Lasers Away

If you experience any kind of scarring on your face, then a cosmetic laser might be the answer to your problem. There are resurfacing devices found at doctor’s offices that are often used in promoting healthy skin. This is a way that you can get that youthful appearance without any of the invasive procedures that could make the skin worse.

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                                                         before and after laser treatment

Laser treatments are ideal for those with large pores and fine lines on the face. It helps to tighten wrinkles while rejuvenating the skin. This process is something that can be done one or two times or on a routine basis as needed so that you can have the gorgeous skin that you desire. The method will help improve the self-esteem because when the face is clear and healthy, you will feel better about how people see you. The process doesn’t take that long to do, and there are few side effects to the procedure. Laser therapy is a solution for those who have acne or burn scars that won’t seem to go away with the use of over the counter medications or even prescription medications. Click here for pictures of before and after procedures to get a better idea of what you can experience with laser therapy.

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Skin Lightening Treatments for Fair and Fab Skin

Smooth and healthy skin is one of the things that make a woman beautiful. But for a lot of Asian women, fair complexion is an added criterion for a perfect skin. Proof of that is the popularity of skin whitening products as well as billboards and magazine covers that promote fair skin as a sign of beauty. If you are one of those who consider fair and young looking skin as a coveted asset then here are some skin lightening options that can help you get your dream complexion.

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The most practical yet most tedious option is a homemade concoction. Some of your pantry supplies can be used for whitening by simply applying it on your skin. Lemon and calamansi are common solutions for lightening darkened areas of the body like elbows, knees or underarms. There are also homemade recipes for face mask, body creams, and body wraps can be used for whitening the face and body. Milk, papaya extract, tomato and wheat flour are some of the usual ingredients used for these homemade skin lightening formulas.

If you do not have the time to make such concoctions then you may simply purchase commercially produced products which are readily available in personal care stores, drugstores, and supermarkets. Papaya soap, Kojic creams, lotions, and milk bath soaps are some popular options that you can try. Make sure that you check the labels for mercury content and other harmful chemicals for your own safety.

Another option is to take oral food supplements or vitamins that can help lighten the skin. A lot of women go for glutathione capsules to get beautiful and glowing skin. The antioxidant and whitening properties of these capsules promise to give you fairness from within. If you have the budget for it, glutathione injection can be a more effective option. Just keep in mind that these injections have to be administered by qualified professionals. Other treatments that you can also consider include chemical peel, microdermabrasion, and laser treatment. There are plenty of ways to get you fair and fab looking skin. Just make sure that you do your research on the safety of the products or treatments. Read the labels and watch out for toxic chemical ingredients and consult your dermatologist for the best skin lightening option.

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What are Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are substances that are injected under the skin, usually of the face or the neck, to add volume and lessen and soften the appearance of wrinkles, furrows, trenches and fine lines. During a session, a dermatologist numbs the area and uses fine needles to inject the substance, which can be hyaluronic acid in the case of Juvederm montreal or collagen, calcium hydroxlapatite or poly-L-lactic acid in other dermal fillers like Radiesse and Sculptra. In some cases, the dermatologists like those at chirurgie des paupières montréal can use the patient’s own fat to plump out lips and thin areas in the face. This fat can be harvested from another procedure like liposuction. Other dermal fillers can be created from the patient’s own blood plasma. face-274649_640
Each session lasts about a half an hour and the client might need to attend two or three sessions before he or she begins to see results. After the session, the client can go back to his or her normal activities, though ideally the client should rest for a couple of days. There might be a bit of swelling that can be controlled by the application of cold compresses. Clients should also stay away from painkillers that thin the blood, like aspirin. Aspirin can contribute to bruising and slow down the healing process.

The results of the dermal filler sessions can last between six months and a year. The good news is that the client can return to the clinic or dermatologist’s office for “touch-up” treatments.

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All About Salve: Skin Ointments for Beach Vacations

Swimming, diving, snorkeling, and other water sports can make one feel like staying on the beach forever. Unfortunately, these fun moments can only last as long as your vacation period. The best that you can do is to make the most out of it. Beach bums who plan to maximize their time on the beach can do well with a few skin ointments that are fit for the beach.


First on the list is a sunscreen lotion or sunblock. Staying out in the sun requires extra amount of protection from the sun. A sunscreen lotion is essential in protecting the skin against the harmful rays of the sun and minimizing the risk of sunburn. Your best bet are products that offer a broad spectrum protection, a minimum of SPF 15, and water resistant. Moisturizers or hydrating lotions are also handy while you are on a beach holiday. You can apply it at night before going to bed to replenish the lost moisture from a whole day out in the sun. There are cream and water-based moisturizers to fit different skin type needs.

Skin ointments that address injuries or irritation on the skin should also be a part of your beach skin care list. There is always a risk for insect bites, skin irritation, stings, and scratches when people go out to the beach. As such, it pays to always have the first aid trio of Calamine Lotion, Antibiotic Ointment, and Insect Repellant in your beach bag. Calamine lotion helps soothe skin irritations, insect bites, and bee stings while a triple antibiotic ointment would be your best choice in treating scrapes, cuts, and burns.

Aside from these skin ointments, you can add a packet of vinegar on your list just in case one encounters a jellyfish while frolicking in the water. Vinegar is an efficient first aid treatment for jelly fish stings. Apply a “better safe than sorry” policy on your beach escapades to make the most out of your summer vacation. It’s better to have all your tubes for skin care and protection with you before flying off to that exotic beach destination.

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Prep Your Skin for Skin Baring Summer Outfits

Shorts, tank tops and swimsuits are popular clothing during the summer season. As such a lot of women exert time and effort in toning their bodies to fit their hot outfits for the summer. But aside from a fit and sexy body, great looking skin is also a coveted asset during the summer season. Having a smooth, flawless, and glowing skin can boost a person’s confidence to wear skin baring summer outfits. Here are some skin care routines that can help to prep your skin to be at its best this summer.


1. Cleanse and Exfoliate. One of the basic ways to protect your skin against blemishes is to keep it clean and healthy. There are facial cleansers available for any type of skin as well as bar soaps, shower gels and cream for the body. However, cleansing is not enough if you want a gorgeously glowing skin. Dead skin cells that causes dullness can accumulate in the face and body even with regular cleansing. Exfoliate at least once a week to keep the skin looking good throughout the year.

2. Hydrate. Dry skin is a common problem during the cold months but this doesn’t mean that you won’t be dealing with the same problem for the summer season. The hot and humid weather can likewise zap the moisture out of your skin leaving it dry. Look for moisturizing products that are light or water-based for a non-greasy or sticky feel. Fruity scented lotions made from organic ingredients are popular picks for the season.

3. Protect. A good sun block is a necessity for those who want to maintain young looking skin and protect their skin from sun damage. Aside from causing fine lines and wrinkles, sun exposure can also lead to skin discoloration or sunburn. Apply sun block to your face and body before leaving the house to make sure that your skin is amply protected all the time.

A good skin care routine should also be matched with products that are best suited for your skin. You may consult a dermatologist or and aesthetician in choosing your skin care products. Using the right match of products and routine can boost your confidence in wearing skin baring outfits for the summer.

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