ProDerma is a highly advanced and trusted aesthetic clinic in Phayathai, Bangkok, Thailand. Accredited by the Medical Council of Thailand, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and International Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the clinic is widely recognized for offering a wide range of nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures using only the latest in laser technology and for consistently delivering exceptional results. Utilizing only equipment and products that are approved by FDA (both Thailand and USA), ProDerma was founded by a team of board-certified dermatologists who specializes in treating both cosmetic and skin diseases. The team includes Dr. Una Puangmanee (certified by the American Board of Laser Surgery and who specializes in cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology), Dr. Punyaphat Sirithanabedeekul (specializes in cosmetic and laser surgery) and Dr. Sirinee Wipavakul (also specializes in cosmetic and laser surgery). With their combined expertise and experience, ProDerma has become a one-stop shop for all your skin care needs.
Dr. Una Puangmanee is a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in Dermatologic Laser Surgery. With the goal to provide patients with a comprehensive range of laser treatment for all known skin conditions, she performs Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), Med2Contour, and laser hair removal. She also uses ultrasound technology, blue light therapy, and tripolar radiofrequency to help patients achieve safe and fast nonsurgical facial rejuvenation.
Blue Light Therapy
Blue light therapy, also referred to as photodynamic therapy (PDT), is a dermatological procedure that involves using a photosensitizer drug and activating it using a special light source. Blue light therapy is commonly used to treat skin conditions such as skin cancer, oily skin, warts, wrinkles, and acne. It is also used in skin rejuvenation and as part of a cosmetic skin improvement treatment. The procedure is performed in three steps; the first step involves administering the photosensitizer drug, which can be in cream, liquid, or intravenous form. The patient will then undergo an incubation period, which can last for a few minutes to several days. The final step is to activate the drug by exposing it to a special light.
Botox is a type of drug that temporarily paralyzes the muscles. The drug is a form of botulinum toxin, an FDA-approved substance proven to provide excellent treatment for a variety of conditions, such as cervical dystonia, lazy eye, and muscle contractures. In cosmetics, the drug is used to temporarily relax facial muscles, preventing frown lines, crow’s feet, and forehead furrows. It’s important to note that the effects of Botox injections are only temporary and will last anywhere between three to twelve months depending on the area that received treatment. You will then need regular follow-up injections if you want to maintain the effect.
CO2 Laser (Moles, Freckles, Skin Tags, Wart Removal)
A CO2 laser is a device used to treat a variety of skin conditions such as moles, freckles, skin tags, and warts. A CO2 laser works by heating the cells in a targeted location thereby removing a certain amount of tissue to achieve the desired results. CO2 laser procedures usually take around an hour to complete, depending on the size of the area being treated. The procedure is made comfortable and virtually pain-free as it is performed using local anesthetics. Most treatment procedures require more than one session. It is normal to experience some swelling and discomfort in the treated area after each session but should resolve within a couple of days.
Chemical Peeling (AHA, BHA, TCA)
Chemical peeling is a type of cosmetic procedure that involves using chemicals to peel layers of skin, usually on the facial area. The strength of the chemical peel determines how many layers of skin are removed. The mild peels available are Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA), and Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA). Chemical peeling is performed to improve the appearance of acne scars, pigment changes in the skin, fine wrinkles, and mild sun damage. Mild chemical peels can also be performed to prepare the skin for a deeper peel.
The Dual Yellow Laser treatment system is used to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, such as spider veins, acne, port wine stains, and rosacea. The system is highly accurate as it designed to target blemishes while leaving the surrounding area unaffected. In most cases, dual yellow laser treatment can be performed without administering a local anesthetic. The pain that individuals feel during the procedure is minimal, but the patient may request for a topical anesthetic if needed. The results are immediate in most cases. However, there are some cases where the results may gradually occur.
Facial detoxification is a treatment method that aims to rejuvenate facial skin by removing toxins and bacteria that are clogging the pores. The procedure can be done in many different ways, depending on the unique circumstances of the patient. However, this is usually performed by combining enzyme exfoliation, skin vacuuming, ionized steam, high-frequency ultraviolet light, aromatherapy, and a variety of masks and serums. In some cases, facial detoxification can be combined with dermabrasion, dermal planing, or a chemical peel to remove a thin layer of skin. Doing so not only results in toxin-free skin, but also a much younger and rejuvenated appearance.
Facial masks are creams that are made from a variety of ingredients like clay, aloe vera, algae, seaweed, essential oils, herbs, and vitamins. These are usually applied after a complete skin cleansing procedure. The objective is to tighten, tone, hydrate and nourish the skin to achieve a rejuvenated effect. The face mask is left on the skin for around 10 to 15 minutes. Your esthetician will then apply skin toner, moisturizer, or sunscreen to complete the procedure. Facial masks are available in many different types. Estheticians at ProDerma Aesthetic Clinic will help you make a well-informed decision after conducting a thorough assessment of your skin’s condition.
Filler injections are cosmetic treatments to remove wrinkles and scars on the face, neck, and other areas of the body. These are also used on the lips to make them look fuller. Filler injections are made from various chemicals such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, fat cells, biodegradable polymer, calcium hydroxylapatite, and microscopic beads. Prior to receiving filler injections, the cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist may administer a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort. The whole procedure takes around 15 minutes, but this will depend on the size of the area being treated. A small amount of pain, redness, and swelling is to be expected after the procedure.
Hair Removal Laser
If you are consistently bothered by unwanted hair on your body, you can opt to undergo laser hair removal treatment to achieve permanent results. Laser hair removal devices use pulses of high-energy light to destroy hair follicles. The systems are first programmed for your skin type and colour so that the laser only targets the hair follicle and not the surrounding tissue. Although many modern laser systems can be used on all types of skin, some older laser systems cannot be used for individuals with dark skin. A treatment session usually takes less than 30 minutes because the laser can target an area the size of a quarter with a single pulse.
Intense Pulse Light (IPL) Laser works similarly to a “laser”, but is not actually a laser in a sense that it does not use a single wavelength of light. However, the light that the IPL device produces is sufficient to destroy unwanted cells. IPL is sometimes referred to as flashlamp therapy because it makes use of high-intensity visible light. The procedure is considered to be non-invasive and non-ablative as it targets the lower level of the skin (dermis) while leaving the top layer unaffected. IPL is commonly used in the treatment of skin conditions, such as vascular lesions, pigmented lesions, and hair removal.
Infusion is a very straightforward aesthetic procedure performed by combining and delivering essential vitamins, minerals, and complex amino acids into the skin. This is a needle-free procedure that results in collagen regeneration, skin rehydration, and body toning. It is also used to remove cellulite and stretch marks and to make the skin look visibly younger. The procedure is performed by passing a special handpiece over the surface of the skin to deliver specially formulated solutions. The procedure is quick and does not have downtime. It also does not damage the skin and surrounding tissues.
Iontophoresis refers to a method used to treat excessive sweating of hands and feet. The procedure has been practiced since the 1940s, but devices used in the process have significantly developed since then. The device works by passing a mild electrical current through a pan filled with water while the hands or feet are dipped into the pan. Most patients are treated three times a week until the desired results are achieved. After this, the treatment schedule is reduced to once a week.
Med2Contour is an FDA-approved, non-invasive medical system used in aesthetic medicine to eliminate localized fat. Using dual low-frequency ultrasound combined with vacuum technology, it is one of the safest techniques in the field of body contouring. During the procedure, the FDA-approved handpiece is moved around the targeted area. This produces heat energy that penetrates the deeper layer of the skin without harming the top most part and surrounding tissues. The cavitation effect results in the fast removal of stubborn fat and a significant reduction in fat mass. Meanwhile, the production of collagen is enhanced resulting in the improvement of the skin’s tone and elasticity.
Microdermabrasion is a dermatologic treatment method that involves spraying the skin with tiny exfoliating crystals to remove a thin layer. The method is used to remove age spots, brown spots, and to improve the appearance of dull skin. Unlike dermabrasion, microdermabrasion is mild on the skin, so the patient does not require a local anesthetic prior to the procedure. In fact, the procedure can be performed during lunch hour and the patient can return to work without any downtime. It’s important to remember that even if the dermatologist applies a layer of sunscreen and moisturizer on your skin after the procedure, you will need to avoid being exposed to the sun for a few days to achieve optimum results.
Phonophoresis is a method of delivering topical drugs to targeted sites underneath the skin. The method uses high-energy sound waves to push the drug deep into the tissue. In dermatology, phonophoresis is used to treat wrinkles, increase the production of type I and type III collagen, reduce skin dryness, and enhance the skin tone. A phonophoresis procedure takes less than 5 minutes to complete. The dermatologist will spread the drug or cream on the area to be treated. The ultrasound transducer will be passed over the area for a few minutes to push the drug deep into the skin. The procedure is considered to be non-invasive and can be used on all skin types. In most cases, patients experience no downtime after the procedure.
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
Photodynamic therapy is a treatment method that uses drugs called photosensitizing agents and a light source to treat a variety of skin cancers. Almost any type of laser or non-laser light source can be used in a PDT procedure. The treatment method is considered to be as effective as surgery or radiation therapy, but it is less invasive, has no long-term side effects, and can be accomplished in a short time. In fact, most PDT procedures are performed as an outpatient procedure. If required, the procedure can be performed repeatedly until the desired results are achieved. In most cases, a PDT procedure will cost less than other forms of cancer treatment.
QS Nd Yag (Helios III)
The Helios III is a unique Q-switched laser device that uses Nd:Yag lasers to accomplish a variety of dermatological procedures such as tattoo removal, soft peeling, smoothening facial wrinkles, and improving skin elasticity. What makes the Helios III unique from other laser devices is that it makes use of four toning modes at two wavelengths, whereas other lasers are only able to produce two toning modes at a single wavelength. This enables the dermatologist to apply the correct toning mode according to the condition being treated. With Helios III, patients experience less pain and side effects regardless of the skin condition being treated.
Thermage CPT is a treatment method that uses radiofrequency energy to smoothen and tighten skin to achieve a youthful appearance. The method can be used for men and women and is highly effective in reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin. Thermage CPT can be used on almost all body parts, such as the lips, face, abdomen, buttocks, and eyes. When used on the facial area, treatments usually take around 45 minutes to an hour. When used on other body parts, treatments can take around an hour and half, depending on the body part. The pain that a patient experiences during the procedure is tolerable so there is no need to administer any type of anesthesia.
Tripolar Radio Frequency
Tripolar radio frequency is a 3rd generation technology that makes use of radio frequency energy to reduce fine lines and wrinkles on the skin, contour facial skin, reduce cellulite, improve the appearance of stretch marks, and rejuvenate the skin. Tripolar devices allow practitioners to choose a setting that is optimized for either the face or body. However, to achieve the desired results, it is recommended that patients undergo a series of treatments instead of a single treatment. When used for conditions that normally require surgery, a tripolar RF device can accomplish the same results with minimal recovery time.
eMatrix (Treatment For Scars & Stretch Marks)
eMatrix is an innovative technology used to treat scars and stretch marks. It uses fractional bi-polar radio frequency energy dispersed in tiny matrix spots to remove skin imperfections. The healthy skin around the treated area will then be able to accelerate the healing process. Most cases require three or more treatment sessions. The total number of sessions will depend on the size of the area being treated and the condition of the skin. The treatment can result in a burning sensation, which is why a topical anesthetic is applied to the area prior to the procedure.
eMax is a revolutionary aesthetic treatment solution used for skin rejuvenation. This is a non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic approach that can be used to the broadest spectrum of skin textures, hair colours, and skin tones. Commonly used on the face, neck, and hands, the treatment uses a combination of intense pulsed light (IPL) and radiofrequency (RF) to make the skin look younger and smoother. eMax treats rosacea, sunspot, melasma, hyperpigmentation, freckles, and other skin conditions. The procedure involves pulses of bright visible light that are passed into the skin and lasts about 30 minutes per session.