Dr Irina Sharkova and Dr Evgeni Sharkov on the principles of quality aesthetic dermatology and plastic surgery
Each intervention in one's physical appearance should fit their individuality. This is the philosophy of the professionals at VDerm Clinic – and it shows in the results. At VDerm patients find professional and ethical attitude, a latest generation of technologies and adequate solutions in the fields of plastic surgery and aesthetic dermatology.
The power behind VDerm are Dr Irina Sharkova and Dr Evgeni Sharkov. Dr Sharkova is a dermatology and venereology specialist with interests in fillers, botox, mesotherapy, nonsurgical laser lifting, peeling. Dr Sharkov is a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery with a PhD in the field of body sculpting. He is the head of the plastic surgery clinic at Aleksandrovska Hospital and is an official trainer for Inmode noninvasive liposuction and radio-frequency tissue lifting and the SmartGraft–FUE technology for hair transplantation. He is a member of the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons.
What principles do you follow at VDerm Clinic?
We perform only procedures that we see as necessary. We never perceive patients as customers. We always strive to achieve the most natural results and choose procedures that improve our patients' physical appearance without changing their individuality. After our work is done, our patients should remain the same, only more beautiful and confident. Last, but not least, we follow the principle of mutual trust between patient and doctor as a factor for quality results.
What does a patient's first visit at VDerm look like?
Our first question is what bothers them in their physical appearance. Then we decide whether the problem can be corrected and how – with noninvasive, minimally invasive or surgical methods. After this we decide whether an aesthetic dermatologist or a plastic surgeon should take care of the case.
Which are the most popular procedures at VDerm?
Patients nowadays seek quick, painless, safe and minimally invasive procedures with a visible and lasting effect. This is why they usually seek help from our aesthetic dermatology specialists. Together they choose the procedure for maintaining skin quality that suits their case best – fillers, botox, radio-frequency and ultrasound procedures. In cases where such procedures would not provide the desired effect, due to patient's skin condition or age, they seek help from a plastic surgeon. Here most patients ask for hair transplantation, body sculpting, blepharoplasty, correction of lower eyelids or nose, facelifting, correction of the tummy after significant weight loss or pregnancy. The most popular, however, are breast corrections.
What is SmartGraft–FUE hair transplantation?
The technique for follicle extraction is the most noninvasive and safe hair transplantation method available. It does not leave traces and the results are as close to the natural ones as possible. The hair follicles are vacuumed from the back of the neck. Their survival rate after transplantation is 98%, which is an incredible success. Before the procedure we require from the patient a blood test so that we can be sure that the hair loss is hereditary and is not a sign for some disease.
The procedure is performed in a single day, under local anaesthesia. The patient does not feel any pain and after 7-10 days they can return to their normal life. SmartGraft–FUE works equally well in both men and women.
Our patients are very satisfied with the results. This is why VDerm Clinic was invited to become a member of the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons.
What methods for breasts correction do you use at VDerm?
I work only with implants to correct small or drooping breasts that need more volume. For now alternative methods, such as lipofilling with fat tissue from other parts of the body have provided unsatisfactory results. Unlike buttocks lipofilling, known also as BBL (Brazilian butt lift), fat tissue implanted in breasts has low levels of survival.
In cases of drooping breasts with enough volume we can achieve a beautiful and quality result with lifting only, without implants.
Patients return to their normal life on the second or third day after the correction procedure at VDerm.
What are the advantages of the PRP plasma therapy offered at VDerm?
PRP plasma therapy, known also as vampire lifting, combines 2 procedures – radio-frequency and plasma therapy. Radio-frequency stimulates the collagen production in the skin and lifts it naturally, without the use of artificial materials. At the same time a vial of blood is drawn from the patient. It is centrifuged so that its growth factors are extracted (plasma therapy). When they are injected in the face surface, the skin condition dramatically improves. The result of the two procedures is lifted skin with improved general condition without the use of any external factors. A wonderful solution for people who seek a natural way to improve the skin of their face and neck.
What should patients know when seeking help from an aesthetic dermatology or plastic surgery specialist?
The most important thing is to know who are they going to visit. They have to seek a professional with a good CV and proven experience, not to listen to comments on the Internet and friends' opinions. The most important thing for them is to find an established professional who they feel they can trust.
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