Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Mesotherapy for Chicken Pox Scars

Chicken pox scars can have a devastating effect on the skin, especially if you get the disease when you are older. The scars can range from being slightly dark marks, to pitted dark craters to an orange peel effect.  The good news is that mesotherapy can help stimulate the dermis so recent scarring heals up faster and older scars lose their darkness and become less apparent.



The best-known sign of chickenpox is a red, itchy rash that breaks out on your face, scalp, chest and back, but it can spread across your entire body, even into your throat, eyes and vagina.
The chickenpox rash usually appears less than two weeks after exposure to the virus and begins as superficial spots. These spots quickly turn into small liquid-filled blisters that break open and crust over. New spots continue to appear for several days and may number in the hundreds. Itching may range from mild to intense.
It starts as a fever and a headache and twenty four to thirty six hours later pimple a pear on the face and body. They are filled with fluid and look like water blisters. These eruptions continue in cycles lasting from three days to one week. The blisters and crusts are infectious and itchy and scratching them can lead to infection and scarring. Once the scabs from the chickenpox sores are gone the person is no longer infectious.

The rash may be preceded by or accompanied by:
  • Abdominal pain or loss of appetite  
  • Mild headache
  • General feeling of unease and discomfort (malaise) or irritability and
  • Mild cough and runny nose the first two days of illness  

Who Can Get The Chicken Pox?

Chickenpox is highly contagious to people not immune to it and spreads quickly within child care facilities, schools and families. The virus is transmitted by direct contact with the rash or by coughing or sneezing.
A person who has chickenpox can transmit the virus for up to 48 hours before the telltale rash appears and remains contagious until all spots crust over.
In otherwise healthy children, chickenpox typically requires no medical treatment. Your doctor may prescribe an antihistamine or topical lotion such as calamine lotion to relieve itching. But for the most part, the disease is allowed to run its course.
Doctors sometimes prescribe medications to shorten the duration of the infection and to help reduce the risk of complications. This might be an antiviral drug such as acyclovir (Zovirax) or another drug called intravenous immune globulin (IGIV). These medications may lessen the severity of the disease. 

How Mesotherapy Can Help 

Mesotherapy can be used to puncture the skin at the site of the sore to stimulate it to grow collagen. The effect of the needle therapy is the breaking down of old scar tissue so the skin looks smoother. It works well on the crater-like scars but not as well on scars where the keloid tissue is growing abnormally above the skin tissue.
The abnormal color of the scarring is reduced because the micro-needling helps the skin shed its top layer of cells so it can produce normal melanocyte. Melanocyte is a byproduct of melanin, the substance that gives our skin its color.

For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107 


Monday, December 14, 2015

Mesostherapy for Chronic Dermatitis

Dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin that produces itching, scaling, flaking, thickening of the flesh and sometimes it also color changes to the skin. This is a condition that can be treated by mesotherapy, with anti-inflammatory agents and nutrients injected just below the affected areas.  Mesotherapy works best on chronic, rather than acute cases of dermatitis because acute cases tend to resolve on their own within hours or a few days.

Contact Dermatitis

Symptoms of Dermatitis 

General symptoms of dermatitis are itching, skin redness, skin tenderness, localized swelling, warmth in the afflicted area and skin lesions or a rash.  The rash may weep pus or seem to sweat fluids. Blisters can also occur in severe cases.

What Causes Dermatitis

The symptoms of dermatitis may vary according to the causes of the condition –

Atopic dermatitis is a hereditary form of the condition that usually becomes apparent in infancy. It typically appears on the face, in the bends of the elbows and behind the knees. Often other family members have history of allergies or asthma when this occurs. It is also known as eczema and is easily treated by mesotherapy.

Nummular dermatitis is a chronic condition in which round coin shaped lesions appear on the limbs. It is associated with dry skin and also an allergy to nickel. Mesotherapy can help with the flaking and scarring associated with this condition.

Dermatitis herptifromis is a very itchy type of dermatitis  that is triggered by the consumption of dairy or wheat products in individuals who have intolerance to gluten or lactose. Blisters that crust over and ooze distinguish this type of dermatitis. People who are allergic to gluten may also have this ty

Seborrhea is a form of dermatitis that most commonly affects the scalp and it is also known as dandruff.

Chemicals used in bubble bath, laundry detergents, perfumes and cosmetics can cause dermatitis  or aggravate an existing case. Other causes are rubber, medicated ointments, adhesives, solvents, nail polish remover, preservatives in contact lens solutions, plants such as poison ivy and allergies to metal or metal alloys such as nickel, silver and gold.

Some types of aerosols such as bug spray can also cause contact dermatitis.

Treatment of Dermatitis


If the dermatitis is caused by an immediate known allergen or poison then your patient should be told to immediately and thoroughly washing the skin to remove any trace of irritants. Further exposure to known irritants or allergens should be avoided.

Regular MD’s will give a patient with long-term inflammation a cortiscoseoid medication to help treat this condition but often these make the condition worse as a side effect of a corticoseoid can be additional inflamaation.  Mesotherapy can offer a progressive, long term solution towards helping the skin heal itself and develop a resistance towards the provocation.

Symptoms can linger after a mesotherapy treatment with mesotherapy in which case Calamine and soaks in a tub with Baking Soda may tide the client or patient over until the next treatment.

Contact dermatitis usually clears up without complications within 2 or 3 weeks but may recur if the agent triggering it cannot be identified.

For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming mesotherapy or cosmetic injection training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.





Monday, November 23, 2015

Mesotherapy For Hemmorrhoids Provides Safe Relief for Your Patients

If there is a single condiiton that can really benefit from mesotherapy It is hemmoroids. It is onew ay that your patient can find relief with no surgery,drugs, creams or suppositories. It can spare your patient or client from taking preparations with vasoconstrictors, antiseptics, anesthetics and other chemicals.

Hemorrhoids are inflamed and painful veins that swell up in the rectum or anus.

There are two types of hemorrhoids –internal and external hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoids occur just inside the anus, at the beginning of the rectum. External hemorrhoids occur at the anal opening and may hang outside the anus.  Mesotherapy is used to treat external hemmorrhoids.

Symptoms

Symptoms of hemorrhoids include:

  • Anal itching
  • Anal pain, especially while sitting
  • Bright red blood on toilet tissue, stool, or in the toilet bowl
  • Straining during bowel movements and
  • One or more hard tender lumps near the anus

Causes 

This condition is very common in women, especially during pregnancy and after childbirth. They are the result of increased pressure in the veins of the anus.

The most common cause of hemorrhoids in both sexes is straining during bowel movements. Hemorrhoids may result from constipation, sitting for long periods of time, and anal infections. In some cases other diseases, such as liver cirrhosis, may cause them.

Care and Treatment

Over-the-counter stools softeners can help ease the passage of stools through the anus which may be painfully inflamed with hemorrhoids.

Corticosteroid creams that are topically applied to the hemorrhoids can also  reduce pain and swelling. However these creams can cause thinning of skin and hyper-sensitivity.

Hemorrhoid creams with lidocaine can reduce pain. One naturopathic suggestion is to pply Witch hazel to reduce itching in the area.

You can also make yourself more comfortable by wearing cotton undergarments and avoiding colored or perfumed toilet tissues. It is also a good idea to try not to scratch the area.

Sitting in a warm sitz bath can help soothe the irritated area. This simply means sitting in warm water for ten to fifteen minutes.

If your hemorrhoid symptoms do not improve in a week or so then you may have to visit your doctor to have them “shrunk.”  A Surgeon or gastroenterologist will shrink the hemorrhoid using a treatment called infrared coagulation,

Sometimes surgery needs to be performed to remove the hammered. This is called surgical hemorrhoidectomy. These procedures are generally used for patients with severe pain or bleeding who have not responded to other less invasive treatments.

Prognosis

Most treatments are effective, but to prevent the hemorrhoids from coming back, you will need to maintain a high-fiber diet, drink plenty of fluids and avoid straining during bowel movements.


For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Mesotherapy for Arthritis Swelling and Pain

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. A joint is an area of the body where two different bones meettwo different bones meet. This affliction affects the ability of a body part to be moved without pain. Joint pain is referred to as arthralgia.

There are over one hundred forms of arthritis. Some forms are related to the wear and tear of cartilage (such as osteoarthritis) to those associated with inflammation resulting from an over-active immune system (such as rheumatoid arthritis). Together, the many forms of arthritis comprise the most common forms of the affliction in the North America.

Symptoms or Arthritis

Symptoms of arthritis include pain and limited function of joints. Inflammation of the joints from arthritis is characterized by joint stiffness, swelling, redness, and warmth. Tenderness of the inflamed joint can be present.

Symptoms for some sufferers can include fever, gland swelling, weight loss, and fatigue.

Causes 

The causes of arthritis depend on the form of arthritis. Causes include injury (leading to osteoarthritis), abnormal metabolism (such as gout), and infections (such as rheumatoid arthritis).

Care and Treatment 

As there are over one hundred different arthritic conditions, mesotherapy needs to be tailored with an individual “injectible cocktail” o antiinflammatory agents, vitamins and medicines at the site of the swelling and pain.

The most common types of arthritis include rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus, gout, scleroderma, Lyme disease, osteoarathritis, Kawasaki disease, fibromyalgia and Raynaud’s disease.

Arthritis may also be the source of unexplained back, neck, wrist or ankle pain.

Arthritis is a chronic condition that can be managed with many holistic treatments including mesotherapy. Success is dependent on self-discipline when it comes to taking prescribed medications and making the lifestyle changes necessary to alleviate the symptoms.  It is not a fatal disease but it is degenerative and therefore must be controlled.


For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dermal Fillers Are An Anti-Aging Solution For Your Patient

When you are dealing with a patient, he or she may be asking for any number of corrective procedures.  The bottom line is that dermal fillers work best on deep brow lines, naso-labial lines (that run from nose to mouth) and the lines around the eyes.  You can even use dermal fillers to add a bit of firmness to the jaw line.

Dermal fillers are the number one way that celebrities, models and women-in-the-know manage to get their youthful appearance back. If you know any woman over the age of 45 who has smooth plump skin, it is probably because she has had dermal filler injections.

Dermal fillers are so much more effective than “lifting creams” and way less invasive than a brow lift. I you client can get over a fear of needles, then this is the procedure for them.

Explaining How Dermal Fillers Work

Your client will ask you how dermal fillers work. The first thing that you should do is make
Naso-labial fold
absolutely sure that he or she is not mistaking dermal filler injections for Botox injections.  There is a big difference between the two modalities of treatment.

Dermal fillers have one specific, corrective task and that is to provide a naturally derived or synthetic material into the frown lines between the brows, jaw line irregularities, sunken eye areas and other places.  The skin is filled in until the depression or wrinkle fold is no longer visible.

On the other hand Botox paralyzes muscles in the area of the injection. The injections are usually made around the forehead and eyes to stop the muscle movements that create wrinkles in the first place.  Botox also does not plump out the area that has been treated.

Explaining the Difference Between Dermal and Natural Fillers

There are two basic kinds of dermal fillers:  synthetic and natural.

Naturally-derived fillers (derived from hyaluronic acid) have a much smaller risk of causing allergic reactions but the results, will only last from three to eighteen months because the filler eventually degrades.  Most people need at least one follow-up injection within a year to retain how good they look.

Synthetic fillers last much longer and are considered semi-permanent. They do not degrade but the face can form wrinkles around the injection sites.  Another risk with using a synthetic filler for your patient is that if the patient does not like the result, it cannot be removed. It is permanent.

For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go www.pinewoodinstitute.com.  You can also send us an email using our email form at http://pinewoodinstitute.com/contact.aspx or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer to fax the number is 416-656-8107.