2 Recent Major Advances in Laser Hair Removal Technology

June 6, 2017

While the first laser hair removal device invented in 1995 removed hair poorly, the next hair removal laser developed in 1998 worked very well and was officially approved by the FDA for use by professionals. What made this new laser different from its predecessor was its ability to target the melanin in a hair’s follicle…

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Proven Strategies for Reducing the Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome

May 1, 2017

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) affects many Americans, and symptoms can vary greatly depending upon the individual. While many sufferers of RLS experience only occasional or light symptoms, there are some individuals who are greatly affected by the condition. For those who are hit hard by RLS, life can be difficult. For example, RLS causes sleep…

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Varicose Veins: A Common Condition in Men

April 20, 2017

Varicose veins aren’t just a problem for women. Men can get varicose veins too, particularly if there is a family history of vein disease. Unsightly varicose veins aren’t always just a cosmetic problem either. Venous disease can be painful and sometimes lead to other medical conditions. In some cases, complications such as blood clots and…

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Varicose Veins: Not Just for Adults

March 29, 2017

Varicose veins frequently are an inherited condition that even children can develop. Although severe cases of varicose veins aren’t common in children, if your child has bulging leg veins or experiences symptoms associated with the condition, it’s time for a doctor to take a closer look. The more you learn about varicose veins in general, the more…

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Is It Safe to Have Laser Treatment for Both Hair Removal and Varicose Veins at the Same Time?

February 17, 2017

You may wonder if you’re a candidate for both laser hair removal and laser varicose vein treatment. Since laser procedures to remove leg hair and treat varicose veins differ in their outcomes, getting both procedures done is usually safe. But asking the appropriate questions about the treatments can help you make an informed decision. Read on…

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Should You Treat Spider or Varicose Veins Now If You’re Planning More Kids?

January 10, 2017

If you’ve noticed the development of small spider veins or larger varicose veins on your stomach and legs following a pregnancy, you may be anxiously researching removal methods. You may also wonder whether it’s worthwhile to seek treatment if you’re planning on becoming pregnant again in the near future. Is it worth it to treat…

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What Can Happen if You Don’t Treat Your Varicose Veins?

December 12, 2016

Bluish, bulging varicose veins can be unsightly, but if their appearance really does not bother you, then you might be tempted to just ignore them. However, varicose vein treatments are not just about aesthetics. Treatment is also important for preventing the many health ailments that can arise due to varicose veins. Here’s a look at…

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6 Ways to Prevent Charley Horses

September 30, 2016

It’s unclear where the term “charley horse” originated. Some sources point to a horse named Charley, who walked with a limp. Others say it came from a baseball player named Charley “Old Hoss” Radbourne. Regardless of the phrase’s origin, a charley horse refers to a cramp in the calf or foot. A charley horse occurs…

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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Restless Legs Syndrome

August 24, 2016

Most people assume leg pain comes from physical activity. But restless legs syndrome isn’t aggravated by exercise and activity. In fact, people with restless legs syndrome experience the opposite problem: the worst pain comes when they’re sleeping or relaxing. People who have restless legs syndrome (RLS) feel painful sensations in their legs or other areas…

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How to Prepare for and What to Expect From Laser Hair Removal

August 24, 2016

If you’re tired of tweezing, waxing, or shaving your unwanted hair, you may benefit from laser hair removal. Laser hair removal is a common cosmetic procedure that many people use to remove unwanted hair. Laser hair removal works by using a laser to target the melatonin in hair follicles. Once the laser finds the hair…

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