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Coolsculpting Myths Debunked

Coolsculpting, scientifically known as cryolipolysis is a non-invasive body contouring procedure where fat cells under the skin are frozen using a suction device, and are gradually broken down and removed from the body naturally, by the liver. It has gained popularity over the years with celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan crediting their red-carpet ready bodies to the treatment.

As the treatment gains in popularity, so do the rumors about it, often spread by those not entirely educated on the procedure and what it has to offer. Here we look at a few myths about Coolsculpting, and understand what’s true about the popular body sculpting procedure.

#1 – Coolsculpting is a weight loss tool

Contrary to popular belief, fat reduction and weight loss are not the same thing. While Coolsculpting can get rid of stubborn fat, it does not show a drastic change in body weight. Instead, it only targets specific fat cells, leaving the tissue and surrounding cells around it unharmed.

#2 – Body Contouring is a Painful Treatment

Coolsculpting is a non-surgical procedure, and though you will experience extreme cold and discomfort as a result, you don’t have to endure any needles or incisions. There are plenty of mixed reviews online from beauty bloggers and celebrities, and the level of discomfort you may experience depends on your tolerance to pain. However, many patients choose to read a book, watch Netflix, or even sleep during the session as a way to overcome the discomfort.

#3 – Body Contouring Only Works for Belly

Fat Although many people choose to treat their stomach fat using Coolsculpting, it is a very versatile procedure that can safely and effectively treat any part of your body that has pockets of fat. This includes the stomach, upper arms, thighs, hips, love handles and double chin.

#4 – The Results are Immediate

All good things take time, and Coolsculpting is no different. The fat freezing treatment brings fat cells down to a temperature that they cannot survive at, eventually disintegrating and flushing out of your system. This process takes time as your body absorbs the cell fragments and eliminates them. You could see results in the first month, but depending on how fast your body metabolizes, it could take anywhere up to 6 months to see dramatic changes. During this time it is important to maintain your fitness and diet routines, as this could impact your results.

#5 – Coolsculpting Results are Permanent

Care is key, and while results can last a long time, this depends on how you care for your body following the treatment. Results show best when you maintain a regular diet and fitness regime, and put in the effort to keep your body healthy. It is entirely possible to gain weight after the treatment, but if you maintain a balanced and healthy routine you can achieve your body goals in a completely natural way over time!

#6 – The Body Contouring Treatment needs Recovery

Time The best thing about Coolsculpting is that it’s an innovative procedure that only specifically targets fat cells in an effective and efficient manner. While you may experience some bruising or discomfort sporadically following the procedure, it requires no recovery time. Almost immediately after the treatment, you can jump right back in to your regular activities.

#7 – Anyone Can Undergo the Treatment

As with any cosmetic treatment, Coolsculpting procedures have criteria for eligibility. First and most importantly, you need to have distinct pockets of fat that is soft, and can be pinched and pulled from the body. This is important so that the machine can suction and then freeze it. Second, you need to have relatively health skin with no medical conditions. It is also important to note that the treatment is not meant for obese patients. The treatment is not advised for patients with a number of different conditions, and it is important to consult a licensed professional before considering the treatment. You can easily find and book a Coolsculpting consultation near you through Malena App!

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Turn Back time with these 5 cosmetic treatments

“Wrinkled was not one of the things I wanted to be when I grew up.” Although amusing, this statement is likely true for most people. Unfortunately, as the clock turns, we all age and so does our skin. This, however, doesn’t need to be your fate.

With the advances in technology and research, there are numerous treatments that you can use to make you look younger and leave your skin looking healthy and rejuvenated. Here are 5 cosmetic treatments that we recommend for turning back the clock:

Chemical Peels

If you are looking to improve sun damaged skin, wrinkles, fine lines or acne scarring then chemical peels might be the thing for you. A chemical solution is applied to small areas of the skin. A controlled wound then forms and creates a smooth new skin layer. The chemical solution can be one of, or a combination of glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid (phenol). Most people feel a slight burning sensation during the peel that can last five to ten minutes. This is then followed by a subtle stinging sensation.

Although patients won’t need to stay overnight after the treatment, there is a short recovering time of seven to fourteen days. During this time the ‘wound’ created by the peel will heal leaving you with firmer looking skin. The procedure can be done in either a doctor’s office or at a clinic.

The Vampire Facial

First made popular by Kim Kardashian, the Vampire Facial, also known as Platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP) might sound unorthodox, but it produces amazing visible results. Plasma is separated from your blood and then injected into the first layer of skin with micro-needling. The micro-needling causes your skin to think that it has been injured, triggering the skin to produce more collagen. With the added platelets in the plasma, your skin rejuvenates itself looking firmer and younger.

Vampire facials have a very short recovery time. Patients might have some redness on the targeted areas after the treatment, but this will go away quickly. The procedure has been used in the medical field for a number of years and has little to no side-effects.

Botox

Botox is well known as a cosmetic procedure to make you look younger, and not without reason. It is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment where muscles are temporary paralyzed allowing wrinkles to flatten gradually for a smoother skin. Small amounts of a purified protein derived from the botulinum toxin is injected directly into your muscles to cause the paralyzation.

The treatment usually takes around ten minutes to complete but needs to be repeated every three to four months. Pain during the procedure is minimal as the Botox needles are very small. Although not everyone has side effects, some people do experience headaches or mild pain at the injection site. Botox is widely recommended for smoother, younger looking skin and is definitely worth a try. One thing to be aware of, however, is that numerous users have recommended not paralyzing your whole face during your first treatment.

Cosmetic Surgery

One of the more effective, but also more expensive treatments, cosmetic surgery can make you look almost ten years younger! Over the years the procedure has greatly been improved, from large incisions to much smaller ones that are strategically placed. It is now often performed endoscopically leaving almost no sign of the procedure. Of course, as the name suggests, you will need to go under the blade.

Skin on the face, neck, eyelids, and forehead is lifted to give a tighter appearance. This procedure isn’t stopping the clock, but rather turning it back to make you look younger for the rest of your life. Recovery time will depend on the type of procedure but is typically 14 to 21 days. If you can afford this procedure, it is definitely worth trying.

Ultherapy

Ultherapy is a new non-surgical procedure that uses ultrasound to firm, tighten and lift the skin. Low levels of heat are applied to specific areas that stimulate the growth of new collagen. This procedure is great if your skin is sagging or less firm than it used to be.

You will require multiple treatments, but results are visible after the first couple of procedures. The number of treatments required will depend on person to person but shouldn’t take more than two to three months. Yearly maintenance might be required as the skin still continues to age.

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The truth behind Vampire Facials (PRP Treatment)

The Vampire Facial, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment might sound unorthodox and strange, even scary to some. Results show otherwise and with the likes of Kim Kardashian and Angelina Jolie swearing by it, it might be worth having a look at.

Although the name makes it sound like a doctor might make you drink blood or applying it to your face. Rest assured, this is not the case. The treatment does, however, involve using your own blood, but it isn’t nearly as scary as the name makes it sound.

How does it work?

PRP treatment isn’t actually a facial, but rather a medical procedure. A doctor will first draw your blood and insert it into a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood at a high speed to separate the different blood components from each other. The plasma is then re-injected into the face using micro-needling.

Micro-needling is a process where tiny needles are used to puncture holes into the first layer of skin. This stimulates the skin to produce more collagen. The added platelets amplify the process and in turn leaves your skin firmer and looking more rejuvenated. The procedure takes 30 minutes to one hour to complete with minimum recovery time.

What are the benefits of a Vampire Facial?

The Vampire Facial might not exactly be the fountain of youth as it has often been promoted but gets quite close. The platelets that are extracted from your blood is used by your body to stop bleeding and stimulate healing. When your skin is injected with these platelets, it is tricked into thinking that you have been injured. Your skin then starts developing new stem cells which are full of collagen. The collagen makes your skin firmer and helps with scarring. It also helps the epidermis to refresh and recycle itself by creating new, fresh tissue that is full of collagen, new blood vessels, and new cells.

The combination of collagen production and improving the health of the epidermis leaves your skin looking younger and healthier. It is also a great treatment for a variety of skin issues including acne, acne scarring, melasma, wrinkles, lines and overall skin maintenance.

Most treatments only provide a temporary solution by injecting a filler into your skin to plump up a problem area. The Vampire Facial, however, helps restore facial shape and improve skin tone and texture. You can see the difference that the treatment makes immediately but will require follow up treatments for more lasting effects.

If your skin is very sensitive to different treatments and products the Vampire Facial might be just the thing for you. The treatment doesn’t require any invasive procedures, skin ablation, or resurfacing, making it much more suitable for sensitive skin types or people who are concerned about having a reaction to these types of procedures. Added in that your own blood is used to create the serum, and the new tissue and cell growth, you can bank on positive results.

PRP has been around for a number of years

Kim Kardashian might have helped make the Vampire Facial more mainstream, but

PRP therapy has been around for a number of years and has many more uses than just making you look younger. The procedure was first used in 1970 to treat patients with thrombocytopenia. Later on, practitioners started using it after orthopaedic surgery to enhance healing. It is also used for burn victims, in sports medicine and even to help with neck and back pain.

What risks are there to using the Vampire Facial?

The treatment itself does not pose any dangers. The potential danger comes in at finding a professional who is licenced to conduct the treatment. If new needles aren’t used for the procedure, a patient can be at risk contracting diseases such as HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C. Although there isn’t much evidence to prove it, there has been a case where patients at a spa in New Mexico was suspected of contracting these diseases after going for a Vampire Facial.

Before making an appointment for a Vampire Facial, be sure to confirm the credentials of not only the facility but also of the person who will be administering it to you. It is also worthwhile reading reviews about both to ensure that you are going to a trusted practitioner.

Is the Vampire Facial worth trying?

The short answer is yes, the Vampire Facial is worth it. Although it can be costly, the PRP treatment shows greater results than most “fancy” facial treatments that are almost in the same price range. Added to this, the treatment is natural and non-invasive. If you can get over the queasiness of the idea that your “blood” is being injected into your face, this is a great treatment to try!

Author: Lizan Gray

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AVEDA’S NEWEST PARTNER – JADE’S CONCEPT BEAUTY LOUNGE OPENS IN ABU DHABI!

“Our ethos is to build a bridge between Art and Beauty”

JADE’s Concept Beauty Lounge in collaboration with Aveda is offering a unique beauty and creative experience in Abu Dhabi, the first of its kind. We strive to set an example for environmental leadership & responsibility in the world of beauty Aveda’s Eco- Friendly mission is to care for the world we live in, from the products they make to the ways in which they give back to society. All hair products are 98% naturally derived and the hair color is 93% naturally derived.

Our spacious, modern, and industrial setting is a place of relaxation and inspiration.

At Jade’s you can find exclusive and organic beauty services, pop up workshops and a concept store. We offer high standard hair care and treatment services using certified organic products from AVEDA. In our retail space, we offer an array of emerging designer brands, a diverse selection for trendy women who are looking for exclusive items and in our cozy workshop space, we offer Pop up workshop programs. Customized and themed workshops are also available upon booking for customers who wish to spend quality and creative time with friends.

Sami Amin (La Terre est Folle) with model Razane Jamal
Jade’s Collaborator


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LEARN THE WONDERS OF DMK ENZYME FACIAL TREATMENT FOR YOUR SKIN

Have you ever dreamed of regaining your youthful-looking skin or prevent and slow down the inevitable change every human being goes through on the road to that golden mystery of deterioration or changing process we call Aging?

Overview: DMK Enzyme Facial Therapy

DMK Facial is not your normal average facial. It is an enzyme treatment designed to promote collagen production, reduction of deep lines, wrinkles and scarring. It also eliminates sun damage, skin pigmentation and discoloration. It rebuilds skin by encouraging the skin’s vital internal processes to function optimally, enabling cells to perform at their highest potential, creating healthier and young-looking skin.

How it works: It stimulates your skin’s natural ability to regenerate from within. An effective method for hydrolyzing dead cell material from the skin tissues, detoxifying the skin of all impurities and lifting and tightening it for a firmer, youthful, glowing appearance. The key of this treatment is an Enzyme which is left on for 45 minutes.

How DMK ENZYME THERAPY Helps You to Look Younger

  • Detoxifies the skin of all impurities to leave a glowing appearance
  • Stimulates your facial muscles to provide an instant lift to tired, sagging skin
  • Firms, tones and tightens the skin for a more youthful appearance
  • Smoothes out the appearance of scars and rough skin
  • Provides an instant, natural face lift

Duration: 2 hours; usually done monthly, depending on the skin’s condition.

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LAST MINUTE GIFT FOR YOURSELF AND YOUR LOVED ONES THIS VALENTINES DAY

We want to make this day memorable and special for you and so we, at Malena, will be giving away a massive treatment offer of up to 75% discount for all your aesthetic needs this Valentine’s Day. We have hauled all together some of our top trends and suggestions on how you can achieve your best look and feel your happiest-self yet in this most romantic time of the year. Here are some of the most sought-after treatments for every woman out there who wants to have that boost in her confidence and just feel loved – beauty in Dubai doesn’t need to be expensive – With Malena, you can experience beauty without spending too much.

Book through Malena Application – your only cosmetic app and take advantage of this amazing Valentines gift! Malena is giving away exclusive promo offers for the following treatments:

You can use the promo code “MALENALOVE2019 to avail all your aesthetic needs.

Hydra Facial

A deep clean and exfoliation, extractions, and a hydrating, antioxidant rejuvenation for instantly brighter and clearer skin.

Mesotherapy

A technique of injecting specific vitamins using multiple microinjections into the mesoderm layer of the skin. It is also a proven results-driven technique that with different formulations of Vitamins serums may help treat Hair Loss, Cellulite, Fat reduction, and Facelift treatments.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

A collagen fueled injection treatment technique which gives more supple, fresh & vibrant skin complexion. It reverses visible signs of aging, reduce fine lines & wrinkles, plus rejuvenate your skin for a youthful & glowing complexion.

HIFU

This is excellent at lifting and toning loose skin, it elevates sagging skin. It also firms and tightens the neck, double chin, sharpens the face, burns adipose tissue, reduce fine lines and treats brows, décolletage and even buttocks!

Full Body Laser

This treatment uses a laser technology which targets any hair follicle which reduces hair growth in the future. The results will vary for everyone based on your hair and skin type and the number of sessions done. For better experience of laser hair removal treatment, consult top clinics in Dubai.

Fillers

Soft tissue fillers help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles by adding volume and fullness back to the face and lips. As we age, our bodies naturally lose fat and so fillers are helpful at reducing early signs of aging such as plumping thin lips and softening facial creases and wrinkles.

Botox

Botox has multiple uses and can be used to treat crow’s feet, forehead furrows, frown lines, skin bands on the neck, etc. and can diminish unwanted wrinkles in the target area. When considering plastic surgery procedures, you should always consult with experts and a licensed surgeon in Dubai who understands this process.

To help further with all your aesthetic bookings, Malena application has everything you need (face, body, hair and teeth) anytime, anywhere – from choosing wanted service to sorting the list of all top clinics in Dubai, top plastic surgeons in Dubai, and trusted doctors in UAE.

Download Malena App now. Experience convenience and never look back.

A Valentine with Malena is a Memorable love story.

 

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3 Best Home Remedies for Acne Treatment in UAE

Acne is the most common skin condition that affects majority of the people in the world, leaving them bemoaning about its presence. If you also face this situation, you are definitely not alone. Interestingly, at Dubai Derma 2018, the UAE’s annual dermatology conference, acne was the major discussion topic among the dermatologists in Dubai.

It is revealed in a survey conducted in Dubai that adult acne has impacted their social lives, their relationships by inhibiting their interactions to the point of avoiding social meet-ups or refusing jobs due to worst skin condition. Instead of shelling out for expensive yet conventional acne treatments, let’s have a look at natural treatment and home remedies to get the acne cured. The following post explores few home remedies that can actually work wonders for any acne prone skin.

Spot Treatment with Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is an essential oil that is widely known for its ability to fight bacteria and reduce skin inflammation. Several studies show that applying tea tree oil to the skin reduces acne and acne scars. Obviously, it cannot cure acne overnight but it can significantly improve acne with persistent use of this essential oil. Amazingly, it does not leave your skin over-dry, irritated and burned. Add it to your skin care routine, if you are looking for a sure and effective solution for acne.

Green Tea

Green tea is high in antioxidants and drinking just 1 cup in a day leads to good health and improved skin. Scientific researches show that drinking green tea on regular basis helps reduce the skin inflammation, which can cause acne. Remember, green tea has more powerful antioxidants (between 25 to 100 times) making it more potent compared to vitamin C.

If you do not like having a cup of green tea, you can apply it directly to the skin. It has flavonoids and tannins that are known to help fight bacteria and reduce inflammation. Another antioxidant in green tea called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) has been proved to reduce sebum production and fight inflammation to inhibit the acne growth.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is a tropical plant whose leaves produce clear gel. This gel is added in several lotions, creams, ointments and soaps due to its moisturizing, calming and curative properties. Aloe vera gel is widely used in UAE to treat abrasions, rashes, and skin burns. While being directly applied to the skin, aloe vera gel can help heal wounds, and treat burns and acne.

Aloe vera gel contains salicylic acid and sulphur, which are extensively used to treat acne. It prevents bacteria from infecting the acne wounds and accelerates the process of healing.

Acne is a common skin problem with a number of underlying causes can be cured with home remedies , however for the severe cases we recommend booking an appointment online with a dermatologist.

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Get Seasonal Specials With Malena on This Christmas

Christmas holiday season is the best time to consider giving yourself the gifts that can keep you going and uplift your mood. Relax, renew and revive by indulging in a range of cosmetic, dental, and laser treatments for the face and body anywhere across Dubai. All you need is to download Malena App from Android Play store or Apple iStore to avail any of these services.

A number of dental and cosmetic services are being offered at a discounted price to alleviate the stress from the holidays. Considering a number of personal grooming goals, the team at Malena has jotted down a list of top clinics in Dubai to help you make the progress you are seeking. And as their gift to you, they will invite all of you to take advantage of the limited-time offers and discounts throughout this Christmas season.

The Christmas special deals are being offered includes on a variety of cosmetic and grooming services such as hydra facial, skin rejuvenation, lip augmentation, teeth polishing, laser whitening and facial treatments from the best service providers in Dubai.

“We understand the importance of being stress-free during the holidays so, we have carved out ways to help our valuable app users cope with stress well before time,” said Ms. Marwa, the Founder of Malena. “We are fully aware that the things which are in short supply in the holidays like time and money. If we can offer a stress-free special service and help in saving time to relax with rejuvenating services, it means we have played our role to make their holidays a lot happier.”

Additional information about Christmas special offers, and special discounts can be found through Malena App. Offers will sell-out and schedules will be filled up fast so if you are interested, download the Malena App at the earliest.

Contact Details

Marwa Al Mansoori
Founder

Office: +97148716726
Email: info@malena.ae

Malena – An App For Your Smile

We have an app to control our home thermostats, to order food in the restaurant, to book our flights and hotels, then why shouldn’t we have an app to access trusted dentists and multiple dental treatments?

One of life’s enjoyments is to smile happily and confidently to have a perfect selfie.  After all your smile is one of the first thing people notice. Malena app has achieved patients’ trust by relieving them of their toothaches, discomforts, and crooked smile. Malena App is available on both Apple Store and Google Play Store. Caring for yourself is important and your smile means the world to your loved ones, so don’t compromise on that. Download the Malena App and book an appointment with certified top dental clinics in Dubai. The app is easy to use, all you need to do is choose your location, date, and time to visit a dentist and you are good to go!

With Malena App, long hold times and hassle to search the best dentist in Dubai is eliminated. You don’t have to wait long on the phone checking the dentist’s availability to match it with your schedule. You can now get an appointment while on the move and make changes with your appointment without calling the clinic again.

Malena App helps you reach top dental clinics in Dubai that are equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide a complete range of treatments; including cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, prosthetics, children’s dentistry, veneer placements and orthodontics.

Malena App has it all – A list of licensed and experienced dentists to choose from, a wide range of dental services, the latest trends and promotions. It has never been this easy to take control of your appointments and find specialized treatments for you and your loved ones.

“A large number of patients are out there who have relied upon us to improve their dental hygiene and their dental well-being.”, says Ms. Marwa Al Mansoori, Founder of Malena App. Happiness starts with a smile, so be a part of our community and make it more happen through the Malena App.