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Dr. Ravi Shankar

General Surgeon, Chennai

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Ravi Shankar is a popular General Surgeon in Purasaivakkam, Chennai. He is currently practising at Narayana Hospital in Purasaivakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravi Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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Hii. I am facing a problem on my face which become a redness and darkness. Am using a melalite cream from last since 9 month. So please will you suggest me what should I do remove this darkness.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Dehradun
Hii. I am facing a problem on my face which become a redness and darkness. Am using a melalite cream from last since ...
First you have to stop using melalite cream. It contains mometasome, prolonged use of which can cause thinning of the skin, Rosales like symptoms, acne form eruption, excessive hair growth and more. It also contains hydroquinone which on prolonged use can cause oochronosis which may worsen the darkness and then it ll be very late to remove it, also it is carcinogenic. Use good sunscreen at day time and consult to a dermatologist for the treatment of hyper pigmentation.
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I am 29 years old. I could see patch on my beard from last 2 months where I lost hair. It would be great if you suggest me how to proceed.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 29 years old. I could see patch on my beard from last 2 months where I lost hair. It would be great if you sugge...
HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE LYCOPODIUM 30 Dr.Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water at night every week ACID PHOSPHORICUM Q ( Dr.Reckeweg) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily
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Hello sir, I'm 17 years old. My skin is very oily. And in my skin there are many pimples. I have also dandruff problem from 15 years old. And also have hair fall problem. So what should I do for these problems. Please help me. Thank you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Hello sir,   I'm 17 years old. My skin is very oily. And in my skin there are many pimples. I have also dandruff prob...
Take following oil 1. Vata-jatadi tail apply it on hair alternate days take following remedies 1 asthi poshak vati 1 tab before lunch and dinner 2. Amala juice 4 tsp + 2tsp sugar + 2tsp honey in the morning empty stomach 3. Laghu malini vasant ras vati 2 tab after lunch and dinner for application 1. Neeli bhrungadi tail apply it on hair alternate days.
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Actually I only pinching my face were actually the pimples stay so they turn into black patches so can you suggest any creams to remove it and help me in any further way.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Actually I only  pinching  my face were actually the pimples stay so they turn into black patches so can you suggest ...
Egg white works well in order to lighten the pimple marks and the pimple scars. Take a fresh egg and break the egg, separate the egg white from the egg yolk. Apply this egg white on the pimple marks. After 10-15 minutes, wash with the cold water. Baking Soda Take some baking soda. Mix some water with the baking soda and apply this mixture on the pimple marks. Baking soda serves as an agent that carries out micro dermabrasion on the skin and helps to clear the pimple marks on the face and body. Tomatoes Tomatoes are rich in Vitamin A, which helps nourish the dead skin while rejuvenating it. Vitamin A helps by healing the skin and by helping facilitate quick growth of the skin while removing the scars. Using tomatoes to help heal the scars on the skin is not a lengthy process, but it is rather simple. Just take a tomato, slice it and make it into a pulp. Apply the pulp on the face and leave it on for twenty minutes’ time. Then, wash it off with some warm water. You could also mix cucumbers with it. Make a paste out of all of cucumbers and tomatoes and apply as a face mask. Leave it on for half an hour and wash it with some cool water. Follow this method two days at a time every week and observe the results.
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Sir I want to remove tanning as quickly as possible & permanently tooo wat shld I do?

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Sir I want to remove tanning as quickly as possible & permanently tooo wat shld I do?
Mix required amounts of gram flour, lemon juice and curd or yogurt. Apply this paste on tan affected area of forehead and face. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash it with water. This is an exclusive face pack prepared at home to remove tan from your skin in a very easy and effective way. A mixture of egg white, milk cream and honey works excellent against skin tanning. Mix tomato juice with honey or yogurt and apply it daily on skin to remove tanning.
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I am 28 years old have done chemical peels for a period of 4 months but didn't get rid of black spots. For getting clear skin what should I do?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I am 28 years old have done chemical peels for a period of 4 months but didn't get rid of black spots. For getting cl...
Just take Arnica 6C one dose daily for 1 week. It will start reducing. Still if you not getting it cured. Please inform me. And avoid touching it. Take care. :)
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Anti-Aging Treatments

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, DNB
Dermatologist, Mumbai
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Different techniques for Anti-aging treatment

Hi I am Dr. Abhay Talathi, practicing skin care specialist and cosmetologist at skin space clinic, Goregaon Mumbai. Today I am going to enlighten you all on some anti ageing treatment. Looking young and attractive is always desired. Recent advances in medical technology have helped us with many procedures which can help you all to knock out the years from your face. Anti ageing treatment can be categorized into two categories -
1. In which we work on the surface of the skin so as to improve the dull, tired appearance of the skin and improve the tone and texture of the skin.
2. In which we are using certain procedures and injections to release the wrinkles of the face, improve the structure of your face and reduce the age related folds on the skin.

Let us see these categories one by one. So if you want to improve the surface of the skin we can utilize chemical peels, microdermabrasions, or we can use some laser devices. And when we want to improve the age related folds and structures of the face we can use Botulinum Protein injections, dermal fillers and radio frequency devices.

Chemical peeling is very simple, safe and very effective procedure performed in medical clinics. Fruit acids are used by the medical practitioners to bring out better looking skin, reduce the dullness, improve the fine lines and also to reduce the pigmentation. Usually this procedure takes about 15 to 20 minutes, and 4 to 6 sessions are required probably within 2 to 3 months of the treatment span. With every treatment you get results but if you complete the sessions results are more recorded.

Microdermabrasion is a machine based exfoliation treatment in which dull and dead skin is exfoliated with the help of aluminum oxide crystals. So with the help of these crystals the skin is sanded against the vacuum through the machine, it results in smoothening of the skin and also resurfacing. This procedure can be performed on all skin types for instant glow.

Let's talk about lasers now. Lasers are energy based systems which are used to stimulate collagen which will result in the reduction of fine line and also in tightening of your skin. Usually 4 to 6 sessions of lasers are required which are employed in a gap of 2 to 3 weeks in between the two sessions. Laser procedures are completely painless. A treatment would last for about 15 to 20 minutes. Usually 4 to 6 sessions of laser treatment are required with a gap of 2 to 3 weeks in between the treatment so as to produce long lasting results.

Coming to the treatments which are going to improve the wrinkles and the folds of ageing.
Botulinum Protein injections are probably the most famous anti ageing treatment in the world. These are simple injections which are strategically placed in the muscles of the face so as to relax them temporarily resulting in the reduction of the wrinkles, particularly the wrinkles on the forehead, area, around the eyes are effectively treated . It’s a simple lunchtime procedure which can be performed within 15/20 minutes. Result will be seen within 2 to 14 days.

Yet another fascinating treatment in anti ageing segment is the use of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are ready syringes containing hyaluronic gel which is a natural sugar molecule present in everyone's body and skin but is reduced because of the ageing process. The syringes are injected into the various areas of the face so as to reduce the age related folds around the nose, around the mouth, to volumize certain areas like cheeks, reshape the chin and the nose as well. The best part of dermal fillers is they produce instantaneous result immediately after injecting and are very comfortable in most of the individuals.

In case, some of the clients are not willing to take injections and for them we can use radiofrequency tightening devices to reduce the folds and also to tighten the skin. The radio frequency device utilized at skin space. It is US FDA approved technology. The procedure just feels like a warm massage over the face and the neck area and does not cause any pain. Usually a session takes about 30 to 45 minutes and 4 to 6 sessions are performed at varying intervals based on your skin quality and the ageing process affecting your face. With ease of availability of all these procedures it is possible for everyone to look young and attractive.

If you want to know more about anti-ageing procedures you can contact me through Lybrate.com or visit me personally at skin space clinic. Thank You.

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I am 25 year old male from patna. I have skin related problem.in my thighs, around my neck and in my armpit my skin is getting black. I have also noticed some black patch on my body. I think it is fungal infection but I do not feel any itching over there. I am very worried. please help me. Thank you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Pune
I am 25 year old male from patna. I have skin related problem.in my thighs, around my neck and in my armpit my skin i...
Due to deposition of fat your skin in thighs around neck armpit getting black itching develope in near futue Take medication for correction of fat depositing body tendency Massage black skin part by hot sarso oil in mornings before bath Consult privetly for medication and correction of body tendency of fat deposition
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I have small black spots on my stomach below naval. What are these and how to treat them?

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Raigarh
I have small black spots on my stomach below naval. What are these and how to treat them?
This spot may be some mole or som ekeratosis so I would suggest you to take a picture and consult me online.
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My lips are so much black so I want some suggestion to make them little pink there are blackness on it so tell me how to remove it.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My lips are so much black so I want some suggestion to make them little pink there are blackness on it so tell me how...
Hello, tanning, pimples are the out come of stress, anxiety, insomnia, causing due to irregular life style, scorching sun. - tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins, regulate metabolism and to moisten your skin & muscle. - tk, protein rich diet on time. - tk, apples, carrots, cheese, banana, papaya, spinach, almonds, walnuts, pumpkins, regularly. - maintain personal hygiene, locally. Tk, homoeo medicines which are gentle, rapid in action with no adverse effect, thereof. @ berb acquaq -10 drops, thrice a day with little water. @ thuja occ 30-6 pills, thrice. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine, junkfood, alcohol, conteminated water. Pizza, burger, wear full covering clothes to safeguard from sun tenning, dust, pollution. Tk care.
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I have a skin problems don't know but my skin is dull and now it's black and also some dots on my face so how can I get rid of these

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have a skin problems don't know but my skin is dull and now it's black and also some dots on my face so how can I g...
Dear, follow these important tips to get fair colour of skin * avoid to go in strong sunlight and if you have to go in sunlight then cover your face & exposed parts of body before going in sunlight. * Use sunscreen having SPF 15 on face especially in summer and spring season. * Take vitamin -E rich foods like dry fruits, egg and fish as you like. You can take cord liver oil capsule daily. * Take more anti oxidant foods like fruits (Apple, grapes, melon) and citrus fruits. * Make paste of Papaya and apply this paste on face & exposed body parts and leave it for 15 minutes. It brightens the skin and lower melanin content. *• Apply one teaspoon of honey for 30 minutes and wash it off. • Apply one teaspoon Besan with one teaspoon of curd and a pinch of haldi (turmeric) mix it with water then apply for 15 minutes then rinse off it with water.
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Some black shades are found in around my eyes (below part of eyes ). Why it is found? How it can be removed?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Some black shades are found in around my eyes (below part of eyes ). Why it is found? How it can be removed?
Hello These could be due to many causes like allergy,lack of sleep,nutritional deficiency etc. Try A. Take proper sleep B. Take balanced diet C. Treat allergy
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Hello doctor, I feel something is leaking from my pennis, only if I walk or involve in some activities, normal when sitting idle, also some white spots appeared on my pennis foreskin outside on shaft portion, 2 white round spot, also my urine sometimes is very much cloudy.

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hello doctor, I feel something is leaking from my pennis, only if I walk or involve in some activities, normal when s...
Avoid watching around girls. Also avoid watching nude pics or videos. Do medication atleast 10 minutes morning and evening. And if you have any more issues after this treatment please welcome for consultation and keep your health stronger and live long life like our ancestors. Thank you.
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I have very fair complexion due to pimple marks my skin is going very dark .please help.

BSc
Ayurveda, Ujjain
I have very fair complexion due to pimple marks my skin is going very dark .please help.
Wash face with neem face wash dry than appky neem face pack dry for 30 minuties than wash with water dry than apply rudraderm cream morning end night. Pack use two times in a week. Wash end cream daily.
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I am suffering from pcos and hormonal imbalances. Apart from that my upper hands and foot are dark having patches. Doctor suggesting don't rub it to stop triggering it's darkness. I have dark patches on forehead and chin. please give me solution for it.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am suffering from pcos and hormonal imbalances. Apart from that my upper hands and foot are dark having patches. Do...
Take Tablet folvite 5mg once a day for six months and tablet vitamin D3 60000iu once a week for six months
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I am having skin problem when I move into sunlight or after bath my neck goes red and itching happens. Can you please suggest me some medical for the problem.

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
I am having skin problem when I move into sunlight or after bath my neck goes red and itching happens. Can you please...
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 am having some pigmentation on my face, feels itchy some times and black patches near forehead. Doctor advice a cream flutivate used for some time but not working. Could you please provide a way around. Thanks.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am having some pigmentation on my face, feels itchy some times and black patches near forehead. Doctor advice a cre...
Homoeopathic cream ANTIMARKS CREAM ( BIOVALLEY) Apply twice daily in circular fashion IRON rich diet like Green vegetables,Fruits and 2 glass milk daily PAPAYA PACK ( BAKSON) Daily apply on face directly in evening when u think u r not going outsside now nd wash face after it is dry. Lemon Juice A quick and easy solution is lemon juice. Lemons have vitamin C that can lighten dark pigmentation 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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I am 19 years old male. But my face is oily and many pimple and dark spot. To 3 month. So please advise.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 19 years old male. But my face is oily and many pimple and dark spot. To 3 month. So please advise.
Do let me know if you also have blackheads with pimples? and what current medications and remedies you already tried to treat acne? acne is a common problem in teen. Almost everybody will get pimples during their teen years. First, don't try to self treat acne. Some popular nonprescription acne lotions, cleansers and other skin products can cause a serious reaction (rare), mostly it is normal to have acne in teenage. For pimples it's important to wash your face twice daily to remove impurities, dead skin cells, and extra oil from your skin's surface, avoid touching your face or propping your cheek or chin on your hands. Not only can you spread bacteria, you can also irritate the already inflamed facial skin. Never pick or pop pimples with your fingers, as it can lead to infection and scarring. A dietary therapy with the right medications for pimples can also help a lot. Kojic acid (a natural skin lightener derived from mushroom extract), arbutin (also called bearberry extract), and vitamin c (ascorbic acid) are great alternative ingredients to lighten scars left by acne. Don't use vitamin e or any self prescribed preparations on scars or pimples. Increasing the intake of omega-3 fatty acids through a diet significantly rich in fish and seafood results in lower rates of an inflammatory disease like acne. A low-glycemic-index diet also reduces acne risk.
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Skincare

Fellowship In Fue Hair transplant, Fellowship in Hair Transplant Surgery, Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine, Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine & Trichology
Dermatologist, Faridabad
Skincare

Bumps, acne, and other skin problems can be caused due to dandruff from the hair coming into contact with the skin.

So, wash your hair with a medicated anti-dandruff shampoo to take that extra step towards healthy skin.
 

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I have scratchy black pinheads under my knee joint. They are darkening that region. It looks little ugly.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have scratchy black pinheads under my knee joint. They are darkening that region. It looks little ugly.
Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain.
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