glossary

Treatments

IPL: Intense Pulsed Light. Read more about it IPL here.

RF: Radiofrequency

Cellulite: Appearance of skin dimpling and unevenness resulting from herniation of subcutaneous fat in between connective tissue.

Microneedling: A skin treatment that uses very fine needles to create micro puncture wounds in the skin to stimulate collagen healing. Also called Collagen Induction Therapy.

You can learn this technology and hands-on practical experience when you register for program.

Chemical peel: A skin treatment technique that utilizes a chemical solution applied to the skin that causes exfoliation of the outer layer of the skin resulting in a new regenerated skin layer that is smoother.

Botox: a drug prepared from the bacterial toxin botulin, used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles.

PRP: Platelet-rich plasma, which is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, centrifuged to remove red blood cells.

Vampire Facial: a treatment that combines PRP and micro-needling.

Cold Laser: a therapy that is used as an advanced anti-aging system specifically designed for facial rejuvenation and the treatment of various dermatological conditions.

Restylane skin booster: a hyaluronic acid filler injections that target skins hydration and firmness, which creates luminous skin by smoothing the skin from the inside

Conditions

Acne: A skin disease involving the sebaceous glands at base of hair follicles resulting in pimples and spots most commonly on face but can also occur on chest, back, arms, neck. It is the most common skin condition. Dealing with problem areas on your skin can be frustrating, and often you may be unsure of how to treat them fast and effectively. Here are some acne treatments that can work for you.

Bowen’s disease: also known as “squamous cell carcinoma in situ” or “intraepidermal squamous cell carcinoma”, denotes cancer cells confined to outer layer of the skin. Important to recognize as it can progress into squamous cell carcinoma

Cellulitis: It is a bacterial infection involving the dermis and subcutaneous fat resulting in red hot tender skin. See how Venus Legacy works in reducing Cellulite that is non-invasive and painless.

Cherry angioma: “Campbell de Morgan spots” or “Senile Angiomas” cherry red papule on the skin occurring in any location usually associated with advanced age

Eczema: a broad term that encompasses a range of conditions resulting in areas of inflamed, irritated, red skin

Hemangioma: These are red nodules resulting from overgrowth of blood vessels in a specific area of the skin. Birthmarks that usually appear in the first few weeks of life

Herpes Simplex: a viral infection caused by a group of herpesviruses, which may produce cold sores, genital inflammation, or conjunctivitis

Hypertrophic scar: scar overgrowth that does not extend beyond the boundaries of the original injury

Ichthyosis: Continual and widespread scaling of the skin

Keloid: dense fibrous scar tissue following healing of a skin injury that extends beyond the border of the original wound

Melanoma: Cancer of the pigment cells of the skin (melanocytes).

Melasma: also called “Chloasma” is marked by light to dark brown pigmentation of the skin most commonly affecting the skin. Most common and in people of darker skin types living in sunny climates although it can occur in others

Migraine: a recurrent throbbing headache that typically affects one side of the head

Psoriasis: chronic inflammatory skin condition resulting in red plaques with silvery scales usually covering extensor surfaces such as elbows. Occurs equally in men and women and the plaques usually appear and disappear unpredictably.

Rosacea: chronic skin disorder resulting in redness in nose, cheeks, chin, and forehead. Marked by a tendency of the affected skin to flush easily

Scabies: itchy skin condition caused by scabies mites (tiny parasites)

Sweet Syndrome: An uncommon skin disorder marked by fever which is followed by tender red lumps on the skin.

Vitiligo: condition where areas of the skin lose pigment becoming white or pale. Affects 1% of the population and is thought to be an autoimmune disease.

Others

Apoptosis: the death of cells which occurs as a normal part of an organism’s growth or development

Collagen: the main structural protein found in skin and other connective tissues

Follicle: the sheath of cells and connective tissue which surrounds the root of a hair

Elastin: a protein forming the main constituent of elastic connective tissue

Macrophage: a large phagocytic cell found in stationary form in the tissues or as a mobile white blood cell

Platelet: a small colorless disc-shaped cell fragment without a nucleus, found in large numbers in blood and involved in clotting

Phage: a virus which parasitizes a bacterium by infecting it and reproducing inside it

Thyroid: a large ductless gland in the neck which secretes hormones regulating growth


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