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Dr. Archana M  - Dermatologist, chennai

Dr. Archana M

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Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS

Dermatologist, chennai

9 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic  ·  ₹400 online
Dr. Archana M 88% (111 ratings) Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL),... Dermatologist, chennai
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Dr. Archana M is an experienced Dermatologist in R A Puram, Chennai. She has helped numerous patients in her 7 years of experience as a Dermatologist. She is a Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS. You can visit her at Derma Klinique in R A Puram, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Archana M on Lybrate.com.

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Education
Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL) - Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute - 2013
MBBS - Meenakshi Medical College & Research Institute - 2009
Past Experience
Senior Resident at Tagore Medical College & Hospital
Consultant at Gremaltes Hospital
Languages spoken
English
Tamil
Telugu
Professional Memberships
Indian Association of Dermatologists Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL)
Cosmetic Dermatology Society of India (CDSI)

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Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) Therapy For Hair And Skin!

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) Therapy For Hair And Skin!

Since its inception, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been used for healing wounded tissues. It has been majorly used as a remedy for connective tissue damage. Owing to recent advancements in medical research, PRP finds its application in hair restoration therapy.

PRP for hair restoration is a developing non-surgical technique to stimulate hair growth. This therapeutic process finds its vital use in fuelling hair growth in male and female suffering from hair loss. The entire concept of PRP revolves round the body's natural healing power. It amplifies the healing mechanism and enhances the density of hair.

Advantages of PRP:

  1. PRP enhances the growth of follicular hair cells.
  2. PRP upgrades the blood supply to scalp.
  3. The hair growth cycle is elevated.
  4. All the factors contributing to hair growth are supplied.

PRP is essentially an intense source of platelets. It consists of numerous growth factors which can promote the healing power of skin and scalp. When PRP is used along with hair transplant surgery, it enhances the growth rate of follicular hair grafts. If PRP is used to treat hair loss, it significantly minimizes the rate of hair fall.

The Procedure of PRP:

The complete PRP is a painful procedure despite, use of anaesthetic creams. Blood is drawn from the patient in an amount equal to that of taken during any blood test. The blood is rotated with a high frequency in a centrifuge to detach the PRP from the rest of the blood. Next, the PRP is concentrated to thrice the normal blood count by spinning it in a closed sterile system. The procedure makes PRP devoid of granulocyte, which otherwise hampers the cell regeneration system of the body. Finally, the PRP is infused into the scalp of the patient. 

How effective is PRP?

PRP is completely safe and natural. It does not involve any kind of modification of cells. It just concentrates the growth factors in blood so as to promote the hair growth. No blood infection occurs during the process. Thus, it can be easily undertaken by anyone suffering from hair loss. However, it is completely a personal choice.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Laser - How Only They Can Help With Facial Hair Reduction?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Laser - How Only They Can Help With Facial Hair Reduction?

It is normal for a woman to have fine and light facial and body hair. The problem arises when the facial hair is thick and are present in excess (more like males), especially in the sideburns, chin, upper and lower lip area. It leaves them highly embarrassed, shattering their self-confidence like never before. While threading or waxing do help, but it is a temporary solution. Sooner or later the problem resurfaces leaving them helpless and distressed. In fact, many, if not all, females have to face bullying, harassment, and humiliation only because they have facial hair. At times, the situation goes to such an extent that the person starts avoiding functions and get-togethers. For such women, laser therapy comes as a blessing aiding in effective facial hair reduction and removal.

What triggers excessive facial hair in females?
Hormonal imbalance (especially, increased level of testosterone or androgen) is one of the prime factors that results in thick and unwanted facial hair in females. This hormonal imbalance and the resulting appearance of facial hair can be brought about by medical conditions such as

  1. PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), characterized by the presence of cysts in one or both the ovaries
  2. Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (an inheritable autosomal recessive disorder which interferes with the ability of the adrenal glands to produce the sex hormones
  3. Menopause
  4. An ovarian tumor can play an instrumental role in the appearance of excessive facial hair in females
  5. Obesity
  6. Cushing's Syndrome

Laser Therapy for Facial Hair Reduction
The Laser Therapy can work wonders, reducing the facial hair with elan and without any hassle. In Laser therapy, a high-intensity light beam (laser) is focussed on the target area (in this case, the facial hair). The light is being absorbed by the pigment present in the hair follicles thereby destroying the targeted hair.

Steps involved in the laser-assisted facial hair reduction
Before carrying out the laser hair removal, the facial hair undergoes trimming (usually just a few mm above the surface of the facial skin).

  1. For proper penetration of the laser beam and also to keep the epidermal skin layer safeguarded, a cooling gel or a cooling device is used during the procedure. Preventive measures should also be implemented for the safety of the eye.
  2. The laser beam is then focussed on the target skin to be treated. It is also important to monitor the treated area closely to ward off any complications that may result from the treatment.
  3. Finally, the dermatologist uses ice packs, anti-inflammatory lotions (cold water can also be used) to cool the treated skin area.
  4. The time interval between two sessions depend upon the body part that is being treated.

Benefits

  1. The effect of laser facial hair removal is more precise and long-lasting.
  2. It enhances your overall appearance doing your confidence a world of good.
  3. With experienced dermatologists, chances of major complications are almost negligible.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Know Everything About Anti-Aging Derma Treatments!

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Know Everything About Anti-Aging Derma Treatments!

The allure to look young is always compelling and the recent advancements in medical technology have resulted in many procedures, which can help you knock off years. In fact skin care related to anti aging is one of the largest and fastest growing industries within the medical realm. Let's take a look at some of the procedures which are very effective in anti aging skin treatment:

1. Specialized Chemical Peels: In this procedure a doctor will put specially formulated acids on the area of your skin, which needs to be treated. This results in the abrasion or slight burning of the skin after, which new skin cells grow in its place, hence removing age related spots, wrinkles as well as freckles.

2. Injection of Botulinum Toxin Type A or Botox: This is possibly one of the most famous and well known anti aging treatments all over the world. This treatment involves injecting Botox into strategic areas of the face to reduce wrinkles and creases that may occur due to aging. This treatment is especially effective for frown lines on the forehead and close to eye corners.

3. Laser Resurfacing and or other Radio Frequency Treatments: These machine related treatments also use the principle of abrasion or wounding the skin to encourage the growth of new tissue. In laser resurfacing, a laser beam destroys the epidermis or the outer layer of the skin and heats up the dermis or the lower layer of the skin. As the wounded skin tissue heals, new tissue takes it place which is tighter, thus giving you a younger look.

4. Facelift surgery: It is a cosmetic surgical procedure, which takes quite some time to heal but is known to have long term results. In this procedure, excess skin and fat from your face and neck are removed surgically and after the bruising and the scarring have subsided, the new skin is much tighter thus making you look much younger.

5. Microdermabrasion and Dermabrasion: These procedures employ the abrasion tactic to the fullest to destroy old tissue and encourage the growth of new tissue. Dermabrasion uses the technique of sanding the skin with a rotating brush where new skin needs to grow. Microdermabrasion is a more subtle technique as it uses finer equipment to sand away only the top layer of skin and the side effects of redness, swelling and scabbing tend to be lesser compared to conventional Dermabrasion.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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These 5 Mistakes Are Aging Your Face!

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
These 5 Mistakes Are Aging Your Face!

There are a variety of aspects of skin care that have to do with elements and habits that are outside the products and treatments one may use in order to get youthful looking skin and retain its natural glow. Here is a list of five mistakes that may be aging your face despite the best efforts in terms of skin care. Banish these habits today to ensure that you do not end up with wrinkles and fine lines prematurely.

  1. Make Up: While there is nothing wrong with using make up on a regular basis, the cardinal sin that many of us commit includes not cleaning the make up properly before we hit the bed. Many of us are so tired by the end of the day that we end up sleeping with our mascara and lipstick still on. The ingredients of such products can greatly alter the quality of your skin if left on for too long. You will need to allow your skin to breathe without any layers of make up so that your dead cells can get replenished and the elasticity of the skin is retained.
  2. Sun Exposure: Prolonged sun exposure without proper protection like a proper sun screen can lead to long term damage and skin diseases too. Not only should we remain in the shade with a large floppy hat whenever we are out in the sun, but we should also do a little research and get the best SPF possible that will also suit our skin. Also, we should avoid staying the sun for too many hours in a row.
  3. Hydration: Many of us make the mistake of having sugary drinks and other beverages when the skin actually needs plenty of water for proper hydration. The skin tends to get dehydrated quickly because of the constant exposure to the world outside and all its micro particles that we catch from pollution and general dirt and grime. Therefore, it is important to replenish the skin with the clear goodness of natural water rather than drinking too many sugary beverages that can harm the collagen and break it down in the long run.
  4. Sleep: Late nights at work or play can both be extremely detrimental for the skin as the skin needs some rest in order to get the regeneration process going in a smooth manner. Tired looking skin with dark circles can give way to crow's feet and fine lines that look very unbecoming on a young person.
  5. Too Many products: Ensure that you use only a few products for a prolonged period, rather than using too many products and changing them often. This will keep the skin looking fresh and young. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.
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Dr. Archana M speaks on IMPORTANCE OF TREATING ACNE EARLY

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
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Hello, I am 21 years of age, female gender, I get pimples quite often and these turn out to become black spots. I have it on my fore head, and cheeks. I feel embarrassed to go out. What medication should I use to prevent Acne and how can I make the black spots go away?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Hello, I am 21 years of age, female gender, I get pimples quite often and these turn out to become black spots. I hav...
Dear Ms. lybrate-user,please consult a dermatologist in person. The type of acne you have will be assessed. Since you also have pigmentation secondary to the acne, your doctor may suggest 1.Sunscreen - use of a sunscreen is mandatory for the various benefits it offers. It will reduce your acne to a minimal extent and also reduce the pigmentation. 2.Specific Antiacne medications- this can be in the form of face washes, creams, gels or oral medicines depending on the grade of your acne. 3.Procedures - Another way of managing acne instead of applying medicines would be to undergo procedures like a chemical peel etc, I hope this helps!
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I am loosing hair quickly and had tried all shampoos but no effect yet. I am not sure what else can I do. Can you please help me with this?

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
I am loosing hair quickly and had tried all shampoos but no effect yet. I am not sure what else can I do. Can you ple...
Dear Mr. lybrate-user,Please consult a dermatologist who will - Determine the type of hair loss you have - Depending on the type of hair loss oral medicines, leave in lotions or serums may be prescribed. - Please understand that shampoos are used only as an adjunct therapy and will not per say arrest your hair loss. - You can also ask your dermatologist about PRP therapy for treating your hair loss. I hope this helps!
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Hello doctor my doctor suggested trichoton for hair and antoxid hc for skin. How to take these tabs (trichoton.

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Hello doctor my doctor suggested trichoton for hair and antoxid hc for skin. How to take these tabs (trichoton.
Dear Mr. lybrate-user,you can take one tablet of Trichoton and one capsule of Antoxid HC everyday after food. It is preferable to take Antoxid HC during the day time.
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I am 23 male and my face is oily. My problem is my face has gone very darker in last 10 days. Kindly suggest an ointment/cream, which can tone my face brighter. Thanks in advance.

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
I am 23 male and my face is oily. My problem is my face has gone very darker in last 10 days. Kindly suggest an ointm...
Dear Mr. lybrate-user,start using a cleanser that has salicylic acid. This will help in reducing the oiliness. Use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 .The sunscreen has to be applied once in 3-4 hours especially between 7 am-5 pm. Please note that the sunscreen has to be applied on all days irrespective of whether you stay at home or go to work and also irrespective of the climatic conditions. Sunscreen decreases the tanning of your skin and hence with regular use your skin tone will be maintained. You can consult a dermatologist in person, so that it would be easier to prescribe other creams or procedures if required to reduce the pigmentation. I hope this answers your query!
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I'm having pimples and too much of pores on my face consulted many doctors but did not workout can anyone help me.

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
I'm having pimples and too much of pores on my face consulted many doctors but did not workout can anyone help me.
Dear Mr. lybrate-user,you can consult a dermatologist and ask them about procedures for your problem. For acne, chemical peels work well. You might require a series of sessions to see the desired result. I hope this answers your query!
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