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Dr. Laxmi Durga is a renowned Dermatologist in Kandanchavadi, Chennai. She is currently associated with Epidermis Speciality Skin & Hair Care in Kandanchavadi, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Laxmi Durga on Lybrate.com.

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How Long Should You Be Wearing Makeup?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, DNB
Dermatologist, Mumbai
How Long Should You Be Wearing Makeup?

While the use of makeup makes you look your best and also feel good about how yourself, it is equally important to know how much makeup to use and for how long. Understanding this may help you avoid common makeup-related skin problems.

How long can you really have makeup on your face?

Technically, you can wear makeup throughout the day without any problems as long as you do not have sensitive skin. You can use makeup which are specifically formulated for sensitive skin and can wear it all day.

Ideally, if you clean makeup at night after work, it is a good habit as you clean your face and prevent oil and dirt to get accumulated and clog your pores. Using oil blotting paper also reduces the amount of oil and dirt on your face.

What can you do to avoid the harmful effects of makeup on your skin?

- It is important to invest in quality tools and makeup according to your skin type

- Clear up heavy make-up (party make-up) with soothing milk or moisturizer

- Always wash your face in the evening when you are back and sleep with a clean face

- Regularly sanitize your tools. Wash your makeup brushes daily with lukewarm water and softly towel dry with a clean piece of cloth

Related Tip: 8 Reasons to Visit a Dermatologist?

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5 Hidden Causes Of Acne You Need To Know About!

Diploma In Skin Aesthetics, BHMS, Certificate Course in Skin & Vinereal Disease
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Pune
5 Hidden Causes Of Acne You Need To Know About!

Acne is a skin condition that occurs when the openings of oil glands become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Acne usually appears on the face, neck, chest, back and shoulders. The pimples and bumps heal slowly, and when one begins to disappear, others seem to crop up. Depending on its severity, acne can cause emotional distress and can also scar the skin. But what causes the recurrence of breakouts?

These are attributed to certain hidden causes, which are:

1. Your drug prescriptions


Steroids found in prescription drugs are a key offender, whether taken internally or topically. If taken internally, the offending ingredient will be listed as prednisone, which is the tablet form of steroid. Prednisone is used to treat inflammatory diseases like poison ivy, allergies and arthritis. If medications are taken topically, it could aggravate acne or cause steroid acne. Oral contraceptives are also a common cause of acne.

2. Your beauty routine

Acne caused by topical lotions, creams and makeup are known as acne cosmetica, commonly appearing on face, neck, hairline and scalp. Applying a product regularly to an acne-prone area can do more harm than good. Some people go to bed with ointments or oils in their hair that can get on the pillowcase and then rub on your face. It's best to put a clean towel over your pillowcase every night to prevent buildup.

3. Your cell phone

Cell phones gather all kinds of dirt and bacteria and are a big cause of acne on the chin and around the mouth. Wiping down the screen of your smartphones every day with alcohol or cleaning wipes will keep your phone and your face clean.

4. Using toothpaste to treat a zit

Certain toothpaste can actually cause you to develop acne or an acne-like eruption on the lower parts of your face, including your chin. Fluoride and other whitening and anti-cavity ingredients are quite abrasive and could potentially burn your skin, cause irritation and initiate breakouts.

5. Your workout gear

It's not the act of exercising that is causing breakouts but other issues. If you are using a communal yoga mat, you may be on the side that someone else's feet or perspiration had touched before, with the physical contact causing breakouts. It's best to put a clean towel over it before working out, even if it is your personal mat.

Also, workout gear that constantly rubs in a certain area can cause frictional acne. Constant rubbing ends up making you sweat, causing skin irritation and eventually developing into tiny red bumps. Though it looks like a heat rash, it is actually acne. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.

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How Long Does a Hair Transplant Surgery Take?

Diploma in Dermatology, MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
How Long Does a Hair Transplant Surgery Take?

The duration of the Hair Transplant is dependent on multiple factors. Namely:
1) The number of grafts being implanted
2) The procedure being followed
 
The number of grafts being implanted
Grafts or hair roots that are extracted and implanted in a procedure determine the duration of the surgery. Each graft can have 1-5 hair strands. Many clinics use hair and grafts interchangeably which is an unethical practice as each graft can contain 1-5 hair.
 
The Procedure being followed
Majorly, there are two types of Hair Transplant surgeries. (The other types are variants of these procedures)
FUE: Follicular Unit Extraction, as the name suggests, each hair unit is individually extracted i.e each graft is individually extracted. It is a very labour intensive process and the time of the surgery depends upon the experience of the Hair Transplant Team. we boast of a highly skilled Hair Transplant Team that can implant upto 3500 hair grafts in 8 hours.
FUT: Follicular Unit Transplant or Strip Hair Transplant, uses a strip of the scalp to extract hair grafts. A strip of the scalp is cut and is handed over to an experienced technician to dissect and separate the hair grafts from. It usually takes 4 to 6 hours.
Below is table that takes into account the procedure and the number of grafts to approximate the surgery time.

Number of Grafts Procedure Type Number of Hours
1000 to 1500 FUE 6
1000 to 1500 FUT 4
1500 to 2500 FUE 7
1500 to 2500 FUT 5
2500 to 3500  FUE 8
2500 to 3500  FUT 6
More than 3500  FUE Done over 2 Days
More than 3500 FUT 8

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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I have an skin allergy under my eyes. From past 2 years it is not getting rectified. Iam tired from this. Whenever I take medicine it gets treated but after some time the allergy comes again. Now this allergy has grown on my neck also. Please help.

Master in Psychology, MD - Ayurveda, Dems, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
I have an skin allergy under my eyes. From past 2 years it is not getting rectified. Iam tired from this. Whenever I ...
Everything under the sun including sun can cause allergy. First treatment is avoid the cause. Second is to boost your immunity. Third one is to purify your blood. So avoid the cause, avoid spicy and fried food and take ayurveda treatment to purify your blood and to boost your immunity.
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I am facing problem of lipoma. Lots of lumps are under skin in my whole body and I am worried about cancer. It has been started around 15-16 years back but at that time very small lumps was their. Now slowly my whole body is having lots of lumps and size is also grown.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon, Thrissur
I am facing problem of lipoma. Lots of lumps are under skin in my whole body and I am worried about cancer. It has be...
If the size is increasing you have to consult consult a surgeon and evaluate. Some times need to takeba biopsy and decide on treatment. Lipomas are non cancerous growth and no need to worry. To get rid of your worry you can do as I advised.
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Hii my age 28 male I have pimple scares on my face I have contact with more dermatologists previously but no use please give me best treatment method for this.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Hii my age 28 male I have pimple scares on my face I have contact with more dermatologists previously but no use plea...
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.
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Hello sir. I am suffering from too much of hair fall. My age is 22. My father has baldhead. What should i do to strictly control my hairfall. Give me ur valuable suggestion.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello sir. I am suffering from too much of hair fall. My age is 22. My father has baldhead. What should i do to stric...
Male-pattern hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia.Men typically present with hairline recession at the temples and vertex balding. So they can try Homoeopathic medication that is based on constitution and work wonders. 1. Take Acid phos. 200, 5 drops , morning empty stomach, once in week. 2.wiesbaden 200, 5 drops , daily morning empty stomach. 3.Natrum mur 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 4.Kali phos 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 5.Apply Arnica hair growth oil (B &T) on your hair and scalp, thrice in a week. 6.Wash hair with Arnica montana herbal shampoo (SBL) 7.Drink minimum 10 glasses of water per day. 8.Take 10 ml amla juice mixed with half cup of water, at daily night .
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This is rajpal I have serious problem of hair fall and partial baldness and some patches. I try lot of solutions but no one effective for me. Is there any natural solution to counter this. please suggest.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
This is rajpal I have serious problem of hair fall and partial baldness and some patches. I try lot of solutions but ...
Hi, male-pattern hair loss, also known as androgenic alopecia. Men typically present with hairline recession at the temples and vertex balding. So they can try homoeopathic medication that is based on constitution and work wonders. 1. Take acid phos. 200, 5 drops, morning empty stomach, once in week. 2. Wiesbaden 200, 5 drops, daily morning empty stomach. 3. Natrum mur 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 4. Apply arnica hair growth oil (b &t) on your hair and scalp, thrice in a week. 5. Wash hair with arnica montana herbal shampoo (sbl) 6. Drink minimum 10 glasses of water per day. 7. Take 10 ml amla juice mixed with half cup of water, at daily night.
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I am on Xyzal (5mg)+Rantac (150) from past three months due to my allergy that results in hives on my body. Please suggest what to do. If I leave medicine, hives come.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
Check for ant food items causing allergy, avoid junk and packed food get investigated for allergy, avoid food causing hives.
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Give me some easy way to grow beard that I can do in home jst a easy method plzz my age is 20.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
Give me some easy way to grow beard that I can do in home jst a easy method plzz my age is 20.
For fast growth of beard apply these very useful methods : • Do SINHASANA & SARVANGASANA yogasana daily.You can ask me for the details & steps of these asanas. • Take 1/2 teaspoon ashwagandha powder and 1/2 teaspoon of amla powder mix it and take it with water once in a day . • Do running and jogging daily as it increase the hormones levels. • Do neck massage with oil daily . • you can consult me for Ayurvedic medicines & cream that helps in fastly growing moustache & beards
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Mujhe pichle 2 saal se wieght loss hora hai mra body body 62 se 55 pr agya diet bhi phle se jda khata but remain sme hairfall bht hora hai. Pubic hair fall. Bhi hora hai. Patches dikhne lge hai. Sir mai. Morning erection bhi. Ab ni hota please suggest some medicine.

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Mujhe pichle 2 saal se wieght loss hora hai mra body body 62 se 55 pr agya diet bhi phle se jda khata but remain sme ...
Hello, it might be Alopecia Areata, get your thyroid level checked once and consult a good dermatologist.
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Two years back I took a haircut and from then my hair growth has stopped. Even someone asked my hair cut type I told her I took a step haircut. She told me its a hair cut which stop hair from growing .now I want to knw if I could have long hair by any eatables to include in my diet or I was thinking to take biotin capsules for hair so please tell me if I should take biotin or what precautions are to be taken for taking biotin and which biotin will be best for me I saw on amazon.com certain biotins bur I am confused.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Two years back I took a haircut and from then my hair growth has stopped. Even someone asked my hair cut type I told ...
Biotin is only vitamin supplement. You may be suffering from androgenic alopecia which is also called as pattern baldness. The hairs start reducing in density at the crown (top) and also the hairline starts refeeding from the front. This is usually progressive throughout life unless treated. This may also be accompanied by severe dandruff. The FDA approved treatment for this condition is a lotion and tablets. There is no other alternative. No oil or cream will magically work because the hairs are getting miniaturised and eventually disappearing due to the hormonal effects on the hair roots. Along with this, you can also consider platelet rich plasma therapy for faster results. Please contact me with photos using online consult option for proper examination and treatment. Do not start treatment without consulting. I can give guidance and then you can continue treatment on your own.
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How to make skin fair becoz my skin is so dull. Recommend me which treatment should start. Plzz suggest me.

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Hyderabad
How to make skin fair becoz my skin is so dull. Recommend me which treatment should start. Plzz suggest me.
Hi lybrate-user, you have to start using sun screen lotions regularly to prevent further damage. Take vit c tablets orally and kojislc acid and arbutin other skin lightening agents creams twice day. Hope you will some solution.
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I am suffering from skin itching problem and this problem increasing day by day but not relief .please give me solution of this problem.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am suffering from skin itching problem and this problem increasing day by day but not relief .please give me soluti...
Take panchnimbadi churna 1-1 tsf with water twice a day. Take pranacharya allergin capsule 1-1 twice a say. Take pranacharya charm vikarasav 2-2 tsf with water twice a day. Apply marichyadi oil on affected part.
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Alopecia areata: Hair Loss

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Alopecia areata: Hair Loss

When a person has a medical condition called alopecia areata, the hair falls out in round patches. The hair can fall out on the scalp and elsewhere on the body.

Alopecia areata can cause different types of hair loss. Each of these types has a different name:

  • Alopecia areata (hair loss in patches).
  • Alopecia totalis (lose all hair on the scalp).
  • Alopecia universalis (lose all hair on the body).

Not everyone loses all of the hair on the scalp or body. This happens to about 5 percent of people.

Hair often grows back but may fall out again. Sometimes the hair loss lasts for many years.

Alopecia is not contagious. It is not due to nerves. What happens is that the immune system attacks the hair follicles (structures that contain the roots of the hair), causing hair loss. This disease most often occurs in otherwise healthy people.

SYMPTOMS:

  • Patchy hair loss: The problem often begins with 1 or more coin-sized, round, smooth, bare patches where hair once was. You may first notice the problem when you see clumps of hair on your pillow or in the shower.  

    Hair loss occurs mostly on the scalp. But it can involve eyebrows, eyelashes, beards — any hair-bearing site. Patches vary in size.
  • “Exclamation mark” hairs: Often, a few short hairs occur in or at the edges of the bare spots. These hairs get narrower at the bottom, like an exclamation mark.
     
  • Widespread hair loss: With time, some patients go bald. Some lose all their body hair, too. This is not common. Also uncommon is a band of hair loss at the back of the scalp.
  • Nail problems: Alopecia areata also can affect your fingernails and toenails. Nails can have tiny pinpoint dents (pitting). They also can have white spots or lines, be rough, lose their shine, or become thin and split. Rarely nails change shape or fall off.
    Sometimes nail changes are the first sign of alopecia areata.

Who gets alopecia areata?

People can have this type of hair loss at any age. It often begins in childhood. Some patients with alopecia areata have a family member who also has the disease.

What causes alopecia areata?

Alopecia areata is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune means that the body's immune system attacks the body. When alopecia areata develops, the body attacks its own hair follicles. A person's genetic makeup, combined with other factors, triggers this form of hair loss.

 

Alopecia areata: Diagnosis and treatment

How do dermatologists diagnose alopecia areata?

Sometimes a dermatologist can diagnose alopecia areata by looking at the hair loss.

If the patch of hair loss is expanding, the doctor may pull out a few hairs. These hairs will be looked at under a microscope.

Sometimes the dermatologist will perform a skin biopsy to confirm that the disease is alopecia areata. To perform a skin biopsy, the dermatologist removes a small piece of skin so that it can be studied under a microscope.

Blood tests may be necessary if the dermatologist thinks the patient might have another autoimmune disease.

How dermatologists treat alopecia areata?

There is no cure for alopecia areata. Hair often re-grows on its own. Treatment can help the hair re-grow more quickly. A dermatologist may prescribe one or more of the following to help the hair re-grow more quickly:

  • Corticosteroids:
  • Minoxidil: A hair re-growth medicine, minoxidil 5%, may help some patients re-grow their hair.
  •  Anthralin: This medicine alters the skin’s immune function.

My lips are getting dark because of smoking. Help me out in dis to make it normal.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My lips are getting dark because of smoking. Help me out in dis to make it normal.
Hello. Healthy pink lips add extra charm to a person's face. These naturally appealing lips don't need regular application of lips balms or lipsticks to look luscious and healthy. But several factors like the sun’s UV rays, smoking, caffeine and age can affect our lips and darken them. There are several natural solutions to lighten darker lips. Here is a list of natural home remedies that can lighten dark lips. 1. Sugar Scrub Take sugar and use it like a scrub. This will remove the darkness and dead skin from your lips and provide your lips a pink colour. Repeat this daily in order to get rid of black lips. 2. Beet Root Juice Apply 2-3 drops of beetroot juice and massage your lips. Beet root will make your lips pinker, giving them a luscious look. 3. Olive Oil Rub 1 or 2 drops of olive oil on your lips. This will reduce the darkness and moisturise your lips. 4. Lemon Juice We all know that lemon juice is great for hair and even greater for skin. It is also beneficial in making your lips beautiful and pink. Apply 2-3 drops of lemon juice on your lips. Stretch your lips and massage gently. You will see that the darkness is removing itself and your lips will appear to be soft. 5. Rose Flower Take 2-3 drops of rose flower oil and apply it on the lips. Rose flower oil will give you pink coloured lips, naturally. 6. Honey & Raspberry Take honey, raspberry and lemon juice in equal amount and mix them together. Apply this liquid balm on the lips and leave it. Honey and lemon will naturally remove the darkness from your lips and raspberry will give you the pink colour, you always wanted to have.
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After bathing my skin turns into red around neck areas or stomach. What should i do to cure?

General Physician, Delhi
After bathing my skin turns into red around neck areas or stomach. What should i do to cure?
Do not use hot shower. Apply moisturiser after shower if possible need pics for through treatment modality.
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I am facing a lot of hair fall nowadays and my scalps are getting oily if I don't wash my hair daily. My hair is becoming thinner day by day please suggest me what to do now.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I am facing a lot of hair fall nowadays and my scalps are getting oily if I don't wash my hair daily. My hair is beco...
Hair fall is common now a days. Due to stress and eating habits. And some illness, like anemia, thyroid and hereditary problems. Take following homoeo medicine. Acid hydroflouric 30 (30 ml sbl company). 1 drop 3 times per day x 14 days on tongue. Do not take anything 15 min before after medicine. Also use arnica montana q 30 ml + 100 ml pure coconut oil mix and use before wash twice weekly. Use arnica homoeopathic shampoo take plenty water 3 to 4 liters per day. Eat proper food, carbohydrate, protein, minerals, fruits. Avoid outer food.
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I have white some spots on my body. Is it curable? how much time will it take. I am 55 years old.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have white some spots on my body. Is it curable? how much time will it take. I am 55 years old.
Hello. White patches/ dots on your skin are a common type of depigmented skin lesion associated with an infection, allergy, or autoimmune disorder. One common cause of white spots, or hypopigmentation, is a fungal infection of the skin known as tinea versicolor (associated with other symptoms, such as itching or dryness on or around the white patches). This fungal infection is not contagious and can be treated easily with over-the-counter medications. The white spots and patches can also be becuase of deiciency of vitamin D (for which 15-20 minutes of exposure to early morning sunlight without sunscreen is needed, 3-4times a week). Or else they could be idiopathic (i.e., without any cause). Please tell me other symptoms like about sensation on the area, since how long do you have this patch, any family history of white patch, etc. Meantime, you can start with homoeopathic Rx - Ars. Sulph. Flavum. 200/ twice daily for 20days (as it is safe).
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I have dry scalp, itching problem in hairs also having hairfall please suggest remedy to get rid of this.

Trichologist
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I have dry scalp, itching problem in hairs also having hairfall please suggest remedy to get rid of this.
Dandruff is not the only cause for itching. Sometimes it is simple lice and nits which we ignore. It is very important to check the scalp thoroughly. Regular oiling and shampooing helps to solve the problem of dry scalp. Oil the scalp with jaborandi hair oil 3/week and wash it with mild scalp cleanser 3 /week. Nutritional correction will help you to improve hair fall. Drink 3 lit of water/day. Eat food which is rich in protein and iron. Take care.
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