Category: Dermatology

Birthmark Removal

Birthmarks are natural, but for many people, they see the imperfect blemishes from the scarring. Fortunately, modern techniques eliminate or reduce the effects of birthmarks in a safe and also in an effective manner.

Birthmarks are simply a discoloration of the skin, can occur by a variety of causes, including a rare group of blood vessels or local residual natural colors that give skin its color. Laser treatment can be applied to all kinds of birthmarks.

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Types of Birthmark

There are two main types of birthmarks: pigmented birthmarks and vascular birthmarks.

Pigmented birthmarks

These types of birthmarks happen when you have more pigment in one part of your skin. It’s like a spot on your skin. The types of pigmented birthmarks are:



Laser Hair Removal Cost, Types, Benefits

Laser hair removal is a medical treatment that uses a laser – a pulsating beam of light, to remove unfavorable hair. If you are not happy or getting impatient of plucking, waxing or shaving to remove unwanted hair, so, laser hair removal is a good option you can consider.

Laser treatment is one of the most preferable cosmetic procedures. During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which prevents future hair growth. It is most effective for people who have dark hair and light skin. Dermatologists remove unwanted body and facial hair safely and more efficiently by using laser treatment.

You can have better clear and hairless skin that is smooth and so touchable!

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Types of Laser Hair Removal

Body hair removal can achieve by using different types of laser, and these methods are becoming over the year more safe, quick and often painless to eliminate hair. Different type of lasers offers certain advantages which are as follows.

Ruby lasers
Ruby laser is so painless. It works by slowly emitting heat before and after each laser blast the treatment, making it less aware. The hairs can precisely target, and there is little harm done to the skin. This treatment is often recommended for those people who have light skin tone.

Alexandrite lasers
Alexandrite lasers are the almost universal system. It develops to allow hair removal treatments for a wide range of hair color and skin tone. From the alexandrite laser, red light is release, which is usually for producing minimal re-growth, it combines with the heat produces, which damages the hair follicles.

Nd: YAG is also referring to ‘Neodymium.’ It emits infra-red light and can use in conjunction with a carbon lotion. It allows the laser to penetrate deep enough to the hair follicle to remove the unwelcome hair. It’s a new type of laser to hair removal treatments, which is very effective in removing hair. The treatment might need repetition, however, as the results sometimes fade over time.

Diode laser
It works to perform effective hair removal while protecting the skin and producing as little damage as possible.

Intense Pulsed Light laser (IPL)
It emits very short bursts of light at high speed. The strength of the IPL and frequency of the bursts can be easily controlled, allowing it to be used on sensitive skin and over a range of different skin pigments. It rarely has side effects.

Cost of Treatment

It is hard to predict the exact number of sessions a person needs for laser hair removal as it depends on the size of the area. In general cost of Laser Hair Removal varies from $100 to $500 per treatment session depending on other factors and one geographic area to another.

Why Laser Hair Removal

Waxing/Shaving is worse for the skin & is also more time taking. People like to prefer a permanent form of hair removal treatment as compared to the periodical process of shaving, plucking or waxing. Moreover, these traditional or temporary methods of removing hair will not only take a lot of time out of your life but also cause rashes, marks, and ingrown hairs.  Laser Hair Removal helps in removing our hair easily without spending hours on these temporary methods. It is a more cost effective method and above all a permanent solution.

Keratosis Pilaris Caused by and Worsened by Waxing & Shaving
Keratosis Pilaris – a condition where hair gets trap under the skin because the skin cells overproduce, thereby not allowing the hair to pierce through the skin. This results in red bumps on the skin, rough and particularly on the arms, back, and legs. Sometimes the hairs poke through, but you end up with deep marks from the inflammation in the end. It worse with each cycle of shaving, plucking or waxing and then when hair regrows they get stuck over and over again under the skin. It is also referring to the chicken skin or chicken bumps, which is only curable through permanent laser hair removal.

Tattoo Removal Cost, Procedure, Side Effects

A technique to remove a tattoo from your skin permanently is known as Tattoo Removal. Laser Tattoo Removal is the latest laser technology available these days. The laser acts as a giant eraser and ink fade with each session. It is the safe and easy way to remove a tattoo and pigmentation. It creates a very short high energy pulse, with which the tattoo ink broke up into minute particles that the body can absorb readily. As the laser attacks the tattoo, a light gray “frosting” appears on the tattoo, a signal that shows the removal process has begun.

Cost of Tattoo Removal

Each Tattoo is unique and requires a different number of treatment sessions. It is hard to predict the exact number of sessions a person needs as it depends upon the type and color of the tattoo ink, the depth of the tattoo ink into the skin and the method of the tattoo application. In general cost of Tattoo Removal varies from $100 to $500 per treatment session depending on other factors and one geographic area to another.

Methods used for Tattoo Removal

Dermabrasion:Dermabrasion is a procedure to remove damage and defects in the upper layers of the skin. Although successful for mild skin exploitation and resurfacing, but when used for removing tattoos you would need to go fairly deeply into the skin. This can cause scarring, infections or calluses. So this method needs extreme cautions for tattoo removal.

Excision: – This is a surgical method of tattoo removal. One will fully get rid of the tattoo with this method and won’t be left with any pigment in the skin. However, this is a drastic measure to take and should only be done if the area is very large and other methods have proven fruitless. It has a lengthy healing time and left with some scars.

Laser Treatment: – Laser surgery is the best method with an effective solution to eliminate a tattoo. The Laser Tattoo Removal method takes multiple sessions to remove the tattoo.

Procedure of Laser Tattoo removal

laser tatoo removal cost, tattoo removal side effectsTo make you more comfortable, Doctor can use a local anesthetic before treatment. You will wear protective eye goggles during treatment as the laser can affect your eyes. The procedure can last from 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the size and type of your tattoo.

The Treatment is conducted every 4 weeks with a course of 6 to 10 sessions. However, many patients need additional treatment sessions, up to 20 sessions in some cases.

You need repeated sessions to lighten the tattoo, and sometimes it may not be possible to remove all the ink completely. Bright, colorful tattoos are the most difficult to remove and requires frequent sessions.