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Dr. Abhinav Kumar - Dermatologist, Gurgaon

Dr. Abhinav Kumar

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Hello everyone,<br/><br/>I am Dr. Abhinav Kumar, consultant dermatologist and hair transplant sur...

Hello everyone,

I am Dr. Abhinav Kumar, consultant dermatologist and hair transplant surgeon. Today I will be discussing a very important topic called hair transplant. So a lot of people in India all over the world are undergoing hair transplant but with advancement and you can say mushrooming of clinics people are confused how to choose the right doctor or how to choose the right clinic. So today I will guide you on this topic. So I will tell you what are the criteria which clinic or doctor should fulfill before you come to a judgment that he is the right person from here you can get your surgery done.

The two types of degrees or you can say two types of doctors are eligible for doing hair transplant in the world. Number one is MD Dermatologist and second is MCH Plastic Surgery. So dermatology is one feeling which hair transplant is its one of its branches. So someone who is having an MCI recognized degrees in India like MD, DVD, DNB or DDVL is eligible to do hair transplant in India. The second thing is a plastic surgeon, an MCH plastic surgery person. So he is qualified to do surgery on skin. That’s it. So number one is the qualification. The second thing, how frequently he is doing the surgery. So someone who is doing the surgery say once in a month or once in a say two months or once in fifteen days, will not be able to deliver excellent result compared to a surgeon who is doing on a daily basis so because it’s a surgery of hand-eye coordination. So my surgery will become more and finer if I do it on a daily basis. I will gain more artistic and you can say natural results. So you have to see in that clinic or in doctor how frequently he is doing that surgery. So that will ensure great results. The third thing which I want to stress is the technique. There are two types of technique, FUT and FUE real graphics and the third technique is Direct Hair Transplantation. So the fourth one which I want to add is the Robotic Hair Transplant. Robotic Hair Transplant in India is virtually no one is doing. We got it in the robots. We right now make only you can say it’s the extraction process, it doesn’t do the implantation, it doesn’t make the slates, it doesn’t do the hairline designing.

The first is FUT. FUT you can say was one of the oldest procedure. Before that there was one thing called punch grafting. In FUT surgery you take out the strip. So there is a linear scar at the back. So there’s a limitation. You can take out a maximum of 2000 to a maximum of 3000 grafts from the back. That depends on the head sizes. If the head is narrow, maybe 2000 grafts, if the head is wide may be 3000 grafts. So that limits you can say the number of grafts in one surgery. So, someone who is bald from here to here, he may need 6000, so only 2000 FUT may be able to cover this much only. He cannot cover the grounds.

So FUE is possible to extract may be from the same scalp may be 4000 grafts. That depends on the efficiency of the surgeon. Surgeon A which may be able to take all out only 2000, surgeon B may be able to take out 2500 without damaging the tex of the donor. Second thing, ability to take out beard grafts. So in FUE or DST, Direct hair Transplantation you can take out beard grafts as well. Beard, you cannot take a strip from the beard. Right? So in FUE surgery, you can take out the beard and in DST you can take out the beard. So this is the thing.

You should know the technique you are adapting to. Second thing, there is no scar in FUE surgery, in FUT there is a scar. You can get a second surgery after this surgery from the same donor area, you can crew cut your hair in FUE, but you cannot do that in FUT because there is a linear scar at the back. Point number three is you can say the research of the doctor, whether he has published paper, he has written some books, whether he is qualified, whether he is attending the latest in hair transplant, you have to read, you have to research about the doctor. Fifth is patient reviews. So it’s not just about Google reviews or things which you are reading on his websites. You should read on the third party platform, hair transplant network, Google reviews, you can say the Facebook opinion, you should meet actually patients who have got their hair transplant done from them or you should get their phone numbers and talk to them, not one at least ten.

Point number six, you should be able to ensure that he is using the international level of instruments. Now why instruments matters? because the instrument will determine the cost of surgery. So maybe seeing lot of Ads in which people are throwing fleet wise PRP like 6 PRP free sessions of hair transplant, that will not determine your results. What will determine your result? the experience of the surgeon, the expertise of the team. So how many surgeries the team has done? I may have done 1 surgery but my team has made 500 surgeries. So I may be able to deliver an average result. But if I have done 500 surgeries and my team has done 10 surgeries, I may not be able to deliver at all because it’s a teamwork. I may be able to take out the extract the graft, I may draw the hairline, I may make the slates, but the team has to plant, the team has to extract after I do the scoring of the grafts, punching of the grafts. So you have to understand, it’s teamwork. The experience of the team is of the utmost importance. Another point which I want to say is the type of instruments. Now people think that Clinic A is offering this surgery at this price, maybe price say 25,000 for a certain number of grafts, 50,000 for a certain number of grafts and clinic B is charging 1 Lakh plus. So where are the difference?

You have to understand three things. Number one is the experience of the doctor. Second thing is the experience of the team. More the experience, more the salary. Right? if you get the surgery done in say with a very famous cardiologist, he may charge a certain amount of money and from a very young cardiologist, he may charge lesser. So experience matters. That is more important even when you are doing very big surgery when your whole head is bald. Right? because even wastage of 10 grafts is terminal. So you have to understand that. Then the type of instruments, magnifications, so there are things called Carl giles loops, there’s something called plastic 2x loops, the Carl giles loops provides magnification even up to 8x, so more the magnification, more the precision of the surgery. So it’s microsurgery. So if you have more precision, the grafts will not be damaged. So whatever you plant will grow. It’s not how much you plant, it’s how much you grow which matters. Right? Another point which I want to stress is the type of instruments. So there are the international level of instruments, there are local instruments which are made in India. So higher the quality of instruments, less is the damage in the donor area. Say if I can take out 3000 grafts from this area, that is only possible without giving a visible scar that if I use international quality instruments. So, someone who is like Anupam Kher you can say totally bald from here to here, he needs each and every graft is important. He cannot afford wastage.

So if you get something low-cost surgery from a place, so he may take out 2000 grafts but he may damage another 500. But that 500 would have used in the next surgery. That will be only known when he gets the second surgery done. So that is there. Then you have to see whether his results are consistent or not. If you go to the clinic, he may show you one result, two results, but they should have consistency in their results. That only you will come to know when you read about them, research about them, meet a few patients.

So the price should come at last while choosing a clinic, not the first criteria because if you are choosing a clinic with a low cost and it damages your grafts, suppose there are out of 3000 grafts, I am seeing only 1000 grow and that 2000 grafts will never come back. So even if you go to the best doctor in the world in US then also you may not be able to deal with those grafts. So choose a surgeon based on his experience, choose a clinic based on its performance, read about it on different forums and price should be one of the criteria, yes you should go and ask them to give you the best deals but that should not be the only criteria because your grafts are limited and your donor is big. The wall is very very big and the paint is very less. So that’s what I want to tell you all guys. So it’s very important, don’t go after free bias, don’t go after cheap clinics, don’t go after newspaper ads.

Do the research, read about the doctors, read about his qualification, see the instrumentations which he is using, meet his patients or at least call these patients. Don’t meet only one, meet at least 10 and then decide about the clinic and the surgeon because it’s aesthetic thing. It’s not about growing the hair, it’s about growing it in a natural way so that no one can say that you have got a hair transplant. That’s all.

Thank you. Hope we will meet again. Hope you like my video.

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Hello Everyone!<br/><br/>I am Dr. Abhinav Kumar, Dermatologist. Today I will tell you about the u...

Hello Everyone!

I am Dr. Abhinav Kumar, Dermatologist. Today I will tell you about the use of finasteride Hair Loss. It is one of the miracle drugs in the field of hair loss. Lots of misconceptions are there. This is a FDA approved drugs which has been approved for male pattern hair loss. Hormones in our body called testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is responsible for the thinning of the hair. There is no DHT or low level of DHT in the blood. So, baldness takes the part at head and also stops the progression of the hair loss.

Myth about these medicines is that it lowers the level of testosterone. This is not true. This enzyme blocks the conversion of testosterone to DHT. This medicine increases the level of testosterone. Myth 2: It has sexual side effects. It is somewhere truth. So, as per research placebo is given to the patient and patient thinks that it is finasteride. So, the side-effect is just 0.3%. Only 3/1000 people have side-effects. Finasteride in pregnancy. So, if you are planning for a child, you should stop taking these medicines before 2 months of planning. Another thing is you should not donate blood. Keep your eye on whether you are getting side-effects or not. Every drug has side-effects. But you need to talk to your doctor first before taking this drug because it could also affect you. It actually varies from person to person whether it will affect or not. This is the only drug which actually works for preventing hair loss.

How long can you take finasteride? You can take it up to 5 years as per FDA. But it still depends because lots of patients still take it even after 5 years. It is a safe drug. Finasteride works on the crown at the most. If someone is getting hair transplant done than he should start taking finasteride as he would be able to retain his hair. So, it is a useful drug in hair transplantation. Otherwise, you have to go for the second transplant. You should not be scared of taking this medicine.

Thank You.

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Dr. Abhinav Kumar is an experienced Dermatologist in Sector-51, Gurgaon. He has been a successful Dermatologist for the last 8 years. He is a MBBS, MD - Dermatology . He is currently associated with Eugenix Hair Sciences & Eudermis Skin Sciences in Sector-51, Gurgaon. Book an appointment online with Dr. Abhinav Kumar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi - 2011
MD - Dermatology - Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi - 2016
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Causes Of Hyperpigmentation You Should Be Aware Of!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Causes Of Hyperpigmentation You Should Be Aware Of!

The dark pigmentation, also known as hyperpigmentation is a condition whereby there is an elevated production of melanin, the pigment responsible for the skin color. The hyperpigmentation can be an extremely unpleasant and annoying experience affecting the overall appearance of a person.

What triggers the hyperpigmentation of the skin?

  • The hormonal imbalance can be an underlying factor responsible for the increased production of the melanin by the melanocytes. It is a well-known fact that the use of birth control pills can elevate the estrogen and progesterone level. The increased estrogen level acts as a catalyst, triggering an upsurge in the melanin production.
  • The dark pigmentation can also be a hereditary trait that runs in the family.
  • In some, if not all people, increased exposure to the sun rays can trigger a skin inflammation leading to hyperpigmentation.
  • The problem can also stem from skin allergies that may result in an inflammatory response, eventually giving rise to the skin pigmentation.
  • Certain medications such as chemotherapeutic drugs, anti-seizure drugs, non-steroidal drugs, or hormone therapy can act as catalysts resulting in dark pigmentation.
  • Skin damage caused by eczema or identical dermatological conditions can also lead to pigmentation of the skin.

Natural remedies to reduce the dark pigmentation
While medications and treatments may be available to reduce the hyperpigmentation of the skin, most people opt for the natural remedies which prove to be equally effective, if not more. Mentioned below are some natural remedies that have produced amazing results in the case of hyperpigmentation.

  • Many people with skin pigmentation or blemishes have benefited immensely from the use of potatoes. Just cut a potato in two halves and sprinkle some water on the exposed side. Now take this exposed side of the potato and gently rub it on the affected skin area. Keep it for about 10 minutes and then rinse it off with lukewarm water. Regularly use this for about a month (three to four times daily).
  • Apple cider vinegar can also work miracles in the case of dark pigmentation. Take water and apple cider vinegar (about 3-4 tablespoons each) in a bowl. Apply this mixture on the affected skin area and then wash off with water (lukewarm) after 5 minutes. For the maximum results, the mixture should be used twice daily.
  • Lemon, known for its bleaching properties can also be used to treat the pigmentation. Take lemon juice and turmeric powder (1 tablespoon each) in a bowl and apply it on the affected skin every night before retiring to bed. In the excitement, however, do not forget to rinse it off with water after 15 minutes.
  • You can also use lemon juice (1 whole lemon) and organic honey (2 tablespoons) mixture on the skin. Wash it off after 15 minutes and skin pigmentation will be a thing of the past. Use this regularly (twice daily).
  • The regular use of aloe vera gel (2 tablespoons) and raw honey (1/2 tablespoon) can also work wonders to reduce the pigmentation. The mixture applied should, however, be rinsed off with lukewarm water after 20 minutes.
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5 Amazing Benefits Of Chemical Peels!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
5 Amazing Benefits Of Chemical Peels!

Our skin requires proper care from time to time, and therefore it is essential to implement the right steps at the right time. Peels are useful assets for polishing and bringing life to our skin. In today’s age, it becomes difficult to maintain the tone and texture of the skin. So, peels help in making this successful in the best ways.

Here are some of the notable and effective advantages of peel treatment.

  1. Cleansing your skin: Are you tired of dull skin? Then it’s time to opt for a peel treatment. There are different types of peel treatment which lead to excellent results for the skin tone and texture. It helps in cleansing the skin especially the facial skin. It works deep through the facial skin successfully thus leading to much improved and clean skin.
  2. Works well for acne: Acne is one of the most commonly occurring skin problems in the recent times. It leads to a severe change in the looks of the facial skin. Acne results in deposition of the dirt in the clogged pores when not treated for an extended period. Various peel treatments help in bringing out the dirt from the pores, thus clearing the areas affected by acne.
  3. Radiant skin: Peel treatments are useful in creating radiant skin just after the procedure. If you are struggling with bringing that glow to your facial skin, then peel treatments work best for almost every type of skin. After the peel treatment, you will be able to see the change in your skin with grace and appreciate the results immediately.
  4. Revive your skin: Daily exposure to sun damages the sensitive skin after a certain period. This leads to the necessity to bring back that tone and texture of your skin. Peel treatments are effective in reviving the quality of the skin. So, if you are planning to opt for some new type of skin treatment in the sooner time then make sure that you try peel treatments for reviving back your precious facial skin.
  5. Can cure wrinkled skin: With age, all of us tend to get wrinkles, and these are most prominent on the facial part of the skin. In order to prevent any adverse effects of aging on the looks of the individual, wrinkles can be cured with the help of peel treatment. So, opt for the best peel treatments to get rid of the wrinkled skin.

Thus, if you are looking for some of the fine solutions for improvement of the facial skin then make sure that you choose for the peel treatments. These are some of the advantageous features of the peel treatments which fetch the desired results for the skin.

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Glycolic Peels - The Many Advantages You Should Know!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Glycolic Peels - The Many Advantages You Should Know!

There is no denying the fact that everyone wants to enjoy a healthy and younger looking skin sans the wrinkles and blemishes. Unfortunately, skin aging is a natural process that will catch up sooner or later. But that does not mean you should not take care of the skin. In fact, a proper skin care can go a long way to slow down the skin aging. In this context, it is important to mention about the chemical peels. Packed with chemicals, the chemical peels when applied will exfoliate the skin, leaving it fresh, rejuvenated and younger looking.



A chemical peel often used as part of a skin care routine is the Glycolic Acid Peel. As the name indicates, the main chemical used in the peel is glycolic acid. Derived from sugar beets, sugar cane, or pineapple and a part of the Alpha Hydroxy family, glycolic acid are known to be extremely beneficial for the skin. Glycolic acid leaves your skin deeply exfoliated. The signs of skin aging, as well as skin pigmentation, can be taken care of by the glycolic acid. In fact, dermatological conditions such as freckles, melasma, Peri oral pigmentation and facial rejuvenation, to name a few, can also be successfully treated using glycolic acid.

Steps to apply the glycolic peel?

  1. Before the application of the glycolic peel, it is important that a person cleanses his/her face thoroughly.
  2. Apply a thin layer of the peel evenly all over the face and the neck (avoid the area under the eyes). The glycolic peel comes with a neutralizer (used to neutralize or terminate the action of the acid).
  3. After the stipulated time (as mentioned in the guidelines), apply the neutralizer solution using a cotton ball at the areas where the peel was applied.
  4. Wash your face thoroughly with water to get rid of any traces of the acid and the neutralizer.
  5. Pat dry the face with a soft towel followed by the use of a good moisturizer.

Advantages of the Glycolic peel

  1. The glycolic peel enhances the production of collagen, thereby reducing fine lines and wrinkles to a great extent.
  2. As stated earlier, the glycolic peels act as a great exfoliator getting rid of the dead skin. As a result, the skin appears smooth and radiant.
  3. The glycolic peels can be a great relief for people with acne problems (provided your doctor recommends the same).

Precautions
The glycolic peel may come with many advantages. However, one should be careful before using the peel.

  1. Read the instructions thoroughly before you use the glycolic peel.
  2. The peel may cause skin irritation, flaking or even redness. It is best to go for a patch test before applying the glycolic peel.
  3. The glycolic peel can make your skin sensitive to sunlight. Thus, always use a sunscreen after using the glycolic peel.
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Hello Mam. My daughter has got severe dandruff and day after her hair bath also, as it spreads completely and even it smells .bcz of that she get acne surround her forehead and back. Forehead she is loosing her hairs. She got quite long hairs Mam. Please suggest .as I hv shown her to many skin care doctors but it's same problem. She studies now 11th STD. No junk foods .home food .any test shld be done am ready to do.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Hello Mam. My daughter has got severe dandruff and day after her hair bath also, as it spreads completely and even it...
No hair oil, zydip C lotion local application twice daily for 2 weeks only, use salisia KT shampoo alternate day for 2 months. Oral drugs can also be added but only after consult by a qualified dermat. Show to some good dermat.
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How To Choose A Transplant Clinic?

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
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I am Dr. Abhinav Kumar, consultant dermatologist and hair transplant surgeon. Today I will be discussing a very important topic called hair transplant. So a lot of people in India all over the world are undergoing hair transplant but with advancement and you can say mushrooming of clinics people are confused how to choose the right doctor or how to choose the right clinic. So today I will guide you on this topic. So I will tell you what are the criteria which clinic or doctor should fulfill before you come to a judgment that he is the right person from here you can get your surgery done.

The two types of degrees or you can say two types of doctors are eligible for doing hair transplant in the world. Number one is MD Dermatologist and second is MCH Plastic Surgery. So dermatology is one feeling which hair transplant is its one of its branches. So someone who is having an MCI recognized degrees in India like MD, DVD, DNB or DDVL is eligible to do hair transplant in India. The second thing is a plastic surgeon, an MCH plastic surgery person. So he is qualified to do surgery on skin. That’s it. So number one is the qualification. The second thing, how frequently he is doing the surgery. So someone who is doing the surgery say once in a month or once in a say two months or once in fifteen days, will not be able to deliver excellent result compared to a surgeon who is doing on a daily basis so because it’s a surgery of hand-eye coordination. So my surgery will become more and finer if I do it on a daily basis. I will gain more artistic and you can say natural results. So you have to see in that clinic or in doctor how frequently he is doing that surgery. So that will ensure great results. The third thing which I want to stress is the technique. There are two types of technique, FUT and FUE real graphics and the third technique is Direct Hair Transplantation. So the fourth one which I want to add is the Robotic Hair Transplant. Robotic Hair Transplant in India is virtually no one is doing. We got it in the robots. We right now make only you can say it’s the extraction process, it doesn’t do the implantation, it doesn’t make the slates, it doesn’t do the hairline designing.

The first is FUT. FUT you can say was one of the oldest procedure. Before that there was one thing called punch grafting. In FUT surgery you take out the strip. So there is a linear scar at the back. So there’s a limitation. You can take out a maximum of 2000 to a maximum of 3000 grafts from the back. That depends on the head sizes. If the head is narrow, maybe 2000 grafts, if the head is wide may be 3000 grafts. So that limits you can say the number of grafts in one surgery. So, someone who is bald from here to here, he may need 6000, so only 2000 FUT may be able to cover this much only. He cannot cover the grounds.

So FUE is possible to extract may be from the same scalp may be 4000 grafts. That depends on the efficiency of the surgeon. Surgeon A which may be able to take all out only 2000, surgeon B may be able to take out 2500 without damaging the tex of the donor. Second thing, ability to take out beard grafts. So in FUE or DST, Direct hair Transplantation you can take out beard grafts as well. Beard, you cannot take a strip from the beard. Right? So in FUE surgery, you can take out the beard and in DST you can take out the beard. So this is the thing.

You should know the technique you are adapting to. Second thing, there is no scar in FUE surgery, in FUT there is a scar. You can get a second surgery after this surgery from the same donor area, you can crew cut your hair in FUE, but you cannot do that in FUT because there is a linear scar at the back. Point number three is you can say the research of the doctor, whether he has published paper, he has written some books, whether he is qualified, whether he is attending the latest in hair transplant, you have to read, you have to research about the doctor. Fifth is patient reviews. So it’s not just about Google reviews or things which you are reading on his websites. You should read on the third party platform, hair transplant network, Google reviews, you can say the Facebook opinion, you should meet actually patients who have got their hair transplant done from them or you should get their phone numbers and talk to them, not one at least ten.

Point number six, you should be able to ensure that he is using the international level of instruments. Now why instruments matters? because the instrument will determine the cost of surgery. So maybe seeing lot of Ads in which people are throwing fleet wise PRP like 6 PRP free sessions of hair transplant, that will not determine your results. What will determine your result? the experience of the surgeon, the expertise of the team. So how many surgeries the team has done? I may have done 1 surgery but my team has made 500 surgeries. So I may be able to deliver an average result. But if I have done 500 surgeries and my team has done 10 surgeries, I may not be able to deliver at all because it’s a teamwork. I may be able to take out the extract the graft, I may draw the hairline, I may make the slates, but the team has to plant, the team has to extract after I do the scoring of the grafts, punching of the grafts. So you have to understand, it’s teamwork. The experience of the team is of the utmost importance. Another point which I want to say is the type of instruments. Now people think that Clinic A is offering this surgery at this price, maybe price say 25,000 for a certain number of grafts, 50,000 for a certain number of grafts and clinic B is charging 1 Lakh plus. So where are the difference?

You have to understand three things. Number one is the experience of the doctor. Second thing is the experience of the team. More the experience, more the salary. Right? if you get the surgery done in say with a very famous cardiologist, he may charge a certain amount of money and from a very young cardiologist, he may charge lesser. So experience matters. That is more important even when you are doing very big surgery when your whole head is bald. Right? because even wastage of 10 grafts is terminal. So you have to understand that. Then the type of instruments, magnifications, so there are things called Carl giles loops, there’s something called plastic 2x loops, the Carl giles loops provides magnification even up to 8x, so more the magnification, more the precision of the surgery. So it’s microsurgery. So if you have more precision, the grafts will not be damaged. So whatever you plant will grow. It’s not how much you plant, it’s how much you grow which matters. Right? Another point which I want to stress is the type of instruments. So there are the international level of instruments, there are local instruments which are made in India. So higher the quality of instruments, less is the damage in the donor area. Say if I can take out 3000 grafts from this area, that is only possible without giving a visible scar that if I use international quality instruments. So, someone who is like Anupam Kher you can say totally bald from here to here, he needs each and every graft is important. He cannot afford wastage.

So if you get something low-cost surgery from a place, so he may take out 2000 grafts but he may damage another 500. But that 500 would have used in the next surgery. That will be only known when he gets the second surgery done. So that is there. Then you have to see whether his results are consistent or not. If you go to the clinic, he may show you one result, two results, but they should have consistency in their results. That only you will come to know when you read about them, research about them, meet a few patients.

So the price should come at last while choosing a clinic, not the first criteria because if you are choosing a clinic with a low cost and it damages your grafts, suppose there are out of 3000 grafts, I am seeing only 1000 grow and that 2000 grafts will never come back. So even if you go to the best doctor in the world in US then also you may not be able to deal with those grafts. So choose a surgeon based on his experience, choose a clinic based on its performance, read about it on different forums and price should be one of the criteria, yes you should go and ask them to give you the best deals but that should not be the only criteria because your grafts are limited and your donor is big. The wall is very very big and the paint is very less. So that’s what I want to tell you all guys. So it’s very important, don’t go after free bias, don’t go after cheap clinics, don’t go after newspaper ads.

Do the research, read about the doctors, read about his qualification, see the instrumentations which he is using, meet his patients or at least call these patients. Don’t meet only one, meet at least 10 and then decide about the clinic and the surgeon because it’s aesthetic thing. It’s not about growing the hair, it’s about growing it in a natural way so that no one can say that you have got a hair transplant. That’s all.

Thank you. Hope we will meet again. Hope you like my video.

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Use Of Finasteride In Hair Loss

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
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I am Dr. Abhinav Kumar, Dermatologist. Today I will tell you about the use of finasteride Hair Loss. It is one of the miracle drugs in the field of hair loss. Lots of misconceptions are there. This is a FDA approved drugs which has been approved for male pattern hair loss. Hormones in our body called testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is responsible for the thinning of the hair. There is no DHT or low level of DHT in the blood. So, baldness takes the part at head and also stops the progression of the hair loss.

Myth about these medicines is that it lowers the level of testosterone. This is not true. This enzyme blocks the conversion of testosterone to DHT. This medicine increases the level of testosterone. Myth 2: It has sexual side effects. It is somewhere truth. So, as per research placebo is given to the patient and patient thinks that it is finasteride. So, the side-effect is just 0.3%. Only 3/1000 people have side-effects. Finasteride in pregnancy. So, if you are planning for a child, you should stop taking these medicines before 2 months of planning. Another thing is you should not donate blood. Keep your eye on whether you are getting side-effects or not. Every drug has side-effects. But you need to talk to your doctor first before taking this drug because it could also affect you. It actually varies from person to person whether it will affect or not. This is the only drug which actually works for preventing hair loss.

How long can you take finasteride? You can take it up to 5 years as per FDA. But it still depends because lots of patients still take it even after 5 years. It is a safe drug. Finasteride works on the crown at the most. If someone is getting hair transplant done than he should start taking finasteride as he would be able to retain his hair. So, it is a useful drug in hair transplantation. Otherwise, you have to go for the second transplant. You should not be scared of taking this medicine.

Thank You.

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Alopecia Areata - 5 Major Causes Of It!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Alopecia Areata - 5 Major Causes Of It!

Hair fall is not a problem as long as it is within the healthy range. In fact, as part of a normal cycle of hair growth, a person loses between 50- 100 strands of hair per day. The problem arises when the daily hair fall is more than 200 with little or no hair growth. In some cases, the hair growth may be slower than usual. All these factors may trigger thinning of the scalp, a condition commonly known as Alopecia. In some cases, the situation gets so bad that it results in baldness (both in males and females).

Alopecia can be of two types:

  1. Scarring Alopecia: Here, chances of a hair regrowth is next to impossible as scarring alopecia results in complete destruction of the hair follicles.
  2. Non-Scarring Alopecia: This is less severe with a strong possibility of hair regrowth as non-scarring alopecia does not destroy the hair follicles.

What triggers severe hair fall or Alopecia in men and women?
Hair fall or Alopecia is no longer a problem associated with old age (Diffuse Alopecia). Young adults (both men and women), in their mid 20's and 30's are suffering from Alopecia. While there may be many factors responsible for alopecia, some of the common and critical triggers are

  1. Genetics and hereditary: In some people, Alopecia may be more of a genetic and hereditary problem, a condition that is medically known as Androgenic Alopecia. Androgenic Alopecia can affect all and sundry, irrespective of their age and sex. Androgenic alopecia in males is known as Male Pattern Baldness and in females as Female Pattern Baldness. While the hair fall is rapid and severe, the hair growth is slow. In some cases, the hair follicles cease to grow beyond a certain length, resulting in short hair.
  2. Pregnancy: Many women suffer from a type of alopecia called Telogen Effluvium during their pregnancy. The condition is often a reversible and temporary problem that improves with time. Hormonal changes, stress, fatigue, insomnia and related pregnancy woes may trigger the severe hair fall during pregnancy. Some women also suffer from postpartum hair fall. The trigger here can be an imbalance in the estrogen level, the use of birth control pills, or even stress.
  3. Hormonal Imbalance: Hormonal imbalance can wreak havoc, giving rise to serious health complications with alopecia being one of them. Androgen (male sex hormone) is one such hormone whose imbalance can trigger Alopecia. The elevated levels of Androgen in the hair follicles are known to inhibit the hair growth. Hair loss can also be an outcome of Estrogen (female sex hormone) deficiency. Some women who had their menopause are likely to suffer from Alopecia.
  4. Certain medical conditions such as Alopecia Areata (an Autoimmune disorder that triggers sudden and rapid hair fall with the appearance of bald patches on the scalp), Scalp infections, Dermatological problems ( Lichen Planus, Sarcoidosis), PCOS, Thyroid problems, to name a few, are often responsible for severe hair fall.
  5. Some other factors that may result in alopecia include, excessive use of hair styling products, rapid weight loss, surgery, trauma, or a person undergoing radiation therapy.
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Hi Sir, My problem is chicken pox on my face. It is a big problem on my face scare. Please help to me. It is 5 years old scare to my face.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Hi Sir, My problem is chicken pox on my face. It is a big problem on my face scare. Please help to me. It is 5 years ...
Acu pulse c02 or ultra pulse c02 laser, 5 to 6 sitting is the answer .the laser has a downtime of 7 days and needs to be done 2 to 3 monthly but gives definitive result. Other method do not guve concrete result. It can give upto 70% improvement which is very significant.
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How to treat keratosis pilaris on legs? Waxing also does not help to make it smooth Please suggest any creams or lotion to reduce them Its been a long time I am suffering from this.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
How to treat keratosis pilaris on legs?
Waxing also does not help to make it smooth
Please suggest any creams or loti...
A simple and stong moisturizer on legs like aveeno moisturizing lotion. There is no permanent treatment of Keratosis Pilaris. Using urea based cream like moisturex on areas with no can help.
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