1. Acne scar treatment-
Smooth away the signs of acne scarring
We offer a number of treatments to help dramatically reduce the signs of acne scarring to restore your confidence in your skin. All our acne scar treatments aim to restore the supportive components, which help to plump and firm skin naturally.
What is it?
Skin needling and chemical peels are used to effectively reduce acne scars on the face and body.
Skin needling uses a special tool, made of tiny surgical needles. It’s rolled across the skin’s surface, stimulating the body’s production of collagen, aiding the recovery of skin and reducing depressed scars.
Why should I get it
Acne scars can have a significant impact on self-confidence and emotional wellbeing. Our acne scarring treatments are affordable and highly effective, and a free consultation with one of our expert skin specialists will help identify which treatment is best suited to your skin and needs.
• Slight redness may occur after skin needling treatment, but will fade within a few hours.
• Chemical peels may require more downtime than skin needling – sometimes up to five days.
Ablation (RFA) is an advanced technology that is used for treatment of soft tissue conditions from skin to deeper tissue that remove skin growths and other skin lesions. The radio frequency probe is sued to remove the affected area by giving a local anesthetic. At the time of treatment, the area to be treated is cauterized as the lesion is being removed that helps in keeping it free from bleeding. This is a very safe technique for treatment of of benign skin conditions like Dermatosis papulosa nigra (DPN), Skin tags, Freckles, Wart etc. Which is associated with minimal downtime and not associated with any scarring.
DPNs are very common skin condition These “moles” are small (typically 1-5mm in size), are usually dark brown or black in color, and site right on the surface of the skin. They tend to develop on the face, neck and upper chest. While DPNs are not considered to be dangerous moles, they often become irritated, which warrants removal by a dermatology specialist.
Several methods for DPN removal are often employed. These include removing the tag with scissors, freezing the tag with liquid nitrogen, or burning off the tag using medical electric cautery.
Skin tags, which are small growths of hanging skin are of the more common benign growths that present on the body. Weight gain and genetics play a role in the development of skin tags which equally affects men and women. Women with larger breasts are prone to developing skin tags under their breasts. Small tags may sometimes rub or fall off without a person knowing it was ever there.
Skin tags do not cause any physical pain or discomfort. One may opt to have them removed for cosmetic reasons, but other than that, there is no need to worry about skin tags. A skin tag may warrant removal if the cells of the tag die causing it to bleed or turn red and black. In other cases, a skin tag may become irritated from continuous snagging on jewelry or clothing causing a person pain and discomfort. Contact one of our dermatologists for a consultation if you decide to have a skin tag removed. We will assess your situation and inform you of different procedures used to remove skin tags. Several methods for skin tag removal are often employed. These include removing the tag with scissors, freezing the tag with liquid nitrogen, or burning off the tag using medical electric cautery.
3. Vitiligo surgery-
Vitiligo is a common acquired de-pigmenting disorder characterized by presence of de-pigmented patches. Notably, it is a disease of cosmetic concern with much social stigma. Lesions on the face and neck respond the best to medical therapies, followed by lesions on the proximal extremities and trunk, while those distributed over acral parts of extremities and non-hairy areas, such as the wrist, feet and male genitals, respond poorly. Surgical methods complement medical therapies by providing melanocytes to these refractory lesions.
Tissue-grafting methods include mini-grafting or punch grafting, epidermal grafting and split thickness grafting. These methods use full-thickness punch grafts, roof of epidermal blisters and shave biopsy samples, respectively, as the source of melanocytes. Cellular grafting includes non-cultured and cultured melanocytes/keratinocytes suspensions obtained from trypsinizing the shaved skin biopsy sample as a source of melanocytes. Recent advances over the years have enabled dermatologists totreat extensive areas located on any anatomic site in a single operative session by surgical intervention.
Are you a ideal candidate for Vitiligo surgery?
Any person who has had a non-progressive patch for one year is a potential candidate for vitiligo surgery.
4. Ear lobe repair-
In order to correct a split earlobe, a widened piercing hole or a stretched ear piercing, a surgical procedure is necessary. Heavy earrings can also stretch out the ear lobes and cause them to elongate. However, ear lobe repair can fix all of the aesthetic issues one faces with the appearance of their ear lobes.
This procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. This procedure involves freshening of the edges after removal of small amount of tissue. Then very fine suture is applied to approximate the torned edges to reconstruct a normal earlobe with maintainance of its original contour. Suture is removed after 7 days. Once the repaired earlobe is healed, re-piercing is possible after around 3 months.
5. Cyst excision:
One of the most common dermatological procedures is cyst excision. There are several different types of cysts that can occur on the skin or scalp.
Sebaceous cysts, also known as epidermal inclusion cysts, are among the most common skin problems, usually presenting as a nodule under the skin, often with a punctum connecting to the surface. On the scalp similar cysts are termed pilar cysts. Sometimes there is an unpleasant odor and a cheese-like material can sometimes be expressed from a cyst. Sebaceous cysts can be uncomfortable due to their size, and unpleasant due to odor and leakage of materials. They can also sometimes get infected, or rupture leading to inflammation as cyst contents spill into the surrounding tissue.
A sebaceous cyst has a cyst wall, which serves to separate the cyst contents from the surrounding tissue. This wall must be removed in its entirety, along with all cyst contents, or the cyst has a high likelihood of returning. To surgically remove a sebaceous cyst, first the area is cleaned and prepped, then local anesthesia is injected around and under the cyst and in the skin overlying the cyst. After this a small incision or punch is made overlying the cyst, and the cyst wall is dissected away from the surrounding skin and subcutaneous tissue. Often a large cyst can be removed through only a small incision or punch. Evan a very large cyst can be taken out through a small incision by first expressing the cyst contents and then removing the cyst wall. Following removal of the cyst the area should be well irrigated with sterile saline, following which the incision can be repaired, usually by suturing the skin in layers. Usually cyst excisions are closed easily, but it is important to eliminate any dead space with deep sutures and to close the wound without tension by undermining the adjacent skin. Depending on the cyst location, you will then return to your dermatologist in 5 days to two weeks for suture removal.
Although a sebaceous cyst is a very common growth, it can sometimes be confused with other neoplasms.
A nodule under the skin can also be a lipoma. Various developmental cysts will also present as cystic nodules. Various adnexal neoplasm can also present as nodules, as can cutaneous B-cell lymphoma, epithelioid sarcoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, and cutaneous metastases. However, when a central punctum is present and characteristic cyst-like contents expressed, the diagnosis is not much in doubt.
6. Mole removal-
Remove unsightly or changing moles with minimal scarring using our unique dermatologic, subcutaneous (“under the skin” stitches) closure technique.Deep sutures bear all of the tension of a wound, and the superficial sutures approximate the epidermal edges for a cosmetically ideal result. Deep sutures are absorbable and do not need to be removed.
On the face, cutaneous sutures may be removed after about 5 days. On the body, they may be removed between 10-14 days. Prolonged placement of superficial sutures can result in re-growth of skin over the sutures, as well as the formation of unsightly permanent track marks, so we take our sutures out as early as possible. Sutures are available in various thicknesses that are suitable for different body sites and tissues. As might imagine we need thicker, stronger sutures for the body than we do for the face where there’s far less tension.
7. Nail surgery-Nail surgery
is a routine minor procedure, undertaken under local anaesthetic, to relieve discomfort from ingrown and painful toenails. This is done by removing the offending section, or sometimes the whole toenail and treating the root to prevent it from growing back.
Ingrown toenail surgery is generally safe and effective. If you have a partial toenail removal, your nail may grow back in approximately three to four months. If you had your toenail totally removed, re-growth can take up to a year.
In sclerotherapy, a sclerosant is injected into unwanted superficial blood vessels typically on the legs to eliminate them. Ultrasound evaluation is sometimes necessary prior to treatment to determine the extend of underlying venous disease. The goal of sclerotherapy is to damage the injected blood vessel and not damage the surrounding skin or tissue. Sclerosants are categorized based on their method of action.
9. Autologous Fat transfer –
Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or fat injection, is a procedure that uses a person’s own fat to fill in irregularities and grooves.
The process involves the transfer of fat from the abdomen, flanks, hips and other parts of the body to the face. It enables a person to restore fullness and volume to the face, resulting in a more youthful facial appearance.
What is a fat transfer procedure?
During a fat transfer procedure, an individual uses his or her own body tissue. This eliminates the risk of an allergic reaction or rejection of the tissue. It also means the result of a fat grafting treatment usually last longer than those of other injectable filler procedures.
During a typical fat transfer procedure, fat is harvested via a small incision. Next, the fat is cleansed, concentrated and injected into the desired area of the face to fill the volume loss and provide facial rejuvenation.