- SKIN DISEASES
- HAIR PROBLEMS
- NAIL DISEASES
- UNWANTED HAIR
- LASER PHOTO FACIAL
- WART'S & SKIN TAG'S
- MOLES & CORN
- BIRTH MARKS
- COSTOMIZED ACNE TREATMENTS
- MICRODERMABRASION (SKIN POLISHING)
- CHEMICAL PEELS
- DERMA ROLLER
- ACNE SCAR RESURFACING
- SKIN PIGMENTATION
- SKIN REJUVENATION
- UNDER EYE DARK CIRCLES
- SMOOTHING OF FINE LINES & WRINKLES
- SKIN BIOPSY
- INTRA LESIONAL THERAPY
- HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
- NAIL SURGERY
- EAR LOBE REPAIR
- EAR PIERCING
- VITILIGO ( WHITE SPOT, LEUKODERMA) SURGERY
- MOLE & SCAR REMOVAL
- SKIN ALLERGY
- CRYO THERAPY
- SKIN DISEASES
WHAT IS BOTOX?
BOTOX is the number 1 selling treatment of its kind
- It is the first and only treatment FDA-approved to temporarily make moderate to severe frown lines, crow's feet and forehead lines look better in adults.
- A quick 10-minute treatment with minimal downtime.
- You may begin to notice results within 24 to 48 hours for moderate to severe frown lines.
- It delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.
Join the millions of men and women who make BOTOX part of what they do to care for their appearance. Ask for the first and only BOTOX by name.
What happens during laser hair removal?
- Before the treatment, the area to be treated will be cleansed. Some patients receive a numbing gel. Numbing the area to be treated helps when a small area will be treated and the skin is very sensitive. It takes about 30 to 60 minutes for a numbing gel to work.
- The laser treatment will take place in a room set up specifically for laser treatments. Everyone in the room must wear protective eyewear during the procedure. To perform the procedure, the skin is held taut and the skin is treated with the laser. Many patients say that the laser pulses feel like warm pinpricks or a rubber band being snapped against the skin.
- A laser removes hair by vaporizing it. This causes small plumes of smoke that have a sulfur-like smell.
- How long your treatment lasts depends on the size of the area being treated. Treating the upper lip takes minutes. If you are having a large area like the back or legs treated, your treatment may last more than an hour.
How long will the results of laser hair removal last?Most patients remain hair free for months or even years. When some of the hair regrows, it will likely be less noticeable. To keep the area free of hair, a patient may need maintenance laser treatments.
What are the possible side effects?The most common side effects are minor and last 1 to 3 days. These side effects include:
Other possible side effects are rare when laser hair removal is performed by a dermatologist or under the dermatologist’s direct supervision. Other possible side effects include: .. Blistering
.. Herpes simplex (cold sores) outbreaks
Skin lightening or darkening
In time, skin color tends to return to normal. Some changes to skin color, however, are permanent. This is why seeing a medical doctor who is skilled in laser treatments and has in-depth knowledge of the skin is so important.
It is also important to follow your dermatologist’s instructions. Following both the before-treatment instructions and after-treatment instructions will greatly reduce your risk of side effects.
What are the aims of this leaflet?
This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about phototherapy. It tells you what it is, what is involved, what the potential side effects are, and where to find out more about it.
What is phototherapy?
The term phototherapy is a form of treatment where fluorescent light bulbs are used to treat skin conditions. Natural sunlight has been known to be beneficial in certain skin disorders for thousands of years, and it is the ultraviolet part of the radiation produced by the sun that is used in phototherapy, in particular the ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) wavelengths of light.
Types of phototherapy
- Broadband UVB(BBUVB) in which a skin condition is treated with the full UVB spectrum. Examples of skin conditions treated by BBUVB are psoriasis and eczema.
- Narrowband UVB (NBUVB)in which just a small part of the UVB spectrum is used to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema. NBUVB is considered more effective, especially for severe psoriasis, eczema, polymorphic light eruption.
- PUVA(Psoralen + UVA) in which UVA radiation is combined with a sensitiser (a chemical that increases the effect of UVA on the skin) called a psoralen. PUVA is used to treat psoriasis, vitiligo, cutaneus T-cell lymphoma
- It delivers predictable, subtle results, so you look like you, only with less noticeable facial lines.
What reasons might prevent you having phototherapy?• If you are unable to attend regularly for treatment.
• If you are unable to stand unaided for up to ten minutes.
• If your skin condition is caused or made worse by natural sunlight.
• If you have xeroderma pigmentosum.
• If you are taking a medicine which suppresses your immune system, such as ciclosporin or methotrexate.
• PUVA treatment may not be used if you have severe liver or kidney disease.
• If you are taking medicines that make you more sensitive to sunlight.
• If you are pregnant (only for PUVA).
Do I need to avoid anything whilst having phototherapy?• Medicines that make you more sensitive to ultraviolet light. You should inform the phototherapy staff of any new medicines prescribed or purchased, including herbal preparations.
• Additional sun exposure or the use of sunbeds.
• Excessive quantities of foods such as celery, carrots, figs, citrus fruits, parsnips and parsley; these can make you more sensitive to ultraviolet light.
• Perfumed skin products.
• Creams, ointments and lotions on treatment days other than moisturisers, unless directed by the phototherapy staff.
• Short haircuts, as they may result in burning of previously covered skin. Do not grow a beard or moustache if you don’t already have one.
What are the potential side effects of phototherapy? The common, short-term side effects of phototherapy include:• Redness and discomfort (sunburn).
• Dry and itchy skin.
• Folliculitis – inflammation of the hair roots may occur. This is usually mild, and it does not cause significant discomfort and usually require no treatment or interruption of the UV therapy.
• A sunlight-induced rash called polymorphic light eruption may develop whilst receiving ultraviolet light.
• Cold sores – if you are prone to these it is advisable to cover the area usually affected with sun block when having ultraviolet treatment.
• Blisters in areas of psoriasis.
• Worsening of skin disease.
• Using PUVA treatment with psoralen tablets may cause nausea.
WHAT IS Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an exciting new method using your own blood to correct pitted acne scars on the skin. You may have heard about this acne scar treatment technique, which is also known as the “Vampire Facial,” as it has gained popularity amongst celebrities and beauty insiders.
The method of injecting your own blood into the face is new and is showing exciting results for patients looking to correct acne scars and rejuvenate their skin.
The platelets found in our blood do a host of beneficial things, such as stimulate the regrowth of collagen and elastin, the building blocks of young and healthy skin. When your own blood is injected back into your skin, the body naturally begins a healing process that helps rid of acne scars. We often recommend PRP as an add-on therapy to laser acne scar treatments, to deliver the best results possible to our acne scar patients. At Hairline International, we strongly believe that combination therapy is the most effective approach to acne scar treatment.
What are the aims of this leaflet?
This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about patch testing. It tells you what a patch test is, what is involved and what the potential side effects are.
What is patch testing?
Patch testing is a specialist procedure carried out by dermatology doctors and dermatology nurses to find out whether your skin condition is caused or aggravated by an allergy to substances which have come into contact with your skin. This is called contact allergy.
Substances that cause an allergic reaction are called allergens. They can be found at home, at work or in leisure activities.
What should I bring to the patch test clinic?
On the first appointment please bring:• A list of medication - any prescribed drugs you are taking.
• All ointments and creams you use including those prescribed and those you may have bought yourself.
• Your own products - items you use at home which you think may be causing or worsening your skin condition such as toiletries, cosmetics, nail polish, perfumes and hair products. If you put any products directly on your skin then please bring both the product and the packaging, including the leaflet, where the ingredients are listed. For other items such as household cleansers, washing powder and fabric softeners, it is only necessary to bring the packaging showing the list of ingredients. If you have been asked to bring any particular product or substance, it is important to remember to bring them with you.
• Products and chemicals used at work - if you think that substances at work may be making your skin condition worse please bring in the Health and Safety Data sheets of these products. These will be available at your place of work although you may need to speak to the Head of Health and Safety. You may be asked to bring samples of these products for testing, if necessary.
What does patch testing involve?
Do Not:On the first visit, each substance to be tested will be applied to your back in special small disc (about 1cm in diameter) containers held in place by hypoallergenic tape. The location of the containers is identified by marking your back with ink. Occasionally the arms or the thighs are also used to patch test. Itching of the test areas is normal, but you are strongly advised not to scratch. You should allow up to 2 hours for this first visit. • Do not get your back wet or bath, swim or shower during the week of the tests. A cool shallow bath is a good alternative. • Do not wear cherished or pale-coloured clothing as the tests and the marker ink may permanently stain it.
• Do not expose your back to the sun or artificial sunlight (sun lamps) during testing.
Do:• Do avoid sport or heavy physical work during the week of the tests, as sweating will cause the patches to fall off.
• Do wear an old bra or shirt for the week of the tests and wear a shirt or vest to sleep in to protect the patches. Clothes that open at the front can be easier to take on and off than those which go over your head.
• If a patch starts to peel off, tape the edges down using Micropore tape. If a whole patch comes loose, remove it and note the time and date. • Contact your clinic if you are concerned.
What side effects may occur?
Side effects are rare, but include:
• Skin reddening and itching at the application site (a positive test result) - this usually disappears after a few days. A strongly positive patch test may cause a blister.
• Persistent reaction - some positive test reactions may remain for up to a month before fading away.
• Flare up of eczema - a positive patch test may be accompanied by a flare up of existing or previous eczema.
What are the aims of this leaflet?
This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about cryotherapy. It tells you what cryotherapy is, what is involved and what the potential side effects are.
WHAT IS CRYOTHERAPY?
The term ‘cryotherapy’ literally means ‘treatment using low temperature’ and refers to the removal of skin lesions by freezing them. The most common product used by doctors is liquid nitrogen.
What conditions can be treated with cryotherapy?
A wide variety of superficial benign (non-cancerous) lesions can be treated with cryotherapy, but it is most commonly used to remove actinic keratoses (an area of sun-damaged skin found predominantly on sun-exposed parts of the body), viral warts, seborrhoeic keratoses, Bowen’s disease and other benign lesions. Occasionally, your dermatologist may suggest using cryotherapy to treat a superficial type of a low grade skin cancer known as basal cell carcinoma.
What does the procedure involve?
Cryotherapy is often carried out by a dermatologist, during the course of a routine out-patient consultation without any special preparation. Whilst liquid nitrogen is usually applied to the skin by using a spray gun, a metal probe or a cotton bud can sometimes be used instead.What are the side effects of this treatment? Immediate side effects: • Pain - cryotherapy is usually well-tolerated but can sometimes be painful if a deep freeze has been necessary (i.e. to treat a basal cell carcinoma). This discomfort can occur both at the time of treatment and for a variable time thereafter. Painkillers (such as paracetamol) taken for the first 24 hours may relieve the discomfort; also taking a painkiller an hour or so prior to the anticipated treatment may reduce the discomfort.
• Swelling and redness - this is a normal immediate response to freezing the skin and usually settles after two to three days. For a short while the treated area may ooze a little watery fluid. Cryotherapy close to the eyes may induce prominent puffiness of the lower eyelids which settles within days.
• Blistering - this is also a common consequence of cryotherapy and blisters settle after a few days as the scab forms. Some people blister more easily than others and the development of blisters does not necessarily mean that the skin has been frozen too much. Occasionally the blisters may become filled with blood; this is harmless and should only be punctured if a blister is painful and very uncomfortable, using a sterile needle. We would suggest you gain advice from your doctor who performed the treatment before doing this.
• Infection - uncommonly, infection can occur, resulting in increased pain and the formation of pus: this may require topical antiseptic or antibiotic therapy from the doctor who performed the treatment or your GP.
Subsequent side effects: • Scarring - rarely, a scar will form, especially if a deep freeze has been necessary (i.e. to treat a basal cell carcinoma).
• Hypertropic/Keloid scarring – very rarely a raised scar can form following treatment with cryotherapy which appears as a rounded, hard growth on the skin. These are harmless lesions, more common in dark skinned individuals compared to Caucasians.
• Pigmentation changes - the skin at and around the treatment site may lighten or darken in colour, especially in dark-skinned people. This usually improves with time but may be permanent.
• Numbness - if a superficial nerve is frozen, it may result in numbness of the area of skin supplied by that nerve. Normal feeling usually returns within a matter of months.
• Treatment may not be effective, or the condition may recur.
WHAT IS Wart & Mole Removal ?
Moles are removed for cosmetic as well as medical reasons. Do speak to our dermatologist if you are worried about a raised, itchy mole, which may have suddenly increased in size or changed colour.Treatments for Mole & Wart Removal
• Cutting / Excision: This method involves cutting out the moles along with a small area of the surrounding skin. Before cutting out, the area is treated with a local anesthetic so that the patient feels no discomfort.
• Shave removal: Some skin moles are on the surface and can be scaled off or shaved with the help of a scalpel. .
• Freezing: A relatively simple outpatient procedure, it is suited for surfacial non-cancerous moles only. T
• Laser Removal: Smaller, non-cancerous moles that don’t protrude above the surface of the skin may also be removed with a laser treatment.
WHAT IS RADIOFREQUENCY?
High frequency radio waves are used to remove warts and skin tags. Hair disease may refer to excessive shedding or baldness (or both). Balding can be localised or diffuse, scarring or non-scarring. Increased hair can be due to hormonal factors (hirsutism) or non-hormonal (hypertrichosis). Scalp disorders may or may not be associated with hair loss.How does radiofrequency tighten skin?
Like any form of energy, RF has the capacity to produce heat—and while each brand-name application uses a slightly different technology, all work by heating the skin’s deeper layers to induce new collagen and elastin production and encourage cell turnover, helping skin become firmer, thicker and more youthful-looking.
WHAT IS Acne & Scars ?
Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall.Do...
Stay out of the sun. Overexposure to the sun can darken scars and make them look more prominent.
Irritate inflamed skin. Overwashing or scrubbing scarred areas can further reduce skin elasticity and heighten the appearance of the scar.
Pick at scars. Bacteria from unwashed fingers and nails increase the risk of additional cysts forming, leading to the development of a larger scar.
Give up on acne scars. New techniques - some non-surgical - can dramatically improve both the depth and appearance of acne scars.
WHAT IS Hair & Nail Diseases ?
Hair disease may refer to excessive shedding or baldness (or both). Balding can be localised or diffuse, scarring or non-scarring. Increased hair can be due to hormonal factors (hirsutism) or non-hormonal (hypertrichosis). Scalp disorders may or may not be associated with hair loss.Symptoms
Photograph showing male-pattern baldness
Photograph showing female-pattern baldness
Photograph showing patchy hair loss (alopecia areata)
Patchy hair loss (alopecia areata)
Photograph showing traction alopecia
Hair loss can appear in many different ways, depending on what's causing it. It can come on suddenly or gradually and affect just your scalp or your whole body. Some types of hair loss are temporary, and others are permanent.
Most baldness is caused by genetics (male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness). This type of hair loss is not preventable. These tips may help you avoid preventable types of hair loss:
Avoid tight hairstyles, such as braids, buns or ponytails.
Avoid compulsively twisting, rubbing or pulling your hair.
Treat your hair gently when washing and brushing. A wide-toothed comb may help prevent pulling out hair.
Avoid harsh treatments such as hot rollers, curling irons, hot oil treatments and permanents.
Avoid medications and supplements that could cause hair loss.
A nail disease or onychosis is a disease or deformity of the nail. Although the nail is a structure produced by the skin and is a skin appendage, nail diseases have a distinct classification as they have their own signs and symptoms which may relate to other medical conditions.Shape and texture
Nail clubbing - nails that curve down around the fingertips with nailbeds that bulge is associated with oxygen deprivation and lung, heart, or liver disease.
Koilonychia - spooning, or nails that grow upwards. Associated with iron-deficiency anaemia or vitamin B12 deficiency.
Pitting of the nails is associated with psoriasis.
Beau's lines are horizontal ridges in the nail.
Discoloration of entire nail bed
Yellowing of the nail bed is associated with chronic bronchitis, lymphatic problems, diabetes, and liver disorders.
Brown or copper nail beds are associated with arsenic or copper poisoning, and local fungal infection.
Redness is associated with heart conditions.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP is a medical treatment that initiates hair growth. In this therapy, plasma from one’s own blood is used to catalyze hair growth. After extraction, PRP is specially prepared by spinning down the blood cells to a high concentration. This highly concentrated platelet rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into the scalp and topically.
How does Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy work for hair re-growth?
The primary purpose of using PRP in hair restoration is to stimulate inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into an active growth phase. With the use of derma roller, mesogun or insulin syringe, plasma is injected into the scalp. The platelets stimulate the stem cells located in the Dermal Papilla as well as other structures of the hair follicle which stimulates their growth.
What can you expect after the treatment?
Platelet cells accelerate the rate and degree of tissue healing and regeneration, and formation of new cellular growth. So, you can expect new hair growth along the existing hair line along with improved texture, health & overall density of hair.
Are there any side effects of PRP treatment?
During the procedure, the cells from your own blood are injected back into your scalp so that it is not rejected by your immune system. Owing to this, there is no chance of any side effect, infection or allergy. However, there might be temporary mild redness, bruising or headache.
How long does one session take?
At Clinic Dermatech, it takes around 30-45 minutes for a single PRP session. So, you can visit your nearest Clinic Dermatech branch during your lunch hours and resume work after the procedure.