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Overview

Skin Treatment: Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Skin treatments are designed to get rid of any of the common skin problems that you may be facing. As there are many different types of skin problems that people normally suffer from, there are a variety of treatment types and products that you can choose from. Depending on the type of product, the brand, and the way you use them, these treatments can be fairly effective and can help get rid of your skin problems as quickly as possible.

One of the most common treatment types includes lotions, creams, and moisturizers. These can either be purely cosmetic or have some medicinal components to them to help you deal with issues like dry skin, flaky skin, fungal infections, acne, and blisters. They can either be applied topically or all over the body. Many of these products are available over the counter however some of the stronger ones do require a prescription from a doctor or a dermatologist.

Another common treatment type includes face washes, scubs, masks, and peels. There are meant to be used only on the facial area, as the name suggests, and can help combat a series of skin problems such as dryness, acne, blackheads, clogged pores, dead skin, and even help with the overall pallor of the skin. These are mostly found in drug stores or cosmetic stores and do not require a prescription.

Finally, there are oral medications that can be used in order to combat skin problems. They can come in a liquid form or can be taken as pills and the latter require a prescription more often than not.

How is the treatment done?

Depending on your skin type, the treatment can be carried out in many different ways. If you are suffering from dry skin, hydrating your skin in the best way to treat it. This can be done through a combination of lotions, face products, and serums. Most moisturizers containing vitamin E or aloe vera help provide moisture to your skin. Face washes with mild ingredients do not strip the natural oils away from your skin. Hydrating face masks and face oils or serums, which are all the rage these days, can also be used to combat dryness.

Similarly, the treatment is carried out differently for oily or acne prone skin. If you have chronic acne, you may be advised to use medicated products to help control it. For regular acne, products that contain ingredients known for their antibacterial and antiseptic properties, such as neem, tea tree oil, and turmeric can help you get rid of the acne and also control the oil on your skin. A face pack with fullers earth can be used to strip away the oils on your skin.

Facial scrubs and exfoliates are ideal for people with clogged pores or blackheads. They help clear out the skin and can be used up to three times a week. A face peel can also help remove impurities from the skin. Certain ingredients like charcoal and carbon are also known to help pull out dirt from the skin effectively can be used to treat these problems.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

No matter what your skin type is, you are eligible to seek treatment to make it better. Most products that are designed to improve your skin do not require a prescription and are available in cosmetic stores. If you are uncertain about your skin type and the products that will suit it, you can always consult with a dermatologist to understand the most effective way to go about treating your skin.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

If your skin problems are being caused by a disease or condition like eczema or allergies, then you are not eligible to seek treatment through the measures mentioned above. The solution for you is to treat the disease that is causing your skin to break out rather than just slathering on products to beautify your skin. In the case of allergies, staying away from the allergen is the main solution while people with eczema usually have to use medicated products and treatments.

Are there any side effects?

As is the case with most products, there are certain side effects that you should be vary of. It is important to note that many cosmetic products are laced with chemicals that may lead to harsh side effects such as a rash, breakout, or pigmentation on the skin. It is always better to choose organic products for your skin as they can treat your problems without intensifying them and have ingredients that are good for you. Furthermore, if you use products that are not intended for your skin type, the main side effect is that your problem might become more pronounced. For instance, if you already have acne prone oily skin, then using facial oils that are designed to add more moisture and natural oils to your skin will not benefit you. Rather, it will make your skin oilier and even more prone to acne. If you are unsure of your skin type or have combination skin, consult with a dermatologist.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

With skin care, even after you have successfully treated your skin and gotten rid of the problems, the main trick it to continue to treat it and take care of it. This is because your natural skin type does not change after treatments and you may still be prone to the same problems you had before. Another important post treatment guideline is to watch your diet. What you eat tends to show up on your skin and you should therefore eat healthy, organic foods. Drinking alcohol too often can dry your skin and lead to large pores while smoking can age your skin significantly and even make it look ashy. Furthermore, choose your makeup wisely and stick to herbal or organic products.

How long does it take to recover?

Most skin treatments begin taking effect the minute you use them however, you can only discern their full effect once you have completed a month of using them. This is because they take a while to take effect. If you choose organic and herbal treatments, they usually take a while, while products with strong chemicals tend to act quicker but are ultimately more harmful.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

Most products for skin care range from Rs. 150 – Rs 300. However, there are also high end brands and products available that can cost over Rs 1000 and beyond. Many brands that boast of ayurvedic ingredients can be frightfully expensive.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

As long as you follow your skin treatment to the letter and ensure that you are taking care of your diet, the results of the treatment can be permanent. However, since your natural skin type cannot magically change, once you stop using the products or go back to eating unhealthily, it can begin to reflect on your skin and your problems may occur again.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

There are many home remedies available to treat skin. For instance, if you have acne prone skin, you can use a face mask made of turmeric and honey. Turmeric has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that help get rid of pimples while the honey lightens the scars they leave behind. Similarly, a scub with oats, yoghurt, and honey also helps for the same problem. Using a cold compress to temporarily relieve yourself of any inflammation caused by irritation on your skin or extreme itching can also help. Certain types of essential oils that have anti-inflammatory properties can also be used to massage onto your skin to relieve yourself of the symptoms. Lavender oil, lemon oil, and clove oil are good options to consider.

Safety: High Effectiveness: High Timeliness: High Relative Risk: Low Side Effects: Low Time For Recovery: High Price Range: Rs. 150 - Rs. 300

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Collagen Induction Therapy - Rejuvenate You Skin The Right Way!

MD - Dermatology Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Ludhiana
Collagen Induction Therapy - Rejuvenate You Skin The Right Way!

Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT is a micro needling or medical skin needling technique that is minimally-invasive in nature. This technique can successfully rejuvenate the skin which is suffering from wrinkles, lines, scars etc. As the name suggests, the treatment utilizes a needle to puncture the skin. At times, doctors might use local anesthesia to avoid minor discomfort.

Who is a good candidate for collagen induction therapy?
There are no pre-requisites of the treatment. Just like other cosmetic treatments, it is necessary to keep the expectation realistic and maintain general health. Unlike some laser and chemical peel based treatments, collagen therapy is suitable for any types of skin. The following conditions make an individual a very good candidate for collagen therapy:

  • Skin laxity
  • Scarring from chicken pox and acne
  • Premature aging
  • Wrinkles and lines
  • Scar resulting from accident or surgery

Although, there are hardly any side effects; in some cases, people may experience:

If you experience any of the above, the same can be addressed by the doctor.

What are the three phases of treatment?

  • Inflammation: This part involves piercing the skin that triggers the immune system increase blood flow, disinfect the wound, remove debris and create new tissues.
  • Proliferation: With granulation cell, elastin and collagen, the wound are re-built. A new blood supply network is formed around the wounded area.
  • Remodelling: The wound gets replaced with new blood vessels and dermal tissue. The type 3 collagen gets replaced with type 1 collagen. This results in skin tightening and more glow.

How is the procedure performed?
The whole procedure takes around half-an-hour to perform. It is done using an instrument known as the skin open. Small facial areas are punctured with the help of the tool. Needling is done with derma roller or derma per along with some serums are infused into the skin to get the desired effect.

What to expect after the therapy?
The skin might turn pink because of the puncturing. It is not uncommon to experience a little bruising. It takes about six-eight weeks for the new skin to arrive and make its presence felt. Typically, it requires around three-four sitting to achieve the maximum result.

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3 Best Aesthetic Treatments For A Younger Looking Skin!

MBBS, DDV, IMCAS
Dermatologist, Nagpur
3 Best Aesthetic Treatments For A Younger Looking Skin!

New-age aesthetic treatments address skin problems through various procedures. These treatments aim to fix the things over which you have little control- sagging skin, wrinkles, skin tan, ageing marks and scars, etc.
Anybody can opt for an aesthetic treatment. The kind of treatment you opt for will depend on the problem you wish to address. Here are the five best treatment options available for anyone who craves for a younger looking skin.

Instant Rejuvenation-

  1. This is a non-invasive treatment, which instantly makes your skin look younger.
  2. It involves the use of a device, which emits laser beams to stimulate skin cells that are often damaged due to ageing.
  3. It is a preferred choice for those who have developed wrinkles and fine lines on the face.

Micro-needle Radiofrequency-

  1. This penetrates your skin using tiny microscopic needles to a certain depth. It directs heat and radio wave energy to a particular area within the dermis of your skin.
  2. The energy from the radio frequency stimulates natural regeneration of collagen in the skin. It gives your skin a smoother appearance and helps fill in the imperfections caused by acne scars.
  3. This also works well for large pores, sagging skin, fine lines, dark pigmentation and wrinkles. Your dermatologist will clean and anesthetize the area that has to be treated before penetrating it with needles.

Laser Skin Lightening-

  1. The amount of melanin determines the color of your skin. Excess amount of melanin signifies darker complexion.
  2. The laser treatment is specially directed towards people who have a dark complexion, and wish to improve their skin tone.
  3. During this procedure, concentrated beams of high-energy laser light are emitted to targeted areas in order to destroy the darker, damaged skin cells.
  4. This method stimulates growth of fresh, new skin cells that leave you with a lighter skin tone.

These aesthetic treatment methods not only enhance your beauty, but also leave you with permanent results, so you do not have to worry about stepping out in the sun, or spending hours at the spa. Consult a dermatologist, discuss what skin issues you wish to get treated for, and flaunt a younger, healthier skin.

Hyperpigmentation And Hypopigmentation - How Best It Can Be Managed?

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology & Venerology & Leprosy (DDVL), DNB Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Hyperpigmentation And Hypopigmentation - How Best It Can Be Managed?

Hyperpigmentation can be defined as the condition in which excess production of melanin causes the appearance of blemishes and dark spots on skin. Hormonal changes, too much of sun exposure, acne and faulty skin treatment are some of the factors which trigger hyperpigmentation of skin.

Treating hyperpigmentation:
Many dermatologists recommend IPL or Intense Pulse Light Treatment as one of the most effective remedies for hyperpigmentation. Chemical peels like phenol peel or TCA peel and laser peel are also very effective against skin pigmentation. However, there are also some simple and easy home-remedies which can help you get rid of the skin blemishes.

  1. Application of raw lemon juice on the skin surface helps to bleach the skin and minimize the dark spots. Raw potato also works well against blemishes and dark spots.
  2. The enzyme called ‘catecholase’ present in potato helps in lightening the skin tone by removal of spots.
  3. You can prepare a mask out of a few Vitamin E capsules and apply it on skin.
  4. Just mix the contents of 2-3 capsules with a spoonful of castor oil and apply it on your face before going to bed.
  5. Apple cider vinegar, aloe vera and turmeric are also some very popular home remedies which can minimize the effects of hyperpigmentation.
  6. Apart from these, you can also make use of topical skin lightening creams which contain retinoid, Vitamin C, kojic acid and hydroquinone.

Hypopigmentation
Hypopigmentation is a condition where there is a reduction in the normal amount of melanin in skin. Some of the most common causes of hypopigmentation are burns, illness and injury. This condition which is marked by a loss of skin coloring is more common in people with darker skin tone.

  1. Topical ointments like TriLuma and Hydroquinone are very effective against hypopigmentation. They help to even out the skin tone by bleaching the entire skin surface.
  2. Ginger is known to have excellent effects against hypopigmentation. Recent research has established that the application of ginger root can help you get rid of all the hypo-pigmented scars. Take some grated ginger root and dab it on the affected area. Repeat this twice a day for the quickest results.
  3. IPL or Intense Pulse Light Treatment is often prescribed by dermatologists as a remedy for hypopigmentation.
  4. Chemical peels and microdermabrasion are also known to have some beneficial effects.

However, some cases of hypopigmentation are totally unresponsive to medications. In such cases, the best option is to hide the de-pigmented area with some sort of makeup. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Uneven Skin Tone - 6 Home Remedies For It!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Uneven Skin Tone - 6 Home Remedies For It!

If you are observing an uneven skin tone in some specific areas, you are bound to get concerned. Uneven skin tone or hyperpigmentation usually occurs due to an excessive production of melanin. Excess melanin is produced by the body because of sun exposure, hormonal changes and due to scarring. Your appearance gets affected, if you develop uneven skin tone. There are several ways to correct uneven skin tone. They are as follows:

  1. Drink plenty of water: Drinking lots of water leads to a beautiful and healthy skin. The skin is made of 75% water and thus, drinking adequate amount of water leads to enhanced skin health and appearance. Water helps in cleaning the skin inside out and improves your skin tone drastically.
  2. Apply sunscreen daily: The damage from sun exposure and the harmful rays of the sun leads to uneven skin tone. Wear sunscreen before going out in the sun for preventing further damage due to sun exposure. After using it for some time, your uneven skin tone improves.
  3. Keep your skin hydrated: Uneven skin tone may result from oily skin and acne, and you should use a moisturizer regularly for its elimination. Keeping the skin well-moisturized and clean helps in the management of uneven skin tone. There are different types of moisturizers available, and you must choose one, which suits your skin the best. Certain moisturizers help in balancing your skin tone.
  4. Baking soda paste: Baking soda is effective in the treatment of several skin issues. It exfoliates the skin and does not affect it in any way. You can prepare a paste of baking soda by mixing it with water and applying it on your skin. This helps in fixing uneven skin tone, which has been caused due to scarring and sun damage.
  5. Yoghurt mask: Yoghurt contains natural bleaching agents, which improve the skin tone and exfoliate the skin effectively. It helps in lightening the effects of scars, suntan and uneven pigmentation. A yoghurt mask must be applied on your face several times a week for improved skin tone. You can prepare the paste by adding a small amount of water to fresh yoghurt.
  6. Milk powder paste: Milk, similar to yoghurt, is used for improving your skin’s health. The bleaching agents in milk help in making your skin tone even. You need to take some milk powder and add milk to prepare a thick paste. Apply this paste on your face for getting the much improved skin tone.

Other natural remedies which are used in the correction of uneven skin tone include sugar scrub, sandalwood masks, tomato pulps, papayas and several others, which work efficiently without any side effects. 

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

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Chemical Peels And Microdermabrasion!

MBBS, DHMS-Harvard, Masters in Clinical Dermatology
Dermatologist, Chandigarh
Chemical Peels And Microdermabrasion!

With the growing importance on how a person looks, everybody is obsessed with trying to look younger and prettier. Skin that is flawless, glowing, and clear is not just something celebrities want but is every person’s dream. It is no wonder that the cosmetic industry has grown by leaps and bounds in terms of technology and chemical based treatments.

Talking of cosmetic skin treatments, two of the most common methods are chemical peels and microdermabrasion. Read on to know about these skin exfoliation techniques.

Why exfoliate?

The skin has multiple layers, and with constant exposure to the environment, the top layers are constantly exposed to pollution and dust and sunlight. This makes the skin very dull and weary. There are also dead cells on the top, which need to be removed so that fresh cells from the underlying layers surface up to give the skin a fresh, glowing look. This is known as skin exfoliation.

Chemical peels
Due to various reasons, when skin does not repair naturally, the role of chemical peels comes in play. This helps in removing these top layers, thus, in turn, removing the rough, dry layers and giving the skin, a good texture.

What is done?

  1. Skin is cleansed and a chemical is applied which penetrates the skin. These are usually enzymes from the fruits or vegetables or alpha hydroxyl acid or phenols
  2. The process is repeated multiple times with gaps of few days to help in fresh skin generation, depending on expected results
  3. Topical moisturizer and sunscreen should be used post treatment.

Microdermabrasion
This is a physical exfoliation technique, in that the top layers are manually cleared of debris and dead cells. This produces instant results, but cannot be used in acute cases where the skin is inflamed or sensitive.

What is done?

  1. A crystal or diamond tip which has fine aluminum or diamond particles is used to abrade the skin
  2. This removes any dead cells and debris
  3. These are suctioned away
  4. The result is velvety, smooth skin which is soft, bright, and glowing
  5. Can also be combined with other rejuvenation procedures like laser
  6. Should be repeated on a monthly basis for optimal results
  7. It also helps penetration of topical creams and lotions, making them more effective.

While both are well-proven techniques for exfoliation, the treatment option is decided by the doctor by consulting the patient. Each person’s response to such treatments is different, so choose the treatment that will be most beneficial and effective for you.

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

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Popular Questions & Answers

I have acne problem from last 2 years. I am trying everything like medical treatment like dermatologist and skin specialist. I do not see any improvements. I am joining gym and try to avoid oily food, trying to be fit in life. But still there is no improvements. I dnt have pimples now but I have red type of marks on my skin. Sometime my skin is became good but suddenly after that is became worst again! please advise how to deal with this problem that I am facing! Thank you.

MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
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.

I am suffering from acne problem which damage mah skin very badly and I am so sad that destroy my looks and skins so can you please suggests me some treatment for this.

MD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Acne or pimples. Due to hormonal changes. Oily skin causes it. Common in adolescent age. May occur in adults also. Food like Oily foods, ice cream, chocolate and sweets increase it. Treatment depends on the grade of pimples or acne. So, please send photos by direct online consultation as it's a must to see which grade of pimples or acne for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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Total fees sir for skin treatment like rough skin deep patche both cheek on whole like seeing bad and smell like fat can you tell me total fees of completely treatment sir I am Dileep kya my skin may be Normal sir.

MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello, the pigmentation are of two types superficial and deep. The superficial pigmentation respond to creams. The deeper ones need chemical peels and lasers and additional depigmentation creams. You can start initially on milder depigmentation creams which contain kojic acid, arbutin, niacinamide like Melaglow at night and use sunscreen (SPF 35 and above) three times a day. There is options of glutathione injections to oral tablets with vitamin C, also laser toning also gives good results. Laser toning using Q switch Nd Yag laser is an option but results variable. You may need 6-8 sessions at 3 weeks gap. And depending on type of skin whether oily or dry you can choose a face wash. It need examination and personalised plan. You can consult in private with photographs.

My age 26 already started fine lines and wrinkles and hyperpigmentation also suddenly very very dull skin also and my skin colour also change and dark circles also plzz suggest daily face wash and day cream and night cream plzz any treatment available plzz suggested.

MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Use Glycolic acid facewash - Ahaglow. Use a sunscreen in morning and afternoon which is dry and non oily (Facegaurd). Add a very good moisurizer at night like (venusia cream at night) along with kojitin cream (anti pigmentation) once daily at night. If you are sincere, yiu will get a response in 1 month.
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Hello Dr. Myself sweety I have pimples and acne scars on over my face (nose, cheeks, chin, sides of mouth, forehead) and my skin become dark, getting darkspots too, scars were getting big in size. I used lots of cream, lotion and went natural homemade remedies and consulted dermatologist too. My skin is very sensitive. When I wash face my skin become red that sensitive. I am fed up with everything. I planned to take laser treatment too but I am afraid of taking that bcz of my sensitive skin. How to reduce icepick, rolling and boxcar scars please help me out with best treatment. I am very much depressed and worrying about scars. Sometimes I feel like I want to die and cut my skin off or peel of my skin layer. Please help me.

MCh Plastic Surgery, MS - General Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello, Acne can be depressing sometimes as it requires prolonged and laborious treatment. Sensitive skin may have been due to various reasons like prolonged steroid use, dryness etc. Since you have sensitive Co2 laser may produce pigmentation and prolonged redness. Chemical peels too are not advised in sensitive skin. Subcision, microneedling are good options. One good option is combining these with Fat graft it not only elevates the scars it also rejuvnates the skin with growth factors. You can consult with pictures for better understanding of your concerns.
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Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Anti Ageing Treatment
How Anti ageing treatments help in Skin rejuvenation?
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Types of Laser Treatment
Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments

Hello, I m Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi, practicing dermatologist in Mumbai. Today I will be talking about the various indications of laser treatment in dermatology.

One of the most common indications of laser is for the treatment of acne scars. Acne is a very common problem faced by most teenagers, and even adults up till the age of 30. Acne can sometimes leave behind marks and scars which can have a detrimental effect on a person s confidence and self-esteem. There are many ways to treat acne scars, but the most effective way is fractional carbon dioxide laser resurfacing. Nothing comes close to this mode of treatment when we talk about acne scars. A few sittings of carbon dioxide laser resurfacing can give phenomenal results in the appearance of the acne scars. Carbon dioxide laser can also improve the pores and oiliness of the skin.

In addition, it can also be used for reversing the effects of age on the face, that is, as an anti-aging treatment. Other methods are also available to treat acne scars, such as chemical peels or micro needling with derma pen or derma roller. Chemical peel is a time-tested and well-established mode of treatment for active acne, pigmentation left behind by heled pimples and to some extent, acne scars. It can also improve your skin tone and effects of sun damage on the skin.

Excessive or unwanted hair is a very common problem faced by both men and women in today s time, and they don t want to waste time in shaving or waxing. This brings me to the second most common indication for laser, that is, hair reduction. We have a laser called diode laser, which is the most advanced technology for laser hair reduction. This laser can reduce excess or unwanted hair on any part of the body. This procedure requires no anesthetic, is absolutely painless, and has no downtime. Lasers can also be used for tattoo removal. A Yag laser is the latest technology by which we can remove tattoos of any size or color on any part of the body. This procedure requires no anesthesia, and has no risk of ugly scars following surgical tattoo removal.

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Skin Lightening (Whitening) Treatment
Causes and treatment for Hyperpigmentation and Melasma
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Skin Pigmentation Treatment
Hi, I am Dr Sangeeta Amladi and I am going to talk to you about Pigmentation.

What is pigmentation and how does it occur?

Pigmentation is a term we used to describe the dark spots or patches or even general darkening of the skin. In the upper layer of the skin, there are certain cells which are called pigment cells and these produce a certain pigment called melanin. This is evenly distributed in the skin and gives colour that we normally possess. We can get darkening of the skin due to many factors, both external and internal at any time of our lives. Most common cause of external pigmentation is ultraviolet radiations. And one of the commonest cause is a hormone, especially in women. Any of these factors can increase the pigment cells in the skin or actually activate the cell to produce more melanin.

What are the common types of Pigmentation?

There are many common types of pigmentation;

Freckles
Age spots
Melasma
Post inflammatory hyper pigmentation etc
These often cause cosmetic problems and hence require treatment.

Freckles are the common response to sunlight. And you can see them as light brown spots on the face and the exposed parts of the body. They are often seen on the fair skin individuals and from very young ages. They can be effectively prevented by good sun screening habits.

Age spots, also called Lentigines are darker spots. And these are often seen as we grow older, over the age of 40

Melasma is a kind of pigment which shows up most commonly on cheeks in the form of brownish or the greyish brown patches which are sharply defined. They can also come up on the forehead or the chin. Two main factors causing melasma are the sunlight and the hormones. And it is more common in women. Very often, melasma occurs either during or post pregnancy.

Often we find pigmentation being left behind after we develop boils, other infections, eczemas, other allergies, injuries etc on the skin and this is something we called as Post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. It is left behind due to the inflammation that is left behind in the skin. There are certain perfumes, cosmetics and other allergens which can on their own leave dark patches on the skin and we call this pigmented contact om titis.

Another common cause of patchy pigmentation is ageing itself and this is because of the effect of ultraviolet radiations and sunlight on the skin. We often see the unevenness tone or little patchy dark spots and an alteration in texture so the skin gets a bit rougher. This we can prevent to a large extent through good sun screening habits which we should adopt at a very young age in life.

Last but not the least, the dark circles. These are the dark patches which we see under our eyes. The problem of dark circles is that they make us look dull and tired.

What is the right approach to treat pigmentation?

If you suffer from pigmentation, then you should be looking for comprehensive and holistic solutions to this problem. There are many different kinds of products, tropically prescribed medication, and chemical peels which when combined together can help us get rid of the superficial pigmentation. Ideally, it should be customized for you by your dermatologist after the detailed evaluation of your specific skin concern and then decide the best possible way to address it. If we need something deeper then there is a specific laser which called the Q switched andiac laser which is very safe and effective and specifically targets the Melanin in the skin without affecting the neighbouring areas and leaves the skin clear and flawless.

What are the everyday essentials to take care of your skin?

The first mantra to really good skin care is to protect your skin using a sunscreen. You can use the sunscreen of SPF 15-30 or could be higher. However, the more important is how you apply it. A sunscreen must be applied to a thin film across the face and the exposed areas of the body and then left on for 15-20 minutes to settle it. If you tend to sweat a lot, you need to apply it after every 2-4 hours. And of course, you should apply a sunscreen when you are indoors because the ultraviolet radiations or even the visible light which is indoors can also affect your skin and cause pigmentation.
A good cleansing regime is very important to keep your skin clean. Choose a cleanser which is formulated for your skin type dry, oily or normal. You can use this twice or thrice daily. If your skin is oily, you can use a toner for deeper cleansing.
After cleansing your skin, you need to hydrate and this can be done using a moisturizer in the day time and sunscreen itself can be the moisturizer. At night, you can sue a night cream containing Vit- C and this will also help you to stay pigmentation free.
A balanced diet, good sleep and exercise is very important in keeping your skin healthy. Incorporate foods in a diet which are rich in Vit- C and sun protecting agents like Beta Keratins and anti oxidants. For example red and orange fruits like carrot, tomatoes and other vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, spinach etc and omega rich foods such as fish
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Anti-Aging Skin Treatment
Here we just clean the area to be treated with normal alcohol and Betadine. And we are almost ready for the treatment. It takes less than a minute to complete small area. Deepak are you ready? If it is painful, please let me know, you will feel little brick kind of sensation and let us see how painful and uncomfortable it is. We are taking care only on the lines. So whatever deep lines or deep muscles are there, we will inject only in those areas. It gives the relaxing effect on the muscles. In case you are more sensitive to pain or you are feeling uncomfortable, you can always opt for a higher amount of numbing. Some of the physicians may like to mark the area before just to show you the ease of treatment. So all the lines which come up while smiling or talking will be softened. Remember they will be softened, they will not go away. Within the period of 3-4 days, you can start noticing the change here. The muscles get lighter.

Now we have done with the small area of the treatment. The patient's expressions will be reserved. You will still be able to express. The face will move normally, there will be nothing abnormal, the lines will gradually be softened. It is totally dependent on how the procedure is done. If we over do it, the expression will be frozen and it will look little hard and strange. This totally depends on the patients and the doctors and how much you want to achieve. We can have normal expressions which will look softer and better. So it is very important for the patient to discuss it clearly with the doctor. Some patients need completely frozen looks. But personally, I am very conservative while doing the treatment and recommend a smaller amount. I always tell my patients that you can always add more salt in the dish after cooking rather than putting too much salt while cooking.

Based on this, we will discuss how breathing techniques help to relax the lines in a truly holistic manner for treating the lines on the face. So here is our another patient. The concerned topic is the lines between the forehead which can easily be relaxed by a simple shot here. Not only that, along with the treatment, the reason for these are called worry lines is because of some worry underlines which causes the lines. So, lines e can take care by the shots but the worry part has to be sorted holistically. For that, we will talk about the breathing technique that we recommend patients so that the effects of the treatment lasts longer. Sometimes even without these treatments patient can benefit with just the breathing technique, the lines get significantly softer.

So let us see how it works and how simple the procedure is?

So we put one needle prick on the big muscles which cause lines. One needle prick on the muscles that hold it down. So it is not at all painful as you can hear from the patient itself. Within 6-7 days, we will start seeing the changes and we will post you a picture on the websites also.

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