Beauty-enhancing (Aesthetic) Treatment

Treatments with Hyaluronic Acid

Friday, July 9th, 2010

What is hyaluronic acid? How can it treat wrinkles? Hyaluronic acid is a molecule which is rich in water and is responsible for the volume of the skin. It is produced in the dermis by a cell called fibroblast. The decrease with age in its production is responsible for a sagging lax skin with its […]

Treatment with Botulinum Toxin (Botox©)

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

What is Botulinum Toxin ? How does it treat wrinkles ? It is a toxin produced by the bacteria Clostridium Botulinium. When injected in big quantities, the toxin induces muscular paralysis. In smaller quantities in a targeted muscle, the paralysis remains localized. Therefore, if it is injected in the muscles which produce frowning wrinkles and […]

Chemical peels

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

What is a chemical peel ? Also called exfoliation treatment, it is a technique of skin regeneration, thus having an “anti-aging” effect. An evaluation before treatment as well as the treatment itself must be done by a physician experienced in dermatology. Different chemical substances can be used. By this technique, skin is exfoliated followed by […]

Skin cosmetic surgery

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Have you ever wanted to get rid of ugly moles, brown spots or scars on your face? If so, you are not alone. When it comes to skin cosmetic procedures, a wrong decision on your part can make the difference between aesthetic improvement and chronic embarrassment. Thus, it pays to arm oneself with the requisite […]


Sunday, November 29th, 2009

What is sclerotherapy used for ? Sclerotherapy is used for the treatment of superficial veins of the legs which are dilated, for small vessels called spider naevi and for telangiectasia. Treatable vessels are either red, pink or purple and can be located on the ankles, legs or thighs. They are arranged linearly or clustered together. […]

Lasers in Skin Disorders

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Dr Christophe HSU – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland How is laser used to treat skin disorders? Laser is a very pure and intense light source. When the laser light shines onto the skin, a certain target in the skin absorbs the laser light. Different targets in the skin will absorb laser light of different characteristics. After […]

Laser Hair Removal

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Why do I have excessive hairs? A. For most people, this is due to genetic or familial factors. There is no underlying medical cause for the excessive hair growth. B. Rarely, excessive hairs maybe due to underlying medical problems. These conditions are associated with hormonal disturbances resulting in extra hair growth. Besides excessive hairs, these […]

Laser Resurfacing Treatment Against Scars/Wrinkles

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Dr Christophe Hsu – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland What Is Laser Skin Resurfacing? Using a special scanner attached to a carbon dioxide laser, your dermatologist can delicately exfoliate your skin accurately layer by layer. The superficial layer of skin is removed and the deeper layer of skin is exposed. Here collagen is stimulated and a new […]

Laser Treatment of Pigmentary Disorders and Tattoos

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Q-Switched Nd: YAG Laser The Q-Switched Nd: YAG Laser is a type of laser developed to remove blue, brown, black and possibly other colours of tattoo pigment and certain brown pigment growths and birthmarks from the skin. Although laser sugery is effective in most cases, no guarantee can be made that a specific patient will […]

IPL Treatment

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

IPL Treatment Dr Christophe HSU – dermatologist. Geneva, Switzerland What is IPL? IPL stands for “Intense pulsed light”. It is a technology which enables treatment of multiple skin conditions, such as pigmentation and small vascular malformations (telangiectasia). This technology is also known to the public as photorejuvenation. This machine is not a laser in strict […]

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