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Tips For Laser Tattoo Removal

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in Uncategorized |

You might have gotten a tattoo one night when you’d had a little bit too much to drink and now regret it. However, you might not know how to get rid of your undesired tattoo. One option is laser tattoo removal, which is where lasers are fired at the pigment in your skin to rapidly lighten the tattoo. Here are some tips for laser tattoo removal. 1. Manage Expectations Before you actually commit to laser tattoo removal, make sure that you get a consultation with the technician first. You want the technician to look at your tattoo and tell you whether or not your tattoo is actually going to be able to be permanently removed, or if laser tattoo removal is only going to lighten it. If the tattoo can only be lightened as a result of laser tattoo removal, you might want to consider other options.  The next expectation that you need to manage is how long the overall process will take. Laser tattoo removal can take multiple sessions several weeks apart. If you are trying to have your tattoo removed before a certain event is happening and you start two weeks before that event, you might have not given yourself enough time to get your tattoo fully removed. Manage your expectations by finding out how long the overall process is truly going to take. 2. Understand Skin Changes There is a chance that the act of getting a tattoo scarred the skin underneath the ink. When you get the pigment removed through laser tattoo removal, you might find that the skin that used to be covered in pigment looks different than the rest of your skin. It might look as though the shadow of your tattoo still remains. Be sure that you talk to your tattoo removal technician about the possibility of that happening and the steps that you can take to reduce those effects. 3. Apply Sunscreen Before and After Before and after each laser tattoo removal appointment, make sure that you apply sunscreen. The lasers from the tattoo removal process will be similar to the rays of the sun in the fact that they can cause your skin to change color. You can resolve this by applying sunscreen that will block your skin from these changes. Be sure that you apply it after the process has occurred as well in order to be sure that your skin, which might be more susceptible to the sun’s rays, does not get burnt. For more information, talk to a company like Laser Ink...

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What You Should Know About Laser Hair Removal

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Uncategorized |

If you’re one of the people who wish they didn’t have to deal with shaving, waxing or otherwise removing unwanted hair regularly, you may be considering the benefits of laser hair removal. This process has been determined to be safe and effective for reducing unwanted hair. However, it’s important to understand the potential problems before you start the process. It Doesn’t Work For Everyone People with light skin and dark hair tend to get the most benefits from this process. The laser targets the pigment in the dark hairs, which is easily distinguished from the light skin. People who have very light hair or those who have very dark skin may be able to find a professional with a type of laser that may help remove hair somewhat. However, adverse effects, like burns, are more likely in these cases. The results may also not be as noticeable or as complete. Once Isn’t Enough While lasers can help get rid of a lot of hair over a relatively large area during each treatment, not all hairs grow at the same pace, and only those that have broken the surface are targeted by the lasers. This means that you’ll have to go for as many as six or eight treatments to get all the hairs that weren’t above the surface yet or were in a dormant phase during the first treatment. Even after this, hairs may grow back over time, requiring you to go back for maintenance treatments. However, these hairs usually are fewer in number and finer than the original hairs. The texture of your hair and the amount of certain hormones in your body can affect whether these extra maintenance treatments will be necessary and how often. It Isn’t Pain-Free Laser treatment doesn’t hurt as much as if you were trying to get your hair permanently removed through electrolysis, but it does sting. Many people say that it feels sort of like you’re getting snapped by a rubber band. The pain is tolerable for most people, however. Some types of lasers may be a bit less painful, so ask the person performing the treatment about your choices if it feels overly painful for you. If you can afford it, this type of hair removal definitely has it’s benefits over shaving, using an epilator or waxing. Just think of all the time you’ll save getting ready in the morning. It’s nice not to have to worry about stray hairs that you miss, and you won’t have to worry about last minute invitations causing wardrobe dilemmas because you haven’t had time to shave your legs! For more information, contact a professional like those at Dolce vita Medical Spa &...

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What People With Dark Skin Should Know About Laser Hair Removal

Posted by on Apr 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Whether it’s stubble on your chin, legs or back, laser hair removal is an easy tool to help eliminate your unwanted hair. While a safe and effective cosmetic treatment, both the treatment process and risk involved are slightly different for individuals with ethnic skin tones. If you have darker skin and you are considering laser hair removal, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the special considerations that come along with laser hair removal and darker skin. The Right Laser Before having laser treatment performed, make certain you find out if the treatment center has lasers that are designed for use on darker skin. If you aren’t using a laser that is safe for darker skin, you increase your risk of discoloration. Look for treatment centers like Atlantic Skin Care that use longer wavelength lasers instead of shorter wavelength lasers. Shorter wavelength lasers destroy melanin in the skin. Melanin is what gives people with darker skin their color. When the melanin is destroyed this leaves behind a light spot, known as discoloration. Longer wavelength lasers don’t come with this risk. Treatment Frequency It’s important to understand that laser hair removal isn’t typically a one-time treatment. Most patients require several visits to completely destroy the hair follicle and prevent hair regrowth. People of color often require a more-than-average number of treatments. With fairer skin, all of the light from the laser is absorbed into the hair follicle. For people of color, the melanin in their skin absorbs some of the laser’s light. This limits the effectiveness of treatment, requiring you to undergo more frequent treatments. If you have darker skin, don’t be surprised if it takes you longer to recognize results. Side Effects Laser hair removal for darker skin also comes along with more risk than people with fairer skin. Increased discomfort, skin irritation and scabbing are just a handful of the side-effects that come along with treatment. While most of these side-effects are temporary, avoiding them is best. The best way to reduce your risk is to work with a provider who has previous experience treating patients with darker skin. The provider will be able to use their experience to determine the best pulse duration and how long your treatments need to be in order to minimize the risk and still give you the results you’re looking for. In order to get the best results from your laser hair removal treatment you need to educate yourself. Educating yourself will give you the results you’re looking for while also protecting your...

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Types Of Dermal Fillers

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Just because you are getting older doesn’t mean you have to look older!  There are many quick and easy options that can correct the wrinkles that tend to make an appearance on your face as each year passes.  Botox is not the only option anymore, though it certainly is a great choice.  In this day and age there are many options to reduce the signs of aging that are safe, effective, and won’t take up much of your time. These are often called wrinkle fillers or dermal fillers. Autologous Wrinkle Fillers This kind of treatment is one of the more costly treatments, but is very natural since it uses fat from your own body.  It also lasts longer than many other types of dermal fillers.  It involves two procedures that occur on the same day, and tends to take a bit more time than others.  First, fat is removed from your body.  It is then treated and injected in the face to help fill in the wrinkles.  Since the injection consists of fat from your body, there won’t be any reaction.  It may require multiple treatments. Collagen Wrinkle Fillers The use of collagen to fill wrinkles is the oldest type of dermal filler.  Collagen is part of the skin’s natural structure and this type of treatment leaves natural looking results.  Collagen from cows, pigs and humans is used today.  It is one of the most inexpensive treatments, but only lasts months at a time.  Hyaluronic Acid Wrinkle Fillers Hyaluronic acid fillers are currently the most popular type of dermal filler.  Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body, and side effects from the use of this product are rare.  This material stimulates the body’s production of collagen and provides a cushion under saggy facial skin.  This treatment lasts from a few months to several years.  If you opt for this treatment on a regular basis it is likely that over time you will need less treatments. Synthetic Wrinkle Fillers No parts of a synthetic wrinkle filler are found naturally in a person’s skin or body.  These fillers are 100% lab-made.  Due to this, they are not absorbed in the body and are long-lasting.  They are also more likely to cause side effects.  Botox Botox is not a dermal filler.  It is primarily used in the face to relax and soften wrinkles.  It can be used, however, in conjunction with dermal fillers in order to help make the effects last longer.  For more information, contact The Vein Treatment...

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Mole Types And When Removal Is Necessary

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Almost every single human being on the planet has at least one mole. The simple definition of moles are areas of skin that are a different color than the rest of the skin. Many moles are raised off the skin, but others are flat. The size, shape and color of a mole varies from person to person and from mole to mole, which means there is a wide range of what’s normal. There are four main types of moles and some require no treatment while some should be closely monitored or removed to reduce the risk of skin cancer.   Congenital Moles Also called congenital nevi, these moles are present at birth. About 1 in every 100 people is born with a congenital mole, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Congenital moles can be very small or can be quite large. In rare cases, a congenital mole can cover a large surface of a person’s body. These moles raise the lifetime risk of melanoma, a dangerous form of skin cancer, and any change in color, size or shape of a congenital mole is grounds for a dermatologist to remove it. Acquired Moles Acquired moles are those that grow and develop as a person also grows and develops. These moles appear after birth, and many are predetermined before a child is even born. Other moles develop as a result of unprotected sun exposure. Acquired moles are usually small, but they can grow in a range of sizes and shapes. Most acquired moles are brown, but they can also be reddish, black or skin-colored. The appearance of these moles generally occurs during childhood and early adulthood, but they can also form after age 50. Moles that appear this late in life are often removed by a dermatologist as they are more likely to be cancerous than moles a person has had for a lifetime. Atypical Moles Often referred to as dysplastic nevi, atypical moles aren’t necessarily cancerous, but they present with signs that suggest that they might be. About one out of every 10 people has at least one atypical mole, which are diagnosed based on size because they are usually larger than regular moles. Atypical moles usually have irregular borders, too, which is a sign that melanoma might be present. These types of moles can also range in color from black and brown to red and pink. Because atypical moles can turn into melanoma, many dermatologists remove suspicious ones or ones that have shown any recent changes. Spitz Nevus Though not as common as other types of moles, spitz nevus can resemble skin cancer such as melanoma. This type of mole typically appears before age 20 and is pink and raised. These types of moles can also have other colors such as black, brown or red. A spitz nevus might also bleed. Because they can look like skin cancer, many dermatologists at places like Calgary Laser Health & Beauty Centre will remove them to be...

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