BOTULINUM TOXIN

Botulinum toxin is a purified substance derived from a bacteria. Injections of this substance blocks muscular nerve signals, which then weakens the muscle so that it can’t contract and diminishes your unwanted facial wrinkles. Botulinum toxin can be used as a wrinkle treatment to smooth frown lines, crows feet, forehead furrows, skin bands on the neck. The effect starts after 4 – 7 days and it lasts up to 4 – 6 months. The procedure should be repeated after this period.

CHEMICAL PEEL

Is a body treatment technique used to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin using a chemical solution that causes the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off. The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin. Sun exposure, acne, or just getting older can leave your skin tone uneven, wrinkled, spotted or scarred. A chemical peel can help improve, acne or acne scars, age and liver spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, irregular skin pigmentation, rough skin and scaly patches, scars, sun-damaged skin. After the treatments the skin can appear red for few days and peeling naturally. After this period is possible to use make up. It is important to apply lenitive products and sunscreens.

LASER TREATMENTS

Laser procedures permits to treat skin imperfections, skin diseases, scarring, and to perform epilating. It has been used pulsed light Nd:YAG, CO2 to cure: hyperpigmentation, sunspots, lentigines; angiomas, teleangectasie, capillaries; couperosis, rosacea; resurfacing, photorejuvenation; Epilating.

DERMAL FILLERS

Dermal fillers, also known as “injectables” or “soft-tissue fillers,” fill in the area under the skin. Some fillers are natural and some are synthetic, but they all work to improve the appearance of aging skin in the following ways: filling in wrinkles, fine lines and deep creases, improving other imperfections like scars, filling out thin or wrinkled lips, plumping up cheeks, contouring the jaw line and other areas of the face.

Although they can’t help with excess sagging skin, these soft tissue fillers can add more volume and provide immediate results. These treatments aren’t permanent and they must be repeated and maintained. Some dermal fillers are used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation treatments such as injections of botulinum toxin. A combination of treatments maybe necessary to achieve your desired results. The procedure is preceded by a mapping of the areas to be treated.

These are than cleaned up with an antibacterial agent. Each injection lasts just few second and the total treatment few minutes. Doesn’t required anesthesia, except for extreme cases of sensibility for which is used simply a topical anesthetic. There is no downtime after the treatment and you can take all the normal activities, as well make up after a short period. Deep scars and lines can required more than one.

PRP PLATELET RICH PLASMA

Is the the platelet rich plasma, known as platelet gel. The platelets that are present in the blood, are produced by the bone marrow. It participates in the processes of blood clotting in the presence of hemorrhage, trauma or injury. Responsible for such repair processes are the so called platelet growth factors (PDGF, TGF-β, IGF I / II, FGFB, EGF). The PRP is a gel which is obtained by centrifuging the blood taken from the patient himself, in which the percentage of platelets is very high (95%), while reduced are the percentage of red blood cells (4%) and white blood cells (1%); PRP is then a substance rich in growth factors of platelet and a percentage of stem cells. The presence of platelet growth factors, make the PRP able to stimulate tissue regeneration much more rapid than normal. The PRP is used in many areas of medicine. The activation of the PRP is made at the time in which it is used; the substances used for the activation are calcium (in the form of chloride or gluconate), and batroxobin (an enzyme to procoagulant activity).

Factors present in Platelet Gel:

PDGF – The PGDF (Platelet derived growth factor) has mitogenic action (induces mitosis, or cell replication) and angiogenesis, also coordinates the action of other growth factors.

Tgf-β – The Tgf-beta (Transforming growth factor-beta) is a protein that performs many functions including the stimulation of osteoblasts and fibroblasts and the inhibition of osteoclasts.

IGF I / II – The IGF I and IGF II (insulin-like growth factor I / II) work by stimulating the production of osteoblasts and by acting on precursors of the latter; also stimulate the deposition of bone matrix.

FGFB – The FGFB (basic Fibroblast Growth Factor) works by stimulating the migration of fibroblasts and collagen synthase. It is the growth factor that plays the most interest in the field of aesthetic medicine.

EGF – The EGF (Epidermal growth factor) works by stimulating the epidermal and mesenchymal cells.

The PRP stimulates cells to regenerate and rejuvenate the tissues, causing:

• Improvement of color, elasticity, tone and density of the skin;
• Remodeling collagen fibers;
• Smoothing long-term wrinkles and folds;
• Accelerates the healing process after cosmetic treatments (laser, chemical peels).

Induces and accelerates the process of regeneration and tissue reconstruction by:

• Stimulation of the production of new collagen;
• Remodeling collagen fibers;
• Induction of division and differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells;
• Stimulation of angiogenesis (development of new blood vessels).

This multiple injecting  treatment can be performed on the face (cheeks, eyelids, chin, forehead, lips), producing a true lifting effect with a powerful tissue biostimulation, on décolleté, hands, arms, legs and buttocks, stretch marks, hair loss. The PRP leads to a significant improvement in the quality of the skin, smooth fine lines and deep wrinkles and helps redefine the’ oval restoring facial harmony. At the level of dark circles the stimulation of microcirculation induces an improvement of appearance of the skin in this area and, consequently, an increase in the brightness of the eyes.

There are many advantages of the rejuvenation of the PRP

• It is autologous: it is taken from the patient himself;
• No risk of adverse reaction to rejection, allergies or incompatibilities, because you use your own blood;
• Regeneration and rejuvenation of tissues;
• No allergy. Safe and free of implications in relation to communicable diseases;
• Faster recovery;
• Fast curing in one sitting;
• Comfort: the collection of PRP, and the technique can be performed in the ambulatorio;
• Cost effective.

CARBOXY THERAPY

The Carboxy therapy is a medical therapy that uses carbon dioxide.  It consists of localized subcutaneous and intra-dermal microinjections of medical CO2.
The CO2 acts as a potent vasodilator and regulates the physiological function of the microcirculation.

The therapeutic effects are:
• Increased skin tone;
• Increased skin elasticity;
• Increased brightness of the skin;
• Improvement of the arterial and venous circulation.

Is therefore used in the treatment of various diseases and blemishes:
• P.E.F.S (cellulite) and localized adiposity;
• Body Contouring – complementary to liposculpture;
• Anti Aging Face and décolleté;
• Stretch Marks;
• Skin laxity;
• Venous Insufficiency;
• Restless Legs Syndrome;
• Alopecia;
• Genital Rejuvenation.

The treatment is performed in the clinic, by microinjection. The frequency is usually one session per week for minimum 8 up to 15 weeks. The therapy can be performed only by medical personnel.
It is totally safe for the patient: during treatment the patient may feel a slight local soreness and light subcutaneous crackling that disappears within a few minutes.

FACE
It is ideal for facial blemishes and stimulates physiological tissue. Taking advantage of the Bohr effect, increases the amount of oxygen in the tissues, enhances the elasticity so inducing a rejuvenation of the dermis and skin. Improves and reduces puffiness and crow’s feet, restores firmness to the face, neck and décolleté.

BODY
Studies and research have shown that the gas has an effect on both the adipose accumulations, because it breaks down the membranes of the fat cells (lipoclastic effect), both on the microcirculation by reopening closed vessels and reactivating those malfunctioning.

MICROCIRCULATION
The CO2 causes active vasodilatation of microcirculation, followed by a significant increase in blood flow and therefore a marked improvement in both venous and arterial circulation. It is extremely effective in the treatment of Peripheral Arterial, morph functional alterations in the microcirculation.

STRETCH MARKS
It is effective in the treatment of pinkish and the most recent marks as well those white and older that are less visible. The skin in the treated area appears more supple and toned.

ALOPECIA
The Carboxy therapy is used to fight hair loss: it stimulates the growth often applied in combination with PRP. CO2 injections expand small vessels providing greater nourishment to the scalp, resulting in an improvement in hair growth and a stabilization in hair loss.

LASER SKIN REJUVENATION AND RESURFACING

The rejuvenation is achieved through the use of CO2 Laser and pulsed light emissions. The goal is to enhance the skin, improve the texture, clarity and overall appearance. This laser technique is used from more than 20 years in skin treatments and is also known as “silk touch laser”. The new technologies permits a major control and precisions, 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; liver spots; improve your complexion if you have yellowish or grayish skin tones; warts; birthmarks such as linear epidermal nevi; enlarged oil glands on the nose. The treatment is made trough laser to send short, concentrated pulsating beams of light at irregular skin. This removes unwanted, damaged skin in a very precise manner one layer at a time. Laser skin resurfacing’s targeted approach means there are fewer problems with hypopigmentation, or a lightening of skin for procedures such as laser acne scar removal.

The laser beam used in laser resurfacing will remove your outer layer of skin, called the epidermis. It simultaneously heats the underlying skin, called the dermis. This action works to stimulate growth of new collagen fibers. As the treated area heals, the new skin that forms is smoother and firmer. This type of laser precisely removes thin layers of skin with minimal damage to your surrounding tissue. The procedure is made under local anesthesia or sedative injection. Is important that the patient prepared its skin through the application of hydrating cream and vitamin A. After the treatment antibiotic and hydrating cream should be applied for 48 hours. Up to 10 – 15 days the skin may appears red but easily covered with some make up. Up to 3 months is important to avoid direct exposition to sun and to use sunscreens with high U.V.A. and U.V.B. filters. The treatment in case of efficient results can be repeated after few months. To have a longer effect the patient should aging factors as smoke, alcohol, extreme sun expositions and assume vitamin A during winter period.