WEDNESDAY, April 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A typical salon manicure involves drying freshly painted nails under a lamp that emits ultraviolet-A (UV-A) rays -- a spectrum of light long linked to skin cancers.
But a new study suggests that the average visit to a nail salon carries little carcinogenic potential.
Click on the link above to read more.
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I received my first tattoo when I was 18 years old. Over the past 9 years I have acquired two more tattoos. I have one on the back of my lower back, one on the back of my lower abdomen and one on the back of my neck. I thought that I was getting tattoos in areas that could be hidden easily. Well, I got two out of three rightâ€¦ the one on the back of my neck is the one that caused me to seek out laser tattoo removal. I am a currently a registered nurse and I am about to begin a master's program to become a nurse practitioner. When I am working, I like to wear my hair short or up in a ponytail to keep it out of my face. When I am busy with my patients I cannot worry about my hair falling in my face! I feel self-conscience about the tattoo on the back of my neck. I feel like people will think that I am unprofessional or not trustworthy. I sought out a health professional that could aid me in the removal of the tattoo on the back of my neck. I have had three laser removal treatments so far. I plan on continuing my treatments until it is completely gone. The process of the tattoo removal is fairly simple. Prior to the treatment, I am given an ice pack to aid in numbing my neck. The length of time of the treatments depends upon the size of the tattoo. My tattoo is about 2 inches and it takes around 10 seconds for the treatment. The cost of the treatment also depends upon the size of the tattoo. The number of treatments necessary has many factors. The factors include but are not limited to, the quality of the ink, the color of the ink, the age of the tattoo, etc. I am happy with my results so far. I am thankful for the ability of professional medical doctors to safely and effectively remove tattoos. I feel like I have a second chance at correcting a mistake that I made. In life, sometimes we make decisions that will be with us forever. Thanks to laser tattoo removal, we have a way to correct those mistakes. View Thread
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Everybody wants to have that firm and toned skin. Some even tried doing surgical procedures to smoothen that noticeable dimpled and lumpy appearance mostly on the buttocks and thighs that usually happens after puberty. But surgery does not entirely guarantee a successful operation because after a few months or so, that bulging form on the buttocks and thighs will appear again.
However, dermatologist found a great way to clear those underlying fat deposits also known as cellulites. They initiated a formula that contains 2% of Aminophylline and caffeine called Procellix Cellulite Cream. The Aminophylline cream breaks down the fat and the caffeine dehydrates the cellulites that helps tighten, tone and smoothen the skin.
This product also contains a mixture of selected natural herbs such as Sage Extract, which helps boost circulation; Guarana Extract, for cellulite reduction and weight loss;Aminophylline, dissolves fat on the fatty areas; Aloe Bardesis Gel, rejuvenates and rebuilds new health tissue; Bladderwrack Extract, a marine plant that is also known as the anit-fat herb; and caffeine, known for its antioxidant and its ability to reduce fatty cells.
For a natural way to get rid of cellulites, try using Procellix Cellulite Cream, guarantees to give you those smooth, toned skin and healthy tissues once again.View Thread
We are looking for women dealing with Melasma, which are dark skin patches on the face, often from hormones or pregnancy for a national talk show. This Thursday, February 28th, we are filming a segment about Melasma and the treatment options available for women of all skin tones. We want to perform the treatments live in our studio — and these are the real-deal treatments that can give you awesome results (like lasers and chemical peels!). So if you know someone with Melasma, please have them email Samantha at email@example.com . These treatments are worth hundreds of dollars and our guest doctor is a top board certified dermatologist! Thanks! Sam View Thread
This is an interesting article from the NY Times about high end skin products for men. The main point of this piece is presented in paragraph 6:
"there is once again a demand among men for high-end skin-care products, in spite of a morbid economy and high unemployment. Or maybe because of it. The reason, beauty analysts say, is a changing attitude among men, who now associate healthy-looking skin less with vanity than with professionalism. At a time when job security is at a low ... men do not have to work in front of a camera to place a higher premium on being presentable."
I couldn't have said it better myself. Fresh, radiant skin is not only about looking your best, but more importantly FEELING your best. This confidence translates to success in all aspects of life View Thread
There are nonsurgical alternatives to correcting minor imperfections of the nose. The great aspect of using fillers to correct your nasal imperfections include lower cost and subtle, but noticeable improvements. If there is something you do not like about your nose, speak with your dermatologist about options. Life is short, love your nose View Thread
It's poison ivy time again! Would you recognize the plant that makes so many people miserable if you saw it? This is the best site for pictures of the poison ivy plant that I have found. If you plan to garden, hike, or otherwise be outdoors, here are the pictures of what to avoid!View Thread
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