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Morcellators Lawsuits

Posted by on Jul 25, 2015 in Morcellators | 0 comments

Morcellators are surgical devices that not many are familiar with. It was commonly used by Gynecologists in minimally invasive procedures, such as hysterectomy or a myomectomy, to break down large tissue growths into smaller pieces. Once thought to be a useful tool in removal of tissue with benefits such as shorter recovery time and less pain, people who had surgery using morcellators began experiencing serious problems. While the device was effective in breaking up noncancerous tissue, women who had cancerous cells started seeing these cells spread to other areas of their bodies.

The spread of cancerous cells due to the use of a morcellator occurs in women who have undetected urine cancer. While this might not sound like a common occurrence, it can occur in as many as 1 in every 370 procedures. Aside from cancer, morcellators can also cause abnormal growth of the tissue or direct harm to healthy tissue. This is why Johnson & Johnson recalled three of its power morcellators after the correlation between the device and serious medical problems was revealed. The FDA also issued an official warning to doctors to stop use of the device in women. They also put a “Black Box” warning on the device, meaning that the risks of the device far outweighed the possible benefits of using it. However, many individuals had already suffered significantly due to the device.

Women looking to undergo a fairly simple and minimally invasive surgery could face the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body without knowing it. When a morcellator is used in surgery on a women with undiagnosed urine cancer, the medical problems that an individual has to endure can be life changing. Many women have filed Morcellator lawsuits in an attempt to seek answers and hold someone accontable for what they’ve had to experience.

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Coloring Your Hair Tech: Balayage

Posted by on Jul 24, 2015 in Salons | 0 comments

A woman’s hair is one of the most important parts of their beauty routine. Hundreds of dollars are spent every year by individual women to maintain their locks and keep them looking their best. Aside from just a normal haircut, many women opt to get highlights to change or enhance their natural hair color. Many turn to a cheap salon or even store bought products to do the job, often ending up with mediocre results or results that last longer than a couple of weeks. This can leave many women feeling disenchanted with the process of coloring their hair and feeling less confident. Many a Houston hair salon has started offering a service known as balayage which can improve coloring results for women.

Balayage is a coloring technique that began in France in the 1970’s. Rather than the traditional foiling technique used by most salons, balayage is a coloring process that involves the stylists painting on the color, leading to more effective results. The benefits of this technique go beyond the physical components, however. Balayage highlights can go 8-12 weeks without being touched up, whereas traditional foil highlights can have to be retouched in as little as 6 weeks. The longer time between highlight and coloring sessions can save an individual time and money. Aside from not having to dye your hair as often, there are other ways balayage is healthier for your hair. Since the dye does not completely saturate your hair, you can expect less damage. Balayage is also safe for pregnant women and those with allergies, as the dye does not sit on the scalp but rather just the hair.

Balayage not only has numerous health and maintenance benefits, but is more versatile as the highlights can be as soft or as strong as you prefer. Women are now looking to balayage for not only these reasons, but to feel as confident in their hair as they possibly can.

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