How to get prepare for Laser treatment and what to avoid?

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Published: 03rd August 2012
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Laser hair removal has become a wonderful solution for men and women that want to get rid of unwanted hair on their legs, arms, backs, shoulders, upper lip, and other bodily areas. It is a great option for those that are tired or are sensitive to shaving, waxing, and plucking. However, like other treatments, it is best for patients to prepare themselves for the procedure. Since laser hair removal is non-invasive the preparations are minimal.
Prior to a laser hair reduction or removal treatment it is advised that patients consult with a cosmetic surgeon and go over their medical history and discuss the risks that are involved with the procedure. It is also important to go over the benefits and expectations a person should and should not have with laser hair removal. The patient and surgeon will go over the treatment plan and what the overall cost is going to be. Surgeons will take a picture that will be used as a before-and-after assessment at a long-term review session. When your appointment nears there are a few things to keep in mind to make the treatment more successful.
Acne is a common condition that everyone goes through at some point in their life. Unfortunately, not everyone can get rid of acne when using over-the-counter creams. Even some pills and creams that a doctor prescribes can either take too long to work or still does not reduce the amount of acne a person has. If this is the case, acne laser treatments can be a wonderful solution.
Pimples, deep cysts, and nodules that occur on the face, neck, shoulders, back, chest, and upper arms are common for young men and women who are going through adolescence. For some, they continue into adulthood and cause scarring when not properly treated. A Chicago Medspa can help get rid of 80% of acne in treatments that only last a few minutes. Generally eight treatments are given over a four week period for optimal results.
Those who have a tan when they get through laser treatment may have unwanted side effects, such as blistering and discoloration. Typically, patients will see a slight reddening of the skin and localized swelling but nothing severe. To prevent harsh side effects, it is best for patients to wait until their tan completely fades before getting a treatment. Avoid the sun and use sunscreen whenever you go outside when you are undergoing laser hair removal treatments.
Another thing to avoid for a more successful laser hair removal treatment is plucking, waxing, and electrolysis since these methods can disturb the hair follicle and interfere with the laser treatments. However, shaving is still OK because it preserves the hair shaft and follicle.
Always ask your surgeon how they prefer their patients to prepare for laser hair removal so treatment can begin as soon as possible.
More often than not a person will buy over-the-counter acne medicine to help treat their facial acne. This method works fine for occasional outbreaks. Men and women that suffer from moderate to severe acne need a stronger solution. They may go to their doctor and be prescribed a topical or systemic antibiotic to reduce acne. If the prescription is still not working as well as they hoped, it may be time to consider an acne laser treatment. It takes less time for skin improvements to be seen with 80% clearance after just four weeks. This is three times faster than what even prescribed creams can do.
Men and women that want to finally get rid of their moderate to severe acne can speak with a plastic surgeon in Houston to determine if they are good candidates for acne laser treatments. They can ask to see before and after photos to really see how well laser treatments for acne works. Since each treatment takes only a few minutes anyone can easily fit them into their schedule two days a week for four weeks.
Dr. Weinzweig, who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Weinzweig, the owner and director of the Chicago Medspa, is an Illinois cosmetic surgeon who is a member of many prestigious plastic surgery societies. All other non-surgical procedures are performed by Dr. Weinzweig or a highly trained specialist directly overseen by the doctors. Unless otherwise stated, models were used on this website. Prices and service availability may vary by location.

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