Everyone wants a flawless complexion. At Nirunda International Aesthetic Clinic, we offer a large range of skin rejuvenation treatments that will help you achieve the complexion you’ve always wanted. We offer sessions at our clinic in Bangkok that treat skin discoloration, and offer birthmark, mole and freckle removal. We also offer enlarged pore laser treatment and treatments for puffy under eye areas, and dark circles within our range of eye rejuvenation treatments in Bangkok.
One of the skin problems we’re sure everybody is familiar with is abnormality of skin pigmentation, commonly known as birthmarks. They appear at birth or a few weeks after. Most of them are non-cancerous but some present several health risks.
A pigmented birthmark is a discoloration of the skin, which appears smooth and flat. However, these birthmarks should be closely observed if bleeding, itching or a change in color, shape and size occurs. There are various types of birthmark such as Nevus of Ota, Mongolian Spots or Café-Au-Lait spots.
Melasma usually appears in tan or brown patches. Sunscreen is strongly recommended to suppress the pigmentation from growing because sunlight will worsen the color of the pigmentation areas. The problem may also occur in pregnancy, with women who are on birth control pills or postmenopausal. Melasma may go away after pregnancy, but persistent pigmentation needs to be treated with prescription medication and over-the-counter skin care products.
Moles are a common type of growth on the skin, usually appearing as black or brown colored spots. Moles occur when pigmented cells in the skin grow in a group instead of being spread throughout the skin. The color may appear just like normal skin during the early stages, and will darken after exposure to the sun, through adolescence and pregnancy. If you notice changes in a mole’s color, size or shape, you should seek advice from a dermatologist. They will perform a biopsy to examine whether the mole is cancerous or not. The process of mole removal at our clinic in Bangkok is quite simple. They will be removed by cutting out the entire mole to its roots and trim off the skin surrounding them, and stitch the wound close.
Lentigo is a dark brownish spot that is usually darker than the color of the surrounding skin, often found more in those with fairer skin. The major cause of lentigines is from sun exposure, though some lentigines are caused by genetics or medical procedures. The best advice is to stay out of the sun as much as possible and always apply sunscreen. Treating these spots takes time, but they are absolutely curable. Various kinds of treatment include cryotherapy, laser, surgery and creams that are composed of retinoid and bleaching agents.
Freckles are small brownish spots, extremely common and are not a health threat. They are usually found on the face and arms, especially among people with lighter skin and those with light or red hair. Since freckles are almost always harmless, there really is no need to treat them. As with many skin conditions, it's best to avoid the sun as much as possible, or use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. For women, makeup can be another option to cover them up. However, for people that prefer having a body without freckles, we offer freckle removal at our clinic in Bangkok.
They usually appear in darker colors ranging from brown to black, with a bumpy appearance. They originated from skin cells called keratinocytes, but the cause of seborrheic keratoses is still unknown, but they are not harmful or contagious. However, they can be removed by using laser or cryotherapy, and using sunscreen can help suppress their development.
Redness from Vessel Alterations of the Skin
The vessel alterations of the skin are the small capillary or venous nets of the nose, the cheeks, the chin, and the intradermal veins, red and bluish capillary nets of the lower limbs and other parts of the body. The most effective method for treating these blood vessels is the YAG-laser. The emission this type of laser allows effectively stops the spread of extended capillaries, the starlike hemangioma and the small dermal venous nets, without damaging other structures.
One of the most unavoidable and hard-to-treat skin problems is enlarged pores. The average adult has approximately 200,000 facial pores, and beneath these pores are the sebaceous glands. These are small, oil-producing glands present in the skin that are usually attached to hair follicles and release an oily substance called “sebum” to provide moisture to the skin.
As we age, the skin becomes thinner and drier, and often sags and wrinkles due to a disconnection of collagen and elastin that help tighten the skin. As a result of this, the pores become enlarged and looser.
Cleaning your face with the right products can help shrink your pores. When pores become clogged with dirt and oil, they can appear larger and more noticeable. Therefore, it is important to keep your face clean in order to minimize the amount of dirt and oil on the surface of the skin.
The method of treatment will usually depend on the doctor’s discretion, as people come for different purposes and problems. However, Laser is still the most effective innovation used by the beauty industry these days.
Technologies used in our clinic are virtually painless and you can go back to your normal activities right after the session is done. Sunscreen will always be recommended, as skin will be a little more sensitive for people with skin discoloration. Brownish pigmentation (Melanin) can be treated by Medlite C6, Dual Yellow Laser, SRA,Lux-G Laser Genesis and Chemical Peels. Redness and small vessels can be treated by Dual Yellow, Laser Genesis, SRA,Lux-G and Acne Clear Light.
As we age, our eyes are usually the very first part of our body to show signs of aging. The muscles around the eye begin to relax causing the lower eyelids to appear baggy and the upper eyelids to sag, while circles and bags under the eyes can develop along with ‘crow’s feet’ around the eyes. All these can be accelerated by sun-exposure, a poor diet and smoking.
Eye rejuvenation treatments are designed to rejuvenate the appearance of the eye and eyelid area. These can include blepharoplasty, eye-bag removal and brow-lifts. These treatments are the most common plastic surgery procedures performed.
Dark circles under the eyes are a fairly common cosmetic problem for both men and women. Genetics can predispose you to getting these blemishes, especially if you have fair, thin skin. Caused by blood pooling under the eyes, dark circles show more prominently when the skin is fair. Seasonal allergies, loss of collagen, vascular issues, hormonal imbalances and diet can cause excessive puffiness, bloating and blood pooling. We offer effective treatment for dark circles at our clinic in Bangkok.
Puffy eyes and dark circles under the eyes occur for many reasons, including inherited facial features, allergies, stress, eye fatigue and individual skin characteristics such as texture.
While certain home remedies such as soothing cucumber slices or even anti-hemorrhoid creams such as Preparation H may temporarily relieve puffy eyes, a more long-lasting solution depends on the underlying cause.
What Causes Ordinary Puffy Eyes and Dark Circles Under the Eyes?
Ordinary swelling around the eyes means you have an excessive accumulation of fluids, called edema, in the surrounding skin tissue. Because the skin around the eyes is the thinnest skin on the body, swelling and discoloration can be quite prominent. But why does fluid accumulate to form puffy eyes in the first place?
Edema around the eyes generally results from a variety of factors, including:
- Overconsumption of salt, which causes fluid retention
- Allergies that can cause inflammation and swelling
- Sinus problems
- Fatigue and lack of sleep
- Inherited facial features
- Fat pads protruding
- Melasma and Freckles
With aging, eye puffiness can be caused in part when fatty tissue that ordinarily protects the eye inside the bony eye socket begins to push forward and fill in spaces below the eye.
This happens because aging processes cause thinning of the membrane or "septum" that ordinarily holds back fat in both the upper and lower eyelids. As the membrane thins, the fat herniates and pushes forward. This is when bags or bulges start forming under the eye.
Before undergoing anything invasive we have mentioned above, it is important to know that eye rejuvenation can be made non-invasive with non-ablative techniques such as Lasers, Fillers or Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections. These treatments improve the collagen around the eyes in the eye and eyelid area and are safer than major surgery.
Prevention is what most dermatologists would suggest. A few lifestyle changes and beauty techniques can help keep your eye wrinkles to a minimum. You also have a few options for reducing the appearance of lines on your face using over-the-counter beauty products and moisturizers to keep the skin around your eyes from becoming too dry. Sunglasses are also useful to protect your eyes from sunlight, as most wrinkles are caused by ultraviolet rays.
For more information about preventing skin problems and the services offered by our clinic, please call and make an appointment to have a consultation with one of our doctors.