Selecting Microdermabrasion In Houston, Texas

06-12-2020

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Microdermabrasion is a popular procedure that removes the outer layers of skin, which is composed of dead cells, allowing newer layers to show through. As a technique, microdermabrasion shows great results in reducing the appearance of minor scars and wrinkles, smoothing out the skin and resulting in a more youthful look. For those of you looking for microdermabrasion in Houston, Texas, what follows is a guide that will help you know what to expect from different sources of microdermabrasion by providing examples of local businesses.


Physicians

In some cases, microdermabrasion in Houston, Texas is performed by physicians, they use aluminum oxide crystals to perform his microdermabrasion, which is handled on an outpatient basis and requires no anesthesia, which is typical of microdermabrasion procedures. Like many physicians’ offices, the price for this procedure is not listed; you will have to make an appointment to have a treatment suggested.

One question you will want to ask if seeking out microdermabrasion in Houston, Texas through a physician is whether or not the machine is medical-strength microdermabrasion. If the machine is not, then you may as well search out a spa instead, which will require no office visit to get a diagnosis and will generally list their prices upfront, so you know what you will need to pay. Since microdermabrasion in Houston, Texas, or anywhere else is not generally covered by health insurance, there is no distinct advantage to a physician for an average microdermabrasion treatment.

Spas

The alternative to going to a physician in Houston, Texas, for microdermabrasion is to hit a spa instead. For instance, RD Laser Skin Solutions in Houston, TX. offers microdermabrasion using aluminum oxide crystals, just as the physician’s office did. Both promise short treatments, lasting about an hour, and both promise to remove wrinkles and other fine lines. However, RD laser Skin Solutions lists the price for one treatment, including Micro-needling for the face with Microdermabrasion for $150, upfront, unlike the physician’s office. In addition to the single treatment, the spa offers Microdermabrasion + Facial cleaning and Facial Mask for face only $70, which further allows someone to plan out a whole set of treatments for long-term care.



As long as you are not searching for medical-strength microdermabrasion, then, your best choice for microdermabrasion in Houston, Texas is through the spas, which list their prices upfront and don’t require an initial diagnosis. If you do go to a physician, make sure that they plan to use a medical-strength machine, since you will pay extra for the cost of a physician. But ultimately, whichever you choose, microdermabrasion can be the path to smoother, younger-looking skin!

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What is Effective Cellulite Treatment?

06-05-2020

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First off let me start by saying, no one is cellulite-free. We all have a certain amount of cellulite underneath our skin. Of course, some do have more than others, but it’s a natural thing for us to have some. In a nutshell, cellulite is simply fat deposits held in pockets just below the skin. The form of lipids (fats) below the skin isn’t much different then those found elsewhere in the body, however, it’s because they are close to the skin surface that they cause the negative appearance.


So what can you do about cellulite?

An exercise is a viable option for many. Partaking in cardio activities several times a week will help burn fat, and tone the leg muscles. While this method will work for many, often sometimes some women need more than just exercise to help rid themselves of cellulite.

Next on the list is the numerous medical procedures we can have done. From liposuction, to vacuum and roller techniques some of these processes can be effective, however painful, costly, and have some nasty side effects. For some people, this is the only avenue they evaluate for treating cellulite, but they’re skipping over what really should be the first attack on cellulite.

Cellulite treatment products

With our aging population, cellulite treatment has been receiving more and more attention from cosmetic and supplement manufacturers. Our population is becoming more affluent, and therefore looking for more alternatives then just surgery and exercise to solve cosmetic issues such as cellulite. Hence there has been a dawn of a range of cellulite treatment products.

While like anything new some of these cellulite treatment products work better than others. It’s important to do your homework prior to trying one out. While there is minimal if any side effects it’s still important to not waste your time on something that isn’t going to provide you with results.

The majority of these cellulite treatment products composed of natural ingredients. Most work on a basis of shrinking the cellulite molecules or using some sort of ingredient to speed up the burning of fat. Both of these methods work well and take next to no time on your part to apply the product. For those of us that don’t have the spare time in our hectic schedules to exercise several times a week, or drastically change our lifestyles, an cellulite treatment product is the best option for ridding ourselves of that pesky cellulite problem.

Try Ultrasonic cavitation


Ultrasonic Cavitation is very similar to liposuction and a tummy tuck as it safely (no damage to the vascular system), removes and prevents recurring cellulite in the treated areas. Cavitation RF acts on localized fat deposits and it can even be applied to the most difficult and stubborn deposits of cellulite.


Ultrasonic Cavitation creates lipolysis of fatty acids from the fat cell membrane or adipocytes by the process of stable cavitation and increases cell penetration of the adipocytes. There is an increase in triglyceride flow and the destruction of the fibers. Since the liver metabolizes a part of the adipocytes and expels it in the urine, it is necessary to drink plenty of water before and after the treatment.


Contact RD Laser Skin Solutions for noninvasive treatments. Our experienced staff has what it takes to customize a treatment plan just for you! We offer a variety of unique services that'll have you looking and feeling your best.

The Sun and Aging of the Skin

05-22-2020

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As the body ages, the appearance and characteristics of the skin alter – say “looks really ugly.” The areas of skin exposed to the sunlight’s ultraviolet radiation suffer the most damage and expected age faster. It can occur at an early age in people who have spent much time outdoors and those who are often badly sunburned, particularly those who are fair-skinned.


The dreaded process is known as photoaging. It is attributed to a combination of short wavelength (UVB) injury to the epidermis (outside layers of the skin) and long-wavelength (UVA) to the dermis (middle layers).

Again, ultraviolet radiation is largely to blame. The continuous and profound effects of oxidation, ionization, and genetic changes of cellular components including DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) Weakens the skin’s immune system. Hence, aging skin is prone to skin cancer.

Scarring from repeated inflammation due to sunburn (also acne and other skin diseases) increases dermal collagen and causes the dermis to lose elasticity. The epidermis becomes thinner so the skin easily dries up, blisters, and tears. The skin is weaker than normal and feels dry because it is less able to hold water.

The aging changes are particularly apparent on the face where fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, and textural changes can be noticed – at a closer look or in serious cases, remarkably noticeable.

Lingering under the sun without adequate protection causes overactivity of tanning cells, called melanocytes. Consequently, ugly sights of blotchy pigmentation with brown freckles, solar lentigines, and white marks would appear.

Tangled masses of damaged elastin protein in the dermis result in yellow thickened bumps (elastosis or heliosis). Aging skin is also very prone to develop brown warty lesions (seborrhoeic keratoses), cherry red spots (angiomas), dilated small blood vessels (telangiectases), and bruises (senile purpura).

Tender red dry spots or solar keratoses (also known as actinic keratoses), though more common on the backs of the hands are also often found on the temples, bridge of the nose, cheeks, and upper lip.

The degree of photoaging has been classified by dermatologists as Mild (age 28-35 years): Few wrinkles, no keratoses; Moderate (age 35-50 years): early wrinkling, sallow complexion with early actinic keratoses; Advanced (age 50-60 years): persistent wrinkling, discoloration of the skin with actinic keratoses; and, Severe (age 65-70 years): severe wrinkling, photoaging, gravitational and dynamic forces affecting the skin, actinic keratoses with or without skin cancer.

To remedy, or if only to delay further harm, it is still best to completely protect sun-damaged skin from more sun exposure. Outdoor activities during the middle of the day, especially in summer should be avoided. Almost obligatory, sunscreens should be applied daily, more often when outdoors.

Range of cosmetic products to care for aging skin – from simple moisturizers and sunscreens to retinoid creams and Alpha-hydroxy acids are available in the market today. Look for the best source for expert advice. They may suggest clinical treatments that rejuvenate photoaged skin such as BOTOX® Cosmetic to reduce frowning and several resurfacing procedures such as dermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser resurfacing remove the top layer of damaged skin. Cosmetic surgery is required to remove redundant sagging skin, baggy eyelids necessitate blepharoplasty while a facelift is needed to tighten the jowls.

Contact RD Laser Skin Solutions for professional skin care treatments to restore a firmer, smoother, and more youthful appearance with little to no downtime! Schedule your appointment at 713 266 2569.

Are You Losing Your Hair?

05-12-2020

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Why Plugged Hair Follicles Thin Your Hair?

Losing your hair to where it thins or you become bald does not have to happen. Just by understanding why your hair falls out and thins allows you to take countermeasures. Discover what countermeasures you need to take to keep your hair full, thick, or thin.


What you can do

There are various ways to keep your hair clean, shiny, and thick. If you still have hair and want to keep it or if your hair is starting to thin out, here are some hair remedies that you can use.


When your hair starts to thin down, three of the reasons are:

1. Your hair follicles are slowly becoming plug and preventing hair from growing out

2. Your hair is not receiving the nutrients it needs to grow and stay strong

3. Your hair is not getting enough blood circulating in your scalp

I will cover only the first of the two items.


Plugged hair follicles

Just like acne, your hair follicles can become plugged. In acne a plug follicle results in sebum and bacteria becoming trapped in the follicle, which leads to an infection known as a pimple.


When a hair follicle becomes plugged on your scalp, the hair in that follicle becomes trapped and is prevented from coming to the surface. Over time, your scalp becomes smooth and you become bald or lose most of your hair.


So the secret to preventing hair loss, thinning and balding is to prevent your hair follicles from becoming plugged. Once you know what causes your follicle to plug, you can avoid or counteract those conditions.


Here is what causes your follicles to become plugged:

1. Excessive build-up of testosterone in blood converting over to DHT and plugging up your hair follicles

2. Use of shampoos, conditioners, and gels that contain an excessive un-natural chemical that stays on your scalp and gets trapped in your follicles

3. Excessive release of sebum and scalp flaking mixing together to form a hard material that plugs up your follicles.


DHT build up in your follicle

It is well known now that excessive conversion of testosterone into DHT accumulates in the hair follicles and plugs. Knowing this you can use a variety of shampoos on your hair to dissolve this DHT. This keeps your pores open and your hair growing normally. You can also take capsules that prevent the conversion of testosterone into DHT.


Un-natural shampoo and conditioners

Most shampoos, conditioners, and hair gels are created using petrochemicals, un-natural additives, dyes, preservatives that are harmful to your hair and scalp.

In addition, these un-natural hair product chemicals get into your pores and can plug. Once in the follicle, they also get into your blood and are harmful to your liver and the rest of your body.

Search for more natural shampoo products which contain fewer petrochemicals and have more herbs with natural cleansing chemicals


Excessive sebum and scalp flaking

Some people have oily hair and some dry. When the hair follicle releases excess sebum it accumulates on the scalp. Here it will combine with dirt, dead scalp cells, and shampoo chemical residues.


Using natural remedies reduces the number of chemicals available to combine with excess sebum and dead scalp cells. If you use any type of gel to style your hair these gels combine with sebum to plug up your follicles.


To keep your hair and scalp clean and follicles open, use aloe vera gel mixed with a few drops of jojoba oil. Buy aloe vera gel, 99% pure and pure jojoba oil. Put some aloe vera gel in your hand and add 4-5 drops of jojoba oil. Rub your hands together then rub this mixture into your hair. This mixture will keep your hair shiny and thick and your hair follicles open.


Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to hair growth

Our blood contains our own perfect, healing growth factors embedded in our plasma. Believe it or not, our growth factors may be the answer to many common issues. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be injected into the scalp to regenerate hair growth, micro needled into the skin using a skin pen for skin tightening and skin texture/tone improvement. One will need 3 to 6 treatments when using PRP to regenerate hair growth. For a professional treatment of Platelet-rich plasma (PRP), please contact RD Laser Skin Solutions at 713 - 266 - 2569

Just making these changes to your hair care will go a long way in keeping your hair from thinning any further.

Warm Weather Family Skin Care

04-24-2020


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Winter’s not the only time to pay attention to your family’s skin health. Sun, chlorine, and even air-conditioning can deplete the skin’s natural moisture, leaving it feeling dry and uncomfortable. Deborah S. Sarnoff, M.D., New York City Cosmetic Dermatologist and Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology, NYU School of Medicine and president of The Skin Cancer Foundation, offers these tips to help families keep the “itchy” at bay:


In the pool

In the Pool-According to recent studies, swimming in chlorinated or seawater causes a 20 percent reduction in skin hydration, which can lead to dry and itchy skin. Worse, the uncomfortable feeling can last up to four hours after swimming. A Creme formulated with oatmeal is used for treating itchy, dry, and post-pool skin, no matter how many dips you take in the pool, your skin will feel hydrated and healthy.

In the bath

In the Bath-Women who shave their legs can calm after-shave irritation and dryness with a thick moisturizer containing glycerin. Dr. Sarnoff recommends applying a moisturizer immediately after a shower or bath to lock moisture into the skin. If the skin is especially irritated, apply a soothing ointment, such as Aquaphor, to the affected area.

At home

The House-Air-conditioning can zap moisture from the air in your home and from your skin. Keep effective hand and body moisturizers in the house for those dry-skin moments, and consider investing in a humidifier for your home.

For him

Men often take off their shirts in the hot weather, which can lead to drier skin. When the temperature rises, dermatologists advise heavier, “greasier” moisturizers such as creams and ointments because these are more effective at holding moisture in the skin and helping heal dry areas.

For kids

For The Kids-Moisturizer is a summer camp essential. Pediatricians recommend using moisturizers that contain oatmeal to calm the dry-skin itch, and which are also nonirritating, so they’re safe for children with sensitive skin and eczema.

Moisturizer can be especially important for kids’ skin during warm months. warm weather family skincare, and don't forget to protect your family from damaging sun rays. Sunscreen is an effective way to protect them from both short- and long-term effects of sun exposure.

Get a more youthful and smoother skin with proper skincare. Many treatments can be used on the hands and body as well as the face. Contact RD Laser Skin Solutions for non-surgical rejuvenation