Laser Hair RemovalWritten 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 perform 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 on hair at a specified wavelength that emits a specialized light. The light from laser is passed through skin and is absorbed by hair follicle. This light actually targets melanin (colour) in hair follicle and damages it, thereby causing hair to fall out. Interestingly, use of certain laser for removing hair has been approved by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although 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 of body such as face, back, underarm, bikini line, legs and arms. Compared to electrolysis, it is less painful as laser only causes a slight burning sensation compared to 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 is 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 as 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 of hair follicle. Due to higher effectiveness of treatment towards dark haired fair skin patients, it leads to fewer treatment and is therefore less costly. Other other hand, grey, red and blonde hair contain a pigment called pheomelanin that absorbs less laser energy reducing effectiveness of treatment. Therefore extra treatment is required for same effect. So before you sign up for this treatment, make sure you know 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
Is air in your home hurting you?
Many people never think about it, I never did. Is air in your home hurting you? Have you ever noticed odd smells? Dust? Mold? Pollen?
Many people never think about air in their homes, but it can be harmful. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that 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.