Friday, June 10, 2016
It is not uncommon for people with a tattoo to regret the decision of getting a tattoo and wanting to have it removed. Then, concerning your safety, the question becomes…
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Weight is not always the easiest topic to discuss, but the fact stands that more than 2 in 3 adults are considered overweight. For Americans, that’s a number that needs to be reversed, especially because of all the health issues associated with being overweight.
Friday, April 22, 2016
A new non-surgical, laser-based treatment is available for vaginal atrophy, dryness, discomfort, and dyspareunia. Women who are suffering from common vaginal symptoms after menopause, pregnancy, or radiation cancer treatment, can now get help by undergoing the Mona Lisa laser treatment procedure. Many women suffer from vaginal atrophy in silence; and unfortunately, many of them find current treatments for this condition to be ineffective. Vaginal atrophy is mostly caused by hormonal changes associated with menopause; however, the condition may also affect women with decreased estrogen production due to breastfeeding or cancer. It is characterized by inflammation, dryness, and thinning of the vaginal walls, which can make sexual intercourse very uncomfortable and painful. It may also contribute to problems with urination.
The Mona Lisa Touch uses lasers to stimulate collagen.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
It is not uncommon for a person to get a tattoo, and regret it later. If the tattoo remains, it becomes a depressing reminder of a failed relationship, a foolish decision, or the work of an amateur. Regardless of the reason, the best way to rid yourself of the tattoo is through laser tattoo removal.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Sex is a major aspect of a healthy and happy life; but with vaginal dryness, having intimacy can be extremely difficult. For a healthy sexual relationship, men and women must exhibit good sexual health.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Tattoos are usually considered permanent, but that is not always the case. Apart from getting a better artist to cover up a past mistake, those with ink regrets can look to laser tattoo removal to eliminate their mistakes.
While laser tattoo removal is commonplace and generally a safe procedure, it does come with some side effects. Many people don’t understand that this type of removal may not function completely. The ghost of the tattoo may remain and there may be some scarring. However, this type of side effect is not dangerous.
The more unpleasant side effects may include blistering and swelling in the area; yet, this goes away as the skin heals. It takes several sessions to completely remove a tattoo, so it is important to be patient. Each color of ink will require a different laser to eliminate it, which can prolong the treatment period.
Despite the possibility of uncomfortable issues while removing the ink, most people are happy with the results. Any pain should be gone shortly, and the swelling will go down- along with the subsiding of blisters and itchy irritation, leaving the skin fresh again.
In some cases, changes in skin tone may occur. To reduce the risk of something going wrong, it's always a good idea to ask to see photos of previous cases. These should have similar skin tones and inks to the person getting the removal done. A professional clinician will consult with patients first to ensure if removal will work, and he or she will have no problem showing proof of their expertise.
The main danger, if the procedure is not done correctly, is infection. Since the area will temporarily be scarred and swollen, without having a professional perform the treatment, or proper after care, there could be a risk of infection. However, this is very rare in most cases. Ultimately, it’s essential to follow the clinician’s instructions and keep an eye on the skin to ensure there are no complications.
When performed by a professional in a clean setting, laser tattoo removal is not dangerous, and only carries the possibility of some minor side effects.
Tattoo removal comes with a certain amount of recovery time that depends on how large the removed tattoo was. The general rule is that the healing process, after removal, starts in the first 72 hours after the procedure. However, complete recovery can take from one to two weeks after the first session, and then considerably lesser time for succeeding sessions.
Factors to ConsiderThere are a few factors that can affect the length of recovery. These include the number of treatments, the density of the ink used on the tattoo, the kind of removal treatment used, and the body's natural responses to injury.
Doctors say that because of the way the body naturally responds to injury, you can expect a longer time for recovery after the first session. The average is one to two weeks which can shorten to 5 days. After the third or fourth treatment, recovery may be as short as 3 days to 24 hours for further succeeding treatments. As the sessions progress, you may have less ink to remove, which also contributes to lesser damage on the skin and a shorter recovery.
Your immune system plays an important role in recovery. A healthy immune system means that you can follow the average recovery time, but this could take longer if you have diabetes or other health problems. The age of the tattoo may also be a factor. Older tattoos have less dense ink, which means that smaller amounts of laser energy are required for removal.
Recovery after laser tattoo removal can be fast and free from complications, especially if you are in good shape. After your first treatment, your specialist will provide home-care recommendations to ensure successful recovery. It’s also important to consult with your doctor so you can have an accurate idea of your own recovery based on current physical health.