Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Things to Ponder When Considering Laser Treatments or Other Cosmetic Procedures

By: Laura Bonetzky-Joseph, C.M.A., R.M.T., Managing Director of MedSpa New England, LLC

Many consumers do not realize there are alternatives to costly and invasive cosmetic procedures. As a society, we have become numb to the idea of cosmetic procedures and the many uses of such products and injectables as Botox. We have developed a perception, for instance, that Botox is just as easy and safe as waxing without considering the serious side effects of this product. Many even have "Botox Parties" out of their home. As consumers, we should be more concerned that it took a consumer advocacy group to pressure the FDA to do an investigation on the safety of Botox rendering a black label change.

So the question is ... are there safer alternatives than more invasive costly procedures and uses of products such as Botox? The answer is yes.

For instance, in our office we customize our plans for maximum results for our clients. This means that what may be recommended for one person, may not for the next. Since the skin is the largest organ the human body, we must consider more than what we see on the surface of the skin. This means looking at the insides as well as the outside. For instance, facial hair on a woman may be the result of a hormonal deficiency and laser hair removal is only effective temporarily unless the condition is corrected. Now let's say this hormonal deficiency is related to the thyroid. What next? We should consider vitamin deficiencies that affect thyroid function. Many places will charge you for the service and not once consider the root cause as something internal and in the end could be costing you a small fortune in treatments that do not work. The key is thoroughly listening to the client combined with clinical instincts and thorough medical history. Many alternatives that are also safer and less invasive to your body include micro-nutrient screening,  Kinerase Pro+ Skin Care (a pharmaceutical grade skin care line), PPx Therapy, Stress Reduction Programs.

Having an innovative and customized approach with that is least invasive with maximized results is what is best. Sure there are situations that warrant the use of injectables like Botox or other more costly cosmetic procedures. However, not always.

For instance,  PPx (Photopneumatic) therapies is an aesthetic treatment that offers highly effective painless treatments to remove unwanted hair, rejuvenate skin, and remove broken capillaries and spots. This system is also up to 5 times more efficient than other treatment options in delivering energy to the target. The effective and efficient use of lower energies allows for the destruction of unwanted hair, pigment or unsightly veins, while protecting surrounding normal tissue.

The PPx treatments are relatively pain free as well. In a recently published peer reviewed clinical study*, a vast majority of treated patients noted that treatments with the Aesthera" PPx system were painless compared to hair removal lasers. It also eliminates the need for 30-45 minute long numbing pre-treatments with topical anesthetics.

The PPx system is only one of many alternatives available. So the next time you are considering any cosmetic procedure, make sure the whole body is considered - inside and out to ensure these procedures are right for you. The PPx system is one of the safest machines in the market today, but with that said, it is not right for everyone.

© 2011 Laura Bonetzky-Joseph. This information is for general educational uses only. It may not apply to you and your specific medical needs. This information should not be used in place of a visit, call, consultation with or the advice of your physician or health care professional. Communicate promptly with your physician or other health care professional with any health-related questions or concerns. This article does not share the opinions of MedSpa New England. Be sure to follow specific instructions given to you by your physician or health care professional.

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