Apollo Sugar International Medical Center

3_derma 1_derma 2_dermaWhat happens to our skin as we age?

Starting around age 25, our skin’s natural regenerative process begins to slow down. The properties that keep it firm and supple begin to go away, along with the skin’s ability to hold on to moisture-a double whammy on the road to looking older.

As the years go by, the skin becomes even more delicate and sensitive, providing a less effective barrier against harmful free-radicals; making it dry, tight, and even red. Hormonal changes later in life contribute to these negative changes; loss of collagen, elastin and subcutaneous fat lead to a dryer and looser appearance. Add in the reduction of blood vessels, and your poor skin gradually loses its youthful color and glow.

Of course, the sun and other weather conditions don’t help matters-they also factor in; creating dryness, wrinkles and changes in pigmentation. Put all that together and quite simply, you’re dealing with parched skin, expression lines and wrinkles, reduced elasticity, sun marks, pigmentation and vascular changes. Yikes! Sounds dire, doesn’t it? Keep reading, because there’s good news.

Our department has full fledged facilities for Electro surgery, microdermabraision, Intralesional Inj, Skin Biopsy and cosmetological procedure like lasers IPL chemical peels, Botox fillers, Mesotherapy, Derma Rollers. The department offers specialized care for people with skin problems viz. Clinical Dermatology, Cosmetic Dermatology and also Dermato Pathology. The department treats various dermatological problems like blisters, rashes, psoriasis, dermatitis, cysts,fungal infections, eczema and many more.

IPL PHOTO REJUVENATION

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Photo-rejuvenation represents an exciting procedure designed to produce younger and healthier looking skin. Based on studies performed worldwide, and published in peer- reviewed medical journals – IPL can help you achieve a younger and fresher look beyond what face creams can do. As the name suggests, IPL is an intense broadband of light that is applied to the skin to treat several skin conditions.

Who benefits from IPL Photo-rejuvenation?

As most of us age we begin to see small but visible signs of Sun damage appearing in our complexion. This may include freckles, broken capillaries, dark spots, a blotchy skin color and redness of the face and neck IPL can be used to treat these vascular redness, pigmented brown spots, sun damage, and collagen structure all at once.

How long does each treatment take?

A full-face treatment takes less than 10 minutes. Fairly dramatic improvements can now be accomplished with little or no downtime and with very minimal discomfort. A total of 3-5 treatments spaced one month apart is recommended for optimal results.

Does it hurt?

No, IPL treatment is not painful. A warm tingling sensation is felt during treatment. Some may experience a small brown crust (much like coffee powder) for a few days. Subsequently your skin will look smoother and fresher. Only precaution to be taken is regular application of sun screen lotion.

IPL LASER TREATMENTS

LASER REMOVAL OF FRECKLES, BIRTHMARKS AND AGE SPOTS 

Laser therapy is one of the most exciting treatments for removing unwanted pigments in the skin such as age spots, lentiginess (liver spots), freckles, café-au-lait, Hori nevus and tattoos.

Laser work is performed by emitting a specialized light that is passed through the skin and preferentially absorbed by the unwanted pigment target. The pigments then break up and disappear. The laser can also be used for skin rejuvenation.

The treatment feels like a rubber band snapping. An anesthetic cream is usually applied one hour before treatment. Some redness and swelling may be expected, but soon you can return to your normal activities. Only precaution to be taken is regular application of Sunscreen lotion.

LASER HAIR REDUCTION

Lasers work by emitting a specialized light that is passed through the skin and preferentially absorbed by the hair. The laser used in hair removal targets the melanin in the hair follicle, thus damaging the follicle and removing the hair.

Laser hair removal is safe enough to be used on all body parts including the face, upper lip, back, underarms, arms, bikini line and legs.

Laser hair removal gives a prickly or a light rubber-band snapping sensation. You may not need any type of anesthesia for your treatments. However, if larger or sensitive areas are to be treated, a topical anesthesia cream is applied one hour before treatment. No specific care is needed after the treatment. The treated hair will not fall out until 2 weeks later.

An upper lip and chin can b e done in 5 minutes. Underarms or bikini lines usually take 10-15 minutes. Legs and back take longer.

Hair goes through different growth phases and lasers work most effectively against hair that is in the active growth phase. Initially, it is recommended that you undergo a series of four to eight treatment at four to eight week intervals depending on the area treated. Arm and leg hair tend to be easiest to remove compared to those on the face, lip and chin.

TREATMENTS AT A GLANCE

1. MICRODERMABRASION – for Mild Pigmentation, Mild Skin Tightening, Rejuvenation & Pigmentation

Microdermabrasion is a very gentle treatment. Results are subtle and include a freshening in the appearance and improvement in the texture of the skin, and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles. Crystals are directed onto the face and then immediately “vacuumed” away, along with the loosened skin particles. Treatment usually takes around 30 minutes. Most clients find that they can return to work immediately after treatment.

2. CHEMICAL SKIN PEELING – for Post Acne Scars

This amazing resurfacing technology allows us to dramatically, rejuvenate your skin with fewer risks and less down time. A laser resurfacing procedure reduces or eliminates more pronounced lines and wrinkles than similar treatments. The chemical (acids etc.) removes the superficially damaged layers of skin and stimulates regeneration of healthy skin underneath.

3. FILLERS – for Facial Contouring, Deep lines/Wrinkles

Fillers are used to fill in wrinkles and facial depressions that may come with age. They can be given in minutes with a tiny needle to give definition to the lips and fill other wrinkles such as laugh lines. Injectable gels are placed under the skin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles providing a smooth, natural look and feel.

4. BOTOX – for Better Looks

BOTOX Cosmetic is a simple, non-surgical. BOTOX injections block the nerve muscles that are responsible for the repetitive actions that cause fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing them away for a more refreshed appearance.

5. MESOTHERAPY – for Skin Rejuvenation/Glow, Hair Growth

Mesotherapy is touted as being able to reduce fat in ‘spot’ treatments, with particular focus on notorious problem areas such as neck and double chin. Mesotherapy can help drastically reduce wrinkles, remove scars and even stimulate hair growth add a glow to your face.

6. DERMAROLLER– for Deep Sacars, Wrinkles and to Repair/Regenerate Skin

Genuine (Original) Derma roller Therapy provides advanced micro-medical skin-needling, a procedure that stimulates the skin to regenerate and repair itself naturally and safely, creating smoother, brighter, healthier and younger-looking skin. Thus, Derma roller is best for skin and facial rejuvenation.

7. ANCE, ACNE SCARS Treatments – for Faster Relief from Acne without Pain

As the skin becomes too oily, dead skin cells become more difficult to shed; they become sticky and clog the pores. Once a pore becomes clogged, excess oil cannot escape, and acne bacteria have a perfect breeding ground. As the bacteria and oil build in the clogged pore, a raised and often pus-filled lump will appear, the classic acne breakout. IPL Acne Therapy is an effective new light-based therapeutic therapy is now revolutionizing the treatment of acne. The IPL Acne Therapy destroys the most common bacteria that cause acne – without drugs, without pain and without downtime.

8. HAIR REDUCITON – Lasers to Reduce Unwanted Hair

Lasers is used to remove unwanted hair. Hair Removal is the most permanent treatment for smooth, hair-free skin on the market today. Hair removal is accomplished by the generation of heat from light in the melanin which is then transferred to the hair follicle (root). Pulse times of this applied light have been chosen to destroy the hair follicle. Treatment is not painful, and no anesthesia is required for this procedure.
Laser and IPL Systems- Have a lots of applications from Hair reduction to Skin rejuvenation, to treatment for hyper pigmentation… and also removes wrinkles, age spots, Sun spots.

9. ELECTROCAUTERY – Skin Tags, Growths, Warts removal

Moles are pigmented lesions that appear on the skin as a raised or flat spot that can be brown, black, tan, red or pink. While moles are usually harmless, many patients seek treatment to have them removed for cosmetic purposes, as they are sometimes large and prominent. Removal of these skin lesions can be done through several different methods, but laser removal is one of the most advanced and most successful.

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CENTRE
AL- Hamriya, Sultanate of Oman
Tel: 24794501. Fax : 24794506. E-mail: [email protected]