The Dos And Don'ts Of Laser Hair Removal in New York City
- 11-10-2018, 08:44
- Blog page / Skin Care / Cosmetic Dermatology / Laser Dermatology
- DO shave in between treatments. This is the best way to quickly remove hair without damaging the root. Your beauty therapist will shave the area before applying the laser to your skin, anyway, as any visible hair will only get singed otherwise!
- DON'T apply heavy make-up for 24 hours after your laser treatment to avoid clogging the skin and causing breakouts. If you really have to, opt for mineral types, such as Jane Iredale, Inika and bareMinerals which let the skin 'breathe.'
- DO avoid sun exposure - and lay off the fake tan, too. Lasers are more compatible with paler skin-types, so, even though a tan looks great, it'll minimise the efficiency of the laser, preventing the energy from making its way to the root of the hair.
- DON'T wax, epilate or pluck your hair in between treatments as it removes the hair from the root. Lasers work because they are attracted to the hair's pigment underneath the skin and if it is completely gone, there won't be anything there for the laser to zap. If this is the case, you might have to wait up to another four weeks for the root to re-form until you can be treated again.
- DO wear a high factor SPF. After treatments, skin becomes more sensitive to UV rays, so always slather it in a high factor sunscreen to protect it from things like hyperpigmentation and sensitivity.
- DO exfoliate the area gently as it encourages the dead roots to fall out after every treatment and will make your skin look less bumpy and shadowy.
And if you prefer to DIY, here are the very best at-home laser hair removal systems on the market, approved by ELLE of course.
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It is safe to say that the world of dermatology is divided into two separate camps. On the one side, there are cosmetic dermatologists. These individuals use BOTOX® injections and other services to cater to the needs of patients looking to maintain their youthful appearance and remove the signs of aging.
On the other side of the spectrum, there are medical dermatologists. These individuals focus on providing help to patients with medical conditions that are affecting the appearance and health of their skin.
Both types of dermatologists provide an invaluable service to their patients. Both, in some ways, help patients improve the appearance of their skin and will work with patients to help them have skin that is as healthy as it can possibly be.
On an annual basis, over five million cosmetic surgical or nonsurgical procedures were performed by dermatologists.
One side effect of the growth of the cosmetic dermatology industry is that there is an ever-present shortage of medical dermatologists.
Noting this trend, many dermatologists are splitting their time between the cosmetic side of the field and the strict medical side of the field.
Dermatologists as a whole do not want to forget the medical problems associated with dermatology. In order for the cosmetic side of the industry to grow, constant research must be done on the medical side. Dermatologists realize that they cannot give up their focus on this area.
Dermatologists are clear to state that they are not seeing a wholesale flight of medical dermatologists to the cosmetic surgical field. What they are noticing is that more dermatologists have included cosmetic surgery as a portion of work they do.
The American Academy of Dermatology commented that on average, dermatologists spend about five hours of the week doing cosmetic procedures and 32 hours of the week seeing patients who have medical issues that need to be treated.
At the end of the day, while cosmetic and medical dermatology are different, it is almost impossible to separate the two areas of practice from each other. They work hand-in-hand to help patients feel better and look better.
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