COSMOLASER MEDICAL CENTER, P.O.Box 29645, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Frequently
Asked Questions

We hope this FAQ helps answer some of your questions! Please remember that plastic surgery procedures should always be performed with a good understanding between patient and doctor of realistic expectations, and with an emphasis on safety.

Yes, we do. We have seen some amazing results.
Do acne scarring treatments actually work? We do not carry out treatments that don’t work. Some individuals observe slower results and this is a result of numerous factors. Please ask your doctor and they will advise you accordingly.
What is the best facial cream to use? We advise you to consult with our doctors to get a recommendation for personalized skin care routine.
I have done laser hair removal before but I still have some growth. Can It be treated? Yes, you can. We have a patch price list which allows you to pay for the areas with the hair only.
No, you can’t. We do not advise any sort of aesthetic treatment during pregnancy due to potential risks to your child.
Yes, every cell within our bodies is made up of a phospholipid bilayer. Organic solvents will allow better nutrient penetration.
Yes, we can remove Milia from the skin.
Are there any laser side effects? Side effects are very rare and can include burning/scabbing. We take precautions to accurately assess health and skin sensitivity to ensure that this does not occur.
These can vary from 1 to 10+ The average is 6 -10 treatments.
These can vary from 3-10 on average. Some individuals have less and some have more depending on the desired outcome.
We do not believe that treatment is suitable for children under the age of 18 and we require parental consent in these cases.
Can thread veins be removed completely? Yes, they can with laser treatment
To reduce the appearance of frown lines and wrinkles you can try our laser rejuvenation treatment. Also with a combination of our natural skin products along with Botox, you will start to see glowing, youthful skin.
Veneers are thin durable shells made of tooth coloured materials that are bonded to the surface of a tooth to enhance its appearance.
Porcelain and composite bonding are the most common veneer materials. Composite veneers are made of a resin that is shaped and bonded to a tooth to enhance the appearance. Porcelain veneers are usually made in a lab and are more resistant to staining, compared to other materials
Ask your dentist which option is best for you. If the needed changes are minor and the teeth function properly, cosmetic bonding is an appropriate choice. If teeth are spaced, broken, dark, and/or the patient clenches or grinds their teeth, then porcelain veneers may be the preferred option.
Dental veneers are a great solution for people with discoloured, worn down, chipped, misaligned, spaced, uneven or irregularly shaped front teeth.
Getting a porcelain veneer is usually a multi-step process. The first step is to get a consultation with a doctor. At this visit, you can outline your goals and concerns, and a dentist will explain how veneers will work for you. X-rays or impressions of your teeth may be needed. The second step is to prepare the tooth for the veneer. A small amount of tooth structure is removed and an impression is made. The doctor will then place temporary veneers. At the next appointment, temporaries are removed, and the final veneer is bonded to your tooth.
Once you have had your tooth prepared for the veneer, the process is not reversible. In the case that a veneer cracks, it is difficult to repair without having to replace the entire veneer. It is important to not have habits like pen-chewing or nail-biting as these can crack the veneer. Veneers are not a good option for people with poor gum health. In addition, people who grind or clench their teeth are at risk for chipping or cracking their veneers. Lastly, veneers are still susceptible to decay so it is important that you maintain optimal oral health and visit your dentist regularly.
If you have stained or chipped teeth, you might be interested in veneers as they will cover up your existing teeth. They are also a popular treatment for smile makeovers or for individuals who want their dream smile.
In some veneer cases, contouring the gums will give a better cosmetic outcome. It is done to create symmetry and lengthen short teeth. Most gum contouring causes no additional discomfort during or after treatment. On rare occasions surgical contouring must be done if the teeth are very short. We treat such cases with Soft tissue laser which gives no pain, discomfort and heals faster.
You can eat most foods but each patient has a different bite. Therefore, we recommend eating softer foods the first few days until the patient gets used to the new bite position. After several weeks there is no limitation unless your case has specific needs. The most common foods to avoid are: ice, hard biscuits, hard candy, caramel apples, hard nuts, pumpkin seeds, and popcorn.
Stop all bad teeth habits immediately, such as nail biting, straw chewing, fork nibbling, opening bags with teeth, pulling on clothing or gloves with teeth, and anything that will put undue stress on the veneers.
Try not to panic. Sometimes this happens, although it’s rare. Please try to save the veneer. Do NOT use crazy glue. Please call the dentist’s office and they should try to get you in as soon as possible. Your tooth may be sensitive to cold foods or liquids when the veneer is off.
Yes! You can brush all your teeth the same way. You can floss all the veneered teeth and you should continue your regular hygiene appointments as you have in the past.
One alternative is called the ‘Snap on Smile’. This is something you wear over your teeth to give the illusion of a straighter, whiter smile. It does not look as natural as Lumineers or veneers but some people prefer this option.
Lumineers are a commercial brand of porcelain veneers. The veneers can be fitted to your existing teeth without preparation (the need to drill or grind them down), making them potentially reversible. Lumineers are considered as an alternative to veneers.
If the dental situation is appropriate, traditional porcelain veneers can be made the same way as Lumineers without tooth preparation. It is best to consult a dentist to find the best fit for you.
Wisdom teeth are a person’s third set of molars and the last teeth to develop and appear in the mouth. Wisdom teeth are impacted if they do not have the room to grow in naturally or are unable to fully erupt through the gums. Due to the many complications of impacted wisdom teeth, removal is often recommended.
Wisdom teeth earned their name for the time they might commonly erupt into a person’s mouth. Third molars typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 25, once called the “Age of Wisdom.” Even though they may not arrive until patients are in their 20s, wisdom teeth are often identified via X-rays before they erupt.
Yes, we do. Please contact us to arrange a consultation.
Yes we can treat acne quite successively with a combination of laser acne treatments and skin peels.
Yes we can help remove blackheads. The type of treatment vary depending on severity of the blackheads. Please call us to book in for a consultation.
Yes we can. Book a consulation with us and we would advice a good skin care routine catered to your skin type
Laser hair removal works on all types of hairs, from fine baby hair to dark and thick. Please call for more information.
We offer expert advice at all our Skin Consultations. We understand not everyone’s skin is the same. Our skin care advice is tailored for individual skin types.
We carry out a detailed consultation asking you about your lifestyle and health. Some medications may sensitise your skin. We ask you to fully disclose any information that may have an impact on your treatments.
Yes we have successively treated warts anywhere on the body or face. Please call us for more information.
Yes we can treat ingrown hairs anywhere on the body and face with laser hair removal.
We do skin treatments that are more beneficial, has no long-term side effects and will have more lasting results than micro-dermabrasion. Please contact us for more information.
We price our treatments according to the type of treatment you are having and by measuring the area to be treated. So all our prices are consistent and fair.
Please read our article about puffy eyes and dark circles . This will aid blood to circulate around the delicate part of your face. Also please call for a consultation to discuss treatments available to reduce the appearance of dark circles around the eye area.
For mild cases we can treat your eczema with skin care products. In more severe cases it is best to contact us and book in for a consultation.
If you have extensive tooth decay, it’s not wise to simply cover it up with veneers. Talk to your dentist about removing the decay before getting started. If you grind your teeth, this could also be a problem but your dentist may offer you a solution to help guard against damaging your veneers, such as a mouth night guard.
Typically, a veneer lasts approximately 5-10 years. They do not require any special care other than regular brushing, flossing, and visits to the dentist. If they are properly cared for then they can last much longer. Professional cleanings every 6 months and yearly exams are highly recommended.
A dentist consultation is needed to determine how many veneers are required or if veneers are the best option. It is a good idea to have an even number of veneers. Two, four, eight, ten or twelve veneers give the best aesthetic results.
Brushing two times each day for two minutes, flossing daily, and wearing a bite guard at night are great ways to protect the veneers. It is also beneficial to avoid eating very hard foods like almonds, or cracking shells with the front veneers.
The porcelain veneer is very strong and should not break under normal circumstances. If gum recession occurs the root of the tooth may become exposed. Patients may want new veneers to cover the roots. The integrity of veneered teeth is marginally compromised, and the veneer is bonded to the existing teeth. There is no higher incidence of decay provided that the veneers are properly cared for as detailed above, regular brushing with toothpaste, and flossing.
The cost of porcelain veneers will vary depending on where you are having them done, and on how many teeth.
A digital smile preview can be made by taking a picture of the patient’s face and digitally editing the teeth. This will give a patient a very good idea of the aesthetic outcome and help them determine if veneers are right for them.
Typically patients are numb for the veneering process. There should be no pain during the procedure once numbness takes effect. With smaller cases (two or four veneers) there will be very little or no discomfort after the numbness subsides. Patients should expect some soreness of the gums and possibly the jaw in cases
Wisdom teeth are an artifact of where humanity has come from. These vestigial teeth are relics of a time when humans had larger jaws and greater need and space for more teeth in their mouth. While third molars still are developing, they now have less space to erupt and be maintained in the mouth.
No, and not everyone will have a full set of four wisdom teeth either. Recent research has shown that as many as 25 percent of people are missing at least one third molar.
While it is possible for wisdom teeth to erupt problem-free, their placement in an area that is challenging to clean makes it difficult for many patients to maintain proper health of the teeth and associated gum tissue.
Even healthy wisdom teeth require regular, professional cleanings, annual checkups and periodic X-rays. Impacted wisdom teeth may need to be extracted due to periodontal disease (gum infections), damage to adjacent teeth, or if cysts or tumors form.
This is an answer that will vary from patient to patient, as everyone’s wisdom teeth are different. In many cases, an uncomplicated extraction of all four third molars can be performed in less than an hour. An outpatient procedure, wisdom tooth removal is typically performed under anesthesia in the OMS’s office.
The number of teeth extracted and their level of impaction (if any) will affect the cost of wisdom tooth removal as will any insurance coverage. It is essential for patients to reach out to their dental and medical insurance providers to determine if one or both will provide coverage for wisdom tooth extraction.
Patients should follow their OMS’s instructions regarding diet and care after wisdom tooth removal. Typically, patients can begin eating soft foods, slowly working their way up to more solid foods while avoiding foods that are hard, spicy or difficult to chew. It’s smart to plan what to eat after wisdom teeth removal before the procedure and to have those foods on-hand during recovery.
Patients should follow their OMS’s instructions. This can include resting the day of the surgery and avoiding the use of a straw for at least 24 hours. Strenuous activity should be avoided for at least a week after surgery to avoid dislodging a blood clot. Patients also should take care to brush their teeth gently, avoid any vigorous rinsing and avoid smoking during the healing process. Although full tooth extraction healing can take up to six weeks, many patients are able to resume normal activities the day after surgery and can return to normal life within a week, following their OMS’s instructions.
Wisdom teeth will not grow back after they are removed, but it is possible for a patient to have supernumerary (extra) teeth, also known as hyperdontia. Supernumerary teeth can occur anywhere in the mouth, from incisors to canines to molars. Although the condition is uncommon, patients will often know ahead of time whether they will have to worry about extra wisdom teeth; they should be visible in preliminary dental X-rays.