Articles Tagged: Los Angeles Laser Hair removal
Posted on March 1, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko
Not all Laser Hair Removal providers give you the same quality of service. Patient’s skin tone and technician’s experience play a big role in a successful treatment.
Posted on November 7, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
If you’re like most Americans, you probably know someone whose life has been touched by cancer. Sadly, this deadly disease is on the rise: in 2016, an estimated 1,685,210 people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer, and 595,690 will pass away from the illness.
No-Shave November is an annual event that was created to raise awareness for cancer. Each year in November, participants pledge to skip shaving for the entire month. The goal is to inspire conversation surrounding cancer and cancer prevention. Additionally, No-Shave November is symbolic of the struggles faced by those who have been diagnosed with cancer, as cancer patients often lose their hair during treatment. No-Shave November participants typically choose to donate the money they would have spent on shaving supplies (which definitely adds up!) to charities that support cancer awareness, treatment, and research. (more…)
Posted on October 10, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
Different areas of the body require different hair removal methods. While shaving, waxing, and depilatory creams may still work for lower legs and underarms, patients who are struggling with unsightly arm hair should definitely avoid these options. Laser Hair Removal is the gold standard for reducing unwanted arm hair. Read on to find out why you should avoid other methods of removal for unwanted arm hair. (more…)
Posted on June 6, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
The same drug that smooths out your skin can help soothe your headaches if you suffer from chronic migraines. Severe, recurrent headaches significantly affect patient’s quality of life. Botox, consisting of botulinum toxin type A, decreases frequency of migraines in some patients.
Botox for Migraines
Botox is prescribed for people who have severe debilitating migraines. It is not approved for use in adults who suffer fewer than 14 headache days every month. Each headache episode must last at least four hours.
American Academy of Neurology
American Academy of Neurology recently updated its guidelines and approved the use of Botox for migraines and certain other neurological disorders. These include:
- blepharospasm – a condition causing a disabling eyelid closure
- cervical dystonia – involuntary contractions of the neck and upper shoulder muscles
- adult spasticity
- spinal cord injuries.
While the FDA approved Botox for chronic migraines in 2010, American Academy of Neurology did not include Botox treatments for migraines in its guidelines until April 2016. Scientists aren’t exactly sure how Botox works in reducing chronic migraine, although research indicates it may inhibit pain by reducing pain pathway expression involving specific nerve cells.
The injections are performed on certain areas of your neck and head. Patients receive injections roughly every three months for about a year. As a result, most patients enjoy significantly more pain-free days.
Botox has not yet been scientifically proven to work on tension, cluster or other types of headaches.
Your Laser Skin Care
Posted on March 10, 2014 by Ella Fedonenko
Spring is a time to enjoy the perfect weather with loved ones, relax and show off the body you have been perfecting in the gym. This satisfaction is not as favorable when hairs and bumps are showing on the sides of your bikini line from a bad shave or old Brazilian wax. There is no better way to get rid of these unwanted hairs than with laser hair removal.
Not only does laser hair removal help boost confidence, it is safe, permanent, cost effective and has been proven to show results.
How does Laser Hair removal work?
A concentrated light beam penetrates specific parts of the skin and hair follicles, when it is absorbed by the pigments in the follicles it damages the root of the hair and prevents growth. There are no long-term, negative effects as long as the removal is done by a licensed professional.
Who receives Laser Hair Removal?
Anyone who is looking to get rid of unwanted hair is a good candidate to have laser hair removal done. In fact, many celebrities are opting for this procedure as well. Victoria Beckham recently spoke to Allure about how Eva Longoria recommended her to get the procedure done and since has never looked back. Beckham stated, “ You can go for touch-ups if you do see little hairs appearing but I’ve been very lucky and I haven’t had to”.
Is Laser Hair Removal expensive?
The cost of of this procedure can seem expensive at first but when the facts are put into perspective it is actually the most cost effective way to get rid of unwanted hairs. Other forms of hair removal take regular visits which can end up costing more at the end of the year than it would cost to get laser hair removal done.
Posted on January 28, 2014 by Ella Fedonenko
Unwanted hair remains one of the most consistent concerns in the beauty industry. And it’s a concern for women and men alike. Women are primarily concerned with facial hair while men are more troubled by excessive body hair on the chest, back and arms. But regardless of the area, hair growth is very persistent, very visible and, often, very embarrassing.
Traditionally, the treatments for removing unwanted hair have ranged from the razor, leaving stubble, nicks and nubs in its wake; depilatories, which are messy, irritating and, often, requiring touch ups with the tweezer; waxing and electrolysis, destroying each hair follicle individually, requiring between 15 – 30 treatments at a considerable cost.
So is it any surprise that the Laser Hair Removal process is one of the most commonly-performed cosmetic procedures in the U.S.?
Laser hair removal in Los Angeles is performed by targeting the hair follicle, directing a concentrated beam of light and heat to its root and destroying it while the surrounding skin remains unharmed. Small areas, like the upper lip, can be removed in minutes, at little cost, while larger areas (legs or bikini area), require more time. And sometimes, all hairs are not available to the laser, being in a dormant stage of growth, and five to six treatments are required for total hair removal.
During the treatment, you will be given special goggles or eyewear, to protect your eyes, and you might request a numbing topical cream to reduce the, usually mild, stinging sensation. A cooling device is also administered throughout the process to further reduce any discomfort.
With virtually no side effects, although there might be some brief swelling or redness, immediately following the procedure, both larger and smaller areas of treatment requiring a fewer number of sessions, the laser is the most high-tech and highly effective procedure for permanent hair removal available.
Call Your Laser Skin Care and put an end to the constant concern of unwanted hair today.
Posted on October 1, 2013 by Ella Fedonenko
While preparing your menus, gifts and guest lists for the coming Holidays, this is the perfect time to prepare your own personal skin care regime, as well. Facials, peels, fillers, BOTOX, there is an array of relaxing, rejuvenating and repairing beauty treatments to help you put your best face forward for the Season.
If removing unwanted hair is one of your ongoing concerns and you were intrigued by our recent discussion of laser hair removal treatments, let’s take a look at the actual procedure, side effects and follow-up care.
At least, 2 – 4 weeks prior to treatment, avoid exposure to the sun, which can interfere with the laser’s effectiveness and increase possible side effects. For the same period of time, avoid plucking, electrolysis or waxing which removes the very hair roots that the laser is targeting. Shaving does not remove anything except the hair on the surface of the skin so may be used prior to the procedure.
During treatment, you and the practitioner will wear protective glasses and a cooling gel and, perhaps, a numbing agent may be applied to your skin. The hair to be treated may be trimmed or shaved within millimeters of the skin’s surface. While every patient reacts differently, laser hair removal is not, generally, known as a painful procedure. It has been described as the quick snap of an elastic band.
Upon completion of the procedure, you may receive ice packs for possible redness or swelling. Usually, side effects are very temporary. For a day or two, after treatment, your skin might feel as if it’s sunburned and cool compresses and moisturizers may eliminate any discomfort.
The best care, after laser treatments, is gentle care. Keep the area clean but refrain from scrubbing or using harsh products. And for at least 2 – 4 weeks, remember to apply a sun-
screen with an SPF of 30…which is a good habit to continue whenever you will be outdoors.
Do note that it might appear as if your hair is still growing. This will change over the next week or two as the treated hair will begin to fall out. And remember that new, untreated hair will be growing in and you should schedule your next appointment for between 4 – 6 weeks.