This is the fastest and strongest hair reduction laser. It is also very safe and has the best track record of achieving permanent hair reduction in all skin colors. The Alexandrite laser is the best for hair reduction on people with all skin types. In fact, it's one of the only lasers effective on lighter hair - particularly on those who've experienced unsuccessful hair reduction in the past. It also has the most effective surface cooling of all lasers, using unique cryogenic cooling.
All areas of the face and body can be treated.
In good hands, it is an extremely safe laser. The clinicians at DC Dermatologicum are highly trained to use the Candela Laser.
The intense light of the laser heats the melanin in the base of the hair follicle, permanently destroying the hair bulb. The feeder blood vessels to the hair bulb are also destroyed.
The area is shaved before treatment so there is no need to grow hair beforehand. Don't pluck, wax or use electrolysis or a depilatory cream for at least 4-6 weeks before treatment. Shaving is ok.
The large head of the machine is passed over the area to be treated delivering heat. As the hair is shaven, the heat only targets the hair bulb and does not burn the skin. It can be a little painful, but numbing cream can be used - in fact, the Candela Laser delivers effective cooling to the surface of the skin, significantly minimizing the pain, especially when used on sensitive areas.
5-60 minutes per session, depending on the size of the area targeted. Hair reduction with the Candela Laser requires a third to half the time to complete each treatment compared to most other laser machines. Due to its power and effectiveness, fewer treatments will also be required. You will need 4-8 sessions over about 12 months due to hair growth stages and the area targeted.
Recovery is immediate, though the area may be a little red for a few hours.
For the first 24 hours, avoid the sun, exfoliation and tight clothing as these can irritate the area. Your hair should not be waxed or tweezed during the treatment period as this encourages hair growth and strength. But you may shave, bleach or trim the area.
The technology is very advanced, therefore hair reduction is permanent, so long as the procedure is performed correctly and all growth stages are treated.
A skin tag is a small, common, soft but harmless skin growth. It is defined as a benign growth of the skin that is connected to the body by a short stalk. Skin tags appear like lesions that appear to hang off the skin. There are various methods to remove skin tags. No health insurance plan covers skin tag removal since it is most often removed for cosmetic reasons. Find out more on identifying skin tags and understanding their removal process.
Most doctors recommend removal of skin tags only when it is absolutely necessary. Removal becomes essential when skin tags are irritated and sore by rubbing of clothing or jewelry, they become a source of discomfort. A dermatologist can easily remove a skin tag by burning it off with electric needle or by cutting it off with a scalpel or scissors. Usually the healing process takes a week or two.
Skin tags may be removed by any of the above methods after injecting a small amount of a local anesthetic. Antiseptic cleansing thereafter would prevent infection. If bleeding occurs, it is usually stopped with a chemical called aluminum chloride or electric - cauterizing treatment. If it is not obvious that the skin growth is a skin tag, the doctor may want to send a biopsy which means the doctor will remove a small piece of skin to be examined in a laboratory to find out if it is malignant or not.
Hyaluronics are medium-term dermal fillers made from a synthetic polymer of hyaluronic acid. Our skin makes its own hyaluronic acid (it helps retain water under our skin for skin hydration), which is why it is a temporary filler - the body naturally absorbs it after a few months.
Smile creases, jowling creases (marionette lines that produce downturned lips), frown and forehead creases, creases around the eyes and hollows underneath the eyes, crease lines above and below the lips, the lips to plump and reshape, the nose, chin, jawline and cheeks to add volume and reshape, and the eyebrows to create lift. During your consultation, the Doctor will discuss your needs to determine the amount of dermal filler required. You can begin with a small amount of the filler and build on this, depending on the result you would like and your budget.
Hyaluronics have been used around the world since the mid nineties. They are completely safe and are not known to cause allergic reactions.
Firstly, the soft gel fillers plump and flatten age lines, creases and depressions (such as smile lines and the lines above and below the lips). Once in place, the skin isn't able to fold in these areas as easily and therefore you receive significant protection from advanced ageing and further collagen loss. Secondly, you are able to fill and enhance facial features, such as the lips, cheeks, chin and nose, where volume is lacking. Not only do dermal fillers perform a cosmetic enhancement, they prevent the folds and creases from becoming deeper - they act as a cushioning pad plus they stimulate new collagen growth in the base of creases.
The filler is injected into the desired area(s). You receive a local anaesthetic to minimise discomfort.
10-20 minutes. You may require up to 3 sessions, depending on the size and type of area targeted.
In most cases you will be able to return to your normal activities straightaway. There is usually no discomfort once the local anaesthetic has worn off. Swelling and some redness is apparent for a few hours. You may also see a few tiny needle-prick marks and some local bruising. These can be easily masked with make-up. In the case of lip enhancement, younger people will recover overnight, but older people (with more shrunken and scarred lips) can expect reasonable swelling for 2-3 days.
It is important to revisit the clinic for a follow-up consultation 10 days after your treatment. The Doctor will mould and massage the gel padding to ensure there are no lumps, fix any slight movements (which is common) and check if the filler is providing the maximum repair/support.
As they are a natural body product, hyaluronics are slowly absorbed into the body and will require topping up after 6-12 months, depending on the type and the amount used as well as the site injected. The more product used, and the thicker and firmer the version of the product, the longer it will remain in place. Also, the less an area moves, the longer it will last.
LDM is the abbreviation for Local Dynamic Micro massage of dermal tissue structures acting directly on the cells and fibres. In this pending patent technology two ultra sound waves of different frequencies are blended together to form a new LDM-Wave.
This machine can be used in most areas where the skin needs to be treated. However the most popular areas are: Face, neck, décolleté, stomach, hips, thighs and back.
LDM produces thermal, biochemical and mechanical effects in one operation. The collagen fibres become tightened and spatially organized, the endogenous collagen production will be stimulated and its degradation will be reduced. Each treatment gives partical reversal of skin ageing. This makes the LDM technology an important component of modern anti- ageing concepts for skin rejuvenation in aesthetic medicine. This method enables through its direct effect onto different MMP's (matrix metalloproteinases) the delicate intervention into the connective tissue metabolism on its different levels - from the stimulation of fibroblasts right up to inhibition of collagenases and gelatinases activity. Through some special mixing of different frequencies in one LDM wave one can specifically change the dynamic ratios in the connective tissue metabolism.
The procedure is carried out usually with a facial cleansing treatment and this will in total last an hour. The portion of Ultra sound in this hour can vary from 20-30 mins.
During this treatment you will feel no discomfort. The only thing you will feel is a slight warming sensation. Therefore the recovery is immediate.
Aesthetic applications of LDM waves keep the skin young! Depending on the age and the condition of the skin an introductory course of 8-12 sessions is recommended, after that recurrently and according to the skin problem on maintenance treatment on average 1-2 months.
The term "Swedish Massage" refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. Swedish massage was developed in the 1700's by a Swedish doctor named Per Henrik Ling.
The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons keeping them supple and pliable. Swedish massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and is suggested in a regular program for stress management. It also has many specific medical uses.
Swedish massage techniques include: long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration, effleurage, and shaking motions. The usually sequence of techniques are:
Swedish massage feels good, is relaxing and invigorating. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation
Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face to smooth texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes and pre-cancerous growths to produce healthy, glowing skin. There are three types of chemical peels, ranging from mild to strong - alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), tricholoroacetic acid (TCA) and phenol - and formula strengths are tailored to each patient. Peels can be combined with other procedures such as facelifts for a younger look. skin on hands.
BOTOX or botulinum toxin type A, is a protein commonly used to reduce or eliminate the appearance of facial wrinkles. It is injected under the skin into areas surrounding the eyes, forehead and mouth to smooth crow's feet, frown and worry lines, and lines on the neck. BOTOX injections block nerve impulses, weakening muscles to relax wrinkles and give the face a rejuvenated look. BOTOX may also be useful for migraine headaches, excessive sweating, and eye and neck muscle spasms.
Hyperhidrosis is a disorder characterized by excessive sweating that occurs in up to 1% of the population. The excessive sweating can occur in the hands (palmar hyperhidrosis), in the armpits (axillary hyperhidrosis), or in the feet (plantar hyperhidrosis). Although nobody understands the exact cause of this excessive sweating in specific individuals, it is known that the sweating is controlled by the sympathetic nervous system.
The initial treatment for hyperhidrosis is usually medical and does not involve surgery. Another treatment is iontopheresis. This consists of a treatment of electrical stimulation, usually in the hands. A newer treatment for hyperhidrosis is BOTOX®. When a small amount of BOTOX® (Botulinum Toxin Type A) is injected into the armpits or palms, it stops those areas from getting clammy and sweaty. BOTOX® injections, however, are only temporary and have to be repeated two to three times a year.