A Closer Look at Laser Hair Removal

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Jan 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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Technology is always moving forward. In only a few years, our world has gone from average to wired, glowing, and ready for anything--like a planet out of a science fiction movie. In fact, the more we learn about tech and what we can do with it, the more our world begins to look like something almost alien. We have watches that receive texts. We have computers that can practically do our work for us. We have cars packed to brimming with information and intelligence. Today's world is full of technology, but let's face it: we were all crossing our fingers for robot butlers. While robots aren't serving us coffee yet, there are some other technological advances that make our daily lives better--like Laser Hair Removal.

Hair

It's a strange but true fact that, while winter means hot chocolate, carols and snowball fights, it also means long clothes--and long clothes are unique allies in that they pretty much give us an excuse not to shave or wax. When the long pants leave, the razors come out; however, with Laser Hair Removal, that's not necessarily the case. Laser Hair Removal--like something out of a science fiction movie--uses light waves to target the melanin in hair follicles. This minimizes or completely stops hair growth in a certain area. The process is personalized for each person, adapting to the kind of melanin in an individual's hair--pheomelanin in red or blonde hair, and eumelanin in brown or black hair.

Laser Hair Removal

So, what else do you need to know about Laser Hair Removal? Here's a quick look!

  • Professional. In order for Laser Hair Removal to be as safe and efficient as possible, you need an expert's help. Contacting a plastic surgeoncan help you get on track to finding the right service for you.
  • Safety. Laser Hair Removal is superior to other hair removal options because of its safety. This procedure can help individuals avoid the skin irritation, ingrown hairs, and pain that waxing or shaving might cause--and it lasts longer.
  • Procedure. Laser Hair Removal usually takes place in about six sessions. During each session, the area will be disinfected, covered with ultrasound gel for safety, and prepped for the laser. Both patient and doctor will wear safety goggles. Finally, the doctor will move the laser over the area and hold it there for several seconds--and that's it! Say goodbye to those hairs.

Interested in more Laser Hair Removal information? Looking for a Plastic Surgery Walk In Clinic? Contact us today!

Plastic Surgery: Do Your Homework First

Posted by Nikki Wardle on Dec 18, 2015 10:00:00 AM

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When you get ready to make a big life decision, you generally do your research. "I want a tattoo..." You'll probably ask friends who they liked, and research the Internet to see who is qualified. "I'm in the market for a brand new car." Again, you'll call around, do some test driving, and consider the track record of the manufacturer. So why would you give less attention to choosing a plastic surgeon? Unfortunately, it's a common mistake.

You've Found the One

Not so fast. Just because you found a doctor offering plastic surgery at a rate you can afford does not mean he is qualified. Plastic surgery should be looked at as seriously as any other surgery, and you should make sure the doctor in question has the right experience and certifications. What certifications should you look for?

  • board certification by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

We also recommend you research their track record. How long have they been in practice? Where did they go to school? Do they have good reviews by previous customers? The last thing we want is to have patients come in seeking a remedy to a poorly performed surgery, and we're certain you don't want that either.

Remember, this is a big decision, and it's worth taking your time to find the right doctor and make sure he is qualified to perform surgery. If you are in need of more advice on the subject of plastic surgery or doctor qualifications, do feel free to contact us.