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Month: March 2020

Is Laser Hair Removal Truly Permanent?

Is Laser Hair Removal Truly Permanent?

Do you have unwanted facial or body hair that you’re tired of shaving?  Laser hair removal is a quick, precise alternative that delivers consistent results.  In the last few years, laser hair removal has become the preferred option for people wanting to be hair free forever.  But is laser hair removal truly permanent?

How Laser Hair Removal Works

The light from the laser directly targets the pigment at the base of the hair follicle.  The pigment absorbs the laser light and this generates heat within the follicle and damages the growth center that produces hair.  This damage may delay or prevent the growth of new hair.  The treated hair will eventually fall out in the weeks following treatment.

Is Laser Hair Removal Truly Permanent?

Laser hair removal is not permanent, but it can reduce hair for very long periods. 

Laser hair removal does not remove every hair follicle, because hair grows in phases and only absorbs laser energy efficiently during the growth phase.   During the resting and transition phases, the hair is unable to absorb sufficient laser light to damage the hair growth center.  Therefore, patients will experience hair growth after treatment.  It typically takes about 6 laser hair removal cycles to achieve the desired hair reduction. 

Patients should expect indefinite or long-term hair reduction rather than permanent results with laser hair removal.

Choosing an experienced medical provider with the necessary training and skill is the key to getting the best results with laser hair removal.

Would you like to learn more about laser hair removal?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Duluth, MN area, Twin Ports Dermatology, Duluth MN is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.twinportsderm.com, or by calling (218) 216-7754.

How safe is botox

How safe is botox

Thinking about getting botox? Botox is a quick treatment that is relatively affordable, so it’s accessible to many people.  Although botox is such a popular aesthetic treatment, people still have a lot of questions about it, since its derived from a dangerous substance.  So how safe is botox.  

Benefits of botox

Botox treats dynamic wrinkles, which are the lines that develop as a result of repeated muscle contractions, when making expressions such as squinting, frowning, and smiling.  It is therefore the ideal solution for reducing horizontal forehead lines, crow’s feet, and frown lines between the eyebrows.  Botox works by blocking the nerve signals to the muscles.   The effects last 3-4 months.  

How safe is botox

Botox is the brand name for botulinum toxin type A, which is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism (type of food poisoning).  Botulinum toxin can be poisonous in its pure state, but botox is made from highly diluted amounts of the toxin, and is injected in very small doses.

There may be slight swelling and bruising at the injection site after botox treatment, but these symptoms usually resolve within a few hours.  Therefore, patients can resume normal activities immediately after treatment. 

Botox has been evaluated and approved by the FDA, and has a very safe history.  Millions of people in the US have been treated with botox since it gained FDA approval in 2002, and few adverse effects or complications have been reported. 

Botox is therefore very safe, as long as it is administered by a qualified, experienced medical professional, preferably a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon.  

Would you like to learn more about botox?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the greater Duluth area, Twin Ports Dermatology, Duluth, MN is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.twinportsderm.com, or by calling (218) 216-7761.

How long is recovery from a facelift?

How long is recovery from a facelift?

Have you thought about getting a facelift, but you’re concerned about recovery?   That’s understandable.  People considering facelift surgery generally want to know when they will be able to return to normal activities, so one of the first questions they ask is – How long is recovery from a facelift.

Benefits of a facelift

A facelift reduces visible signs of aging and gives the face a refreshed, youthful appearance.  It addresses laxity in the cheek area, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, jowls, and loose skin on the upper neck.

How long is recovery from a facelift?

It typically takes about 2 weeks to recover from a facelift, but this may vary depending on the type of facelift done, and the patient’s general health.  However, patients are always advised to follow the post-op instructions of their plastic surgeon closely, so that they heal properly and without complications. 

Most patients are able to return to work and resume normal activities, about 10-14 days after a facelift.

What to expect after facelift surgery?

Patients should get as much rest as possible immediately after surgery.  It’s therefore best to have a family member or friend available to help out at home, at least for the first 24 hours.   Most patients feel well enough to move around after a day or two.  

There is typically some swelling and bruising for about 2 weeks after facelift surgery.   Patients may also experience mild pain and discomfort, but pain medication will help to alleviate these effects.

The results of a facelift can be seen about 3 weeks after surgery, but it may take 3-6 months to see the final results.

Would you like to learn more about facelift surgery?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Las Vegas, NV area, Stile Aesthetics is our featured practice.

You can reach them at drstile.com or by calling 702-243-9555.

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