Dictionary of Clinical Terms
Hyaluronic acid is a wrinkle filler. It replaces the subcutaneous fatty mass, which tends to disappear with age. It retains water under the skin like a sponge, and thus restores volume to hollowed features. It is primarily used to fill in wrinkles or hollows, increase the volume of the lips or erase wrinkles on certain areas of the face. It is also used in penoplasty, in male aesthetics.
The human body naturally synthesizes hyaluronic acid: it is therefore well tolerated. The hyaluronic acid used for injections is manufactured in a laboratory and takes the form of a more or less dense gel, depending on the area to be treated and the desired effect.
However, its action is not permanent: it naturally resorbs after three to twenty-four months, depending on product density, which means that the injections must be repeated.
Botox (botulinum toxin)
Botulinum toxin, generally known as “Botox”, is a protein extracted from a bacterium that modulates the strength of the muscles of the face in order to reduce or erase expression lines. The principle of action of botulinum toxin is relatively simple; it allows to erase wrinkles in a targeted way, without freezing or altering the expression of the face, if well injected.
It can be used to treat forehead wrinkles, to raise an eyebrow or to redraw the contours of the face, for both men and women. Botulinum toxin is also a solution for excessive sweating, also known as hyperhydrosis.
Lymphatic drainage is a gentle massage therapy technique that aims to stimulate the circulation of lymph in the body and thus promote the elimination of waste and toxins. It is very effective in cases of edema or watery cellulite.
Derma V Laser
The DermaV™ laser is the most technologically advanced and powerful vascular laser in the world. The DermaV laser system is intended for use in the medical specialty of dermatology requiring selective photothermolysis of target chromophores in soft tissue. It is therefore extremely effective in the treatment of pigmented lesions as well as vascular lesions.
The Erbium laser is a type of laser used to treat skin imperfections such as wrinkles, scars, brown spots and acne.
It is also used to treat vaginal laxity and urinary incontinence.
The PICOPLUS platform offers both pico- and nanoseconds with the power of four wavelengths (1064, 532, 595 and 660 nm), for more indications than ever before. Whether for standard treatments or difficult to treat cases, the PICOPLUS knows no limits. Thanks to the shorter pulse width (picoseconds), the treatment is effective without the risk of tissue damage quickly and safely.
The range of applications is wide: redness, pigmentation, melasma, spots, seborrheic keratosis, dilated pores, acne scars, skin rejuvenation, tattoo removal.
Mesotherapy is a medical injection technique developed in 1952 by the French physician Michel Pistor. It is defined by local and very superficial injections (intra-epidermal, intradermal or hypodermic) of low doses of an active principle at the desired location. Originally used for strictly medical purposes, mesotherapy is now also used for aesthetic purposes. It aims, for example, to revitalize the dermis of the face or the hair. The products used are mixtures of non-cross-linked hyaluronic acid, vitamins, trace elements and minerals, as well as other medications, for example to treat cellulite.
Mesolift with hyaluronic acid and polyvitamins
Mesolift is a mesotherapy of the face. It consists of injections of hyaluronic acid mixed with vitamins, minerals and amino acids with hydrating, revitalising and anti-oxidising properties. The hyaluronic acid used is non-cross-linked, i.e. it has no volumising power but has a strong deep moisturising power.
The mesolift will have an action mainly on the hydration and the radiance of the complexion, but is also effective on small wrinkles and on dilated pores.
The high precision of this method makes it possible to reshape the contour of the face by filling in hollows and plumping up certain areas. This technique can also be used for treatments of the intimate sphere.
Micro lobules of autologous fat (wour own fat) are removed under local anesthesia and re-injected. This innovative and minimally invasive method promotes volumes restoration for a lasting effect.
Microneedling Skin Pen
SkinPen’s microneedles penetrate the skin’s surface, triggering a natural immune response to disinfect, remove debris, increase blood flow and activate new tissue creation. The microchannels or tiny holes created by SkinPen are repaired with new collagen proteins. In addition, a new network of blood vessels develops. The tissues are renewed, rich in collagen and elastin proteins. These proteins improve the quality of the skin, visibly reducing facial acne scars and neck wrinkles, leaving the skin smoother, brighter and younger looking. Based on collagen induction therapy, this device will safely and effectively treat acne and surgical scars as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Revitalization and uniformity will be its main effects.
It is a procedure that, unlike microfat, does not fill in facial volumes, but improves texture, hydration, and skin texture. Dilated pores are tightened and fine lines are erased. The nanofat corrects imperfections left by scars or stretch marks, diminishes spots and can in some cases, make melasma disappear. This technique can also be used for hair treatments and treatments of the intimate sphere.
Micro lobules of autologous fat are removed under local anesthesia and filtered before being injected. The nanofat technique is identical to the microfat technique, except that once the fat cells have been extracted, they are emulsified and more finely filtered. The result is an emulsion containing only the stem cells that will then be reinjected. This innovative and minimally invasive method promotes tissues regeneration for a lasting effect.
The nanosoft is a new needle that offers a unique solution for treating the entire face and particularly delicate areas: the injection is precise. For the patient, it is the assurance of a virtually painless procedure, without marks.
In a single session, the aesthetic physician injects Hydrodeluxe skinbooster and adds a sectum treatment.
The objectives are to improve hydration and skin regulation, as well as to calm and restore the skin barrier. This treatment is ideally suited to young skin showing signs of cutaneous imbalance, but also to skin showing the first signs of aging.
The NLift protocol is a two-session medical protocol, 1 week apart, starting with a superficial injection of Hydrodeluxe skinbooster, followed by Zaffiro laser and an injection of hyaluronic acid for volume.
This protocol aims to restore volume, revitalize skin and firm facial tissues.
This protocol is designed for women suffering from post-menopausal urogenital symptoms (vaginal atrophy, dryness, etc.).
It gives a volumizing effect to the tissues of the intimate sphere, thereby improving vaginal hydration. It also helps combat urinary incontinence.
The dermatological peel consists of applying a chemical agent to the skin to exfoliate the superficial layers of the epidermis and stimulate tissue regeneration. The main indications treated by the medical peel are dilated pores, spots, small acne scars.
Plasma IQ works by turning solid into gas. This causes the skin in the target area to shrink and tighten, and collagen is produced. The plasma sublimation method used by Plasma IQ is so precise that no heat is transferred to the surrounding area.
A Profhilo injection is a unique deep skin rehydration treatment that works by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin in the skin through the slow release of hyaluronic acid. The product is distributed over the face and the body by diffusion.
Protocole periocular Swissestetic
The Swissesthetic Periocular Protocol is an aesthetic medicine technique to treat the signs of aging around the eyes. This technique combines several non-invasive aesthetic treatments to improve the appearance of the eyes, including wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness.
It is a plasma-based preparation with a high concentration of platelets. Once injected, this treatment promotes the renewal of skin and mucous membrane structures for a natural and lasting result.
In aesthetic medicine, it is used to regenerate the skin.
The procedure begins with a blood sample. The blood collected is immediately centrifuged to extract enriched plasma. The doctor injects this plasma by mesotherapy into the areas to be treated.
The radiesse treatment acts initially as a filler for wrinkles or lost volume. Once injected, the aqueous transport gel is dissolved by macrophages, and the microspheres are stimulating fibroblasts to produce collagen. This natural collagen production helps restore and maintain skin firmness and structure, while filling in wrinkles, correcting volume and contouring the face for long-lasting, satisfying results.
It is an integral combination of two simultaneous actions: the diffusion of a Bio-Energy field and controlled skin micropressure. The micropressure, carried out by alternating compressions and decompressions, aims at restoring a good blood and lymphatic circulation and relieving the symptoms of heavy legs while fighting effectively against cellulite. It has a draining effect. The BioMagnetic field, which is harmless to the body, induces insensitive muscle contractions (similar to those resulting from sustained physical exercise) which increase the activity of lipase (HSL) and promote the hydrolysis of intramuscular triglycerides. This has a de-stocking effect.
The treatment provides long-lasting results without side effects or metabolic constraints, while respecting the natural biological processes of the human body. Its main benefits are the draining effect and the reduction of visceral and abdominal fat.
Sectum uses the latest generation of multi-polar radio frequency to directly stimulate the production of new collagen and fibroblasts deep within the epidermis. The very high frequency electromagnetic waves produced by the laser heat the subcutaneous tissues without burning the surface, to restore the firmness and tone of your skin, eliminate cellulite, and shape your figure.
Sectum can be used on all areas of the body and face, as well as in the feminine intimate sphere. Radiofrequency is a treatment that has been used for many years in aesthetic medicine. It has long since proven its safety and effectiveness. It is also regularly practiced as a complement to other treatments to perfect the result.
It is low or non-cross-linked hyaluronic acid, intended to treat superficial skin depressions such as fine lines and to improve skin quality such as hydration and elasticity, by intradermal injection.
Water Peeling3 streams of accelerated microscopic droplets provide effective and precise hydro-exfoliation to remove dead skin cells, deep cleanse and moisturize. It immediately improves skin clarity, texture and radiance.
Zaffiro combines two aesthetic medicine technologies: water peeling and infrared light, for an optimal anti-aging effect: deep hydration, improved skin quality, remodeling of facial contours.
The Zaffiro treatment is performed in two parts:
In the first step, the water-peeling allows an intense and regular exfoliation of the epidermis and an elimination of dead skin. At the same time, active ingredients are propelled at high speed and in depth. The tissues are hydrated and perfectly prepared for the second part of the Nlift protocol, the infrared treatment.
The second part of the treatment uses infrared light to heat the collagen fibers for an immediate thermo-lifting effect and an intense stimulation of collagen and fibroblast fiber production.