For most medical practitioners in the market for aesthetic laser equipment, whether to purchase a new unit or get a secondhand one poses a dilemma. In some instances, some will go for new units in the hope that it will ensure they have a warranty with regards to the working of the equipment. This is usually at a huge cost since new aesthetic laser equipment is very expensive. Some will, however, go for secondhand units owing to the low prices of these units. This dilemma is one I will try to delve into and give the various advantages that accrue to purchasing secondhand aesthetic laser equipment.

New aesthetic laser equipment is very expensive, as can be seen on The Laser Agent. This means that acquiring one requires huge amounts of money. A new unit could set you back more than $30,000. This is in addition to all other costs that include installation costs. In the secondhand market, however, it is possible to acquire a unit at a fraction of the price of a new one. This is especially important when you are financially constrained. I, however, do have to state that you need to ensure that you are buying from a reputable reseller. This is to ensure that the equipment you get is in good working condition. You will also need to ensure that the equipment can be serviced by a third party. This is important so that you don’t find yourself having to call the manufacturer for servicing as usually, it will be very expensive. You also need to be very keen on all service records as well as records of all work done on the machine. Ensure you confirm that what you’re told is true.

Most of the available second-hand aesthetic laser equipment is composed of basic systems. This means that the equipment is easy to operate. This ensures you can easily navigate through the various controls. Also, these equipment with basic systems are easy to service, and the service parts are almost always readily available. This will save you from having to spend a fortune on servicing your laser equipment.

In the 21st century, with huge technological advances, most aesthetic laser equipment companies will regularly keep updating
their equipment. This means a laser equipment that was the epitome of technology yesterday is most likely considered old today. These machines are however not obsolete; they are very functional and reliable. Some practitioners will however still want to update to recent models and essentially decide to sell the older models. You are most likely to get a very good used aesthetic laser equipment as a result of this. You will be getting a fully functional equipment, which will serve you for years at a very low price. As I said, simply because a laser equipment isn’t the latest model doesn’t mean it’s obsolete.

Over time, very professional laser equipment resellers have surfaced. These are resellers who have a team of qualified people who will test the equipment before they deliver. They will check the equipment to ensure it meets the safety and standard requirements. This ensures that even though the laser equipment is secondhand, it has been taken through the necessary quality control procedures. With this, you will be getting a quality equipment at a fraction of the price of a new one with the added advantage of the availability of qualified personnel to look at your equipment should the need arise.

In addition to helping us maintain our overall health and feel good on the inside, essential oils also have the ability to ‘turn back the clock’ on our appearance by supporting the health and rejuvenation of our skin so we can look more healthy and youthful on the outside.

While there are several oils that have anti-ageing properties, one oil, in particular, is regarded as an anti-ageing ‘Super Power, ‘ and that is Helichrysum, a member of the daisy family.

Your best defense against lines and wrinkles?

As we age, our bodies experience cellular breakdown and steadily stop producing the required amount of collagen and antioxidant enzymes that we need to maintain youthful skin structure and elasticity. This is when lines and wrinkles start to appear on our face, neck, and hands.

Fortunately, by having access to therapeutically potent essential oils like Helichrysum (and also Copaiba, which is another powerful healing oil for the skin – see http://copaibaoil.net), we are empowered with an effective, all natural, plant-based anti-ageing solution.

Where does Helichrysum come from?

The most potent Helichrysum oil is sourced from the Helichrysum blossoms found on the island of Corsica – a mountainous Mediterranean island (and French Territory) 250km south-east of Nice. Due to the large amount of blossoms required to steam distill and produce the oil (which are hand-picked), and also the insatiable demand for its potent therapeutic properties, Helichrysum is very much a premium oil. In fact, some producers charge more than $1 per drop!

So what makes Helichrysum so powerful?

Helichrysum is a highly anti-inflammatory and antioxidant oil with beneficial constituents (Neryl acetate, Italidione, y-curcumene, and l-limonene) that not only help to stop cell breakdown in its tracks, but also aid significantly in cell repair and restoration.

Because of this natural Super Power, Helichrysum essential oil is often referred to as, ‘The Everlasting Flower’, or youth-in-a-bottle. However, anti-ageing is just the beginning. There are many more health benefits to using this most precious, giving oil.

What are the key therapeutic benefits?

– Reduced appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks, and scar tissue when applied topically.
– Pain relief and reduced inflammation when applied topically to areas of discomfort.
– Soothing relief for psoriasis, especially when combined with lavender essential oil.
– Helps to diminish and repair varicose veins and spider veins when used in conjunction with cypress oil.
– Can reduce the symptoms of tinnitus and earache when applied topically behind the ears.
– Calm a cough and ease congestion by combining with lemon, and sandalwood oils and applying to the throat and chest.
– Promotes emotional calm and balance when used aromatically and also topically.

As you can see by the many benefits outlined above, Helichrysum oil is a therapeutic powerhouse with a versatility of applications that is unmatched by any other oil, even Frankincense. In fact, the only aromatic oil that even comes close to it is Copaiba oil from the jungle forests of the Brazilian Amazon (learn more at CopaibaOil.net).

While there is currently a lot of excitement globally around the beneficial uses of essential oils, it’s important to understand that continued testing needs to be done to learn more about their efficacy and safe use. Fortunately, we are learning at an ever-quickening pace as demand for essential oils and education for how to use them safely and effectively is driving significant money and resources into scientific research and medical testing. This can only be a good thing.

Personally, I see a future moving toward us where plant-based medicines will massively disrupt the current medical establishment (which is so heavily influenced by ‘Big Pharma’), and they will finally play a larger and more meaningful part in main-stream health care. After all, we have evolved alongside the plant world and so it only makes sense that potent, yet gentle plant-based medicines, such as essential oils and also herbal remedies would be a natural fit in serving us medicinally, in contrast to the all too often severe side-effects that come with the use of synthetic pharmaceutical drugs.

The times they are a changing and considering the groundswell of support that is growing for natural health care solutions, the future has never looked brighter.

Rhinoplasty, generally known as ‘nose job,’ is one of the most complicated surgical procedures. This is because the nose, being a sensory organ is made up made up of specially structured bones, cartilage and soft tissues that have to handle with care when preparing for the procedure, during the procedure and after the procedure for the best results.
It is done to achieve different objectives. The reasons range from those who go through it for cosmetic reasons to enhance their look, correction of a birth defect and those who have gone through an injury causing dislocation to the bones making up the nose and thus have to be fixed.

For the rhinoplasty to be a success, you need to take care of various considerations. Some of the tips on rhinoplasty are explained below:

HAVE AN IDEA OF THE FINAL LOOK YOU WANT.
Before embarking on this procedure, it is important that you know exactly what you want to achieve. You may go to your surgeon with various images of how you want your nose to look like after the procedure. Consult the surgeon on their ideas depending on the shape of your nose, how your face looks and what you want. Your surgeon is likely to advise you accordingly given that they must have done a procedure of the same nature before. Be well versed with the consequences so that you do not regret at the end of it. It is important to take time and fully understand what you are up to.

GO TO A REPUTABLE MEDICAL FACILITY.
Go to a facility that is known to give the best.You can consult friends, relatives or neighbors who have gone through the rhinoplasty procedure. Your physician can also recommend a good facility.
Where it is not an emergency, it is also important to seek an appointment before the procedure. Assess the equipment available in the facility, professionalism of the staff, the recovery rooms among other factors that will make the procedure a success.
You also need to get an overview of the whole procedure. Ask for the clarification of the various questions and concerns you may be having. A reputable facility must be duly registered, licensed and be able to properly explain the whole procedure to you.

GIVE ADEQUATE TIME FOR RECOVERY.
You will not get the result overnight. The recovery process may take weeks to months depending on the complexity of the rhinoplasty procedure. You need to take time off from work to ensure you do activities that will lead to a lot of movement within the area around the nose leading to setbacks in the recovery process. It is also important to get someone to help you with the house chores as you recover.

STRICTLY FOLLOW THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF YOUR SURGEON.
Fast and successful recovery will depend on how you take care of your nose after the procedure. You need to use the prescriptions recommended by your surgeon. You need to place your head and nose in the right position. For example, it is advisable that you place your nose facing upward when sleeping. You also need to lead a proper lifestyle. Do not smoke or be in an environment with dust. This is because, during the recovery process, you will mostly be using your mouth to breath.