What are the Early Signs & Symptoms of Skin Cancer?

Mole Mapping for Skin Cancer

 

A mole or a spot even though looks very minute but over time may turn malignant, causing a huge threat to life and health. In case of skin cancer, the fast response at the right moment is crucial. But mostly, people are unaware of what signs to look for or what primary treatments to follow if something appears amiss. So, here we have assembled some facts to assist you in detecting even the slightest signs or symptoms of skin cancer as the best way to ward off skin cancer is to maintain a strict vigil on the growth of the moles.

Signs and symptoms of melanoma skin cancer:

Any mole, sore, bump, imperfection, mark, or unusual change in the appearance or sensation of an area of ​​skin may be a sign of melanoma or other skin cancer or a warning that it may occur soon in the upcoming future. So, it is advised to have mole check in Melbourne from time to time at regular intervals.

Normal moles: How do they differ from suspicious moles?

Usually, a normal mole is a brown, cinnamon, or black coloured mole on the skin. It can be flat or prominent, round or oval. Generally, polka dots are less than 6 millimetres (about 1/4 inch) wide, which is approximately the width of a pencil gum. Some moles may be present at birth, but most appear during childhood or youth. On the appearance of a sudden new mole of big size, it is best to go for a mole check in Melbourne.

Once a mole has originated, it will usually retain the same size, shape and colour for many years. Eventually, some moles can disappear.
Most people have moles, and almost all are harmless. However, it is important to recognize changes in a mole (such as its size, shape or colour), which may suggest that melanoma is developing.

Possible signs and symptoms of melanoma:

The most important signal for melanoma is a new mole on the skin or an existing one that has changed in its size, shape or colour. Another important sign is a mole that looks different from the others on your skin and is irregular in shape. If you have any of these signs, see your doctor for a mole check.

The easy way to remember all these pointers is to follow the ABCDE rule to identify the usual signs of melanoma. Stay alert and notify your doctor if you notice moles that have any of the following characteristics:

Asymmetry:

If you try to draw an imaginary line through the centre of the mole, then one half of the mole or birthmark does not correspond to the other half.

Boundary:

Boundary or the edges of malignant moles are irregular, uneven, jagged or poorly defined.

Colour:

The colour of the mole is not uniform and may include shades of brown or black, or sometimes with pink, red, blue or white spots.

Diameter:

The carcinogenic mole is more than 6 millimetres wide (about ¼ inch or about the size of a pencil eraser), although melanomas can sometimes be smaller than this.

Evolution:

Over time, the size, shape or colour of the mole changes.
However, some melanomas do not follow the rules described above. It is important to inform your doctor about any changes in your skin, or growths that you see as something different from the rest of your moles or even better try getting a mole check in Melbourne.

Other warning signs are:

  • A sore that does not heal.
  • Propagation of the pigment from the edge of a stain to the surrounding skin.
  • Redness or a new inflammation beyond the edge.
  • Change in sensation (itching, sensitivity or pain).
  • Change in the surface of a mole (scaling, exudation, bleeding, or the appearance of a lump or nodule).

Be sure to show your doctor any areas that concern you. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish the difference between melanoma and an ordinary mole. At Nitai we have an Accredited Skin Cancer Doctor who is well-trained in detection potential skin cancers. Therefore, it is important to have a mole check on a yearly basis, just to be on safer side.

If you have any further query, please contact us at admin@nitai.com.au, we will get right back to you.

Photodynamic Therapy: An Easy Way to Bid Farewell to Skin Cancer!

Photodynamic therapy for skin treatment

 

Have you heard about photodynamic therapy? It is one of the most trusted treatments against skin cancer and severely impaired skin. But very less is known about this vital treatment. So, why not take out some time from your busy schedule and learn a bit about photodynamic therapy in Melbourne?

Harmful UV rays have the potential to damage our skin in an unrepairable manner. Perpetual exposure to the sun may cause skin cancer, premature ageing, sun spots, rashes and many other skin issues. To reverse these grave impacts of UVA and UVB rays on skin, at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, we suggest resorting to photodynamic therapy.

Photodynamic therapy can be used in the treatment of certain types of skin cancer, such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and Bowen’s disease. Also, for the management of lesions with malignant potential such as actinic keratosis and porokeratosis this treatment is used. Other situations in which we use photodynamic therapy as an excellent therapeutic alternative is in the management of acne, acne rosacea and photo-ageing.

How is it performed?

On the day of treatment, the skin is gently cleansed and the crusts are removed, the sensitizing cream is applied on the area to be treated, leaving it covered for 1-3 hours (depending on the indication). After this period the illumination is performed with a special diode lamp for a few minutes, between 7 and 10 minutes, depending on each case. Once the session is over, the patient may return to his normal life without any problem. The number of sessions is defined by the skin cancer doctor depending on the therapeutic indication.

What risks does it involve?

This treatment does not carry any severe risk but a few side-effects may be seen during or just after the treatment, which involves itching, burning, heat and even pain during the application of light, especially when treating the face or extensive areas. Such side-effects are relieved by the application of cold pack or cold water spray.

Also, in a few cases, after the treatment, scabs and redness may appear that resolve on its own in a few days without any sequelae.

What precautions should be taken after the procedure?

After the procedure, we recommend using a sunscreen with a high protection factor for at least the first 48 hours. Additionally, we recommend covering wounds in the case of treatment of cancer or precancerous lesions.

Photodynamic therapy is prohibited in patients with lupus, porphyria and in pregnant women.

The photodynamic therapy is usually carried out in the cases of:

  • Skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, Bowen’s disease,
  • Precancerous lesions: actinic keratosis, porokeratosis
  • Acne
  • Acne rosacea
  • Photo-ageing.

    This photodynamic treatment shows effective results after each session. If you have any other skin concern or you are willing to know more about skin cancer treatments, contact us at admin@nitai.com.au.

How Does Laser Treatment Work on Skin Pigmentation?

Laser Treatment for Skin Pigmentation

 

Dermatologists often recommend laser therapy to treat the signs of ageing or dermatoses, such as hyperpigmentation and acne scars. This article explains how laser therapy works and describes the different types of laser treatment. We explore what could be the possible alternatives and the best way to care for the skin and help regenerate it after laser treatment.

What is laser therapy?

The word LASER is an abbreviation for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. This definition describes the way in which the laser works: light rays artificially generated, controlled and used to penetrate human tissue to correct a series of medical and aesthetic problems.
In summary, the problem areas of the skin are tapped with high energy light. This light is transformed into heat and works in the desired area. Softer treatments target the epidermis of the skin (the superficial layer), while the more intense can penetrate the deeper layers of the skin.

What are the different types of laser treatment?

There are many types of laser treatments for skin pigmentation as well as for other aesthetic purposes, but they can be grouped into two broad categories: ablative and non-ablative lasers.

Ablative lasers:

Ablation is a medical term used to describe the removal of material from the surface of a structure by an erosive process. The treatment with ablative laser is defined by the fact that it removes the upper layers of the skin and in this way the skin may take a few weeks to heal after treatment.
Often, ablative lasers are used to reduce scars. They are also used to treat wrinkles, as it can stimulate the production of collagen. There are two different types of ablative lasers: carbon dioxide and erbium lasers.

Non-ablative lasers:

Non-ablative lasers leave the surface of the skin intact so that, although some redness may appear after treatment, the skin usually recovers quickly. Because they act below the surface of the skin, they are particularly effective at eliminating varicose veins, reducing pigmentation problems, treating fine lines and wrinkles, and removing unwanted hair and tattoos. There are several types of non-ablative lasers, but the most common are Fraxel Lasers and RevLite Lasers.

Dermatologists also use other treatments to remove scars and pigments based on the light that are not lasers, such as intense pulsed light (IPL).

When should I consider using laser treatment for skin pigmentation?

If you are particularly concerned about hyperpigmentation, rosacea, scars caused by acne or any other dermatosis, you should probably discuss the possible course of treatment with a skin doctor. He/she will recommend the most suitable treatment for your skin type.

But, in any severe cases of skin spots or marks, laser therapy is the best-sorted treatment as it smoothens the skin without causing any permanent side-effect.

How should I treat my skin after laser treatment for skin pigmentation?

Laser therapy should always be carried out by a qualified and experienced doctor, and the instructions for previous and subsequent care should be followed carefully.  Once the skin tissue has been reformed after the treatment, keeping the skin hydrated helps regenerate the skin.

Skin that remains on the surface after laser treatment is also likely to be very sensitive to sunlight, so it is important to use a high sun protection factor after treatment, even on cloudy days. At Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, we recommend resorting to facial sunscreen products with very high sun protection factor (30, 50 and more than 50) that provide the skin with the necessary protection after laser treatment for skin pigmentation.

If you have undergone laser therapy to treat rosacea or hyperpigmentation, we also recommend that, once the skin has fully recovered, take care of the skin through a daily skincare regime with products that will help meet special needs of the skin and prolong the effectiveness of the treatment. Also, we would suggest avoiding use of heavy make-up for a couple of days after the treatment. Likewise, we suggest the use of sunscreen products of superior quality on a daily basis in order to prevent the same symptoms from recurring.

If you desire to know more about the laser treatment for skin pigmentation, contact us at admin@nitai.com.au.

How Skin Needling Can Help You Get Rid of Scars?

Skin Needling in Melbourne

 

Skin needling or dermal roller treatment is a procedure that is applied on the epidermis, that is to say on the first layer of the skin, in which numerous needles of tiny size perforate it creating micro-punctures of little more than one or two millimetres to promote the collagen production and aid in cell regeneration process.

These needles can be applied with various devices, either in the form of a roller or pencil, and there is a domestic version that can be found available in internet stores, known by the brand Dermal roller and the like, and another professional. In the home, the microneedles barely reach the millimetre of depth and have a less visible effect.

In the professional version, which is the one used by dermatologists, aesthetic doctors and aesthetic professionals, the needles can reach 2.5 millimetres, so its effect is more evident but also the risk of causing greater wounds and irritations on the skin. So, here at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, we recommend seeking professional expertise before undergoing such skin procedures.

How micro-needling works?

To understand the fundamentals of micro-needling, it is important to understand that these micro-punctures really have a double effect: on the one hand, they provoke a reaction of dermal epithelial cells, which defend themselves from aggression, producing collagen and elastin, two elements responsible for much of the turgidity of our epidermis and the dermal tissues immediately below it. As a result of this aggressive stimulation, although very little invasive, the structural proteins such as collagen and elastin elevate, which in turn dissipate wrinkles and blur scars, as well
as acne marks.

On the other hand, the needles temporarily open channels in the epidermis, which is a thick layer of dead cells. The minute punctures make it easier to penetrate certain dermal treatments, thereby making them more effective. Anyway, the important fact to be noted is that everything that glitters is not gold, at least not completely, because the effectiveness of the treatment will depend a lot on the age of the skin, because it is linked to the collagen production capacity. In young patients, for example during acne treatment, the response of the cells is much more powerful, and the result can be really good.

Skin Needling works but it does not work miracles:

But as the patient gets older, the skin response is weaker, and although it can make improvements, does not perform miracles. Moreover, the skin needling or dermal rollers treatment takes about four weeks to take effect and requires more than one session to reflect the full impact of the treatment. It is always said that in the matters of aesthetics you have to resist making decisions on impulse; if you have severe acne marks or a scar that is injuring your confidence and self-esteem, it is worth trying the technique, but if it is just to get rid of your own wrinkles of age, at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, we will prescribe resorting to other techniques such as premium quality injections of hyaluronic acid or anti-wrinkle serum.

Always better in the hands of professionals:

Although there is provision of performing dermal roller treatment at home, but we would advise to use this with caution against it. The reason is that the needles of the dermal rollers used at home do not fully pierce the dermis and so its effect is rather more limited and this can cause anxiety in people who use it, and they might end up overusing it that causes serious irritation, plus there is a high risk that the conditions of hygiene and proper control are not maintained.

We must also bear in mind that not all skins respond well to this treatment and very sensitive skins can present serious irritations that worsen the state of the skin and even give rise to infectious processes, so treatment should always be done under control of a professional.

Also read our blog on Side-effects of Dermal Rollers to understand both pros and cons of the treatment.

Revitalize Your Skin from Within with Vitamin C Treatment!

Vitamin C Treatment in Melbourne

 

It is difficult to stop the ageing process completely but thankfully there are effective means to delay the process and give the skin a healthy dose of nourishment. Sun damage, pollution and premature ageing leave the skin parched and wrinkled. At Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, we recommend using potent creams and emollients with vitamin C as the active ingredient as vitamin C treatment helps in rejuvenating the skin. 

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that reduces wrinkles and illuminates the skin of the face. Of course, we all know that vitamin C is an essential nutrient to be included in our diet, but what we do not know is also a key ingredient in the health of our skin.

What are the true effects of vitamin C treatment?

– It has antioxidant properties, so it protects the skin from free radicals, typical of contaminated environments. 

– Visibly diminishes fine lines and signs of age. This is due to its contribution to the collagen production of the skin. 

– Helps to reduce skin damage caused by the sun, as well as favours the elimination of spots of the same. 

– Encourages blood circulation, so after the treatment with vitamin C, the effects of the moisturizers and serums subsequently applied are doubled.

There are many ways to incorporate the necessary doses of vitamin C in the face, one of the most recommended and effective is through concentrates of pure vitamin C on the skin. 

For those with more mature skin and wish to recover the elasticity and luminosity of the face, at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, we recommend the use of vitamin C serums and creams to fight against cellular ageing.

Here, we have enlisted a few favourite serums and creams with concentrated vitamin C, which have shown effective results in rejuvenating the face:

ASAP Vitamin C Serum: This rejuvenating facial serum contains vitamin C concentrate and anti-oxidants that hydrates the skin and reduces blemishes. A special ultra-moisturizing serum to fight wrinkles and expression lines. The vitamin C treatment using this serum provides anti-inflammatory properties, and protects the skin against free radicals, among other things. 

Aspect DR Active C Serum: Another most recommended Vitamin C product is Aspect’s serum. Special to minimize pores, eliminate acne, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, improve collagen production and regenerate skin cells. 

Cosmedix Pure “C”: The active presence of vitamin C makes this cream so very popular. This product is used to reduce skin ageing and depigmentation. Brings luminosity, firmness and hydration to your skin when applied day and night. Recommended for all skin types, this is a great choice for those who are looking forward to a glowing, smooth and radiant skin using vitamin C treatment.

Dermaceutic C25 Cream: This premium quality cream is special because it contains not only vitamin C but also vitamins A, B5, E and polyphenols. Together they deeply nourish the skin and fights all the known signs of ageing. You will get a more luminous, hydrated and rejuvenated skin as it corrects the flaccidity of the skin. This product is absolutely free of parabens and it is not comedogenic.

Obagi C RX Cleansing Gel: While checking out all the vitamin C induced creams and serums, we would suggest giving this cleansing gel a chance. This cleansing gel very gently removes all the dirt and grime from the skin. It also helps in maintaining a healthy and clear skin by protecting the skin from free radicals.

The passage of time causes the amount of collagen and elastin production in the skin to decrease, which translates in the loss of firmness of the face and appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. There are several methods to recover that lost collagen and elastin in the face.  At Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, apart from such effective creams and lotions, we specifically refer skin boosters, facial fillers, anti-wrinkle injections and laser therapy for instant visible results.

Thus, the result is real skin rejuvenation without invasive surgery or needles. The above-mentioned non-invasive treatments can be customised in a combination of two or three for acquiring desired results in a shorter period of time.

A beautiful You starts with healthy skin and here, we always suggest to follow a strict beauty regime for a glowing and radiant skin. You can start with the vitamin C cleansing gel, followed by a brilliant vitamin C serum and finally topped up with a vitamin C cream. The combination of these three will effectively restore the lost brightness and luminosity to the face. Eliminating blackheads, acne scars, fine lines and toxins from the skin are the main effects of following this skin care regime. 

In addition, this type of treatment is recommended for all skin types. Although, before purchasing such dermatological products, we at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, advice you to carry out a free skin consultation to determine the cosmetics recommended for your specific skin type and its side-effects and other concerns. 

For booking a free consultation with us or to know more about this topic, contact us at admin@nitai.com.au.

Do You Know What Causes Age Spots?

Age Spots Removal in Melbourne

 

At a certain age, it is inevitable that the skin loses a bit of vitality and begin to emerge the first signs of ageing. A very common sign of ageing is the appearance of small black or brown spots in various places such as the neck, face and hands. This skin disorder is known as solar lentigines or also known as age spots, and usually appear after 40 years, although they could also appear at the age of 30 due to certain circumstances such as the genetics of a person.

If you are wondering  “why are there spots on the skin with age?”, in this article, we will explain the main causes of solar lentigines and some tips to delay their appearance in our dermis.

Causes of age spots on the skin:

The solar lentigines or age spots are painless spots that occur because of the slowdown in cell function due to the ageing and sun exposure, which causes an irregular production of melanin in our body. These are very common from the age of 40 and, in general, appear in areas such as the back of the hands, face and neck, although they can also appear in other regions of our body such as the back, shoulders and feet.

If you wonder why skin spots appear with age, then we tell you its main causes:

● Overexposure to UV rays:

This is undoubtedly the most important cause of the appearance of spots. The excesses of sun or prolonged sessions in tanning chambers, accumulate over the years in our skin and, as a result, occurs at a certain age an abnormal production of melanin that derives in solar lentigines.

● Inheritance:

Age spots are more likely to appear in some people, simply because of genetic issues.

● Photosensitizing compounds:

This cause has nothing to do with age. Some substances that contain certain products for skin care can cause us allergic reactions when we expose ourselves to the sun, producing spots in the dermis.

● Other causes:

May also arise from chronic diseases or nutrition deficient in vitamins.

Treatment to eliminate skin spots by age:

Age spots are painless and mostly they do not lead to other skin diseases. However, if you do not like having them on your skin, there are aesthetic treatments such as skin peeling, Fraxel laser therapy, etc. that can remarkably eliminate them.

Apart from that, there are other creams or lotions based on hydroquinone, a compound with whitening properties that is responsible for lightening the dark areas of the skin. But, before using this type of treatment, it is essential that you go to a professional trained in dermatology since hydroquinone can cause adverse effects in people with sensitive skin, such as skin reactions and blisters.

Tips to prevent stains that come with age:

● Always use half an hour before any sun exposure, high quality sunscreens that, at least, contain a protection factor of 30.

● Avoid sun exposure in the hours where UV rays are most harmful. That is, from 11 in the morning until 3 pm.

● You can sunbathe daily, as long as you are not exposed more than half an hour to UV rays.

● Also protect your body, especially if you have sensitive skin, with the right clothes. In addition, sunglasses should also be worn during the day to protect the eyes.

● Try to follow a diet rich in antioxidants, as these nutrients protect us from free radicals and cellular oxidation, thus preventing premature aging of the skin.

Skin Boosters Treatment: Make Your Skin Bloom with Good Health!

Skin Boosters Treatment at Nitai Skin Clinic

 

Seasons change but their harsh impact on skin remains the same. In Summer, the scorching heat of the sun and the intense UV rays ruin the gentle texture of the skin. Whereas in winter, the dry weather extracts all the natural moisture of the skin leaving it dry and dull. In short, be it any time of the year, it is next to impossible to protect the skin from blemishes, scars, and collagen loss. But, not anymore. At Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Clinic, our team of experts use a brilliant skin booster injection that can rejuvenate and rehydrate the skin from within for a long period of time. Using the vitalizing properties of the hyaluronic acid, this skin-boosting treatment brings in a revolutionary change in the skin.

Entrusted with the confidence and belief of hundreds of individuals, Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre is very much concerned about the well-being of its patients. Hence, only after scrupulously testing the profile of the cosmetic injectable, we are introducing it to our patients in Melbourne. What is this skin booster treatment? Let us find out in detail.

As age progresses, our skin loses its natural moisture and elasticity. With the aid of skin booster treatment, the skin experiences a soft, rejuvenated & healthy texture. At Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, we use hyaluronic acid injectable as skin booster. The hyaluronic acid is a hydrophilic compound, which very easily combines with the inner water content and thus, gives volume to the skin and revitalizes the skin.

The hyaluronic acid is a component that already exists in our body. Normally hyaluronic acid help in giving volume to the face by filling the shallow areas, but here they are used to awaken the glow and radiance of the skin. Hyaluronic acid also acts as a nutrient transporter, regulating the water balance and providing volume and structure to our skin. The hyaluronic acid hydrates the skin and thus helps to ease out the appearance of fine lines and replenish the skin. Skin boosters restore the natural hydration of the skin through microinjections with high quality reticulated hyaluronic acid.

Why choose hyaluronic acid skin booster over other treatments?

Thanks to the application of hyaluronic acid of high quality used at Nitai Skin Clinic in Melbourne, smooth wrinkles and fine lines can be easily eliminated and the facial contours can also be enhanced. Recent trends in aesthetic medical treatments seek a natural and hydrated look which these skin boosters provide. This treatment provides internal rejuvenation of our skin without any dire side effect. Skin booster gives the skin greater vitality and regenerates the areas most affected by photoaging and sun exposure. The Skin boosters (the latest in facial rejuvenation without surgery) are performed by skin experts on both men and women for optimum results.

How does Skin Booster treatment in Melbourne help us?

We all notice over the years how our skin loses its quality and health. One of the main reasons is the reduction of elastic collagen and fibre but along with that, the quality of our hyaluronic acid also decreases with age, an effect that we notice both in the skin and in the joints. We cannot blame the whole ageing process on genetic codes as genes are not the only one responsible, there is another critical factor in play here; sun damage caused by responsible UV rays, which causes almost 80% of the ageing of our skin.

The Skin boosters help us recover that irreparable damage instigated by harmful sun rays by improving the collagen build-up and the water balance of our skin. We all know that hydrated and nourished skin is always a sturdy sign of youth. Skin boosters provide lasting hydration and visible, natural improvements in the quality of the skin in areas such as face, neck, hands and neckline. To top it up, hyaluronic acid also augments elasticity and firmness, reducing the rugosity of the skin to a great extent.

What is the duration of the result of the skin booster treatment?

Depending on the type of skin boosters used, the result of the treatment might vary. But, in most cases, the effect of the skin boosters lasts between 6-9 months.

Skin booster treatment in Melbourne is very safe (with a well-known risk profile) and hassle-free treatment that is becoming more and more popular by the day. So, if you also want back your lost glow and radiance, give this unique treatment a chance as it is not permanent but is reabsorbed over time. Hence, if you are not happy with the results, you can always stop.

Benefits of Fraxel Laser: The Fastest Route to Skin Rejuvenation!

Benefits of Fraxel Laser in Melbourne

Can you name the numerous agonies that our skin faces every day? The penetrating UVA and UVB rays, the harsh pollutants, smoke, dust and unfriendly weather effects, all of them conspire together to veil the liveliness and radiance of the skin. On top of that, to hide the dullness of the skin, we keep on increasing the number of skin products, chemicals and make-up, which exacerbates the skin condition even more.

That is when we need a little respite from time to time, a saviour of the innocence of the skin, something that can preserve and radiate the shine that is so characteristic of you. Thanks to the great advancement in the field of aesthetic medicine, we have at our disposal thousands of alternatives that can help our skin, however, there is one that stands out above all, and that is the Fraxel Laser.

The uncountable attributes of fraxel laser have claimed a top spot among all other alternatives. However, sadly, we all are not very scrupulously acquainted with the pros and cons of the fraxel laser. Well, no issue, that can be very easily fixed. So, here’s our blog absolutely dedicated to understanding the benefits of fraxel laser in Melbourne and the side-effects as well (if there is any).

1.Fraxel Laser can improve skin elasticity:

As it cannot be otherwise, let us begin our discussion on the fraxel laser by referring to its most important characteristic, that is, retaining the elasticity of the skin. If there is something this laser gets from the first session is to improve the elasticity of our skin, due to the emission that provide their waves in the dermis during its application. The optical light that affects our skin causes this regeneration of new cells, which make our skin healthier and brighter, without damaging any of the most superficial layers.

2. Fast, simple, effective and durable:

Many patients at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre would consider Fraxel Laser as a piece of cake! At first, the medical team would carry out a study and diagnosis of the area to be treated, then, with the patient’s approval and support, we start the skin treatment using fraxel laser.

Depending on the area and the type of treatment, more or less session time will be necessary, although approximately an average of 20-30 minutes per zone is usually required. Prior to the beginning of the session, a local anaesthetic will be applied so that the patient does not have any type of discomfort and the fraxel laser treatment can be done as quickly as possible.

One of the advantages of this treatment is that at the end of the treatment, the patient can lead a normal life, although it is usually recommended to maintain constant hydration of the skin and usually, to avoid continuous exposure to the Sun. Regarding the results, there is no need to worry because they will be observed after the recovery of the skin.

3. It can be applied to treat any part of the body:

The Fraxel Laser can be applied to any part of our body and can help us eliminate a large number of imperfections in the skin.  There are innumerable benefits of fraxel lasers used in Melbourne. It heals the ailment in our body from head to toe like stimulating hair growth, removing scars, treating acne, etc. Be it any sort of dermatological malady, fraxel laser has always got an answer to it.

4. 3 to 5 Sessions can be enough:

Basically, the number of required sessions varies with the condition and expectations of the patient and also, the type of skin with which we are working. While it is true the average is usually between 3 and 5 sessions but there is nothing pre-established for the Fraxel Laser. It is true that when making an application in a fractional way, it is usually more than normal for only a small part of the tissues to receive that energy so it will have to be repeated to complete the area of ​​action and, therefore, be much more effective and durable.

5. Impressive results against stretch marks, scars, spots and acne marks:

Goodbye imperfections, that’s what our laser likes best. The main use that is usually given in aesthetic medicine is to eliminate all types of scars, sunspots and marks caused by acne.

In the modern times, fraxel laser has turned out to be an effective tool against stretch marks among women. It is important to know that in case of stretch marks removal with fraxel laser, the number of sessions may increase depending on the size and degree of aging that these stretch marks have.

Although it is not its main strength, it can also be used in certain cases in the removal of varicose veins with laser, such as the vascular laser.

6. It helps us eliminate sun spots:

One of the most common practices of the Fraxel Laser is the elimination of stains caused by solar radiation. Its demand is very common after summer, since it is the highest season in which our body is in constant exposure, even to produce actinic keratosis, something that we can eliminate with a few sessions.

7. A painless, secured treatment process:

It is true that the pain threshold is not the same for all patients and, therefore, anaesthesia is applied on the area to be treated, thus eliminating any type of pain during the treatment procedure. To be honest, a certain sensation of discomfort might be felt but nothing else out of the ordinary when performing some session of laser hair removal or even a tattoo.

8. The results are permanent unlike other skin treatments:

If there is a treatment that guarantees that the results are permanent, it is undoubtedly this type of laser. Out of all the benefits of fraxel laser, the elimination of marks, spots and scars are for life, in terms of stretch marks if we have to say that they may not be completely definitive, especially if we do not take care of our skin. For example, if we are prone to the appearance of spots after the summer in the facial area, after the laser we will have to take more care and protect ourselves much more from sun exposure.

It is important to remember that in each session regeneration of new cells is achieved, something that helps in the activation of the elasticity of the skin.

9. There are minimal side effects in the Fraxel Laser:

Compared to all the benefits of fraxel laser, they are so minimal that they are not really considered side effects. The only thing that can happen is the feeling of intense heat in the treated area in the next 2-3 hours and some small redness or irritation, something that will disappear on the same day.

10. It can be combined with other cosmetic treatments for proper skin rejuvenation:

If what we are looking for is a skin rejuvenation in a fast way, this treatment with Fraxel laser is the most successful. Together with its companions such as hyaluronic acid fillers or anti-wrinkle injections, the wrinkles can be eliminated, the volume of the damaged facial areas can be returned, and a rapid rejuvenation can be expected.

For any further information on Fraxel Laser or for a free consultation, don’t forget to get in touch with us at admin@nitai.com.au.

What are the benefits of microdermabrasion?

Benefits of Microdermabrasion in Melbourne

 

Must have heard about the unmatched glow and luminescence provided by microdermabrasion. But, do you know what is the basis of microdermabrasion in Melbourne, how does it benefit the skin or does it cause any side-effect? Read through to find out everything about the benefits of microdermabrasion in Melbourne.

What is microdermabrasion?

It is an aesthetic technique to achieve a more effective exfoliation than the traditional, eliminating dead skin cells, cleaning it to deeper levels and stimulating the production of collagen.

In this way, microdermabrasion leads to complete cell regeneration, resulting in a smoother, more elastic, luminous and healthy dermis. The microdermabrasion has a deeper and more effective effect than any other peel and is much less aggressive to the skin allowing its use also to sensitive skin.

How does microdermabrasion work?

Microdermabrasion is performed with a small instrument to recover the beauty of the face by the microdermabrasion or exfoliation, with this end expels microcrystals of aluminum oxide and aims layer of dead cells. The intensity of the treatment will vary depending on the need of each skin.
In this way, the different layers of the skin are polished and then completely regenerated.

Something that will be noticed immediately after the microdermabrasion session due to the luminosity and great smoothness of the dermis obtaining a smoother and healthier skin sensation.

What is the procedure of microdermabrasion treatment in Melbourne?

The treatment of microdermabrasion consists of several sessions whose number, as well as its duration, will vary depending on the problems that the skin has. The average round between 5 and 10 sessions, of about 15 to 45 minutes, in an average of one to two weeks to let the dermis regenerate.

Advantages and benefits of microdermabrasion:

Microdermabrasion has many benefits for skin problems, such as fine lines, stretch marks, wrinkles, dry skin, oily skin, small scars, sun damaged skin and scars caused by acne or acne.

These are some other advantages and benefits of microdermabrasion:

● Increases the circulation of blood capillaries getting a more nourished and oxygenated skin and therefore healthier.

● Reduces the effects of skin ageing from excessive sun exposure.

● No recovery time is needed, and you can continue with daily life.

● In combination with certain peelings improves stretch marks.

● Attenuates the effects of skin aging.

● Erases fine lines and wrinkles.

● Reduces skin blemishes

● Eliminate black and white points.

● Close the pores

● It is painless.

● They found that it not only increases the collagen precursors but also other elements associated with cell regeneration.

Disadvantages and disadvantages of microdermabrasion:

We already know the advantages and benefits of microdermabrasion as a skin rejuvenation technique, but it also has some drawbacks such as:

● The most sensitive areas, such as around the lips, close to the eyes and on the nose, may remain red, but only for a few hours and you may also have a feeling of discomfort.

● There are some cases of allergy to crystallites used in microdermabrasion. In the first session, a test is usually done on the forearm, otherwise, you can request it. If itching or inflammation occurs, as an allergy sample, it cannot be treated with microdermabrasion.

● Other disadvantages of the microdermabrasion come from bad use of the vacuum cleaner and the applicator or lack of hygiene.

● Its application at a very high intensity can produce irritations and even damage the skin of the person. Not sterilizing the instruments can lead to the transmission of skin infections. To avoid these last drawbacks, make sure to put yourself in the hands of a good professional.

Lacto Peels: Know All About its Benefits and Side-effects

Lacto Peels Treatment in Melbourne

 

As people are becoming more and more cautious about their appearance and beauty, the demand for aesthetic treatments is also increasing. Skin peels, being one of the most popular skin treatments against scars, pigmentation and uneven toning, has acclaimed huge popularity nowadays. But the commonly used chemical peels are also considered harsh for very sensitive skin. So, at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, we prefer using lacto peels.

If you are wondering what type of peel this is, then let us explain it to you. The lacto peels or the enzymatic peeling is one of the softest exfoliation treatments that exist, which is why it is usually used on the most sensitive, dark skin or even with acne. This type of exfoliation is based on the use of natural products such as lactic acid concentration generated from milk and other gentle resources such as aloe vera, pumpkin, pineapple and other fruits, whose plant enzymes are able to penetrate the skin, scraping out the dead cells without causing any damage to the living cells.

Therefore, exfoliation or enzymatic peeling can be used to remove dead skin cells, thus accelerating cell renewal, reducing skin blemishes and fine lines of expression, improving the appearance of scars and stretch marks, and reducing discolouration, and also the damage caused by the sun. All without damaging the most sensitive skin.

What is Lactic Acid?

Lactic acid belongs to the family of carboxylic and alpha-hydroxylic acids, frequently known as AHA. The very renowned salicylic acid, which is used to treat acne problems, also belong to this group of AHA, and so does the different types of glycolic acids that are used for peeling, or as a lotion to renew the dead cells and uniform the tone of the face. All of them have depigmenting effects and soften the upper layer of the epidermis. Depending on the type of result, one or the other can be used. Apart from normal peeling, the lactic acid peel is applied to remove warts, corns and calluses in different areas of the human body.

It also has more applications in cosmetics due to its properties as a bactericidal agent and facial depigmenting agent. In the range of beauty products, lactic acid has contributed a great deal. It is certainly used as a concealer of the acidity of cosmetics. To do this, it is added to balance the pH and bring it to the proper level of the epidermis. It is also included in low amounts in shampoos, gels and different types of moisturizing lotions and cosmetic emulsions.

All these sounds too good to be true, isn’t it? So, without further ado, let us find out all the benefits as well as side-effects of the lacto peel treatment.

Benefits of lactic acid peeling or lacto peels:

This type of treatment does not rub the skin like mechanical peelings or damage living cells as in the case of chemical peeling, which is why there is no recovery time. However, the enzymatic peel is able to accelerate the natural exfoliation process, helping the skin to get rid of dead cells, cleaning the pores and improving their texture and elasticity.

Some Precise Pointers on Skin Benefits:

 Topical bactericide.

 Psoriasis treatment

 Improves the elasticity of the skin.

 Eliminate imperfections.

 Depigmenting effects.

 It works as an exfoliant.

 Cell renewal.

 As an astringent ingredient.

 Corrects the pH.

 Stimulates the production of natural collagen.

 Eliminates excess fat in the skin.

Side effects of Lactic Acid Peeling or Lacto Peels:

 Redness.

 Irritation.

 Peeling.

 Pruritus (severe itching).

 Stinging or burning sensation

 Burns at high doses.

Some people may have symptoms and adverse reactions more easily than others. This is due to a greater sensitivity of the skin. Generally, after using an AHA acid, the patient’s skin may create tolerance towards these cosmetic molecules over the sessions of skin peel treatment, causing the red skin and burning to disappear easily. In those cases, you have to increase the dose to have the expected effects and results.

Post Treatment: The most crucial advice would be to keep the skin hydrated. So, we suggest you to keep drinking lots of water in a day and always apply a good moisturizer of gentle pH to maintain the suppleness of the skin. Along with all these, it is best if you could protect the skin from direct sun rays. We recommend a broad-spectrum sunscreen application every day and cover the skin with cloth before heading out in the sun.

Lacto peel is a recently introduced skin peel method, if you are inquisitive to know more about the process, contact us at admin@nitai.com.au.

Things to Know About Platelet Rich Plasma Injection

PRP Injections in Melbourne

 

In modern times, platelet rich plasma therapy is considered as one of the latest rejuvenation treatments that have emerged to combat the premature ageing of the face. The treatment of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is the new source of youth as it releases a good amount of growth factors which act by regenerating the damaged tissues of each cell.

It is a fairly simple procedure, painless and does not require any rest or downtime. The best part is that it helps to improve the facial imperfections. This is because a portion of the person’s own blood is taken to make the preparation.

The first thing we have to say is that it is a procedure increasingly requested by patients, this happens because it is an outpatient procedure that is non -invasive and does not require any surgery. Secondly, PRP has important benefits on aged skin, since it restores cutaneous vitality, increases its thickness and luminosity; thus, it improves the colouration and the visible
effects show an increase in the smoothness of the skin.

But, how does PRP treatment help us? As in PRP procedure, it is the biological substance manufactured from our own body that is used, free of any type of chemical, its application using platelet concentration is very useful for the healing of wounds and bone tissue, acceleration in the assimilation of grafts, regeneration of ulcerated skin and in case of implants, it also helps in the regeneration and healing process, especially in people suffering from diabetes.

What steps are enclosed in the Platelet Rich Plasma treatment?

The PRP treatment uses a process that includes the centrifugation of a blood sample, from which the platelet-rich plasma is obtained. This separated plasma is then applied to the skin through a series of micro injections at the intradermal level where the functional cells of the skin are abundant. With this, it helps to increase the production of collagen, elastin,
hyaluronic acid and other essential elements of the skin. Of course, what must be taken into consideration is that if the patients develop any inflammation in the treated area, it should be immediately notified to attain immediate relief.

It is said that platelet-rich plasma manages to delay the effects of the passage of time on the skin, even promises to eliminate cellulite. Although there are many myths surrounding the PRP treatment, so let us dig deeper and point out to everyone the myths and truths associated with this treatment:

PRP rejuvenates the skin:

It is true as it allows to delay the ageing process of the skin by regenerating new cells. The skin looks more luminous and fresh, with less flaccidity and wrinkles after employing PRP treatments.

It serves to combat cellulite and stretch marks:

It is true. It is beneficial to treat all kind of pathologies that require tissue regeneration. It also repairs damaged fibres and tissue.

It can be applied at any time:

It is true. The treatment can be carried out at any time of the year, always taking direct sunlight into account.

It serves as a preventive treatment:

It is true. It is recommended to apply it if you notice that the skin loses collagen and loses its capacity of cellular regeneration.

No medical check is needed:

It is untrue as it is necessary for the doctor to have a complete medical history and blood tests to rule out any pre-existing disease because there are contradictions.

It can be applied several times:

It is not true. The frequency will depend on each patient and the degree of ageing of the skin.

Serves for any type of skin:

It is not true. A preliminary consultation with a skin doctor is suggested as there are different types of skin based on which it can be decided whether the treatment is suitable or not. Skin that has some type of disease or skin with active acne cannot be subjected to this treatment.

After the treatment sunscreen is not essential:

It is untrue. It is necessary to apply sunscreen, after having undergone an aesthetic treatment.

What does our specialist think?

The skin doctor at Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, recommends this treatment as one of the healthiest treatments in the field of cosmetic and aesthetic treatments. All it takes is the extraction of a little bit of blood from the patient, then it is processed to achieve a concentration of PRP or platelet-rich plasma. They contain growth factors that are when injected into the face of the patient stimulates a better production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid in the skin.

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma treatment can be applied every two months or according to the protocol indicated by the treating doctor. Since it does not create any negative effect, it is considered to be an ideal method to prevent fast ageing of the skin and reclaim the lost dazzle of the face.

 

How Does Skin Peel Work?

Chemical Peel Treatment

 

Every scar tells a story…a story of painful memory that we are probably trying to forget. Be it acne scars or accidental scars, it is always better to leave that unwanted chapter behind. This is where skin peels plunge in at the rescue. The chemical peel is known for its rejuvenation of the skin. Apart from scars, other merits of skin peel treatment include treating skin issues such as wrinkles, sun spots, acne remnants and premature aging. Although the real question is if this type of treatment really effective?

Treatment Selection:

When we go for a chemical peel treatment, what we are expecting is that our face gains more luminosity and the superficial layer of grime and dead cells is gently removed from our face. By the means of chemical exfoliation, such effective results can be seen. The scars fade away, a certain glow is exhibited in the face and the skin pores tighten only after a few sessions of chemical peel treatment. Undoubtedly, this type of aesthetic interventions improves our appearance, but, firstly, we need to select the right kind of skin peel.

The process of selecting a chemical peel is not as easy as selecting a brand name and then stick with it, in case of chemical peel treatment, it is important to gauge what type of peel suits your skin condition. In each category of chemical peel, there is a greater incidence in the skin, as well as in its results and the damage caused in the face. That is why it is extremely crucial to know what we need, so as not to irritate the skin more than it should.

Is it really as effective as it claims?

In theory, the results are more than evident. Therefore, it can be said that, yes, doing a chemical peel works. But, of course, you should always maintain the periods of rest and the healing rituals necessary after a treatment of this type. On the contrary, if the advice provided by the experts is not followed, the peeling could lead to irritation, allergies or even burns.

Types of Peeling and Their Results:

The three types of chemical peels that exist are superficial, medium and deep. In each one of them, a progressive exfoliation of the layers of the skin is made. Going by order, the first would treat the most visible area of the face, while the other two would have a greater incidence in the dermis.

The superficial peel is a type of chemical peel treatment that can be done weekly, but up to six times in a row, since then it would touch a long period of rest to regenerate the dermis again. With a marked periodicity, this treatment consists of eliminating small wrinkles, very light and little extended spots or flaccidity.

Its effectiveness does not begin to be noticed until one or two weeks after the first treatment, depending on the type of skin and the imperfections that each person has. This is a system that can be repeated more times because it is not so harmful to the skin by removing only the
outermost layer. Even so, the protection with sunscreen should be done daily throughout the year, so that it does not affect since it remains a kind of regenerated skin more delicate and less protected with this type of repeated processes.

So, what do you think will suit your skin most perfectly? Well, we suggest you visit a cosmetic physician first to understand the texture of your skin and also the efficacy of the treatment in your case. After that only, you will be able to decide the course of action.

For further guidance or a free consultation, get in touch with us at admin@nitai.com.au.

Find Out A-Z About the Amazing Fraxel Laser Treatment

Fraxel Laser Treatment

 

Every now and then, we wait for a miracle in life. Fraxel laser is undoubtedly one such miracle of invention. With myriad applications to improve our skin and hair, the fraxel laser treatment is no less than a boon. It is a new type of laser treatment that differs from other types by using many parallel beams of light instead of the typical single beam of the usual lasers, the light of microscopic diameter arrive in fractions to the skin. The effect is to stimulate the regeneration of natural skin components inside the skin, generating a skin with a better tone and radiance.

The laser columns penetrate the deeper layers of the skin causing microscopic lesions that stimulate the regenerative response of the body itself, filling the affected area with substances of the body such as collagen, which has been lost over time.

What are the uses of Fraxel Laser?

Fraxel is used in cases of chronic skin damage by the external environment, for example the sun, and by the passage of time, creating the regeneration of the cutaneous surface. Fraxel Laser Treatment has multiple dermatological indications approved by the TGA, including:

  • Rejuvenation of skin by erasing fine lines and wrinkles,
  • Removes skin spots caused by the sun,
  • Treatment of melasma,
  • Treatment of skin pigmentation,
  • Treatment of open pores,
  • Treatment of scars caused by acne and previous surgery.

How does the Fraxel Laser work?

Prior to the treatment with Fraxel Laser, a topical anesthetic cream is applied to the area to be treated. Also, to relieve the intense sensation of heat that the patient feels while an ongoing treatment session, it is accompanied by a focal cooling that relieves that scorching sensation.

What post care procedures must be followed after the fraxel laser procedure?

Once the treatment is finished, an emollient and a moisturizer is applied in the treated area. During the following hours, there is a reddening of the skin, which may persist for 1 or 2 days, but that fades without any issue. The use of total sun protection factors after the treatment is very important, for instance, the application of broad-spectrum sunscreen, wearing large hats and full sleeves, etc. while heading out.

How many sessions of fraxel laser treatment are required to acquire satisfactory results?

Being a fractionated treatment, to obtain an optimal result, 3 to 5 sessions of the Fraxel Laser treatment are recommended. Depending on the parameters used and the healing process of each, the sessions may be repeated after 30 days, always at the discretion of the treating skin doctor.

The tale of benefits of fraxel laser doesn’t end here, it has many other capabilities that help to restore youth and beauty of skin and hair. If you are interested in finding out more, get in touch with us at admin@nitai.com.au.

How Does Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment Work?

Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment

 

The definition of beauty starts with a smooth, polished and glowing skin. Our youth is the manifestation of that aesthetic beauty, but age defies that and finally, we lose our healthy glow of skin to wrinkles, fine lines and dead cells. That is when we need something extraordinary and platelet rich plasma treatment seems like the right answer to it.

The platelet rich plasma facial or PRP facial is one of the most advanced treatments that are available in facial rejuvenation, which uses both platelets and rich plasma. It is ideal for those cases in which you want to improve the appearance of the skin, increase its firmness and luminosity. It has a very intense rejuvenating and stimulating cellular effect and this technique allows to stimulate the fibroblasts and elastin to soften wrinkles without any risks involved.

What is platelet-rich plasma?

Platelet rich plasma treatment is a natural and physiological treatment that uses the own proteins of our organism, selected and concentrated, so that they repair the damage produced by the passage of time or by the solar lesions. Being a product obtained from the patient, we have no risk of allergies or intolerances to it.

The platelets release the growth factors that are responsible primarily for cell regeneration. Platelets also increase the formation of new blood vessels and produce new tissue. That is, they activate the organism in the area where they are released, helping to rebuild the damaged tissue. In a sentence, it lends a repairing effect that is used to rejuvenate the skin.

Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma:

PRP restores the elasticity and firmness of the skin and also increases the vascularization of the area where it is applied, favouring the appearance of new skin and eliminating wrinkles. So today, the magnificent results obtained with its application to accelerate the healing of burns, treat keloids, acne and stretch marks, improve the results of treatments of all kinds (including surgical), promote merging of skin after grafting, as well as the post-peeling application or as a base treatment incorporated into cosmetics. The many applications of the platelet rich plasma treatment make it one of the most sought-after rejuvenating processes.

How is the rejuvenation treatment performed with platelet-rich plasma?

It is a non-invasive treatment that is performed in our licenced skin clinic in Melbourne. In this treatment, after the cleaning and preparation of the area to be treated, an anaesthetic cream is applied. Blood is drawn from the patient himself, from which the platelet-rich plasma will be obtained, after submitting it to a centrifuge and activating it. Once prepared, it will be applied with a very fine needle, covering the whole area to be treated.

How many sessions are required for platelet rich plasma treatment?

The number of sessions will depend on the condition of the skin of each patient. Usually, the treatment requires 3-4 sessions spaced every month. At the beginning of the year, maintenance must be carried out, consisting of one session every 6 or 12 months. The growth factors of platelet-rich plasma have to act by stimulating the tissue, therefore, there is no instant result. The effects appear with the passage of days and increase as they pass. The effect is maximum at 20/30 days after treatment.

Experience the miracle of healthy & glowing skin with the advanced Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment!

For further information on cosmetic injectables or other skin care treatments, visit us at www.nitai.com.au.

Don’t Miss Out On the Details About Skin Cancer Prevention

Skin Cancer Prevention Details

 

It’s just a spot. A small mole increases the beauty of a pretty face. A tiny hairy mole doesn’t hurt anyone.

Be it any of the aforementioned excuses you have on mind but sometimes these tiny moles and spots may turn out to be the reason behind skin cancer. And as far as the treatment procedure of skin cancer concerns, the effective treatment is the one done at the right time. Since knowledge is the best course of action against skin cancer, let us find out all the small and big details on the types of cancer and its cure.

Polka Dots (nevi)- one of the leading causes of skin cancer in Melbourne:

Often the dysplastic nevi or polka dots are hereditary. If you have relatives with dysplastic nevi, you have a 50% chance of contracting them. It is estimated that the risk of developing melanoma in the course of life varies between 6-10% for people with dysplastic nevi, according to age, family history, number of dysplastic nevi and other factors.

The congenital melanocytic nevi are moles that are present at birth. The average risk of developing melanoma over the course of life is around 6%. The risk is affected by the size of the congenital nevus, being higher for the larger sized nevi in white skin with freckles and light hair. In such cases, family background, excessive exposure to ultraviolet radiation (UV) and sunburn also increase the probability factor. While there is no scientific evidence to show that periodic skin examinations in people without a history are beneficial, it is reasonable, because it involves a little cost to perform a skin examination by the attending physician in order to detect the risk or injuries.

In those people who are at risk such as those with a family or personal history of skin tumours or with numerous dysplastic nevi, an annual mole mapping or skin examination should be performed.

It is necessary to remember that people should be advised to take care of the sun to reduce the risk of developing skin tumours. In addition, excessive exposure to the sun produces spots and wrinkles of the skin that affect its appearance. The people with the greatest sensitivity to the sun are children who must be protected especially during the summer.

Pigmentation and Melanoma, another contributing factor behind skin cancer in Melbourne:

Xeroderma pigmentosum is a rare hereditary disease that results from a defect mechanism that repairs some DNA damage. Those who suffer from it, having less ability to repair DNA damage caused by sunlight, can get cancers on the exposed areas of their skin.

Sunlight is the main source of ultraviolet radiation. The lamps and tanning beds are other sources. People who expose themselves excessively to light from these sources have an increased risk of getting skin cancer, including melanoma. Intense and intermittent exposures are more associated with the risk of melanoma than chronic and mild exposures.

The risk of getting melanoma is higher if one or several relatives of the first degree of the person has a diagnosis of melanoma. Approximately 10% of all people with melanoma have a family history of this disease.

People with these characteristics and those who expose themselves to sunburn and rarely tan or freckles easily have an especially high risk.
A nevus (medical name of the mole) is a benign (non-cancerous) melanocytic tumour. Usually, the moles are not present at the time of birth but begin to appear in childhood and adolescence. Certain types of moles increase a person’s chances of getting melanoma.

Solar screens for Protection against skin cancer in Melbourne:

  • Sunlight has two types of harmful radiation: ultraviolet rays type A and B. Both types cause skin cancer and burns. The UVB that is blocked by the glass while the UVA does not. A good sunscreen protects against UVB. For complete shield against sun, you have to buy sunscreen that contains some element of protection against UVA as well. That is the sunscreen you buy must be broad spectrum.
  • It is advisable to use factors 15 or more for proper protection. In the high protection factors, the proportionality of the blockade is not maintained. For example, a factor of 30 blocks 97% of ultraviolet radiation, while factor 15 blocks 93%.
  • The sunscreen must contain PABA (acid for amino benzoic acid) in one of its forms. People who are allergic to PABA should choose alternative compounds such as cinnamates, salicylates or benzophenones. You can get sunscreens in various forms: creams, gels, oils, etc. All screens must be applied several times because they tend to get lost over time: those that are resistant to water should be applied every 2 hours when you get out of the water or after perspiring a lot. The gels must be reapplied more frequently.
  • All people who are exposed to the sun for more than 20 minutes must resort to everyday use of sunscreen. The sun is reflected in the sand and in the snow. Therefore, the screen should be used even when the exposure is indirect. Although, you have to respect a short period of exposure without a screen because light activates vitamin D of the skin, which is very important for bones.

For any further query on skin cancer or a quick consultation, visit us at www.nitai.com.au.

Are You Looking for the Best Ways to Remove Age Spots?

Age spots removal

“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.”
Stanislaw Lec

With the passage of time, creases and bigger, darker spots start appearing in the face. It is the time when it literally takes lots of work to maintain that once-bestowed-gift-of-nature. The age spots (as the darker spots are called) reflected on our skin casts a tired and old look. Hence, many want to remove them for aesthetic reasons. But do you know the best way to remove age spots? Stay tuned with us and you will discover all the basics on age spots and their eradication treatments.

Spotting, A mark of Time or More Than That?

Age spots having the alias name of liver spots also, are brown or black flat marks that appear on various parts of the body. They appear frequently in the face, neck and back of the hands, whereas, in some people, they also appear on the shoulders, back and feet. Likewise, they can be of different sizes. These spots can be observed after 50 years but in some patients, they make an early debut. They are related to excessive exposure to UV rays and although in most cases they are harmless, it is necessary to perform a medical examination to rule out the cancer cells.

Certainly, discolouration on the face, neck or hands is very common, especially in the middle-aged women. To understand this phenomenon, we must talk about melanin, the pigment that gives colour to the skin. When melanin is in contact with the sun, its production is increased to a greater extent. This in order to protect the inner layers of the skin from the harmful UV rays, thus, generating age spots in the process. The same happens when lamps or tanning beds are used for a long time.

Other factors that might contribute to the appearance of spots are chronic diseases, ageing and inadequate or deficient nutrition.

A list of the number of factors that cause hyperpigmentation:

  • Certain unsuitable medications.
  • Sequelae of infections.
  • Sudden trauma.
  • Inflammatory diseases such as acne.
  • Waxing or shaving.
  • Hyper allergy.
  • The genetic predisposition.
  • Autoimmune and endocrine diseases.
  • The dermabrasions or peels done without taking the necessary precautions.
  • Cosmetics, like perfumes.

The causes mentioned are exacerbated by the incidence of the sun.

Understanding the Origin of Age Spots:

  • Individuals with darker skins are more prone to staining than the light-skinned people, especially if they have excess sun exposure.
  • With the passage of time, more spots appear, and the existing ones are accentuated, making it increasingly difficult to erase.
  • Hyperpigmentation appears more frequently in the areas that are more exposed to the sun like face, hands and neckline. More spots are seen in the areas where there was excess sun once such as, on the shoulders or back. These are places where there may have been some kind of burn and over the years, age spots cover that area.
  • The regions that are commonly bare to the sun have a melanocyte density (dark pigment called melanin producing tendency) up to twice as high.
  • Melanocytes are also found in the dermis (second layer of the skin), a difficult place to reach with peelings and depigmenting creams.
  • All the procedures to eliminate hyperpigmentation can begin in the fall and should end at the latest in the month of October.
  • After all the procedures to remove stains, from the softest to the most aggressive, you should use at least a factor of sun protection SPF 50+ and replace it several times a day and of course, shelter yourself from the direct exposure to the sun.

Available Cosmetic Treatments:

Sun protection:

It is the number one treatment against age spots. A broad-spectrum sunscreen should be applied every day of the year, even when it is cloudy because the rays have the ability to pierce the skin.

Application of products with key active ingredients:

The most trusted and effective treatment against age spots or hyperpigmentation are hydroquinone and retinoic acid. But mixtures made with glycolic or mandelic acids are also used in such skin treatments. Other depigmenting agents that can be used are kojic acid, azelaic acid, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) or phytic acid. These acids are formulated in creams that can be used in the home, but only after consulting a licenced practitioner.

Peelings:

Skin peels really help in undermining this skin condition. It consists of the use of different chemical substances: mandelic, glycolic and retinoic acids, among others. With chemical skin peels, the upper pigmented layer is retrieved to reveal a fresh and even-toned skin beneath.

Microdermabrasion with a diamond tip:

Microdermabrasion is a very effective means to get rid of hyperpigmentation. In Microdermabrasion, an exfoliation is carried out through microcrystals of aluminium oxide along with a microdermabrasion wand and vacuum suction. This extracts the most superficial dead cells of the skin to display a smooth, rejuvenated skin. Microdermabrasion improves tone, texture and promotes cell regeneration.

Fractional Laser:

To treat the skins with clear spots or with melasma, the Fraxel laser treatment is a very expedient and effective one. It consists of a laser beam that fragments the pigment into much smaller particles, allowing it to be removed naturally. The method is very active and achieves remarkable results in 4 or 6 sessions of the treatment.

All the mentioned procedures must be carried out when the radiation from the sun is not high and most importantly, the person should be protected with sunscreens, at least 50+ after the treatment procedures are done. Even after all the spots and stains are erased, they can return to some extent with sun exposure. For this reason, it is so important to carry out the correct treatments and to shield oneself properly from the sun and unbearable heat.

To know further about the treatment procedures for age spot removal, contact us at admin@nitai.com.au.

How to Remove A Permanent Tattoo Without Any Skin Hazard?

laser tattoo removal in Melbourne

 

Although everyone knows that tattoos are for life, it may be the case that after years, days or minutes, you decide that your tattoo is not for you. At Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, we recommend the laser tattoo removal treatment to all our patients because of the convenience and safety (with a well-understood risk profile) it provides. However, other than laser tattoo removal, there are a few other tattoo removal treatments that people resort to. If you want to know how to eliminate a permanent tattoo, do scroll down as the most effective methods for getting rid of that unwanted tattoo are awaiting. So, ready to try these methods of tattoo removal in Melbourne?

Laser Tattoo Removal in Melbourne:

As we all must have heard, the most effective technique and also recommended one to eliminate a permanent tattoo is to undergo professional laser tattoo removal treatments. Although they are a little expensive than the others, they are considered to be the most innocuous procedure till date, since you will be in the hands of a professional doctor whose experience and expertise make it very easy to eliminate tattoos.

To perform laser tattoo removal in Melbourne, concentrated pulses of light are used that help the professionals to eliminate the tattoo. A local anaesthetic gel is always applied previously to numb the area; however, the treatment can cause the appearance of scars, small blisters or swelling and temporary pain. While it is the most effective professional technique of tattoo removal in Melbourne, but always remember to visit a licenced doctor for the treatment to prevent any mishap.

A Number of Cosmetic Treatments Available:

Another method used by people for tattoo removal in Melbourne is applying chemical exfoliants, which are applied to the skin to produce blisters and eventually fall off, although they do not eliminate the tattoo completely and are regarded to be painful.

There is also microdermabrasion, which is also termed as “sanding the skin” to eliminate the different layers of ink and remove the tattoo. The efficacy of these methods of tattoo removal depends on the depth of the ink in the skin. Also, all these processes are much more painful, but if they are done by a certified cosmetic doctor, the risk factors may diminish. So, do not hesitate to contact a professional doctor before undergoing any of these treatments on tattoo removal in Melbourne.

A Homemade Remedy for Tattoo Removal in Melbourne:

If you are seeking a natural alternative or an easy homemade recipe to eradicate tattoos, then here is something you can try. Although they are not scientifically verified, and we don’t recommend it also, salt can be your great ally in this. There is a process called salabrasión, which consists of rubbing salt on the skin until it warms up and gets rid of the upper layers of the skin, and with it the unwanted tattoo. This is the oldest method known to remove tattoos. And even though it can be effective, you should be aware that you will not be able to leave behind the damages done to the upper layers of the epidermis, inheriting some visible scar from that. If your tattoo is large or your skin is very sensitive, we strongly forbid you from using this method.

Creams and Gels for Tattoo Removal in Melbourne:

Have you heard of the tattoo removal creams? They are the cheapest and least painful technique to get rid of a tattoo, however, it has not been proven to be 100% effective. To get rid of a tattoo, you must apply it to the targeted skin area constantly and very carefully. You will need approx. 3 to 9 months to make the tattoo disappear but then also, probably, there will be a ghost image of the tattoo left. So, always consult a cosmetic doctor before using one of these creams.

Now that you have learnt about all the current remedies to remove a permanent tattoo, you must remember that both deciding to get a tattoo and making the choice to remove it is something very personal and should be meditated with time. The leave a mark not only on your skin but on your mind as well, as they shape you, mould you in the person you become in the future. Always be cognitive about having or removing a tattoo and do not trust products that are not 100% recommended. The best thing is always to go to a professional cosmetic doctor who evaluates the state of your tattoo and gives you the best option to be able to get rid of it permanently.

Also, remember that the effectiveness of the alternative remedies is not proven and are not as recommendable as undergoing professional laser tattoo removal in Melbourne. So, before getting inked, think it through for yourself and for any other tattoo related information, get in touch with us at admin@nitai.com.au.

How to Get Rid of Tattoos Without Pain with the Laser Tattoo Removal Treatment at Nitai Skin Clinic?

For a tattoo artist, our body is like a canvas. He fills it with the ink of his ideas and creativity. However, be it the fickleness of our mind or the fading of dyes with time, after a certain period, the allure of that once-favourite tattoo is lost and we ferret ways to erase that.

In recent times, the demand for tattoo removal is increasing. To erase a tattoo there are several procedures or techniques: electrocoagulation, cryosurgery, saline abrasion, excision and laser. Out of the aforementioned procedures, the first three are less and less used, because they are extremely painful, complex and also, they tend to leave scars behind. Hence, you can pretty much presume by now that it is the laser tattoo removal technique that is considered skin-friendly and comfortable.

How does laser tattoo removal treatment work?

Tattoos are extracted with different types of laser techniques. Generally, it is the same type of technology used in laser hair removal treatment, only with different parameters such that it emits a very short pulse. The pulse or shot is directed at the pigment and does not damage the surrounding tissue. This laser tattoo removal treatment is topical and is innocuous to the skin, unlike the other mentioned hair removal treatments. So, it does not damage the skin or produce marks or scars. If it is to be explained in technical terms, we can say that skin cells absorb laser energy, which causes a thermal reaction along with the action of the laser waves, facilitating the exit of the pigments from the cells.

How many sessions are required to remove a tattoo completely?

If the tattoo is a very big one, covering the whole back or something similar, then for the tattoo to disappear altogether it is necessary to undergo at least four and twelve sessions, basically depending on the type of ink used and the intricacy of the design. In between the sessions, it might require an interval of two or three months, to let the exploded ink eliminate with time.

What are the different factors that determine the time required for a laser tattoo removal?

The number of sessions or the required time varies depending on several factors, such as length, depth, type of ink, colour, quality, metal and tattoo artist’s technique. The green and blue tattoos are removed with greater difficulty than the black ones, which are the easiest to get rid of.

What sort of precautions are taken by Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre during the laser tattoo treatment?

To remove a laser tattoo, topical anaesthesia is used before the treatment and an antibiotic occlusive cream is used after the tattoo removal to avoid any sort of discomfort. Even after the treatment, the doctor might suggest applying the cream a couple of times on the same day of the session and the next day. The first day the treated area is covered with a dressing and, after two or three days, it is removed, and the area is left in the air.

What care must be taken after the laser tattoo removal?

The very first condition of the treatment is to keep the treated area sheltered from the sun. From the point of view, we suggest that the cold seasons are ideal for doing so, since the areas that are treated are not much exposed to the sun then. Also, it is necessary to place a dressing or bandage to cover them and protect them from heat, light, and sun. Moreover, it would be wise to keep the area moisturized.

Does it hurt?

No, laser tattoo removal does not cause any pain, though one might feel a little stinging or pricking sensation during the sessions.

Does the laser tattoo removal treatment have any side-effects?

The laser does not damage the skin, although the affected area will be more sensitive for maybe the next couple of months. The laser treatment generally leaves no scars. It is mandatory to keep the treated area covered, or else due to inverse reaction, inflammation or allergy might appear.

At Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre, we use Revlite Laser that removes all the traces of dye from the skin without harming skin. For any further information, you can get in touch with us at admin@nitai.com.au.

Did You Find the Best Acne Treatment For Teenage Years Yet?

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The cycle of growth from childhood to adulthood brings a set of unforgettable experiences that we carry forward in our life. But, alas…not all experiences are worth treasuring. For instance, the ugly marks and pain of acne. The soft, smooth and flawless skin of childhood gets tarnished with the consistent occurrence of acne due to the hormone changes in the body. So, what are the easy acne removal treatment for teenagers?

Acne is the most frequent inflammatory skin disorder in humans, as it can affect up to 80% of the population at some point in their lives. The peak period of being victimized by acne outbreak is at the adolescence stage when our body passes through numerous physical and mental changes.

Four factors are involved in the origin of acne and they must be targeted by acne removal treatment for teenagers:

Excess of sebum secretion:

The cutaneous development that is experienced during adolescence or teenage years by the hormonal stimulus implies an increase in the formation of sebum that, in excess, can plug the pores and form the initial lesion termed as acne.

Bacterial overgrowth:

The bacteria present in the facial skin resides at the base of the hair follicles and infect it, thus producing the painful acne. Our cutaneous bacterial flora has the optimal conditions to grow and increase the probability of infecting the comedones, producing then the papules and pustules (“pimples”), which are also characteristic of acne.

Androgenic stimulation:

Male hormones (androgens) experience a peak during the endocrine development of puberty. One of the consequences of excess androgen is the increased production of sebum, which in turn congests the pores and as a result, acne epidemic takes place.

Follicular keratinization disorder:

This fancy term means that people with acne often have irregular cell organization in the pore walls, which facilitate the unwanted plugging of the pores. This is, without a doubt, one of the most important factors in the origin of acne.

In the great majority of occasions, the diet does not have an important role in the genesis of this disorder, but, recently, it has been concluded that it is possible the consumption of an excess of sugar may aggravate the risk of acne. The rest of food (like the sausages, nuts, etc.) have no proven role in this regard.

Therapeutic Treatment for Acne:

In the acne removal treatment for teenagers, there are different therapeutic options, such as:

Keratolytics:

They are substances that unclog the pores by dissolving the material that obstructs them. They include salicylic, glycolic, retinoic and lactic acid, among others.

Regulators of seborrhea:

They reduce the production of sebum and improve the structure of the cells of the pores so that it does not become clogged. They are the cornerstone of acne treatment. They are called retinoids (derivatives of vitamin A), and there are topical (tretinoin, isotretinoin, adapalene) treatment and oral (isotretinoin).

Anti-inflammatories and antibacterials:

They improve inflammatory signs such as redness, swelling, and pain and reduce the bacterial population. These include benzoyl peroxide and adapalene, mainly.

Antibiotics:

They can be administered topically or orally. Tetracyclines are mainly used for acne removal treatment for teenagers, which includes clindamycin, doxycycline, minocycline, etc. It must be borne in mind that antibiotics should never be used as the only treatment since the bacteria becomes resistant to them as time passes.

With the combination or isolated use of these therapeutic options, it is possible to manage or cure adolescent acne through simple treatments and with a very high safety profile.

Cosmetic Treatments for Acne:

There are myriad cosmetic treatments available for acne, which are extremely effective and without any discomfort eliminates all the acne marks and bumps.

Blue Light Therapy:

In this non-invasive acne treatment for teenagers, blue light of 405-420 nm wavelength is used to kill the acne causing bacteria, thus controlling the rampant acne outbreak.

Microdermabrasion:

Microdermabrasion is a skincare treatment in which the layer of insipid dead cells is exfoliated with a diamond-tipped wand and all the grime, oil and dead cells are then extricated from the skin with the help of a vacuum pump. Microdermabrasion makes the skin healthy and eradicates all the causes of acne.

Skin Peels:

Skin Peels work their magic by removing the accumulated layer of dead cells from the face, revealing soft, smooth and glowing skin beneath. A few sessions of skin peels remarkably reduces the appearance of acne scars and marks, bringing forth a healthy sheen to the skin.

Laser Treatments:

Laser treatments are very much renowned nowadays because of their faultless results without any inconvenience. In laser acne treatments, laser pulses of appropriate wavelength are projected into the affected area. The light eliminates the bacteria and repairs the skin by stimulating cell regeneration in that area. Laser acne treatment is a non-invasive technique, which is most suited to help you get rid of the stubborn acne of adolescence.

Theraclear:

Theraclear acne treatment extracts excessive oil or sebum, kills bacteria and improves the texture of the skin with the help of a vacuum and the pulsed light. This is a highly preferred acne removal treatment for teenagers as it heals the skin and completely destroys the acne-causing bacteria.

Acne is a disorder that impacts the patient psychologically and can leave irreversible scars in highly visible areas, so it is necessary to treat it actively and not interpret it as the result of a passing phase that will rectify over time.

Do You Know What are the Side Effects Involved with Derma Rollers?

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Who doesn’t wish to look beautiful? Can you name someone…anyone, who doesn’t?

We buy new dresses, get a new haircut and try different types of new cosmetics…all in order to look glamorous, attractive and noticeable. As the desire to look beautiful in humans is increasing, so are their efforts in that path. Hence, frequent visits to licensed skin clinics in Melbourne have become a ritual, since the past few years.

Following the trend, the derma roller treatment that is used to cure different types of scars, pigmentation and marks, has become quite popular. But, the prospect of being pricked by hundreds of needles is a bit unsettling, I believe, even though the feedback of patients after the treatment has been exceptionally good. Like any other skin treatment, there are certain concerns and risks that we need to know before trying out this skin rejuvenating treatment.

What is derma roller?

Derma roller is a scientific device that is attached with numerous fine needles in its head. This device is rolled over the skin to get rid of pigmentation, stretch marks, acne scars, accident scars, and wrinkles. To resist the pinching sensation, a topic anaesthesia is applied in the skin before starting the skin needling treatment.

How does microneedling work?

When derma roller is rubbed over the face, it punctures the upper epidermal layer to activate the skin’s healing process by rapid creation of collagen proteins to form new tissues. The young tissues are more even in tone and texture and quite firm in nature. Thus, derma roller efficiently rejuvenates the whole face diminishing the marks and creases.

Where to buy derma roller?

Derma rollers can be bought from several online cosmetic websites or from aesthetic shops. Although, it is best to undergo the derma roller treatment under the supervision of a cosmetic doctor as the home kit of derma roller does not prove that effective. It is cautionary also to seek a licensed practitioner for microneedling treatment as normally, we lack both skill and knowledge required for this treatment.

What are the side-effects of derma roller treatment?

The derma roller treatment, when done at a professional skin clinic in Melbourne, the scope of any sort of harmful impact is reduced to a great extent. For the pain and discomfort to be of a minimum level, the selection of needles and the technique should be precise. There are chances of side-effects involved with the derma roller treatment if proper precautions are not taken before and after the skin needling treatment.

The most common consequences of the derma roller treatments are slight sensitiveness and redness in the face. Apart from that, other subtle side-effects involve:
 Bruising,
 Inflammation and infection,
 Sudden bleeding,
 Flaking.

Who should not be undergoing the skin needling procedure?

Any male or female who is willing to, can give this innovative skin rejuvenation process a chance. However, excluding the few people who fall under any of the below-mentioned categories:

 If she is pregnant,
 If he/she has an open wound in the proximity,
 If he/she has a history of scars,
 If he/she has undergone radiation therapy in recent time,
 If he/she is suffering from skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, etc.

How much time does derma roller take? Is it worthwhile?

A single session of microneedling requires nearly 30 minutes. And from the brilliant results that we have witnessed in some patients after the treatment, we can conclude, derma roller is definitely worth it.

Continuous sessions of derma rollers improve the texture and elasticity of skin, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lines, heals scars and stretch marks and erases pigmentation. So, mostly, just have a proper consultation from your physician, and give it a shot.

When you have found the right skin clinic and right aesthetic physician, looking ageless is not so difficult. For any information on anti-ageing treatments or a free consultation, visit Nitai Medical and Cosmetic Centre in Melbourne.

Also, read the five reasons why Nitai Skin Clinic provides the best derma roller in Melbourne, to know more about us and our treatment procedures.

We would love to be a part of your journey towards glam and beauty!