Hair, Hair Go Away!

Hair removal is a billion dollar industry!  Men and women have been removing hair since ancient Egypt.  Ancient Egyptians shaved both their head and bodies for cleanliness and fashion.  Head and body lice was an issue at that time and removing all hair helped with the problem.  Wigs were considered more fashionable than real hair and smooth hair free skin was a social status. Hair removal was part of the Roman soldier battle preparations.  The soldiers would shave their heads bald to prevent their enemies from being able to pull…

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Facial Veins

Facial Veins

Facial veins One of the many symptoms of ageing is facial veins.  Those are the little red fine lines are usually seen just under the skin on the side and tip of your nose, chin or cheeks.  Thirty to sixty percent of the population have them, and facial veins are more common in women than men!  Luckily, in most cases they are only cosmetic concern and not a health issue.  Facial veins are also known as Telangiectasia, spider veins, thread veins and Rosacea. Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that…

Sunscreen

Sunscreen There are potions, lotions and lasers that promise to repair and rejuvenate old looking and sun damaged skin.   But, clinical studies now prove that the ultimate anti-ageing weapon is sunscreen to keep your skin youthful and healthy! The first clinical human trial that proves sunscreen helps to prevent pre-mature skin ageing caused by sun exposure was published June, 2013, in the American College of Physicians’ Annals of Internal Medicine.http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=1691733&resultClick=24 The study took place in Australia over 4.5 years, using 903 adults from the ages of 25 to 55.  The…

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Age Spots

Age Spots

Age Spots by Joyce M. Palmer Age spots are the flat little brown spots that make up cannot hide.  Age spots are common on the face, neck, chest, shoulders, back, lower legs, tops of feet, arms and hands which are sun exposed.    Age spots can vary in color from brown, tan to blackish. Exposing unprotected skin to UV light that is natural or un-natural, causes an over production of the skin pigment known as melanin.  This over production causes age spots to appear.   This exposing of unprotected skin is known…

Can Lasers Stimulate Hair Growth?

Can Lasers Stimulate Hair Growth? One big concern for people requiring permanent hair removal is can lasers stimulate hair growth?   The answer is yes, but….it is very rare! Almost every electrolysis website has an article whether a laser can stimulate hair growth.  Working with lasers for over 10 years and electrolysis for 23 years, I love both modalities of treatments.    This enables me to give my clients the best options possible. Paradoxical laser hair stimulation is the technical term whereby laser treatments that normally would reduce the amount of…

Can laser stimulate hair growth?
excessive hair growth

Excessive Hair Growth

  Excessive hair growth is known as hirsutism.  If you are a hairy person, the correct term would be that you are hirsute.  Being hairy or hirsute can be very stressful and embarrassing, especially for a female.  Today styles with low cut tops, low riding jeans, thong underwear and teeny bikinis for a woman who is hirsute, de-hairing excessive hair growth can be time consuming and depressing. One thing everyone should know is that all women have facial and body hair.  This normal hair growth is usually very fine and…

Laser and Your Skin Type

Safe Laser Treatments for Your Skin Type The Fitzpatrick Skin Typing System Thinking about laser treatments?  One of the most important things to consider is what your skin type is.  Depending on the treatment wanted, your skin type will determine if you are even a candidate for laser treatments.  Darker skin type can be permanently damaged by doing treatments that are not recommended for their skin type.   Skin Types are determined by the Fitzpatrick Skin Typing System which has 6 levels of skin tones. Type I is lightest of all…

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Laser vs Electrolysis

Electrolysis vs Laser Hair Removal

Electrolysis vs Laser Hair Removal Permanent vs Permanent Reduction   From ancient civilizations to current times, hair removal has always been an aesthetic concern. One of Alexander the Great's obsessions was having a smooth beard free face. This led to the beginning of the barbershop. And, according to historical findings, Cleopatra used the sugaring method for having a smooth hair free body and face. Move forward a few centuries to 1915, Harper’s Bazaar magazine ran a marketing campaign advertising that female underarm hair as being unfeminine, unhygienic and unfashionable for…

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