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Dr. Vijay Kakkar - Dermatologist, Delhi

Dr. Vijay Kakkar

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M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Dermatologist, Delhi

34 Years Experience  ·  700 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Vijay Kakkar 90% (851 ratings) M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS Dermatologist, Delhi
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Good morning. I am Dr Vijay Kakkar, senior consultant plastic and cosmetic surgeon in kakkar heal...

Good morning. I am Dr Vijay Kakkar, senior consultant plastic and cosmetic surgeon in kakkar health group. Today, we will be discussing about Rhinoplasty.

As we know Rhinoplasty is commonly known as Nose surgery. Most of the patients complain about de-shape of the nose, depressed nose or very broad nose. Some patients come with the sharp nose and some patients come with teh different photographs of different celebrities and  ask to get the similar nose.

Let us see what all we can do in nose surgery.

If we see the nose, we see two parts.

1) Bony part

2) Lower soft part is the cartilage part which is internally supported by a separate septum

So, if we want to change the nose shape, we have to change all the structure like bone structure, soft tissue or cartilage structure and we have to re allign the septum in many cases.

Nose can be changed in two ways;

1) Internal approach                                       2) External approach

In Internal approach, we go through inside the nose so taht no cut or scar is visible from outside and change the shape of the bone, cartilage and septum. In this way we can achieve our desired nose shape. We can not completely chnage the shape of a nose. It completely depends on the facial profile. We analyze the length of the nose, chin, upper face. After analyzing we choose the best suited nose on the patient's face.

After the surgery, the patient is put into some kind of bandages or dressing for a week or 10 days and then we remove the bandages. The swelling on the nose after the surgery will remain for 8-10 days.

Once we do nose external approach, we give a small cut on teh central part of the nose which is called columella and lift the whole nose through this sand we can expose the whole nose. This kind of surgery is better done because we are doing all these surgeries under vision.

Again after the surgery, we put bandage for a week or 10 days time. Swelling of a nose may remian from 6 weeks to 6 months or may be in some cases upto 2 years.

This is the major part of the nose which we modify.

If you have any query or any concern about nose surgery, you can write to us on kakkar healthcare group, or contact us on 9811079483. 

We will be very happy to address all your queries. 

Thank you

 

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Good morning, I am Dr Vijay Kakkar, a senior consultant cosmetic and plastic surgeon. I am workin...

Good morning, I am Dr Vijay Kakkar, a senior consultant cosmetic and plastic surgeon. I am working in Kakkar health care group which is a clinic of long standing and have been doing all kind of cosmetic surgeries. We will be discussing Gynecomastia or a male surgery today.

As we know Gynecomastia is a problem in the young adult in which the male breast starts increasing. The problems start in the teenagers. Once there is little bit of problem in hormones. In the case of Gynecomastia, there must a slight elevation of the female hormones during the developing period. If the female hormone is more in the developing period of say,13-17 years of age. This gets hypertrophic and increase in size. There may not be any investigating factors.

In certain cases, it may be associated with some other diseases also. In such cases we have to find the cause of Gynecomastia. Where as in most of the cases we do not find any cause for increase the size in male breast. Once the patient of male breast comes to us, we examine him and analyse what kind of grades of gynecosmastia the person is having.

IN most of the boys or young adults are going to gym due top which muscle size increase, in such cases the gynecosmastia becomes more prominent. It is a myth that going to gym decreases the gynecosmatia, rather it increases. Once these people go in the society, they can not remove the t shirt and there are lot of problems and pressure that they can not go for swimming or they can not go to common public places wearing white t shirts. In such cases, the young adults suffer from psychological pressure. So we need to correct these problems.

It is a very simple surgery and a day care kind of surgery. We call the patient in the morning. We give an anaesthesia which is either local or general anaesthesia. Most of the fat can be removed with the process of Liposuction. It is a very minor surgery. We make a 2-3 mm size of cut and put a kind of cannula and lot of saline into the breast and suck all the fat. After sucking all the fat, we analyze if there is any breast gland left behind. If there is any breast gland left behind then we excise that breast gland with the help of a small cut which ios given in the infra cellular plane and that scar is also not visible.

After the surgery, the patient is given garment to wear for the month approximately. The swelling will go down within a week to 10 days time. The patient will be fine within a 6 days of time and patient will be back to normal. It is a permanent procesdure where no scar no cuts are left.

If you have any query about Gynecomastia, you can contact us or you can e mail at kakkarclinic@hotmail.com or contact us at 9811079483.

Thank you.

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Facts and myths about cosmetic surgeries<br/><br/>I'm Dr. Vijay Kakkar. I'm a Senior Consultant i...

Facts and myths about cosmetic surgeries

I'm Dr. Vijay Kakkar. I'm a Senior Consultant in Cosmetic Surgeon. I'm attached to different hospitals like Max Hospital, Saroj Superspeciality Hospital and Mata Chanan Hospital in Janakpuri. Today I'll be discussing something about cosmetic surgery which most of the people are not aware what kind of surgery it is.

There is some basic difference between plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery.

In plastic surgery basically, we try to achieve normal things while in cosmetic surgery person is already normal and we're trying to achieve supernormal things. That says someone is having a nose which he wants to be very sharp and thin and to look extra smart so we change that. This comes under cosmetic surgery. Similarly, if somebody's having problems with the face like if the face is loose due to age, or having wrinkles on the face, ears are more prominent, chin is short, we can do all these changes to make a person look better. Similarly cosmetic surgery can be done on all parts of body, it can be cosmetic surgery of breasts, it can be tummy tuck like we do a different kind of liposuction in which we reduce body fat, in the breast segmentation we can increase size of breasts that can be done through implants or through draftings, then we can remove heavy, flabby bags from the person like if the arms are lost and hanging we can make them tightened with surgery, it becomes really good.

Similarly, all areas of the body can be tackled with cosmetic surgery and in cosmetic surgery we also cover the non-invasive kind of surgery like Botox, like the fillers, if there are any depressions in the person we can just do instant fillers and he can look much better, with Botox we can remove all the wrinkles. All these procedures are short procedures and they're called Lunch Hour surgeries or Office procedures. And if somebody is having baggy eyelids or lose eyelids and looks much older than his age we can do Blepharoplasty in the eyes and make him much younger and better looking. Then we've lasers in our armamentarium which can remove scars, which can make the face much younger and better. Then we also do a lot of Hair Transplants. In the hair transplant, we take the patients own hair from the back and put it in the front so that your look is improved and you look much younger. These are basically the kind of cosmetic surgeries which we do routinely every day.

If you want to know details or want to consult me you can contact me through Lybrate or you can come to my clinic in Janakpuri. It is C-2A, 236A, Janakpuri, New Delhi -58.

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Hair Transplantation procedure and its advantages<br/><br/>Hello good morning. I am doctor Vijay ...

Hair Transplantation procedure and its advantages

Hello good morning. I am doctor Vijay Kakkar. I am a senior consultant in plastic surgery. Today we will be discussing something about Hair Transplant.

There are many myths and many ads in the market but what is hair transplant? Who should do it and who are doing it? What are the problems? Recently we have writer very sad news about the death during hair transplant.

So let us discuss what it is and who should do it and what are the precautions to be taken and not to get fleeced by people who are not qualified are competent to do this kind of surgeries. Basically in hair transplant we distribute the hairs that means you have permanent hair on the back of the scalp which we take it and then put it on the front to make it your hairline much younger and healthier.

So now in hair transplant there are two kinds of procedure-

One is FUE that is follicular unit extraction and FUT method.

FUT is a strip kind of method that is we take a strip from the back of the scalp from the permanent donor zone which these hair which we take are resistant to male hormones and put them on the front area so that they do not fall off and again extraction method is little different but putting the here is the same in both the techniques. In FUE we take out individual hairs. This is almost called a scarless surgery. All the ones we shave it off you can always see the small tiny dots of harvested hair.

Now there are two basic different people go most of the time after a FUE that we don't want a cut or we don't want a scar but we must understand if you want more hair then we have to go for FUT method only that is sticker strip. Because a strip gives a large volume of hair and if you take a strip then you can always go for a second session of FUE. While if you take FUE if you talk about permanent zone there are hardly 2000-2200 here in the permanent zone which we take at one go. If we are taking more than that that means we are going through a non permanent zone and these hair will fall off.

So we have to be careful about these issues and once we transplant hair then we have to take certain cares that initially in the beginning there is a little swelling, the little pain when doing we give good antibiotic and it has to be done in a good setup and clean and all surgical steps have to be followed because it is a surgical procedure and should be done with surgical Precision and should be done by either qualified Dermatologist who is qualified to do this kind of surgery and has been trained or preferably by a surgeon who are routinely trained in this kind of surgery and do it routinely.

And if you have any queries you can contact me on Lybrate or you can come to my clinic in Janakpuri. The addresses C-2A, 236 A, Janakpuri, New Delhi-58.

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Dr Vijay Kakkar is an experienced dermatologist, based in Janakpuri, Delhi with a career spanning 33 years. He did his MBBS and MS in general surgery from Medical College Rohtak. He obtained his MCh (Master of Chirurgiae) from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. He is a reputed member of the Association of Phono Surgeons of India (APSI). Dr Vijay Kakkar specialises in hair transplant and cosmetology. He runs Kakkar healthcare in Janakpuri, New Delhi where he has a flourishing practice spanning over three decades, making him one of the most reputed cosmetologists in Delhi. Dr. Vijay Kakkar is a plastic surgeon renowned for his ethical practices and pre and post operational patient care. He is an active member of the International College of Plastic Surgeons, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Association of India, Association of Plastic Surgeons of India and Cosmetic Laser Surgeons of India. He has also been the Chief Senior Resident of the reputed Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. His experience puts his patients at ease for even the most complicated surgeries, knowing that they are in reliable hands.

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M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery) - PGI Chandigarh - 1993
MS - General Surgery - Medical College Rohtak - 1988
MBBS - Medical College Rohtak - 1983
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Association of Phono Surgeons of India (APSI)

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Dull Skin - 4 Facial Treatment to Get Rid Of It!

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Dull Skin - 4 Facial Treatment to Get Rid Of It!

Dull skin may occur due to multiple reasons such as lifestyle factors and other environmental factors. It makes you look tired and older; this is due to the presence of dead cells on the skin which does not allow the light to reflect properly off your skin. Facials are very helpful in getting rid of dull skin by improving your complexion and circulation. It cleans the pores, removes dead cells, making you look your age, or even younger.

Here are some facial treatments for various skin types:

  1. If oily skin is your woe: If you have oily skin, you can exfoliate your skin using an exfoliating jelly that contains vanilla and alginate (also known as alginic acid) that removes impurities, blackheads and whiteheads from your skin. You can also use a face mask that consists of clay and align (chemical extracted from brown seaweed) that helps in preserving the skin moisture and tightening the pores on your skin. The procedures help in getting rid of impurities and have a soothing effect on the skin as well.
  2. Fight dry skin: Dry skin problems, such as wrinkles necessitate a hydrate and restore facial. This begins with an exfoliation to remove the dead cells from the topmost layer (epidermis) of the skin. Once the facial is complete, a massage cream is applied that helps in regenerating new skin cells. A vitamin C serum is then applied to make your skin supple and moisturized.
  3. For combination skin: If you are a person who has the worst of both worlds; dry and oily, then you should opt for a procedure that treats both at one go. A balancing facial that exfoliates the skin using ‘micro-dermabrasion’ (a procedure that involves spraying crystals with exfoliative properties on the face in order to eliminate dead cells of the epidermis) and using a serum to add nourishment to your skin can prove to be very effective. This procedure results in a healthy and radiant complexion.
  4. Skin that has been affected by the sun: For skin that has been affected by the sun, you can opt for a de-tan facial that will remove the dullness of your skin. Micro dermabrasion is used to exfoliate the skin and then a de-tan process is done. Aloe Vera is used to soothe and moisturize the skin followed by application of a Vitamin C serum. A face mask with applied to lighten the complexion of the skin. This is also applicable for skin that has been affected by pollution.
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Patchy Hair Loss: What Should You Know About It?

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Patchy Hair Loss: What Should You Know About It?

Alopecia Areata is an autoimmune disease (wherein the body’s immune system attacks its own healthy tissues rather than the malicious pathogens). There is no permanent solution for alopecia areata. However, there are some treatments available which would aid in preventing hair loss as well as stimulating growth of hair. The focus of therapies would be on strengthening the hair roots, scalp and fibre so that breakage is averted and your hair is restored to a healthy condition.

The therapies should incorporate:

  1. Deep cleansing
  2. Nourishment of hair shaft and scalp
  3. Smoothing benefits of keratin (a protein that forms the primary component of the hair) and anti-oxidants.
  4. Control of scalp ageing
  5. Improvement of blood circulation by stimulating hair roots
  6. Deeper hydration and thermal penetration to ensure root, scalp as well as hair shaft nourishment.

The therapies should aim to achieve the aforementioned objectives by utilizing phytonutrient extracts, nourishing oils, minerals, vitamins as well as plant peptides so that hair roots are energized, scalp is made healthy as well as hair fibres, are strengthened.

Strengthening of the roots of the hair is of primary importance to prevent alopecia areata as well as other hair fall conditions. The main techniques used to address this issue are:

  1. Therapy for Hair Roots: The most effective therapy is the one in which the dermatologist uses vitamins and plant extracts which are naturally injected into the roots of the hair through micro injections. This rejuvenates the hair follicles and prevents hair loss and thinning.
  2. Natural Hair Rejuvenation with PRP: This procedure focuses on utilising the blood plasma that is taken from your body. The blood plasma is platelet rich and is used to make the hair follicles healthier, thus ensuring healthy hair growth
  3. Hair Root Activation Laser Therapy and Low Level Laser Therapy: This treatment uses high-intensity light rays to increase blood flow and stimulate the cells in your scalp for better hair growth.
  4. Infusion of Hair with Nutrients: In this procedure, a cocktail of nutrients is prepared containing charged ions which penetrate deep inside your scalp and strengthen the cells and promote hair growth.

This condition, as mentioned above, is caused due to the immune system attacking the cells on your scalp. This condition occurs suddenly and causes balding patches but doesn’t usually lead to complete baldness or a permanent halt on hair growth. The volume of lost hair is different for different people.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Rhinoplasty

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
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Good morning. I am Dr Vijay Kakkar, senior consultant plastic and cosmetic surgeon in kakkar health group. Today, we will be discussing about Rhinoplasty.

As we know Rhinoplasty is commonly known as Nose surgery. Most of the patients complain about de-shape of the nose, depressed nose or very broad nose. Some patients come with the sharp nose and some patients come with teh different photographs of different celebrities and  ask to get the similar nose.

Let us see what all we can do in nose surgery.

If we see the nose, we see two parts.

1) Bony part

2) Lower soft part is the cartilage part which is internally supported by a separate septum

So, if we want to change the nose shape, we have to change all the structure like bone structure, soft tissue or cartilage structure and we have to re allign the septum in many cases.

Nose can be changed in two ways;

1) Internal approach                                       2) External approach

In Internal approach, we go through inside the nose so taht no cut or scar is visible from outside and change the shape of the bone, cartilage and septum. In this way we can achieve our desired nose shape. We can not completely chnage the shape of a nose. It completely depends on the facial profile. We analyze the length of the nose, chin, upper face. After analyzing we choose the best suited nose on the patient's face.

After the surgery, the patient is put into some kind of bandages or dressing for a week or 10 days and then we remove the bandages. The swelling on the nose after the surgery will remain for 8-10 days.

Once we do nose external approach, we give a small cut on teh central part of the nose which is called columella and lift the whole nose through this sand we can expose the whole nose. This kind of surgery is better done because we are doing all these surgeries under vision.

Again after the surgery, we put bandage for a week or 10 days time. Swelling of a nose may remian from 6 weeks to 6 months or may be in some cases upto 2 years.

This is the major part of the nose which we modify.

If you have any query or any concern about nose surgery, you can write to us on kakkar healthcare group, or contact us on 9811079483. 

We will be very happy to address all your queries. 

Thank you

 

3414 people found this helpful

Myth Behind Male Breast Reduction

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
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Good morning, I am Dr Vijay Kakkar, a senior consultant cosmetic and plastic surgeon. I am working in Kakkar health care group which is a clinic of long standing and have been doing all kind of cosmetic surgeries. We will be discussing Gynecomastia or a male surgery today.

As we know Gynecomastia is a problem in the young adult in which the male breast starts increasing. The problems start in the teenagers. Once there is little bit of problem in hormones. In the case of Gynecomastia, there must a slight elevation of the female hormones during the developing period. If the female hormone is more in the developing period of say,13-17 years of age. This gets hypertrophic and increase in size. There may not be any investigating factors.

In certain cases, it may be associated with some other diseases also. In such cases we have to find the cause of Gynecomastia. Where as in most of the cases we do not find any cause for increase the size in male breast. Once the patient of male breast comes to us, we examine him and analyse what kind of grades of gynecosmastia the person is having.

IN most of the boys or young adults are going to gym due top which muscle size increase, in such cases the gynecosmastia becomes more prominent. It is a myth that going to gym decreases the gynecosmatia, rather it increases. Once these people go in the society, they can not remove the t shirt and there are lot of problems and pressure that they can not go for swimming or they can not go to common public places wearing white t shirts. In such cases, the young adults suffer from psychological pressure. So we need to correct these problems.

It is a very simple surgery and a day care kind of surgery. We call the patient in the morning. We give an anaesthesia which is either local or general anaesthesia. Most of the fat can be removed with the process of Liposuction. It is a very minor surgery. We make a 2-3 mm size of cut and put a kind of cannula and lot of saline into the breast and suck all the fat. After sucking all the fat, we analyze if there is any breast gland left behind. If there is any breast gland left behind then we excise that breast gland with the help of a small cut which ios given in the infra cellular plane and that scar is also not visible.

After the surgery, the patient is given garment to wear for the month approximately. The swelling will go down within a week to 10 days time. The patient will be fine within a 6 days of time and patient will be back to normal. It is a permanent procesdure where no scar no cuts are left.

If you have any query about Gynecomastia, you can contact us or you can e mail at kakkarclinic@hotmail.com or contact us at 9811079483.

Thank you.

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Symptoms and Treatment for Kindler's Syndrome

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Symptoms and Treatment for Kindler's Syndrome

Kindler’s Syndrome is a rare skin blistering disease named after Theresa Kindler. It is a kind of skin complication which forms skin blisters and lesions on the mucous membranes. This can happen in any part of your body but mainly concentrates on the area where you have experienced any frictions, bruises or minor trauma, especially on the feet and the hands. In some rare occurrences of Kindler’s Syndrome, it can develop on the internal organs like the food pipe, stomach or the respiratory tract.

This disease generally occurs if you suffer from a disorder called autosomal recessive. It means that you may have inherited an anomalous gene from each parent. It usually happens during childhood and reduces as you age.

Symptoms:
Some of the symptoms of Kindler syndrome are:

  1. Blisters occurring on the body in your infancy and periods of early childhood
  2. Slowly you will observe altered pigmentation and cutaneous atrophy (A severe dermal condition)
  3. Blistering due to certain skin trauma appearing on the hands and feet
  4. Some observe abnormalities like dental or ophthalmic
  5. The growth of actinic Keratoses

Treatment:
Kindler’s Syndrome requires a specialized dermatologist for the treatment. In some countries, diagnosis involves skin biopsy. It involves undergoing Immunofluorescence Antigen Mapping or transmission of Electron Microscopy. Blood testing of genes is slowly being developed as a diagnostic test.

Other treatments involve:

  1. A healthy and nutritious diet to heal the disease from within.
  2. Maintaining a good dental hygiene.
  3. Use sunscreen with a high protein formula.
  4. Avoid exposure to the sun as much as possible.

How To Deal With Hair In The Summer?

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
How To Deal With Hair In The Summer?

Summer might be the perfect time to flaunt your beach wave tresses, but you also need to protect them from the scorching sun. The summer sun can make your hair dry and brittle, causing a lot of damage. Here are five tips to keep your hair healthy and beautiful all summer long.

  1. Hydration: In summer you tend to lose too minerals through sweat and this causes dehydration, which in general affects your whole body, making your skin and hair dry and lifeless. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking at least 7-8 glasses of water. Also include lemon water, buttermilk and coconut water in your diet to regain the lost minerals. Eat fruits with high water content such as muskmelon, watermelon, cucumbers and tomatoes to include nutrients in your system.
  2. Protection: Wear a scarf or a stylish hat to match your outfit as well as protect your mane from the sun rays. Preferably use a cotton one and tie it loosely so that it does not hinder circulation.
  3. Use a mild Shampoo: In summers, excess sweat can clog your hair follicles, capturing dirt and bacteria. It is important to use a gentle shampoo that gets the job done without stripping your hair of moisture.
  4. Condition: Use a conditioner to provide texture and strength to your hair. They also lend a coating on the hair that makes it shiny and creates a thin barrier from the sun rays.
  5. Limit styling tools: It is better to avoid heating tools as much as possible because additional heat can dry out your hair shafts. Also, use fewer hair products such as hairsprays and gels because they contain tons of chemicals that can cause damage by clogging the follicles mixed with sweat.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Hair Transplant Surgeon

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5 Things That Could Be Making Your Psoriasis Worse

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
5 Things That Could Be Making Your Psoriasis Worse

Psoriasis is one of the most chronic and long lasting diseases relating to the skin. Under this condition, the infected skin cells multiply 10 times faster than the normal rate. During this disease, the normal skin tends to get covered by a layer of dead skin cells, not allowing the skin to breathe. The top five things that can worsen your psoriasis are listed below.

  1. Alcohol - There is a direct link between your drinking habits and your skin health. Drinking, in general, tends to cause harm to the overall body. Skin being no exception also gets affected adversely by alcohol consumption. If you have psoriasis, then you should immediately consult your dermatologist so that he/she can assign you a daily limit for your alcohol consumption in a manner that it does not worsen the condition of your skin.
  2. Infections - Psoriasis also gets worsened by common infections like an earache, bronchitis, strep throat infection, and such others. It is highly recommended for you to consult your doctor if you have anybody infections along with psoriasis. So the doctor will be able to tell you the risk of the infection and how to go about managing it.
  3. StressStress has been known generally to affect the skin in an adverse manner. Stress can cause your body to have a greater incidence of inflammation on your skin which further affects your skin disease. Your doctor can help you out with the ways to manage your stress so that it does not cause any further damage to your skin.
  4. Weather changes - Medical researchers have proved that psoriasis tends to grow in colder and drier conditions. It has reportedly been observed that people having psoriasis have smoother skin during summers than during winters.
  5. Cuts and bruises - If there are any kinds of breakouts or irregularities in your skin, then it would further worsen your psoriasis. Your cut skin may lead to a flare which is known as the Koebner phenomenon in medical terminology. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.
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Chemical Peels: Types of Facial Peels

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Chemical Peels: Types of Facial Peels

Chemical peels are a skin care procedure that that can be used on the face, neck, and even the hands in order to remove and prevent fine lines. These peels are also helpful in treating age spots and blemishes. These peels can be a part of one’s regular skin care regimen in order to improve the overall appearance of the skin.

Read on to know more about chemical peels and the various types available.

  • The procedure: Chemical peels usually follow a specific procedure where a chemical solution is applied to the skin which makes upper layer to peel off. The new skin that emerges is usually free of wrinkles and smoother as compared to the old skin.
  • What all does it treat: There are a variety of skin problems that can be treated by chemical peels, including reduction of age spots, dark patches, and other scars. It can also treat severe forms of acne even as it prevents fine lines and wrinkles that have been caused due to constant sun exposure and aging. Also, it reduces the fine lines that form under the eyes and around the mouth. This treatment can also help in treating freckles and dark patches that may be caused due to hormonal changes that happen during pregnancy and also due to birth control pills. It basically gives you smooth and supple skin.
  • Light peels: This is one of the most commonly used types of chemical peels. These include lactic, salicylic acid and glycolic peels. This type of chemical peel is a mild one that makes the pores smaller and treats surface problems like acne, blackheads, as well as other skin imperfections like light skin discolouration and freckles. This kind of peel is quick and easy to administer, and can help in stimulating collagen production to keep the skin supple. One will typically need about four sittings in a span of two to four weeks.
  • Medium depth chemical peels: These are stronger peels that show more dramatic results. They may cause visible flaking and peeling after the procedure has been carried out. These peels are usually used to fix the problems that come about due to sun damage. Also, these peels can decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and large pores. These peels can also repair the patches that appear due to pigmentation problems. One will need a session at least once every three months to maintain the results.
  • Deep chemical peels: These peels have more risk and deeper complications. They are used for very severe cases that include permanent hyperpigmentation which brings about darkening of the skin. Also, it can fix lightening of the skin due to hypopigmentation. It can also be used for the removal of scars. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.
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My hair falls every day and now I am bald. I want to grow hair. What should I do.

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
My hair falls every day and now I am bald. I want to grow hair. What should I do.
Mr. Romish There are many reasons for hair fall like stress,dandruff,thyroid,hormonal imbalance,improper diet,etc.To control hair fall eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables.Increase your intake of protein in your diet like cheese,egg white,soya,whole grains,skimmed milk. Consult a good trichologist for scalp examination and then go ahead accordingly.
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I am 21 years old I am hvng hair fall problem I am using many shampoo nd olive oil bt I think its nt wrkng hair r gtng thin I think I wnt strong nd thick hair wt should I do .plzzzz say.

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery), MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
I am 21 years old I am hvng hair fall problem I am using many shampoo nd olive oil bt I think its nt wrkng hair r gtn...
Mr. Saikat There are many reasons for hair fall like stress,dandruff,thyroid,hormonal imbalance,improper diet,etc.To control hair fall eat a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables.Increase your intake of protein in your diet like cheese,egg white,soya,whole grains,skimmed milk.
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