The removal of unwanted hair with lasers has rapidly gained popularity. However this form of treatment is not for everyone and it is important that consumers become educated as to the different and competing hair removal procedures available.Some procedures still in use are outdated, whilst some are more suitable for certain hair and skin colors.What are laser "hair removal" requirements?It is most important that the surrounding skin is lighter than the hair. Also very dark skins absorb excessive laser energy which is not ideal.Patients with light hair and tanned skin should not consider "laser hair removal" treatment.However if you have dark hair and a tan, you must wait for the tan to fade before having treatment. Note that you will require several treatments depending on the body areas, and although relatively cheaper that electrolysis, laser hair removal costs could exceed $1000.How much will laser hair removal cost?This depends on the size of the area being treated. Top treatment centers average around $500 a session, and generally four treatment sessions are prescribed.Whole back or leg areas will cost a lot more, whilst small upper lip areas could be cheaper. You would need to have an individual assessment by the laser center for more exact costing.What is the effect of skin color on laser hair removal?Light skin:
- Easier to perform
- Fewer treatments
- Better and faster results
- Slower results
- More sessions
- Greater expertise required
- Individualized treatment required
- Absorbs more laser energy
- Easier to treat
- Coarse dark hair gives best response
- More difficult to treat
- Blonde or red hair is very difficult to treat
- Multiple treatment sessions are required
- Results are variable
- The face
- Upper lip
- Bikini line
- There are no guarantees. Exact permanent hair removal results for each individual patient are unpredictable, particularly with regard to the number of treatment sessions required.
- It is highly recommended that you choose quality over price when selecting a permanent hair removal clinic. This procedure is an exact science, and the best results come from the centers with the most experience.
- Properly performed permanent hair removal is effective in the vast majority of cases. It is usually only those with blonde or red hair that do not respond well.
- Laser permanent hair removal is not compatible with tanning as it will reduce it's effectiveness and increase the number of sessions required.
- Some light or dark skin pigment changes may occur and persist for months, but these are usually temporary and very rare in untanned patients with fair skin.
- Rarely blisters and burns may occur, especially in dark skinned patients.
- As beta carotene darkens the skin, it's consumption should be avoided for several months prior to treatment.
- African-Americans and those with dark skins can take heart that new lasers and techniques available at specialized permanent hair removal centers can now provide effective [*_*] for most patients, no matter what their skin type.
- multi-pulse alexandrite
- single-pulse alexandrite
- multi-pulse Nd-Yag lasers
Thinning hair is increasingly becoming one of the biggest cosmetic issues for men and women around the world. Treatment is not necessary if you are comfortable with your appearance. If hair loss causes you anxiety and negatively affects your self-image, treatment can be beneficial. Organic shampoos only contain all natural ingredients, which means that it will not contain any harsh chemicals that can significantly damage your hair. It may be much more expensive, but you will see that if hair care is what you want, organic shampoos are much better as it is gentle to your scalp and hair. However, there are alternative shampoos that can keep your hair clean and smelling nice, such as organic shampoos. The Nisim shampoo contains natural herbal and organic ingredients which stop hair loss within 7 days. "NISIM " The STIMULATING EXTRACT contains essential amino acids and natural organic extracts that help promote thicker hair for men and/or women who are experiencing thinning hair. Women consider hair as one of the most important aspects of their beauty. An estimated 30 million American women have a genetic predisposition to hair loss and balding. Women develop hair loss as frequently as men do, but because of hormonal differences women dont lose as much hair volume. Women must learn at an early age to take care of their hair and understand what it takes to have healthy hair. Women frequently have hair loss due to an iron deficiency, especially if they regularly skip meals or have heavy periods. The only medication approved to treat women in the US is topical minoxidil; the 2% preparation recommended for women is available over the counter. When it comes to stopping or reversing baldness, the natural, organic active ingredients in Biofactors Shampoo, Conditioner and Extract are the best. Biofactors' products are among the few to face clinical studies and emerge with scientific proof of success in overcoming hair loss and baldness by neutralizing DHT though the use of natural Saw Palmetto (also known as Serenoa Serrulata). Because one of the powerful, active ingredients in Nisim Biofactors is natural Saw Palmetto, you are treating your hair with the safest products.
First off let me start by saying, no one is cellulite free. We all have a certain amount of cellulite underneath our skin. Of course some do have more then others, but it's a natural thing for us to have some. In a nut shell cellulite is simple fat deposits held in pockets just below the skin. The form of lipids (fats) below the skin aren't much different then those found elsewhere in the body, how ever it's because they are close to the skins surface that they cause the negative appearance.So what can you do about cellulite?Exercise is a viable option for many. Partaking in cardio activities several times a week will help burn fat, and tone the leg muscles. While this method will work for many, often sometimes some women need more then just exercise to help rid themselves of cellulite. Next on the list is the numerous medical procedures we can have done. From liposuction too vacuum and roller techniques some of these processes can be effective, how ever painful, costly, and have some nasty side effects. For some people this is the only avenue they evaluate for treating cellulite, but they're skipping over what really should be the first attack on cellulite.Cellulite Treatment ProductsWith our aging population, cellulite treatment has been receiving more and more attention from cosmetic and supplement manufacturers. Our population is becoming more affluent, and therefore looking for more alternatives then just surgery and exercise to solve cosmetic issues such as cellulite. Hence there has been a dawn of a range of "cellulite treatment" products.While like anything new some of these cellulite treatment products work better then others. It's important to do your homework prior to trying one out. While there is minimal if any side effects it's still important to not waste your time on something that isn't going to provide you with results.The majority of these cellulite treatment products a comprised of natural ingredients. Most work on a basis of shrinking the cellulite molecules, or using some sort of ingredient to speed up the burning of fat. Both of these methods work well, and take next to no time on your part to apply the product. For those of us that don't have the spare time in our hectic schedules to exercise several times a week, or drastically change our lifestyles, an cellulite treatment product is the best option for ridding ourselves of that pesky cellulite problem.
You may have heard of anti-oxidants before in some late night infomercial advertising anti-aging products. But what exactly are anti-oxidants? To be brief, anti-oxidants offset the effects that free radicals have on our skin. Many cosmetic products sold today do in fact contain anti-oxidants, however, they are contained in a form not conducive to aging prevention. Rather, they are contained within a specific cream to preserve it from spoiling. While this small amount of anti-oxidants does have an effect on your skin, it is usually short term. Now that you know what anti-oxidants are and how they work, were going to talk about one of the more important anti-oxidants: Vitamin E. Many dermatologists believe that vitamin e surpasses all anti-oxidants in terms of importance. Vitamin e has proven to shield shells against the suns dangerous rays. Study upon study has led numerous scientists to conclude that "vitamin e" significantly reduces the harm which free radicals can wreak upon your sins sells. Its not too far of a reach to say that vitamin e can also help to protect you from cancer. Since the vitamin e reduces the effect that UV rays have on your skin, it lessens your chances of coming down with skin cancer. So how can you begin to reap the benefits of vitamin e? For one, go to your local pharmacy and ask for some vitamin e cream. Make sure that the cream has sufficient vitamin e content you dont want to waste your money on some cream that wont do much for your skin. You can even opt to start taking vitamin e supplements. These supplements, while also aiding your skin, will help other parts of your body. You should be able to find both supplements and some vitamin e cream inexpensively. If you have no luck finding either at a local store, you can purchase them online.
I want to take a step away today from my normal discussions about various training techniques or nutrition ideas, and look at another vitally important aspect in your life that plays an important role in your success with your fitness goals. And that aspect is...How well do you sleep?I've noticed that one of the challenges for many people in their fitness endeavors is getting enough quality sleep each night. In case you didn't already know, the quality and quantity of your sleep each night is VERY important to maintaining an optimal hormonal balance within your body and keeping your metabolism as high as possible. Obviously, this all translates into a leaner you, if you are sleeping well regularly. On the other hand, if you never seem to get enough sleep, or don't sleep well enough to give your body the rest and recuperation it needs, you can count on the fact that this lack of sleep is making you fatter! That's right, the lack of quality sleep creates a fat-storing hormonal mess inside your body. The fact is, the stats show that most people don't get enough sleep regularly, and also don't sleep as soundly as they should.Aside from sleeping disorders, most people simply don't get enough sleep because they have a hard time shutting down their minds at night, which leaves them lying there in bed tossing and turning with thoughts about the stresses of their daily lives shooting through their heads. Does this happen to you?This has actually been a problem for me personally, but I've started to gain control of this with a few secrets I've learned, and now I can usually fall asleep pretty fast each night. Here are some of the tricks I've used to "fall asleep" easier each night. Some of these you've probably heard before, but others may be new ideas for you.1. Try not to exercise intensely within about 2 hours or so of your normal bedtime. However, getting regular daily exercise at any other time of the day will help tire you out so that you can fall asleep easier once bed time comes.2. Don't try to go to sleep hungry. Contrary to popular belief, just because you eat after 6 or 7 pm does not mean it's going to be instantly deposited as blubbery body fat. As a matter of fact, a lot of very lean people that I know eat small meals right before they go to bed each night. A light healthy snack 30-90 minutes before you hit the pillows will help satisfy your hunger and help you fall asleep easier. 3. Avoid stimulants like caffeine any time after late-afternoon.4. Try chamomile tea and/or mint tea an hour or two before bed time. These generally have a relaxing effect and can help you calm down at night. I recently found a tea product called "bed time tea", which combines chamomile and mint in the tea bags. I add in just a little touch of raw honey too and this combo really seems to relax me.5. Try ground nutmeg in capsules an hour or two before bed. Nutmeg is supposed to also have a calming effect on the body. What I've done is buy a couple rounds of whole nutmeg and use a strong coffee grinder to grind them into powder. Then I fill empty capsules with the nutmeg and take a couple each night. Two whole nutmeg rounds will fill a couple dozen capsules, so I store them in a ziplock in the fridge. I'm not totally sure if this helps or not, but it certainly can't hurt, and nutmeg is at least a good source of antioxidants too!6. Try to clear your mind of daily stresses and things you need to do. This has been my biggest obstacle to overcome in order to fall asleep at night. One thing that helps is to use a note pad to write down what I need to do the next day. That helps me clear my mind and reassure that I won't forget anything, so that I can relax. Instead of thinking about my day, or what I need to do tomorrow, I simply wipe my mind clean, and think about a relaxing place that I enjoy, like a tropical beach, or lying on a hammock in the breeze somewhere. If I can keep my mind on something relaxing like this, and not my daily worries, I fall asleep like a champ!I know there are many other strategies that people use to help fall asleep, but I figured I'd just give you a few of the tricks that have helped me out with conquering this. Whatever you do, please try to keep it natural... taking sleep aid drugs will almost always have adverse side effects.So do yourself a favor and pull the plug on the late-night talk shows or late-night Seinfeld re-runs (although that Kramer does crack me up!), and try to get to sleep a little earlier from now on. Clear your mind, relax, and enjoy some good quality sleep that will keep your body leaner and have you feeling more energy filled during each day. Good luck!