A miracle facelift: No pain, only gain!

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Updated 08 December 2014

A miracle facelift: No pain, only gain!

A new innovative, safe and effective procedure has recently gained popularity in the local cosmetic and plastic surgery market here. Scarlet MFR provides women with painless, non-surgical facelifts.
Dr. Mohamad Kashmar, consultant cosmetic dermatologist at Cosmoderm Clinics in Jeddah, explained the procedure and how it is different from laser.
“Scarlet MFR is a new generation of skin rejuvenation technology that utilizes Microneedle Fractional Radiofrequency (MFR) rather than laser,” he said. “Scarlet not only builds up collagen to tighten up the skin, but also improves dermal volume and elastin to improve skin elasticity, texture and turgor resulting in perceptible skin improvement,” he added.

Arab News asked Dr. Kashmar more about this revolutionizing technique:

How does it work?
Using a small hand piece that contains 25 golden microneedles, the microneedles of Scarlet MFR penetrate under the skin to deliver Radiofrequency at the target location, without harming the outer skin surface. The depth of penetration, intensity and speed of delivery of energy are controllable for best results.

What are the advantages of Scarlet MFR over lasers?
Scarlet MFR delivers energy under the skin, exactly where you need it for rejuvenation and tightening without harming the skin surface (epidermis). Therefore, you expect minimal downtime of few hours compared to the downtime of few days with traditional lasers. In addition, Scarlet MFR is more gentle on your skin (laser is more traumatic), so the possibility of scarring or burn is lesser. Scarlet MFR, unlike laser, does not interact with melanin, so it is relatively safe for all skin types with minimal side-effects of hyper or hypopigmentaion.

What makes Scarlet MFR different from other radiofrequency machines?
First of all, Scarlet MFR uses bipolar radiofrequency, which gives more focused energy than monopolar radiofrequency, so better results are delivered. Second, Scarlet MFR uses golden needles, which provide better distribution of energy, and therefore more rejuvenation than regular needles.
In addition, Scarlet MFR uses 2 MHZ that penetrate better on wet and dry skin. In summary, best technical specifications have been provided in Scarlet MFR.

What is it useful for?
Scarlet MFR is most effective for skin rejuvenation, skin tightening and pore minimization. Therefore it improves wrinkles and texture elasticity. It is also effective for acne, acne scars, stretch marks and hyperhidrosis.

Do I need to make any preparations before undergoing the procedure?
Unlike lasers, Scarlet MFR does not require any specific preparations. Simply we clean the skin before doing the session and apply a layer of anesthetic cream for 30 minutes.

What about the downtime, side effects?
It is very simple and safe. Usually, you should expect some redness of the skin for a few hours. Minimal swelling or dryness could occur.

When should I expect to see results?
After the second session, you will see a general improvement in the quality of your skin. More glow, less wrinkles, minimization of pores, more tightness and elasticity are a few positive changes you will notice.

How many sessions are needed?
Usually for skin rejuvenation, you need to do one session per month, and a total of 3-5 sessions. After that, a maintenance program is recommended. For other conditions, please consult your doctor.

Can I combine Scarlet MFR with other treatments?
Depending on your skin condition, Scarlet MFR can be combined with Platelet rich Plasma PRP, stem cells or mesotherapy for better results.
Many women call it the miracle facelift, which does not cause pain but has a lot of gain.

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Luxury e-tailer The Modist closes amid the coronavirus pandemic

The Modist was launched in 2017. (Instagram)
Updated 23 min 32 sec ago

Luxury e-tailer The Modist closes amid the coronavirus pandemic

  • The decision was made amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic

DUBAI: Luxury modest wear e-tailer The Modist has closed down “its virtual doors,” founder Ghizlan Guenez announced on Instagram on Thursday.

The decision was made amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.

“Unfortunately, whilst our plans and position were quite different only weeks ago, the global pandemic crisis that hit the world shifted our position entirely and rendered our young business very vulnerable, which left us with no choice but to cease operating and close down,” Guenez wrote.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It’s a heavy day and I am sad to share that the brand and business (@themodist) that we built with so much passion, hard work and perseverance is closing its virtual doors today. Unfortunately, whilst our plans and position were quite different only weeks ago, the global pandemic crisis that hit the world shifted our position entirely and rendered our young business very vulnerable, which left us with no choice but to cease operating and close down. As an entrepreneur, you start a business with explosive optimism, passion, excitement and a clear vision of where you want to go with your idea. You take risks, sometimes disproportionate to the potential reward, but that is what the fabric of entrepreneurs is made up of: faith, passion, vision, resilience and the ability to keep going against all odds. You don’t however truly plan for a day when you see the “lights switch off”. But when you start a business with a purpose like The Modist, which was built on values of celebrating women’s choices, diversity and inclusion, breaking stereotypes and putting a stick in the ground in the space of modesty, you find solice in the fact that whilst the business no longer exists, its impact is everlasting and the conversations that it created will have played a role in changing mindsets. This is why whilst this is a very difficult day for those of us who were part of building it, our comfort lies in the fact that the journey of building The Modist with all its milestones is as important as the destination it was aiming to reach. There aren’t enough words to describe how inspiring our community of women (and men) has been. I truly hope that this community continues the conversation on important values and that players in the fashion industry and beyond continue to carry the flag of what is important: inclusion, innovation, diversity, sustainability and all the other topics that are relevant today more than ever. I want to thank each and every person who touched our journey no matter how small or large their contribution to The Modist was. I especially want to thank my incredible team, some of whom have been on this journey since day 1, for the passion, (continuation below)

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The Modist, launched in 2017, was built on values of celebrating women’s choices, diversity and inclusion, breaking stereotypes and putting a stick in the ground in the space of modesty, according to Guenez.

“I truly hope that this community continues the conversation on important values and that players in the fashion industry and beyond continue to carry the flag of what is important: inclusion, innovation, diversity, sustainability and all the other topics that are relevant today more than ever,” the founder of the Dubai and London-based e-commerce shop added.