Modern Beauty in Science

It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but this saying is not applicable nowadays. The media has changed the meaning of beauty for many years now and for many generations the standards of beauty has been changing and evolving into something different from what it was before.

History has taught us that beauty in every culture differs. In ancient China having a “lotus feet” is considered a sign of perfect beauty. For ancient Romans, Persians and Egyptians having sparkling eyes is a must for everyone woman who wants to be considered beautiful. In the Elizabethan era, women shave their forehead in order to have a high forehead. On the onset of the 20th century with the increasing popularity of the cinema women have began using famous celebrities as the basis of good looks.

Nowadays, beauty is not really a subjective view but more of an objective. This is evidenced by the increasing acceptance on modified beauty. Liposuction, lip reduction, tattooed eyebrows, breast augmentation, skin peeling, bleaching, nose lift and laser hair removal are just a few of what women can do in order to achieve their ideal beauty.

Liposuction
This is a cosmetic surgical procedure that will vacuum excess fats under the skin. This treatment is used to lessen fat from any part of the body in order to add voluptuous contour to a body.

Lip Reduction
This is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess lip tissue. This is a procedure used to reduce the size of full lips.

Tattooed eyebrows
This procedure is similar to tattoo. This procedure is used to add permanent contoured eyebrows for those who have a very thin eyebrow or for those who wanted a permanent one.

Breast Augmentation
This is a cosmetic surgical procedure done by implanting saline-filled or silicone-gel-filled implants in order to add volume to the breast or sometimes to add breast to those without it.

Skin Peeling and Bleaching
This is a beauty procedure that uses chemicals in order to whiten the skin color.

Nose Lift
Rhinoplasty or for a more common term nose lift is a cosmetic surgery which may involve manipulating the bone and cartilage of the nose in order to achieve the desired shape and a splint is added to keep it in shape.

Laser Hair Removal
This procedure uses super intense laser light or SIPL in order to damage the hair follicles responsible for hair growth. The result is the removal of hair and reduction of hair growth which can last for years.

Different Methods of Removing Unwanted Hair

Many women have unwanted hair problems and most of them wanted a way to remove them permanently. These women may feel reluctant of trying medical procedures of permanently removing unwanted hair. Some women may just be contented with using old methods that has worked for them for years now.

So what are hair removal methods that women uses nowadays?

Temporary Hair Removal Methods
Waxing with Sugar – This method works the same as waxing but instead of wax this procedure uses thick sugar substance. This sugar substance is applied to the skin in the direction of the growth of hair. The Hairs will then eventually stick to the sugary substance. A cloth will then be placed on top of the sugary substance and pulled away. The sugar substance left on the skin can be easily washed away with water.

Plucking – This method is time consuming that is why it is advisable only if you are only removing very few unwanted hairs such as on your eyebrows.

Shaving – This method is an effective and safe way for removing unwanted hairs on armpits, on legs, eyebrows. Just remember to use shaving cream to prepare the area to shaved. The only disadvantage of shaving if hair will grow stiff in a few days and so the need to shave again.

Permanent Hair Removal Methods
Electrolysis – Electrolysis is a method that inserts a thin metal probe into the hair follicle then electricity is applied which causes localized damage to the areas that generate hair growth. This method has been used for more than 125 years and has been proven safe and effective.

Laser Hair RemovalLaser Hair Removal is a method wherein light with specific wavelength is directed to the hair follicle to cause thermal/mechanical damage. This method will reduce hair growth and if growth occurs the hairs are usually lighter in color with fine textures.

IPL (Intense Pulse Light) – This method uses filtered full-spectrum light with low infrared radiation directed to the hair follicle to lessen the ability of hair growth. This method is somehow similar to laser hair removal which causes thermal/mechanical damage to the areas that is responsible for hair growth.

Laser Hair Removal – Do’s & Dont’s

554291_shoulderMany women having unwanted hair on parts of their body are dreaming of having reduced hair growth if not permanently removing those hairs. Some women are still quite hesitant to try hair removal treatments being offered in the market today. This is due to various reasons some of which are having little to no information on how it works or they don’t personally know anyone who has tried and was successfully treated.

Here are some things to remember after undergoing a laser hair removal treatment.

Do’s

  • Prepare a cold compress, aloe vera or cold pack and apply on areas that are slightly swollen and red. This will ease the burning sensation in the problem area.
  • Apply an SPF 30 or higher sunblock on the treated area if it will be exposed to sunlight.
  • Apply moisturizing creams on treated areas to prevent drying the skin tissues.
  • Apply makeup on treated area only if the skin tissues are not broken.
  • After the treatment, it is advisable to take a quick warm shower
  • User Mild soap.

Don’t’s

  • Do not use other hair removal methods such as shaving and plucking.
  • Don’t apply make up on treated skin if there is blistering.
  • Avoid sun exposure if sunblock is not applied.
  • Avoid scratching the treated area.

It is important to know the effects of treatments and much more important to know on what to do to care of it. Women will no have informed choices before deciding on undergoing any beauty treatment.

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