Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Pros and Cons of Laser Hair Removal Treatment

You must have noticed often in desperation how unreal and photo shopped magazine cover girls appear. Then you consoled yourself saying those pictures are heavily edited. However, the fact remains is that at some moments you too must have secretly wished to procure a fabulously sculpted body and glossy smooth skin like supermodels! Good news is that with aesthetic medicine treatments, you can actually acquire such a look!

While a toned and sculpted body is more about hard work, immense dedication and some radical lifestyle changes, getting the velvety smooth skin that those cover girls flaunt is not such a laborious task.  Thanks to technological advancements, now anyone can go for safe and affordable aesthetic treatments.

Laser hair removal is possibly the easiest option if you are trying to rid yourself of unwanted body hair. However like any other treatment, this hair specific removal technique also has its own set of pros and cons. Thus it is advised that you consider both carefully before deciding to go for the treatment.

How does Laser Hair Removal Treatment work?

Before weighing advantages and disadvantages, you must first understand how it works. There are several devices in the market that are used for laser treatment. Each of these follows the same ground principle.

Medical aesthetic practitioners use a specific device to apply heat energy on the skin in the form of a laser beam. This heat is strong enough to penetrate the skin right down to roots of your hair thereby permanently destroying hair follicles. As a result hair growth gets stalled till the time the body replenishes hair follicles.

The pros and cons of Laser Hair Removal Treatment

The first major pro that comes to mind is that it is much less time consuming as compared to other hair removal methods like threading or electrolysis. Laser hair treatment is also less painful than electrolysis. However, in some cases the method can cause temporary side effects like swelling and redness. In certain extreme situations, the person might suffer from skin discoloration and irritation. 

Those who are looking for a lifelong solution should note that laser hair therapy is not a permanent answer to unwanted hair removal. While it does retard the growth process thereby reducing chances of hair reappearance, there always remains the possibility of hair re-growth as human body replenishes itself.

Laser treatment requires several sessions before it starts delivering desired results. This makes the whole process a little expensive than you would like it to be. Even though laser treatment is not an everlasting hair removal solution, it is still effective enough to guarantee long lasting results thus making your expenditures worth it.

To sum it up

Should you go for laser hair removal or some other treatment? Take the decision only after consulting with an expert aesthetic medical practitioner. After all laser treatment is an expensive and elaborate hair removal process. Some risk factors are associated with it too. So don’t take chances. Once you have decided to go for it, get the treatment done by a certified practitioner only to ensure the safest and most effective outcome.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Skin Pigmentation – Few Important Facts You Should Know

Flawless skin which a woman enjoys in her youth starts to take a dark and dull turn with age. Some would like to call it discoloration while many would name it as pigmentation. Whatever the reason is, it becomes really difficult to get back that smooth and even tone once skin problem strikes. What is even more worrying is that no one knows when and why the skin starts behaving strangely. You just can’t blame it on age because there are so many young women who visit aesthetic medical practitioners with dark spots, uneven tones and other related skin complaints.

When the problem is related to skin, women tend to get nervous and quite naturally so. Discussed below are few important facts related to skin pigmentation, knowing which might help mitigate your skin related worries.
  • Skin pigmentation is a natural body process which can happen due to several reasons. Among all the factors that cause skin discoloration, it is over exposure to sun ray which does the maximum damage. Of the two types of sun rays, UVA is the main culprit which turns your skin darker.
  • With advanced age, skin starts losing its natural even tone.
  • Any sort of irritation can result in skin pigmentation too. Acne prone skin often develops dark patches as you scratch that area. Then blame it on tiny mosquito bites too, which irritates the skin, resulting in a reddish skin hue.
  • You just can’t leave home without spraying your favorite perfume? Think again because body sprays can also turn your skin a shade darker. Perfumes tend to make the skin more sensitive to sun rays thereby promoting discoloration.
  • If you live or work in an area which is extremely polluted then that would start affecting your skin too. Excessive pollution results in greater melanin production, as your skin needs to release antioxidants to face this polluted condition.
Now that you know why your skin is developing dark patches, the next rational step is to look for an effective and permanent cure. The very first measure you need to adopt is shift to a suitable sunscreen. Take a close look at the sunscreen you are using now. An SPF label on the cream means it offers protection against UVB whereas the PA label guarantees protection against UVA. So quite naturally you need to pick up sunscreen cream/lotions with PA++ or PA+++ label, depending on sun exposure.

Any Vitamin E enriched topical cream or lotion offers adequate cover against pigmentation. You can either consume it in pill form or apply the cream in the affected area.

If you prefer natural ingredients over artificial ones, then there are many safe home-made remedies which help reduce dark spots and turn your skin brighter. Licorice root extract, lactic acid, Kojic acid, Vitamin B3 and lemon juice are few such natural ingredients which really help lighten dark skin tones.

Here is the final piece of advice for those who are suffering from dark patches and skin discoloration since long. Don’t allow the skin problem to linger for long. Consult an expert aesthetic medicine practitioner before trying out any specific remedy.