It helps to be the biggest team of dermatologists in the region, looking after millions of customers. We gain a wealth of insight into everything skin and hair, which we’re happy to share with you. Scroll right through for what matters most to you. It’s science made simple.

Hijab Hair

Ever wondered why hair is called “crowning glory”? Simply because a great head of hair boosts your confidence and your sense of being on top of your game. Wear it short or wear it long. Loose, tied or clipped in place, casually open or even tucked smartly under a hijab – when it feels fabulous, so do you. Hijab hair. Yes that’s a thing. There’s something special about the hijab as an aspect of culture in…

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Facial Contouring

For all the workouts in the world, there’s one part of the body that seems to defy every attempt to slim it. It’s the face, particularly the jawline. Fact is, our jaws work long hours, helping us do the things that make it possible to survive (eat), get things done and stay sane (communicate with the world around us). Powering all this movement is the masseter or chewing muscle – which, incidentally, is the strongest muscle…

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How to Keep Ultraviolet Rays from Turning Ultra-Violent?

How to Keep Ultraviolet Rays from Turning Ultra-Violent? Whether it’s the UAE’s beautiful beaches that beckon you, or if you’re off to explore all those wonderful places within a couple of hours’ flying time, where the grass is greener and the air is cooler. Our nearest star blazes as brightly over there too, AND the days may be longer some places – which means there’s really no holiday from UV damage. However, things begin to look…

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15 years of Kaya

From skin to comprehensive aesthetic care: a 15-year journey called Kaya Skin Clinic From a single clinic in the bustling heart of Dubai to the region’s leading fully owned chain with 24 clinics across the GCC, the Kaya growth story is a journey through learning, insights and opportunities. It all began in the summer of 2003, with a promise to deliver world class skin care in the Middle East.  The first Kaya Skin Clinic opened its…

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Chin-up! Happier days ahead

Does that hint of a double chin get you worried? If so, put away any thoughts you may have of scarves, turtlenecks or chin-concealing hijab adjustments. Help is here. You can confidently get that well-defined chin and neck contour to cut a striking, elegant profile. What makes a chin double itself? A double chin, as this unpopular feature is popularly called, is the sagging caused in the chin area due to the excessive collection of fat…

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The 7 types of Scars

Scars are a sign that nature is working at protecting us. When cell tissue gets wounded the adjacent areas of skin get working to heal the injury. Specialised cells, called fibroblasts, produce bundles of fibrous connective tissue made up of collagen to reconnect the tissue. These bundles of whitish, relatively inelastic fibres appear on the surface as a scar after the healing process has completed itself. The deeper the wound, the greater the chances of a…

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Telomeres and Ageing

Our bodies say more than we know. They tattle about our past, present and future, in ways that we are only barely able to understand. And every one of the 37.2 trillion cells in our bodies join the conversation. The blueprint for every body is held within the nucleus of each cell – in strands of deoxyribonucleic acid, or DNA.  And when we say that youthfulness is in your DNA, here’s what it means. DNA strands…

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Eczema

Is your skin inflamed? Dry, itchy, red? Sometimes flaring up with crusty fluid-filled bumps? Well, if it’s winter, it could be just the winter-itch. Or more. Skin dries out when the protective oils in the outermost layer, the stratum corneum, are depleted, reducing the water-holding capacity of the skin. This dry skin may become red, itchy and scaly – and eventually lead to a condition referred to as Eczema. Eczematous, or inflamed skin, can surface in…

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Laser Hair Removal for Men

Laser Hair Removal for Men

Nothing defines a neat, taut jawline like the razor-sharp edge of a perfectly shaped beard. It does a great job with the cheekbones too, as it races neatly across the mid cheek in a straight line or a curve. Once you’ve nailed the look, you want it to stay that way. You can’t let the carefully cultivated 5 o’clock shadow get all hazy as stubble erupts across the border to soften those lines. Now here’s the…

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Isotretinoin: Severe Acne Treatment

Isotretinoin is a powerful medication used mainly to treat severe acne, especially certain types that cause aggravated suffering. While it can be highly effective, you’d be well advised to use extreme caution. Be especially aware of possible side effects. Although well qualified and experienced dermatologists exercise due care, no medication, least of all isotretinoin, should be taken for granted. This article aims to familiarise you with this potent medication, how it works, and what you should…

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