Dermamelan Dubai | Skin Depigmentation Treatment | | LCAS

Dermamelan Dubai. Skin hyperpigmentation is caused by the over production of melanin, the substance responsible for skin colour. Over production of this substance can be a result of various factors such as overexposure to the sun or hormonal changes.

USES

The main action of the skin depigmentation mask treatment is to lessen and reduce skin hyperpigmentation. It is composed of multiple ingredients that effectively reduce the ability of the melanin cells (melanocytes) to produce more melanin. 

HOW IT WORKS

It is composed of a two-process treatment: an initial office treatment followed by maintenance using the home-care treatment.

During the office treatment, the doctor is going to clean the face using a degreasing solution (which is then followed by the depigmentation mask. The mask a brown cream applied all over the face. This mask is kept for 8 to 12 hours. Once the recommended time has been achieved, the mask is removed using soap and water.

The next step in the depigmentation treatment is the home care treatment. It should be applied to the discoloured areas, three times a day for the next four weeks. Starting on the fifth week, apply the home care cream twice a day for the next eight weeks.

A maintenance treatment may be needed which includes the application of the home care treatment once a day only at night, usually for 6 months depending on the result of the depigmentation achieved.

SAFETY

It is recommended that a sunblock be used when going outside. The failure to use sunblock may result in rendering the treatment less effective or not effective at all.

WARNINGS

During the application of the treatment, it is best to avoid contact with the eyes. This depigmentation mask treatment is not advised for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Here in Dubai, Dermamelan Treatment is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.

Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.

To know more about the depigmentation treatment, click here.

To book an appointment, or consultation in Dubai at our LCAS Dubai Healthcare City Clinic, please contact 04-375 2393, WhatsApp +971 52 915 1461 or email gulf@LCAS.com

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Botox: Myth and Fact | Botox DUBAI | LONDON | LCAS

BOTOX IN DUBAI

Botox
Botox Dubai

Botox is predominantly used as a treatment to combat the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Below are some of the myth/ facts about Botulinum Toxin injections.

  • Botox can cause Botulism

Although the botox is derived from the neurotoxin Botulinum toxin that is produced by the bacteria Clostridium Botulinum, it is effective as an anti-ageing treatment when used correctly and in extremely small concentration.

  • Botox delivers immediate result

Botox typically takes effect after ten to fourteen days. During this time, a small top up may be administered to improve the effect. This is the reason that a follow-up consultation with the doctor is important. 

  • Individuals who had undergone face lift or brow lift does not need botox.

Face lift or any facial surgeries can significantly improve the overall appearance of the face. However, there may still be a need for botox injection even after the surgery as Botox is also considered as a wrinkle prevention treatment.

  • Botox is only used in the cosmetic field

The main action of botulinum toxin is to paralyse the nerves and stop them from moving. It was first used to treat spasms of the eye. Botox is also used to treat hyperhidrosis (over-sweating), migraine, strabismus (an eye disorder), upper limb spasms and cervical dystonia (to lessen the severity of abnormal head and neck pain).

  • Botox cannot be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding

There is very minimal data available on the safety of botox use during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Although it is unlikely for the toxin to pass to the baby through the breast milk, it is best to get a botox after breastfeeding and avoiding the treatment altogether during pregnancy.

Here in Dubai, Botox Injection is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.

Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.

To know more about Botulinum Toxin Injections, click here.

To book an appointment, or consultation in Dubai at our LCAS Dubai Healthcare City Clinic, please contact 04-375 2393, WhatsApp +971 52 915 1461 or email gulf@LCAS.com

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Laser Resurfacing Dubai | Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation | | DUBAI | LCAS

LASER RESURFACING DUBAI. Over the last decade, the field of facial rejuvenation has developed to include the use of laser as a treatment of facial ageing. Skin ageing can be manifested as dry, dull, wrinkled skin. Laser resurfacing works by removing the most outer portion of the skin through the use of precise laser beam, consequently attracting cellular repair and remodel. 

Laser resurfacing is done as an out-patient procedure and patients are not required to stay at the clinic. Treatment time can take approximately twenty minutes to an hour depending on the number of areas involved.

Laser treatment is well tolerated even without the use of a topical anaesthetic cream. The face will be thoroughly cleaned immediately before the treatment. The surgeon will start one side at a time and as he progresses to other areas, the previously treated area will start to feel warm and “sun-burnt.” This can be lessened by the use of a cooling fan during the treatment and the application of cold compress after. Expect that the skin will be pinkish to reddish in appearance and a mild burning sensation will be felt which will diminish after a few hours. 

During the healing process, the new skin cells repair the damaged areas and therefore result in tighter skin. The skin will be dry and pinpoint patches will be visible especially during the first few days and will continue to improve after approximately a week. It is recommended to avoid direct sun exposure and to maintain applying a high SPF moisturizer to avoid the risk of pigmentation. 

Lastly, no matter what type of laser treatment you decide, maintaining a healthy skin regimen after a laser treatment is just as important as taking care of your skin every day.

Here in Dubai, Laser Resurfacing is available at the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.

Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.

To book an appointment, or consultation in Dubai at our LCAS Dubai Healthcare City Clinic, please contact 04-375 2393 or email gulf@LCAS.com

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Hair Restoration using PRP and Stem Cells | A Revolutionary treatment for Hair Loss | Dubai | LCAS

The use of one’s stem cells derived from fat has been used in various medical and aesthetic treatments. It has been considered as a revolutionary treatment especially if combined with PRP. 

Hair loss can be an issue especially for those who experience them early on. It can dampen the self-esteem and can cause psychological issue to the individual. Thankfully, there is a possible treatment and that is the application of adipose-derived stem cells and platelet-rich plasma injected directly on the scalp.

The first step is through the collection of fat from an area where you have abundant of them, usually the abdomen, flanks or inner thighs. This is then processed by the stem cell laboratory and will be ready for use after 10 to 14 days. 

On the day of the actual hair restoration treatment, a topical anaesthetic cream on the scalp is applied and left for half an hour. This is to ensure proper absorption and effectiveness of the anaesthetic cream.

The PRP is prepared through the collection of blood from your arm and placed in a blood collection tube which is then put in a centrifuge machine. The centrifuge machine will run for around 5 minutes and will separate the platelet-rich plasma. This is a concentrated yellowish plasma rich in platelet, growth factors and proteins. 

The surgeon will then prepare the treatment areas by initially passing a dermal roller onto the scalp. This is to increase absorption of the stem cells and PRP. After, both the stem cells and PRP are injected in multiple areas. The total time of the treatment is around one hour to an hour and a half. 

Just like any treatment involving injections, slight bleeding can happen during the treatment. There is also a possibility of bruising and tenderness on the injected areas.

After the treatment, it is important not to wet the hair for the first 24 hours and to avoid any hair treatment for 10 days. The protocol will initially start with one session per month for three months, and depending on the effect maintenance can be done every six months. 

It is important to note that as with all treatment, there is risks and uncertainties. The results will also vary from patient to patient. It is best to discuss with the surgeon your concerns before doing any treatment. 

Here in Dubai, Hair Restoration is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.

Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.

To book an appointment, or consultation in Dubai at our LCAS Dubai Healthcare City Clinic, please contact 04-375 2393 or email gulf@LCAS.com

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To book an appointment at our LCAS 15 Harley Street, London practice, please call +44 207 636 4272 or email info@LCAS.com

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Dermal Fillers | Facial Rejuvenation | Dubai | London | LCAS

Fillers for Facial Rejuvenation

Dermal Fillers Dubai. The use of dermal fillers for facial rejuvenation is not new. Over the years, different substances were used as soft tissue fillers such as silicone, mineral oil, paraffin and collagen. These substances, however, were abandoned due to a high incidence of adverse effects like prolonged swelling, infection, hardness and ulcer formation. 

Today, there are a few dermal fillers that have been safely used as a treatment for rejuvenation, not just around the eyes but also in other parts of the face. The most commonly used is the one composed of hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is normally found in our body and its advantage as a dermal filler is that the incidence of an allergic reaction is significantly less than the other types of previously used filler. Its duration of effect is also superior than other fillers. It is a biodegradable filler which means that it is not a permanent filler and can last up to a year. Another advantage of hyaluronic acid filler is the availability of the hyaluronidase which can counteract the effect of the hyaluronic acid.

Here in Dubai, dermal filler is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City. The treatment usually last for around 15 to 20 minutes and in most cases is quite tolerable. You may request the doctor to apply an anaesthetic cream half an hour before the treatment to numb the areas. 

Swelling for the first few hours can happen however, you should inform the doctor if swelling persists. Bruising on the injection points are also not common and will be unnoticeable after a day. 

Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.

To book an appointment, or consultation in Dubai at our LCAS Dubai Healthcare City Clinic, please contact 04-375 2393 or email gulf@LCAS.com

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To book an appointment at our LCAS 15 Harley Street, London practice, please call +44 207 636 4272 or email info@LCAS.com

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PRP Dubai | Restore your Bright Beautiful Skin | LCAS

PRP TreatmentPRP, an acronym for Platelet-rich plasma, is an effective treatment for facial rejuvenation. The treatment involves the collection of your blood, around 8 mL, from a vein in your arm and placed in a special tube. This tube is then positioned inside a centrifuge (rotating) machine to separate the red component of the blood and the yellowish platelet-rich plasma. The separation of these two components will usually take around 5 minutes.

The PRP is introduced into the skin using a dermapen (a special pen-like medical instrument where the tip is outfitted with tiny needles). This damage caused by the dermapen and the introduction of the PRP beneath the skin stimulates the tissues causing a mild inflammation that triggers the healing process and results in the development of new collagen. As this collagen matures, it starts to shrink and tighten the skin. Improvement is noticeable within three weeks but full collagen regeneration is achieved at approximately three months.

The advantage of PRP is that it can be done to all skin types and tones. The treatment is painless since an anaesthetic cream is applied to the skin and left for half an hour. The main treatment will generally last around 20 to 30 minutes. You will feel a burning sensation immediately after the treatment. The skin will also appear pinkish to reddish for the initial 12 to 24 hours. Light bruising is also not uncommon and will disappear in two to three days.

Another advantage of PRP is that it is nonallergenic because the platelet-rich plasma used is one’s own (autologous). Therefore, the possibility of having an allergic reaction is less likely to happen.

To know more about PRP, click here.

Here in Dubai, PRP Treatment is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.

Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.

To book an appointment, or consultation in Dubai at our LCAS Dubai Healthcare City Clinic, please contact 04-375 2393 or email gulf@LCAS.com

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To book an appointment at our LCAS 15 Harley Street, London practice, please call +44 207 636 4272 or email info@LCAS.com

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Botox Dubai | Be wrinkles and Crinkles-free | Dubai | London | LCAS

Botox injections

Even before it was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration as a cosmetic treatment for specific facial lines in 2002, botox injections have already been widely used in Hollywood as a treatment for facial lines. Botox has been popularly regarded as the “miracle of youth” due to its reliability, relative affordability, and convenience. Botox promises a quick fix, no surgery and no downtime, and can even be administered during lunch break. It only takes about 15 minutes for a botox treatment.

Botox involves the injection of botulinum toxin into the facial muscles resulting in a temporary frozen state. This results in a smoothening and improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and lines. However, due to its temporary effect, which lasts around three to four months, continued regular injection is necessary to maintain the overall appearance of a wrinkle-free face.

Regardless of how we might think about botox, it has without a doubt become a permanent cultural force among the majority. It has become popular for the younger generation, as young as nineteen, to have botox injection. This is because botox has also been used to prevent facial lines appearing permanently. It was noted that the injection of botox early may decrease the likelihood that it will appear permanently on the face.

Here in Dubai, Botox injection is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.

Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.

To book an appointment, or consultation in Dubai at our LCAS Dubai Healthcare City Clinic, please contact 04-375 2393 or email gulf@LCAS.com

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To book an appointment at our LCAS 15 Harley Street, London practice, please call +44 207 636 4272 or email info@LCAS.com

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NCTF 135HA: The latest Anti-ageing treatment | DUBAI | LCAS

NCTF in DUBAI:

Intense Revitalisation and Hydration Booster using the Latest Anti-Ageing Treatment

Every day, we are exposed to the sun’s UV rays, stress, smoke and pollution which can be harmful to our skin particularly to our face, resulting in a dull complexion, dark circles under the eyes and uneven pigmentation.

MORE THAN 50 NATURAL INGREDIENTS

NCTF (New Cellular Treatment Factor) 135HA is a mixture of over 50 natural ingredients which include hyaluronic acid for ultimate hydration, vitamins, amino acids, minerals, and coenzymes. This unique cocktail of ingredients boost hydration, improve dull complexion, even pigmentations and reduce pore size.

INDICATION

If you have dull skin and want to improve skin quality, NCTF 135HA might be the option for you. However, this treatment is not recommended for those with active skin disease, an autoimmune disorder, or pregnant and breastfeeding women.

THE TREATMENT PROCEDURE

The NCTF 135HA treatment is well tolerated even without an anaesthetic cream and will usually last around fifteen minutes to half an hour. The doctor will first thoroughly cleanse the skin before the main treatment, which involves multiple injections using a very fine needle. Minimal pinpoint redness especially on the injected areas are common and will lessen after 24 hours. There is also the possibility of small bruises where the injection was inserted which will disappear after 24-48 hours. By this time, the skin is more hydrated and toned as it becomes progressively radiant.

After the treatment, it is important to avoid direct sun exposure, UV rays, and extreme hot and cold temperatures which include steam rooms and sauna for one week. Make-up can be applied 12 hours after the treatment. Skin radiance and hydration are evident after the first session, but multiple sessions are required to achieve the best optimal result.

HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED?

To achieve the optimal result, a total of 5 sessions are initially required. The first 3 sessions are 15 days apart and the last 2 sessions are a month apart. Once these five sessions have been completed, a maintenance session can be done twice a year.

NCTF 135HA is a unique combination in terms of mesotherapy and has been clinically proven to create the best environment for cells and collagen to reproduce. Lastly, it improves the overall skin texture and tone revealing a brighter, healthier and younger-looking skin.

Here in Dubai, NCTF 135HA Treatment is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.

Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.

To book an appointment, or consultation in Dubai at our LCAS Dubai Healthcare City Clinic, please contact 04-375 2393 or email gulf@LCAS.com

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To book an appointment at our LCAS 15 Harley Street, London practice, please call +44 207 636 4272 or email info@LCAS.com

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Baby Botox Dubai | A new trend? | LCAS

BOTOX DUBAI

Botox injections

The term “Baby Botox” has been on the rise for the past few years. It definitely does not include babies, for sure. So, what is it exactly and how is it different from the botox treatment that we know?

Baby botox was first coined in 2003 by Hollywood directors who complained that actors and actresses are left with frozen look due to botox treatment and therefore lack the range of facial expressions needed to act.

Baby botox has been practised by surgeons for years however, it was only recently that the term has gained traction.

Baby botox is a treatment that uses microinjection to targeted areas of the face. In short, it uses a lower amount of botox compared to standard treatment and can still effectively reduce wrinkles without compromising facial expressions. Generally, since less amount of botox is used, the probability that it will wear off quicker is also expected. The effect of the baby botox treatment will vary from patient to patient. It is not a one-size fit all treatment and must be tailored to the need of the individual. Ideally, baby botox is for younger patients and first-timers who want to prevent lines from becoming permanent.

The result will really depend on a lot of factors such as genetics, exposure and metabolism. However, if baby botox is not feasible and you can still see a lot of movement, a traditional botox treatment might be the best option.

Here in Dubai, botox injection is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.

Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.

To book an appointment, or consultation in Dubai at our LCAS Dubai Healthcare City Clinic, please contact 04-375 2393 or email gulf@LCAS.com

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To book an appointment at our LCAS 15 Harley Street, London practice, please call +44 207 636 4272 or email info@LCAS.com

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Lip Filler | Get the Soft Kissable Lips you Desire | Dubai | London | LCAS

Lip Filler Dubai

Filler Injections

Lip augmentation with fillers has been a prominent treatment in enhancing the volume, structure and shape of the lips, achieving the much-desired soft, kissable and pouty lips that most crave.

Lip filler made up of collagen was previously been a popular treatment for lip augmentation. However, it has now been rarely used due to the unwanted side effects it causes.

The newer option is the filler made from hyaluronic acid which is a substance naturally found in our body and when used to augment the lips, can unlikely cause an allergic reaction. It is important to know that some hyaluronic acid lip fillers include lidocaine, an anaesthetic substance, and if there is a known allergy to lidocaine, it is best to inform the physician before the treatment.

Lip augmentation with fillers is done by injections using fine needles. You may also request for an anaesthetic cream beforehand and the anaesthetic will typically take effect after half an hour. After the procedure, there may be minimal swelling and bruising. You may also notice small red spots where the needles went in. These will lessen after a 24 – 48 hours. An ice pack may also be applied to reduce the swelling.

Lip filler is not a permanent treatment and therefore require repeated sessions after a few months to a year, depending on the type of fillers used and the metabolism of the body. Lip fillers are individualised and the result may vary from patient to patient. It is important to discuss your expectations and concerns with the physician before doing any treatment.

Here in Dubai, lip filler is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.

Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are well known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.

To book an appointment, or consultation in Dubai at our LCAS Dubai Healthcare City Clinic, please contact 04-375 2393 or email gulf@LCAS.com

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To book an appointment at our LCAS 15 Harley Street, London practice, please call +44 207 636 4272 or email info@LCAS.com

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Lip Filler | Get the Soft Kissable Lips you Desire | Dubai | London | LCAS

Facial Rejuvenation | Botox and Fillers | Dubai | London | LCAS

Facial rejuvenation with the use of botulinum toxin injections is certainly not new. Over the years, botulinum toxin injections have been utilised not only for wrinkle reduction but also for other medical treatment such as excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis) in the armpit or hands.

Botulinum toxin injection is ideally suited for younger individuals who are starting to have active facial lines and would like to prevent the lines from becoming present at rest. Lines that are visible at rest are difficult to treat with botox alone and a combination of botox and dermal fillers is recommended to enhance the overall treatment outcome. The botox treatment is done through multiple injections to the targeted areas. The doctor may ask you to smile, frown, or raise your eyebrows to determine the exact areas needed for injection.

Among the various type of fillers available in the market, the filler composed of hyaluronic acid is the most widely used because of its less allergenic character compared to other fillers. Also, the availability of hyaluronidase, the antidote which can counteract the effect of the hyaluronic acid, makes it a filler of choice for doctors.

The compounds in the fillers exert their effort by plumping up and filling in the underlying structure of the skin. This reaction softens and decreases the visibility of facial lines. In addition to facial lines, dermal fillers are also used to fill in hollow cheeks and augment the lips.

All in all, botox and fillers are not permanent treatments and therefore require repeated treatment session every few months to achieve an optimal result for facial rejuvenation.

To learn more about botox, please click here.

To learn more about dermal fillers, please click here.

Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are locally and internationally known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and plastic surgeries.

To book an appointment, or consultation in Dubai at our LCAS Dubai Healthcare City Clinic, please contact 04-375 2393 or email gulf@LCAS.com

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PRP Treatment | Improve Facial Texture and Tone | Dubai | London | LCAS

PRP TREATMENT DUBAI

The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for rejuvenation of ageing facial skin has seen a constant increase in popularity for the past few years. The main action of the PRP is to stimulate the tissue, causing mild inflammation which results in the healing action and development of new collagen. During several weeks after the treatment, the platelet stimulates growth factors which helps stimulate increased collagen effect. As this collagen matures, it begins to shrink and tightens the skin.

Immediately after the treatment, the skin will be red. It usually appears as a “sunburnt-like” redness. Also, minimal swelling and bruising are also expected which will usually last for 12 to 24 hours.

You will notice an improved skin texture and tone within three weeks. However, the maximum collagen regeneration requires 3 months. The advantage of PRP is that it can be used in all skin types and tones.

The total time of the procedure typically lasts around one hour, including the application of the anaesthetic cream.

To begin, the nurse will clean the face and apply an anaesthetic cream on the face which will be left in place for 30 minutes. She will then take 8mL of your blood from a vein in the arm. The tube with the blood will then be placed in a centrifuge machine to separate the red blood and the platelet-rich plasma. This separation process takes around 5 minutes.

Once the anaesthetic cream has taken effect, the face will be cleaned and made ready for the main treatment. The surgeon will use a dermapen to help penetrate the PRP into the skin. Lastly, a special cream will then be applied to protect the skin.

After the treatment, it is best to avoid direct sunlight and sauna for a couple of weeks. You can wash your face the next day in order for the PRP to be absorbed well.

PRP is not only an effective facial rejuvenation treatment to improve skin texture and hydration but also used as a filler to create an immediate long-lasting volumetric effect.

Here in Dubai, PRP treatment is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.

Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.

To book an appointment, or consultation in Dubai at our LCAS Dubai Healthcare City Clinic, please contact 04-375 2393 or email gulf@LCAS.com

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To book an appointment at our LCAS 15 Harley Street, London practice, please call +44 207 636 4272 or email info@LCAS.com

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Facial Fillers for Contouring | Dubai | London | LCAS

DERMAL FILLERS DUBAI

There are a number of dermal fillers available in the market and choosing the right filler will depend on an individual’s preference. Fillers can be classified as biodegradable and non-biodegradable (permanent) fillers.

BIODEGRADABLE (Absorbable) FILLERS

Basically, biodegradable fillers are those that are not permanent. The life span of such fillers can last from a couple to several months or even a couple of years.

These biodegradable fillers consist of purified dermal ingredients from human, animal or bacterial sources. A few examples of biodegradable fillers are collagen, hyaluronic acid, polylactic-L-acid fillers and calcium hydroxylapatite fillers. Among these fillers, the hyaluronic acid is the most widely used fillers up to now because it is less allergenic than the other absorbable fillers. Another advantage of hyaluronic acid filler is the availability of hyaluronidase which can counteract the effect of the hyaluronic acid.

In spite of these fillers to be popular, there are a few adverse reactions. Mild pain and discomfort on the injection site, bruising, and swelling can be experienced but will disappear in a few days and usually do not need any treatment. Moreover, multiple sessions are required to achieve a continuous rejuvenation effect.

Some well-known biodegradable fillers in the market include Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane and Sculptra.

 

NON-BIODEGRADABLE FILLERS

Non-biodegradable fillers are permanent fillers that provide long lasting volume restoration.

The disadvantage of having permanent fillers is the possibility of reactions which may manifest as nodule formation, secondary deformity, discomfort and chronic swelling. In addition, the most common late reaction is the appearance of hard lumps (granuloma) on the injected areas. The treatment for this type of adverse reaction is more difficult than that of the temporary fillers. In some cases, surgical removal of the fillers is necessary. For abscess-like formations, a course of antibiotics is recommended.

Although dermal fillers have proven to be an effective facial rejuvenation treatment, choosing the right product and matching them to the needs of the patient are a major factors to achieve high patient’s satisfaction.

Here in Dubai, dermal filler is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.

Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and aesthetic surgical procedures.

To book an appointment, or consultation in Dubai at our LCAS Dubai Healthcare City Clinic, please contact 04-375 2393 or email gulf@LCAS.com

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To book an appointment at our LCAS 15 Harley Street, London practice, please call +44 207 636 4272 or email info@LCAS.com

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Dermal Fillers: Hyaluronic Acid (HA)| Dr Maurizio and Dr Roberto Viel | DUBAI | LCAS GULF

DERMAL FILLERS DUBAI

As we age, loss of volume and changes in the skin occur. Lines, wrinkles, and dull skin may also be visible. The growing demand for treatments to slow down, much less hinder, the ageing process has contributed to doctors and researchers in discovering improved cosmetic treatment modalities. One of this treatment is through the injection of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to plump the skin and thereby lessening the appearance of lines.

There are several types of dermal fillers. However, this topic will specifically discuss the hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.

  1. What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring component in the skin. It provides volume and mechanical support to the tissues. In addition, it forms a fluid matrix in which collagen and elastin are firmly enveloped.

  1. Why is Hyaluronic Acid important?

HA is abundant in the lower part of the epidermis and provides mechanical support to the tissues. Importantly, HA holds unto moisture and helps provide fullness and radiance to the skin. With ageing, there is a decline in dermal components including HA which results in changes in aged skin such as decreased turgidity, increased wrinkling, and altered elasticity. Restoring HA levels can help reduce signs of ageing.

  1. Why Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers?

The unique properties of HA fillers make them ideally suited for soft tissue augmentation. Once injected HA fillers “fill” spaces and it is due to this filling effect that provides correction of folds, wrinkles and restores volume.

  1. What are the potential areas of use for HA fillers?

HA dermal fillers are used in several areas which include forehead wrinkles, frown lines, cheeks, marionette lines, smile lines, lips, chin, and pre-jowl.

  1. Is the injection painful?

Like any minimally-invasive treatments, minimal pain will be felt when the needle is inserted. The doctor may apply a local anaesthetic cream half an hour before or he can inject a local anaesthetic to numb the area before the treatment.

  1. How long will the HA filler last?

HA filler is not permanent and will eventually be absorbed by the body. The effects of  HA filler typically last for 6-18 months. Various factors, such as the amount of filler used, patient metabolism, and mobility of the treated area, may also influence the longevity of results.

The number of HA fillers has increased in the past decade and innovation continues. In many cases, a range of products is available for each brand, each with their own specific properties making them suitable for a certain application.

To read more about HA dermal filler injections, please click here.

Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers Dubai is available in our Dubai Healthcare City clinic, London Centre for aesthetic Surgery Gulf. If you require more information or would like to book an appointment, please contact us at +971 4 375 2393/ +971 4 375 9764 or email us at gulf@LCAS.com.

Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and aesthetic surgeries.

PRP: Facial Rejuvenation

Dermal Fillers in DubaiPlatelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment, also known as “Dracula or vampire” treatment is an effective minimally-invasive treatment to rejuvenate the skin especially here in Dubai where the scorching summer heat can greatly damage our skin.

THE PROCEDURE

Platelet-rich plasma treatment starts off by collecting your blood from a vein, usually in the arm. The collected blood will then be placed in a centrifuge and will be spin to separate the plasma from the other components of the blood (red blood cells). This plasma is a yellowish fluid that is rich in growth factors and platelets which helps in collagen production. The plasma is then applied to the skin through small tiny punctures made by dermapen.

IS IT PAINFUL

The treatment is well tolerated since a numbing cream will be applied half an hour before the procedure. There might be some sensitive spots (sensitive, nose, lips) where you might feel discomfort.

AFTER THE PROCEDURE

The most usual side effects after the treatment will be redness, tiny bruising and burning sensation which will all gradually lessen in 24 hours.

AFTERCARE

Washing of the face can be done after 12 hours. During the healing period, moisturizers can help with the dryness and tightness on the face. A sunblock is mandatory after the treatment to prevent any darkening of the skin. It is best to avoid direct sunlight for a month.

It is recommended to have two to three PRP facial treatment annually to maintain the results.

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PRP facial treatment is available in our Dubai Healthcare City clinic, London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery Gulf. If you require more information or would like to book an appointment, please contact us at +971 4 375 2393 / +971 4 375 9764 or email us at gulf@LCAS.com.

Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and aesthetic surgeries.