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Dr. Thanikachalam

Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Chennai

300 - 400 at clinic
Dr. Thanikachalam Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Chennai
300 - 400 at clinic
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Dr. Thanikachalam is a renowned Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon in Arani, Chennai. You can visit him/her at Vasantha Hospital in Arani, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Thanikachalam on Lybrate.com.

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I have hair loss problems for last 2 years what should I do for stop that problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have hair loss problems for last 2 years what should I do for stop that problem.
Hi. It's normal to lose up to 100 hair per day, and in most people, those hairs grow back. But many men -- and some women -- lose hair as they grow older. You can also lose your hair if you have certain diseases, such as thyroid problems, diabetes, or lupus. If you take certain medicines or have chemotherapy for cancer, you may also lose your hair. Other causes are stress, a low protein diet, a family history, use of bore water, or nutritional deficiencies. Need to rule out any causative factor or underlying medical condition. Management: Take diet rich in protein like non-veg, eggs (it's loaded with essential nutrients such as proteins, vitamin b12, iron, zinc and omega 6 fatty acids in large amounts and biotin), different pulses & legumes, sprouts, nuts (sp. Walnuts and almonds); iron-rich food like green vegetables, dates, carrots, prunes, green peas; also oats, shrimp, take flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, green tea, soyabean, fruits, salads, etc. Take low-fat dairy products (they also contain whey and casein, two high-quality protein sources) take proper 6-9hrs of sound sleep. Give up the habit of smoking and excessive alcohol intake. Avoid junk food and any kind of beverages (tea, coffee, aerated drinks, cold drinks, etc.) avoid canned/ tinned food or food that contains preservatives (eat fresh ones). Avoid use of hard water to wash the head rather use boiled water for head wash. Avoid use of harsh hair colour, hair treatment like rebonding, straightening, perming, etc. Avoid vigorous exercises or any supplements provided by the gym! cover your head with scarf or cap while stepping outside. Use rose wood/ any wooden hair comb to brush your hair. Regular exercising is also one of the important point, but should be done under some good, qualified yoga teacher or instructor for proper guidance; it also releases the stress/ tension in the mind and the body and keeps you fit and young! Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Schwabe's Wiesbaden 200 & Alfalfa tonic twice a day for 1 month and revert. Use Schwabe's Arnica shampoo and Hair Growth oil regularly as per the condition of your scalp (minimum 3 times a week). After shampooing, use Bakson's Arnica hair conditioner as well after every head wash.
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Black head and oily skin long time ago and no face wash stop my oily skin too much kindly provide some effective suggestion.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Black head and oily skin long time ago and no face wash stop my oily skin too much kindly provide some effective sugg...
take the following treatment - 1. Take 4 tablespoon of aloevera juice with one tablespoon of honey after dinner. 2. Take 4 tablespoon amla juice + 2 tablespoon honey on an empty stomach in the morning. 3. Take chandraprabhavati 2 tablets twice a day. 4. Avoid junk, bakery & spicy food. 5. Maida is very harmful for body, so avoid it. 6. Have all your meals on time. 7. Drink lots of water 8. Fruits rich in vitamin c and green leafy vegetables help in acne
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I like long hair so much but my hair growth status is very poor and my hair is curly hairfall ,dandruff problems also I have sugest me something helpful.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I like long hair so much but my hair growth status is very poor and my hair is curly hairfall ,dandruff problems also...
Hello, hair greying, hair loss & dandruff cause due to chronic illness, stress, anxiety, sinusitis, medicinal aggravation, acidity, indigestion, sluggishness of liver, excessive consumption of alcohol, caffiene, nicotine, junk food, exposure to dust, scorching sun, polluted atmosphere, physical emotional stress, inherited factors. Most of d. Cases r influenced with stress & anxiety. Please, carry on d under noted norms to check hair loss./greying & splitting hair/ dandruff you need, calcium sodium, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, proteins to check hair loss & greying hairs. - *. Tk, plenty of water to eliminate toxins, regulate metabolism and to moisten your scalp. - *go for meditation to reduce stress, anxiety, to nourish cells, tissues including hair follicles to allow growing healthy and shining hairs. - *tk, protein, enzymes, vitamins rich diet on time. - * tk, apples, carrots, cheese, papaya, grapes, mangoes, milk, ginger, garlics, onion, almonds, walnuts, spinach, fish, nuts, regularly - *take, homoeo medicines which acts gently, rapidly without any adverse effect, there of. @ acid phos1000-6-6 polls, wkly. @ jaborandyq-20 drops, with 20 drops of water, amply on scalp, twice. @ mezerium 30-6 pills, thrice, orally. Avoid, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, junk food, exposure to dust, scorching sun. *use, protein shampoo, *massage with olive oil, wkly *go for deep conditioning treatment by using neem-oil. U, may go for a complete package to check hair-loss & greying hair. Tk, care.
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I have flaky scalp and have small round shaped dandruffs stuck in my scalp how acne I get rid of the same.

Fellow of American Board, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
I have flaky scalp and have small round shaped dandruffs stuck in my scalp how acne I get rid of the same.
Flaky scalps are typically treated with shampoos containing coal tar. Use them three times a week for 10 minutes and then wash off for the best results!
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My mom has burning sensation inside mouth in tongue also she feel difficulty in eating hot and little spicy food. Doctor give some vitamin b complex medicine n she has no allergy or any diseases from past this is first time happen and also color of lips turned little black. Plez suggest what to eat to give relief or to make it fine. She is 42 year.

BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
My mom has burning sensation inside mouth in tongue also she feel difficulty in eating hot and little spicy food. Doc...
Kindly apply dologel ct over affected area. For three to five minutes. And then rinse your mouth after that. This should be done two to three times a day daily for a week. Hopefully the burning sensation will come down. 20 minutes prior to eating food.
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I am a 25 years old from last 1.5 years my hairs falling continuously, I want know the reason and also how to control that hair falls. Please help me.

Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL), MBBS
Dermatologist, Ranchi
I am a 25 years old from last 1.5 years my hairs falling continuously, I want know the reason and also how to control...
main reason of hair fall is infection in scalp skin, which easly goes into hairs follicles & causes hair fall, thinning of hairs.
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I am having hair problem. My hair is falling down everyday when I take bath. I do not understand why this problem is going on from 3 months. I need a consultant. Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
I am having hair problem. My hair is falling down everyday when I take bath. I do not understand why this problem is ...
Specific Best food : 1. Egg : Enriched with protein which helps in growth and improves the quality of hair 2.Bean: Contains silica which prevent hair loss. Helps the base of hair roots and helps to form new cells and regenerate healthy hair. 3. Carrots:Promotes growth of cells of scalp, thus helps in shiny , well conditioned hair growth . 4. Sea food: Contains abundant zinc. Fish contains Sulphur which provides essential fatty acids necessary for maintanence of healthy hair. 5.Dates and Raisins: Contains Iron which helps in haemoglobin production , thus enhancing the oxygen supply to the scalp. 6.Oats: Contain Zinc, Iron and omega -6-fatty acid , which again helps in hairgrowth. Common mismanagement -Excessive stress - Cut down on the use of hair spray, hair gels, and styling creams that contain harsh chemical ingredients, which can dry out the scalp and cause the formation of flakes. - Avoid treatments such as perms, colours, relaxers etc take a toll on the health of your hair. - Avoid changing your shampoo and conditioner constantly. Stick to one good mild cleansing shampoo for six months before changing. - Excessive exposure to the sun, pollution, rain water and dust without proper protection makes the hair dry, brittle and limp. Best Oil to prepare at home would be ? To coconut oil add plenty of curry leaf and onion , once onion becomes brown ,take out of flame. Best Conditioner: Egg white or Hibiscus powder Best natural medicine for hair growth: Chop onions and make a paste of it. Extract the onion juice and apply on the scalp. Keep this for 20 min and do head wash. Can find a drastic change in 2 months time if you do it daily. For further treatment and enhancing the hair growth , you can take Homoeopathic medicines. Please personal message me for further details or if any query. We recommend specific paraben free homoeopathic hair oil and shampoo for treatment.
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7 Healthy Hair Tips : Every Day Hair Care

MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
7 Healthy Hair Tips : Every Day Hair Care
Unique in appearance and structure, indian hair is especially fragile and prone to injury and damage. More than half of indian women will cite thinning hair or hair loss as their top hair concern. Fortunately, there is a lot asian-indians can do to help minimize damage and keep their hair beautiful.

To help indians keep their hair healthy, dermatologists recommend the following tips:

1. Wash hair once a week or every other week: this will help prevent build-up of hair care products, which can be drying to the hair.

2. Use conditioner: use conditioner every time you wash your hair. Be sure to coat the ends of the hair with conditioner, as the ends are the oldest and most fragile part of your hair.

3. Use a hot oil treatment twice a month: this adds additional moisture and elasticity to your hair.

4. Use a heat protecting product before styling: adding this to wet hair before styling will help minimize heat damage.

5. Use caution with relaxers: to minimize hair damage, always go to a professional hair stylist to ensure that the relaxer is applied safely. Touch-ups should only be done every two to three months and only to newly grown hair. Never apply relaxer to hair that has already been relaxed.

6. Use ceramic combs or irons to press hair: if you would like to press or thermally straighten your hair, use a ceramic comb or iron and only do so once a week. Use a straightening device with a dial to ensure the device is not too hot. Use the lowest possible temperature setting that gives you the style you want. A higher temperature may be necessary for thicker, coarser hair.

7. Make sure braids, cornrows or weaves are not too tight: if it hurts while your hair is being styled, ask the stylist to stop and redo it. Pain equals damage.

Reference: american academy of dermatology.

Foods That Help You Control Hair Fall and Thinning

Dermatology Backed Expert Skin & Hair Care Solution
Dermatologist, Nashik
Foods That Help You Control Hair Fall and Thinning

While combing your hair, tufts of hair coming out with your brush does not make up for a good sight. It is said that your hair adds to your personality. So, when you start experiencing hair thinning and hair fall, naturally it affects your look as well as confidence.

There are a number of ways by which you can combat hair thinning and subsequent hair fall. There are some regimens you need to follow:

  1. Have a healthy and balanced diet rich in nutrients and proteins. The antioxidants present in vegetables and fruits prevent hair fall.
  2. Drink lots of water as it will keep you hydrated. Staying hydrated is one of the best ways to tackle the menace that hair thinning is.
  3. You should get adequate rest each day. Lesser sleep hours are directly associated with malfunctioning of the hormones and a weakened immune system, both of which directly impact hair thinning and hair loss.
  4. Use a good herbal shampoo that is rich in organic substances and proteins and low in ‘paraben’ (group of preservatives present in cosmetic products, primarily shampoos) and sulphur content.

Some measures which you can adopt to prevent this condition are:

  1. Eggs are great for promoting thicker hair. You can either consume it or use the egg yolk directly on your scalp. Let the egg yolk on your hair for 30 minutes and then wash it off with mild shampoo and lukewarm water.
  2. Olive oil adds to the health of your hair, acting as your home-based hair spa. Massage your hair with olive oil and leave it for 40 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water. You can also use honey to make a concoction out of it.
  3. Avocado is a natural way to moisturize your hair and scalp. The fruit is rich in vitamin E, which thickens your tresses. You can also include avocado along with olive oil to make a thick hair paste. Apply it on your scalp and wash it off with a mild shampoo after 30 minutes.
  4. Castor Oil, which is available in any local medicine store, is the easiest way you can get thicker hair. It has Vitamin E which makes your hair and scalp healthy. You can mix castor oil with coconut oil to make it thicker. Use this concoction on your scalp to fight hair thinning as well as to get the lost shine back.
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I have been suffering from acne from last 7 months, what should I do to get rid of it?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I have been suffering from acne from last 7 months, what should I do to get rid of it?
Take following remedies 1. Triphala kadha 4 tsp before lunch and dinner 2. Amala juice 4 tsp + 2tsp sugar + 2tsp honey in the morning empty stomach.
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I have a pimple problem. How can I get out of this problem. My skin is oily and sensitive and too white. It leaves deep scar holes on my face. Please help.

Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
I have a pimple problem. How can I get out of this problem. My skin is oily and sensitive and too white. It leaves  d...
Its due to o Irregular meal timings o Excess starch, sugar, oil and fat consumption o Constipation o Irregular bowel movement Symptoms to look for: ? Whiteheads ? Blackheads ? Pimples ? Red and itchy rashes Natural home remedy using garlic: 1. Garlic contains allicin, which is a natural antibiotic 2. Take 2-3 garlic cloves 3. Crush them to make a paste 4. Apply this paste on the affected parts of the skin 5. For sensitive skin, mix yogurt in the garlic paste before applying Natural home remedy using garlic: 1. Consume three cloves of garlic everyday for 1 month Natural home remedy using coriander leaves and turmeric powder: 1. Take a handful of washed coriander leaves 2. Crush them finely 3. Place the paste on a sieve and press to extract the juice 4. Add a pinch of turmeric powder 5. Mix well 6. Apply this mixture on the face every night
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I am 29 year old female, how to get rid of stretch marks of pregnancy? Please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Sugar is used as a natural exfoliant for skin. It is one of the best home remedies to get rid of stretch marks. Take a tablespoon of sugar. Add some drops of almond oil and lemon juice in it. Stir it well and apply directly on the stretch marks. Rub it for 8-10 minutes and then, take a shower. Continue to use it for one month or so, until the stretch marks gets fade out.
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I am 20 years old female and I am having dark circles under my eyes. There is no genetic problem as in my family no one has dark circles. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am 20 years old female and I am having dark circles under my eyes. There is no genetic problem as in my family no o...
Dark circle around the eyes appear due to stress, lack of adequate sleep, hectic life style ,hormonal changes, heredity Natural method of treatment 1.Mix 1 tsf of tomato juice with 1 tsf of lemon juice, apply it on affected area, leave it for 10 minutes, wash it with water, repeat the process twice daily 2.Apply little almond oil (it is rich in Vitamin E) on dark circle and massage it gently leave it overnight and wash it off in the morning 3. Mix orange juice with few drops of glycerin, apply it over dark circle, keep it for 10 minutes and wash it off with water 4.Put sliced cucumber in fridge for 30 minutes, take them out and place it over dark circle, leave it for 10 minutes, wash it off with cold water 5.crush few mint leaves with water forming a paste, apply it on affected area, leave it for 10 minutes, wash it with cold water 6.Soak cotton ball in rose water, apply it on affected area, leave it for 15 minutes wash it 7.Drink tomato juice mixed with lemon juice and mint leaves 8.do regular yoga and meditation to relieve stress 9.Consult skin specialist for further advice and treatment.
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I have dark spots on my lower lip like pigmentation and discoloration is there from last 6 years could you suggest me what is the solution, please suggest me some medicine also. Thank you.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have dark spots on my lower lip like pigmentation and discoloration is there from last 6 years could you suggest me...
Hello, you are obeased causing various types of irregularitie, try to reduce your weight, first. Since its a chronic state of a disease, please send an image to. Assess your ailment, please to begine your homoeo medication. Tk care.
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Hello. I am 18 years old. And want to ask the main reason of hairfall. Bcz my hairs are very less now. I have tried everything even I have applied livon kinds of things but did not get any result.

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
Hello. I am 18 years old. And want to ask the main reason of hairfall. Bcz my hairs are very less now. I have tried e...
Hair fall caused by Stress Lack of proper nutrition Use of hair cosmetics Dyeing of hair Any scalp diseases After acute illness Androgenic alopecia Certain medications Take nutritious food Reduce ur stress by taking rest, meditation, playing outdoor games Use good conditioning shampoo Wash ur hair properly at least twice a week Use mild shampoos Use anti dandruff shampoo to clear dandruff Take preventable therapy for for baldness in androgenic alopecia
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I am 22 years old. Me suffering with full heat in my body by that boils are occurring under the elbows. What should I do to reduce that boils.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am 22 years old. Me suffering with full heat in my body by that boils are occurring under the elbows. What should I...
take following remdies 1. alovera juice 4tsp+ 1 tsp honey after dinner 2.amal juice 4tsp +2 tsp sugar + 2tsp honey empty stomch in the morning
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Iam 27 year old man, I have problem for hair fall. I want to re growth my hair. Can you please give this detail for me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Iam 27 year old man, I have problem for hair fall. I want to re growth my hair. Can you please give this detail for me.
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 . 8.Add more proteins to your daily diet and eat walnuts for good hair.thanks.
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Any treatment for holes on the face if so mention and also any methods to go for it without damaging skin of face.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Any treatment for holes on the face if so mention and also any methods to go for it without damaging skin of face.
Hello, You mean open pores? Open pores can be the result of lack of proper cleansing resulting in the deposit of oil, dirt or even dead skin in your pores. It is extremely important that you follow the ritual of a face clean at least once a week which includes a massage with a cream, exfoliation for the removal of dead skin cells and a face pack to close the pores opened while the process of exfoliation. This basic routine makes sure that your skin is always prepped up, cleansed and clear of impurities. - Lemons are one of the most widely used herbal remedy to shrink the open pores as they naturally tighten the skin and brighten it too. -Fruits like Papaya are best known for their exfoliation properties. Using a papaya for cleaning the face not only scrubs away all the impurities but also helps in removing black heads and other impurities of the skin. -Egg whites work as natural dryers of the skin and thus they greatly help in shrinking the pores and helping with the problem of open pores. -Another way of dealing with the problem of open pores is yoghurt. -Fuller’s earth is an excellent medium to control excessive oil and cleansing the skin gently and deeply. -Natural Astringent: there are several other natural astringents which can be used on the skin for the treatment of open pores like peach, pineapple, orange, strawberries and other citrus fruits. Apart from these, you can also use rose water and aloe vera gel for open pores.
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How Dermal Fillers Help You Look Years Younger

How Dermal Fillers Help You Look Years Younger

Dermal or skin fillers are natural or synthetic substances that are used to make a particular area on the face look plump, in other words 'fill' the skin produce younger looking, firmer, plumper skin. Usually used as injections, they plump up the skin just enough to make the wrinkle or the fine lines disappear. While Botox is also used as an injection, its intended use and area of use is different from fillers. Botox is most often used in the outer corners of the eyes and around the forehead.

Fillers are used in other areas mentioned below:

  1. The laugh lines or the nasolabial folds, lines that run from the nose to the mouth. Fillers can help smooth out the creases and add volume to this area.
  2. It can make the cheeks look fuller and provide a youthful appearance. Especially in the lower cheek areas, the fat pads shift constantly giving a hollowed out appearance. Fillers can be used in this area to produce younger appearance with fuller cheeks
  3. The undereye area, where there are depressions or hollows can produce a sagging, elderly look. Fillers used here can improve the appearance markedly
  4. Even out scars resulting from chicken pox or chronic acne
  5. Even out irregularities due to shifting fat pads, especially in the temple area or the lower cheek areas.
  6. Adding volume to thin lips, which again can make one appear old and aged
  7. Smoothing out vertical lines around the lip edges, which again produce an elderly appearance

These are some uses of dermal fillers. As mentioned, they can be natural or synthetic substances.

Natural fillers usually has hyaluronic acid and is usually effective immediately, but last for about 6 months to a year. In some people, subsequent filler injections produce effective results and the interval between injections may continue to increase. If you are 

Synthetic ones on the other hand contain collagen or other similar chemicals, but can produce more long-lasting results. They can be semi-permanent or permanent.

When to use fillers: A great skin care regime can help delay the onset of ageing changes and also reduce the severity. However, despite it, after a certain stage, there would definitely be changes arising out of muscle movement, fat loss, chronic sun damage, ageing skin, etc. When these begin to bother you, then dermal fillers are a good option to consider. 

However, a detailed discussion with your dermatologist including aspects of both should ensue. From the doctor's end, check for his skills, experience, technique used, testimonials and expenses. Discuss your skin type, risk tolerance, and potential side effects before choosing a treatment option. Once you opt for dermal fillers, the routine skin care with well tested products needs to continue, including aggressive care against sun damage.

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I have oily skin Dr. please give me a suggestion to remove my darkspots and which facial kit I should use and which facewash is good for my face suggest please.

Homeopath, Anand
I have oily skin Dr. please give me a suggestion to remove my darkspots and which facial kit I should use and which f...
Homeopathy has wide scopes in skin ailments. Alongwith that you can try home made safe remedies. According to me, you should avoid facials as scrubing, rubbing might increase oil secretions. Instead you should use simple multani mitti+rose water face pack. Regularly cleanse your skin with cleansing milk.
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