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Dr. K R Balakrishnan  - General Surgeon, Chennai

Dr. K R Balakrishnan

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery

General Surgeon, Chennai

41 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
Dr. K R Balakrishnan MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery General Surgeon, Chennai
41 Years Experience  ·  500 at clinic
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Dr. K R Balakrishnan is an experienced General Surgeon in Adyar, Chennai. He has been a practicing General Surgeon for 41 years. He has done MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery. You can visit him at Dr. K R Balakrishnan@Fortis Malar Hospital in Adyar, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. K R Balakrishnan on has an excellent community of General Surgeons in India. You will find General Surgeons with more than 32 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.


MBBS - JIPMER, Pondicherry - 1976
MS - General Surgery - AIIMS, New Delhi - 1980
MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery - KEM Hospital, University of Bombay - 1982
Awards and Recognitions
Hiralal gold medal in surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi, 1980
Awarded a distinction in M.Ch which was first ever awarded by Bombay University in Cardio Thoracic Speciality
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)


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I have red spots in my whole body and they are itching very much. What should I do, please suggest. Thanking You.

DNB (General Surgery), MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Visakhapatnam
It s more likely. Tenor infection. You should be clean enough. Use an ointment. Candiderm ext. Application.
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My skin is very sensitive and tanning doesn't get away easily. What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT AUCARE COMPLEXION DROPS ( WOLFE DIETRI) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. 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 SUNCARE CREAM ( BAKSON ) Apply 30 minutes before going outsside nd again reapply after 3-4 hrss after washing with whitening soap
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I have a problem my complexion is going down day by day because of too much hot temperature what should I do?

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
Take care, cover your skin in sun. Use sun screen with spf 30 or above. Get a laser de-tan treatment to make your skin radiant once again.
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I have a dark spot in my right cheek. I use a lot of cream and face treatment but no results are there. Is any a good advice to get off this?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, F.C.P.S.(Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy), Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Pune
Start with a good sunscreen. Also ensure you are not getting acidity and dry skin as these can lead to increase in such patches. Increase your vitamin c intake. If it doesn't lighten up with these measures over next 2-4 weeks then consult a dermatologist.
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I am 20 years old boy. Please suggest some antioxidant serum or cream & is it healthy for skin?

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)
General Surgeon, Chennai
Dear friend, antioxidants are alway good for health. But I feel at your age there is no need for you to take supplements, instead if you increase intake of food those have high quantity of antioxidants like walnuts, fish, most of the fruits and raw broccoli. Best wishes.
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I'm 29 year old girl. I am suffering from disease skin problem (pimples, brown spots on my whole face) lot of doctors treated me but no improvement. Now I'm requesting you if you have any solution or remedy for this it will be myself.

You take it-- 1 10 leaf of neem + 2 leaf of neengiloy. Chewing process 2 strictly prohibited intake the salt 3 local use. Ubtan.
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How to Select Right Sunscreen

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
How to Select Right Sunscreen

When selecting a sunscreen, make sure the label says:

  •     Broad spectrum: the words 'broad spectrum' means that the sunscreen can protect your skin from both types of harmful UV rays - the uva rays and the UVB rays.
  •     Spf 30 or higher: the aadmerican academy of dermatology recommends that you select a sunscreen with an SPF rating of 30 or higher.
  •     Water resistant: dermatologists also recommend that you look for the words 'water resistant.' this tells you that the sunscreen will stay on the wet or sweaty skin for a while before you need to reapply. Water resistance lasts either 40 or 80 minutes. Not all sunscreens offer water resistance.

I am 56 year old man have got a prostate problem prostate enlargement 37 cm have urine fall problem while on tension frequency of urine fall increase and very slow kindly suggest suitable medicine I do not want operation.

General Surgeon, Srinagar
Dear the details provided by you are a bit incomplete. Kindly tell me what is your post voidal urine volume, serum psa levels and uroflowmetry. I will be able to help you better after knowing these details.
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What is evion 400 capsules. Can I take it for healthy skin. One of my relatives advice me to take this capsule.

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
Endocrinologist, Delhi
Evion is vit e capsules. Its good for skin but the tablet would help those people who have vit e related deficiencies - not everyone.
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Hello sir, I am 21 year old boy I have oily skin I am using Mintop Forte from Dr, Minoxidil for growth of my beard and moustache is there any side effect from this please guide me.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
Use the medication only with doctors advise and constant follow up. Otherwise it's totally safe to use it.
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When I am traveling in the vehicles I fell dryness in my face and when I will come back to home slowly changes to lite black I feel very bad for 3 to 4 days how it will change why it happens any solution for it?

International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Below course wil giv good result Sbl glowing beauty fairness cream Fragaria Vesca 3x 5 drops three times in a day with 1 spoon water. Take Orally keep it 1 minute in mouth. Pls continue at least 3 month to get the result Ber aqua 12x or mother tincture Sil 3x kali bro 3x 3tims day for 30 days Nat mur 3c lyco 3c phos 3c all 2 tims day for 30 days Sulph 30 one dose day for 12 days.
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My age and s 22. My skin color is dark. Can I use relumin product to lighten my skin. Is that product is good for skin. Please suggest.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
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 a black spots on my face from 1 year. This are brown also. What treatment I should take? Please tell me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic cream ANTIMARKS CREAM ( BIOVALLEY) Apply twice daily in circular fashion Lemon Juice A quick and easy solution is lemon juice. Lemons have vitamin C that can lighten dark spots on your face. It’s easy to apply. 1. Put some fresh lemon juice on a cotton ball and rub it directly on the affected skin area. 2. Allow it to dry and then wash it off with plain water. 3. Continue applying this dark spot removal home remedy for at least two weeks to get the desired result. If you have delicate or sensitive skin, you can dilute the lemon juice with plain water, rosewater, or honey. You can also use lime juice to get rid of black spots, applying it in the same manner as described above. 2. Buttermilk Buttermilk is also beneficial in getting rid of dark spots. Like lemon juice, it also helps fade blemishes and black spots but without causing burning sensation. 1. Take four teaspoons of buttermilk. 2. Add two teaspoons of fresh tomato juice. 3. Mix the two ingredients (both have excellent bleaching properties) and then apply. 4. Wash it off after 15 minutes. The lactic acid in milk too, will gradually reduce skin pigmentation, and brighten and tone your overall skin complexion. So, if you do not have buttermilk, simply apply soak a cotton ball in milk and dab it directly on your spots. Leave it on for about 10 minutes and then wash it off Put milk on a cotton ball and dab it directly on your spots. Repeat this procedure twice daily for four to five weeks. You can also prepare a solution by mixing milk and honey and apply the solution to your dark spots, leaving it on for 10 minutes.
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My wife got dark circle since she born is it possible to remove it because I have a lot money in this.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
Dark circles are mostly due to habits. Avoid rubbing eyes. Get allergies tested. If you have refractive errors, get it checked and corrected. Avoid eye cosmetics and chemicals. Shampoos that seep down to eyeswhile bathing can contribute to this, so don't let it accumulate. Food should b supplemented with iron capsules. Have green leafy vegetables and jaggery in plenty. Overtime with computers, laptops, television, can increase the chances of darkness around eyes. Get your hb checked. Catch a good six hour sleep everyday. Relax and destress with yoga, meditation, prayer. Dark circles don't have a one-stop solution or home remedy. Sunken eyes won't respond to creams or medicines.
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Effects of Aging on Skin

Effects of Aging on Skin

Our skin undergoes certain changes with age. A lifetime of exposure to the sun, habits such as diet and smoking leads to changes in our skin slowly, as we age. As we get older, the skin does not stay as smooth and firm like before. It may also become drier, thinner and more fragile. As we age, the skin also becomes more prone to bruises, which is a result of a smaller amount support around the walls of blood vessels.

Major changes that can be observed in the skin due to ageing are as follows:

  1. The skin turns rough
  2. The skin develops lesions like benign tumors
  3. The skin becomes slack due to the loss of elastic tissues like elastin and collagen and tends to hang loosely
  4. The skin gets more transparent with age, which is caused as a result of the epidermis thinning down
  5. The skin slowly turns fragile. This occurs due to flattening of the area where the epidermis and dermis meet

Photoaging: Over time, the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun cause damage to fibers in the skin known as elastin. Due to the breakdown of the elastin fibers, the skin tends to sag and stretch. The ability to snap back after stretching is lost. The skin gets bruised and tears up very easily and bruises require a longer time to heal. Sun damage shows itself with ageing.

Subcutaneous changes:
These are the changes, which occur below the surface of the skin because of aging. They include the following:

  1. Fat is lost under the surface of the skin on the cheeks, chin, nose, eyes (know about to maintain eye health) and temples. This causes loosening of the skin, giving it a bony appearance with sunken eyes.
  2. Bone loss occurs after attaining the age of sixty, especially around the mouth and chin region. Puckering of the skin in the mouth is indicated.
  3. Cartilage loss may occur on the nose. This causes the nasal tip to droop down and the bony structure of the nose gets accentuated.

Other changes: Other factors such as gravity, sleeping position and facial movements also cause changes in our skin. When skin elasticity is lost, the eyebrows and eyelids may droop due to gravity. Loosening and fullness of skin is observed under the jaw, cheeks and earlobes. Facial movement lines become prominent with old age and lines appear on the forehead, temples, cheeks and at the root of the nose.

As we become old, several changes in the surface of our skin, as well as beneath the skin are likely. This is natural and occurs in every person. However, proper skin care should be taken, irrespective of your age.

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Things to Know Before Dermabrasion

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
Things to Know Before Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is a procedure where the top layer of the skin is removed by using a diamond wheel or a wire brush. The brush or the wire is rotated on the top layer of the skin and injures it. As the injury heals, new skin is formed. The procedure is used to clear scars from acne and other lines in the face.

The factors to be considered are the coarseness of the brush or the wire, the duration and the pressure applied. 

There are certain things to keep in mind before undergoing the procedure:

  1. Too much sun exposure can damage the skin on the face. So take necessary precautions both before and after the surgery.
  2. Few days prior to the surgery, it is advised to stop using harsh exfoliating products on the skin. If all the unwanted cells are removed before the procedure then the healthy cells will be removed during the procedure.
  3. It can result in bleeding and scarring.
  4. Moisture is removed from the skin during the procedure so it is advised to moisturize the face on a regular basis.
  5. This procedure increases blood flow to the skin so the skin remains healthy. It also increases the skin's elasticity.
  6. This procedure also helps people who have large pores on their skin.
  7. It can help in getting rid of hyperpigmentation and age spots.
  8. The procedure helps in penetration of the various cosmetic products so the cosmetic effects are more prominent.
  9. The procedure tends to give better results in younger people than older people.
  10. The procedure lasts for about 30 minutes.
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Im 19 years I have oily skin n pimple to with dark spot which face wash should I use coz whch eva soap n I ws using himalaya facewash but it leaves with to many pimple on my face.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
Take following homoeo medicines berberus aquifolium q 30 ml sbl or any company 10 drops 3 times per day in water also apply berberis aq oin. Both avaliable in homoeo medical or online. Take full sleep no late night drink planty water eat vegetables fruits wash face with himilaya face wash.
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I have been smoking for the last 14 years now. However my lips have turned dark in the last 3 years. Can you please suggest a way to get back the natural pink color apart. please do not suggest to quit smoking to get a solution to my problem as I have tried and failed a lot of times.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, F.C.P.S.(Skin & V.D)
Dermatologist, Thane
Frankly nothing vil help unless you quit smoking. Nonetheless you can try lipz cream 2 3 times a day.
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I am 27 female I am suffering with pigmentation and discolouring on face since one month. Please help me.

Ayurveda, Jalna
Please give details about your menses is regular or not, then for hyper pigmentation & discoloring on face one simple home remedy first face wash properly & apply cow ghee with turmeric powder& rose flower powder on face at bed time with simple masaj for 15 days& give feedback or consult privately.
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Sir please suggest me a Best face cream product .Olay, Vaseline ,VLCC, Lorel's? In which product is best?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
if u have normal skin than u can use any one. patanjali face cream aloe vera is also very effective for normal skin.
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