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The Truth About Hormonal Acne And How To Control It
Indian women's hormonal environments have changed dramatically as a result of increased stress and poor lifestyle choices. When it comes to polycystic ovaries, the condition is a hereditary one that can be passed down from mother to daughter. A hormonal imbalance known as PCOS or PCOD has become more common among women and young girls as obesity has become more common. Despite the fact that PCOD is a gynaecological condition marked by irregular menstruation, it is most commonly diagnosed when patients visit a dermatologist for persistent acne, hirsutism, or hair loss. So, as a dermatologist, when do I suspect PCOS or hormonal acne? Suspicion usually arises during a consultation when one or more of the following factors are present: * Inflammatory acne exacerbated by premenstrual hormones. * Acne predominantly on the lower half of their face, the jawline, and upper neck. * Hair loss and/or hirsutism are also present. * Intense acne brought on by menstrual irregularities or PCOS. Acne that does not respond to conventional acne treatments like topicals, antibiotics, or chemical peels is likely hormonal acne if none of the above factors can be ruled out. Is it possible for a dermatologist to tell whether or not acne is caused by hormones? It's a little complicated here. It is suggested that you undergo a series of blood tests. A clear hormonal imbalance may be discovered, or the results may be within normal ranges. While normal test results don't exclude PCOD as a possibility, the ratios of different investigations are taken into account when making this determination. The clinical diagnosis may be correct even if laboratory tests are negative! When do you have your hormonal tests? The use of anti-androgen medications is usually not recommended during the first consultation if the clinical diagnosis of hormonal acne is clear. Conventional acne treatment is started and response is tracked. Investigations may not be required if the response is adequate. After 6-8 weeks of treatment, if the patient does not improve, hormonal testing may be recommended. Is it necessary to treat hormonal acne and PCOS acne with hormones in all cases? No, that's not always the case. Patients who need a quick response and are open to hormonal treatment begin taking the medication at the beginning of their acne treatment. Patients who don't want to take hormones are prescribed antibiotics/retinoids, including topical and oral forms, as well as chemical peels. To effectively control mild to moderate hormonal acne, I typically use advanced chemical peels such as Agera, Obagi Blue peel Radiance, and Azelan. The patient is encouraged to start taking medication if his or her response does not improve after 3-4 sessions. Patients who do not see improvement after 6-8 sessions are re-explained that oral anti-androgen medication is needed to control acne. Acne is a completely curable dermatology lifestyle disorder. Non-hormonal acne takes 1-2 months to treat, while hormonal acne takes 3-6 months. Hormonal acne requires a more stringent maintenance plan as well. This may comprise of customised skin care as well as ocassional chemical peels. You should find yourself a dependable dermatologist and start a long-term relationship.
Should You Get Laser Hair Removal - Pros And Cons
The truth is that when it comes to removing body hair, you have options, and you should weigh them all before making a decision. You can quickly shave everything away, but hair grows back in a matter of days. Depilatory creams dissolve hair in seconds, but they smell like a wet dog mixed with gasoline. If you want to remove hair more thoroughly, you could try waxing or sugaring, which snatches the hair at the root. Hair doesn't grow back for weeks, but waxing is a painful procedure that causes itching when the hair grows back. There are more long-term options, such as electrolysis. Electrolysis involves inserting a super-fine needle into each hair follicle to deliver an electric current that kills the hair follicle. If you think it sounds painful, you'd be correct, and a session can be time-consuming. That brings us to laser hair removal, a popular semi-permanent hair removal method that damages the hair follicle in order to reduce hair growth. The laser detects hair solely by focusing on pigment cells found in the hair follicle. The laser burns all the way down the hair follicle and root once the melanin in the hair is targeted. You can throw away your razor and cancel your waxing appointments after a few sessions. But, before you book your first session, we've broken down the benefits and drawbacks of laser hair removal. Let's look at the benefits and drawbacks of laser hair removal. What are the advantages? While laser hair removal does not permanently remove hair, it does significantly reduce hair growth to the point where you can stop shaving. It can be done anywhere on the body, and the machine can cover large areas quickly. The legs, the back, the underarms, the bikini line, the stomach, the face... There are no restrictions on where you can get laser hair removal. In terms of pain, laser hair removal is somewhere between shaving (painless) and waxing (holy hell that hurts). It also becomes less painful as the treatments progress and the hair becomes finer. What are the disadvantages? It's a lengthy procedure. A laser hair removal session on the underarms takes less than a minute. However, it takes several sessions to see real results, ranging from three to eight depending on the size of the area, and you must usually wait four weeks between treatments. It is pricey. If you add up how much you've spent on razors and bikini wax sessions over the course of your life, the $200-$400 per session of laser hair removal may be worth it. Consider laser hair removal to be a beauty investment. Laser hair removal works best on fair skin with dark hair and worse on darker skin because the contrast between the colour of the skin and the colour of the pigment in the hair follicle allows the laser to easily pick out what to target. In patients with darker skin tones, the pigment-rich skin competes for the laser's attention with the hair follicle. This isn't to say that it isn't a possibility for people with darker skin, but you'll want to make sure the facility you visit is properly equipped. On all skin types, certain lasers, such as the Nd:YAG, are better at distinguishing between hair and skin. Laser hair removal may result in burns or scars on the skin if performed by an untrained technician. Regrettably, licencing procedures differ from state to state, and in some cases, there are no requirements at all. Be wary of "laser centres," and make sure to ask where your laser technician received his or her certification to perform the procedure. Even a dermatologist who wishes to provide laser hair removal treatments must undergo additional training. Because laser treatment is not taught in medical school, physicians who perform laser treatments must also be trained and certified.
How COVID-19 Impacted on Waterless Cosmetics in FMCG Industry ?
COVID-19 Impact on Waterless Cosmetics in FMCG Industry INTRODUCTION Waterless beauty, also known as anhydrous beauty, refers to cosmetics that are made without the use of water. It first gained popularity in South Korea (interesting fact: it's also where waterless toilets were invented), but not as an environmental movement; rather, it was used to boost the power of beauty products by concentrating undiluted chemicals at a higher concentration. Cosmetics with less water have a lower risk of bacterial growth, a longer shelf life, and require fewer preservatives. The COVID -19 has mixed outcomes of patterns for the cosmetics manufacturers in developing countries. The impact of COVID-19 on the cosmetics industry can be seen in the product portfolios which are offered by manufacturers in the cosmetics market. The beauty industry was expanding before the COVID-19 epidemic, thanks to bettering people's lifestyles with more discretionary income and a growing concern for looks. The beauty business was not only continuously increasing with loyal customers, but it was also one of the most resilient, having recovered from the 2008 financial crisis in just two years. IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE COSMETICS/ BEAUTY PRODUCTS INDUSTRY The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is projected to be far worse than any recession, and the beauty business will be no different. It is being impacted on two fronts: production and distribution are being interrupted as a result of global lockdowns, and sales are reduced as a result of consumers losing disposable income as well as closing down of cosmetics stores as a result of lockdown procedures. According to estimates, the worldwide beauty industry's sales could drop by 20% to 30% by 2020 as a result of the epidemic. The beauty sector, on the other hand, is likely to show the same durability and adaptability it has shown in previous crises. To tackle the illness, many beauty firms are turning to hand sanitizers and soaps. Even though consumers aim to spend less on beauty goods shortly, they still intend to spend more on beauty items than other amenity categories such as clothes. Before the epidemic, the beauty sector was one of the few that still relied heavily on in-store sales. Due to COVID-19, stores selling beauty items were forced to close, resulting in a 30 percent market share loss. Even if internet sales increase by 20% to 30%, the loss of in-store sales will not be compensated for. The varieties of beauty products on the market are also evolving. Since social separation has become the new normal, sales of fragrances and cosmetics have plummeted. Items for self-care and pampering that may be used at home (skincare, haircare, nail care, and bath products) have witnessed a surge in sales. The expectation that people will wear masks even after they are released from lockdown predicts an increase in mask makeup. Asian beauty trends, such as point makeup, are predicted to gain demand as people have become more acclimated to utilizing face masks regularly. According to experts, it is expected that macro-categories of color cosmetics, such as concealer and eye makeup (eyeshadow, eyeliner, and mascara), will grow in popularity. It also advises base makeup formulators to make sure their goods can withstand using masks. IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON COSMETICS CHAIN During the pandemic, lockdown and emergency measures hindered the delivery of raw ingredients to the cosmetics sector. The natural ingredients price increased, those export from developing countries due to increased freight prices and longer transportation delays. As a result of the epidemic, some cosmetic and ingredient companies are establishing regional and local supply networks. The supply chain affects not only manufacturers, distributors, and customers, but also labor-intensive cosmetics plants. Many plants' production was decreased, stopped, or temporarily halted as a result of workers who were found to be COVID-19 positive. COVID-19 has impacted the supply chain the most as due to the lockdown in the several countries the import and export activities become difficult and also the demand has reduced which has impacted the demand of the cosmetics products in the market. Several plant implementations have gone on hold and also transportation of the cosmetics items from one nation to another is very difficult due to such a situation. STRATEGIC INITIATIVES DURING COVID-19 Since the introduction of the virus, consumer demand for healthy and natural products has increased; many consumers are purchasing such products to improve their immunity. The unwillingness of cosmetic manufacturers to discuss the changes that could arise over the next few years maybe because they would be the ones most affected. Owing to the potential for job losses, there might be some reluctance to talk publicly. Following the Covid-19, cosmetics producers are required to prioritize health and safety as well as worker well-being. Factories, where social distancing and other protective measures are more difficult to enforce, have become hotbeds for the virus, so factories are looking at a variety of options to ensure worker safety while keeping production moving. For Instance:- · As of June 2020, Unilever started its operation in hygiene products in the Beauty & Personal Care division. It also assisted people in maintaining their hygiene as improving their well-being remains a top concern for the company to create goodwill in the present market. · As of March 2020, Unilever one of the bigger beauty brands invested millions of dollars towards the fight against the coronavirus. Unilever had announced the release of €100 million worth of soaps, sanitizers, bleach, and meals which helped to fight against the pandemic situations. · As of April 2021, Procter & Gamble took steps to fight against coronavirus through a new program named #PG PGSurakshaIndia in India. The company donated 10 lakh vaccine doses for 5 lakh citizens worth Rs INR 50 Cr. CONCLUSION With the popularity of Asian beauty trends, the growth of e-commerce for beauty items is projected to continue. Despite the 2020 worst years for the beauty industry, the beauty industry is predicted to stay profitable in the long run because it is still regarded as an important aspect of people's well-being. Today the spread of the novel coronavirus has triggered significant market damage across the world. Most businesses have stopped immediately and the effect of the pandemic on cosmetic manufacturers is not yet clear. The towns are closed down, and social distancing has become a modern norm.
What Causes Strawberry Legs And How To Get Rid Of It?
Summer is arrived, which means you're most likely showing a little more skin. As our gams finally receive their due, pants become shorts, maxi dresses become minis, and skirts become minis. Short hemlines, on the other hand, may be undesirable to those whose legs are spotted, bumpy, or spotty. Let's learn more about how a dermatologist treats and prevents skin diseases known as "strawberry legs." What Are 'Strawberry Legs,' Exactly? Strawberry legs refers to a dotty appearance of the legs, mainly around the hair follicles. The dots depict the buildup of common skin elements in and around the hair and oil glands. Keratin is a type of protein that is found in (the main protein in the skin) * Melanin is a pigment found in the skin (the source of pigment) * Sebum is a type of oil that is produced by (natural oil of the skin) * Bacteria are microorganisms (often, normal skin flora) The name "strawberry legs" refers to the dark pores and dots or red pimples that emerge on the lower thighs and resemble strawberry seeds. Strawberry legs are not hazardous in terms of health, but they are ugly. Strawberry Legs: What Causes Them and How to Treat Them While the appearance of strawberry legs is typically the same no matter what caused it, there are a number of causes. Knowing what's causing your dotted gams can allow you to address the appropriate ailment. The four most prevalent causes of strawberry legs, as well as how to cure them, are listed below. 1. Clogged Pores Clogged pores on your legs are just as common as clogged pores on your face. Because of heredity and thicker body hair, some people have larger pores, and while the pores themselves aren't inherently irritating, they can become problematic when they become blocked with germs, dead skin, and sebum. When clogged pores on the legs are exposed to air, the debris dries up and darkens, in the same way that a blackhead on the face does. Treat with: Chemical and physical exfoliation. Exfoliation, which is part of your facial skincare routine, can be used to cure congested pores on the legs or anyplace else on the body. My personal favourite for my patients is chemical exfoliation, which uses chemicals such as acids and retinols to stimulate skin cell turnover and clear pores. This eliminates keratin, oils, and other skin detritus gently, opening up pores and follicles and preventing secondary bacterial buildup. Acne and folliculitis bacteria grow in oil-clogged hair follicles, so eliminating that build-up is critical. Look for a body wash or moisturiser that contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs), notably glycolic acid and salicylic acid, to exfoliate dead skin cells and other debris that create clogged pores. These acids gently exfoliate the skin by minimising the'stickiness' of dead or dying skin cells. This helps to open up the pores while also giving the skin a great textural shift and radiance. 2. Folliculitis Folliculitis is a skin disorder that causes inflamed or infected hair follicles. The most common sign is little red pimples around the hair follicles. Hair loss or scarring in the affected area may occur in extreme situations. The majority of instances, however, are small and normally resolve within a few days. It's crucial to note that folliculitis is a catch-all term for inflammation of the hair follicle. This can be contagious due to microorganisms like staphylococcus or sterile due to oil buildup or shaving stress. Treat with: Antibiotics, both oral and topical. Folliculitis is a "tricky condition" to treat, which is why you should consult a dermatologist before trying any at-home therapies. Folliculitis can be sterile, with red, pus-filled pimples forming as a result of causes like clogged pores and shaving. They can, however, indicate a superficial skin infection caused by bacteria or yeast such as staph and pityrosporum. While the former can be treated with over-the-counter medications, the latter may require prescriptions for antibiotic creams or even pills to resolve. A simple swab can be used by a dermatologist to assess whether or not organisms should be targeted. If there are, it might save you a lot of time and effort in developing successful at-home habits. Treat with: Antibacterial skincare. At-home treatments range from lifestyle changes to skincare. To begin, change out of your sweaty training clothes and shower as quickly as possible. In the shower, lather up with antibacterial soap. Treat with: Laser hair removal treatment. You should also reconsider your shaving routine. Use a soothing shave cream in addition to converting from a multi-bladed razor to a disposable razor. In return for less rough skin, the closest shave is compromised. The risk of folliculitis is inversely associated to a close shave. He also suggests shaving with the grain rather than against it every two to three shaves. If you're prone to razor bumps, laser hair removal with a dermatologist will save you a lot of time and aggravation in the long run. 3. Keratosis Pilaris Keratosis pilaris (KP), popularly known as "chicken skin," is a skin disorder characterised by the appearance of small bumps on the skin. Keratosis pilaris most usually affects the upper outer arms, however it can also affect the thighs. Keratin accumulation in the hair follicles causes this. Treat with: Chemical exfoliation. Chemical exfoliants, like clogged pores, are frequently efficient in the treatment of keratosis pilaris, but prescription-strength treatments may also be beneficial. Exfoliative acids are my first line of defence against keratosis pilaris. If those don't work, a prescription-grade retinoid may be an option, but only after consulting with a dermatologist. While keratosis pilaris is usually a year-round condition, flare-ups are more likely in the winter when the skin is drier. Additionally, swimmers may aggravate the illness due to the dehydrating effects of chlorine and other pool chemicals. 4. Dry Skin Dry skin, as previously indicated, contributes to a number of skin diseases, including strawberry legs. Dehydrated skin is more susceptible to irritation, especially during shaving. Dry skin on the lower legs is more prone to razor burn, keratosis pilaris, folliculitis, and plugged pores, all of which can result in a spotty appearance. Treat with: Creams and moisturisers. For severely dry skin, a daily moisturising body lotion containing ammonium lactate is an excellent place to start, especially if it is scaly. Ichthyosis, or dry, scaly, or thickened skin, may not usually respond to regular creams and moisturisers, thus a dual-purpose formulation may be necessary. Because there is a thicker layer of dead skin on the surface, moisturising alone isn't always adequate. Exfoliating lotions gradually remove that layer, allowing richer moisturisers to penetrate deeper into the healthier layers beneath. In conclusion Strawberry legs are a catch-all name for a range of skin disorders, but there are a few things you can do at home and at the workplace to cure and prevent a bumpy or spotty appearance. Consult a board-certified dermatologist before attempting to treat yourself to ensure you understand the underlying cause of your illness.
6 Easy Ways To A Smooth Neck
Because the skin on your neck is some of the thinnest on your body, it is also one of the first places to show signs of ageing. Here are six ways to make your neck look younger and address everything from sun damage to sagging on this delicate area. 1. WEAR SUNSCREEN EVERY SINGLE DAY. Your dermatologist will agree that a nickel-sized amount of sunscreen applied to your neck and chest every day will help prevent collagen breakdown and the formation of sunspots. Don't forget to massage the sides and back of your neck. 2. MAINTAIN YOUR SKIN'S MOISTURIZATION. Again, the skin on your neck is thinner and has fewer oil glands than the rest of your body, so keeping the area hydrated is essential for a smoother overall texture. Look for peptide-containing creams (which can help stimulate new collagen growth) and apply them in gentle, upward strokes from your chest to your jawline. 3. RECLAIM YOUR BEAUTY SLEEP. Do you always wake up with pillow lines on the side of your neck? Apply one of these silicone patches before going to bed to keep your skin from crinkling while you sleep. You'll wake up with a smoother neck and less chance of further damage. 4. FOCUS ON CORRECT POSTURE. The amount of time we spend looking down at our phones and screens has resulted in what we now refer to as "tech neck." The simplest solution would be to limit screen time entirely, but more realistically, you should keep everything as close to eye level as possible to avoid unnecessary wrinkling. 5. GIVE LASER TREATMENTS A GO AHEAD. Still have fine lines on your neck? Fraxel lasers, stimulate your body's natural repair process to promote collagen growth. Fraxel can also be used to treat any dark spots or broken capillaries in the area, giving you a more even complexion. 6. ULTRASOUND TREATMENT FOR SERIOUS REPAIR. Ultherapy or Ultracel is your best non-surgical option for deeper, more stubborn lines and sagging. The FDA-approved treatment uses heat generated by focused sonic waves to penetrate deeper into the skin and stimulate the production of new collagen. Take note that the effect is gradual, and most patients notice a lifting effect three to six months after the initial treatment, so be patient.
Lasers Vs Chemical Peels - What's Best For Your Skin?
Scarring from acne? Fine lines and wrinkles? Pigmentation and sun spots? Is any of this ringing a bell? They do happen, regrettably, and when they do, we panic. We've looked everywhere, from skincare products that claim to remove age spots to lengthy Google searches, expecting to find the 'magic' treatment that can eradicate the skin's textural imperfections and beyond. Fortunately, there are alternatives. Chemical peels and laser treatments, two skin resurfacing techniques that remove damaged skin to encourage skin regeneration, are used. What is the final outcome? Smoother and more rejuvenated skin. Combating skin problems has never been easier, but if you're new to the world of skin resurfacing, it might be intimidating. What Is the Difference Between Chemical Peels and Laser Treatments? Skin resurfacing techniques such as chemical peels and laser treatments remove old skin to promote the formation of new skin. Both procedures are frequently used to treat acne scars and hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and sun exposure issues such as pigmentation spots. Chemical peels and laser treatments are distinguished by the procedure itself. The first, as the name implies, employs chemical treatments to remove damaged skin, whilst the second employs lasers. Chemical peels use different amounts of acid solutions to treat the skin's outer layer. There are three types of peels: superficial, medium, and deep. Superficial chemical peels (for example, VI Peel and lactic acid peels) are delicate and exfoliate the skin lightly with weak acids. Medium chemical peels (for example, glycolic acid peels and TCA peels) are more invasive and penetrate the middle and outer layers of the skin. Deep chemical peels (e.g., phenol acid peels) are the most potent, employing strong acids to penetrate as well as remove damaged skin cells. Laser resurfacing treatments use light beams to penetrate the skin, eliminating one column at a time. Although laser removal is more exact, it is often more expensive than chemical peels. There are two types of lasers: ablative and non-ablative. Ablative lasers (such as CO2 and erbium) offer the best effects by vaporizing the skin. Non-ablative lasers (for example, Fraxel) are less intrusive to the skin because they heat it rather than destroying it. Because non-ablative lasers are less strong than ablative lasers, numerous sessions may be required to achieve the optimum results. While chemical peels and laser treatments are distinct in their advantages and the concerns they address, there is some overlap in the issues they address. A strong TCA (trichloroacetic acid) chemical peel, for example, can give resurfacing comparable to that of a resurfacing laser, or both peels and lasers can be utilized to treat acne and acne scars. In terms of skin tone, the two surgeries are also dissimilar. Chemical peels assist those with darker skin tones the most because they are an excellent pigmentation treatment. People with dark skin tones are more prone to hyperpigmentation concerns such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation due to an overabundance of melanin in their skin (PIH). Acid solutions are used in chemical peels to encourage collagen formation, and antioxidants are used to further penetrate and treat pigmentation in darker skin. What Are the Most Common Chemical Peel Types? Vi Peel The VI Peel is a painless, mild peel that is appropriate for all skin types and tones. It is made up of trichloroacetic acid, Retin-A, salicylic acid, phenol, and vitamin C and is widely used to treat hyperpigmentation and repair UV damage. Lactic peel A lactic peel is made from milk and is ideal for dry or sensitive skin. It balances the pH of the skin and exfoliates gently by dissolving dead skin cells. Glycolic peel Glycolic acid, which is used in glycolic peels, stimulates the synthesis of new collagen and elastin by targeting the skin's outer layer. It is frequently used to treat acne, acne scars, and to tighten pores. TCA peel A TCA peel, which is more harsh than a glycolic peel, contains trichloroacetic acid. It is commonly used to lighten skin pigmentation and smooth wrinkles. Phenol peel To address severe wrinkles and discolouration, a phenol peel penetrates the skin thoroughly. When compared to gentler peels, it typically necessitates a lengthy recovery period and may be unpleasant. What Are the Most Frequently Used Laser Treatments? Fraxel Laser Treatment The Fraxel Laser Treatment uses FDA-approved fractional laser technology to revitalize skin. This laser is best effective on acne scars and tiny wrinkles that are mild to moderate in severity. CO2 Laser Treatment The CO2 Laser Treatment uses pixelated carbon dioxide lasers to treat more severe skin issues like deep wrinkles and acne scars. In general, this laser is unsuccessful for treating skin redness. Erbium Laser The Erbium laser is a less invasive and gentler laser treatment than the CO2 laser. The laser increases collagen formation by penetrating the epidermis (the outer skin layer). It's commonly used to remove wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots. Which Of These Is the Best Skin Care Treatment? It all boils down to your skin type and concerns, in a nutshell. It can be difficult to determine the best course of action, therefore it is always advisable to visit with a dermatologist to discuss your concerns and treatment choices. Not all chemical peels and laser procedures are suited for people with darker skin tones. Are you unsure about your situation? When in doubt, always consult a dermatologist. THE MOST EFFECTIVE ACNE SCAR TREATMENT A chemical peel used to treat hyperpigmentation. Textural changes, such as atrophic or indented scars, respond better to laser skin treatments. A TCA chemical peel, on the other hand, can help with acne scars. Combination methods, which include laser, peels, subcision, and/or dermal fillers, are widely used. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IF THIS IS MY FIRST CHEMICAL PEEL/LASER TREATMENT? With chemical peels, expect some redness and peeling following, depending on the type of peel. Not every peel results in apparent peeling. Post-laser skin side effects may include redness, peeling, swelling, and bruising, depending on the laser used. If you use topical treatments, you should discontinue them a few days before the procedure. You may be advised to stop using retinoids, hydroxy acids, benzoyl peroxide, or other harsh, drying, and potentially irritating substances depending on the peel and laser. As a preventative step, patients with a history of cold sores may be given antiviral drugs. WILL A CHEMICAL PEEL OR A LASER TREATMENT BE APPROPRIATE FOR MY SKIN? If you have any of the following conditions, you should avoid chemical peels and laser treatments: - Active infections in the treatment regions - Will be exposed to sunlight after treatment - Have a history of keloids or hypertrophic scars. - A lack of enough post-treatment recuperation time. - Have a darker skin tone (this applies to certain types of chemical peels and laser resurfacing treatments). Whether you choose a chemical peel or a laser treatment, there is a resurfacing skin option for you!
3 Cosmetic Treatments that Celebrities Love
Hollywood stars look picture perfect on the Red Carpet. They work hard to achieve that uber-glam look by having a healthy diet and fitness routine. But every now and then, they do get a little help from their dermatologist to refresh their timeless look. Here are the top 3 treatments that celebrities indulge in... Botox Botox is used to achieve a tight and shiny forehead, lift-up eyebrows that droop with age and get rid of the creases that occur on the outer corner of your eyes when you smile. Almost every celebrity facing the camera gets Botox at some time in their life. When this treatment is done in the correct way, with low doses, the face looks ageless. But when the dose is too much or wrongly placed, then our celebrities end up looking more botched up than beautiful! Lip Fillers Celebrities have lip fillers for two reasons. The young ones may feel insecure about thin lips and want to plump up their pout. While the older ones lose lip volume as they age and also develop whistler's lines or smoker's lines. Lip fillers are like art, or sculpture. Your dermatologist is responsible for creating a beautiful shape that looks natural and complements your facial proportions. Badly done lips are called a 'trout pout' or 'duck-bill lips' and there's nothing appealing about them. Skin Tightening Everyone of us including celebrities use anti-aging creams. But that isn't the true reason behind their tight skin. Celebrities indulge in skin tightening treatment such as Thermage, Ultherapy and Fraxel once a year. These are usually done when they are on vacation, to hide the down time. These skin tightening treatments can reverse several years of skin aging with just a single treatment session. The result is a lifted, firm and rejuvenated skin. If you wish to glam up your look consider speaking to your dermatologist about these treatment options.
How Does Laser Hair Removal Work?
Many patients ask us, "How does laser hair removal work?" But, more often than not, what they really want to know is, "Is laser hair removal safe and effective, and will it work on me?" Laser hair removal may sound like a terrifying procedure that involves shooting a laser gun at your skin like something from a spy movie. However, this is not how laser hair removal actually looks. Laser hair removal is becoming increasingly popular, and it's easy to see why when you learn how effective it is. We'll answer your questions here so you can make the best choice for your lifestyle and skin. Laser Hair Removal Is Safe Obviously, the most important question to ask whenever you try a new skin treatment is whether it is safe. When you're out in public, everyone can see your skin. People are usually scared of the word "laser" when it comes to laser hair removal because it sounds dangerous. The truth is that the lasers used in laser hair removal are extremely effective at destroying only hair follicles while leaving the rest of your skin unharmed. The US FDA strictly regulates all lasers used for hair removal to ensure their safety. Hair removal lasers are referred to as "lasers" because they emit extremely concentrated light. This specialised light is absorbed by your hair follicles, which convert the light energy into heat. Heat harms your hair's follicle, which is responsible for hair growth. This targeted damage to the hair follicle is what removes unwanted hair and reduces the likelihood of it growing back. Hair removal lasers are designed to target melanin in the hair. Melanin is the pigment that gives colour to your body hair. The laser targets the hair from the shaft down into the follicle by using the contrast between the melanin and your skin. Because laser hair removal works by reducing the ability of your hair follicles to regrow hair, it must be done gradually. The fact that the procedure is done over time contributes to the procedure's safety because the laser's level is low enough to damage only the hair follicles and not the surrounding skin. Laser Hair Removal Is Worth Your Investment Laser hair removal requires an investment of your time; however, when you consider how long the results will last, it is relatively inexpensive. Consider how much time and money you spend on your current hair removal method when deciding whether or not laser hair removal is a good option for you. For example, if you shave your legs, try keeping track of how much time you spend shaving each week. Then figure out how many razor-head replacements you go through in a week. Then multiply this cost by the number of weeks and months in a year to get the current, annual cost of hair removal. The Time Commitment Laser hair removal can take anywhere from 2 to 6 sessions, depending on your skin and hair type. The length of each session is determined by the size of the area being shaved. Small areas, such as the upper lip or armpits, can take 5-15 minutes, whereas larger areas, such as your legs or back, can take up to an hour per session. You can expect to wait 4-6 weeks between sessions. This is due to the fact that hair grows in cycles, and the laser is most effective at killing your hair when it is actively growing. One of the most common mistakes people make with laser hair removal is going to a couple of sessions, seeing a reduction in hair growth, and then failing to return for their remaining sessions. What is actually happening when you notice this initial reduction in hair growth is that your hair is in a dormant period and will re-grow quickly once this cycle is completed. That is why it is essential to attend the recommended number of sessions. How Much Money Do You Really Spend? The average cost of laser hair removal is between $300 and $500. However, this varies greatly depending on the size of the area you're removing hair from and the number of sessions your hair requires. Many facilities offer financing for aesthetic treatments. The initial cost of this hair removal method may appear to be high. Laser hair removal, on the other hand, is expected to provide months to years of smooth skin at a time. If you multiply the amount you currently spend on shaving or waxing over months and years, the cost is likely comparable to what you'll pay as a one-time fee for laser hair removal. You may be wondering why, if laser hair removal works so well and is so inexpensive, not everyone is doing it. The truth is that there are numerous misconceptions about laser hair removal that deter people from using it. How to Get Ready There are things you can do to prepare your skin for a healthy laser hair removal session, as well as things you can do to care for your skin after each session. The best way to decide whether to commit to laser hair removal is to speak with your skin specialist about your hair removal options.
Top 5 shop bán hàng Nhật uy tín nhất tại Việt Nam
Hiện nay nhu cầu mua hàng nội địa Nhật từ Việt Nam đã trở nên rất phổ biến và đơn giản. Trên thị trường có rất nhiều địa chỉ phân phối hàng Nhật chính hãng qua đường xách tay hoặc nhập khẩu. Nhiều shop chuyên bán hàng Nhật xách tay ra đời giúp người tiêu dùng Việt dễ dàng mua sắm hàng Nhật tiện lợi mà chi phí tiết kiệm nhất, chất lượng chính hãng 100%. Hãy cùng Emme Shop khám phá top 5 shop bán hàng Nhật Bản uy tín nhất tại Việt Nam hiện nay ngay dưới đây bạn nhé! 1. Emme Shop - Shop hàng Nhật uy tín Địa chỉ:  ngõ 2 Yên Phúc, p. Phúc La, q. Hà Đông, Hà Nội SĐT: 0813706154 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emmevnofficial/ Website: https://emme.vn/ Email: cskh@emme.vn Chính thức đi vào hoạt động từ năm 2021, Emme Shop là doanh nghiệp tiên phong trong dịch vụ mua hộ hàng Nhật tại Việt Nam cùng kênh phân phối các sản phẩm Nhật Bản chính hãng, giá tốt nhất. Sở hữu hệ sinh thái kinh doanh tại cả 2 nước, liên kết với các đối tác uy tín tại Nhật Bản, Emme hoạt động trên mạng lưới website TMĐT, fanpage, shopee là kênh mua sắm hàng Nhật với chất lượng cao và chi phí hợp lí nhất cho người tiêu dùng Việt Nam. Emme liên tục cập nhật các sản phẩm mỹ phẩm, thực phẩm chức năng, chăm sóc sức khỏe, vitamin,... từ các kênh thương mại hàng đầu tại Nhật Bản, bao gồm Amazon, Rakuten... với các thương hiệu lớn như Shiseido, DHC, BioCare, Senka,... Hệ thống website hiện đại của Emme sẽ giúp khách hàng Việt dễ dàng mua sắm hàng Nhật tiện lợi, chính hãng, vận chuyển nhanh toàn quốc. 2. Shop hàng Nhật Hà Nội - JP shop Shop hàng Nhật Hà Nội – JP shop chuyên phân phối sỉ lẻ các dòng mỹ phẩm Nhật xách tay, hàng Nhật nội địa phục vụ cho nhu cầu làm đẹp của các chị em phụ nữ. Sản phẩm đa dạng về mẫu mã, chủng loại với chất lượng đảm bảo, tất cả đều là mỹ phẩm xách tay chính hãng từ Nhật Bản với giá cả phải chăng. Nếu bạn đang băn khoăn giá cả sản phẩm thì đừng ngần ngại chọn JP shop Nhật. 3. Yoko shop  Yoko shop chuyên sỉ lẻ mỹ phẩm Nhật xách tay, những mặt hàng thời trang hay đồ gia dụng với giá cả phù hợp. Shop cam kết hàng chuẩn 100% Nhật Bản, có bill, hoàn tiền 100% nếu giao hàng không đúng và ship COD toàn quốc.  Một điểm mạnh giúp Yoko shop thu hút lượng khách hàng lớn là nhờ shop tư vấn hết sức nhiệt tình, trả lời tin nhắn giải đáp thắc mắc một cách nhanh chóng thân thiện. 4. Hana shop Hana shop chuyên các mặt hàng xách tay Nhật Bản gồm mỹ phẩm, quần áo Uniqlo, đồ gia dụng, thực phẩm chức năng,... thường xuyên áp dụng các chương trình ưu đãi, giảm giá, là sự lựa chọn đáng tin cậy cho mọi tầng lớp. 5. Misuzu Shop Misuzu Shop chuyên các mặt hàng xách tay Nhật Bản. Nhiều chị em sau khi mua hàng Misuzu shop đều có phản hồi rất tích cực như: ”Hàng của shop chất lượng rất tốt, giá cả ổn; Chủ cửa hàng xinh xắn tư vấn hết sức nhiệt tình, thoải mái; Thời gian ship hàng nhanh…” Tổng kết Trên đây là review 5 địa điểm bán hàng xách tay Nhật Bản uy tín nhất hiện nay tại Việt Nam. Hi vọng với những thông tin mà chúng tôi cung cấp giúp các bạn tìm được cho mình một địa chỉ mua hàng Nhật đảm bảo với giá cả phải chăng. Chúc bạn vui vẻ
K-Idols with tattoos pt. 1
So I know in South Korea tattoos are still somewhat taboo and a very sensitive subject but as a girl with tattoos this is a topic I'm very passionate about. As I stated I have 3 tattoos so obviously I'm all for them. I don't like how they have such a bad stigma because now a days they're a form of expression and they're art. They're a form of strength, encouragement, reminders and memorials. So I kinda wanted to do a card all about k-idols (the ones I could find anyway) who went against the grain and got tattoos despite the way they're viewed. #1 Winner's Mino Meaning: "then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you." I don't know the meaning of the one on his back. #2 Topp Dogg's Jenissi. Meaning: Left arm says Stop And Play and his right arm says Let Me Hit That (xD oh Jenissi) #3 Jay Park Meaning: Music, family, crew and his morals. #4 Teen Top's CAP #5 BigBang's GD Meaning: Vita Dolce means beautiful and sweet life, Moderato is a musical term meaning moderate tempo in Italian. The one on his shoulder is from one of his songs the others are unknown. #6 JYJ's JaeJoong Meaning: upper back means "The pleasure of the mighty are the tears of the poor", "hope to the end" and "a song will outlive all sermons in the memory". #7 Block B's Zico Meaning: right side of chest "John the apostle" and a portrait of his mom when she was younger on the right side of his chest #8 BAP's Bang Yongguk Meaning: left shoulder "Do what you like and luv what you do" forearm "make art not war" #9 BigBang's Taeyang Meaning: His faith, Jesus' death and resurrection across his back and a cross along his side. #10 FTISLAND's Lee Hongki Meaning: back of arms freedom, forearms skeletons and keys on shoulder. #11 Beast's Junhyung Meaning: "seize the day, put no trust in tomorrow" right forearm, "if I die tomorrow I would never regret" upper left arm and "born again still your son" right chest #12 Block B's Taeil Meaning: "777" symbols good fortune, 2 dice, MVP and LUCKY #13 BTOB's Changsub Meaning: "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God." (Isaiah 41:10) "Do not be defeated from yourself" #14 BTOB's Ilhoon Meaning: "No one can be like God" #15 WINNER's Tae Hyun Meaning: tattoo on his right arm is the name of the artist, bat, a banana and STAY GOLD. #16 BTOB's Lim Hyunsik #17 Brown Eyed Girls Miryo #18 SISTAR's Hyorin #19 BoA