FAQ

What are moles?

These are small, round or oval shaped spots which lie flat against your skin. They are light or dark brown in color and are more general in fair skinned people and anyone who has a history of these in their family. Moles are generally harmless but there is a risk of them becoming cancerous, for example, malignant melanoma, which happen from excessive exposure to the sun. But this is not the only factor.

Another common skin cancer is called squamous cell carcinoma. These cancers happen in the surface layer of the skin. When found early, they can be easily cured. The most serious type of skin cancer is called malignant melanoma. Malignant melanomas are more likely to spread.

What is eczema caused by?

Eczema occurs for a variety of reasons which includes genetics, an allergy, stress or environmental factors such as bad weather. But the reasons of eczema depend upon what type of eczema you have as there is more than form of this disease. They all reason red, scaly, itchy skin which becomes cracked and painful.

What about acne on my chest and back?

These areas can be treated the same way you would treat the face. With the back it is a little more challenging because it is hard to reach. Typically the chest and back can tolerate stronger products, so a more aggressive protocol is typically recommended. For those experiencing problems with break outs on the chest and back, the first step would be to replace using soap on these areas with a glycolic acid cleanser.

How does laser remove hair?

 

Hair removal lasers emit a light at a exact wavelength that is known to be absorbed by the pigment (color) in the hair follicle — without damaging the surrounding skin. The light is changed to heat energy, which in turns disables the hair follicle so that it will not produce another hair.

How long does a laser hair removal treatment take?

A number of factors determine the length of time for a treatment.  At Laser Light, we plan for adequate time to go as bit by bit or as fast as is comfortable and suitable for each client.  The size and “topography” of the area treated factors into the time required, as does the amount of preparation.  As a common rule, legs and backs take an hour to an hour and a half, while an upper lip or the tops of ears may necessitate eight to 10 minutes.  The front of the neck or underarms can take as little as 20 minutes

What causes hair growth?

Heredity and ethnic background constitute the primary cause of hair growth.  Superfluous or excessive hair growth in women often results from usual biological changes that they undergo throughout life, such as puberty, pregnancy, menopause and old age.  Any one of these changes may cause an enlarge in hair growth in areas that never had hair before, or cause a small to moderate problem area to worsen.  Other cause of hair growth can be associated with sure medications, stress and obesity

Are excessive sweating / hyperhidrosis inherited?

In about 40% of the cases there is a family history of hyperhidrosis. This means that it is likely a genetic disorder, though not everyone knows of a family member who experience from this ailment. If there is no family history then the patient might be the first one to carry the genes for hyperhidrosis.

There are some medical ailments that can cause excessive sweating. Thyroid, menopause, and anxiety can reason excessive sweating, but this perspiration will appear on the majority of the body, whereas hyperhidrosis is limited to certain areas such as the hands or face. Night sweating can be a presentation of some malignant diseases or infections such as tuberculosis