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What is hyaluronic acid?

Fillers in Dubai | 20 September 2018

Hyaluronic acid, also known as also known as Hyaluronan, Hyaluronate or HA is a natural substance that is found in our body. Its main job is to attract and hold large quantities of moisture and is able to hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water which helps to hydrate the skin. It also acts as an antioxidant and removes unstable free radicals from the skin. Hyaluronic acid is also great at maintaining skin elasticity, cushioning the joints and nerve tissues and its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory functions are able to maintain the fluid in the tissues of the eye.

50 percent of hyaluronic acid is found in your skin and it is able to plump out the skin reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. As we age the production of hyaluronic acid in our body slows down which as a result can affect the appearance and texture of our skin.

Hyaluronic acid can be injected into the dermis of the skin to fill and plump areas of the face which is known as dermal filler treatment.

What Areas can Dermal Fillers treat

Fillers in Dubai | 16 September 2018

As skin ages, it loses elasticity and becomes less supple resulting in lips losing their fullness, lines appearing particularly around the mouth and nose area, and cheeks looking sunken and hollow. Others find themselves unhappy with the general volume in certain areas of the face, but don’t necessarily like the idea of a surgical procedure.

Dermal Fillers are popular non-invasive treatments that make it possible to restore volume to hollowed areas, to contour your face and to tackle fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal Fillers can add definition to your face and are particularly effective in creating more prominent cheeks, fuller lips and a fresher smoother appearance.

Dermal Filers Areas treated:

Under the eyes (Tear Trough)

Cheeks (create a fuller cheek or a high cheek bone look)

Lips (Vermillion border and lip augmentation)

Lip Lines (Smoker’s Lines) plumper and fuller lips

Nose to mouth lines (Naso-labial folds)

Mouth to Chin lines (Marionette lines)

Chin (defined chin with fillers)

Nose (Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty / non surgical nose job)

Hands

If you’re considering using Dermal Fillers to regain fullness or volume in the cheeks, lips, or around your face, your most important consideration should always be safety, the expertise of your practitioner and the products being used. All of which will be discussed fully in your consultation, my priority is YOU.

HOW LONG DO DERMAL FILLERS LAST?

Fillers in Dubai | 13 September 2018

Dermal fillers are injected with tiny needles into the dermis or just below the dermis, depending on the area being augmented. Little or no pain is experienced because local topical anesthesia can be administered prior to the injections. Most of the top hyaluronic acid fillers available on the market today now include the freezing agent lidocaine in them, so freezing and the injections can happen all in the same step. The anaesthesia is also useful for decreasing any bruising that might occur. Slight swelling and mild irritation can be expected, but any potential client should not dismiss injectable fillers for this reason, as the results outweigh the minimal discomfort. As the initial swelling subsides, the outcome should be exactly what clients expect when injected by a reputable and licensed professional. All fillers will maintain the desired effect for at least 6 months, with some products lasting up to 7 years!

The duration of the filler varies from patient to patient before the body eventually breaks it down and metabolizes it.

I want to refresh my look – Restylane Skinboosters

Fillers in Dubai | 9 September 2018

Restylane Refresh products can help to gradually improve your skin’s condition, increasing elasticity, and reducing fine lines and imperfections. A refreshed look can be achieved with Restylane Skinboosters treatments and Restylane Skincare line.

Feel the difference in your skin

Do you wish for skin with a radiance and smoothness that you will see, feel and love? Restylane Skinboosters™ will make you feel great about your skin again.

After a few treatments, as advised by me, you’ll find that your skin will become smoother, more radiant, and more elastic. The skin of your face, hands, neck and décolletage can be improved. The results can make a world of difference to the way you feel about your skin. Restylane Skinboosters have been used by aesthetic physicians for over 12 years and over 3.5 million treatments have been performed in that time. Injections are typically administered over the course of 2-3 treatment sessions, 2–4 weeks apart, to restore your skin’s elasticity and smoothness in a gradual way

Regular maintenance sessions (approximately every 6 months) occur as planned with your practitioner ensuring lasting results Clinical studies prove the lasting impact of a Restylane Skinboosters treatment with improvement in skin elasticity of the face and hands for up to 12 months after the initial treatment.

WHERE DID MY CHEEKS GO?

Fillers in Dubai | 1 September 2018

Full, rosy cheeks are a signpost of youth – and with age, it’s common for this volume to be diminished or for the cheeks to “fall.” Improving the fullness and contour of the cheeks can make a large difference and take years off of your look.

Juvederm Voluma and Restylane Lyft.

These are 2 very different products.  Restylane Lyft is a true lifting agent with a coefficient of lifting twice that of Voluma.  It is great for any individual who needs any sort of lifting in the face but still very soft and natural looking.  It is especially good for under eye hollows and tear troughs.  The lift is superior to a Voluma lift.

Voluma is a hyaluronic acid, like Restylane Lyft.  It is a softer product than Lyft.  For some this is a plus, and for others, it’s not.  Because it’s soft, it’s hard to overdo.  But, for the same reason, it’s softness requires twice the number of syringes to give the same result as Lyft so it can be twice the cost.  It’s lifting ability is also half that of Lyft thus requiring more product to create a lift.

On average, a person needs 5 syringes of Voluma to equal the lift created from 3 syringes of Lyft.  If you’re looking for a lift, then go with Restylane Lyft.

 

Breast Augmentation Recovery Tips

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 27 August 2018

While breast augmentation recovery is not usually particularly painful, you will probably find moving around uncomfortable for at least three to five days. You’ll need to get up and walk around a little bit each day to keep blood clots from forming, but minimizing bending and twisting movements is important. (By not bending or twisting your abdomen, you’ll reduce the amount of stress placed on your incisions and thereby prevent tearing). As such, I recommend that my patients set up a designated “recovery area” where everything they need will be within easy reach. Your recovery area should include:

– Your bed, outfitted with extra pillows. You’ll want at least two or three additional pillows so that you can keep your head and feet propped up while you rest. Likewise, if you tend to roll over during the night, you should place pillows beside you to prevent you from doing so. Sleeping on your back is required while you’re recovering from breast implant surgery. (Laying on your stomach could cause your implants to move before the tissue around them has fully healed.)

– A selection of healthy, light snacks you can eat. Soft foods like bananas, applesauce, and pudding will prove especially helpful as you may be a bit nauseous after surgery. (Note that it’s a good idea to eat something right before you take your pain medication. Taking pain medication on an empty stomach can worsen nausea.)

– Several large water bottles. Staying hydrated is always important, but it’s especially necessary after surgery.

– Any medications you will need to take on a daily basis. If you take vitamins or supplements, you should also put them beside your bed.

– Any mobile devices you use regularly and their chargers. Make sure you can plug your devices in without bending down or having to reach below your bed.

– Enough entertainment to keep you occupied for at least a few days. Gather up your favorite books and decide on a selection of movies to watch while you recover. If you enjoy any light creative activities, like crocheting, knitting, or sketching, you may want to arrange some craft supplies near your bedside. By about day four, your head should be clear enough that you’ll find yourself wanting to keep busy.

Breast Augmentation – Don’t Smoke Cigarettes

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 23 August 2018

This is one of the breast augmentation tips that should be applied both before and after your procedure. There are plenty of reasons to kick the smoking habit, and one of them is that smoking and surgery are a bad combination.

– Before your surgery, your plastic surgeon will likely ask you to quit smoking for at least 45 days before your surgery date.

– During breast augmentation surgery, nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict. This places you at far greater risk for surgical complications.

– After your procedure, you will want to continue staying away from smoking for as long as possible. Smoking will only hinder your body’s ability to heal quickly and properly.

– In the years following breast augmentation surgery, it would be in your best interest to stick to a non-smoking status. There are numerous reasons to quit smoking, including a reduced risk of cancer and other diseases. Smoking also causes premature aging and changes your skin texture, which isn’t the best way to keep yourself looking great in the long run.

breast augmentation – all about sizing

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 20 August 2018

When it comes to sizing, I ask my patients to think more about proportion and shape versus cup size. Cup size is an extremely subjective measurement for patients seeking breast augmentation. No two individuals are the same, norare two breasts on the same body even the same! Before a final size can be determined, I must evaluate things like the quality, thickness and laxity of the existing tissue, as well as your skeletal and muscular structure and overall anatomy.

These considerations all contribute to the fact that everyone wears bras very differently. In addition, manufacturers’ sizes differ widely. So when you think about your new size, think more in terms of proportion and shape instead. And, most importantly,do not pick your size based on what your friend might haveor what your significant other might envision.

During your consultation, we will carefully select your implant size together, based on dimensions – not volume.

Breast Augmentation – DO I NEED A “LIFT”?

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 15 August 2018

Breast sagging is a part of the natural ageing process and can occur with pregnancy, breast feeding or significant weight loss. Women who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts due to sagging (ptosis) often consider breast lift surgery along with their breast augmentation.

Stand in front of a mirror and look at the location of your nipples in relationship to the crease beneath your breasts. If your nipples are lower than your breast crease BEFORE surgery, adding implants — without ALSO removing excess skin through a breast lift — would just make your breasts sag more. In this case, I typically advise women to undergo a breast lift in addition to breast augmentation. Breast lifts are the most challenging aspect of female breast surgery. They require the expertise of a highly trained and experienced Plastic Surgeon.

Breast Augmentation – Being able to feel or see the implants under the skin

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 8 August 2018

In particularly slim patients it is to be expected that you will be able to feel the edges of the implants. This is an inevitable consequence of the operation and will not improve with time. It is much less likely in patients who start off with a reasonable amount of their own tissue covering the implant. As time goes by some people will be able to see or feel ripples or folds in their implants perhaps when leaning forwards. For most patients it is best to simply accept that this has occurred and is a limitation of the surgery. It can be difficult to correct with another operation. In some patients the situation can be improved by injecting small amounts of your own fat under the skin. This is called lipomodelling or lipofilling.

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