First things first…. Embryonic stem cells that are used for medical treatments are NOT part of a developing fetus or baby.

Rather these cells are derived from other embryonic tissues such as placenta, umbilical cord, and amniotic fluid. These tissues are routinely collected during the birth of a baby and destroyed (incinerated) immediately following the birth.

From a clinical perspective, fetal stem cells are NOT suitable for any therapeutic use, because they are very unstable and not safe for transplanting into patients.

Every cell in our body comes from the original stem cells that comprised the embryo we once were.

Everything starts with a sperm and egg, which fertilize each other by merging into a single cell thereby becoming the first stem cell from which our entire body will be created. At that point the merged cell starts dividing into 2 cells, then 4, 8, 16, 32 cells etc.

In these early stages, every one of these cells can become any cell in the human body.

 

Medical science has known for decades that stem cells can be found in almost all human tissues and organs and that they are critical participants in the process of how human bodies repair themselves and stay healthy. However, a new chapter was opened when scientists discovered that stem cells can be found in human embryos.

This breakthrough became even more important when laboratory experiments proved that stem cells can be grown in a laboratory, and can potentially be used to develop treatments for different medical conditions.

Watch the video : The science of erbium and CO2 fractional laser resurfacing

Today, fractional lasers and laser resurfacing are what Dr. Pien and I are going to be discussing.

Explore the photos above to get an in-depth view of the CO2 Fractional Laser Treatment.

The Science of Fractional Lasers

Dr. Milgrom – As you know, we have over 25 different types of lasers here with many different kinds of frequencies and many different types of geometries.

 

You are shaving… You notice a few small bumps on your skin… They kind of look like pimples but not really… Are they hives, insect bites?… Nope, turns out they are ingrown hairs!

Don’t panic, ingrown hairs are actually quite common, generally harmless and easy to treat. 

What Causes an Ingrown Hair?

An ingrown hair occurs when the hair grows back into the hair follicle, or surrounding skin, instead of out of it.

There are several different things that can cause this but usually it is the result of something (dead skin / dirt) clogging the follicle and thus re-routing the natural growth pattern of the hair.

 

Spider veins, or telangiectasia, are small clusters of veins that appear as thin reddish blue lines near the surface of the skin. Areas of the body most affected by these spider-web-looking veins are the legs, hands, neck and face, particularly around the nose, cheeks, and chin. Most spider veins are harmless but some can cause pain, burning or aching. 

When found on the face or neck, many people find them unsightly and wish to get rid of them.

 

There are many different methods and treatments for removing freckles. From high tech laser treatments to low-tech DIY home remedies that you can find in your local grocery store.

Which will work for you really depends on your unique physiology. While all of the following methods work to remove freckles, you will have to experiment to see which works best for you. There is no “silver bullet” that will work 100% of the time for 100% of people. 

Watch the video : Why IV Ozone Therapy “The Ten Pass Device” is the Most Effective

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You may of heard of ozone therapy. It’s one of those therapies that is considered “alternative” which is really kind of strange given the fact that ozone therapy has been used for decades throughout Europe and throughout Asia.

In fact, ozone therapy was used here in the United States back in the early turn of the last century.

 

Everyone’s been there…

Maybe it’s from falling down, taking a nasty spill, a sports injury, an animal bite, surgery or doing just about anything else, injuries to the body happen. It’s just one of those things. Sometimes these injuries heal up without a problem. Other times the skin will scar, becoming a permanent reminder of the former injury.

However, for those who want to know how to prevent scarring, or reduce the appearance of a scar that is already there, there are several tips and/or scar treatments that can help.

Watch the video : Melasma : A Deep Dive into the Cause & Treatment

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Today we’re going to be discussing melasma.

Now before we get into exactly how we treat melasma, it’s very important that we discuss first, what creates melasma. And to do that we have to take a deep dive into the physiology of the skin, precisely of the skin of the face.

Where Melasma Forms in Your Skin

So let’s take a look at a diagram of the skin.