Vitamin E

Vitamin E Supplements

Vitamin E is a fat soluble dietary nutrient that is found in many types of plant-based oils, nuts, vegetables and fish. Vitamin E refers to a group of tocopherol and tocotrienol compounds, which have antioxidant properties and are essential for many important biological functions. Vitamin E is one of the most popular vitamin supplements. Vitamin …

Subcision

Subcision Treatment of Acne Scars

Subcision is a procedure that involves surgically disrupting the fibrous tissue underneath a depressed acne scar (eg. ice pick, boxcar scars). This fibrous bundle of collagen-rich tissue can serve as an anchor that connects the bottom of the scar to the underlying tissue. It can also inhibit the regrowth of healthy tissue. In the surgical …

Ruby Lasers

Ruby Laser Treatment of Hyperpigmentation on Cheek

In 1960, the first operational laser was constructed. It was a ruby laser. Once quite common in medical and industrial, Ruby Lasers have declined in popularity with the development of modern laser systems. Ruby Lasers have been used extensively in medical applications (eg. tattoo and hair removal) and industrial applications (eg. diamond cutting and holography). …

Resorcinol

Resorcinol and Sulfur Cream

Resorcinol (Resorcin) is a keratolytic medication. It is a common ingredient in several Over-The-Counter (OTC) acne and skin tightening creams. Prescription formulations are available with higher concentrations of Resorcinol. Resorcinol is used topically as antiseptic and keratolytic medication. In addition to the treatment of acne, topical ointments with Resorcinol are used in the treatment of …

Nd:YAG Lasers

Nd:YAG Laser Acne Scar Treatment

Nd:YAG lasers are among the most common and widely used class of laser for medical applications.  Nd:YAG lasers are frequently used for the treatment of acne scars. In addition acne scar treatment and other cosmetic applications, Nd:YAG lasers are also routinely employed in eye surgeries, dentistry, cancer treatment and a variety of industrial uses. Nd:YAG lasers …

KTP Lasers

KTP Laser Treatment

KTP lasers are commonly used for minimally invasive ablation and coagulation treatments. KTP lasers have also been used to treat rosacea, spider veins, hyper-pigmented spots and acne, although it is an uncommon acne treatment. When used for the treatment of acne scars, lower-power KTP lasers that are non-ablative or partially ablative are most commonly used. KTP …

Glycolic Acid

Glycolic Acid Cream (Glyco-6)

Glycolic Acid is a Keratolytic medication that is used in the treatment of both active acne and mild acne scars. Glycolic Acid is a type of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and is a common ingredient in a range of skin care products. AHAs are organic acids that are naturally produced by sugar cane and certain …

Er:YAG Lasers

Er:YAG and CO2 Lasers are the systems of choice for ablative laser skin resurfacing. Er:YAG Lasers are commonly used to repair skin damage, including acne scars and melasma (excess pigmentation). Er:YAG lasers are also routinely used to cut bone and tissue. They are used in laser dentistry and other surgical applications. Er:YAG Lasers work by ablating …