Intense Pulsed Light devices produce broad-spectrum, very intense light for very short bursts. When applied to the skin, the light penetrates the superficial layers and reaches the hair root. The hair bulb contains the highest concentration of the pigment melanin, and it therefore absorbs the light energy more quickly that the surrounding tissue and heats [...]
Keloid scars develop when skin has become damaged and the body’s healing process kicks in. An excessive production of collagen causes the scar tissue to grow beyond the original site of injury to form a nodule that can be significantly larger than the damaged skin.
These nodules can be painful or itchy as well as unsightly, [...]
Common perceptions may make us believe that acne-prone skin needs to be kept scrupulously clean and must be washed frequently during the day. Many people also believe that spots are caused by dirt picked up on the skin during the course of the day.
Both of these ideas are, in fact, not true. Active acne is [...]
When you are pregnant, putting on a bikini is probably the last thing on your mind, but once your bundle of joy has arrived and you get your body back, you will undoubtedly want to feel comfortable in your own skin again.
Unfortunately, pregnancy can leave behind stretch marks that can compromise how you feel about [...]
Despite their name, liver spots have absolutely nothing to do with your liver! These patches of pigmented skin are also commonly referred to as age spots, although the most appropriate name would be sun spots.
The skin contains cells that produce melanin when the skin is exposed to the sun’s rays. The melanin absorbs the energy [...]
A study has been carried out in Norway in order to establish whether there is a link between obesity and acne in teenage girls. The results have been positive although they do not establish a causal link and perhaps raise more questions than they answer.
The increased likelihood of developing acne if overweight is limited to [...]
Facial and body hair can be a problem, particularly as current trends definitely favour a smooth and hair-free appearance. Whether hair growth is normal or excessive, we are removing more and more of it in an attempt to measure up the ideals of today’s society.
And yet hair removal is not easy, whichever method you choose, [...]
Acne scars can be a very unwelcome reminder of an embarrassing problem, and they can take years to fade away, if they do at all. Pitted scars can be a nightmare to conceal, as the loss of tissue means that they leave depressed areas of skin.
Treatment is necessary to deal with acne scarring and to [...]
Whether they were caused by pregnancy, body building, weight gain or loss or just adolescence, stretch marks can be a real pain that can have a significant impact on how you feel about your body. They can appear anywhere, although they tend to affect areas of the body that will be put on display as [...]
There are many causes of thread veins:
• Genetics – if your parents suffered from them, then you are more likely to develop them too,
• Lifestyle – if you sit or stand for long periods of time, you may find thread veins appearing on your legs,
• Hormone changes – can cause blood vessels to remain dilated, resulting in noticeable [...]