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Non-Surgical Procedure

Skin Resurfacing and PLEXR

The term skin resurfacing refers to a spectrum of treatments that range from chemical peels to procedures using LASERs and other energy based devices (such as Plexr which uses plasma energy).

The aim of each of these is to produce a controlled injury to the skin to treat various conditions which include poor skin quality, wrinkles, blemishes, skin growths, scars, pigmentation and to also tighten loose skin.

The exact nature of these treatments varies dependent on type and the strength of the treatment itself. Simply put, the stronger the treatment, the more skin damage is sustained and therefore the longer the downtime (up to three weeks in extensive treatments) following the treatment. Often these treatments are repeated over time dependent on the desired results.

Non-Surgical Procedure

Skin Resurfacing and PLEXR

The term skin resurfacing refers to a spectrum of treatments that range from chemical peels to procedures using LASERs and other energy based devices (such as Plexr which uses plasma energy).

The aim of each of these is to produce a controlled injury to the skin to treat various conditions which include poor skin quality, wrinkles, blemishes, skin growths, scars, pigmentation and to also tighten loose skin.

The exact nature of these treatments varies dependent on type and the strength of the treatment itself. Simply put, the stronger the treatment, the more skin damage is sustained and therefore the longer the downtime (up to three weeks in extensive treatments) following the treatment. Often these treatments are repeated over time dependent on the desired results.

One of the keys following any skin resurfacing treatment is aftercare and protection from the sun.

Your suitability for these treatments will be determined during a full assessment no-commitment consultation with Dr Rory and he will provide all the necessary details for your particular case and procedure plan.

All treatments are performed in the luxurious state of the art treatment rooms within the clinic either on the day of consultation or after a period of reflection following consultation. The choice is entirely yours.

Topical anaesthesia (numbing cream) or facial nerve block injections are used, depending on the choice of treatment, to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

Many patients have their treatment and normal activities that same day but downtime does vary between treatments.

Frequently
Asked
Questions

What is the aim of skin resurfacing treatment?

This is very variable and depends on the conditions being treated which range from cosmetic to non-cosmetic reasons.

How many treatments do I need?

Again, this is highly dependent on the type and strength of the resurfacing treatment along with the reasons for performing the treatment.

Repeated treatments can be performed.

How long will the results last?

The body will start to naturally produce collagen and regenerate skin which will have the desired effect.

This improves with time and results last variably depending on the type and strength of treatment and personal acceptable downtime. This will be determined at your consultation with Dr Rory.

What happens on the day of consultation?

Dr Rory will obtain a full medical history assessing your suitability for the treatment and perform a full assessment.

It is important to appreciate skin resurfacing treatments are not suitable for all patients.

Some are considered unsafe if you are pregnant, breast feeding, suffer from active inflammatory or allergic conditions in the treatment area, have an allergy to local anaesthetic and also if certain medications are being taken. This will be explained during the consultation process.

If you are suitable, he will then run through the process of consent and treatment techniques with you if you are having the procedure for the first time. The treatments are generally schedule and you have time to choose to think about your options and return another day.

The day of treatment is variable depending on your skin resurfacing treatment. This ranges from a mild chemical peel with no downtime to having full facial nerve blocks and having full LASER resurfacing and requiring two to three weeks recovery and careful wound care.

How long will the treatment take?

This depends on the treatment and ranges from fifteen to sixty minutes.

Will the procedure be painful?

No, one of the primary aims of any procedure performed by Dr Rory is to create a pain free experience and various techniques are also employed to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

There may be some swelling and also some very mild tenderness in the treatment areas on the day depending on the treatment.

Depending on the type of treatment there will be varying degrees of redness, swelling,

What is the recovery period?

This ranges from a lunchtime treatment with no recovery period resuming your normal activities pretty much immediately to three weeks downtime.

Your recovery time will be explained during your consultation.

What should I consider when recovering from the procedure?

Depending on the type of treatment there will be varying degrees of redness, swelling, scab formation, itch, the need for specialized skin ointments and sun protection.

Swelling can be minimized with medications prescribed by Dr Rory and also sleeping with extra pillows to elevate the head. If you have suffered from herpes skin sores preventative medications are provided to reduce the risk of a break out.

After the treatment has healed there may be some residual redness that can be camouflaged with green based makeup and you are advised to wear a high SPF sun protection cream and to keep your skin well moisturised.

Redness can persist for up to six months.

What is the cost of the treatment?

Skin resurfacing treatments start from 3,000 AED (excluding VAT).

The final cost is determined on a case by case basis dependent on complexity and additional procedures. Combination treatments may lower the price of individual treatments if done together.

A full assessment no-commitment consultation with Dr Rory will provide all the necessary details for your particular case.

What are the risks of the treatment?

These include some discomfort, infection (herpes sores if you are a sufferer), skin burns, milia, risk of bleeding, pigmentation, the need for repeated treatments.

What is the follow up after the treatment?

Typically it involves seeing Dr Rory approximately one week following your last treatment for review and then is planned on a case by case basis.

If you are entirely happy and are very experienced with treatments, then there is no need to attend this review appointment and just book your repeat treatment at your normal interval.

Who is involved in my care?

Dr Rory is the primary physician in charge of all your care. He performs all procedures himself and is meticulous about every aspect of your care.

Once he has performed a procedure on you he is available for you as your on-call doctor.

He will provide you with contact details and will be available for you. If you have any questions or concerns.

He has trained his team around him to an exceptionally high standard from his aesthetic coordinators to aesthetic nurses.

Dr Rory is not only a gentleman but a true professional. His surgical approach and results are of the highest standard. In addition, his bedside manner and dedication to his patients is a welcomed change in an already saturated mediocre market.

I cannot recommend Dr Rory enough and have full confidence in his ability and amazing results. Any client pursuing enhancement at any level will not be disappointed.

— Louise D

An artist! Absolutely hands down would recommend Dr. Rory to everyone looking for an honest, professional and ethical doctor who isn’t afraid to say no to unrealistic requests but yes to enhancing natural beauty.

Very kind, friendly and patient. 10 stars from me!

— Somaiah D

Dr Rory McGoldrick has been my Dr and Surgeon for over a year. I cannot recommend his services enough. He is highly experienced, extremely professional yet empathetic at the same time.

— Kate H

I cannot recommend Dr Rory enough. In a location we’re we struggle to find certified, competent and capable surgeons finding Dr Rory has been an absolute god send and he has exceeded all expectations I had.

After loosing a significant amount of weight I was left with many areas of my body that had excess skin and needed fixing and a face that required signigant rejuvenating I now have the body and face I’ve always dreamed of.

If you are looking for great results, realistic opinions and a Dr you can trust he’s your surgeon. Thank you Dr. Rory for everything!

— Charlotte BA

I am an absolute fan of Dr Rory for his real and matter-of-fact approach to his work and his natural and confident talent at administering it. In a matter of my first visit I knew I was in the hands of a true professional and ever since he has exceeded expectations.

— Eliza S

The most professional service and a level of care which is exceptional. Absolute pleasure. Big thank you to Dr. Rory and his team.

— Martina T

Very happy with my breast augmentation results and so glad i chose Dr.Rory as my surgeon. He’s a professional compassionate and very skilled doctor. He was very attentive before and after my surgery. My breasts look natural and not overdone. It was an easy and stress free experience with great results.

— Vlada V

I have been a patient of Dr Rory for a couple of years and have been extremely pleased with the results.

He is very professional and caring. He consults with each patient to achieve the desired results for each individual. I would highly recommend Dr Rory for any of your cosmetic needs.

— Kirsty S

I had been considering Rhinoplasty & Breast Augmentation surgery in Dubai for quite a while, I visited a number of surgeons but the one person that I was eager to meet was Dr Rory, not only had I heard great things about him, I had been left a little dubious about other surgeons I had met here and just never felt comfortable enough to make the decision to book the surgery and go ahead…. I genuinely cannot recommend Dr Rory enough!

— Nathalie H

I recently had surgery (4weeks ago) with Dr Rory and from the moment I met him I felt in safe hands no question was too silly or too small!! Even on the day of surgery his calm, professional manor put me at ease even though I was very nervous!!

After having a very bad experience before I did lots and lots of research and I would have no doubt recommending Dr Rory to anyone that was looking for an amazing surgeon.

— Emily G

He is professional, highly competent and his relaxed caring bedside manner instills confidence that you have chosen the well. I have recommended family members and friends to him and they have all been very pleased with their results.

— Jo C

After meeting a few other surgeons, I was not sure I would proceed with my surgery in Dubai. Then I was referred to Dr. Rory from a friend and this changed my mind after the first consultation.

He is professional, patient, and made me feel comfortable and confident in every decision along the way. I am ecstatic with my results and thankful for the expertise of Dr. Rory!

— Lara D

Does not disappoint. Dr Rory is always so professional and honest. He takes the time to explain everything so you know exactly what you are getting.

— Katie S

Dr. Rory is an amazing plastic surgeon. Not only he knows the best his job , but also he is very polite and attentive to his patients after treatment too. Highly recommend.

— Ramina B

Dr Rory is an incredible, professional and ethical plastic surgeon who I would recommend to anyone. His warm and welcoming approach instantly puts you at ease in what is often a daunting process.

He offers honest and professional advise/recommendations that will not go beyond your bodies limits leaving you feeling confident, supported and positive in your decision.

— Stacey C

Dr Rory is absolutely incredible, made me feel so relaxed about my surgery. His level of care and expertise sets him as one of the best plastic surgeon in the region.

— Alexandra A

Super knowledgeable, professional & personable – highly recommended!

— Heidi R

Dr. Rory is not only one of the best doctors I have met but also one of the most genuine people I have ever met. He takes the time to explain and listen to your wants or concerns.
Not only is he THE BEST but his team of nurses and assistants go out of their way to help in any way possible! Thank you Dr. Rory for always looking after me.

— Kendra L

I had my breast augmentation surgery with Dr Rory as have three of my friends. We all had the same experience. Five stars.

— Chloe W

I recently had breast reduction surgery with Dr. Rory. I can honestly say it was the best thing I have ever done, after 4 children and turning 50, I feel like a new person.

Dr. Rory was amazing from the moment I walked into his office, until now with my aftercare 2 months later. If you are thinking of having this or any other type of surgery done, he is your surgeon, genuine, understanding and most important he listens to what you want and gives his best guidance. Thank you Dr. Rory for changing my life.

— Kim A

Couldn’t ask for anything more from a doctor. Honest, professional, helpful and the best results you could ask for.

I’ve been seeing Dr Rory for about 3 years now and I wouldn’t go anywhere else in Dubai or London. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough.

— Lorraine H

Dr Rory is definitely one of a kind. He is not only an expert in his field, he is also a wonderful human being.

I visited Dr Rory for Botox treatment and couldn’t recommend him highly enough. He made me feel at ease during the consultation as well as treatment and explained every step throughout the procedure.

— Katja

I had some light facial procedures over a 6 month period with Dr Rory and then found the courage to undertake a Mommy makeover with him. It has been the best decision I ever made.

The care I received from him and his team were second to none, he never laughed at my daft questions and really reassured me every step of the way.

The surgery and the aftercare was fantastic. He has done an amazing job and even 10 months on I still look in the mirror completely thrilled. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Dr Rory.

— Dominique W

After 10 years of contemplating breast augmentation surgery I have finally done it! I’m so glad that I decided to finally have my surgery performed by Dr Rory McGoldrick and his wonderful team. I’m so happy with the results and would highly recommend him if you are looking to have this procedure done.

— Lauren M

The best plastic in Dubai hands down. Such an amazing experience as a patient from start to finish

— Sarah P

I have never experienced such a professional consultation before the treatment. He is focusing of getting natural look and i really liked that. It wasnt my first time, but im very impressed the way of communication. Not to mention the result. Thank you so much Dr. Rory, I will honestly recommend you to all my friends and definitely will come back!

— Olga M

Dr Rory is an absolute superstar. He is not only outstanding surgeon but his approach to patients is “human”. He listened to my opinion and what I wish to achieve with the treatment I opted for.

His caring but professional approach before, during and after the procedure made the whole journey ja pleasant one. Would highly recommend him to anyone who considering cosmetic procedure in Dubai.

— Eniko S

I would never recommend anyone else, his professionalism, knowledge, experience are all spot on and would not trust anyone else in Dubai. He is also a great person and takes the time to listen and adjust his approach based on your needs.

— Nadina T

He is a perfectionist and the best plastic surgeon in Dubai! Cannot recommend him enough.

— Ahmed B

I had a reconstructive surgery following mastectomy with Dr Rory and he was beyond amazing. He is extremely professional. He took special care of me considering my situation.
The second I met him I was at an ease. I felt very comfortable discussing all the tiny details with him.

His level of follow up is remarkable. He doesn’t mind contacting him at anytime and responds to all questions patiently. He is a true example of what an outstanding surgeon can be like.

— Zeinab R

Dr. Rory takes plastic surgery to a whole new level. Highly professional, amazing supporting staff and a true gentleman. I had a full tummy tuck done a year ago with beyond amazing results.

— Ange A

Dr Rory is an absolute professional. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Always impressed with the personalised services of him and his team.

The facilities at the Lutetia clinic are very hard to beat – the whole experience is very unique.

— Karis K

He explains everything in detail and will not oversell any procedure for the sake of it. His advice and technique are tailored to each patient and you always feel that he is giving you a service above and beyond the norm. I trust his work implicitly.

— Kerry S

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