Greece (GR) Skin Resurfacing

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Skin Resurfacing Procedure

Skin resurfacing is a treatment for the skin; it refreshes the skin layers and creates smooth looking skin. Skin resurfacing can be done at any age, but the patient should consult the surgeon for the best suited skin resurfacing treatment for his/her condition.
Aging, sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle factors including nutrition, alcohol consumption and smoking all may contribute to facial wrinkling. Pigment changes of the skin, such as blotchiness or brown spots, may also occur with age or as a result of birth control pills, pregnancy or genetic factors. Prior acne may have made the surface of your skin uneven. These problems, as well as certain other skin conditions, may be improved by skin resurfacing.

Depending on the skin resurfacing techniques selected, it is possible to improve the appearance of skin. Skin resurfacing techniques deal only with the surface of the skin, however; procedures such as face-lift surgery or eyelid surgery may be needed to repair other age-related skin changes.

Skin resurfacing procedures performed for cosmetic reasons diminish the appearance of wrinkles around the mouth or eyes. Physicians sometimes combine techniques, using dermabrasion or laser resurfacing on some areas of the face, while performing a chemical peel on other areas.     

The ideal candidate for Skin Resurfacing has minimal sag or severe skin excess but many fine lines and rhytides. Patients with fair complexions are better suited to peels primarily because of possible post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation in other skin colors. If a deep peel is necessary, discussing the likely probability of hypo-pigmentation with the patient is best to ensure that when it occurs it is an acceptable result. Patients with active herpesvirus infections are not good candidates for resurfacing procedures. Persons who tend to scar easily may also experience poor results. Patients who have recently used the oral acne medication isotretinoin (Accutane) may be at higher risk of scarring following skin resurfacing.

The different kinds of skin resurfacing treatments are as follows:-

Chemical peel:  The surgeon removes the top layers of skin by the use of a harsh or caustic solution. Chemical peels vary a lot depending on their concentration and ingredient. The depth of the peeling is determined by the concentration, duration of contact and where the peel is compressed on to the skin. There are several chemical peels which include phenol, trichloroacetic acid and glycolic acid. There are a variety of chemical peels for different skin types, severity, and type of surgery. 

Laser resurfacingLaser resurfacing vaporizes the upper layer of the skin, leaving it smooth and with no marks. Lasers are fast catching on as the preferred method for skin resurfacing. The only downside to lasers is the cost which can range upwards of $ 5000 and above.

Dermabrasion:  This skin resurfacing procedure uses a high speed rotating wheel which abrades the skin and a laser that removes the skin layers by causing fragmentation. The dermabrasion takes off the upper layer and leaves smooth face with no wrinkles, pigmentation spots, or scars. The amount of skin removed is dependent on the compression applied by the physician. The only downside to dermabrasion is the downtime. The recovery is somewhat prolonged.

Radiofrequency Resurfacing:  This skin resurfacing procedure is a modification of laser resurfacing - the use of low frequency radiofrequency energy. This method has been shown to be effective in erasing wrinkles around the eyes, nose and mouth. Compared to the other methods, the technique is less painful and has a rapid recovery.

Choose only a certified, well known surgeon to perform the skin resurfacing.

Ask for before and after pictures from the surgeon, so you will know what to expect and what the results may be.

Ask your surgeon about the different options to have skin resurfacing and also ask for risks and complications of any skin resurfacing treatment.

If you have a face lift, nose job, or any other facial surgery, you can combine the surgery with skin resurfacing.

After you perform any of the skin resurfacing treatments, you should not expose yourself to the sun, talk to your surgeon to estimate for how long.

After the skin resurfacing surgery, expect to have pinkish or reddish skin, you will be able to apply some makeup to conceal it only 2 weeks after the skin resurfacing surgery.
Make sure you don`t over do for about 1 month after the skin resurfacing surgery.
The skin resurfacing treatments are not permanent and you might need to redo them one day because the body keeps aging.

Please note that the best results after a skin resurfacing procedure are seen 6 - 10 months after treatment and are due to new collagen formation under the site of your wrinkles or acne scarring. Do not feel despondent. Your  resurfaced skin will usually continue to improve with time up to ten months after the procedure.

Complications of skin resurfacing techniques can be serious, including infection and scarring. Patients who tend to scar easily may get poor results.  Skin resurfacing procedures can reactivate herpes infections or lead to new, sometimes serious infections. All skin resurfacing techniques intentionally create skin wounds,  which means that scarring is possible. These problems can be minimized by using antiviral drugs before the procedures and good wound care afterward. Selection of an experienced, reputable surgeon is important.

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How is laser skin resurfacing done?
This type of skin resurfacing procedure, performed at hospitals in Greece(GR), is done using carbon-dioxide lasers. In this procedure, the upper layers of the skin are removed through vaporization. The person that does this procedure should be well trained in using the laser equipment carefully in order to prevent burning of your skin. 
Greece skin resurfacing - News update:

Context  Abciximab infusion and uncoated-stent implantation is a complementary treatment strategy to reduce major adverse cardiac events in patients undergoing angioplasty for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). It is uncertain whether there may be similar benefits in replacing abciximab with high-dose bolus tirofiban. Similarly, the use of drug-eluting stents in this patient population is currently discouraged because of conflicting results on efficacy reported in randomized trials and safety concerns reported by registries.

Objective  To evaluate the effect of high-dose bolus tirofiban and of sirolimus-eluting stents as compared with abciximab infusion and uncoated-stent implantation in patients with STEMI undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention.

Design, Setting, and Patients  An open-label, 2 x 2 factorial trial of 745 patients presenting with STEMI or new left bundle-branch block at 16 referral centers in Italy, Spain, and Argentina between October 2004 and April 2007.

Interventions  High-dose bolus tirofiban vs abciximab infusion and sirolimus-eluting stent vs uncoated stent implantation.

Main Outcome Measures  For drug comparison, at least 50% ST-segment elevation resolution at 90 minutes postintervention with a prespecified noninferiority margin of 9% difference (relative risk, 0.89); for stent comparison, the rate of major adverse cardiac events, defined as the composite of death from any cause, reinfarction, and clinically driven target-vessel revascularization within 8 months.

Results  ST-segment resolution occurred in 302 of 361 patients (83.6%) who had received abciximab infusion and 308 of 361 (85.3%) who had received tirofiban infusion (relative risk, 1.020; 97.5% confidence interval, 0.958-1.086; P < .001 for noninferiority). Ischemic and hemorrhagic outcomes were similar in the tirofiban and abciximab groups. At 8 months, major adverse cardiac events occurred in 54 patients (14.5%) with uncoated stents and 29 (7.8%) with sirolimus stents (P = .004), predominantly reflecting a reduction of revascularization rates (10.2% vs 3.2%). The incidence of stent thrombosis was similar in the 2 stent groups.

Conclusions  In patients with STEMI undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention, compared with abciximab, tirofiban therapy was associated with noninferior resolution of ST-segment elevation at 90 minutes following coronary intervention, whereas sirolimus-eluting stent implantation was associated with a significantly lower risk of major adverse cardiac events than uncoated stents within 8 months after intervention.

Trial Registration Identifier: NCT00229515

Published online March 30, 2008 (doi:10.1001/jama.299.15.joc80026).


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