Aesthetic Skin Treatments from APEX

The human skin is the outer covering of the body and is the largest organ of the integumentary system. The skin has up to seven layers of ectodermal tissue and guards the underlying muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs.

Because it interfaces with the environment, skin plays an important immunity role in protecting the body against pathogens and excessive water loss.

At Apex, we do our best to take care of your skin in the best way possible. Below are some of the common skin care treatments we currently offer and we are in the process of introducing more aesthetic treatments and procedures in the weeks to come.

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Skin Care Treatments

Chemical Peels

Excessive build-up of dead skin cells make the skin thick and dull and result in skin conditions.

Chemical skin peels are an effective way to treat aging skin, sun damage, acne scarring and reduce hyperpigmentation. A chemical peel will:

  • Improve the texture of your skin
  • Reduce fine lines
  • Unclog pores and help clear up acne
  • Help your skin produce more collagen
  • Increase the cell turnover rate of your skin
  • Improve your skin’s ability to hold moisture
  • Decrease hyperpigmentation
  • Leave your skin smooth
  • Make your skin look more even-toned
  • Give you a visible glow
  • Make your skin look dewy
  • Improve minor scarring

 

While there are a plethora of chemical peels available, each using different fruit acids and chemicals, our certified General Practitioner will determine the most suitable one in consultation with you.

AHA Peel (Alpha Hydroxy Acid)

The AHA PEEL is a superficial peel that gives your skin a great boost especially if the skin has open pores, is dry and dull in texture and if you have to attend a special occasion.

These peels detox and exfoliate your skin leaving it soft and bright.

Salicylic Acid Peel

Salicylic acid is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) that is effective in treating oily skin, clogged pores, acne, folliculitis barbae and seborrheic dermatitis.

A salicylic acid peel is a superficial peeling agent and works for those with acne, sun-damaged skin, and fine lines. The use of salicylic acid peels can improve the look and the texture of the skin. Great for women and men alike, Salicylic acid peels can be done on the face, neck, back, and shoulders.

TCA Peels

The TCA (Tricholoacetic Acid) peel can function both as superficial peels and deeper peels depending on the level of concentration. A TCA peel is designed to remove the damaged surface layer of your skin and clear the imperfections such as:

  • Age spots
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Rough skin
  • Acne scars
  • Sun-damaged skin

Lightening (Yellow Peel)

Yellow Peel is a unique Vitamin A peel to treat hyperpigmentation, sun spots, mild dyschromia, and moderate inflammatory acne.

The peel also increases firmness and tightness of the skin and, in consequence, makes wrinkles shallower.

Cosmelan and Dermamelan treatments

Cosmelan and Dermamelan peels are skin lightening procedures, which are used to treat many different types of hyperpigmentation such as melasma, sunspots and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Furthermore, it reduces fine lines and wrinkles. The effect is a smooth, bright and refreshed skin.

The peeling removes superficial as well as deeper skin layers, but in particular, it gets to the root of the problem by blocking the production of the pigment melanin.

Subsequently, undesired hyperpigmentation can be reduced with a formidable effect. While the initial procedure takes place at the clinic under GP supervision, the maintenance treatment can be continued at home.

Mesotherapy

Mesotherapy is a procedure, in which minute doses of special substances like vitamins, minerals, medications, etc. are injected using a derma roller or derma pen into the mesodermal tissue under the skin surface.

Depending on the desired effect and the particular skin quality you can achieve results such as rejuvenation, whitening, lifting to name a few.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this treatment painful?

No it is not although you may experience a mild tingle and redness for a short period of time during and after the procedure. The GP may prescribe a post-treatment care plan to help alleviate these symptoms.

How do I prepare for the Chemical Peel?

We advise to limit sun exposure because sunburnt skins are hard to treat with a chemical peel. Discuss medical history with your treating general practitioner and

  • Do not use any type of retinol or retinoic acid topical medication for at least 4 days prior to the treatment
  • Inform your doctor about any medications you take.

What are the possible side effects after a superficial peel?

Common side effects are temporary, and include redness, stinging or burning, peeling and slight swelling. More aggressive peels like TCA will leave you red and peeling for about a week but after you are healed you will see fresh and glowing skin.

What is the post-treatment care?

  • Use prescribed medications and sunscreen as advised by the treating doctor
  • Keep your skin moisturized.
  • Maintain a healthy diet and avoid strenuous exercises for few days
  • Do not wash your skin until after 12 hours of the treatment
  • Use prescribed products for any discomfort
  • Avoid direct sun exposure and any sort of excessive heat source like a sauna or hot tub until skin has completely healed.
  • Peels are maximum-strength exfoliants, so you don’t need to use a separate exfoliant (like a scrub, brush or exfoliating cleanser) within 3-4 days of your peel.

What is the recovery time expected to be?

The recovery time depends on the type of chemical peel procedure done. While some patients may start experiencing the results immediately after the procedure, some may take a while to fully heal the skin.

What results should I expect?

The Treating doctor and you will decide on the kind of peel you get. A light chemical peel can improve skin texture and tone, as well as decrease the appearance of fine wrinkles. The results will be subtle at first but will increase with repeated treatments.

Superficial peels like glycolic or salicylic acid peels may need a series of treatments to get the best results. These are generally done every one to two weeks initially followed by maintenance treatment.

Skin Surgery

Skin Surgery

Consultations for Invasive skin treatments and surgeries are currently available at Apex with our German Board certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ghofrani and the surgeries will be performed at our partner clinic or hospital in Dubai.

Dr. Ghofrani is known to take care, that each and every incision needed, is closed by the most advanced and unobtrusive (suture) technique. As a matter of course, the intracutaneous suture technique is routinely applied.

Please see below a list of common invasive skin procedures, performed among others by our Specialist

  • Biopsy
  • Burns and burns scar removal
  • Burn scar removal
  • Electrocautery
  • Fat tumor (lipoma) removal
  • Flap surgery
  • Histology
  • Mole removal and histology
  • Scar treatments and scar removal
  • Skin grafting
  • Skin lesion treatment and excision
  • Skin tags and tumor removal
  • Warts removal
  • Wound treatments
  • Wound closure by gluing, intracutaneous suture technique

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Our Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Afschin Ghofrani

Dr. Afschin Ghofrani

Plastic /Aesthetic Surgeon & Hand Surgeon

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Dr. Afschin Ghofrani German Board Plastic /Aesthetic Surgeon & Hand Surgeon

Dr . Ghofrani has been working in the field of plastic/ aesthetic surgery, hand surgery, reconstructive surgery as well as burns and trauma treatment since 1992 and is a trained and certified emergency doctor with many years of experience in intensive care medicine.

Having studied human medicine at the RWTH Aachen in Germany, he graduated with final marks amongst the top 2 % of students in 1992. His surgical career began at Europe’s largest university hospital in Aachen, at the clinic department of Plastic/ Reconstructive Surgery, Hand Surgery & Burns Trauma Center, where he received an extensive training in all aspects of plastic/ reconstructive surgery and hand surgery, the treatment of severe burns patients as well as intensive care and emergency medicine and completed his clinical research with his doctoral thesis.

Professional Milestones.

In 1997, he started working at the St. Agatha Hospital in Cologne, with one of the most famous plastic surgeons in Germany, specifically focusing on plastic/ aesthetic surgery of face and body as well as body contouring – during which he got promoted to the post of an assistant medical director.

In 1998 Dr. Ghofrani received the certificate ‘Specialist of Plastic Surgery’ from the medical chamber in Nordrhein-Westfalen/ Germany, being the youngest German board certified Plastic Surgeon at the age of 32, and three years later he received the certificate ‘Specialist of Hand Surgery’.

In 2003, at the age of 36, he was offered to head a new department of Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery at the Evangelic Hospital in Giessen, near Frankfurt, which he established from scratch to an internationally renowned department, with patients from all over Germany and abroad.

In 2010 Dr. Ghofrani moved to Dubai to offer his services to the multicultural society on site as well as to international patients .

Dr. Ghofrani’s main focus is on plastic/ aesthetic surgeries and his spectrum encompasses the entire field of this specialization, including procedures such as:

Plastic/ aesthetic facial surgery: Face and neck lift, forehead and eyebrow lift, eye lid surgery, rhinoplasty, lip shaping, liposuction, ear correction, facial fat reduction and transfer, cheek and chin augmentation.

Plastic/ aesthetic breast surgery: breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction for both genders, breast diseases and reconstruction, nipple surgery, implant revision and removal.

Plastic/ aesthetic body surgery: Tummy tuck, fat transfer, liposuction, body lifting and shaping, buttock lift, arm and thigh lift, mommy makeover intimate procedures, sweating.

Plastic/ Reconstructive surgery: Lifting after weight loss, tumor surgery, scar correction, mole/ wart/ skin tag removal etc.

Amongst other achievements , Dr. Ghofrani is

📍A Member of the Association of German Plastic Surgeons (DGPRAEC)
📍A Member of the German Association of Hand Surgery (DGH)
📍A Member of the Emirates Plastic Surgery Society
📍An Overseas Fellow Member of the Royal Society of Medicine, UK.
📍An initiator and head of various research projects and published diverse articles in national and international specialist journals and books.

Interests : An excellent conversationalist, Dr. Afschin is actively involved and passionate about the BNI network (the world’s largest networking organisation) and currently holds the position of an Area Director Consultant of BNI for New & South Dubai

Languages spoken : Fluent in English, German and Farsi ( Persian ) .

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Our Treating Doctor

Dr. Amna Ahmed Butt

Dr. Amna Ahmed Butt

General Practitioner

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Dr. Amna Ahmed Butt
MBBS
MRCGP (Int) International Member of Royal College of General Practitioners (UK)

Having graduated from Sind University of Health Sciences, Dr. Amna completed her internship in General Medicine and General Surgery with one of the top government hospitals.

In Dubai ,she has prior experience of working as a trainee GP in the Government sector’s Al Baraha Hospital, followed by the position of a resident GP doctor in Zulekha Hospital.

Dr. Amna is proficient in dealing with emergencies, management of chronic conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and hypercholesterolemia as well as pediatric and dermatological cases.

Very well read, she also provides health education and patient counseling over various aspects of health and medical nutrition.

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Payment Options

Treatment plans are based on individual complexities of each case. Our Patient Relations team will assist you with customized payment plans.

We have also partnered with RAKBANK & EMIRATES NBD Credit cards for an Easy Payment Plan ( EPP) for every transaction above the value of AED 1000/- at a 0 % interest rate, payable over 6/9/12 months.