Frequently Asked Question on Botox

Dr Maurizio Viel, plastic surgeon at LCAS Gulf, Dubai and LCAS Harley Street, London answers some frequent questions sent by our readers about botox treatment

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Q: How does the botox works?

MV: Botulinum Botolinum toxin (botox) s a purified protein that blocks the nerve signal from the brain to the nerve endings (that tell you to frown). Injecting botox into the skin effectively paralyses the muscles, so wrinkles, lines and furrows don’t have the strength to contract and simply have to smooth out.

Q: What is botox good for?

MV: Botox is good for crows feet, forehead lines, lines around the mouth, upper lip lines, neck wrinkles, deep lines in the face and lines on the chest. It is also a treatment for hyperhidrosis (over sweating) and can alleviate migraine.

  Q: What happens during the botox procedure?

MV: Botox is injected into the problematic areas using a very fine needle. You may require several injections, depending on the extent of the problem.

Q: How does it feel?

MV: You will feel pinpricks but it isn’t really painfull.

Q: How long does it take?

MV: Botox treatment may take ten to twenty minutes.

Q: Ho long before it heals?

MV: Immediately. You can go straight back to your life.

Q: When will I see results?

MV: Between one and three days after treatment.

Q: How long will it last?

MV: Up to six months (though can be less). After this, the benefits continue in a modified form, as wrinkles relax and lines may simply diminish. However, for best results, you should return for top-ups at regular intervals.

  Q: Any side effects?

MV: Botox is very safe. In rare cases, redness, swelling, bruising and numbness may occur initially. Headaches  may happen. Very rare side effects include drooping of the eyelid or eyebrow (ptosis), frozen face syndrome, where you can no longer use your face expressively (this usually occurs only if you have a lot of injections in different sites around your face); the wrong muscle could be paralysed (but remember, botulinum is not a permanent treatment so the effect would be temporary).

  Q: Contraindications?

MV: Not suitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Botox is not suitable for people taking muscle relaxants. You should avoid other procedures such as licro-current, laser treatment, microdermabrasion etc.) for a week after treatment.

Q: Most suitable age to have botox treatment?

MV: There are no age limit, but most suitable age to have the treatment is late twenties

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LIP FILLER at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery Gulf | DUBAI

LIP FILLER WITH DR ROBERTO VIEL AND MAURIZIO VIEL

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More than one third of all facial treatments with a dermal filler are performed on the lips and mouth area. 82% of women who seek treatment want to improve the definition of their lips through lip filler.

Today, it is relatively simple to get gorgeous and luscious lips. Narrowing or thinning of the lips is one of the most obvious signs of ageing, yet it is now the most simplest problem to solve. Lip filler is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery with Drs Maurizio and Roberto Viel.

Drs Maurizio and Roberto Viel, plastic surgeons at the London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery Gulf with over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery and amongst the experts in injecting dermal filler / lip filler. The twin surgeon recommend injecting filler material such as hyaluronic acid to give a fuller, more youthful look.Drs Roberto and Maurizio Viel does not recommend permanent lip filler because it limits your options for future work.

Filler can be injected into one or both lips and also along the upper edge to define the cupid’s bow. Botox injection can also remove fine lines and lift the corner of the lips.

 

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Fractora Firm at LCAS Gulf, Dubai

Fractora firm “Prevent the signs of ageing without going under a knife or needles”

Fractora Firm (Fractional thermal contraction)  at LCAS Gulf Dubai, UAE

 

fractora firm at LCAS Dubai

fractora firm at LCAS Gulf Dubai

As we age, our skin loses elasticity that causes fine lines, creases and folds that make us look older. Elastin is what controls our skin’s elasticity or its stretchiness.

Face lifting does not have to be always under a scalpel or needles. Thanks to this new cosmetic machine Fractora Firm, that can tone, tighten and rejuvenate facial skin without surgery. It is safe and effective treatment that is essentially painless and no downtime. This is one of the mildest treatment that is available only at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery Gulf, Dubai UAE.

Fractora firm is a machine that uses radio-frequency energy that stimulates the formation of new collagen and contract the layers of your skin thus making your skin more smoother, clearer and tighter. Fractora firm is best for sagging skin on the entire face (chin, neck, smile lines and nasolabial folds). This treatment is not only for the face it also tightens the saggy arms (bat wing), lower abdomen and knees.

A fully trained nurse does the treatment that will take 30 minutes to 50 minutes depending on the treated areas. During the session, you may feel a nice warm sensation. After each session, there may be slight redness in the treated area, which subsides within a few hours. This treatment can only be done once a week. Most of our Fractora firm patients can see the results during the third and fourth session. Drs Roberto and Maurizio Viel recommend a course of six to eight sessions. It is essential that you do this treatment continually and can only skip for one week otherwise, you have to start from the fist session again to have a full and good results. Read more…

 It is important to remember that is this treatment will not change your appearance dramatically as it is primarily preventive treatment for skin ageing. Remember too, that it is essential to talk to your plastic surgeon if you are best candidate for this treatment. Dr Maurizio and Dr Roberto Viel will answer all your questions regarding this treatment.

 

 

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Eye-bag and wrinkle problem solved by Dermal Filler and Botox Treatment

Dermal Filler and Botox Treatment

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Eye-bag and wrinkle problem is a very common problem among men and women. Dermal filler and botox injection is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery Gulf, Dubai and in Harley Street London by our twin plastic surgeons Drs Maurizio and Roberto Viel

I have bags under my eyes and no amount of eye cream seems to help. What can I do? 

There are two options in this case.  The first would depend on the surgeon’s assessment on the type of eye-bag.  One non-permanent solution non-invasive solution may be possible to get a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid, which is contained also within our bodies, to ‘fill’ under the eye-bag to blend in the protrusion to make the eye bag more subtle.  In more severe cases, a one-hour surgical procedure is performed under sedation to remove the fat from the eye-bag that is the cause of the protrusion.  The incisions are made in the eye line margin and are subtle, and the scars are not noticeable after a few weeks as the skin around the eye usually heals very well.

 

 What would you suggest to reduce frown and smile lines, while still looking natural? 

It is important to understand that there are two types of lines: dynamic and static lines; dynamic lines are caused by facial movements such as frowning and smiling; whilst static lines would include nasiolabial folds which are the lines that run from the corner of your mouth to the corner of your nose that become deeper with age due to the natural ageing process.  When dealing with dynamic lines, the most efficient and natural-looking solution would be botilinum toxin type-A, more commonly known as botox.  The botox weakens these strong facial movements, and if your plastic surgeon is extremely skilled he will be able to inject the right amount to still allow some movement whilst controlling the dynamic expressions, and this is an art that is very much under-estimated these days.

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TOP 5 REVITALISING NON-INVASIVE FACE TREATMENTS AT LCAS GULF, DUBAI

NON-INVASIVE FACE TREATMENTS AT LCAS GULF DUBAI

Non-invasive treatments

 

In Dubai, some women are afraid to undergo a surgical procedure like MACS face lift. Some women prefer to have facial treatments that are non-invasive.

There are treatments that will take from just 10 minutes to about an hour that will make a difference on how you look and feel.

The benefits of non-invasive procedures are obvious. As you don’t undergo extensive surgery, there is less pain, less risk and much less recovery time required. Many people also like the fact that the results aren’t always permanent – so if you change your mind or go off a look, you’re not stuck with it (or with the need of corrective surgery).

Below are the top non-invasive procedures that are available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery with Dr Maurizio and Roberto Viel.

 

  • Botox – the famous botox treatment is best for wrinkles besides the eyes, lines in our forehead, and between the eyebrows. Dr Roberto and Maurizio also recommend this treatment for migraine and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating for the armpits, palm and feet)

 

  • Dermal filler – Dermal filler has been used by Dr Maurizio and Roberto to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles, adds volume to the cheek, to correct the small bump or indentation of the nose and to make the lips fuller.

 

  • Dermamelan – Dermamelan treatment is a unique, safe and highly effective mean of eliminating pigmented spots on the face. The cream contains a high concentration of vitamins A and C and thus has rejuvenating effect on skin.

 

  • Fractora firm – A lunch time treatment that can tone, tighten and rejuvenate facial skin without surgery. It is safe and effective treatment that is essentially painless and no downtime.

 

  • Fractora resurfacing – A minimally invasive treatment that has 3 to 4 days downtime. Fractora uses a matrix of micro-pins to resurface the skin and provide superior results with minimal patient downtime.

 

 

For appointments, please do not hesitate to contact us with our contact details provided below.

 

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Botox Pre and Post Injection Care

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Dr Maurizio Viel, plastic surgeon at LCAS Gulf Dubai, UAE  shares important information about botox pre and post injection care

 

Before and after your botox injection, there are things you need to remember. Please read the  guidelines below if you are considering botox injection. If you have further inquiries, please feel free to contact us, Drs Maurizio and Roberto Viel would be happy to answer all your inquiries.

Avoid in the 48 hours prior to and one week after injection:

Micro dermabrasion Electrolysis

Laser treatment

Electrical beauty treatments

Facial exfoliation

 

Avoid for a minimum of four hours after treatment:

Do not shampoo hair or have a scalp massage

Do not have facial treatment or massage of any kind

Do not wear anything tight on the head

Do not lie on the treated area

Do not take any form of exercise or yoga

Do not take any aspirin or aspirin containing drugs

Do not take Vitamin E or consume alcohol

When cleansing face, do not apply pressure

Avoid leaning forward and bobbing up and down

 

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Non-Invasive Treatment for Moms on Mother’s Day

Non-Invasive Treatment at LCAS DUBAI & LCAS LONDON

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Every mom deserves a treat! Whether it is a cake, flowers, or spa treats! But ever wonder what will be the best treat for moms this mother’s day? Mother’s Day in the UK is 3oth March this year.

Make mother’s day extra special by our range of non-invasive treatments available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery Gulf with Drs Maurizio and Roberto Viel.

 

Anti Wrinkle treatment – Botox injection is a non-invasive treatment that eliminates the lines of the forehead, lines besides the eyes or crow’s feet and lines between the eyebrows.  The botox injection will take 15 minutes to 20 minutes and has no downtime. The result will lasts up to 4 to 6 months. Read more about botox injection.

 Face contouring – dermal filler is a non-invasive treatment that can reduce facial lines, fill out deep facial wrinkles, creases, furrows, “sunken” cheeks and skin depressions. Dermal filler is also used to add a fuller, more sensuous look to the lips. It is made up of hyaluronic acid that is present in our body. It is soft, safe and simple procedure that has no downtime! Read more about dermal fillers

Lunchtime skin tightening – Fractora firm is one of the latest technology that uses radio-frequency energy that provides optimal skin contraction in the deep layers of the skin. The radio-frequency energy will stimulate the formation of new collagen and contract the layers of the skin. It help tightens the sagging skin on the face, neck and small areas in the body like arms (bat wings) and knees. This procedure will take 30 minutes to 45 minutes. It is a once a week procedure. Six to eight sessions are required to achieve good results.  You may call 04 3752393 and speak to one of our staff for a package we offer for fractora firm treatment.  Read more about Fractora firm.

 

 

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Anti-Wrinkle Drug, Botox, can also treat Migraine

 BOTOX for Migraine

 botox for migraine

 

We all know that botox treatment is famous cosmetic procedure for facial wrinkles. But the other benefit of botox is to treat migraine.

Russell Katz, M.D., director of the Division of Neurology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research says, “Chronic migraine is one of the most disabling forms of headache. Patients with chronic migraine experience a headache more than 14 days of the month. This condition can greatly affect family, work, and social life, so it is important to have a variety of effective treatment options available.

Migraine headaches are described as an intense pulsing or throbbing pain in one area of the head. The headaches are often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.

 Botox (botolinum toxin) is now widely used as a medical treatment for migraine. In 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved botox treatment to prevent headaches in adult patients with chronic migraine.

Botox (botolinum toxin) is a purified protein that blocks the nerve signal from the brain to the nerve ending. To treat migraine, botox is injected into muscles of the forehead, the side and back of the head to produce a partial and temporary chemical “denervation” of the muscle. The effect of the botox treatment will last up to 6 months and the severity and frequency of the migraine are greatly reduced.

Continue reading….

Botox for migraine is performed by our certified plastic surgeons, Drs Maurzio and Roberto Viel who have more than twenty years experience in the cosmetic surgery industry at our Dubai Healthcare City based clinic and in Harley Street London clinic.

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DUBAI|LONDON Hyperhidrosis treatment : BOTOX with Dr Maurizio and Roberto Viel

Hyperhidrosis treatment : BOTOX at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery Gulf, Dubai and Harley Street London

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Hyperhidrosis is a medical condition in which a person sweats excessively and unpredictably. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may sweat even in a cool temperature or they are at rest. This can be exacerbated in the summer or in hot cities like Dubai.

Sweating helps the body stay cool. It is normal to sweat in arm temperature, during exercise or in response to a situation that makes us nervous, afraid, embarrassed or afraid.

In some cases, sweating occurs even in a cool temperature or without such triggers. Those who suffer hyperhidrosis appears to have an overproduction of swear by the sweat glands. Hyperhidrosis usually occurs in the underarms, hands and feet. The uncontrollable sweating specially in the underarms which is very obviously seen can be very embarrassing.

Although many people suffer from hyperhidrosis, there are not many treatments available that are safe and effective. It can be a high risks surgical procedure or time consuming treatments.

One of the most effective, safe and quick treatment for hyperhidrosis is the use of the anti-wrinkle drug, Botox. Botox (botulinum toxin) is a purified protein that has the ability to temporarily block the secretion of the chemical called acetylcholine ( a chemical that carries the signals from the sympathetic nervous system to the eccrine sweat glands that stimulates the glands to produce sweat). By blocking or interrupting the signals, botox “turns off” sweating at the treated area temporarily. The effect of the botox to underarms , hands and feet may lasts from six months to one year.

Botox to the underarms, hands and feet will take place at our Dubai Healthcare City clinic and in Harley Street London clinic by our plastic surgeons, Drs Roberto and Maurizio Viel. In the case of botox to underarms, a topical anaesthetic cream is applied prior to the procedure. It is 45 minutes to 1 hour procedure. However, injecting to the hands and feet cam be more painful and Dr Maurizio Viel and Dr Roberto Viel recommend performing the botox treatment under a 20 minute sedation. It is not a general anaesthesia, and you can go home same day.

 

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Facial Pigmentation treatment by Drs Maurizio and Roberto Viel

Living in the UAE has resulted in me having some pigmentation on my cheeks and eye area. Is there anything I can do to improve this?

DERMAMELAN available at LCAS 2

Pigmentation is the collection of melanin resulting usually from the over-exposure to the sun, pregnancy, age, hormones, producing freckle-like marks or larger dark patches on the skin. The Dermamelan mask is a safe and highly effective mean of reducing pigmentation as it contains a synergistic complex of natural compounds that inhibit the production of melanin.  The depigmenting mask is applied by your surgeon and should be kept on the skin for a minimum of 8 – 10 hours or as recommended by your surgeon, and can be washed at home with water.  A home-care cream should then be applied once a day at home or as recommended.  There is one or two days downtime when the skin appears red, flakey and is very dry.  These effects are only transitory while the skin starts to rejuvenate itself and the dark patches start fading with time. Continue reading… 

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Botox and Dermal fillers with Drs Maurizio and Roberto Viel

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Botox and Dermal fillers this Valentines

 

Valentines Day is fast approaching and not many of us always have the time for lengthy anti-ageing procedures that involve too much downtime or surgery.  At London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery Gulf, plastic surgeons, Drs Maurizio and Roberto Viel performs some non-invasive treatments that dramatically reduce the need for more invasive treatment that can have a lifting and rejuvenating effect on your face.  The botox injection and dermal fillers are offered at both the Harley Street, London clinic and the Dubai Healthcare City clinic.

Facial wrinkles are one the most common problems that occurs during the early thirties. The best treatment that our plastic surgeons recommend is botox injection. Botolinum toxin (botox injection) is a purified protein that freezes the muscle for a period of three to six months. It is highly effective and straightforward treatment that eliminates or reduces facial lines like crow’s feet, worry lines and frown lines. The treatment will take ten to twenty minutes and you can see the result after three to four days. Read more…

Dermal fillers is another non-surgical treatment that can reduce facial lines, fill out deep facial wrinkles, creases, furrows, “sunken” cheeks, skin depressions and some types of scars. They can also be used to add a fuller, more sensuous look to the lips. The great thing about the dermal filler is not only it has no downtime, you can see the result after your treatment!

Dermal fillers (injectable fillers) is composed of hyaluronic acid that is natural substance found in your body. When dermal filler is injected, it acts like an inflated cushion to support facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal ageing. Read more..

 

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Dermal Fillers with Drs Maurizio and Roberto Viel

Dermal Fillers with Drs Maurizio and Roberto Viel

Dermal Fillers with Drs Maurizio and Roberto Viel

A non-surgical procedure which can reduce facial lines is achieved by using new and different filler materials, such as Juverderm, Radiesse and Voluma. Collagen, which occurs naturally throughout the body breaks down as a result of the natural ageing process and results in the appearance of fine lines.

Injectable fillers are primarily used to improve the appearance of the skin’s texture.  They can help fill out deep facial wrinkles, creases and furrows, “sunken” cheeks, skin depressions and some types of scars.  They can also be used to add a fuller, more sensuous look to the lips.

What to expect from fillers

The most important fact to remember about injectable fillers is that the results are not permanent.  Injected material is eventually absorbed by the body.  You should not expect the same long-lasting results that may be gained from cosmetic surgery.

In some individuals, the results may last only a few weeks; in others, the results may be maintained indefinitely.  Researchers believe that age, genetic background, skin quality and lifestyle as well as the injected body site may all play a role in the injected material’s “staying power.”  However, the precise reason for the variation of results among patients has yet to be identified.

Planning your treatment

Facial rejuvenation is very individualized.  That’s why it’s important to discuss your expectations with certified plastic surgeon who has experience with many different types of surgical and non-surgical facial procedures.

Your filler procedure

Your filler injection will take place at our Dubai Healthcare City Clinic.  The surgeon will discuss with you exactly where you would like to have the filler injected, then he will inject some local anesthetic into and around the area to which you are having the treatment, to numb the area.  Using a syringe, the surgeon will inject the filler material into the specific areas required.  The treatment will take around 20 mins.

You can return to normal activities immediately after your treatment, however you will be slightly numb for a few hours until the local anesthetic wears off.

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DERMAMELAN available at LCAS

DERMAMELAN available at LCAS 2

DERMAMELAN

Pigmentation may be caused by sun damage, inflammation, or other skin injuries, including those related to acne vulgaris.

Dermamelan treatment is a unique, safe and highly effective mean of eliminating pigmented spots as well as acne on the face and body. The cream contains a high concentration of vitamins A and C and thus has rejuvenating effect on skin.

It contains a synergistic complex of natural compounds that inhibit the production of the dark pigment, melanin by the Melanocytes (pigment forming cells) in the skin.

It is the most effective treatment for dark patches, known as Melasma, that occur due to hormonal changes and pregnancy.

 

Dermamelan treatment is compromised of two parts:

  1. Dermamelan Professional Mask

A depigmenting mask is applied and should be kept on the skin for a minimum period of 8 hours or as recommended by your plastic surgeon, following which it should be washed off with water by the patient at home.

  1. Dermamelan Home Care
    • The face and/or body areas should be cleansed twice a day with specia mesoestetic facial wash or milk cleanser followed by mesoestetic toner. Thereafter a fine layer of Dermamelan cream should be applied once or twice a day, as recommended by your doctor.
    • NO OTHER CREAM, SUNSCREEN OR LIQUID FOUNDATION TO BE APPLIED ON TOP FOR A PERIOD OF 3 HOURS SINCE ITMAY DILUTE THE EFFECT OF DERMAMELAN.
    • The skin will appear red; it may also peel and get very dry. Please do not be alarmed since the treatment is very safe and these effects are only transitory. In actual fact the peeling effect is highly rejuvenating and refining for the skin.

Hydra-Vital Factor K moisturizing cream and moisturizing sunscreen may be applied several times during the day, whilst respecting the 3 hour lag period after Dermamelan. This will hydrate the skin in-between Dermamelan cream applications.

    • If the skin is still red, it is possible to alternate the application of Dermamelan cream such that it is left on the skin for 3 hours only one night and 8 hours the next night.
    • Dermamelan  cream applications must continue nightly for a year after commencement of the treatment to prevent recurrence of the spots.
    • In the event of any untoward reaction, please contact your treating physician.
    • Second year of treatment, Dermamelan cream should be applied three times a week at night.

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Botox with Dr Roberto Viel and Dr Maurizio Viel

Botox with Dr Roberto Viel and Dr Maurizio Viel

Botox with Dr Roberto Viel and Dr Maurizio Viel

Facial lines are caused by the repeated use of the facial muscles in a particular manner. Facial lines form wherever we frown, squint or smile. Some people have a distinctive facial habit – raising eyebrows, using one side of the face more than the other and they will in time see a set of facial lines appear which reflect this individual habit.

Botulinum toxin is a purified protein that blocks this signal from brain to the nerve endings. Injections are given to temporarily put the muscles to sleep for a period of three to six months, although the results can last longer with repeated treatments. This freezing of the muscle is always temporary and can never be permanent so Botulinum toxin is sometimes called “The Hibernation Treatment” as the muscle “hibernates” for a few months. The aim is to break the habit of frowning and educate the patient in his or her facial movement so that one ‘forgets’ how to frown. Usually patients have several of these injections over a year or two until the frowning habit is broken.

Benefits of Botox

The positive benefits of botox toxin injections are that while the muscle is temporarily immobilised, the frown line is not being created or reinforced. Most patients notice that their existing frown lines do soften because the forehead is completely relaxed. Some people have a markedly lopsided face due to an overactive muscle on one side. This botox treatment can be used to weaken an overactive muscle thereby balancing the face.

How long does a botox treatment take?

The botox treatment takes approximately 15 minutes. The injections are slightly uncomfortable. Afterwards you may have some tiny red marks where the needle was inserted and these may last up to 24 hours. The effects of the botox gradually takes effect over a week to ten days. After two weeks the muscle will be completely ‘asleep’.

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