Pelleve Skin tightening Anti-Wrinkle Treatment

We are pleased to announce that the Pellevé Wrinkle Reduction or Skin Tightening System launches exclusively in Ireland on Thursday 3rd Frbruary, 2011 at the Residence (near Shelbourne Hotel).

This new treatment, for which we are the first in Ireland to be able to offer is especially effective for reducing wrinkles on the face, jawline, neck, eyes and lips. I will be there to give a demonstration and you will be able to see the effects fist hand.

“Patients’ expectations are ever-increasing and until I discovered the benefits of Pellevé, there was nothing on the market to help achieve the results our patients have become accustomed to, in the delicate eye area and especially under the eye. Pellevé is also great for the fine lines on the top lip. Results are very quick with Pelleve and patients love Pellee because there is little to no downtime.

Call Anita, if you think you would be interested in coming along to the launch. (Invites Only)
Alternatively you can find further information on our main website here:-

Pelleve procedure Overview
How the Pelleve anti-wrinkle skin tightening treatment is done
Pelleve treatment frequently asked questions

Cosmetic Surgery Discussion - TV3 Morning Show

I was delighted to have the opportunity to speak with TV3 Morning Show hosts Sybll & Martin this morning about cosmetic treatments that are popular in Ireland and discussed some famous cases where surgery goes wrong. Part of the discussion features the issue of pain and cosmetic surgery procedures, the popular subject of Botox injections, Rhinoplasty (nose surgery), wrinkle fillers and chemical peels. A light hearted analysis of the facial features of both Sybll and Martin ensued where I made some recommendations in regard to facial cosmetic treatments that might enhance their looks for television.

Click on the picture above or here to view the TV3 Cosmetic Surgery Morning Show


Treatment for Chronic Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Is snoring ruining your relationship?

The soft palate tissue (upper mouth internal or back of throat) is nearly always involved in the cause of chronic snoring, However there may be other contributing factors as well, such as a blockage of the nasal airway due to trauma or past injury, as well as tonsils and adenoids. A quick examination of your upper airway will allow an experienced ENT surgeon to assess if your soft palate is a major cause of you snoring. If your soft palate turns out to be a factor, the Pillar Procedure can be a really effective treatment for this condition. The Pillar Procedure work to stiffen the soft palate tissue to reduce flutter/vibration that causes snoring.

The Pillar Procedure can be performed as a single procedure or combined with other treatments and suggested lifestyle changes to help patients stop snoring. Over 30,000 people worldwide have been effectively treated with the Pillar Procedure. Read more and view a video presentation on this procedure at

A New Rhinoplasty Technique to Manage Nasal Valve Collapse

Nasal valve collapse is a multidimensional problem. In some patients, the reduced cross-sectional area or an acute valve angle of less than 10° is the main problem. In others, the weak nasal sidewall plays a major role. In some patients, a combination of factors exists. Alar expansion and reinforcement constitutes a comprehensive approach to manage nasal valve collapse and addresses the floppy sidewall and the reduced cross-sectional area of the nasal valve. The procedure requires the surgeon to evaluate the specific pathology and tailor the technique to suit each case. The positioning, tightness, and number of alar expansion sutures used permit flexibility in fine-tuning the amount of airway expansion. The HDPP lateral crural batten implant provides extra flexibility to deal with the excessively floppy sidewall, which is an intrinsic part of this pathology in some patients. The procedure is reliable, adjustable, simple to perform, and fully reversible. ~extract~

Follow this link Alar Expansion and Reinforcement to view full extract, references and links to the full original article.

follow these links for details on Rhinoplasty, Nose surgery including cosmetic surgery at our Dublin clinic at Beacon Court, beside the Beacon Hospital.

European Cosmetic Practice & Specialist Directory

Calling all Cosmetic Medical Professionals.. you are invited to submit your details for inclusion in our New Cosmetic Medical Practice Directory due for publication in 2010.  For more details visit our newly formed Linked in Group at (there are no charges for inclusion)

Male Rhinoplasty (Nose jobs):

Rhinoplasty surgery is becoming increasingly popular among male patients and was the second most popular procedure for males in the US last year. Many men see the benefits of having distinguished and well-proportioned features in both their personal and professional lives. Nearly half of my rhinoplasty patients are male. The reasons for men seeking nasal surgery are varied. Sporting injuries are common and may cause both breathing and cosmetic deformities. Reduction of a nasal bump is a common reason in people of various ethnic backgrounds. Most men seeking nasal surgery desire a natural-looking, manly nose. This means it is important to keep the nasal bridge strong and not lift the tip too much, as this will make the nose look effeminate. The nose can still be narrowed and refined, but generally this is to a lesser extent than surgery on the female nose.

At the time of consultation, digital photographs of the nose are taken and can be transferred immediately to the computer for assessment. Computer imaging is performed to give the patient a preview or prediction of the expected shape of their nose, which is designed to suit their own face. Computer-generated images are not a guarantee, but in my experience it is a valuable tool in conveying patients aesthetic desires with the surgeon. Often the results are predictable and very close.

It is imperative to examine the nose from a functional as well as aesthetic point of view. This is particularly important in male rhinoplasty, especially when reconstructing after an injury. Thorough assessment, internally and externally, is essential. During the initial consultation under local anaesthetic, a fibre-optic telescope is often used to look inside the nose for any deviation of the septum or other blockages. The outside of the nose is also carefully examined and the quality of the skin and other features are documented.

There are two main techniques used by surgeons in nasal surgery: 'closed' rhinoplasty and 'open' rhinoplasty. Closed rhinoplasty involves incisions confined to the inside of your nose, just inside the rim of each nostril. Working through these incisions, the surgeon can shave away excess bone and cartilage to reduce a hump, reposition cartilage or narrow the nasal bones. Open rhinoplasty involves a small incision across the columella, between the nostrils, in addition to incisions on the inside of your nose. Open surgery is usually preferred in more complicated cases.

Patients are fully briefed about the process and eventual outcomes prior to surgery. A careful history, assessment, meticulous planning and the use of the most advanced surgical equipment all contribute to rhinoplasties that result in patient satisfaction and improved facial balance. The surgery may take several hours to perform and is usually done under a general anaesthetic. Most patients can go home the day of surgery, but some patients may stay one night in hospital. Downtime is usually two weeks, after which time patients can return to work and normal activities (except contact sport).
Although the final result for any rhinoplasty should be viewed after one year, the nose looks better than the pre-operative shape after two weeks and should continue to improve over several months. If continuing to play contact sport, it may be better to delay definitive surgery until the patient decides to stop playing. However, broken noses should be dealt with immediately as it is better to reduce the fracture early.

Men's greatest fears after rhinoplasty surgery include that their nose will collapse in or look artificial or 'operated on'. With meticulous planning and assessment, a 'natural philosophy' and techniques based on conservative rhinoplasty, these fears can be allayed.

What is BOTOX?

BOTOX® is the trade name of a medical/cosmetic product from Alergan. BOTOX or Botulinum toxin is a purified neurotoxic protein produced by the clostridium botulinum bacterium, which decreases the activity of the muscles when directly injected.

Botuninum toxin is used to treat medical conditions such as muscle spasms on the face or eyelids, eye movement disorders, such as a lazy eye and spasmodic torticollis, a muscle spasm that causes the head and neck to pull in one direction. Botuninum toxin has found it's way into the cosmetic industry under the cosmetic brand 'BOTOX®' for aesthetic uses sush as temporarily smoothing frown lines, crows feet, wrinkle reduction and decreasing sweating.

Important Safety Information - Contraindications
The most common side effects following injection include temporary eyelid droop and nausea. Localised pain, infection, inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, and/or bleeding/bruising may be associated with the injection. Patients with certain neuromuscular disorders such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects. Serious heart problems and serious allergic reactions have been reported, but these are very rare.

If you are a cosmetic surgeon, beauty & health medical practitioner and would like to avail of more information and training in the use of BOTOX in Ireland we offer fully insured and approved training courses. Botox training for consultants