Richard Troy

Medical Blogger committed to accuracy, I am passionate about delivering my readers critical insights into the medical field. Former paramedic, instructor and medical school student. You can read more about me in the dedicated section of the website.

Permanent hair removal: laser and intense pulsed light (IPL)

Permanent hair removal with the use of laser or intense pulsed light devices is a technique that evolved greatly since its introduction in the late 1980s and its approval by the FDA in 1996. Nowadays, such devices are widely used in dermatology and aesthetic medicine practices with an increased demand for permanent hair removal procedures. …

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Sclerotherapy and laser treatment for varicose and spider veins

Venous disease is a widespread problem that affects 40% to 55% of the population. Varicose veins, reticular veins and spider veins (telangiectasia) are the most common vascular disorders of the lower extremities and their incidence increases with age.  Varicose veins are caused by venous insufficiency, a vascular problem due to the failing of venous valves …

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