Why do you need Medical Aesthetics?
Below, we explore common issues that we encounter, the treatments we offer, and the frequently asked questions.
Aesthetic medicine is an extensively broad term for specialties that focus on improving cosmetic appearance through the treatment of conditions including scars, skin laxity, wrinkles, moles, liver spots, excess fat, cellulite, unwanted hair, skin discoloration, and spider veins
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What is Medical Aesthetics?
Medical Aesthetics is the branch of medicine that studies the aging process and apply laser and injectable treatments for graceful aging. Medical Aesthetics should always be provided by a health care professional with in-depth knowledge of anatomy and complications management. The following are some conditions that we address:
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Being a Medical Aesthetics Clinic requires a great depth of clinical knowledge, including, for example, the various internal health problems that can cause skin symptoms.
Medical Aesthetics can treat more than 3,000 conditions. Below are some examples of those that they see most commonly:
Acne: Among the most prevalent skin issues, acne has a range of causes that can lead to different types of pimples. Some people experience scarring, low self-esteem, and other complications.
Dermatitis and eczema: Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin, and it typically leads to swelling with an itchy rash. There are various forms, including atopic dermatitis, which is the most common type of eczema.
Fungal infections: These are common and sometimes involve the skin, nails, and hair. A group of yeasts called Candida can cause a wide range of fungal infections, including oral thrush, ringworm, athlete’s foot, and balanitis.
Hair loss: About 80 million people in the U.S. have hereditary hair loss. A range of health issues can also cause hair loss, including head lice, which affects around 6–12 million children aged 3–11 years in the U.S. annually.
Warts: These are contagious, benign skin growths that appear when a virus has infected the top layer of skin. A Medical Spacan use a variety of treatments to remove persistent warts.
Nail problems: Medical Spas also treat health issues that damage the skin around and under the nails. Ingrown nails, fungal infections, and various other conditions can cause this damage.
Vitiligo: This involves the skin losing melanin, a pigment. As a result, some patches of skin are lighter in color than others.
Psoriasis: This chronic autoimmune disorder speeds up the growth of skin cells, resulting in patches of skin that may be thick, red, purple, or silvery and scaly. There are several types of psoriasis.
Rosacea: This causes redness in the face, sometimes with pus-filled bumps, visible blood vessels, and swelling of the eyelids. Symptoms can spread from the nose and cheeks to the forehead, chin, ears, chest, and back.
Shingles, or herpes zoster: This viral infection causes a rash that may be painful. It may clear in a few weeks without treatment, but medical intervention can help speed recovery and prevent complications, which can be severe.
Skin cancer: About 1 in 5 people in the U.S. develop a type of skin cancer by age 70. The most common forms are basal cell carcinoma, melanoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.
Medical Spasuse a range of medical and cosmetic procedures to manage issues affecting the skin, nails, and hair.
Medications and noninvasive therapies can treat many skin conditions, while others require more invasive approaches. These procedures can take place in an outpatient setting, such as the doctor’s office, or in a hospital.
This involves applying a chemical solution that causes a layer of skin to peel off, revealing regenerated skin beneath that is typically smoother.
Skinfolio uses this procedure to treat sun-damaged skin and some types of acne. It can also address cosmetic complaints, such as age spots and lines under the eyes.
Wrinkles, scarring, and reduced facial fullness can be temporarily addressed with injections. At Skinfolio, we inject Botox or fillers such as collagen and fat during an office visit.
Results tend to last for a few months, and maintaining the effects requires regular injections. However, some people develop antibodies to Botox that make the injections ineffective.
Dermabrasion can help reduce scar tissue, the appearance of fine wrinkles and tattoos, and potentially precancerous areas of skin.
Using a high-speed rotating brush, a skINVESTMENT Advisor removes the top layer of skin.
Excision of lesions
Skinfolio excise skin lesions for several reasons. They may cut away these lesions:
- to prevent a disease from spreading
- for cosmetic reasons
- to prevent reoccurring infection
- to alleviate symptoms
- to diagnose an underlying issue
Depending on the size of the lesion, the person may receive a local or general anesthetic before the removal.
Hair removal or restoration
A Medical Aesthetics Clinic can use various methods to address hair loss, including transplantation.
Alternately, they can remove unwanted body hair using lasers.
Medical Aesthetic Clinics can also use laser surgery to treat a variety of skin issues or cosmetic complaints, including:
- unwanted tattoos
Source: Medical News Today
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