Month: October 2021

Are You Considering Laser Hair Removal? Here’s What You Should Know!

young slender woman get hair removal procedure on legs. beauty cosmetic procedures in salon. beautiful woman has prefect smooth and soft skin on legs Sweater weather is not too far off. With most of our summer heat behind us, why would we be talking about laser hair removal? This is the treatment people often start to think about right before summer, isn’t it? When they are looking forward to showing off their legs, arms, or other areas where unwanted hair may grow? Yes, laser hair removal is often considered as a pre-summer treatment. The thing is, now is the best time to start this process. Laser hair removal takes time, so why not get the whole series of treatments over and done before you want to don those shorts or tank tops again? Also, laser treatments can create light sensitivity, making the fall and winter months ideal for the most comfortable treatment recovery. 

If you’re curious about laser hair removal, we have a few details you may want to know.

  • Treatments take only a little while. Depending on your selected treatment area, laser hair removal appointments may take up to an hour. For the most part, newer laser devices are completing the treatment sessions in thirty minutes or less, though. And, after your appointment, you can go right back to most of your normal activities (just don’t hop into a hot tub or steaming shower right away).
  • Results are long lasting. We can’t say that laser hair removal permanently disables every last hair follicle in the treatment area. There’s too much data that suggests otherwise. That said, laser hair removal does achieve outstanding results that can last a very long time. Some patients notice a few hairs growing here and there after some time. This could be a few months, it could be a few years. Everyone is different. When hair does grow back, it’s nothing that a touch-up laser treatment can’t fix. 
  • Historically, laser hair removal was known for its painful sessions. Times have changed, and so has technology. Today, laser devices are swift in their action on hair follicles. As long as you shave the day before your treatment, it is unlikely that you’ll feel anything other than some warmth and maybe a few zapping sensations.
  • Sun protection is essential. Even in the midst of winter, it may be necessary to apply SPF 30 sunscreen after getting laser hair removal. The general rule is, if the sun’s out, sunscreen is on. This is necessary because the skin can become light-sensitive during the laser hair removal process, making it more prone to sunburn. 
  • Start in winter, be done by summer! Most people need at least 3 laser hair removal sessions to achieve lasting results. Many schedule 6 or more. Each session is scheduled 4 to 6 weeks apart, so starting now is a great way to be done by summer. That’s not to say you’ll have to wait until summer to see smoother, sexier skin. Your very first treatment will obliterate hair follicles, making hair growth sparse and thin as it gradually lessens. 

Schedule your laser hair removal treatment today. Contact our Cincinnati office at 513.985.0850.

Here’s How You Can Prepare Your Body and Mind for Liposuction

Portrait of young handsome muscular Persian man shirtless and looking macho against view of the city You’ve determined that you want to have liposuction on one or more areas to sculpt your body. You may have already scheduled your surgery with Dr. Krummen at our accredited surgical center. Now, it’s time to get yourself ready. The countdown is on and, before you know it, you’ll be looking at a slimmer You in the mirror! Here, we discuss how you can prepare for your liposuction procedure.

Physical Preparation for Liposuction

Liposuction is an excellent solution for stubborn fat. It is not, on its own, the end-all-be-all. Physical preparation before surgery enables you to reduce your surgical risks, hasten recovery, and enjoy long-term results. To be physically prepared for your procedure, just:

  • Lock in your healthy eating habits. If you are scheduled for liposuction, it’s safe to say you want to have a slim, svelte body. Chances are, you are already doing what is necessary to maintain a healthy weight, including limiting sugar and alcohol and loading up on fresh vegetables, lean meat, and healthy fats. These foods give your body the energy it will need to heal well and also to keep its metabolism humming right along after your procedure. 
  • Make sure you enjoy your exercise. One of the biggest obstacles to an ongoing exercise routine is not actually liking the process. If you don’t like the idea of lifting weights, get your strength training in the pilates studio or a cross-fit gym that is more strenuous but also more creative. If you don’t love endless spinning on a stationary bike, hit a trail or take a dance class. The choices are endless, which is a great thing to bust through boredom with exercise. 

Mental Preparation for Liposuction

It is only natural to have some degree of emotional challenges after any kind of surgery. To prepare for liposuction, you can:

  • Set your desired outcome in front of yourself. You can do this mentally or literally. Are you having liposuction to fit into the little black dress or slim-fit pants for the holidays? Hang that item of clothing where you will see it every day! Don’t have the item or specific objective? Spend time envisioning how you will look and feel once you have fully recovered from your body-shaping treatment. 
  • Get support. You will likely have no problem getting in and out of bed after liposuction. You may be up and taking short walks the day after your procedure. Support may not need to be in the realm of direct assistance, but it doesn’t hurt to have someone around who will cook for a few days and make sure the kids and pets are well taken care of. Having a support system can ease your mind and reduce the chances that you may face guilty feelings for doing something wonderful for yourself. If nothing else, have a friend or two on stand-by who can keep you company for a short while.

Liposuction is an exciting procedure and one that patients rarely regret. If you have questions about your scheduled procedure or are interested in scheduling liposuction, contact our Cincinnati office at 513.985.0850.

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