Organic Peel and Cosmetic Tattoos

ORGANIC PEELING What is Organic Peel? Organic peeling is basically a form of exfoliation. It removes the outer layer of the skin using organic ingredients. Organic peels sink into the skin targeting deeper layers. It improves the health and appearance of your skin in a natural way. COSMETIC TATOOING Tattooing has been available way back in the glacial age or …

Mohs surgery, Flaps and Grafts, Rhinophyma and Dermabrasion

Mohs micrographic surgery is a meticulous technique in the removal of cancerous skin tumors such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma in situ, merkel cell carcinoma, dermatofibrosarcoma, sebaceous carcinoma and atypical fibroxanthoma, among others. The Mohs surgeon is both the pathologist and surgeon. He or she examines 100% of the specimen under the microscope. The tumor is excised …

Dermoscopy

Last January 29, 2017, a dermoscopy workshop was organized by PADSFI at Ace Spa Hotel, Ortigas. The activity was well attended by members, colleagues and dermatology residents. The objective of the workshop was to familiarize the participants on the importance and proper use of the dermatoscope in our everyday practice as dermatologists and dermatologic surgeons. Dr Jasmin Jamora shared her …

Skin Biopsy

It is an essential investigation in the diagnosis of many skin disorders and necessary in skin tumors wherein a specimen is obtained for histological examination by a dermatopathologist. Indications: Diagnostic confirmation of a clinical diagnosis i.e. skin malignancies, atypical lesions, vesiculobullous lesions Prognostication of a disease i.e. lupus erythematosus or prognosis of a tumor (Breslow’s depth for melanoma) Obtain information …

Liposuction

Liposuction surgery is one of the commonest cosmetic procedures performed here in the Philippines as well as in the USA. Though seemingly easy to do, there are a lot of safety parameters that need to be observed from the preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative stages. A complete medical history of the patient ( present and past) covering the family history for …

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma or PRP is one of the latest treatment modalities that has gained popularity in the fields of dermatology, cosmetic and plastic surgery, orthopedics and dentistry. PRP is a concentrate of platelets suspended in a small amount of plasma obtained after centrifugation of the patient’s blood.  This is then reintroduced to the same patient at the sites to …

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 …