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Dr. Shivshankar Shashtri

General Surgeon, Bangalore

Dr. Shivshankar Shashtri General Surgeon, Bangalore
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Shivshankar Shashtri is an experienced General Surgeon in Basavanagudi, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Shivshankar Shashtri personally at Dr Shivashanakar Clinic in Basavanagudi, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Shivshankar Shashtri on Lybrate.com.

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Hi sir I am planning to undertake scar revision procedure for my face, the scars are due to stitch marks of my childhood on fore head. Pls tell me is the treatment is safe or not? After the treatment the scar appearance will improve or not?

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)
Dermatologist, Delhi
Hi sir I am planning to undertake scar revision procedure for my face, the scars are due to stitch marks of my childh...
Scar revision surgery is not so successful treatment..its better to go for Fractional co2 laser treatment..opt for laser centre which has very good Qualities of lasers.
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Botox and Dermal Fillers - The Twin Face of Cosmetology

Diploma in Trichology - Cosmetology, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), Diploma in Aesthetic Mesotherapy, PG Diploma in Clinical Research
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Jaipur
Botox and Dermal Fillers - The Twin Face of Cosmetology

Fillers vs botox

When it comes to the fight against fine lines there are seemingly endless options for giving your complexion a youthful boost. Botox and dermal fillers have long been a gold standard in cosmetic treatments. Both have been known to turn back the clock, smooth wrinkles and make your skin look younger. One of the most popular questions about the two procedures is: which one is better? this question is often misleading as both treatments are used depending on the patient's needs, and is nothing alike. We've all heard of botox thanks to the spate of celebrities who use it, but what about fillers, the other option for smooth, line-free skin?

Treatment comparison

Betting on botox

Botox is essentially refined neurotoxin, which can help treat wrinkles. Typical sites for botox are frown lines, forehead lines, crow's feet, lip lines, and many other wrinkles that result from facial expression. these treatments work by causing facial muscles to relax temporarily. Wrinkles continue to become more defined as the muscles become tighter and the skin creates deeper grooves. Botox relaxes the muscle so that the skin is not continually being pulled which gives the skin time to smooth out.

 Botox has also been known to relieve headaches in patients which are caused by muscle spasms or tension. It may be surprising to learn that botox is also useful with patients suffering from axillary hyperhidrosis. Axillary hyperhidrosis is a condition where a patient suffers from excessive sweating from the armpits. In this case, botox will block some of the signals which lead to secretion via sweaty armpits.

Focus on fillers

 Dermal fillers on the other hand, are designed to fill wrinkles, and re-volumize areas such as the cheeks, that typically lose volume as we age. Cosmetic fillers can plump up thin lips, enhance facial contours, improve the appearance of recessed scars, and get rid of facial lines while restoring volume and fullness to the face.

 It contains hyaluronic acid, which plumps up the skin, filling and smoothing out any surface wrinkles. The smooth injectable gel helps restore the skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, including those highly visible ones around the mouth and nose and on the forehead.

Misconceptions

Perhaps the most common misconception surrounding botox and dermal fillers is that they can achieve the same results as getting a facelift. This is simply not true since a facelift is a surgical operation and can accomplish more drastic results. Botox and dermal fillers merely alleviate the effects of aging and for younger people, can be used as a preventative.

Side effects

Negative side effects for non-invasive cosmetic treatments are usually uncommon, but it's important to note there are still risks, which can vary depending on the procedure. Compared to more invasive facial rejuvenation procedures, botox and dermal fillers are considered to be very safe procedures.

Recovery

There is minimal downtime for using botox. In fact, patients can have this treatment done on their lunch break and return to work. There is always a risk of swelling and bruising with dermal fillers, but most patients return to work the same day as well. This is a quick recovery compared to invasive procedures, which can take weeks, if not months, to heal.

Results

Typically, a patient can feel the results within a couple of days but may not see any results for a week or two.

It is important to remember that botox lasts for approximately four to six months depending on the patient. Many patients prefer a repeat dosage sooner than other patients because they are not tolerant of seeing any wrinkles at all.

The dermal filler results last for 1-2 years depending on the product you choose.

Botox and fillers: can you get both?

While you might think that botox and fillers can only be used separately, they're actually better together. Botox is often used in conjunction with fillers (and even lasers) to enhance the overall results of those treatments. botox and fillers are a perfect combination

Botox and fillers perform differently, so a combination of those treatment works better than either treatment alone. Botox relaxes the underlying facial muscle, while fillers plump the skin and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. together they provide the most soft and natural looking improvement in facial appearance and age related cosmetic concerns. In many cases soft tissue filler will last longer when used with botox

Between botox and fillers you should have no trouble finding a skin smoothing solution that works for you. Wrinkles and fine lines don't stand a chance against either, and if you really want a put stop to aging skin use a combination of both.

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My face looks fair at home after cleaning but outdoors it looks darker. I use soap of Patanjali and apply face cream. Please give some tips.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
My face looks fair at home after cleaning but outdoors it looks darker. I use soap of Patanjali and apply face cream....
Hi you can use sunban forte cream, tab, teczine 0.5 mg 0-0-1/ 1 week. Take rechamp gold 1-0-0 x 1 month. And drink plenty of water. Avoid sun.
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Iam dark in colour. I used melacare for fairy skin. And appeared some colour change. I know that it is not much good to the skin. Please suggest any method to become fair.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Iam dark in colour. I used melacare for fairy skin. And appeared some colour change. I know that it is not much good ...
Medicine German reckeweg carbo veg 200, single dose (4-5 drops in mouth) in the morning empty stomach. sbl ferrem phos 3x / 6 tabs 3 times a day buy medicine from a good homoeopathic shop. food mixed fruit juice daily evening. please continue treatment.
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Hello, I am having problem of open pore near my nose and white head near nose. please suggest me some medicine or other tip to remove it. Thanks.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hello, I am having problem of open pore near my nose and white head near nose. please suggest me some medicine or oth...
1.Mix a little water in one teaspoon of baking soda to make a thick paste. 2.Apply it on the affected area and wash it off after a few minutes. 3.Repeat two or three times a week until you are satisfied with the results.
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I've too many dark circles nd I'm just 17. So please suggest me the most helpful remedy.

BAM
Ayurveda,
I've too many dark circles nd I'm just 17. So please suggest me the most helpful remedy.
Please apply eladhi choornam mixed with milk and boiled some time, wait 20 minutes and apply on affected area for three hours. Please do the same for one month.
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I have my face scene is so dal and also have dots on my face and black lines on my face So what to do for this.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have my face scene is so dal and also have dots on my face and black lines on my face
So what to do for this.
There is in ayurveda mention pinda swed. It is a type of swedan karma [phomentation] but it do some another manner. 1. Boiled a rice in milk then take this rice in one white cloth then tied it properly and warmly it rub on your face every morning for 15 days then stop it and do next month again 2. Apply almond oil on your face and massage for 3-5 min at night. By doing above thing you will get good result.
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I have skin problem like cuts, red pimple with irritation & heat in between both thighs & anus area.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Please take following medicine:- Dr. Reckeweg's bovista - 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for two days. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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I have lots of pimples on my face. My skin is oily. Please suggest some medicine.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have lots of pimples on my face. My skin is oily. Please suggest some medicine.
These are the best methods to cure pimples fast -: • To control the sebum (oily) secretion you should maintain your hormonal level. Because imbalance in hormone level causes excessive sebum (oil) production and causes pimples. So do not take stress and do exercise daily such as running, jogging and long breathing exercises. • Use oil free face wash and drink 7 -8 glass of water daily. • Do not touch your pimple because your finger transfer bacteria to it and make it worse. If you touch it then clean your face with water. Touch your face very less. • you can use a face pack of fuller's earth (multani mitti) with rose water one time in a day for seven days. It removes toxins from skin and remove pimples.,• • Give Steam your face to open the pores, which in turn clear the skin. Steam your face for 3-5 minutes daily. • You can take 2 teaspoon of SAAFI SYRUP daily for 1 month for clear face. • Take 20 gm powder of Black pepper and 50 gm of Amla powder. Mix it and take 1/2 tea spoon of this mixed powder daily with luke warm water for 15 days for pimple free skin. • Take Vitamin-A rich diet & you can take Vitamin-A capsule of 25, 000 I. U. Only under the supervision of a doctor. • use a mild moisturiser for your skin only in winters..
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I have a black spots and pimples and I have tried every cream but it's not working. But now I m trying niva mens face wash for dark spots. Even though it's not working what is a next step for it.. Please let me know.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
I have a black spots and pimples and I have tried every cream but it's not working. But now I m trying niva mens face...
Medicine german reckeweg calcarea carb 200, single dose (4-5 drops in mouth) morning. Buy medicine from good homoeopathic shop. Food mixed fruit juice daily evening. Please continue treatment.
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I have cracked hills. How to get rid of this problem? Please recommend a home remedy.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have cracked hills. How to get rid of this problem? Please recommend a home remedy.
Vinegar Soak Remedy for Cracked Heels White vinegar contains acetic acid which is gentle on your feet skin and softens them up. However, do not directly apply it on your heels as the acetic acid in it may dry up the skin further. Follow the below method to use vinegar for cracked heels remedy. Get this: • White vinegar- ¼ cup • Water- ¾ of a feet soaking basin • An oil or natural moisturizer like cocoa butter, Shea butter Do this: • Add the vinegar to water • Soak your feet in it for not more than 5-10 minutes. • Gently scrub the feet while soaked in water. • Wash the feet with normal water and pat dry • Apply oil or any natural moisturizer Do not soak feet in vinegar water more that 1-2 times a week
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Hello sir, I got a skin problems on neck groin butt n calf also some sort of red small spots on feet. What should i do?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hello sir, I got a skin problems on neck groin butt n calf also some sort of red small spots on feet. What should i do?
Hello, Lybrate user, obesity might obstruct free air passage to folds of your body causing fungal infection. You need to monitor your dieatery regulation, avoiding junk food ,please. Maintain personal hygiene, keeping your skin ,dry and healthy. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@Rhus tox 200-6 pills, thrice. Report, fortnightly. Tk, care.
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My aunty age 41 years old married n a mother of 2. She was having IUD for 2 years after her second child's birth. She noticed that herbody got age spots like freckles. Eventhough she removed IUD but her age spots still there. Kindly help.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Vellore
My aunty age 41 years old married n a mother of 2. She was having IUD for 2 years after her second child's birth. She...
Dear lybrate-user! do not worry about the freckles. Homeopathy can cure it without any side effects. No relationship between iud and freckles. As age advances she got the freckles. 1. Do regular face wash 2. Eat more fruits like apple, grapes. Pomegranate, pineapple 3. Eat more vegetables like carrot, beetroot, lemon, legumes etc. 4. Take more of proteins like soya, peas, amla, 5. Use homoeopathy face wash for fasten the cure 6. Use homoeopathy soap carmino for good complexion 7. Use homoeopathy cream whitch hazel for freckles.
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I have black spots as well as pimples on my back. I used scar removal cream for 4 months but didn't see any change. What should I do?

MD (Hom.), BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have black spots as well as pimples on my back. I used scar removal cream for 4 months but didn't see any change. W...
You can take homoeopathic medicine berberis aquifolium Q Orally-10 drops three times daily in little water Locally-put8-10 drops on cotton and apply it on the affected areas 1-2 times daily. Revert back after 4 weeks with feedback.
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About 2 months ago, I met with a bike accident. Left side of my face was swollen badly including left eye. Now my face is normal but my left eye got dark circle around it. Right eye is normal. I want to have my left eye normal. How do I do that? I need help.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
About 2 months ago, I met with a bike accident. Left side of my face was swollen badly including left eye.
Now my fac...
Dear L U :- Dark circle arround eye due to blunt injury , following treatment is being recommended to you . Cap evion 600 mgs 2 times a day × 10 days Patanjali Antiwrinkle face cream rub localy × 2 times a day × 15 days please visit my website health tips avoid dark circle below eye for detailed information.
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My face is looking so dull. Please give me the better solution to get a glamorous face?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My face is looking so dull. Please give me the better solution to get a glamorous face?
Hi, Be happy and make others a part of this happiness too! Including healthy, nutritious food, doing daily yoga or some kind of exercises. It automatically is reflected on your face. Yes, the colour which is inherited from your parents/ ancestors, cannot be changed, but you can try to get glow on your face! Daily Regime: Apart from these, you do follow CTMP, i. E. Cleansing, toning, moisturising and protection (apply liberally sunscreen with SPF-30 – a thick layer of Bakson's Suncare cream may be, 20-30 minutes before going out daily and repeat it's application after every 3-4hrs.) after washing your face daily; use the products as per your skin type. This will change the skin texture and skin tone. In case you do have tanning, apply honey with a dash of lime on your face. Eat right and healthy that too on time, relieve your stress/ tensions, sleep well, stop smoking, as this restricts blood flow to your face and leaves you with a greyish complexion. Lead a healthy lifestyle! Apart from this, avoid anger, anxiety, fear which increases stress hormone in the body and subsequently makes your complexion darker! (Hormonal imbalances also plays a major role). If the dull and dark skin tone is due to any underlying ailment or diseases, need to look into the matter. Diet: -Increase your Vitamin C intake (lemon, orange, gooseberry, etc. Fruits/juices, strawberries, sweet peppers, tomatoes, can notaloupe, and green peas). - Eat more Vitamin A (nonfat milk, oysters, and egg yolks, carrots, watermelon, papaya, tomatoes, or other dark colored produce). If you feel your skin is weak or not tight enough, that usually suggests a lack of Vitamin A. Medicine: Use homoeopathic cream - Medicynth's Whitch Hazel or Bakson’s Fairness cream daily at night. Home remedies: Apply fresh-squeezed lemon juice to your entire face and neck. Leave it on for 10 minutes And then wash it off with lukewarm water. After this, rub cucumber slices on your skin to soften and moisturize it. Do this daily or every other day. Another option is squeeze the juice of one-half lemon and mix one to two tablespoons of raw honey in it. Apply it on your face, leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes and then rinse it off. Make a paste of'Kasturi Manjal' (wild turmeric) with rose petals, saffron and raw milk which is very effective.
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I'm 21 years old. I'm suffering frm oily skin. My face gets very oily jus aftr 1hour even I have done my face wash. I have used many types of face wash. But it doesn't shw me da rest. Please suggest me a gud 1. Thanks in advnce.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Take berberis aq. - 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Best wishes Dr. Mukesh Singh
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I'm 22 year old girl having a breast pain on right side? i'm soo worried please suggest me what to do?

MBBS, MD Obs & Gynae, FNB Reproductive Medicine
Gynaecologist, Jalandhar
don't worry. take regular pain killer and cap simrose and cap double guard for 3 months. ur pain will be relieved.
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I'm 24 yrs old. I got scar on my face wen I get small pox. How to remove it. Tell some remedy. Presently I'm using glyco6.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I'm 24 yrs old. I got scar on my face wen I get small pox. How to remove it. Tell some remedy. Presently I'm using gl...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine Berberis Aquifolium Q (10 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and revert.
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How can I clear my skin its growing to dark coz of medicine or sun can you suggest some cream.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
How can I clear my skin its growing to dark coz of medicine or sun can you suggest some cream.
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT WHITENING CREAM ( BIOVALLEY)Apply in circular fashion in morning nd at night WHITENING SOAP ( BIOVALLEY ) Wassh face with this face wash before applying whitening cream
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