Summer Skin Care Treatments
Dr. Leandro Junqueira is a renowned Brazilian Plastic surgeon providing his expertise to the patients in UAE since 2009. Gaining a lot more experience with the latest techniques and technology that are widely and immediately available in the Middle East, Dr. Junqueira also has a lot to say when it comes to cosmetic procedures as well as how to treat and combat different skin care problems in summers especially in the hot and humid climate of the UAE. We spoke with Dr. Junqueira and learned more about the various Summer skin care tips, treatments, solutions available at the Junqueira Medical Clinic, Dubai.
What are the impacts of the strong sun light and heat on our skin?
Sunlight is essential to keep fit and physical activity is important for good health. Sunlight is a good source of Vitamin D so it is never advisable to completely stay inside. However, too much of direct sunlight can be harmful to the skin as the sunlight is the main source of UV rays. If exposed to direct sun for long, it can cause sunburn or the redness of the skin. In addition, it may cause thickening of the epidermis which is thought to be a significant component of a mild sunburn reaction. One of the chronic effects resulting from repeated exposure to UV radiation is premature aging of the skin. This can lead to freckles, pigmentation and more depending on the type of skin.
Are there any treatments to refresh and rejuvenate the skin during these hot months?
At Junqueira Medical Clinic, we offer a number of treatments to help refresh the skin. Our carbon peel also called as the Hollywood facial has worked wonders for our patients’ skin. It is an amazing peel without the peel. The activated carbon is applied to the skin. It penetrates deep into the pores, in the enlarged pores in particular. Laser light is passed through the carbon layer. It heats and destroys carbon particles on the skin surface and in the pores. We also have amazing facials available that help cleanses and exfoliate. Hydra-cool treatment rejuvenates and oxygenates the skin, restore essential vitamins and make your face glow. The skin is cleansed and then targeted with cold steam. It really does make the skin cool!
Are there any treatments available for men?
Of course, there are so many options available for men. Although I recommend the carbon peel for everyone as it is ensuring drastic result easily, with no pain. It is similar to a mild chemical peel but without the downtime. Another procedure that a lot of my male patient’s love is the Microdermabrasion. It is also known as crystal peeling. The tiny crystals sprayed on the skin help exfoliate well and is a good solution for dull and stressed skin that most men deal with. They know a facial helps cleanse the skin but sometimes what most men don’t understand is that they need more to achieve smooth and refreshed look. Every patient is different and the procedures vary, it is best to consult your doctor.
What are the most sought out cosmetic procedures during summers?
These days we do not do anything aggressive and especially in the summer as the weather is hot. Something very common and that works very well is the PRP. This is a natural and safe treatment that uses the patient’s own blood, which is extracted and then enriched in an easy and comfortable process. The benefits of this approach are the natural and self-healing effects of regenerated skin and better skin quality. Combined with dermapen which uses micro needles fixed to a pen like structure that is conveniently used to treat specific areas. The depth to which the needles penetrate can be manipulated based on the need; from enhancing nutrient absorption on the superficial layer to penetrating deep down to treat scars and wrinkles. These are much popular now along with our carbon peeling and facials that people love to indulge in during the humid months.
What treatment do you think works best for people with oily skin and acne prone areas, during the hot and humid weather?
At Junqueira Medical Clinic, we offer Micro Peel treatments to improve dry or oily skin, acne, and even age spots. Micro Peels accelerate the regeneration of new skin cells and help to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin. Oxygen treatments prove effective in helping to clear acne conditions as the bacteria responsible for acne are reduced in the presence of oxygen. The treatments will also promote healing in acne prone skin, helping to avoid scaring. After resolving the acne, microdermabrasion is used to repair the damaged skin.
These days we also have some amazing products; my personal favorites are the ZO skin care range where the products are of high quality, sensitive to the patient’s skin that helps to dry up the oily skin types.
What is your advice to people when it comes to beauty and skin clarity during the summer?
At Junqueira Medical Clinic, we believe in small procedures and big results. I like to offer to my patients easy solutions to their problems, I know with the lifestyle today we can’t offer something that leaves scars and/or takes much downtime. But as we know the hot weather in the region can be very harmful for the health and skin. A good intake of water is extremely important. We usually advise to the patients but not many understand the importance. A good sunblock every day is extremely essential. We can’t stress this enough. As the harsh rays of the sun are the direct source of UV rays, sunblock with SPF 50 should do much good. Finally, light and clean diet is always a very important and effective measure.