Breast augmentation is a highly popular surgical procedure in cosmetic clinics by those patients wanting to add more volume to their breasts or to improve their shape. There are different types of implants which can be inserted to provide more volume to breasts.

At Nordetia, we are going to explain the different types of breast implants which exist and the features of each of these.

What are breast implants?

A breast implant is a prosthesis that is used to increase the volume of a patient’s breasts, or to improve their overall appearance in the case of any aesthetic issues. In breast surgery, the breast implant is placed below the breast muscle or beneath the breast tissue.

When deciding on how to insert the implant, in which position, or which implant to select, the patients preferences have to be taken into account, as well as their body and the surgeon’s recommendations. 

In the breast enlargement procedures carried out at Nordetia Clinics, we use the highest quality implants, guaranteeing maximum safety. Our team carries out major surgical procedures at more advanced hospitals, which have the best technological and scientific knowledge available.

Breast augmentation is done under general anaesthetic and the results can be seen immediately. Just a few days after the operation, patients are able to return to their regular lives.

In general, implants are permanent. This means that they do not need to be replaced, unless there is some kind of rupture or capsular contracture. Luckily, these are very rare. 

Specific types and their features

As we mentioned above, there are different types of breast implants. Below we explain what each of these are and their features.

Round breast implants 

The base of the breast implant is round, with the gel evenly distributed throughout the implant, with a balanced appearance. It has the same volume at the top as at the bottom, with there being most projection in the centre of the implant.

This implant has a homogenous appearance, so is recommended for those patients with a certain amount of breast fat and who want to increase their volume. However, these implants would not look natural on those patients with smaller breasts.

Anatomical implants 

Anatomical implants can have a round or oval base. They differ from the previous option, as there are shaped more like a tear drop, which means they have a much more natural appearance (similar to that of real breasts). Most of the gel is concentrated in the lower part of the breast. 

The features of these implants mean they are ideal for those patients with tubular or asymmetric breasts, as they are individual implants with different widths, lengths, and projection. 

 Ergonomic breast implant

This type of implant has a round base and is filled with an adaptable gel, meaning that its most projected point varies based on its position. This means that as the patient moves around the appearance of the breast also changes. When a patient is standing up, it is similar to an anatomical implant. In turn, it appears more like a round implant when the patient is lying down.

Ergonomic breast implants are noted for their natural look, as they behave as a natural breast would. They are also very flexible and can be more easily implanted in comparison to other types of implants.

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The month of November has been associated with men since the start of the Movember campaign for male health awareness started in 2003. In regard to cosmetic treatment, more and more men are deciding to look after themselves and “grow old gracefully”, with their own cosmetic aspirations.

That’s why, at Nordetia, we are going to talk about some of the most common cosmetic treatments among men and explain a little more about them.

Hair transplants

There are three techniques for hair transplants.

FUE Technique

This is the most advanced treatment out there. The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique is done by extracting follicular units one by one from the donor area (having previously administered a local anaesthetic), to then make incisions into the receiving area and implant follicle by follicle. It is a minimally invasive procedure and does not require hospitalization. 

Capiled Photolaser Technology

Capiled Photolaser Technology causes capillary photo-stimulation, revitalising weaker hair follicles and stimulating blood flow in the area.

It is done by using a LED light which passes through the skin and causes a biochemical reaction which helps the body’s cells, including the capillaries, to reactivate.

Hair mesotherapy

Hair mesotherapy causes a cutaneous transdermal stimulation of the stem cells of the bulb and boosts the activation of growth factors, leading to more hair growth and hair strength.

It is done using asepsis and local anaesthesia, making small injections with a small needle into the scalp, administering capillary vitamins, growth elements, and medication such as Dutasteride, etc.

Non-Surgical Facelift 

3D face, neck and chest skin rejuvenation, also known as a non-surgical facelift or cervical anchorage is a treatment that stretches the skin without any surgical treatment required. 

It involves applying a type of collagen, by means of a special design that helps to reduce wrinkles and firms the skin. It helps to restructure the oval of the face and to firm up the skin on the neck and chest. A product that helps with the direct formation of collagen is used, or hyaluronic acid is administered which also encourages chemical collagen production.

Facial masculinisation

Facial masculinisation is a treatment used to define a man’s facial features. This is a nonsurgical technique which is done by injecting hyaluronic acid, a natural component of the skin which can be modified or replenished to achieve the desired result. 

Blepharoplasty

This surgical treatment aims to rejuvenate the eyes and remove any signs of tiredness around this area, removing excess skin from the upper eyelids and the eye bags below the lower eyelids, when necessary. The lower eyelid is usually operated on to treat eye bags.

Otoplasty 

Otoplasty is a surgical technique that aims to replace, remodel, or reduce the size of the ears. It is a simple procedure with immediate results and corrects the position and shape of the ears. It usually involves a minimal incision being made behind the ear to then sculpt the cartilage and fold the ears backwards. However, the procedure differs based on each individual case and the issue that needs to be addressed.

Gynecomastia

Known as gynecomastia this is a surgical procedure to remove excess tissue around the male breasts, improving the appearance of their chest. This surgical procedure is done under general anaesthetic, or local anaesthetic and sedation. It involves a small incision being made around the areola to remove the excess glandular tissue, fat, and excess skin. 

Abdominal etching

3D liposculpture, also known as abdominal etching, is a surgical procedure aimed at comprehensively remodelling the body, achieving a very defined appearance. It is done by extracting excess fat in both in specific areas and in general.

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Many patients visit our clinics looking for solutions to issues with the skin on their back.

That’s why, at Nordetia, we are going to tell you the secrets to looking after the skin on your back, explaining the most common conditions on this part of the body and its possible treatments.

Why is it important to looking after our skin’s appearance?

Looking after our skin is important in terms of aesthetics, as it is the external layer of our body and is a fundamental part of our appearance. But beyond that, keeping our skin health is also beneficial for health reasons, as the skin protects us from extreme temperatures, from external agents, and from bacteria, among other things.

4 Essential treatments

Below we are going to explain the main problems related to the skin on our backs and their possible treatment options:

Acne

Acne appears when hair follicles are blocked with grease and dead cells. This can be due to an excess of grease, bacteria, or swelling.

The main ways to treat acne are explained below:

Topical treatments

These are medical treatments, which include the following:

  • Benzoyl peroxide: this helps to prevent the hair follicles from blocking up with dead skins and removes the bacteria that causes the infection.
  • Topical antibiotics: these help to remove the bacteria that cause the infection of the blocked hair follicles. These are almost always combined with benzoyl peroxide treatment.
  • Topical retinoid: these are anti-inflammatories and help with abnormal keratinization.
  • Azelaic acid: this removes dead skin cells and bacteria.

Specific chemical peels

This is an exfoliation technique that aims to smooth out the skin and improve its texture, applying products to renew the skin’s surface layer. The number of sessions depend on the severity of the acne or the patient’s age, while other factors can also come into consideration.

Stetch marks

Stretch marks are caused by the stretching of the skin, which can be caused by obesity, pregnancy, or other conditions.

The main treatment for stretch marks is the following:

Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy to remove stretch marks is an outpatient treatment that is painless and is done by using hyaluronic acid, mineral, and vitamin injections. This is done to return the healthy appearance of the skin, promoting cell regeneration, stimulating collagen and elastin production, and creating an antioxidant barrier to improve blood circulation. 

Fat

Localized fat is produced when there are fat deposits that build up in a specific area of the body, altering the appearance. This can be down to hormonal or genetic causes.

In the case of localized fat, the most effective treatment is what is mentioned below:

Cryolipolysis

This is a technique that aims to redefine the body’s appearance for those patients with localized fat who are unable to remove it by taking up alternate lifestyles. It is done by destroying fat cells or adipocytes and cooling down the tissue until it reaches -10ºC, using a mechanical suction head to do so. 

Cryolipolysis is done in 70 minute sessions, roughly, based on the treated area and the amount of fat to be removed.

Scars

Scars are formed when the skin heals after it has been damaged, this may include after an acne outbreak, bite, burn, cut, or inflamed spots, etc. 

The following treatment is specifically aimed at treating scars:

Specific chemical peels

In the case of scars, just as with acne, a specific chemical peel can be done, consisting of an exfoliation technique to make the skin look smoother and to improve the texture of the skin. Products are applied that renew the skin’s surface layer. The number of sessions required is again based on the severity of the problem and the age of the patient, among other factors.

Minimally reticulated hyaluronic acid is injected which when administered into the surface layer of the skin corrects any collapses and causes no palpable nodular or visible damage. 

Tips for healthy skin

Finally, let us give you some tips on how to keep your skin healthy.

  • Sun exposure. Sun exposure helps to prevent certain dermatological conditions due to its anti-inflammatory effects. It is very good for the healing of scars caused by psoriasis and certain dermatitis. It is also very good to help combat acne.
  • Hydration Hydrating your skin is essential to make it more resistant and to prevent the signs of ageing. It also helps against dry skin.
  • Exfoliation. Exfoliation is needed to help remove those dead cells that cause problems such as acne. It is also useful to help release toxins and prevent ageing.
  • Cleansing. Cleansing your skin correctly and frequently is essential when it comes to removing impurities, regulating the skin’s grease and PH level, and increasing its softness and brightness, among other factors.

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Although varicose veins in the legs can be cosmetic problem, especially among women as they tend to suffer more from this condition, there is luckily an easy solution. In fact, varicose veins can be treated without surgery or with minimally invasive surgery.

At Nordetia we are going to explain what varicose veins are and how they are treated. 

What are varicose veins?

Varicose veins are veins which have enlarged and twisted, and they may appear to be blue or purple in colour beneath the skin. They are most commonly found in the legs but can also be found in other parts of the body. They are more common among women than men.

Why do they appear?

Varicose veins usually appear because the veins are swollen and have lost their valve function to take blood to the heart , the build-up of blood makes the veins  broader and twisted. There are other cases, although less common, in which varicose veins are the result of a venous thrombosis which has causes the vein’s circulation to be blocked. 

The risk factors related to varicose veins are being a woman, spending too much time on your feet, old age, pregnancy, obesity, or a family history of varicose veins.

 

How are they treated?

In the case of varicose veins there are different vascular medicine techniques, which is the specialist medicine that prevents, diagnoses, treats, and monitors those patients with this condition. 

The techniques used are the following:

Sclerotherapy

Sclerotherapy is a non-surgical treatment for varicose veins. It consists of injecting a medicine (liquid or microfoam in the varicose veins, modifying their internal layers, to cause a swelling which then results in them closing. One of the benefits of this treatment is that it is 100% effective, even in the case of larger varicose veins. 

Endovascular techniques

Endovascular techniques also allow for varicose veins to be treated without surgery. The techniques also involve injecting a microfoam or fitting a catheter in the varicose vein, removing it as the procedure advances. These techniques are some of the most advanced around today when it comes to treating larger varicose veins. 

Phlebectomy

Phlebectomy is a microsurgical technique to remove varicose veins, which involves making a few minimal incisions that do not require stitches or leave any scarring. It is essentially a minimally invasive procedure. 

It is also important to bear in mind that a phlebectomy is done with local anaesthetic and does not require a scalpel. The patient does not have to be hospitalized, nor rest for days (only 12 hours), or even take any sick leave, as they can return to their normal routine the following day.

Care and recovery

The recommendations to follow after the varicose vein treatment will depend on the type of treatment undergone. For example, in the case of sclerotherapy or endovascular techniques, the patient will have to walk around for 20 to 30 minutes in the case of the former or 30 to 45 minutes in the case of the latter. In turn, following phlebectomy the patient will need to rest for 12 hours.

On the other hand, following sclerotherapy the patient will have to apply compression but only in some cases (when recommended by a specialist). However, this will always be required, but only for a certain time only, in the cases of phlebectomy and endovascular techniques (unless the treatment is with a VenaSeal glue). 

With any of these treatments, it is recommended that a cream with Vitamin K be applied to help remove any bruising that may appear after treatment.

Finally, rest will only be needed in the case of phlebectomy (12 hours), and with thermal ablation techniques (which are included among the endovascular techniques, in which case the recovery time will be for however long your specialist advises).

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One of the most popular aesthetic treatments of late is lip augmentation, as there are a lot of people who feel more confident in their appearance with fuller lips.

That is why at Nordetia we are going to explain how to get plumper lips with the best possible treatment available on the market. 

Hyaluronic acid fillers, the best treatment for fuller lips

At Nordetia we are all about naturalness and that is why we recommend that our customers wanting lip augmentations use fillers with hyaluronic acid.

It is a substance that is naturally present in our skin and that we are able to reproduce or modify to deliver the desired aesthetic effect, which in this case are plumper lips.

Hyaluronic acid treatment is widely recommended, as it does not just add more volume to the lips, it also improves their hydration, delivering a brighter and younger look. 

Below we clear up any common concerns about hyaluronic acid lip fillers.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide which is a constituent of the extracellular matrix, which helps to support tissue. It attracts moisture and acts as a sponge to trap it to make the skin appear softer. 

When can the results from hyaluronic acid fillers be seen and how long do they last for?

Hyaluronic acid fillers have an immediate effect and can be seen as soon as the first session is over. The results are more evident depending on how much of the product is administered. 

In regard to how long the effect lasts, this will also be based on the amount of hyaluronic acid injected. However, in general terms, the effects of this treatment can last for a minimum of 4 weeks or up to a maximum of 2 years. 

How are hyaluronic acid fillers injected?

Hyaluronic acid fillers are applied by injection, the size of the needle used will depend on the density of the substance. 

Nevertheless, these needles are always the smallest available, and have a diameter that is smaller than those used to take a blood sample.

What are the benefits of hyaluronic acid for lip augmentations?

Hyaluronic acid fillers are recommended to help increase lip volume due to the indisputable benefits of the treatment:

  •     It is 100% safe.
  •     Hyaluronic acid is very easy to inject.
  •     The results can be seen immediately.
  •     In the case of not obtaining the desired effect, the process can easily be reversed.
  •     It is a non-allergenic substance, which is subject to constant research. That is why it is highly unlikely to cause any unexpected effects.

Are hyaluronic acid fillers painful?

Rarely, as there are now a number of techniques to reduce or remove the pain, anaesthetic creams, injected anaesthesia, etc.

It must also be noted that it is common for hyaluronic acid samples to include lidocaine to help reduce pain.

What do you need to consider after having hyaluronic acid lip fillers?

Once you have been administered with your hyaluronic acid lip filler, it is important to follow the following recommendations:

  •     Avoid impacts on or around the injected area.
  •     It is not recommended to massage nor move your lips too much. 
  •     It is important to drink at least one litre of water during the 24 hours immediately after the treatment. 
  •     Avoid tobacco use, especially during the first day after the fillers have been injected. 
  •     During the 4 first weeks after the fillers, do not undergo any medical treatment or cosmetic surgery.

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With age, especially after we turn 35, the signs of ageing start to appear with our skin, such as wrinkles, among other signs. At Nordetia we are going to explain the best facial rejuvenation treatments to combat these signs of ageing.

What is facial rejuvenation?

Facial rejuvenation involves a series of techniques which are used to correct the signs of the skin’s ageing (wrinkles, blemishes, flaccidity, drooping, eye bags, etc.). Essentially, facial rejuvenation treatments aim to reduce these aesthetic issues and deliver natural results to improve the skin’s appearance. 

What are the best treatments?

The best facial rejuvenation treatments around today are those seen below:

Plasma technology

Plasma technology aims to rejuvenate the face’s skin as well as treat issues with the rest of the body. This is done accurately leaving hardly any scarring. Its main feature is the ionisation of gases, which allows for a small electric arc to be formed which treats the affected skin and epidermis by using a pinpoint technique, without any unwanted heat transferred to the surrounding areas. 

It is a pain free technique, as it is carried out with anaesthesia. It has a quick recovery time, and the scarring is minimal.

Botulinum Toxin

Botulinum toxin is a natural protein which relaxes the muscles and regulates the tensions of  facial expressions. It is applied to the upper section of the face. Its results are easily predictable based on the amount administered, and this will be in accordance with the strength of the treated muscle.

This treatment is used to provide slight, intense, or moderate relaxation, and is also used to prevent ageing, when a patient has emerging expression lines. 

Its effects are gradual, over a period of 7 to 10 days, so that the patient can grow accustomed to them. There are no signs of any injections being made, and patients can immediately return to their daily routines.

Ultherapy for the face, neck, and cleavage

Also known a nonsurgical facelift, as the collagen production tightens the skin without there having to be any surgery. The effects are immediate, although the final results will be seen once the patient starts to produce their own collagen. 

The treatment is also known as cervical traction and is based on the application of a certain material which forms collagen, this is done through drawing on the treated area and reduces the wrinkles and tightens the skin. This substance stimulates collagen production around the area of the injection.

One of the main benefits of this treatment is that it stimulates collagen production, and the effects are visible almost immediately (although the best results are seen after 2 to 3 months later). Furthermore, there are no significant changes to the patient’s appearance, and they are immediately able to get back to their daily life. 

Hyaluronic acid 

Hyaluronic acid is a component of the skin which can be modified or refilled, depending on the desired outcome. It is mainly used to rejuvenate the epidermis of the face and neck, hydrating and reaffirming the tissue. It makes the skin look younger and improves the appearance of the face. 

The results can be seen from the first session, and they improve based on how much of the substance is administered. It is applied through injection, using different types of needles based on the density of the hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid treatment is safe and pain free, with immediate effects. Furthermore, if the results are not what were expected there is also a treatment to reverse the process. This product is subject to constant analysis and research, which is why it is uncommon to see any adverse reactions. Another excellent feature about the latest hyaluronic acids on the market is that they also provide a lifting effect. 

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Although acne is a common problem during our adolescence, and often does no reappear, there are some people who suffer from scarring which affects the appearance of their skin. At Nordetia we are going to explain how to get rid of acne scars.

What is acne?

Acne is a skin condition which causes hair follicles to be blocked by an accumulation of grease and dead cells, causing the appearance of whiteheads, blackheads, and spots. It can affect people of all ages but is most commonly seen during teenage years. 

The main causes of this conditions are an excessive production of sebum, hair follicles blocked by grease and dead cells, inflammation, and bacteria. There are myths that acne is related to our diet, despite there not being too much scientific evidence to back this up. Nevertheless, there do seem to be some foods such as bread, chocolate, or chips, among others, which can make the conditions worse, although this is not scientifically proven. Hormonal changes can also trigger acne.

There are cases in which acne is especially hard to deal with, such as when one breakout starts to clear up and another one is already on its way. In the worst cases there is scarring, and this causes problems which can lead to self-esteem issues among those who suffer from this. In these cases, it is important to undergo treatment as soon as possible. 

Why to blemishes or scars appear?

Acne scars are caused by the damage done to the follicular wall. This means the infection spreads to the dermis and destroys the healthy skin tissue. 

How can you get rid of these scars?

Let us tell you about the best acne treatments around today:

Specific chemical peels

Chemical peels smooth the skin, improving the texture which was damaged by the acne. It is an exfoliation technique that involves the application of products to renew the skin layer closest to the surface. The treatment is carried out over several sessions, based on the severity of the acne and the patient’s age, among other factors which are taken into account. 

Injected non-bulking hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally found in the skin. Hyaluronic acid injections allows for the cavities or scars caused by acne to be filled, while also hydrating and leaving a smoother and healthier appearance of the skin. The number of sessions the patient may need to get the best possible results out of the treatment needs to be assessed. 

Radiofrequency facial skin tightening

It is a non-invasive and pain free treatment, which aims to increase collagen production through stimulating blood circulation. In the case of acne, it is applied to reduce scarring and blemishes as much as possible, and to decrease the likelihood of new outbreaks. 

Skin care tips and recommendations 

Some of the main ways to prevent acne are the following:

Wash your face at least twice a day

People who are prone to acne need to wash their faces in the morning and at night before going to bed, at the very least. If possible, use a purifying lotion or soap.

Use sebum regulating masks

In addition to washing your face, it is also recommended to use a grease regulating mask once or twice a week. These products help with the healthy renewal of the skin. 

Sunbathe, but with precaution

Sun exposure can help a lot with regular acne, as it helps spots to dry out. However, it is important to control the amount of time you are in the sun because excess sun exposure will make the skin dry out more which will lead it to start to produce more grease to compensate this, worsening the issue. 

Do not touch your spots or blackheads

Touching acne can cause infections, and these will make the breakout even worse, resulting in it taking a lot longer to clear up. 

Have a healthy diet

Although we have seen that there is no real relationship between what we eat and acne, as previously thought, we do know that once the condition appears there are some foods that can make it worse. Among these are processed foods, pastries, and cold meats.

Avoid stress, tobacco, and alcohol

Just as with certain foods, these elements make your acne worse.

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Fortunately, cancer treatments are becoming increasingly effective, which has led to an increase in the survival rate among patients. However, in most cases there are some side effects. These commonly involve the skin or hair. At Nordetia Group – we are experts in this aesthetic medicine, and we focus on the wellbeing of each and every person that we treat, which is why we also have specialists in oncology aesthetics. If you want to find out more about this service, we recommend that you keep on reading. Dr. Marjorie Garcerant Tafur, Global Head of Medical Excellence and Quality Assurance at Nordetia Group, is an expert in medical aesthetics among cancer patients, and she’s here to give us some more information.

When is it contraindicated that a patient undergoes aesthetic oncology medical treatment?

“At Nordetia, we carefully listen to every patient who is going through this process in order to respond to all of their needs or any concerns that they may have. We need to take every detail into consideration. A patient who we have treated and who is diagnosed with cancer the following day is not the same as a patient who has already beaten cancer. The most important thing is to make it clear that in no case whatsoever is it legal nor ethical for a person who is undergoing active chemotherapy (not follow-up chemotherapy) to receive any aesthetic medical treatment.

How does Nordetia help cancer patients to feel good about themselves again?

1.- Improving the quality of their skin

“At Nordetia we have the most advanced technology and the latest injectable medication, such as  SisthaemaHevo T, in order to improve the quality of the skin as best as possible, as it is one of the organs that most suffers during cancer treatment.  One of the great benefits is that the effect is immediate, and the results will improve throughout the following sessions. Chemical peels, laser and radiofrequency (RF) therapy are also very beneficial when it comes to improving the skin and the subcutaneous tissue.

We must state that none of the techniques we use are pro-tumoral, they have been subject to rigorous testing and in no way can they result in or lead to the development of any cancerous condition. It is also important to point out that the injectable medication that we use at Nordetia has been studied using imaging techniques which are used to monitor cancer patients. This is essential in order to see that there are not any artefacts produced (an image that is studied but which does not match up with the patient’s body) in the CT scan, the MRI, or the PET scan, when patients visit their oncologist for an appointment.”

2.- Perfecting and improving some angles and specific parts of the face

“There are some people who are worried about appearing to be excessively thin or showing a general skin atrophy. In this case we can help by using fillers such as hyaluronic acid to add volume and make patients feel that they are at a “normal weight.”

On the other hand, there are some patients who have never liked their lips or who simply find that the ones they have are too thin. In these cases we help by perfecting their faces by using safe and effective techniques in a part of the face which is especially visible, leaving them with a very natural appearance.

3.- Improving hair quality

“In addition to improving the quality of the skin and the volume of the face with hyaluronic acid, as well as perfecting specific parts of the face, such as the lips, we can also help cancer patients improve their hair. When a person undergoes chemotherapy they lose their hair. At Nordetia we have several treatments to recover this hair loss, using minimally invasive mesotherapy techniques. By injecting at four different points (using a very fine needle), and thanks to the use of Capiled Photolaser technology, which stimulates the residual follicle growth, we are able to accelerate the hair growth process, and to visibly strengthen it. We all know that going through this process is unfortunately inevitable, but at Nordetia we are constantly researching and learning about how to help our patients feel and look better, something which in most cases results in a considerable and essential psychological improvement when it comes to their recovery.”

4.- Scar revision

Certain surgical techniques can also be very helpful when it comes to improving some of the after-effects of cancer treatment, such as any unattractive scarring. We can also use non-surgical procedures such as laser and injecting regenerative medicines, or muscle relaxers, which help us to reduce the appearance of these scars considerably. Chemical peels and depigmentation techniques developed with compounding are also very useful when improving the skin’s appearance.

5.- A change in lifestyle and diet

“While it is important for people without any health issues to adapt their lifestyles in order to improve their wellbeing, in the case of cancer patients, it is essential. That is why at Nordetia we help those people who have beaten cancer to introduce improvements into their diets, prescribing them with long-term instructions such as taking supplements. For our patients’ peace of mind, we are always certain that any supplement we recommend will not interfere in any way with the medication prescribed by their oncologist.”

6.- Keep in regular contact with their oncologist

“We must highlight that, as specialists in aesthetic oncology treatment, at Nordetia we are in direct contact with the oncologist of the patient that we are both treating, through referrals and counter referrals regarding the patient. It is information exchanged to ensure that there are no incorrect messages or confusion for the patient. It means we are able to address all their needs and resolve any concerns which may arise.”

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One of the most frequent aesthetic concerns among both women and men is hair loss. That is why, at Nordetia, we are going to explain why we lose our hair, how to prevent hair loss, and what are the best possible treatments.

Why do we lose our hair?

Hair loss is mainly due to the reasons explained below:

Genetic

The most common reason behind hair loss is genetics. It is essentially a disorder that develops over time and is known as androgenic alopecia. In the case of men it causes the hairline to recede and for women their hair becomes thinner and brittle.

Hormonal changes and other medical causes

There are a range of disorders which can cause temporary or permanent hair loss, such as hormonal changes during pregnancy, birth, the menopause or thyroids. These often cause alopecia areata which is related to the immune system.

Stress

There are cases in which certain events can cause us a lot of stress which is followed months after by temporary hair loss.

Pharmaceutical and supplement treatments

There is some medication which, among its side effects, can also cause hair loss. This includes those used for cancer treatment.

Radiotherapy

Some patients who undergo radiotherapy notice that following treatment their hair grows back thinner or more brittle.

Poor hair habits

Styling your hair too tightly or changing your hairstyle too often can cause traction alopecia. Treatments that use hot oil or perms can also cause hair loss. It is always important to be careful with these, as if a scar forms the hair may not grow back.

Tips to prevent hair loss

When hair loss is genetic it cannot be prevented. But there are some tips to follow to prevent hair loss for other causes:

  • Look after your hair, use a conditioner and do not brush it too hard (using a wide tooth comb will help with this), especially when the hair is wet (that is when it is mostly likely to break). Avoid aggressive treatments such as perms and do not use hair straighteners. It is also important to not overuse hairstyles which excessively pull on the hair.
  • Protect your hair from sun exposure and do not expose it to other ultraviolet light either.
  • Ask your doctor about any possible relationship between certain pharmaceuticals or supplements and hair loss.
  • Do not smoke, as it has been proven that tobacco is related with male-pattern baldness.

Treatments to prevent hair loss

The best treatments around today to prevent hair loss are the following:

Hair mesotherapy

Hair mesotherapy is a cutaneous transdermal therapy, which stimulates the stem cells of the bulb and activates growth. This leads to an increased growth rate and strengthens the hair.

After cleansing the scalp and applying a topical anaesthetic, growth injections are administered with substances such as Dutasteride and vitamins to help with capillary fragility, etc. these are each applied one centimetre apart from each other. Finally the Capiled Photolaser technology is used for 20 minutes.

Three continuous sessions followed by another three follow-up sessions are recommended. However, the frequency of these sessions will be based on the characteristics of each patient. Results can usually start to be seen after the second or third session.

Capiled Photolaser Technology

This technology causes photo-stimulation to revitalise the weakened hair follicles. Each session will end with a microinjection section into the scalp (hair mesotherapy) and will always be combined with other treatments in order to achieve the best possible results.

Capiled Photolaser technology reduces the inflammation of the tissue and increases the blood flow to the hair follicle, therefore helping to stimulate hair growth once again.

This is done by exposing the skin to an LED light for around 15-20 minutes which causes a biochemical reaction to help reactivate the body’s cells, including the capillaries. This treatment is administered nowadays using helmets, lamps, etc. It is a simple, relaxing, and non-invasive procedure that is completely pain free.

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There are times when a balanced diet and regular physical exercise are just not enough to get rid of localized fat. In these cases, at Nordetia we recommend a surgical technique to our patients, which delivers really excellent results: 3D Liposculpture.

Below, we will explain what 3D liposculpture is along with everything you need to know about this treatment.

What is liposculpture?

Liposculpture is a plastic surgery treatment which removes localized fat deposits found between the skin and muscles, aiming to remodel the body with permanent results. It is done in localized areas and under anaesthetic.

What does 3D liposculpture involve?

3D liposculpture is a surgical procedure to comprehensively remodel the body and achieve a more defined profile. It aims to achieve the best possible three dimensional modelling, which is why it is called 3D liposculpture. It is essential that these procedures are carried out by highly qualified surgeons in order to achieve good skin retractions, as following surgery, the skin is usually more flaccid, and the overall aim is for the skin to adapt and perfectly adhere to the body. It is common and important that the treatment is combined with surgical fat transfers in some parts of the body to achieve the best possible changes to the profile. There are people who also want a more defined abdomen, with a more youthful or athletic appearance.

This is done under local anaesthetic and sedation, and small incisions are made in areas that are barely visible. Thin cannulas are inserted in between the fat deposits underneath the skin to break up the fat and to then suck it out.

After this initial treatment, a brace, sock, or elastic bandage is placed over the operated area to reduce the swelling and to prevent the build-up of fluid. The patient has to wear a compression brace for around two to three weeks, as per the instructions of the surgeon.

What is the best postoperative care?

For the 3D liposculpture to deliver the best possible results, follow these recommendations:

  • The compression brace should remain applied to the treated area for as long as instructed (which is between two to four weeks).
  • Do not do any intense exercise for between two and four weeks.
  • Avoid any sun exposure during the first few weeks after surgery.
  • Take the painkillers prescribed by the specialist in order to prevent any possible irritation.
  • Lymphatic drainage of the treated area throughout the month following the surgery.

Benefits

Many patients opt for 3D liposculpture due to the benefits that the treatment offers.

  • By keeping a healthy diet and doing regular physical exercise, the results of the 3D liposculpture can be permanent.
  • The scarring after the surgery is minimal and over time it is completely unnoticeable.
  • Time off work to recover is usually minimal, around three to five days.

What is the difference between 3D liposculpture and traditional liposculpture?

Although 3D liposculpture is a variant of classic liposculpture, the results of the former are even more precise. This technique is especially used for muscle definition, with unique results such as a defined abdomen.

Is there any risk?

As long as the treatment is performed at a licensed clinic that meets all of the safety measures and is carried out by an expert surgeon, 3D liposculpture is a safe procedure that should not put the patient in any risk. It is also important to follow the recommendations stated above, but, in this case, in order to achieve the desired results.

Can the removed fat be used to add volume to other parts of the body?

In some cases the removed fat can be used in other parts of the body. This procedure is known as a lipotransfer, and it must be carried out with extreme care and always in the appropriate areas of the body (as not all parts of the body are suitable).

It involves removing the fat, filtering it, and breaking it down to then put it back into the body in the best possible condition, and in the areas that the surgeon deems appropriate.

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