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How New Light Based Technologies Can Minimize the Signs of Long-Term Sun Damage

Published on May 4, 2012 by

Not all lights are created equal. Some are visible to the human eye as colors. Others, though not perceivable, produce long-lasting biological effects. For example, ultra-violet (UV) light (10-400 nm), which comes to us in the flavors of UVA, UV B, and UVC (though little of the latter reaches the earth), is well known to alter our skin cells at the genetic level, causing DNA damage. The result: aged, weathered skin; precancerous skin lesions known as actinic keratoses (AKs), and in the worst-case scenario, skin cancer. Yet there are other types of light that can help fight these problems. An emerging field of light-based technologies, known by names such as […]

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Published on June 7, 2011 by

Laser Hair Removal: Relief of Unwanted Hair Growth You know the drill, the warm weather hits and it is time to put on that bathing suit or shorts and out comes the razor. With the razor sometimes comes razor bumps and irritation. For men and women laser hair removal may be the answer to that hairless prayer. Owner Nikki Rasmussen states, ” Many of our clients are men who can’t stand being so hot in the summer due to the amount of hair on their chest and back.” Laser hair removal is the process of using a light or laser beam to “permanently” reduce unwanted hair. Certain Light and Laser […]

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Laser vs light devices, Which one works?

Published on September 12, 2010 by

Hello readers, Recently there has been a huge increase in “at home” laser and light devices that make some pretty great claims. One only has to go to Bliss world to view a few, there is the Tria “at home laser hair removal” for around $500, the Nu Lase Light Therapy Anti aging device for around $150 and a slew of others. I’m not stating they don’t work (possibly minimally), however I’m a skeptic… Given the fact that in the State of Connecticut a laser or light device can only be operated by a Nurse Practitioner, Physician’s Assistant, or Registered Nurse under DIRECT supervision of a Physician, I have to […]

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