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Acne Scar & Pigmentation Removal Treatment

Laser Treatment, Micro-Dermabrasion, Chemical Peels

Mole Removal By CO2 Laser


Q-switched laser technology

Q Switched Nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet) is a lasing medium that helps in targeting dermal pigmentation and melasma that is not amenable to treatment with depigmenting creams and chemical peels. The laser is very effective for epidermal (superficial) and dermal (deep) pigmentation. The specific laser wavelength that is sensitive to specific color is chosen to target the lesion while sparing the surrounding normal tissue. The lesion can be treated precisely and accurately with no complication. There is fast and complete improvement.

For deeper pigments, the nanosecond pulse will penetrate the skin without damaging it and break down the deep pigments into small particles which is absorbed by the white blood cells and removed

Repeated laser treatments are necessary at an interval of one month or longer to get the desired results.

Pigmentary lesions can be targeted by Q Switched Nd:YAG….

While the epidermal lesions respond best to 532 nm (frequency doubled NdYAG) the dermal lesions are better treated with 1064 nm.

Q-switched lasers are the gold standard for treatment of tattoos.

Lentigines: usually 1-2 sessions are enough to clear lentigines at 532 nm. However there is a risk of hypo/hyperpigmentation, so avoidance of sun exposure for 4-6 weeks post laser is very important.

Cafe-au lait macules: These again can be treated effectively in 1-2 sessions, but recurrence is common which requires multiple treatments.

Freckles: Response is same as for lentigines. Although very effective.

Dermal pigmented lesions: Nevus of Ota, Nevus of Ito, mongolian spots, Hori's nevus, ABNOMs (acquired bilateral nevus of Ota like macules), and other flat pigmented birthmarks respond well at 1064 nm. Multiple sessions are usually required with near-total clearing of the lesion in most cases.

Melasma: The dermal component of melasma can also be treated but recurrence are common and complete clearnce is seen in multiple sessions.

Is the procedure painful?

The procedure can be slightly uncomfortable but is very tolerable in most cases. The pain is often described as hot oil on skin or a slap from a elastic band. some patient may require topical anaesthesia.

Post treatment…

Immediately post treatment slight swelling and redness on the adjacent skin usually resolves within ½ to 1 hr. post treatment. Fading of the lesion will be noted over 8 weeks and retreatment energy levels can be taloired depending on the clinical response observed.

IPL Photofacial

Treatment with intense pulsed light, or a Photofacial, is most commonly recommended by doctors to treat hyperpigmentation.

Chemical peels

can improve skin pigmentation by removing the cells of the epidermis which have the excess pigment. Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salisalic acid & TCA peel or deeper phenol peel is also used to treat hyperpigmentation.

De Tanning Treatment

Get De Tanned at MIDAS Clinic

  • The harmful UV radiations both UVA and UVB exposure for a longer period are responsible for tanning during summers.
  • Excess solar radiation causes direct and indirect damage to skin leading to tanning , sun burn, skin pigmentation and early aging.


How can one avoid sun tanning?

  • Use a good sunscreen with both UVA and UVB protectants which should be waterproof and non comedogenic.
  • Avoid the harsh sun’s rays between 10 am to 4 pm
  • Wear loose, dry cotton full sleeved clothes
  • Use sun glasses and broad brimmed hat
  • Avoid sun bathing


Treatments

  • Peel
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Laser


GLUTATHIONE WHITENING TREATMENT

What is Glutathione?

Glutathione is a substance produced naturally by the liver . It is also found in fruits, vegetables, and meats.

Glutathione is made up of three amino acids: cysteine,glycine, and glutamate.

Glutathione acts as an important antioxidant in your body. That means it helps combat free radicals generated in your body. Free radicals have the tendency to damage your body’s healthy cell.

As body ages, or suffering from other diseases such as stroke, HIV, cancer, etc. glutathione level starts decreasing.

In what conditions it is being supplemented?

It is being supplemented as oral or injectable glutathione for various conditions nowadays.

Some of the skin conditions are
  • Preventing aging
  • For skin whitening or complexion enhancement.
  • Pigmentation of face
  • Melasma /cholasma patches
  • Glutathione is also used for maintaining the body’s defense system (immune system) and fighting metal and drug poisoning.
How is it Beneficial in Skin Whitening?

Various studies point out that

Glutathione inhibits melanin formation (pigment material of skin) by quenching of free radicals and peroxides that contribute to tyrosinase activation and melanin formation. Its antioxidant property also protects the skin from UV radiation and other environmental as well as internal stressors that generate free radicals that cause skin damage and hyper-pigmentation.

How can it be taken?

Since it cannot be absorbed easily from food, it has to be supplemented external sources.

Oral: daily 500 mg twice daily dose or single 1000mg dose .
It takes minimum 3-6 months for the results to be seen.
Injectable: Glutathione injections can be given into the patches of pigmentation or in combination with other procedures like Mesotherapy,Dermaroller or Oxygen Treatment.
The treatments are safe without any downtime or side effects.

Acne is a medical condition involving Sebaceous glands of the skin & effects over 80% of adolescents & many adults. It is completely curable, the condition needs to be addressed with the medications both oral & topical to prevent scaring.
What Couses it ?
Acne occurs when the oil produced by the sebaceous glands does not reach the surface of the skin, but it is trapped in the tiny pores or follicles. This plug may close off the pores, causing the follicles wall to bulge, which create a white head. If the pore stays open, the top surface of the plug may become darkened, causing a blackhead.
What is the site of acne ?
Face, chest & back.
Other Problems with acne ?
Acne scars, post red & brown marks & open pores.
Treatment / Solutions
PORE TIGHTENING TREATMENT
Open pores refer to large pores on the skin, in an effort to achieve perfect skin many people try to get rid of their pores. The appearance of pores which are a natural part of the skin can be reduced by our pore tightening treatment. Large pores are noticeable to naked eyes the size of pores may vary depending upon the type of skin because of excess secretion of sebum.

Causes
Open pore increases with Acne, Blackheads, Poor skin care routine, Genetic, sun damage and stress to skin with pollution or smoking. Size of open pores is attributed to size of oil glands and hair follicles. Pores cannot be forced to close, disappear or shrink overnight but pore tightening treatments done at clinic like clear lift and peels would be helpful. Certain pore refiner creams also help in shrinking the size of the pores.

About the Treatment
The Q switched ND YAG pore tightening is quick,painless, highly effective ,does not require a topical numbing cream and takes 15 minutes. Work by penetrating deep into the dermal layer to stimulate new collagen formation which in turn plumps up the skin, tightens the skin and shrinks the size of pore.

FAQ About Clear Lift Pore Tightening Procedure

Will I See The Results Immediately?
After the first treatment you may feel the face a bit tighter but noticeable change is seen after 2 to 4 sessions. It takes 6 months for new collagen to be layer so you will continue to see improvent in your complexion and pore size.

How Many Treatments Do I Need? Atleast 4 to 6 sessions with a one off maintenance session.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Laser Pore Tightening?
Someone with photo damaged skin between the age of 20 to 60 where the pore size start to appear larger and more noticeable ,people with large pores due to acne also see improvement.

How Often Should I Get The Procedure Done?
For best results you should come regularly every 3 weekly for initial phase followed by once in 6 months.

Is There Any Special Care That Needs To Be Taken Post The Procedure? Wearing a sunblock with aSPF of 50 plus is must as it will prevent any further sun damage from occurring.
IPL Therapy


What is Role IPL Therapy in active acne?
Intense pulsed light (IPL) is a high energy pulse of light that help in destroying the bacteria that causes inflammation in pimples. An IPL system has different filters that help in selecting a wavelength that can be more effective without damaging the surrounding tissue. Treatment with IPL reduces the amount of pimples to the extent of 75% within 1 month IPL have been shown to help both active acne and the scarring the remains after acne lesions clear. Intense Pulsed Light can be combined with other in-office treatments to provide the best improvement of active acne and acne scarring.

What should I expect during me Acne IPL treatment?
There is no numbing cream necessary prior to Acne IPL treatments. Upon arriving in the office, you will cleanse your skin and then a gel will be applied to the area to be treated. The treatment itself takes approximately 25 minutes. After the treatment, the treated area will be cleaned and sunscreen will be applied prior to leaving the office.

Is there any downtime after Acne IPL treatments?
There is no downtime after an IPL treatment. Most patients return to their work or social engagements immediately after their ACNE IPL treatment.

Are IPL ACNE THERAPY painful?
IPL laser treatments are not painful. There is a warm sensation felt over the treated area, but patients feel only very mild discomfort. There may be mild redness after the treatment and patients should avoid prolonged sun exposure in the days following their procedure.

How many Acne IPL treatments are required to treat active acne?
Most patients require two to three IPL treatments. The treatments are performed at intervals of 2 to 4 weeks.

Benefits of Acne IPL therapy
Immediate benefits are reduction in size of acne lesion and reduction of swelling. IPL also helps in reduction of redness in susceptible individuals and helps in rejuvenation of skin.
Fractional Skin Rejuvenation

How does Fractional Laser treatment work?

Fractional Lasers work by interacting with the skin to produce Microthermal zones (MTZ) of injury and heat. A very intense beam of light is passed through the skin at the dermal level. The skin becomes very hot and stimulates the cells that produce collagen & elastin. Also the laser is attracted to coloured lesions like broken blood vessels or age spots.


Frasel is recommended for the following conditions :
  • Acne scars face / Back / Chest / Shoulders
  • Accident scar Face / Body
  • Burn Scars
  • Keloid / Hypertrophic scars
  • Freckles
  • Difficult Pigmentation
  • Skin tightening
  • Stretch marks


Is the treatment safe?
The treatment is approved by the FDA. The light produced by the laser is in the infrared end of the light spectrum as opposed to the ultraviolet end. This type of light is non-carcinogenic (non-cancer causing). Lasers have been used in the medical profession for over 15 years and no long-term side effects have been reported.

How many treatments will i need?
During your consultation we will assess the skin condition and plan a tailor-made program that will offer you the best results to suit your needs. On average we recommend a course of 4-6 sessions, 3 to 4 weeks apart.

Does the laser treat pigmented lesions like age spots and freckles?
Pigmented spots on the face, hands and back can be treated by the Frasel.

What should i do between treatments?
Between the sessions, the use of a sunscreen SPF 30 and above is mandatory along with an antioxidant, retinol serum and oral antioxidants.

What should i expect post procedure?
  • Some redness and swelling is expected in the area for 24 to 48 hours post treatment. In very sensitive skins, the redness can last up to 3 days
  • Use a hyaluronic acid aftercare product to hydrate the skin. This will help in the wound keeling process.
  • Avoid perfume, body lotions, after-shave & make-up on the treated area for 24 hrs.
  • Avoid heat treatments such as hot baths or showers, saunas, steam rooms for 72 hours.
  • Avoid cardiovascular exercise and swimming for 24 hrs.
  • Avoid facial and body treatments until the skin has returned to normal.


Dermaroller in a Acne Scars-
Are low downtime procedure to improve depressed acne scars, hyper pigmentation, brown, purple & red acne scars, pore size, wrinkles & overall skin quality.

Benefits

  • Safe Effective
  • Proven
  • Non-Surgical
  • Minimal Down Time
  • Long Lasting Results