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Hyperpigmentation - Is Laser Treatment Beneficial?

Dr. Bhushan Patil 88% (10 ratings)
MCh - Plastic Surgery, M.S. Gen. Surg., M.B.B.S.
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Pune
Hyperpigmentation - Is Laser Treatment Beneficial?

It is a condition that causes discoloration and discolored patches to appear on the skin. The color of one’s skin is determined by the production of melanin in the body, and hyperpigmentation is caused by a disproportionate production of melanin. People of any race or skin color can be affected by this condition. 

The most common pigmentation problems are brown sun spotsmelasmaage spots, and pigmented birthmarks.  Pigmentation issues very depending on the natural colour of the skin. Treatments include fade creams, IPL, Elos Aurora, lasertreatments like Fraxel Dual and in some cases biopsy or skin excision is required to exclude skin cancer such as melanoma.

Three skin irregularities caused by this condition are; Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation, Lentigines (or sun spots) and Melasma.

  1. Treatment of brown sun spots: Many people have mottled brown spots, freckles and patches on their skin due to excess pigmentation. These are easily treated with medical grade Elos IPL or Fraxel Dual laser. There is a range of different causes of pigmentation. Treatments differ depending on what type of pigmentation is affecting your skin. The brown pigmentation is called melanin and is made by special cells in the skin called melanocytes. The main categories of pigmentation problem are freckles, age spots, (also called liver spots or sun spots) melasma and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. 
  2. Melasma: Women with a genetic predisposition to this condition or those with darker skin complexions and those who have a higher exposure to ultraviolet rays are most commonly affected by melasma. It is a condition that affects the areas of the skin that are most exposed to the sun. It involves female hormones and so women who are pregnant are generally affected by melasma. Melasma is blotchy areas of brown skin pigmentation on the face. Melasma, (also known as chloasma), appears as blotchy pale brownish pigmentation on the face, especially forehead, cheek and upper lip. It is more common on darker skin types. It is especially common in women aged 20-40 and is associated with pregnancy or taking the contraceptive pill or injection. It also happens in healthy, non-pregnant woman taking no medications and men using aftershave. Sun exposure following some cosmetics can cause a phototoxic reaction where the chemical substance absorbs UV light. The resulting pigmentation extends where sun and cosmetic use have coincided, for example down the neck, often more on the right side in countries that drive on the left. Melasma is more stubborn and unpredictable to treat than freckles or age spots because the melanocytes have become sensitized and continue to produce extra pigment with even the slightest hint of sun. Sun protection is an essential part of treatment. Melasma can be treated with Active FX Laser Resurfacing. It destroys up to 80% of melanin, efficiently, which is ideal for cases of melasma that cause excessive pigmentation of skin.
  3. Lentigines: Minute brown spots that appear on your face and body, which is the collective result of continuous exposure to the sun, photodamage or chronic sun damage, are called lentigines. The spots usually have a visibly distinct border and appear on areas most exposed to the sun such as the face and hands.

How is one affected by post inflammatory pigmentation?
If there is an excessive production of melanin in the body, it could then overflow to the surface of the skin; this is caused by an inflammation. Post inflammatory pigmentation is the formation of brown patches on the skin that are the result of infection, injury or other conditions. Patients who already have a skin problem are more likely to be affected by this condition.

Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) occurs after injury to the skin from whatever cause and is far more prevalent in darker skin. PIH appears as a dark brown area over the area of the previous injury and is due to excess melanin being produced by melanocytes as a result of the inflammation. Typically PIH resolves over several months but can persist for 1-2 years and in some cases can be everlasting. Treatment is generally patience as it will resolve and treatments risk further inflammation and therefore further PIH.  However hydroquinone can be useful in some patients and others benefit from mild treatments of Elos Aurora, IPL or Fraxel Dual laser.

Treatment of freckles

Freckles are small flat brown marks on sun exposed areas. The medical term is ‘ephilide’ and they are an accumulation of melanin in the surface skin cells (keratinocytes). The tendency to form freckles is inherited and is often seen in red heads and younger people. Freckles usually fade in winter and reappear in summer.

They need no treatment except sun protection. They can also be faded by Elos IPL, but will reappear with sun exposure. No treatment can transform a skin which freckles, into one which tans evenly.  Of course, further sun exposure can bring the freckles out again so it is very important to apply a good sunscreen following treatment to maximise results.

How does laser treatment help to remedy hyperpigmentation?

  • Clear and Brilliant, Fraxel and Photofacial are three types of laser treatment that have been known to resolve hyperpigmentation.
  • Short bursts of energy and heat are produced by the laser and aimed at the cells that have a concentration of melanin. The excess melanin from these cells is then broken down and destroyed with the help of the laser.
  • Each case of hyperpigmentation varies, and their treatment varies on the extent of the condition as well. The treatment will be administered over a course of sessions.

Though these treatments are effective, one must always stay protected from damage due to overexposure to the sun, by wearing the sunscreen with the correct SPF and other sun gear.

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Laser Hair Removal Works Or Not?

Dermatologist
Dermatologist, Noida
Laser Hair Removal Works Or Not?

It cannot be accepted that on every person an explicit laser works immaculately. In any case, there are a few lasers that give fruitful hair removal relying upon your hair color & type of skin. Most commonly Diode Laser and ND YAG are utilized. You may also get a long-lasting Hair Removal results if these devices are best, utilized by your Type of Skin, Hair Color and accomplished by an Expert Well Qualified Hair Removal Professional.

ND YAG Lasers are ideal and most secure for individuals with dark skin. And likewise, Diode Lasers are best for those who are fair. The results of utilizing these Lasers are unsuitable & not permanent if applied on White, Gray or Blonde Hair.

Blonde, Dark or White hairs are not delicate to most lasers, as hair must have color to be dealt with adequately, and blonde and white hair have low melanin pigment in their hair follicles.

Being said that, it is quite difficult and brisk to expel hair in individuals with dark skin as a result of intrusion overabundance Melanin.

To beat such issues chromophores are as of now being attempted that is consumed specifically by hair follicles and gives transitory focus to laser treatment. Yet, issue still may emerge in light of the fact that chromophore may not enter into all the deepness of hair follicles. That is the reason it is constantly savvy to look for experienced and all around Expert Well Qualified Hair Removal Professional for your hair removal, so you may not experience those issues in master hands.

There are no any fast hair removal techniques; each laser hair removal treatment needs somewhere around 4-6 treatment session at 6 two months interim, contingent upon your skin type, hair color and the great hands of experts accomplishing your hair removal with particular laser for your skin type.

Truly Speaking, Laser Hair Removal works superbly whenever selected intelligently.

Hyperpigmentation - Can It Be Treated With Laser Treatment?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Navi Mumbai
Hyperpigmentation - Can It Be Treated With Laser Treatment?

It is a condition that causes discoloration and discolored patches to appear on the skin. The color of one’s skin is determined by the production of melanin in the body, and hyperpigmentation is caused by a disproportionate production of melanin. People of any race or skin color can be affected by this condition. The most common pigmentation problems are brown sun spots, melasma, age spots, and pigmented birthmarks.  Pigmentation issues very depending on the natural colour of the skin. Treatments include fade creams, IPL, Elos Aurora, laser treatments like Fraxel Dual and in some cases biopsy or skin excision is required to exclude skin cancer such as melanoma.

Three skin irregularities caused by this condition are; Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation, Lentigines (or sun spots) and Melasma.

  1. Treatment of brown sun spots: Many people have mottled brown spots, freckles and patches on their skin due to excess pigmentation. These are easily treated with medical grade Elos IPL or Fraxel Dual laser. There is a range of different causes of pigmentation. Treatments differ depending on what type of pigmentation is affecting your skin. The brown pigmentation is called melanin and is made by special cells in the skin called melanocytes. The main categories of pigmentation problem are freckles, age spots, (also called liver spots or sun spots) melasma and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. 
  2. Melasma: Women with a genetic predisposition to this condition or those with darker skin complexions and those who have a higher exposure to ultraviolet rays are most commonly affected by melasma. It is a condition that affects the areas of the skin that are most exposed to the sun. It involves female hormones and so women who are pregnant are generally affected by melasma. Melasma is blotchy areas of brown skin pigmentation on the face. Melasma, (also known as chloasma), appears as blotchy pale brownish pigmentation on the face, especially forehead, cheek and upper lip. It is more common on darker skin types. It is especially common in women aged 20-40 and is associated with pregnancy or taking the contraceptive pill or injection. It also happens in healthy, non-pregnant woman taking no medications and men using aftershave. Sun exposure following some cosmetics can cause a phototoxic reaction where the chemical substance absorbs UV light. The resulting pigmentation extends where sun and cosmetic use have coincided, for example down the neck, often more on the right side in countries that drive on the left. Melasma is more stubborn and unpredictable to treat than freckles or age spots because the melanocytes have become sensitized and continue to produce extra pigment with even the slightest hint of sun. Sun protection is an essential part of treatment. Melasma can be treated with Active FX Laser Resurfacing. It destroys up to 80% of melanin, efficiently, which is ideal for cases of melasma that cause excessive pigmentation of skin.
  3. Lentigines: Minute brown spots that appear on your face and body, which is the collective result of continuous exposure to the sun, photodamage or chronic sun damage, are called lentigines. The spots usually have a visibly distinct border and appear on areas most exposed to the sun such as the face and hands.

How is one affected by post inflammatory pigmentation?
If there is an excessive production of melanin in the body, it could then overflow to the surface of the skin; this is caused by an inflammation. Post inflammatory pigmentation is the formation of brown patches on the skin that are the result of infection, injury or other conditions. Patients who already have a skin problem are more likely to be affected by this condition.

Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) occurs after injury to the skin from whatever cause and is far more prevalent in darker skin. PIH appears as a dark brown area over the area of the previous injury and is due to excess melanin being produced by melanocytes as a result of the inflammation. Typically PIH resolves over several months but can persist for 1-2 years and in some cases can be everlasting. Treatment is generally patience as it will resolve and treatments risk further inflammation and therefore further PIH.  However hydroquinone can be useful in some patients and others benefit from mild treatments of Elos Aurora, IPL or Fraxel Dual laser.

Treatment of freckles

Freckles are small flat brown marks on sun exposed areas. The medical term is ‘ephilide’ and they are an accumulation of melanin in the surface skin cells (keratinocytes). The tendency to form freckles is inherited and is often seen in red heads and younger people. Freckles usually fade in winter and reappear in summer. They need no treatment except sun protection. They can also be faded by Elos IPL, but will reappear with sun exposure. No treatment can transform a skin which freckles, into one which tans evenly.  Of course, further sun exposure can bring the freckles out again so it is very important to apply a good sunscreen following treatment to maximise results.

How does laser treatment help to remedy hyperpigmentation?

  • Clear and Brilliant, Fraxel and Photofacial are three types of laser treatment that have been known to resolve hyperpigmentation.
  • Short bursts of energy and heat are produced by the laser and aimed at the cells that have a concentration of melanin. The excess melanin from these cells is then broken down and destroyed with the help of the laser.
  • Each case of hyperpigmentation varies, and their treatment varies on the extent of the condition as well. The treatment will be administered over a course of sessions.

Though these treatments are effective, one must always stay protected from damage due to overexposure to the sun, by wearing the sunscreen with the correct SPF and other sun gear. 

Dermabrasion For Acne Scars!

MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Aurangabad
Dermabrasion For Acne Scars!

#AcneScars are treated by Cosmetic Plastic surgeons with Dermabrasion. This very effective technique removes the upper layers of your skin with the help of a motorised rough edged diamond burr or or CO2 Fractional Laser in a very controlled manner in order to remove the acne scars.

 The most common areas are the face & neck. High Power CO2 Fractional #Laser Machine & #Micro-needle Fractional RF can replace old ageing skin with a newer smoother, tighter & younger skin with this precision laser technologies. 

It is done in one or more stages depending on the depth.It does not require stitches. Also no bed rest is needed.

This US FDA approved CO2 Fractional Laser is very useful for FacialRejuvenation, all types of Scars , including Acne Scars, Traumatic , Surgical Scars & Burns Scars 

Precautions – sun protection for next 6 months, in form of sunscreens, scarfs, goggles and umbrella etc. Best results are seen within 6 months to 1 year. The skin become more even with natural look. 

Laser Pigment Reduction- How Can It Help You Get That Flawless Skin?

Dr. Meeta Mantri 92% (10 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS, DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Pune
Laser Pigment Reduction- How Can It Help You Get That Flawless Skin?

Everybody dreams of perfect flawless skin that will complement their personality and boost confidence. But owing to an unhealthy lifestyle and polluted environment, our skin gradually goes through wear and tear, and as a result gets damaged. Skin pigmentation can be embarrassing and annoying. Pigmentation refers to the lightening or darkening of your skin, appearance of brown pigments and dark spots. People who are exposed to the sun frequently are more likely to develop these spots on the face. These spots don’t fade easily and require professional aesthetic treatment. Skin pigmentation occurs due to excess production of melanin. The usual causes involve genetic disorders, ageing, overexposure to the sun, nutritional deficiencies and hormonal changes among others. As you age the texture of your skin changes and leaves you with dull, lifeless skin. 

Laser Pigmentation reduction – How it works 

Laser Pigment Reduction produces waves of laser beams (heat energy) to target specific pigmented areas. The laser is absorbed by the cells that have a higher concentration of melanin pigment. As a result only the targeted cells are damaged, and not the surrounding tissues. The main objectives of laser treatment for pigmentation are- To reduce existing pigmentation To give your skin a smooth and even-toned texture The treatment depends on the type of pigmentation and area affected. Any area on the body or face can be treated- face, neck, back, shoulder. These are the areas that are usually exposed to sunrays. For deep melasma pigmentation, laser treatment is the most preferred choice of treatment. 

Laser treatment for pigmentation is a very safe procedure to have your skin rejuvenated, so you need not worry about the side effects or complications. It is advisable to refrain from parkour activities and using makeup immediately after the treatment for few days. To know how you can benefit from this procedure, consult a dermatologist

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How Beneficial Is Laser Skin Tightening?

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
How Beneficial Is Laser Skin Tightening?

Ageing is often the harshest foe to the skin. The years will take its toll on the skin’s tightness, resulting in loose saggy skin. However, there are many techniques which allow for the rejuvenation and tightening of the skin and help you get your youthful look back. Most of these are usually non-invasive or minimally-invasive and include creams, peels, dermabrasion and other such forms of treatment. One such method which has become quite popular is laser skin tightening.

What is Laser Skin Lightening?

As is evident from the name, this method uses a laser or an infrared light source of a specific wavelength to heat up the treated area. This method of treatment specifically heats up the collagen present under the skin and stimulates it to cause tightening. This treatment also encourages the growth of new collagen under the skin.

Benefits of Laser Skin Tightening:

Some of the benefits of laser skin tightening are mentioned below –

  1. It works deep beneath the skin– While most other treatments make you look younger by treating the superficial layers of skin, laser skin tightening works by stimulating the collagen under the skin and thus works from way deeper, making it a more effective treatment. It can easily correct all forms of lines on your neck, forehead, eyes, wrinkles and blemishes.

  2. Minimally invasive– There is no involvement of surgical tools and thus no incisions, stitches or even injections are used. Although the skin is heated up from beneath the surface with the help of a laser, it is still a minimally invasive procedure.

  3. Less painful– Although the lower layers of the skin are heated up, the laser mechanism allows for the top-most layer of the skin to remain cool, thus lessening the pain and discomfort faced during the procedure.

  4. Minimal downtime– Laser skin tightening is a minimally invasive process and is usually done on an outpatient basis. The total downtime is quite minimal and you can resume daily activities quite quickly after the procedure.

  5. Lasts for longer– As the new collagen develops under your skin, the effects start to show in full swing in about a couple of months. You may at best need a follow up treatment to ensure that the best results are achieved. However, once the treatment is completed and the skin tightens, the effects do stay for quite a while.
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Top Dermatologist in Gurgaon

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Top Dermatologist in Gurgaon

Skin problems can affect anyone and a top dermatologist from Gurgaon can help you with the best of treatment. Dermatologist are expert in treating all kind of diagnosis and treatment of skin related issues like cancers and ageing conditions as well as topical and systemic medications, dermatologic surgery and dermatologic cosmetic surgery, phototherapy, laser therapy, radiotherapy and photodynamic therapy are also made use of by a dermatologist.

1. Dr. (Col.) Anil Goyal

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹400 - 800

With more than 35 years of experience and many happy patients under his experienced hands, Dr. (Col).  Dr. Anil Goyal is one of the most trusted and reputed dermatologists in Gurgaon. He is currently affiliated with Sudha Skin Clinic and also practices at his residence. He is known for his effective treatment for face-lifting problems, hair transplants and sexual disorders. He has over 35 years of experience and has been honored as a chairperson in various national and international conferences. He is also known for his chemical peels treatment, anti aging treatment, mole removal and lasers treatments.

2. Dr. Ekta Nigam

MD - Skin & VD, Internship, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹700

Dr. Ekta Nigam is a well known dermatologist and cosmetologist with 21 years of experience. He specializes in skin, hair and nail treatments. In her vast experience she has been associated with many famous hospitals like artemis, Miracles, HCL healthcare, Umkal Hospital, New look cosmetic laser clinic. She specialises in treatment of acne, burns, skin allergies, vitiligo, skin itching , ringworm and sun burns. Her areas of expertise also include laser surgery, hair removal surgery, dermabrasion and pigmentation treatment.

3. Dr. Sangeeta Varma

M Derm, DNB (Dermatology & Venereology) , MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹250

Dr. Sangeeta Varma is a senior cosmetologist and has 20 years of experience in her field. She is  practicing at  Skin Clinic and Cosmetology Centre and metro hospitals, Gurgaon. She is a professional member of Cosmetology Society of India (CDSI), Association of Cutaneous surgeons of India (ASCI) and Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL). She was earlier associated with Twacha Pal- Skin Clinic and Cosmetology Centre, Kalyani Hospital and Kaya clinic at Gurgaon. Her clinic in Gurgaon has latest advanced technology including Anti-ageing treatment, Dermaroller Treatment, Restylane Vital treatment and Filler injections.

4. Dr. Aanchal Sehrawat

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology & Venerology & Leprosy (DDVL), DNB Dermatology

Consultation fees: ₹300

Dr. Aanchal Sehrawat is a renowned dermatologist with 9 years of experience with specialissation in  Skin and Venereal Disease. She has expertise in the procedures like Derma Roller, Glycolic Peel & Skin peeling, Laser Hair Removal, Mole Surgery, Skin Polishing and skin whitening. She is a consultant dermatologist at GNH Hospital and Dr. Aanchal Skin & Hair Clinic, Gurgaon.

5. Dr. Anup Nangia

MD, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Anup Nangia specializes in Skin Laser treatment and practices at Nangia Skin Care Clinic, Gurgaon. It is amongst the most reputed clinics in gurgaon for all kind of skin and hair care solutions. The clinic provides a variety of solutions like treatment of any kind of skin allergy, scar acne, laser hair reduction, pigmentation solution, venereal infection, ear lobe repair, hair fall treatment & hair transplantation.

6. Dr. Akhilendra Singh

MBBS, MD - Dermatology

Consultation fees: ₹1000

Dr Akhilendra Singh is a reputed dermatologist practising at AKS Clinic. He is practicing from last 10 years. Some of his specialisations are derma roller treatment, anti-ageing treatment, vampire face lift treatment and bleaching treatment. He is also known fir hair treatments like hair mesotherapy treatment. He is a reputed and active member of the many state and national associations.

7. Dr. Akhilesh

MBBS, DNB(Skin & VD)

Dr. Akhilesh is a reputed dermatologist with 7 years of experience. He is currently practicing atSafe Skin & Hair Laser Centre. His specialties and treatments are psoriasis treatment, Mohs surgery, line and wrinkle smoothing, bleach and skin peel treatment, hair transplant and treatment of atopic dermatitis. He is an active member of many esteemed associations like Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) and the International Society of Dermatology.

8. Dr. Seema Yadav

Post Graduation Diploma In Cosmetology, MBBS, DDVL (Dermatology )

Consultation fees: ₹400

Dr. Seema Yadav is 10 years of experience and is a reputed dermatologist. She is currently practicing at Skin Oasis Skin & Hair Clinic. Previously she has worked with some of the reputed hospitals like Safdurjang and RML hospital. For few years she has also practiced in Australia. She is also among the few certified Cosmetic Dermal Therapist in Gurgaon. Her clinic is known to provide treatments at an  affordable cost and with the best safety standards. She is also known for her procedures like derma roller, anti-ageing treatment, vampire face lift treatment and bleaching treatment.

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Hyperpigmentation & Scars - How Laser Treatment Can Help?

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

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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When Should You Go For Laser Skin Tightening?

Dr. Abhijit Raghuwanshi 89% (15 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, M.D.(Dermatology Venereology Leprology)
Dermatologist, Mumbai
When Should You Go For Laser Skin Tightening?

Ageing is an irreversible process of human existence. With ageing, your skin will start to show problems and one of them would be the loosening or sagging of skin. While there are many treatments available to counter this problem, one of the most effective and popular methods is laser skin tightening.

In this method, a focused beam of infrared light is used to heat up the collagen under the skin. This triggers collagen growth resulting in the skin becoming tighter, thus, reduces  sagging, wrinkles, lines and other blemishes in the process.

Who can go for laser skin tightening?

Laser skin tightening is targeted towards both men and women of any age. Most of the candidates who avail of laser skin tightening are within the age range of 30 to 60 years and have common complaints about skin caused due to age. Some of the problems that laser skin tightening can deal with very well are mentioned as follows:

  1. Tightening and repairing loose facial skin

  2. Reducing fine lines all over the body

  3. Reducing wrinkles all over the body

However, you should know that laser skin tightening will not be able to correct loose facial skin if they form jowls or droopy sacs. In such cases you may need to avail of other surgeries, such as a face lift to correct the laxity of facial skin. You can then follow it up with laser skin tightening to eliminate the remaining wrinkles or lines.

Which of the areas of the body can be treated by laser skin tightening?

This form of treatment has been found to be very effective with skin from all over the body. Some of the areas which can be treated are

  1. Abdomen

  2. Legs

  3. Arms

  4. Face

  5. Buttocks

  6. Neck among others

Laser skin tightening can treat even moderate amount of laxity in all of these areas, thus reducing the need to go for more invasive types of surgery such as tummy tuck surgery or even liposuction.

When would laser skin tightening not be applicable?

Laser skin tightening is a very commonly availed procedure all around the world and there are very few risks usually associated with it. However, it is not advisable in certain circumstances:

  1. If one is prone to having herpes outbreaks

  2. If anyone has suffered or is currently suffering from skin cancer

  3. It is not recommended for pregnant women either
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