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It’s hard to know with certainty how many sessions will be needed to remove a tattoo, and how effective a removal will be overall – however, there are some factors that can help us predict tattoo removal success. These factors, as followed, pertain to both the tattoo to be removed and the person seeking the removal. Ink color Traditionally, darker ink colors such as black and dark blue have been easier to remove. While this is generally still the case, recent advancements in tattoo removal technology have made it easier to remove lighter colors such as green and yellow. Location on The Body Tattoos located on the extremities (i.e. the arms and legs) are generally the hardest to remove. This is because there is less blood flow to these areas and they are farther away from the lymph nodes. It…


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Acne scars can cause significant embarrassment and lower the self-esteem of those who suffer from them. Fortunately there is a wide array of treatments available to treat acne scars. Acne scars vary in type and severity, so it is best to consult a cosmetic dermatologist regarding the treatment or combination of treatments that would be best for your particular situation. Topical Treatment For certain types of acne scars, topical treatments (i.e. compounds applied directly to the skin) that boost collagen production can be effective. Topical treatments are a good first step to determine if more invasive treatment might be necessary. Microdermabrasion This treatment involves removing the top layers of skin using a buffing technique. The new skin that grows back to replace the former top layer will ideally have a more even texture. Dermabrasion (as opposed to microdermabrasion) can be…


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Our necks are important because they frame our faces. Unfortunately, many people struggle with excess skin around their neck. There are a few factors that can contribute to sagging neck skin, including general weight gain, looseness of muscles in the neck, and reduced quality of the skin on the neck. Thankfully, there are measures that can be undertaken in order to get rid of sagging neck skin and remove excess neck fat, resulting in a more rejuvenated and youthful appearance. Neck Lift This surgical procedure, called a Platysmaplasty in medical jargon, is the best option to pursue in order to achieve the most dramatic results. In this procedure, some skin is removed and the remaining skin, possibly along with some muscles and tissues, is pulled up. The result is a firmer and more youthful neck. If done correctly, there will…


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