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The Hidden Dangers Of Liposuction Surgery

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Hidden Dangers Of Liposuction Surgery

Liposuction is often thought of by many as a fast and easy way to get rid of extra body fat and to have the slim and slender physique you want without dieting and exercise. While removing extra body fat can be a healthy choice for you, there are many dangers of this surgery that patients often don’t realise. This is why nonsurgical alternatives are becoming more and more popular with patients and doctors alike. Note some of those hidden dangers you may not be aware of, so you can consider carefully all your choices for removing unwanted body fat. 1. Irregular areas of contouring It’s easy to think that if extra body fat is removed then you’ll have the slim, hourglass shape you want. In truth, irregular contouring can occur as the skin appears bumpy or wavy. This often happens if the fat is not removed evenly or if the skin doesn’t heal properly, losing its elasticity. The thin needle used to remove fat under the skin can also give it a spotted appearance that is unsightly. 2. Accumulation of fluid As the fat is drained from under the skin, fluid can accumulate in those pockets left behind. This fluid may need to be drained by your doctor or it will put pressure on your internal organs. Without your doctor’s help, the fluid will remain, not draining on its own. 3. Risk of infections There is always the risk of infection with any surgery and with liposuction, this includes the risk of skin infection. While rare, this type of infection can be life-threatening. 4. Puncture of internal organs In rare cases, the needle used to remove fat during a surgical liposuction procedure may penetrate too deeply and puncture internal organs. This can require immediate emergency surgery to correct. 5. Embolism An embolism is a clot in the body; usually it refers to a blood clot but during a liposuction surgery, a section of fat may clot and get trapped in a blood vessel. From there is may travel to the lungs and even to the brain. An embolism is an emergency situation that requires immediate surgical intervention. 6. Kidney problems As fat is removed from the body, the fluid levels in the body change and this can affect the kidneys as they work to filter fluid in your system. As fluids are suctioned out, this too can put strain on the kidneys and cause damage. With all these very serious risks and complications from surgical liposuction, it’s no wonder that many today are exploring other means of reducing cellulite and body fat quickly and safely. For more information, contact a specialist, such as The Skin & Laser...

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Busting the Myths About Permanent Hair Removal Side Effects

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Busting the Myths About Permanent Hair Removal Side Effects

Anyone who has ever grappled with unwanted hair knows that the more ‘traditional’ methods of hair removal, for example, shaving, waxing, and electrolysis, can be time-consuming, expensive, and often, ineffective.  Most individuals will, as a result, have considered permanent laser hair removal, however, may have potentially not followed through due to the perceived side effects of the treatment.  Upon closer inspection, however, the side effects that many individuals fear are, in fact, extremely rare or, completely non-existent.   Therefore, if you are considering permanent laser hair removal, see below for some myth-busting facts about side effects:  Laser hair removal is painful, and the pain doesn’t go away By definition, laser hair removal does involve the use of a laser to remove unwanted hair.  Contrary to popular belief, however, the amount of pain experienced at the time, and indeed after, laser hair removal is often minimal.  As numerous doctors will tell you, laser feels just like snapping an elastic band on your skin, and whilst that might sting a little at the time, the lasting pain you will feel is minimal, if any at all. Laser hair removal causes changes in skin pigmentation There are two types of skin pigmentation changes that are typically associated with laser hair removal: hyperpigmentation, or the darkening of the skin occurs due to increased melanin production, and hypopigmentation, or the lightening of the skin due to the inhibiting of melanin production. However, in reality, any permanent changes associated with your skin, whether they are changes in skin pigmentation, or scarring, are in fact very rare. Laser hair removal makes me look sunburnt There is a possibility that after your laser treatment, you may indeed look, and feel, a little sunburnt for one to two days.   The feeling, however, will be akin to a very light sunburn and using moisturizer or aloe-vera should provide effective relief.  Even if you don’t feel sunburnt, however, your skin will experience a period of hypersensitivity following your treatment.  To avoid any actual sunburn, you wear a hat, sunscreen, and protective clothing for 2-3 days following laser treatment. Contrary to popular belief, there are very few, if any, detrimental side effects to permanent laser hair removal.  If you are concerned, however, make an appointment with your laser hair removal specialist today to discuss your treatment options, and how to adequately protect yourself before, during and after your treatment.  For more information, check out companies such as Permanence...

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The Ultimate Human Hair Extensions Grading Guide

Posted by on Feb 20, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Ultimate Human Hair Extensions Grading Guide

If you are considering hair extensions, you most likely already know that you will be chusing between synthetic, and real hair, when you make the trip to your salon. You also probably already know that, whilst less expensive than human hair, synthetic hair may not last quite as long, can’t be styled like real hair, and often doesn’t blend as well as real hair.  What you may not know, however, is that even if you chuse real human hair, there are different types, known as ‘grades’ of hair. The grade you chuse will dictate how long your extensions will last, amongst other things  Here’s everything you need to know about the different hair grades: Grade A Made of: Mix of animal hair and fallen human hair Treated with: Silicone Lasts for: 1-2 months Grade AA Made of: 100% human hair. All hair grades that are AA and above are made from 100% human hair. Treated with: Preservatives and cleaning chemicals, with no particular emphasis on shine/softness for the hair. Lasts for: 2-3 months   Grade AAA Treated with: Chemical treatment, but with emphasis on shine/softness and tangle-free hair.  Lasts for: 3-4 months   Grade AAAA Treated with: Light chemicals, but through an extensive quality control process that ensures a beautiful shine. Lasts for: 5-6 months   Grade AAAAA Treated with: This grade of hair is essentially untreated. The only treatment it has received is gentle, natural colouring, to ensure it matches your real hair. It is also often double drawn, to ensure no tapering/thinning at the ends.  Lasts for: 9-12 months plus. Virgin Hair Treated with: Virgin hair is untreated, and it is the highest quality human hair you can buy.  It is in its natural form entirely, and hasn’t been treated or coloured in any way.  The only process that will have occurred is that it will have been cleaned, before being weaved into bundles. As it is real hair, it can be styled, dyed and treated with the same effects as your real hair, so it is possible to achieve a perfect blend.   Lasts for: Up to 2 years, if maintained correctly.  Of course, the price for each type of hair increases with the grade. However, it is important to balance cost with the length of time your hair extensions will last. For example, even though lower grades of hair are cheaper, they will also last considerably less time, and if your extensions are here to stay, it might be worth investing in a higher grade of hair to ensure you achieve the look, and durability, you are after.   Before purchasing your hair extensions, ensure you discuss the pros and cons of different human hair grades with hair extension salon advisor such as Afro...

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