3 Ways to Revamp Your Look with WIFH in Atlanta

wifh atlantaWIFH (Women’s Institute for Health) is a concierge medical practice that specializes in laser aesthetics and is based in Atlanta. WIFH started in 2002 and has won the Best of Atlanta for many years in a row. Dr. Jay Kulkin, who is an internationally-recognized laser expert, leads the office every single day to see patients.

WIFH has successfully performed well over two hundred and fifty thousand (to be exact) laser sessions with extremely good outcomes. In essence, they know what they are doing and can do many treatments well.

The list of treatments offered at WIFH include: laser hair removal (any skin type,) Cellulaze for cellulite, Smartlipo, SculpSure, laser tattoo removal, microneedling, specialized skin procedures and many more. The team at WIFH wants to revamp your look for 2017 and by combining treatments laser hair removal, smartlipo and a type of skin procedure called HydraFacial they can help you achieve just that.

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Dr. Jay Kulkin

Laser Hair Removal Treatment

It is believed that women spend 38 minutes a day shaving, waxing, plucking etc. and this can add up to a lot of time lost. It can also be painful to wax and with laser hair removal treatment you will never have to worry about waxing again. This can apply for men as well as women. Laser hair removal treatment is designed to stop the hair from ever growing again by targeting the root of each and every individual hair.

You may need six to nine sessions for the hair laser removal treatment to have maximum results and effects. Many people see a significant change (approximately 75 percent to 90 percent will be removed) in their amount of hair by session number eight. It is also advised that if you choose to do laser facial hair removal than you will need to come into WIFH two to three times for touch ups a year because facial hair is based on hormonal changes.

Each body part has a certain amount of time that it will need to be lasered off. The upper lip can take five minutes per a session while a whole leg can take an hour. That is why WIFH offers a complimentary consultation so you can meet with one of the laser practitioners to get more information about laser hair removal and to see what you need to do. If you meet with them that does not mean you have to do the treatment, you could change your mind.

Smartlipo

WIFH started doing Smartlipo in 2008 two years after it was approved by the FDA. In short, Smartlipo is known as “laser assisted liposuction.” This means that a laser is used (as well as local anesthesia) to gently melt the fat before it can be suction out of the body. They are able to use tiny instruments (no IV) which will help decrease the chances of excessive tissue trauma. Smartlipo laser liposuction treatment is also able to tighten the skin.

WIFH offers the best results with Smartlipo because besides having Dr. Kulkin (whose direct cell phone number you will get so if you have any questions before your treatment and he calls in to check on you the day of as well as the after Smartlipo) they also have the latest and strongest laser in the market known as the Smartlipo Triplex. This laser is able to generate three wavelengths to give maximum effect for Smartlipo. But not everyone is able to do Smartlipo but you can still have a complimentary consultation to see if you qualify as well as to get more information about the treatment.

HydraFacial

HydraFacial is a skin procedure which is able to hydrate, exfoliate, extract and cleanse your skin. It uses powerful peptides and antioxidants as well as hyaluronic acid. HydraFacial will make your skin smoother, cleaner and firmer from the first session. It will also stop your make-up from going into your pores and lines by simply removing them and it will make putting on make-up easier and quicker.

With HydraFacial, your skin will also be able to absorb your skin care products quicker because HydraFacial removes dead skin cells that are dull and have built to block your pores. As one of the few clinics offering HydraFacial MD in Atlanta, each treatment is tailored to your skins so that WIFH can see what the best treatment for you.

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WIFH is located in Atlanta’s Perimeter Town Center.

When you combine HydraFacial, Smartlipo and Laser Hair Removal you will feel like a new and revamped you. You will feel and look great as well as have less to worry about in terms of skin, weight and unwanted hair. You can save your time and use it for something more worthwhile.

WIFH
6115 Peachtree Dunwoody Road #200
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 404.832.0300
WIFH.com

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Laser Cavity Detector Technology: Does It Actually Work?

Tooth cavities are a major concern for individuals around the world. Advanced cavities can cause pain and discomfort, or worse: the loss of teeth.

Early detection is key to treating and preventing the advancement of cavities. A new laser cavity detector, DIAGNOdent, is available on the market, but does it actually work as advertised?

How DIAGNOdent Cavity Detector Works

The DIAGNOdent cavity detector works by fluorescing the tooth by means of a laser. Healthy enamel show a low level of fluorescence. The more advanced the cavities, the more fluorescence is demonstrated. The level of fluorescence is directly proportional to the degree of cavities present and shows little variation across patients. The net effect of this is that a scale has been determined to diagnose the severity of the cavities and thus the recommended treatment by local dentists near me.

There are many different techniques in use for detecting cavities. These techniques include, among others, visual examination, radiography, Vista Proof and DIAGNOdent or laser fluorescence. DIAGNOdent was compared to these various techniques in terms of sensitivity and specificity.

Supporting Science & Studies

dentist cavity detectorA study was conducted by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists to compare visual examination, bitewing radiography and DIAGNOdent in terms of sensitivity and accuracy. The same two examiners made use of all three techniques to determine the severity and extent of cavities in an array of teeth presented for examination. The study concluded that visual examination is moderately sensitive and substantially specific, radiography showed low sensitivity and high specificity. DIAGNOdent showed higher scores on both sensitivity and specificity.

The problem that was found with the DIAGNOdent was the likelihood ratio being lower than for the other two techniques. Due to the sensitivity of the device to discolouration and reflective materials that may naturally accumulate on the tooth surface a far higher ratio of false positives were given by the device. This may lead to unnecessary treatment. However, it should also be noted that the other techniques examined showed a higher false negative ratio which may lead to cavities going untreated due to it not being detected.

Pitfalls of Laser Cavity Detection

It has also been found that although the number shown by the DIAGNOdent does indicate the severity of the cavities, it does not indicate the depth of the decay. The laser does not penetrate the surface of the tooth and so cannot determine how much of the tooth substrate has been compromised. This would require the use of additional diagnostic equipment such as bitewing radiography.

The detection of cavities beneath caps and other tooth restorations can be tricky. The DIAGNOdent laser has been shown capable of penetrating the composites used in restorations and so can detect underlying cavities.

The conclusion with regards to the efficacy of this cavity detection technology is that it is indeed effective at detecting cavities. However, it may be too effective and lead to an increase in unnecessary treatment. The device is best used in conjunction with other techniques in order to eliminate the false positives as much as possible. In order to further eliminate false positives it can be helpful to perform a thorough polish or the tooth surface to eliminate plaque and other bacteria generated products.

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