Ultimate Brazilian Laser Hair Removal

Posted by on Feb 16, 2014 | 3 comments

Everyone who’s anyone has done Brazilian Waxing or Shaving at some point in their lives. Have you seen that episode at America’s Next Top Model when the girls took it all off?   Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about.   Brazilian Laser Hair Removal of your Lady Parts is the “in” thing this millennium.  Even the likes of Rhianna and Demi Moore believe in keep it clean and simple.   Most beginners try out shaving because it’s cheap and painless. Despite these advantages, shaving is only a temporary solution. It may also cause pseudofolliculitis or commonly known as shave bumps and itchiness. Waxing is another popular procedure. But this method can be a little over the top painful. I know because I tried it myself. Waxing also needs some regrowth to be effective, which is ¼ of inch. It will take a couple of weeks or more to let it grow. For a temporary solution, it doesn’t seem worth it to pay 500 to 800 bucks a month for the rest of your life.   Thankfully, a more permanent solution is gaining rapid popularity. Brazilian laser hair removal has become so popular because of its speed and efficiency. In 6 to 10 sessions, you will immediately see considerable results.  Real LASER targets the melanin, the chromophore that gives color to the hair.  After your regular sessions, you can simply go back to yearly touch ups for those resilient hair or new regrowth. I myself am a satisfied customer of this treatment.   But is Brazilian laser hair removal for you? Every person’s skin is different thus the effectiveness of this treatment will differ for everyone. Some may also find that they are “non-responders” to this kind of treatment. This may occur if the incorrect machine is being used, the fluence is too low and the correct treatment time is not followed, or this treatment is simply just isn’t for you. So before anything else, the most important thing to do is to do your research. Don’t despair; I am here to guide you with my experience with laser hair removal.   My experience as a patient/ laser technician   There are many clinics that offer lowered, promotion service ipl, even diode unfortunately, with whitening. Don’t be fooled because they might be using using low-end machines which won’t yield the results you expect even after 8 to 15 sessions. Don’t lose faith though because there are clinics who invest on premium, medical grade laser hair removal machines like Lightsheer Duet, Soprano xl and GentleMax Pro (gentlelase or gentleyag).  But quality and brand alone don’t make an effective treatment, some of the efficacy is still dependent upon the skill and experience of the staff/doctors administering the treatment.   LightSheer/ LightSheer Duet – this diode technology is the gold standard in laser hair removal.  It has 800nm wavelength which penetrates the hair follicle down to the root.  It works by focusing the energy one area at a time.  The doctor or nurse can undergo around 2 to 3 passes for this treatment.  Upper Lip will take about 15 minutes, underarms around 20 minutes, and...

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GentleYag® Laser Vein Removal

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 | 2 comments

If you are in your early 30’s, and you are already suffering from either varicose veins or spider veins – you are not alone!  50 to 55 percent of women suffer from some type of vein problem, and so does 40 percent of men, believe it or not.   Women are just more susceptible because of the type of work we do, and the shoes we wear.  Constant standing using high heels make us more prone to either having varicose or spider veins.  Other contributing factor may include ageing, obesity, pregnancy, sedentary lifestyle, exposure to the sun and genetic predisposition. Luckily, in this time and age, there are available treatments to lessen the discomfort that varicose veins and spider veins are causing.  Sclerotherapy is still the gold standard for varicose vein removal.  It takes technical skill to perform this procedure with a board certified dermatologist.  For smaller spider veins, GentleYag Pro (In the GentleMax Pro Platform) is the best treatment, which is now available at Skin House Beauty and Laser Clinic.   Our Syneron Candela GentleYAG (part of the GentleMax Platform) 1064nm Laser is most effective treating small to medium size superficial veins. Areas most often treated are the face and lower body. Most people need between 1-3 laser vein treatments for optimal treatment for spider veins. Cherry Angiomas usually respond after 1 treatment, but occasionally need a retreatment for larger, more raised lesions. Before deciding, here are some frequently ask questions regarding the causes, and treatments available for better understanding of varicose veins and spider veins in general.   What are spider veins? Spider veins are small, twisted blood vessels that are closer to the surface of the skin that varicose veins.  They may be red, purple, or blue and can be found on the legs and face, and can be seen either in a very small or very large area of the skin.  They can look like tree branches or spiderweb patterns, thus, the name “spider veins”.   What causes spider/varicose veins? Healthy veins carry blood with oxygen and nutrients from our legs, arms, and other parts of our body back to our heart through a series of one-way valves. These valves allow blood to flow in the correct way from superficial veins to deeper veins and back to the heart. The vessels are surrounded by muscles, which contract and help pump blood back to the heart. Normally the veins have a one-way valve to prevent backflow. As our body ages, the valves in our veins weaken, and blood can collect/pool inside the veins.  As blood collects within the vein, pressure builds and vessel wall weakens.  Consequently, the vein tends to bulge and twist, or cause our veins to enlarge and become more visible. This is especially true of veins in the legs and ankles, which have to work against gravity to carry blood up to the heart.   Can varicose vein or spider vein cause serious complications? Varicose vein can be an eyesore, but they rarely pose a serious health threat. Rarely, they may cause ulcers (large sores in the skin) especially near the ankles. Varicose...

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How To Improve Your Underarms 101

Posted by on Jun 29, 2012 | 32 comments

Do you still have dark underarms?  You probably still pluck, wax or shave.     Shaving is the most common method of removing hair in the underarms.  It is said that the most efficient way to shave is to always use a new razor or to follow the direction of the hair growth.  Been there, done that.  Though shaving is a cheap, quick and usually painless method to remove the hair, one also get stubble hair re-growth, scratches, irritation, razor burns, ingrown hair and often, grayish skin tone. Waxing is another common hair removal method.  This can be done at home or in a professional salon.  A potential problem withwaxing is that the pulling on the delicate skin can cause it to loosen when done on a regularly basis.  This could be uncomfortable and unsightly.  Though popular in the 90’s those who really want flawless underarm will not achieve it when removing hair this way.  Constant friction also contributes to discoloration. Again this is a temporary solution compared to underarm laser hair removal. Laser hair removal has been growing in both efficiency and popularity for several years. Laser hair removal for the underarms help to smooth out the skin and reduce hair count and thickness. The light of the laser hits the follicle and damages it which in some cases can permanently stop hair growth. A series of treatments is spaced over a number of weeks in order to destroy the hair root in all its 3 growth cycles. Hair can initially grow back, however it is thinner and lighter. Over the course of the treatment, any regrowth will be noticeably finer, sparse, and less likely to become ingrown hair. Sessions for underarm laser hair removal are quick and relatively painless. Most people who have had laser hair removal treatments agree that the improvement is tremendous.  Provided of course that you are having laser hair removal done in a reputable clinic with trained technicians, and medical grade diode laser hair removal machine.  It is important to research on the machine and background of the clinic before signing especially those who offer prices that are too good to be true. At Skin House, photos can be taken before treatment starts for future comparison.  This way, the patient can evaluate and see gradual improvement of the color and texture of the skin. It takes time to see improvement, and this will depend on the starting color and texture of the skin.  The darker the skin, the longer it will take for it to lighten.  Laser Hair Removal combined with underarm whitening will give beneficial results. Before signing up, a consultation will be done to know if the patient is a suitable candidate for the laser hair removal treatment.  If the patient gets the go signal, the procedure will take only about 15 to 20 minutes for a small area like the underarms.  A note regarding the do’s and don’ts will be provided after every visit. The causes of excessive hair growth are as follows: –   – Pregnancy –   – Hormonal Imbalances (ex. PCOS) –   – Thyroid Problems –   – Reactions to certain Medications...

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