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ADVANTAGES OF GETTING BOTOX INJECTIONS

Botox Dubai | 15 July 2021

Botox is one of the most famous wrinkle reduction methods in the world. This fantastic injectable treatment improves the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, and other wrinkles in a quick, minimally invasive manner.

Botox is an FDA-approved injectable product that is used to treat frown lines, forehead lines, and other wrinkles. This is a very well-known treatment, and healthcare professionals have performed millions of Botox injections around the world over the years. The benefits of Botox are numerous, and this product is an excellent way to refresh your skin.

Proven Results

Botox is one of the most well-studied injectable products in existence today. This treatment has become the gold standard for wrinkle reduction because it really works. In fact, there are many scientific studies that demonstrate Botox’s ability to decrease the prominence of wrinkles.

A Short Recovery Period

There are a number of invasive procedures that smooth your skin and minimize your wrinkles. Although these procedures are very effective, they are often uncomfortable and expensive. As a result, you will have to spend several days or weeks recovering from your procedure. If you have a full, active lifestyle, you will have difficulty taking a significant period of time off from your job and other activities.

Fortunately, you don’t have to endure a lengthy recovery period when you use Botox. This injectable product is minimally invasive, and you won’t need to receive general anesthesia or incisions during your treatment. You also don’t need to visit the hospital. Once your treatment is complete, you can immediately return to your workplace or regular schedule.

A Fast-Acting Treatment

Some cosmetic treatments take a long time to improve your appearance. You might have to receive many treatments before you notice any changes in your skin. Waiting for these treatments to take effect is frustrating, and the cost of a long treatment plan will add up very quickly.

Botox is different. Since your results will depend on how your body responds to this product, you may notice changes more slowly than other people do. That said, this treatment usually works very quickly, and you are likely to see positive changes in your skin within a few days after your initial treatment.

DERMAL FILLERS: WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TRY 

Fillers in Dubai | 10 July 2021

What are Fillers Made With?

There are a variety of FDA approved filler products that cosmetic surgeons use. In general, fillers are categorized by the substance they are made from. A note for your safety: always make sure that you are receiving FDA approved, brand name fillers, which are only available through a licensed physician, such as a board certified cosmetic surgeon.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA)

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep skin plump and hydrated. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like. The results are temporary, lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Most HA fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment. FDA approved HA fillers include:

Juvéderm products: Juvéderm XC, VOLUMA, VOLBELLA, VOLLURE

Restylane products: Restylane, Restylane Silk, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Refyne, and Restylane Defyne

Belotero Balance

Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA)

Calcium hydroxylapatite is also a naturally occurring substance, found primarily in our bones. When used in a filler, the calcium particles are nearly microscopic and suspended in a smooth gel. The consistency of a CaHA filler is typically thicker than that of a hyaluronic acid filler and typically last longer as well, about 12 months for most patients. Calcium hydroxylapatite is also reported to help stimulate natural collagen production, and it is typically used for deeper lines and wrinkles. FDA approved CaHA fillers include Radiesse®.

Poly-L-lactic Acid

Poly-L-lactic acid is a biocompatible (meaning it is safe to use in the body), biodegradable synthetic substance. It has been used for many years in medical devices, such as dissolvable stitches. Poly-L-lactic acid products are technically classified as “collagen stimulators,” as their main mechanism to smooth fine lines is by helping your skin rebuild natural collagen—the filler gel itself dissipates a few days after treatment. Poly-L-lactic acid is typically used to treat deeper facial wrinkles, and results can last more than 2 years. FDA approved Poly-L-lactic acid fillers include Sculptra® Aesthetic.

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA)

Polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) is a synthetic, biocompatible substance that has been used in medicine for much of the last century. In dermal fillers, PMMA takes the form of a “microsphere” or tiny ball, that remains beneath the skin indefinitely to provide continued support. PMMA fillers will also contain collagen, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that provides structure and firmness. FDA approved PMMA fillers include Bellafill® (formerly known as Artefill).

Autologous fat injections (facial fat grafting)

Autologous fat injections are the only injectable filler treatment that requires surgery, but results can last for many years. Your own fat is harvested from another area (autologous means “from the same person”), typically using liposuction. The fat is then purified and injected into the face to help restore volume to the cheeks, temples, lower eyelids, or other areas. Fat injections require specialized training to perform safely and achieve great results, and should only be performed by an experienced, board certified cosmetic surgeon.

UNDERSTANDING THE BENEFITS OF BREAST AUGMENTATION 

Breast Augmentation Dubai | 7 July 2021

I find most women who have breast augmentation surgery are realistic about the surgery and their anticipated results. Patients with a realistic outlook tend to have a better overall experience. Patients seeking breast enhancement for their own personal reasons – and not to fulfill someone else’s desires – also leads to better emotional satisfaction. Every patient will experience some degree of emotional stress and depression after surgery. Typically, this can reach its peak on Day 5 following surgery – due to very predictable physiological reasons (fluid retention, swelling,etc.). When patients are counseled properly to recognize the onset of this experience, they know it’s just a normal part of the healing process.

Added Volume and Curves

Some women are born with breasts that are naturally small and flat and don’t provide their desired curves to their physique. Because breast implants especially add volume to the top of the breasts, a breast augmentation is a perfect way to add volume and curves to your silhouette, making you feel more voluptuous and feminine. Whether your goal is to go up to a certain cup size, fill out a bikini top, or just have curves in your everyday clothing, a breast augmentation can give you that new look you desire.

Even Out Naturally Asymmetrical Breasts

All women have some degree of breast asymmetry. But for some women, the differences in their breast sizes are so noticeable that it makes shopping for bras and bathing suits difficult, and the differences can be embarrassingly noticeable in clothing. A breast augmentation is a great way to balance out naturally uneven breasts for women. Because you can choose a different breast implant size, shape and profile per breast, a breast augmentation can allow you to finally have evenly matched breasts that fit well into bras, bathing suits, and clothing.

Restore Breasts After Pregnancy and Aging

We all know that pregnancy can take a toll on a mother’s body, especially her breasts. Mothers often end up with breasts that are sagging and have decreased volume, particularly if they breastfed their babies. And even women who do not have children notice similar changes in their breasts as gravity takes over as they age. A breast augmentation is a fantastic way to restore lost volume to breasts and make them appear more youthful and perkier.

Rebuild Breasts After a Mastectomy

Breast cancer is an extremely physically and emotionally difficult disease to deal with, and a mastectomy, though it can be life-saving, can leave a woman feeling like a shell of her former self. A post-mastectomy breast augmentation/reconstruction, which can be performed either using a woman’s own body tissue or a silicone or saline breast implant, can restore breasts and help cancer patients and survivors feel like themselves again. Dr. Vigo specializes in helping women with mastectomy reconstructions and would be honored to discuss this procedure with you.

Increase Self-Confidence

For women who are unhappy with the natural appearance of their breasts, their current look can make them feel inferior and lack confidence. A breast augmentation can be a confidence booster, making women feel more comfortable in their bodies and confident enough to step out in beach attire.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR BOTOX TO WEAR OFF?

Botox Dubai | 1 July 2021

In general, you can see the effects of Botox as early as 3 to 4 days after an injection. Most patients will see results within 10 to 14 days but should wait the full 14 days to see the maximum results. While the results vary based on factors such as the area treated and frequency of injection, the results generally last 3 months.

In addition to the area treated and frequency of injection, the timeline of efficacy is also affected by the dose of Botox  –  the higher the dose given in an area, the longer the effect on the muscles. Therefore, lighter dosing that looks most ‘natural’ may last only 6 to 8 weeks, while heavier dosing (more units) could last more than 6 months but ‘paralyze’ the appearance of muscles, such as the frown lines.

Because of the difference in results, this delicate balance between dose, desired look, and duration is something you should discuss with your healthcare provider prior to treatment to set proper expectations.

The most common areas of the face for Botox include the forehead, around the eyes (crow’s feet), and between the eyebrows. In general, the finer the lines, the faster the results. For example, patients will generally see results more quickly in areas such as the corners of the eyes (crow’s feet) and fine forehead lines. The results may take longer for areas where the lines are deep or etched. This includes the lines between the eyebrows or very deep or etched forehead lines.

Gentler New Ways To Get A Younger Look With Incredible Results

Fillers in Dubai | 30 June 2021

Today more people are turning to gentler new ways to get a younger look, with incredible results. Fresh, smooth, glowing skin – it’s on every woman’s wish list. And those in the know are finding clever new ways to achieve a brighter. more youthful look, without the kind of bashing and bruising so often associated with a face-lift.

Face-lifts are reportedly falling out of favour even in the U.S, and off the list of the top five requested treatments. Instead, women are increasingly seeking out gentler, non-invasive and less expensive treatments which, while perhaps not as dramatic or permanent in their results, can still help us to present a fresh, radiant new face to the world.

Dermal Fillers Treatment

Prior to any filler treatment, I always invite my clients in for a consultation to ensure we find the best treatment to achieve results suitable for you. Dermal Fillers, made from Hyaluronic Acid, are the most popular volume enhancing treatments and are often used to reduce facial lines and to restore plumpness and volume to the lips and cheeks, defining the shape of your face. Producing safe, long-lasting and natural looking results, dermal fillers are a safe and effective cosmetic treatment when administered by a qualified practitioner.

There are many dermal fillers on the market that are substandard in terms of ingredients and quality. I use only the highest quality brand of temporary fillers renowned for their superior standards.

Lip Augmentation Fillers

For those who are unhappy with the shape or size of their lips, temporary Dermal Fillers can provide an effective volume enhancing solution that keeps them feeling soft and natural. A common complaint by many of my patients is that they dislike how thin their lips look. Instead of lining the lips and creating a distorted result, we enhance your lips’ natural pattern to give them an overall pleasing and full appearance.

Tear Trough Fillers

By injecting Dermal Fillers into the tear trough – which extends from your eye to divide your cheek from your lower eyelid – the area can be made to look less hollow while subtly easing dark circles under the eyes. Tear Trough procedures treatments are very specialised and require an experienced hand to perform them, especially since the treatment may not be suitable for everyone. The area under the eyes is assessed before treatment and I will advise you on whether this is an effective treatment for your case. Those who are eligible will benefit from a fuller and brighter expression that will leave your face looking fresh and rejuvenated.

Cheek Fillers  (achieve a fuller cheek bone, higher cheek done look or to lift the sagging face)

Dermal Fillers can be injected along the contour of the cheek bone to help achieve a more defined appearance to the cheek bone. Volume is often lost from the cheeks due to ageing or weight loss and can cause sagging, restoring these areas are a great way to rejuvenate your face.

Nose to Mouth Lines (Nasolabial folds)

As we talk, smile, smoke or kiss it can cause the muscles around our mouth to crease and over a long period of time these lines may become more prominent and permanent. The ageing process also causes our production of natural collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin to reduce causing lines and wrinkles to appear. Dermal Filler can be used to plump up and fill out the lines and folds that have been created in the Nasolabial folds as well as the mouth folds, marionette lines and drooping mouth corners to achieve a more rejuvenated and fresher face look.

Fillers in Dubai | 30 June 2021

Botulinum Toxin – Common Applications

Botox Dubai | 25 June 2021

Botulinum Toxin injections are most commonly used for:

Frown Lines

Lines around the eyes (crow’s feet)

Horizontal forehead lines

Nasal scrunch or squint lines

Lines on neck

Botulinum Toxin is also used in small amounts in a number of other areas on the face depending on the way your muscles of facial expression work. It can raise the outer part of the eyebrow if it is sagging, lift the corners of the mouth, and help to smooth out dimpled or cobblestoned chins. Generally it is not used in the lines around the mouth, usually because it might be difficult to speak and eat.

Botulinum Toxin is an injected liquid used to treat frown lines, squint and smile lines, nasal crunch lines, and horizontal forehead wrinkles. By relaxing the underlying muscles, these lines become less deep.

Botulinum Toxin has been used to treat thousands of patients medically and cosmetically over 20 years. Botox is produced in a lab by a bacterium called “Clostridium botulinum”. It has been purified under very strict controlled conditions. Botox is made by Allergan, a company with a twenty-year history of making this product safely.

When injected into a small facial muscle, it doesn’t travel anywhere else in the body. It gradually wears off naturally over a 3-6 month period.  There are other forms of Botox now being produced by other companies. None have the track record of effectiveness and safety yet that Botox does.

Botox Dubai | 25 June 2021

Breast Enlargement Surgery: Enhance your appearance and your self-confidence

Breast Enlargement Dubai | 19 June 2021

Breast enlargement surgery requires a general anaesthetic, with the operation taking 1-2 hours, and is usually performed as a day-stay or overnight-stay procedure. Following the surgery it is important to have restricted light activities, with no lifting or heavy duties for 7-10 days. Most patients may drive again and return to work within 10 days after the surgery. Heavy activities and sport should not be undertaken for 3-4 weeks following the surgery.

Breast enlargement surgery can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, enlarging your breasts and making them more proportional with the rest of your body. Breast augmentation can also be used to correct differences in the size of your breasts or sagging breasts which can occur after pregnancy and breast-feeding. There are many choices and options in breast augmentation, which require careful planning to individualise which are the best options for you. All of these choices have advantages and disadvantages, which you should understand before you make a decision with your surgeon. Breast implants will make your breasts larger, but the underlying shape of your breasts will not change, and differences in the size and shape of your breasts may even be more obvious after the surgery.

Breast Enlargement Dubai | 19 June 2021

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Cosmetic Clinic Dubai | 14 June 2021

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, also known as the ‘Vampire Facelift’ or ‘Dracula Therapy’, works on the basis that the body’s own natural healing powers may slow and even reverse the ageing process. It is a revolutionary repair system that places growth factors in the exact location where we want the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself.

Platelets contain a high content of “growth factors” – proteins that help to heal injured tissue or damaged skin. Upon re-injection the platelets release their growth factors which trigger surrounding cells to proliferate, in turn stimulating repair, increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin.

A state-of-the-art Concentrated Platelet Rich Plasma System enables me to process large amounts of whole blood which means that more areas are able to be treated during the session and that patients aren’t required to have as many sessions throughout the year. The blood is taken from the patient during the treatment, then treated (in a centrifuge) to harvest the platelet rich plasma which will be activated and re-injected into the desired area. The therapy plumps the skin, fills out fine lines and wrinkles, and gives an overall more radiant appearance. The procedure also has fantastic healing benefits for injuries.

Cosmetic Clinic Dubai | 14 June 2021

What are Injectable Dermal Fillers?

Fillers in Dubai | 10 June 2021

Did you know that many visible signs of aging can be traced back to volume loss? As facial tissues thin out, lines become etched around the nose and mouth and cheeks look a little hollow. Dermal fillers can replace lost volume to help smooth wrinkles, plump the lips, and restore a more youthful appearance.

What are Injectable Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. More than 1 million men and women annually have choose this popular facial rejuvenation treatment, which can be a cost-effective way to look younger without surgery or downtime.

How Can Dermal Fillers Enhance My Appearance?

While dermal fillers are casually known as “wrinkle fillers,” they can do much more than just smooth out wrinkles, although they are excellent at this too.

Which filler do I need?

With so many dermal filler products on the market, it can be difficult to know which option is best for you without an experienced cosmetic surgeon’s guidance. Each product is uniquely formulated to have a certain texture, density, and injection depth, which means that certain fillers work better for certain areas of concern.

Fillers in Dubai | 10 June 2021

What can make my hands look younger?

Aesthetic Medicine Dubai | 8 June 2021

Frequently the focus of cosmetic improvement is the face, yet one of the most age-telling body features neglected are our hands. The skin on the back of the hands is extremely thin and loss of fat padding shows quickly. Take away this cushion and all the structures in the hand show up, the tendons, bones and the veins.

The natural fat cushion that we are born with begins to lessen in our late twenties and early 30′s. By the time most of us approach 50, we have hands that tell the truth about our age and often they can actually make us seem older than we are!

Hand rejuvenation can restore the volume on the back of the hands that has been lost due to the natural ageing process via a very simple and convenient procedure. The treatment is highly effective and non time-consuming. It also delivers long-lasting results. Hand rejuvenation is safe, effective and extremely popular both for its immediate effectiveness and long duration.

Aesthetic Medicine Dubai | 8 June 2021

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