10 August 2009

Loveable Nails

FootNail foot can be cramped if you wear unfit shoes especially the smaller size. This will make the growth of the nails impaired. If the top of the nail touch the top of the shoe, your nail will be easily broke, torn, become black and dry. In fact it can cause infection especially the side part.

Just like your other part of body, treat your nail feet should be done regularly.

NailsWear fit and right size of shoes. Besides, don’t forget to give it moisturizer because dry nails can easily tore and dull. You also can’t wear no shoes on your feet because fungus and virus can spread out and make your feet smell really bad.

One more thing, don’t use or share the same nail cutter with other person lain, because nail cutter can spread germ or microbe. So, have your own nail cutter.

13 July 2009

28 Happiest Moment For Women

Researchers found that women feel really confidence and joyful with their love life and their body shape before 30 years old.

That age also a period of their love when they can enjoy the best of sex, but that moment was not long because when she entering the 30 age, they start to feel worry they getting old and have many wrinkle and gray hair.

A spokesman from Clairol Perfect 10 (coloring hair product) which doing a research to 4,000 women, said: "Everything in it life reach the top at one point, and being almost 30 years old in your life is not bad at all now”.

"28 has been establishes as a moment when woman hair is at its best condition, her body in its best performance, and the confidence in top level.”

"Safe job, steady income, having relationship and strong friendship can help you to create perfect point in out life when all of those things come in.”

"Reach and pass 20 is not anymore as trigger of performance and confidence descent. Set aside for a moment from your bustle to treat yourself and use beauty product can help you keep young and having the best performance."

A survey from 25-65 years old women has been recorded that age when women feel satisfied is at the 12 areas keys of their life.

According to a research, women feel happiest in their carrier at 29 and feel satisfied in their love relationship a year after, 30. But, all that not gone after pass the 30 because women feel really satisfied with their financial at 33 and be in peaceful in household life and family in 32.

That research found that 2 of 3 women feel they getting old faster than man, and all women who follow this survey scoring their self 5 of 10. Also known that 56% women worry about their falling hair getting along in years.

Treat your self for beauty using beauty product also not an easy way and not cheap. Averagely, woman spends $800 a year or more than $70 each month to buy beauty product to be look young.

Researchers also found that woman spend more than five days each year to do beauty treatment routinely, 22 minutes each day.

Psychologist, Corinne Sweet also add: "Having a beautiful hair is very important for carrier and relationship because many women still think that their hair is the crown of their glory.

"A woman has six days of bad hair day in a month, everything she will do to prettify their hair at home, in a short time with guarantee result means big improvement in hair beauty, confidence and self esteem.

"This could make women feel their in controlled situation in their life, although modern life challenge always there."

19 June 2009

The Secret of Natural Beauty

Natural Beauty, is every woman looking for. But, daily, almost all woman wear make up. Unhappily, there are so many chemical substances use in cosmetics. Chemical substance is use to keep the quality of the products, pickling and improve the benefits of cosmetics itself. Appropriate use of chemical substance is not harmful if you use the right dose, in fact, it makes the products work more effective.

Utilizing of natural ingredients can minimize side effects of cosmetic rather than chemical substance. That’s why, now, there are so many cosmetics products use organic ingredients. To be pretty naturally, you can use ingredients in the kitchen or in your house. These natural ingredients generally have little side effects and also don’t need lot of expenditure. What are those ingredients? What are those benefits?

You can use this natural ingredients to make yourself prettier naturally and of course ageless in easy and natural way.

· Honey
Peculiar property of honey in beauty has been well known since centuries ago. Honey works as moisturizer for your skin and reduce irritated skin. Apply honey on your lips can also moisture it and prevent crockery lips.

· Aloe Vera
Many people use aloe vera to make their hair fertile and black. Aloe vera’s mucous can prevent liquid inside the skin evaporate quickly, so the moisture of the skin still occur. Cool and chilly feeling of the aloe vera also uses to treat burn wound.

· Green Tea
Pollution is one of the causes of skin damage. To prevent it, you can consume 6 glass of green tea a day. Green tea contains a lot of antioxidant. Green tea was believed can protect skin against free radical from food or air pollution with the result your skin will be away from wrinkle.

· Avocado
Avocado is fruit which has lot of benefits. Vitamin E inside this fruit is used to smoothing and moisturizing your face naturally. You can also use avocado to moisten your dry hair.

· Ginger
Ginger has lots of utility in health and beauty. The warm feeling from ginger can smoothing your blood circulation and tightening skin. You can also prevent stretch marks by massage your skin with chopped ginger. Better you try ginger in small amount on your skin just to make sure you’re not allergy against ginger.

· Coffee
Coffee is a great drink and also great scrub to smoothing and plane away your skin.

· Coconut
For you who had problem with your skin, dry skin or dry hair, coconut is one of the solution. Refined coconut become virgin coconut oil (VCO) has high lauryl acid level which work as antibacterial.

· Grape
Grape seed and grape peel are high in antioxidant. That’s why grape is very useful to increase elasticity and protect skin from ultraviolet light. Grape contains linoleic and polyphenols which prevent wrinkle and work as natural anti-aging.

· Soy bean
There is no doubt of soy bean’s advantages to health and beauty. Soy use to brightening skin and prevent hair from dryness, also make your hair easy to style.

· Lemon
Lemon often use as face antibacterial so it can prevent acne. You can also remove dry skin on the heel, elbow or knee by scrub lemon on those areas. If you had sensitive skin, try first on the back of the ear to know do you have allergy or not.

· Chocolate
Chocolate often be the most favorite snack, but also, chocolate is very useful for beauty. Chocolate masker had many benefits to skin, for example works for maintenance your skin softness, moisturizer, tightening and smoothing skin. Chocolate also slowing down skin aging, include prevent wrinkle on face.

· Papaya
Papain enzyme inside papaya used to remove dead skin on the skin surface, remove black spot and distribute the color of your skin. Papaya which contains lots of vitamin A and vitamin C works as antioxidant.

· Lavender
Lavender often use as raw material to make aromatherapy which can calm down your mind. For skin, lavender can increase cell regeneration and kill bacteria cause of acne.

· Rose
Beautiful flower, symbol of love is use as astrigent which work to dimmed pores and reduce oil content on the face. Rose oil can moisturizing face and reduce redness on face.

· Olive Oil
You can use olive oil, oil content inside olive oil can smoothing your skin and make your skin tougher.

· Sesame Oil
Beside for cooking, sesame oil works to smoothing and softening skin, hair and brittle nails.

· Strawberry
Besides delicious fruit and great juice, strawberry can prevents skin be dull. Strawberry contains salysilic acid which very good for skin. Its antioxidant helps to repair skin damage. This acid also dimmed pores and brightening skin. You can use this fruit as strawberry masker.

09 June 2009

Get Beautiful Skin by Exercise

Exercise has many advantages for our body. To be healthy, exercise becomes an obligation thing you must do. Exercise also often use to losing weight and of course for beauty. Positive effects of exercise will be shown on your skin. Healthy and fresh skin of course will increase your beauty.

Skin health and beauty is wish of each woman. Many beauty products used to make skin healthier, pretty and smooth. Some women deceive their skin to be look younger by using make up. Besides, a healthy diet also support the skin beauty and health. There are some people use traditional method like using chocolate and strawberry. But, from all of this method, don't ever forget to exercise. What is the advantage of exercise for your skin?

Help to take out free radical inside your body
Smoke, air pollution or chemical substance on beauty product had a negative effect to our skin. Free radical make your skin damage, wrinkle and spotting. By exercising, the toxin inside out body can be removed. Well blood circulation cause distribution of nutrients for skin can be absorb maximally and can help to move out all toxin inside the skin.

Stimulate production of collagen
Collagen is filler substance of skin cell which make skin tough and tight. Getting along in years, the production if collagen getting more descended which make skin drying and wrinkle. Production if collagen can be stimulated by doing some exercise regularly. It because your skin cell will get oxygen and distribution of nutrients is better, then make your skin shining and warped.

Prevent acne
Exercise helps you to control the production of DHEA and DHT hormone which stimulate acne. The other cause of acne is stress. When you stress, hormone is stimulated and make more acne. Research shows that stress can be reduce if you exercise regularly so that acne will not appears.

Reduce cellulite
Cellulite is happen because the braiding of fibroblast pulled out and produce fat pouch. Ordinary, cellulite resides on the bottom, back of the hips or arm and make your skin looks like orange peel. Cellulite annoys your performance. When you're exercising, your body doing a reform process and your muscle get stretching. In this way, your existed cellulite can be removed.

04 June 2009

Make Up Trick To Make You Look Pretty And Younger

The accretion of your age is natural process that each man will face. There is nothing can avoid the aging process through the time, include for women. Long with the time passed by, the ability of your body also descent, so does your face. You'll see wrinkles and unelastic skin. Make up is the solution. How?

With the right make up trick, you can cover up the sign of aging. Before you make up your face, make sure the cosmetic you use still proper to use or has not been expired yet.
What you should do when you make up to make you look younger? Here are some steps you can do while you make up yourself.

Toner and Moisturizer
Before you start to make up, start it with cleaning your face with cleanser, then apply toner and moisturizer. It works to make your make up look good.

Foundation
Use foundation to make the color fill in perfectly on your face. Chose the color for foundation one level higher than the color of your skin.

Concealer
Apply concealer to disguised spot or acne scarf on the face. Concealer also use to disguised your eye bag.

Brush and Sponge
When you apply beauty powder, you should use brush first than use sponge to spread it homogenous.

Eyeshadow
You should pick fresh and light color for the eye shadow to make you feel fresh and young. You can pick green, peach, purple or gold.

Eyeliner
To make your eyes don't look old, you shouldn't use eyeliner or if you really want to apply on, apply it thinly or you can use the pencil eyeliner.

Blush on
The color of the blush on should be natural such as pink or peach.

Lipstick and Lipgloss
Choose lipstick which had the same color with your lips or one level higher than your lips. Avoid too contrast color. You can also add lipgloss to make your lips look fresh.

Eyebrow pencil
Straight up your eyebrow by lift the mussy brow and comb it softly. To clarify the shape of the eyebrow, you can use dark brown pencil brow, don't use the black one, coz black will make your face look old.

By using the appropriate cosmetics and the right trick while you make your face, you'll be look fascinating, gorgeous and pretty.

03 June 2009

The Expired Age of Cosmetics

Cosmetic has become the most important thing for woman’s life. The using of appropriate cosmetic can help you to cover up the leak of your face and also show the best of your face, so the user will be look prettier. But, the truth is, you also have to watch the age of your cosmetics, because cosmetics can be expired too. The preservative agent use inside the cosmetics in certain period can be concluded and can’t give any benefit at all.

Sometimes, you feel pity to throw it if the cosmetics have not been concluded yet. But, if those cosmetics expired and still be used, can cause negative effect to your face. For example your skin become allergy to any other cosmetics, itch, redness, or even swallow. The loss of preservative cause many bacteria and germ proliferate, damage your cosmetics and make many negative effects on your face.

Generally, expired date of cosmetics showed on the table below :

Table of Expired Date of Cosmetics
Cosmetic Type Expired Date
Lipstick or Lip Gloss : 2 - 3 years
Foundation : 1 - 2 years
Beauty Powder : 1 - 2 years
Blush On : 4 - 6 years
Mascara : 3 - 6 years
Eye Shadow : 3 - 6 years

Beside the loss preservative function after certain times, there are still other factor which make your cosmetics become expired earlier. Those factors are the raw material of the cosmetics, the application if cosmetics it self and how to keep your cosmetics:

· The Raw Material of Cosmetics
Cream cosmetics (like blush on )is quicker to be expired rather than solid powder. In market, amount of water base cosmetics are less than oily base cosmetics.

· The Application of Cosmetics
Application of cosmetic using brush or applicator is more durable rather than if you apply it directly on your face or if you using fingers. Direct contact from part of your body can spread germs and bacteria to the cosmetics.

· The Storage of Cosmetics
If you keep you cosmetics at cold and sealed container, your cosmetics will be more protective against germs and bacteria so the age of your cosmetics will be long lasting.
You also should throw away your cosmetics if the color is changed, crockery into powder, or if smelled. This thing was indicating that your cosmetics have broken, damaged and expired. Remember, your face is more important than keep using expired cosmetics which can make your face worse than before.

Get Sensual And Healthy Lips – Prevent Dry And Crockery Lips

Lip is one part of your face. Sensual and healthy lips will support your face beauty. So, health of your lips should be keep. Common problem on lips is dry and crockery lips. Of course this will destructive your prettiness. Crockery lip is easy to draw blood and cause you feel pain. If it’s not be cured, it will be infected. For women, crockery lips make lipstick doesn’t stick well, make her confidence and performance descent.

That’s why, we should know what is the cause of dry and crockery lips? And how to prevent dry and crockery lips?

The cause is :
  • Air pollution and dust
  • Dramatic temperature alteration, make lips hard to adapt, make lips crockery
  • Consume too sour or too salt food
  • Smoking, consumption of coffee or alcoholic drink
  • Lack consumption of fruits and vegetables
  • Lack drink water
  • Applying cosmetics which contains hard chemical substance or allergy to certain cosmetics
  • Tooth paste contains too much detergent
  • Bad habit : Lick lips with saliva
After you recognized the cause of dry and crockery lips, you should do some preventive action so your confidence still high. There are several things you can do to prevent dry and crockery lips :

· Use lipbalm contains with sunscreen and moisturizer
Sunlight is one of the causes of dry lips so using sunscreen on the lips is very important. So does moisturizer which needed to keep the moisture of lips keep occur when you do your daily activities.

· Choose appropriate lipstick and also contains moisturizer
When you buy cosmetics, you should see the contain and ingredients. Better you choose cosmetics or lipstick contains emollient, nature ingredients and also moisturizer.

· Wet your lips when you feel dry with water
Don’t wet your lips with saliva, because in saliva contains gland and enzyme which can irritate lips and make your lips even worse. Just wet your lips with water while you drink a glass of water.

· Drink 8 glass of water everyday
It can prevent you from dehydration which can cause your lips dry.

· Wipe and clean your lips from the remain lipstick before sleep
The remains lipstick on the lips can be clean up using soft tooth brush and lip scrub. Brush lips with circle movement for couple of minutes. You can also use soft towel merged into warm water to clean the lips.

· Consume lots of fruits and vegetables
You can pick fruits and vegetables contain vitamin C, B, E and mineral. Water contain in the lips also can help you avoided from dehydration.

· Stay away from unhealthy life style :smoking and alcohol drink
Chemical substance in the cigarette can stain your lips, make your lips black. While alcohol make lips dehydrated and dry.

· Apply lips moisturizer at night before sleep
You can use lips moisturizer or honey as natural moisturizer. It gives you nutrients on the lips.

· Massage the lips using olive oil
Massage helps you to smooth your blood circulation and make your lips keep healthy. You also can use olive oil while you massage the lips.

By knowing the cause of dryness and crockery lips and how to prevent it, sure you’ll be more pay attention to your little organ on your face. Then, beautiful and charming face will be yours.

8 Steps To Get Healthy Foot

Want to have sexy and healthy feet? Here the steps...
  1. Remove your nail polish with Nail Polish Remover.
  2. Submerge your feet into lukewarm water, and then massage it to reduce your stress all over your body.
  3. Cut straight the tip of your nails.
  4. Rub your nails gently using nail filings kuku to reshape the nails
  5. Apply Multi Vitamin Nail & Cuticle Cream on your cuticle, allow it for couple minutes then push the cuticle.
  6. Apply Exfoliating Foot Scrub to remove rough skin, then rub it with Foot File, and rinse it.
  7. Massage your foot, especially between your fingers foot with Soothing Foot Cream.
  8. Dry well your feet and then apply Foot Powder.

25 May 2009

Masker Fruits : Healthy, Easy, Saver, Fresh and Home Made

So, your mind is not the only one who can get stress. Your skin also can be stressed too. But, you can relaxing your skin by applying masker. Masker also can open your clogged pores by dust, and cosmetic residue which can not be removed with ordinary cleanser. Your moisture and softness also can be maintained by applying masker.

Apply it regularly, 1-2 times a week, your skin will be look shining and thigh. If you still confuse with all the masker instant options which sold on the beauty shop, why not make your own masker from fresh fruits? It’s easier, saver and home made. Want to try it? Here are some fruit masker receipts. Have nice to try!

STRAWBERRY
Benefits :
This red fruit contains lots of salysilic acid (one of beta-hydroxy acid which help to tightening your skin), silica, vitamin B, C, E and K. With its ability to salutary and rejuvenating skin, this masker is really good for all skin type. It can be use twice a week.

How to prepare and use :
• Smash couple of strawberry (peel the leaf and stem).
• Wipe 2 sp of smashed strawberry on the face and allow it for 15 minutes.
• After that, rinse with sterile water or lukewarm water.
• To get stronger toning effect, you can add a little egg-albume, 1 sp rose water and couple drops of safe essential oil, then stir it.

AVOCADO
Benefits :
Avocado is rich in amino acid and vitamin, so it’s very good used as antiaging masker for your face, especially for dry skin.

How to prepare and use :
• Pound the mature avocado flesh with fork.
• Apply it on the face, and allow it for 30 minutes.
• Rinse with lukewarm water or rose water using beauty cotton.

For you who had normal skin, you can try this receipt :
• Add egg-albume, stir it for 5 minutes.
• And if you had moisture skin, you need to add honey on it ( organic honey is better).

LEMON
Benefits :
Lemon Contains vitamin A, C, B1, B2, and B3. Very good for oily skin. Lemon lotion also effective for normal skin. You can use it every day.

How to prepare and use :
• Add 1 tsp of lemon juice into stirred egg.
• Apply it on the face and allow it for 10 minutes.
• After that, clean it with rose water or lukewarm water.

Besides, lemon cam be use as day lotion. Here are how to make it :
• Add 1 tsp of lemon juice in to 100 ml of rose water and 50ml witchazel.
• Wipe it on the face using clean beauty cotton.

ALMOND
Benefits :
Almond can smooth your rough and stiff face because it has lots of vitamin A, B, and oleic acid. You can make almond as masker or even lotion. Almond masker can be use once a week.

How to prepare and use :
• Smash about 50 gram of peeled almond using mortar or food processor.
• Stir it with 3 sp of full-fat milk until become soft pasta (doesn’t have to be to long).
• If necessary, add 1 or 2 drops of rose essential oil.
• Apply it on the face and allow it until dry.
• Then rinse it with lukewarm water and beauty cotton.

TOMATO
Benefits :
Tomato contains protein, phosphor, iron, sulfur, vitamin A, B1, and C. All these components can smoothing you face.

How to prepare and use :
• Take mature tomato, shred and wipe it on the face.
• Or you can use this method: squeeze tomato, take the filtrate and then apply it on the face ever day.

Not only smoothing your face, tomato also can protect your face from sunlight and UV. Here’re how to make it :
• Take tomato leaves at sufficiently.
• Then knead it with some water.
• Apply it on the face as face refresher.

GRAPE
Benefits :
Grape contains high trace mineral, calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B1, B2, b3, B5, B6, C and flavonoids. Almost all grape type with different color can be used as lotion. Grape lotion can be use every day and good for all skin type.

How to prepare and use :
• Smash couples grapes to make 2 sp of grape juice.
• Sieve the juice.
• Apply it on the face using beauty cotton.
• After 20 minutes, rinse it with rose water.

BANANA

Benefits :
Banan contains serotonin, pectin, tannin, noradrenalin, 5 hidroxyitritamin, dopamine, vitamin A, B complex and C . Can be used as face moisturizer.

How to prepare and use :
• Take mature banana then smash it.
• Add olive oil into the smashed banana and mix it.
• Use and repeat it regularly as beauty powder.

23 May 2009

Does Flowers Have Positive Energy? Yes Of Course, Big One!

Flowers have positive energy for health. Flower energy therapy is not aromatherapy. The making process and the utilizing of flower energy/essence therapy is different from aromatherapy. Aromatherapy use distilled oil from flowers to be used as massage oil or room fresher, while essence therapy, use energy which taken from fresh flowers.

A matter of fact, flowers have many hidden special qualities so you should made the best use of it. You can use the flower energy by take a flower bath. In this way you can feel the positive change inside you, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, more active cakra (vishnu's mythical weapon), stronger and brighter aura. To make the utilization of flower be more effective and fresher, check this few steps.

First of all, prepare container made from crystal, it because crystal, has high absorb capacity so it can increase the vibration power. Place into the container the full blossom flowers which have positive energy, such as rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, then our water into the container. You can also add another flower which also have big positive energy, such as purple orchid, white rose, or lotus.

Dry it on a sun for about 3 hours, the longer the duration is better. Sunlight helps to release the flower energy into the water. When the flowers have wilted, the energy has been ally with water and ready to use for bath.

When you do the drying process on the sun light, you should do it yourself. Try not to accept anyone else to help you or touch the flowers. It was connected with the energy transferring of the flowers.
After considered it is the time, let it for a while. You can use the flowered water after it cold. Enjoy the freshness, and absorb the energy. You can suggest yourself to get more enthusiasm, and more energy which can make you stronger.

The flowered water also can be drink as medicine. To maintenance the energy, transfer the water into tight lightproof bottle and keep away from sunlight. You also can mix the flowered water with alcohol or couple drops of brandy before it stored.

This simple method is often used as relaxation purpose. In certain people, this method also used as therapy for mental disorder, like depression and stress. This flowered water also can be use to bathing people ages more than 30 years old, but still hasn't married. Believe or not, prove it yourself the peculiar property.

20 May 2009

The Average Cost of Laser Skin Resurfacing

The national average of 2007 for cost of laser skin resurfacing was $2,484 (Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons). This fee includes only the physician's costs, not include related expenses and this estimate is only for one treatment session, but multiple sessions may be needed. You can arrive at a better total estimate after your doctor has evaluated your condition and goals, and created a treatment plan.

Mean while, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the national average surgeon's fee for ablative laser skin resurfacing is $2,128. For non-ablative laser skin resurfacing, the national average physicians fee is $1,359.

The cost of laser skin resurfacing generally includes certain ointments, dressings, and creams. Some additional cost will be charge for the antibiotic medications and other prescription pills that doctor will give you. General anesthesia in a hospital costs a lot more than local anesthesia in a doctor's office or outpatient surgery center. The extent of treatment makes a cost difference. For example, if deeper layers of the skin must be penetrated to remove the imperfection, the use of general anesthesia and a hospital may be required. General anesthesia in a hospital costs a lot more than local anesthesia in a doctor's office or outpatient surgery center. You can arrive at a better, more complete cost estimate after your doctor has evaluated your condition and goals, and created a treatment plan.

The treatment cost also does not cover the camouflage makeup that some practices offer for use after surgery. The extent of treatment makes a cost difference. For example, if deeper layers of the skin must be penetrated to remove the imperfection, the use of general anesthesia and a hospital may be required.

Typically, the cost of laser skin resurfacing is comprised of the surgeon's fee, the facility cost, anesthesia, and pre- and post-operative care. Cost of laser skin resurfacing generally includes any necessary ointments, dressings and creams, although not included in the cost of laser skin resurfacing are antibiotic medications and other prescription pills such as pain medicine or sleeping pills. Fees within various regions may vary depending on whether the doctor’s practice is in an urban, suburban or rural area.

Cost of laser skin resurfacing issues should be discussed early in the process, ensuring that prospective patients understand the true cost of laser skin resurfacing. Because skin resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure, most insurance packages will not pay the cost of laser skin resurfacing. Patients can inquire about financing through the clinic, or can find means to meet the cost of laser skin resurfacing independently of the practice at which they receive treatment.

>Unfortunately, most medical insurance providers do not cover cosmetic surgery procedures. However, most surgeons do offer multiple financing options. On rare occasions, the procedure can be performed to modify scars or remove pre-cancerous growths on the skin. These conditions could then meet criteria allowing insurance companies to cover the procedure. Check with your cosmetic surgeon and insurance provider for more information.

More information about the cost of laser skin resurfacing can be obtained from plastic surgeon. Because factors in the cost of laser skin resurfacing can vary depending upon the location of the practice, questions about the potential cost of laser skin resurfacing should be addressed to the practice the patient intends to use.

19 May 2009

Laser Skin Resurfacing Results And Benefits

Laser skin resurfacing has gained popularity recently because of its advantages over alternative approaches that may cause discomfort, bleeding, and bruising, all of which mean a longer recovery time. One of the most recent innovations in anti-aging remedies has been laser skin resurfacing, which improves the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation, primarily around the eyes and mouth. It can also be used to treat large areas of the face. The result of more youthful-looking skin means laser skin resurfacing can be psychologically rejuvenating as well.

Laser skin resurfacing recovery and results vary depending upon the type of laser that is being used and the size of the area you wish to have treated. The most invasive treatments may produce enormous improvements, but may require an extended recovery time of multiple weeks. A gentler laser skin rejuvenation treatment may reduce the appearance of some imperfections and may require little or no downtime.

New collagen production and tighter, smoother skin, as well as a diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin coloration, sun damage, scars, and other facial imperfections are what you can get from Laser Skin Resurfacing.

12 May 2009

Consult Your Laser Treatment With a Qualified Doctor

Consult a plastic surgeon and a dermatologist who have extensive experience using a laser. Only experienced and knowledgeable doctors will know which laser is most appropriate for each condition and will have received appropriate training on the device. For example, acne scars may be best treated with a CO2 laser, while other lasers may be preferred for other types of scars.

Using a qualified doctor will increase your odds of success and reduce the risk of complications. I strongly recommend that you consider choosing a doctor who is board certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Here are some tips to consider when consulting a doctor :
  • Ask about credentials, training, and the number of times the procedure has been performed in the practice. Ask the doctor to show you his certificate and photo before and after treatment.
  • Which equipment will be used, where the procedure will be performed, and the extent of the procedure.
Ask these questions bellow to your doctor before decide to do the treatment :
  1. How should I prepare my skin for the treatment?
  2. Where is the procedure performed? How long will the procedure take?
  3. What kind of anesthesia is used?
  4. How much does the procedure cost?
  5. Is there any complication before? How many of them? And what is the cause?
  6. Will you repeat or correct procedures if it does not meet agreed upon goals? And if the procedure must be repeated / corrected, will I be charged again?
  7. Could I observe the exact procedure I am considering before I decide to have the procedure?
  8. What should I expect after care treatment, in terms of soreness, what to watch for, medication, bathing, and level of activity?
  9. Who will be assisting during the procedure? What are their qualifications?
  10. Do you have privileges to perform laser resurfacing with a CO2 laser at an accredited hospital?
Be sure to :
  • Tell your doctor about any allergies you have and medications, herbal supplements or natural supplements that you are taking, especially Acutane before the surgery. This medication affects the skin’s ability to heal after laser resurfacing.
  • Be sure to tell your doctor if you smoke. Smoking can lead to complications and poor healing.
  • Tell your doctor if you have been exposed to significant amounts of radiation, have a history of unusual or poor scarring, or cold sores– like herpes or shingles or serious medical conditions
  • Tell your doctor if you have had previous facial surgery.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.

06 May 2009

Complications, Risks And Limitation of Laser Skin Resurfacing

Case for any complications for this procedure is rare. When they occur they may include skin discoloration, pigmentation changing, burning, scarring and virus infection. One thing you should know, laser skin resurfacing does not stop the aging process. That’s why, wrinkles, discoloration, and other imperfections can reappear throughout your lifetime.

Pigmentation Changing
Semi-permanent or permanent skin lightening may occur in the treated areas. This is unpredictable and hard to treat without permanent tattooing of the skin. The skin may also become hyperpigmented (darker) immediately following the surgery. Often this darkening treats itself, lightening on its own or responding to various skin care regimens that include hydroquinone (a bleaching crème) and alpha hydroxy (fruit) acids.

Scarring
Laser skin resurfacing may not sufficiently tighten the skin, and surgical excision may be necessary to achieve the results desired. It is most often worthwhile the try to perform laser procedure first to avoid the possibility of scarring, so do not be dismayed if a secondary procedure is necessary.

Burns and Injuries
Heat from the laser may cause burns or injuries. To reduce the risks involved in this procedure, carefully follow all of your surgeon’s instructions, both before and after surgery.

25 April 2009

Complications, Risks and Limitation of Laser Skin Resurfacing

Case for any complications for this procedure is rare. When they occur they may include skin discoloration, pigmentation changing, burning, scarring and virus infection. One thing you should know, laser skin resurfacing does not stop the aging process. That’s why, wrinkles, discoloration, and other imperfections can reappear throughout your lifetime.

Pigmentation Changing
Semi-permanent or permanent skin lightening may occur in the treated areas. This is unpredictable and hard to treat without permanent tattooing of the skin. The skin may also become hyperpigmented (darker) immediately following the surgery. Often this darkening treats itself, lightening on its own or responding to various skin care regimens that include hydroquinone (a bleaching crème) and alpha hydroxy (fruit) acids.

Scarring
Laser skin resurfacing may not sufficiently tighten the skin, and surgical excision may be necessary to achieve the results desired. It is most often worthwhile the try to perform laser procedure first to avoid the possibility of scarring, so do not be dismayed if a secondary procedure is necessary.

Burns and Injuries
Heat from the laser may cause burns or injuries. To reduce the risks involved in this procedure, carefully follow all of your surgeon’s instructions, both before and after surgery.

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Aftercare for Laser Skin Resurfacing

The amount of time needed for recovery depends on the depth of the resurfacing and the individual’s capacity to heal. You will probably experience some mild swelling and discomfort after laser resurfacing. This can be controlled with ice packs and medications prescribed by your surgeon. There may be a red, crusted appearance for 10 or more days. Redness may persist for several weeks, or longer. The redness gradually lightens to pink, and then to a lighter, more natural color.

If a bandage was applied after your procedure, it may be changed with a the new one after a day or two. After about a week, your bandage will be removed, and a thin layer of ointment may be applied to your skin. Some physician’s use a tape that retains moisture to bandage the treated area. Because this bandage must remain dry, you will not be able to shower normally until the bandages are removed.

At this stage your surgeon will provide instructions on how to gently wash and care for your healing skin.

If the treated area is not bandaged, you will need to wash your face several times daily and you do it carefully. After each washing, you will need to apply an ointment, such as petroleum jelly, to the treated area. Scabs may form, and last for about 10 days. You must not pick at the scabs. If you experience pain, an over-the-counter pain medication can be taken.

During this phase of healing, it is very important that you not pick the crusts off the treated area, or scarring may result. Most patients are free of crusts after 10 days, but redness may persist for several weeks. Make-up can be applied approximately two weeks after the procedure to cover-up the redness.

Laser resurfacing generally removes most of the fine wrinkles and imperfections in the treated area, but natural facial movements and expressions eventually cause some of the lines to reappear. Like most other methods of skin resurfacing, laser treatments may be repeated to maintain the desired results.

After laser resurfacing, daily sunscreen is highly recommended to protect the sensitive new skin from sun exposure. Ask your doctor to recommend a sun block with both UVA and UVB protection, and apply it daily. If resurfacing was done around your eyes, you should use sunglasses.

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Are You The Ideal Candidate For Laser Skin Resurfacing?

Laser skin resurfacing is appropriate for patients seeking treatment for discoloration, wrinkles or brown spots, sun damage, acne marks, or other types of imperfections in skin appearance. An ideal candidate for laser skin resurfacing is someone who has realistic expectations, is open to discussing any laser skin rejuvenation concerns at the time of consultation and Willing to accept the limitations involved in the healing process

In general, the best candidates for laser resurfacing are :
  • Physically healthy and Psychologically stable
  • Wanting to look younger and more refreshed
  • Free of active skin infections, including acne
  • Possessing the appropriate skin tone for the type of laser used
  • Not taking Accutane, nor having taken it in the previous 18 months
  • Without any unusual scar formations, such as keloids
  • Well informed in regard to the procedure’s outcome
The above is only a partial list of the criteria that your physician will consider in determining whether or not this procedure is appropriate for you. Be sure to ask your physician if he/she considers you an ideal candidate for laser resurfacing.

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