Aesthetic procedures - what you should know!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted By : Dr. Surbhi - M.B.B.S., M.D. (Skin)

Posted On : Apr 16, 2011 (Views : 2927)

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Procedure 1: Mole Removal

One or two moles add to your beauty. However, removal of mole is recommended if:
a There are multiple moles
a Moles is increasing in size
a Moles losing its black color
a Mole that come in way of shaving or get rubbed against in clothing or jwellery.
a Simply if you dream of spotless face.

a Chemical touch: for smaller and flat moles, may require 2 to 5 sittings
a Radiofrequency: for larger and raised moles, done in 2to 3 sittings

Time for procedure: 15 min
Sittings: 1 to 3, depending on the depth of mole. Mole is removed gradually in 1 to 3 sittings to minimize scar formation.
Downtime: Black color scab is left after procedure which falls off in 7-10 days. Total healing of scar occur in next 1-3 months.

Outcome: 80 to 90 % improvement. Minimal scar of skin color will remain after removing larger moles.

Procedure 2: Age spots ( or sebhoreic keratosis)

Age spots are brown to black coloured flat to raised marks that appear with increasing age on face, neck and hand. They can appear as early as thirties and increase gradually in number over the years.

Method of removal:
a Chemical touch: for smaller and flat age spots, may require 2 to 5 sittings
a Radiofrequency: for larger and raised age spots, done in 2to 3 sittings
Downtime: A scab form that falls off in 7 to 10 days.
Outcome: Age spots usually disappear after treatment. However, new one can appear with age which needs to be treated again.

Procedure 3: Skin tags removal
Skin tag are skin tissue that project from the surrounding skin from a small, narrow stalk. Skin tags typically occur in characteristic locations including the base of the neck, underarms, eyelids, groin folds, and under the breasts.
Method of removal:
After injecting local anesthesia with insulin syringe, skin tags are removed with radifrequency machine
Downtime: A scab forms which falls off in 7-10 days.

Procedure 4: Corn removal
Corns occur as a result of chronic friction on skin of feet. Treatment is usually sorted for when corn cause pain on weight bearing during walking.
Method: Pairing and cautery
Procedure: Dead skin is removed with a surgical blade until central core is removed. Donat worry the procedure is painless as only dead skin is removed. This is followed by chemical application. The patient gets immediate relief from pain after pairing.
Time: 5-10 minutes per corn
Patient is advised to do padding with cotton or foam and is suggested to change to better footwear to avoid repeated pressure at the site of corn.

Procedure 5: Wart removal
Wart (or moka in hindi) is result of viral infection and commonly occur on hands and feet. They are usually painless however they can spread and increase in number if treatment is delayed.

Electrocautery: Wart is anaesthetized by injecting local anaesthesia with an insulin syringe which is of course bit painful. This is followed by removing all the visible wart tissue with a radiofrequency machine.

Recurrence: Microscopic wart tissue usually remains after the procedure at which is usually taken care by patents immunity. However, it can cause recurrences by re-inoculating at the same or near by site. Certain medications are prescribed post procedure to boost immunity specially if there are multiple warts.

Downtime: A scab forms at the site of wart which falls off in 7-10 days. An antiseptic cream is usually prescribed to avoid any infection.
Precautions: Warts are caused by a virus so they can spread to others, so
a Do not share your soap and towels with others
a If you have warts on feet, wear slippers while taking bath.
a If you plan to join swimming, get yourself treated first.

Procedure 5: Freckles

Freckles are small brown colored spots that occur on sun exposed parts like face, neck and back of hands.
Method: Chemical touch- A chemical is applied carefully on each freckle which causes mild stinging for few minutes.
Downtime: All the freckles become more prominent after procedure and fall off in 4 to 7 days.
Sittings: 1-3, depending on the intensity of pigmentation.
Precautions: Sun Protection (see summer skin care for more details). Even few minutes of sun exposure on a bright sunny day is enough to induce freckles especially in those who are susceptible.

Procedure 6:Hair re-growth procedures
Chemical touch: Chemical is applied on the scalp in area of hair loss. This stimulates hair growth.
Sittings: 2 to 5 at 2 weeks interval

Mesotherapy: Cocktail of micronutrients and hair growth stimulants are injected into scalp near hair roots which stimulates hair growth.
Sittings: 3 to 10 at two weeks interval.

Procedure 7: Dermarollers: This device involves micro-needling technique, wherein multiple pricks are made in skin which stimulates collagen production.
i Aged and sagging skin: improves skin texture and tightens loose skin.
i Acne scars: causes shrinkage in the size of scar.
i Stretch marks reduction
i Hair regrowth : Using dermaroller, the absorption of topical hair stimulants into the hair roots can be expedited.

Procedure: Face is numbed by applying an anesthetic cream on full face for an hour. Dermaroller which multiple needles is moved in predetermined fashion. Mind it the procedure is painless.
Downtime: There is mild redness and swelling post-procedure which settles over few hours.
Sittings: 3 to 7 at 2 weeks interval.
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