A miracle facelift: No pain, only gain!

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Updated 08 December 2014

A miracle facelift: No pain, only gain!

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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Rags to riches: Italian project launched to help refugees, migrants start fashion career

Rags to riches: Italian project launched to help refugees, migrants start fashion career
Updated 22 June 2021

Rags to riches: Italian project launched to help refugees, migrants start fashion career

Rags to riches: Italian project launched to help refugees, migrants start fashion career
  • “Fashion Deserves the World” is an initiative by the National Chamber of Italian Fashion (Camera della Moda)
  • Project will give the young refugees and migrants an opportunity to study fashion and find work in Italian companies

ROME: Fifteen young refugees and migrants living in Italy will be given the chance to launch a career in fashion.

The project, called “Fashion Deserves the World,” is an initiative by the National Chamber of Italian Fashion (Camera della Moda). 

It will give the young refugees and migrants an opportunity to study fashion and find work in Italian companies, giving them new lives from the places they fled. 

Camera della Moda has been given the patronage of the Ethical Fashion Initiative, a UN project on ethical fashion.

“Fashion Deserves the World” was introduced at the end of Milan Men’s Fashion Week as a part of the initiatives organized in Italy for World Refugee Day, in cooperation with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Mygrants, a startup that provides micro-learning programs in three languages to help migrants consolidate their knowledge and find a job.

“Giving an opportunity is an extraordinary opportunity,” said President of Camera della Moda Carlo Capasa in a press conference attended by Arab News.

“‘Fashion Deserves the World’ is not just an opportunity for refugees but also for Italian companies. With retirements scheduled to cover the next three to four years, we estimate that there will be nearly 40,000 vacant jobs in the Italian fashion sector,” Capasa added.

“A minimum of two years is necessary to train new professional figures in this field, and it would be a disaster if we lost the outstanding quality of our fashion craftsmen who will leave their jobs without heirs if we do not train somebody else so that their unique skills will not be lost.”

Talented migrants and refugees could continue the tradition of Italian fashion craftsmen. “In this sense migrants and refugees can be our assets, and fashion could be theirs,” Capasa said.

“We are starting with this small project, which we hope will soon become a big one. For the moment it is a stone in the pond, but we expect something bigger to come at some point,” he said, calling for “specific training paths set by the government with a preference for talented migrants and refugees.”

Laura Iucci, the head of private sector partnerships for UNHCR Italia, said: “In this operation, everybody wins. Companies need a turnover of well-trained and motivated people and, according to the latest macroeconomic studies, the diversity brought by migrants is an added value. The National Chamber of Italian Fashion is now forging a new path.”

Applications are open to migrants, refugees and stateless people with a good knowledge of the Italian language and a strong desire to work in the fashion sector.

The applications must be sent through the Mygrants website, where they will be examined by experts from the National Chamber of Italian Fashion in Milan.

The 15 finalists will attend training sessions and then start working at companies associated with the Camera della Moda across Italy.


Kylie Jenner flaunts custom-made ‘Kylie’ heels by Lebanon’s Andrea Wazen 

Kylie Jenner flaunts custom-made ‘Kylie’ heels by Lebanon’s Andrea Wazen 
Updated 22 June 2021

Kylie Jenner flaunts custom-made ‘Kylie’ heels by Lebanon’s Andrea Wazen 

Kylie Jenner flaunts custom-made ‘Kylie’ heels by Lebanon’s Andrea Wazen 

DUBAI: Kylie Jenner championed yet another Arab designer this month. 

The reality TV star and entrepreneur stepped out last week in a pair of heels by Lebanese footwear designer Andrea Wazen. 

Jenner wore the ‘Kylie’ pumps by Andrea Wazen to the 72nd Annual Parsons’s Benefit in New York City. The pumps featured a 10.5cm heel, PVC translucent upper and pointed-sole, with a shimmering olive green leather at the heel matching Jenner’s forest green dress. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Kylie (@kyliejenner)

These shoes were created for the mother-of-one as a custom-style, and will be available to the public from August 2021 in a variety of colors on andreawazen.com.

The Kylie Cosmetics founder’s picture in Wazen’s design went viral because she posed alongside her on and off partner rapper Travis Scott and their three-year-old daughter Stormi. 

The pumps featured a 10.5cm heel, PVC translucent upper and pointed-sole, with a shimmering olive green leather at the heel matching Jenner’s forest green dress. (AFP)

Just last week, one of Jordanian-Romanian designer Amina Muaddi’s Instagram posts showed Jenner — carrying Stormi — stepping out in a pair of white boots by Muaddi called “the Pernille bootie.” 

The businesswoman also accessorized her look with the brand’s Pernille handbag from the designer’s newly launched line.  


Saudi label Hindamme presents ‘Driving Jacket’ at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

Saudi label Hindamme presents ‘Driving Jacket’ at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum
Updated 21 June 2021

Saudi label Hindamme presents ‘Driving Jacket’ at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

Saudi label Hindamme presents ‘Driving Jacket’ at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

DUBAI: Saudi brand Hindamme, founded by designer Mohammed Khoja, is presenting its “Driving Jacket” at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. 

Khoja designed the black and green bomber jackets with the insignia “June 24, 2018, 10 Shawwal 1439” — the date when women in the Kingdom were allowed to drive.

The unisex design, which was created in 2018, features gold and black embroidery in comes in the colors of Saudi Arabia’s flag. 

The Victoria & Albert museum is exhibiting the green version of the jacket, which has become part of its permanent collection.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by HINDAMME (@hindamme)

 

In a previous interview with Arab News, Khoja said: “I was moved by the decision to lift the ban on women driving, because it seemed like something that would never happen. It is a symbolic gesture. The ban has always been held against us as Saudis.”

Khoja said he hoped his jacket would help fashion-conscious Saudis mark the event.

“Every country has historic days when things happen that shift the course of the future — and this is one of those dates. That was the inspiration. I thought, how can I, as a designer, pay tribute to this?

“I call it a driving jacket to commemorate the date.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by HINDAMME (@hindamme)

The designer said he was “super-proud” of the direction Saudi society was taking with this “progressive push.”

The exhibition showcases clothing, accessories, design, and cultural memorabilia.

Besides Hindamme’s jacket, the museum is also presenting a pair of shoes by Christian Louboutin, the Mae West Lips sofa designed by Salvador Dali, the 2015 Selfish book of selfies by Kim Kardashian and more. 


French-Algerian actress Sofia Boutella plays a protective parent in new ‘Settlers’ trailer

French-Algerian actress Sofia Boutella plays a protective parent in new ‘Settlers’ trailer
The trailer for ‘Settlers’ starring Sofia Boutella is finally here. File/AFP
Updated 21 June 2021

French-Algerian actress Sofia Boutella plays a protective parent in new ‘Settlers’ trailer

French-Algerian actress Sofia Boutella plays a protective parent in new ‘Settlers’ trailer

DUBAI: The trailer for the upcoming sci-fi film “Settlers” starring French-Algerian actress Sofia Boutella came out this week. 

IFC Midnight, an American film distribution company, released the two-and-a-half minute long trailer on Twitter, writing: “They left Earth for something more. They weren’t prepared for what they found. Watch the trailer for #SettlersMovie, in theaters and on demand July 23.”

Boutella stars alongside British-American actor Jonny Lee Miller, Puerto Rican actor Ismael Cruz Cordova and American child actress Brooklynn Prince.

“Settlers” is set on a remote homestead on Mars, where a refugee family from Earth clings to hope for a better life. 

The Algiers-born actress and Miller take on the role of parents to Remmy (Prince).

The film is set to debut this summer. Supplied

The trailer kicks off with the voice of Remmy saying: “There’s strangers nearby. I’m scared,” prompting her father to respond, “No, it’s just us, there’s nothing to be scared of. No one’s going to mess with you kid,” as he tucks her into bed. 

The 39-year-old features throughout the trailer tending to plants in a greenhouse and protecting her daughter from armed invaders.

The science fiction film set to premiere this year was directed by Wyatt Rockefeller, marking his feature narrative debut. 

Meanwhile, Julie Fabrizio, Joshua Horsfield and Johan Kruge all served as co-producers for the film.

Boutella is also set to star in “SAS: Rogue Heroes.” Supplied

Boutella is also set to star in “SAS: Rogue Heroes,” a new series from “Peaky Blinders” creator Steven Knight.

The dancer-turned-actress will feature in the series, currently being filmed, alongside Egyptian star Amir El-Masry.

The pair feature alongside a star-studded cast that includes English actor and model Connor Swindells, “Game of Thrones” actor Alfie Allen, and Dominic West from “The Affair.”

While character plots remain scarce, the cast names have been revealed with Boutella set to play the role of Eve.

Boutella is certainly one of Hollywood’s busiest stars. The “Atomic Blonde” actress is set to begin shooting sci-fi comedy “Alpha Gang” alongside an all-star cast that includes Andrea Riseborough, Jon Hamm, Nicholas Hoult, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mackenzie Davis and Steven Yuen.

Meanwhile, her latest film, “Prisoners of the Ghostland” starring Nicolas Cage, made its world premiere at the virtual 2021 Sundance Film Festival in February to critical acclaim.

 


Bella Hadid, Arab stars pay tribute to their fathers

Bella Hadid, Arab stars pay tribute to their fathers
Bella Hadid shared photos of her father, US-Palestinian real estate mogul Mohamed Hadid. Instagram
Updated 21 June 2021

Bella Hadid, Arab stars pay tribute to their fathers

Bella Hadid, Arab stars pay tribute to their fathers

DUBAI: Instagram feeds were flooded with special tributes to dads this week as celebrities took to social media to mark Father’s Day, which took place internationally on June 20.

Bella Hadid posted a carousel of images of her and her dad, US-Palestinian real estate mogul Mohamed Hadid, captioning it: “Happy Father’s Day baba. You make me laugh more than anyone in the world. Although I cry writing this because I wish I could give you the biggest hug and kiss today! I miss you and love you to the moon.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Bella(@bellahadid)

Her older sister Gigi also dedicated a few posts on Instagram to their father.

“Happy Father’s Day my daddio @mohamedhadid,” wrote Gigi on Instagram to her 67.3 million followers, alongside a photo of her father pushing her nine-month-old daughter Khai on a stroller. “I love you so much and have loved watching you be the sweetest jido to Khai!” she added, using the Arabic term for grandfather.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid)

Hadid, who welcomed her baby girl with former one Direction star Zayn Malik back in September, also took to the social media platform to celebrate her partner and wish him a happy first Father’s Day, writing: “Our Khai is so lucky to have a baba who loves her so much and does anything to see her smile! @zayn Happy first Father’s Day… I’m so grateful for all the little bits of her that are you. We love you so much.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid)

Elsewhere, British-Moroccan supermodel Nora Attal took the opportunity to mark Father’s Day by sharing three photos of her dad on her Instagram Stories and captioning them “Happy” “Father’s” and “Day to this no. 1 man” respectively.

Also taking to social media to pay tribute to the most special man in their lives were US-Palestinian DJ duo Simi and Haze Khadra.

Instagram/@simihaze

The identical twins posted a sweet childhood picture on their joint Instagram account, writing: “Happy Father’s Day. Love you to the moon.”

Meanwhile, French-Algerian actress Lyna Khoudri reposted a lengthy tribute she wrote in 2019 in honor of her journalist father, who received death threats during the country’s civil war.

“Dad, I don't think I have a quarter of your qualities,” she said in the thoughtful post which she reuploaded onto her Instagram Stories, adding: “I love you, my one and only.”