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Did You Know…
A tan can absorb some of the energy of laser light and prevent the laser light from reaching the hair follicle. Do not get a tan before laser hair removal.
The word “Cosmetic” is derived from the Greek word “Kosmos” which means “of this world.”
Just before the laser is fired, a jet of frozen air is sent to the skin to protect the skin from the laser energy and to decrease the pain.
In the 1450s, women would shave their pubic hair to get rid of lice. And then they would have a pubic hair wig made as a replacement.
The light from a hair removal laser passes through the skin and is absorbed by the hair follicle. The laser energy is absorbed by the hair follicle and is destroyed. Since people have different skin colors, we need to have lasers with a variety of colors of laser light.
Neurotoxins are medications developed from the bacteria known as clostridium botulinum. Researchers noticed that people infected with this bacterium had suffered muscle weakness. Dysport and Botox have been developed from this discovery.
The same laser that is used for hair removal, can get rid of toe nail fungus.
The idea behind the CoolSculpt machine started after doctors noticed that children who sucked on popsicles lost the fat in their cheeks without damage to the skin. It is amazing what can develop from a simple observation.
In the past some doctors tried to dye the patient hair dark so that more of the laser energy would be absorbed by the hair and thereby the laser would more effectively remove the hair. Unfortunately, it did not work because the dye did not reach the hair follicle.

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Laser Hair Removal for Men

Laser Hair Removal for Men Keeps Trending Upward

When it comes to men and body hair, there are two schools of thought. On the one hand, a hairy chest is a sign of masculinity. This has generally been embraced by men with rugged, stocky statures. Throw in a beard and even a city guy can look like a mountain man. But for men who have lean bodies and athletic physiques, a hairy chest is almost like a blanket covering up their strength. Both schools of thought come down to personal preference. This hair or no hair debate has been debated for a long time in mainstream culture.

The shaved look became a hot topic in men’s circles during the 1970s, when seven-time Mr. Olympia, movie star, and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger brought bodybuilding into the mainstream. He became a symbol of physical fitness, strength and virility. It was also quite noticeable that his Herculean body was hairless.

Back then, bodybuilders used razors and shaving cream or liquid hair removal products. The same was true for men who were into general fitness. In recent years, the hairless physique has been upwardly trending and here are a few reasons why laser hair removal makes joining this movement far easier than in the days of shaving or waxing.

  • Look better: If you have good pecs and lean abs, your body will look more muscular and fit once they show through. And, you don’t have to be a workout warrior to look better without chest and stomach hair. A fit body is an attractive body.
  • Eliminate stubble: You like the way you look shaved. The only problem is that as it grows back, it’s rough to the touch. That isn’t winning any comfort points with your love interest. Laser makes your skin smooth to the touch, permanently.
  • Show the ink: Tattoos have always been culturally significant. In ancient times, tattoos were tribal. Sailors often documented their voyages with skin ink. These days, people have different reason for getting them. But you cannot display them proudly if they’re covered with hair.
  • Hygiene: Body hair absorbs sweat, dust and other things. You’ll be cleaner and smell fresher without it.

If you’re pondering the use of laser hair removal, you probably have some questions. Here are a few things to know.

  1. How does it work? Laser hair removal is a beam of light destroying the hair follicle beneath the surface.
  2. Is it permanent? Once the hair follicle is destroyed, it is highly unlikely to grow back.
  3. What are the side effects? Generally, patients experience some short-term skin redness. Occasionally, patients have a mild rash. Blisters have appeared, temporarily, in rare cases. You can resume regular activities immediately after treatment.
  4. What parts of the body are treated? Laser removal can be done on almost the entire body. Men commonly have their back, chest, stomach and neck areas treated.
  5. How many treatments are needed for hair removal? It usually takes less than 10 total treatments. Laser removal targets active hair follicles. Because they go through cycles, multiple treatments are necessary.
  6. Does it hurt? Most patients compare it to a quick rubber band snap to the skin.

The days of hair removal being only for women are long gone. Today, men are enjoying the comfort of a hairless physique through laser treatments. You’ll look lean, more fit and your significant other may enjoy your soft-to-the-touch skin a little more, too.

Schedule a free consultation with Fremont Laser & Skin Care to learn more.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal – Who’s Doing It and Why?

Self-confidence.  Doing something for yourself.  Part of your regular personal care routine.  For a variety of reasons, women and a dramatically increasing number of men are using laser hair removal to eliminate unwanted hair from the face and body.

When’s the last time you caught a glimpse of your physical image in a full-length mirror? For most men body hair issues influence self-esteem, personal preference and confidence.  Laser hair removal can improve how you feel about yourself, which is why more men are including hair removal from Fremont Laser & Skin Care as part of their grooming routine.

Create the Best Image of Yourself

For years, hair removal for men was seen strictly as an athletic routine.  Sports authorities agree having less hair on your body helps to increase performance in sports.  Athletic speed is still a factor. However today, men’s body images are more socialized and women are more outspoken about it.  These are two of the simplest reasons for why men are removing unwanted body hair.

Laser hair removal can completely remove or thin out particular areas where the hair tends to be dense.  The back and shoulder areas can be thinned by blending the hair growth pattern to the upper arms.  The process is customized for the person.

Facial hair growth patterns are as individual as the man.  Depending on the hair’s density, laser treatments can improve the texture of your skin.  The results are a younger and healthier appearance.  Treatments also diminish five o’clock shadow.  Some men have experienced fewer ingrown hairs making it easier to get a clean shave with fewer nicks.  Don’t forget about the uni-brow.  It’s now possible to remove the unwanted hair and shape both of your eyebrows.

Men’s Hair Myths

It is true most men do worry about unwanted hair. Not paying attention to it doesn’t make it less noticeable. The advancements in personal care have made the treatments more available and comfortable. Make this the year you man-up and boost your self-confidence.

Technology has a solution for removing hair from all parts of your body. The treatment targets the hair root. This specialized process is the reason laser hair removal lasts longer compared to other hair removal options. The extension of time between treatments helps to maintain your physical appearance longer.  The most commonly treated areas are men’s backs, shoulders, chests, beards and necklines.

Like everyone else, there are parts of your body you enjoy and parts you could do without. Laser hair removal isn’t just for women. It’s time to make an appointment or schedule your free consultation with Fremont Laser & Skin Care.

Say Goodbye Toe Nail Fungus

GentleMax Pro Laser Toe Nail Fungus Removal

pretty toes - no toe nail fungus

No one really likes to talk about, let alone look at it.  But toenail fungus is more common that you might think and certainly nothing to be ashamed of.  For the month of December, Fremont Laser & Skin Care is excited to offer you a solution* to this problem at a reduced rate.

You will receive a total of three laser (3) treatments for the discounted rate of $750.00

*Not everyone is the same.  Though 3 treatments should be sufficient, please understand each case is unique.  Fremont Laser & Skin Care will work with you to establish the best, most affordable, treatment plan for you.

This offer is only good through the end of the year!  Be sure to contact Fremont Laser & Skin Care to set up a complimentary consultation.

Offer expires:  12/31/16

Do You Have Toe Nail Fungus?

Laser Treatments May be the Solution

Toenail fungus can be treated with Laser

When you live with toe nail fungus, you know exactly how it effects your self-confidence. Instead of hiding your feet, avoiding sandals and covering your toe nails with polish, explore laser treatment for toe nail fungus.

Unlike other toe nail fungus treatments, the GentleMax Pro® laser gets right to the heart of where the fungus lives, unlike oral medications that must first travel throughout your system. The GentleMax Pro® is so powerful and effective that laser treatments are becoming the standard for eliminating toe nail fungus. Compared to oral meds, laser treatment has no side effects and offers long-lasting results.

How does the GentleMax Pro® laser target the toe nail fungus?

The GentleMax Pro® laser targets and destroys the fungus while leaving healthy tissue unaffected. The laser emits quick bursts of heat to the area to be treated. Within three to six months, a healthy nail begins to regrow. Since how quickly or slowly nails grow varies from person to person, it can take approximately one year for a new nail to completely replace the infected one.

How Many GentleMax Pro® laser system treatments are required for effective treatment?

Normally, you can expect to undergo three GentleMax Pro® laser treatments scheduled four to six weeks apart to completely treat toe nail fungus.

Will GentleMax Pro® laser system treatments hurt?

Of course, pain is relative. Some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others. It is possible that you may feel some discomfort during your GentleMax Pro® toe nail fungus treatment. Most report that any discomfort subsides once the procedure is finished.

Contact Fremont Laser & Skin Care to find out if GentleMax Pro® laser treatment can treat your toe nail fungus. Consultations are complimentary.

Signs of Toe Nail Fungus

Are Your Little Piggies Affected by a Fungus?

toenail fungus

No doubt about it. Toe nail fungus is unattractive. If you’ve been painting your toe nails with polish to hide their appearance and wearing close-toed shoes, maybe it’s time to determine what is causing the brittleness, distorted thickness and discoloration. When you know the signs of toe nail fungus, you can begin treatment and confidently show your feet again.

The Mayo Clinic classifies toe nail fungus (onychomycosis) as an infection. It occurs when a fungus makes its way into nail. The fungus may start as a yellow or white spot on the nail, and if untreated can grow.  If left untreated, the spot grows larger and the healthy nail begins to deteriorate. What’s left is a thickened, discolored, brittle toe nail.

The most common signs of toe nail fungus, both visual and physical, can include:

  • Thickened toe nail
  • Distorted shape
  • Dry, crumbly and/or brittle nail texture
  • Unpleasant nail odor
  • Dull nail appearance
  • Toe nail separates from the nail bed (onycholysis)
  • Color variation darker or lighter than usual
  • Toe nail pain

What causes toe nail fungus?

If any of these symptoms sound and look familiar, you’re probably wondering how the fungus got deep down into your toe nails in the first place.

Blame microscopic fungi, which are everywhere. You’re vulnerable to toe nail fungus anytime, but even tiny cuts between the nail and the nail bed increase your risk. Typically, toe nail fungus is caused by the dermatophyte type of fungus, but mold and yeast also can be the culprits. All three thrive in wet, warm environments. Being barefoot in gyms, locker room areas, hot tub decks, saunas, steam rooms, swimming pool decks and such can bring on a toe nail fungus or other type of fungal foot infection.

Shoes and socks plus sweaty feet can equal a toe nail fungus. This is another warm, wet environment in which toe nail fungus can strike. Toes are far more susceptible to nail fungus than fingers because your feet do not get the circulation that your hands do.

Other factors that put you at risk for toe nail fungus are diabetes, nail trauma (stub your toe or drop something on your toe nail), hygiene, athlete’s foot, immunodeficiency, peripheral vascular disease and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

How do you treat toe nail fungus?

Toe nail fungus is notoriously difficult to treat. While there are plenty of home remedies on the internet, usually a topical and oral anti-fungal is prescribed, which can take months to be effective. Today, laser treatment for toe nail fungus is an affordable and effective option without side effects or months of treatment.

If you have been hiding your toes for too long, schedule a complimentary consultation with Fremont Laser.