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.

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.

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.

REAL PATIENTS, REAL RESULTS: Radiesse™ Dermal Fillers


Radiesse™ is a new generation Dermal Filler made of calcium hydroxylapatite that has both immediate effects and benefit of collagen formation. Thus, aside from the advantage of seeing the results immediately after the treatment, you’re assured of longer lasting results (up to 2 years!) and better filling action because of its property of stimulating your own body’s collagen formation. It’s used to improve wrinkles, restore facial and hand volume and to improve deep scars like acne and chickenpox scars.
This patient had very deep Nasolabial folds that bothered her and made her look older than her age. Radiesse™ injection rejuvenated her appearance instantly! And this will last for up to 2 years!
Want to know more about Radiesse™? Pls call us at 8088140, 8869148 or 0917-9579335 to schedule your consultation with our Board-Certified and International-trained Dermatologist, Dr. Margaret Corcoran. See you at CorDerm soon!

WARNING: BEWARE OF CLINICS Advertising Their “HIFU” Machines As the Same as ULTHERA/ULTHERAPY!

      

 

There is only one Legitimate High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) machine – Ulthera/Ultherapy. It’s the only US FDA approved HIFU machine for NON-SURGICAL FACE & NECK LIFTING. No other machine will be able to replicate the results of Ulthera/Ultherapy.

See the photos below to witness the amazing results of ONE TREATMENT with Ulthera/Ultherapy! NO OTHER HIFU MACHINE WILL GET THESE SAME GREAT RESULTS!
Want to know if your skin clinic has the REAL ULTHERA/ULTHERAPY? Please go to this website to verify – https://locator.ultherapy.com/philippines .
Please call us at 8088140, 8869148 or 0917-9579335 to schedule your consultation/treatment with our Board-Certified, US-trained Dermatologist, Dr. Margaret Corcoran. See you at CorDerm soon! 🙂

 

RADIESSE® Fillers – New Generation Fillers that Stimulates Collagen Formation with Longer Lasting Results!

WHAT ARE RADIESSE® FILLERS?
Radiesse® are dermal fillers that are used for smoothing moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds (the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth). Radiesse® is also used for correcting volume loss in the face and in the back of the hands. Radiesse® is likewise proven to form collagen which can help in treating deep scars like atrophic acne and chickenpox scars.

HOW DOES RADIESSE® WORK?
Radiesse® is a wrinkle filler used to plump the skin. Radiesse is injected through a small needle and placed under the skin. Immediately, this filler works to add volume under the skin and over time, the benefits of Radiesse® continue by stimulating your body’s own natural collagen. The natural results have been shown to last 15 to 18 months or more in many patients, making the treatment results both immediate and long lasting. Moreover, since collagen is being formed underneath the deep scars with the injection of Radiesse®, there is a significant long lasting reduction of the depth of deep scars like atrophic acne and chickenpox scars.

WHAT IS RADIESSE® MADE FROM?
RADIESSE® is made of tiny calcium-based microspheres suspended in a water-based gel. The calcium microspheres are similar to minerals found naturally in the body so allergy testing is not required. Over time, the body absorbs the microspheres and gel, leaving behind only natural collagen.

WHAT MAKES RADIESSE® DIFFERENT FROM OTHER DERMAL FILLERS?
Radiesse® is the only dermal filler available composed of calcium-based microspheres, and has been shown to stimulate the natural production of collagen, for results that may last 15 to 18 months or more in many patients. In addition, 30% less Radiesse® may be needed for correction when compared to other hyaluronic acid injectables. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, Radiesse™ will not migrate to other areas, which can lead to unsightly bulging/beading underneath the skin. In clinical studies with leading hyaluronic acid injectable dermal fillers, results showed that Radiesse® patients were more satisfied with their results than patients treated with other leading wrinkle fillers.

IS RADIESSE® PAINFUL?
Radiesse® is injected under the skin in a quick procedure that can be done over the lunch hour. Radiesse® is also FDA-approved to mix with lidocaine (an anesthetic), which means the procedure will be much more comfortable. In fact, in a clinical study, 90% of patients treated reported significant pain reduction when injected with Radiesse® mixed with lidocaine.

HOW SOON CAN I SEE THE RESULTS?
Immediately upon injection, Radiesse® restores volume to smooth out the signs of aging. The natural-looking results may last 15 to 18 months or more in many patients. For deep scars like atrophic acne scars, results are even longer lasting.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF RADIESSE®?
The most common adverse events include bruising, redness, swelling, pain, tenderness and itching. These side effects generally last for a short time and are mild in nature.

VXN ANTI-AGING FACIAL™ – High-Performance Line-Reducer & Skin Lifting Treatment: Reduces Wrinkles, Lifts & Brightens Skin Instantly!

WHAT IS VXN ANTI-AGING FACIAL™?
It’s a revolutionary facial treatment from France, with 3 high tech ingredients that act rapidly on facial wrinkles:
1. “No Age VXN” – anti-oxidant that slows down wrinkle formation
2. “BTX” – synaptic agent that relaxes skin contraction, leading to wrinkle smoothing
3. High-molecular weight Hyaluronic Acid – fills in wrinkles. It is able to mobilize water up to 1,000 times its weight, thus making the skin plumper and more supple, softening the wrinkles, giving it a more youthful appearance.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF VXN ANTI-AGING FACIAL™?
VXN Anti-Aging facial™ has the benefits of Botox™ and other anti-aging skin treatments such as lasers without the risks of injection and the downtime of lasers.

ARE THE RESULTS INSTANT?
After the facial treatment, you will notice a skin tightening sensation. You will notice that your fine lines will smoothen, making your face look more relaxed. There will be some skin lifting effect as well as brightening of your skin for that more youthful appearance.

IS THERE A DOWNTIME FOR THE VXN ANTI-AGING FACIAL™?
There is no redness and swelling involved in the facial treatment, thus there is no downtime.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS? IS IT PAINFUL?
The facial treatment has no side effects. It is very comfortable and relaxing, there is no pain involved in the treatment.

HOW MANY FACIAL TREATMENTS DO I NEED? DO THE RESULTS LAST?
For longer lasting results, we recommend around 5 VXN Anti-aging facial treatments, done every 1 to 2 weeks. Results will last for up to 8 to 10 months.

INFINI™: 3-Dimensional Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency for Skin Rejuvenation, Stretch marks & Scars Treatment

WHAT IS INFINI™?
Infini™ is a microneedle RF treatment device, which means it uses a combination of radiofrequency energy and microneedling to provide dramatic skin tightening and skin rejuvenation. Infini™ provides a non-surgical face lift by using microneedling fractional radiofrequency (MFR). Gold-coated microneedles are used to create controllable and fractioned radiofrequency thermal coagulation zones, which cause damage to the reticular dermis; this then results in long-term dermal remodelling, new elastin tissue formation, new collagen formation and dermal thickening, without causing epidermal injury.

WHAT ARE THE SKIN PROBLEMS TREATED BY INFINI™?
Infini™ is the ideal device for performing non-surgical cosmetic treatments on the face and neck. A number of different skin problems can be improved with Infini’s innovative microneedle and radiofrequency combination technology. Infini™ skin treatment includes:
  ▪ Skin tightening
  ▪ Improvement of Wrinkles and fine lines
  ▪ Skin rejuvenation
  ▪ Treatment of Active inflammatory Acne
  ▪ Improvement of Enlarged pores
  ▪ Improvement of Acne scars
  ▪ Scar treatment
  ▪ Treatment of Hyperhidrosis or Excessive Sweating
  ▪ Improvement of Stretch marks
  ▪ Improvement of Excessive Sebum or Oil secretion

HOW COMFORTABLE IS THE INFINI™ TREATMENT?
This depends on the type of procedure and individual, each person has his or her own pain tolerances. However, the INFINI was designed to maximize comfort for the patient with patented flow needling technology. Compared with other MRF (Microneedle Radiofrequency) and SRF (Superficial Radiofrequency) devices, many find the Infini™ more comfortable.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN AFTER INFINI™ THE TREATMENT?
Infini’s precise intra-dermal RF delivery with the MFR approach eliminates thermal damage to skin surface providing faster healing without downtime, and as a result lowers the risk of dark pigmentation after the treatment for all skin types. Typically, the treated area is red and appears “sunburned” or “wind chapped” for up to 24 to 48 hours. Patients may also experience minimal swelling. Following treatment, patients can resume all normal activities. We advise that patients wear adequate sun protection before going outdoors.

HOW MANY INFINI™ TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
The number of treatments depends on age, condition of skin, amount of laxity, and desires. In general, most people should consider 3 treatment sessions, but some have been satisfied with less. With only one session of Infini™ treatment most patients will already see results.

IF I WOULD NEED MORE THAN 1 SESSION OF INFINI™, HOW OFTEN WILL THE TREATMENT SESSIONS BE?
Interval of sessions is 3-6 weeks apart. Interval of sessions can be extended to 8 weeks if needed.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS FROM INFINI™ TREATMENT?
Complications or negative side effects are remarkably low with the Infini™ treatments. Patient selection should be appropriate and the settings and technique should be done by a trained and licensed dermatologist. Pre-treating the skin with a balanced medical skincare regimen will also optimize the response to Infini as well as reduce the possibility of any side effects. Problems such as hyperpigmentation which can be frustrating with laser treatments in darker skin types are not typically seen with Infini™ treatments.