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Dr. S M Shah is a renowned General Surgeon in Andheri East, Mumbai. You can meet Dr. S M Shah personally at Holy Spirit Hospital in Andheri East, Mumbai. Book an appointment online with Dr. S M Shah on Lybrate.com.

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Microdermabrasion vs Chemical Peel

CIDESCO, DGA, DBT, DBC, MBBS
Trichologist, Mumbai
Microdermabrasion vs Chemical Peel

When choosing the proper treatments and products to enhance your skin, you should take into consideration such factors as skin pigmentation, acne, fine lines, wrinkles, skin sensitivities, oiliness or dryness.

Exfoliation procedures can be physical or chemical. Which is best for you? The best way to decide on Microdermabrasion vs Chemical Peel is to review the benefits and expectations of each procedure.

Chemical Peel

Chemical peels use topical applications of peeling solutions to rejuvenate the skin, address fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, tone and texture. They allow for cells that make collagen to function more effectively and remove any damage caused by the sun and other external forces that always act on our skin. 

Chemical Peels are used for treating various skin conditions, such as:

  1. Wrinkles
  2. Pigmentation 
  3. Aging
  4. Acne
  5. Damage caused by harmful rays of the sun.

How do Chemical Peels work?

Whenever we take a step outside, or take a ride in a car our skin is exposed to harsh elements, pollutants, and harmful ultraviolet rays. With exposure to these elements, the skin is potentially damaged, leading to the aged appearance.

Chemical peels remove damaged cells; stimulate the growth of the new skin cells and collagen production. Different peels are used for different purposes. They can and should be customized for each patient’s particular skin types and problems. There are wonderful new combination peels that are safe, effective, and have minimal down time. Anyone undergoing a chemical peel must stay out of the sun from 6 – 10 days and needless to say continue to use sun block.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is the most common physical method for removing the very superficial level of skin. It is a manual exfoliation of the epidermis to remove dead skin cells, debris and impurities. Normally, an instrument, which combines suction and a wand made of diamond or small crystal particles, is used to remove these from the skin.

Microdermabrasion produces instant results, but may not be a good choice for inflamed, sensitive or rosacea type skin. In such cases look for resurfacing methods that utilize a dermafile, a manual exfoliation using diamond files. This technique reduces breakage of capillaries in someone with thin or sensitive skin. Microdermabrasion encourages collagen stimulation and a more rapid cell turnover in the skin.

Microdermabrasion is used for treating the below mentioned skin problems:

  • Acne scars
  • Brown spots
  • Wrinkle lines and stretch marks
  • Spots that may appear due to aging
  • Blackheads

What can I expect from Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion should leave the skin’s surface velvety smooth, soft, bright and glowing. This rejuvenation method is instant and in rare cases, a pinkness or sensitivity may occur a few hours directly after the procedure, lasting less then 24 hours.  Microdermabrasion is a workhorse of all rejuvenation procedures.  Although it is primarily used on the face, it can be used on any part of the body, from the neck to chest, to hands, etc.  Microdermabrasion is frequently done on the same day prior to other rejuvenation procedures for maximum benefits.

Microdermabrasion vs Chemical Peel
It is always best to consult a physician when determining what will work best for your individual case and to help you accomplish your rejuvenation and/or skin-improvement goals. 

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Hello Dr. I'm suffering from dark circles since many years sometimes it may darker and sometimes lighter lack of sleep and stressed is issue in my lyf but the main reason of dark circles I can't find it till now my mom does not suffer from dark Circles even she sleeps late N her diet was also not good so why m suffering from this problem it make my look so dull N sick. Is there is any solution for dark circles or it will remain like this only for lyf time. Pls help N suggest. Thanks and regards.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
Hello Dr. I'm suffering from dark circles since many years sometimes it may darker and sometimes lighter lack of slee...
There can be various reasons, lack of sleep/nutrition or stress. It can also be hereditary. If it is hereditary, it requires proper treatment like laser etc. If not, put cold cucumber slices for 20 minutes everyday in your free time in your eyes and relax. Use an undereye cream or serum before sleeping. If these do not work, go for a clinical treatment like microdermabrasion or chemical peeling.
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How can I get rid of dark circles and I have also black underarm so suggest me some natural medicine.

Ayurveda, Moradabad
How can I get rid of dark circles and I have also black underarm so suggest me some natural medicine.
dark circles are due to inadequate diet n sleep,take well nourished diet,adequate sleep ,gently massage dark area with vit e ,drink coconut milk,rub raw tomato juice on underarms
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Hi good morning in child I was fair and had white skin but now roaming in hot sun became brown skin and back tan, help me out to regain my white skin.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Hi good morning
in child I was fair and had white skin but now roaming in hot sun became brown skin and back tan, hel...
Hello- you can get a fair skin naturally by following these tips. 1) change your routine. >protect yourself from the sun. >exfoliate your skin a few times a week. Doing manual exfoliation can really help to lighten the skin, since the process takes off dead skin cells. >be realistic with your expectations. Skin that is already naturally dark is very hard to lighten more than a shade or two, especially using natural methods. 2) natural lightening treatments >make a lemon juice rinse. >rub your skin with raw potato.
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I am 46 year old man. My face becoming darker day by day and it is oily when compared to body color. Can I get the original color?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic treatment whitening cream (biovalley) apply in circular fashion in morning and at night whitening soap (biovalley) wash face with this face wash before applying whitening cream suncare cream (bakson) apply 30 minutes before going outside and again reapply after 3-4 hrs after washing with whitening soap papaya pack (bakson) daily apply on face directly in evening when you think you're not going outside now and wash face after it is dry. Ferrum sip syrup (sbl) 2 spoons twice daily diet daily cucumber in salad 1 apple /200 gm papaya/500 gm watermelon daily consume lots of water daily 2 glass milk daily.
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Have got small pores on face. This pores are of pimples getting poped up. What should I do now to have a clean look.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Have got small pores on face. This pores are of pimples getting poped up. What should I do now to have a clean look.
Using Dot silicone gel or toical retinoid cream (Retin A cream) is good to remove this pores. You can also go for masks. Pappaya masks are good for this. You can use this twice weekly. Also avoid sun exposure on face or use sunscreen. Taking vitamin E and C supplements , drinking more plain water also helps in regeneration of skin faster.
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I have fungal infection between my thighs. It started 2 years ago. Took many allopathy medicines prescribed by couple of dermatologists. But did not get any proper results. That area became dark. Is there any ayurvedic treatment available. Thank you.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Pune
I have fungal infection between my thighs. It started 2 years ago. Took many allopathy medicines prescribed by couple...
Yes in ayurveda for these condition medicines are available which destroy root of disease. First it is neccessary to find out reason and for that to take history is important so consult or ring me.
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I am 41 year old having external hemoride some time having bleeding n swear pain.Please help.

F.I.A.G.E.S , MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery) , DNB (General Surgery), MBBS
General Surgeon, Delhi
Dear lybrate-user. If you are having bleeding with external haemorrhoids than it must be 4th degree haemorrhoids. At this stage surgery is the final treatment which can be done with the help of stapler as a day care surgery. You can contact me if you have more than queries.
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I am 33 year old and mother of 5 kids. I had slight differences between my breast before first delivery. Yhe problem is after delivery both the breast will be filled with milk. But after10 days or two weeks the small breast will start shrinking and it will have very small amount of milk. The difference in size affects my confidence level too. Can I get this treated feel there is difference in structure of this breast.

DNB, MBBS
Oncologist, Faridabad
Dear mam, lactation from both breast may be different, but you need to express milk from other breast to prevent from getting it collected and form abscess. If there is obvious difference of size is there then please get an ultrasound breast cancer to rule out local collection of milk or inflammation of breast and get it treated accordingly.
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I am male 34, I see red patches on both of my legs (lower parts - Heel/foot skin). I consulted a physician who told this is pigmented purpuric dermatosis. He also advised that there is no cure of this disease. Question - Is pigmented purpuric dermatosis really not curable? should I leave this untreated? will it be aggravated in future if I don't take any action?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am male 34, I see red patches on both of my legs (lower parts - Heel/foot skin). I consulted a physician who told t...
These pigmented spots can increase with time but being a homoeopath I have a solution for this secale cor 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water 3 times a day for 3 months and report thereafter.
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My complexion is getting dark from past 10 days. N I'm getting pimples. Please suggest me something to get fair, smooth and pimples free face.

MD-Ayurveda, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ahmednagar
My complexion is getting dark from past 10 days. N I'm getting pimples. Please suggest me something to get fair, smoo...
Use face wash (acteen of remember india company) and seboderm ointment of same co. For pimple free face. Use orally gandhak rasayana tablets 1 in morning and 1 in evening for 1 month.
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Hi. My skin complexion is very dark. But my whole body is brighten except my face. I want to fair face complexion my skin is sensitive. Plz tell me any effective tips for my skin complexion.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hi. My skin complexion is very dark. But my whole body is brighten except my face. I want to fair face complexion my ...
Wear cotton clothes and fully cover your body including face and hands while going in direct sunlight and drink a minimum of three litres of water per day and if necessary apply aloevera gel
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Hello doc you have acl hairy face I use to bleach my side burns I'm using nature's diamond bleach pls suggest me a good bleach n a long lasting one. Thanks in advance.

PGPPH, BDS, Certified Implantologist
Dentist, Hyderabad
Hello doc you have acl hairy face I use to bleach my side burns I'm using nature's diamond bleach pls suggest me a go...
Hi lybrate-user Home bleaches are very harmful they always need to be done in a reputed salon with professional hands. A little deviated ratio of activator and powder can burn the skin. If you need to bleach or decrease your side buns you can do the following: 1. Mix besan with curd and apply all over your face. Wait for it to dry for only 4 mins. After that rub your skin in the opposite direction and it will remove dead skin along with side buns for a clear face. This therapy will take at least 15-20 times to show great results. 2. Facial wax- There are professional waxes made specially for side buns, please use them once every month followed by shea butter application. 3. Laser hair removal- Laser hair removal may look expensive at first but it is the best treatment with long lasting results and a major cost saver as well.
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13 years ago I was very fair. But day by day I lost my fairness. Still I work under the roof then also.

BDS, fellowship in aesthetic medicine
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Lucknow
13 years ago I was very fair. But day by day I lost my fairness. Still I work under the roof then also.
Using a good sunscreen is imp. A good homecare as per your skin needs also verifiable treatment options are there for skin rejuvenation and glow. Visit the centre for best results.
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My age is 20. From 2 year l am continuously facing for hairfall and white hair. I shown this problem to doctors, they just give a medical shampoo and said to use. But this problem is not solved. Please give me suggestions what have to do.

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
My age is 20. From 2 year l am continuously facing for hairfall and white hair. I shown this problem to doctors, they...
Hair fall can be associated with pernicious anaemia, hypothyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease, nutritional deficiency, diabetes, stress. These have to be evaluated. You also have to make a lot of lifestyle changes. Correct your diet. Consume plenty of pulses, legumes, sprouts, grams, soya and nuts. If you r nonvegetarian, have meat, fish, milk and milk products in plenty. Drink lots of water. Avoid stressing over your hair fall since dopamine released can decrease hair further. Stay away from chemicals like hair dyes, bleaches. Avoid straighteners and hot combs. Overwashing and overshampooing can make your hair fall. Wash your hair twice a week and shampoo on the same day. Use mild shampoos. Massage scalp thoroughly to increase blood circulation. Towel dry hair, do not use blow dryers. Make sure not to sleep with wet damp hair. Comb hair regularly before going out. Protect your hair from sun. Stay away from alcohol and caffeinated drinks like coffee and cola since they produce antioxidants which damage free radicals. Exercise regularly for it promotes blood flow and enhances healthy, shiny hair growth. Yoga and meditation help destress. Greying of hair increases with nutritional deficiencies. So, make sure to have plenty of milk, milk products, fish, jaggery, spinach, lettuce, wheat, meat. Have calcium and iron supplements. You need to get evaluation for autoimmune diseases. Don't use dyes, bleaches, steam or blowdryers. Avoid spa. You can to start with use brown henna. Avoid swimming in pools. Drink milk and plenty of dairy products to replenish calcium needed for tyrosinase. Include cabbage, broccoli, brussels, kale in daily diet. Have vitamin and mineral supplements. Have spinach and jaggery, iron in it vil enhance melanin forming pathway. Stay away from hairdyes, dryers, spas, bleaches and hot irons. You can use brown natural henna to cover your greys.
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I have white some spots on my body. Is it curable? how much time will it take. I am 55 years old.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have white some spots on my body. Is it curable? how much time will it take. I am 55 years old.
Hello. White patches/ dots on your skin are a common type of depigmented skin lesion associated with an infection, allergy, or autoimmune disorder. One common cause of white spots, or hypopigmentation, is a fungal infection of the skin known as tinea versicolor (associated with other symptoms, such as itching or dryness on or around the white patches). This fungal infection is not contagious and can be treated easily with over-the-counter medications. The white spots and patches can also be becuase of deiciency of vitamin D (for which 15-20 minutes of exposure to early morning sunlight without sunscreen is needed, 3-4times a week). Or else they could be idiopathic (i.e., without any cause). Please tell me other symptoms like about sensation on the area, since how long do you have this patch, any family history of white patch, etc. Meantime, you can start with homoeopathic Rx - Ars. Sulph. Flavum. 200/ twice daily for 20days (as it is safe).
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Sir mere face pr pimples nikla hua hai jiske wajah se mai kafi ganda samajhta hu aur mera face pr black head v maujud hai to issko kai se clear kare koi tarkib bataye.

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Sir mere face pr pimples nikla hua hai jiske wajah se mai kafi ganda samajhta hu aur mera face pr black head v maujud...
Hello, most common chronic skin disease, almost in all age group due to wrong food habit, excess starch, sugar n fatty acid, chronic constipation, and menstrual problem in female are some of the causes behind pimples. Diet: fresh fruits & juice, fresh steamed vegetable n soup, salad butter milk or cured in very useful for fast result. Home remedy: 1 a teaspoonful of coriander juice mixed with pinch of turmeric powder and apply 2 pounded orange and lemon peel apply on affected area angel gloss cream apply locally 3 times a day stay healthy- naturally.
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Hello Dr. m suffering from dark circles from many years I have done many things but nothing works can I go for Dr. James L- glutathione supplement for 3 months course. Is these pills can surely work for dark circles. 1 naturopath md Dr. suggest me to take this so I just want your opinion. Pls help and suggest. Thanks and regards.

M.D. - Ayurveda, B.A.M.S (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine& Surgery), N.D.D.Y(Diploma in Naturopathy,Diploma in Yoga)
Ayurveda, Pune
Hello Dr. m suffering from dark circles from many years I have done many things but nothing works can I go for Dr. Ja...
Yes you can use this. Can be useful. Apart from this, sleep adequately every night for minimum 7-8 hrs. Maintain a good iron intake and do some deep breathing exercises daily. Take vit e suppliments for 10 days in a month.
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I have pimples and black spots on my face I want to remove it for that what should I do? Please advise.

M.Sc - Psychology, PGDEMS, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Delhi
I have pimples and black spots on my face I want to remove it for that what should I do? Please advise.
Homemade remedies to treat acne and pimples: you probably are under impression that it is tough to treat your acne and pimples. Try our homemade remedies and explore your beautiful skin. Sugar scrub: dead skin cells when get clogged in pores often mimics the acne problem. Scrubbing the skin is the most natural and clinically proven method to exfoliate. Do not scrub too hard, it may irritate and damage your skin. You require: sugar, lemon juice how to use: take half cup of sugar grind it well. Add 10 drops of lemon juice to it. For dry skin, you can add olive oil to give moisturizing effect. Dip your fingertips into the mixture, and scrub on your face in circular motion. Apple cider vinegar: acids in vinegar exfoliate and treat scars on your skin. Also improves skin tone and balances skin ph. It helps to open your pores, shed off bacteria and dirt thus reduces the risk of acne and pimples. You require: apple cider vinegar, distilled water how to use: to 1 part vinegar, add 3 parts water and mix thoroughly. Dip a cotton swab into it and apply it on pimples. Leave on for at 10? 20 minutes. Reapply several times in a day for best results. Papaya: papaya is a rich source of vitamin a and protein (papain). Helps in exfoliating dead skin cells and treats irritated dry skin. Reduces premature ageing and gives a glowy look. You require: papaya how to use: peel outer skin of papaya and mash into thick paste. For a dry skin add milk or honey (optional). Apply this mask evenly all over your face. Wait for 30 minutes and rinse off completely with water. Pat dry your face and apply a good moisturizer. Oranges: if you have any doubt whether oranges help in treating acne, then don? t worry the answer is a definite yes. Its astringent properties attributes to acne treatment. As an excellent source of vitamin c, oranges are actually good in whitening and refreshing your skin. You require: oranges, rose water how to use: peel off outer skin of oranges. Dry them and grind into fine powder. Add rose water to make a paste. Apply it on blemishes and wash off after 20 minutes. Lemon juice: to heal scars and acne spots, lemon is the best remedy. When used topically or taken internally, lemon does wonders. Lemon is a good source of vitamin c, helps to remove dead skin cells. You require: lemon how to use: extract lemon juice and dip cotton balls into it. Apply on pimples, scars; wash off after 10? 15 minutes. With soft towel gently pat your skin. Avocado & honey mask: to clean your pores and treat acne and pimples, avocado is the best choice. It is rich in vitamins and fats that helps to repair damaged skin. Honey helps in cleansing and giving a soothing effect to your skin. This facial mask is suitable for all skin types. You require: avocado, honey how to use: take one of a ripe avocado, remove the skin, seeds and mash it. Add 4 tablespoons of raw honey. Apply it to face and leave it for 30? 60 minutes. Wash with warm water and pat dry. Potato: potatoes do wonders on treating acne prone skin. It is a huge hub of acids and antioxidants. Helps in clearing pimples and left out scars. You require: potato, blender, warm water how to use: all you have to do is take one potato, peel off outer skin completely and make slices. You can even mash it using blender or juicer. Apply it on pimples forming a thin layer. Leave it for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water. Mint: mint leaves contain menthol which acts as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent. You require: mint leaves, lemon juice how to use: take 2 cups of mint (peppermint) fresh leaves and grind them into fine paste. You can add few drops of lemon juice to it. Using a cotton swab, apply on pimples. After 30 minutes rinse off with cold water. Do not rub, gently pat with dry towel. Green tea: green tea is rich in epigallocatechin-3-gallate, an antioxidant. Research studies have revealed that epigallocatechin-3-gallate reduces sebum production, inflammation, and infection thus relieving from acne symptoms. You require: green tea leaves how to use: extract green tea from green tea leaves. Wash your face twice a day with green tea and dab with soft towel. It leaves you refreshing and relaxed. You can even daily intake one cup of green tea. Aloe: aloe has many medicinal unseen benefits. It soothes your skin and nourishes giving a vibrant look. You require: aloe, blender how to use: to attain a beautiful and glowing skin start using aloe as your routine. Extract gel from 2? 3 aloe fresh leaves or buy it from a health store. Apply to face and wash off after 20? 30 minutes. Repeat same procedure thrice in a week to get desired results. Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate): sodium bicarbonate neutralizes skin ph. Best skincare regimen which helps to remove dead and dying skin cells. Can be used regularly until you get desired results. In fact it got less or no side effects. You require: baking soda, water how to use: clean your face to remove dirt. Mix equal proportions of baking soda and water to form toothpaste like consistency. Use as a facial scrub, massage in circular soft motions with fingertips. Leave it for 15 minutes, and then rinse off with lukewarm water.
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