Month: March 2017

Why Short Hair Cuts Are Sexy!

Now, First of all, What is Hair Made of … Hair is composed primarily of proteins (88%). These proteins are of a hard fibrous type known as keratin. Keratin protein is comprised of what we call “polypeptide chains.” The word, polypeptide, comes from the Greek word “poly” meaning many and “peptos” meaning digested or broken down. In essence, if we break down protein, we have individual amino acids. Many amino acids joined together form a “polypeptide chain”. Two amino acids are joined together by a “peptide bond”, and the correct number of amino acids placed in their correct order...

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Why Laser Hair Removal

For nearly 10 years now, medical lasers have been used for such things as tattoo removal, clearing up acne scars and other blemishes, and removing dark spots on the skin. Now they are increasing being approved by the FDA and used for such things as wrinkle removal, tooth whitening, and hair removal. Is it really permanent, Many laser hair removal providers tout their processes as painless or permanent. The FDA says there must be enough evidence to support those claims and it is actually giving some manufacturers authorization to state permanent hair reduction but not removal. Be careful if...

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Why Does The Skin Age

As with all our body organs, skin ages as programmed by genes. This is called internal ageing. Dry skin, age spots, white hair, hair loss, thin nails and other skin changes come purely due to age. Skin also ages by external factors. Sun is the main external factor that ages the skin. The sunrays consist of many light spectrums. Ultra violet rays damage the skin most. Both UVA and UVB are responsible for skin damage. Ageing due to sun is called photo ageing. Sun-Sun breaks down the collagen and elastin in the skin. The skin loses its elasticity and...

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Why Board Certification is Important When Picking a Plastic Surgeon

Once you make the decision to pursue plastic surgery, you will start evaluating different surgeons. Board certification should be one of the topics you focus during your evaluation. Why Board Certification is Important When Picking a Plastic Surgeon The term Board Certified gets thrown around here and there which makes it easy to overlook when evaluating a plastic surgeon. So, what exactly is it, Board certification means a physician has taken and passed an examination in a particular medical specialty. Often, you will see information indicating a physician is board eligible, which means the person has completed training and...

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Why spray tanning

Whenever you get back from a vacation, the first thing family and friends usually comment on is your great tan, or lack thereof. Tanning has been popular since the early 20th century, but the health risks associated with the sun’s UV rays have made maintaining an even tan — much less any kind of tan — difficult, especially for those who live in cold and rainy climates. Enter indoor tanning salons, which became a popular trend in the ’80s. Now, indoor tanning is a $3 billion-a-year industry in the United States alone. Since the year 2000, sunless spray tanning...

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