Skin & Body Treatments

The skincare industry is reportedly worth a staggering forty-three billion dollars worldwide, with a huge lion share of the market belonging Europe and North America. Both continents import over fifty per cent of all sales related to skincare products and this number is only growing. A key factor behind the vast surge of skincare sales within the last decade or so has been the deliberate targeting of men via advertising and other intelligent marketing ploys.

Body treatment much like the skincare industry is about the preservation of self. Like the cleansing of one’s face, body treatments via exfoliation or hydrating the skin of your body are just some of the prime examples of what body treatments include. Other images to help clear any ambiguity of what body treatments actually include are of mud being slathered all over a person’s body and a masseuse rubbing salts, oils and other variants of aromatics all over person creating smooth skin and a relaxed mind.

Laser Hair Removal

Laser hair removal is a procedure performed on those who feel they have an excessive amount of hair on certain parts of the body they feel conscious about. A major concern people have besides being hairy is ingrown hair and all the niggling little irritants that come with it. For example itchy skin and red bumps are primary and secondary issues when ingrown hairs are concerned.

The thought of not having to shave or wax any more is certainly alluring, but one has to know the facts. According to Harley Medical, only “sixty five to nine per cent” of all hairs get removed during the process. Laser hair removal is a painless process and focuses on removing hairs that will no longer be able to grow back. It’s reported that people supposedly shave more then eleven thousand times in their lifetime. Should one successfully go through a laser hair removal procedure, the long term benefits of never having to have hair grow back will save needless time consumption and expenses that would otherwise have been spent on shaving cream, razors and other tools of hair removal.

Tattoo Removal

 For those contemplating tattoo removal the most sought after method is again laser treatment. Using highly concentrated light, it targets the tattoos and helps break them up into small pieces. By doing this they can be cleared away, bearing in mind that this is going to be a repetitive procedure and not just a one time thing.

One must also be aware of the some of the side affects associated with laser treatment to help remove tattoos. Though technology has advanced today, some can experience blisters and scabs at the end of the process which varies according to the size of the tattoo and whether or not t has colouring or not.

Intense Pulse Light Therapy

Another alternative laser tattoo removal treatment is intense pulse light therapy. It’s a similar process to that of the laser removal, with the exception of a laser light being used, a high intensity light is used instead. After the application of a gel, a wand that emits the light rays is applied and then Valois, the tattoo begins getting removed. But again it is considered far more extortionate by some tattoo removal experts, stating the charges are incurred on the patient via the use of each bit of gel, which is low in volume meaning lots of it has to be used.

Other less popular techniques in tattoo removal include “dermabraison,” which applies a technique that literally tries to “sand” away the skin in order to rid the body of the tattoo. There’s excision which literally cuts away skin. Clearly these methods include intense pain and is simply not worth the agony. Of course the whole issue of tattoo removal can be avoided if you don’t get tattoos!


Those who are not aware of what rosacea is, it’s a facial disorder that involves reddening of the skin. Often occurring to women around the age of thirty onwards, it can affect your face, neck and chest. It’s debilitating to those who are fair-skinned because the symptoms are far more visual then it would be on those of darker coloured skin. Those affected by it are far more conscious of them and thus leads to less socialising to avoid potential embarrassments should it ever flare up.

There are some way’s to treat the problem, however there is no known cure for it as of yet. Metronidazole is a gel recommended for application a few times a day on the body parts affected by rosacea. It’s suggested that by repeating the process for a few months the affects of rosacea should be curbed. Another viable option is Azelaic acid, which is recommended for application twice a day. Coming in the form of a cream, it helps unblock pores, thus allowing your skin to breathe and reap the benefits of not having your skin flush so easily.


Vitiligo is a skin disorder which see’s to the loss skin colour. A prime example of this would be Michael Jackson, whose skin pigmentation changed over time from a dark brown complexion to a far paler one by the time of his untimely demise. Apparently one in twenty people have vitiligo and it can affect men and women at anytime during their life.

Unfortunately there is no known treatment however there are coping mechanisms in place to help you avoid it worsening. It’s recommended you protect yourself from sunburn by not exposing yourself to it constantly. There’s also skin camouflage creams to help you cover over some exposed patches that may make you feel disorientated about yourself.

Varicose Vein Removal

Varicose veins can sometimes cause pain to people, hence why some might insist on their removal. Other problems associated with this is leg ulcers due to the lack of circulation of blood around the body. Compression stockings are given in order to help prove circulation, thus making it one form of treatment. It involves having them on from the morning time until you go to bed. Whilst this may seem arduous and testing, it’s a necessity as surgery is considered a last resort.

If one seeks a removal of their varicose veins for cosmetic reasons, one may do so, but not on the NHS. It is highly you go to a specialist within the private sector, though one has to bear in mind, most cosmetic procedures are likely to be expensive.