Dermatology / 04.05.2024

Key Takeaways:
  • Understanding the groundbreaking science behind laser facial hair removal and its multifaceted benefits.
  • Key steps to consider in preparation for a laser hair removal session to ensure safety and effectiveness.
  • Essential post-treatment care strategies to enhance results and maintain skin health after the procedure.
  • The role of continuous technological advancements in improving laser hair removal treatments.
What Is Laser Hair Removal and How Does It Work? face-hair-hairremovalLaser hair removal is a long-lasting alternative to traditional hair removal methods for unwanted facial hair in both men and women. Laser treatments disrupt the normal growth cycle of hair follicles by utilizing highly concentrated beams of light designed to be absorbed by the pigment within the hair shafts. This state-of-the-art technique has quickly found favor in metropolises like Chicago, where grooming and self-care are highly prioritized. Laser facial hair removal in Chicago is primarily sought for its ability to facilitate a seamless, hair-free complexion, symbolic of the city's cosmopolitan lifestyle. (more…)
Ophthalmology / 21.04.2024

eyesurgery-lasix-eye-eyelashes-face-woman-63320.webpLASIK is an excellent option for people who have to wear glasses or contacts and don't want to do that anymore. Before going in for a consultation, it's good to learn as much as possible about it. Here are some answers, including ones if you have questions about LASIK cost. What is LASIK? This is an outpatient surgery where the eye doctor will use a laser to reshape the corneal tissue of an eye through a flap that is also created by the laser. It's a safe procedure since the laser won't damage other tissue or other parts of the eye. Who is a Candidate for LASIK?  While there are a lot of people who can benefit from this, there are some who aren't eligible. They include people who are under 18, those who have had multiple changes in their eyeglasses prescription, people that have extreme cases of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, and those who have severe dry eye. Your eye doctor will thoroughly examine your eyes and make that determination before moving ahead and scheduling the actual surgery. (more…)
Author Interviews, Dermatology, JAMA, Surgical Research / 16.11.2023 Interview with: Peter C. Minneci, MD Chair of Surgery at Nemours Children’s Health Delaware Valley What is the background for this study?  Would you briefly explain the symptoms/course of pilonidal disease?  Response: Pilonidal disease is relatively common and affects up to 1% of the population starting in adolescence and up until young adulthood. Pilonidal disease occurs when cysts or sinuses form between the buttocks. It is believed to be an inflammatory reaction to hair or debris that gets caught in the crease of the buttocks. Risk factors for the condition include a sedentary lifestyle, hygiene and obesity. Pilonidal disease can be intermittent or chronic and recurs about 33% of the time, with 80% of recurrences taking place within a year of initial treatment. These recurrences contribute to a high degree of psychosocial stress in patients, who often miss school or sports and may avoid social activities. Pilonidal cysts may become infected, in which case patients must take antibiotics or undergo surgery.   Standard treatment for pilonidal disease involves removal of hair with razors or creams, as well as recommendations such as keeping the area clean. In recent years, some practitioners have begun using laser epilation as an additional strategy to prevent recurrence by providing more durable hair removal. However, it’s important to point out that this is not covered by insurance. In addition, as a provider, I have found that my patients that do have the means to pay often don’t comply with the number of sessions needed to fully remove the hair due to many different factors including pain and discomfort during the procedure.   (more…)