FOTONA STARWALKER® – Breakthrough Q-Switched Laser System for Different Types of Skin Problems

WHAT IS FOTONA STARWALKER®?
Fotona StarWalker® is the most versatile Q-Switched Laser System which combines 4 wavelengths & 14 laser modalities for different types of applications such as Inflamed Acne, Dark Scars, Melasma, Dark Under Eye Circles, Birthmarks & Freckles.

HOW DOES FOTONA STARWALKER® WORK?
Fotona StarWalker’s unique Transverse Mode Discrimination laser oscillator technology combined with the Adaptive Stuctured Pulse control delivers very short (5 nsec) Q-switched pulses consisting of a high energy train of ultra-short bursts of energy in trillionths of a second, enabling photomechanical impact to shatter tiny skin targets without injury to the surrounding skin. StarWalker’s technology thus combines the high energy capabilities of nanosecond lasers with the ultrashort pulse peak powers of traditional picosecond lasers. Fotona’s StarWalker laser system features the entire range of super-short pulse technologies in a single, high-performance solution.

WHAT ARE THE SKIN PROBLEMS TREATED BY FOTONA STARWALKER®?
• Dark Under Eye Circles (Panda Eyes)
• Melasma
• Freckles
• Dark Underarms
• Dark Scars
• Inflamed Acne
• Birthmarks including Nevus of Ota & Hemangiomas
• Uneven Skin tone

IS FOTONA STARWALKER® PAINFUL?
There is virtually no pain other than the warm and slight prickly sensation.

HOW LONG WILL EACH TREATMENT SESSION BE?
Sessions average about 15 minutes each; your actual session length will depend on the size of the treated area. Each session is scheduled about 2 to 4 weeks apart to allow the skin to naturally clear away the pigment of the spot between treatments.

HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO I NEED?
The number of treatments is based on the type of skin problem. However, average number of sessions is around 5 for most of the indications.

Want to know more about Fotona StarWalker® Laser? Ask our Board-Certified & Internationally-Trained Dermatologist about it.

PICOSURE® LASER: World’s Only True Picosecond Laser with Super Fast Results!

PICOSURE™ LASER is the one and only True & Stable Picosecond laser. It is the World’s Fastest Laser with the Quickest Results, with Very Minimal Downtime compared to standard nanosecond lasers like Q-switched Nd:Yag lasers. PicoSure™ Laser treats different types of Skin Problems like Melasma, Freckles, Tattoos, Birthmarks, Dark Scars, Wrinkles/Loose and Sagging Skin and even Deep Acne Scars.
Want to know more about PicoSure™ Laser? Please call us at 8088140, 8869148 or 0917-9579335 to schedule your consultation with our Board-Certified, US-trained Dermatologist, Dr. Margaret Corcoran. See you at CorDerm soon.

REAL PATIENTS, REAL RESULTS: INFINI® Microneedle with Fractional Radiofrequency for Deep Scars Treatment


Infini Microneedle with Fractional Radiofrequency is the current Gold Standard for Deep Scars Treatment. Its results are revolutionary with just 1 or 2 sessions for the most difficult scars like the Ice Pick & Box Scars.
This patient had 2 sessions of Infini treatment. After 3 months, she came back to our clinic and her scars have improved significantly!
Want to know more about Infini Microneedle with Fractional RF Treatment? Ask our Board-Certified & Internationally-Trained Dermatologist about it. Call us at 8088140, 8869148 or 0917-9579335 to schedule your consultation/Treatment.

THREAD LIFT: Instant Face Lift, V-shaped Face, Nose Lift, Neck Lift & Double Chin Reduction Without the Downtime of Surgery!

WHAT IS THREAD LIFT?
Thread Lift is a procedure which involves elevating different parts of the face using special threads without having to make surgical incisions as with a classic surgical face lift.
It makes use of either the Polydioxanone (PDO) thread or the Polycaprolactone (PCL) thread. Thread Lift is usually performed using a local anaesthetic. Results are instant, even more so after about 3 to 4 weeks. However, the results continue to improve over a 3 to 6 month period as your own collagen begins to grow around the threads aiding the lifting effect. Recovery is generally quick.

IS IT PAINFUL? WHAT IS THE DOWNTIME?
The treatment is virtually painless after the application of local anesthesia. There will be redness and swelling which can last for around 2-3 days. Bruising can also be a possibility which will subside in around 5 to 7 days. Patients may find that facial movement is limited for the first two weeks and it may hurt to laugh or smile.

HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST?
The threads stimulate natural collagen production while it gradually dissolves over a period of up to 2 years, depending on the type of threads that will be used. The new collagen build up maintains the new enhanced appearance for up to 5 years.

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER THE THREAD LIFT TREATMENT?
It is very important that you follow the advice of your dermatologist carefully after a thread lift so as not to disrupt the placement of the threads.
Post-surgery advice may include:
1. You can resume normal activities (light walking, sitting up, watching television, using a computer, etc.) within the hour but you should take it easy during the first few days.
2. You should not talk, laugh or smile excessively or make exaggerated facial movements for the first few days.
3. You should not sleep on your face for the first week.
4. You should not shave your face, use chemical peels, scrub it or use harsh cleansers for the first week.
5. You should avoid any strenuous exercise or physical activities for the first week.
6. You should not massage, rub or apply pressure to your face for one month as this could disturb the threads.
7. You should use recommended pain killers as required.

Want to know more about Thread Lift Treatment? Ask our Board-Certified and Internationally-trained Dermatologist about it.

HIKO™ THREAD LIFT FOR NON-SURGICAL NOSE LIFT – Instant Nose Lift Without the Downtime of Surgery!

WHAT IS HIKO THREAD LIFT?
HIKO™ thread lift is a minimally invasive procedure to enhance the appearance of the nose by using fine absorbable threads which stimulates your own collagen.
The threads are called Polydioxanone (PDO) and Polycaprolactone (PCL) and it allows the sharpening and straightening of the nose and the nose tip. The result is natural and long lasting.

AM I SUITABLE FOR THE TREATMENT?
The procedure is suitable for anyone who does not want to go under the knife but wants to improve the appearance of their nose. This is also suitable for those with fillers injected previously but would like to sharpen and further enhance their nose.

HOW IS THE PROCEDURE DONE?
PDO or PCL threads are placed just above the bone in the deep tissues of the nose under local anaesthesia. The threads stimulates natural collagen production while it gradually dissolves over a period of up to 2 years, depending on the type of threads that will be used. The new collagen build up maintains the new enhanced appearance for up to 4 years!
The procedure is about 30 minutes and you are able to return to normal activities immediately.

IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
The procedure is virtually painless after the application of local anesthesia.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT?
The results are instant. There may be minimal swelling and bruising which may last for up to 5 to 7 days.
We advise that patients apply healing cream for 1 week and wear sunblock/sun protection to prevent post-treatment pigmentation/darkening.

Want to know more about HIKO™ Thread Lift? Ask our Board-certified & Internationally-trained Dermatologist about it.

PLASMAGE® – Revolutionary Non-Surgical Device for Eyelid Improvement (Blepharoplasty)

Plasmage® is a medical device using the phenomenon of Plasma. It is used to non-surgically remove of skin lesions. It is an excellent alternative in the treatments of diseases that previously were subjected to be treated in the field of cosmetic surgery, for example, Correction drooping eyelids. Plasmage® can be safely used for the upper eyelids since it just affects the outer layer, the epidermis and wouldn’t penetrate the thin skin of the eyelids to cause damage to the eyes. Plasmage® likewise does not damage the surrounding tissues subjected to change treatment, so there is no inflammation to healthy skin.

As a result of loss of elasticity and the process of gravity, many people have excess skin on the eyelids. By treating the redundant skin of the eyelids, we make the eyes look younger and prevent vision problems.

Plasmage® works exactly on the treated area, it does not affect the surrounding tissue, and does not affect the deeper layers of the skin. The effects are visible immediately. Under an impact of high temperature plasma could be formed brown scabs. They fall off themselves and it takes about 1 week. Postoperative redness should be protected from the sun.

Plasmage® technology works superbly well for Smoker’s lines, or vertical wrinkles above the mouth. Plasma is also used in many other treatments, e.g. acne scars or removal of fibromas, warts, age spots. Positive effects can also be observed using Plasmage® on the wrinkles on the neck.

CRYOPEN™: Fast, Effective and a New Solution for the Removal of Various Skin Imperfections

Treating Lesions with the CryoPen

WHAT IS CRYOPEN™?
CryoPen™ is a state of the art treatment that uses extreme cold, or cryotherapy, to painlessly and safely destroy unwanted, benign and superficial lesions on the surface of the skin, such as warts, skin tags, milia, cherry angiomas, age spots.

WHAT MAKES CRYOPEN™ DIFFERENT FROM OTHER TREATMENTS FOR WARTS, SKIN TAGS AND OTHER SKIN LESIONS?
It has four main benefits over other treatments;
– CryoPen™ therapy takes far less time; with treatment sessions lasting less than 2 minutes.
– No anaesthesia is required and it is virtually painless.
– It is one of the least invasive lesion treatments in the market.
– It is used in the treatment of virtually any benign skin lesion.

WHAT LESIONS ARE TREATED BY CRYOPEN™?
CryoPen treats benign skin lesions on the surface of the skin, including:
• Skin tags
• Age/liver spots
• Milia
• Cherry angioma
• Viral verrucae (warts)
• Solar lentigo (sun spots)
• Seborrheic Keratoses (Old man’s warts)
• Plantar warts
• Molluscum Contagiosum (water warts)

HOW DOES THE TREATMENT WORK?
CryoPen™ is a medical procedure which involves the application of nitrous oxide gas under high pressure to the skin where the unwanted lesions are frozen and destroyed. The tip of the Cryopen® may reach as low as -89°C which creates a rapid drop of temperature in the tissues. This has the effect of crystallising the contents of the body cells leading to destruction of the skin lesion. The duration of the treatment is dependent on the size and nature of the lesion, but generally each lesion just takes a matter of seconds. It is usual to see a frost or ice-field appear on the top of the lesion during treatment. A ‘freeze-thaw-freeze’ approach is often used when the lesion is frozen, allowed to defrost for a few seconds and then a second treatment applied. Although it is best to try to leave the treated area uncovered, a plaster or simple dressing may be applied if it is in an area which may lead to rubbing and aggravation.
A follow up visit is recommended after 2-4 weeks to assess response to treatment and further application if required. Over the following days, a scab will often form and the lesion may become a little red and angry looking. This will usually resolve over 1-4 weeks and the area remaining will often return to normal, although it is possible to develop a small area of scarring or change in skin colour. It is important not to pick at the scab as this may lead to scarring.

IS IT SAFE? DOES THE TREATMENT HURT?
The safety of cryotherapy has long been established and the risk of complications is lower than many other treatments.
No anaesthetic is required for cryotherapy and it is usually very well tolerated with only minimal discomfort. During the procedure, mild discomfort may be experienced that is similar to the pressure with a ball point pen on the skin although pain can be more intense as more freezing is applied. There is sometimes some residual stinging after treatment which may last for several minutes. Following the treatment, the skin lesion will become red and sore, there may be some blistering and occasionally a scab may form. If a deeper freeze is required, this can sometimes cause a greater degree of pain which may be immediately following treatment and for a variable time afterwards. Simple pain reliever can be taken if necessary.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE TREATMENT?
Following the treatment, it is normal to experience a residual stinging which can last for up to an hour. After this, the area will often become a little red, swollen and sore and a blister may develop. There may be some weeping from the wound and a scab may develop. It is important not to pick at the wound as this may result in scarring. As the wound heals, the skin lesion will diminish or disappear. A follow-up appointment will be made and further treatment applied if necessary. Sometimes the original skin lesion may reappear over time and require further treatment.

PLASMAGE® – Revolutionary Fractional Plasma Energy for the Treatment of Various Skin Problems

CorDerm Advanced Dermatology & Laser Center is proud to introduce for the First Time in the Philippines, the Plasmage®, Fractional Plasma Treatment!

Plasmage®, was invented by a team of expert medical engineers from the esteemed Italian company, Brera Medical Technologies. Plasmage® is used for Non-surgical Eyelid Lift, Removal of Wrinkles like Crow’s Feet and Smoker’s Lines (lines on lips), Deep Scars, Syringoma, Milia, Age Spots, Fibroids, Skintags, etc.

The comparative advantage of the Plasmage® apparatus is that due to its precision it acts precisely on those areas where it is difficult to use other instruments such as lasers or radiofrequency. Plasmage® works according to the principle of fractional plasma and is extremely precise, with the ability of setting the instrument’s strength while treating certain problems. Recovery time is short and the results are instant and impressive.

HOW DOES PLASMAGE® WORK?
The device creates a series of small dots on the skin that are triggers for an immediate reaction – the tissue is tightened, lifted, contoured, and renewed. Plasmage uses the fourth state of matter – Gas – to achieve this effect. An ionization of gases from the air occurs, creating a small electric arch. These electric arches are used to treat a certain problem, while the surrounding skin remains unaffected.

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN PLASMAGE® TREAT?
Plasmage® can be used to treat the following
– Redundant skin in the eyelids
– Wrinkles (e.g. Lower eyelid wrinkles, Crow’s Feet, Smoker’s lines around the lips)
– Deep scars
– Syringoma
– Milia
– Sebaceous hyperplasia
– Seborrheic keratoses
– Age Spots
– Xanthelasma
– Fibroids
– Skintags
– Uneven skin tone
– Rough/Dry skin

IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?
Because anaesthetic cream is applied to the area to be treated, the prick from the needle is minimal, with only a brief tingly sensation. Recovery is entirely pain-free. Swelling may occur on the treated area, but will disappear in 2-3 days. You can then return to all your regular daily activities.

WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT FROM PLASMAGE® TREATMENT?
Plasmage® can yield stunning results, depending on the state of the skin. In fact, the results are visible immediately, with end results in 2-4 weeks, when the skin recovers completely.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS THAT I NEED TO REMEMBER AFTER THE PLASMAGE® TREATMENT?
After treatment, it is necessary to apply healing cream for at least 7 days. A sun protection cream or sunblock should be applied for at least 6 to 8 weeks . The scabs will fall off in around 7 days, and the skin will be completely renewed after 6 to 8 weeks.

 

HAND REJUVENATION USING DERMAL FILLERS – Instant Results for Younger-Looking Hands

Our bodies also show the signs of aging, just like our faces. However, we devote so much time taking away wrinkles and age spots, and miss taking care of our hands. This can lead to the “odd” appearance of youthful face and aged hands.

Our hands are always exposed. They not only do get lots of sun and environmental exposure to irritants that make them age faster, they’re also constantly on display every time we shake someone’s hands or touch our face. Our hands might give away our age even if our face doesn’t.

Most people assume that there’s nothing that can be done for ageing hands, but there is a solution for it – Radiesse® a Dermal Filler.

WHAT IS RADIESSE®? HOW DOES IT WORK?
RADIESSE® are dermal fillers made of Calcium hydroxylapatite that are used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. RADIESSE® is also used for correcting volume loss in the back of the hands.

WHEN WILL I SEE THE EFFECTS OF HAND REJUVENATION USING RADIESSE®?
The results are visible right away. Remember to allow a little time for any redness, swelling and bruising to go down.

HOW LONG DOES RADIESSE® LAST IN THE HANDS?
Results will typically last around 12 to 18 months.

DOES HAND REJUVENATION USING RADIESSE® HURT?
Most patients find the procedure on their hands comfortable with very little pain. We apply a numbing cream to the hands prior to the procedure. We also use very fine needles or flexible cannula. Furthermore, Radiesse® contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic numbing agent for added comfort.

WHAT DO I NEED TO AVOID AFTER MY HAND REJUVENATION TREATMENT?
As with Botox and other dermal fillers, it’s important not to increase your body temperature after treatment, thus you should avoid drinking alcohol, exercising or exposing to too much sun for the first 24 hours.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF THE HAND REJUVENATION TREATMENT?
You may experience a little swelling, redness, itchiness or bruising after the treatment. There may be tenderness afround the injection site and potentioal lumps in the treated area. These lumps can be reduced by massage.

Want to know more about Hand Rejuvenation using Radiesse®? Ask our Board Certified and Internationally-trained Dermatologist about it.

DERMATOLOGY TRAINING IN EUROPE

Our Dermatologist, Dr. Margaret Plaza-Corcoran went recently to Monaco to get more updates and train with the world-renowned Aesthetic Doctors, Drs. Sophie Converset and Dario Bertossi. There are many new trends in Cosmetic/Aesthetic Dermatology that Dr. Corcoran has acquired, such as new techniques in Dermal Fillers, Botox and other Anti-aging treatments, Hand Rejuvenation, Body contouring, etc. Expect new and breakthrough treatments that will be introduced at CorDerm soon.