Common Beauty Treatments

Benefits Of Microdermabrasion, Waxing and Spray Tanning In case you didn't know, your skin is your body's largest organ, at least by body cell count. Unfortunately, however, it is constantly exposed to a variety of environmental elements such as pollution, dust, sun rays, etc., every day. And such exposure can take a toll on anyone's skin regardless of their genetic or ethnic background. Therefore, in a bid to reduce the occurrence of acne, fine lines, wrinkles, 'crow's feet', acne scars, age spots and other skin disorders, dermatologists have come come up with special skin treatments geared towards protecting the skin from such undesired pigmentation. Here is a quick primer on that. Microdermabrasion, which is one the latest skin treatment techniques in the skin care niche, is a non-invasive, non-chemical procedure that utilizes a spray of microcrystals to get rid of the outermost skin layer. A layer that is typically composed of dry, dead skin. Consequently, after the procedure, the skin is left looking younger, glowing and healthier looking. In addition, microdermabrasion also promotes the growth of a new underlying skin layer with higher levels of elastin and collagen. Now, remember that collagen and elastin are two of the most important elements involved in maintaining a healthy and younger-looking skin. And for most people, elastin is usually at its peak in their early twenties before it starts to diminish steadily giving way to wrinkles and fine lines. As you may al...
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How Lasers Are Used For Treating Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged and swollen veins that are visible underneath the skin’s surface. Laser treatment is usually used to treat varicose veins and works by using a highly focused beam of light to heat the varicose veins to the point of scarring. This scarring damages the veins, causing them to wither and close, eventually dying and becoming no longer visible. There are two major types of laser treatments for varicose veins, these are: Simple Laser Treatment – this treatment is used for treating veins close to the surface of the skin, such as tiny varicose veins and spider veins. It works by applying a laser charge on the skin over which the varicose veins are visible. The objective is to scar the vein without affecting the skin. This treatment is usually safe, painless and highly effective, and is carried out over a number of sessions - usually every 6 to 12 weeks. The spacing is to minimise the effects of the lasers on the skin by giving it enough time to heal. For more details, see this article from laser veins brisbane. Endovenous Laser Treatment – this treatment is used for treating larger varicose veins, especially those buried deep beneath the skin surface. It works by making an incision on the skin through which a thin tube (catheter) is inserted. This catheter is then guided by an ultrasound so that it enters the varicose vein and is positioned correctly. Once in position, a laser is passed through the catheter and into the varicose vein and begins delivering s...
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Reflections on Life

Life – what is life! Life can be described in many ways and has many facets and interpretations. It presents us with an ongoing stream of experiences of situations, events and interactions of all kinds with other people and our environment. It is creation in its magnificent splendour - the original bringing into existence of the universe by God. For humans it is a journey encompassing all the seasons, colour and streams of life’s experiences. The miracle of new life in any form of creation brings wonder and amazement as we become aware of the intrinsic formation of such an unexplainable divine plan. For humans there are many rituals and traditions that help celebrate the different seasons and significant moments in life. A welcoming of a new child might entail a ritual of a Christening or Blessing in the Christian tradition or perhaps a Naming Ceremony for those less religious. In other cultures and belief systems children are welcomed in a variety of ways but none-the-less mostly it is found to be a joyful celebration of the miracle of new birth. Life can sometimes be brief - the miracle taken back from where it began just as life is beginning – the mystery of why these sad experiences happen not to be explained. Life changes for humans as the body grows and life is experienced in new ways. Learning takes place as the brain develops and intelligence is gained and used for the betterment of human kind. At times the human body suffers from physical limitations this being a cha...
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Rainwater Harvesting – Water Tanks for Rainwater Collection

In Australia drought and water conservation are of constant concern. We are a dry continent; in fact we’re the driest inhabited continent on Earth. Every drop of water is precious, and investing in rainwater harvesting is of benefit to both individual households and our nation as a whole. Rainwater harvesting simply means the collection of rainwater for re-use, instead of allowing it to run off into the ground. The rain water collected has a myriad of uses; gardening, irrigation, water features, livestock, washing, bathing and heating. With minimal treatment, rainwater can also be used as drinking water, and is just as safe as the water that comes out of your tap. Just as solar power provides free energy, rainwater harvesting provides free water. Not only will it reduce your utility bill, it increases the sustainability of our reservoir and groundwater supplies.  Rainwater harvesting means that you can bypass water restrictions to some extent, using your own supply instead of a limited supply of main water. Not only is Australia a land of droughts, in many areas floods are a constant concern. Without rainwater harvesting, almost all flood water is wasted as it washes away and becomes contaminated. Not only does rainwater harvesting find use from this abundance of water, it reduces the burden on storm drains and other water safety measures. Domestically, the most common method of rainwater harvesting are roof catchment systems. Rain that falls on the roof is siphoned off v...
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How tattoos can go from Body Art to a Hair Loss Solution with Scalp Micropigmentation!

Body art tattooing and cosmetic tattooing have a similar appeal but until recently - very different markets. Body art tattoos was once the domain of inmates and sailors, a sign of strength or gang allegiance. Im more recent decades body art tattoos have transcended gender, class, race and stereotype to be a part of mainstream culture. Cosmetic tattooing was created to assist women who had over plucked their brows, to then being a "wake up make up" concept where eyebrows, eyeliner and lip were tattooed to take away the need to apply make up in the mornings. Cosmetic tattooing also branched out into paramedical tattooing, where breast cancer survivors could have their breast reconstruction process finalised with tattooed areola. It then expanded into being used to disguise scars, with flesh coloured pigment being used to blend scar tissue in with the flesh tones. In terms of tattooing coming to fruition as a hair loss solution, it was first used to cover up large and conspicuous hair transplant scars. This is where hair transplant doctors would take a strip from the back of a clients head, and then cut the strip into tiny pieces and use the healthy follicles from the strip to transplant into a clients scalp where hair no longer grew. Scalp Micropigmentation was used in this instance to disguise the scar, which was always a few shades brighter than the rest of the scalp, from the scar tissue. The Scalp Micropigmentation was utilised to create tiny pigment based replica follicles...
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Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in IVF

Over the past years, the popularity of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine in fertility treatment has grown in the West especially because scientific studies continue to demonstrate how effective it is. Acupuncture is Chinese medical practice that has been used for centuries to promote health by restoring internal balance of the energies of the body. From round 3, 000 years ago, Chinese medicine has been used or treating reproductive issues in men and women. The combination of acupuncture, herbal medicine, diet and responsible lifestyle all have been used skillfully to bring about a harmonious state in the body hence a conducive environment for conception. Understanding IVF In-Vitro Fertilisation is basically the process where the woman’s eggs are harvested from the ovaries then the eggs are placed in a medium outside the body and mixed with sperms for fertilisation. The embryo is monitored for about five days then about two embryos are returned to the uterus for implantation. The rest of the embryos are frozen for future implantations in case the first one fails. IVF has a success rate of 29%. Women younger than 38 years have a higher pregnancy rate of 38% live births. It greatly depends on the age of the woman and her health condition including hormonal balance, emotional state, and lifestyle. How acupuncture treats infertility Recent studies support the use of acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to treat infertility. There is an increasing amount of evid...
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