Saturday, February 23, 2008

New Trends in Skin Care

Lots of new activity about Skin Care

Photodynamic therapy is being used more and more in treatment of acne. 9% of dermatologists used it in 2004 and that figure has increased to 23% last year. We have this available NOW.

A new study using Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) showed that its use increased wound healing by as much as 59% in a study conducted in laboratory rats. The study was done at the Albert Einstein Medical School.

There are new trends in skin resurfacing. A few years ago, the aesthetic scene was excited about micro dermabrasion and before that there were “hot” glycolic acid peels. It is important to understand that, for the most part, these are limited in their depth of treatment and, hence, the conditions they can treat.

CO2 lasers came on the scene and became very popular. They can produce great results but they are painful, have long downtime and can have prolonged periods of red or erythema.

The newest and most exciting lasers to come on the market recently are called fractionated lasers. They first hit the market in 2004.

The fractionated lasers leave the epidermis intact and create zones of damage under the skin in the dermis. This new laser can be very effective in treating skin surface irregularities as well as pigmentary problems. The recovery time is usually a few days and in some cases the downtime can be as little as 24 hours.

One can combine fractionated treatments with a micro laser peel to get even more improvement but with a slightly longer recovery time, depending on how deep one lasers. We now offer both of these therapies.

Many times more than one treatment is needed to get the desired result. A lot depends on the condition of the skin at the time treatment is initiated. These treatments coupled with a good skin care program can offer dramatic results.

Give us a call at 239-939-5233 to set up a free consultation.

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