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18 Apr

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How to Prepare for Laser Hair Removal

April 18, 2019 | By |

Laser hair removal is a popular treatment that’s used to permanently remove unwanted hair from desired areas on the body with concentrated beams of light. Below are a few important steps we generally recommend taking to prepare for your first treatment, but if you’re new to laser hair removal, it’s important to also have a conversation with your specialist to ensure that you’re taking all the necessary precautions.

Avoid Tanning, Both Naturally & Artificially

Having a tan of any kind can increase the risk of skin lightening and other side effects from laser hair removal treatments. Following the procedure, you should also avoid excessive sun exposure, since the treatment area will still be relatively sensitive for a few weeks. Be sure to apply a strong sunscreen if you do need to be outside.

Shave the Treatment Area

Trimming and shaving is recommended as instructed, typically around 1-3 days before your scheduled appointment, but all other hair removal methods should generally be avoided. Shaving is acceptable because it removes the hair above the skin but leaves the hair follicles intact. If longer hair is present, the process can be more painful.

Does Laser Hair Removal Hurt?

You may feel slight pain or a burning sensation during the procedure, but typically the pain isn’t too severe. Many people compare it to a rubber band being snapped against your skin.

After the treatment, you may experience temporary swelling and redness that should naturally subside over time. If it remains, please contact your specialist for further consultation.

Contact Us Today for Effective Treatment in Amherst, NY

At Suburban Women’s Health Care, we offer convenient laser hair removal treatments at our Amherst, NY location, along with other aesthetic services like Botox injections and dermal fillers. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your first appointment!

13 Mar

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What To Expect During Your First Pregnancy Ultrasound

March 13, 2019 | By |

The first ultrasound, also known as a sonogram, is a special milestone in any pregnancy, and typically occurs around week 8 of your first trimester. Anything before week 8 is typically too small to see at that point.

First Trimester Ultrasound: Why It’s Necessary

During your first exam, your OB-GYN will:

-Confirm pregnancy and check for multiple pregnancies
-Check your baby’s heartbeat
-Determine the gestational age of your baby and estimate your due date
-Ensure that your fallopian tubes and ovaries are healthy

We typically ask that you come to your first pregnancy ultrasound with a full bladder. This is because sound waves travel best through liquid, so having a full bladder can help the overall quality of your ultrasound. As we get into the second and third trimester, you’ll have more amniotic fluid, so having a full bladder won’t matter as much.

Does an Ultrasound Hurt?

The exam won’t hurt, although the gel used may temporarily feel cold on your abdomen. You can best prepare for the ultrasound by wearing two-piece clothing that you feel comfortable in.

After the Ultrasound

Once we’re finished with the sonogram, you’ll be able to schedule your next one, which will take place approximately around 16-20 weeks. However, in special cases, or if you suffer from or have a family history of a chronic illness like diabetes or ovarian cysts/fibroids, you may require additional ultrasounds throughout your pregnancy.

If you are unsure of when or how often you should have an ultrasound during your pregnancy, please feel free to consult with our staff here at Suburban Women’s Health Care in Amherst, NY. Helping women through pregnancy and into motherhood is something we take very seriously, and we look forward to helping you receive the quality obstetrical care you need. Call today!