Skin/Body Care - Best Private Hospital in Dubai Al Mankhool | IMH Dubai


MYTH: laser hair removal has not been safe.
FACT: It is absolutely safe to do the lasers with FDA Approved machines after consulting certified Dermatologists. It has to be done by skilled or trained laser technician.
MYTH: Laser hair removal exposes you to radiations and thereby can be a risk for causing cancer.
FACT: Lasers approved by FDA do not emit radiation ,thus no risk of radiation exposure and no risk of cancer at all.
MYTH: Laser causes burns.
FACT: While it”s rare and temporary,Burns from laser can occur particularly if you have dark skin though its rare and it’s absolutely correctable.
MYTH: Lasers are too much painful to endure.
FACT: Some people might feel discomfort ,while some can have pain,but with advanced cooling systems ,pain is not very much now a days.
MYTH: You can get discolored from laser hair removal treatment.
FACT: Lasers won’t change your skin colour.
MYTH: Laser can grow more hair after the treatment.
FACT: Laser can not grow the hair if it is done in a properly selected patient with optimal required laser parameters .
MYTH: You can get hair removed forever and completely.
FACT: After the required sessions of lasers,Hair will be very thin,sparse and will take very long time to grow again compared to earlier.So Maintenance sessions are needed every 4-5 month.
MYTH: Laser hair removal is done only for women.
FACT: Laser is not only a female thing,can also be done for men.More and more men are opting for it now in Razor bumps,ingrown hair,beard shaping,chest,neck,back,arms etc.
MYTH: You cant get lasers done in Summer.
FACT: It can be done in summers also.Only Use of sunscreen is always mandatory post procedure.
MYTH: All lasers are equal.
FACT: While many lasers are available now a days in the market,but not all produce the same results.Our team at IMH uses BIOS FROM ITALY(Nd:yag ALEXANDRITE MIXED)technology to give the fast and the best results so far.

Ever wondered what the 15 in SPF 15 stands for?

The sun is meant to be enjoyed – To lounge in, to play in, to bask in. But, you have to know the basics to make your time in the sun safer.

UVA and UVB rays from the sun can be damaging to the skin. If the proper sunscreen protection isn’t worn during sun exposure, this leads to aging, can cause unsightly skin damage and even skin cancers. While UVA rays go deeper into the skin causing damage to collagen leading to aging, wrinkles, and even skin cancers, UVB impacts superficially causing sunburn and skin cancers as well.

Sunscreens have ingredients that help in absorbing or scattering UV rays. These products are formulated to provide various levels of protection from UVA, UVB and Infrared radiation. The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) indicates how much longer an individual can be in the sun before being sunburnt when using a sun protection product than if he/she was not using it. It measures the protection only against UVB rays and not UVA. For instance, a fair skinned person who would normally start to feel the effect of sunburn after 10 minutes in the sun would receive 15 times the protection with an SPF 15 product i.e. 150 minutes of protection. If a person with darker skin takes longer to get sunburnt without protection, say 20 minutes, an SPF15 would give him/her 300 minutes of protection.

Most people do not apply enough sunscreen. An adult should use 2 tablespoons of sunscreen if they intend to protect the entire body while wearing a swimming costume. This should be applied 30 minutes prior to going outside. Apply 2 teaspoons full if only for the face, neck, and arms.

Some sunscreens may have an expiry date written on the box, however the active ingredients in the sunscreen deteriorate over time and this would happen faster if you leave it in direct sunlight, heat, or humidity. If it looks or smells differently or the texture is clumpy, then it might be expired.


Winter winds and dropping temperature reduce our skin’s moisture levels and depletes its natural defenses. The changes can make your skin itchy, flaky, dry, irritated and red. The condition worsens as we enjoy all the winter comforts like heaters, blowers, being in the sun, bathing with hot water.

There are certain tips which you can follow to keep your skin super happy during winter which are as follows:

drink water in winter to keep yourself hydrated1. STAY HYDRATED: As cold winds take away your moisture, you always need to drink more water to keep your skin healthy.

2. CHOOSE THE CORRECT CLEANSER AND MOISTURIZER: Choose gentle fragrance free cleansers and moisturizers. Avoid masks, astringents, products that contain alcohol as they make your skin dry during the winter.

3. WEAR SUNSCREEN: The warm sun feels pleasant; however UV rays can still damage your skin. Choose the correct sunscreen which has zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

4. DON’T FORGET THE HANDS: As the skin of your hands has fewer oil glands compared to other body parts, moisturize your hands every day.

5. CARE FOR YOUR FEET: Choose glycerin or petroleum jelly based moisturizers for feet.

6. AVOID HOT WATER SHOWERS: It is very tempting to go for hot and long showers when the temperature is dipping, but if you love your skin avoid this practice. Instead use lukewarm water to shower and wash your face. Moisturize your skin just after showering to lock the existing moisture of your skin.

7. EXCERCISE REGULARLY: Yes! I know it’s hard to leave the warmth and coziness of the blanket behind and get moving on chilly mornings. But do so, if you love your skin. Exercise will pump up your heart rate thereby pumping more blood to your organs and skin.

8. GRAB A SOOTHING FACE MIST: They aren’t just something you fancily spritz on while you’re poolside, apparently they can be super useful in winter months too. You can either pick up one or even make your own with coconut water and green tea in a spray bottle.

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

The incidence of Cancer both benign and malignant is on the rise worldwide. Cancer treatment especially for malignancy can damage or disfigure the body parts function and or appearance. Reconstructive Plastic Surgery helps to repair the damage and restore near normal appearance.

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Unlike Cosmetic Surgery, most insurance companies cover Reconstructive Plastic surgery.

Reconstructive surgery is usually needed after a tumour is removed and there is a defect which needs to be covered. E.g. after Mastectomy ( surgical removal of breast) for cancer- the patient may choose to have the breast volume restored . Or after a jaw tumour when the onco-surgeon has removed one side of the jaw bone and cheek completely and there is a huge open defect.

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Reconstructive Surgery can be performed immediately after removal of the tumour (Immediate reconstruction) or can be performed after completion of other cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation therapy (Delayed Reconstruction).

Reconstructive surgery can make use of several body parts solely or in combination to facilitate good reconstruction. Options of reconstruction may include use of only skin (skin graft) or flap surgery ( combination of skin, fat , muscle or bone).

With the advancement in Microsurgery and techniques, single stage reconstruction with good cosmesis is possible.  It works by taking tissue and blood vessels from one part of the patient’s body and placing it over the damaged part and joining the vessels under the operating microscope.

All options of reconstruction are to be discussed with the reconstructive plastic surgeon before surgery.

Reconstructive Surgery is no longer a social taboo, but a way forward to a better quality of life and better future.

Preventing Dry, Irritated Winter Skin


Low humidity paired with artificial heating is the perfect recipe for parched skin. Protecting your skin should start with adequate water intake, so keep your bottle with you and stay hydrated during the day, even if you aren’t sweating. In addition, you can use a hydrating mist or toner on skin before applying a moisturizer. If you’re feeling extra dry, this step can go a long way to soothing irritation and helping your moisturizer do its work.

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Your skin’s protective layer can be damaged during winter, which prevents it from maintaining a normal amount of oil and protecting itself from water loss. Pair hydration with a good-quality natural moisturizer for both your face and body. For face, look for a serum, which offers the most concentrated source of protective oils. Don’t worry, serums won’t make your skin oily!. When paired with a hydrator like the Hydrating Accelerator, you’ve got a wrinkle-fighting, skin-plumping, winter-protective duo to keep your skin glowing throughout the season. For body, look for a balm or body oil that is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants. With a high concentration of camellia seed oil, this organic body serum absorbs deeply and helps restore skin’s moisture balance.

Be Gentle:

Are you combating acne and oily skin with harsh soaps? Are you using scented shower gel to wash your face? If so, now’s the time to nix cleansing products with alcohol, fragrance, preservatives, and dyes. For many, these kinds of products can exacerbate underlying skin problems, especially in winter. Instead, try a soap-free cleanser, a gentle soap-based cleanser, or an oil cleanser. By protecting your skin from harsh detergents, it will maintain its balance and be better able to protect itself from water-sucking conditions. Making the switch early on means less irritation and less reparative work on your end.


You can’t moisturize dead skin. If you’re looking flaky or lackluster, on a weekly basis use a gentle buffing exfoliant or antioxidant mask to gently reveal soft, glowing skin. Make sure to follow up with a hydrator and moisturizer! Also, be sure to keep a treatment balm for hands and lips with you at all times. Travel-size products are ideal for stashing in a purse, briefcase, or desk, and can be a simple skin-saving solution.

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Oh, winter, how you toy with us. With sweaters and blankets keeping us cozy, cookies and cocoa add to our winter warmth, but they also contribute to dull skin, breakouts, and more generally, a sluggish demeanor punctuated by thoughts of regret. No one wants that, so indulge responsibly and try noshing on natural and whole-food snacks that are packed with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. Staying hydrated and nourished will help your skin from the inside out.

Winter Lipcare

Having healthy lips in winter, maybe a dream come true for many. The skin on your lips is very thin and has no oil glands to prevent it from chapping. So it is completely your potential to keep them healthy. Even the most expensive lipstick will not cure the dryness of your lips. Protecting your lips from dryness is not just important for appearance, but also for health. You may end up with bacterial infections, cold sores and other problems if they are chappy. They will also effect your smile and damage your self esteem..


Causes For Chapped Lips:
There are different reasons for chapped lips, but here are a few that are extremely common:
1. Weather change – heat or cold
2. Aging plays a very important role in causing dry lips
3. Biting your lips will result in bleeding and cracked lips
4. Licking your lips is the worst habit!
5. Touching lips with fingers will transfer the bacteria on your hands to your lips and cause infections ( also aggravate chapped lips)
6. Dehydration
7. Usage of excessive chemicals (Lipsticks)
8. Any form of alcohol can provoke skin irritation
9. Any product with chemical preservatives
10. Leaving the lipstick on, while going to sleep
11. Using lip balms with alcohol, retinol and menthol
Women who like to chew on their lips wearing lipstick, will consume about 4 to 9 pounds of lipstick in their life time! All these may seem common but they affect your health, severely. They make the skin on the lips dry, rough and sensitive.

Protecting Your Lips:
For a long lasting moisture on the lips, you need to treat them from outside as well as from the inside. It is extremely important to consume plenty of water everyday. This will keep your lips moisturized from within, as it nourishes and protects the skin. If your diet has low levels of vitamin B, you are more prone to chapped lips. Including red meat, fortified cereals, skim milk, Swiss cheese, eggs and silken tofu to your diet will bring about a great change in your lips. The most important points to protect your lips are:
1. Quit smoking! It will completely spoil your lips and it may become too late to regain the color and texture of your lips.
2. Always keep your lips moisturized by applying a natural lip balm.
3. Apply lip balm before going to bed.
4. Licking your lips is a bad habit. Yes, it may look like it is keeping your skin moisturized for a moment, but it worsens the situation! The wind will dry your lips in a minute and you have to keep licking them. This process is unending and will become a major condition, by spreading away from the lips. So it is better to keep them moisturized with a lip balm.
5. For the winter season, you need to choose lip balms with extra moisturizing agents. The lip balms you choose should have a long lasting effect. They will keep your lips moisturized for a longer period of time. It is an added advantage if the lip balm contains SPF in it. The lip balms which contain the following are the best for your lips.

 Shea Butter: Shea butter acts as a natural sun block and it has allantoin, which is a healing agent. This is the best ingredient to have in a lip balm. It gives a soothing effect to the lips.
 Aloe Vera: As we all know, Aloe Vera consists of anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agents which protect the skin from any kind of infections. Aloe Vera is also very soothing and moisturizing, when applied on the lips.
 Glycerin: Glycerin is a natural skin softer and it holds agents that bind moisture and skin together.
 Jojoba Oil: It is one of the best nourishing oils for the skin. It softens and lubricates the skin, when it is applied.
 Vitamin E: It is a powerful antioxidant and moisturizing agent. It protects the lips from the sun.
 Coconut oil: Coconut oil relieves dry and itchy skin. It also softens and moisturizes the lips.
 Beeswax: It is a non allergic skin softener, that moisturizes and nourishes the skin. It consists of anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial agents that guard and protect the skin.
 Vitamin A and D: These are pro-active vitamin complexes that are skin friendly. They contain fatty acids that are easily absorbed into the skin. They help to soothe and heal the skin effectively.

6. If you are in a habit of using lipstick everyday, choose the ones with moisturizing ingredients. It is better to avoid lipstick, especially in winter. Instead, you can use a moisturizing lip balm, with a tint of lip color.
Home Remedies To Treat Chapped Lips:
The golden secrets of gaining fresh, soft and luscious lips are by using home remedies. They are cheap, surely available and accessible at any time. If you use these secret tips, your lips will look moisturized and healthy, even without using lipsticks or lip balms. So try these simple remedies to cure your lips and enjoy an ever lasting moisture.
Using honey to moisturize your lips is the best. You need to apply this in the night, before going to bed. It is the best way to clean your lips. It will also cure dark lips, caused due to sun exposure.
Ghee has the same effect on the lips as honey. You need to apply a few drops of ghee on your lips, before going to sleep. It will give you smooth and soft lips, within no time.
Green Tea Bags:
The oldest home remedy followed by many is green tea bags. Press one used green tea bag, against your lips for at least 4 minutes. You need to do this everyday to increase the moisture of your lips. This is the best natural remedy used to cure chapped lips.
Lemon Juice:
This remedy will help to prevent aging of the skin. It nourishes the sensitive skin on your lips, leaving them smoother and softer than before. Take a small bowl and mix one teaspoon of cream (milk) with 3 drops of lemon juice. Place the bowl in the fridge for an hour. Remove the mixture and apply it on and around the lips, before going to sleep. If you repeat this procedure for three days, you will notice best results. You can also continue it everyday to prevent the lips from aging.
Rose Water and Glycerin:
Rose water and glycerin is a great combination. It provides glowing and amazing skin, with regular use. You need to take a tablespoon of glycerin and rose water. The measurement may vary according to the need of each person. You need to take equal quantities of both the ingredients. Mix it together and apply this mixture to your lips, as well as your whole face, before going to sleep. You will see mind blowing results in 5 days time!
Glycerin and Honey:
Honey and glycerin will help to prevent wrinkles and dry skin. You need to take a teaspoon of honey and add very few drops of glycerin to it. Apply this mixture on the lips and leave it on for 15 minutes. Wash it off with normal water. Apply a few drops of glycerin again and leave it over night. This tip is extremely useful and prevents the lips from wrinkling.
Jojoba Oil:
This remedy gives a natural instant relief from severely chapped lips. All you need to do is take a few drops of jojoba oil and apply it on the affected area. You need to leave it on for about 15 minutes. Jojoba oil helps in a speedy recovery of your lips. It will get the moisture back into your lips, by nurturing the skin cells in the lips. It helps in building new skin cells which will repair the skin immediately.
Cucumber is a vegetable with all the goodness in the world. You need to take a peeled cucumber and crush it. Extract the juice and apply this onto your lips. Leave it on for 20 minutes and wash off with normal water. You will see a major difference if you use this remedy regularly.
Sugar Scrub:
You can exfoliate your lips by using a good scrub. Even a small brush will do to remove the dead cells on your lips. But the best scrub for lips is sugar. It is easily accessible from your kitchen. You can take 1/2 teaspoon of sugar and add 2 drops of olive oil to it. Scrub your lips gently with this mixture. After 3 to 5 minutes of scrubbing, you can wash it off with normal water. Apply a good lip balm after wiping your lips with a cloth. This remedy will make you lips shiny and softer than before.