NEW in dermatology esthetics
ESTHETIC CORRECTIONS OF THE SKIN BY INJECTION
- 1. Facial rejuvenation with hyaluronic acid is conceived for the individuals with fine and deep wrinkles, for rebuilding the volume of the cheeks that has been lost due to the age, nasolabial fold, in redefining and augmenting the lips, as well as to correct the skin depressions and post-acne facial scars.
Hyaluronic acid is used in a 100% pure state (Teosyal), it is not made from animals, so the risk of allergic reactions is completely eliminated. The injection procedure is extremely versatile because the product can be chosen depending on the viscosity suitable for the area to be corrected. Therefore, a product with a longer action (9 – 12 months) will be chosen for the cheeks, lips or nasolabial folds, and a product with a lower viscosity will be chosen for fine wrinkles in order to achieve a natural integration with the skin so its presence will not be noticed upon palpation.
For the volume there is an advantage of performing an injection with a cannula, a needle with a fine head, easily flexible, which will not deteriorate the tissue (goes around the blood vessels and nerves), does not leave bruises and requires a single puncture.
The pain is avoided by means of a previous application of an anesthetic cream and more recently by injecting the hyaluronic acid with an incorporated anesthetic so the sensation is just like a mild puncture.
The visible result is immediate, after the injection just a fine local redness is usually left which will disappear in a few hours, rarely a hematoma can develop which will disappear in 2 – 3 days.
The assessment of the general clinical status, the explanation of the procedure and its risks are previously performed by a specialist doctor, and the patient is advised to follow closely the indications for preventing adverse reactions or complications.
2. Treatment of wrinkles and excess sweating/hyperhidrosis (armhole, palms) with botulinum toxin: Vistabel, Dysport
What is botulinum toxin and how does it work? Type A botulinum toxin is a neuromuscular blocking agent obtained from a bacteria named Clostridium botulinum. The toxin is administered by injection and it will produce a local muscular relaxation so the final result is a temporary reduction of skin wrinkles in the injected region of the face or neck
Who is the treatment for? Before performing the treatment, the specialist doctor will analyze the health state of the patient in view of avoiding adverse reactions, interaction with certain medications or conditions which contraindicate the treatment. The procedure can be performed both to prevent the development of expression wrinkles (in average, after the age of 30), and to correct the wrinkles already existing.
What does the procedure consist of and how long does its effect last? The treatment per se lasts a few minutes, does not require local anesthesia because the discomfort generated by the injection is minimum. The effect comes gradually, between 2 – 7 after the injection and lasts 3 – 6 months.
What regions can be treated? The wrinkles between the eye brows, the horizontal wrinkles on the forehead, the lateral eye wrinkles, the transversal wrinkles on the lateral surface of the nose and the wrinkles around the mouth are significantly reduced after the injection of the botulinum toxin.
3. Treatment of elastosis and stretch marks through skin bio-revitalization with Jalupro. This procedure is about the injection of a solution that contains a combination of hyaluronic acid and 4 amino acids (glycine, proline, lysine, leucine) that play a role in recreating the existing collagen, stimulating the process of collagenosis and skin hydration, thus improving the tone and elasticity of the skin
The therapy is performed especially in:
- elastosis and stretch marks
- treatment of old skin (fine and medium wrinkles, skin laxity) especially for the skin around the eyes, mouth, cheeks and dorsal side of the palms
- post-acne scars
- alopecia areata
- xerosis (dry skin)
The procedure is performed throughout 4 sessions (one week apart), it is not painful because it is injected intradermally with a very fine needle and after the application of an anesthetic cream, the result is visible in 2 – 3 weeks from the beginning of the treatment. The results persist depending on the treated area approximately up to 6 months.
VISIA SYSTEM - ANALYSIS OF THE SKIN FEATURES
|By means of the VISIA System a complex analysis of all individual features of the skin is performed, which makes it the base of the determination of a rejuvenation program through individualized laser and facial care technologies. From imperfections of the skin – as lack of uniformity or fine wrinkles, up to problems caused by the influence of the sun rays, VISIA ensures a complete solution for the complex and detailed analysis of the skin.|
The main benefit is the planning of an individualized program based on the specific results of the skin analysis together with the recommendation of unique and clearly individualized combinations of the rejuvenation procedures or skin care methods.
VISIA analysis is about the acquisition of multiple spectrum images which offer key information about the 6 main areas of the health and beauty of the face: wrinkles, blemishes, pores, color and texture variation, presence of bacteria in the pores and problems produced by ultraviolet light. In addition, VISIA system offers the opportunity to compare the analyzed skin with a data base (persons of the same age and same race). In the same time, a report which contains all these registered data (including therapeutic recommendations) can be handed to the patient.
What does VISIA offer?
NON-INVASIVE PROCEDURES WITH INTELLIGENT LIGHT: CUTERA PLATFORM
The most advanced technology in the world in Anti-Aging and esthetics
When we talk about the delicate non-surgical rejuvenation procedures, we all want spectacular results which can compete with plastic surgery, without unwanted effects.
Academica Medical Centre is one of the few clinics in the country which own the most sophisticated technology existing at the present moment: CUTERA-XEO platform. "CUTERA" (California – USA) is the worldwide leader and innovator known in High-Tech professional esthetic technology with exceptional results in the following range of problems: pigment lesions, vascular lesions, cuperose, rosacea, „defects” of the skin texture, unwanted pilosity. The treatment is not painful, because the efficient cooling system (incorporated in the working device) makes a perfect local anesthesia. CUTERA allows the choice of the best parameters, adequate for the skin of the patient, in order to get the best results in complete safety and comfort. The esthetic procedures are performed after a specialty consultation when the state of the skin is assessed and after the pre-existing conditions have been treated. The patients are also notified about the situations when these esthetic procedures are contraindicated or not recommended. For visible and long-term effects it is necessary to perform a variable number of therapy sessions.
CUTERA XEO platform contains three technologies - laser (Genesis, NdYag), intense pulsed light (IPL) and infrared (IR) Titan. – each with different APPLICATIONS:
Permanent hair removal/IPL CUTERA
Permanent hair removal is one of the beauty techniques that almost every woman would like to perform. Even though there are many laser platforms by means of which permanent hair removal can be achieved, CUTERA platform is different; it is unique because of its safety and optimum results for all types of skin (tanned skin or even black skin can undergo permanent hair removal). The pilous follicles develop in three phases: growth, regression and latency. The laser destroys only the follicles found in the active growth phase upon the moment of the treatment, which is why additional treatments will be required to destroy all follicles in a certain area. In 4 – 6 sessions (3 – 6 weeks apart) a permanent reduction of pilosity can be achieved for any area of the body. The number of necessary sessions depends on the thickness of the hair, treated area and growth cycle of the hair.
Permanent hair removal by laser light energy acts with a wavelength which allows the penetration at approximately 5 – 7 millimeters inside the skin, at the base of the follicle, without damaging the skin. Immediately after the treatment, the area can develop slight erythemas and edemas. In the following days the hair seems to undergo an apparent growth, but it will actually be removed after 7 – 10 days. Before the treatment and in-between procedures no plucking hair removal methods (wax, electric epilator, tweezers) are allowed, just shaving. Permanent hair removal requires the patient to follow certain steps. He/she must come to the doctor for a consultation that determines whether the patient can undergo the intervention. The patient must not be pregnant, must not follow any treatment for severe acne, must not take medications for photosensitivity, must not have skin infections, permanent make-up or tattoos on the area which will undergo hair removal.
Treatment of vascular lesions
By means of CUTERA technology patients can solve their small stretch marks on the legs or broken vessels on the face, more precisely venectasias of up to 3.5 mm (telangiectasia, visible blue veins, cuperose, etc.) and hemangiomas (plane and cavernous, of any dimension). In 1 – 2 sessions the broken vessels are permanently removed, without punctures or damages for the adjacent tissue, without scars or signs. It is a pain-free technology, with a fast effect, and the patient can go home immediately and can go back to his/her usual daily activities. CUTERA system releases laser impulses which determine the coagulation of the blood inside the vessel, destroying that vessel which will subsequently be absorbed by the body. The blood flow will be redirected to the deep veins. A single session, two at the most, will usually be enough. However, the number of the necessary sessions depends on the number, color and size of the vessels which are to be treated. The results vary on an individual basis. The majority of the patients show a sensation similar to a puncture upon the impact of the laser impulse. Even though local anesthesia or pain relief medication is not necessary, patients can choose them. After the treatment, the pain is minimum or inexistent. The most common are a mild redness and edema of the area. These symptoms last less than 24 hours. Many patients notice a significant improvement of the appearance after 4 – 6 weeks. However, the final result may not be seen until after a few months.
Non-surgical lifting and laser rejuvenation with GENESIS and IR Titan
For rejuvenation CUTERA ensures with a maximal efficacy spectacular and long-lasting results through the modification of the collagen fibers. The treatments are not painful, they are comfortable, and some of them can be performed even during lunch break. The device allows the performance of a non-surgical lifting, treats fine wrinkles, thickened skin, dilated pores, dyschromias (freckles, brown pigment lesions or erythemas), texture problems and skin luminosity. It also improves the appearance of the atrophic scars (such as: after acne), poikiloderma, other erythema lesions. Very good for the maintenance of the skin, it does not require rehabilitation after the treatment.
The best rejuvenation results are obtained by the synergy technologies, a combination between Laser Genesis (acting on the skin) and IR Titan (acting in the deep skin), respectively. TITAN technology, created with CUTERA, is a revolutionary system of skin rejuvenation which, according to clinical studies, has at least a double efficacy compared to any other non-surgical lifting method; it practically makes the marks left by aging disappear, equalizing deep wrinkles or folds of the face, neck, arms or abdomen.
The innovating technology elaborated by CUTERA brings together, in a single platform, a multitude of benefits which revolutionized the Anti-Aging esthetic therapy:
- advanced results through soft actions;
- complete anti-aging approach (texture, color, elasticity);
- fast effect (procedures which can be carried out during lunch break);
- safety, perfect control and continuous monitoring;
- long-lasting results;
- immediate return to the usual daily activity;
- special flexibility, adaptable to any types of skin.
These esthetic procedures are applied by our specialists (see doctors at Pitar Mos or doctors at Aviators), famous dermatologists and plastic surgeons, who have brought CUTERA technology in Romania.
ISOLAZ – THE MOST RECENT TECHNOLOGY IN ACNE TREATMENT
The therapy with the new Isolaz device is rapid, easy and completely pain-free: a combination of light impulses and vacuum aspiration which deeply clean the pores, from the inside out. It can be applied to all types of skin and any age.
Isolaz is the only esthetic therapy in the world that uses this combination: vacuum + light impulses: Photopneumatics™ (Photo = Light, Pneumatics = vacuum). Through aspiration the pores are efficiently cleaned, and the light ensures the acne-causing bacteria are killed and reduces the redness of the face.
The results are spectacular, and the comfort degree is incomparable to that offered by long treatments with antibiotics or various dermatologic and cosmetic products.
OTHER ESTHETIC PROCEDURES
At Academica Medical Centre you benefit from the improvement or elimination of wrinkles by using injections with botulinum toxin or tissue fillers based on hyaluronic acid which can fill the very deep wrinkles and can increase the lips and cheeks in order to get a younger appearance.
These interventions are performed in a very short time, do not carry risks, do not require anesthesia, do not leave marks after the treatment, so the patients can immediately return to current activities.
The only disadvantage of these procedures is that they have to be repeated at a certain time interval (between 6 months and 1 year) because resorbable substances are used.
CO2 LASER THERAPIES
CO2 laser treatment is a very efficient method of surgical therapy in dermatology. It allows a precise control of the depth of the tissue damage, and the method can be indicated on a common basis in the treatment of benign superficial cutaneous lesions and pre-carcinoma epithelial lesions.
Here are a few of the treatments that can be performed with CO2 Laser:
The advantages relative to the traditional methods (excision, electric cauterization) consisted of the significant decrease or even absence of bleeding and reduction of the post-operative rehabilitation time.
- Benign tumors (acanthoma, sebaceous adenoma, angiokeratoma, cutaneous angiomas, syringomas, trichoepitheliomas, xanthomas, xanthelasmas, apocrine hidrocystomas, neurofibroma, moluscum pendulum, pyogenic granuloma, lymphangioma, seborrheic keratosis)
- Some malignant tumors, with small dimensions (under 2 cm).
- Viral lesions (verruca vulgaris, plane verruca, plantar verruca, papillomas, condyloma acuminata)
- Vascular formations (angiomas, hemangiomas, telangiectasia, spider angiomas)