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Medical Aesthetics A to Z

A – AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid)

A class of chemical compounds that are used in skincare products as well as treatment for their exfoliating properties. AHAs help to peel away the surface of the skin, revealing a smoother, more radiant complexion underneath.

B – Botox

A popular injectable that temporarily reduces or eliminates facial dynamic fine lines and wrinkles. Botox works by blocking the nerve signals in the muscles where it is injected.

C – Collagen

The most abundant protein in the body, providing structure to the skin, bones, muscles, and tendons. In aesthetics, collagen is key to maintaining skin elasticity and youthfulness.

D – Derma Veil

A type of injectable filler that aims to promote collagen production within the dermal layers of the skin, leading to improved skin texture, elasticity, and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles over time.

E – Elastin

A protein in connective tissue that allows the skin to resume shape after stretching or contracting. Elastin helps maintain skin’s firmness and structure.

F – Fillers

Injectable substances used to restore lost volume, smooth lines, soften creases, or enhance facial contours. Most commonly, these are made of hyaluronic acid.

G – Glycolic Acid

An AHA most frequently used in chemical peels. It is derived from sugar cane and helps to dissolve the bonds between skin cells, promoting exfoliation.

H – Hyaluronic Acid

A naturally occurring substance in the skin known for its capacity to attract and hold onto 1000x its weight in moisture. It is widely used in skincare products and fillers.

I – Injectable

A minimally invasive procedure where substances like Botox or fillers or collagen stimulants are injected to enhance appearance and reduce signs of aging.

J – Juvederm

A brand of dermal fillers that uses hyaluronic acid to improve sunken and aging skin, which can last for 9-18 months.

K – Kojic Acid

A chemical produced from different types of fungi. It is used in health and beauty products to lighten pigmented skin and to treat skin conditions such as sun damage.

L – Laser Pigment Removal

A non-invasive procedure using targeted laser beams to break down unwanted pigmentation, like age spots or freckles, for a more even skin tone.

M – Mesotherapy

A medical aesthetic treatment that involves injecting microscopic quantities of natural extracts, homeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals, and vitamins into the skin.

N – Non-Ablative

Referring to laser treatments, non-ablative procedures are less invasive and use heat to stimulate cells to produce more collagen, without damaging the surface skin.

O – Oxidative Stress

An imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in your body, which can lead to  cell and tissue damage. Oxidative stress plays a part in the aging process.

P – Peptides

Short chains of amino acids that serve as building blocks for proteins such as collagen, elastin, and keratin, which are essential for skin health and appearance.

Q – Q-Switched Lasers

Lasers that are used in non-invasive laser treatments to remove pigmented lesions, tattoos and for skin rejuvenation.

R – Retinol

A derivative of vitamin A that is widely used in skincare to promote skin renewal, brighten skin tone, reduce acne, and boost collagen production.

S – SPF (Sun Protection Factor)

A measure of how well a sunscreen will protect skin from UVB rays, the kind of radiation that causes sunburn and contributes to skin cancer.

T – TCA Peel (Trichloroacetic Acid)

A type of chemical peel used to deep exfoliate the outer layer of skin cells. TCA peels are used to treat pigmentation, sun damage, and fine wrinkles.

U – Ultherapy

A non-invasive treatment that uses ultrasound to lift and tighten loose skin over time, without any downtime.

V – Vitiligo

A long-term skin condition characterized by patches of the skin losing their pigment. Treatments can improve the appearance of the skin but might not address the underlying cause.

W – Wrinkle Relaxers

The common term for injectable treatments like Botox or Dysport that relax facial muscles, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

X – Xeomin

A type of botulinum toxin type A that is used to treat facial wrinkles. Similar to Botox, but it contains just one ingredient: botulinum toxin A.

Y – YAG Laser

A type of laser commonly used in hair removal, vein treatment, and for treating pigmentation issues. It produces a wavelength of high energy light, which is converted into heat energy.

Z – Zeolite

A mineral that is often used in skincare products for its detoxifying properties. Zeolites can trap and remove impurities from the skin, helping to clarify and purify the complexion.

All information provided on this website is for reference only and should not be considered as individual diagnosis or treatment advice. Please seek professional medical advice.