What is Botox?

Botox is a purified protein derived from the process of bacterial fermentation. It has been used in cosmetic dermatology for the last 40 years. It is extremely safe and effective for facial enhancement especially of the upper face. Many people have the misconception that botox is a toxin and hence, harmful to the body. However, Botox has been used in many medical conditions like muscle spasticity, strabismus, migraine at much higher doses and has been found to be extremely safe. The product has been used in the market for the last 40 years in the form of millions of injections, and it has a high satisfaction rate

Indications

In today’s hectic lifestyle with added stress and pollution, wrinkles start appearing on the face at a very early age. On the upper face, these take the shape of Forehead lines, Frown lines and Crows Feet. The horizontal lines on the forehead are called worry lines which give a very tired and anxious look to the face. Frown lines appear between the eyebrows and give an angry look, while crows feet appear on the side of the eyes and give an aged look. All these three conditions can be treated effectively by the use of Botox. The procedure is tailored to suit the requirement of the individual patients.

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The different types of skincare procedures

Mechanical Peeling

  1. What is Mechanical Peeling?

Mechanical Peeling is the lightest form of peeling. It acts on the immediate surface and is the most common form of peeling known to most women who exfoliate their skin at home with scrubs. In this procedure, tiny particles polish the skin to remove the epidermal or outer layer of the skin. A coarse material is used to remove the surface level dead skin cells to make the skin smooth. The procedure is recommended on a monthly basis to have consistent results. Microdermabrasion, jet-peel and water microjet plus vacuum are the different types of mechanical peeling.

  1. Benefits:

Peeling or exfoliating as it is commonly known, is removing the dead cells from the skin. With peeling, clogged pores get purified and the skin becomes clean. The skin better absorbs any kind of care products. Mechanical peeling is a popular procedure that helps reduce fine lines and aids in youthful looking skin. It corrects the wrinkles partially and also eliminates acne scars. It also aids rejuvenation by eliminating damaged layers of the skin. It may take over 10 sessions of peeling to notice visible results and will require homecare treatment post procedure. The results would be externally and internally clean skin, better skin tone and visible improvement in the appearance of the skin. This method also helps reduce puffiness under the eye. 

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Skin care for adults

Living in a temperate, desert climate like the middle east can cause many adults to have skin care problems. Some of the more common skincare problems at adults in the UAE face are Acne, Hyperpigmentation, and Eczema. In this blog article, I answer some commonly asked questions about the aforementioned skincare disorders.

Adult acne

What are the top causes of adult acne?

Adult acne can be caused due to various reasons including excess sun damage, pollution, stress, unhealthy diet, hormonal changes, menopause and poor lifestyle practices like smoking. Some medications can also react with the skin and result in acne.

It is a common belief that the growing years is when all such skin problems occur and once you cross 20’s managing the skin is rather easy. However, this isn’t the case, acne is not caused only in teens. A lot of people develop acne during the adulthood.

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بقلم: الدكتور مطوسي أودهيا

ما هي الأكواليكس؟

حقن الأكواليكس هي إحدى الحلول القادرة على إذابة الدهون تحت الجلد المقاومة للنظام الغذائي والتمارين الرياضية. تحتوي هذه الحقنة على مادة تسمى حمض ديوكسي كوليك التي توجد في الأملاح الصفراوية في جسم الإنسان، وهي المسؤولة عن هضم الدهون. تُعد الأكواليكس نوعاً من الحقن التي تعمل على تحلل الدهون وإذابتها.

أين يمكن استخدامها؟

تُستخدم هذه الحقن لإذابة الدهون المتراكمة في الظهر والذقن والبطن والذراعين وتحت الأرداف والوركين والفخذين والركبتين. ويمكن أيضاً أن تُستخدم لعلاج تضخم الثدي عند الذكور، وهو تطوُّر الأنسجة الدهنية حول الحلمة، مما يؤدي إلى ظهور “التثدي” عند الرجال، (ويمكن أن يتضخم الثدي نتيجة ترسب الدهون فقط بدلاً من نمو أنسجة الثدي الفعلية كما نلاحظ في التثدي الحقيقي للذكور).

السلامة

الحقنة آمنة للغاية مع وجود بعض الآثار الجانبية التي لاحظها أطباء على مستوى عالٍ من التدريب.

موانع الاستعمال

  • لا يُنصح بأكواليكس للنساء الحوامل أو أثناء الرضاعة الطبيعية.
  • لا يُنصح به لمرضى الحثل الشحمي أو الأشخاص الذين يعانون من أي ظروف مرضية.
  • ينبغي أن يستخدم هذا العلاج الأشخاص الذين تتراوح أعمارهم بين 18 – 60 عاماً فقط.
  • لا يُنصح بها لمرضى السكري، حيث إنها تحتوي على نسبة من السكر.
  • يجب على المرضى الذين يعانون من أمراض المناعة الذاتية مثل تصلب الجلد عدم استخدام هذه الحقنة.
  • يجب عدم معالجة المرضى الذين يعانون من أمراض الكبد الحاد بحقن الأكواليكس، حيث إن إذابة الدهون الزائدة يمكن أن تُرهق الكبد.
  • أي مريض يُعاني من حساسية ضد أي مكون من مكونات الأكواليكس يجب ألا يستخدم الأكواليكس.
  • من المؤكد أن المرضى الذين يتناولون أدوية منع تجلط الدم وخاصة الوارفارين، لا ينصح لهم بهذا العلاج بسبب خطر الإصابة بكدمات حادة.
  • لا ينصح للمرضى الذين يعانون من مرض الكلى بهذا العلاج.
  • مرضى السمنة المفرطة لا ينصح لهم باستخدام هذا العلاج أيضاً.

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skin summer ready

Is your skin summer ready ?

With the blazing sun above our heads, summer is now here in its full glory. However not everything about the sun is as bright and shiny, the harsh sunrays can cause major damage to the skin. Skin is the largest organ of the body and any fluctuation in the weather can affect the skin. Summers in particular call for extra attention and care to the skin.

Summers result in dry and patchy skin, pores clogged with dirt because of excess sweating, tanning, sun spots and sun burns. A lot of times people tend to continue the same skin care routine for summers and winters. It is essential to understand that the skin requires extra attention during the summer and it is extremely essential to meet the essential skincare requirements. (more…)

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