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How Sugar Is Harmful For Your Skin?

Dr. Deepti Dhillon 86% (170 ratings)
MBBS, DDV, Aesthetic medicine
Dermatologist, Delhi
How Sugar Is Harmful For Your Skin?

You often consume a much higher amount of sugar than you should actually, as it is widely present in a very high number of foods and beverages. Research suggests that this excessive sugar consumption may ultimately be very harmful for your health - and that it may badly harm your skin. Experts believe that too much intake of sugar can make your skin look wrinkled or dull, and also lead to a host of other skin-related disorders. Here are the ways in which excessive sugar consumption affects your skin:

  1. Causes inflammation: Inflammation, caused by excess sugar intake, can be really damaging for the body - especially because it negatively impacts your immune system, and may lead to frequent breakouts on the skins and increased chances of pimples or warts.
  2. Increases wrinkling: Sugar's inflammatory properties not only lead to breakouts on the skin, but also cause wrinkles. Collagen, which is essential for healthy, supple skin, is broken down by sugar, which makes the skin look dehydrated and dull, also increasing the chances of premature wrinkling.
  3. Causes imbalances in blood sugar level: Excessive sugar consumption causes irregularities in blood sugar levels by initially increasing sugar levels, which then reduces when insulin in released into your cells. It often ends up making you hungry, moody or shaky and increases stress levels leading to dull looking skin.
  4. Leads to occurrence of acne: Increased intake of sugar results in stimulation of hormone levels which raises sebum production and in turn affects growth of skin cells. This may be reason of acne.
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How To Get Rid Of Double Chin?

Dr. Lipy Gupta 91% (57 ratings)
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
How To Get Rid Of Double Chin?

Excess of fat on the sub-mental area may result due to increase in weight, age or genetics. In an era where we are concerned about our looks. There are simple and easy ways to get rid of double chin.

  1. Cryolipolysis or fat a freeze technology now has an applicator specifically designed to treat sub-mental fat. It is placed in the sub-mental area. Fat is pushed into the applicator using a vacuum. Lateral cooling plates cool the tissue, once the fat is treated with the chin applicator, the body metabolizes the fat which is later excreted to the urine in a span of 4-6 weeks. The 1-3 session may be performed 4-6 weeks apart for the best results. Side effects Are minimal and range from mild pain, bruising which settles within a few days.
  2. Injection Lipolysis: Sodium deoxycholate is an enzyme which melts fat when injected into the sub-mental area it gives good results as the fat content here is localized in a small volume. 3-4 sessions are performed every 10-15 days for best results. Side effects include mild pain, bruising and local tenderness.
  3. HIFU: High Intensity Focused Ultrasound uses focused ultrasound to targets collagen and works on SMAS (Submuscular aponeurotic system) and causes controlled thermal injury which in turn causes collagen lightening and shun-age and improves skin sagging. The ultrasound energy is also absorbed by fat and leads to local fat reduction.
  4. Dermal Fillers: We may wonder how dermal fillers may be helpful for double chin reduction. Injecting dermal fillers on the chin and marionette line forms a curtain and helps in reducing the appearance of sub-mental fat. When dermal fillers are injected on the chin and the marionette lines ether is enhancement is the appearance of the chin which improves in projection and leads to meet contoured jawline. This improvement in appearance hides away the projecting sub-mental fat.

 

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What We Need To Know About Dermal Fillers?

Dr. Lipy Gupta 91% (57 ratings)
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
What We Need To Know About Dermal Fillers?

Dermal Filler which is gaining popularity, hence people still have lot many questions, which is unanswered. Here is the complete info about this. Though aesthetic medicines have increased by leaps and bounds and so has the acceptance of dermal fillers in today’s society. Increased number of working women with discretionary income have made fillers popular. But there still exists doubt in our mind regarding the safety of the procedure, whether it’s right to get foreign substance injected the pain during the procedure, the after effects whether the whether the aging will be a factor after the effect means off. Some also fear side effects and risk of bruising, swelling or any permanent damage after the procedure. So this article is well be addressing these queries.

Safety:

The procedure is safe when performed by a trained aesthetician/dermatologist. The safety of procedure depends on whether the doctor is trained, quality of product use. It’s better to pay slightly more but use a good, well-tested product rather than cheaper ones. Many substandard products are available and are not wise to go far them in order to save few bucks.

Foreign substance:

Hyaluronic acid is plant desired and mimics the natural hyaluronic acid of our body. So it is close to our naturally occurring hyaluronic acid. After injection, the product integrates into the body tissues within 15-30 days. It is later dissolved in the body by its hyaluronidase. In case of any complication, it can be dissolved with hyaluronidase which can dissolve injected hyaluronic acid.

Pain: The procedure is performed under topical anesthetic cream which numb the skin. Moreover, the product which is injected contains Lidocaine which numbs the surrounding area. Most of the patients tolerate the procedure well. So pain should not be a deciding factor when you are planning for treatment.

Side effects:

Post-procedure swelling, minimal bruising is common and resolves with minimal medication after 7-10 days. Occasional complications are reported like granuloma formal infection or persisting pain. The side effects are much lower when the procedure is performed by a well-trained doctor and the correct product is used.

Increased aging:

Dermal fillers will increase and fasten the aging process. They replenish the lost hyaluronic acid one’s age. However, after injection, you get so much used to the results that ones the effect of filler means off. You may miss the glow and brightness you get after filler.

Fillers are an excellent option for restoring youth and for making the lines and fold less prominent. The procedure is safe when performed by trained professionals with good experience.

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Effect of Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) On skin!

Dr. Lipy Gupta 91% (57 ratings)
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Effect of Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) On skin!

Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder among women of reproductive age group. The pathogenesis involve multiple metabolic pathways that culminate in metabolic, reproductive and cutaneous effects. The hallmark clinical features of the syndrome are acne, hirsutism, and androgenetic alopecia and Acanthosis nigricans. Hyperandrogenism and hyperinsulinemia are key altered parameters which lead to the above mentioned clinical manifestations.

 

What is Vampire Face-lift?

Dr. Lipy Gupta 91% (57 ratings)
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
What is Vampire Face-lift?

Vampire facelift is the one of the most advanced facial treatment available. This treatment gives the face a better appearance. If you go for the simple cosmetic surgery, it will only remove excess skin from your face and create a younger look. However, the vampire facelift will give you more than this. If you have the imperfect shape of any parts of your face, Vampire face life can be the solution.

Vampire facelift is non-surgical facelift procedures and due to its result, it is getting very popular. This procedure involves extracting blood from your arm and then spinning the blood sample in a centrifuge to separate the platelets. The blood cells are then re-injected into the skin with a very fine needle and only injected into the areas that need to get treatment. These injections are performed in conjunction with fat injections to create a smooth, rounder, and plumper appearance.

Vampire facelift is much more advanced as compared to other procedure of rejuvenating your face. It has 3-way advantages:

  • Improvement in skin texture and tone
  • Restoration of facial shape
  • Growing out new and younger tissue
  • Give you refreshing look

 

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Chemical Peel - A Perfect Solution For Dull Skin!

Dr. Lipy Gupta 91% (57 ratings)
MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
Chemical Peel - A Perfect Solution For Dull Skin!

Chemical Peel is the technique used to improve the appearance of skin, especially face. A chemical peel is a solution, which exfoliates the skin and finally peeling. The new skin is smoother, fresh and wrinkles less. Chemical peel rejuvenates the skin texture and tone. Chemical Peels remove dry, dull skin cells and reveal smoother, more radiant skin underneath.

The dermatologist who should understand your skin should use the chemical peel. Who use highly concentrated exfoliates. Chemical peels can be performed as outpatient procedures, but they tend to result in noticeable skin flaking, peeling or downtime, depending on the strength of the peel. To minimize downtime, and deliver the best results, a series of peels are usually performed over a six- to 12-week period, followed by maintenance twice a year.

What should be done before Chemical Peel?

Take a consultation with the dermatologist and then embark for the chemical peel.

When is a Chemical Peel appropriate?

  • Can Scare
  • Aging Skin
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Hyper Pigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Scars
  • Sun Damaged Skin
  • Sagging Skin
  • Wrinkles

Who should not go for Chemical Peel?

The procedures are not recommended for the people having broken skin, active skin disease, infections, and sunburn.

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Top 4 Facial Treatments For Dry And Dull Skin!

Dr. Lakshmi Manasi 89% (84 ratings)
Diploma In Dermatology
Dermatologist, Visakhapatnam
Top 4 Facial Treatments For Dry And Dull Skin!

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 skinDry 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.

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

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Best Ways To Revitalize Your Skin You Should Try!

Dr. Sharat Gupta 88% (13 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Surat
Best Ways To Revitalize Your Skin You Should Try!

All of us desire to possess a healthy and glowing skin but factors like unhealthy lifestyle practices, inadequate sleep, extreme stress, anxiety and poor dietary choices tend to damage the health of your skin, giving it a dull and tired appearance.

The following are some tips that will enable you to revitalize your skin:

  1. Quit smoking and alcohol intake: Smoking reduces blood circulation to the interior of your skin layers, which makes your skin look dull and tired. Alcohol tends to reduce blood circulation, nutrients and quantity of oxygen supply to your skin. Hence, it is essential to limit the usage of both alcohol and tobacco.
  2. Drink lots water: Water is essential for the smooth functioning of your system. It is extremely important to hydrate your cells, to enable effective elimination of toxins from your system. An adequately hydrated body will add a healthy glow to your skin as well.
  3. Eat a balanced diet: A diet that is rich in carbohydrates and fats tend to cause more wrinkles. Green leafy vegetables and fresh seasonal fruits have antioxidants and essential vitamins, while food like fish, tofu, white meat, beans, lentils are rich in protein, all of which tend to make your skin appear younger. A balanced diet that incorporates essential nutrients is good for your skin cells and its rejuvenation. Eat mixed nuts to increase the elasticity of your skin; most nuts contain fatty acids that enable your skin to repair and rejuvenate itself.
  4. Use sunscreen:  Almost ninety percent of the wrinkles occur due to extreme sun exposure. It is advisable to use effective sunscreen and sun protection techniques to prevent sun damage. It not only protects your skin from harmful UV rays of the sun but also protects it from sun burn and sun tans.
  5. Remove your make up prior to sleep: When you go to bed without removing your make-up, the accumulated dirt and sweat tend to clog your skin pores. It is extremely necessary to remove your make up prior to sleep to lessen the risk of pimple and formation of rash on skin. 
  6. Go to bed early: Inadequate sleep tends to lower your blood circulation, which is responsible for making you look washed out and pale. Proper sleep not only gives your body the required rest but also enables your skin to rejuvenate itself through involuntary renewal process.

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

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Evolve With Your Child

Dr. Gauri Kadlaskar Palsule 90% (450 ratings)
MD- Homoeopathy
Homeopath,
Evolve With Your Child

Evolve with your child 

To make your child a responsible person, you will have practise responsible parenting. Food habits are no exception to this rule!

Children learn by imitating the elders in the family. Just as they pick up right habits from parents, grandparents, and elder siblings and cousins, they pick up bad habits too. It is, therefore, vital that we practise responsible parenting, especially when it comes to the childhood food habits. Lessons learned or not learned at this stage of the life have lifelong implications.

Before you read any further, please understand that as an adult in the house or as a parent, you will have to work on your eating habits. After all your child will imitate you. It is crucial that you stop being a fussy eater before you can expect your child to imbibe good food habits. Stop discussing your food habits aloud at the mealtimes, and especially in front of your children. Be a great food-role-model that you can be for your child.

Don’t force food, forge love

Do not force feed your child. Please understand that it is okay for a child older than 24 months to skip meals. The child will make up for it later. As an elder in the family and as parents, you must refrain from using food as a reward or a punishment for the child. This will kick-start an unhealthy relationship with food in your child’s life.

Track sleeping habits

Poor sleeping habits may be the reason for your child’s lack of appetite. Watch your child’s sleeping habits to get to the cause of your child’s fussy eating. Try setting a healthy sleep pattern to improve the child’s appetite. A child between 2 to 3-years-old should be sleeping for about 12 hours a day, including the afternoon nap time. The number of hours of sound sleep reduces to about 8 to 9 hours a day as the child grows older.

Each child is unique, don’t compare

Always remember that your child is different and unique. Every child is different and unique, just as we all are, therefore, do not compare the number of rotis your child eats to that of another child. If your child does not like to eat a whole roti at a time, offer small finger foods that it can hold. Offer little bite-sized pieces of fruits, cheese, or parathas. Innovate for your child, and it will reward you with a clean plate and full tummy in no time.

Weigh down on weight

Yes, I know we the doctors are culprits here! In India, weight becomes a primary yardstick for a child’s health. An underweight child’s parents are often made to feel guilty, and the child is shamed. An overweight child is not a healthy child either, so please ignore all the aunts and grandmas focusing on your child’s weight. Instead, focus on other growth milestones and health markers such as activity, bowel movement, dullness, skin condition- dullness, dryness any white patches, condition of nails- whether brittle or with white patches, a child's height, frequency of falling sick etc.

Also, a sudden gain or loss in weight, recurrent infections, frequent fevers, dry or dull skin and constant irritability are a few signs that should alert you about your child’s nutrition and health overall. If you observe these symptoms in your child, consult the family physician or a paediatrician.

Respect child’s ‘privacy’

Just as you and I would not like to discuss our problems and shortcomings in public, do not discuss your child’s food issues with each and everyone; especially in front of the child. Instead, focus on encouraging your child to try new foods, and respond positively when the child does so. Always focus on the positives of the food habits of your child, and work to strengthen them. For example, if your child does not like spinach, but eats all other vegetables, focus on what the child likes than taunting it for not liking the spinach. We all have our likes and dislikes after all.

Being a parent, I know one thing: my child made me a parent. Moreover, as I am growing with my child, I am learning new things, not only about my child but myself. Food habits are one of them. Believe you me, evolving my food habits with my child; I am learning to be a better parent. It is making me a better person, and perhaps, a better doctor.

Keep Hydrated

Dr. Vijay Nagdev 86% (84 ratings)
MD - General Medicine, Diploma in Dermatology, Diploma in Medical Cosmetology
Dermatologist, Pune
Keep Hydrated

The simplest solution yet one of the most important. If you're not hydrated, your skin will show it immediately with a dull and tired looking complexion! Aim for 4 litres water a day to keep your skin glowing.

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