By means of new nonsurgical medical implementations in beauty sector, skin and adiposity problems can be solved easily anymore. These methods are so popular recently since they are implemented noninvasively. A beautiful and happy look can be reached with injections, single session lifting implementations, technologic devices for bodybuilding. Here Dr Mustafa Karataş tells us the latest technologies and favourite medical aesthetic implementations.…
INSTANT BEAUTY VIA INJECTION
It is a reality that filling and botulinum toxin (Botox) injections gaining a strong seat and mostly seen as antiaging creams have revolutionized the approach of delaying growing old. The most significant changes due to the age are wrinkles and thin lines. Precautions should be taken as soon as possible for natural and young look. Dr Karataş states that Botox and filling to some parts of the face not only erases wrinkles but also prevents wrinkles till older ages. However most people prefer just clearing up the look of wrinkles instead of solving the situation completely. Botox treatment involves injecting toxin into the wrinkles; and so the muscles lose their ability and the skin becomes smooth. I recommend Botox to my patients who have wrinkles although there is no movement on the face.
Botox is the best way of treatment for the wrinkles around eyes. Filling implementation and Botox should be performed together for thick lines. Wrinkles can also be removed and the skin can be nourished by FDA approved hyaluronic acid, which is actually naturally f ound in body. Shaping the face contour, erasing thin lines and wrinkles are possible with this kind of filling. Persistence of hyaluronic acid based fillings are approximately 6-12 months. “Hyaluronic acid fillings can be injected to the deep tissues on the upper part of the bone and function as an implant; so the wrinkles are filled. When performed to deep tissues, the volume lost is regained” says Dr Karataş. “The result is immediate. This method is nonsurgical and attracting, so patients can return their daily life activities. That’s why, this implementation protects its popularity” adds Dr Karataş.
SKIN THIGHTENING IN ONE SESSION
Aging is inevitable however it is possible to slow down this period. Women can control the changes on their skins today; and many patients desire beautiful look via painless and nonsurgical implementations. Ultherapy is a nonsurgical ultrasound treatment which visibly counteracts aging signs. This treatment focuses under layer of the skin and never harms skin surface.
Ultherapy focuses ultrasound energy beneath the skin for the regeneration of collagen so that the skin is tightened and noticeable results occur. The skin tightens, smooths and looks young. Some initial effects can be seen after Ultherapy, however the ultimate result will gradually take place in six months. Dr Mustafa Karataş also states that Ultherapy mostly implemented to face, chin and neck can also be performed for the thin lines on the chest. “This is a prominent development for antiaging implementations” he adds.
Depending on the area being treated, the length of the treatment takes 30-120 minutes. Ultherapy is a single session treatment and the effects continue for 3-5 years. Thermage technology focuses radiofrequency beneath skin layers; tightens and stimulates collagens and elastin tendons to produce more. This treatment is one of the most successful technologies tightening the skin and contouring the face oval without harming the skin surface says Dr Karataş.
Thermage is also mostly performed for sagging chin and neck. But, there should be enough collagen in order to recognise the positive effects of this system. If a patient is older, positive results may not be gained since there would be less collagen in skin. Generally one session is enough, the positive effects start being seen one month later and gradually increases in six months.
THINNNG IN ONE SESSION
Zeltiq system targeting the fat which cannot be gotten rid of although losing weight works with a different mechanism. This system uses coolsculpting technology. Coolsculpting is unique, patented, FDA approved, nonsurgical, free from diet or sport method elimi nating fat cells by cooling. If your body mass index is normal but have some modest-size fat bulges, which never get thinner whatever you do, this system is an ideal solution for you. Skin protected by a gel pad during Zeltiq Coolsculpting is taken in a vacuumed capsule and the fat cells are frozen. The candidate is so comfortable; only in the first three-four minutes of the implementation little pain may be felt because of vacuuming. Just a little rubescence is seen after the Coolsculpting. The treatment fat cells are frozen till zero degree approximately takes 45-60 minutes; and one session is enough. Thinning starts two weeks later; and the significant thinner can be observed in two-three months. %30-40 of fat cells are frozen and these frozen fat cells eliminated from the body in time. The implementation areas are not limited to abdomen and waist; it can be performed to the legs, hips, chin, arms, back, genital area, breast tissue of men, etc.
THE LATEST METHOD AGAINST SWEATING; MIRADRY
Many people suffer from excessive sweating called hyperhidrosis which is a result of sweat glands overacting. This problem affecting social and business life negatively cannot be controlled by deodorants unfortunately. There were two effective solutions to this problem up to today: Botox injection or surgical intervention. The newest method for over sweating is based on eliminating sweat glands by electromagnetic microwaves without harming peripheral tissues. Miradry treatment, which is approved by FDA, controls sweating by eliminating sweat glands beneath armpits. The Miradry is a permanent solution, and the procedure is performed in the physician’s office taking approximately one hour without anaesthesia. “This implementation can only be performed to underarms yet.
Electromagnetic waves target water molecules in sweat glands make molecules move fast. The fast movement of molecules radiate the environment so that sweat glands close themselves for a long time and sweating does not occur” says Dr Karataş. Besides preventing sweating, this procedure also aims eliminating unwanted smells of sweat.