Aging, sun exposure, hereditary factors, hectic lifestyle and the effects of alcohol and smoking inevitably result in a wrinkled face skin. In addition, the use of contraceptive pills, pregnancy and other genetic factors coupled with aging, create areas of uneven pigmentation. Moreover, deep acne can lead to having major scars in the face, leaving an uneven skin. These as well as other dermatological flaws can be corrected with the use of Laser. “Harris Zavrides Plastic Surgery Center” is fully equipped with the most modern and most invasive Medical Lasers.
Laser is performed on the skin surface which vaporises the upper layers of the damaged skin and helps the creation of new ones, or acts deeper and helps to create collagen from the body itself, thus improving wrinkled or damaged skin. Some patients also experience an improvement in overall skin tone and texture. The result is a significantly improved appearance of the treated skin with wrinkles and scars substantially diminished and skin colour made more uniform. Patients especially appreciate the laser’s ability to safely treat both facial and neck skin, resulting in a very natural outcome. Most patients' appearance will continue to improve for months after this laser therapy. The laser precisely targets numerous microscopic areas of the skin using tiny focused columns of laser light. The microscopic beams of light penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin breaking down old, damaged skin and stimulating the body's own natural healing processes to produce new, healthier skin.
Lasers provide a precise, superficial removal of the uppermost layers of the skin creating for a more uniform and bright appearance. Laser skin resurfacing softens or removes undesired skin defects such as wrinkles or depressed scars. It also removes pigment related to sun damage thereby creating a more youthful appearance to the skin. Sometimes called "laser peeling", laser resurfacing is a precise, effective and long-lasting method of skin rejuvenation. Laser resurfacing often results in dramatic improvements to the appearance of treated skin. The Laser meticulously yet gently ablates delicate tissue, layer by layer, permitting clear definition of landmarks and optimal depth control--a valuable tool for treating a range of aesthetic conditions, including lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, certain other scarring, "sun spots" and other skin irregularities. Research done has shown that laser resurfacing treatments also stimulate the formation of new collagen to provide better support for the skin, resulting in a smoother and more even appearance to the skin. Laser resurfacing treatments are tailored to the nature and extent of skin damage, skin type and individual requirements for recovery time. Wrinkles, acne scarring, sun damage, and melasma (the "mask of pregnancy") may all be improved with laser therapy. The result is smoother, fresher, healthier looking skin.
Lasers allow for the reduction of many types of unwanted pigmented lesions or tattoos. During treatment Lasers are used specifically to target and microscopically "shatter" the pigment of the tattoo ink or lesion, dispersing it in the skin to be carried away by the body's white blood cells. Such therapy requires a series of treatments for some types of pigmented lesions and for nearly all tattoos. The number of treatments required to achieve maximal benefits varies widely from patient to patient.
Lasers are used to improve the appearance of the skin by gradually reducing unwanted pigmentation and redness (vascularity). Lasers deliver the light energy in short, gentle, adjustable pulses that minimize bruising or other problems while targeting the unwanted skin pigment and redness. Lasers may be used to lighten or remove unwanted or abnormal blood vessels in the skin, especially on the legs. This laser treatment of "spider veins" may be recommended for patients whose vessels have either been resistant to sclerotherapy or they are too fine to inject with a needle. The laser may be used to treat a variety of skin conditions including, vascular lesions such as port wine stains, hemangiomas, "spider" angiomas and facial redness from rosacea and other causes.
Sclerotherapy is a technique used to minimize or remove unwanted superficial blood vessels in the skin. It involves injection of a substance that irritates the inner lining of the unwanted blood vessels stimulating a decrease in diameter of the vessels and, in many cases, ultimately results in clearance of the vessels.
Microdermabrasion is a technique involving the combination of a vacuum-like suction and crystals that are sprayed on the surface of the skin. This treatment results in a very gentle resurfacing of the most superficial layer of the skin. Microdermabrasion is meant to soften and brighten the appearance of treated skin. It is generally performed as a series of treatments.
Chemical peels using alpha hydroxy acids (usually glycolic acid) are intended to improve the appearance of the skin by causing a mild exfoliation (sloughing) of a portion of the uppermost layer of the skin. These peels are meant to soften and brighten the appearance of treated skin and, in some cases, blend skin tones and improve the texture of the skin. These peels are generally performed as a series of treatments.
Lipolysis is a cosmetic medical technique in which a gradual reduction of subcutaneous fat deposits is achieved by injecting Phosphatidylcholine locally into these deposits. This treatment is ideal for patients wishing to remove small fat deposits on the body and face, but objecting the avoidance of surgery. Further indications for the treatment are tear bags under the eyes. Injection-Lipolysis is performed in an outpatient setting.
No matter how fit and active we are, or how carefully we watch what we eat, many of us have those stubborn areas that just won’t go away, no matter how much we try by diet and exercise. It might be your tummy, back, jaw line/jowl, backs of arms, hips or cellulite. Laserlipolysis is a totally revolutionary concept of laser fat reduction – an innovative technique designed especially for removing excess fatty tissue in areas that are normally resistant to dieting and physical exercise through the selective interaction of a laser beam with your fat cells. The Smartlipo laser provokes the breaking up of the membranes (cell walls) of the fat cells, transforming them into a substance that is absorbed and eliminated by the body’s natural processes. This results in a harmonious body shape in a relatively short period of time, without the side effects of more aggressive procedures. SmartLipo is perfect for eliminating the common problem areas such as inner and outer thigh, tummy, jaw line\jowls etc. The overall results depends on the severity of the area to be treated, but dramatic improvements are usually seen within approx. 6 weeks of treatment—with final results in about 4 months.
Laserlipolysis performed with SmartLipo offers undeniable advantages to traditional liposuction, such as:
- Having the procedure performed with local anaesthesia without the need for TIVA or general anaesthesia.
- Reduced invasiveness and side effects.
- Reduced recovery time.
- Tightening of the skin as it removes the fat.
- Possibility of treating areas, which until now have been considered unsuitable for traditional liposuction such as the face, forearms, upper part of the abdomen and knees.
Laserlipolysis provides a great option for people who want to improve the focal areas of unwanted fat or overlying skin laxity, especially at this time, when many people are looking for minimally invasive treatments with less downtime.