Latisse

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Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved prescription treatment for inadequate eyelashes.   By using Latisse, patients can grow eyelashes that are longer, thicker and darker.

If you have short or sparse upper eyelashes (a condition called hypotrichosis) and want longer, darker and thicker eyelashes, Latisse may be a good option for you. Many individuals – particularly contact lens wearers – don’t like to apply mascara each day, but would like to have fuller, more attractive lashes. Studies of Latisse show that about 80% of those who use it as prescribed achieve a significant increase in eyelash length, color and fullness of their eyelashes.

Where to Purchase Latisse

Latisse is a prescription product that can be obtained after a standard examination to review your medical history and determine if Latisse is suitable for you. Potential side effects will be discussed and once you’ve been shown how to properly apply Latisse, the doctor may write your prescription.

Using Latisse

You will learn how to use Latisse during your office visit so that you will feel comfortable using it at home. It’s a simple process. The solution is applied directly along the base of your upper eyelashes once a day with a small, easy-to-use applicator. A tissue is used to gently dab any excess from around the eye area. It is not for use on the lower lashes or eyebrows. If you wear contact lenses, you will be asked to remove them before applying Latisse to your upper lashes. You can reinsert them again 15 minutes after you finish.

After Using Latisse

Between 8 and 6 weeks after you begin your daily at-home application of Latisse, you can expect to see results. Since it works from the inside out, change is not instant. New eyelashes will grow in between your existing lashes, and the eyelash growth cycle takes time. In 16 weeks, you should see the full effects of Latisse.

Latisse is not a permanent solution for short, sparse eyelashes. It works while you use it, but your lashes will regress to their natural state if you stop using it.

Possible Side Effects of Latisse

Approximately 4% of Latisse users report itching and/or eye redness, which are temporary. Less common are side effects that may occur on the skin near your eyes, such as skin darkening or irritation. Keeping Latisse solution on the base of the upper lashes and taking care not to get it on other parts of the eye can reduce the risk of side effects such as irritation. Still, it’s important to be assessed by a doctor to make sure you are a good candidate for this lash-growing solution. All prescription medications have potential side effects, and we will discuss them with you during your office visit and make sure you are clear on how to apply Latisse.

Laser Tattoo Removal

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What’s the best way to remove a tattoo? Although a tattoo looks like a simple painting, it’s actually aseries of ink deposits deep within the skin – designed to last forever. Today it’s increasingly common for people to seek tattoo removal – for personal or professional reasons. Early methods carried a high risk of scarring, were painful and not very effective.The introduction of Q-Switched lasers greatly improved the process,allowing physicians to eliminate most tattoos with a high degree of success and very low risk of scarring. The Q-Switched Nd: YAG lasers that use Photo Acoustic energy are the gold standard lasers for tattoo removal, with a strong history of safety and effectiveness.

How does the laser remove the tattoo? Lasers target tattoos with a very specific wavelength of light energy in fact, a separate wavelength is needed for each ink color. The popular Q-switched lasers use Photo Acoustic energy to safely penetrate the skin and target the tattoo ink. The light energy gently vibrates and shatters the tattoo ink into micro-particles that are eventually eliminated through the body’s natural processes. Because the laser delivers the energy in a very precise ‘beam,’ physicians cantrace the design without damaging the surrounding skin.

How many laser treatments are needed toremove a tattoo? Laser tattoo removal requires several sessions. On average, professional tattoos need 6 to 15 treatments, while amateur tattoos need four to five treatments, spaced approximately four to eight weeks apart. The number of treatments depends on the size of the tattoo, the amount and type of ink used, and the depth of the ink in the skin. The location of the tattoo will also affect the clearance rate. Cost varies according to geographical region and physician.

Is Coconut Oil Good for Skin?

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Coconut yields a nourishing and moisturizing oil which we know as coconut oil. The high fat content has been shown to help improve certain skin conditions by healing wounds, reducing rashes and preventing acne. Its anti-inflammatory effect works wonders for soothing skin ailments.

Initial thoughts might be that applying oil to the skin will clog the pores and cause the complexion to be oily and full of acne. However, coconut oil is unique compared to other products such as mineral oil; it isn’t pumped full of water or petroleum by-products which can block the pores. Instead, coconut oil hydrates and softens the skin as it sinks deep into the cells. Coconut oil helps to naturally clear away dirt and dead skin cells which allows for a healthier complexion.

Depending on your current diet, lifestyle and beauty regime when you first start using coconut oil on your face, you may experience an increase in acne, as it draws the impurities out of the skin. However, within a short period of time with consistent use of applying coconut oil, the acne will diminish and will often completely clear up. Make sure you are eating nutritious food, too!

How Coconut Oil Can Transform Your Skin?

Condition and Soothes Skin Coconut oil absorbs quickly, which leaves silky smooth skin. After washing your face with water and dabbing dry with a towel, apply a small amount to your face every morning and night as a moisturizer. Remember, a little bit goes a long way, so don’t slather too much on your face. It also works wonders for the whole body as a moisturizer, so use it for the hands, feet and even as a massage oil.

Cleanses and Tones Skin – Coconut oil cleanses and moisturizes all in one, so there’s no need for a cabinet full of cosmetics. It is a fantastic makeup remover – and even works on waterproof mascara! Put a little on a cotton ball and gently wipe over your eyes and the rest of your face to remove makeup. The bonus is that it will leave the skin hydrated and soft.

Reduces Acne – The fatty acids in coconut oil help it to work as an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial natural product. This works in favor of reducing acne breakouts and keeping the pores dirt-free.

Coconut oil helps to soothe inflammation that often accompanies severe acne, and helps to alleviate the red dry skin that acne can cause. The vitamin E can help to fight damage to the skin thanks to its powerful antioxidant properties.

Use good nutrition to reduce acne from the inside, while focusing on good natural products from the outside to prevent acne and heal acne scars. This strengthens skin, making it healthier and more radiant.

Liposuction

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How do so many celebrities stay super skinny? Undoubtedly, many of them do it the old fashioned way, by sticking to strict diets and exerciseprograms. But at least a few have acquired their tight thighs, flat tummies and quarter-bouncing buns in a plastic surgeon’s office, even if they’re reluctant to admit it.

Celebrities aren’t the only ones getting a sleeker look with surgery. Doctors perform an estimated 500,000 liposuction procedures in the United States each year, making it the most popular type of cosmetic surgery, according to the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.