the word “LASER” is an acronym which means…
Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation
The use of the word in this context, however, refers to an energy transfer.
Basically, lasers cause localized damage to the hair by selectively heating dark target matter, melanin, in the area
that causes hair growth, the follicle, while not heating the restof the skin.
Acne is the skin condition arising due to clogging on pores with excessive sebum and bacteria. Acne may be mild to severe covering red bumps, inflammatory zits, cysts etc.
Dandruff is a scalp condition that results from dryness of skin in the form of flakes. These can be caused due to a variety of reasons like excessive shampooing, psoriasis, sensitivity to products etc.
Eczema is an inflammatory skin condition wherein the skin is plagued with red small bumps, scales and thick layers of flakes. There are various types of eczema prevailing that are differentiated on the basis of symptoms.
Drug eruption is caused to intolerance of body towards a specific drug. It usually causes rashes or small measles but in severe cases it may also lead of organ failure.
The event of hair loss refers to falling of hair from the scalp, basically leading to baldness. Hair loss could be attributed to an array of different reasons like psychological stress, trauma, drugs or medication etc.
Hormones can fluctuate anytime in a human body. The imbalance of particular hormones can result into various skin diseases such as wrinkles, acne, rosacea, dry skin etc.
Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition that causes normal skin to darken in comparison to the other areas. This is caused due to deposits of skin pigment named melanin under the surface of skin.
Skin is the largest body organ which can at times be attacked by a variety of germs and bacteria. Few of the most common form of skin infections are viral sin infection, parasitic kin infection and bacterial skin infection.
Lichen Planus is a skin rash that is triggered by improper functioning of the immune system. The reason for the trigger is not yet understood but the likely causes include viruses and allergens.
Melasma is a skin disease which lightens skin to lighter gray-brown patches. Over exposure of skin in the sun, hormonal fluctuation and cosmetics are the studied reasons that cause melasma.
Imbalance or weakness in the immune system can affect any body part including nails. Nails are affected with causes and symptoms in a wide array of diseases that causes deformities in its structure and health.
Other than that for improvement or worsening of pre-existing skin conditions, there are many skin inflammatory skin problems that are caused specifically during pregnancy and these conditions also improve and go away after the postpartum period.
Psoriasis is a skin disease caused to due unknown reasons whose predisposition is assumed to be genetic. Psoriasis is not contagious and worsens with certain environmental issues. The symptoms vary from small itchy skin flakes to elevated white patches.
Rosacea is a common skin condition that causes redness and triggers prominent visibility of blood vessels on your skin. This may sometimes result into small red pus filled bumps as well.
Urticara, also known as hives, is a skin disease that occurs due to an infection or allergy due to a certain medication, food etc. The rashes or red patches caused due to urticaria are short lived and go away with time.
Vitiligo is a skin disorder wherein white patches appear on different parts of the body. This occurs when the skin pigment named melanin is destructed in the particular areas.
Removal of warts, moles and skin tags
Ear & Nose Piercing
Ear Lobe Repair
PRP therapy for hair loss is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient's own blood, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and injecting it into the scalp. PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth and helps in skin rejuvenation. It is also called as vampire hair regrowth plan/Vampire face lift. The treatment can also be combined with hair transplant surgery, microneedling, or medications such as Procapil and Minoxidil.
PRP is best used for patients with androgenic alopecia, which is a genetically determined type of hair thinning that typically occurs along the top of the head." In women, this might look like a widening part with normal hair thickness at the back of the head.
There is no real risk associated with PRP. We inject our patients after giving anaesthesia on frontal scalp thus maiking it PAINLESS PRP. A warm shower is recommended, as the hot temperature will enhance blood flow and circulation throughout the scalp.On face ,PRP can be injected as well as sprinkled.
For best results, Treatments are typically performed once a month for the first three to four months, and then maintainance every three months for one year and every six months for two years depending on the individual patient's response and results. anticipated results can first be seen within two to three months. The first result in hair loss is decreased hair shedding, followed by early regrowth and increased length of hair and in skin glow comes first followed by skin rejuvenation.
The American Association of Blood Banks technical manual, states that "platelet-rich plasma is separated from whole blood by 'light-spin' centrifugation and subsequently the platelets are concentrated by 'heavy-spin' centrifugation with removal of the supernatant plasma." The double spin method is preferred over the earlier prevalent single spin method, as the therapeutic concentration of platelets was not achieved by the latter.
Numerous commercial devices of varying standards are now available for the preparation of PRP, but their application has been confusing because each technique leads to a different product with potentially dissimilar biology and unknown relative efficacy.
Mesotherapy is a technique that uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten skin, as well helps in hair loss.
Mesotherapy is recommended for anyone who is experiencing recent or chronic hair fall due to various factor, Progressive Balding, Patchy Hair Loss, Progressive Thinning of the Hair. The normal time taken to complete Mesotherapy is approximately 30 minutes and the best part is that there are no side effect involved.The Mesotherapy for Hair results are amazing, and thinned patches on the scalp begin to recover their natural cover in a few weeks.The procedure is virtually painless. The procedure is suitable for hair loss in both males and females. Since the cause of the hair loss can be multi faceted and patients take different time to respond according to various factors, results may take about a month to show up.
Usually a minimum of 8-10 sessions are required to achieve hair growth. Initially the treatments are done every 2 weeks for the first 2 months and then monthly for 2 months.
Use of low level laser, stem cells and mesotherapy are synergized in stem cell mesotherapy for hair. Placenta protein extract and stem cells are the ingredients used here to nourish the hair and make it strong enough to tide over stress and make hair healthy and tough. During the procedure the scalp is washed and hair is combed with a high frequency comb to stimulate circulation in the scalp.Then the placenta serum with Dermapen mesotherapy is applied to activate hair follicles and hence growth.The scalp is then exposed to radiation from a low level laser to promote new hair growth followed by a scalp massage which helps the scalp absorb the serum fully.
The procedure helps strengthen hair roots, promotes growth of new hair, stops hair loss, and helps repair weak and damaged hair. Besides these the treatment removes dandruff, prevents itching and makes hair glossy and healthy looking.
Botox is a brand name of a toxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. The injected muscle can't contract which makes the wrinkles relax.Botox is most often used on forehead lines, crow's feet and frown lines. It can also be used for lip lines and for the chin and corner of the mouth and neck. Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. It generally takes three to seven days to take full effect
The effects from Botox will last three to four months and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are being trained to relax.
Almost no side effects Temporary bruising and Headaches may occur.
Patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a neurological disease should not use Botox.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, soften creases,enhance facial contours and in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance.
There are a variety of FDA approved filler products that cosmetic surgeons use:1. Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. The results are temporary, lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Most HA fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment. FDA approved HA fillers include:
With the help of an experienced, qualified doctor, injectable fillers can provide natural-looking enhancements to help you feel more confident in your appearance.
Depending on the product and the areas treated, you should be able to notice results immediately after receiving filler injections. Some patients experience mild bruising and swelling, but these are temporary . you will be able to go back to your normal activities right after treatment, but your cosmetic surgeon may ask you to take the day off from exercise or other strenuous activity.
Hyaluronic acid fillers will typically last from 6 to 18 months. Synthetic fillers tend to last longer, as they are not absorbed by the body. Fat injections are meant to last indefinitely.
The Vivace RF microneedling system is the newest revolution in contouring and tightening for the face, neck and body and USFDA Approved for your safety. This stimulates the natural production of collagen, and reduces fine lines and wrinkles beginning with just one office visit.
When applied to the skin, under topical anesthesia, sterile microneedles are used to create many microscopic channels deep into the dermis of the skin that can stay open for a limited amount of time. This stimulates the body to produce new collagen. The precise delivery of RF energy to 31 varying depths of penetration gives The Vivace exceptional outcomes. The chevron-pattern circuitry for the 70-watt patterned RF distributes heat evenly as it delivers skin tightening thus reducing redness, hot spots, burning and discomfort that can occur using other devices.
Vivace microneedles are insulated as well as non-insulated which deliver monopolar and bi-polar energy deep into dermis without damaging the epidermis. Minimally invasive RF thermal energy creates fractional electrocoagulation in the dermis which facilitates a natural wound healing process. WHM promotes the remodeling of collagen, elastin and wound contraction, which enhances skin laxity.
Pulses of light activate skin cells to increase collagen production, moisture levels in skin, and improve skin tone and texture.
The robotic depth settings offer 31 precise, multilevel adjustments down to a depth of 3.5 mm at .1 mm increments – more precise than any other RF microneedling device.
Vivace offers the choice of both insulated(2MHz) and non-insulated(1MHz) needles providing flexibility in treating entire depth or just down deep. Depths may be adjusted from .5MM to 3.5MM in 10th of a millimeter increments. This means you can treat a broader array of skin types and tones with absolute precision. Lastly, a variable pulse duration of 100ms to 800ms means the length of time the needle is engaged with tissue can be better controlled
The clear, microchannels created by the Vivace remain open for four to six hours allowing skin to best receive the benefits of serums and recovery protocols that create optimal results and faster recovery. This would include PRPs, growth factor HAs and other cosmeceuticals delivered to the skin in a way that no other RF Microneedling can.
Vivace is truly a no downtime procedure that can be done without disruption to ones life
While there are many different types of thread lifts, such as Silhouette Soft, the PDO thread lift is amongst the most popular today and is one of the most commonly performed skin lifting procedures today.
The PDO Thread Lift is a treatment which lifts and tightens sagging skin tissue, using threads made of Polydioxanone (PDO). The threads introduces them into the deeper layers of the skin. Once introduced, the threads produce 3 effects in the skin:
About 6 months after the procedure, the PDO threads will disappear through simple hydrolysis (they are absorbable). The lifted facial contours will remain for about 3-6 months more, due to the cellular rejuvenation effects. Your skin cells are stimulated to produce new collagen and. At the same time, the PDO threads cause the fat tissue to contract, producing a skin tightening and facial slimming effect.
A PDO Thread Lift is a minimally invasive procedure. After numbing and infusion of local anesthetia, the PDO threads are inserted via sharp or blunt tip needles (called cannulas) into different layers of the skin. Once inserted, the threads anchor the skin and lift it upwards. The excess threads are then cut off. the procedure takes around 15-30 minutes.
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About 6 months after the procedure, the PDO threads will disappear
This treatment is surprisingly safe because its not surgery, and are absorbed in 6-8 months. Bruising, mild swelling and soreness for 3 to 5 days after the procedure, and a sensation of tightness (mild) of up to 2 weeks may occur.
Your skin is immediately lifted after a PDO thread lifting procedure.The rejuvenative effects kick in after 1-2 months – you will notice better skin texture, firmer and smoother skin. In about 9 months after the treatment, the threads would have dissolved, but the results will still continue for many more months. The procedure can be repeated after 1 – 1.5 years.
It is best suited for men and women who are unwilling to tolerate the long downtime of a facelift surgery but want to look refresh and lifted – naturally.Compared to non-invasive face lifting options like Ultherapy, the PDO thread lift works faster, and has more visible results.
Ultherapy and HIFU are medical devices that deliver precise amounts of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) energy into your skin. This non-surgical, non-invasive treatment has the effect of stimulating collagen production, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and causing skin to look younger, firmer, and more supple. The Ulthera machine that provides Ultherapy skin tightening is a type of HIFU device, but it is the only HIFU device approved by US FDA for lifting and tightening skin, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles on the face, neck and chest.
There are many HIFU devices in the market – Ultraformer, Doublo-S, and Ablatherm to name a few but they are not USFDA approved.
Ulthera is the only HIFU machine to have ultrasound imaging. directing ultrasound waves into the right parts of the facial structure, the ultrasound imaging in the Ulthera device helps reliably target focused ultrasound energy into the dermis and the SMAS muscle, providing added security and in turn bringing about effective results.
When targeting the dermis, the focused ultrasound pulses delivered by Ultherapy stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, resulting in increased collagen and firmer, younger-looking skin over time.
When Ultherapy targets the SMAS muscle, the ultrasound energy delivered has an effect of tightening the fibrous tissue in the SMAS, causing one to have a lifted, rejuvenated appearance.
Acne scars are permanent textural changes and indentations that occur on the skin as a result of severe acne. Most of us get pimples in our teen ages but some of them leave a lasting scar on our faces.
In severe acne, large pus-filled spaces known as acne cysts are formed. These cysts destroy skin tissue which is not replaced during the healing process. When the cyst eventually empties and the area heals, it usually leaves behind an indentation (or scar) on the face. On the chest and back the scarring can be lumpy (known as “hypertrophic” or “keloid” scarring).
Box car scars are depressed scars which are shallow to medium in depth with well-defined edges, most commonly located on the cheeks and temples.
Ice pick scars are deep and narrow scars that extend into the lower layer of the skin.
Rolling acne scars appear as undulations and depressions on the skin. Some scar areas may be anchored to deeper
This is the most common form of acne scarring. Most people will have a mixture of acne scars, including tethered or anchored scars, ice pick scars, box car scars and rolling scars.
This type of acne scarring results in lumpy red scars, most commonly seen around the jawline, neck, chest and back areas. Lumpy scars are best treated with a series of corticosteroid injections & Lasers.
The ultimate goal for treating acne scars is improvement rather than complete disappearance or “cure”. The degree of improvement is dependent on the scar type and the skin colour of the individual.
Each person’s acne scars present as a unique challenge for the specialist. Treatments are tailored to each individual’s goals, tolerances, acne scar type and skin type along with the specialist’s preferences, equipment and expectations.
The treatment of darker skin types is particularly challenging as laser treatment can be associated with colour changes after treatment, most often seen as temporary darkening of the skin..
There are many treatments available for acne scars which can improve and soften the appearance of the scarring.A combination of treatment usually gives better results.
Vivace combines targeted micro-needling with radio-frequency (electrical) energy to help stimulate and tighten the skin even in the deepest layer. "Vivace microneedling can be used on almost any area of the face or body and any skin type, and is especially helpful in reducing acne scarring."
Vivace microneedling with radio frequency involves the placement of a handheld device over the area of skin to be treated, which activates the radio frequency energy. The handpiece consists of a multiple needle head that is targeted to a specified depth depending on each patient's desired result. The patient's skin is numbed prior to treatment to ensure maximum comfort.
When these tiny needles puncture the skin, they produce very tiny "wounds" that stimulate new collagen formation in the skin, as well as the production of hyaluronic acid and elastin, both skin-tightening agents. The result is healthier, plumper and younger-looking skin.Vivace microneedling helps improve the appearance of:
It's recommended that patients undergo between 4 - 6 sessions spread approximately 1 month apart .Each treatment takes about 20-30 minutes. The benefits include smaller pore size, reduced secretion of skin oils (seborrhea), minimized appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improved delivery and absorption of medical-grade skin care products, and reduced occurrence of acne. To maximize the effectiveness of Vivace, patients can combine it with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) as the two treatments complement each other. Vivace helps the PRP to easily penetrate the skin for maximum results.
best used for atrophic scars and rolling scars. They have the advantage of immediate improvement and minimal downtime.
Intralesional corticosteroid injections are best used for lumpy acne scars.This treatment can also be combined with IPL.
There are two main types of laser treatments – ablative and non-ablative.
1. Non-ablative laser - It is less effective than ablative Laser for deeper spars.
2. Fractional non - ablative (Non Wounding) Laser - It is less effective than ablative laser for deeper spars.
3. Ablative (wounding) lasers.
Note- " The downside of ablative lasers is the longer recovery times which can be up to 2 weeks. Redness and post inflammatory pigmentation following ablative lasers is a common side effect. "
This method uses high strength TCA (50-100%).
This form of scar revision is ideal for ice pick scars and can be safely used for all skin types.
2 to 3 treatments are ideal for best results.
Procedures such as punch excision, punch elevation and subscision still remain a useful method for treating deep ice pick scars as well as anchored or tethered scars.
In most cases, surgery is followed by laser resurfacing several months later.
Microneedling is a relatively new minimally invasive procedure that means the surgery is done using thin needle without hurting the body with faster recovery. It involves superficial and controlled puncturing of the skin by rolling with this miniature fine needles.
I would prefer this method for rather fresh postacne scars 1-4 years.
MNRF & Laser treatments have now largely replaced full dermabrasion.
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