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Due to level 5 restrictions the clinic is currently operating in clinic appointments for medical issues only. Please contact us with any queries
Due to level 5 restrictions the clinic is currently operating in clinic appointments for medical issues only. Please contact us with any queries

FAQs

CLINIC FAQs


Where are you located?

Dr. Laura clinic is located on the Upper Clybaun Road in Knocknacarra, H91 F209. You will see the private entrance to the clinic just inside the gates

What are your opening hours?

Our current opening hours are 10-5 Monday to Friday. Dr. Laura will facilitate evening and weekend appointments if required. Please contact the clinic on hello@drlauraclinic.ie to enquire.

What is your cancellation policy?

As a busy mum herself, Dr. Laura understands that cancellations are inevitable and that sometimes life gets in the way of appointments. We kindly ask that you provide a minimum of 48 hours notice of cancellation of appointments. Cancellations can me made via your booking email (if booked online) or by email: hello@drlauraclinic.ie If you fail to provide 48 hours notice of cancellation or amendment we reserve the right to charge for all missed consultations and 50% of the cost associated with a missed treatment appointment. A €50 booking deposit will be required to secure in clinic appointments.



TREATMENT FAQs


I’m pregnant or breastfeeding can I have treatments done?

Most treatments are not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. A consultation is required prior to each treatment and Dr. Laura will discuss possible options available.



ACNE FAQs


What is acne?

Acne is an inflammatory disorder involving blockage of pores (of the pilo-sebaceous unit). There are 3 main issues; blockage of pores by dead skin cells, an increase in sebum production and an overgrowth of the C. Acnes bacteria. Certain triggers include hormones, drugs and medical conditions like PCOS. Dr. Laura treats acne with a multitude of causes. Its important to realise that treatment depends on a number of factors from disease severity to lesions present etc. And as important as treatment is, prevention of further lesions is equally important once medical treatment has stopped. Here at Dr. Laura Clinic we are big believers in preventing skin issues coming back. At our GP led clinic w have a variety of options available from medicated topical treatments to oral antibiotics, the pill or other medications. We believe it’s important to not just look at the medical options but also talk about skincare routines, aesthetic treatments and maintenance therapy.

What medical treatments are available for acne?

Dr. Laura likes to take a holistic approach to the management of all skin issues, not just acne. During the initial consultation she will go through not just your medical history, but also skin health, lifestyle and diet. She will then recommend a course of action based on this, with both prescription medications, aesthetic treatments and lifestyle changes all options.

What aesthetic treatments are available for acne?

Dr. Laura can provide medical grade peels for active acne, along with LED lights with the Dermalux Flex machine. Medical grade microneedling with SkinPen is also available though isn’t suited for active acne. During an initial consultation Dr. Laura can discuss all the options available to you.

Does Dr. Laura prescribe the pill or antibiotics for acne?

Yes, as a trained GP Dr. Laura will prescribe whatever medications are required for acne, including the oral contraceptive pill or antibiotics.

Does Dr. Laura prescribe Roaccutane for acne?

No, Dr. Laura does not prescribe Roaccutane at present for acne.

Do you offer options for acne in pregnancy?

Yes treatment of acne in pregnancy is possible.

Do you treat acne scarring?

Yes, we treat some kinds of acne scarring either with SkinPen microneedling or chemical peels. Please book in for a consultation so we can best assess what is the most appropriate treatment for you.



ROSACEA FAQs


What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a common skin condition of the skins natural barrier, that affects usually the cheeks, forehead, nose and chin. There are four major types, and can present with frequent flushing, persistent redness of central areas of the face, and in some people acne like spots.

What medical treatments are available for rosacea?

Dr. Laura Clinic offers a variety of medical treatments for rosacea depending on your subtype. Its important to be aware that rosacea is a chronic condition and so its important to treat and then try and prevent flare ups. Dr. Laura can prescribe a variety of medical treatments for rosacea.

What aesthetic treatments are available for rosacea?

LED light has been shown in studies to work to decrease the bacteria that cause rosacea. It can also help inflammation. Often the first step is a simple skincare routine to help protect the skins natural barrier before starting further treatments.

Do you offer options for rosacea in pregnancy?

Yes at Dr. Laura Clinic we can help to treat rosacea in pregnancy.



CHEMICAL FAQs


What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are treatments used to improve both skin texture and tone as well as treat some medical issues including acne and pigmentation. An acid is applied to the skin to lower the pH, which loosens the connections between dead skin cells. This works to exfoliate the dead skin cells and stimulate new cell growth revealing a more smooth and radiant complexion.

What chemical peels do you offer?

We offer superficial to medium depth peels from Obagi and SkinCeuticals which are known for their excellent results and safety profile. Usually a course of three to six peels is required for best results. This allows for more gradual results and to avoid the down time associated with deeper peels.

How do I know which type of peel is best for me?

This is the reason we recommend a consultation with Dr. Laura prior to any treatments. During this initial consultation Dr. Laura will assess your skin and come up with a personalised treatment plan best suited to your skin and aesthetic expectations.

How long does a peel take?

Peels take anywhere from 30 - 60 minutes.

How often should I have a peel?

This depends on what you are trying to treat. We would usually recommend having a peel every two weeks in the initial treatment of acne, whereas if treating fine lines and wrinkles, leaving 4-6 weeks between treatments is acceptable.

What kind of downtime can be expected after a chemical peel?

With these more gentle peels there is minimal downtime especially if you follow an integrated skincare approach. This means commencing a medical grade skincare routine prior to the chemical peel, to enhance its results and then using skincare to maintain the results over time. After the peel, your skin will glow immediately. By day 3 most patients may experience some shading and flaking - this is a normal part of the process and should settle within 24-48 hours.

Will I look like Samantha from Sex and the City after my chemical peel?

With these more gentle peels there is minimal downtime especially if you follow an integrated skincare approach. This means commencing a medical grade skincare routine prior to the chemical peel, to enhance its results and then using skincare to maintain the results over time. After the peel, your skin will glow immediately. By day 3 most patients may experience some shading and flaking - this is a normal part of the process and should settle within 24-48 hours.



SKINPEN FAQs

 

What is medical micro-needling?

SkinPen micro-needling is one of the most popular treatments in the clinic along with peels. It is also known as collagen induction therapy. From the age of 25 our collagen stores begin to deplete and by using the micro-needling device our aim is to trigger your own immune system into regenerate collagen and stimulating growth factors.

What is the difference between medical micro-needling and cosmetic micro-needling?

Cosmetic micro-needling is to 0.5mm depth but medical micro-needling can be up to 3mm wchih allows us to target the deeper layer of skin where collagen and elastin is formed.

What micro-needling device do you use?

At Dr. Laura Clinic we used the SkinPen micro-needling device. This is the only micro-needling device on the market that is FDA approved in the USA

How does micro-needling work?

It creates thousands of micro channels that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimising cellular damage. This rejuvenates your skin from the inside out.

Will it hurt?

At Dr. Laura clinic we use a numbing cream to minimise discomfort and allow us to get deep down into the deeper layers of the face.

What kind of downtime is there?

Your face will be quite red on the day of the procedure and for up to 24 hours afterwards. This should settle within 48 hours but you can have some residual redness or marks for a couple of days afterwards,

 

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