This article is kindly contributed by Dr Daniel Chang.
What to expect after Fat Freezing?
Redness, minor swelling and bruising that resolves in a week.
Coolsculpting/Fat Freezing uses controlled cooling to freeze the fat cells and induce cell death and achieve body contouring.
Where can you use Coolsculpt?
– Your tummy, flanks, thighs
– For love handles, back fat, bra rolls, and stomach rolls.
How long is the treatment?
Liposonix: 1 time treatment 1 hour long for Liposonix. If further reduction desired, you can schedule another treatment 8 to 12 weeks later.
Coolsculpt: Depending on the number of target areas involved. Each area takes an hour.
And here’s an example of coolsculpt/fat freeze.
What are the side effects?
Pain is tolerable for both modalities ( Coolsculpt and Liposonix).
It is normal to develop redness and swelling that lasts a while, aching feeling for the day, bruising that is slight and some tingling sensation up to a week.
What are the contraindications?
Pregnant, Less than 1cm of adipose tissue (1 inch of pinchable fat), hernia
When can you see the results?
Maximum results at 8 to 12 weeks.
So which do you choose?
Both have demonstrated efficacy in permanently eliminating fat cells. On average, you can expect to have 20 percent reduction in fat cells for good.
Personally, I would recommend starting on Liposonix first, and top up as needed to attain your desired body contour.
So I hope this has been useful.
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Physician Approved Botox is one of the most common non-surgical cosmetic procedures out there. It is widely used by all sorts of people, from celebrities to normal people. While some of us may not like to admit it, as we get older our bodies start to show signs of aging, signs we want to get rid of. This is where botox comes in. It is an easy, simple and non-invasive procedure that can shore up your face and remove the various lines that come about due to age.
Botox is primarily used in the face. When it was first approved for use it was used to get rid of the creases between your eyebrows, however it quickly became popular and now days it is used for all sorts of lines and wrinkles on your face. From crows feet to frown lines around the mouth. It is also used to help with non-cosmetic things as well, such as spasming muscles and poor eye coordination.
The way botox works is that, as unnerving as it sounds, it actually paralyzes the muscles in your body. The reason things like wrinkles come about is because our muscles tense as we make various facial expressions, this takes it toll over the span of our lives. Botox temporarily paralyzes those muscles and allows them to relax, allowing your face to recover from the damage done throughout the years.
However, even with Physcian Approved Botox the effects are only temporary. Because of the proteins used to make your muscles relax are absorbed into your body, they lose effectiveness. As such a botox treatment will only last for a few months, usually between three to six months. This is good in case you did not like it and do not want to be stuck with it, but it also means you will need routine injections to keep it up.
That actually leads me into how the procedure is actually done. As I have mentioned above, botox treatments are not invasive in the least. There is no surgery involved or anything like that. A trained physician will mark your the areas on your face where you will be injected with the botox. They will then insert a very small needle and inject the botox so it can go to work.
The procedure is pretty much painless and will only last for ten to twenty minutes. The time it takes to see the results can vary, some people see results within the first day while others take around a week. However soon after your injections you will notice a stark improvement to the skin on your face, those wrinkles will vanish seemingly overnight.
Like with any medical procedure, there is a chance the injections can be done improperly. This is why you need a Physician Approved Botox injection by someone certified to handle the procedure. As with any medical procedure you should talk to your doctor about all the risks and make sure you are fully aware of what you are getting into so you know you are making the right choice.
Acne scars as a result of cystic acne can be a major issue and may affect not just your overall physical appearance but also your emotional and mental outlook about yourself.
Scars can be treated. However, keep in mind that acne scars can be difficult to treat.The good news is there have been a lot of available treatments that can help minimize the size and appearance of the scar. One option being offered today is laser treatment for acne scars.
What is Laser Treatment for Acne Scars?
Laser for acne scars is a non-invasive approach to acne scar treatment. It is an excellent alternative to surgical methods since it is quick method that can be done even during your lunch time. It has little to no downtime and a simple procedure with little discomfort.
Aside from acne scars, laser treatment can also reduce fine lines and wrinkles on your face. It can also work on all skin types however certain medications must be taken to minimize changes in the skin color. But if you currently have acne, then this treatment may not work for you.
4 Different Types of Acne Scar Laser Treatment
Laser treatment for acne scars come in variety of forms. Here are some of the options.
Fractional Laser Treatment. This non-invasive method is capable of targeting the deeper layers of the skin. It delivers a laser beam that is divided into thousands of tiny but deep columns of treatment in the skin, also called microthermal treatment zones or MTZ. MTZ can help remove old pigmented cells. At the same time, its ability to penetrate into the dermis results to collagen remodelling and new collagen formation while keeping the healthy issues intact and unaffected.
Carbon Dioxide Laser Treatment. Also known as CO2 laser resurfacing, this method has been used to treat skin issues such as scars, warts or wrinkles.
It involves local anaesthesia and sedative medications before the affected area is numbed. Then the laser resurfacing will be done and a dressing will be applied on the area treated area thereafter. When you opt for this method, proper wound care is important to prevent scab formation.
Erbium Laser Treatment. When it comes to removing surface-level scars, then this type of laser may work best. Compared to the CO2 laser treatment for acne scars, this method allows you to heal faster, usually one week. There are also fewer side effects such as swelling, bruising and redness.
Pixilation. If you want to target specific points only, then this method can be your best bet. It uses pin-size laser points that are focused only on the scarred areas. Each method has its own advantages. Ask your doctor about the available treatments which can work best on your acne scars. At the same time, do not forget to ask about the risks and possible complications that might happen during and after the procedure.
How Does Laser Treatment Work?
Laser treatment for acne scars uses a pulse of intense light that is able to penetrate the skin layer by layer. The laser light will stimulate the production of collagen and cell renewal and at the same time, tightens the skin. Then the damaged layer of the skin will be removed, thereby allowing the healthy layers underneath to emerge.
The treatment can be done for a maximum of one hour, depending on the size of the treatment area. Unlike surgical procedures, you can immediately get back to your regular activities after the laser treatment.
Keep in mind that the laser treatment will take several sessions, at least five monthly visits, before you see an improvement. This is because laser treatment is more effective when it is focused on just one portion of your face first rather treating it entirely.
Does Laser Treatment Really Work?
Laser treatment procedure is FDA-cleared, hence is generally safe. It is more precise and effective than other surgical scar options. However, some minor side effects like temporary redness and swelling may be unavoidable.
For the majority of patients, laser treatment does reduce acne scarring to a large extent. For patients with severe scarring, it may take more treatments to reduce the scars.
As acne scars are very challenging to treat, it is not possible to expect 100% results when it comes to scar removal. For most cases however, laser treatment is the best option out there to vastly improve the appearance of acne scars and one’s overall physical and emotional well-being.