Simple Excision and Wound Closure

Simple skin excision is a minor operation done as an out-patient procedure.  It is the management of choice for cysts and mass on the skin, benign or malignant.  The procedure entails taking out of the entire lesion under local anesthesia. Wound closure is a procedure done after a skin excision.  Different sutures are used depending on the location of the …

Aesthetic Thread Mimetics in Facelifting

Facelift surgery has been the gold standard in the aesthetic enhancement of the face. For many years, thread lifting has been employed to attempt to create the effects of surgery sans the risks and downtime.  However, the use of these earlier threads was short lived due inherent problems of these thick, non-absorbable sutures. We have seen in recent years the …

Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum neurotoxin injections were first used medically by Neurologists to treat spastic muscle disorders, such as blepharospasms and hemifacial spasms.  But its usefulness in relaxing hyperactive muscles soon led to aesthetic uses pioneered, developed, and mastered by Dermatologic surgeons, mainly to treat glabellar frown lines as its initially FDA-approved indication, followed by off-label uses to reduce horizontal forehead worry lines …

Carboxytherapy

Carbon dioxide is an odorless, colorless, sterile gas found naturally in the body. Human cells use oxygen as fuel and excrete carbon dioxide as a byproduct of metabolism. Carbon dioxide is a known vasodilator and has been used widely in France and Italy for over 50 years in a procedure called Carboxytherapy, to improve blood circulation. Carboxytherapy is the procedure …

Aesthetic Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is a medical technique whereby active substance are introduced into the skin surface by numerous micro-injections to correct aesthetic disorders such as skin aging, pigmentation, cellulite and alopecia. The term “meso” is derived from the mesoderm or middle layer of the skin (approx. 1 mm deep). Mesotherapy brings just the right materials to the exact place where it is needed- …

Basic Steps on How to Delay Signs of Aging

Age is Just a Number However signs of aging could set in earlier than our actual calendar age. It all boils down to how you live your daily life, how you cope with stress either from your work or personal life. Our skin can show all the signs of aging such as dryness, fine lines, wrinkles, sallowness, uneven skin tone …

What is fractional CO2 skin resurfacing?

Fractional CO2 skin resurfacing is a process by which a laser is used to vaporize precise columns of skin at a specified energy and depth. As the skin heals, healthier skin cells are formed and more organized collagen is induced leading to smoother tighter skin. Columns of normal skin left behind ensure that there is no scar formation. In fact, …

What is Sclerotherapy?

Sclerotherapy is an outpatient procedure that can eradicate certain types of leg veins (e.g. varicose veins, spider veins). Topical anesthesia is applied, a fine needle is inserted into the vein, and a sclerosant is injected. The sclerosant causes inflammation of the blood vessel wall and eventually scar formation. Blood is then redirected to the healthier vessels. Upon consultation, you will …