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Laser Hair Removal: Just The Facts

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The Skin Care Clinic offers the latest in Laser Hair Removal technology. Our laser permanently reduces hair safely with minimal downtime. Most patients require 8-10 treatments with each treatment ranging from 15-60 minutes (depending on the area being treated). The treatment sessions are scheduled 4-6 weeks apart for optimal hair reduction. Patient comfort is maximized with a topical numbing cream and cooling technique.

How It Works:

The Syneron is one of the fastest and most effective hair removal systems available. This type of hair removal is long lasting and allows large areas of skin to be treated at the same time. The laser is directed through the skin to the hair follicle, where it stops growth. A gel is used on the surface of the skin for conduction and cooling purposes. Most patient experience minimal discomfort and find the procedure to be very tolerable.

How Long It Lasts:

Intended to be permanent, but people often need to return every 6 months to a year for maintenance.

Pre / Post-treatment Tips:

Patient must shave (NOT wax) 1-2 days prior to each treatment to promote effectiveness. Sun should be avoided before and immediately after each treatment to minimize skinirritation and discoloration.

To learn more about laser hair removal, visit The Skin Care Clinic online, or if you live in the Los Angeles / Orange County area, call (949) 760-8065

 Laser Hair Removal: Just The Facts

The Skin Care Clinic Demystifies Laser Hair Removal

Having a play set in your backyard can be a great way to get your child off the couch and out into the fresh air. With childhood obesity on the rise, we need to do what we can as parents to get our children active and enjoying playing and interacting with each other children again. Being able to go out in the yard and have something to do is just one small step in the right direction.

Playgrounds and play sets can be an integral part of your child’s growth and skill set.

Each piece of the play set can assist our children in different ways. And overall it can make our children healthier and happier.

Monkey bars help with upper body strength, hand eye coordination and gross motor skills.

Climbing up slides, as children so enjoy doing, get’s their leg muscles working and gives them a great stretch as well.

Swing sets can be a great workout for most of their little bodies. Exercising everything from their arms, to their midsections and their legs. All these benefits from having some fun and swinging the afternoon away.

Of course the play set itself can also play a key part in socialization skills. Inviting friends over to actually go out and play can go a long way to helping your child develop better interpersonal skills.

Plus there’s the creativity factor it brings out in children. Creating games and things to do on the play set also help them. And it can get their brains working more than simply staring at the television all day long.

And of course just getting out and playing helps them get much needed exercise. And when they are really going, their hearts are pumping, their blood is flowing and they are getting the added benefits of a cardio workout.

Simply being outside helps as well. Getting fresh air and exercise will not only give them the added health benefits, but most children will sleep much deeper and better after a day of fun outside. Plus, the fact it’s your own play set helps control the amount of germs your children are subjected to.

As parents it is our job to ensure our children are raised healthy and happy. Having a play set in your backyard can help achieve both. And they’ll never be the wiser about the health benefits they are getting. Give them something fun to do, and watch them play themselves into better shape.

Brief But Interesting History Of Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is not a new process but it has taken a long time for the process to iron out the problems and make it efficient and safe to use. Through 40 years of research, it has been possible to make a laser that is safe to remove hair follicles. Last year alone, 2,000,000 Americans had laser hair removal done on their bodies with minimal side effects. As we move into the future, the technology of laser hair removal will continue to change and improve.

Laser hair removal history in reverse chronological order:

•   The Wave 5 Laser was released in 1997 and was cleared by the FDA for use to target melanin in the hair. The Wave 5 Laser was easy to use, had epidermal cooling in it, and greatly reduced the risk of any side effects, making it safe and effective to use. Wave 5 Lasers are the ones currently in use around the world by millions of people who get laser hair removal done on their bodies each year.

•    The Wave 4 Lasers were released in the mid-1990s and this is where laser hair removal comes into its modern form. The 1995 form of the laser was the first to be cleared by the FDA for use. These lasers would use a carbon-based lotion as a chromophore. The laser would heat the carbon and release a shock wave to the follicle to destroy it. Unfortunately, that wave could also damage nearby cells in the skin.

•    In the 1980s, the Wave 3 Lasers were invented. While these lasers were better at targeting hair, they were still too tedious to use for laser hair removal and were ineffective, which resulted in them being removed from the market.

•    In the 1970s, the Wave 2 Lasers came into being. These lasers allowed for the targeting of individual follicles with a targeted laser sending a beam of energy through a fiber-optic probe. Sadly, this was sent to market without any testing done and it was marketed as painless even though it was not. The FDA stepped in and removed it from market because it was difficult to use and ineffective for what it claimed.

•    In the 1960s, the first lasers were called Wave 1 Lasers and they emitted a continuous wave of light rather than pulses. As a result, they were no good for removing hair because the beam could not be controlled. As a result, there was too much risk to the skin being damaged. The Q-switch allowed for a shuttering of the light but still, it was not practical for laser hair removal.

Everyone thinks of lasers are new and futuristic, and when people think of laser hair removal, they think the same thing. The truth is that laser hair removal processes, and lasers for the skin in general, has been around for many, many years. Longer than most of the people getting laser hair removal done have been alive.

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