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Dr. K.K. Pradeep

General Surgeon, Chennai

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Dr. K.K. Pradeep is one of the best General Surgeons in Mogappair, Chennai. You can visit him at Frontier Lifeline Pvt Ltd in Mogappair, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. K.K. Pradeep on has an excellent community of General Surgeons in India. You will find General Surgeons with more than 26 years of experience on You can find General Surgeons online in Chennai and from across India. View the profile of medical specialists and their reviews from other patients to make an informed decision.


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I have a lot of freckles on nose and cheeks, pl advise some nice cream, I tried no scars but it didn't help.

Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicines and Surgery(BAMS), Post Graduation Diploma in Emergency Medicines And Services(PGDEMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have a lot of freckles on nose and cheeks, pl advise some nice cream, I tried no scars but it didn't help.
Hi apply pranacharya face glow on your face for 15 minutes then wash it with warm water. Take pranacharya b clean syrup 2-2 tsf twice a day. Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a day. Wash your face with chandrika soap..
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Know Everything About Aesthetic Dermatology!

Dermatologist, Mumbai
Know Everything About Aesthetic Dermatology!

Aesthetic dermatology is another word for cosmetic dermatology. This branch of science aims to work on the way a person looks. It involves procedures that can rid you of pimples, acne, skin pigmentation, birthmark or may be a mole. It is often argued that aesthetic surgery can't be called medical because it in no way deals in disorders or diseases, that is to say it doesn't treat root causes. 

However, constant discoveries and research in the field of cosmetic surgery have shown how greatly they can treat skin problems and can improve your physical appearance. Aesthetic surgery mainly focuses on facial skin. It is wrong to think only film personalities or media professionals go in for these modes of treatment. Many people, who feel inadequate because of their looks, opt for these procedures. Aesthetic surgery is indeed a boon for they relieve you of psychological pressure.       

Different ways in which it helps you:

  1. Treats chronic skin conditions and surface blackheads: Blue light therapy successfully fights bacteria, thus preventing the growth of acne. It has also been used to get rid of eczema, which is a discomforting condition with serious symptoms like irritable and itchy skin. Comedo extraction is possible through chemical Peels. Chemical peels can work wonders with a patchy, discolored skin and facial blackheads. 
  2. Fat injections and liposuction: So many people wish to have full lips. This is possible with the help of fat injections. Injecting collagen or fat deposits, having extracted them from some other part of your body, can give you fuller lips. Liposuction can be used to remove excess fat from your body further making your skin look taut. 
  3. Treats spider veins: Does your face resemble a leaf with bluish purple veins showing? If yes, you probably have spider veins. Spider veins can be cured with the help of laser treatment. Exposure to laser can repair capillary breakages while it makes the veins regain their original size.
  4. It can manage hair loss: Uncontrollable hair loss is depressing for both men and women. Clinical studies have found out injecting plasma, rich in platelets, into the scalp can accelerate hair growth. 
  5. It helps in decreasing pore size: Botox is a tried and tested way to reduce the size of your skin pores. As you age, increased pore size leads to a dull skin. Botox can help you look young.
  6. A reliable cure for cellulite: Fibrous bands often show on the skin of your hands, thighs and neck. It creates a dimpling effect that makes you look saggy and fat. Cellfina is a procedure in aesthetic dermatology, capable of treating cellulite. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a dermatologist.
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Permanent Tattoo Removal - Can It Possibly Have Side Effects?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Permanent Tattoo Removal - Can It Possibly Have Side Effects?

A tattoo has a strong emotional association with the person having it. Commonly it is the loved ones name, idols, quotes or just anything that a person feels connected to. However, over time, it may happen that the tattoo may not hold the same relevance as it used to once upon a time. It could also lose the esthetic appeal it once held. Whatever the reason, the tattoo needs to go. While tattoos were considered something permanent, there are now ways to remove it.

While the earlier methods were crude including removing the tattooed skin and grafting new skin, sanding the area, or dermabrasion; but today with the use of laser, the process has become much simpler and convenient. Laser is now the most widely used method of removing the tattoo.

A thorough evaluation to see the extent of the tattoo, in terms of depth, size and colors, is done before planning its removal. The type, strength and sessions of lasers will depend on these factors.

During the removal, the tattooed area is focused with a handheld device that emits laser light of the desired frequency and strength. This removes the colored pigments of the tattoo without affecting the surrounding skin. Different wavelengths of light are used to remove different pigments, which get broken down. These pigments are then washed out from the body as wastes.

Depending on the size and colors used in the tattoo, more than one sitting may be required. For large ones, up to 6 to 8 months may be required for complete removal. A minimum of 4 weeks gap is required between two sittings, allowing sufficient time for the skin to heal.

Professional vs Amateur Tattoos-

Professional applied tattoos penetrate deeper into the skin at uniform levels which can make it easier to treat, but not always, as the ink is usually more dense. Amateur tattoos are often applied with an uneven hand which can make the removal challenging but overall they are easier to remove.

Risks and Side Effects:

There are a handful of symptoms you might see post-treatment. Among them are blisters, swelling, raising of the tattoo, pinpoint bleeding, redness, and/or temporary darkening. Not to worry, though. These are common and usually subside within one to two weeks. If they don't, talk to your doctor.

  1. The way getting tattoo caused some pain, the removal will also cause some pain. Topical or local anaesthesia is used to make it comfortable.

  2. Not just the tattoo pigment but also some of the natural skin pigment is lost, so the skin can become lighter or darker than the surrounding skin.

  3. In some cases, there could be some scarring. The scar will get better and can be treated after tattoo laser sessions.

So, if you thought a tattoo is forever, it is not so. Go ahead and plan for its removal, of course after understanding what it entails. If there is any tattoo on your body which you no longer like, meet your dermatologist for consultation and then laser to make that undesired ink fade!!

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

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Hi. I'm 20 years old. I have tanning on my face and after pimples there are dark spots left behind. Besides the. Facial glow of the skin. Is also decreasing as it was before. How do. I minimize my tanning and dark spots and how do increase my glow so. As before? is any proper diet required? what creams and face 2 wash should i. Use? or any other remedy is there 2 cure it? please help. Me. As soon as possible.

Homeopath, Delhi
Hi. I'm 20 years old. I have tanning on my face and after pimples there are dark spots left behind. Besides the. Faci...
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine nat mur 30 (4 drops in little water) every morning for a week and update with the feedback. Make a habit of 8-10 glasses of water daily. Eat healthy and balanced food like pulses, green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits. Avoid stress and anger.
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How can I remove sun tan from face ,neck and hands .naturally I have fairer skin but because of sun expose and not taken care of my skin properly thats why it darkens. Please prefer bos to get my old fair look.

MBBS, DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Mumbai
How can I remove sun tan from face ,neck and hands .naturally I have fairer skin but because of sun expose and not ta...
Hello! Treat your skin gently. Always apply sunscreen half an hour before going out in the sun. Reapply sunscreen every 3-4 hours till evening. Keep your skin covered in pollution and dust. If you think that applying great products alone will give you glowing skin, then you are wrong. You are what you eat. Nutrition plays an important role to keep you glowing inside out. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains. Try to limit intake of junk, smoke and alcohol as these harm your skin the most. One key point I would emphasize here is to exfoliate your skin regularly. Regular exfoliation can be done both by using natural products like gram flour and yogurt or fullers earth. Using sunscreen after exfoliation is must, so never skip the sunscreen. Exfoliation along with daily moisturization works wonders on your skin. Pamper your skin once in a week with a good face mask, massage and a relaxing bath. See a Dermatologist personally. Your dermatologist will decide a treatment plan for you after a consultation.
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My right hand arm burn from hot water 18 years ago. On my arm have burn mark's please give me treatment for clean this burn marks.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
The treatment will not clear these mark 100% but most of the marks will be 70% clear. First start using the under given m and then consult after 3 months antimarks cream (biovalley) apply twice daily.
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How to Reduce Melanin in Skin

Doctor, Begusarai
How to Reduce Melanin in Skin

He fastest way to permanently reduce melanin in skin is by undergoing a laser treatment, but this option is very costly. As an alternative you can either buy skin lightening creams from a store or visit a dermatologist to get some prescribed products. Natural home remedies like turmeric, aloe vera, tomato, cucumber, turmeric, lemon and potato can also be used to get rid of excess melanin.

Melanin plays a very important role in protecting the skin from the hazardous u. V rays and at the same time it is responsible for either fair or dark skin tone. Decreasing the level of melanin in skin will help you to reduce skin pigmentation and give you lighten and fair skin tone. To reduce melanin in skin you will have to wait for months and hence if you have patience then only you will be able to make skin look fair.


What increases the melanin levels?

These are some of the common causes that increases the melanin production in the body.
A.    Changes in the hormonal levels.
B.    Excess contact of skin with sun rays.
C.    Some kinds of skin disorders also lead to high melanin in skin.
D.    Adrenal disorder can also be the cause.
E.    Lack of adequate vitamins and malnutrition are also some other causes.

Despite the fact that an adequate quantity of the melanin pigment is required to protect skin from the damaging sun rays, but large quantity of this pigment makes skin dark. Maybe you have heard that exposing skin under sun makes it dark, this is because melanin is produced in to protect it. Over exposure to the ultra violet rays stimulates the development of this pigment. To reduce melanin in we have mentioned a lot of tips which covers commercial products to home remedies.

Ask a dermatologist for fair skin
Whether your skin is naturally dark or due to some other reasons, a dermatologist can give you the best cure to reduce the melanin levels in skin. After checking up your skin condition these experts recommend some of the creams and oral supplements that can help you obtain fair skin. They can prescribe you with hydroquinone which makes use of hydrogen peroxide to reduce melanin and get rid of pigmented skin. Regularly using a hydroquinone cream will help in reduction of darkness. Apart from this there are also other treatments available to lower the melanin production in our body. One of such treatment includes using of monobenzone cream. When this cream is applied to the skin melanocytes are secreted in the body that lowers the melanin pigment and helps to permanently make skin fair. Also there are many drugs available that you need to take orally. Hence, by visiting a dermatologist you are exposed to variety of available treatments.

Melanin reducing creams
Beauty stores are flooded with skin whitening creams that help in lightening the skin tone. These creams contain various natural extracts and chemically made formulas that help in reducing the quantity of the melanin in skin. Also there is present collagen, vitamin c and antioxidants that overall provides flexibility to the skin, removes the wrinkles and help you achieve fairness. Research about some of the best cream available and use it for getting a glowing and white complexion.
A laser surgery might help
If you have the money then this is the fastest and the most promising solution to reduce melanin levels. In this process a high intensity pulsed laser is focused on the skin which is used to break down the melanin pigment under it. Before opting for a laser treatment, consult with the doctor regarding the advantages as well as the side effects of it. Laser skin lightening process requires 5-10 sessions and then there are certain precautions you need to follow to maintain the fairness.

Apply sun protection lotions
This is the best precaution you can take whether you skin is dark or fair. Using sun protection lotions helps in providing a layer of shield to skin and it not only prevents tanning and pigmentation but also lowers the risk of skin cancer. When the sun rays fall on the surface of skin, melanin is produced to protect it. But, if you use such a lotion in advance your skin will not have to produce melanin. This will not make your skin fair, but will prevent further production of this pigment and thus prevent darkening of skin.

Home remedies to reduce melanin in skin

1. Potato
The catecholase enzyme and the bleaching effects of the potato work great in erasing the darkness and blemishes from the skin. Make a paste of potato and daily apply it to your skin area with high melanin. Daily use the remedy and you will see a change in your complexion. The well known properties present in it will give you a lighter complexion by reducing melanin in skin

2.Lemon juice
This natural product will be mentioned everywhere when it comes to lightening of the skin colour. The high vitamin c content and the acidic characteristic of lemon work great in lightening the dark spots and scars. Slice one lemon and extract the juice. Mix one tablespoon of honey in this paste and stir it properly. Now apply it to your dark skin and wait for 5 minutes. Use it everyday to get a clear and whitened skin tone.

3.    Turmeric
This is an ancient asiatic remedy to improve the fairness of an individual. In parts of asia like india, pakistan and bangladesh this remedy is very popular. Turmeric is a medically proved natural product that helps to lower the melanin levels and make skin fair. To use this remedy mix water or rose water to turmeric powder and apply this paste to your face, neck and hands. Let it remain for a period of 15 minutes and then wash it.

4. Cucumber
Cucumbers are a little slow but very effective for moisturizing the skin and getting rid of skin pigmentation. The soothing properties in cucumbers help to relax the skin and the lightening properties works in the breakdown of the melanin. To use this remedy either slice a cucumber and then use it or make a paste and then cover the skin with it. This remedy also works in removing freckles and blemishes from the face.

5. Aloe vera
Aloe vera gel is the all in one solution to all the skin problems. It provides moisture, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and all the other compounds required for keeping skin healthy and glowing. Also in this case aloe plant passes essential compounds to the skin that reduces the quantity of melanin, making skin fair. Do you the fact that the some of the most powerful commercial products use aloe vera extracts for lightening the skin tone. So to use this remedy apply this paste over the skin and then let it dry so that it passes all the essential nourishment and helps you get rid of this problem.

6. Tomato
Tomatoes are considered to contain the most powerful form of antioxidants plus it has vitamin c and the skin lightening characteristics. It is great remedy to get rid of melanin in skin and thus get a fair skin tone. Mash one tomato and apply it all over. Wait for 20 minutes and then clean it with water. Regularly using this remedy will fade the dark spots and clear the pigmentation from the skin.

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I got an accident in 2011, after that I took some heavy medicines to recover instantly, but colour complexion becomes dark, what should I do.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I got an accident in 2011, after that I took some heavy medicines to recover instantly, but colour complexion becomes...
Take arnica 30 1 dose daily and apply berberis aqua q over the dark part once in a day and then revert me back after 2 weeks.
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I had acne for nearly three years but now though acne breakouts've stopped the older scars do not go making my face dark. Suggest me some homeopathic treatment to treat scars and increase complexion to've fair skin.

Homeopath, Delhi
I had acne for nearly three years but now though acne breakouts've stopped the older scars do not go making my face d...
Hello,you can take homoeopathic medicine Hepar Sulph 30 ( 4 drops in little water) twice a day for a week and revert.
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