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Hyperpigmentation & Scars - How Laser Treatment Can Help?

Dr. Vidula Kamath 91% (121 ratings)
MBBS, MD-DNB
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Hyperpigmentation & Scars - How Laser Treatment Can Help?

Acne is irritating not only when it is active, but even after it heals. This is because it leaves behind unpleasant scars and pigmentation. Laser therapy is the best known way of dealing with these scars and pigmentation issues. It is a misconception that laser treatment is a new form of skin therapy. Laser is being used to treat pigmentation scars since 1964, however, the procedures have evolved significantly and become much more improved and effective.

How does laser therapy work?
Lasers direct intense amounts of monochromatic light at precise points on the skin. This light is emitted in short pulses. When this light hits the skin it heats the hemoglobin cells. The precision with which lasers direct this light ensures that surrounding cells are not affected.

By changing the amount of light, lasers can be used to address cells at varying depths of the skin. In the case of scars, they can destroy the excessive melanin deposits causing a scar. It can also boost collagen production.

In most cases, lasers used to treat skin issues are carbon dioxide or argon lasers. Laser therapy may be short pulsed or long pulsed. The difference between the two lies in the rest period between emitting bursts of light. The type of laser therapy used depends largely on the degree of scarring or hyperpigmentation.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Laser treatment

  • One of the biggest advantages of this form of therapy is its precision. Laser therapy does not affect the surrounding cells. It is also a bloodless form of therapy that does not require any hospitalization. As compared to other forms of skin therapy for scarring such a dermabrasion, laser therapy does not increase a person’s risk of infection.
  • On the flip side, laser treatment does not work well with all types of scars or all skin types. Also, some people may require multiple sessions for results to be noticeable. In cases of scarring on dark skin, laser lights can wound the capillaries in the skin. As the skin in this area heals, it may become lighter than the surrounding skin. Laser treatment can also cause raised scars known as keloids when used to treat dark skin. These scars cannot be treated with laser therapy and requires additional treatments. Laser treatment is also a little more expensive as compared to other forms of therapy.
  • If you choose to undergo laser treatment to remove scars and pigmentation, it is important to have realistic expectations. Do not expect your skin to be perfect after the procedure. While there will be an improvement, do not assume that 100% of scarring will be removed.
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Treatment of Eye Floaters!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Eye Floaters!

Treatment of Eye Floaters

Homeopathic Treatment of Eye Floaters
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Eye Floaters
Psychotherapy Treatment of Eye Floaters
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Eye Floaters
Surgical Treatment of Eye Floaters
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Eye Floaters
Other Treatment of Eye Floaters
What is Eye Floaters
Symptoms of Eye Floaters
Causes of Eye Floaters
Risk factors of Eye Floaters
Complications of Eye Floaters
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Eye Floaters
Precautions & Prevention of Eye Floaters
Treatment of Eye Floaters

Homeopathic Treatment of Eye Floaters

Natural Homeopathic treat for floaters are the best way to treat with no side effects. The medicine that may help varies from person to person. Some of the homeopathic remedies for eye floaters are:

Kali-iod
Kali-carb
Phosphorus
Thuja
Sulfur
Silecia
Natrum-mur

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Eye Floaters

Acupuncture helps at two levels. At local level it improves energy and blood supply to eye and causes better nourishment of eye tissues. It also helps in regeneration of eye tissues. At the general level it balances the energy system and body elements. This leads to reestablishment of order in vital organs which are said to be the root cause of such eye diseases.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Eye Floaters

In very severe cases, the doctor may consider doing a vitrectomy, in which the vitreous fluid is removed and replaced with an artificial gel.

Surgical Treatment of Eye Floaters

Using a laser to dissolve floaters – During laser therapy, an ophthalmologist aims a special laser at the floaters in the vitreous. The laser may break up the floaters and make them less noticeable.
Using surgery to remove the vitreous – During a vitrectomy procedure, an ophthalmologist makes a small incision in your eye and removes the gel-like vitreous.

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Eye Floaters

Eat brown rice and other whole grains instead of refined and processed grains
Drink juices of vegetables and fruits
Steam or bake foods instead of frying them
Minimize your use of salt

What is Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are spots in your vision. They are little specks of debris floating through the vitreous fluid in the eyeball. They are within the eyeball and are not eliminated by rubbing the front of the eye.

Symptoms of Eye Floaters

Different shapes, such as tiny spots, flecks, threads or webs
Flashing lights before your eyes
Spots that is most noticeable when you look at a plain bright background, such as a blue sky or a white wall
They move as the eyes move, often with a slight lag
Large floaters can present diminished areas of vision

Causes of Eye Floaters

Age-related eye changes
Inflammation in the back of the eye
Bleeding in the eye
Torn retina

Risk factors of Eye Floaters

Age over 50
Nearsightedness
Eye trauma
Complications from cataract surgery
Diabetes, especially when diabetic retinopathy develops.
Inflammation in the eye

Diagnosis of Eye Floaters

Your doctor will conduct a complete eye exam to make sure your floaters aren’t a sign of something more serious. Generally, your pupils are dilated with the help of special eye drops. Using a magnifying device, he can see everything including your floaters.

Precautions & Prevention of Eye Floaters

Avoid Taking any Drugs
Avoid the sports that are especially prone to injuries

Treatment of Farsightedness!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Farsightedness!
  • Treatment of Farsightedness
    • Homeopathic Treatment of Farsightedness
    • Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Farsightedness
    • Psychotherapy Treatment of Farsightedness
    • Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Farsightedness
    • Surgical Treatment of Farsightedness
    • Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Farsightedness
    • Other Treatment of Farsightedness
  • What is Farsightedness
  • Symptoms of Farsightedness
  • Causes of Farsightedness
  • Risk factors of Farsightedness
  • Complications of Farsightedness
  • Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Farsightedness
  • Precautions & Prevention of Farsightedness

Treatment of Farsightedness

Homeopathic Treatment of Farsightedness

Homeopathic remedies are useful in the treatment of various eye problems including farsightedness and shortsightedness. Some of the homeopathic remedies for farsightedness are:

  • Calcarea
  • Ruta
  • Apis
  • Pulsatilla
  • Silica

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Farsightedness

Acupuncture helps to increase the blood flow to the brain and eye. It helps in stimulating the retinal nerve growth factors and leading to metabolic changes in the central nervous system. It focuses on the activation of eye muscles to facilitate eye focusing.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Farsightedness

The conventional or allopathic treatment for farsightedness is the use of glasses and contact lenses.

Surgical Treatment of Farsightedness

There are different types of surgeries that are used in the treatment of farsightedness:

  • Photoreactive keratectomy (PRK) – The process uses a laser to flatten the back of the eye to help the images focus more closely to the retina.
  • Laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) – it involves cutting a flap in the cornea and then removing some of the corneal tissue with a laser, and then the flap is replaced.
  • Laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK) – Instead of creating a flap in the cornea, the surgeon creates a flap involving only the cornea’s thin protective cover (epithelium).

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Farsightedness

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Eat dark green leafy foods
  • Eat foods rich in vitamin A
  • Avoid the intake of refined sugars and processed foods

What is Farsightedness

Farsightedness or hyperopia is a condition where you see far or distant objects clearly, but not objects up close which get blurred. It is caused when light rays overshoot the retina and focus behind it.

Symptoms of Farsightedness

  • Nearby objects may appear blurry
  • You need to squint to see clearly
  • Constant blurred vision
  • Eye strain, burning eyes and aching
  • General feeling of irritability and nervousness
  • Eye discomfort or a headache doing close tasks, such as reading, writing, computer work or drawing
  • Causes of Farsightedness
  • Eyeball being too small
  • The focusing power being too weak

Risk factors of Farsightedness

  • Hereditary factors

Complications of Farsightedness

  • Glaucoma
  • Lazy eye
  • Crossed eyes

 Diagnosis of Farsightedness

Farsightedness is diagnosed by a basic eye exam. A complete eye examination involves the following tests.

  • Eye movement testing
  • Glaucoma testing
  • Refraction test
  • Retinal examination
  • Slit-lamp examination
  • Visual acuity

Precautions & Prevention of Farsightedness

  • Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
  • Do not smoke
  • Use good lighting
  • Use the right glasses
  • Wear sunglasses that block UV radiation
  • Have your eyes checked regularly

Treatment of Enlarged Prostate!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Enlarged Prostate!

Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Homeopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Acupuncture Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Surgical Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Other Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
What is Enlarged Prostate
Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate
Causes of Enlarged Prostate
Risk factors of Enlarged Prostate
Complications of Enlarged Prostate
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Enlarged Prostate
Precautions & Prevention of Enlarged Prostate
Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Homeopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Homeopathic medicines for enlarged prostate helps to reduce prostate, painful micturation, repeated urination and bloody urine caused by prostate gland enlargement. Following are some homeopathic remedies which are very effective for enlarged prostate.

Chimaphilia
Sabal serrulata
Staphysagria
Thuja
Hepar sulphuris calcareum
Conium maculatum
Baryta 

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Acupuncture treatments are very effective for Enlarged Prostate. The main aim of acupuncture treatment is to balance the disharmony, open the acupuncture channels, reduce inflammation, stop pain & bleeding, shrink prostate and smooth urination. 

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Conventional drug treatments include Finasteride and dutasteride that block a natural hormone that makes the prostate enlarge. Alpha-blockers can also help the symptoms of Enlarged Prostate, even in men with normal blood pressure. Some allopathic drugs are terazosin, doxazosin tamsulosin and alfuzosin. 

Surgical Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Surgery usually relieves the obstruction and incomplete emptying caused by Enlarged Prostate.  Following are the types of surgery that are used.

Transurethral surgery
Open surgery
Laser surgery

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Enlarged Prostate 

Avoid to eat spicy foods or drinking carbonated beverages
Reduce to eat Red meat
Eat foods containing more zinc such walnuts, pumpkin, seeds, safflower seeds and oysters. 
Other Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Yoga is really helpful to the enlarged prostate. It also helps tone the deep pelvic muscles there by promoting circulation. 

What is Enlarged Prostate?

Enlarged Prostate is a natural condition where the prostate gland slowly grows, causing pressure on the urethra. It is also called as BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)

Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate

A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
Difficulty starting urination
Dribbling’ after urinating
Frequent urination
Burning with urination
Urgency to urinate
A discharge from the penis
Getting up frequently at night to urinate
Straining to urinate
Continued dribbling of urine
Returning to urinate again minutes after finishing

Causes of Enlarged Prostate

Genetics
Hormone imbalance
Cell-growth factor
Zinc deficiency
Obesity
Decreased testosterone level 

Risk factors of Enlarged Prostate

Age
Heredity
Marital status

Complications of Enlarged Prostate

Diabetes
Hypertension
Kidney failure
Bladder stones
Bladder cancer 

Diagnosis of Enlarged Prostate

Physicians to diagnose an enlarged prostate include:

Digital rectal exam.
Urine and blood tests
Ultrasound
Urine flow exam
Cystoscopy 

Precautions & Prevention of Enlarged Prostate 

Urinate when you first get the urge
Avoid alcohol and caffeine, especially after dinner.
Don’t drink a lot of liquid all at once
Keep warm and exercise regularly
Do not take cold and sinus medications
Reduce stress

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Best Skin Specialist in Bangalore!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 89% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Best Skin Specialist in Bangalore!

Skin problems can be very common and can arise because of many reasons. Best skin specialist in Bangalore can help diagnose and treat any kind of problem or challenge that you are facing related to your skin. Don’t let any skin problem aggravate with time, consult these best skin specialist in Bangalore.

1. Dr. Shuba Dharmana

MBBS, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP), Diploma in Practical Dermatology, MRCGP

Consultation fees: ₹750

Dr. Shuba Dharmana is amongst the most popular name in the field. She has several awards in her 19 years of career including “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2012”. She is the founder and CEO of Lejeune Group of Medspas where she currently practices. She expertises in anti-ageing treatment, aesthetic medicine and Hair Transplantation. She has opened few clinics in different parts of London and UK and is a visiting consultant at different clinics at Bangalore, Vizag and Hyderabad.

2. Dr. Rashmi Ravindra

MBBS, MD - Dermatology

Consultation fees: ₹300

Dr. Rashmi Ravindra and currently practices at Jagmohan Hospital. In 15 years of her practice, she has treated many cases of skin problem especially acne, scars and wrinkles. Her approach towards treatment is evidence based. Some of the other areas of her interest are CO2 pixel, laser, facial rejuvenation of the aging skin, skin lightening procedures.

3. Dr. Archhana Gullur

MBBS, MD

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr Archhana Gullur is a reputed dermatologist with 11 years of practice. She is an expert at derma roller treatment, anti-ageing treatment, and vampire face lift treatment. She also excels in different type of hair transplants and other hair issues like thinning and greying of hair. She is a reputed and active member of the Indian Association of Dermatologists Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL), Bangalore Dermatological Society, Indian Medical Association (IMA), European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M).

4. Dr. M.K Shetty

MBBS, DVD, MD - Dermatology

Consultation fees: ₹750

Dr. Shetty has been practicing from 32 years and currently practices at Dr Shetty's Medical & Aesthetics Skin Solutions Pvt Ltd, Bangalore. One of his greatest achievement is being among the early pioneers in the use of Lasers in Dermatology and Cosmetology in India. He is known for use of advanced procedures and techniques for hair transplant. Apart from hair disorders, he is also known for his anti-ageing treatments using lasers.

5. Dr. Pooja Devi Malipatil

MBBS, MD Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

Consultation fees: ₹400

Dr. Pooja Devi Malipatil has severals years of experience as a Dermatologist, Cosmetologist and Hair Transplant surgeon. She practices at Dr. Pooja’s Skin Solutionz: Skin, Cosmetology & Advanced Hair Transplant and Kaya Clinic in Bangalore. In 13 years of experience she has performed over 700 successful hair transplants. She is a Life member of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Leprologists (IADVL), Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India (ACSI) and Bangalore Dermatological Society.

6. Dr. Sushma Yadav

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy 

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Sushma Yadav, has 10 years of experience and is associated with Skinology Centre, Bangalore and is a member of International Society of Dermatology and is the recipient of many prestigious awards. SHe has treated many cases of skin problems using procedures like chemical peeling, anti-aging treatment, derma roller treatment, laser treatment for tattoo and facial hair removal.

7. Dr. Shilpa Bhat

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹300

Dr Shilpa Bhat is a recipient of the gold medal for “Best outgoing student of KIMS” and is an expert are in the diagnosis and management of various dermatological disorders. She is practicing from 11 years in Bangalore. She is expert in cosmetic dermatology which includes procedures like chemical peels, Botox, fillers and lasers. Her areas of special interest are- Acne and its scars, Pigmentory disorders and treatment of ageing face.

8. Dr. Vignessh Raj

FRGUHS, DDVL, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹400-450

Dr. Vignessh Raj is a reputed dermatologist with 10 years of practice. He is a professional member of the Indian Association of Dermatologists Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL). His areas of specialization are Anti-Ageing Treatment, Chemical Peel Treatment, Derma Roller Treatment, Hair Mesotherapy Treatment, Restylane Vital Treatment, Vampire Face Lift Treatment, Acne Treatment, Botox Treatment, Wart Removal, Electrocautery Therapy, Collagen Induction Therapy, Atopic Dermatitis Treatment, Skin Rejuvenation, and Facial Hair Transplant. He is associated with multiple clinics and hospitals. 

9. Dr. Nithya Raghunath

Fellowship in Cosmetology, MECAMS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Nithya is a dermatologist with 7 years of experience and currently practices at Contura Cosmetic Clinic, Bangalore. She specialises in treatment of vitiligo using esp melanocyte cell transplantation. His other areas of interest are CO2 pixel, laser, facial rejuvenation of the aging skin, skin lightening procedures.

10. Dr. Sankeerth Vijayakumar

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, FRGUHS (Cosmetology)

Consultation fees: ₹400-450

Dr. Sankeerth Vijayakumar is a consultant dermatologist and a cosmetologist with 8 years of practice. He is currently associated with Dermaville Skin Clinic and Fostr Healthcare and Diagnostics, Bangalore. He is academically very sound and has presented many papers on national and international level and is member of many associations. His areas of keen interest are general dermatology, acne treatment, anti-hair fall PRP therapy, hair transplant, lasers for scars/ pigmentation and hair reduction, botox, fillers, thread lifts, chemical peels, and skin rejuvenation.

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Top 10 Dermatologist in Delhi!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 89% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Top 10 Dermatologist in Delhi!

Skin is amongst the most sensitive organ and most prone to damage or infections because of sun exposure. These top dermatologist in Delhi, can help you with best treatments in case you are suffering from any kind of skin allergies, infections, pigmentation problems, ageing conditions. Dermatologist use various kinds of medications, minimally invasive surgeries, cosmetic surgeries, phototherapy, laser or radiotherapy depending upon your condition. 

Top 10 dermatologist in Delhi are as below:

1. Dr. Sandesh Gupta

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD)

Consultation fees: ₹300

Dr. Sandesh Gupta is an established Cosmetologist and Dermatologist in Delhi. He is the founder of skin and laser clinic and has experience of more than 15 years in treating dermatological and cosmetological problems. He has done his masters from Singapore. The clinic is known for high standards, use of latest and advanced technology and affordable treatment. 

2. Dr. Ranjan Upadhyay

DNB, MBBS, DDVL

Consultation fees: ₹800-1000

Dr Ranjan Upadhyay has 11 years of experience. He is director at desmoderm skin and laser clinic and also practices at Max super speciality hospital. He is member of various national and international associations. Dr. Ranjan has attended various training sessions at national and international level. His areas of keen interest are cosmetic procedures like botox, fillers, laser surgery, vitiligo surgeries, hair growth treatments and hair transplantation. 

3. Dr. Shruti Gupta

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, FAAD(USA)

Consultation fees: ₹300

Dr. Shruti Gupta is a young and a dynamic doctor who is known for her warmth and approach while treating her patients. She is the Founder & Director at SKINOS Hair & Skin Clinic. Her areas of expertise are derma roller treatment, anti-ageing treatment, vampire face lift treatment and bleaching treatment and treating various problems with hair. 

4. Dr. Manju Keshari

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Manju Keshari is an experienced dermatologist and cosmetologist with 24 years of practice. She currently practices at Kemps Clinic in Vaishali, Ghaziabad and Max Super Speciality Hospital in Patparganj, Delhi. She is a member of various organisations like IADVL, ACSI and IMA. Her areas of expertise are treating skin problems like acne or pimples, laser hair removal, face peel, and polishing.

5. Dr. Lipy Gupta

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹700-800

Dr. Lipy Gupta is practicing from last 13 years and is currently affiliated with Max Hospital, Saket and Green Park Family Medicine Clinic, Delhi. She is a skilled in different type of cosmetic, dermatology and laser treatments. She is known for use of latest technologies for advanced treatments like body contouring and anti-aging,Dermal Filler, Enzyme Peel, Hyperhidrosysis and Cryolipolysis

6. Dr. Jangid Skin 

MBBS, MD

Consultation fees: ₹700

Dr. Jangid is a reputed dermatologist in 8 years of his career. He has special interest in dermato-surgery, pediatric dermatology and hair transplant. He is currently associated with SkinQure Clinic, which is located at many places in Delhi. He was awarded the Best poster award at ACSICON in 2015. He has great success at hair transplant and filler injections. 

7. Dr. Anuj Saigal

MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹700

Dr. Anuj has more than 10 years of experience and is a renowned dermatologist & hair transplant surgeon who has performed over 1000 successful Hair Transplants. His area of expertise is hair restoration treatments. He currently practices at Kaya Skin Clinic, Sanjeevini clinic and Ambay Hospital. He is also associated with many organisations and has contributed in various journals and articles.

8. Dr. Sunakshi Singh

MD - Dermatology, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹600

Dr Sunakshi Singh is practicing for more than 9 years in Delhi and is associated with Advanced Dermatology and Hair Transplant Clinic, CR Park, Delhi. Her area of interest are anti aging treatments, Botox treatments, and Restylane Vital treatment, Vampire face lift. She is also known for her treatment of acne problems. Her clinic is well equipped to carry out any kind of hair and skin treatments. She is also a member of the Fellowship in Aesthetic Hair Transplant Surgeons.

9. Dr. Anil Ganjoo

MD - Dermatology, MBBS, Fellowship In Dermatosurgery

Consultation fees: ₹800-1000

Dr. Anil Ganjoo has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Dermatology, Dermatosurgery. He has been a pioneer in innovation for many techniques and treatment in Dermatology. Dr. Anil is considered as a celeb dermatologist because he has treated several celebrities and was the visiting Dermatologist to the former President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. He is associated with many hospitals and runs his own clinic as well Dr. Ganjoo's Skin Clinic.

10. Dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta

Post Graduate Diploma Practical Dermatology, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹1000

Dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta is a Medical Director at ISAAC, chain of dermatology clinic with 13 years of experience. Her areas of interests are Anti - Aging and Laser treatment. She is the Chairman of Ethical Committee, Association for Hair Restoration, India, also, Vice-President for Association of cutaneous surgeons, India and Coordinator, Taskforce for Dermatosurgery, IADVL.

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Tattoo Removal - Know The Procedure!

Dr. Meeta Mantri 89% (10 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS, DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Pune
Tattoo Removal - Know The Procedure!

Do you have a permanent tattoo which you want to remove because of certain circumstances? According to studies, almost 50% of people with tattoos want to have their tattoos removed via the laser tattoo removal technique.

This tattoo removal technique eliminates your tattoo without having much side effects. In the procedure, lasers are used to remove your tattoo by breaking up the pigment colours of the tattoo, using a high-intensity beam of light. Black tattoo pigment absorbs all the laser wavelengths and is easiest to remove, while other colours can be removed by using certain selected lasers.

Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure-

The number of treatments or sessions you require depends on the colour and size of your tattoo. It may take about two to four sessions in the case of normal tattoos, while for those having large tattoos; it may take more than 10 sessions to get the tattoo removed. A consultation session with a trained professional is required to help you in evaluating your situation and whether you should go ahead with the procedure.

The laser treatment varies from person to person and depends on factors such as age, size and type of the tattoo. The patient.s skin colour and depth to which the tattoo pigment extends also affects the removal process.

Here are the steps involved in a laser tattoo removal process:

  1. Protected eye shields are placed on you.

  2. Your skin’s reaction to the laser is tested for determining the amount of energy to be used.

  3. A handpiece is placed again on your skin surface, which activates the laser light. This process is painful to undergo. Hence, a numbing cream may be applied on you skin before the treatment session to reduce discomfort.

  4. Small tattoos require less pulses while large tattoos require much more. After every session, your tattoo tends to get lighter, progressively.

  5. Right after a treatment session, an ice pack is applied to your skin to soothe the areas treated. You will have to apply a topical antibiotic ointment and a bandage is used to protect the treated skin region. You must cover the area using a sunblock whenever you go out in between the treatment sessions.

Because of modern-day technology, laser tattoo removal is now a common thing undertaken by many who want to get rid of their unwanted tattoos. The procedure is much safer than the traditional tattoo removal methods like excision, salabrasion and dermabrasion.

Laser Hair Removal: Say Hello To Smooth Hair Free Skin!

Dr. Vaishali Uzagare 92% (35 ratings)
BAMS, Diploma In Emergency Medicine, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC)
Cosmetic Physician, Navi Mumbai
Laser Hair Removal: Say Hello To Smooth Hair Free Skin!

Many find it difficult to keep up with the time-consuming, ineffective hair removal treatments that they've performed their whole lives in the hopes of maintaining a hairless body. But hair removal doesn't need to be so challenging. Due to many benefits, laser hair removal has become very popular amongst youngsters. At Clinic Cosmoderma, we've mastered the process of laser hair removal and stand behind it as one of the best ways to achieve permanent hair reduction. 

What is the theory behind laser hair removal? 

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure that uses a laser – an intense, pulsating beam of light – to remove unwanted hair. During laser hair removal, a laser beam passes through the skin to an individual hair follicle. The intense heat of the laser damages the hair follicle, which inhibits future hair growth. Laser hair removal is used to reduce unwanted hair. Many types of laser removal procedures are available, among these, Neodymium YAG, diode, alexandrite, and intense pulsed light sources are well known. 

Why should you choose laser hair removal? 

Unwanted hair on your face, underarms, legs, arms or any other area can be easily removed using this procedure. Laser hair removal procedures offer you with a healthy and smooth skin free of unwanted hair. The laser used for hair removal target dark and bristly hairs without damaging the surrounding areas. Known for its speed, laser hair procedure can treat small areas in approximately one minute and less. Common treatment locations include legs, underarms, upper lip, chin and bikini line. However, it’s possible to treat unwanted hair in nearly any area – except the eyelid or surrounding area. 

How long does it take? 

Laser removal method is performed by skilled doctors. The doctors need to decide how many days and sittings will it take to get the procedure done depending upon the growth of hair in that specific area and how much area of your skin is to be covered. Once the procedure is done, one may need to get it done in few years again depending upon the regrowth of hair on his/her body. 

Benefits: 

Hair colour and skin type influence the success of laser hair removal. For example, laser hair removal is most effective for people who have light skin and dark hair because the laser beam targets the pigment (melanin) in the hair. However, advances in technology have made laser hair removal a good option for people with darker skin too. 

  1. Precision: Lasers can selectively target dark, coarse hairs while leaving the surrounding skin undamaged. 
  2. Speed: Each pulse of the laser takes a fraction of a second and can treat many hairs at the same time. The laser can treat an area approximately the size of a quarter every second. Small areas such as the upper lip can be treated in less than a minute, and large areas, such as the back or legs, may take up to an hour. 
  3. Predictability: Most patients have permanent hair loss after an average of three to seven sessions. 

Risks: 

Laser hair removal doesn’t guarantee permanent hair removal. Some hair could be resistant to the laser treatment or grow again after treatment, although the new hair growth might be finer and lighter in colour. The most common side effects of laser hair removal include: 

  1. Skin irritation: Temporary discomfort, redness, and swelling are possible after laser hair removal. Any signs and symptoms typically disappear within several hours. 
  2. Pigment changes: Laser hair removal might darken or lighten the affected skin, usually temporarily. Skin lightening primarily affects those who have darker skin, especially if an incorrect laser is used at an incorrect setting. 
  3. Others: Rarely laser hair removal can cause blistering, crusting, scarring or other changes in skin texture. Other uncommon problems that can occur include greying of treated hair, or paradoxically, hair might begin to grow excessively in or around treated areas. 

If you're tired of shaving, tweezing, or waxing and are seeking a permanent solution to unwanted hair consider laser hair removal and say hello to smooth hair free skin at Clinic Cosmoderma.

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Crest Syndrome!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 85% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Crest Syndrome!

Treatment of CREST syndrome

Homeopathic Treatment of CREST syndrome
Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of CREST syndrome
Psychotherapy Treatment of CREST syndrome
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of CREST syndrome
Surgical Treatment of CREST syndrome
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of CREST syndrome
Other Treatment of CREST syndrome
What is CREST syndrome
Symptoms of CREST syndrome
Causes of CREST syndrome
Risk factors of CREST syndrome
Complications of CREST syndrome
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of CREST syndrome
Precautions & Prevention of CREST syndrome
Treatment of CREST syndrome 

Homeopathic Treatment of CREST Syndrome

Homeopathy heals and helps in regaining healthy skin. It treats the person as a whole. Treatment is constitutional. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological condition. It balances the energy system, improves immunity and body functions. It naturally cures the root cause of disorder. Some of the homeopathic medicines for treatment of CREST syndrome are:

Barc C
Grapg
Sepia
Ipecac
Sulph

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of CREST syndrome

Allopathic Treatment of CREST syndrome involves the following medications:

Blood pressure lowering drugs
Drugs to suppress the immune system
Antacid drugs

Surgical Treatment of CREST syndrome

Surgical Treatment of CREST syndrome involves the following surgeries:

Large or painful calcium deposits are sometimes surgically removed.
Laser surgery can reduce the appearance of red spots or lines
Amputation of fingertips may be necessary if skin ulcers progress to gangrene.
 

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of CREST syndrome

Avoid sugar and white bread and other refined carbohydrates
Limit high-fat foods
Consume only unsaturated fats that are low in cholesterol
Eat whole grains
Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
Avoid spicy or fatty foods, chocolate, caffeine, and alcohol
What is CREST syndrome

CREST syndrome, is one subtype of scleroderma, a condition that literally means hardened skin.

Symptoms of CREST syndrome 

Tight, hardened skin
Red spots or lines on skin
Raynaud’s phenomenon
Bumps under the skin
Difficulty swallowing
Causes of CREST syndrome

The immune system appears to stimulate the production of too much collagen. This overproduction of collagen builds up in the skin and internal organs, impairing their function.

Risk factors of CREST syndrome

Being women women of African descent
Rheumatoid arthritis or Hashimoto’s disease
Exposure to toxins

Complications of CREST syndrome

Lung damage
Gastrointestinal problems
Heart problems
Dry eyes and mouth
Dental problems
Ulcers on fingers and toes

Diagnosis of CREST syndrome

Diagnosis of CREST syndrome involves the following tests:

Blood test for antibodies
Skin biopsy

Precautions & Prevention of CREST syndrome

There is no known prevention. You can take some precautions to avoid complications:

Do not smoke
Eat small, frequent meals
Don’t exercise immediately before or after eating
Avoid harsh soaps and detergents
Practice good oral hygiene
Apply sunscreen before you go outside

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What Are The Complications You Might Face During Face Lift Surgery?

Dr. Ramakant Bembde 83% (106 ratings)
MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Aurangabad
What Are The Complications You Might Face During Face Lift Surgery?

The skin has underlying protein layers, mainly having collagen and keratin. With age, they lose elasticity and the skin begins to sag. This is where facelift gained popularity with various nonsurgical techniques including Botox, chemical fillers, laser treatment, and chemical peels.

Read on to know how these minimally invasive, economic options work in literally lifting up the face:

1. Laser treatment: A beam of a laser (usually Fractional CO2 laser) is used to make small dots on the skin with normal skin left untouched in between. This causes tightening of the tissue underneath, producing a firmer appearance which can take off years from the appearance. 

2. Botox: This accidentally discovered neurotoxin is used to treat wrinkles and sagging skin. The sagging areas of the face (usually forehead and nasal folds) are injected with Botox. The wrinkles are gone and the fine lines are lost, and the result can last for up to 8 months. 

3. Fillers: Chemicals which are naturally present in the skin like hyaluronic acid and collagen extracts are injected into the skin to fill up the underlying skin and produce a fuller, younger appearance. The lower cheeks, corners of the eyes and mouth, and area under the eyes are commonly treated by this method. 

4. Chemical peeling: The top layer is often peeled off using chemicals so that fresh, younger-looking skin is generated. This also helps in reducing pigmentation, reducing forehead lines, de-tanning, and producing a glowing, radiant, younger-appearing skin. It also can be used in other skin conditions including rosacea. While each of these is widely popular, they come with potential risks and minor complications. 

Possible complications of surgical facelift:

1. Hematoma: There could be small hematomas in the underneath layers of the skin, which will take some time but dissolve on its own. 
2. Numbness/tingling: The face has a rich nerve supply, and if any of these are touched, there could be numbness or tingling which improve with time. 
3. Bruising: The face, in the immediate postop period, can have a bruised appearance, which will improve over 4 to 5 days.

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