Treatment Advice

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Injectable often require repeat treatments. Each time you are treated, your immediate after procedure outcomes may vary. For this reason, you don’t want to plan any injectable treatment within a few days of a major social occasion. I think it’s wise to leave at least two weeks between an important occasion and your treatment date.

Lasers and chemical peels procedures uaually require about a week to settle and for your skin to recover fully

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Dr Hazem Kahlout
Ms Maggie Walsh

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Facial exercises defer the telltale signs of aging

If Botox injections and other cosmetic procedures, do not appeal to you or fit your budget when you want to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and attain a more youthful-looking face. You may want to perform facial exercises and administer massages to improve muscle tone, increase blood circulation and, most of all, look as if you’ve drank from the legendary Fountain of Youth. Does this Spark an idea?

Practicing basic skincare, facial exercises, and massages can serve as a triple threat against an aging face.

Forehead Wrinkles Exercise

Habitually frowning or raising your eyebrows can wreak havoc on your forehead in the form of deep-set wrinkles. To combat these lines and prevent new ones from forming, place your index fingers and thumbs over each brow and push the skin downward toward your eyes. At the same time, lift your eyebrows and repeat at least 10 times.

Crow’s Feet Exercise

To help ease the appearance of crow’s feet, firmly close your eyes and raise your eyebrows. Hold this position for 3 seconds, relax to your natural resting state, then repeat 10 more times.

Chin and Neck Exercise

While standing, tilt your head back and direct your eyes toward the ceiling. Pucker and stretch your lips as if you were trying to kiss the ceiling above. Hold that position for 5 seconds, then relax. Repeat the exercise at least five times.

Facial Massages

Facial massages, whether done yourself or by a therapist, should not exceed 20 minutes and should be performed in a gentle fashion. Massaging the forehead and nose helps reduce the appearance of horizontal lines, while massaging the cheeks and mouth area help prevent new wrinkles and/or sagging. Don’t forget to gently massage the chin and neck to increase muscle tone and preclude sagging.

Massaging the face on a regular basis has many benefits including helping the skin look firmer and smoother. Massage Therapy 101 recommends you begin by washing your face thoroughly, and gently exfoliate the skin. Pat the skin dry, and then apply a moisturizer or lotion. (For dry to very dry skin, you can apply pure vegetable oil, which is high in saturated fatty acids. If you have oily skin, you should use oil that contains polyunsaturated fats.)

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Laser Hair Removal

There has been a surge in the development of medical uses for laser technology in the past couple of decades. One of the more popular medical procedures that make use of this technology is the use of laser light for the removal of unwanted hair. By targeting the melanin in the hair follicle, the intense, focused light of the laser can destroy the follicle. Like all medical procedures, laser hair removal has some negative side effects that should be considered by patients prior to undergoing this treatment.

Considerations

Laser hair removal utilizes highly developed and very delicate machines. Patients should understand that while this procedure is primarily cosmetic in nature, if performed by someone who is inexperienced or improperly trained, the results could be unsatisfactory or even quite painful. Patients should ask enough questions to be fully confident of the person who will be doing the procedure. Questions should include preparation, the procedure itself, post-procedure and side effects, including how exposure to the sun will affect this treatment. An experienced, board-certified dermatologist is typically the most qualified person to perform this procedure.

Prior to the Procedure

Sunlight can sensitize the skin and have detrimental effects on laser hair removal. If possible patients should protect themselves from sun exposure for several weeks prior to undergoing this procedure. If sun exposure is necessary, the area to be treated should be covered and sunscreen should be applied. However, the skin at the treatment area must be completely cleaned of sunscreen and any other lotions or chemicals prior to the procedure being performed.

Tanned Skin

Tanned skin is more susceptible to certain side effects associated with laser hair removal including blistering or discoloration of the skin at the treatment site. It is not recommended to have this type of procedure if the patient has a tan. Patients may allow the tan to fade and then proceed with laser hair removal treatment. Because of the damaging effects of the rays involved, we is recommend that candidates for laser hair removal refrain from using tanning beds of any kind.

After the Procedure

Laser hair removal typically does not require medications or bandages after the procedure is done, although on rare occasions there may be some bleeding. The most common side effects are redness and swelling of the treated area, however this typically recedes within the first day. Some patients have reported stinging of the treated area that may last for one to two days. Occasionally the skin in the affected area may crust slightly for the first few hours. In addition, stinging may occur for the first 24 to 48 hours. Some people experience a slight crusting of the skin, which can be treated by applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly to the affected area.

Effects of Light

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

 

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Testimonial

by Jenny D.

“I have been a laser client of Maggie at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic since the summer of 2009. The attentive and competent service, the availability of cutting-edge procedures in Dublin and the beautiful and friendly atmosphere of the clinic make me a satisfied, happy and repeat client.

 

Maggie Walsh with medical expertise provided by Dr. Hazem Kahlout, are both knowledgeable in the field of skin enhancement procedures and skin care. They provide advice based on current research tailored to my individual needs. I trust them to take expert care of my face. I am a devotee of Botox, which I get every 4 months to soften the lines around my eyes. This is truly an amazing procedure and one that provides immediate results.

One recent weekend, a friend remarked on how fresh my face looked. I didn’t tell her that I had received a Botox treatment the week before. Emervel is an injectable filler I use from time to time to fill the lines around my mouth. Again, the results are instant and well worth the investment. I am also a fan of the Latisse eyelash treatment available in the clinic. The medicated potion, which I use at night, is a miracle worker. I highly recommend the services, products and procedures available at Castleknock Cosmetic Clinic if a more youthful look is what you are seeking.

 

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Approval Date

July 2004

Approved Use

Treatment of lipoatrophy (loss of facial fat) in HIV positive individuals. Correction of shallow to deep nasolabial fold (smile lines) contour deficiencies and other facial wrinkles.

Duration

25 months or more

Side Effects

Reportedly bruising, swelling, redness

Adverse Outcomes

May be visible or felt. In rare cases may develop nodules (small bumps beneath the skin)