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Did You Know…
The word “Cosmetic” is derived from the Greek word “Kosmos” which means “of this world.”
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.
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.
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.
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 same laser that is used for hair removal, can get rid of toe nail fungus.
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.
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.
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.

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Is There a Licensed Doctor at Your Med Spa?

Here’s Why There Should BeLicensed Doctor at Med Spa

Have you ever wondered why med spas are called med spas? It’s because at a med spa, you get the extra care and benefit of having a medical doctor involved, as opposed to simply having estheticians present. This is how a med spa is different than a regular spa. Both offer cosmetic beauty treatments, but it’s important for med spas to have a physician on hand.

Why Do Med Spas Require Doctors?

It’s because many treatments that are offered at med spas, such as laser skin resurfacing and laser hair removal, have a small chance of risk that would need the assistance of a professional physician. This is rare, but it’s wise for a medical doctor to be there in the event an issue occurs.

While many physicians at med spas administer laser and injectable treatments themselves, very often the spa’s nurses will carry out the treatments under the approval of the doctor. This is completely fine—if the doctor is still on hand.

No Doctor? No Thanks

Although anywhere that provides injectables or laser treatments is legally required to operate under a professional physician, that physician doesn’t have to physically be there in order for the med spa to operate.

You’ll see this often advertised as a med spa having a “supervising doctor,” in which the real owners of the med spa will approach a medical doctor and ask him or her to represent their med spa in return for a fee. This basically means that sometimes, medical doctors’ licenses are simply borrowed in order for a med spa to perform treatments—and the doctor is never really there.

A med spa—or anywhere—that is offering laser treatments or injectables without a doctor present is a place to avoid. Absolutely a nurse can do these procedures for you. However, having a medical doctor right there nearby is extremely important. He or she will be able to offer expert help in the case something out of the ordinary happening.

The Importance of a Resident Physician

It’s crucial to find a med spa that employs a very involved, caring medical doctor. Not only will he or she be conveniently available for problems; they will also be around to oversee the work of their nurses and estheticians.

At Fremont Laser, Dr. William Brown is very involved in everything that we do. He is a degree-holding physician who has been in the medical field for over 30 years and is board certified. The safety and satisfaction of Fremont Laser & Skin Care’s patients is his highest priority.

Every med spa should have a physician like Dr. Brown present. This makes our med spa more qualified and reputable than many other local Fremont med spas that offer the same treatments, because we’re putting safety first.

And our professionalism doesn’t stop with Dr. Brown! We also have an amazing staff of registered nurses to take great care of you.

If you’re interested in any of our treatments, please feel free to contact us for a free consultation!

We’re Moving!

Dr. Brown is moving his practice to a new location effective January 22, 2017!

Dr. Brown is moving his practiceOur new address is:

39470 Paseo Padre Parkway, Suite 2
Fremont, CA  94538

Our phone numbers have not changed.

Please update your records and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.