Skin

Skin disorders vary greatly in symptoms and severity. They can be temporary or permament, and may be painless or painful. Some have situational causes, while others may be genetic. Some skin conditions are minor, and others can be life-threatening.

Numerous health conditions and lifestyle factors can also lead to the development of certain skin disorders. Common known causes of skin disorders include:

  • bacteria trapped in skin pores and hair follicles
  • a weakened immune system
  • contact with allergens, irritants, or another person’s infected skin
  • genetic factors
  • illnesses affecting the thyroid, immune system, kidneys, and other body systems

Not all skin disorders respond to treatment. Some conditions go away without treatment. People with permanent skin conditions often go through periods of severe symptoms. Sometimes, people are able to force incurable conditions into remission. However, most skin conditions reappear due to certain triggers, such as stress or illness. Common treatment methods for skin conditions include:

  • medicated creams and ointments
  • laser therapy
  • antihistamines
  • antibiotics

Q.   What is stem cell therapy?

A.   Stem cell therapy is the process of isolating adult stem cells from abdominal fat and reintroducing them into the body where they can do the most good.

Q.   How long does the liposuction take?

A.   The “mini” liposuction only takes about 20 minutes. Once the fat has been extracted, the patient can relax or sleep while the stem cells are isolated.

Q.   Am I going to have scars?

A.   You may have small “punch” incision marks that look similar but smaller than small laparoscopy sites. They usually heal with minimal scarring.