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I am suffering from moles and scars .I'm interested in dermaroller treatment. What is the cost of dermaroller treatment.

Dr. Pavan Murdeshwar 92% (1073 ratings)
MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello. Scars these days have got many ways of treatment. Varies from person to person, depending upon the skin type, scar maturity, length, position and width. The treatment might vary from few lightening creams, compression, silicon treatment, superficial dermabrasion, dermarolling, fat grafting to the scar revision surgeries. Personal examination or atleast the complete details of the scar might help in suggesting the suitable treatment. You can consult me online with the pictures as well. Thank you.
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Hi I got a scar on my nose made in my childhood with needle. I want to remove it and close the pore which is clearly visible can anyone help. I am a male age 27 and I don't have any health issues and allergies.

Dr. Pavan Murdeshwar 92% (1073 ratings)
MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hi I got a scar on my nose made in my childhood with needle. I want to remove it and close the pore which is clearly ...
Hello. Scars these days have got many ways of treatment. Varies from person to person, depending upon the skin type, scar maturity, length, position and width. The treatment might vary from few lightening creams, compression, silicon treatment, superficial dermabrasion, dermarolling, fat grafting to the scar revision surgeries. Personal examination or atleast the complete details of the scar might help in suggesting the suitable treatment. You can consult me online with the pictures as well. Thank you.
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Permanent Tattoo - Get It Removed Instantly!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Raipur
Permanent Tattoo - Get It Removed Instantly!

A tattoo has a strong emotional association with the person having it. Commonly it is the loved ones name, idols, quotes or just anything that a person feels connected to. However, over time, it may happen that the tattoo may not hold the same relevance as it used to once upon a time. It could also lose its aesthetic appeal it once held. Whatever the reason, the tattoo needs to go. While tattoos were considered something permanent, there are now ways to remove it.

While the earlier methods were crude including removing the tattooed skin and grafting new skin, sanding the area, or dermabrasion; but today with the use of laser, the process has become much simpler and convenient. Laser is now the most widely used method of removing the tattoo.

A thorough evaluation to see the extent of the tattoo, in terms of depth, size and colors, is done before planning its removal. The type, strength and sessions of lasers will depend on these factors.

During the removal, the tattooed area is focused with a handheld device that emits laser light of the desired frequency and strength. This removes the colored pigments of the tattoo without affecting the surrounding skin. Different wavelengths of light are used to remove different pigments, which get broken down. These pigments are then washed out from the body as wastes.

Depending on the size and colors used in the tattoo, more than one sitting may be required. For large ones, up to 6 to 8 months may be required for complete removal. A minimum of 4 weeks gap is required between two sittings, allowing sufficient time for the skin to heal.

Professional vs Amateur Tattoos

Professional applied tattoos penetrate deeper into the skin at uniform levels which can make it easier to treat, but not always, as the ink is usually more dense. Amateur tattoos are often applied with an uneven hand which can make the removal challenging but overall they are easier to remove.

Risks and Side Effects

There are a handful of symptoms you might see post-treatment. Among them are blisters, swelling, raising of the tattoo, pinpoint bleeding, redness, and/or temporary darkening. Not to worry, though. These are common and usually subside within one to two weeks. If they don't, talk to your doctor.

  1. The way getting tattoo caused some pain, the removal will also cause some pain. Topical or local anaesthesia is used to make it comfortable.
  2. Not just the tattoo pigment but also some of the natural skin pigment is lost, so the skin can become lighter or darker than the surrounding skin.
  3. In some cases, there could be some scarring. The scar will get better and can be treated after tattoo laser sessions.

So, if you thought a tattoo is forever, it is not so. Go ahead and plan for its removal, of course after understanding what it entails. If there is any tattoo on your body which you no longer like, meet your dermatologist for consultation and then laser to make that undesired ink fade!!

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Acne Scar Removal - Treatment Options You Must Be Aware Of!

Dr. Nitin Kumar Saxena 93% (378 ratings)
MD , MBBS
Dermatologist, Jaipur
Acne Scar Removal - Treatment Options You Must Be Aware Of!

Acne scars look bad and often interfere with your bright looks, as they make you feel embarrassed and unfresh. You use more makeup to cover them or avoid going out in order to hide them. However, instead of hiding your face or the scars, you may try these treatment options to remove the scars instead and feel brighter and better.

  1. Chemical peels: This method involves the application of a chemical peel on the skin. The acid in it removes the superficial skin layer to improve the appearance of the scar. This works well on lighter scars, and a licensed medical practitioner, nurse or cosmetologist can do this procedure.
  2. Dermabrasion and Microdermabrasion: This technique involves using a high speed brush on the skin to polish the portion of the scar and make that part of the skin even, so that the scar looks lighter. If your skin doctor feels that you don't need serious dermabrasion, then he may use a microdermabrasion where small crystals are sprayed onto the skin surface to remove the skin cells over the scar and improve appearance.
  3. Fillers: Fillers are used on the skin which gets depressed due to the acne or scars. There are some binding materials like collagen or Hyaluronic acid, which can be injected through an injection, and this keeps the skin smooth, scar free and elevated for some time after which the injection has to be repeated. This has to be a continuous treatment until your skin starts to appear normal again.
  4. Retinoid creams: The retinoid creams are especially beneficial on scars if applied patiently for a prolonged period. These creams come with little side effects like burning, drying or peeling of the skin, but over a medium to long term application, all scars do get removed.
  5. Laser treatment: A combination of a few types of laser treatments or just one type depending on the acne stage or redness is used. This smoothens the skin and removes the acne scars by removing skin cells from the area.
  6. Punch Excisions and Skin grafting: This is a surgical technique. The acne scar can be removed by cutting a portion of the skin, and removing it. Normally, this procedure is combined with skin grafting, where the hole created by the acne is filled up either through stitches, or through grafting of the skin. This is actually the most invasive process to remove scars and only done when you have a serious, permanent and stubborn scar which can't be effectively removed by other techniques.

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

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I have a scar above by lip area. It is on the moustache area and the scar is about 1 cm. Is it possible to remove the scar or grow back moustache. The scar was caused due to an accident. Pls help. Thanks in advance!

Dr. Pavan Murdeshwar 92% (1073 ratings)
MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
I have a scar above by lip area. It is on the moustache area and the scar is about 1 cm. Is it possible to remove the...
Hello. Scars these days have got many ways of treatment. Varies from person to person, depending upon the skin type, scar maturity, length, position and width. The treatment might vary from few lightening creams, compression, silicon treatment, superficial dermabrasion, dermarolling, fat grafting to the scar revision surgeries. Personal examination or atleast the complete details of the scar might help in suggesting the suitable treatment. You can consult me online with the pictures as well. Thank you.
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Acne Scars: Know Its Causes & Treatments!

Dr. Priyanka Dasari 87% (26 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Acne Scars: Know Its Causes & Treatments!

Quite strikingly, acne can become a persistent cause of your worries, if left untreated. Acne not only harms you physically, but also damages your psychological health. Persistent acne can result in a pockmarked face, making you feel sullen and unsure of yourself. Acne refers to a condition where the skin perpetually develops stinging, red bumps. Red pimples might show on your face, shoulders, back or neck. The bumps usually take a lot of time to heal and they leave behind deep scars. And, in order to treat, such scars one can go for cosmetic dermatology procedures.

Acne Scars: What are they?

When inflamed blemishes, result from crushing of excess oil, bacteria and dead cells in your skin pores, enlarge and swell up breaking the follicle wall, acne scarring is caused. One can get rid of acne scars through the natural healing process of your skin if the lesions are not very deep. Deep lesions will require medical assistance. New collagen formation can heal such scars, but it doesn't restore the radiance and tautness of your original skin. Acne scars can be divided into two broad types:

Hypertrophic and Keloid scarring: Raised tissue on the surface of the skin following excess collagen production causes such kind of scars.

Atrophic or depressed scarring: These scars are caused due to reduced tissue production. Small, but noticeable holes on your skin are called Ice picks. However, the boxcar is a scar, which is similar to a chicken pox mark.  

Apart from these two general categories acne scars are also divided into 3 categories:

  • Rolling
  • Boxcar
  • Icepick scars

Causes of Acne scars:

  1. Malfunctioning of hormones even after the age of puberty can lead to acne formation in both males and females.
  2. Food items rich in carbohydrates can trigger acne. Dairy products could also worsen the condition.
  3. Any medicine that contains lithium, androgen or corticosteroids can worsen this skin condition.
  4. Bacteria, excess oil, blocked pores, and dead skin cells are the primary reasons behind acne.

Treatments of Acne scars:

Treatment of acne scars depends on the type of acne scar. In the present scenario, cosmetic dermatology procedures can successfully help you do away with acne scars. Blue-light therapy, is a procedure in cosmetic dermatology, which can work wonders for acne scars. A narrow- band, but high - intensity Blue-light is used to counter Porphyrins released by bacteria causing acne. Porphyrins easily absorb Blue-light and the light leads to radical damage of Porphyrins when used in certain wavelengths.

There are certain topical creams available, which can improve mild scarring, most of the acne scars are either depressed or raised type and need a combination of surgical procedures and skin resurfacing. The therapeutic options that are currently available to treat acne scars include subcision, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, derma rollers, chemical peels, TCA cross, ablative lasers, fractional lasers and dermal fillers.

Fractional resurfacing laser is one of the most effective treatments for acne scars. It is a minimally-ablative technique that creates microscopic zones of dermal injury in a grid-like pattern. This helps in collagen remodeling, skin tightening, scar improvement, reduction in fine lines, improvement in texture, tone and color of the skin. A series of 4 to 6 sittings are usually needed for optimal results. Each session lasts for one hour and is performed at monthly intervals.

Certain types of scars such as the ice pick and rolling scars, pixel laser are combined with subcision, dermal rollers and TCA cross. In addition, punch excision and softening of margins with laser can be done for box scars. All the mentioned procedures are well-tolerated with local application of anesthetic creams before the procedure. With these procedures, improvement of scars is seen over several weeks.

Lately, injectable dermal fillers are being used for correction of acne scars, giving it a smoother appearance. This is semi-permanent and needs to be redone as and when required. Timely treatment of acne is necessary to keep, both unwanted pigmentation and scars at bay. So, get rid of your scars and make the dream of blemish free and smooth skin come true.

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

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With fractional co2 laser treatment can Icepicks scars be fully removed or half removed.

Dr. Salil Patil 89% (52 ratings)
MBBS, MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Pune
With fractional co2 laser treatment can Icepicks scars be fully removed or half removed.
Good evening. Complete removal is not possible, but you can expect about 60-70% improvement. Thank you.
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I have Icepicks scars on my face. So what is the proper treatment for removing the scars.

Dr. Pavan Murdeshwar 92% (1073 ratings)
MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
I have Icepicks scars on my face. So what is the proper treatment for removing the scars.
Hello. The scars and the pigmentation on the face are treatable. It's better to get it examined first so that we can identify the type of skin, scars and if they are hyper pigmented, atrophic or ice pick scars. The treatment are of various kind like ranging from simple scrubs and mild peels for the face to the major interventions such as laser therapy, dermaroller, subcision or peeling. These depend on the type of the scars and which kind you opt for. You can consult me online or text me with pictures for further details.
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I have small spot inside my nose. What is this and I want to know how to cure this small spot.

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 91% (3683 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
I have small spot inside my nose. What is this and I want to know how to cure this small spot.
This may be due to any small boil that have left the mark,, without observing how can it tell u this,,well by chemical pill it is curable
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Is PRP Treatment Effective For Acne Scar Removal?

MBBS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Is PRP Treatment Effective For Acne Scar Removal?

Acne scars can be quite embarrassing for people suffering from acne problems, and it is just like wearing a badge on your skin proclaiming to the world that you battle acne night and day. The downside is that no makeup can completely conceal deep, pitted acne scars. Until now, the only option was to undergo laser treatment, but a new form of treatment has changed all of that.

PRP Treatment
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment is a new form of skin rejuvenation that helps to improv ethe acne scars effectively. The procedure is done by injecting a special gel-like substance into the acne scar regions which contains elements rich in growth factor which is prepared from your own blood.

A blood sample is taken from the patient and is spun in a centrifugation system to identify PRFM (Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix). After this, red and white blood cells are removed from the sample so that the Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix can be extracted. The PRFM is rich in growth factors that have regenerative properties and facilitate wound healing, reproduction of collagen and elastin at the area in which it is injected.

What should you expect during PRP treatment?
When you fix an appointment with your dermatologist, he/she will take your blood sample, and a licensed professional shall do it on his behalf and process it to inject on the acne scar. The whole procedure shall be completed within 30 minutes. Since there is no downtime associated with PRP treatment, the patient can resume work or get social immediately.

PRP treatment and associated risks
Since the patient's very own blood samples are used for the treatment, there is practically no risk of infection or allergic reaction. Since there is no use of any synthetic filler, there is also no chance of lumping. The PRP treatment procedure causes minimal pain since the treatment is very quick and a very tiny needle is used for injecting the PRFM substance into acne scars. Slight swelling and bruising may occur due to injection, but cool compresses are applied to the scars to soothe them and reduce swelling and bruising to a significant degree.

PRP treatment- When do results show?
Platelet-rich Plasma treatment has proven to be quite effective in matters of acne scar treatment. Initially, some plumping will occur, but it will subside before final results show up. Results will be apperant after 2 to 3 sessions of treatment.

The number of sessions depends majorly on the severity of acne scarring. Typically, it would be anywhere between one and three. Each session should be done after an interval of 4 weeks, and details of treatment shall be discussed by your dermatologist upon visit.

So, yes, PRP has a huge success rate in treating acne scars. You may long be frustrated with the acne scar; with PRP your worries will no longer tag you around.

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

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