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About Face, Mumbai

About Face

  4.5  (53 ratings)

Dermatologist Clinic

Shop No. 1, 1st Floor , Rajdoot CHS Ltd, Opp Rajkumar Jewellers, above Vandana Showroom, Linking Road, Khar West Mumbai
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About Face   4.5  (53 ratings) Dermatologist Clinic Shop No. 1, 1st Floor , Rajdoot CHS Ltd, Opp Rajkumar Jewellers, above Vandana Showroom, Linking Road, Khar West Mumbai
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It is important to us that you feel comfortable while visiting our office. To achieve this goal, we have staffed our office with caring people who will answer your questions and help you ......more
It is important to us that you feel comfortable while visiting our office. To achieve this goal, we have staffed our office with caring people who will answer your questions and help you understand your treatments.
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About Face is known for housing experienced Dermatologists. Dr. Zubin Mandlewala, a well-reputed Dermatologist, practices in Mumbai. Visit this medical health centre for Dermatologists recommended by 66 patients.

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Shop No. 1, 1st Floor , Rajdoot CHS Ltd, Opp Rajkumar Jewellers, above Vandana Showroom, Linking Road, Khar West
Linking Road Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400052
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Dr. Zubin Mandlewala

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprology (DDVL), Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology
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8 Years experience
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Causes of Hair Fall and its Derma Treatments

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprology (DDVL), Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Causes of Hair Fall and its Derma Treatments

There is probably no person who doesn’t lose some hair every day. In fact, losing about 100 hair in a day is considered normal. But if there is a problem of hair loss running in your family, you are vulnerable to lose even more hair. And it can lead to bald patches and spots in a short time. Approximately, half of all individuals suffer from this type of hair loss by the time they reach 50.

What are the causes of hair fall?

Although it has been speculated that hair loss is quite common, it could be a difficult thing to live with, particularly because it alters the way a person looks. Some of the most common causes of hair fall include:

  1. Family history: Hair fall is often inherited, indicating that it passes down from one generation to another. This is termed as female-pattern or male-pattern hair loss.
  2. Stress: The present work culture exposes all people to a lot of mental stress. Hair fall can also be caused by physical stress stemming from some ailment, high fever, and surgeries.
  3. Chemotherapy: A powerful medication destroying cancer cells, chemotherapy is also known to wreak havoc on hair.
  4. Wearing away: Hair damage can be caused by pulling back the hair, braiding it too tightly, making tight ponytails or by using too much of hair dryer, hair iron or hair straightener.
  5. Iron deficiency: Hair loss would be inevitable if one does not maintain a proper diet, particularly if it lacks protein and iron.
  6. Hair diseases: Hair disorders like ringworm, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and other conditions can lead to loss of hair.
  7. Thyroid: Both hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism are known to cause hair fall.

How is hair fall treated?

  1. If you have hair loss and you are looking forward to treating it, then your hair loss treatment would depend on the type of hair loss you are suffering from.
  2. If hair loss is induced by some ailment that can be treated or is not going to last long, then your hair would grow back in some time. For instance, if hair fall is caused by thyroid conditions, then administering thyroid medications can help.
  3. When your hair loss is caused by stress or any underlying medical condition or any medication, then you should try to alleviate it in order to notice desirable improvements.
  4. In case the hair fall is triggered by some hair disorders, it is important to consult a dermatologist for comprehensive treatment solutions.

PRP For Hair Fall

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is a very effective treatment for hair loss. It involves drawing out the blood from the patient’s body which is already rich in blood platelets. This blood is then concentrated to extract enriched blood platelets in the form of a serum. This serum is then injected into the scalp. PRP treatment can even be combined with hair transplant surgery, medication and micro needling to enhance their effectiveness.

Advantages of PRP treatment for hair fall-

  1. It is a non-surgical procedure so you don’t have to be sedated with anesthesia.
  2. It is a short duration procedure as PRP procedure lasts for 60 to 90 minutes.
  3. It is extremely reliable, safe and authentic.
  4. Time taken for recovery is very short. You will see noticeable results in less than a week after this procedure while getting to see marked improvements over the course for the next few weeks and months.
  5. Hair loss is controlled doesn’t recur after this procedure while the result looks very natural.

Non-Eligibility for a PRP treatment

  1. If you are suffering from malignancies or blood-borne diseases you should not go in for a PRP treatment.
  2. If you have a current infection you might not be able to sit for a PRP hair treatment.
  3. Patients suffering from cerebral palsy and Parkinson’s disease are not eligible for a PRP treatment.
  4. If you are currently pregnant or anemic, you shouldn’t opt for a PRP treatment.
  5. If you are currently suffering from any form of skin diseases you shouldn’t opt for PRP treatments either.
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Skin Pigmentation - Easy Ways You Can Get Rid of Them

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprology (DDVL), Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Skin Pigmentation - Easy Ways You Can Get Rid of Them

Hyperpigmentation is a relatively harmless condition, but can affect a person’s self-image and psyche. This skin condition is characterized by dark patches on the skin due to exposure to UV radiation or as a sign of aging. It is caused by an excessive production of melanin in the body. Hyperpigmentation affects people of all ages and with all skin types. However, fair-skinned people are at a higher risk of suffering from this condition than dark skinned people.

This condition can be treated in a number of ways including:

  1. Laser: Laser treatment for hyperpigmentation improves skin tone and boosts collagen production. With advancement in laser technology, scarring is no longer a very big risk with this form of treatment. Depending on the degree of hyperpigmentation argon or carbon dioxide lasers may be used in with short pulses or long pulses. Treatment can take anywhere between 30 to 45 minutes and is relatively pain free. 
  2. Chemical peels: Chemical peels rid the skin of its top most layer and bring new cells to the surface. This gives the skin an even tone and eliminates dark spots and patchiness. A light salicylic acid or glycolic acid peel is ideal for hyperpigmentation treatment. This is often used in cases where the patient’s skin is resistant to over the counter topical treatment. The concentration of active ingredients in the peel depends on the skin tone. Mild skin discolouration and blotchiness can be treated with a superficial peel while age spots and freckles require a medium peel. 
  3. Topical ointments: Topical ointments are usually the first form of treatment for hyperpigmentation. Hydroquinone or retinol are the most commonly prescribed ointments. Broad spectrum sunscreen that offers protection against UVA and UVB rays can also help prevent further sun damage and dark spots. Skin lightening creams with soy or niacinamide as active ingredients also help brighten skin tones. 

Apart from these forms of treatment, there are also a number of home remedies for this condition. Some of these home remedies are:

  1. Rubbing a freshly sliced or the juice of a grated potato on the skin
  2. Applying a combination of cucumber and lemon juice on the skin
  3. A grated papaya face mask
  4. Soak almonds in milk overnight and then skin them and puree with the milk. Apply this mixture on the affected areas. 
  5. A mask of guava and banana pulp 

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

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I have black spot on my face so please give valuable suggestions for our treatment.

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprology (DDVL), Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I have black spot on my face so please give valuable suggestions for our treatment.
Dear Mr. lybrate-user, Black spots on face can be due to many reasons. A detailed history would really help in this regard. Such marks can be seen post acne or post allergies and inflammation etc. Usually the spots gradually regress with time but active topical treatment may help them resolve faster along with other modalities as well. Protection from sun by using SPF 30 and above sunscreen can help prevent further darkening also on a general basis.
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Hi I want solution and proper medicine for my dark circle in under eye and I have this dark circle when I was iust 14 years old and now I am 24, I consult so many doctor I used so many undereue cream but all worst no effect, so please suggest fix solution.

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprology (DDVL), Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
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I want solution and proper medicine for my dark circle in under eye and I have this dark circle when I was iust 14...
Dear Ms. lybrate-user, It is important to understand that the exact cause of dark circles has not been fully established, hence a perfect form of therapy doesn't really exist. Some possible causes include: Genetic, lack of sleep, extreme weight and volume loss from the area, lack of hydration, late nights, constant straining at laptop TV etc, vascularity based pigmentation. Having a balanced yet healthy lifestyle goes a long way. I agree most creams fail to deliver. There are certain cosmetic peels which may help which are done by us the dermatologists after a thorough assessment.
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I am a 27 years old male and my hairline has started to recede especially on the left front side. I consulted skin specialist and he gave me Cipla Tu gain 5% solution. I applied it for abt 2 weeks only one or two drops max but stopped it as it was written on the manual that initially it cud lead to hair loss. I am in a fix whether to apply it or not. Does receding hairline is curable by this medicine or not? Thanks.

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprology (DDVL), Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I am a 27 years old male and my hairline has started to recede especially on the left front side. I consulted skin sp...
Dear Mr. lybrate-user, The minoxidil (tugain 5% lotion] that you were using does lead to initial hair fall so that the new hair which comes in its place will be stronger and thicker. Ideally one should use as long as one desires good hair. It does not work optimally for a frontal receeding hair line but certainly helps prevent further hair fall and turns thin hair to thicker hair over due course of time. You have to be very regular in Applying the lotion (preferably 1 ml daily at night).
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I am facing dandruff problem and thinking to do hair spa. Will it useful for me and does men do hair spa it feels very awkward for me to ask please hlp.

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprology (DDVL), Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I am facing dandruff problem and thinking to do hair spa. Will it useful for me and does men do hair spa it feels ver...
Hello dear Lybrate user, Hair spa can lead to hairfall as it can damage the hair shaft. Avoid such procedures on hair. For dandruff use KERAGLO-AD SHAMPOO three times a week followed by a conditioner.
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How to get rid of excess hair on hands and how to slow the rate of growth of hair on hand?

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprology (DDVL), Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
How to get rid of excess hair on hands and how to slow the rate of growth of hair on hand?
Dear Mr. lybrate-user, Ideally if the hair is thick and dark then you can get it reduced with LASER HAIR REDUCTION procedure. It requires multiple sessions done by a qualified dermatologist in your area.
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Derma Treatments For Acne (Pimples)

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprology (DDVL), Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Derma Treatments For Acne (Pimples)

What is Acne (Pimples)?

Acne is a very common skin disease that is characterised by the clogging of hair follicles of the skin with dead cells or oil produced from oil glands called ‘sebum’. It is a long-term skin disease and is seen to affect people who fall within the age group of 13-25.

They mostly occur on the face but it can also occur on the back, arms, neck, chest and shoulders. This can result in an uneven, bumpy appearance on the skin that may swell up and appear red. In severe cases, when the swelling subsides, it may leave a mark on the affected area.

What Causes Pimples?

The reasons behind pimples are not very clear although it is seen to be more prominent with teenagers and is more severe in boys as compared to girls.

But some factors that may cause acne are:

  1. Hormones: The levels of hormones called ‘androgens’ increase when someone hits teenage. Androgens cause the pores on the skin to enlarge and secrete more sebum. This causes the pores to get clogged, thus causing acne.

  2. Genetics: It is more likely for you to get pimples if your parents have had them in their childhood.

  3. Medications: Certain medications used to treat diseases such as epilepsy can result in acne.

How To Treat Acne?

It is usually recommended to consult a dermatologist who may give you several options such as-

Although it is generally a temporary condition, severe acne can leave a scar problem that can last a lifetime. A cosmetic dermatologist can provide a variety of procedures for acne scar removal or reduction.

Microdermabrasion, deep chemical peels, and laser skin resurfacing have all been shown to effectively reduce or eliminate acne scars. The right acne scar removal treatment for each patient depends on the degree of acne scarring, skin type, and other factors. A cosmetic dermatologist can recommend the procedure that is best for you. Some of the treatments are:

  1. Topical Ointments: Ointments are topical agents that are used on the surface of the skin or mucous membrane. Agents with Salicylic acid as an active ingredient can help in treating acne.

  2. Oral Prescriptions: Oral antibiotics such as clindamycin can be prescribed to you for treating your acne.

  3. Acne Surgery: It can be used to treat current acne conditions. It involves cleansing the skin and its pores of infections and excessive oil and clusters of dead cells.

  4. Skin Peeling Treatment: It is a very effective way of removing current pimples and scars that are left behind by the older ones. It basically removes the old, dead skin cells and encourages the growth of new ones. This must be done upon consulting your dermatologist.

Other measures that can be taken to control outbreaks include maintaining a healthy, junk-free diet.

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Hii I have plane wart on finger and forehead I want to ask you what is the treatment and what precautions should be taken so they would not spread more pls help me out.

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprology (DDVL), Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Hii I have plane wart on finger and forehead I want to ask you what is the treatment and what precautions should be t...
Dear Lybrate user, Plane warts are caused by a virus known as human papilloma virus. As it's a virus, it can spread within the same person or it can also spread to others. Hence, avoid close contact with others in your surroundings, do not keep touching or picking at your warts this will inevitably spread to other areas. Regards,
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Sir, What can I do to reduce dark circles at home? And does it mean that I have some vitamin deficiency?

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprology (DDVL), Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Sir, What can I do to reduce dark circles at home? And does it mean that I have some vitamin deficiency?
Hi. Dark circles can be due to various reasons like stress, late nights, lack of proper sleep, unhealthy diet, hereditary. There are multiple topical medications available with modest results. Consult a dermatologist for a proper evaluation and thereby therapy catering to your condition. Regards
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Pls Tell me the name of moisturizing cream under eye to get rid of dark circles under eye.

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprology (DDVL), Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Pls Tell me the name of moisturizing cream under eye to get rid of dark circles under eye.
Hi. Dark circles can be due to various reasons, the possible ones being: stress, hereditary, late nights, eye strain on laptop and computer, unhealthy diet. There are numerous under eye creams. Kindly visit a nearby dermatologist for a proper evaluation.
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My hairs are becoming white and I am just of 17 please tell something its cure and reason please THANK YOU.

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprology (DDVL), Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
My hairs are becoming white and I am just of 17 please tell something its cure and reason please
THANK YOU.
Hi. The precise cause of White hair is still unknown. Some possible factors are genetics, stress, unhealthy dietary lifestyle.
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I have black spots and pimples on my back, Is BENGEL (benzoyl peroxide gel bp), AC 2.5% will help to remove it?

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprology (DDVL), Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I have black spots and pimples on my back, Is BENGEL (benzoyl peroxide gel bp), AC 2.5% will help to remove it?
Hi. Benzoyl peroxide creamy wash is good in tackling pimples on the back. An azelaic acid based cream may be used to tackle the dark spots after a thorough consultation with the dermatologist.
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Sun Protection

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprology (DDVL), Fellowship In Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Sun Protection

Using a sunscreen goes a long way in the fight to protect one's skin from the harmful effects of the sun. It should be used at least a half an hour before sun exposure and every two hourly thereafter. Upon regular and continuous use, sunscreens are effective in preventing changes associated with long-term sun exposure namely, wrinkling, yellowish discolouration and pigmentary changes. Many pigmentary conditions such as melasma, freckles, etc. Require an adequate use of sunscreen. Those with rosacea can also benefit from regular use of sunscreen. Sunscreens play a vital role after certain procedures such as laser therapy, dermabrasion and chemical peels.

Sunscreens are categorically grouped in either chemical or physical nature. The appropriate sunscreen is chosen as per the assessment of the dermatologist particularly based on the patient's skin type and / or dermatological condition at hand. Spf of 30 and above is recommended for indian patients. The quantity of sunscreen which one should apply throughout the day is also important. 1 fingertip unit = 0.5 gm of sunscreen should at least be applied for the face. Lets not forget that all sun-exposed areas should get adequate sunscreen coverage.
 

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