Scar tissue is weaker than the normal skin, possessing less durability and elasticity
With the evolution of the medical world, the bar is being raised higher and at a faster rate than ever before. One of the catalysts for this constant positive flux in the industry is the advent of technology. Many industries have not been left standing, with the long tentacle of technology sneaking in to have a serious impact on things.
Topical therapies pertain to chemical peeling agents and/or cosmeceutical skin care that may be performed as a course of treatments in clinic or used at home by the patient.
MLD is light like a feather but has an effect on a cellular level.
Paramedical tattoo, also known as micropigmentation is a specialised procedure that implants pigment just below the epidermis of the skin similar to an artistic tattoo.
Laser in an acronym for Light Amplification by the Simulated Emission of Radiation.
Laser and skin needling both cause a controlled micro injury.
The difference is how.
Many would believe that the trend for cosmetic tattoo to enhance ones facials features is a modern development of tattooing methods, however, the acclaimed Cleopatra had her eyeliner tattooed over 2000 years ago!
Phototherapy is a non-invasive, non-thermal treatment using Light Emitting Diodes to deliver specific wavelengths to the skin to bio-modulate processes in the tissue.
Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as micro needling or skin needling, is a non-light based rejuvenation treatment that initiates the body's immune response to repair and remodel damaged or ageing tissue.
Scars mark your appearance, and may cause ongoing psychosocial pain. This needn’t be the case, though. Medical professionals, nurses and dermal clinicians have come up with a number of techniques that take advantage of the natural wound healing mechanisms so that the dreaded scar can be as unobtrusive as possible. The majority of these techniques rely mainly on simple principles of hydration and scar massage.
Laser has many applications spanning many industries. Some lasers are ablative and are used to cut through solid objects and others are used to focus heat or are very target specific.
Our interest, however, is centred on low level laser therapy (LLLT) or cold laser. In this field, we refer to a selection of devices that are used to rebuild, repair and modulate processes in the tissue. Sounds overly complicated, right? Well, not so much.
Poikiloderma of Civatte presents with areas of linear telangiectasia (red vessels), hypopigmentation (loss of pigment), hyperpigmentation (darkened pigment). The area looks mottled brown and varying degrees of red. Diagnosis is higher in females, particularly those that are peri-menopausal, however it also occurs in males.
Ever wondered what the red and flaky bumps are that occur on the backs of your arms, trunks or thighs? Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is a common skin condition that typically presents with skin cells plugging the follicle opening
The experienced Dermal Clinician can play an important role in the recovery following radiotherapy and delayed breast reconstructive surgery.
72% of surgeons believe that immediate breast reconstruction leads to a better quality of life, many surgeons choose to perform breast reconstruction at a later stage to reduce risk factors. This blog looks closely at the TRAM flap, a common reconstructive technique following masectomy.
The effects of radiotherapy on the tissue can be devestating, sometimes taking years to manifest. This post discusses the changes in the skin that can occur following radiotherapy.
Breast cancer is one of the leading types of cancer in the modern world. This is a 4 part series on breast cancer, radiotherapy, breast reconstruction and of the role the Dermal Clinician in irradiated tissue.
What is paramedical tattooing, what can it treat and who performs it.