Laser Hair Removal

Written by Virginia Wong

There are many different techniques to remove unwanted hair. Some of these include waxing, shaving, coils, electrolysis and laser. Although each has its advantages and disadvantages, they all performrepparttar same function. That is removing unwanted hair.

One such technique that has become quite popular these days is laser hair removal. This technique works by using a laser onrepparttar 149491 hair at a specified wavelength that emits a specialized light. The light fromrepparttar 149492 laser is passed throughrepparttar 149493 skin and is absorbed byrepparttar 149494 hair follicle. This light actually targetsrepparttar 149495 melanin (colour) inrepparttar 149496 hair follicle and damages it, thereby causingrepparttar 149497 hair to fall out. Interestingly,repparttar 149498 use of certain laser for removing hair has been approved by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Althoughrepparttar 149499 technique is popular, there are advantages and disadvantages of using this method.

Advantages of Laser Hair Removal

The laser hair removal process has advantages in that larger areas can be treated. In addition it is also safe enough to be used on all parts ofrepparttar 149500 body such asrepparttar 149501 face, back, underarm, bikini line, legs and arms. Compared to electrolysis, it is less painful asrepparttar 149502 laser only causes a slight burning sensation compared torepparttar 149503 needle prick feeling of electrolysis. Unlike shaving or waxing, laser hair removal is usually long lasting.

Disadvantages of Laser Hair Removal

One disadvantage for laser hair removal is that not everyone isrepparttar 149504 perfect candidate for this type of treatment. Those with lighter skin and dark hair have a much higher chance of permanent hair removal than grey, red or blonde hair. In addition, those with dark skin or who are tanned are also not good candidates asrepparttar 149505 laser may cause damage to their skin due to high pigment levels. The reason being is that dark hair contains a pigment called eumelanin which effectively absorbs more laser energy and therefore results in more effective destruction ofrepparttar 149506 hair follicle. Due torepparttar 149507 higher effectiveness ofrepparttar 149508 treatment towards dark haired fair skin patients, it leads to fewer treatment and is therefore less costly. Otherrepparttar 149509 other hand, grey, red and blonde hair contain a pigment called pheomelanin that absorbs less laser energy reducingrepparttar 149510 effectiveness ofrepparttar 149511 treatment. Therefore extra treatment is required forrepparttar 149512 same effect. So before you sign up for this treatment, make sure you knowrepparttar 149513 principal of this treatment. If you are not an ideal candidate, be prepared for extra treatment charges.

Is the air in your home hurting you?

Written by Brandon Hopkins

Isrepparttar air in your home hurting you?

Many people never think about it, I never did. Isrepparttar 149448 air in your home hurting you? Have you ever noticed odd smells? Dust? Mold? Pollen?

Many people never think aboutrepparttar 149449 air in their homes, but it can be harmful. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says thatrepparttar 149450 air inside of homes can be between 2 and 5 times more harmful than outside air. On top of that, most Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors.

Now that you know how serious clean air is, what can you do to get your air cleaner?

1. Get an air purifier Air purifiers come in many sizes and models. Some are designed to clean small rooms, while others can clean an entire home. If you are trying to protect you and your family from particles such as smoke, dust, pollen, and mold spores, find a HEPA filter air purifier. HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air (filter) and is designed to completely remove particles floating around in your home or office. HEPA will capture just about everything except gases.

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