Here we are in a field where everyday we discover some new things, technologies and procedures. I included some new terminologies here. Expecting many of dermatologists are already added in their practice, hope it will be helpful for new dermatologists like me.
- Micro-Channeling- micro-channeling is a minor form of micro-needling which creates tiny channels in epidermis and superficial dermis where active topical solutions are infused. It gives unique and painless skin rejuvenation alternative to cosmetic lasers. This type of treatment can be used in sun damage, pigmentations, open pores, wrinkles, and dehydrated skin. This is painless and fast delivery system.
- Eartox- Ear-tox is the procedure, which could be described as ‘Botox for ears’, has become increasingly popular over the last few years. Eartox is the newest craze in cosmetic surgery as more and more people opt to get dermal fillers injected into their ears to achieve a more youthful look. Over the years, a love for dangly, large earrings may leave women with sagging earlobes covered with fine lines and wrinkles. With the new Botox for ears, patients who are self-conscious about their ears can easily have them plumped back to their former glory. Eartox is most commonly performed on women who are over the age of 40. The goal of eartox is to help the patients regain their confidence in the appearance of their ears. Hyaluronic acid filler, such as Juvederm, Restylane or Belotero, are most commonly used to give a patient eartox.
- SculpSure- SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen. It’s a state-of-the-art, controlled light-based technology, ideal for patients looking to get rid of stubborn fat. The 1060 nm wavelength’s specific affinity for adipose tissue, coupled with minimal absorption in the dermis, allows SculpSure to efficiently treat areas of troublesome fat in just 25 minutes. Over time, the body naturally eliminates the disrupted fat cells with results seen as quickly as 6 weeks and optimal results usually seen in as few as 12 weeks.
- LED– Several lamps that generate visible light, many of them using light-emitting diodes (LEDs), have recently found their way to the dermatologic armamentarium. Claims of their value in the treatment of a variety of conditions ranging from cosmetic (antiwrinkle) to acne, rosacea, and skin cancer are made to market them.
- Colour Contouring- Colour contouring is a colouring technique specifically used to accentuate or soften facial features. Much like the makeup technique, hair colour contouring uses darker tones to add depth to areas that you want to appear softer or more drawn in, and lighter shades to enhance other areas or make them appear brighter. Your hair is what surrounds your face, so it can make a huge difference to how you see your face shape. It also allows us as colour technicians to work alongside our stylists to create a colour formula that works in perfectly with your haircut and style. The most ‘ideal’ (or balanced, rather) face shape is oval, so the concept of colour contouring is designed to balance out a variety of face shapes to make them appear more oval.
- Bionic polyhydroxy acids– The polyhydroxy acids (PHAs) and polyhydroxy bionic acids (bionics) represent the next generation of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) for use in cosmetic and dermatologic skin care. Structurally similar to traditional AHAs, the polyhydroxy acids and bionics are part of the AHA family of molecules; PHAs are AHAs that contain multiple hydroxyl groups on the molecule, and bionics are PHAs with an additional sugar molecule attached to the PHA structure. PHAs and bionics provide clinically proven in vivo antiaging and skin-smoothing effects that are comparable to AHAs, while offering several therapeutic advantages. They are less irritating to skin compared to AHAs, and cause less stinging and burning. Accordingly, PHAs are compatible with clinically sensitive skin types including patients diagnosed with atopic dermatitis and rosacea. PHAs also enhance the skin barrier, an important benefit for people with compromised skin conditions. In addition, these molecules function as humectants and moisturizers, as well as provide antioxidant chelation effects due to their polyhydroxy structure. PHAs provide free radical scavenging effects, and do not increase the skin’s sensitivity to sunlight.
SkinQure Clinic, New Delhi
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