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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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Pregnancies can cause for many different things to happen to the body that a woman is not typically used to. It can make hair and nails brittle. It can cause for the skin to become dry, oily, and flaky, or for the pigment to change. It can cause for acne, back pain, oral issues, and much more. Pregnancy really does a number on a woman’s body, which is why it is so important to keep up with your health during this time. The hormonal imbalance can cause noticeable, and often unexpected, changes. Skin complications are perhaps the biggest issue with pregnancy. There are many different skin complications that might occur during this sensitive time, including: Overly oily T-zone skin Blemishes on the face, neck and body Dry and flakey hands Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy are the most…


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Men and women all over the world are scared by the aging process. The thought of appearing old and aging isn’t usually appealing. Luckily with today’s advancements in cosmetic procedures, there are plenty of ways to defy the aging process. Laser treatments are one of the most common and painless ways to treat a person’s skin, as well as other issues that occur from aging. Laser cosmetic treatments are actually the most popular form of cosmetic procedures these days. This isn’t only because they are painless and noninvasive, but because they are quite effective. Among their many uses, lasers can: Reduce fine lines and wrinkles Rejuvenate the skin Rid of dead skin cells The laser treatments given by cosmetic surgeons are all designed to greatly minimize the process of aging. By removing layers of dead skin cells, the skin’s overall…


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Laser light therapy is something that surgeons and physicians all over the world have taken to for numerous different treatments. Often used on tattoo removals and acne scarring, these laser removals lighten or even rid of scars caused by acne or unsightly tattoos. As of recently, there has been a discovery of a connection between the two. Tattoo removal procedures using light therapy will actually help get rid of acne scarring. Even though laser light therapy was already being practiced on acne scarring, it was never as effective as it could be. Now, by using the same method of light therapy as used on tattoo removal, acne scars are disappearing more effectively than ever. About Acne Scarring and Laser Removal Acne scarring is something that many men and women suffer from. It can often hinder a person’s quality of life,…


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Acne has forever been an ongoing battle for so many men, women and teenagers. There is not too much that can be done to avoid acne, especially when hormone imbalances are present. However, physicians, cosmetic experts and surgeons have found ways to reduce or even rid of the appearance of acne through laser treatments. Advancing Laser Treatments Laser treatments are an advancing technology that can be used for a number of different reasons. Not only are they used on the skin, but they are used for fat reduction and other more complicated conditions or procedural uses. It’s been recently discovered that tattoo removal techniques using lasers can also reduce and rid of acne scarring. Every day, the use of laser treatments becomes more pertinent in our treatments for pesky conditions. How Acne Laser Treatments Work By heating the hemoglobin in…


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Strawberry birthmarks are shrouded in myth. There are numerous tall tales and folklore stories associated with them that it’s no wonder people don’t understand exactly what they are. Source: med-health.net Let’s explore the following myths to help us separate fact from fiction. When it comes to strawberry birthmarks, the truth is far from scary. Myth: Strawberry birthmarks are just moles. The medical term for this kind of blemish is capillary haemangioma, and they are not just moles. They are made up of a tumour of dilated blood vessels that rest in the upper-most layers of your skin. Myth: Strawberry birthmarks are tumours?!? They must be deadly. Actually, no. The tumours that make up these skin abrasions are non-cancerous. In severe cases when the mark extends profoundly into the skin, you can have it removed through plastic surgery. Myth: Strawberry birthmarks…


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We all make mistakes. For some of us those mistakes involve getting a bad tattoo. If you have body art that you need eliminated from your skin, laser removal is the way to go. The healing process for tattoo laser removal may seem like a complicated one but rest assured, it is not. Source: avantgarde-tattoos.com There are different types of lasers used to remove body ink. At the Fairview Laser Clinic, we use the Nd-YAG laser. Essentially the laser breaks up your pigment allowing it to redistribute the tattoo’s ink into your blood stream so it can be eliminated through your pores. It is not dangerous and most people experience only minimal pain. Many patients say that the pain is comparable to accidentally getting bacon grease on your arm. You should be prepared for it to sting slightly, but it…


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If you’ve had the chicken pox, a bad burn, experienced a deep cut or horrible acne, you may have noticed the formation of a thick, almost wavy scar in areas that were most affected. These scars are called keloids and they form over a healed skin injury. Keloids are non-cancerous fibrous skin tumours that can look worse than they actually are. Although a keloid is a form of tumour, if you are prone to them, do not panic. Due to their benign nature, people need not worry about them even if they occasionally itch. They are simply the result of abnormal wound healing and are very common. When a wound heals, your body balances the production and breakdown of collagen, the protein that makes up your skin’s fibres. Keloids are formed when your body is trying to heal a wound…


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CO2 lasers are carbon dioxide lasers used in skin resurfacing procedures. Similar to chemical peels and dermabrasion, these lasers help your skin look its best without the use of sanding or chemical materials. However, laser procedures produce effects that last longer than traditional skin treatments like peels and dermabrasion. Through the removal of skin layers by vaporizing them, your face will transform, making you look youthful and enhancing your natural beauty. If you are plagued with skin issues, this type of laser resurfacing system can help. The following five problems are best solved by CO2 lasers: Wrinkles Acne scars Blotchiness Age spots Loose skin With a strong success rate in all of these areas, they’ve proven to be no match for a CO2 laser. Because of the laser’s optimal precision, problematic skin areas are removed layer by layer without harming…


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Laser skin resurfacing can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. It’s also an effective treatment for issues related to pigmentation of the skin. If you’re unsure if this is a good option for you, the following will teach you what to consider when deciding on laser skin resurfacing to treat some common skin issues. The Type of Laser Treatment There isn’t just one laser skin resurfacing treatment. Knowing the different methods available will ensure that you choose the one that will work for your skin. Fractionated lasers are ideal for treating unwanted wrinkles. They work by treating the areas that have been damaged, without affecting nearby tissues. This makes for a more precise treatment with a shorter healing period. Ablative lasers treatments are used for issues related to scarring. This treatment works by vaporizing the skin’s surface and…


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