Tightening of body
Tightening of body
What are stretch marks?
Stretch marks are a form of scarring on the skin, which first appear as reddish lines most commonly found on the abdomen, breasts, upper arms, thighs, hips and buttocks. Though initially reddish, stretch marks tend to gradually fade to a lighter color over time. They are caused by the tearing of the dermis as a result of the rapid stretching of the skin generally associated with pregnancy and obesity.
Stretch marks appear on almost 80% ～ 90% of expectant mothers during their pregnancy.
Treatments that contract the stretched dermis are effective in making stretch marks much less noticeable.
The most effective treatments are those that contract the stretched dermis. For example:
Therma Cool uses Radio Frequency waves that act on the deep part of the skin, markedly contracting the dermis and fiber tissues. The stimulated fibroblastic cells continuously produce collagen, which results in the skin becoming smoother and thicker causing stretch marks to be less pronounced.
Fractional resurfacing is a latest and evolutional new system in which as many as 100~1000+ microscopic laser beams per 1cm² are delivered into the skin. The coagulated tissue will be replaced with new ones by natural healing process as well as the collagen remodeling is increased by the thermal energy delivered to the dermis. This process makes the skin smooth and stretch marks will be improved.
Cutera Titan XL uses safe infrared light (1100nm ～ 1800nm) to heat the deep layer of the skin and works via two ways. First, the heat makes collagen immediately contract and tighten up. Secondly, stimulation to the dermis layer of the skin results in remodeling of new collagen over the next several months ultimately, tighten up from deep inside of the body. Titan XL is highly effective for improving stretch marks.
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A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
On behalf of Azabu Skin Clinic, thank you for your time and interest in visiting our website.
The first step in solving skin problems is to find out the cause. Conducting the therapy and treatment which are most suitable for the cause and symptoms of a problem is the “shortcut for beautiful skin.” Like most women, I used to have skin problems. Hence, I would like to recover your skin’s own beauty as effectively as possible based on my own experience.
I became a Dermatologist after graduating from Tokyo Medical University. When I was still starting, I had the opportunity to work with and learn from the best mentors in the field of Dermatology. Their clinics were mostly located in the Tokyo Metropolitan and Kansai areas where a lot of patients with dermatological problems came in daily. The feeling of being able to help them solve their dermatological problems and be able to bring back their self-confidence was so rewarding and fulfilling. Hence, I decided to go a step further by establishing a clinic that would not only help the Japanese people but also the foreigners staying in Japan ― most of whom are having a hard time seeking professional help in the English vernacular.
Aside from participating in domestic conferences, I also actively participate in overseas conferences such as those held by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). Attending and participating in these conferences enables me to continuously integrate the latest techniques and modern treatments into my practice.
Having a clinic located in the metropolis of Tokyo allows me to see and interact with patients from all over the world. The time that I spend with my patients, most of whom are foreigners, enables me to examine and be immersed in the different kinds of skin types and the problems that they are facing.
If you are currently experiencing any dermatological problem, it is my sincere wish to help you. Let me help you bring back your self-confidence by restoring your inner wellness and outer beauty. The process might be short or it might be long but I assure you that I will be with you every step of the way.
Together, let us make you better at Azabu Skin Clinic.
Dr. Chiaki Kawashima
The Medical Team
Dr. Kawashima graduated from Tokyo medical College in 1992,March,worked Tokyo Medical College hospital from 1992,and at various other dermatological clinics.She furthers her knowledge through attending and constantly engaging in both domestic and international conferences, especially those held by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).furthers her knowledge through attending and constantly engaging in both domestic and international conferences, especially those held by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).
Current Position:Owner and President ― Azabu Skin Clinic(2002 ― Present)
Associations and Affiliations:
- ● Associate of American Society for Laser Medicine & Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS)
- ● Member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M)
- ● Member of the Japanese Dermatology Association
- ● Member of the Society of Aesthetic Dermatology
- ● Member of the Japanese Cosmetic Science Society
- ● Member of the Japan Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- ● Member of the Society of Anti-aging Medicine for Women
- ● Member of the European College of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery
Certifications and Accreditations:
- ● Certified Trainer and Instructor for Hyaluronic Acid Filler Injection by Galderma (Switzerland)
- ● Certified Specialist of Doublo Treatments
- ● Certified Specialist of Thermage Treatments
- ● Certified Specialist of Dr. Obagi's Cosmetics
Clinic Schedule:Wednesday-Sunday (Reservation required)
Associations and Affiliations
Dr Takahashi graduated from Tokyo university post graduate in 2011,March, started working at Tokyo University hospital,plastic surgery department from 2001,April.
- ● Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery – Saitama Medical University Kawagoe Clinic
- ● Board Certified Specialist of Japan Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
- ● Board Certified Specialist of Japan Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- ● Certified Physician of Association of Aesthetic Medicine
- ● Board Certified Specialist of Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine
Clinic Schedule:By appointment only
After graduating from Toyoma Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Dr. Hirabe became a member of the faculty of the Department of Dermatology at Kyushu University Hospital. Later on, she moved to the Fukuoka Hospital of the National Hospital Organization.
She has also accumulated vast experience working with the Federation of National Public Service and Affiliated Personnel Mutual Aid Association, Hamano-machi Hospital, and many other notable institutions. Dr. Hirabe has been with the Medical Team of Azabu Skin Clinic since 2008.
Clinic Schedule:Sundays from 10:00AM – 7:00PM (Reservation required)
AZABU SKIN CLINIC
6-F Prescious#18 Building
4-14-6 Minami azabu,Minato-ku,
- 6minute from Hiroo st
Tokyo Metro HIBIYA Line 1 gate
- self care practice
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