7 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Laser Tattoo Removal

7 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Laser Tattoo Removal

Having a tattoo is an emotional decision, whether we have someone’s name inked on ourselves or it is something symbolic, maybe some quote which we feel resonates with our thoughts, a character we like or anything done in the spur of a moment- a tattoo stays, even after our emotions change.

However, with the changed emotions or situations come the regret of not having thought through the decision of actually getting the tattoo. Had we lived some 20-25 years ago, it would have become a life-long regret but now that we have laser tattoo removal, it has become easier to erase the mistakes of our past.

This blog is dedicated to talking about a few myths which surround the process of Laser tattoo removal. So, read on and clear those doubts and in case you have some more, do write back to us or simply drop in a message in the chat window below.

Myth #1: Black Ink Is Impossible To Remove

The darker the ink, the easier it is to remove because Laser works by targeting the pigment. Since the color black absorbs all wavelengths, the laser is able to break it up completely and extremely efficiently.

Myth #2: The treatment Burns the Skin

Lasers are extremely accurate and only target ink, also the wavelength is carefully determined to suit the requirements and hence burning is completely avoided.

Myth #3: Treatment duration is usually very long

Not necessarily, the treatment duration depends entirely on the complexity of your tattoo and the kind of time you would want to devote to each session. Hence, it can be a lunch-time procedure too and with almost negligible downtime, you can go anytime and have the tattoo removed.

Myth #4: The treatments need to be taken frequently and regularly

Multiple sittings might be required owing to the complexity of the tattoo but the sessions can be scheduled as per your convenience because unlike most dermatological treatments, laser tattoo removal isn’t a medical treatment. It is a simple procedure which just needs to be done till the tatoo is completely removed and since it is the dyes that have to be removed, it would not be a situation that the skin starts colouring itself..

Myth #5: Anyone can do laser tattoo removal

One needs to understand that laser if wielded wrong can do significant damage to the skin. Hence, though the lesser prices of the multiple salons will entice you, always go to a seasoned dermatologist if you want a safe and hassle free laser removal.

Myth #6: Anyone can get tattoo removal done

Not everyone is an ideal candidate for laser removal. The laser targets pigment that’s in the dye, but at the same time, it can also target melanin in your skin. So, the darker the skin, the more complicated it becomes to utilize a laser to remove the tattoo.

Myth #7: Laser Tattoo Removal Causes Scarring

Extremely wrong considering lasers are actually the go to treatments for treating scars. The wavelength of the lasers are pre-determined as per standard experiments done and hence the chances of scarring are zero .

Healthy & Simple Ways to brighten Up Your Skin

Healthy & Simple Ways to brighten Up Your Skin

Being a cosmetology clinic, we have a lot of our clients asking us about what could be the best way to ensure a good skin health. Of course there are multiple treatments one can go for-something which we strongly advise to undertake every once in a while given how harsh the ambient environmental conditions are; but there are multiple good habits inculcating which can help one maintain a naturally youthful skin.

Here are some such routines that one can follow :

Consider Your Water

As cliché as it may sound, watching out on your water intake ensures that your skin remains supple. Not just that, adequate water intake also helps to ensure a smoother functioning of your internal systems thus maintaining that you remain healthy in general. And, what would be an ideal quantity of water to take- the quantity which keeps you hydrated and doesn’t result in frequent loo breaks.

Drink Green Tea

A great source of antioxidants, green tea’s anti-inflammatory properties prevent any form of collagen destruction due to the harshness of the environmental pollutants as well as boosts the skin’s immunity against the harmful UV rays. Our suggestion would be to take it once in the morning and if you feel the need to then once in the evening around your usual tea time.

Improve Your Air Quality

One cannot do a lot about the pollutants outside but when inside, having an air purifier can be of significant help. Now, some of our readers might think that how can the air inside be polluted? The air that circulates inside is basically coming from the outdoors. Breathing in purified air assumes even more importance considering the skin recuperates the most during night and a purified pollutant free air will help the skin even further.

Check Your Medicine Cabinet

Make sure that you do not take random anti-biotics or medicines just because you read about them on some website. Always, consult a doctor before trying on any new regime, even when it comes to topical creams. This is because, not every cream or medicine is suited for everyone. This is the reason why even doctors tell you to intimate them immediately if you notice any side effects.

Quit smoking

This goes without saying. Smoking not just damages your lungs, it also increases the content of carbon dioxide in your bloodstream which makes your skin look dull and patchy. Eat foods with antioxidants Try out foods like blueberries, pomegranates, acai berries, spinach, purple grapes and even dark chocolates to get enough antioxidants for your body. Eating foods rich in Vitamin C not only facilitate anti-aging but also boosts the collagen generation in the body.

Try and be Stress Free

Stress acts as a depressant for your bodily systems and hence makes you look dull and tired. Engage in activities such as yoga or meditation or even your hobbies and try to minimise stress. Confiding in your friends and family can help too. Destress yourself because a happy you is a healthy you.

7 Things to Know Before You Get Laser Hair Removal

7 Things to Know Before You Get Laser Hair Removal

Monthly waxing routines can be troublesome. The pain is just too much to take in, no matter how much the salon advertises about its painless waxes. Considering the fact that laser hair removal is becoming quite a rage these days, every wax strip removal sends one
into a deeper regret about why we did not choose laser hair removal instead.

Needless to say, with the growing awareness, easier and economic availability and of course the assurance of safe procedures, Laser hair removal has seen a growth rate of over 150% and is expected to grow even more.

However, as you decide to take up the procedure, here are a few things you need to know beforehand.

Laser Hair Removal is a safe, simple procedure

Even though one must have heard a lot about how there can be complications involved and how the laser hair removal cases get botched up, as long as one goes for an US-FDA approved clinic performing the procedure, it is totally simple and perfectly safe.

Laser hair removal works best on four areas.

In principle, laser hair removal can work on any body part but the parts which see the best of the results in the least number of sessions are the bikini line, under and upper lip region, the face and underarms.

Arms and legs show equally good results too, just that the sessions needed would be more considering the hair growth in these regions is usually more than the aforementioned body parts.

Laser Hair Removal cannot be performed on all hair types
Contrary to what a lot of salons and clinics claim, laser hair removal cannot be used on all types of body hair. A person or body region with coarse, thick and/or dark hair is where laser hair removal works best.

The logic is simple-laser hair removal works by targeting the pigment and hence, darker the pigment, more effective would be the laser treatment.

Certain medications have to be avoided

The dermatologist usually confirms of the medical history before starting the procedure and hence it is pertinent that one tells all the medicines one is taking. This is because certain medications can be photosensitive and hence can cause significant harmful side effects once
the laser hair removal procedure is done.

Such medicines are usually advised to be stopped at least 7-10 days prior to the laser hair removal process.

A minimum for 4-8 treatments will be required
To get effective results, a minimum of 4 sessions would be required for areas with lighter hair growth (upper lips, underarms, chin) and a minimum of 6 sessions would be required for hands and legs to show effective and near-permanent results.

A reason for this is that the hair have their own growth cycle and not all body hair grow at once. Hence, repeated sessions would be required.

You need to attend every session.
Yes, for the reason mentioned above-the hair have their own growth cycle and not all the hair grow simultaneously. Hence, missing even a single session will mean disrupting the entire procedure.

Laser Hair Removal isn’t painful
Mostly, it isn’t but some people have super sensitive skin and hence for them, numbing creams are applied to avoid even the mildest of the discomfort.

10 misconceptions about hair transplant treatment

10 misconceptions about hair transplant treatment

If we compare what the scene used to be say 5-10 years ago and how things are today, Hair Transplant as a concept has many takers now. While, people used to mostly look at changing their hair care products and/or taking essential nutrients orally earlier, the audience has become more receptive towards the idea of getting a PRP or Growth Factor Therapy or Low Level Laser Therapy or even a Hair Transplant done if required.

But, with every growing awareness, thanks to the information deluge on the internet, a lot of myths come into picture too. A lot of such myths then get spread by either word of mouth of especially influencers or even acquaintances and end up perpetuating false fears in the minds of people. It is thus advisable that one should talk to their doctor first before taking any decision on their own.

However, to help you with an expert opinion, we will talk about 10 such misconceptions about Hair Transplantation in this blog.

Hair Transplants is not effective

One of the most common myths about any technology or treatment is that it might not be as effective as it is touted to be. Hair Transplant is no exception either. One reason why this myth does rounds is that the effects of hair transplant show gradually and not at once. There is a definitive cycle that gets followed up before normal hair growth is seen and this might take 2-6 months. However, once it is done, the hair grow as naturally as they could.

The Hair Growth after a transplant looks Artificial

This is another major concern which prevents a lot of people from taking up the procedure. However this is completely untrue. This is because the procedure involves transplantation of natural hair follicles from the donor site of the body to the receptor site and the same
follicles which were growing hair elsewhere would not produce hair at the new site. Hence, the resultant hair growth is going to be natural

Hair Transplant is only for Males

Not at all! Just like hair fall is common to both genders, so is hair transplant. Nothing in the procedure is such that it makes it specific to one gender.

The Transplanted Hair does not Grow

Once the hair transplant is done, the hair follow the usual growth cycle i.e. they get produced from the follicles, grow, mature and then die followed by growth of a new hair from the same follicle. Just like the hair from the other part of the body or the scalp in specific will grow, a transplanted hair will also follow the exactly same cycle.

Hair Transplant has a lot of side effects and isn’t safe

Not true. It is a common myth that hair transplant causes migraines, which scientifically speaking is not possible at all because Hair transplant is a procedure that is performed primarily on the surface of the scalp while migraines are more about nerves, none of which
are touched during the transplant procedure. All in all, the procedure is completely safe and no side effects have been reported till date.

One needs medication to make sure Hair Transplant shows good results

Not necessarily, it is not a standard thing to go by. Some people might need some but then it is very case specific and not related to the procedure. Once done, the procedure is as effective as it gets and needs no medicational support.

The transplanted hair fall off after a while

Yes, but that is because this is a part of the usual hair transplant performance cycle. This isn’t a permanent effect of the procedure. Once the follicles get transplanted to a different site, the hair in these follicles receive a shock which results in them falling off. However,
post this, new growth takes place in the same follicles and the growth cycle

The transplanted hair cannot be washed

Once the transplant is done, the hair that grow are natural and hence whatever one does with the rest of the hair on their body, the same can be done with the post transplant hair as well.

The Hair Transplant procedure is very painful

No, because usually anaesthesia is given to the person before the procedure as a preventive measure. Hence, almost no discomfort or pain is felt throughout the procedure.

The procedure can not be done on people who have been bald for long

Another major myth, hair transplant can be done on anyone who has active hair follicles and a receptor site. We hope this will help you. However, if you have any other query, please feel free to call us.

What is Glutathione and Why Do You Need it?

What is Glutathione and Why Do You Need it?

Skin lightening has become a phenomenon in the aesthetic industry these days. There are just so many solutions in the market that it has become really easy for anyone to choose one and try it out. However, the effectiveness of the solutions isn’t guaranteed.

For instance, let us take the case of fairness creams. Almost all such creams guarantee in their ads that they can result in lightening the skin tone by at least two shades in a matter of two weeks- a claim that is supremely false even if we take the ideal application scenario where no further skin damage is happening and the skin’s quality remains at least the same as what it was at the time of first application.

The reason is that darkness/dullness of the skin comes from melanin deposition- a process that happens below the visible skin layers and not on the surface of it. Hence, any solution that acts on the surface of the skin will have hardly any affect. In addition to this some fairness creams are also known to have bleaching agents which give a temporary lightening effect to the skin in the short run however, application of the same over time can damage the skin quality significantly.

Next in the line of skin lightening treatments come home remedies. Be it application of turmeric or aloe vera or certain home-made face packs, the logic defining the effectiveness remains the same- any superficial application will not yield any results because the root
cause lies below the skin.

In such a case, what options does one have if one wants an effective and long lasting skin lightening solution?Lasers and Glutathione treatment which act at the skin depths are two viable solutions; this blog touches on the topic of Glutathione and its effectiveness.

What is Glutathione?

We can take the scientific route and explain the biological and chemical composition of glutathione but to make things easy, let us say that Glutathione is a naturally occurring antioxidant produced inside our body which facilitates the immunity boost of the body in general and is involved in the building of body tissues & their repair. In addition to this, Glutathione is also responsible for maintaining the levels of Vitamin C and Vitamin E in the body and makes the harmful chemicals and toxins in the body water-soluble thus facilitating their easier excretion.

Why do we need it?

The key reason which makes glutathione one of the most effective skin lightening solutions is the fact that it is synthesized naturally. Thus, even if taken externally, the composition being same as the one produced within the body helps in the ingestion facing very little resistance. This is because the internal systems regard the ingested glutathione similar to the glutathione already present in the body

Glutathione can be taken in both oral form as shots or as injections. Many dermatologists prefer Glutathione over lasers when it comes to the skin lightening of the entire body. This is because, the glutathione option turns out to be not just economic but also has barely any side effects , irrespective of how sensitive the skin is. One can have side effects only when glutathione is taken in an incorrect manner or wrong quantities.

For skin lightening , Glutathione works in the following ways:

1. Glutathione prevents cell damage due to the harmful free radicals :
Glutathione is one of the most powerful anti-oxidants produced in our body. Due to its anti-oxidant properties, it can easily fight off the damage due to the external environment

2. Glutathione is anti ageing in nature :
With age the levels of glutathione in the body reduce . Without the protection of Glutathione the body & the cells age faster. Replenishing glutathione becomes crucial if you are looking to maintain younger looking glowing skin .

3. Glutathione helps in Skin lightening :
When taken in the right amount/dosage , glutathione helps reduce the dark melanin pigment converting them to lighter pigments and therefore making the skin brighter & lighter and more even toned. Also, the fact that it helps in maintaining the Vitamin C levels in the blood, further facilitate its skin lightening properties

4. Helps maintain healthy glowing skin
All in all, even if one doesn’t want to go for a skin lightening/whitening treatment, glutathione can be key to a naturally glowing healthy skin with the bonus being that no chemicals are intook. All that is taken in, in the case of Glutathione is completely natural and natural is definitely the way for a sustainable skin regime.

How is liposuction done? And when can I expect the results.

How is liposuction done? And when can I expect the results.

We have in our earlier blogs talked about the effectiveness of liposuction as a fat loss procedure and we have explained how this fat loss technique has seen advancements over time. However, one area has remained largely untouched and we have over time received multiple queries from our readers. This area talks about how is the procedure performed.

We are not really surprised at such an onset of questions because considering the high level of involvement and life long consequences that this procedure entails, it is only natural for the interested candidates to be curious about the level of comfort or discomfort that comes along.Hence, in this blog we will be explaining about how the process works.

Let us have a look at the two types of liposuction processes. Though the basic remains essentially the same, yet there are minute differences in the way these fat loss procedures are undertaken.

• The first of these is Tumescent Liposuction. This technique involves the surgeon injecting a solution into the fatty areas before the fat removal is undertaken. The solution consists of a saline solution, a mild painkiller and epinephrine- the drug responsible for contracting the blood vessels. This solution helps in easier fat removal as well as assists in lowering the procedural blood loss and lesser pain sensation during the surgery.

• The other type of Liposuction is Ultrasound assisted Liposuction which involves usage of ultrasounds to liquefy the fat.

How Liposuction is Done?

Depending upon which of the aforementioned techniques is used, the process can be surgical or outpatient. However, considering that usually the quantum of fat to be removed is high, the process is known to have more of a surgical nature.
The procedure involves the following steps:
● The procedure starts with giving anesthesia to the patient. The anesthesia can be given locally or the application can be general depending upon how much of the fat removal needs to be done in the sitting
● Post the patient is under the effect of anesthesia, the procedure is performed using a small suction device which is attached to a cannula (a small stainless steel instrument).
● The cannula is inserted into the areas to be treated using small incisions made between the skin and the muscle. The suction then happens using the suction device attached to the cannula

The time taken for the procedure depends upon the amount of fat that needs to be removed. The process of fat cell removal undertaken during liposuction is permanent and hence, the treated areas will experience hardly any weight gain.
However, that does not mean that liposuction will prevent fat gain in other areas of the body. It is thus important that one maintains a healthy lifestyle to avoid unnecessary gain of fat.

The Results

There is some initial swelling after the procedure. This swelling takes about 3-4 weeks to subside. Because of this, some patients tend to feel bloated or heavier in the initial days. However, we must emphasize here that this swelling is just temporary. Sometimes, the surgeon may leave some incisions open as well to facilitate fluid drainage hence resulting in faster recuperation from the swelling.

Final results can take anywhere between 6 to 12 months to show fully. However, most patients start seeing the difference within the first two months from the procedure itself.

HAIR CARE MYTHS BUSTED!!

HAIR CARE MYTHS BUSTED!!

Beautiful long locks or trendy pixie, irrespective of the hair length, we are  sure you have your own hair care challenges. Hair growth and maintenance are very demanding. However, the beauty industry is brimming with new trends and cropping up with new inventions every single day which makes it easy for us. In this phase of the ever-swarming beauty industry, there are times when we are fed with the wrong information. Nevertheless, dichotomizing from hair fallacies from its facts will only benefit you to focus on information that will actually help your hair grow healthier and finer. Here are a few myths about your hair, and how you can utilize its truth for your gorgeous hair care.
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4 Reasons why you get Split Ends

4 Reasons why you get Split Ends

4 Reasons Why We Get Split Ends and What You Can Do About Them

A report by P&G Beauty Innovation shows that when new hair first grows up out of the scalp,the cuticle consists of up to ten layers of longscales; which give the hair its volume and shine.However as the hair grows, the layers get worn down little by little. So if you have long hair the cuticle isalmost worn out at the tips. As the cuticle gets thinner, so the hair becomes weaker eventually splitting at the tip. This is what gives your hair a dry, damaged look, and your hair gets the split ends – not a very healthy sign for the hair.
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