Milia (Oil spots)
Acne Vulgaris presents different types of acne lesions: blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts:
Beyond Acne Vulgaris, there are different kinds of acne conditions, including Acne Fulminans and Acne Mechanica.
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Melasma is a very common patchy brown, tan, or blue-grey facial skin discoloration, usually seen in women in the reproductive years. It typically appears on the upper cheeks, upper lip, forehead, and chin of women 20-50 years of age. It is uncommon in males. It is thought to be primarily related to external sun exposure, external hormones like birth control pills, and internal hormonal changes as seen in pregnancy. Most people with melasma have a history of daily or intermittent sun exposure, although heat is also suspected to be an underlying factor. Melasma is most common among pregnant women, especially those of Latin and Asian descents. People with olive or darker skin, like Hispanic, Asian, and Middle Eastern individuals, have higher incidences of melasma.
Prevention is primarily aimed at facial sun protection and sun avoidance. Treatment requires regular sunscreen application, medications such as 4% hydroquinone and other fading creams.
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Freckles are small brown spots on your skin, often in areas that get sun exposure. In most cases, freckles are harmless. They form as a result of overproduction of melanin, which is responsible for skin and hair color (pigmentation). Overall, freckles come from ultraviolet (UV) radiation stimulation.
There are two categories of freckles: ephelides and solar lentigines. Ephelides are the common type most people think of as freckles. Solar lentigines are dark patches of skin that develop during adulthood. This includes freckles, aging spots, and sunspots. The two types of freckles can look similar but differ in other ways such as their development.
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These are several different types of scars including:
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Recommended treatment for traumatic scar
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Recommended treatment for acne scar:
There are a number of reasons why wrinkles occur, the main one being less production of the proteins collagen and elastin. Both are important proteins for enabling the skin to ‘bounce back’ from a facial movement such as smiling or frowning. As we age, the skin isn’t as readily able to produce collagen and elastin, which therefore makes wrinkles more likely.
While lines occur naturally throughout life, certain lifestyle choices hasten and worsen their appearance. The most obvious are smoking and excessive sunbathing without the use of SPF protection.
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Skin tags are benign and cause no symptoms. These harmless growths of skin can be right on the skin surface or seem to sprout from a thin stalk of skin and hang off the body. Also called cutaneous tags, soft fibromas, acrochordons, and fibroepithelial polyps, skin tags are mostly flesh-coloured growths, although some may be darker in colour.
Skin tags are very common. About 25 percent of people will develop skin tags, usually starting after the age of 50. Skin tags are more common among people with diabetes as well as people who are overweight or obese — conditions that often go together.
The friction created by skin rubbing against skin, a side effect of being overweight, is what causes skin tags in certain people, and explains why skin tags often grow in body folds. Skin tags are usually more annoying to look at than anything else, but understanding what they are, and aren’t, can be reassuring. And though what causes skin tags isn’t always known, skin tag treatment is pretty straightforward — they are easily removed.
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Recommended treatment: CO2 laser removal (click link)
Milia is the medical term for small, keratin-filled cysts that can be seen in all age groups. These cysts can be solitary (milium) or appear in clusters (milia). Milia form as a consequence of the skin’s localized inability to naturally exfoliate. Dead skin cells—composed predominantly of keratin, a protein also found in hair and nails—build up underneath, causing a bump to form. Unlike acne, milia are cysts, do not form from a pore and typically do not get inflamed or develop redness or swelling.
Xanthelasma are cholesterol-filled plaques that usually appear on the eyelids. About half of people with xanthelasma have elevated levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, or other blood fats. About 50% of adults with xanthelasma have some type of hyperlipidemia. The plaques are especially common in people with inherited disorders of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) metabolism.
Because xanthelasma are associated with hyperlipidemia, which in turn is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, it’s important for anyone with xanthelasma to have a fasting lipid panel done. You should also know your family history of cardiovascular disease. If your lipid panel is normal but you have a strong family history of coronary artery disease, you might ask your clinician to check levels of other lipoproteins that influence cardiovascular risk, such as apolipoprotein B, which may be elevated despite a normal lipid panel.
If you have hyperlipidemia, exercise and a diet low in saturated and Trans fat are essential; your clinician may also prescribe a medication, such as a statin. Treating the underlying lipid condition sometimes but not always reduces the size of xanthelasma. If you don’t have a strong family history of heart disease, you may be one of the many people with xanthelasma who have no lipid abnormality. For the sake of overall cardiovascular health, you should still pay attention to exercise and diet. But for you and others in your situation, xanthelasma are mostly a cosmetic problem. They’re usually not itchy or uncomfortable, but they may coalesce and become unsightly. And they don’t go away on their own.
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) / Vaginal Rejuvenation and Tightening
The breakouts on your chest and back tend to be a little different than the acne on your face. They’re technically called folliculitis, which is when the hair follicle becomes infected. However, it looks the same as facial acne and can be treated with the same products and ingredients. In some cases, it can actually be rosacea triggered by coffee or dairy, but it isn’t that common on the chest and back.
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Stretch marks are very common. They’re harmless and often get less visible over time.
Stretch marks look like lines or streaks across the skin. Stretch marks can be pink, red, brown, black, silver or purple. They usually start off darker and fade over time. Stretch marks are most common on the tummy, chest, upper arms, legs, bottom, hips or back.
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You may be more likely to get them if you:
Recommended treatment & preventions:
The problem with belly – or abdominal – fat isn’t just the way it looks on the beach. It could be a sign that your health is at risk.
Belly fat is around our midriff – the subcutaneous fat that we are referring to when we ask if you can pinch more than an inch and also the visceral fat around our organs, like the liver, pancreas and intestines.
Visceral fat is believed to be more metabolically active than subcutaneous fat and has a higher turnover. If you gain weight you put it on there first – and if you lose weight, you lose it from there first.
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Over time, especially after childbirth, vaginal tissue can overstretch, creating a feeling of looseness (laxity) and reduced sensitivity in the vaginal area. This can lead to decreased satisfaction during sexual intercourse, creating a significant quality of life issue.
Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
SUI is a term that describes involuntary leakage of urine during activities that increase pressure in the abdomen such as coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercise. This condition is caused by a loss of strength in the urethra due to a weakened pelvic support structure.
Everyone loses hair. It is normal to lose about 50-100 hairs every day. If you see bald patches or lots of thinning, you may be experiencing hair loss.
There are many causes of hair loss. Women may notice hair loss after giving birth. People under a lot of stress can see noticeable hair loss. Some diseases and medical treatments can cause hair loss.
The most common cause of hair loss is a medical condition called hereditary hair loss. About 80 million men and women in the United States have this type of hair loss. Other names for this type of hair loss are:
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Just as there are many causes, there are many treatments for hair loss. Dermatologists recommend treating hair loss early. Early means before you lose a lot of hair. Hair loss is harder to treat when a person has a lot of hair loss.
Hirsutism in women is the excess growth of dark and coarse hair over areas of the body where it ordinarily wouldn’t grow, such as the face and back. About one woman in 10 is affected.
Hirsutism is usually a symptom of an underlying problem rather than a medical condition in its own right. In most cases, the underlying problem is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which is often associated with irregular menstrual cycles, acne, obesity, infertility and an increased risk of diabetes and osteoporosis. If you are concerned about the amount or distribution of body hair, see your doctor. A woman with more body hair than she would like should not assume she that has hirsutism. Genetics play an important role in hair colour, thickness and distribution. For example, dark body hair and facial hair is common in women from many areas of the world including the Mediterranean, Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. Familial hirsutism (which means excess hair is inherited) is perfectly normal and is not associated with any underlying medical condition.
Recommended treatment for hirsutism:
ALMA Q/MEDLITE C6
CARBON LASER PEEL
LASER TATTOO REMOVAL
LUMENIS ACUPULSE/ ALMA PIXEL CO2
CANDELA GENTLE YAG LASER FOR HAIR REMOVAL
Both are high quality, medical-grade, FDA approved Q-switched NdYAG laser which are built to tackle any dark spots or pigmentation problem. The high powered Q-switched laser is the most effective method for removing natural or artificial pigmentation while minimizing the risk of damage to surrounding tissue.
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WHAT HAPPENED AFTER ALMA Q/ MEDLITE C6 LASER?
Following treatment the skin will appear smoothing, clearer and with shrunken pores, and many people will experience slight red flushing skin. The redness settles quickly for some skin treatments but can take up to 24 hours following more intense treatments used for skin tightening. Your aesthetician will apply SPF and advise continued use following treatment.
Results are immediate for those looking for a glow and pore closing. Deeper concerns such as wrinkles, sagging skin and pigmentation, will see an improvement in the weeks following laser treatment, with further treatments sometimes required.
Carbon laser peel using both Alma Q and Medlite C6 laser has high ability to remove dead skin, excess oil & impurities
Carbon Laser Peel also known as the ‘China Doll Peel’ (named for its porcelain doll like finish to the skin) is an innovative laser resurfacing treatment that utilises the power of laser energy and the gentleness of carbon to treat skin imperfections. Carbon Laser Peel works to restore the skins sebum balance whilst promoting a fresh and even glow. As the treated skin regenerates, the appearance of uneven colour and texture becomes visibly clearer and more uniform in texture.
Many people live to regret the decision to have had tattoo in the first place. The good news is, with advanced medical aesthetic technologies, you no longer live with a tattoo you regret. Using Q-switch laser like Alma Q and Medlite C6, client will experience less discomfort and progressive fading of tattoo colour with each treatment. The laser even treats stubborn tattoos with minimal risk of scarring and pigment changes.
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Fractional CO2 laser resurfacing is a new and less invasive version of the CO2 laser resurfacing. CO2 laser technology is regarded as the gold standard for the treatment of wrinkles, fine lines and skin pigmentation. The key difference is that the fractional technique makes the dermal lasers less destructive. Instead of producing a solid beam of energy that destroys a larger area of skin tissue, fractional CO2 lasers generate microscopic beams, which leave the tissue surrounding the injury area intact.
A high percentage of untreated skin allows faster healing as well as an easy recovery period. Each pulse causes controlled damage to a tiny column of tissue and while ablation occurs, the deep heating stimulates instant collagen contraction as well as long-term collagen remodeling. The deep scars and wrinkles that have a dermal component are also effectively treated by deeper penetration into the problem areas. The laser stimulates the growth of collagen and therefore improvements continue for approximately six months after the procedure. Treatment can be repeated after a few months, but most individuals are quite pleased with the results after just a single treatment.
The Fractional CO2 laser skin resurfacing procedure can improve skin flaws including:
Both lasers have “cutting mode” function which can be used to remove lumps and bumps on your skin such as SKIN TAGS, XANTHELASMA, MILIA, WARTS, MOLES
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WHAT HAPPENED AFTER LUMENIS ACUPULE / ALMA PIXEL CO2 LASER?
You should keep your skin well hydrated with water-based moisturisers until it starts to peel and clean it frequently with water while it peels. After your skin has peeled, moisturizer and sunscreen should be applied to protect your new skin. For the first few days after laser, it will look like you have a sunburn, however you are not restricted to home and can certainly resume your normal routine. Because there is no surgery or injections involved in the process, you can expect fast healing, with little downtime. A single fractional CO2 laser treatment will substantially improve your skin. However, if you have very deep wrinkles, marked unevenness of skin tones, and many dark spots, a second treatment four to six months later may be desirable.
FemiLift is a laser sleeve that is inserted into the vagina and delivers laser energy into the surrounding tissue. It uses micro-ablative energy (fractional CO2 laser energy pulses) to achieve a deep thermal effect, which stimulates collagen renewal as well as the contraction of the elastic fibers. The result is rejuvenation and remodeling of the treated area.
Clients who choose vaginal tightening with FemiLift enjoy several important benefits:
FemiLift can be done during your lunch hour. Clients can return to normal life immediately following the procedure. FemiLift is the perfect alternative to extensive, invasive surgery to restore the youthful look and function of the vagina.
Our minimally invasive techniques allow women to enjoy the benefits of cosmetic procedures without the inconvenience of surgery, downtime, and pain.
The GentleYAG Laser system delivers laser energy through a small device held by the practitioner. It functions by delivering a narrow, intense beam of light that is then absorbed by the skin and converted to heat which is absorbed by the cells in the specific targeted area of the face or body. The process involves focusing the laser upon a very limited area, and this direct beam does not affect the surrounding tissue – the perfect method for those who are interested in hair removal.
As the days pass, more of the unwanted hair will shed, and those that do grow back will be finer. GentleYAG Laser hair removal usually requires between 6-8 treatments to achieve optimal effectiveness. Depending upon your individual situation, total hair removal may or may not be achieved, but a significant reduction in unwanted hair is usually the result. Some may require a minor touch-up later when new hairs show up.
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