DERMA CLINIC- ΝΤΑΣΙΟΥ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΑ, ΔΕΡΜΑΤΟΛΟΓΟΣ ΣΤΟ ΒΟΛΟ

Treatments and procedures

Anti – aging
Skin rejuvenation techniques for aging skin include neuromodulators, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, fractional laser resurfacing, intense pulsed light therapy, liposuction, soft tissue fillers or a combination of soft tissue fillers and neuromodulators.

Age spot and birthmark correction
With laser, light based technologies and chemical peels, we can treat birthmarks and age spots, medically referred to as benign vascular pigmented lesions.

Chemical peels
Chemical peels are beneficial in the treatment of wrinkles around the eye and mouth, skin discoloration and age spots as well as dull skin texture and mild acne scars. The procedure involves the application of a special chemical solution to remove outer layers of aged, discolored and irregular skin. Fresh skin is generated, which is usually smoother, less wrinkled and more even in color.

Dermabrasion
Dermabrasion is a resurfacing procedure where the skin is mechanically smoothed to achieve a rejuvenated appearance. It is used to treat scarring, remove tattoos, and minimize age spots, wrinkles and certain types of skin growths.

Hair loss and restoration
Dermatology is the only specialty that focuses on the biology of hair, studying the causes and the treatment of hair loss. Having invented hair transplant procedures back in the 1950’s, dermatologic surgeons are trained in a combination of techniques to produce the best results. These include hair restoration treatment using standard, mini and micro – grafts.

Laser hair removal
Laser and light –based technologies have revolutionized the therapeutic and cosmetic practice of dermatologic surgery. By penetrating the melanin in the hair shaft and disabling the hair follicle, long wavelength lasers and pulsed light sources can effectively remove unwanted hair from the face, underarms, back, legs and bikini area on patients of just about all skin types. Laser hair removal can also successfully treat inflamed and bumpy skin caused by ingrown hair.

Laser resurfacing and skin rejuvenation
Laser resurfacing is a cosmetic solution for skin with significant sun damage, wrinkles, acne scars, freckles and age spots. This technique removes the top layers of skin as it gently smoothes and precisely contours the skin surface. Non-ablative (non-wounding) skin rejuvenation is an ideal treatment for those with mild to moderate aging and sun damaged skin. Non-ablative lasers and light-based devices bypass the top skin layers to stimulate collagen production and tighten underlying skin without patient downtime.

Liposuction using local anesthesia
Liposuction is a very successful procedure to remove unwanted or excess body fat. In the 1980’s, dermatologists introduced the concept of using local anesthesia, often referred to as tumescent liposuction, which allows the physician to perform the procedures in the office with increased safety and superior cosmetic results. New technology, the power equipment, with the use of vibrating cannula, improved the result. There is no need of hospitalization and the patient is able to continue the everyday activities.

Neuromodulators
First introduced in the U.S. by a dermatologic surgeon in 1991, wrinkle relaxing injections are used primarily to paralyze certain muscles which cause frown lines, crow feet and other wrinkles. It works by relaxing the underlying facial muscles that help form wrinkles, an effect that lasts for more than four months. It is also used to improve neck lines and control excessive sweating.

Scar improvement
Whether scars are the result of acne, or skin disease like chicken pox, stretch marks or trauma to the skin, there are several therapeutic and cosmetic dermatologic remedies to improve their appearance. High-tech lasers, dermabrasion, punch grafts and chemical peels are some of the more common treatments developed and refined by dermatologic surgeons for scar improvement.

Skin cancer
Dermatologic surgeons are the unrivaled specialists in the diagnosis, removal, closure and overall treatment of skin cancer. For Mohs micrographic surgery to simple biopsy and excisions as well as preventive laser therapy of precancerous growths, dermatologic surgeons can control and effectively treat skin cancer with early detection.

Skin disease management
Acne, psoriasis, rosacea and vitiligo
Advances in laser technology spearheaded by dermatologic surgeons provide new treatments for chronic skin conditions like acne, psoriasis, rosacea and vitiligo. These and other skin disorders, which a mere 10 years ago required extensive and invasive surgery or were simply resistant to treatment, can now be successfully managed.

Sexually transmitted diseases: warts (condylomas) are treated with lasers.

Soft-tissue augmentation (fillers)
Dermatologic surgeons have developed and tested various natural and synthetic substances to give skin a smoother and more pleasing appearance. Hyaluronic Acid is one of several widely available injectable wrinkle fillers used to “erase” lines, fill and plump furrows and hollows in the face, and enhance the definition of the lips. Sculptra a polylactic acid agent is also a filler material, which additionally enhances the collagen production of the skin. Certain scars and skin depressions also respond well to soft tissue fillers.

Tattoo removal
Several types of laser systems may be used to eliminate tattoos, depending on the anatomic location, size and color. The laser beam targets the pigment in the skin and mechanically breaks it down. The body then naturally removes the pigment and the tattoo fades. Non-laser techniques such as dermabrasion and surgical excision also are effective for tattoo removal.

Vein treatments
There are a number of treatment options that minimize or remove the varicose or spider veins, more typically on the face and legs, so its function can be quickly taken over the by healthy veins. Procedures include: laser surgery or pulsed light therapy, sclerotherapy (injection of a solution to collapse the vein), ambulatory phlebectomy (vein is removed via a series of tiny incisions along the path of the enlarged vein).

Skin Cancer Information

Skin Cancer treatments and More
One in five Europeans will develop some type of skin cancer over the course of their lifetimes. With early detection and treatment, however, most skin cancers are completely curable.
Why treat skin cancer
Early detection and treatment of any form of skin cancer is essential both to prevent the disease from spreading to other areas of the body and to achieve better outcomes.
Research has shown that most skin cancers are detected by patients rather than doctors. Learning how to examine our own skin and allowing your physician to periodically help can promote skin health and also dramatically reduce your risks of having significant problems with skin cancer.
What we need to know
There are many different kinds of cancers, with each type being distinguished by the types of skin cells that are primarily affected. The three most common types are:

Basal cell carcinoma (BCC)
The most common skin cancer and the most frequent cancer in humans, BCC affects more than 1 million people each year in the United States. BCC develops in the basal cells that make up the deepest layer of the epidermis, the top layer of the skin. BCC may appear as a shiny translucent or pearly bump; a sore that does not heal; a pink slightly elevated growth; a reddish irritated patch of skin that has been chronically exposed to the sun, such as the face, ears, scalp, chest and back. Early diagnosis and treatment can prevent damage to the surrounding tissue.

Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
This cancer begins in the squamous cells which are also found in the upper layer of the skin. More than 200,000 cases are reported each year in the United States. SCC may appear as crusted or scaly area of skin with red, inflamed base that resembles a growing bump, a non-haling ulcer or a crusted patch of skin. While it usually appears on areas of the body that frequently are exposed to the sun, SCC can develop anywhere, including areas that never typically receive sunlight. SCC requires early treatment to prevent it from causing damage to surrounding body features and from spreading to other areas of the body.

Melanoma
This cancer begins in the melanocytes, the cells that provide the skin’s color. Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer because it can spread rapidly inside the body. Approximately one American dies from melanoma every hour. With early detection and proper treatment, most melanomas are easily cured with minor surgical procedures. Once melanoma leaves the skin and spreads inside the body, the cure rates drop dramatically.