Dr. Radmila Lukian is a dermatologist and anti-ageing specialist with more than 20 years of experience in the field of beauty treatments and skin rejuvenation techniques. Her unparalleled work ethic, integrity and results at Dubai’s leading Lucia Clinic make Dr. Lukian one of the most sought-out aesthetic professionals in Dubai. Together with her team of elite physicians, Dr. Lukian provides individualised treatment to a global clientele – including some of the most glamorous and influential figures in the world.

What drew you to become a specialist in dermatology? 

Since a kid, I was fascinated by medicine and beauty. Beauty: in people, in art, in nature, in fashion, in dance… Medicine: I was always inspired by medicine and especially aesthetic medicine. It is a super creative field and always enveloping. It is truly amazing, having always the opportunity to learn something new and exchange knowledge. This is why I am always being a participant or lecturer at world congresses in the USA, London, Switzerland, Monaco, etc.

Worked with the best and learned from the best experts today. Creativity and knowledge in aesthetic medicine are my specialties. Dermatology is linked with immunology, there is a lot of science, research… Skin, as our biggest organ, is revealing how is our body, soul, emotions. This is the reason why I did Master studies in the field of nutritionism and skin.

What do you see as the mission of your Lucia Clinic?

The name Lucia comes from the word luce, meaning “light, shine, clear, bright, full of lightness;” and we strive to apply this term to the skin of every patient we treat. Our mission is to use new technologies like medical aesthetic lasers & radiofrequency devices for surgical, medical, and beauty purposes. Providing the best new technologies, medical expertise but as well as a passion for beauty. We are always offering safe and effective procedures while allowing patients to benefit from state-of-the-art, clinically proven technologies and treatments.

What are your thoughts on the use of fillers and other anti-aging products? 

The four major structural components of our face are skin, fat, muscle, and bone. As we age, volume loss in these structures contributes to many of the visible signs of aging. Dermal fillers may help. Over time, age-related bone loss in the face can lead to retraction of the jawline, descent of the nose, and loss of high cheekbones. The facial muscles also decrease in volume and elasticity, and deflation and movement of facial fat further accentuate the signs of aging. Finally, the skin stretches and loses elasticity – compounded by the loss of scaffolding provided by fat, muscle, and bone, this leads to wrinkles, sagging skin, and other familiar signs of aging.

With so many products on the market, what are the challenges in introducing a new product and getting dermatologists to be interested in it?

At Lucia Clinic we always love constructive challenges. As a leader in the GCC market, we are always first with new devices, products, and/or solutions. And as a Chief Physical, dermatologist, I am the person who is responsible for every procedure and/or even new products.

We are following trends, we are going regularly to world congresses, we listen and understand our clients but as well we set the trends. We worked very hard to be where are we today. Plus, we are having an amazing Team at Lucia Clinic, for which I am very grateful.

What’s your favourite product?

At Lucia Clinic we are having a lot of successful partnerships and cooperations with different world-famous products. With us, you can always expect industry-leading products and world-class service. This is our focus – quality in everything. Lately, I am fascinated with anti-age serums that are targeting human aging with new therapies and medicines.

In recent years, huge advances have been made in the field of cell repair and regeneration, among which usage of Stem Cells (SCs). This is something new, innovation on the market. Currently, we are working on some projects and solutions for Lucia Clinic – so you will be informed very soon.

PRP Hair Loss

Platelets are one of four primary components of blood (the other three are red blood cells, white blood cells, and plasma). Platelets promote cell growth and regeneration. As the term “platelet-rich plasma” suggests, platelets are generally about five times more concentrated in PRP than in regular blood. This concentration of platelets is useful because platelets secrete growth factors that are thought to assist in wound healing and tissue regrowth. When it comes to hair loss, the theory is that platelets, injected deep into the scalp to reach the bottom of the hair follicle, may stimulate a specialized population of cells named dermal papilla cells, which play a critical role in hair growth. PRP injections offer a quick and simple treatment for regrowing hair in thinning areas, as well as strengthening hair follicles to prevent further hair loss.

What is the most common skin condition you see?

Living in the UAE probably means that you already pay attention to your skin, to get the balance just right when it comes to healthy sun exposure. The cumulative effects of ultraviolet (UV) light from continuous exposure to the sun lead to a distressing skin condition, we know it as Sun damage. Sun damage manifests itself in several visible ways on your skin such as an irregular cluster of brown spots or freckles, sunburn, dilated capillaries, toughness or dryness of skin, loss of natural complexion, and wrinkling of the skin.

Cases with significant sun damage are susceptible to a greater risk of skin cancer as well. At Lucia Clinic we regularly provide patients with technologyadvanced treatment options to nourish and replenish their skin affected by sun overexposure. Short-term sun damage can cause sunburn and is generally healed on its own. However frequent sunburns may lead to long-term damage.

But vibrant skin isn’t all about the sun. Because the skin regenerates itself around every four to five weeks, the combination of your nutrition, hormones, sleep, lifestyle, medication, and genes all interact to affect how it looks and feels. Often simple changes to your diet and lifestyle can make all the difference.

What are the top 5 most popular treatments in modern skincare procedures nowadays? 

In our clinic, Lucia Aesthetic & Dermatology Centre located at the heart of Jumeirah, popular treatments in modern skincare procedures are: Fox’s eyes, Russian lips, Tailor-made protocols (like we are doing for Huda Kattan), Facial contouring and EMSculpt NEO.

We are the first in the Middle East who is having the revolutionary device EMSculpt NEO. It is the first and only non-invasive body shaping  procedure in the world that provides simultaneous fat elimination and muscle building. Regarding Facial contouring is one of the fastest-growing non-invasive and nonsurgical facial reconfiguration techniques.

What changes do you expect in dermatology in the next 5 years?

If we check data from the past we can see today – there are a lot more dermatologists now. And it is amazing. Currently more and more younger people ( Z generation) are looking for dermatologists. This professional will be super popular because the demand is high.

A lot of new research and development in the technology will happen, so we will have new devices, new products, a new combination of products and devices (which we are witnessing even today), and skin will regenerate in a new way. The role of the dermatologist will be more important, and we will have a bigger role in aesthetic medicine and dermatology by using new Stem Cells (SCs).

So the future is bright. A bright future in medicine, excellence in education and basic research, use of technological advances, different results, clients’ satisfaction, etc. A very exciting period.

What’s your best skincare advice/tips?

We only get one precious face, and taking excellent care of our skin to prevent premature aging is one of the best ways to show ourselves, love. Your skin is unique. Skincare is healthcare. To meet your skin, understand your skin, and what is the best skincare for you – you should go only to the experts. Always go to a dermatologist. A dermatologist is a doctor who specializes in conditions involving the skin, hair, and nails. A dermatologist can identify and treat more than 3,000 conditions. These conditions include eczema, psoriasis, and skin cancer, among many others. When you find a good dermatologist, keep him/her for the rest of your life. And if you are living or visiting Dubai, or you did not find yet your perfect dermatologist – you can always visit Lucia Clinic, where Dubai goes for beauty.

What are some common trends among male aesthetic patients?

Men’s interest and participation in cosmetic procedures have increased in recent years. The increase in male patients undergoing cosmetic procedures is multifactorial. A desire to be more competitive and youthful in the workforce, the growing social acceptability of cosmetic procedures and increased awareness of the safety and efficacy are all contributing factors to the increase in male patients.

Also, age-related concerns have men seeking cosmetic procedures. With younger urban male professionals, gender conventions are blurring, and these men also understand the importance of maintaining their youthful look. The constant sharing of photos on social media is also driving pressure on younger men to look fashionable, well-groomed, and fit. At Lucia Clinic very popular is PRP Hair Loss Treatment for Men and EMSculpt.

EMSculpt NEO

EMSculpt NEO is the first and only non invasive body shaping procedure that provides simultaneous fat elimination and muscle building in a combined 30-minute session. We are the first clinic in the Middle East who is having this device. EMSCULPT NEO provides an average fat loss of 15% and average muscle growth of 16% in the target area. At Lucia Clinic we combine other treatments which can be a great addition to EMSculpt NEO.

What are some of the differences between male and female patients that dermatologists should keep in mind?

Men are flocking to dermatologists for aesthetic procedures, and they usually know what they want aesthetic procedures to accomplish, but they may not know how to express what they want or what options are available. Men don’t want to look tired. They know they can do something; they just, sometimes, don’t know what it is.

Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers are the main drivers of any cosmetic dermatology practice. Injection technique varies in male patients due to differences in anatomy and patient goals. Success in using dermal fillers and botulinum toxin in men requires a balancing act between masculinizing and feminizing the face, as excessive use of either may result in an undesired cosmetic outcome. In my practice, I always create a unique beauty program or treatment which is tailor-made for Gentleman or a Lady. We all have different expressions, anatomy but as well as a life story.

What are your recommendations for treating male patients?

Men are flocking to dermatologists for aesthetic procedures, and they usually know what they want aesthetic procedures to accomplish, but they may not know how to express what they want or what options are available. Men don’t want to look tired. They know they can do something; they just, sometimes, don’t know what it is.

Schedule your appointment at Lucia Aesthetic & Dermatology Center.

Location: Dubai, Jumeirah 2, Villa 323 Opposite Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach. Contacts: 04 385 4525, email: info@luciaclinic.com

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