Beaute Eternelle/Beauty Eternal, it's employees, officers are not in the Practice of Medicine as provided by
[Sec. 151.001. SHORT TITLE. This subtitle may be cited as the Medical Practice Act.
OCCUPATIONS CODE, TITLE 3. HEALTH PROFESSIONS, SUBTITLE B. PHYSICIANS, CHAPTER 151. GENERAL PROVISIONS, SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS. Paragraph (13) "Practicing medicine" means the diagnosis, treatment, or offer to treat a mental or physical disease or disorder or a physical deformity or injury by any system or method, or the attempt to effect cures of those conditions, by a person who: (A) publicly professes to be a physician or surgeon; or (B) directly or indirectly charges money or other compensation for those services...]
If you are looking for medical services, please contact your Healthcare Provider or if you have an emergency situation please call 911.
Laser Hair Reduction and Electrolysis
With Regard to Laser - FDA States: “manufacturers may not claim that laser hair removal is either painless or permanent unless the FDA determines that there are sufficient data to demonstrate such results. Several manufacturers received FDA permission to claim, "permanent reduction," NOT "permanent removal" for their lasers. This means that although laser treatments with these devices will permanently reduce the total number of body hairs, they will not result in a permanent removal of all hair. The specific claim granted is "intended to effect stable, long-term, or permanent reduction" through selective targeting of melanin in hair follicles. Permanent hair reduction is defined as the long-term, stable reduction in the number of hairs re-growing after a treatment regime, which may include several sessions. The number of hairs regrowing must be stable over time greater than the duration of the complete growth cycle of hair follicles, which varies from four to twelve months according to body location. Permanent hair reduction does not necessarily imply the elimination of all hairs in the treatment area.” (Source: www.fda.gov).
With Regard to Electrolysis FDA states: Medical electrolysis devices destroy hair growth with a shortwave radio frequency after a thin probe is placed in the hair follicle. Risks from these methods include infection from an unsterile needle and scarring from improper technique. Electrolysis is considered a permanent hair removal method, since it destroys the hair follicle. It requires a series of appointments over a period of time (Source: www.fda.gov).
But even with Electrolysis you require several regular visits, and number is not stated exactly.
That’s how WebMD.com explains it: Many factors influence hair growth, so you will need to return for several electrolysis visits. The total number of sessions needed to remove hair permanently from a particular area will vary from person to person. Most clients return once a week or every other week as needed. But the unwanted hair will be gone forever once the series of treatments is complete.
Explanation form Aielectrology.com:
The number of treatments required will vary with each person and according to factors such as the amount of hair in the treatment area, the sensitivity of the skin, medication and hormone balance, and the previous methods of hair removal, just to name a few. It is important to know that we can only permanently treat the hairs that are currently growing. We cannot know how many hairs will eventually grow or when your body will stimulate new growth.
It is therefore very important that electrolysis is performed upon the detection of re-growth. Left untreated, hair will reconstitute itself to its original diameter and depth. Once a treatment program begins, it is important that appointments are kept to the predetermined schedule set at the beginning of your program.
Most clients find that weekly sessions beginning at thirty minutes to one-hour work best. Eventually as the hair is removed, moving to 15-minute touch-up treatments on a less frequent basis is sufficient. Again, the more closely you adhere to a treatment schedule, the sooner you will become hair-free forever.
Fitzpatrick Skin Type IV-VI Informed Consent
The Fitzpatrick scale (also Fitzpatrick skin typing test; or Fitzpatrick phototyping scale) is a numerical classification schema for human skin color. The Fitzpatrick scale remains a recognized tool for dermatological research into human skin pigmentation.
The following list shows the six categories of the Fitzpatrick scale:
Type I always burns, never tans (pale white; blond or red hair; blue eyes; freckles).
Type II usually burns, tans minimally (white; fair; blond or red hair; blue, green, or hazel eyes)
Type III sometimes mild burn, tans uniformly (cream white; fair with any hair or eye color)
Type IV burns minimally, always tans well (moderate brown)
Type V very rarely burns, tans very easily (dark brown)
Type VI never burns, never tans (deeply pigmented dark brown to darkest brown)
Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation of Skin Types IV-VI
Skin pigmentation conditions can be a problem for all women (and men) with brown skin - people of Asian, African, Latin or Native American background. While the natural pigmentation in brown skin provides many advantages—sun protection and slowed signs of aging—it is also more highly susceptible to skin discolorations.
Melanin is the chemical that determines the color of skin. The more melanin there is in a person's skin, the darker that person's skin will be. Sometimes the cells that contain melanin are damaged or over stimulated. When this happens, the affected cells may begin to produce too much, or too little melanin. Too much melanin causes darker spots or patches, while too little causes lighter spots or patches. These lighter or darker spots appear on the surface of the skin, and can be unsightly. Unfortunately, these skin color problems are much more visible and common in people with skin of color.
There are many different conditions that can cause discoloration, but the most common are Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation and Melasma.
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)
Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) causes skin darkening and discoloration that show up as spots, or as large patches on a person's body. This is because cells that normally produce brown pigment evenly across your skin go into overdrive and produce too much melanin. This happens because of an inflammatory reaction in, or to an injury to, the skin. If the excess melanin is produced in the upper layer of skin (epidermis), the pigmentation color is a darker shade of brown. If the excess melanin is produced in the lower layer of skin (the dermis), a gray or blue discoloration becomes visible.
Although PIH can occur in all skin types, it is more common in people of Africa, Asia, Latin, and indigenous Indian background, and can affect men and women equally. Areas of the skin affected by PIH correspond with areas of previous inflammation or injury. When dark changes in your skin's color remain after the underlying problem has gone away, you have PIH. The most common causes are injuries such as scratches, burns, cuts, or bruises. Rashes of any type can cause PIH (examples of which include eczema, psoriasis, pityriasis rosea, lichen planus, and fungal infections). Ordinary conditions such as acne or pimples are a very common cause of PIH in individuals with brown skin. PIH can also be caused by injury to the skin resulting from sunburns, surgery or cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels, carboxy therapy, dermabrasion, lasers and cryotherapy.
Hereby I accept risk of PIH or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (browning) and hypopigmentation (lightening) I understand that vigilant care must be taken to avoid sun exposure (tanning beds included) before and after the treatment to reduce the risk of color change. After the skin has gone through its healing phase and is intact, sunscreen and / or sun block should will be applied when sun exposure.
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