Tuesday, March 26, 2013

tattoo can mean trouble says FDA

Spring Break, Summer vacation. Let loose and have a little fun? What do you need to know about tattoos?

The FDA has just released a consumer update on a type of temporary tattoo using "black henna".
Black henna may be a mix of henna with other ingredients, or may really be hair dye. The extra ingredient used to blacken the henna is often a coal-tar hair dye containing  p-phenylenediamin (PPD), and ingredient that can cause serious skin reactions.


People who are considering getting permanent tattoos should also be aware that tattoo ink can have a risk of allergies and reactions for some people. The color of the tattoo ink matters. People with a copper allergy can have a bad reaction to blue/green ink. People with red dye allergies can react to red ink. People can have a reaction that looks like poison ivy that never goes away and can get so bad that skin can die.

When tattoo artists mix ink make sure you can see a list of ingredients from the manufacturer so you can check if there are individual ingredients that you already know cause you allergic reactions.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"big event" beauty with Dr. Jack Peterson

What big event is in the near future for you? A graduation, a wedding, a birthday or a big class reunion?

Dr. Jack Peterson would like to help you look and feel your best while all those great memories are being photographed!

Consider Botox for crows feet around your eyes or the scowl lines that make you always look angry!

Consider a chemical peel  like the VI peel to minimize fine lines,dark spots and improve texture.                                

Consider a microdermabrasion prior to the event to make your skin glow and refresh to a healthy color .

Watch Botox being injected and take a botox quiz.