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Aesthetic Medicines

Aesthetic medicine is an inclusive term for specialties that focus on improving cosmetic appearance through the treatment of conditions including scars, skin laxity, wrinkles, excess fat, unwanted hair, skin discoloration, and etc.
Traditionally, aesthetic medicine includes DERMATOLOGY, RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND PLASTIC SURGERY. Aesthetic medicine includes both surgical procedures like liposuction, facelifts, breast implants, Radio frequency ablation and non-surgical procedures like skin tightening; liposuction, chemical peel, Skin Rejuvenation, Skin tightening, and practitioners may utilize a combination of both.
Although aesthetic medicine procedures are typically elective, they can significantly improve quality of life, psychological wellbeing and social engagement. The field of Aesthetic Medicine is a new trend in modern medicine. Patients not only want to be in good health, they also want to enjoy life to the fullest, be fit and minimize the effects of normal aging. Indeed, patients are now requesting quick, non-invasive procedures with minor downtime and very little risk.

Techniques and Procedures

  • Photo-rejuvenation or Skin Rejuvenation
  • Injections of Botulinum toxin (Botox)
  • Injection of dermal fillers
  • Chemical Peels
  • Mesotherapy injection
  • Permanent makeup
  • Hair transplantation
  • Laser hair removal
  • Laser Therapy for scars and stretch marks
  • Nd:YAG laser for spider veins
  • Contour threads
  • Non-surgical liposuction
  • Carboxytherapy
  • Radio Frequency skin tightening
  • laser tattoo removal
  • facelifts
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Breast augmentation or reduction

Over the last 10 to 20 years, there have been numerous advances seen in the world of aesthetic medicine. The benefits are now well recognized, and affordability makes this a constantly sought after treatment. There are a variety of treatments are offered these days, the commonest of these are:  there are only a few that are popular amongst patients. While there is no specific list that details out the most popular treatments, at our centre, we feel that these are the top 5 that are currently sought out.

#1 – Chemical peels
Chemical peels are a simple, non-invasive way of improving skin tone and texture. It is often offered as a treatment for hard to treat acne (and acne scars), Skin glow and freckles. The procedure is fairly straightforward, and the results are reasonably good and depend on the type of skin peel. Deeper skin peels can take longer to heal, and patients can develop skin redness and irritation during that time.
#2 – Micro-dermabrasion
Yet another popular treatment. It rejuvenates the skin gently, and is useful in managing skin scarring and sun damage. It reduces the appearance of stretch marks and dark pigmentation of the skin. The procedure is fairly straightforward and involves gently running a device that has a number of micro-crystals on its surface on the skin. It gently removes dead cells and exposes the new skin cells underneath, providing a refreshed and rejuvenated look.
#3 – Laser Treatment for Hair removal
This simple procedure does exactly what it says on the tin – removes fine hair using a laser. But the question many ask is why they should seek laser treatment when it is easier to shave or wax the skin? Well, the answer to that is the long term effects and results that one gets with laser removal. The lasers are targeted at the root of each unwanted hair follicle, and this destroys the melanin pigment that normally stimulates hair growth. There are a number of different lasers available that can be used to treat excessive facial or body hair.
#4 – Dermal fillers (hyaluronic acid)
dermal fillers are getting even more popular, and the treatment is here to stay. Fuller lips and plumper, softer skin are no longer a dream – they can be a reality in just a few minutes. With the advent of natural dermal fillers such as hyaluronic acid, treatments are a lot safer and results are very impressive.
#5 – Botox® injections
Botox® has become a lot more popular in the last 5 years, not only because everyone’s favorite celebrity is doing it, but because the treatment is a lot cheaper than undergoing plastic surgery with results that are pretty awesome. You can even have your treatment on your lunch break – it is so easy to get done. The toxin works its magic by blocking off nerve endings to the skin, and allowing the skin tone to increase dramatically. If you are looking for that younger look, then this is what you should be going for!