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.

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.

 

FACTORFIVE™ SERUM – Revolutionary Daily Regenerative Serum with Human Stem Cell Factors

WHAT IS FACTORFIVE™ SERUM?
Factor Five™ serum is a breakthrough blend of regenerative cytokines, polypeptide complexes & potent human Growth Factors from human fats, touted to fight the 5 signs of aging & help promote youthful skin.

WHAT ARE THE 5 SIGNS OF AGING & HOW DOES FACTORFIVE™ SERUM HELP?
1. Wrinkles
2. Sun spots, Age spots
3. Loose/sagging skin
4. Thinning of skin
5. Skin roughness/dryness

Factor Five™ serum hastens collagen formation & skin regeneration to achieve the following:
• Wrinkles & fine lines diminish
• Skin becomes more youthful & clear
• Skin becomes smoother & plumper
• Skin shows decrease in hyperpigmentation & sun damage

THERE ARE PRODUCTS IN THE MARKET THAT ARE MADE OF PLANT STEM CELLS. ARE THEY THE SAME AS HUMAN STEM CELLS? WHICH IS BETTER?
It’s very simple, you’re not a plant. Human derived growth factors work best on human skin. FactorFive’s human stem cell growth factors work like a lock & key with the receptors on your skin cells, promoting an increase in collagen, hyaluronic acid, elastin, and other beneficial skin proteins, which lead to a healthy and youthful appearance. While some plant extracts do contain vitamins and antioxidants that can help your skin, they simply do not compare to the powerful cytokines and growth factors produced by human stem cells.

WHAT TYPE OF STEM CELLS ARE USED IN FACTORFIVE™?
FactorFive sources stem cells exclusively from ethical sources. We only use fresh human adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs) that have been acquired with consent from lipoaspirate, the fat from liposuction that is typically discarded after surgery. Also, our human ADSCs have been through multiple, rigorous safety and efficacy checks. No embryos, human eggs (oocytes), bone marrow, or other controversial tissues are used to produce FactorFive™.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SEE THE RESULTS?
It only takes 4 weeks to see the results with Factor Five™ serum! In clinical studies after 4 weeks of use, patients exhibited:
• 73% improvement in skin texture/smoothening
• 71% reduction in skin redness/ pigmentations
• 29% improvement in wrinkles & fine lines
• 29% reduction in age spots

HOW MANY TIMES A DAY SHOULD I APPLY THE SERUM?
We recommend that you apply it twice a day. We also recommend that you apply your sunblock after applying the serum before going out in the daytime.

IS FACTORFIVE™ SERUM HYPOALLERGENIC & DERMATOLOGIST-TESTED?
FactorFive™ serum has been the product of intensive studies and testing by US scientists. Ingredients are US FDA-approved, certified hypoallergenic & dermatologist-tested. Quality is assured since it’s formulated and made in the USA.

CELESTIAL INFUSION™ – New Generation IV Glutathione for Super Fast Skin Lightening with Healthy & Youthful Glow

WHAT IS CELESTIAL INFUSION?
It is a newer generation of IV Glutathione with high dose of Glutathione with proprietary Whitening boosters, Vitamins C, E and B complex, Collagen, Placenta, and MT Factor for super fast skin lightening, brightening and youthful glow results in as little as same day of infusion. The MT Factor of Celestial Infusion is clinically proven to lighten melasma, freckles, age spots and other skin pigmentations.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF GLUTATHIONE?
Glutathione is a powerful anti-oxidant, and has the following benefits:
* Skin Whitening
* Anti-aging
* Prevent Cancer
* Preserve Memory
* Improvement of Cardiovascular Health
* Enhancement of Physical Stamina

IS HIGH DOSE OF GLUTATHIONE SAFE?
Because it is essential to boosting our immunity, high dose of glutathione is safe and will play a role in helping you avoid infections and other diseases.

WHY IS VITAMIN C NECESSARY FOR WHITENING EFFECT OF GLUTATHIONE?
Studies show that Vitamin C enhances the beneficial effects of glutathione, including its anti-oxidant, anti-aging and skin whitening effects.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF COLLAGEN?
Collagen is a protein found in connective tissues throughout your body, including our skin. As we age, our skin’s inner layer loses collagen and as a result, becomes less supple and firm and more vulnerable to damage. Infusion of collagen will make the skin more supple and more young-looking.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN B COMPLEX?
Some of the benefits of Vitamin B complex include increased energy, improved or more stable moods, healthier skin, hair and eyes. It also serves as a skin-lightening agent. The vitamins are important for proper nervous system and immune system function.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VITAMIN E?
Vitamin E is a powerful anti-oxidant. Thus, Vitamin E helps improve immunity, preventing diseases like infections and cancer. It helps in the healing process of the skin and scalp through increase circulation. Vitamin E speeds up cell regeneration. This creates an anti-aging effect, which makes the skin look younger.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PLACENTA?
Placenta is touted for its anti-aging benefits since it contains high concentrations of hormones and growth factors (stem cells).

WHAT IS “MT FACTOR?
MT Factor is a proprietary ingredient of Celestial Infusion that blocks melanin formation path induced by ultraviolet rays of the sun, preventing melanin accumulation. Thus, it effectively lightens dark pigmentations including melasma, freckles and age spots.

HOW FAST CAN I SEE THE RESULTS?
Depending on how your body metabolizes the glutathione and other ingredients of Celestial Infusion, you can see results by as little as 1 hour after the infusion.

HOW OFTEN CAN I HAVE THE CELESTIAL INFUSION?
It depends on the amount of skin lightening that you wish to attain, but it can be done every 1 to 4 weeks. Every week treatment for approximately 6 weeks will lighten your skin by as much as 3 to 4 skin tones.

IS THE SKIN LIGHTENING TEMPORARY?
As with other glutathione skin lightening treatments, the effects will fade after 1 month or so if you wouldn’t maintain the treatment or take oral glutathione.

FRACTIONAL CO2 LASER THERAPY


IMPORTANT FACTS:
• This treatment can be applied to acne scars, chicken pox and traumatic scarring.
• Fractionation can also be applied for rejuvenation and is also used to treat photoaging, melasma, freckles and wrinkles.
• Fractionated laser can also be combined with IPL for superior results– a treatment known as Fractionated Photo Rejuvenation.
• Fractionated laser treats only a fraction of the skin enabling rapid healing and minimal side effects.
• Healing time can be as quick as 36 to 48 hours.

WHAT IS FRACTIONAL LASER THERAPY?
• Fractional Laser Therapy is a quick and effective laser procedure with little downtime, used for improving the overall appearance of your skin.

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN FRACTIONAL LASER THERAPY TREAT?
• Scars such as Acne, Chickenpox, Surgical and Traumatic scars
• Pigmentations such as Melasma, Freckles.
• Aging skin with Wrinkles, Age spots, Photoaged skin

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IMMEDIATELY AFTER TREATMENT?
• Mild to moderate redness
• Sensation resembling sunburn.

WHEN SHOULD I EXPECT RESULTS?
• Effects can be noticed with in a week of treatment. During the subsequent weeks following your treatment, you may notice a general tightening effect. However, the true benefit of Fractional laser is the collagen remodeling that occurs during the 3 to 4 months following your treatment.

ARE THERE ANY RISKS IN THE PROCEDURE?
• Fractional Therapy is widely regarded as a safe procedure. Because only a fraction of the skin is affected, even deep treatments can be very safe. One of the best ways to reduce the possibility of complications is to follow the after-treatment care instructions and follow-up schedule provided by your Dermatologist. Doing so will help reduce the possibility of infection and ensure proper healing.