青春痘 - 暗瘡
青少年青春痘是在年輕族群裡最常見的皮膚問題 - 沒有其他的皮膚問題可以造成這麼多年輕人身體和心靈的創傷. 青春痘給年輕人所帶來的壓力跟緊張是不應該被忽略的,因為當孩子在發育期/青春期的時候應該要注意身心同時健康的成長. 嚴重的青春痘問題會帶給正在發育的孩子們及20代的青年們重大的心理和自尊的傷害.
成年人的暗瘡問題可以在25歲以後繼續發生,並且由於賀爾蒙的關係,成年人的暗瘡問題在女性身上較常見. 在成年女性當中,暗瘡通常是在嘴巴周圍的發炎現象,甚至在鼻子及下巴周圍都可以見到. 在男性身上,成年人的暗瘡通常都是因人而異. 雖然發生在已成年的人身上,暗瘡的問題依然可以造成個人身心的創傷.
青春痘治療對大的目的就是預防. 預防新的青春痘/暗瘡生長可以大幅降低疤痕的形成. 在青春痘治療裡最常見的就是忽落控制新青春痘的生長而只針對於現有的青春痘而做的治療. 在Skin Matters醫療中心,我們的目標不僅是控制現有的青春痘,我們著眼於讓皮膚健康的生長並且減少新的青春痘形成. 第一個步驟就是先了解每個病人的青春痘病史,再教育病人們青春痘的形成過程,進而針對每個病人訂做適合他自己的療程. 我們提供了多種不同處方藥,療程,和產品來容納各種不同的皮膚狀況並且針對每個病人不同的狀況提供最專業的意見.
Prescriptions come in different forms, from creams (benzyl peroxide, vitamin A), antibiotics for anti-inflammatory treatement (tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline), oral hormonal treatment (low dose birth control pills, spirolactone), oral retinoid (Accutane or Clarus), to photodynamic therapy (Levulan or Metvix).
Beta Clear - B柔膚酸
光動力療法 (處方藥) (PDT)
IPL Therapy is essentially a very powerful flash of light with multiple spectrums. Unlike lasers with a single wavelength, IPL provides energy in a spectrum of light. Often more gentle than most lasers, it can be used to treat pigmentation and acne, and can also perform hair removal and collagen induction procedures.
Clarisonic PRO 超聲波震動清潔
What is Ultrasonic Cleansing?
The technology advancement in medical science has brought convenience and effectiveness to the most important step in any skin care routine, cleansing. Cleansing is the foundational step in skin care but is often overlooked and undervalued. The ultrasonic technology utilizes a cleansing brush oscillating back and forth at a sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second. In just 60 seconds, this micro-massage motion is able to gently remove impurities trapped within pores that cannot be achieved through manual cleansing.
Benefits - Clean, Softer, and Smoother Skin
The Clarisonic PRO Cleansing System has been clinically tested and proven to provide users the following benefits:
• Removes 6X more makeup than manual cleansing
• Removes 2X more dirt and oil than manual cleansing
• Cleanses so effectively that products absorb better
• Clears pores and reduces the appearance of pore size
• Helps reduce oily areas, dry patches, and blemishes
• Remarkably gentle for cleansing all skin types, including skin affected by complicated conditions
Am I Suitable to Use an Ultrasonic Cleansing System?
Sonic cleansing is a safe, gentle way to thoroughly cleanse all skin types - even skin affected by complicated conditions. It is also commonly used in medical practices for pre-procedural cleansing. If you have other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Where Can I Purchase a Clarisonic PRO Cleansing System?
At Skin Matters, we are currently offering the Clarisonic PRO for face and body (white).
The Clarisonic PRO models are only available for sale through clinics at a discounted price.
Latisse by Allergan Inc. - 眼睫毛生長液
Latisse is a prescription treatment used for eyelash hypotrichosis (having inadequate/not enough eyelashes). The active ingredient in Latisse, bimotoprost, promotes the growth of eyelashes, increasing their length, thickness, and darkness and enhancing the overall look of the eyes.
In 2001, Allergan developed a medicated eye drop used to treat ocular hypertension. Many patients using this medication experienced an unexpected effect; they began to grow longer, fuller and darker lashes. This led Allergan to begin its study of this medication's active ingredient, bimatoprost ophthalmic solution 0.03%, for the sole purpose of generating lash growth. After many years of research and clinical studies showing its effectiveness and safety, the medicated treatment programme is approved in Canada. It is the only clinically tested, safe, proven, prescription for helping grow eyelashes in Canada. With unpublished data and past experience, Latisse has been shown to be much more effective than any other competing brands.
At Skin Matters, Latisse is the only eye lash growth enhancer we offer as it is the only product on the market that meets our strict criteria of proven safety and effectiveness. The Latisse treatment is topical and applied by the patient daily with specific brush applicators. Results start to become visible after 4 weeks of application, reaching a full results after 16 weeks. This medication will only be available through selected clinics and specifically trained physicians in Canada. Skin Matters is one of the first clinics in Vancouver to offer Latisse. A specialized Central Pharmacy is also available to accept prescriptions. It will not be available through regular local pharmacies.
Please call the clinic and book your consultation. During the visit, we will explain how the medication works and how it is applied. You will be seen by Dr. Cheng for a brief consultation.
After the consultation, you have a choice to receive a written prescription OR you have a choice to purchase the medication from our clinic directly. If not all, most extended health plans will not cover the cost of this medication due to its cosmetic nature. It is eligible in certain self directed health funds/plans. Please check with your insurer directly. The DIN# for Latisse is 02350939.
Cost for LATISSE
Existing clinic patients: $170 per 5mL bottle. $320 for two 5mL bottles. No consultation charge.
New patients: Consultation fee $35 + HST plus medication cost as above or a written prescription for 4 month supply.
At Skin Matters, we set our prices and policies accordingly to our high standard of care and the B.C. health laws. We are providing this service as a convenience and part of total care for our existing patients. This is not a promotion; although prices may vary from other clinics, we highly recommend you contact the trusted clinic or physician of your choice.
For more information about Latisse, please visit the official Latisse website.
脫髮是最常見的皮膚問題之一,並且會傷害病人社交上的困難及自尊心的傷害,造成壓力的形成進而影響生活品質. 在過去,植髮是針對男性當中尤其常見的嚴重脫髮問題的最後手段. 現在由於醫學科技的進步,市面上有多種對於脫髮問題剛開始形成或者還不甚嚴重的病人所提供的治療及預防脫髮的產品. 病人不再需要等到已經失去大量的頭髮後再來動昂貴及複雜的植髮手術.
At Skin Matters, non-surgical hair restoration or rejuvenation is approached on an individual basis. There are significant differences to the approach for both male and female patients. In male-pattern hair loss in men, oral medication is added to the regime to enhance the results. This allows us to attack the problem from many angles all at the same time. In the female population, no oral medications are prescribed. In men, active male hormone (dihydrotestosterone) receptor blocker is used in addition to light and topically applied technologies.
In recent years, much research has focused on phototherapy (light treatments). Laser hair treatments have been proven to be effective. Even some of the basic laser hair combs have shown minor improvements. The more significant results were only seen in clinic based laser/light treatments. Most of these in-clinic treatments have a very high cost associated with the program(usually $3500-5000 for six months of treatment). These programs also require the patient to travel to the clinic at least twice a week.
At Skin Matters Medical Centre, we have been following closely the development in the area of non-surgical hair rejuvenation. In Feb 2011, iGrow Helmets manufactured by Apira, the makers of the very successful in-clinic Revage 670, was introduced to BC. Skin Matters was the first clinic to offer this affordable and effective technology for home use. The combination with BetaGrow (pore clearing and sebum reduction), iGrow Laser/LED Helmet and in men, oral male hormone receptor blocker can offer excellent and substantial results in hair restoration and rejuvenation. With this combination, many patients and their hairstylist have noticed a difference as early as 4 weeks.
With the new iGrow, consumers have access to the very same technology relied upon in so many doctor’s offices and clinical settings now in the comfort of their own homes and at a fraction of the cost. Simple and convenient to use, the iGrow comfortably sits atop the user's head, providing continuous overall coverage and leaving them completely mobile and free to do other things while receiving treatment. The iGrow even allows for users to listen to music while their hair rejuvenates it features iPod/MP3 compatibility.
The iGrow features 51 light sources that include 21 laser diodes and 30 LED lights to provide full scalp coverage, while combs and other hand held devices only have 9-15 laser lights. The output from iGrow is equivalent to most in-office clinical hair lasers. Hundreds of clinical studies have shown the effectiveness of low level laser therapy (LLLT) on various conditions including hair loss, carpal tunnel syndrome and acne. Results from using iGrow are rapid and substantial.
It is important to remember that the earlier the problem is treated the better the outcome. A younger person will usually expect a better and faster result. Patients should be assessed clinically first to allow an individualized optimal treatment plan to be recommended.