13 Sep

Laser Treatments in Brisbane for Tattoo and Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal is becoming more and more popular as people seek ways to permanently remove unwanted or excess hair. Most people have tried the short term methods such as shaving, waxing or plucking, but are often unhappy with the side effects associated with them.

Laser Technology has come a long way and gets far superior results when compared to other methods of permanent hair reduction, such as IPL or Intense Pulsed Light. Laser also often requires far less treatments due to the effectiveness of the machines and the wavelength used which is specific to the melanin or brown pigment contained in the hair.

The wavelength of light used determines how deep the light or laser energy penetrates into the skin therefore affecting whatever structures lie in that particular layer. IPL or Intense Pulsed Light, as it is multiple wavelengths is better for treating skin conditions such as pigmentation, capillaries and sun damage which lie in a superficial zone within the skin. A hair removal laser (such as the Alexandrite) and its single or targeted wavelength effectively destroys the cells responsible for growing another hair which is located more deeply within the skin.

In a Laser Hair Removal treatment pulses of light are targeted at the area which delivers heat down into the base of the follicle where the root of the hair resides. This short burst of heat disables the hair follicle from growing another hair. As only a certain percentage of hairs are actively growing at any time, it takes several treatments to clear an area of hairs. Most areas of the face and body are suitable for Laser Hair Removal and for those people who suffer from ingrown hairs, they will also be treated with this technology.

A licensed Laser Hair Removal operator will have to have undertaken many hours of supervised training, theoretical studies and laser safety officer tests to attain that qualification. This will mean you get a safer treatment and ultimately better results as they will be more experienced in performing the treatments on many different skin and hair types. Making sure the clinic and laser operators have their licenses on display can also be very reassuring.

When undertaking Laser Hair Removal for the first time it can often be difficult to decide which clinic is going to suit your needs. Price is usually a good indicator of the technology they use as the true medical grade lasers will be a much bigger financial outlay. Cheap prices that seem too good to be true often leave the client with little or no results and in the long run they end up having many more treatments than they first thought they would need.

Look for a clinic that has been in business for a long period of time. Chances are if they are a long standing company they have proven their ability to keep their customers happy. By doing your research before starting permanent hair removal treatments you can be assured you will be getting a high quality, safe and effective treatment with great long lasting results.

If you are on the North side of Brisbane and are looking for laser hair removal brisbane or IPL hair removal, contact Image by Laser, Aspley. Image by Laser can also help you with laser tattoo removal brisbane

12 Sep

Cladding the Queenslander House

Cladding the Queensland house or ‘Queenslander’ with vinyl cladding speaks eloquently of our distinctive lifestyle and is one of the most sensible alternatives to the regular high maintenance of the exterior of our houses whilst also maintaining it’s distinctive character and architectural design.

Queensland has more than one type of housing but a traditional past of building with timber has been dominant. This distinctive tradition originated with rough timber huts of early settlement and developed into the multi-gabled bungalows of the 1930s. Buildings continued until, and were adapted after, the Second World War, leading to more contemporary timber houses.

The most typical early twentieth century Queensland house is characterised by:
• timber construction with corrugated-iron roof;
• highset on timber stumps;
• single-skin cladding for partitions and sometimes external walls;
• verandahs front and/or back, and sometimes the sides;
• decorative features to screen the sun or ventilate the interior.

Some of the negatives for the Queenslander were the high maintenance and poor insulation of the external walls as they were only single skinned and required regular painting. One of the most cost effective ways of rectifying these negatives is to have insulated vinyl cladding install directly over the existing exterior walls. This will leave you with an almost maintenance free exterior that never needs to be painted and also makes the house warmer in winter and helps with cooling costs in the summer.

Vinyl cladding, despite its relatively low price, is an extremely durable product. The colour of vinyl house cladding will last much longer than a cladding option that is painted. The cladding won’t dent like aluminium cladding, and unlike wood cladding, vinyl cladding is resistant to moisture, mould and insects so it won’t rot or deteriorate like wood can over time. In fact, vinyl cladding is one of the most durable options of any type of exterior cladding on the market. Our vinyl wall cladding can withstand extremes in weather including temperature changes and relatively high wind speeds. In fact, our cladding can even withstand cyclonic force winds. The manufacturer of our cladding is so confident in the product they offer an extensive lifetime warranty to back up their claims of how durable the product is.

Keep the character of your Queensland home, reduce maintenance and add insulation.

We offer free quotes for new and old buildings, why not call us today on 1800 684 717 or check out these web sites: Cladding TownsvilleCladding BundabergCladding Ipswich .

11 Sep

SIGG Bottles Facts and Features

Sigg Water bottles are made and manufactured in Switzerland. Its headquarters are located in Frauenfeld. These bottles are made of stainless steel. The stylish SIGG aluminum water bottles have gained a lot of popularity these days. This success is attributed to the good quality of these bottles.

This Swiss company was invented by Christopher in 1908. In the year 1916, this Swiss company moved on to Frauenfeld. From the very beginning, the main motive of the company was to concentrate towards the efficient making of the aluminum bottles .In the year 1980 this Swiss company also made aluminum bottles for storing the fuel which is used in stoves. It also became eminent among the mountain travelers and many other people. Today, SIGG does not sell any fuel filled bottles but it makes such bottles for other companies like Primus. The fuel bottles completely look like the water bottles.

Construction: Slowly and gradually many new varieties and designs of SIGG bottles have added in its list .Due to its variety, some of the bottles have also been added in the museum of New York. The archetypal bottle consists of one single color which is usually red while the latest bottles are quite modern in their look. Modern bottles have designs imprinted on them and are shiny and glossy. SIGG water bottles can also be customized which is very easy. Customized bottles can be a rare gift for friends and family members. They are also in a variety of sizes. Someone who purchases it a huge amount can also save a lot of money.

Features:

1) Good Taste:-SIGG bottles do not give any bad odor when we drink water from the bottle. This is due to the good quality inner material used in the construction of bottle.

2) Lightweight:-These bottles are very light weight. Its weight is even less than a single plastic bottle.

3) Strong: – These bottles are seamless construction made from a single piece of pure aluminum. That’s why these bottles are very strong. Inner coating of these bottles is also highly elastic. Accidental falling/mishandling of the bottle may cause dents but still the internal lining doesn’t crack or chip off. So even after dents SIGG bottles remain usable.

4) Without any Leak:-These bottles are 100 percent leak proof. That’s the reason why you can even store carbonated drinks in them. The content stored inside the bottle gets sealed.

5) Stylish: – SIGG bottles are as good to look at as they are to drink from. They are baked on powder coat finish so lasts for years.

6) SIGG bottles can be recycled: – SIGG bottles are environment friendly. They are made of pure aluminum and can be easily recycled when they finally require replacement.

7) Dishwasher Safe:-These bottles are perfectly dish washer safe. But it’s highly recommended to wash them with hand as they have narrow mouth.

Advantages:
1) SIGG Bottles are hygienic to use. This is due to high quality inner coating of Eco Care liner.

2) Water remains cooler in these bottles as compared to normal plastic bottle.

3) Taste of Water stored in these bottles remains neutral. It is ensured by the Eco Care liner which gives fresh and metal free taste.

4) These bottles have cap which keeps the drinking spout dirt free.

5) SIGG bottles have opaque shell which keeps sunlight away.

To ensure long life, SIGG bottles following things should be taken care of:

1) These bottles filled with beverages should not be stored in freezer. This may crack the inner lining. However you can use these to store chilled content in the refrigerator.

2) While storing carbonated drinks, it’s recommended to leave half inch space at the top. This is left to take care of the pressure build due to the gas present in drinks.

3) Another important precaution is that SIGG bottles should not be used to boil water. This bottle cannot be used as a thermos. Separate SIGG thermos bottles are available for this purpose. This may damage the bottle structure.

4) These bottles should not be used in microwave. Protect them from extreme heat.

SIGG bottles are best for day to day use. These bottles ensure storage of healthy and hygienic beverages even days after storage which keeps you fit and fine. This bottle is hard core, trendy, and stylish and amazingly a great stuff. So it’s recommended to give them a try.

10 Sep

Can I really save fuel with a Truck Wheel Alignment?

Most heavy vehicle owners in the transport industry are asking themselves – How can I save money on my running costs? How can I save on fuel consumption? Will a truck wheel alignment help?

Research & studies conducted around the world show that around 80 percent of medium to heavy vehicles are incorrectly aligned, or have a mis-alignment. If your truck, trailer or bus has incorrectly aligned wheels & axles, you have what we call increased rolling resistance when travelling on the road. This means the engine is working harder than required to push the truck along the road, and the end result is an increase in fuel consumption. Given that fuel can account for up to 50% of the operating costs of a truck or fleet, smart operators must explore all avenues to reduce fuel consumption.
Generally speaking, correcting even slight alignment issues have been shown to result in a saving of 3 – 10 percent on fuel.

3% doesn’t sound too significant does it? Lets take a closer look – One truck runs Brisbane to Sydney (return) 3 times a week (6,000 kms). That’s 312,000 kms a year. Fuel consumption average is 1.85 litres/km. That’s 577,200 litres, current local prices are around $1.49 per litre. Fuel cost for the year – $860,028.00. If you reduced fuel consumption by 3%, you would save $25,800.84!!
Your scenario may be different, but you can see that small changes can make a big difference to the bottom line of your business. There are other areas where you can save on running costs, which will be covered in another article.

If you own one truck or one hundred, and you are not having a regular truck wheel alignment performed as part of your maintenance schedule, you really need to contact your local truck wheel alignment specialist for a chat.

Truckologist is a mobile truck wheel alignment business based in Brisbane, Australia.