Showing posts with label scar. Show all posts
Showing posts with label scar. Show all posts

Thursday, May 24, 2018

By Scott Humphrey

Acne scars affect millions of people and can be a source for a lot of frustration for teenagers and adults alike. Acne is something we all have to deal with during our teenage years, and sometimes through adulthood. Acne scars are caused by the inflammatory swelling of follicles in the dermis, which rupture and leave an indentation resulting in a scar.

There are varying treatments for this, from chemical peels to topical creams, and laser treatments. Fraxel is a non-ablative soft laser treatment that can be used on the face. Fraxel is mainly known for its use as an anti-aging treatment, but the laser is used to smooth skin and improve tone and texture.

Instead of one solid laser beam, the Fraxel laser is separated into multiple small segmented beams that can treat many areas in the same region at once. This is well suited for the treatment of acne scars as they usually occur in clusters on the face. The mini laser beams can treat these specific areas without affecting the surrounding areas.

The benefit of using this treatment is that it works to regenerate the collagen that is missing by penetrating and stimulating the underlying tissue. The procedure is done in the office of your cosmetic doctor and takes anywhere from 15 minutes up to a half hour. There is minimal discomfort involved and no downtime. You can go back to your regular daily activities as soon as you wish.

Finding the right treatment for your scars can only be determined by consultation with your dermatologist and cosmetic doctor. Fraxel offers an easy way to give you the skin that you want. Using topical treatments can also be a great supplement to the laser treatment, as it will continue to create a smoother skin tone and texture.

Many people also swear by all natural ingredients like cucumber masks, using olive oil, honey, and tomatoes to sooth inflammation and swelling. Of course there is no data to cite regarding these techniques, but it certainly can't hurt to use them as a supplemental as well. Natural cosmetic creams are a widely popular method to treat skin conditions these days, so there may be some real value in it. The only way to know for sure is to try it for yourself.

Fraxel laser treatments are a guaranteed method for improving your skin. If your acne scars are a serious issue for you, it is best to get a consultation and investigate the benefits of this laser skin treatment. Any other methods you choose to try might be better used as an addition to the laser.

BIO: Scott is a freelance writer on a variety of topics including Fraxel NYC treatments. When he is not writing he is hiking in the mountains of upstate New York.

Monday, June 24, 2013

As the reality stars and celebrities are constantly going under the knife, cosmetic surgery seems almost like a norm nowadays. This trend doesn't just apply to female stars and celebrities, men are also getting tucked and nipped with increasing regularity.

So guys want to know about those top five cosmetic surgery procedures, what are you gaining for your dollars and what are the post-surgical instructions?

Rhinoplasty: Also called as nose job and lists top among the popular surgeries for men. During the surgery, nose skin is separated from cartilage and bone, which is then broken and reset to the desired shape. After that the prior skin is re-draped.

Nose surgery can make your nose smaller or larger and can adjust the shape of the tip, nostrils or bridge. It can also correct injuries, crookedness as well as any breathing problems caused from improper structuring of the nose. The ultimate result of rhinoplasty can boost your confidence and also improve proportions and balance of your face.

After the surgery, you may notice some bruising and swelling, but should subside around the third day. It will take a month for full recovery from the surgery.

Liposuction: Also called as lipoplasty that reshapes the male body by permanently removing the fat deposits. Men who have lost their weight through exercise and diet, but still have areas where fat seems very difficult to reduce, liposuction could be the answer.

Apart from reducing the body fat, with this new-look it will also boost your self-esteem and self-confidence.

Some men may have excessive fluid loss while removing large areas of fat. Sometimes there is a possibility for fat clots travel into your lungs.

Eyelid surgery: Also called as blepharoplasty used to restore the skin around the eyes to give youthful and natural look and also reduce the aging signs. Droopy, puffy eyes and eyelids can make a man to appear tired and older than they are. During certain instances, eyelid surgery can even be used to correct the impaired vision from sagging lids.

Following the surgery, some men may notice swelling, bruising, dry eyes and even sensitivity to light.

Face/Neck lift surgery: These cosmetic surgery procedures help to reduce the facial and neck wrinkles, thereby rejuvenating your skin and restoring a youthful appearance. Facelift surgery can provide you fresh and taint skin making you appear decades younger.

Following the surgery, you may notice swelling, bruising, tightness and numbness, but usually there is little pain and minor discomfort.

Ear correction: Also called as Otoplasty used to alter the position, shape and size of the ears. Men who are most bothered about the ears that are far from the head can consider this cosmetic surgery. Even the surgery can correct the misshaped ears due to injury or birth defect.

Following the surgery, you may notice scarring, asymmetry in the ears, change in skin sensation and overcorrection. Also there is a risk of bleeding, infection, and reaction to anesthesia.

Victoria Armstrong, Author of this article writes for www.ehealthyblog.com. Mens Health blog provides you an exclusive information on men's health fitness, health, relationships, nutrition, weight loss and muscle building. You can also find information on various men's health topics like prostate cancer, men's sexual health, etc..