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Just about everyone has a few obvious brown skin spots on their skin. Freckles, "age spots", "liver spots", and various birth marks are just a few of the commonly known marks, referred to as pigmented lesions. These can be successfully lightened or removed with laser treatment.
he complexion of skin is determined by the amount of melanin pigment. Dark skin spots are usually due to an abnormal concentration in one area of the skin. Some of these are present at birth but most occur with age or as a result of overexposure to the sun's damaging rays.
aser treatment removes pigmented lesions with light energy. The rapid absorption of light energy causes the melanin to disintegrate and be carried away by the body’s natural mechanisms leaving the treated skin looking uniform in colour and texture.
he typical course involves three to four laser treatments each given four weeks apart. Occasionally, more laser treatments may be needed for certain individuals or conditions. Periodic occasional maintenance treatments may be prescribed for optimal, lasting results. Each laser treatment takes approximately 30 minutes.
mmediately following the laser treatment you may experience some redness, swelling and/or a slight darkening of pigmented areas. The redness and swelling usually disappear within one to three days. However darkened pigmentation may persist and flake off for up to one week following treatment. Makeup can be applied to the treated area if necessary. Application of SPF30 sun block on a daily basis is strongly recommended to prevent sun damage.
Friday, January 29, 2016
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News by Cinco Vidas
It’s bad enough to feel sick while you’re going through cancer treatments. Worse still to look sick, and nothing makes you look more worn out and down than dark circles under your eyes.
“These dark circles make me look so tired,” writes one fighter. “Can you please tell me some remedy for this problem?”
I’ve had several people ask me about this. You may think that it’s all because of lack of sleep or stress, but actually dark circles are more closely related to bruising—and that’s why they tend to happen during chemotherapy. According to darkcircles.net, dark circles under the eyes are caused by leaky capillaries. Blood leaks out into the surrounding skin, and as your body works to mop it up, you see the dark, purplish or blue-black discoloration. It’s much like when you injure yourself and see a bruise a few hours later. This process may happen elsewhere in the body and you wouldn’t even notice, but the skin under the eyes is so thin and delicate and the capillaries so close to the surface that the change in color becomes very visible.
Chemotherapy can cause excess bruising and bleeding, as I mentioned in a former post, so it’s no wonder some of that excess bruising can show up under your eyes.
There are some products out there that claim to help diminish dark circles, but unfortunately many of them contain parabens, ureas, and ingredients that are potentially toxic and best to avoid during treatment. Below I’ve given you five at-home tips to help battle dark undereye circles. Give them a try, and let me know if they help!
1. Tea bags. It’s one of those old tried-and-true remedies and it really does help. The caffeine in the tea diminishes water in the tissues to reduce puffiness, and the tea itself contains beneficial antioxidants. Squeeze out a cooled, used teabag and leave one on (or under) each eye for about 10 minutes. Since chamomile is a natural anti-inflammatory, chamomile tea bags may be extra helpful.
2. Cucumber slices. They feel cool and soothing on your eyes, and are known to help liven up the skin around the eyes.
3. Try some homemade mixtures. An old natural remedy recommends mixing a teaspoon of tomato juice, a half teaspoon lemon juice, a pinch of turmeric powder and a pinch of flour into a paste, applying under the eyes, and leaving for 10 minutes. At night, try mixing half almond oil and half honey and applying under the eyes before bed.
4. Puree a potato. Place an uncooked potato into a blender or liquidizer and puree, then place a little under each eye, lay down, and wait for up to 30 minutes.
5. Apply a cream with vitamin K. Vitamin K has shown in some studies to help diminish bruising. Try to find a non-toxic undereye cream with vitamin K. One possibility: CSI Recovery Eye Cream with Vitamin K & Arnica.
Have you tried any of these remedies? Do you have other suggestions?
Friday, January 1, 2016
By: Carol Stack
Those who had to deal with acne might not mind the dark spots left, but no one really likes to see their face marked up for the rest of their lives. That's why the fact that there are treatments for these dark spots is such good news. No longer does anyone need to live with marks left from bad acne. Their skin can be treated so it is left completely clear of any spots.
There are plenty of bleaching ingredients which may be used so that you can remove those ugly brown spots. Some bleaching materials consist of hydroquinone, beta carotene, licorice acid and kojic acid for whitening your skin. Which lotion you use depends upon your type of skin and how your skin tolerates the various ingredients. In selecting an ointment, take those two things under consideration.
It's the creams that typically contain the ingredients to stop the spots from getting produced. As new spots are prevented from developing, the skin starts to clear until all of the skin is the identical color, without any brown spots remaining.
Lotions are not the only treatment method for dark spots, there are also exfoliantions. Alpha hydroxyl acids are utilized in these, probably the most useful ingredients being lactic acid, glycolic acid and salicylic acid.
There's also a lot of products containing AHA that is highly effective for the brown spots attributable to acne. All you will have to do is employ this product on the skin to be treated in the interval stated on the prescription. It doesn't take more than two or so uses before you will observe the skin starting to exfoliate, leading to healthy layers of skin coming to the surface.
If the thought of using chemical products on your skin makes you nervous, then you can obtain the same fantastic results by utilizing home- made whitening products that use fruits and other foods. Food items such as milk, honey, carrots or papaya can produce a spotless skin in a matter of weeks.