Scuba diving off Langkawi Island

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Microdermabrasion 1

  1. Microdermabrasion (often referred to as Microderm) is a family of cosmetic procedures popular in day spas, doctors' practices, and medical spas in which the stratum corneum (dead outermost surface of the skin) is partially or completely removed by light abrasion, to remove sun-damaged skin and to remove or lessen scars and dark spots on the skin.

  2. The procedure is not very painful and requires no anaesthetic.

  3. Microdermabrasion can be used medically for scar removal when the scar is raised above the surrounding skin, but is less effective with sunken scars.

  4. There is some evidence that microdermabrasion stimulates collagen formation.

  5. Microdermabrasion can also be used for treatment of acne, but must be repeated periodically to be effective.

  6. Microdermabrasion is also useful in correcting uneven tone and pigmentary skin disorders.

  7. Microdermabrasion should not be used on patients who have taken the medication Accutane (Isotretinion) in the previous twelve months.

  8. Different methods include mechanical abrasion from jets of zinc oxide or aluminum oxide crystals, fine organic particles, or a diamond tip. Particles are removed with a wand/handpiece through which the abrasive particles come.

  9. The term dermabrasion itself refers to the more severe medical procedure carried out under general or light anesthesia.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Autologous Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) Transfer

Let us share with you an exciting procedure for facial rejuvenation using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) also referred to as Autologous Platelet Gel.
Here, our very own blood is drawn, centrifuged, processed and re-injected into our face, neck, hands and even breasts for rejuvenation and enhancement.
Voila! A new you...!!! Using your very own Platelet Rich Plasma which is rich in growth factors.
Stimulate your own collagen, new skin and tissues.
The best part is, it is an outpatient, and affordable.
For more info, call us at 03-5542 2388 or email

"Platelet Gel, or PRP, is comprised of a range of autologous growth factors which act synergistically to accelerate the rate and degree of tissue regeneration, improving wound healing. When concentrated autologous platelets are mixed with calcified thrombin a series of structural and functional changes involved in coagulation take place. Secreted from the platelets are a number of factors including serotonin, fibronectin, adenosine diphosphate, thromboxane A, platelet factor 4, platelet derived growth factor and platelet activating factor. Release of these factors cause a chemotactic response and initiates the process of migration between the endothelial cells.
PlateletsThe release of these factors cause a chemotactic response and initiates the process of migration between the endothelial cells. As more factors continue to be released from platelets, monocytes and macrophages, angiogenesis, osteogenesis and the formation of granulation tissue is promoted.Clinical applications appear to be widespread. In treating chronic non-healing wounds and various plastic surgery procedures including face-lifts, laser resurfacing, breast lifts, and tummy tucks.

The application of autologous platelet gel to face, neck or brow lifts eliminates the majority of the bruising and swelling normally associated with these procedures. Healing is enhanced, with the average “down” time cut in half.
The application of autologous platelet gel in laser resurfacing has shown to eliminate the weeping seen in these cases. Total re-epithelialization is seen in 7-9 days."

Monday, February 16, 2009

Our New ND: YAG Laser

We have just acquired our new Q-Switched ND: YAG Laser machine.
This new 'baby' can do quite a few exciting things.
Among the things we do together is tattoo removal, pigmentation, acne, birth marks (Nevus of Ota etc).
Quite a few clients came to treat their pigmented scars....traumatic, post inflammation etc.
One of them is my 12 year old daughter with her scar on her knee.

Oh ya....the most 'laku' indication is laser soft hour procedure that turns back the
clock at least 10 years...:-)