Will Laser Hair Removal Work on Women Facial Hair? Excess facial or body hair (hirsutism) is an embarrassing condition for many women. While hair growth might be genetic or even caused by medication, excessive male hormones and hair growth are linked in women. Laser hair removal is currently the best option for removing dark hair […]

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal technology has advanced over many years and now includes devices that offer a more precise application of the laser to the follicle. This results in a faster and pain free treatment experience. If you haven’t tried laser hair removal, talk to someone who has, the results really are phenomenal. Imagine no longer having to spend 15-20 minutes in the shower every day to shave. Imagine not spending that extra $10,000 throughout your lifetime on shaving and hair removal products. Imagine having silky smooth legs or a bikini area without the bumps, ingrown hairs or dark follicles.

Although you can’t stop them from forming, there are some basic steps that can be taken to minimize the likelihood of their development. Although the removal of skin tags is curative, individuals with the tendency to develop them are likely to develop more over time. It may become necessary to undergo additional procedures to remove […]

Just two months after Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras banned glitter from its annual parade, CIDESCO, the World Standard for Beauty and Spa Therapy, is calling on its to stop using makeup that contains glitter made from non-plastic alternatives. CIDESCO president Anna-Cari Gund says it is important that everyone in the beauty industry, including […]

While typically harmless, current research suggests that there is a strong association between skin tags and prediabetes, also called insulin resistance, and Type-2 diabetes. In those with insulin resistance, insulin becomes ineffective at pushing sugar into cells and, as such, the blood sugar builds up and the body keeps producing more insulin in an attempt to normalize blood sugar. Eventually, the pancreas becomes exhausted and diabetes results. Early detection can prevent the development of this deadly disease. Diabetics, on average, live 10 to 15 years less than non-diabetics.

Also known as fibroma pendulum, a skin tag is a benign (non-cancerous) soft area of skin that hangs off the body. Technically a tumor, skin tags are made up of collagen fibers, capillaries, lymphatic vessels, a core of ducts, fat cells, nerve cells and are covered by the epidermis. Caused by bunches of trapped blood vessels and collagen inside thicker parts of the skin, they are usually flesh colored, about the size of a grain of rice or bigger, and look like a little flap of skin connected to the body by a small stalk of tissue called a peduncle. Known to doctors as acrochordons, the most common areas where they occur are in the folds of your skin, such as the eyelids, neck, groin under arms and upper chest, but can also be found elsewhere on the body. While it can be alarming to see any kind of growth on your skin, these growths are typically harmless.

Here are some tips for looking after skin that has acne and acne prone skin.

Acne is often described as a disease involving the sebaceous follicles and hair follicles of the skin. It occurs in people who have a genetic predisposition; if acne runs in the families of both parents, three out of four children may suffer from it.

Acne is a common skin condition that can affect both teenagers and adults. In men and women alike it is typically triggered by excess sebum. Testosterone enters the sebaceous glands and stimulates sebum production. In men testosterone originates in the male sexual organs, while in women it is produced in the ovaries and adrenal glands.

Skin is our largest organ with three main functions: protection, regulation, and sensation. Adults carry some 8 pounds (3.6 kilograms) and 22 square feet (2 square meters) of it. The human skin produces about one million skin cells every 40 minutes, which equates to over 36 million skin cells per day. as our skin cells renew from the deeper layer of the epidermis, the more surface cells harden and lose moisture. Eventually these cells detach from skin and are replaced by younger cells moving up from deeper layers. Desquamation (detaching) also eliminates damaged and contaminated cells that carry pollutants and micro-organisms from the environment. These superficial skin cells don’t always effectively fall from skin and may cause clogging and congestion while leaving the skin’s surface dry and dull looking. As we age, desquamation and cell turnover slow down, making professional exfoliation or chemical pell critical to removing the accumulation of cells that give a dry, dull appearance to the skin.

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