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October 28, 2009 | Admin
Photofacial for Sun Damaged Skin
IPL, which stands for intensed pulsed light photofacial, is a non-ablative and non-invasive treatment. It uses high intensity pulses of invisible light. This will improve the texture and overall appearance of sun damaged and aged skin.
This is a treatment with little to no downtime. You will need a series of treatments (usually five, done every three to four weeks apart). Treatments can be done on the hands, neck, face, and chest. This also helps with pigmentation, freckles, red acne scars, facial veins, fine lines, wrinkles, and rosacea.
Most patients see very good results with this treatment. It is a very safe and fast treatment taking only 30 minutes. To maintain your results make sure to use a high SPF sunscreen every day.
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October 9, 2009 | Admin
How does Laser Tattoo removal work?
Tattoo removal is a safe and effective treatment used with a laser device. Treatment includes short pulses of concentrated laser light into the skin on the inked area. The method and delivery of wavelength is based on many variables: color, density, professionalism of the tattoo and tattoo depth. Black tattoos tend to be the easiest to remove because black absorbs the full spectrum of light being delivered. Tattoos with lighter colors such as green and yellow have less pigment which cause it to be more difficult and may require more treatment sessions. Results vary and treatment numbers can range from two to as many as twenty treatments. Laser tattoo removal ranges in price, typically anywhere between 100-250 dollars per session.
During treatment patient and doctor wear protective eyewear to shield their eyes from the laser. The area is cleansed and may be iced prior to prevent pain. Treatment is generally quick and may be painful; patients describe it as worse than the original application of their tattoo. Anesthetic may be used or Tylenol may be taken prior to reduce pain.
Following treatment the skin is tender and warm, patients may apply ice for a short time to relieve discomfort. Each treatment the laser is breaking up the ink within the skin, desirable results will have the tattoo looking lighter and lighter with each treatment. Some side effects may be blistering, swelling or redness. These are desired results but are not uncommon and not serious. Patients schedule treatments approximately 4 weeks for best results.
Light Touch Laser Skin Care Center offers free consultations for laser tattoo removal
Please contact our office for an appointment (801) 532-0204
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October 5, 2009 | Admin
Salt Lake City Injections Specialist
Dr. Jackson Rhudy
Dysport is made by the company Medicis, which is also the makers of Perlane and Restylane—there hyaluronic injectable filler. Dypsort is an acetylcholine released inhibitor and a neuromuscular blocking agent that is injected by a trained doctor into the muscle around the eyes, glabella and forehead. The active substance is a botulinum neurotoxin type A complex that acts at the level of the neuromuscular junction in the targeted muscle. Dysport is a neuromuscular blocking toxin that works by blocking the acetylcholine release at the motor nerve ends and reduces muscular spasms. You are still able to move and make expressions; you just won’t have the wrinkles show when you do. It works very similar to the other popular neurotoxin, Botox.
It takes 2-4 days to take full effect after the initial injections and tends to last around four months, but sometimes shorter or longer just depending on the patient. After several treatments of using Dysport, it will gradually last longer. It is also considered a preventive treatment for wrinkles in the treated areas. Because of the four months without strong movement, the muscles will become less pronounced. It has been used in 27 counties for cosmetic purposes. Dysport was recently FDA approved in the United States and released mid July 2009 for medical office use.
Patients should not use Dysport if they are pregnant or breast feeding. The most common side effect would include the product spreading from the area injected, which can cause a temporarily drooping of the eyelids. Immediate medical attention is required if it cases difficulties with respiratory, speech or swallowing.
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