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Maybe you were young and impressionable or it didn’t turn out exactly the way you wanted; but, for whatever reason, you’ve had your tattoo removed using a laser. But, you kind of miss having ink in that spot and you have a great idea for a new tattoo. Should you? How does laser work on tattoo removal? Depending upon the colour and depth of the ink on your tattoo, it can take anywhere from three to more than 12 sessions to fade or completely eliminate the tattoo using laser. The laser breaks down the pigment in the ink so it can pass through your bloodstream. After having a laser treatment, don’t wear tight clothes in that area and keep out of the sun, pools, saunas, and steam rooms. Don’t take hot baths, either. If you’re really wanting a new tattoo…


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Cellulite. One of the most detested words when it comes to body image. It’s a word most people, especially women, would rather never hear. Truth be told though, most of us have had to face that unattractive, lumpy looking skin. Even the most fit usually spot some cellulite when they look in the mirror. What is it really? When fat starts to push through collagen fibers or connective tissue, skin gets cellulite which looks like dimpling – like the skin of an old orange. It’s most common on upper thighs and the buttocks but also happens on arms, stomach and other areas. Pregnancy and menopausal hormonal changes are big culprits! There is help Although there is no known cure for cellulite, it can be drastically reduced. People have used various methods to reduce the appearance of cellulite – some more…


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Though most people experience acne or other skin conditions in their lives, there are some for whom acne and other blemishes can be extremely severe, and take away from their happiness, health, and self esteem. Even for those who no longer suffer from acne, it can leave lasting scars. Laser skin treatments can work wonders when it comes to skin resurfacing. Laser treatments remove the outer layer of damaged skin in a way similar to a chemical peel, resulting in clearer, fresher, and younger looking skin. Good candidates for laser resurfacing include those who want to minimize the look of: Acne, or acne scars Fine lines, and mild to moderate wrinkles Uneven pigmentation Facial scars Other blemishes. The two most commonly used lasers in skin resurfacing are CO2 and Erbium. A CO2 laser is a carbon dioxide laser used in…


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For younger and healthier skin, or to correct any skin irregularities, a chemical peel is a great choice. There are many types of chemical peels available, ranging from gentle and temporary to more intensive. For those who want to correct facial skin conditions or irregularities, scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, or who just want an overall fresher glow, you may be a good candidate for a chemical peel! What is a Chemical Peel? There are many different kinds of chemical peels available but they all work similarly, albeit with varying degrees of depth. A chemical peel is used to remove the outer, damaged layer of skin in order to give you a more youthful, healthy glow. There are three different levels of facial peels: Light depth: A light peel usually contains beta-hydroxy acid. This exfoliates the upper layer of the…


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Melasma is a very common skin problem which causes unwanted skin pigmentation. This condition, so common for moms-to-be that it is also known as “the mask of pregnancy”, causes brown and greyish-brown patches to form on the face, especially cheeks, nose, and forehead. It can also form on the neck, chest, and arms. What is Melasma? Due to its hormonal causes, Melasma is far more common in women than men. It is also more common in those with brown skin that tans well, rather than those with fair or black skin. There is a genetic predisposition to Melasma. There are three different types of Melasma, and they are dependent on the depth of the pigment. The three types are: Epidermal: In epidermal melasma the patches of pigmentation have clearly defined borders, and are usually dark brown in colour. Epidermal Melasma…


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A TCA peel is a cosmetic treatment designed to reduce the look of age spots and other imperfections of the skin. The TCA chemical (trichloracetic acid) is non-toxic, which means the TCA peel process is exceptionally safe for a range of patients. However, many are now wondering whether they can undergo the TCA peel after a cortisone injection. In this latest article, we’ll answer this important question and highlight the benefits the TCA peel can bring to your treatment regimen. Completely Safe and Highly Effective It’s important to note that it’s completely safe to undergo a TCA peel after a cortisone injection. However, it’s generally recommended that patients wait a month after their cortisone injections to undergo the treatment. This timeframe should be enough time for the specialist to see the full benefits the patient has achieved from the cortisone…


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Acne scars can make you feel worthless. They can prevent you from enjoying your day-to-day life and spending time with family and friends. Fortunately, there are treatment options if you’ve been struggling with this issue over many years. In this latest article, we’ll provide our expert insights with five tips for getting rid of acne scars. Try a Vitamin C Serum Vitamin C has been proven effective in building collagen within the skin and limiting the appearance of acne scars. It’s important that you find a serum that combines vitamin C with pure L-ascorbic acid to derive the full benefits that vitamin C can have for your skin. Use Vitamin E for Erasing Dark Spots Dark spots are a common side-issue along with acne scars. These blemishes can give the skin a blotchy appearance. To resolve issues with dark spots,…


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CO2 lasers are now being harnessed in cosmetic treatments to remove layers of the skin through vaporization. The specialist controlling the procedure can determine the level of skin penetration as the laser delivers powerful pulses to resurface skin areas. It’s a style of treatment now suitable for the removal of a range of skin blemishes and marks. Within this article, we’ll highlight the applications for the CO2 laser and its benefits within these applications. Age Spots The CO2 laser is largely considered one of the most effective treatments for age spots. The pulsed laser can diminish the appearance of age spots in as little as one treatment. Most age spot treatments last 30 minutes within the clinician’s office. Acne Scars Acne scars can remain present on a person’s skin from their teenage years well into their middle age, depending on…


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After completing the laser tattoo removal process, you’ll need to take a proactive role in protecting the skin and ensuring optimal removal results. Proper aftercare helps to prevent infection and to minimize skin texture changes after the procedure. To help guide you during the aftercare process, this post will provide five tips for caring for your skin after laser tattoo removal. Avoid Physical Activity and Hot Showers for 24 Hours The skin around the target area will be immensely sensitive to temperature changes and require time to heal. This means it’s important to avoid hot showers for at least 24 hours after your procedure. You should also avoid taking on physical activities in the short term to minimize the potential damage to the skin. Avoid Direct Sun for two Weeks Try to avoid direct sun exposure on the affected areas…


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There are several factors that affect how soon you can see the results of acne treatment, like severity of condition, type of skin, skill of the laser operator, and duration and depth of treatment, among others. But generally, the results should be noticeable in as little as one session. Expected Improvements Laser treatment is very effective for treating acne scars, though deeper ones may require a number of other approaches like subcision and dermal fillers. The laser energy typically feels warm to the skin, with some patients feeling tingly during the treatment, but it should be over in about 10 to 30 minutes. Generally, the more treatments you have for the acne, the more visible the results will be. Though changes may be subtle after the first session, with more dramatic results occurring after the second or third treatment, it…


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