HYDRAFACIAL

A HydraFacial is a non-invasive 3-in-1 procedure that deep-cleans, exfoliates and hydrates your skin. It’s also sometimes called “Hydradermabrasion” because it involves microdermabrasion-like exfoliation paired with hydrating serums.

The Procedure in detail

Step 1: The skin is exfoliated and cleansed with a small tool, followed by a gentle acid peel to remove any remaining debris in the pores.

Step 2: Your skin pores then undergo a painless extraction process.

Step 3: Finally, the skin is nourished with an antioxidant-rich serum.

The HydraFacial treatment usually take about 15 minutes to complete and doesn’t require any downtime. After just one treatment, many patients report seeing visible skin refinement. It is totally painless.

What HydraFacials treat

  • Skin dehydration
  • Skin discoloration
  • Skin aging
  • Acne
  • Uneven skin texture

Side-effects

None! You may only feel light pressure from the wand during the procedure. Unlike other cosmetic treatments, the HydraFacial isn’t supposed to cause pain or redness.

Frequency

The accurate answer is derived after examining your skin but on average, once a month.

 

CHEMICAL PEEL

A Chemical Peel is a cosmetic treatment that involves careful exfoliation of the skin using an acid. The acid removes a uniform amount of damaged skin cells across the treatment area. When done appropriately, this allows the skin to heal, with minimal scarring or color changes as a result of the treatment.

Chemical Peels affect two layers of the skin: the Epidermis and the Dermis. The Epidermis is the visible outer layer, and the Dermis sits just beneath. This deeper layer contains nerve endings, sweat glands, and hair follicles. A chemical Peel removes a controlled amount of skin cells from the epidermis. A stronger peel may also remove a small part of the dermis.

 

What a Chemical Peel treats?

  • Acne
  • Enlarged pores
  • Scarring
  • Redness
  • Rosacea
  • Hyperpigmentation

Consultation with a Specialist is a must!

Chemical peels reduce skin damage, giving the skin a more youthful or unblemished appearance. Depending on a person’s concerns and their type of skin, a dermatologist will recommend the most appropriate chemical peel.

During a chemical peel, we apply the exfoliant acid first to the thicker areas of skin, such as the chin, nose, and cheeks, before applying it to the thinner areas around the eyes and mouth. After the chemical peel, the dermatologist may recommend use of cool saline compresses to remove any remaining exfoliant.

A Chemical Peel can involve different types of acid, including:

  • Alpha-hydroxy acids: Among these are glycolic acid, lactic acid & citric acid.
  • Beta-hydroxy acids: Salicylic acid is one example, and it is especially beneficial for acne-prone skin and enlarged pores.
  • Trichloroacetic acid: Dermatologists typically use this in medium or deep chemical peels.
  • Phenol: This powerful chemical agent is useful in deep skin peels.

Chemical Peel Variations

Superficial Peels

We often recommend superficial peels if skin issues only affect the top layer of the skin. Because superficial peels do not penetrate the deeper layers, they involve a lower risk of side effects and a quicker recovery. Superficial peels take 1–7 days to heal. As superficial peels are much gentler on the skin than other peels, it may take 3–5 professional treatments for people to see the results they want. People can have superficial peels every 2–5 weeks.

It is important to wear sunscreen after the treatment to protect the new skin as it heals.

Medium-Depth Peels

These are recommended for:

  • Fine wrinkles
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Minor hyperpigmentation
  • Minor acne scars
  • Medium-depth chemical peels reach an area called the papillary dermis. This is the upper second layer, closest to the surface of the skin.

The medium-depth peels take 7–14 days to heal. You can wear makeup after 5–7 days. It is important to wear sunscreen after the treatment to protect the new skin as it heals.

Deep Peels

These are recommended if a person has:

  • Moderate to severe sun damage
  • Moderate to severe wrinkles
  • Moderate to severe hyperpigmentation

The Deep Peel takes 14–21 days to heal. It is recommended that one avoids sun exposure for 3–6 months.

It’s recommended that one washes the skin between four and six times a day with a special solution, then applying an ointment for 14 days. The person will then have to use thick moisturizer.

A person who has a deep chemical peel should not wear makeup for at least 14 days after the procedure.

Chemical Peel side effects

The side effects of a chemical peel are usually mild. However, some people may develop long-lasting effects, such as:

  • Redness that lasts for months
  • Temporary dark patches of skin
  • Lightened patches of skin
  • Scarring, which is very rare

But these are avoidable if you follow the specialist’s aftercare instructions carefully.

 

IV THERAPY

IV Therapy is Intravenous Therapy in full. It is a medical technique that delivers fluids, medications and nutrition directly into a person’s vein.

IV Vitamin Therapy boosts your immunity, general performance, alertness and aids in weight loss. It is also used to relieve period pains, migraines, hangovers and so much more.

IV NUTRIENT INFUSION FORMULAS

ALLEVIATE

Relief! Minimize bloating, irritability, abdominal discomfort & lower back pain!

Calcium Chloride|Magnesium Chloride|Multivitamin Complex|Hydroxocobalamin

BRAINSTORM

Cognition! Improve cognitive function, information processing, learning & memory!

Folic Acid w/B12|L- Taurine|Alpha-Lipoic Acid

GET UP & GO

Boost! Burns fat, feel energized & boost your metabolism!

Contains: Multivitamin Complex|Amino Blend.

IMMUNITY

Be Well! Boost your immune system, feel better faster

Contains: Ascorbic Acid|Multivitamin Complex|Zinc Chloride

INNER BEAUTY

Glow! Fight acne, wrinkles, tired skin from inside out

Ascorbic Acid |Multivitamin Complex|Biotin

MYER’S COCKTAIL

Wellness! The “Gold Standard” for overall wellness

Contains: Magnesium Chloride|Dexapanthenol|Thiamine|Riboflavin-5-Phos|Pyridoxine HCL|Niacinamide|Calcium Gluconate|Hydroxocobalamin|Ascorbic Acid

NAD+

Clarity! Mental Clarity + Anti-aging Support.

Contains: Nicontinamide Adenine Dinculceotide

QUENCH

Rehydrate! Hydrate and combat fatigue from dehydration.

Contains: Ascobic Acid|Multivitamin Complex|Mineral Blend

 

REBOOT

Relief! Ease Hangover headache, nausea & dehydration.

Contains: Ondansetron|Multivitamin Complex|Mineral Blend

RECOVERY & PERFORMANCE

Enhance! Decrease recovery time & enhance your performance

Ascorbic Acid|Multivitamin Complex|Amino Blend|Mineral Blend

 

BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY

This is a procedure used to treat anyone whose hormone levels drop or become unbalanced. It is often used to ease symptoms of menopause and it also improves symptoms of cancer.

Firstly, what are hormones?

Hormones are chemicals that are made by your endocrine glands. The glands release hormones into your bloodstream to be carried to the appropriate body part. It’s difficult for you to function properly when your hormones are out of balance. A hormone imbalance can cause weight gain or mood swings that affect your day-to-day life. Hormones control a number of bodily functions like: Metabolism, Reproduction, Growth, Sexual function etc.

What are Bio-identical hormones?

These are man-made hormones derived from plant estrogens that are chemically identical to those that the human body produces. Estrogen, progesterone and testosterone are among those most commonly replicated and used in the treatment.

Who needs Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

  • People who are succumbing to adverse effects old age
  • People struggling with life changes like perimenopause & menopause
  • People suffering from cancer

Benefits of Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • Curbs weight gain & mood swings
  • Reduces vaginal dryness
  • Reduces hot flashes & night sweats
  • Curbs erectile dysfunction and MANopause (acute decline in testosterone in men)
  • Improves energy levels & memory
  • Improves quality of sleep & interest in sex
  • Improve symptoms of cancer
  • Treats insulin resistance
  • Treats adrenal and thyroid disorders
  • Treats osteoporosis & fibromyalgia

Breast tenderness, bloating, and weight gain are the most reported side effects of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

 

CRYOTHERAPY

Have you been struggling with warts or skin tags? If yes, we have amazing news for you. The end to that struggle is near & here!

Via a less than 5 minutes procedure called Cryotherapy, you can now get rid of the nagging skin tags.

What is Cryotherapy?

This is a minimally invasive procedure where we use extreme cold to freeze and remove abnormal tissue. It is used to treat many skin conditions (including warts and skin tags) and some cancers, including prostate, cervical and liver cancer. This treatment is also called cryoablation.

The Procedure

During Cryotherapy, we apply extreme cold to abnormal tissue. Cells can’t survive this severe cold and die after treatment.

Even better, you won’t need any time off to recover! You will need about 8-10 sessions for the best results.

 

SCLEROTHERAPY (VARICOSE & SPIDER VEINS TREATMENT)

This is a procedure used to treat varicose veins and spider veins. During Sclerotherapy, we inject a solution directly into the affected vein. The solution irritates the lining of the vessel, causing it to swell and stick together. Over time, the vessel turns into scar tissue that fades from view.

The treatment area is cleansed. The solution is injected directly into the blood vessel, using very fine needles. The number of veins injected in one session depends on the size and location of the veins, and the patient’s overall medical condition. Lasts 30-45 minutes.

Varicose Veins

These are larger blood vessels that have become swollen and twisted. They appear dark blue and stick out from the skin like raised tunnels. Varicose veins can develop anywhere in the body, but usually sprout on the legs and ankles.

 

 

Spider Veins

These are small, twisted blood vessels that are visible through the skin. They may be red, purple, or blue and most often appear on the legs or face. They take their name from their striking spider web pattern.

What causes Varicose & Spider Veins?

Healthy veins carry blood to the heart through a series of one-way valves. These valves allow blood to flow in the right direction from superficial veins to deeper veins and to the heart. The vessels are surrounded by muscles which contract and help pump blood to the heart. Normally the veins have a one-way valve to prevent backflow. However, problems with the valves, muscles or blood itself can allow blood to pool inside the vein. As blood pools within the vein, pressure builds and the vessel wall weakens. As a result, the vein tends to bulge and twist. Depending on the size of the blood vessel and extent of swelling, the result is a spider vein or varicose vein.

Are they dangerous?

While they are annoying to look at, they rarely pose a serious health threat. Occasionally, they may contribute to ulcers forming (large sores in the skin) especially near the ankles. Varicose veins can also form painful blood clots.

Who gets Varicose & Spider Veins?

Anyone can get them but they are more common among the following;

  • Women are twice as susceptible as men
  • People with jobs that keep them on their feet including nurses, teachers etc

Causal factors

  • Aging
  • Obesity
  • Pregnancy
  • Prior Trauma, or surgery to the leg
  • Genetic predisposition

 

LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Laser Hair Removal involves a laser emitting a light that is absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light energy is converted to heat which damages the hair follicles that produce hairs. This damage inhibits or delays future hair growth.

Safe Laser Hair Removal requires a well-trained laser operator who can vary the different laser parameters as explained below;

 

Laser Pulse Width (Shutter speed)

Different levels target hairs of different diameters. Fine hairs heat up quickly but are unable to hold the heat and require short pulse widths while thicker hairs heat more slowly and hence require much longer pulse widths.

Wavelength (Colour of light)

  • Skin Type: The darker the skin, the higher the wavelength needed.
  • Depth of Hair Follicles: The variations also enable effective treatment of multiple depths of hair follicles. For example upper lip hair isn’t as deep as bikini hair.
  • Colour of Hair: Effective treatment of light colored fine hair requires a laser with a high attraction to melanin compared to darker thicker hairs.

Laser Power (Fluence)

The more powerful the laser, the better the outcome. Any cheap low powered laser system can induce a temporary hair loss lasting between 1-3 months. Permanent hair reduction requires high quality lasers that can produce the large amounts of power needed to heat the follicle to 65-70 degrees centigrade ensuring irreversible damage to the hair.

Laser Spot Size

Small spot sizes are most effective for the treatment of smaller superficial hair follicles, while larger spot sizes are ideal for deeper targets. Also, the larger the spot size, the deeper the laser penetration. Bigger spot sizes enable the therapist to rapidly treat larger body areas with comfort and ease.

Benefits

  • Eliminates ingrown hairs.
  • Saves time – It is quick.
  • Precision – It is accurate.
  • Speed – Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time.
  • Predictability – Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average number of sessions.

We offer a range of permanent hair reduction solutions which allow us to customize our treatments to individual needs. Once the desired ‘hair free’ effects are achieved, maintenance sessions once or twice per year are advisable to sustain the results.

 

LASER TATTOO REMOVAL

Laser Tattoo Removal is a procedure that utilizes high-powered lasers that penetrate deep into the skin and are able to permanently demolish the ink particles within the cells that give the color to the tattoo.

Laser Tattoo Removal is the safest and most effective method for getting rid of that old ink. It only utilizes lasers, it is relatively non-invasive and targets only the ink of your unwanted tattoo and leaves the surrounding skin unaffected.

The Process

Lasers remove tattoos by breaking up the pigment colors with a high-intensity light beam. Black tattoo pigment absorbs all laser wavelengths, making it the easiest color to treat. Other colors can only be treated by selected lasers based upon the pigment color.

Number of Treatments

The number of treatments you will need will depend on the age, size, and color(s) of your tattoo. The color of your skin, as well as how deep the tattoo pigment goes, will also affect the removal.

Most people will require a series of short sessions 1-2 months apart to remove the tattoo, although the exact number of sessions cannot be predicted in advance. Usually 5-10 sessions are required, although up to 20 may be required in some cases.

Smaller tattoos will require fewer pulses while larger ones will need more to remove them. In either case, to completely get rid of a tattoo, it will take several treatments. After each visit, your tattoo should become progressively lighter.

How it feels

You will definitely experience irritation. But most patients don’t need anesthesia. Depending on the location of your tattoo, we may apply a topical anesthesia cream beforehand.

After-care

Immediately following the treatment, use an ice pack to soothe the treated area. And apply an antibiotic cream or ointment and bandage to protect it. You should also be sure it’s covered with sunblock when you’re outside.

Possible side-effects

Hypopigmentation – Some people may also notice changes in the texture or color of their skin following laser treatment

Skin Infections – The skin can get infected particularly when an area of the treatment is neglected. It is important for patients to protect the area of skin that has been treated – this will reduce the risk of bacterial entry and subsequent infection.

 

BOTOX®

Botox® is a purified form of the botulinum toxin that is obtained from bacteria. Regulated amount of Botox® is given to correct wrinkles has been used safely for decades.

 

 

How does it work?

Botox® works by blocking nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected. When those nerve signals are interrupted, the affected muscle is temporarily paralyzed or frozen. Without movement of these selected muscles in the face, certain wrinkles may be softened, reduced or even removed.

Does it correct all wrinkles & fine lines?

Botox® only works on wrinkles that are caused by muscle movement. These are known as dynamic wrinkles, and are often called “expression lines.” These lines are caused by smiling, frowning, squinting, and other facial expressions.

Unlike Dermal fillers®, Botox® does not work on static fine lines and wrinkles caused by sagging or loss of plumpness in the face. Static wrinkles include lines on the cheeks, neck, and jowl areas.

Is Botox® permanent?

Botox® is not a permanent treatment. Repeated treatments are necessary for continued wrinkle-reducing effects.

What does Botox® treat?

It’s mainly effective for dynamic wrinkles caused by smiling, frowning, squinting, and other facial expressions;

  • The “11” between the brows
  • Horizontal lines on the forehead
  • Crow’s feet around the eyes etc

 

DERMAL FILLERS®

Dermal fillers® are injectable implants that help to smooth skin and wrinkles. As the name implies, they are injected beneath your skin using a needle.

There are four categories of fillers. Each is named for the type of material they’re made with:

Hyaluronic Acid: A substance naturally produced by your body and already found in your skin and cartilage. Generally, fillers made with hyaluronic acid last between 6-12 months. Hyaluronic acid is a common ingredient in skincare products. It helps the skin to retain moisture and makes your face look more plump and hydrated. It’s used in lotions as a moisturizer, but no cream can restore lost volume as only injectable hyaluronic acid can do that.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite: A mineral that is found in our bones. Fillers made with this material last up to 18 months.

Poly-L-lactic acid: A biodegradable synthetic material that’s also used to make medical products like dissolvable stitches. These fillers may last up to two years.

Polymethylmethacrylate beads: The only filler that can’t be absorbed by your body, meaning the results are permanent. They’re only used around the mouth.

How do I know which Dermal Filler® to use?

Our Specialist explains the ideal treatment plan for you, but know that the most natural-looking results often require more than one type of filler.

Dermal fillers are particularly popular because patients see differences in their appearances almost instantly. If you’re unhappy with the way the filler looks, don’t panic, in most cases, it can be adjusted.

What do Dermal Fillers® treat?

  • Shallow areas on the face
  • Shadow or wrinkle under the eyes caused by the lower eyelid
  • Recessed scars
  • Static wrinkles on the lower face
  • Thinning lips etc

 

THREAD LIFTING

Thread Lifting is a minimally invasive procedure that uses absorbable, barbed sutures to offer a tighter, more youthful aesthetic appearance to the face and neck. It works by stimulating the production of collagen in the skin in order to produce healthier, firmer skin. It can also mechanically lift tissues where the barbed sutures are placed.

What causes skin sagging?

As we get older, our bodies gradually produce less and less collagen, which leads to an 80% reduction in skin thickness by about age 70. This loss of volume and strength is a large factor in the creation of excess skin and wrinkles. As the skin grows weaker, it’s no longer able to support the tissues beneath it adequately, meaning that gravity pulls it downwards and stretches it.

How Thread Lifting works

Temporary sutures are used to produce a subtle but visible “lift” in the skin. Instead of removing the patient’s loose facial skin surgically, the specialist simply suspends it by stitching up portions of it. This has the effect of pulling the skin back slightly and therefore lifting and tightening the face. In addition to being ideal for lifting the skin, threads combat aging in another way: by provoking the body’s “healing response” and causing the body to direct large surges of collagen to treated areas. This is important because of the vital role collagen plays in the aging process.

What does Thread Lifting treat?

  • Early loosening of the facial structures
  • Jowls

 

  • Sagging eyebrows
  • Premature loosening of the neck skin

Why choose Thread Lifting?

  • Reduced recovery time compared to surgery. Patients can drive themselves home and look after themselves immediately after having their procedure.
  • Due to the non-invasiveness, Thread Lifting is low risk with virtually no risk of scarring, severe bruising, bleeding.
  • If one experiences irritation, infection or their sutures becoming visible under their skin, they can simply be removed and the patient’s face will return to its prior state.
  • Because thread lifts are much easier to perform than facelift surgery, they are much more affordable.

 

COOLIFTING

CooLifting is a futuristic technology that uses a simple, unique, non-invasive, needleless device to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and promote skin rejuvenation, resulting in the famous Dewy Skin. The procedure is less than 3 minutes!

The Procedure

The CooLifting Gun pushes into the facial tissues a powerful CO2 flow. At a very low temperature and a very high pressure which is combined with a high concentration of atomized active ingredients.

Treatment Variations

CooLift Original – FOR FINE LINES & WRINKLES

This is the original product for an anti-aging and luminosity effect. Contains Hyaluronic acid and tighteners and can be used for all skin types.

Benefits

  • Intense hydrating
  • Improves skin texture and quality
  • Collagen stimulation
  • Dermis regeneration
  • Visible effects after just one session

CooLift CoolClear – FOR PIGMENT & BLEMISHES

This one adds a clearing effect to the antiaging one (Coolift Original) and unifies skin tone. Very good for skins with hyperpigmentation. It contains Kojic Acid, Glycolic Acid and Vitamin C have in addition to the original composition. It is great for wrinkle-affected areas: eye contour, forehead, cheeks and labial area.

Benefits

  • Improves skin texture and quality
  • Increase luminescence
  • Reduces tonal imperfections
  • Improves and unifies skin tone
  • Improves acne scaring

CooLift CoolClear – FOR CELLULITE

Your perfect remedy for cellulite. It has 3 special active ingredients (glaucine, caffeine and carnitine) and supplemented with natural extracts that help in the process of eliminating localized fat.

Benefits

  • Improves skin texture and quality
  • Reduces the signs of cellulite
  • Eliminates and Drains localized fats

 

FIBROPLAST THERAPY

Fibroplast Therapy also known as Plasma Fibroblast Therapy utilizes a pen-like device that discharges a high-frequency electric current to small areas of the skin to heal skin wounds, improve skin firmness & tightness. It targets fibroblasts. These are collagen and protein-producing cells in the dermis, the layer of skin just below your outermost skin layer.

The basic steps typically include:

Cleansing the skin and applying a topical anesthetic (numbing) cream. You may need to wait about 30 minutes for the numbing cream to take effect.

Treating the designated skin area with the plasma pen. The pen will create small arcs of microcurrents that make small scab-like dots on the skin.

A professional will remove the numbing cream and apply a cooling gel to minimize the tingling and burning sensation whenever possible.

The procedure usually takes about 30 to 60 minutes to perform.

Recovery

Once the procedure is completed, you can expect the small dots to scab over and fall off after about 1 week. Over the next couple of weeks, as your skin heals, it should appear tighter and firmer.

Some people may see benefits from one treatment, while others may require three treatments.

 

VAMPIRE FACE-LIFT®

The Vampire Facelift® is a procedure that creates the youthful, rejuvenating effects of a facelift without an actual surgery. Instead, the vampire facelift gets its name because it incorporates PRP extracted from blood which is then mixed with different dermal fillers to give patients a refreshed look.

It creates a youthful and rejuvenated appearance to the skin, smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles. By using healing and growth properties housed inside your own blood alongside a dermal filler, patients will enjoy a more youthful, tighter skin appearance.

The Procedure

The key ingredient derived from the patient’s blood that forms the basis of the vampire facelift® is a platelet-rich fibrin matrix. This property, when mixed with other ingredients, can create a natural serum that boosts collagen production, blood supply and can aid in triggering skin regrowth and fatty tissue regeneration. The procedure begins by collecting a small amount of blood from the patient’s arm. The platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is then separated through use of a centrifuge. Then the PRP is combined with hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers like Restylane or Juvederm to create the platelet-rich fibrin matrix or PRFM. It is then injected directly into multiple areas of the patient’s face.

The Result

The goal of a vampire facelift® is to achieve healthy, youthful, and rejuvenated skin, during a quick procedure that does not require surgery.

 

VAMPIRE FACIAL®

Vampire Facial®, is an advanced skincare treatment method that harnesses your body’s own natural power to heal itself.

How it’s done?

When the platelets in the plasma are concentrated, magic happens. First, blood is drawn from you. To achieve concentrated levels of platelets in plasma, all four components of your blood are separated by density. Then, the platelets are injected into the plasma, excluding the red and white blood cells. Platelet-rich plasma is then applied to your skin and gets absorbed.

What it treats

  • Acne & scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Loose skin
  • Uneven skin tone

Benefits of a Vampire Facial®

  1. Reduces appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  2. Leads to tighter & firmer Skin
  3. Increases collagen production for a visibly healthy skin
  4. Enhances skin tone and texture
  5. Improves moisture retention

Advantages

  • It doesn’t hurt
  • It’s quick
  • Gives lasting results
  • No downtime is required

 

VAMPIRE BREAST-LIFT®

The Vampire® Breast Lift uses the same technology as the Vampire face lift to create fuller, perkier cleavage, and restore the appearance of the breasts. It was invented by Dr Charles Runels.

Administering PRP to your helps you achieve a firmer, fuller look for your breasts. It also minimizes the appearance of wrinkles, scars, stretchmarks & improves blood circulation. Depending on your intended results, hyaluronic acid filler can be combined with the platelet-rich plasma for an even firmer result.

The Procedure

The procedure involves taking the patient’s blood, spinning it down in a centrifuge to separate the blood cells from the platelet rich plasma (PRP) and injecting this PRP into the breasts. The PRP is usually activated with calcium (chloride or gluconate) prior to injection, leading to the release of growth factors and optimization of the native wound healing environment. The growth factors cause fibroblast stimulation, remodelling, neovascularization, and enlargement and multiplication of adipocytes.

The Vampire® Breast Lift is a minimally invasive procedure with no downtime. It is not suitable for everyone and it certainly is not a replacement for surgical implants. It is perfect however for improving the appearance of breast implants that may have rippled or started to show through the skin, and may even delay or stave off surgical correction. It is also suitable for women who do not want a dramatic increase in cup size, but do want in improvement in the texture, colour and fullness of the cleavage. It is also useful to improve sensation of the nipples, and scarring or irregularities of the breast.

 

 

VAMPIRE HAIR RESTORATION®

This procedure is a non-surgical treatment that utilizes the body’s own platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to help strengthen and restore hair in patients (both men & women) with hair loss.

How is it done?

Step 1: A small amount of blood is collected from you and is placed into a centrifuge.

Step 2: After about 10 minutes of centrifugation, the platelets are concentrated and drawn up into a syringe.

Step 3: The scalp is numbed and cleansed lightly.

Step 4: Using a tiny needle, PRP is injected strategically into your scalp in the areas that need improvement.

Note: Procedure isn’t grossly painful. It’s discomforting but tolerable.

Duration: The procedure takes about 1 hour and doesn’t have recovery downtime.

How many procedures are needed?

The treatment protocol involves 3 sessions (8-12 weeks apart) in order to best restore the health of the hair follicles, and thereafter, one session per year for maintenance. That said, you will still see good results after one treatment.

Who should opt for Vampire Hair Restoration?

  • People who seek to prevent hair loss
  • People with thinning hair
  • People with partial hair loss
  • People suffering from Alopecia

Results

  • Promotes hair growth
  • Strengthens hair follicles
  • Produces longer, thicker and healthier hair fibers

 

PLASMA PEN THERAPY

This is a non-invasive beauty treatment that can improve the appearance of a range of skin concerns, including wrinkles and lines, stretch marks and acne scars.

 

 

The Procedure

The treatment uses a hand-held device which generates plasma where a visible smoke is produced as a result of the sublimating process. Sublimation is the physical term for the shift from solid to gas. The device heats the dermis in the targeted area, which begins to shed post treatment, allowing new fresher skin to form. At the same time, new collagen begins to form. There is no formation of electricity and no thermal damage.

Benefits;

  • Eyelid tightening (including lower eyelids and excess upper eyelid skin)
  • Removal of skin imperfections (including skin tags and sunspots)
  • Improving the appearance of acne scars
  • Diminishing stretch marks
  • Tightening loose stomach skin after pregnancy
  • Smoothing signs of aging such as lines and wrinkles
  • Face-lift and neck-lift

 

ORGASM SHOT®/O SHOT®

This is a procedure that entails the use of blood-derived growth factors to rejuvenate the vagina to help relieve women with urinary incontinence and sex problems.

Benefits

  • Decreased or completely resolved pain during sex (known as dyspareunia)
  • Increased ability to have vaginal orgasms
  • Greater arousal from clitoral stimulation
  • A tighter vaginal canal (if felt to be too loose prior)
  • A more elastic vaginal canal (if felt to be too tight prior, usually after menopause)
  • Younger, smoother skin externally (lips of the vagina)
  • Decreased or resolved overactive bladder and/or urinary incontinence
  • Stronger and more frequent orgasms
  • Increased vaginal lubrication

 

 

PRIAPUS SHOT®/P SHOT®

This is a procedure that involves taking platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from your own blood and injecting it into your penis.

P Shot® benefits

  • Treats erectile dysfunction
  • Provides a solution for men post prostate surgery
  • Increase sensation and pleasure (helps correct the damage from diabetes)
  • Treats penis injuries
  • Stronger, firmer erections
  • Easier to achieve and maintain erections (i.e., improved sexual stamina)
  • Increased penile length and girth
  • Improvement in or resolution of penile curvature from Peyronie’s Disease
  • Resolution of penile pain with erection
  • Increased sensitivity in the penis
  • Better overall blood flow to the penis

 

PERFECT PRP

Also called Joint & Tissue Rejuvenation, Perfect Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is a natural remedy for joint pains, injuries, wear & tear & Arthritis where your own blood’s platelets are administered to the problem area to trigger & expedite healing process.

The Procedure

PRP injections are prepared by drawing your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets. These activated platelets are then injected directly into your injured or diseased body tissue. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.

What does it treat?

Acute Injuries: Athletes and others who suffered a recent injury to the muscles or ligaments. These could include a muscle strain or sprain such as a pulled hamstring.

Tendon Injuries: The thick bands of soft tissue that connect the muscle to bone have shown some of the most success for PRP therapy. This includes those with tennis elbow, Achilles tendinitis, and rotator cuff tendinitis.

Postsurgical Repair: When a tendon or ligament is so damaged it needs surgical repair, we can use PRP during surgery to speed up the healing process. In addition, PRP can decrease scar formation by healing the wound faster.

Knee Arthritis: When the cartilage on the ends of bones starts to wear away, it creates a painful condition where joints lose their strength. This is especially true for the knees which tend to bear a lot of the body’s movements. Perfect PRP will reduce pain and physical functioning than a placebo.

Bone Grafts: Sometimes a piece of bone is needed to fill the space to help other bones fuse together. Incorporating PRP into a bone graft procedure can accelerate the healing process. The growth factors in platelets improve graft adhesion and minimize movements allowing for a more successful bone graft.

 

SLENDER WONDER

Obesity is a serious problem for millions of people, and losing weight can often be challenging. Metabolic weight loss is a multidisciplinary approach to promote long-term weight loss. The Slender Wonder program has helped many people achieve weight loss.

The Process

Slender Wonder begins with an evaluation of the patient’s medical history and current diet and lifestyle. In addition, their BMI is calculated and lean muscle mass is measured.

After these assessments, blood testing is performed to determine whether the patient has any vitamin deficiencies or underlying medical issues that are making weight loss difficult. A customized diet and exercise plan will then be created to stimulate weight loss. In addition, stress management methods and psychological and nutritional counseling may be provided as components of a metabolic weight loss plan.

This is a medically-supervised weight loss program. According to one’s body needs, the Doctor gives dietary support & physical exercise recommendations.

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TUMMY TUCK/ABDOMINOPLASTY

It is a cosmetic surgery procedure used to make the abdomen thinner and more firm. The surgery involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. This type of surgery is usually sought by patients with loose or sagging tissues after pregnancy or major weight loss.

Abdominoplasty is a highly effective procedure that helps in getting the body shape as desired to achieve toned muscles. It is a preferred procedure as it gives long-lasting results. The only requirement for a person is to maintain their weight. It is a useful procedure for those who want a flat or a well-toned abdomen, but are unable to achieve it through exercise or weight control.

 

How does it help?

This procedure is useful when all other methods fail to achieve a flat or toned tummy and is for those who are worried about a protruding and non-proportioned abdomen. The procedure is very common with people who have an uneven abdomen due to one or more of below factors:

  • Genetically loose abdomen muscles and skin
  • Loose abdomen due to weight fluctuations
  • Loose skin around abdomen due to ageing
  • Loose tummy skin due to previous procedures or surgeries
  • Post pregnancy abdomen
  • Tummy tuck eliminates extra fat and skin, in most cases it repairs weakened or separated muscles creating a smoother and firmer abdominal profile.

Advantages

  • Tummy Tuck treatment is highly effective to achieve desired body shape
  • If constant weight is maintained then it is possible to maintain the effects of the procedure.
  • It is a simple yet painless procedure
  • It is also useful in getting toned and muscular body
  • The procedure has long lasting effects

Risk factors

The procedure can result in swelling and pain for a couple of days. There are cases where bleeding can happen post the surgery and there are chances of infection too. There can also be bruising, numbness and tiredness post the procedure. If any signs of infection occur or if the wound seem to heal much slowly then it is advised to consult a doctor

Limitations

The limitations of the procedure include scarring along incision of pubic area.

 

BODY CONTOURING

Breast Lift

Cosmetic Breast Surgery can have a tremendous impact on a woman’s self-esteem, and totally change the way she views herself. There are three different procedures.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is performed to enhance the appearance, size and contour of a woman’s breasts. Women consider breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty for different reasons. Some women feel their breasts are too small in relation to their body contour. Some women desire augmentation after size loss associated with pregnancy and lactation. Others desire to correct an asymmetry in breast size.

Breast augmentation is performed with implants that can be placed over or under the pectoralis chest muscle. The incision can be placed in the axilla (armpit), areola or lower breast. Breast augmentation can be assisted with endoscopes. When implants are placed beneath the pectoralis chest muscle, there is less interference with screening mammography. Women should be aware, however, that breast implants may interfere with the detection of cancer and that breast compression during mammography may cause implant rupture.

A breast implant is a silicone shell filled with either saline (a salt water solution) or silicone gel. A woman determines her desired size by fitting trial implants. Currently, saline filled implants are used on an unrestricted basis. Silicone gel filled implants are available only to women participating in approved studies.

Breast augmentation is a relatively straightforward procedure. As with any surgery, some uncertainty and risk are associated with breast augmentation surgery. Know your concerns and expectations. Review the benefits, risks and alternatives. Seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon.

Breast Reduction

Large, heavy, pendulous breasts can be uncomfortable. The excess weight can cause neck pain, back pain, skin irritation, bra strap indentations, numbness or weakness. Breast reduction is known as reduction mammoplasty. The procedure involves removal of excess skin, fat and glandular tissue.

With this type of surgery, scarring can be extensive. Normal breast sensation, nipple-areola sensation and milk production are usually preserved. Possible side effects include pain and lumpiness from scar tissue and the inability to breastfeed. The reduction procedure reduces breast appearance, volume and contour, while preserving breast sensation and function. After breast reduction, women report tremendous improvement in their symptoms.

Breast Reconstruction

Breast reconstruction seeks to recreate a breast with the desired appearance, contour and volume. The nipple-areola component also is recreated. Normal breast sensation and the ability to breastfeed are lost when the sensory nerves or milk glands and ducts have been removed or significantly injured.

The appearance, contour and volume of the breast can be recreated with implants or with a woman’s own tissue. If an implant is used, the implant is sized to match the opposite breast. A breast also can be recreated using a woman’s own tissue. At times, a segment of the lower abdominal wall can be used. Other tissue options for autologous (using your own tissue) reconstruction include the back muscle and skin or a segment of a buttock.

Thigh Lift

A Thigh Lift, or Thighplasty tightens loose sagging skin on either the inner or outer thigh, giving one more attractive, firmer, and youthful looking legs.

Your thighs may look dimpled with sagging skin or have a flabby appearance. The goal of a thigh lift is to lift and contour your thighs so that they look slim and in proportion with the rest of your body. A combination of a thighplasty and liposuction techniques may be performed to give the thighs a smoother, more toned appearance.

People considering thigh lift surgery should know that it is not a surgical means of losing weight. It is a procedure for those who are close to their ideal weight but unhappy with the appearance of their thighs.

Types of Thigh Lifts

  • An inner thigh lift targets the skin in the lower portion of the inner thigh
  • A medial thigh lift targets the skin and fat on the upper part of the inner thigh
  • A bilateral thigh lift focuses on the skin on the front and outside of the thigh

The Procedure

Thighplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure with general anesthesia or an epidural. Depending on the type of thigh lift and the area being treated, the incision pattern will vary. The most common thigh lift technique begins with an incision in the groin area. In all cases, skin and/or fat is removed; the underlying tissue is reshaped and tightened and the remaining skin is lifted and smoothed, and sutured into place at the incision site. Surgery typically takes 2 to 3 hours.

Recovery

Post-operatively, there will be bruising, swelling and soreness in the area. You will need to wear compression garments to minimize the swelling and promote healing. You may have drains in place to collect excess fluid and reduce the risk of infection. You will need to record the amount of fluid collected in a logbook. When the level of fluid removed meets your surgeon’s expectations, the drains will be removed.

The surgical sutures will be removed within two weeks. Pain medication and anti-inflammatory medications are typically prescribed during the post-operative period. You will not be able to use a bathtub, swim, or use a hot tub until you receive clearance from your surgeon. You may shower 48 hours after the procedure. You will most likely be able to return to work within 7 to 10 days and resume physical activity after 4 to 6 weeks. While there are scars, they are mostly hidden in your body’s natural creases, and they will fade over time.

Butt Lift

The Buttock lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the buttocks. It may be done as part of a tummy tuck (belt lipectomy) or lower body lift to contour the buttocks, groin, thighs and abdomen.

A buttock lift alone won’t add any volume to the buttocks. But sometimes, a buttock lift is combined with an augmentation procedure to alter the shape or size of the buttocks with implants or fat grafts.

During a buttock lift, excess skin and fat are removed from the buttocks. The remaining skin is then repositioned to create a more toned look.

Chin Lift

Chin Reshaping

Chin surgery, or mentoplasty, will reshape the chin either by enhancement with implants or through reduction surgery on the bone. Most of the time, chin surgery is done.

Chin Augmentation

Mentoplasty that augments the chin takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour to perform. Either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia is used. During the procedure, an incision is made inside the mouth, which eliminates visible scarring. A pocket is created for the implant (typically made of semi-solid silicone), which is then placed and positioned in front of the jawbone. Once in place, the implant is secured with sutures. When an incision in the mouth is not possible, it is made underneath the chin so that the scar is not apparent. The patient returns home the same day.

Chin Reduction

Mentoplasty that reduces the chin takes approximately 1 to 2 hours to perform. General anesthesia is typically used. The procedure begins with the surgeon’s making an incision inside the mouth or under the chin. Excess bone and/or tissue and muscle are removed, and the tip of the chin is contoured to the desired shape using a bone burr or drill. In some cases, a piece of the bone is removed, and the chin is repositioned. Sutures are used to close the incision. The patient returns home the same day.

Recovery from Mentoplasty

After mentoplasty, a patient may experience tightness and swelling in the chin. Discomfort can be relieved with pain medication, although most patients report that pain is gone within 3 to 5 days. A compression garment may be taped to the chin to reduce swelling. For 2 weeks following mentoplasty, eating only a light, liquid-based diet is recommended. Sutures are removed within 10 days. Full recovery from mentoplasty takes 6 weeks.

Risks of Mentoplasty

Risks of mentoplasty include implant displacement or bone absorption (in augmentation), asymmetry, numbness in the lip and chin, infection and bleeding. In general, serious complications are rare.

 

SKIN TIGHTENING

Nonsurgical skin tightening procedures are cosmetic treatments to change the look of your face and your stomach. These procedures are far less invasive than surgical options. Weight Loss may not be enough. It could leave you with saggy skin. We use Accent Ultra to get your skin tighter and firmer.

The Procedure

Oil is applied to the areas to be treated to allow the machine to glide comfortably over the skin. The machine is set according to the area on the face or body being treated and depending on what the patient can tolerate. The Accent RE is moved quickly over the skin so as not to cause discomfort to the patient. As this is happening, the Radio-Frequency waves are delivering energy deep into the skin to cause changes within the fat cell. A patient is treated with two modes, Bi-polar for a tightening effect, and Uni-polar to attack the fat cells. Post-treatment, the patient receives a lymphatic drainage massage on the treated area, and Nimue body contouring gel is applied.

How does the treatment feel?

Accent RF is generally a comfortable sensation. The patient will feel the area getting very warm sometimes to the point where they feel too hot. Accent will not burn the skin, it creates a thermal reaction. The more heat the patient can tolerate, the better the results will be. Skin temperature is monitored throughout the treatment so that the best results can be achieved. The body is not heated to more than 43 degrees and the face 41 degrees. Post-treatment, the skin can be red but this is a good indication that oxygen and fresh blood are present in the area leading to a better result.

How many sessions do you need?

It depends on the size of the area and the desired results will ultimately determine the number of sessions required – between 3 and 8 is normal.

 

CRYOLIPOLYSIS

Cryolipolysis is a procedure that involves the non-invasive cooling of body fat to break down fat cells, resulting in a reduction of body fat without damage to other tissues. Ideal candidates have some amounts of stubborn body fat that cannot be easily reduced by diet or exercise.

The Procedure

A vacuum applicator is placed on the skin to bring it into contact with cooling panels. You will feel a cold sensation for a few minutes, as it produces an anesthetic effect. The fat is then cooled for up to an hour. During that time, the process destroys about 20%-25% of the fat cells in the area that’s targeted.

Why Cryolipolysis for excess fat

  • The procedure is non-invasive
  • There are no long-term or significant side effects
  • Anesthesia and pain medication are not needed

Which body parts are best suited for Cryolipolysis?

  • Under the chin and jawline
  • Thighs
  • Belly
  • Back and sides
  • Under the butt
  • Along the bra line
  • Upper arm

Recovery

No recovery is required.

Results

Final results may not show up for a few months, but you may start to see some changes within a few weeks. Essentially, your immune system clears out the dead fat cells slowly over this time.

 

SKIN LIGHTENING WITH CRYSTAL TOMATO

We use safe and effective skin lightening treatments using Glutathione. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant produced by our liver. Anti-oxidants act by reducing the waste products (oxygen free radicals) of the body. Accumulation of oxygen-free radicals results in premature aging and increases the incidence of cancer.

Glutathione has been used worldwide in patients undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, and people have also started taking it for its varying other benefits. At high doses, glutathione inhibits an enzyme called tyrosinase; tyrosinase is important in the production of skin color, and by inhibiting this, glutathione can help with skin lightening. It works slower than the other ‘bleaching’ products on the market but without the side effects of uneven (de)pigmentation and skin atrophy/thinning.