A skin tag is a small, soft, benign skin growth on the skin.They tend to appear anywhere throughout the body; including the eyelids, chest, neck, and armpits. A person may have anywhere from one to hundreds of skin tags, and almost everyone will develop a skin tag at some point in their lives. Although some skin tags may fall off spontaneously, most persist once formed. The medical name for skin tag is acrochordon.
Skin tags are generally harmless; however, they may become irritated from rubbing against clothing or their appearance may become bothersome. Therefore, many individuals choose to remove their skin tags.
Skin tags can be easily removed at Dream Spa Medical. The treatment is done by a Medical Aesthetician and the procedure requires no downtime. If you are unsure about any changes in your skin or growths arising on the skin, always check with your Medical Aesthetician who can identify skin tags and other skin conditions. Your Medical Aesthetician will then help you decide whether skin abnormalities should be removed.
Acne scars occur when normal tissue in the skin is destroyed and replaced with fibrous tissue. You can think of an acne lesion as a wound. When the damage caused by acne is severe, the body can respond by creating too much tissue or too little tissue. The production of too much tissue forms a keloid or a hypertrophic scar, and too little tissue leads to that depression in the skin, or atrophic scar.
It is important to properly treat and heal the scar tissue in order to eliminate the scar on the surface. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Collagen Induction Therapy is an all-natural treatment for acne scars because it uses your own body's growth factors to repair damaged cells.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy, begins by drawing blood from the patient's body, similar to a simple lab blood test. This blood is then put into a machine (centrifuge) that works to separate the red blood cells from the plasma. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) from the blood contains at least 8 essential natural growth factors from your own body. These growth factors are infused into the treated area, which in-turn, causes a natural and healthy production of new collagen and elastin.
I've been an Aesthetician for nearly two decades. During that time there have been unbelievable advances in technology to correct almost any cosmetic concern. However, few devices or innovations compare to the skincare contribution of Dr. Des Fernandes. The entire team at Dream Spa Medical recently attended a luncheon in his honor, hosted by DermaConcepts, the distributors of his Environ Skin Care line.
Dr. Des, as his followers fondly refer to him, created Environ to promote the health and vitality of skin. He believes that if you have a healthy environment your skin can self-heal and recover from any damage, such as signs of premature aging caused by free radicals and sun exposure. Even acne and scar tissue can regenerate with a little assistance and the right home care.
To that end he has generated over 30 years of research and clinical tests based on the use of Vitamin A. He has also generated some of the most comprehensive photo documentation of the effects. In some cases, working with the same subject for the entirety of his trials, resulting in patients that look younger in their 60's compared to their 30's. Who doesn't want that?
We, at Dream Spa Medical, have long been fans of Vitamin A, or retinoids. Next to sunscreen there is no better product for the skin. It stimulates cellular turnover and generates the production of new cells. That turnover detracts from surface imperfections and creates a heartier skin, which is ideal in New England climates.
While it's nice to get a refresher on what we already know, it's even better to be reminded of your our main mission. Let's create healthy and happy skin. Book your complimentary consultation so we can share our knowledge and provide you with the tools you need to achieve this. We can always talk about corrective therapies and luxury treatments later… the holidays are right around the corner!
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