Hair transplant a type of surgery that moves hair you already have to fill an area with thin or no hair. Doctors have been doing these transplants in the U.S. since the 1950s, but techniques have changed a lot in recent years.
Hair transplant is the latest craze not only for those who have lost their to untimely fall but even for them who want to alter their hairlines or acquire an attractive mane. But are hair transplants really safe and successful? Is it a lasting process or does this procedure result in unwarranted tissue changes in body?
It is a surgical process that involves removal of hair follicles from any site in the body like face or legs and planting them on the hairless portion. This process is also used in transplanting hair in lashes and brows. The latest techniques are permanent and they pick up follicular clusters of hair.
This process is called Follicular Hair Transplantation (FUT) which can be done in two ways, strip harvesting and follicular unit extraction (FUE).
In strip harvesting, skin strips with good hair growth are planted on balding areas and in follicular unit extraction hair clusters with their roots are manually removed and planted at the hairless site.
FUE can be done in a single or several settings. It is a manual and time taking process but gives very natural results and leaves behind no marks. However, it is not a cost effective process and is time consuming both for the doctor and the patient.
Laser therapies are medical treatments that use focused light. Unlike most light sources, light from a laser (which stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) is tuned to specific wavelengths. This allows it to be focused into powerful beams. Laser light is so intense that it can be used to shape diamonds or cut steel.
In medicine, lasers allow surgeons to work at high levels of precision by focusing on a small area, damaging less of the surrounding tissue. If you have laser therapy, you may experience less pain, swelling, and scarring than with traditional surgery. However, laser therapy can be expensive and require repeated treatments.
These lasers do not have the feature of radiating or some other way having impact on human body. Lasers differ from each other not just by type of effects but also technical parameters: wavelength of beams, capacity and operation mode.
Range of problems that can be solved by laser treatment:
We all know that having glowing skin is usually the result of a good skincare routine or good genetics, and that it does wonders for your overall self-confidence. How many times have you stressed over a pimple and worried that it might leave a mark? Having dark spots on your face — whether they come from acne scars, sun damage, or ageing — can make your skin look inflamed and uneven. This is where skin brightening products come in!
Skin brightening products contain ingredients that act to block the production of pigmentation. They can help in reducing dark spots and hyperpigmentation to make our skin tone appear more even and fresh-faced. It is not about the colour of the skin, but about providing even skin tone for an overall luminous healthy glow.
Skin brightening products have come a long way, both in concept and the advancements in product technology. Whatever the skin colour, an even-toned, uniform complexion with a healthy glow is being increasingly recognised as one of the most important characteristics of beautiful, youthful skin.
Today's brightening skin care products focus not only on fading facial pigmentation, but also achieving skin that’s more refined in texture. At RACINNE, our Ultimate Aqua Blanc products, utilising key active ingredient Lotus Callus Extract, helps to activate cell regeneration and minimise the appearance of dark spots. With its rich minerals and double action brightening abilities, it helps improve skin moisture and oil distribution, protecting it from harmful environmental stress, leaving your skin supple and glowing brilliantly.
Dermatosurgery means surgery of the damaged skin, which includes clinic based processing done using local anesthesia. Prior to the treatment an examination is performed to evaluate the extent of the skin damage that is to be cured or treated.
A full examination is also performed to check the health of the patient and to be given full information and instructions. Conditions like Cutaneous Horn, Cysts, Verrucas Nevus, Vitiligo, Skin Resurfacing and Scar Correction can be treated by this treatment. At Skinology, we provide treatments for these conditions by using appropriate lasers or surgeries to remove and regenerate the resultant soft tissue damages.
Dermatosurgery is a sub-specialty of dermatology developed during the last 2-3 decades. It deals with the surgical treatment of benign and malignant tumors of the skin. There are different indications for skin tumors removal:
Vitiligo is a condition in which the skin loses melanin, the pigment that determines color. The disease evolves slowly with enlarging white irregular patches on the skin. The most common areas affected by vitiligo are above the eyes and on the neck, armpits, elbows, genitalia, hands and knees.
Vitiligo affects all races but predominantly affects people with darker skin. It usually starts in a small area and then begins to spread over time. The condition cannot be cured, but several newer technologies can slow the disease process and even return color to the skin. These include a group of drugs known as topical immunomodulators and they have been found to be successful in some individuals with this skin concern.
In addition, phototherapy, including excimer lasers and lights, has been found to successfully treat many with vitiligo. Non-culture autologus melanocyte transfer technique has been described as a new & promising treatment modality.
A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off.
The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is also temporarily more sensitive to the sun. There are three basic types of chemical peels:
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) has been in use for innumerable for treating muscle and ligament injuries, skin lesions as well as pain problems in orthopaedics and sports medicine.
Collagen is what gives skin a firm, youthful appearance. As we grow old, less collagen is produced, causing sagging, wrinkles and soft tissue depressions in the skin. Due to the success of PRP in medicine, the procedure was then developed into an ant-aging treatment designed to encourage new collagen production, reduce wrinkles, and diminish the visible signs of aging by growing new healthy tissue.
PRP is a safe treatment because it uses patient’s blood. It is therefore considered a natural treatment procedure to slower the process of aging, which can result into a brighter and healthier skin. The PRP therapy works by stimulating the collagen to repair the damaged skin cells in the problem areas.
PRP can be used on the face, neck, décolletage and hands. The number of treatments required is different for each patient. We recommend 1-3 treatments administered at a gap of almost a month until the optimum result is achieved, followed by 1-2 maintenance treatments per year. At the time of treatment, few results are visible immediately, while there is usually a return to baseline within a week as the PRP is absorbed back into the body prior to the complete action of the cellular regenerative process. Most patients see improvement in the following weeks with long lasting results.
In microdermabrasion, a special machine applies a slightly rough applicator tip (either composed of tiny rough particles or a diamond tip) to the surface of the skin of the face or neck to remove the uppermost layer of skin. This results in a smoother skin texture. The procedure is painless and non-invasive. Multiple sessions may be required in some cases.
Before the procedure, an ASDS dermatologist will review the patient’s medical history and conduct an exam. This is the time for the doctor and patient to discuss expectations, potential risks and outcomes of the procedure.
Microdermabrasion is appropriate for the following conditions:
Microdermabrasion can do:
Laser hair removal is a noninvasive technique that uses highly concentrated light to penetrate hair follicles. The laser light is absorbed by the pigment in the hair shaft in the follicle-generating heat which damages the follicle to inhibit future hair growth. Therefore, plucking hair before treatment reduces the efficacy of the laser treatment as the target is absent.
Because laser hair removal only affects actively growing hair follicles, it may take several laser hair removal treatments to provide significant hair reduction. Additionally, while laser hair removal effectively slows hair growth, it doesn't guarantee permanent hair removal. Periodic maintenance treatments may be needed.
Most patients require a series of treatments over time. Some see long-term results that may last for years. Others may require multiple treatments over time to maintain their degree of hair loss. It is not possible to determine in advance how many treatments will be required or how long they will last.
Patients usually have the hair trimmed with scissors to a few millimeters above the skin’s surface in the treatment area. The laser and light source will be set with parameters that take into consideration the patient’s skin color, the hair color, the thickness of the hair, the location of the hair and the amount of energy needed for the treatment to be performed.
Botox is a purified form of the botulinum toxin that is obtained from bacteria. Though it is deadly in larger amounts, the tiny, regulated amount of Botox given to correct wrinkles has been used safely for decades.
Botox works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected. When those nerve signals are interrupted, the affected muscle is temporarily paralyzed or frozen. Without movement of these selected muscles in the face, certain wrinkles may be softened, reduced, or even removed.
Botox and other treatments made with botulinum toxin are sometimes called neuromodulators or neurotoxins. Treatments made with botulinum toxin are sold under the brand names Botox Cosmetic, Dysport, and Xeomin.
While there is no real downtime associated with this treatment, it is important to note that you may encounter some slight bruising and swelling directly after treatment, due to the needle. This can easily be masked by makeup. There are no long-term side effects of having wrinkle injections, meaning patients can resume their usual activities straight away, and can also fly post-treatment.
Thread lifting is a procedure that works to tackle sags and folds. The procedure is becoming more popular than ever before as demand grows for skin care where less is more.
A thread facelift is a convenient, less invasive alternative to traditional facelifts, designed for people experiencing early signs of aging, such as minor facial sagging. This innovative facelift procedure can be performed in just one or two hours, often without anesthesia. During a thread facelift, the cosmetic surgeon inserts thin threads into the face through tiny incisions made in the targeted area. These threads attach to the skin tissue and are then pulled back to lift and smooth the face. Almost immediately, treated areas will be raised slightly, eliminating sagging and giving patients a rejuvenated appearance. Because patients usually remain fully conscious during the procedure, they can approve the look of their thread lift while the surgeon works. Once the threads are knotted, they become hidden within the skin itself, and any scarring that results will be virtually invisible.
Hailed as a solution for both women and men that side-steps the commitment and healing time required for a face lift, invisible fine threads placed in the skin can get to places on faces other procedures cannot reach.
But while thread-lifting’s touch may be comparatively light, it’s not to be undertaken lightly.There are three different procedures known generally as: surgical thread lifting, non-surgical threat lifting and beauty threads.While all treatments are used mainly for the face, they can sometimes be applied on the neck, cleavage and even body areas too.
If you're eating well and exercising, but still not seeing the results you want, you're not alone. Even with a diet and workout plan, many people still struggle with stubborn areas that just don't seem to disappear. You don't need to resort to costly and painful surgeries to get the body you want. There's an easier way.
Get one step closer to the figure you've always dreamed of with non-surgical body shaping treatments. They use advanced technology to safely and comfortably deliver energy below the skin's surface, where it works to smoothen out celluiite and improve the appearance of sagging skin. Today's treatments can target both smaller, hard-to-hit areas like the arms and jawline, and larger, more common problem areas like the buttocks and thighs.
Venus Concept's body shaping treatments are powered by the most advanced technologies to address your most challenging body aesthetic needs, including cellulite reduction and wrinkle reduction for the face and body.
Phototherapy is the use of light to treat psoriasis, vitiligo, and other skin disorders. In treatments, the skin is exposed to a special type of light which comes from a medical device commonly referred to as a phototherapy unit.
These units range from hand-held and table-top devices for spot treatment of small areas to cabinet or “walk-in” units for patients requiring full body treatment.
The medical lamps in these phototherapy units emit ultraviolet (UV) light in a wavelength that creates changes within the skin cells. The cells in most patients then begin to behave normally, which reduces or eliminates the symptoms of the skin disease.
Phototherapy treatments are typically administered three times a week. In psoriasis, significant improvement may be seen within two weeks. Most people with psoriasis may need 15 to 20 treatments to achieve clearance and experience a remission rate of 38% after one year. For people with vitiligo, phototherapy treatment is more complex. The length of time you have had vitiligo, the body locations you want to treat and the activity of your vitiligo all influence the rate of repigmentation.
Potential for response is greatest in those who have initiated treatment within 2 years of diagnosis, treat the face and neck, and who have stable, unchanged vitiligo without signs of activity. Those with signs of active vitiligo warrant more aggressive treatment often including full body phototherapy and oral steroids. Signs of activity include: Koebner phenomenon, trichrome appearance and confetti appearance.
Mesotherapy is a technique that uses injections of vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts to rejuvenate and tighten skin, as well as remove excess fat.
Michel Pistor, a doctor in France, developed the technique in 1952. It was originally used to relieve pain. In the years since, it has gained popularity in the United States and other parts of the world.
Today, mesotherapy is used to:
The technique uses very fine needles to deliver a series of injections into the middle layer (mesoderm) of skin. The idea behind mesotherapy is that it corrects underlying issues like poor circulation and inflammation that cause skin damage.
Iontophoresis is a form of electrical stimulation used to treat hyperhidrosis and some types of injuries.
It's an effective option for treating palmoplantar hyperhidrosis – excessive sweating of the hands and feet. It’s also used to treat axillary hyperhidrosis, or excessive armpit sweating, but isn’t quite as successful. (It’s more difficult to pass the electrical current to the armpits due to the shape of the underarms.)
During the procedure, you submerge your hands or feet in shallow pans of water or attach special water-soaked pads to your armpits. Tap water is commonly used for iontophoresis. Some people report getting better results by adding salt to the water to increase conductivity.
A medical device passes a mild electrical current through the water to your skin’s surface. The current passes one way for a certain amount of time and reverses for the same amount of time.