The statistics show that 70% of the activities in Cosmetic Medicine are located in the face, compared to 30% for the rest of the body. This simple and effective rapid medicine has entered into the habits and way of life of our population..
Aesthetic Medicine, definition :
Aesthetic Medicine consists of a set of medical procedures, the object of which is to improve the physical appearance of the patient and to reduce or delay the effects of the natural aging process.
In general, the doctor’s responsibilities are related to the patient’s care as a whole through the treatment of wrinkles and scars, lasting hair removal, treatment of pigmentary spots and disgraceful blood vessels, aging of the face, hands, cleavage and gaze, prevention of body aging, and tattoo removal using the laser.
Indeed, Aesthetic Medicine is a specialty whose main interest is to improve and make perfect the physical appearance of a patient.
This medicine can complement a Cosmetic Surgery so that by synergy the expected effects are optimized. Laser Resurfacing (peeling), for example, and injections of hyaluronic acid or botulinum toxin may well complement a facelift.
Techniques in Aesthetic Medicine:
Fully resorbable product injections:
This is the most frequent technique of Aesthetic Medicine, which consists of an injection of resorbable products, namely, hyaluronic acid, botulinum toxin, as well as other substances.
In the case of hyaluronic acid, it is a natural molecule produced by the patient’s body itself, which produces nearly 5 grams per day in order to renew its skin tissues, thus preserving firmness and elasticity of the skin.
As for the botulinum toxin, it is intended for the treatment of expression lines. It will be injected into the muscle in very small doses, which will cause the temporary relaxation of the overlying wrinkles.
Like these two substances, which are very commonly used, Aesthetic Medicine practitioners also use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and calcium hydroxyapatite.
Face and body rejuvenation:
These are techniques of rejuvenation, which achieve appreciable results when they are practiced at the age of 40 years in order to delay the use of Cosmetic Surgery.
The first technique is V-Lifting, which is based on placing the threads under the skin, causing local inflammation and tissue fibrosis, whereby the skin produces a new collagen that reduces wrinkles, improving the quality and brightness of the skin.
Fraxel Laser technique, is the best solution to the porous skin resurfacing, so that its appearance is neater, refreshed and rejuvenated, by attacking the surface and deep layers of the skin.
The rejuvenation of the face and body using Aesthetic Medicine is also practiced on the basis of other techniques, such as the Venus Viva, thermage, and the so-called PRX-T33.
Slimming and cellulite treatment :
Slimming Aesthetic Medicine provides patients with a number of techniques related to the treatment of small fatty tissues, namely, CoolSculpting, Liposonix, Venus Legacy and Lapex.
Treatment of skin imperfections:
In order to improve the appearance and quality of the skin, Aesthetic Medicine has developed an array of effective techniques. These include universkin, peeling, LASER LED, CO2, Q-Switched, Nd-Yag, or V-Beam, as well as the Isolaz flash lamp.
In summary we have a very large number of methods and techniques for various indications which allow potentiating their effects.
Aesthetic Medicine, procedure:
There are five main procedures in Aesthetic Medicine :
Skin Resurfacing (Facial peel):
Can be used to rejuvenate the face, or to remove ungraceful stains. The light peel is used for patients with light wrinkles, pigmentary spots or pregnancy masks. The average peel is suitable for the removal of marked wrinkles or pigmentary spots, which ensures an important desquamation of the skin. Regarding the deep peel, it is used after the age of 45, when the skin is damaged because of its significant exposure to the sun. The dermatological laser is a medical device whose use depends on the quality and type of skin.
The procedure is to launch an invisible laser light that crosses the skin without damaging it. It will be transformed into heat that destroys the root of the hair and allows the different layers of the skin to be treated.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) :
Is a substance that is obtained after centrifuging the patient’s blood, to separate blood cells or platelets, from white and red blood cells. This serum is enriched in platelets and various factors that naturally boost the rejuvenation of the skin tissue.
Is a technique of skin rejuvenation, which is practiced using injection of hyaluronic acid into the skin in a sparse way. This skin will therefore be rehydrated by promoting a growth of the epidermis, which improves the result obtained in a progressive manner.
Botox / Botulinum Toxin:
Its purpose is to treat the wrinkles and the fine lines of the face, through an injection of toxin that has the effect of paralyzing in a controlled manner certain muscles of the face and neck. This is to soften the expression lines of the upper face. The skin becomes smooth which makes it lose its tired and aged aspect.
Is a process adapted to a skin that is thinned and loosened by the harmful effects of aging or which presents problems of dryness. Hyaluronic acid will allow the different layers of the skin to hydrate and recreate a volume and an adapted skin tone. There will also be a real cell renewal of the underlying layers of the dermis and the hypodermis.
Aesthetic Medicine, result:
The final result of each of the techniques used in Aesthetic Medicine is observable after 10 days in average. The stabilization period of the results is also related to the age of the patient, the areas that are treated, the methods used and the patient’s lifestyle, which remains a determining factor in the success of each procedure.