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Eva Longoria advises fans against getting tattoos as she films painful removal process

The 41-year-old Desperate Housewives alum took to Snapchat to document her painful session at Dr. Tattoff to remove an inking of a star from her wrist. She'd previously removed three inkings related to ex-husband Tony Parker. And on Friday Eva Longoria showed fans the painful process as she took to Snapchat to document removing another tattoo. 'This is a tale for all young kids,' the 41-year-old advised after the treatment, adding: 'It hurts to get a tattoo, but it's ten times worse getting it off!'

Horribly scarred by laser hair removal: Its sold as a hassle-free alternative to waxing, but these women had very bad experiences

Its sold as a hassle-free alternative to waxing, but these women had very bad experiences. Alice Anastasiou, a 43-year-old mum-of-four, was tired of shaving her legs. She booked into a treatment but left with red welts on her leg. Despite its popularity, experts warn laser hair removal can be dangerous.

Reversing the lasered bikini line: Why women are paying thousands to restore the hair down there

In a discreet London clinic, 32-year-old Emma is lying on a couch, naked from the waist down, nervously waiting for a white-coated therapist to start work.

Solta Medical Launches Clear + Brilliant pelo™

Solta Medical, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC today announced the availability of the Clear + Brilliant pelo™ laser in the United States, a sophisticated approach to permanent hair reduction.

The middle class women desperate to erase youthful indiscretions...

and the agony they endure to laser away trashy tattoos. A fifth of the population has a tattoo, but recent figures show a third of people regret them and laser them off. Stacey Parker, a mother-of-one, counts off the seconds until her torture is over by thinking about her next holiday and making shopping lists — anything to distract her from the pain.

Bye bye 'tramp stamps', tribal tattoos and names of exes: Changing tastes and failed relationships are main reasons we want to get rid of our inkings

Relationship break-ups and drunken mistakes are two of the biggest reasons behind Britons undergoing tattoo removals, an expert has revealed. Dr Maryam Zamani of the Cadogan Cosmetics, a leading cosmetic clinic in Chelsea, has reported on the most popular reasons Britons decide to get their body-art lasered off.

Syneron Announces CE Mark for PicoWay Dual Wavelength Picosecond Laser for Tattoo Removal

Syneron Medical Ltd., a leading global aesthetic device company, announced today that its new PicoWay® device has received CE Mark indication to treat tattoos of all types and colors and pigmented lesions on any skin type. PicoWay is a new and innovative dual wavelength device, with 532nm and 1064nm wavelengths, which utilizes Syneron's proprietary PicoWay technology to deliver energy to the skin using pulses which are trillionths of a second, known as picosecond pulses.

Cynosure Receives Expanded FDA Clearance - PicoSure™ for Acne Scars

Cynosure, Inc., a leader in laser- and light-based aesthetic treatments for non-invasive and minimally invasive applications, today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its flagship PicoSure™ Picosecond Laser Workstation for the treatment of acne scars with the FOCUS lens array, the Company`s new disposable energy delivery system.

Syneron Sublative Technology Earns CE Mark for Stretch Mark and Acne Scar Treatment -- LONDON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Syneron Medical Ltd. announced that its proprietary Sublative™ technology has received CE Mark indication for the effective treatment of striae (stretch marks) and acne scars. The new treatment protocols are now available on all of the Syneron Sublative compatible systems, which include elos Plus™, eTwo™ and eMatrix™.

Lumenis Introduces LightSheer(R) INFINITY(TM) and LightSheer(R) DESIRE(TM) to the European Market at the Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress (AMWC)

Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest medical laser company for aesthetic, surgical and ophthalmic applications, announced today that the new LightSheer® INFINITY™ and LightSheer® DESIRE™ laser hair reduction products will be introduced in Europe at the 12th Anti-Aging Medicine World Congress (AMWC).

Sciton Launches Halo at AAD; the World's First Hybrid Fractional Laser

Great news for patients wanting the best possible results from their laser treatment with the lowest possible downtime. Sciton®, a leading manufacturer of high-quality laser and light systems in the aesthetic medical market, announces Halo, the world's first and only hybrid fractional laser, applying tunable non-ablative and ablative wavelengths in a single pass to maximize results and reduce downtime.

Laser tattoo removal is on the rise, say skin experts

Some of the UK's top skin specialists say they are carrying out more laser tattoo removals than ever before. They've told Newsbeat it means they are also seeing an increasing number of people with burns and scars caused by untrained practitioners. The British Medical Laser Association (BMLA) and the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (Baaps) are both calling for tighter regulation of the industry with new rules on who can buy and use lasers.

Lumenis Receives FDA Clearance for ResurFX(TM), New Fractional Non-Ablative Module for M22(TM) Aesthetic Platform

Lumenis Ltd, announced that the Company has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ResurFX™, a new fractional non-ablative laser module. ResurFX is the latest application module for Lumenis' M22™ platform, expanding its capabilities to perform true fractional non-ablative skin resurfacing, one of the fastest growing minimally invasive procedures in recent years.

Malignant melanoma developed on a pigmented skin lesion within a tattoo underlying laser removal

A case report from Germany describes a young man who developed malignant melanoma on a pre-existing nevus (skin lesion known as a mole or birthmark) within a tattoo during and between the phases of laser tattoo removal, according to a report by Laura Pohl, M.D., of Laserklinik Karlsruhe, Germany, and colleagues.

Fraxel® Dual Laser System Receives New FDA 510(k) Clearance For Treatment Of Skin Pigmentation

Solta Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq: SLTM), the global market leader in aesthetic skin treatments, today announced it has received a new FDA 510(k) clearance of its Fraxel® DUAL 1550/1927 laser system for the treatment of pigmented lesions such as, but not limited to lentigos (age spots), solar lentigos (sun spots) and ephelides (freckles).

The new laser that blasts unwanted tattoos to pieces in half the time it took previous treatments

With a third of the UK population now sporting one or more, tattoos are no longer the preserve of convicts, military men and bikers. However, a recent survey suggests 1 in 5 Britons regret having these permanent pieces of art drawn on their bodies. Medical manufacturer CynoSure last month unveiled its PicoSure laser, the first new option for tattoo-removal in two decades.

Women who wax or shave their bikini lines are more likely to get a viral skin infection, warn doctors

Research published in the BMJ suggests that the 'micro trauma' caused by waxing and shaving can spread the highly contagious virus Molluscum contagium. 'Brazilians' and other pubic hair removal may increase the risk of a highly contagious viral skin infection, French researchers have warned.

Syneron Settles U.S. Patent Infringement Lawsuit with EndyMed and Eclipse Aesthetics

 Syneron Medical Ltd. announced today, jointly with EndyMed Medical Ltd. and Eclipse Aesthetics, that Syneron has dismissed its United States patent infringement lawsuit against EndyMed and Eclipse Aesthetics relating to EndyMed`s Fractional Skin Resurfacing Products. EndyMed and its United States distributor, Eclipse Aesthetics, agreed to immediately stop selling EndyMed`s Fractional Skin Resurfacing Products in the United States but may continue to service and support previously purchased products and supply replacement electrodes for them.

Cynosure Receives FDA Clearance for PicoSure™, the First Picosecond Device to Remove Tattoos and Benign Pigmented Lesions

Cynosure, Inc. a leader in laser- and light-based treatments for minimally invasive and non-invasive aesthetic applications, today announced that it has received FDA 510(k) clearance to market the PicoSure™ laser workstation for the removal of tattoos and benign pigmented lesions. The Company expects to sell PicoSure initially through its U.S. direct sales force to aesthetic dermatologists and plastic surgeons beginning in early 2013.

New study shows success in treating acne with photodynamic therapy

The most exciting news regarding photodynamic therapy (PDT) involves a new study showing significant results in treating acne, says the study's primary investigator. "Acne is one of those indications where PDT has been thought about a lot and tried with different combinations of photosensitizers and light sources. Theoretically, it should work," said David M. Pariser, M.D., immediate past-president, American Academy of Dermatology, at the 2012 Fall Clinical Dermatology Conference.

New Technology Reduces Healing Time After Laser Surgery

A National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) research team has designed a Portable Micro-Plasma Device (PMPD) that may be the ultimate solution to repairing the skin after laser surgery. The research team is led by Dr. Jiunn-Der Liao, distinguished professor of Department of Materials Science and Engineering at NCKU, southern Taiwan. The PMPD is a mild treatment whose temperature can be adjusted to body temperature to induce growth factor and reduce the healing time after laser surgery, according to Dr. Liao.

ZERONA® Laser Proves a Success in Munich

Initial reports from Munich highlight positive results with the ZERONA laser. Trials of the non-invasive ZERONA® laser, manufactured by ERCHONIA in Munich, Germany, have demonstrated the significant body sculpting benefits of Low Level Laser Technology (LLLT), according to leading dermatologist Dr Patricia Ogilvie.

Worries over regulation of laser hair removal treatment

Leading doctors call for a change in the law to stop people getting burned during laser hair removal treatments because of a lack of training. Thousands of people have the procedure every year in the UK and it is supposed to have permanent results. There are no official figures but it is estimated hundreds have suffered burns, mainly women with darker skin.

Syneron Receives FDA Clearance for elos Plus™ Next Generation Multi-Platform Device

Syneron Medical Ltd., the global leader in medical aesthetic products and technology, announced today that it has received United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance for elos Plus™, a next generation multi-platform system featuring the Company's proprietary elos technology. Offers up to eight in-demand treatment options with higher performance in a compact upgradable system.

Botched laser skin treatments `costing NHS well over £2m`

Experts have warned that the deregulation of laser treatments could be leaving people scarred for life - and also the taxpayer with a huge bill for botched jobs. Injuries caused by botched cosmetic laser procedures are costing the NHS far more than the £2million a year it estimated, experts warn. Laser treatments, used to combat wrinkles and thread veins, as well as for hair removal and skin-­resurfacing, have soared in ­popularity recently as prices tumble.

Diode laser combo clears telangiectatic leg veins

German researchers report that diode laser therapy augmented with indocyanine green (ICG) results in good to excellent clearance of telangiectatic leg veins with no persisting side effects. Investigators from University Hospital Regensburg assessed the safety and efficacy of ICG-augmented diode laser therapy for the treatment of telangiectatic leg veins in 15 female patients.

Lumenis Introduces SCAAR FX™

Lumenis Ltd., the world's largest medical laser company, introduces SCAAR FX™ (Synergistic Coagulation and Ablation for Advanced Resurfacing), a noted advancement in CO(2) laser treatment capability. At the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery's (ASLMS) annual meeting (April 18-22, 2012) in Kissimmee, Florida, Lumenis will unveil UltraPulse's unique SCAAR FX mode.

56 stars tattooed on Belgian woman`s face still visible a year after laser surgery

A disastrous mistake looked set to cost Kimberley Vlaeminck more than her looks after the young Belgian had 56 stars tattooed on her face. Last summer she was preparing to shell out £9,000 for laser surgery and said she hoped to have the design removed by the end of September. But, almost three years after the 21-year-old decided to go under the needle, the constellation shows little sign of fading.

LLLT performs well for body slimming, study shows

A new study suggests that low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is effective for body slimming. A research team led by Marion cosmetic surgeon Robert F. Jackson, M.D., evaluated data from 689 participants who each received six LLLT treatments over two weeks to reduce subcutaneous fat deposits in the waist, hips and thighs.

Cynosure UK are Proud to Announce Cellulaze has Received FDA Approval

Cynosure are one of the leading global aesthetic laser manufacturers, and the mastermind behind the original SmartLipo laser. In September 2011, the UK arm launched Cellulaze - for the long term removal of cellulite.

Pantec Biosolutions Showcases P.L.E.A.S.E.® Professional at the IMCAS Annual Congress

Pantec Biosolutions AG, the developer and manufacturer of P.L.E.A.S.E.®Professional, a state of the art portable laser device that sets new standards for safety, precision and versatility, today announced that it will present its recently launched P.L.E.A.S.E.® Professional laser device at the International Master Course on Aging Skin (IMCAS) from 26th-29th January 2012 in Paris, France.

From wrinkles to cold sores, red light therapy is the latest trick to save your face

The weather may be freezing, the days still short, but there is now light — red light — at the end of the tunnel. The power of red light was originally harnessed by NASA, which proved that it helped to heal wounds and burns, and it has been used — successfully — for the treatment of skin cancer.

Charlotte Cripps left covered in burn marks after cosmetic Pulsed Light treatment

Arts writer Charlotte Cripps underwent Intense Pulsed Light treatment - where light is used to smooth the complexion - for a newspaper story three years ago.

Global Medical Laser Systems Market to Reach US$8.2 Billion by 2017

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Medical Laser Systems market. The global market of medical laser systems is projected to reach US$8.2 billion by 2017, driven by increasing number of applications across areas such as ophthalmology, oncology, cosmetic surgery, cardiology, dentistry, gynecology, dermatology, gastroenterology, diagnostics, and urology. Technological advancements and increasing number of people opting for cosmetic therapies involving the use of lasers for treatment is also expected to foster market growth. ...

Could a new home laser really take the place of a £4,000 skin treatment?

The Fraxel laser treatment, offered by dermatologists, has been lauded as one of the most effective non-surgical anti-ageing therapies of recent years.

Criminal turns back time with 16 months of laser surgery

Bryon Widner was one of Americas most violent and well known white supremacists and his heavily-tattooed face displayed it proudly until 16months of laser surgery removed them all.