With dreadlocks rise in popularity, it is an increasingly common hairstyle to see nowadays. Many famous actors, musicians, and athletes wear the hairstyle and it is a big part of their look. As prominent as dreadlocks may be though, they do come at a price.
The process of this trendy look can be detrimental to the hair follicles because over time it twists, mats, and tangles the hair. This in turn, causes the rise of additional hair loss, dandruff, and other scalp conditions. This damage can be irreversible and lower the longevity of the hair follicles by years accelerating to hair that is in poor condition.
One of the most common forms of hair loss that can occur is traction alopecia. Traction alopecia is a gradual form of hair loss that occurs when hair follicles in the scalp become irritated due to a continual pulling force. This causes loss of hair in patchy areas, usually residing in the front of the hairline and behind the ears. Other hairstyles that place a constant strain on the scalp such as braids, extensions, and even ponytails can also be responsible for the condition.
Although traction alopecia is categorized as a temporary form of hair loss, it can be permanent depending on the amount of damage done to the follicles. If you believe you may be suffering from traction alopecia give our office a call right away as early diagnosis is important.
About 50 million Americans have tattoos – including about 40% of adults between ages 26 and 40. Tattoos have been a part of mainstream culture for several decades, and are popular among virtually everyone. However, the rates of tattoo regret are significant, with about 1 in 4 people wishing they could remove their ink. For people wanting to remove their unwanted tattoos, laser tattoo removal is the only effective method that doesn’t cause scarring.
Laser tattoo removal has been growing in demand alongside tattoo trends, and the technology has greatly improved over the past 20 years. The Neiman Dermatology Building has always been at the forefront of bringing the best in laser treatments and skincare to patients in Buffalo.
The Astanza Trinity is the world’s most powerful multi-wavelength system for tattoo removal – which means it can remove the full spectrum of ink colors faster than any other laser. Traditional laser tattoo removal systems have weaknesses, and are not able to remove stubborn ink colors such as green, blue, red, or resistant black.
The Trinity is the first system of its kind to combine high levels of peak power (for better destruction of ink) with three full-powered laser wavelengths, each of which targets a portion of the color spectrum. This combination of high power and wavelength versatility allows our staff at the Neiman Dermatology Building to remove colorful tattoos better than anyone else in Western New York.
Laser tattoo removal works by sending light energy into the dermal layer of the skin where tattoo ink particles are trapped. As the laser light penetrates the skin, the ink particles absorb the light and instantly shatter. The tattoo is visibly lightened as the body’s lymphatic system removes the destroyed ink particles following the treatment.
Due to the fact that the Trinity system at the Neiman Dermatology Building provides a higher peak of power with each pulse, more ink is shattered with each treatment session with less trauma to the surrounding skin. Patients treated with the Trinity see their tattoo vanish in fewer sessions.
Trinity tattoo removal treatments are a great option for patients with resistant ink colors that have not been able to be completely removed by other lasers. The experts at the Neiman Dermatology Building can assess your tattoo and decide the right course of treatment based on your unique skin tone and tattoo ink colors to give you the fastest removal results possible.
The Neiman Dermatology Building provides free consultations to patients considering laser tattoo removal. To schedule yours or learn more, call 716-688-0020 today.
• Reduce wrinkles and fine lines. Gold can increase the elasticity of your skin helping you to look younger.
• Anti-aging benefits. Reduces the likelihood of dryness and slows down the reduction of collagen in the skin cells.
• Can lighten complexion. It can enhance the appearance of the skin by minimizing irregularities and smoothing skin tone.
• Treats age spots and sun damage. Lessens the production of melanin in the body which is responsible for tanning of the skin when exposed to sunlight.
These reasons are all the more incentive to add gold to your skin care routine and now at the Neiman Dermatology Building we exclusively offer the DermCare NP 24K Gold Mask. To learn more about it or to order yours, call 716-688-0020 today.
Coconut oil is as unique a food as it is beautifying to our health. The saturated fatty acids or saturated fats, in coconut oil were for a long time thought to contribute to heart disease and fat deposits in our arteries. Recent studies have proven this to be untrue. Studies have shown that total and LDL (bad cholesterol) levels of cholesterol are actually reduced while the levels of HDL (good cholesterol) are increased resulting in a lower risk for heart disease.
Other important health benefits we get from the saturated fatty acids in coconuts (accounting for 90% of the total fatty acids) are weight-loss and curative properties for certain brain disorders. The fats in coconut oil are special because they are MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides) so they require more energy to burn in our body than the longer fat chains. Some of this metabolic enhancement is also utilized when some of the fat is sent directly to the liver from the digestive tract for immediate energy use. There it may be converted to a ketone which helps in reducing the risk for epilepsy (seizures) and alzheimers.
It is a natural appetite suppressant which is wonderful for keeping your heart healthy and your skin looking younger longer.
One of the most interesting medicinal uses for coconut oil is that it helps kill off pathogens such as fungi, viruses and bacteria. The lauric acid (contained in 50% of fatty acids) in coconut oil turns into monolaurin (a monoglyceride); both help in killing the previously mentioned pathogens and keep our bodies away from harmful organisms.
For the hair and skin, topical application of coconut oil is great for refining our appearance. Not only is coconut oil a natural sunscreen, blocking about 20% of UV rays. It also helps the skin retain moisture and lipids. When applied to the hair, the oil protects hair from damage by strengthening it; maybe even protected it from falling out.
You now have your fresh new tattoo, now it’s time to take care of it! Proper after care treatment is important not only for your new ink, but your skin as well. To promote healing and avoid any infections follow these tips:
• Keep covered. Leave the bandage on your tattoo for a minimum of two hours after treatment. This prevents bacteria from entering the area.
• Keep clean. Wash the tattoo gently with a mild, fragrance free soap.
• Moisturize. Should be done 3-6 times a day for the first two weeks.
• Use a dye and fragrance free lotion or ointment. This will help keep the skin at the tattoo site soft and smooth.
• Avoid the sun. The first few months after you get a tattoo you should avoid the sun altogether, but if you do anticipate exposure cover the area with a physical block or a sun block with a zinc titanium base.
• Protect from the sun. The harmful UV rays can fade and damage a tattoo quite fast. A minimum 30 SPF sun block will help maintain the color of the tattoo and prevent it from fading.
Without proper care and caution a tattoo can have adverse effects to your skin and a really beautiful tattoo can turn into a disaster. If you have any questions about your tattoo or the healing process, contact the artist who performed your work.