Laser & Sun

don’t mix…

Laser hair removal can make the skin at the site of treatment sensitive to sunlight making it more susceptible to burning or blistering. This is especially true of patients with tanned skin or dark natural skin pigmentation. Patients are encouraged to apply sunblock with a minimum SPF rating of 30 for at least two weeks after undergoing laser hair removal therapy. Liberal application of moisturizers can help to minimize discomfort

Go enjoy your sun holiday and defer any laser treatment for at least a month before and a month after.

 

we hope you enjoy the contents…..

Until the next time,

Dr Hazem Kahlout
Ms Maggie Walsh

newsletter@castleknockcosmetics.ie

 

 

Photo of the week

Lip Enhancement

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What’s the fuss about legs?

Have you ever seen a woman in a miniskirt or a man in shorts and thought, “Wow, those are the perfect legs!” Well, a plastic surgeon who spent months studying pictures of attractive legs thinks he may be able to explain what makes the perfect pair, according to The Daily Mail.

The Perfect Leg

The surgeon spent 12 years looking at more than 550 photos of models, athletes and celebrities, as well as famous Roman and Greek statues and even Barbie dolls. He found that the main aspect of the “perfect leg” was straight bones that gave a “line” appearance from the top of the thigh all the way down to the ankle. The most attractive legs have curves only at the knee and the calf, which, he says make the leg look both delicate and strong.

Ratio & Aspect

“As soon as the column departs from the straight axis, it deviates from our perception of beauty,” he wrote, according to the news source. He adds that women in particular need some curves to their legs, however, to maintain their gams’ “sexiness”.

A concave curve above the ankle is most attractive, and the best legs, the expert says, do not have symmetrical curves on the inside and outside of the legs.

According to the news source, the surgeon says that “over the last 50 years, with the changes in women’s fashion, legs have become and important element of seduction. The first common denominator of all attractive legs is their straightness. Attractive legs are straight and in continuity with the thighs. The straightness of the leg models who advertise leg stockings and lingerie is noticeable.”

Feeling self-concious?

Those who are feeling self-conscious about their legs may want to speak to a Dr Hazem Kahlout about their options. Liposuction can help remove unwanted fat from the thighs, while a lower body lift can also treat sagging skin and fat in the thighs, buttocks, and hips.

Spider Veins

Those who are concerned about the appearance of spider veins also have options. These dark, large, and often bulging veins can be treated with sclerotherapy, which involves injecting an agent into the veins. This irritates the veins, causing them to scar and thus become less noticeable.

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Topic highlight of the week…

Buttock Enhancement

Buttock reshaping and augmentation procedures alter and improve the appearance of the male and female Buttocks. This is a relatively new field in aesthetic surgery, but in later years this type of operation has become popular especially in big cities like Rio deJaneiro and Los Angeles. Many patients feel uncomfortable with their posterior contour and troubled by situations like swimming, beach or sports. Also, changing dressing fashion, codification of aesthetic norms of the buttock, as well as procedural improvements have increased interest in buttock augmentation surgery. There are two methods of buttock enhancement at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic.

Macrolane Buttock Enhancement

Other applications of Macrolane in the body are just as exciting as its use in the breast. Macrolane is intended to add volume wherever needed. We have had excellent results using it for buttock augmentation for those who desired better fitting jeans or a J-Lo’s look.

The Procedure Increases buttock size and adjusts shape naturally

Is a quick walk in-walk out procedure

Does not require general anaesthetic

Is semi-permanent

Has minimal downtime

Involves no scarring.

Macrolane is not a cheap alternative to fat transfer into the buttocks and should not be viewed as so. There are advantages and disadvantages to every method my patients choose.

When it comes to Macrolane buttock augmentation advantages are minimal intervention, short or no recovery time, local anaesthesia, naturally occurring compound and the option to reverse or further enhancement if need be or desired.

Brazilian Butt Lift

It is said that Jennifer Lopez has done for the rear end what Pamela Anderson has done for the front end. Over the last few years the buttocks and abdomen have received more press coverage than ever before.

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a type of butt augmentation procedure which results in a youthful, prominent, perky buttocks and a more sensual body profile. People of all ages are having the butt lift procedure. Fat is removed from selected areas of your body, purified and then re-injected into your buttocks. The process of fat reinjection involves scores of injections. The procedure is designed to fill the upper quadrant of your buttocks so that the butt appears lifted and perky. The resulting effect is that the woman appears more attractive and sensuous.

If you have enough donor fat to augment the butt using fat injections the Brazilian Butt Lift results in the most natural and sensual look for the buttock area.

An additional benefit of this fat injection method is that you not only get a more shapely buttock, but the area liposuctioned is now much leaner, giving your profile a more curvaceous look. The Brazilian Butt Lift combination with liposuction and fat injections produces the most attractive and natural profile.

Procedure

The buttock is first contoured by performing liposuction in the areas around the buttocks to make them stand out more. Common areas liposuctioned include the back- directly above the butt, the stomach, and the thighs. Note that even the liposuction alone will give your lower body a more attractive look.

The fat suctioned from these areas is carefully processed and purified such that only a fraction of the donor fat removed will qualify for re-injection to the buttocks. In order to get enough qualified fat, we must liposuction at least 2 areas of your body. After liposuction, we carefully purify the fat so that only the best donor fat cells are re-injected back into your buttocks for augmentation. The fat is placed or transferred to the buttocks with special cannulas.

Following either the Brazilian Butt Lift, you must not sit directly on your buttocks for up to three weeks. This ensures for a permanent result. Most people can return to work in 2 weeks. A special garment (to control swelling) is worn for two weeks. There may be a small amount of swelling for up to 6 weeks. However, you should be able to resume all normal activities at 4 weeks post op.

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Beauty Tips

by Maggie

It’s always better to be on the offensive rather than the defensive when it comes to skin care. These steps can help you establish a healthy regimen before those wrinkles sneak up on you.

Wear sunscreen. External protection is the most important element for healthy skin because UV exposure results in skin aging and can also cause skin cancers. Unfortunately, the sun degrades our collagen and elastin and affects our body’s ability to create healthy new cells.

Hydrate. This includes drinking plenty water, getting your omega 3s and, of course, moisturizing.

If you don’t exfoliate … start. Getting rid of the dead layer of skin cells are crucial for a brighter complexion.

Change your lifestyle and establish healthy habits. Late nights, smoking, excessive use of alcohol, an unhealthy diet and lack of exercise will all take a huge toll on your skin.

 

 

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With the StarLux 500 platform, you can attach a variety of application-specific handpieces to one compact base unit, allowing you to affordably expand your treatment repertoire. It’s the aesthetic platform with the most applications, from skin rejuvenation to laser hair removal and resurfacing.

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