpting, and helping with medical dermatology patients.

Allison Marie

Born 02/05/18 @ 3:07 pm
7 lbs. 10 0z. and 20 inches long

Ashley, who is a receptionist and an M.A. at our office had her little boy Thorin James, just a couple weeks ago. Normally you might see her super friendly face at the front desk helping patients, but we expect she will be out a few more weeks with her little one. We are happy to report that both babies are healthy and doing well.

Thorin James

Born: 3/14/18 at 3:28 am
8 lbs. 3 oz. 20.5 inches long

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We are Now Ready to "Dual Sculpt!"

Our new CoolSculpting Suite is now open. It is located on the lower level of our building. It is a luxurious space we have added for the greater comfort of our patients and staff. It has a VIP parking space next to the back entrance which is close to the suite.

We have 2 CoolSculpting machines now and the next Cool Event is on April 5th.

We will be hosting a Mother's Day Special for the month of May for CoolScupting. 10% off each and the ability to sit and visit together while you both get your treatments done. There is also a TV and Echo/Alexa music for people who prefer to be alone for treatments.

Call us at 503-445-2200

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Do you want pretty feet for summer?

The best way to soften feet with lots of callouses and thick skin is to use a Urea cream. This 40% strength has been Rx for as long as I can remember, and now you can get it over the counter without a prescription for only about $10 at some drugstores. The method is to apply cream at night to heels and rough areas before bed, put on socks. In the morning shower, or soak feet in water, then use a good tool to pumice off all that dead skin that the cream softened up. If you have ugly toenails, then you could get started right away on something to treat fungus like Lamisil pills or a topical such as Jublia or Lamisil.

SPF Clothing

The easiest way to protect you and your loved one's skin is to use special clothing with added sun protection. You can find these type of clothes at many places, for example Land's End, Athleta, Coolibar and Patagonia. Regular shirts don't do an adequate job of protecting the skin, because they only filter at a level of about 5. Try getting SPF 50 or SPF 100 clothing for better protection to prevent skin cancer! Get your skin checked once a year to screen for melanoma and other skin cancers.

MAY SPECIAL: 15% OFF Sculptra

JUNE SPECIAL: 10% off all nonRx Skin Care Products

Reminder - all of our non-prescription skin care products are 10% off for the month of June. June is a great time to stock up on your favorite SkinMedica, Epionce and EltaMD products. SkinMedica products are part of Allergan/Brilliant Distinctions.

Take Great Care of Your Skin,
Marla M. Klein, M.D.