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When it comes to tattoo removal, one of the most commonly asked questions is whether it is possible to remove one colour, or one part of a tattoo while the rest of it remains intact. For instance, if you have a multicoloured tattoo with yellow, orange, and black colours, would it be possible to remove one colour without the desired parts becoming blurry? The simple answer is yes. You can get one colour, one area, or the entire tattoo removed or covered up, owing to the accuracy of laser tattoo removal treatment. More on Laser Tattoo Treatment This process involves the selective absorption of extremely high peak power laser light pulses by the tattoo ink in the skin, which causes the targeted ink particles to disintegrate or break down mechanically while minimising potential damage to the surrounding tissues. After fragmentation…


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The first few days following a laser skin resurfacing procedure are usually challenging with regard to care. The treated area will be tender, red, and swollen for the next few days or week, with some pain lasting between one and four days. Considering that the site of treatment is very delicate, it is important that you exercise proper wound care to achieve the best possible result. Here are a few useful tips: Keep the skin as moist as possible The basic rule of wound care is that you keep the treated site consistently moist to facilitate proper healing. Cold compresses for crusts that form Don’t pick off the crusting if it forms. Instead, thoroughly soak the crust and then gently rub it off with moist gauze as follows: Step 1: Soak using cool water Step 2: Continue soaking with cool…


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Many patients are still very new to the concept of cosmetic CO2 lasers, and are understandably uncertain about the merits and risks of the procedure. Some have heard about the possibility of permanent skin scarring caused by lasers, and are easily swayed by advertisements about the appeal of various beauty creams and treatments as alternatives to laser treatments. However, such claims are not necessarily true. Here are some of the common misconceptions regarding CO2 laser treatments: Myth #1: Laser resurfacing is a new technology that is still in its developmental and experimental stage Compared to basic laser applications used today, like barcode readers, laser pointers, fiber optics, and lighting displays, medical lasers have been around for longer, which means that they shouldn’t be looked upon as some new technology. Furthermore, medical lasers are developed through candid scientific principles to produce…


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Laser hair removal is a popular method to remove unwanted body or facial hair. Laser hair removal is effective and safe, but as with any procedure, there can be side effects and one must make sure to practice proper aftercare. One aspect of laser hair removal that can be a little tricky pertains to exposure to the sun. Many prospective patients are unsure about how long they should avoid sun exposure after a laser hair removal treatments. If you’re one of the many people who don’t know what the limitations are, then read on and find out. Laser hair removal Laser hair removal (LHR) is a process by which highly concentrated beams of light are focussed into the roots of hair follicles. This kills the follicle and often inhibits regrowth after the hair falls out. For many people, LHR is…


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Botox has increased significantly in popularity over the past decade. The reasons for this are extensive, but one major cause is the ease with which it is applied and the lack of recovery period required. This makes Botox injection an incredibly convenient way for people to improve their looks to something with which they are more comfortable. However, some people take this too far and try to do too much after treatment. One thing many people want to know after the procedure is: can I exercise after a Botox injection? Botox Botox treatment works by injecting botulinum toxin into the face which paralyses facial muscles in order to prevent the development of wrinkles. This can help patients look as young as they feel, restoring a rejuvenated appearance to faces with fine lines. It’s a very safe and quick procedure, however,…


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Chemical peels have become a popular method of improving the looks of one’s skin. For most patients, the end result of a chemical peel is smoother, less wrinkled skin. Chemical peels are useful for giving you a more youthful, rejuvenated look, but there is little point to getting a chemical peel if you do not properly take care of your skin afterwards. This means using the right kind of lotion on your skin. Chemical peels During a chemical peel, a skin care professional will apply a chemical solution to the skin causing it to “blister” and peel (this will happen during the healing process). The skin that remains underneath is often smoother and freer of wrinkles. This treatment can be done on the face and neck are, or even on the hands. Chemical peels decrease the appearance of small lines…


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As laser hair removal becomes increasingly popular, the number of questions and misconceptions about laser hair removal increase in popularity, too. One common question surrounding laser hair removal is, “Can I shower like normal afterwards?” The answer to this yes and no. It depends on the time frame you are considering and how you normally shower. In this article, we’re going over the details of how to shower after laser hair removal, and how long you should wait to do so. Laser Hair Removal Laser hair removal (LHR) is a process by which intensely concentrated beams of light are fired with pinpoint accuracy into the roots of follicles. For many people, it is the most efficient method to permanently remove hair. Because the lasers are so accurate, there’s very little risk involved and minimal aggravation to the skin. Having said…


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Thousands of people suffer, or have suffered in the past, from acne. The condition is often painful and embarrassing, but people with the skin disorder are far from being alone. Unfortunately for many, even after acne has cleared up, unsightly scars are left behind as what can seem like a permanent reminder of the condition. Despite the dozens of cosmetic products on the market that claim to get rid of acne scars, few of them actually lead to positive results, and the ones that do typically take years of regular usage. Luckily, there are other options beyond resigning oneself to a lifetime of acne scars or investing your life savings in expensive creams. One of these options is a CO2 laser treatment. What are CO2 laser treatments? CO2 laser treatments are exactly what they sound like – a cosmetic procedure…


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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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