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7 Reasons Why All Men Should Get Laser Hair Removal

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Laser hair removal has become extremely convenient and affordable; so much so, that many men and women are ready to ditch the razor and try it for themselves. Laser hair removal for men can remove unwanted body hair from almost anywhere.

If you’re a man who is considering getting this treatment, here are seven reasons why you may find laser hair removal to be perfect for you.

 

Laser Hair Removal Helps With Body Odor

Body hair absorbs odor which makes you smell. When you remove your body hair with laser hair removal, the lingering body odor will go away with it. Excess hair can also cause itching and irritation. Having your hair removed with laser hair removal, or even thinned out, can help significantly with uncomfortable and annoying itching.

 

The Process Is Less Painful Than Waxing

Anyone who has gone through a waxing session knows that it can be quite painful. If you are someone who has been dedicated to waxing, you are sure to be pleasantly surprised with laser hair removal. Most patients report that laser hair removal feels similar to a rubber band lightly snapping their skin. This sensation is not painful, and treatments are relatively quick. There are also options for using a numbing cream over the surface of the treatment area if you are hesitant about the potential pain.

 

No Shaving Rash or Ingrown Hairs

Perhaps one of the top benefits for laser hair removal is never having to shave again. Not only is shaving time consuming and inconvenient, but for many men, it also leads to a rash or ingrown hairs. If you have the type of skin that scars from ingrown hairs, then this permanent hair removal treatment is ideal for you.

 

Laser Hair Removal Can Be Done (Almost) Anywhere

Men can get laser hair removal just about anywhere on the body that unsightly hair grows. Whether your problem areas include your toes, back, chest, or neck, it’s likely that laser hair removal is an option for the specific area you are looking to treat.

 

Your Physique Will Be More Flattering

Removing hair on your back, chest, and arms help muscles look more prominent, making all those hours in the gym really pay off. No body hair also makes muscles look more pronounced without having to worry about stubble, razor burn, or bumps. Give yourself the gift of permanent hair removal and enjoy showing off your hard work any chance you get without having to worry about whether you shaved or not.

 

Tattoos Will Be More Visible

When your back, chest, or arms are covered in hair, it makes it nearly impossible to show off tattoos in these areas. Permanent laser hair removal offers a perfect solution for ensuring your tattoos are always visible. Laser hair removal can damage tattoo colors, so it’s recommended to invest in laser hair removal before you get a new tattoo for best results.

 

Your Self-Esteem Will Get a Boost

Permanent hair removal is a great self-esteem booster, as you no longer have to worry about feeling self-conscious in social situations. An overabundance of unsightly hair is enough to make anyone feel uncomfortable, especially in a public setting that involves swimming or the beach. Laser hair removal is a great way to feel better about yourself and increase your self-esteem.

 

Are You Ready To Ditch Razors?

We’ve listed some of the top benefits for men getting laser hair removal, but these are certainly not all of them. This procedure requires no downtime, causes little to no pain, and even treats stubborn ingrown hairs. Laser hair removal is considered a “lunchtime procedure” that allows you to continue with your daily activities without anyone knowing what you’ve been doing.

For more information on permanent hair removal, schedule a consultation appointment with Laser Aesthetic Center today so you can be one step closer to being hair-free by summer.

 

8 Facts To Know About Brazilian Laser Hair Removal

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Feel the smooth and clean sensation of a fresh shave every day. With Brazilian laser hair removal, you’re able to experience the feeling of stepping out of the shower after a shaving experience every single day without any of the efforts. Say goodbye to nicks, cuts, or razor burn too.

Dare to go bare after learning these eight facts to know about Brazilian laser hair removal.

 

What Is Brazilian Laser Hair Removal?

Forget waxing or shaving and think laser! If you’ve been thinking about getting a Brazilian, consider Brazilian laser hair removal over waxing or shaving for a more permanent solution. Brazilian laser hair removal from Laser Aesthetic Center is a common treatment that has Hinsdale women everywhere feeling their most confident selves.

Dating back as far as 4,000 BC the removal of body hair including the pubic area has been a custom of women. The removal of pubic hair by Western women became more common when bathing suits became abbreviated, starting in 1945. Changes in lingerie styles have also encouraged the removal of pubic hair throughout the years. Today’s models must wear garments of an extreme narrowness in both the front and back of the bikini area. Over the past decades, the desire to remove more hair has made the Brazilian a very common choice for women everywhere. Brazilian laser hair removal is a more permanent hair removal treatment for removing all or almost all pubic hair from the pubic region.

 

You Can Say Goodbye To Bumps and Ingrown Hairs

In addition to clearer, smoother skin, and permanent hair reduction, laser hair removal also boasts benefits including helping to reduce ingrown hairs and lessen bumps caused by irritation. Treatment encourages hair to grow straight, which allows you to avoid common skin issues that often occur with shaving.

 

You Have a Few Options

While a Brazilian can be a variety of different hair removal styles that remove almost all pubic hair from the pubic region, a full Brazilian removes it all, leaving no hair whatsoever. Choose to leave a trim strip, triangle, or no hair whatsoever. The style you select is entirely up to you.

Here are a few popular styles below:

  • Full Brazilian: All hair removed from all areas
  • Brazilian with stripe: All hair removed but leaving a strip of hair
  • Brazilian with triangle: All hair removed but leaving triangle of hair.
  • Brazilian with custom design: All hair removed but leaving your design of choice.

 

It’s Not As Painful As You Think

Laser hair removal works by sending the light of a laser through the pigment in the hair. This light then converts to heat, which damages the hair follicle and hair bulb. The treatment area will be numbed, and the procedure shouldn’t be uncomfortable.

 

Some Are Better Candidates Than Others

If you are someone with thick, coarse, and dark hair, you’ve likely spent most of your life in agony over the process of shaving or waxing. When it comes to regrowth and removal, rejoice. Lasers are attracted to pigment, or color, in the hair follicle. While it can take a little longer to fully work on thicker hair, those with dark-pigmented hair are the best candidates for laser hair removal.

 

Aunt Flo Can Attend Your Appointment

Unlike getting a bikini wax, there is no need to cancel your treatment due to your period. If Aunt Flo feels the need to spontaneously come into town, use a tampon on the day of the treatment.

 

You Will Need To Shave Beforehand

Shaving the area, you are treating beforehand will allow for the laser to penetrate the root of the hair, and will avoid any single hair being targeted or singed on the outside of the skin. You should also avoid waxing, tweezing, or bleaching any hair one month before your treatments so the root can stay intact.

 

You Will Need Multiple Treatments

One of the biggest mistakes we see people make is not completing the necessary amount of sessions. Once the hair growth begins to diminish, patients often don’t follow through with finishing the multiple treatments that are required to permanently eliminate any future hair growth.

Do you dare to go bare? Call Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule a complimentary consultation. There are many more benefits to laser hair removal, and we look forward to sharing them with you!

 

VISIA Skin Analysis Can Spot Facial Damage That You Can’t

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What if taking a simple photo on your camera could reveal hidden skin concerns that you can’t see in the mirror? You may not be able to take a picture that reveals deeper wrinkles, bacteria, red and brown spots, and other concerns, but thanks to VISIA Skin Analysis, Laser Aesthetic Center can.

We use this state-of-the-art technology and your imagery results to determine a specialized treatment plan that helps you to achieve healthier, younger looking skin.

 

In-Depth Skin Care Analysis

At Laser Aesthetic Center, we use the VISIA Skin Analysis to determine if skin care treatments including microdermabrasion, IPL, chemical peels, or other treatment options are best for you based on the results. Whether you’re interested in Botox, or a dermal filler like Juvederm, a VISIA Skin Analysis is the first step in helping you achieve the right results for you.

 

The VISIA Advantage

Here’s how the revolutionary VISIA Skin Analysis works:

Step 1: With a clean, makeup-free face, you will be asked to stand in front of the imaging unit while the capture module rotates. While rotating, facial pictures from left, right, and front will be captured.

Step 2: Intelliflash, cross-polarized and UV lighting technologies are utilized to capture skin conditions. We will then create a detailed map of your skin on both a surface and subsurface level.

Step 3: After the imaging system generates an analysis of your skin, Laser Aesthetic Center will then analyse your images. During this process, we will be examining the images for UV spots, wrinkles, pores, red or brown spots, hyperpigmentations, rosacea, porphyrins, acne, and spider veins.

Step 4: After examining the images, we will then discuss a detailed report of your skin analysis with you. This report will include a percentile score to compare your skin with others around the world with a similar age demographic and type of skin.

Step 5: Your results will be factored into any treatment recommendations, and we will create a specialized treatment plan for you and your specific needs.

 

Below the Surface Concerns

VISIA’s photographic technology captures a clear, multi-dimensional image of select facial areas while examining the severity of various age-related conditions such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation (age/dark spots)
  • Enlarged pores
  • Skin tone evenness (color variation)
  • Porphyrins (evidence of bacterial growth)
  • Sun damage (UV spots)

 

Benefits of Skin Analysis

There is a significant advantage to knowing what is going on beneath the surface of your skin. If you suffer from hyperpigmentation, acne, melasma, rosacea, sun damage, or merely aging skin, then this is the perfect assessment for you. At Laser Aesthetic Center, we have the ability to design targeted facial treatment programs while utilizing this advanced detection system.

 

Clear Results In One Hour

During your appointment, one of our experienced staff members will examine your complexion and ask your skincare history. Together, we will review your skincare routine, allergies, and any skin health issues and concerns that you may already have. After discussing how you would like for your skin to improve, the VISIA Digital Skin Analysis will be performed. Product and treatment recommendations will be based on the precise results of the scan. The entire process typically takes about one hour for a one-on-one skin evaluation and is completely pain-free with no discomfort involved.

 

Begin Your Skin Revitalization Today

Discover for yourself how our VISIA Skin Analysis machine can help you to identify problem areas and guide you on how you can improve your skin. Skin analysis is an excellent starting point in the revitalization of your skin. Take advantage of this unique service by scheduling an appointment with Laser Aesthetic Center today!

 

Is Your Body Spring Break Ready? It Can Be With CoolSculpting

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With spring break fast approaching and bikini weather following suit, it’s likely that trips to sunny locations are in your not-too-distant future. Diet and exercise are the first steps towards trimming down, but if these methods have failed you in the past and left you with trouble zones that refuse to disappear, you may be wondering what else you can do to achieve your body goals.

CoolSculpting is the perfect solution for those who have achieved a healthy weight and can’t shake the stubborn fat. This revolutionary technology uses fat-freezing to disrupt fat cells, so they die and are permanently eliminated from the body. The results appear in as little as three weeks with full results showing by three months, so there is no better time to start getting your body bikini ready.

How CoolSculpting Targets Stubborn Fat

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved fat-targeting treatment. Fat cells freeze at higher temperatures than surrounding tissue, making this treatment ideal for eliminating excess fat cells from trouble areas. Cold temperatures target fat cells without damaging the surrounding skin and tissue in a process known as cryolipolysis. Over the course of weeks, the targeted fat cells begin to die off and are eliminated by your body’s natural waste removal systems.

Because it takes time for your body to eliminate the distributed fat cells, you won’t begin to see results for about three weeks. Optimal results appear about eight weeks after treatment, and your body will continue to flush out fat cells for up to six months.

Zero Downtime or Discomfort

This treatment is completely non-invasive, so there are no surgery preparations or downtime required. You will be able to go right back to your normal activities following any sessions as your body begins to reduce stubborn fat cells beneath the surface.

During your treatment, you may feel distinct cooling in the first few minutes. Treatment times vary depending on what part of the body you are having treated. Majority of treatments take only 35 minutes per area, while other regions can take 45-60 minutes.

What It Can’t Do

CoolSculpting is not a treatment to correct obesity. It works to eliminate small pockets of fat from specific zones along the abdomen, thighs, and flanks. It does not promote weight loss and should not be used as a weight loss tool. This treatment can help sculpt the body you already have so you can look your best from every angle. If you have achieved your goal weight and are looking to put the finishing touches on a figure that you have created through diet and exercise, CoolSculpting may be the ideal solution for you.

Plan Ahead For Spring Break Results

After CoolSculpting freezes unwanted fat cells, your body metabolizes and eliminates them gradually over a 2-3 month period. If you’re planning a spring break trip, beginning a treatment plan as soon as possible is the best way to start seeing results. Even if you do not achieve full results by spring break, remember that the summer sun is not far behind!

 

Pack Your Bikini and Your Confidence

Perhaps one of the major perks to CoolSculpting is that your results will be revealed gradually. Your new shape won’t raise eyebrows, and you will only have to reveal your secret of CoolSculpting to your friends if you choose to. The decision to sing the praises of CoolSculpting or have everything think you lost inches through hard work and determination is up to you.

Are you ready to have the best bikini body on the beach? There is no better time prepare for swimsuit season. If you want to learn more about CoolSculpting and whether or not it’s the right solution for you, schedule a consultation appointment with Laser Aesthetic Center today.

 

The 5 Different Types of Wrinkles

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Experiencing wrinkles at some point in your life is natural. In fact, wrinkles are considered one of the most defining attributes of aging. But did you know that a wrinkle isn’t just a wrinkle? There are several different types of lines and creases that arise from various causes.

Here are the five different types of wrinkles and how to find the most effective skincare options to help minimize their appearance.

 

Dynamic Expression Lines

Repetitive muscle movement is the cause of this type of wrinkle. Dynamic expression lines differ from other types of wrinkles because of the way they are formed. This type of crease begins as a temporary line from making a facial expression, but dynamic wrinkles can be transformed into permanent static wrinkles over time.

Top Treatment Options: To help smooth away the appearance of dynamic expression lines, we recommend injectable wrinkle treatment options such as Botox, Dysport, or Dermal Fillers. An injectable neurotoxin can help to temporarily relax the facial muscles that cause expression lines, resulting in smoother skin and a more youthful appearance.

 

Elastic Creases

Fine lines can turn into permanent elastic creases over time. Elastic creases are a direct result of years of exposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays, air pollution, and are also caused by smoking. These permanent wrinkles appear around the eyes, upper lip, cheeks, neck, and decolletage.

Top Treatment Options: Make kicking your smoking habit and limiting sun exposure your top priorities. Apply sunscreen daily from head to toe, and don’t forget exposed areas such as the back of your hands that often show signs of aging. Laser therapy and chemical peels are a great way to increase cell turnover and restore a youthful glow.

 

Compression Wrinkles

These wrinkles happen when your face is compressed or squashed into a surface, such as a pillow, and are commonly seen on those who sleep on their stomach or their side. Typically, these wrinkles gradually fade throughout the day, but they can become permanent.

Top Treatment Options: Changing your sleeping position to your back is the best course of action against avoiding this type of wrinkle. If your sleeping habits have created compression wrinkles that are now permanent or very noticeable, injectable dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid will help to plump and soften the appearance of wrinkles.

 

Gravitational Folds

Much like the name suggests, these wrinkles form as a result of gravity pulling the skin downwards. Over time, skin begins to sag, causing folds and creases to look more pronounced. As part of the natural aging process, the amount of collagen and elastin in the skin begins to decline, resulting in sagging skin.

These wrinkles are often seen most in the form of parallel lines that run along each side of the nose towards the mouth, commonly referred to as marionette lines or parentheses. Gravitational folds are also commonly seen in those who have lost a substantial amount of weight in a short period.

Top Treatment Options: Ultherapy Is the perfect noninvasive micro-lift that uses ultrasound technology to send energy to the deeper structural areas of the skin to restore and stimulate collagen production. Over the course of 3-6 months, through a natural regenerative process, your skin will begin to lift and tighten gradually.

 

Atrophic Wrinkles

The deep furrowed wrinkles that for as parallel lines between the eyes are considered atrophic wrinkles. These lines form as a result of the gradual breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin, and like other types of wrinkles, can worsen with sun exposure. This type of wrinkle is better known as fine lines or crinkles. At this stage they are not considered fully formed wrinkles. Fine lines are the easiest type of wrinkle to prevent and treat.

Top Treatment Options: Limit the amount of time you spend in the sun, and be sure to apply SPF daily. Moisturizing also helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines. Treatment options including Chemical Peels, Laser Skin Resurfacing, and the widely popular HydraFacial will improve fine lines, skin tone, and texture.

 

Finding the Right Treatment For Your Type of Wrinkles

Are you ready to take the next step towards treating existing wrinkles, and preventing future lines from forming? Call Laser Aesthetic Center today to schedule your complimentary consultation appointment with our knowledgeable staff. The only thing you have to lose is your fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Do You Suffer From Skin Sensitivity? Avoid These 8 Common Irritants

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If you are experiencing skin sensitivity, you’re likely searching for which of your current products is causing your issues. If a product is irritating your skin, it’s likely that one of these eight ingredients is the culprit.

These ingredients show up in everything from mascara to hand soap. To help you in determining what is causing your sensitive skin, we’ve put together a quick guide to what may behind your skin irritations.

Dual-Purpose Products

There are many cosmetic products on beauty product shelves that have dual uses. While it may sound like a great concept to cleanse your face while fighting acne, or to moisturize while preventing aging, these dual-purpose products can lead to applying too much of one ingredient without realizing it.

If you have sensitive skin, choose your products wisely. Stick to one-purpose products to avoid overloading your skin.

Fragrance

If you’re experiencing any type of sensitivity, the first thing a dermatologist is going to recommend you cut out is fragrance. Artificial fragrance could contain 200 or more different chemical or botanical components while the ingredients are simply labeled “fragrance” on many products. When eliminating ingredients, look for “fragrance-free” rather than “unscented” to avoid all potentially-irritating scents.

Dyes

Dyes are another irritating ingredient for those with skin sensitivity. Paraphenylenediamine (PPD) is a common ingredient found in permanent hair dyes that can cause an allergic reaction. The result is a rash at the hairline, nape of the neck, and around the ears. Ask your colorist before booking your next appointment what they recommend. There are both in-salon and at-home color kit options available that are formulated without PPD.

Sulfates

These cleansing agents commonly found in shampoos help to create a rich, foaming lather. However, sulfates can strip your hair and skin of its natural oils. This ingredient often contributes to rashes, blemishes, and can be too harsh for some, creating dry skin and hair.

Preservatives

While necessary for keeping any products that contain water fresh and stable, some preservatives, such as parabens, can cause an allergic reaction in certain people. Parabens are more likely to cause irritation to those who already experience skin sensitivity and issues such as eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis. Another preservative to avoid in cosmetics and skin care products is methylisothiazolinone which is considered a highly-hazardous allergen.

Essential and Mineral Oils

Products that are labeled as natural or organic can still cause a reaction on sensitive skin. These products often contain ingredients that may be unusual or untested. Plant-based ingredients like citrus fruit extracts and mint can cause irritations if these are primary ingredients.

Helioplex

This relatively new sunscreen agent does an excellent job of blocking both UVA and UVB rays from penetrating your skin. However, 99% of sunscreen rashes that develop are Helioplex related. While this ingredient is highly effective, it could also cause someone with sensitive skin to have a mild reaction. If you notice a reaction to sunscreen, check the ingredients list to see if Helioplex is listed.

Exfoliants

It’s perfectly safe for you to use exfoliating products if you have sensitive skin, but the key to using these products is to apply them in moderation. Start out with a product that contains amino fruit acids. The AFAs re-derived from the sugar cane bud rather than the stalk to provide better exfoliation with minimal irritation.

Are Laser Treatments Safe For Sensitive Skin?

For people with sensitive skin, it can feel as though the selection of new skin treatments or skincare products to try is limited. At Laser Aesthetic Center, our skilled medical staff is experienced in working with all skin types, including sensitive skin. We tailor every treatment to our individual patient. To learn more about the top treatments we recommend for sensitive skin, schedule your free consultation appointment today.

 

10 Tips To Keep Your Skin Looking Perfect During Vacation

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You’ve been planning this vacation for months and have made every possible effort to ensure you look and feel your best. What’s not on the travel agenda? Skin that looks anything less than perfect in all of your Instagram posts. Because your skin faces many challenges while you’re traveling, you have to alter your travel skin care needs by slightly changing your routine.

Keep your skin pimple and flake-free by following these 10 tips to keep your skin looking perfect during your vacation.

Preparation is Key

Prepare your skin as best you can before jetting off, and plan accordingly. Will you be traveling via airplane? Are you going to a dry or humid climate? Not only should you keep these questions in mind while packing your products, but also a few days beforehand. Make sure your skin is in great shape before you leave by scheduling a facial, peel, or other recommended treatment.

 

Pack Accordingly

Take along travel sizes of your regular cleansers that you know already work for your skin. A vacation is no time to be trying out new products that your skin may react poorly to. It’s also a great idea to bring along your regular moisturizer, eye cream, and a serum that will help you counteract dryness.

 

Protect Your Skin with SPF

Even if you aren’t going to a tropical island, packing sunscreen is a must. Protect yourself from skin cancer and skin-damaging UV rays even if you’re headed to a colder climate. A tinted moisturizer containing SPF is a great way to moisturize your skin while still achieving lightweight coverage.

 

Keep Your Hands Off Your Face

The average person touches their face a lot more than they realize, and this is one of the biggest mistakes you can make for your skin while traveling. We come into contact with a lot of germs in airplanes and public spaces, and touching your face transmits those germs onto the skin. If you must touch your face, use a tissue or oil blotter as a shield between your hands and your skin to avoid pimples from popping up.

 

Drink More Water

From the moment you step onto the airplane, the enclosed spaces and stale cabin air immediately dries out your skin. Ditch the tempting sugar-filled soda or latte and drink water instead. It will help to keep your skin hydrated from the inside out.

 

Ease Into Things

After you arrive at your hotel and begin to settle in, make a little time for skin care. Your skin is likely carrying environmental elements on the surface from your day of travel. Once you’re checked in, wash carefully, exfoliate to get rid of any left-behind bacteria that accumulated from your travels, and apply a great moisturizer.

 

Focus on Food Choices

Vacation-mode usually includes a bit of indulgence in the form of delicious, rich cuisine and alcoholic beverages. However, filling your mealtimes with starches, greasy pizza, and fried foods will send your skin into a frenzy. Your travels may interrupt your usual diet, but make attempts to still eat fresh fruits and vegetables where you can.

 

Consider Going Makeup-Free

Wearing as little makeup as possible on your travel day is an easy way to have great skin during your vacation. Makeup settles into your pores and hangs onto microorganisms that can wreak havoc on your complexion. Foundations can also be drying or can cause excess oil depending on your skin type. Bring a small makeup bag with you and apply in the bathroom before landing or in the airport bathroom after deplaning.

 

Give Your Eyes Attention Too

Experiencing dark under-eye circles while traveling happens to many of us. Be sure to pack along an eye cream that works to depuff and brighten your eyes so you will look refreshed even while jet-lagged.

 

Bring Oil Blotting Cloths

If you are prone to oily skin, be sure to pack blotting cloths in your easy-to-reach carry-on. Oil blotting papers can help reduce the oil sitting on the surface of your skin and are more gentle than regular tissues. They also won’t leave you with any left-behind residue.

 

Book a Pre-Vacation Skin Treatment

Still have time before your getaway? Now is the perfect time to invest in your skin. A facial will give you the nourishment and moisture your skin craves to prepare for the dry travel climate. Kick off your vacation looking like you will never need to wear makeup again with treatments from Laser Aesthetic Center.

 

5 Ways To Keep Your Skin Looking Hydrated Without Drinking Water

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Drinking your recommended eight glasses of water each day is the best-known way to keep your body hydrated. Not a water fan? There are plenty of alternative options to keep your body functioning and your skin looking flawless. Reaching for some of these water-rich foods and fluids that keep the H2O balance in your body just right may be the answer to achieving that perfect dewy complexion.

 

Focus on Foods with High-Water Content

Many people don’t like to drink plain water, or just don’t have the habit of doing it. However, much of the water we take in each day comes from food. You can ensure proper hydration by drinking other fluids and by eating foods that have high-water content.

Spinach. Spinach has more than 92 percent water and a high content in potassium and calcium. It also contains many other minerals and vitamins, mainly group B vitamins.  Because of its antioxidant content, it’s known as an anticancerous food.

Broccoli. Broccoli also has high water content, and it’s packed with minerals and vitamins, mainly A, D, and K. Broccoli contains phytonutrients that have a substantial impact on the body’s detox system. It also has cancer-fighting and immune-boosting properties.

Fruits. All fruits have very high water content. Most of them are an excellent source of vitamins and fiber as well. In addition to tomatoes, referenced above, other fruits with the highest water content include watermelon, strawberries, grapefruit, kiwi, oranges, and cantaloupe.

Cucumber. This veggie has the highest water content of any solid food at 95 percent. It’s very versatile. You can consume it in salads, smoothies, as a snack, or chilled soups. It also contains vitamin E and essential oils.

Celery. Apart from its high water content, celery has fiber, folate, and vitamins A, C, and K.

Radishes. This food also contains antioxidants, and their crunchy texture makes them perfect for summer salads.

Tomatoes. This fruit contains 94 percent water, vitamin C, and is packed with antioxidants, especially lycopene, a cancer-fighting antioxidant.

Cauliflower. It contains up to 92 percent water and is also packed with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins—mostly C and group B.

Coconut water. This popular drink has a high electrolyte content and potassium, which plays a crucial role in regulating body fluids. You can drink it straight or add it to a smoothie. You may want to pay attention to the sugar content and choose a variety without added sweeteners. Be aware that coconut water doesn’t have any fiber content.

 

Eat What’s In Season

Pack your plate with color by indulging on fresh fruits and vegetables. Produce supplies water, in addition to vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Before you head off to the produce department, research what fruits and vegetables are currently in season. Not only will they be more flavorful and delicious, but you will also save some money at the checkout stand.

 

Give Up Carbohydrate-Loaded Foods

Foods like chips, crackers, and pretzels have very low water content and also strip your body of hydration. Take the opportunity to snack on something more hydrating and helpful the next time a craving strikes. Snacks with higher water content such as yogurt, fresh or frozen fruit, raw vegetables, or smoothies can be just as satisfying.

 

Add Oats Into Your Diet

Oats expand and absorb the water or milk that they are cooked in, creating an unexpected source of fluid. Starting your day with a bowl of creamy oatmeal may give your body additional benefits. Oats are high in the soluble fiber beta-glucan, which has numerous health benefits. Oats can help to reduce cholesterol and blood sugar levels, promote healthy gut bacteria, and increase the feeling of being full for more extended periods.

 

Add Flavor To Your Beverages

Many people find drinking their daily amount of water difficult because of the less-than-appealing flavor of tap water. Spice up what you sip on throughout the day by incorporating flavors. Flavored drinks are typically easier to drink, meaning you are much more likely to drink a more considerable amount. Try infusing your water with fresh fruit, or brewing some homemade iced tea.

 

Skin Still Lacking Hydration?

If you are still finding your skin looking dull and dry after increasing your H2O intake, consider a skin treatment with Laser Aesthetic Center. The HydraFacial is the only hydradermabrasion procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration simultaneously. The treatment is soothing, moisturizing, non-invasive, and perfect for every skin type. Call today to schedule your free consultation and to learn more about why the HydraFacial is the ideal treatment for you.

 

8 Most Popular Non-Surgical Cosmetic Treatments of 2018


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You want to look and feel your best, and sometimes you need a little aesthetic boost to get you there. Whether your goals are to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, firm and tone your skin, or eliminate dark spots, non-surgical cosmetic treatments can provide you with lasting results. There’s never been a better time to explore alternative procedures that don’t require going under the knife.

Here are the 8 most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments performed in 2018.

Laser Tattoo Removal

If you have tried laser tattoo removal in the past with less-than-desirable results, we urge you to try again with PicoSure. This advanced laser is often able to remove ink colors and types that were previously thought of impossible to remove. PicoSure laser treatments are typically more thorough, and can gradually reduce even stubborn ink colors including blue, green and black with fewer treatments.

Chemical Peels

By removing old skin, new layers can grow in its place resulting in a brighter, clearer, and more youthful looking complexion. Chemical peels vary in strength, and some can be performed in as little as 30 minutes. The stronger the peel, the more likely your skin will require a more extended period of time to recover. Chemical peels are an excellent option for those who want to reduce the appearance of deep wrinkles, sun damage and acne scarring.

HydraFacial

A HydraFacial is a gentle cosmetic treatment that combines cleaning, extracting and depositing serums into your skin. Sometimes referred to as “hydradermabrasion,” this treatment uses a vacuum-like machine to such up dead skin and extract clogged pores. A HydraFacial is perfect for patients looking for an efficient, effective treatment that takes as little as 30 minutes. There is no downtime or pain involved with this treatment, and you can even put on makeup and return to your normal activities right after having a treatment done.

Coolsculpting

Coolsculpting targets stubborn pockets of fat that won’t go away, no matter how much exercise or dieting you employ. This non-surgical procedure gently suctions areas of problem fat away from the body while cooling the tissue, destroying fat cells below the surface of the skin. A firm massage is then applied to the area to break up the fat which is eliminated by your body naturally. More than one session is often required, and results can take up to three months to see.

Botox

Botox continues to take the title of one of the most common non-invasive cosmetic treatments on today’s market. This injectable treatment relaxes facial muscles with a subtle yet effective result. Quick and relatively painless, this procedure can be performed during your lunch break and will make you look instantly refreshed and well-rested.

Ultherapy

Ultherapy works by delivering targeted ultrasound energy to a deep layer of the skin, at a temperature which will stimulate collagen production. The treatment can apply deep heating into the target layers of the skin without heating the skin’s surface. Treatments kickstart neocollagenesis, which produces new collagen. In this way, Ultherapy uses your body’s natural processes to accomplish skin tightening and lifting.

Liquid Facelift

You no longer need to go under the knife to lift sagging skin and smooth out stubborn wrinkles. The liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure that uses injectable gel fillers, such as Juvederm, to gently lift facial features. By reducing wrinkles and folds, Juvederm can create a brighter, more rested look. This face-sculpting treatment can give you results that last for up to two years.

The Perfect Procedure For Your Needs

Depending on your case, Laser Aesthetic Center will ensure you receive the ideal treatment for your needs. Looking and feeling like the best version of yourself is just an appointment away for many non-surgical cosmetic procedures. As with any treatment, always do your research thoroughly before having any cosmetic treatment performed. Schedule your free consultation today.

5 Essential Holiday Skin Treatments

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Tis the season for company parties, family gatherings, and other holiday festivities. Everyone strives to look their very best during this time of year, and sometimes a new party dress just doesn’t cut it. Make heads turn at every event this year by gifting yourself an essential holiday aesthetic treatment.

Treat Your Skin to a Christmas Gift

Taking great care of your skin goes far beyond just ensuring you look good aesthetically. When you look good, you feel good! The winter weather can have severe adverse effects on the health and appearance of your skin. There are a number of simple cosmetic procedures can transform your appearance quickly and effectively. Your skin is often one of the first things people notice, and a radiant and rested glow is the perfect pre-Christmas gift to yourself.

Wrinkle Reduction Treatments

The holiday season is one of the most popular times for wrinkle reduction treatments. It is also the time that most people first consider these procedures, and it’s simple to see why. Wrinkle reduction treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers will last several months.

Injectable dermal fillers like Juvederm are a hot topic in the minimally invasive skincare solution world. They are ideal for today’s hectic lifestyle because they are a simple, quick and relatively painless in-office treatment.

The results of dermal fillers and Botox can eliminate or soften:

  • Unwanted wrinkles
  • Sagging skin
  • Harsh lines
  • Expression lines
  • Other unwanted facial expression lines

HydraFacial

The HydraFacial accomplishes incredible rejuvenation without an involved procedure. This hydradermabrasion procedure combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously. The results will leave you with clearer, more beautiful skin with no discomfort or downtime. The HydraFacial treatment improves:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Congestion and enlarged pores
  • Oily or acne-prone skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Brown spots

IPL Skin Rejuvenation

Once clients have tried IPL skin rejuvenation for themselves and have seen the results first hand, they’re often hooked. The IPL machine uses a broad spectrum of light to treat and eliminate the signs of aging. The procedure also stimulates collagen production improving the volume and elasticity of your skin. The result is clear, youthful looking skin with fewer wrinkles. IPL can be used to correct:

  • Broken capillaries
  • Freckles
  • Rosacea and redness
  • Age spots

Chemical Peel

One of the best and easiest ways to refresh your dull winter skin is with a chemical peel. These treatments work by peeling away the normal build-up of contaminants and dead skin cells. Some skin peels can require significant downtime of several days or even a week for recovery. However, lighter peels do not have any downtime and will leave your skin feeling smoother and softer. Chemical peels are great for those suffering from:

  • Acne scarring
  • Pigmentation
  • Uneven texture
  • A dull complexion

Microneedling

Microneedling is a relatively new skincare innovation that relies on the unique healing properties of platelets in your blood. You may have heard people refer to this treatment as the “vampire facial” because it requires us to draw a small amount of blood to attain the platelets. When combined with the collagen-producing effects of microneedling, your body’s healing process is kicked into high gear. This treatment provides extraordinary rejuvenating effects. This treatment can benefit anyone who has wrinkles or sagging skin but is not yet ready to commit to a surgical procedure such as a facelift.

Schedule Time For Self-Care

The holidays are a hectic time of year for many of us. Before you get caught up in the stress of the season, set aside time to take care of yourself. Scheduling an essential holiday skin treatment with Laser Aesthetic Center is the perfect gift to yourself this year. We offer complimentary consultations to help you choose which treatment is best for you.

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