Understanding LASIK Surgery: What to Expect Before, During, and After

As a client who’ll be undergoing any treatment or procedure, you have the right and responsibility to know everything about it. From the medications and preparations to the significant changes to your life after surgery, you should know them all. Therefore, if you have decided to undergo a LASIK surgery because your doctor advised you to do so, then this post is definitely helpful to you!   Before the Surgery Your eyes will be assessed comprehensively by your doctor in order to know if it’s a good choice for you. If you are wearing contact lenses, it’s advised to take it off before the examination. Contacts transform the shape of the cornea. When you remove them a few weeks before the surgery, your cornea will revert back to its natural shape, thus giving accurate measurements of your eyes. Depending on the type, soft, toric soft, and hard contact lenses should be removed at least 2, 3, and 4 weeks respectively prior to the initial assessment. Before the day of the surgery itself, don’t forget to relax so you’ll become psychologically prepared for the procedure.   During Surgery Once consent is all signed up and the preparations are done in the eye centre, you’ll then proceed to the operating room. You’ll be asked to lie on a reclining chair with a laser system beside. An aesthetic solution will be dropped and a lid speculum will be used to open your eyelids wide. Instead of a laser, the surgeon might also use a mechanical microkeratome, a blade used to create a flap in the cornea. The procedure usually takes half an...

Healthy Ways to Diet for Women Over 50

Being 50 is no excuse to lose unwanted weight. Some say it’s hard because of the slowed-down metabolism and menopause. But the truth is that it is never too late to change your diet and take safe diet pills to help you lose the unwanted fat. The only thing that makes it difficult is the lack of willpower to do it. Obviously, burgers and desserts are hard to resist at any age. But it was easy to lose the fat you gained from these when you were in your twenties not in your fifties. If you want to practice an effective weight loss diet, the first things you need to throw away are the processed foods you get at the grocery and the fat-filled items of a fast-food chain. The next thing you need to do is to eat whole food. Eating whole food involves a lot of fiber-rich vegetables and fruits. You can throw in healthy oils like olive oil, healthy fats like coconut oil for frying foods, nuts, and whole-grains like wheat. These foods are very low in calories but contain the nutrients that you need to stay healthy and energetic. If you have a craving for potatoes, you can have sweet potatoes instead of your carbohydrate loaded regular potatoes. There is a difference of about 300 calories per 100 grams between these two. Sugar is another culprit for weight gain. Use sugar-free alternatives or raw sugar. Drink more water than sugar-rich sodas. When it comes to diet pills, it is safer to take those that are prescribed by doctors. Prescription pills are all approved by the...

Goodbye Hair Loss: Tips on How to Have a Longer Hair

Are you annoyed of the multiple strands that kept on falling every after you comb your hair? With each loss, you got more bothered of the possibility that nothing will be left. Because several companies Singapore invest in manufacturing hair products, it is one of the countries where you could seek an advice for.  So, to prevent your hair from falling off totally, here are some tips on how to take care of your hair: Keep Your Hair Clean A dirty hair is prone to infection causing you hair to fall off. Many shampoos for hair loss in Singapore have gained favorable results. Make sure to choose the one that is proven effective and with quality. While shampooing, focus on the roots and scalp. Apply more conditioner on the ends of your hair strands because they dry and damage faster than the scalp. Live Healthy Like any other parts of the body, hair is an indicator of one’s general health. For instance, if your hair is shiny, glowing, and healthy, then your general health is in good condition. Likewise, hair problems show that you might possibly have a health problem. Therefore, in order to obtain longer and stronger hair, start to live well. Eat foods that are rich in iron, calcium, zinc, and vitamin B. Consume those that are rich in protein like meat and fish. Lastly, drink as much water as you can. Say No to Hair-damaging Things Though this is quite self-explanatory and obvious, you are needed to be reminded all over again. –       Don’t wear styles that will cause too much pulling of your hair such...

5 Tips And Tricks To Protect Your Skin From The Harmful Rays Of The Sun

The sun is an important element of life. In fact, without it, life won’t even exist. However, with the ability of people, animals and plants to survive with the help of the sun, comes some consequences it brings to the planet. For one, the warming temperatures because of the thinning of the ozone layer leads to various weather abnormalities like drought, strong typhoons and hurricanes. But it’s not just these catastrophes that happen with too much warmth from the sun. Too much sun exposure may also harm the human body in various ways. The most common part of the body that suffers is the skin. Too much sun exposure may lead to various skin problems including hyperpigmentation, sunburn, premature signs of skin aging and even skin cancer. Hence, it is important to always protect the skin from the sun especially in areas with warm temperatures. For instance, Singapore’s temperature ranges from 27°C to 30°C in the morning and about 23°C at night. Though the country experiences rain throughout the year, the hot temperature and the high sun in the area makes it important to always protect the skin. How The Sun Damages The Skin The sun’s rays make people good and healthy. This is because it helps the body produce Vitamin D, which is vital for health. However, too much of everything isn’t good. When the skin is exposed to the sun for longer periods of time, especially during mid-day, it can cause most of the wrinkles and age spots on the face. The rays of the sun contain ultraviolet light that damages the fibers in the skin dubbed...

4 Important Things You Should Know About Pigmentation Removal

  Skin pigmentation is a very common problem among women. It’s usually characterized by dark or light patches on the skin, especially on the face. Although it’s not what you would call a life-threatening condition, it can still cause a lot of unease and embarrassment. The good news is that there are ways on how to effectively remove or at least cover up the pigmentation. You have the option of trying home remedies or you can seek assistance from a beauty clinic that offers pigmentation removal services. Important Things You Should Know About Treating Skin Pigmentation    1) Always get the opinion of an experienced dermatologist before you subject yourself to a treatment procedure that involves using laser beams. A lot of clinics today that offer pigmentation treatment make use of laser technology. Seeking the advice of a dermatologist will ensure that you are safe and ready for the procedure. Keep in mind that there are certain types of sensitive skin that might get damaged when exposed to laser light.   2) There are different types of skin pigmentation and the procedures used to remove them might also differ. These three types of pigmentation are as follows: melasma, lentigines, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentaion. Determining what type of pigmentation you are afflicted with will help you determine which treatment would be appropriate for you. Again, it’s highly advisable that you seek the advice of a knowledgeable dermatologist. This is very important because there’s the chance that your condition might get worse if the wrong treatment procedure was used.   3) You can use over-the-counter medications like skin lightening creams on top...