Ultraviolet therapy: effective treatment of skin diseases

May 27, 2010

  • Ultraviolet therapy: effective treatment of skin diseases
  • Narrowband ultraviolet
  • Treatment

 UV therapy
 Ultraviolet therapy - is the treatment of psoriasis Advances in the treatment of psoriasis  Advances in the treatment of psoriasis
   and other skin diseases by means of ultraviolet radiation. It can be used alone or in combination with drugs for topical or oral administration.

Typically, UV therapy is prescribed for severe forms of psoriasis, against whom do not help other treatments, as well as in cases where the disease affects extensive areas of the skin. Patients undergo three to five treatments a week for a month or more.

Exposure to ultraviolet light causes premature aging of the skin Aging Skin: The three most common problems and their solutions  Aging Skin: The three most common problems and their solutions
   and is associated with an increased risk of developing cancer. Before treatment is necessary to weigh the possible risks and benefits of this therapy. Some patients are given substances that increase the sensitivity to UV light. These substances are called psoralens, are necessary to enhance the effects of therapy. Patients taking psoralen should avoid exposure to sunlight.

 Ultraviolet therapy: effective treatment of skin diseases

Treatment procedure

The ultraviolet treatment may be used alpha- or beta-rays ultrafiolefioletovye.

  • Treating beta ultraviolet

This therapy is most commonly used to treat psoriasis. The mechanism of this treatment is not entirely clear, but it is assumed that beta-ultraviolet light kills the abnormal cells of the skin or alter immune system responses The immune system - how it works?  The immune system - how it works?
   in the skin. Most patients need 18 to 30 treatments before being markedly significant improvement; sometimes after a number of procedures such symptoms disappear completely.

The intensity of UV radiation, which is used during the treatment depends on the patient's skin type. If the patient has fair skin, treatment is initiated with low doses of ultraviolet radiation; for patients with darker skin are safe higher doses.

First, UV-exposed small area of ​​skin that physicians can determine the minimum amount of radiation that causes skin redness within 24 hours after exposure.

The first procedure lasts a relatively short time; gradually increasing their duration. Simultaneously with ultraviolet therapy with beta-ultraviolet patients usually take drugs such as methotrexate used to treat severe psoriasis, and retinoids.

  • Treatment of alpha-ultraviolet and psoralens

Psoralens - are substances of plant origin. They were known in ancient Egypt, but the man was able to synthesize them only in the 1970s. Psoralens allow the use in the ultraviolet treatment relatively low doses of UV-alpha. The exact dosage, both in the treatment of beta-ultraviolet light depends on the type of skin How to determine your skin type  How to determine your skin type

During the session, the ultraviolet treatment, regardless of the method used, to cover part of the body, the skin that is particularly sensitive to UV light - a person groin, shoulders. Often hide behind all parts of the body not affected by psoriasis. Patients also need to wear special glasses to protect his eyes.

After the procedure, a special skin care is not required. However, patients should be extra careful to avoid exposure of the skin to ultraviolet radiation. Furthermore, both during treatment and in the future, patients should carefully monitor the condition of their skin, and for any signs of cancer or precancerous growths to see a doctor.

 Ultraviolet therapy: effective treatment of skin diseases

Expected results

A noticeable improvement occurs, usually a month after the start of UV therapy. Treatment with alpha-psoralen and ultraviolet rays can act a little slower, but it is considered the safest form of ultraviolet therapy.

Electrolysis bikini: beauty delicate places

January 15, 2013

  • Electrolysis bikini: beauty delicate places
  • The essence of the procedure
  • Advice

 electrolysis bikini
 Electrolysis - is one way to remove unwanted hair on the face and body. Modern electrolysis devices destroy hair growth centers with the help of chemicals or heat. To do this, the hair follicle is introduced special very thin instrument. Then the hair is removed with tweezers.

Hair growth is due to a genetic predisposition, as well as the level of hormones in the body. Some medications, diseases and methods of temporary hair removal can also stimulate hair growth. Typically unwanted hair, however, remove temporal methods - shaving, waxing, and so on, but in some cases it may be useful to a method such as electrolysis. It is especially used for removal of facial hair, and the bikini area.


How many sessions you will need electrolysis

The total number of sessions of electrolysis, which require a person to remove hair in the specific area of ​​the skin, depends on the individual. In order to get rid of unwanted hair in the bikini area, it may take at least 3-4 treatments; exactly one procedure is not enough. Usually conducted one session per week or in two weeks. The duration of treatment - 15 minutes to one hour. Normally unwanted hair disappear completely after ending the entire course of electrolysis treatments.


Myths about electrolysis

  • Electrolysis - it hurts

In fact electrolysis does not usually cause significant discomfort. By using modern methods people tend to feel a slight tingling. If necessary, it can be used a local anesthetic, but in most cases electrolysis bikini takes a lot less painful than waxing (hair removal wax) bikini.

  • With electric tweezers is also possible to remove hair permanently

Currently, electrolysis - the only recognized method of permanent hair removal. Some jurisdictions prohibit salons that use electric tweezers, used in the advertising of their services such as application "removes hair forever." Electric tweezers can buy and people who are not licensed for cosmetic procedures.

  • Temporary hair removal methods may be better

For removal of hair in the bikini area frequently used chemical depilatories (as creams or liquids). These products contain skin irritating chemicals, and hair removal using them often requires a lot of time. Means for clarification of hair in the bikini area, too, can be harmful to the skin and do not always produce the expected result (sometimes they practically do not change the hair color, but diskoloratsiyu cause skin). Waxing - another popular method of removing unwanted hair. It is best to undergo this procedure in the cabin, but it can be quite expensive. In addition, even if you go to a good specialist, waxing can be a very painful procedure. There are different kits for hair removal Hair removal: perfect skin without hair  Hair removal: perfect skin without hair
   wax at home, but using them can be quite difficult. Shaving bikini seems to be one of the easiest ways to get rid of unwanted hair, but it gives a very short-lived results, and in addition, the hair after it becomes even tougher. There are also devices that replicate the operation principle of professional tools for electrolysis. They can be bought, for example, via the Internet, but in the hands of any person, not specially trained, they are not safe.


Facts about electrolysis

Electrolysis - a time-tested method, which was invented over 100 years ago to remove ingrown eyelashes. Electrolysis method can remove hair on virtually all parts of the body, including - in the bikini area, on the face, stomach, chest and legs.

In electrolysis no permanent side effects. Sometimes, after the procedure, there is a slight reddening of the skin, but it quickly passes. In general, the electrolysis - one of the most secure ways of removing hair Hair Removal: Which method is right for you?  Hair Removal: Which method is right for you?


Where do electrolysis

A specialist who conducts the procedure of electrolysis, must undergo special training. If you want to do electrolysis, you must take a responsible approach to the choice of the venue of the procedure and the particular specialist. Wrong choice in this case can lead to discomfort during the procedure, which can be avoided, as well as to the fact that you need more sessions than usual. The following guidelines will help you make an informed decision:

  • Receive information on the qualifications of the person from whom you want to do electrolysis Electrolysis: a proven method of hair removal  Electrolysis: a proven method of hair removal
 . He must have a certificate and a license for the respective activity.
  • Ask for advice. One of the best ways to find a good service in any field - to consult with family members, friends, colleagues. If one of them did electrolysis, you will get valuable advice from first-hand, which are usually the most objective information.
  • Go for consultation. In many stores, where they make electrolysis, you can consult for free. Talking with a specialist, ask him any questions you may have regarding the procedure. Be sure to ask how much, approximately, of sessions you will need; how much will it cost each of them; What is the duration of one session. It may also be useful to know how long is already working expert who will make you electrolysis, and how much time he spent this procedure.
  • Use common sense. If you come to the consultation, carefully look around. There clean? Workers walk in clean clothes, use disposable gloves, politely talking? Finally, it makes you an expert, who you have to do electrolysis, the impression of the professional? Pay attention to your own feelings - often they help to make the most correct decision.