What You Need to Know Before Getting Laser Hair Removal

A lot of women may be considering laser hair removal. Who wouldn’t want to have flawless, hair-free skin that you don’t need to tweeze and shave over and over again? The idea of laser hair removal could be promising, but before considering it, know that some people may not get the same results like others do.

Your skin type is a factor.

The result of a laser hair removal procedure varies and depends on the patient’s skin tone. For example, people with light skin will have the best results from any form of laser hair removal. Meanwhile, those with medium to dark skin may still have good results depending on their hair color. Dark-skinned patients may not be happy with the outcome since the laser will find it hard to target dark pigments of the hair due to the already dark skin color.

Hair color can affect your results too.

Those with dark hair, may it be black or dark brown, are the easiest candidates to treat since the laser light is easily absorbed by hair with the most pigmentation. On the other hand, those with medium to light brown hair may need a few more follow-up treatments than usual. Candidates with light hair are typically the hardest to treat while those with white or grey hair will be almost impossible to treat.

If you are unsure whether or not you are a good candidate for laser hair removal and would love to get more information about the procedure, contact Deschutes Dermatology Center today at 541-330-0900 to schedule a consultation. We would love to hear from you!

Taking Care of Your Newly Repaired Earlobe

Women, or even men, love to beautify their ears by wearing nice earrings and other accessories. However, some of these earrings, especially the dangling ones, cause the ears to pull and snag downwards. Not only will this damage the integrity of the ear by making it look undesirable, it could also tear the earlobes eventually.

The good thing is that a split earlobe can be repaired. Earlobe repair is a simple and painless procedure that can be done at your doctor’s office. Earlobe repair makes it possible for you to wear your favorite earrings again. But to ensure proper healing of your newly repaired earlobe, you have to take note of the post-operative instructions provided by your doctor, which may include the following:

  • Keep the wound dressings dry and intact right after surgery until the morning after where you will return to your doctor for the removal of the sutures.
  • Take pain medications as prescribed and as needed in case of any discomfort or pain. It is advised to take pain medications with food as this helps reduce the nausea you will experience.
  • Take the antibiotics prescribed by your doctor the moment you get home from surgery. Also, take one at bedtime as you may experience low-grade fever for one to two days following surgery.
  • Vitamin C helps promote healing after surgery.
  • Elevate the head of your bead as you sleep using two to three pillows for a week following surgery. Be careful not to do activities that require bending or lifting objects from the floor.

If you have a split or damaged earlobe and want it repaired, get in touch with us here at Deschutes Dermatology Center right away by calling 541-330-0900. We look forward to your visit!