MEDICAL PROCEDURES

  • DERMAL FACIAL FILLERS DERMAL FACIAL FILLERS

    Implants hyaluronic


    Dermal Facial fillers

    Facial fillers are used to reduce aging lines of expression or improve the appearance revitalizing the skin. They can restore the volume, improve the elasticity lost with time, smooth lines and imperfections that occur naturally with age. It is a natural way to improve your appearance.

    Facial fillers are solutions administrated through a few tiny facial injections on the area to be treated (fill, shape or revitalize).

    There are many types of implants available, manufactured with a wide variety of materials, allowing personalized treatment depending on the area treated, the skin type and the desired effect. Currently, the most widely used material is hyaluronic acid.

     

    Benefits

        ● Can be done in any season and in any skin type.

         ● It is quick and easy.

         ● For outpatient use, generally not requiring hospitalization.

         ● May require prior anesthesia.

         ● Immediate and lasting results: filling and invigorating effect on the skin.

     

    Indications:

    The facial areas most often treated are:

    • The deep wrinkles that run from the nose to the mouth corners (nasolabial folds)

    • The lips (profiling, enhancement and volume)

    • The cheeks and chin (shaping)

    • The neckline and face (skin rejuvenation)

    • The region between the eyebrows (glabella lines)

     

    Risks/ preventive recommendations

    Although the vast majority of fillers are safe and well tolerated, there may be some risks and complications related to the injection technique itself (bruising, slight swelling, pain, stiffness ...) and less frequently with the product.

    Before treatment, patients should not take aspirin, steroids, or high doses of vitamin E, as these can cause bleeding or swelling at the injection site.

    In general, there is no need to perform any pre allergy skin test.

    After treatment, patients should not be exposed to intense heat (sun, solarium, laser or IPL).

     

    Efficacy

    The effect of facial fillers can be seen instantly, without changing the facial expression. Its effects are durable over time, and can be permanent or not depending on the injected solution used.

    In some cases, the treatment can be a little painful and the patient may feel some discomfort. A cream for local anesthesia is often used. Another form of anesthesia is a dental block, used to numb the area when performing a lip augmentation.

    In some situations, the injection of the fillers can be performed in combination with other medical procedures.

     

    Useful products:

     K-vit cream and  Angioses eye contour gel may be used after filling to diminish bruising induced by injections. Hidraderm Hyal cream and Fillderma nano as well as one step are very useful to maintain the wrinkle filling.  

     

    Information contained on this page in no case is intended to replace the information provided by your doctor individually. If in doubt, your doctor will provide the necessary clarifications. If you are thinking about having a cosmetic procedure, contact a specialist (dermatologist, plastic surgeon).

  • BOTULINUM TOXIN BOTULINUM TOXIN

    Botulinum toxin type A

     

    Botulinum toxin

    Botulin toxin, also known as Botox, is a treatment specifically indicated for the treatment of wrinkles. The wrinkles are the result of facial expressive movements, often located between the eyebrows, forehead, and crow’s feet.

    Botulin toxin acts selectively by relaxing the muscles, giving the face a relaxed and and younger look with no wrinkles without losing personal expressiveness.

    The treatment involves the injection of botulin toxin in very small amounts in the area you want to remove wrinkles. Botulin toxin acts at the neuromuscular junction in the place where it joins the nerve responsible for muscle contraction and the muscle.  Partially blocks the nerve to inhibit the release of a neurotransmitter called acetylcholine, responsible for triggering muscle contraction impulse. Thus, the muscles lose their ability to contract fully from 48-72 hours and neuromuscular inactivation maintained for a period of between 4 and 6 months.

     

    Advantage

    Especially suitable for crow's feet, frown lines and forehead, and slight elevation of the eyebrows, giving a more relaxed and youthful appearance to the face.

    Anesthesia is not needed.

    No allergy tests are required.

    May be also applied on neck and chest.

    Provides results in facial contour, giving a more natural appearance of fillings.

    May be applied at any time of year.

    Quick visible results during the week following treatment.

     

    Indications

    Those young patients with early wrinkles.

    In older people, combined with other facial rejuvenation therapies such as fillers or chemical peels.


    Contraindications

    Known hypersensitivity to botulin toxin or any of the excipients of the formulation, the presence of infection in the injection site, patients at risk or clinical signs of a disorder of neuromuscular transmission (gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and Lambert Eaton syndrome). It should be used with caution in patients taking anticoagulants and in those with coagulopathies.


    Risks

    Side effects that may occur are usually related to local type and injection technique:

    Pain at the injection site, local edema and erythema, small hematomas at the injection site that disappear within days and they are hidden with makeup, mild transient headaches (usually referring to a pain reliever). Rarely has it been observed exaggerated muscle weakness due to spread of the toxin effect away from the injection site locations.

    These side effects are usually mild to moderate and transient.


    Technique

    The treatment is carried out by small punctures, almost imperceptible, made with a very fine needle.

    For convenience of the patient, although it is not completely necessary, before injecting the toxin, the professional could apply an anesthetic cream to the area to be treated. Then proceed to mark and define the parts to be treated differently, as the muscles in the area. Application of the treatment differs depending on the area. In the front is acting on the frontal muscle and the toxin is injected in small doses on each side of the crease, spaced about one centimeter each injection.

    Its use is only allowed for medical personnel with appropriate qualifications and experience.


    Number of sessions required

    The effect of the treatment lasts up to 4 months after injection. The intervals between treatments should not be less than 3 months.

    In 95 % of cases, after the first session small tweaks are needed. Between the first two sessions should pass about six months, being the third session past eight months, and finally as an annual maintenance session.

    In case of treatment failure or diminished effect following repeat injections, alternative treatments should be used.

    The Information contained on this page in no case is intended to replace the information provided individually by your physician. If in doubt, your physician will provide appropriate clarifications. 

  • PHOTOEPILATION PHOTOEPILATION

    IPL

     

     

    Photo depilation

    It is a technique for removing hair by the application of light, either strong (IPL) or laser, on the skin. During this process, it selectively removes the hair follicle because the  melanin   (pigment that gives colour to hair) absorbs light radiation and heats up, destroying / weakening the hair follicle and making its comeback improbable.

     

    Advantages

    The hair removal is a technique that offers many advantages for its comfort compared to conventional systems. It is a simple, fast, safe and effective treatment. Not usually painful.

    Suitable for both sexes and at any age.

    Provides results of very long duration (even permanent).

    It can be applied in almost any area of the body: face, neck, chest, armpits, arms, legs, abdomen, back, buttocks, hands, feet, etc...

    Does not damage the skin or affect sebaceous or sweat glands.

     

    Directions

    Cosmetic hair removal

    Pseudofoliculitis / folliculitis in non-inflammatory phase

    Problems of excessive hair, whether caused by hormones in areas not common in women as belly, face, chest, ... (hirsutism), or excessive and no hormone-dependent growth in any area of the body (hypertrichosis)

    Recurrent pilonidal cyst or backgrounds in patients with hypertrichosis

     

    Contraindications

    Persons in treatment or acne with oral isotretinoin are required to wait seven months before hair removal.

    In cases of diabetes (risk of burns), fever, presence in the area to treat of recurrent herpes simplex (unless preventive treatment is done), dermatitis or infections or a history of skin cancer.

    Photosensitivity due to pharmacological causes or sickness (epilepsy).

    Tanned skin (leave for a month since the last exposure or use proper platforms currently available).

    Not recommended for gray or blonde hair (for the ineffectiveness of treatment, unless it is combined with the application of products based on liposomal melanin such us Melaser lotion) or periocular area (except with adequate protection).

    Not recommended in pregnancy and lactation (hormonal changes may make the treatment ineffective) or skins with phototype IV or V (for some types of lasers).

    Pigmented lesions not required to be treated.

    Persons at high risk keloid scars.

    Immunocompromised patients.

     

    Risks

    The most common side effects that can be found are usually transient and without gravity:

    • Transient erythema (redness of the area)

    • perifollicular edema (swelling)

    • Pain / slight stinging during treatment (solved with cold application)

    Although this could cause rare side effects that should be taken into account, such as:

    • Folliculitis

    • Hyperpigmentation / Hypopigmentation

    • scabs

    • Purpura

    • Erosion

    • Scars

    • Photophobia

    • Transient increase in hairiness

    • palpebral edema

    Technique

    Hair removal techniques include laser hair removal both as pulsed light hair removal. In both cases, a light beam is used with special characteristics. The laser has a single wavelength and the IPL has different wavelengths.

     

    There are several types of lasers, depending on the wavelength emitted, that will act on a best hair type or another:

    - Ruby laser with a wavelength of 695 nm, especially suitable for fair skin (I-II) and black hair

    - Laser diode with a wavelength of 810 nm, is used for dark skins (III-IV) and dark hair

    - Alexandrite laser with a wavelength of 755nm is used in dark hair and a medium skin tone (II-III)

    - Neodymium-YAG laser with a wavelength of 1064 nm, can be used on all skin types

     

    Photodepilation is a very popular technique due to its effectiveness. Normally treated hair fall or weaken in a few days, but usually the treatment has to be repeated  within a few weeks to treat the hair that was in a phase of unfavourable development in the first application. However, the result is usually very successful and its effects are lasting for months or even years.

    The effectiveness of treatment depends largely on the color of skin and hair and on its thickness, on the depth at which it is and its stage of development, on age, sex and area to be epilated. As a general rule, it is more effective in patients with light skin and thick dark hair. The most suitable areas are groin, under arms and legs.

    Among the factors that can make it less effective are thin and light hair, dark skin and facial area. More complex treatment areas are the lower back, the upper arms and hands.

    Depending on the specific characteristics of the patient is necessary to adjust certain parameters of this technology such as wavelength, intensity and duration.

    Its use is only allowed for medical staff with appropriate qualifications and experience.

     

    Number of sessions required

    The treatment should be done in several sessions, separated by variable time depending on the area to be treated.

    In a first moment, they are performed every  month, but the interval will increase as the hair will disappear according to the phases of hair growth.

    The number of sessions depends mainly on the colour and thickness of the hair. But it is necessary to consider that factors such as age, sex, hormonal status, or the area to be treated will vary the number of sessions.

    The average number of total sessions is between 6 to 8 sessions, except facial areas, where the average number is 10 sessions given its high hormonal incidence.

     

    Useful products: Application of Hidraloe gel is recommended immediately after each treatment and during 2-4 days to help soothe and calm the skin. Melaser lotion is useful to provide dark colour to white or blonde hairs.

     

     

    The information provided on this page in no case can, nor is it intended, replace the information provided by your specialis. If in doubt, your specialist will provide with the appropriated explanations.

     

  • BREAST ENLARGEMENT BREAST ENLARGEMENT

    Treatment breast

     

    Breast enlargement

    Breast enlargement, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure which tries to get a bigger size or volume and enhance the shape of the female breast. It can be used as a purely cosmetic procedure (small breasts, correct size differences, solve flaccidity problems caused by age or after one or more pregnancies) or as a supplement in reconstructive surgery following breast cancer processes or sex change.

     

    You can increase breast size in one or several sizes by introducing prosthesis below the breast.

     

    Advantage

    It is a safe and effective technique, considered the only definitive method for a breast enlargement.


    Indications

    Suitable for women dissatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts: Women with small breasts or those who by age or after pregnancies have been dropped lost volume of her breasts, women who have a good breast size , seek to increase further volume or look for increase even more the volume to feel more sexy or attractive. Other reasons for this surgery may be for breast reconstruction after it was removed due to cancer, or a sex reassignment.

     

    Contraindications

    We recommend not implement this treatment to patients;

    - With active infection

    - Presence of malignant or premalignant lesions (cancer cells)

    - Pregnant and lactating women

    - With poor healing / coagulation (diabetics, hemophiliacs,)

    Not recommended in patients psychologically unstable. In case of mental illness, it is recommended to wait for treatment stabilization or until it is solved.

     

    Risks

    Despite being a safe technique, as with any other surgery procedure there can always be complications and risks. In breast augmentation, the most common complication is capsular contracture, which occurs when the internal scar that forms around the implant shrinks excessively, causing the breast to become tougher. Other possible local complications such as hematoma, infection, intolerance to stitches, etc.. Require proper treatment, but have an extremely low incidence.

    In some cases this may be higher or lower sensitivity of the nipples (or even with no sensitivity). These changes are usually temporary. It is also very uncommon that the prosthesis break, causing the content goes out of its capsule. For prostheses filled with serum, the liquid is rapidly absorbed without causing any damage, decreasing breast volume within hours. If it is   filled with silicone two things could happen: if the capsule formed by the body does not break, the patient will not notice any change, if broken, especially when it has been subjected too much pressure, the silicone goes out decreasing the volume of the breast. With both types of prosthesis it would be necessary a new intervention for replacement.

     

    Technique

    The surgery is performed in an operating room in a clinic or hospital. It is necessary patient admission, leaving the hospital next day. The breast augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Some very specific cases can be performed under local anesthesia plus sedation.

    Breast augmentation is performed through a small incision standing, depending on the patient's anatomy and the preferences of their plastic surgeon, around the areola, in the deep wrinkle under the breast or armpit. The incision is designed so that the resulting scar is almost invisible. Through this incision, the breast tissue is lifted, a pocket is created and the prosthesis is placed directly under the breast tissue or under the breast muscle. Drainage tubes will be removed in a few days and a gauze or bandage is placed over the breasts. The procedure takes between 1 and 2 hours.

    The size of the implant is not an arbitrary decision and is determined by many factors such as weight, height, pregnancy, muscles structure and skin type. It is important to determine with surgeon which is the best measure and size of implants so they look natural and healthy.

     

    Useful products: Ses-Natura firming cream for body and bust and Daeses firming body milk are useful to maintain the skin elasticity and firmness of the breast area.

     

    Information contained on this page in no case, nor is it intended, could replace the information provided individually by your plastic surgeon. In case of doubt, your plastic surgeon will provide appropriate clarifications. If you are thinking about having an intervention of Plastic or Cosmetic Surgery, consult a specialist in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery...

     

    Source: SECPRE (Spanish Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)

  • MICRODERMABRASION MICRODERMABRASION

    Microdermabrasion

     

    Microdermabrasion

    Dermabrasion is a technique used for homogeneously regenerates the superficial layers of the skin by mechanical exfoliation (sanding). The treatment softens skin irregularities, giving a smoother appearance. Provides similar results to chemical peels.
    Dermabrasion is the most often used method to improve the appearance of aged skin ( reducing wrinkles ), scars, stretch marks, acne scars and in general, any process that has altered the uniformity of the skin.
    The results are immediate, improving texture, smoothness and brightness of the skin. Stimulates the renewal of epidermal cells, reducing scars and stretch marks, the depth and size of wrinkles, pore size and decreasing hyperpigmentation caused by photoaging.

    Advantages
    Simple and rapid procedure. It can be done in small areas or in the entire face. It may be used alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels, resulting in a perfect combination. Does not require previous preparation of the skin, except to ensure that the skin is not irritated (not recently exposed to sun or UV rays).

    Indications
    Depending on the depth of treatment, indications would be from an immediate simple treatment to a deeper one: prevention and treatment of photoaging, fine lines, enlarged pores, hyperkeratosis, abnormal pigmentation (melasma, lentigines, and dyschromias), tattoos, stretch marks and scars.

    Contraindications
    It is recommended not do this treatment  to patients :
    - On long term steroids  treatments
    - With active infection ( flat warts , herpes)
    - With vitiligo
    - After treatment with botulinun toxin
    - With poor wound healing / coagulation (diabetics, hemophiliacs, ... )
    - Rosacea and / or telangiectasia

    Risks
    Immediately after the procedure, you may have redness, purpura and mild to moderate edema in the area. Crusts might also appear. The most common risk are pigmntation changes either hyperpigmentation, usually caused by sun exposure in the days or months following the procedure, or hypopigmentation.
    Although infection and abnormal scarring are rare in these skin treatments are possible. Some individuals develop excessive scar tissue (keloids or hypertrophic scars).
    If you have freckles, they may diminish in the treated area. It is not convenient to treat the skins undergoing  radiotherapy or burned skins.

     

    The technique
    Dermabrasion involves the progressive removal of the superficial layers of the skin by applying either manually or by a motor or surgical turbine, an abrasive instrument.  Typically is used a diamond bur rotating at high speed or it is applied microcrystals with pressure (aluminum oxide,). Depending on the depth, the procedure will be performed under local anesthesia combined with sedation, which will keep the patient awake but relaxed, and its discomfort will be minimal. Usually lasts between an hour and hour and a half, depending on the treated area. Often the procedure is performed in several sessions, especially if the scars are deep.
    Caution when applying on eyelids (to prevent bruising and purpura).
    It will be given instructions for skin care after procedure. During post - procedure it will be recommended a sunscreen to protect your skin from ultraviolet radiation (Repaskin 50 cream, Screenses 50 tinted cream), but it is also recommended to limit sun exposure. Immediately after dermabrasion, may experience a burning sensation. However, the inconvenience disappears quickly, except for a local feeling of tightness. It is important to maintain good skin hydration during the first week post- treatment using creams based on hyaluronic acid (Hidraderm Hyal cream), vitamin C (C-vit cream or serum , aloe Vera (Hidraloe cream), rosehip oil (rose oil mask, ampoules) ... and continue treatment with retinols(Retises 0.25% nano gel) that stimulate the repair and regeneration of skin.

     

    Number of sessions required
    Depends on the pathology to be treated. Generally10 to 15 sessions are required, at intervals of 15-20 days. We recommend maintenance sessions (1 session every 2-3 months).

    Information contained on this page in any case, can or pretend to replace the information provided by your specialist individually. In case of doubt, your doctor will provide appropriate clarifications

  • RADIOFREQUENCY RADIOFREQUENCY

    medical procedures


    Radiofrequency (facial and body)

    Radiofrequency is a procedure known for over 70 years in surgery. Today it has expanded its use in the field of aesthetic medicine. It is a technique based on the use of high frequency alternating currents and localized effect.

    It consists in the generation of heat at different layers of the skin ( deep heating ) resulting  the formation of new collagen by stimulating fibroblasts, better circulation of the skin and subcutaneous tissue ( more oxygen and nutrients) and lipolysis.

    The radiofrequency application has the following effects:

    - Firms, tones and combats sagging skin

    - Redefines facial contours and reduces wrinkles and expression lines

    - Reduce Gill

    - Reduces puffiness and dark circles and greatly improves the skin of eyelids and eyebrows

    - Reduces cellulite areas targeted

    - Eliminates adiposity

     

    Advantages

    The big advantage is that it is a non-invasive technique that requires no incisions or recovery period (respect the epidermis, with minimal redness of the skin without damaging its outer layer). Allows to continue with a normal life immediately after treatment, even allows to take the sun using adequate sunscreen.

    It can be applied to both facial level (including periocular region) and body (neck, chest, inner arms and thighs, abdomen, buttocks, scalp ...).

    Can be combined with other techniques such as chemical peels, IPL (Intense Pulsed Light), fillers, botulism toxin, etc.,  that must be performed at different times and with a programmed sequence in order to achieve a complete facial rejuvenation.

    The procedure is well tolerated and does not require anesthesia, feeling some heat and only people with very painful cellulitis, may feel a little pain to friction in certain areas.

     

    Directions

    Prevention and treatment:

    Facial aging: wrinkles and sagging.  Immediate lifting effect (collagen contraction) and medium-term effect (formation of new collagen fibers).

    Cellulitis

    Localized fat

    Sagging body

    Contour Eye Problems: bags, eyelids and eyebrows taken down, etc. . . .

    Dewlap

    Scalp problems due to carrying oxygen and nutrients (alopecia, seborrhea, hair growth)

     

    Contraindications

    Not recommended:

    • Pregnant women (wait 4 weeks after delivery)
    • People who carry electrical devices such as pacemakers or any metal prosthesis for either joint, hip or dental (because the energy of the stream can affect these materials that are housed within the body)
    • People with sensory disorders of the skin (can be painful and further injury may occur)
    • People with acute infectious processes, and neuromuscular disorders of connective tissue, heart disease or severe bleeding (coagulation disorders)

     

    Risks

    Please note before treatment, our specialist has to anticipate all possible contingencies and risks that may occur during treatment. After the treatment a slight redness or swelling that will disappear in a short period of time will be presented. Rarely some small bruising occurs in areas of capillary fragility. On rare occasions, some burn and post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation may occur.

     

    Technique

    The two types used are bipolar radiofrequency, which causes heating of the skin surface, and the unipolar, which produces heating in the deepest part of the dermis acting on the adipose tissue. Since the radiofrequency device has heads, you can apply it at different depths, treating different types of cellulite and facial laxity and other areas.

    Recently there is a new Tripolar radiofrequency, much more focused, with further action and higher temperatures. Heat is maximum in the area of application because the energy dispersion is minimal, which means that less power is required to produce the same effect as with monopolar and bipolar devices , while the risk of injury is reduced in the skin of the patient .

    The duration of treatment varies depending on the area being treated, between 25-30 minutes in small areas such as arms or abdomen and 45-50 minutes for larger areas such as trochanters (saddle) per session.

    Once the session is finished gel with aloe Vera is applied to the treated areas. And it is recommended to establish a firming homecare treatment (Daeses cream, amoules, serum) based in DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) and organic silicon, which will help the final result.

     

    Number of sessions required

    The number of sessions required varies and will depend on the status of each patient and their own level of demand, but usually are considered necessary between 4 and 6 in facial (including Gill) and between 8 and 12 in body treatments. The recommended time interval between sessions is 15 days. We recommend maintenance sessions (every 3 months).

     

    Information contained on this page in no case intend to replace the information provided by your physician  If in doubt, your doctor will provide appropriate clarifications.

     

    Source: www.laradiofrecuencia.com

  • MESOTHERAPY MESOTHERAPY

     

    medical procedures

     


    Mesotherapy (face and body)

    Mesotherapy treatment involves the intradermal injection of small amounts of different substances with variations depending on the problem to be treated: lipolytic, firming, revitalizing, anti-wrinkle...

     

    Injections can be performed in two basic ways:

    1. Manually

    2. With assisted injection equipment (guns)

     

    The gun used when injecting, provides advantages over manual injection, which depends upon a good injective technique:

    1. standardizes the procedure, always injecting

    - The exact amount (same dosses)

    - To the appropriate depth

    - At the same depth

    2. Improved patient comfort (reducing pain to be a quick, short and precise shot)

    This technique can be applied to facial and body level

     

    Advantage

    One of the biggest advantages of mesotherapy is that it is a minimally invasive procedure. No local anesthesia is required neither general, so that risk is reduced. It is a painless technique, since it is a very superficial treatment and not much medication is injected. Besides it does not require long recovery times or specific post- treatment care (excluding the use of protective barriers applied after the procedure to prevent the risk of infection).

    This is a focused treatment, i.e., applied specifically into the problem. It can be applied anywhere on the body except of the breasts.

     

    Directions

    Mesotherapy is a widespread field in Aesthetic medicine. In this field, its indications and its benefits are well defined. In this sense, the pathologies most frequently treated are fat deposits located ( inner thighs, back of thighs , buttocks , hips , abdomen , chin ... ) , cellulitis, facial mesotherapy (facial rejuvenation ) treatment against sagging skin ( breasts , buttocks , abdomen , thighs ... ) , stretch marks, spider veins ...

     

    Risks

    Side effects that may occur are usually related to the local rate and the injection technique and the managed assets:

    Pain at the injection site (closely related to the type of needle used), local edema and erythema, small hematomas at the injection site, allergy, mechanical injuries (cuts by needles due to patient movement or little experience with technique, especially when we apply the technique nappage).

    These side effects are usually mild to moderate and transient, resolving in 2-3 days.

    Other important, but also rare providing basic aseptic principles, side effects can be the environmental mycobacterial skin infections. Infections may be prevented by using Hexidermol foam before and after injections.

    After a session of mesotherapy sun exposure or exposure to extreme temperatures are not recommended. Avoid also saunas, gyms, swimming pools, tight clothing, waxing ...

     

    Technique

    There are different techniques of mesotherapy injection: point by point, nappage, epidermal mesotherapy, intradermal wheal

    Selecting either technique is in function of:

    1. Pathology to be treated.

    2. objectives

    3. Evolutionary stage of the disease itself

    4. Professional expertise

    When it comes to preventing the occurrence of side effects (mainly infections) is important to define an antiseptic skin protocol (Hexidermol foam with chlorhexidine and benzalkonium chloride), before, during and after treatment , protection of treated skin (using semi occlusive films applied in spray forming a semipermeable protective film ) and basic recommendations patient must follow.

     

    In the case of cellulitis, after injections it is recommended to perform a draining manual massage to mobilize fat and thus dissolve it more quickly. At the end of each session is important to drink a lot of water in order to release toxins that are raised with the treatment.

     

    Number of sessions required

    Obviously depends on the pathology to be treated. For the particular case of cellulite, usually 6 sessions are required at monthly intervals, followed by 10 sessions at intervals of 15 days. We recommend maintenance sessions (one session per month for 1 year).

     

    The Information contained on this page in no case intends to replace the information provided by your physician. If in doubt, your doctor will provide appropriate clarifications

     

     

    Source; www.ammia.orgwww.mesoterapia.eswww.mesoterapias.net

     

     

  • BODY SHAPING BODY SHAPING

     

    medical procedures

     


    Body shaping

    Body shaping encompasses a group of surgical procedures (liposuction, laser - lipolysis, lip sculpture, cryolipolisis) which aim to improve the shape and volume of the body contour, especially in the treatment of lypodistrophic  areas. It is ideal for removing localized fat deposits and mild body weight changes.


    Advantages
    This is a technique very demanded in recent years,  it has been used for molding areas such as the breasts , abdomen , buttocks , hips , thighs , knees , calves and ankles of thousands of people , especially women.
    This procedure avoids traumatic incision, stitches and large scars. The body shaping process usually performed under local anesthesia and requires hospitalization. Generally, you can lead a normal life the day after surgery. This is an effective, safe and well tolerated procedure.

    Indications
    the procedure is indicated when you want to enhance the contours of the body, but not to solve obesity.

    Contraindications
    It is recommended not do this treatment to patients:


    - With active infection

    - Pregnant and breast feeding period

    - With poor wound healing / coagulation (diabetics, hemophiliacs, ... )


    Not recommended in patients psychologically unstable. In case of mental illness, it is recommended to wait until stabilization under treatment or to its cure.


    Risks
    Among the most common complications that can occur we emphasize: possible infections resulting from surgery, abnormal reactions to anesthesia and suture materials, damage to deep structures or nerves that control the sensitivity of the area treated, burns from heat or instruments used during surgery, bleeding and possible blood clots, the asymmetry of the results (this is fixable), scars on the tubes entry and sagging skin in the treated area (also fixable).
     
    The technique
    this is a procedure for each patient individually. Depending on the area treated, there are alternatives. The first is to determine the areas to be treated, the situation and the amount of fat that should be eliminated to obtain a good result. Then it is applied a  local anesthetic and  a small skin incision is made through which are put very thin tubes , either  aspiration cannulas  or optical fiber ( laser ),  once on the fatty tissue it is able to disintegrate part of the selected fat . After the procedure, the affected area may appear larger than before, but is a consequence of the swelling. During the first three weeks is recommended to use a tight elastic band to help to reduce bleeding and keep the skin tight to fit the new shape. The stitches are removed between 5 and 10 days following surgery and the doctor may prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection. At ten weeks can evaluate the final results.

     

    Useful products: Cellulex gel and capsules and Daeses firming milk may be useful in body remodeling.

     

     

  • RHINOPLASTY RHINOPLASTY

     

    medical procedures

     


    Rhinoplasty

    Rhinoplasty is the surgery that modifies the shape of the nose, and is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip or the back, narrowing the nostrils or change the angle between the nose and upper lip. Also corrects congenital problems, trauma, and some breathing problems.

     

    Advantage

    It is the most common cosmetic surgery, not only because it provides functional benefits improving the patient's breathing), but also for the countless aesthetic benefits it produces.

     

    Directions

    It is suitable for those looking for an improvement in the aesthetic appearance of their nose in any of the following situations:

    • People who are unhappy with the shape or size of their nose and want to improve their appearance
    • People who are unhappy with their physical appearance and this may lead them to have psychological problems
    • People with nose too big for the size of the face, if bulging or sinking in the nose, nose too wide, tip of the nose too thick, aquiline nose,
    • People with malfunctioning nose as crooked nose, too small holes, correct injuries or other deformity that impedes breathing, deprived of smell or continuous bleeding, solve snoring problems if these are due to poor nasal structure

     

    Age should also be considered. Most plastic surgeons prefer not to perform a rhinoplasty until completion of the development, i.e. until 14 or 15 years in girls and more for boys. It is also important to consider the social and emotional adjustment of adolescents, and be sure that they are, and not their parents, those who want a rhinoplasty.

     

    Contraindications

    Not recommended when:

    - Patients with active infection

    - Pregnant and lactating

    - Patients with poor healing / coagulation (diabetics, hemophiliacs,)

    Not recommended in patients psychologically unstable. In case of mental illness, it is recommended to wait for treatment or stabilization with its resolution.

     

    Risks

    Despite being safe, as any operation there can always be complications (rare and minor) and risks (such as infection, nosebleed or anesthetic reactions). Sometimes after surgery may appear small red spots on the skin, which are small broken vessels, are usually very small, but they are permanent. There are usually no problems with scars because the incisions are inside the nose; even in open rhinoplasty the scar is imperceptible. In about 1 out of 10 cases this requires a revision surgery to correct minor defects.

     

    Technique

    Rhinoplasty is always performed in an operating room in a clinic or hospital. Normally, the patient stays in the clinic the day of the surgery, leaving the hospital the next day.

    Rhinoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation, or what is more common with general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the surgery and the surgeon's preferences. A rhinoplasty usually takes between 1 and 2 hours, although in complex cases may take longer. During surgery, the skin of the nose is separated from its holder, made of bone and cartilage which is sculpted to the desired shape. Finally the skin is redistributed on this new medium. Many plastic surgeons perform this procedure from within the nose, making small incisions inside the nostrils; others prefer to do an open rhinoplasty, especially for more complex cases, in which a small incision is made in the columella (the area that separates the two nostrils).

     

     

    Information contained on this page in no case intends to replace the information provided by your plastic surgeon. If in doubt, your plastic surgeon will provide appropriate clarifications. If you are thinking about having an intervention of Plastic or Cosmetic Surgery, see a specialist in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

     

    Source: SECPRE (sociedad Española de Cirugía)

     

  • PHOTOREJUVENATION PHOTOREJUVENATION

     

    medical procedures

     


    Photorejuvenation


    What are the causes of aging?

    The passage of time brings the inevitable appearance of wrinkles, age spots, expression lines and a long list of symptoms inherent to age. In addition, in an area of our body so exposed to day to day environmental factors such as pollution, sun, cold, wind, etc. -and personal- stress, failure to use moisturizers to keep skin protected during all day, allergies, etc. - as is our face, it also has to be treated from imperfections which will be greater as our skin care awareness will be lower. We are referring to the dryness and tightness of the skin, scaling, scarring due to acne or chickenpox, among others.


    Ablatives Treatments

    Luckily, laser technology has advanced enough to put at our disposal a number of treatments that puts a solution to many of these problems.

    The first involves the use of known lasers such as CO2 and Erbium-Yag. By removing the top layers of the skin, these lasers will be responsible - in sessions of ten minutes to two hours depending on the extent of skin to be treated and the type of laser that will be used for the treatment- to reduce wrinkles and scars, remove all kinds of spots, including those related to aging, and ultimately, give our skin a lot prettier, younger and healthier appearance.

    However, although it is an intervention that requires only local anesthesia, it entails a number of side effects that take considerable time to resolve. Right after the treatment, a slight swelling can appear in the treated area. Such swelling is temporary and will take very little time to resolve. In the days immediately following, scabs and redness might be observed and they will last between one and six months. It is also possible that some variations occur in the sensitivity of the skin, so the patient must be very careful with the sun and makeup. In any case it is strongly recommended to use a high factor sunscreen during the six months following the intervention.

    The associated risks are also quite a few -allergies, scars, pigmentation disorders, herpes or infections-, although most are perfectly avoidable if you follow our team of dermatologists and maintain the guidelines to care and protect your skin.


    Non ablatives treatment: IPL and photodynamic Therapy

    A more ablative resurfacing treatment is not always necessary, as there are skins that have not been damaged enough o which do not show yet the most serious signs of aging. Therefore, may dermatology clinics counts with other less aggressive rejuvenating treatments.

    The first is conducted using Intense Pulsed Light or IPL. And the second one is called photodynamic therapy treatment in which are combined a photosensitizing substance (the 5-aminolevulinic acid or ALA) and the irradiating light that selectively destroy the damaged tissues. 

  • CHEMICAL PEELS CHEMICAL PEELS

     

    medical procedures

     


    Chemical peels

    The chemical peel is a procedure which involves the application of one or more chemicals on the skin, producing an acceleration of cell turnover. The immediate effect is skin exfoliation ( more or less deep), usually visible, and  a delayed  effect is skin regeneration with repairing of the epidermis and dermal matrix (formation of new collagen ) which improves certain aesthetic defects such  as spots, wrinkles , skin tone, color, etc. .


    Advantage

    • can be done in any season, in any type of skin anywhere on the body (with a suitable choice of peeling)
    • It’s quick and easy
    • In ambulatory use, generally not requiring hospitalization
    • Painless in most cases
    • immediate outcome:  provides a smoother, brighter and younger looking skin.


    Indications

    Facial aging due to sun exposure (photoaging ) , fine wrinkles and expression lines, pigmented spots ( age spots , melisma , freckles, ... ) , irregularities of the skin ( acne, keratosis , dry skin, ... ) , sagging skin , stretch marks, scars , open pores ...

     

    The selection of the peeling depends largely on the patient’s skin type, but also impacts other aspects such as the preparation of the skin, sun exposure and expectations. The best candidates for implementing peels are individuals with fair skin, blond hair and blue eyes (low phototype) due to lower risk of hyperpigmentation.


    Risks and recommendations

    Do not apply retinoic acid or benzoyl peroxide creams the night before. If you miss, talk to your doctor before applying the peel (see peel preparation)

    Do not make heavy exercise in the 7 days following application.

    Avoid exposure to the sun in 3-7 days, and use adequate sun protection.


    Effectiveness

    The effectiveness of peeling depends on multiple factors , such as knowledge of the chemical to be used , the characteristics of the skin to treat ( phototype , thickness, ethnic heritage , hypersensitivity ... ) , the formulation of each substance (concentration , pH ... ) , contact time , etc. .

    Depending on the depth of the action of the chemical used, the peel can be superficial, medium or deep. A greater depth of action, greater stimulation and skin repair but higher chance of complications.

     

    Information contained on this page not intends to replace the information provided by your doctor individually. If in doubt, your doctor will provide the necessary clarifications. If you are thinking about having a cosmetic procedure, contact a specialist (dermatologist, plastic surgeon).

  • BLEPHAROPLASTY BLEPHAROPLASTY

     

    medical procedures

     


    Blepharoplasty

    Eyelid surgery, technically called blepharoplasty, is a procedure to remove fat and excessive skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids, usually because of age or due to congenital or associated with kidney or heart disease causes. This technique allows correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags, characteristics that make us look older and more tired than we are and, in some cases, can interfere with vision. However, blepharoplasty does not remove "crow's feet" or other wrinkles or drooping eyebrows.

     

    Advantages

    It is the most common cosmetic eye surgery and one of the most appreciated facial cosmetic procedures (patient satisfaction is great and complications are exceptional).

     

    Directions

    Suitable for those who seek improvement in the cosmetic appearance of eyelids in any of the following situations:

    - Adults who are not happy with the look of their eyes and want to improve their physical appearance

    - People with excess skin in the upper eyelid to the point of losing the natural crease of the eyelid

    - People with excess fat in the lower eyelid and especially if that fat is located in the area closest to the nose

    - People with bags and wrinkles in the lower or upper eyelid that give a tired look even newly rose

    - People who want to improve their physical appearance although they have already had a previous blepharoplasty

     

    Contraindications

    This treatment hasn’t to be performed on patients:

    - With active infection

    - Pregnant and breastfeeding

    - With poor wound healing / coagulation (diabetics, haemophiliacs,)

    Not recommended in patients psychologically unstable. In case of mental illness, it is recommended to wait until stabilization under treatment or until it’s cured.


    Risks

    Despite being safe technique, as with any operation there can always be complications (rare and minor) and risks (such as infection or anaesthetic reactions). Minor complications that can occur after blepharoplasty include double or blurred vision for a few days, temporary oedema of the eyelids and slight asymmetry in healing.

    After surgery may appear difficult to fully close the eyelids during sleep, only in rare cases this complication is permanent.

    There are some medical conditions that can cause more risks when performing blepharoplasty, such as thyroid problems, lack of sufficient tears, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Glaucoma and retinal detachment may also be a risk.

    In certain cases, an ophthalmologic revision before blepharoplasty  may be necessary.

     

    Technique

    The surgery is performed in an operating room in a clinic or hospital. Normally it is not necessary to remain in the clinic more than a few hours after surgery. It is usually done under local anesthesia with sedation, although general anesthesia in some cases cannot be discarded.

    The procedure usually takes between one and three hours, or more when combined with other interventions. If all four eyelids are going to be treated, usually the intervention starts  by uppers. The micro-incisions are not visible from the first day of surgery (when the eye is open) because they are made in the natural crease of the upper eyelid and just below the lashes in the lower. Through these incisions the skin is separated from the fat and underlying muscle, removing excess fat and sometimes excess skin and muscle.

     

    Useful products: Two weeks before and one week after blepharoplasty the application K-vit cream or angioses eye contour gel helps to reduce skin bruising.


    The information provided on this page in no case can, nor is it intended, replace the information provided individually by your plastic surgeon. If in doubt, your plastic surgeon will provide with the appropriated explanations. If you are thinking about having an intervention of Plastic or Cosmetic Surgery, see a specialist in Aesthetic, Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery.

     

    Source: SECPRE (Spanish Society for Surgery .....)

     

     

  • HYALURONIC ACID HYALURONIC ACID

     


    Hyaluronic Acid 


    Types of fillers

    Fillderma ® Repair (revitalizing) is a clear, biodegradable, non-animal, non-cross-linked, hyaluronic acid gel. It is absorbed quickly into the skin to replenish the HA that is lost due to aging. With its hygroscopic properties, Fillderma Repair ® moisturizes the skin and restores the elasticity, firming and beauty of the skin. Treatments take 10 to 15 minutes and are regularly repeated at monthly intervals for four consecutive months.

    Fillderma ® Ultra is a clear, biodegradable, high viscosity HA gels of non- animal origin, prepared by a reticulation process. This process creates a thicker and longer lasting gel that is specially indicated for deeper and more pronounced lines and wrinkles such as the nasolabial folds and the corners of the mouth. It is also used to fill surface imperfections in the dermis such as fine lines, forehead wrinkles, crow's feet, peri- orbital lines and frown lines.

    Fillderma ® Lips. The unique and delicate lips properties require a filler specially formulated to ensure good results after being injected. Fillderma Lips ® was created specifically for lip augmentation and definition. The result of this particular design is a product  easy to inject and very gentle to mold after injection with less incidence of inflammation.

    Advantages of Fillderma Fillers

    HA is a polysaccharide found naturally in the skin and other tissues, and is a key component of the extracellular matrix. Helps to maintain hydration and contributes to the elastic properties of the skin. Because there are many stuffing HA in the market, one may ask, what makes different Fillderma ® fillers? The answer lies in our unique formula and patented Thixotropic crosslinking technology, which allows a highly viscous gel to be easily injected through a fine gauge needle without causing degradation in the modified HA particles. Thixotropic fluids can under pressure (such as the force used when injecting), increase the rate of flow and then revert to the much more viscous original state once the pressure (Injection) has been stopped. A special crosslinking process has been designed to maximize the effectiveness of the cross-linked HA chains present in the gel. The links between different HA polymer chains are promoted, while the “swing" ineffective links between portions of the same chain are minimized. This results in a gel with maximum benefit in terms of mechanical properties and durability, with a minimum amount of BDDE. Cross-linked HA status, together with the size of the gel particles, are synchronized to produce a gel which flows easily through a thin needle, but with less stress conditions after injection into the dermis, which provides elastic properties that gives the injected skin a soft and smooth feeling. The osmolarity and pH of the gel are balanced to be compatible with the fluids in the skin, without accumulating or releasing water. This minimizes problems of surplus or volume overcorrection. Because the filler is slowly broken down over time, the cross-linked chain will be broken, allowing the slow expansion of the gel particles, which compensates for the natural loss in dermal filling volume, keeping the level of correction. The degree of crosslinking can also be selected to provide a desired level of the skin durability. By optimizing all these properties dermal filler with superior performance and great patient satisfaction is obtained.

     Biphasic and monophasic fillers

    Generally, HA dermal fillers are classified into two categories: biphasic or monophasic. Biphasic HA products are composed of particles of stabilized HA gel, suspended in a fluid of non-stabilized AH. In contrast, single phase HA products such as Fillderma ®, are made entirely of stabilized HA gel no particulate. The benefit of this approach is twofold. First, the decomposition of the biphasic HA differs from the monophasic. In the biphasic product the phases of fluid and gel behave differently. The HA undergoes rapid initial degradation of the carrier fluid of non-stabilized HA, and a slower degradation of the stabilized HA gel. To combat this effect, the doctor will have to overcorrect to compensate for the initial rapid degradation. In contrast, the single-phase HA degrades in a simple and consistent manner, allowing the physician to correct until the desired appearance, eliminating the task of predicting the outcome. Additionally, the monophasic HA maintains its cohesive properties when added to water (Remains attached as a "drop” of gel) while biphasic products are more dispersed and separated to form visible micro particles. This explains why some patients experience initial biphasic HA volume loss and residual particles from selected patients treated with monophasic AH do not.  Secondly, the total volume of the syringe is filled with fine, soft gel particles clumped together. This uniform composition results in the desired qualities of softness, smoothness, and accurate filling.

    Syringe design

    We have taken great attention to assure that the line of Fillderma ® fillers is easy to inject. We have designed our syringes with extra wide edges of the extended fingers and pistons, which provide ease of use. This new design allows the doctor a higher degree of flexibility to inject. The strong shear thinning behavior of our formulation allows up Fillderma ® Ultra, which is highly viscous, to be very easy to inject with fine needles without compromising the integrity of the gel.

     

    Fig. Thixofix technology

     

     

     

     

     

    Safety

    The HA used in the Fillderma ® family of dermal fillers is obtained from bacterial biosynthesis , making it safe and non-pathogenic to humans. With less than 0.025 IU / mg endotoxin , and less than 2 ppm of protein * exceeds the highest standard of HA purity .

    Fillderma ® dermal fillers are completely free ofl animal products , thus decreasing the risk of a immunogenic reaction . The HA used in Fillderma ® product line is naturally integrated into the tissue , maintaining healthy skin and a natural appearance. Fillderma ® product line is composed of non-permanent materials allowing customers the opportunity to re- assess their needs throughout the course of treatment as they wish .

    Safety for  Fillderma ® fillers is our greatest concern . The following tests have been carried out in Fillderma ®:

     

    • Muscle Implementation muscle for 4 weeks

    • Acute systemic injection test

    • Biocompatibility Testing

    • Cytotoxicity

    • Maximization and sensitization in guinea pigs

    • Identification : pH , osmolarity , residual BDDE , sterility

    • intracutaneous reactivity

    • Mutagenicity

    • Protein

    • Reverse Mutation Analysis

    • Testing interactions with hemolysis test

    hemolysis

    • Testing local effect after implantation

    • Acute toxicity

    • Subchronic Toxicity

    • Study of biocompatibility and toxicity at 26 weeks

     

     

     

     

     

  • PEEL PREPARATION PEEL PREPARATION


    Peel Preparation


    Preparation for peel treatment

    Please follow the outline below to prepare for your Sesderma Peel treatments.

    • Use of Sesderma daily care products prior to your peel will prepare the skin, allow for better treatment results and reduce the risk of complications. This is recommended but not mandatory.
    • If you are lactating, pregnant or may be pregnant, some gentle peels may be advised: Ferulac classic, ArgiPeel, LactiPeel and GlicoPeel classic.
    • Do not go to a tanning bed two weeks prior to treatment. This practice should be discontinued, due to increased risk of skin cancer and signs of aging.
    • It is recommended that extended sun exposure be avoided, especially in the 10 days prior to treatment.
    • It is recommended to delay use of tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide and high-percentage AHA and BHA products for approximately 5 days prior to treatment.  Consult your physician before temporarily discontinuing use of any prescription medications.

     

    Post-procedure skin peels tips

    • After receiving a Sesderma peel, you should not necessarily expect to “peel”. Light flaking in a few localized areas for 3 to 5 days and residual redness for approximately 1 to 12 hours post-procedure is typical.
    • As with all peels and treatments, it is recommended that makeup not be applied the day of treatment, as is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight; however, makeup may be applied 2 to 4 hours after the treatment if desired.
    • To minimize side effects and maximize results, use the post-peel kid  for 3 to7 days or until flaking has resolved.  Ensures your skin is soothed and hydrated following
    • Treatments such us chemical peels, microdermabrasion, or IPL.
    • If the skin feels thigh, apply Nomelan C cream or SilkSeS pomade to moisture as needed.
    • It is recommended that other topical medications or AHAs products not be applied to the skin seven days post-procedure, as they may cause irritation.
    • It is recommended to delay use of tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide, five days post-procedure.
    • Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat. Use sunscreens with high SPF.
    • Do not go to a tanning bed for at least two weeks post-procedure (risk of cancer, premature aging).
    • Do not pull on any loosening or peeling skin. This could potentially cause hyperpigmentation and infection.
    • Do not have electrolysis, facial waxing or use depilatories for approximately 5 days.
  • HAIR CARE HAIR CARE

    Hair care


    Hair care


    About Your Hair

    Hair grows according to location on the body, genetic background, age, and hormonal influences. Hair is approximately 91% protein with at least 85% of the hairs on the scalp growing at one time, culminating to about one half inch per month. Normal daily hair shedding of 50-100 hairs per day is common and expected; while that may seem excessive, it is rather modest considering there is an average of 80,000 to 140,000 scalp hairs on a healthy individual.


    Hair Loss Prevention

    While baldness is progressive and unpredictable, early diagnosis for the cause of hair loss and prevention of further loss is the most important factor to slowing down the progression of hair loss. Several treatment options are available for thinning hair based on the patient’s extent of hair loss, goals, age, and gender. With proven records for hair growth and FDA-approved, oral medication Finasteride and topical Minoxidil are notable options to prevent hair loss. When used in conjunction, they help to prevent further progression of androgenic loss. While highly variable, reports exist of people who have grown cosmetically acceptable hair where balding had previously occurred while using these treatments. Other prescription compounds and technologies such as the low level 633 and 800 diode laser are also effective hair loss management options.


    Laser hair regrowth machine HL-L800

    Laser hair regrowth machine HL-L800



    Hair Loss Causes

    The most common cause of hair is heredity and genetics (androgenic alopecia). However, there is more specificity when we look at the causes for men, women, and children separately. For all people, diet is a factor in healthy hair growth and damage prevention. Eating a very low protein diet can cause hair to become fragile and thin. Over treatment with chemical straighteners, dyes, and products, problems with the thyroid gland and aging also contribute to hair loss. Alopecia areata, an autoimmune condition in which the body mistakenly forms antibodies against its own hair follicles, results in sudden loss of hair in smooth, circular patches of the scalp, eyebrows, or beard.  Women, particularly those of color, may suffer from scarring scalp conditions resulting in permanent hair loss.  Among these problems, traction alopecia may occur in women due to the tight braiding of hair begun early in life.


    Men’s Hair Loss

    Male pattern baldness (MPD) is the most common type of hair loss in men caused by genetic predisposition to lose hair at the front, central, and crown portions of the head. It is usually progressive in nature. Men with MPD inherit hair follicles with a genetic sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).  These hair follicles miniaturize and have shorter lifespans, until the follicles stop producing hair all together. As noted, the most common pattern of balding for men is receding hairline or thinning crown, areas most commonly sensitive to DHT. Other reasons for men’s hair loss include reaction to medication, serious illness or disease, or stressful events. Sometimes, men choose to ignore their baldness and accept their genetics. However, there are many ways dermatologist can help, whether by prescription, scalp injections ( with hair growth factors, organic silicon, mulberry, vitamins, dexpanthenol),  low level 630 laser treatment or surgery.


    Oral Finasteride has led to a 30-40% re-growth of hair and even higher percentage of patients who experience decreased hair loss. Therefore, the most important use of Finasteride is to limit the effects of DHT and bring the constant, excess loss to a halt.  This stoppage of the hair loss is common in 80% of patients. The effects are increased when these medications are combined with Minoxidil solutions. One problem with Minoxidil is that, along with desired areas on the head, it can produce hair growth alongside the face and forehead. Fortunately, this excessive hair growth fades away by stopping or decreasing the use of the product or by lowering the strength of the solution. Signs of re-growth can be expected in six to twelve months of consistent daily usage. It has greatest effectiveness in those who are just beginning to lose their hair because of its slowing effect on the balding process.


    Women’s Hair Loss

    Rather than simply talking to a hair stylist, it is important for women who believe they are experiencing hair loss to see a doctor and determine the actual cause by physical examination, possible biopsy and lab tests. Female hair loss patients have tripled in the past decades. For women, reasons for hair loss also include hormonal changes, ongoing illness, anemia sometimes due to low iron, rapid weight loss, and certain medications including birth control pills. Topical medications can now be used with women who are child bearing age, but must be discontinued if they become pregnant. Some women may need oral medications that decrease levels of DHT (ciproterone, spirolactone).  Other women may be treated with minoxidil, placenta extracts or estrogen lotions.   Blood tests can help to determine if other hormones, such as thyroid hormones, are causing a problem with regrowth that needs to be treated.


    Children’s Hair Loss

    Just like the causes of hair loss for men and women, causes for children are difficult to immediately identify as well. Possible reasons for children’s hair loss include accident trauma, birth defects, scarring because of surgery to remedy birth defects, and alopecia areata. Most characteristic of alopecia areata are the rapid onset of round bald patches, which are responsive to medications and have a good prognosis overall. Sometimes, this form of alopecia reappears at puberty; but, may appear in any future time.  Lice infestation may occur in a young child but usually does not cause hair loss, while the infection with a fungus may cause hair loss that is sometimes permanent. Children’s hair loss treatments include cortisone injections, topical treatments such as Minoxidil, and UVA light therapy combined with a topical photosensitizing medicine.


    UVA light therapy

    UVA light therapy



    Low level laser

    Lately, low level red and green light lasers for hair treatment are now widely used, which can be delivered as an in-office treatment.  Results are not rapid but consistent. These devices can speed hair growth induced by oral, topical, meso- injections and surgical treatments.  Hair thickening is common after six months of use, one to three times per week of 20-30 minutes duration are recommended. 

    Children’s hair loss treatments include cortisone injections, topical treatments such as Minoxidil, and UVA light therapy combined with a topical photosensitizing medicine.

     

     

    Hair Loss FAQs

    What causes hair loss?

    As we age, our hair naturally begins to thin.  For both men and women, the most common cause of hair loss (alopecia) is heredity, as your likelihood of experiencing hair loss increases if your relatives have experienced hair loss.  Other contributing factors may include underlying medical or hormonal problems, medications, excessive weight loss, stress, chemotherapy or radiation.  Signs of hair loss vary by each person and symptoms can include sudden loss of patches of hair, noticeable thinning on the scalp or crown, a receding hair line or excessive shedding.


    What can I do if I’m noticing signs of hair loss?

    The key to successful prevention and treatment of hair loss is to first understand the type of hair loss you are experiencing and its cause.  In general, as soon as you are suspicious that you have androgenic balding (male or female pattern baldness), you should begin preventative treatment.  As there is no “one-size-fits-all” technique for every patient, a consultation is important so you can be educated on your available options (medical or surgical)


    Minoxidil isn’t working, what’s the next step?

    The key to properly treating hair loss is to consult with a dermatologist who is experienced in hair loss diagnose.  Many people purchase topical medications without proper consultation, expecting overnight success.  Re-growth is a slow process that can take 6-12 months of consistent daily usage to see any results.  Minoxidil has found its greatest effectiveness with those who are just beginning to lose their hair because it actually slows down the balding process.  As Minoxidil helps to hold on to existing hair, it is most effective as a preventative hair loss treatment and not a solution for hair regrowth.  Once it is determined that Minoxidil or other topical treatment are not enough to slow down your hair loss progression, your dermatologist will discuss other preventative options such as scalp injection,  low level laser treatment as well as the latest surgical techniques for hair restoration. 


    Useful Products for hair care:

    Oral:

    • Ses kavel Hair mass capsules
    • Kavel plus capsules
    • Sebovalis capsules
    • Primuvit capsules
    • Primuvit plus capsules


    Topical:

    • Ses Kavel anti hair loss lotion
    • Ses Kavel anti hair loss ampoules
    • Ses-Kavel Mulberry foam
    • PlacenSeS hair lotion


    Shampoos

    • Ses kavel Anti hair loss shampoo
    • Ses Kavel frequency shampoo
    • Ses-Kavel anti-dandruff-oil shampoo
    • Ses kavel anti-dandruff shampoo
    • Sebovalis shampoo
  • HAIR LOSS HAIR LOSS

    Medical procedures

     

    Mediderma Diode Laser Hair

    It is a device that is equipped with 2 types of low energy laser and a multitude of LED bulbs (see drawing).

    Mediderma Diode Laser Hair

     

    Lasers:

    650 nm laser: modulates the hair follicles, improves regeneration of collagen fibers and promotes metabolism.

    808 nm Laser: accelerates blood circulation, promotes absorption of nutrients, and improves scalp health and hair quality.

     

    The LEDS:

    It also has 432 LEDs with different colors:

    - Red light (630 nm)

    - Yellow light (580 nm)

    - Blue light (460 nm)

     

    Red light has the following effects:

    - Increases cellular activity

    - Increases cell metabolism

    - Accelerates the circulation

    - Reduces fat secretion

    The blue light destroys pathogenic bacteria, fungi and mites hidden within the hair follicle.

    The yellow light soothes sensitive skin.

     LEDS


    Protocol

    The patient's scalp is exposed to the various sources of light emitted by the laser hair for periods of time ranging from 15 to 60 minutes. During this time, the subject sits and can read, listen to music or watch TV.

    A capillary mesotherapy can be performed before the treatment using the following meso-solutions: Silorgses, PlacenSeS, Panthenol, Kavel Mulberry and vitamins (Retises, C-Vit). Application may be made by rollers or spray gun.

    Immediately before using the laser hair, apply on the areas to be treated the following solutions: ATPSES MIST, follistatin, Kavel mulberry, other growth factors and minoxidil in liposomes.

     

    Complementary Products

    Topical use:

    • Liposomed Minoxidil
    • Kavel anti-hair loss  lotion
    • Kavel mulberry foam

    Meso-solutions:

    Meso-solutions with growth factors

    Shampoos:

    • Kavel anti-hair loss shampoo
    • Kavel frequent shampoo  
    • Sebovalis shampoo

    Products for oral use:

    Food supplements:

    • Kavel Hair mass capsules
    • Kavel Plus capsules
    • Sebovalis capsules
    • Primuvit capsules

    Drugs:

    Finasteride tablets

     

    Treatment time

    1. If the treatment time is 30 minutes, once a week;
    2. If the treatment is 60 minutes, once every 2 weeks
    3. Cycles of 6 months,  total treatment time is 12 h.
    4. Review each month. At 2 months you begin to notice more hair.

     

     

     

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