Skin Rejuvenation

“SKIN REJUVENATION” @ Cosmetic Outlook Clinic.

Rejuvenate means to restore, make youthful or uplift.  We all would like to rejuvenate our skin.

How to Rejuvenate the Skin, Cosmetic Outlook Explains!

We all want beautiful flawless skin.  As we all know, it is not that easy to achieve, because we all age and ageing causes skin to change from a younger to an older looking skin. Secondly, and we all have different skin types, some more stubborn than others
Give your skin extra water: Drinking water is important for maintaining skin’s elasticity, so drink 8 glasses or more of water a day.

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Chose a make-up that is oil free and unscented and need not to be applied constantly.

A skin moisturizer containing vitamin A, C and E, which helps in blocking the environmental pollutants.

The overall health depends upon exercise your body is going through in routine. Exercise, is good for skin too. During exercise the skin gets more of blood supply because of increased circulation, the sweat during exercise stimulates the production of sebum which is natural moisturizer for the skin.

Stress reduction: Is an important and crucial factor in the maintenance of healthy skin. Stress impairs the following:

By creating internal inflammation: The skin looks prematurely aged, causing lines and wrinkles.

Stress impairs lipid barrier function:  Leading to dehydrated, dry and dull skin.

Compromise immune function: Prone for infection, lack of radiance, dullness, uneven skin tone and texture

Increased sensitivity and skin irritability: Hives, itching, redness, may lead to eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. So try to reduce stress with whatever means possible. Reducing your stress in day to day life will for sure have amazing results for your skin, mind and in general body too. So let’s be optimistic and give a try.

NOTE: Excessive exposure to sun causes skin discoloration, brown spots, wrinkles, early ageing and may also lead to skin cancer.

 

Cosmetic Outlooks Dr.Feroz Khan says “Combinations are, key for success in skin rejuvenation”.

 

All causes for ageing should be addressed to get a fruitful outcome says Dr.Feroz Khan

The following are worth considering:

If you are tanning your body, you can’t talk about rejuvenation.

If you are a smoker, you should quit smoking.

Proper balanced diet is essential.

Avoid excessive sun exposure.  Use sunscreen, and sun damage must be corrected, with topical retinoids and laser.

Dynamic wrinkles should be corrected with Botox, the sooner you start the better will be the outcome.

We at Cosmetic Outlook Clinic, use a combination of fillers such as Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm, Radiesse and Sculptra, to achieve natural fullness and more contours that are youthful. We lose volume in our face with ageing, if you go for a face-lift without volume correction, you will just look tighter not younger, so it must be restored too.

A  Dr.Feroz Khan who is board certified in an aesthetic field / cosmetic procedures and dermatology or plastic surgery with extensive training.  Patients must consult us in order for you to get the best outcome from Cosmetic outlook clinic.

Remember, no one procedure /solution is right for everybody and all treatments should be individualized and addressed professionally.

 

Dr.Feroz Khan says, there are two phases of skin rejuvenation:

The initial (rejuvenation) step, in this the healthy skin is restored.

A maintenance phase, this is as important as the initial treatment.

The best way to transform dull skin is to undergo aggressive skin resurfacing procedure, such as a chemical peel, photo rejuvenation, or a high-percent glycolic acid peel.

You need a multi-facial approach including and not limited to diet modification, vitamin supplements, skin treatments such as peels / lasers and clinical grade skincare. I insist on no smoking and vigilant sunscreen use for my clients, says Dr.Feroz Khan.

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A skin rejuvenation plan/treatment at Cosmetic Outlook Clinic depends upon the patient and the severity of skin damage.  Dr.Feroz Khan’s treatment plans are customized plans based on patient’s needs and his / her expectations and individual needs.

Preparing the patient for Laser Resurfacing:

In the history, tell your Doctor if you get cold sores or fever blisters around your mouth. Laser skin resurfacing can trigger breakouts in people who are at risk.

If you decide to go ahead with laser skin resurfacing, your Doctor will tell you not to take any medicines / supplements like aspirin, ibuprofen or vitamin E that will prolong clotting time. Stop using 10 days prior to the procedure.

If you smoke, you should stop for two weeks before and after the procedure. Smoking can prolong healing.

Your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic medication beforehand to prevent bacterial infection and also an antiviral medication if you are prone to cold sores / fever blisters

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What to Expect During and After the Procedure at Cosmetic Outlook Clinic:

Laser resurfacing is done by a Cosmetic surgeon, it’s an outpatient procedure.

The Doctor may treat wrinkles around your eyes, mouth and forehead individually or treat your entire face. For small areas, the Doctor will numb the areas to be treated with a topical / local anesthetic and may sedate you. Treating just parts of the face takes about 30 to 45 minutes. A full-face treatment takes up to two hours.

Following the laser procedure, the Doctor will bandage the treated areas. After 24 hours, you will need to clean the treated areas four to five times a day and then apply an ointment such as moisturizer / petroleum jelly to prevent scabs from forming.

Swelling after laser skin resurfacing is normal. Your Doctor may prescribe steroids to manage swelling around your eyes. Sleeping on an extra pillow at night can also ease swelling.

You may feel itching or stinging for 12 to 72 hours after the procedure. Five to seven days after laser resurfacing, your skin will become dry and peel.

Depending on the problem that was treated, healing typically takes 10 to 21 days. Once the skin heals, you can wear oil-free makeup to minimize redness, which usually fades in two to three months.

You will also probably notice that your skin is lighter for a while after surgery. It is particularly important that you use a “broad-spectrum sunscreen”, which screens ultraviolet B and ultraviolet A rays, to protect your skin during that time. When selecting a sunscreen, look for one specially formulated for use on the face with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. Limit your time in the sun, especially between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and wear protective clothing, such as long-sleeved shirts, pants, and a wide hat.

It is also important to keep your new skin well moisturized. If you use Retin A or glycolic acid products, you should be able to start using them again after about six weeks or as directed by your Doctor.

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Benefits and Risks of Laser Resurfacing

Although skin resurfacing cannot produce perfect skin, it can improve the appearance of your skin. Potential risks of the procedure include:

Burns or other injuries from the laser’s heat, scarring, changes in the skin’s pigmentation, including areas of darker or lighter skin, reactivating herpes cold sores and may have bacterial infection.

 

Cost of Laser Skin Resurfacing

The average cost for laser skin resurfacing varies widely depending on where the procedure is being done.

Because laser skin resurfacing is considered a cosmetic procedure, medical insurance companies will not cover. There may be an exception if you get the procedure to modify scars or remove precancerous growths on your skin.

 

How to Maintain a Healthy Skin? Cosmetic Outlook Answers!

The best strategy at any age is prevention. Maintaining healthy skin is simple for those who follow:

 

You need to protect your skin from the sun. Limit your exposure to the sun, especially between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Put on sunscreen lotion before going out in the sun to help protect your skin from UV light. It is important to select broad spectrum products that provide both UVB and UVA protection. Remember to reapply the lotion every 2 hours, more if sweating / swimming. Always use products that are SPF (sun protection factor) 30 or higher.

Wear protective clothing with long sleeved shirts, pants, and a hat with a long brim and sunglasses with UV 400 lenses.

If your skin is dry, use a humidifier at home, bathe with soap less body wash often (use a moisturizing body wash instead), and use a moisturizing lotion.

Do not sunbathe or visit tanning salons.

NOTE: The American Academy of Dermatology suggests that everyone should have a yearly skin check by a Doctor as part of a regular physical. Check your skin often for signs of skin cancer. If there are changes that worry you, call the Doctor right away.

 

Facial Rejuvenation Treatments

 

Look young get treatments for ageing skin @ Cosmetic Outlook!

As you age, the skin shows early signs of aging, wrinkles, lose of elasticity, pigmentation etc. You can be treated by retinoid, vitamin C and alpha hydroxyl acids. Cosmetic procedures like Chemical peeling, dermabrasion and laser resurfacing may be an option for moderate to severe facial damage caused by chronic exposure to outdoor sun light.

Deeper facial lines may be treated with botulinum toxin or fillers like hyaluronic acid injections. People may opt for surgery, such as a facelift, brow lift, or cosmetic surgery of eyelid, it is your personal choice.

 

Cosmetic Outlooks Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)

Photodynamic treatment: Has emerged as an effective treatment to significantly reduce acne lesions on the skin. In the PDT procedure, specific wavelengths of light are used to target and kill the bacteria responsible for acne outbreaks. A typical facial skin care treatment with PDT begins with a light microdermabrasion treatment to remove any dead skin cells. Next, an aminolevulinic acid solution is applied to the skin to enhance the effectiveness of the laser or other light source. Then the targeted skin is exposed to specific wavelengths of light, which penetrate the skin and kill the acne-causing bacteria.

 

Cosmetic Outlooks Acne Blue Light Therapy

 

Acne Blue Light Therapy: Works by targeting the bacteria that causes acne. Moderate acne that has not responded to other facial skin care treatments can be treated with this light based therapy, which is administered over a span of several weeks. Acne blue light therapy rarely causes side effects and does not damage skin.

Cosmetic Outlooks Chemical Peeling:

A chemical peeling is a popular facial skin care technique of Cosmetic Outlook Clinic. In this procedure a chemical solution is applied to facial skin.  Within minutes it will frost the superficial layers of skin. In this way peel removes the skin’s top layers and reduces the appearance of damage caused by the chronic exposure to sun, uneven pigmentation, wrinkles, and provides facial rejuvenation. Chemical peels differ according to the concentration, ingredients and the strength of their peeling properties. Superficial / light peels are administered by a physician or trained clinician to give the skin a fresher look. Deep / stronger peels require a trained physician for application because they remove skin to a greater depth to reduce wrinkles and fine lines.

 

Cosmetic Outlooks Micro-derma-abrasion:

Micro = Microscopic, Derma = Skin, Abrasion = Removal.

Microdermabrasion: Will effectively remove / diminish age spots and light acne scars. The procedure is often called a “lunchtime” procedure for pigmentation / wrinkle treatment, because it can be performed quickly in a Cosmetic dermatologist’s Clinic.

 

This can be performed by crystal or diamond technique.

Crystal technique: The Doctor uses a handheld instrument which delivers tiny crystals onto the surface of skin. The crystals gently exfoliate the skin’s upper layers, while light suction simultaneously removes the crystals along with the dead skin cells. More than one session may be required for the wrinkle and pigmentation removal.

 

Cosmetic Outlooks Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photo-facial!

Intense Pulsed Light: Is a facial rejuvenation treatment that is used for the effects caused by sun damage, heredity factors and aging on facial skin.

 

Skin imperfections such as wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, freckles, facial veins, brown spots, rosacea and enlarged pores can be greatly improved with IPL Photo-facial treatments.

There is no downtime after the procedure, you can immediately return back to your normal daily activities after the IPL Photo-facial treatment.

Cosmetic Outlooks Laser Skin Resurfacing:

Laser skin resurfacing: The outer layers of the skin that are damaged or unevenly pigmented can be removed by the use of lasers. The laser light stimulates the production of collagen and new skin cells. Laser skin resurfacing is also used to eliminate / reduce wrinkles and fine lines on the face and neck. A fresher, smoother, and more evenly colored complexion can be achieved by laser treatments.

Cosmetic Outlooks Laser Skin Tightening:

Laser skin tightening: Is an advanced wrinkle removal treatment that uses infrared light to tighten the skin without surgery. The laser light delivers heat to layers beneath the skin’s surface, stimulating collagen production and making the skin look tighter. Many patients consider the procedure to be a good alternative to the traditional face lift, as it requires no anesthesia, no scalpel, and no downtime.

Cosmetic Outlooks Permanent Makeup:

Also called cosmetic tattooing or micro-pigmentation.

Nowadays many women are turning to permanent makeup. Permanent makeup provides an effective alternative for applying and removing makeup every day. Permanent makeup enhances facial appearance without the application time and ongoing expense of traditional makeup.

People who participate in sports activities such as swimming or other, and those are allergic to cosmetics, and cannot apply cosmetic make or those who simply don’t have the enough time to apply makeup can benefit from permanent makeup.

This is also used in the treatment of some localized cosmetic skin deformities caused by hypo or hyper pigmentation of the skin e.g.: Vitiligo of lips causing hypo-pigmentation.

Thermage: Is a facial rejuvenation technique designed to tighten and improve the contours of the face and neck, using the radiofrequency. It does not exfoliate the skin. These aesthetic improvements are achieved with a radiofrequency device that is passed over the face, with the tip in contact with the skin’s surface. Controlled radio waves from the device heat the deeper layers of the skin, stimulating new collagen development. The result is tighter and often smoother skin.

Unlike laser treatments, thermage can treat all skin types and requires no downtime. The benefits of the procedure are often immediately apparent and long-lasting.

Plasma skin regeneration “PSR Portrait” @ Cosmetic Outlook!

(Portrait = Depicting only the face)

Plasma Skin Regeneration: Is a new facial skin care procedure. It does not rely on radio frequency / light technology or any laser based skin rejuvenation. Here the plasma is nitrogen plasma that is applied to the surface of the skin; it creates the heat underneath the skin’s surface, which promotes tissue regeneration. Each Portrait plasma skin regeneration procedure takes only ten to fifteen minutes, but the results are long lasting. The procedure provides significant improvements in skin tone, facial lines, wrinkle (rhytides) reduction, texture, and pigmentation associated with photo ageing. There’s no downtime after this procedure. It is a FDA approved technology, clinically proven to perform skin resurfacing and regeneration using plasma energy.

How does it work?

Plasma: Is activated ionized nitrogen gas.

PSR technology uses energy delivered from plasma rather than light, radiofrequency or a laser. Compared to other skin regenerative techniques e.g. radio-thermoplasty.

Portrait works by delivering millisecond pulses of nitrogen-based plasma to the skin via a hand-piece. Within the hand-piece an ultra-high-frequency (UHF) generator excites inert nitrogen gas, which is converted into plasma; this contains energy which is directed through a nozzle out of the tip of the hand-piece onto the skin. The energy produces a heating action that works at the skin’s surface to remove old photo-damaged epidermal cells, and below the skin surface / dermis to promote collagen growth.

Who is suitable for Plasma Skin Rejuvenation?

PSR is used to rejuvenate the skin in individuals who have the following early signs of ageing:

Age spots and skin discoloration (hyper-pigmentation)

Early jowling: Pendulous part of a double chin, associated with the cheeks and lower jaw.

Loose skin.

Creasing around the nose and mouth.

Wrinkling around the nose and mouth.

What are the side effects and complications of PLASMA SKIN REJUVENATION?

Portrait appears to be very well tolerated by most patients, particularly low-energy treatments also called Portrait Express.  Shaving and application of make-up can be done soon after treatment. In most cases, patients can return to work directly after treatments / the following day, depending upon their skin condition and treatment.

To date no major side effects have been reported. Some of the side effects and complications that may occur, especially after higher energy level treatments include:

Excessive desquamation (scaling, peeling) and some crusting

Redness and swelling for up to one week after treatment. This can be relieved by applying an ice pack at 15 minute intervals for the first 24 hours.

When patient has received PSR3 with too high energy passes, redness can persist up to 6 to 8 weeks after treatment.

Temporary hyper-pigmentation.

Others to chemical peels and other non-ablative methods.

What is skin rejuvenation and skin resurfacing?

Sun damage to skin, skin disorders, aging and even heredity can all contribute to the skin abnormalities on the face and on the body.

These include textural irregularities like wrinkles and acne scars, pigmentation changes like freckles and sunspots, or visible blood vessels.

In addition, skin may lose tone, feel less- firm, and certain areas of the body may develop cellulite.

(Areas with underlying fat deposits giving it a dimpled / lumpy appearance).

Conditions that can be treated with skin rejuvenation and resurfacing include:

Static wrinkles: These wrinkles are visible at all times and do not change in appearance with facial movements.

Dynamic wrinkles: These are expression lines that may appear as folds when the skin is not moving, and deepen with facial movements or expressions

Pigmentation: Freckles, sun spots or other darkened / hyper-pigmented patches of skin result mainly from chronic sun exposure.

Scars: As a result of acne or injury to the skin, scars may be rolling (a wavy appearance to the skin), pitted, discolored or have raised borders

Vascular conditions: Blood vessels visible on the surface of the skin, vascular lesions that appear as tiny blood-filled blisters or even a constant flush of facial redness

Loss of skin tone: Weakening of the supportive skin structures (collagen and elastin fibers) that result in a loss of skin firmness or the development of cellulite (Areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled, lumpy appearance).

Cosmetic Outlook’s Skin rejuvenation and resurfacing procedure:

Laser resurfacing can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles of the entire face, or those that develop in specific regions of the face, such as the upper lip and around the eyes.

Laser, Light / Photo Therapy and Chemical Peeling at: Cosmetic Outlook.

Considering carefully your natural skin color and type of skin disorder, will determine the best treatment suited for you to minimize the risk of developing additional hyper-pigmentation / hypo-pigmentation.

Laser and light treatments or specially formulated chemical peels resurface the skin to treat pigmentation disorders, such as sun and age spots.

Laser and fractional resurfacing at: Cosmetic Outlook Clinic.

 

Laser and fractional resurfacing or mechanical resurfacing such as dermabrasion / dermaplaning, can improve the appearance of your skin in patients with acne scars / other skin conditions. The degree of scarring, your skin type and color will determine the treatment options available to you.

A series of treatments are often required to achieve improvement in the skin texture and clarity.

Skin rejuvenation risks and safety information:

Skin rejuvenation is considered a Cosmetic medical procedure. Risks include the following:

Burns and Scarring.

Risk Of Infection

Pigmentation Irregularities.

Skin Surface Irregularities

Textural Changes.

Special Note About Sun Exposure!

Absolute sun protection is essential for the first following year after any of these resurfacing procedures to prevent irregular pigmentation. It is wise to use sun protection for life, which will help you to maintain new, smooth, younger looking skin.

 

What is laser skin resurfacing? Cosmetic Outlook Explains!

Laser skin resurfacing, also known as a laser peel, laser vaporization and lasabrasion, can reduce facial wrinkles, scars and blemishes. Newer laser technologies give your Cosmetic surgeon a new level of control in laser surfacing, permitting extreme precision, especially in delicate areas.

Laser skin resurfacing can improve minor facial flaws, such as:

Fine lines or wrinkles around or under your eyes, forehead or mouth

Scars from acne or chickenpox.

Non responsive skin after a facelift.

Aged or sun-damaged skin and warts.

Liver spots, birthmarks like linear epidermal nevi.

Improve your complexion if you have brownish, yellowish, grayish skin tones.

Enlarged oil glands on the nose.

How does laser skin resurfacing work? Cosmetic Outlook Answer!

It is the beam of light, your Cosmetic surgeon uses in the form of laser to send short, concentrated pulsating beams on to the irregular skin. This removes unwanted, damaged skin in a very precise manner one layer after another at a time.

Laser skin rejuvenation by targeted approach means there are fewer problems with hypo-pigmentation or a lightening of the skin for procedures like laser acne scar removal.

The outer layer of skin, when treated with laser light to resurface the superficial layer of the skin called epidermis. It concurrently heats the underlying skin too, called the dermis. This action works to stimulate growth of new collagen fibers. The treated area as it heals will leave the skin firmer, smoother, and younger looking skin.

 

 

 

 

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