May 22, 2016

The new PICO laser technology

Was in Korea with some Drs from Malaysia and Singapore for a visit to the Lutronics Head office. Lutronics is a major Korean laser maker and is the largest in Asia. This trip was to showcase and introduce us to their new technologies especially the new PICO current laser. 
It was a whole day of lectures and demonstration by their appointed Drs to share their experience using he devices over the past 6minths or so. 
With DrYoon, first Dr to ties the new PICO laser by Lutronics
The new EnCurve by Lutronics. Selective RF technology similar to Vanquish to melt fat. 
Whoever interested get to try it out. Here with my respected colleague fr Spore. 
Everyone fully focused on the screenss.

Growth Factors for Hair

For those whose scalp hair is thinning , one of the treatment modalities is to infuse the scalp area with hair-specific micronutrients or hair vitamins. Even better if the micronutrients can be given along with growth factors. The best type of growth factors of course are human growth factors or hGF as the scalp skin will receive it well and the hair follicles will recognize the cells. In or to get hGF, it has been popular to use PRP which is acquired from the patient's own blood. But sometimes, it is difficult to get enough PRP fr patient due to difficult intravenous access, or patient just do not want to have a venepuncture done. So another source of hGF is now available . Acquired fr the foreskin of circumcised babies, this hGF is formulated for hair regrow th, skin Rejuvrnation and vaginal Rejuvrnation. 
I tried it out for one of our staff . This is how it is done:
1. The Dermastamp is prepared. Dermastamp is a device that has fine needles of different lengths on it's surface which then used to "stamp" the scalp skin. For the scalp skin, the 0.8mm needles is used. 
2. Photo of top of head is taken to record  the condition before treatment

3. The affected part of the scalp is tackled first. The hair is carefully separated to expose as much skin as possible
4. The stamping is begun along the hairline and on the skin where the hair is separated. A 50% overlap is done. 
5. The hGF solution is then applied a little bit at a time immediately into the "stamped" area. A firm rubbing or massaging of the area is done immediately after to ensure absorption and no dripping of excess fluid. 
The protocol is weekly session for 10weeks. 
There is a lot of science behind growth factor stimulation for skin and with this available there is less pain and a lot more convenience for the patient. 

Double Eyelid without cutting

Having Double eyelids is the craze in Korea, and Malaysians with "Asian" or Oriental eyelids are also demanding the same. Prior to this the only way to achieve double eyelids is through surgery.  Now Plasma soft surgery will enable me to deliver the same effect without the downtime and complications of cutting. 
2 renowned Korean surgeons have perfected the method to do this with the Plexr Plasma device. 
The results are pretty impressive

Soft Surgery for Upper eyelid lift

Now there is a new term " Soft Surgery" where no actual surgery is conducted but treatment results equate a surgical outcome. 
Soft surgery is the term used for treatments by Plexr Plasma and Vibrance  Needle lift. I attended a training session with DrSotiris In Athens, Greece in April for a comprehensive training on the techniques and methods using these 2 new technologies. His detailed explanation and meticulous demonstrations enabled us to adopt his method to deliver very precise results. 
Plexr uses plasma technology to "ablate" the superficial layer of ski i.e. the epidermis. This process of sublimation is able to cause contraction of the elastin fibers in the skin making the treated skin contract. In the case of wrinkles and line this contraction allows for its disappearance and reduction while skin looks taught we and smoother. For the upper eyelids where there is substantial fine lines, wrinkling and also drop pines, this soft surgery is able to allow enough contraction to open up the eyes, lift the upper eyelid and even take away the "hooding". 
It is found after 3sessions most patients can achieve almost 70% improvement and look as good as if urgent had been done!
I found this to be true when I tried it out for 8 patients before leaving for Athens. 
I am very excited to start conducting more and more of this procedure as the results are great and cost of procedure is reasonable so my patients can afford to have this done rather then surgery. 

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