Alexandrite laser hair removal is a safe, fast, and more effective procedure to eliminate unwanted hair than electrolysis, waxing, shaving or tweezing. The primary principle behind laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis. This means that the laser selectively heats the area that causes hair growth (the follicle), with little or no damage to the surrounding skin. Alexandrite laser hair removal works on individual hair follicles during their growth cycle to deliver consistent, lasting results regardless of skin color or body area. Few sessions of laser treatments (within a time period apart) are required to eliminate unwanted hair. With the latest laser device (Candela Alexandrite GentleLase Pro) hair removal is a painless procedure. The number of treatments that are required depends on the skin colour and hair colour.
Before the laser hair removal session your hair must be 2-3 mm long. The therapist scans the entire area with the laser. Thanks to the two cooling systems, laser treatment is practically painless and easy. Sessions must be repeated every month. Usually 5-6 sessions are required for the completion of hair removal. A temporary redness might appear at the end of the session, which will subside in a few hours or days. Our team will recommend the use of moisturizer creams which should be applied after the laser treatment. The following days after hair removal patients should apply a sun screen on the treated area. The new Candela GentleLase Pro hair removal offers more options and variable pulse duration. Laser hair removal is safer even during the summer months and on slightly tanned skins.
LASER HAIR REMOVAL AND REPEAT SESSIONS
Candela Alexandrite laser hair removal does not require a repeat session after treatment, however if you still have hair on some areas, you can book your repeat session within 10 days. Our practitioner will examine you and will repeat the treatment on the areas that still have hair.
Erbium-YAG Fractional Laser is an effective treatment for improving the overall appearance of skin on the face, neck, chest, back and hands.
HOW IT WORKS
Erbium-YAG Fractional Laser uses a laser micro-beam to treat thousands of pinpoint areas on the skin. Healing time is relatively short and down time less than that of deeper skin resurfacing. It creates an ablative and thermal effect which stimulates the skin to produce collagen; while tightening and improving texture, smoothing out wrinkles, lines, scars and other irregularities. Healing time is usually 3-5 days. Noticeable results are often achieved in as little as a single treatment. For optimal results you may require between 1-3 treatments, spaced 3-6 weeks apart, depending on your skin condition and desired results.
ERBIUM-YAG FRACTIONAL LASER CAN BE USED TO IMPROVE A WIDE VARIETY OF SKIN CONDITIONS INCLUDING:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Skin laxity
- Sun damaged skin
- Skin texture
- Large open pores
Thread lift is an effective, non-invasive, scar-free, revolutionary procedure with impressive lifting effects on sagging facial or body skin. It is the right treatment for mild and moderate cases of facial aging. If you are noticing early signs of aging, such as slight sagging of facial and neck skin or lines and wrinkles that don’t require cosmetic surgery (Face Lift), and seek a minimally invasive option that offers a lifted, toned and tightened result, then you are the perfect candidate for a Thread Face Lifting. Depending on the area of concern, Thread Face Lifting procedure can be performed by using PDO Mono Thread technology – for facial skin restoration and rejuvenation – or using immediate lifting COG Threads.
COG threads are essentially Mono threads with barbs to hook to underneath of the skin. The barbs form a support layer that lifts the sagging tissue. Unlike Mono threads, COG threads do not require anchoring points. Collagen formation can also appear around the threads and their barbs. COG threads are most beneficial for middle and lower parts of the face.
Dr. Andreas Skarparis is trained in implementing the highest standards and advanced techniques. The outpatient, minimally invasive face lifting technique uses only European CE-certified PDO and COG Threads, proven safe for medical use.
Botox injection is the most commonly performed cosmetic procedure. When you smile, laugh, frown, you contract the muscles of your face. Over time, these contractions produce permanent furrows and deep wrinkles in the skin, especially around the eyes (crow’s feet), mouth (marionette lines), between the eyebrows and on the forehead. These wrinkles can make you look older, sad, angry, or tired. Botox is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent approved by the FDA for several different uses. When used for cosmetic purposes, it is a quick, safe, and effective way to reduce or eliminate facial wrinkles without surgery and with little to no downtime and discomfort. With the help of Botox, Dr. Andreas Skarparis can give your face a younger, fresher, and rejuvenated look.
BOTOX FOR THE TREATMENT OF HYPERHIDROSIS
Botox neurotoxin treatment helps control the symptoms of severe underarm sweating, excessive sweating of the hands and feet when topical medicines do not work well enough by temporarily blocking the chemical signals from the nerves that stimulate the sweat glands. When the sweat glands don’t receive chemical signals, the severe sweating stops. Botox injections are expected to temporarily stop the production of excessive sweat in the treated areas only. Sweat continues to be produced elsewhere.
WHERE DOES THE SWEAT GO?
Your sweat doesn’t go anywhere or get backed up because the sweat simply is not produced in the areas treated with Botox. Remember, the rest of your body is free to produce moisture normally.
Fillers, such as Juvéderm™ and Restylane®, are safe, effective, FDA-approved injectable gels that gently smooth away moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, and restores volume and contour to the skin of the face. Both are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural, biocompatible, water-binding gel that is found throughout your body. Since it is not of animal or human origin there is no risk of allergic reactions to HA. Facial fillers are designed to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, sculpt lips, and shape facial various contour irregularities. They are especially effective around the nasolabial folds (deep furrows from the root of the nose to the angle of your mouth), and the glabellar lines (between the eyebrows) and generally where there are static (permanent) wrinkles at the face. With minimal patient downtime and discomfort, the results are immediate and natural-looking.
Hyaluronic acids for tissue augmentation (Juvéderm Voluma, Restylane SubQ, Sculptra, Ellansé) are designed and used to restore the lost volume of the face and bring back your youthful beauty, vitality and attractiveness, lost with the process of aging. The hyaluronic acid filler is injected into the specific fat buttress regions of the face. The procedure restores the three dimensional structure of the soft tissue fat pads of the facial structures without surgery or the associated down time of a outpatient surgical Face Lift. The results are amazing as the procedures restores and fills the loss of the youthful appearance of the skin and “fullness of youth”. A youthful face has a series of attractive convexities and corresponding concavities, fullness of the brows, cheeks and jaw line that we define as attractive. The youthful and attractive face is supported by deep buttresses of fat that lift and support the overlying skin and soft tissue, lending the contours of youth and beauty. This procedure is a simple and natural way to obtain these desired results as an outpatient procedure.
The duration of your injectable lift effect will vary depending upon the product used. With the newer products available you can expect the effects to last from one to two years. The decision on the fillers use is typically done during the consultation with Dr. Andreas Skarparis. This procedure will require “maintenance” to maintain the natural youthful appearance you desire. Cheek and Chin Augmentation are very frequent procedures performed with the use of facial fillers when surgery is not wanted.
Profhilo contains the natural occurring substance Hyaluronic acid which can be found in our bodies, and it mainly helps to maintain the moisture in our skin. In order to help promote the production of collagen and elastin in the skin, the hyaluronic acid in Profhilo is treated in a certain way. Profhilo spreads evenly once it is injected just below the surface of the skin and immediately after this treatment, the hydrogenation process increases hence smoothening the fine lines and wrinkles, reduce crepey and saggy skin.
With Profhilo, one can achieve natural results, making it different from Fillers which, instead, fill the skin to reduce wrinkles. After the treatment, increased elasticity and the overall increase in the skin quality is observed. Depending on the skin condition, these results are expected to last up to 6-12 months. According to Dr. Skarparis, 2 initial treatments with a 4 weeks interval are recommended.
Restylane injectable products can help to gradually improve your skin’s condition, increasing elasticity, and reducing fine lines and imperfections. A refreshed look can be achieved with Restylane Skinboosters treatments.
Feel the difference in your skin. Do you wish for skin with a radiance and smoothness that you will see, feel and love? Restylane Skinboosters will make you feel great about your skin again. After a few treatments, as advised by Dr. Andreas Skarparis you’ll find that your skin will become smoother, more radiant, and more elastic. The skin of your face, hands, neck and décolletage can be improved.
Dermapen Microneedling with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is perfect for the treatment of acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines, hyperpigmentation, surgical scars, stretch marks, lax skin, sun damage, large pores, and uneven skin texture. It can be performed either on the face or body, and is suitable for all skin types and tones.
Dermapen creates microchannels to the epidermis and dermis layers of skin. The tiny punctures successfully encourage collagen production and the release of the body’s natural growth factors within skin. In Dermapen Microneedling with PRP combination treatments, the harvested platelet rich plasma is infused into the skin tissue simultaneously during the Dermapen process. The platelet rich blood then boosts collagen production and works to generate smoother, healthier, and richer skin tissue. This revitalizing treatment duo promotes the body’s natural healing process for the quicker and enhanced remodel of your skin’s quality and healthy appearance.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Hair Loss treatment is a modern, innovative and safe conservative treatment that stimulates hair follicle growth, resolving the problem of both male and female hair loss. In the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) process, our therapist must collect a small amount of blood from the patient, spin it, and separate a section of plasma that is perceived to have a very high concentration of platelets. Upon the generation of the platelet-rich plasma, it is then injected back into the same patient’s scalp through a process referred to as an autologous injection (mesotherapy).
Platelets play a significant role including helping in the clotting of the blood thereby reducing the rate of bleeding. Consequently, platelets help in the healing of the wound since they comprise of hundreds of growth factors. For instance, platelet-rich therapy is claimed to have made headlines due to the favor it receives from the elite athletes by helping them to recover from the injury. Furthermore, the growth factors found in the platelet-rich plasma work in the stimulation of the natural growth factors which is evident in the skin and hair follicles.
Utilizing the Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy is not linked with any side effects since it encompasses using an individual’s platelets. Therefore, patients do not experience any adverse reactions to the injections. Generally, Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment usually Comprises of 3-6 sessions which are approximately spaced four to five weeks apart. It is recommendable that an individual goes for maintenance therapy once or twice a year after a series of sessions. PRP Platelet-Rich Plasma Hair Loss treatment is fast, simple, safe, and effective.
CLATUU 360° FAT FREEZING
The Clatuu 360° Fat Freezing device uses the latest technology and innovations in Cryo-Fat Lipolysis ( 360° degrees fat freezing ) to deliver amazing results and efficient treatment in comparison with other fat freezing devices. As fat cells are exposed to cold they can be selectively and permanently destroyed. The sub-zero temperatures ( -9 degrees ) cause the fat cells to die. The cells are then absorbed and they are flushed away by the body over the next 2-3 months leaving the patient slimmer. It’s suitable for patients with topical fat. Usually 1-2 treatments are enough to achieve the desired result.
The treatment is comfortable, there is no pain throughout the treatment. After the completion of treatment the patient may feel discomfort or minor pain at the treated area that lasts for few minutes, as the treated area starts to warm up. A 30-40 percent reduction of the treated area is achievable from the first treatment. Dr. Andreas Skarparis will evaluate the areas that needs to be treated and design the treatment to the individual, so you can have maximum result in body contouring. With the Clatuu 360° Fat Freezing technology you can improve your body without surgery. Is a permanent solution for the areas with stubborn fat you can not loose with diet. This treatment is the alternative to Liposuction.
Deso Body is a fat dissolving injection which is intended for the treatment of localized areas of fat which are often resistant to diet and exercise. Fat Dissolving Injection works by hydrolyzing the wall of the fat cell, hence making it release the lipid content within. The fat is then naturally removed by the body’s lymphatic system.
This treatment is commonly used to treat areas such as thighs, bottom, double chin, stomach, saddlebags, and back fat. It can, however, be used wherever stubborn fat is a problem including the arms, knees, face and male breast (Gynecomastia). Usually, more than one treatment is needed, and they should be done every 1-3 months until the desired result is achieved.
Alidya is an anti-lipodystrophic agent designed and approved for the treatment and prevention of cellulite. According to diagnoses done by various doctors, Alidya can be used to treat all parts of the body affected by cellulite. Usually, the most frequent treatment areas are the thighs, buttocks, stomach, and shoulders. With this treatment, patients should notice a reduction in their cellulite, skin smoothing, skin volume reconstructing, and enhanced skin tension. Particularly, Alidya works to dissolve toxins produced in adipose tissues which cause cellulite. Besides, Alidya enhances blood circulation with an antioxidant effect and curbs free-radical processes, which contribute to the development of cellulite. The treatments are done every 3-4 weeks until the desired results are achieved.
Cellulite can be hard resistant to diet, fitness and cellulite creams. Despite your best efforts, it can be impossible to get rid of saddlebag thighs or cellulite bumps. LPG Endermologie is a fast and safe anti-cellulite procedure that gives medically proven results. Approved by the FDA, it provides an effective non-invasive cellulite reduction.
Our medical practitioner will use a hand-held massaging mechanism that sucks, rolls and massages fat tissue and skin. The idea is to mobilise the toxins and fluids that are blocked within pockets of fatty tissues that cause cellulite, smooth out the fatty skin layer and boost lymphatic drainage. Session normally last about 35 minutes. Our medical staff recommend a course of 10 treatments for achieving better results.
ZO Skin Health Peels were created by Dr. Zein Obagi, who has more than twenty years of experience as a board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Obagi has transformed the skincare industry with his line of effective skin peels and medical anti-ageing products and that have now become one of the most sought after, results orientated cosmeceutical ranges in the world.
ZO OBAGI DEEP CLEANSING TREATMENT
This deep pore cleansing treatment helps clear blackheads and breakouts via steaming, cleansing, extractions and the application of a treatment mask with advance, cosmeceutical active ingredients. This facial is highly recommended before any advanced aesthetic procedure to eliminate impurities and restore balance and nourishment to dull and devitalized skin.
ZO OBAGI ANTI-AGING PEEL
This functioning, stimulating peeling treatment which combines 3 effective acids with active ingredients to increase cell rejuvenation and ward off fine lines and wrinkles, mild acne, age spots, pigmentation, uneven skin texture and enlarged pores. The skin becomes clean, soft, smooth and glowing. It is highly recommended as a series of treatments for optimal and long-lasting results.
ZO OBAGI ACNE PEEL
This is an ideal treatment for controlling oil and reducing acne in oily and combination skin types and those prone to the redness of rosacea. Intensive, exfoliating, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, this peeling provides deep cleansing and purification of pores with a purifying sulfur cooling mask will help to absorb the surface oil and calm inflammation. The Acne and Oil Control Peel will rebalance the skin giving a more refined texture. Skin is visibly clean, calm and clarified.
ZO OBAGI SKIN BRIGHTENING PEEL
Citric, Lactic and Salicylic acids are the key active ingredients in this peel which encourage a more radiant, even skin tone. This peeling makes use of ZO’s skin brightening mask in conjunction with growth factors to illuminate and even out the skin tone. The multi-vitamin Daily Power Defense helps to maintain the epidermis and leave your face looking smooth, young and glowing. This is the ideal treatment for addressing the signs of photoaging including pigmentation and enlarged pores.
ZO OBAGI ULTRA HYDRATION PEEL
This Peeling is suitable for all skin types but those with dry or dehydrated skin will benefit the most from this deep hydrating and luxury treatment. The ultra-hydration peel restores the skin’s vitality and remove the signs of dehydration including superficial flakiness. The ultra-hydrating peel consists of a triple-action resurfacing process that improves brightness and clarity and promotes optimum absorption of hydrators. To complement this treatment, a Dermapen Microneedling treatment can be offered which will ensure your skin cells are regenerated to another level.
Because our hands receive so much exposure, it is one of the first places to start showing visible signs of aging. Natural aging, and exposure to sunlight, causes this appearance. The more common visible signs of aging include darkened spots (age spots). A loss of fatty tissue also occurs, making our hands look bony. Hand rejuvenation treatments can help restore the hands to a more youthful appearance. Various treatment options are available, so one treatment or a combination can be used to help achieve a look that patients desire.
There are various types of hand rejuvenation treatments. All of these options possess their own set of risks, benefits, costs, and techniques. The most common include:
Chemical Peels: When these chemicals are applied to the skin, it causes age spots to disappear while tissue appears less transparent.
Laser Skin Resurfacing: Through short bursts of laser light, unsightly veins and dark “age” spots are gently removed from the skin.
HYALURONIC ACID FILLERS
When these fillers are injected into the hands they can plump up the skin and give it a more youthful appearance.
Fat can be transferred to a skeletonized looking hands and give a more full and youthful appearance. The fat harvest and transfer technique is the same as elsewhere at the body. Is a procedure that is performed under local anesthesia with minimal downtime.
WHAT IS SILHOUETTE LIFT
Silhouette Lift™ is an FDA approved minimally invasive technique used to lift and tighten sagging tissue in the mid to lower face. Silhouette Lift can also be used to tighten sagging skin on the neck and face.
HOW DOES SILHOUETTE LIFT WORK?
Silhouette Lift™ uses a new type of suspension sutures developed specifically for the procedure. The Silhouette Sutures™ offer significantly greater lift thanks to their unique bio-resorbable cones. The Silhouette Sutures are made of a non-absorbable polypropylene strand, which holds several flexible, absorbable hollow cones. These cones allow tissue growth inside and around the hollow cones, creating a much stronger anchoring mechanism compared to traditional sutures. One of the most unique features of the Silhouette Sutures is their ability to be retightened after a few years to provide extended longevity to the face lift.
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE
Silhouette Lift is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia. You will remain awake and alert during the procedure, but will be unaware of any pain. The procedure takes about one hour. You will be able to leave immediately following the procedure.
The first step in the Silhouette Lift procedure is to administer a local anesthesia. You will remain awake, yet relaxed and unaware of any pain or discomfort. A tiny incision will be made in the temporal region (in front of the ear) just above the hair line. In the case of a neck lift, the incision will be made behind the ear. Using a special device, the Silhouette Sutures™ are inserted into predetermined locations on the mid to lower face. Depending on the desired lift, one or several sutures will be inserted. The Silhouette Sutures are pulled tight to give the desired lift and anchored in the temporal region.The incision is closed using fine sutures. In most cases no dressings are necessary. Dr. Andreas Skarparis will review any special care instructions.
SILHOUETTE LIFT POST-OP
The entire procedure takes about one hour. You will be able to leave the office immediately. The most common side effect reported is temporary soreness in the incision site. You can return to normal activities in two days.
SILHOUETTE LIFT RESULTS
The results of Silhouette Lift are immediate. Right away, you will notice improved fullness in the face with greater definition in the contours of the face and jaw. Silhouette Lift has proven to last three to four years in most patients. A quick, outpatient maintenance procedure can help to extend these results for an additional three to four years. Silhouette Lift™ is an exciting new procedure that offers significant lift without invasive surgery. Ideal for both men and women, Silhouette Lift offers immediate results to help you look younger and fresher.
HOW SILHOUETTE LIFT COMPARES TO OTHER PROCEDURES
Silhouette Lift vs. Injectables
Injectable treatments such hyaluronic fillers offer temporary relief from signs of aging. Though some may last up to a year, regular treatment is needed to maintain the results. Silhouette Lift lasts up to 4 years, giving a more permanent improvement. With Silhouette Lift, there is no risk of allergic reaction or rejection. Silhouette Lift uses bio-compatible sutures that are FDA approved in the United States and CE marked in Europe for safety and effectiveness.
Silhouette Lift vs. Traditional Face lift
Although Silhouette Lift doesn’t replace a traditional face lift for those who truly need it, it can delay a face lift for many years. Silhouette Lift offers a number of benefits compared to a traditional face lift including:
- In-office procedure under local anesthesia vs. hospital setting with general or local anesthesia
- More affordable – Silhouette Lift is a fraction of the cost of traditional face lift
- Less downtime – Return to normal activities in 2 – 4 days
- Immediate results
- Quicker recovery – Full results in a week