The skin is composed of several cellular layers that insulate and protect the body against pathogens and environmental factors such as ultraviolet radiation. Healthy skin is not only desirable in terms of physical attractiveness, it is also a physiological necessity and promotes a feeling of overall well-being.
There are several ways of medically treating and improving skin health for both men and women. The first step is a thorough examination, highlighting areas of premature ageing, skin damage and pigmentation as well as noting problems such as acne, acne scarring, vascular lesions, rosacea or other irregularities.
The second step is determining a combination of therapies for a personalised programme of skin restoration. The best results are always obtained by combining treatments that stimulate and optimise the skin on both a structural and cellular level. Many skin conditions are associated with specific events such as hormonal changes, pregnancies, etc. and treatments will be customised accordingly.
Scientific and personalised skin restoration
Depending on the nature of the concern and the degree of treatment required, patients will usually begin to see improvements in 2 skin cycles (equivalent to 8 to 12 weeks) from the start of treatment. First-time patients of personalised skin treatments will see dramatic improvements in their skin condition. Patients already on skin care regimes may experience less-pronounced results. However, a personalised approach to maintenance in conjunction with periods of intensified correction and restoration will keep skin looking young and healthy.
For facial rejuvenation surgeries such as face lifts, a personalised skin assessment is usually included as part of the procedure.
My treatments fall into the following categories: Injectables and Therapeutic skin care & Skin Peels
Dermal fillers are used to augment the deeper layers of the facial skin to address contour defects that result from ageing, photo-damage, trauma, scarification or disease. The procedure involves the injection of a hyaluronic acid based gel, which reduces fine lines and wrinkles, smoothes surfaces and replaces soft-tissue volume. Botulinum toxin is used to temporarily reduce or eliminate the muscle activity responsible for dynamic lines and wrinkles in the face. Injections of small quantities soften skin lines and contours, and deliver a refreshed appearance. Botulinum toxin is also effective as a short term treatment for hyperhidrosis (excess sweating).
I have extensive experience with the Obagi Skin Care protocol, a range of clinically-proven pharmaceuticals which are a valued part of our skin treatment options. Obagi is a prescription-strength, physician-dispensed topical skin care system providing general improvements to skin health. It is a range of specialised products that tighten, lighten, protect, or correct a range of skin concerns such as acne, sun-damage, thickened skin, rosacea, age spots and hyper pigmentations. It is a powerful tool for skin restoration and maintenance, but requires follow-up by an experienced aesthetic practitioner to evaluate results and adjust treatments.
Skin peels, chemical peels, or Obagi Blue Peel are treatments used to smooth the texture of the skin by reducing lines, wrinkles, skin pigmentation and shallow acne scars. A chemical solution is used to slough off the skin, after which a smoother, healthier and younger-looking skin is naturally regenerated. Skin peels can be used to improve skin quality anywhere on the body, including the face, eyelids, neck, décolletage, bald heads, hands, back, arms and legs. I often use the Obagi blue peel, a fully customisable TCA (trichloroacetic acid) skin peel. The blue color allows for a high degree of visual control over skin coverage and depth of penetration during treatment.
Dr S Kumar has extensive knowledge within the field of Non-Surgical Aesthetic Rejuvenation (Botulinum Toxin/ Dermal Fillers and Chemical Peels). His training has been acquired through courses with specialists in the non-surgical industry and has successfully performed such treatments since 2004. Additionally he was also a member of the teaching faculty of the Millimetre Perfect Aesthetic Training courses for Botox and Fillers and subsequently directed the Virtualign Aesthetic Training Courses for Botox and Dermal Fillers since 2005. Dr Kumar is hence uniquely positioned in terms of having a very thorough understanding of Anti-Aging Medicine, Facial Rejuvenation and its large overlap with Dentistry.