Dr Chen featured in Cosmetic Surgery & Beauty Magazine

Our aesthetic physician, Dr Chen Tai Ho, was interviewed and featured in June and September 2011’s Cosmetic Surgery & Beauty magazine, a leading and renowned magazine featuring the latest news and articles in aesthetic medicine.

The June 2011 article is as follows:

A good carpenter doesn’t blame his tools, but in the world of medical beauty, tools are mostly blamedfor not garnering the best results. So, in order to give the best for patients, doctors and specialists must have the best tools. And when it comes to the Q-Switched Nd:YAG and CO2 fractional laser categories, two names stand out in the industry – Medlite C6 and Mixel.

Dr. Chen Tai Ho, an experienced user of Medlite C6 and Mixel, is among many who approve of both devices. “The Medlite C6 QSwitched Nd:YAG laser has highly stable power output – this is important so as to avoid over treatment or under treatment. The beam quality makes it known as the gold standard in the industry for the treatment of melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation in terms of duration and consistency of results,” Dr. Chen explains.

“The Mixel is a fractional CO2 laser with dual focus beams – 70 microns for deeper scars and 200 microns for overall rejuvenation. It also comes with two separate surgical hand pieces suitable for precise CO2 surgical work,” Dr. Chen adds.

Dr. Chen himself is a satisfied customer, “The Medlite C6 has simple, straight forward controls with an ergonomic and well-balanced hand piece making it a joy to use. The Mixel has a touch screen interface that can easily switch between fractional CO2 and surgical CO2 work.

Having both devices in the clinic not only helps provide a wider scope of treatment, it also expands your business, as Dr. Chen has discovered. “Medlite C6 and Mixel complement each other very well – the former is good for colour improvement, like getting rid of pigmentation, tattoos, and so on, while the latter is great for textural improvement – for dramatic improvement of acne scars, texture of the skin, fine lines and wrinkles. I use Mixel for dramatic results while the Medlite C6 is used for maintenance, like a monthly laser facial to maintain and build upon the results of the Mixel.”

Before Mixel Fractional CO2 laser

A dynamic duo they may be, but each device has its own forte. “Medlite C6 is highly recommended for removal of freckles, solar lentigines, Hori’s Nevus, treatment of melasma, non-ablative skin resurfacing for wrinkles and acne scars, laser toning, skin whitening, active acne and so on. Mixel’s fractional CO2 setting works best for skin resurfacing like acne scars, skin laxity, wrinkles, fine lines and traumatic scarring, while its surgical setting can be used to remove moles, warts, skin tags and so on.”

Before Medlite C6 ND:Yag laser

Every medical procedure comes with its own set of associated risks and the two devices are no different. “Some of the risks associated with both devices include transient hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation, reddening of the skin, bruising, swelling, blisters and burns. These complications are rarely permanent. In the hands of a trained professional,the risks can be as low as five percent.”

With all the above benefits, it all translates to better service and satisfied patients. “My patients love it! Benefits include younger, brighter and smoother skin, which is what everybody is looking for.”

Medlite C6 laser and Mixel laser – match-made for medical beauty.