Skin Department

Skin Surgery and Dermatology Department

Located at Premier Care’s Masaki branch

 

 

 

Welcome to Premier Care Clinic’s dermatology department, which brings first world dermatological procedures to the Dar es Salaam peninsula.

 

The department is led by Dr. Albane Bienaime, a French dermatologist and surgeon with more than 15 years’ experience working in Europe and Africa. Dr. Albane specialises in laser, cosmetic proceduressurgery and other general procedures, and only uses the best materials and equipment from Europe.

 

For more details, click on the area of interest above or scroll down. Please note that a consultation is required before any procedure can take place. To book a consult, email skin@premiercareclinic.com or call +255 759 968 186.

 

The department’s opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday. By appointment only.

 

 

 

LASER

With the first dermatological laser in Tanzania, Dr. Albane sets the standard for laser procedures. By using the state of the art Gentle Yag Candela – not an IPL machine used by therapists – Dr. Albane can provide the following treatments on both fair and dark skin: 

 

  • PERMANENT HAIR REMOVAL

Our advanced laser technology means that sessions are as short and pain-free as possible, and that we can treat even the most sensitive parts of the body. In most cases, our treatments result in the complete removal of hair, which means no more razors or messy waxing!

  

  • SKIN TIGHTENING

Critical to anti-ageing, skin tightening can be achieved by a combination of laser, injections, derma-roller and/or radio-frequency systems. Our custom-based treatment ensures the best results possible.

 

  • BLACK SPOTS TREATMENT

People with fair skin are prone to developing black spots (lentigos) on sun-exposed areas including their face, shoulders and chest. After spots are examined and confirmed to not be at risk, we can treat the area in one or two painless sessions.

 

  • VARICOSE VEIN AND CHERRY ANGIOMA TREATMENT

In just a few sessions, our laser can remove those frustrating little blue/violet vessels around your nose and legs, as well as those red blisters on your chest, abdomen and back.

 

 

COSMETIC PROCEDURES

Our skin department offers an array of anti-aging treatments that use the most advanced techniques and products, and will help to bring out your inner beauty.

 

  • BOTOX

Botox reduces unwanted facial wrinkles and helps to smooth crow’s feet, forehead furrows, frown lines and skin bands on the neck. 

 

  • FILLERS AND FACIAL VOLUMETRY

Age, sun exposure, heredity, and unhealthy lifestyles make smile lines and crow’s feet more apparent and cause facial skin to stretch. Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments such as dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.  They can be used to plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases and smooth wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars. Dermal fillers can be very helpful for those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery. We use a 100% natural absorbable filler, hyaluronic acid. 

 

It’s important to note that for some patients, surgery such as a facelift, brow lift or eye lift may be the best approach. Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, such as soft tissue fillers, cannot achieve the same results but will help delay the time when a facelift etc may be appropriate.

 

  • CHEMICAL PEELS

Chemical peels are one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin – whether it be on your face, neck or hands. They remove the damaged outer layers and can improve acne or acne scars, age and liver spots, fine lines and wrinkles and irregular pigmentation. Depending on the strength required, the peel may take up to 15 minutes and need to be repeated once a month or every couple of years. 

 

  • MULTI-VITAMIN MESOTHERAPY

Mesotherapy is a rejuvenation treatment that is safe, natural and non-invasive. It uses very fine needles to deliver a series of injections into the middle layers of skin. There is no standard formula for the substances injected but it usually consists of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. These nourish and rejuvenate skin by promoting the production of collagen and elastin and stimulating the skin’s metabolism. Mesotherapy injections will make your skin look firmer and more radiant.

 

  • THREAD LIFTS

We are the only clinic in Dar es Salaam to offer this minimally invasive technique that can shave years off your age without you having to undergo major surgery with a long recovery time. We insert absorbable threads, which have long been used in surgery, into the face and body. New connective tissue builds up around them so skin becomes firmer and tighter. This new and gentle method of lifting and revitalising tissue leaves neither wounds nor scars.

 

“Over the last few years, I’ve gone to Dr. Albane for botox, fillers, thread injections and skin peels. Her medical training background and relevant qualifications from France gave me great confidence and peace of mind about undergoing those procedures. Her clinic’s facilities echo her professional abilities as they are of the highest standards and equal to any European surgery. Dr. Albane is extremely professional and I cannot recommend her enough. Suffice to say her competence is without question.” – PW

 

“This year has been transformational for my skin. In the past I have attempted to find solutions to my highly pigmented skin and unwanted hair on my face, but have never been satisfied with the results. With Dr. Albane, however, I have seen phenomenal changes. My experience with her has been one of a kind, starting with detailed discussions of the treatment up until the aftercare. Dr. Albane has also done a derma-roller to help with the pigmentation and firmness of my skin along with smaller visible pores. The results just after two sessions are exactly what was promised, if not more. In addition to that, I have done three sessions of laser hair removal on my face, and already the hair barely grows back! I already feel younger and am extremely happy with the ongoing transformation and none of this would be possible without Dr. Albane.” – ZI

 

 

SURGERY

Our department has a fully-equipped theater and recovery room where patients can recover after the following procedures:

 

  • CANCER SURGERY

A cancer diagnosis is already very difficult to accept and understanding that treatment of your skin cancer may result in scars or disfigurement can compound the stress. We understand this and will guide you through the most appopriate treatment and its likely effects on your health and appearance. We use specialized techniques that will surgically remove cancerous and other skin lesions whilst best preserving your health and appearance. 

 

“I found Dr. Albane to be an excellent and very skilled dermatologist. I first went to see her when I noticed a new growth on the side of my nose. Dr. Albane did a biopsy of the growth, which she sent to a pathology lab in France. It was a Basal Skin Carcinoma that was quite deep under the skin. Dr. Albane performed surgery and managed to use the natural creases and contours of my nose for the sutures. The scar is barely noticeable and the pathology lab in France confirmed that all cancerous tissue was removed. I am extremely happy with the results and highly recommend Dr. Albane for her dermatological and surgical skills as well as her high standards of medical professionalism.” – CC

 

  • MOHS SURGERY

Mohs micrographic surgery is accepted worldwide as the gold standard for removing the two most common forms of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. This precise surgical technique, whereby thin layers of cancer-containing skin are removed and examined until only cancer-free tissue remains, boasts the lowest recurrence rate and highest cure rate, and leaves the smallest scar possible. Dr Albane’s team in Paris introduced this surgery to France and the hospital in Paris where she worked remains the referral center for this type of surgery.

 

“After one month of skin irritation on my face that wouldn’t heal, I decided to consult Dr Albane who saw me very quickly, within a week! After some analysis, she diagnosed it as skin cancer and a few days later did Mohs surgery. One month later, the cancer was gone!” – LB

 

  • VITLIGO GRAFT

Vitiligo is a long-term skin condition characterised by patches of skin losing their pigment. Its effects on quality of life and self-esteem are widely recognised, and unfortunately standard treatments are not without problems. The technique of Pigmented Cell Grafting using Viticell®, however, is a new and advanced therapeutic option that can effectively give patients suffering from vitiligo their colors of life back.

 

  • RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY 

Skin flaps and skin grafts to repair post trauma or post-surgery defects.

 

  • EYE-LID SURGERY

In just 60-90 minutes, this surgery can improves the appearance of upper or lower lids, and solve functional problems. Specifically, it can treat loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision, as well as excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the eyelids. 

 

  • EAR SURGERY

Ear surgery can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth and becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury. The surgery creates a natural shape while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face, and can have profound beneļ¬ts on one’s appearance and self-esteem.

 

  • SCAR REVISION

Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are the unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable. Depending on how they have healed, they may become raised or recessed, different in color or texture from surrounding healthy tissue or particularly noticeable due to their size, shape or location. Whilst scar revision surgery cannot completely erase a scar, it can make it more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture and provide a more pleasing cosmetic result.

 

 

 

 

OTHER

  • Mole mapping and cancer prevention and treatment

Living in a tropical climate, it is recommended that patients undergo an annual check up.

 

  • Cryotherapy
  • Wart treatment
  • Keloid treatment
  • General dermatology

 

I was a first timer at the Clinic when I went to have my syringoma removed. Dr. Albane is a very friendly, professional and prudent dermatologist. The reception staff are helpful and the environment is clean and relaxing. I would definitely recommend Dr. Albane to anyone looking for dermatology services.” – TM

 

 

 

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