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5 Benefits Of Laser Skin Tightening!

Dr. Smita Priyadarshni 92% (10 ratings)
M.D. DERMATOLOGY
Dermatologist, Delhi
5 Benefits Of 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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Pre-Bridal Skin Treatments For Brides To Be!

Dr. Ipshita Johri 87% (411 ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, DPD-Cardiff (U.K), Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Noida
Pre-Bridal Skin Treatments For Brides To Be!

When it comes to a bride than to have a flawless skin is a must for her. So here in this article, we’ll share some handy ways for pre-bridal skin treatment which will fulfil your dream of getting spotless skin on your D-DAY. The treatments range from granny ingredients which are easily found in the kitchen to cosmetic treatments.

1. Pre Bridal Treatment for Dry Skin - Form a mixture by mixing equal amount of Olive oil or Vitamin E capsule, glycerin rose water and aloe vera gel. Apply the mixture to your face before going to bed. This mixture gives miraculous effects of not only softens the skin but also makes it lustrous within just seven days.

2. Pre Bridal Treatment for Oily Skin - If you’re also grappling with the stickiness of skin then this treatment is for you. Do face wash twice daily. You can apply either of them including cucumber juice, aloe vera gel, honey and curd mask, tomato juice, etc. These ingredients will not only reduce oil secretion from the skin but also will lighten the skin complexion.

 3. Pre-bridal treatment for tanning - Almost every woman likes outing. Be it shopping, hanging out with friends or window shopping but while the enjoyment they forget that sun rays are harming their skin because of which they grapple with skin tan. This is, in fact, a matter of concern for a bride to be. Some of the handy ways to de-tan the skin include-

  • Rubbing a slice of lemon on the affected area.

  • By applying the mixture of cucumber juice, lemon juice, and rose water.

  • Orange juice, yogurt and tomato pulp.

  • The mixture of Bengal gram (besan) and turmeric.

  • Apply any of these mixtures and wash it off after 10-15 minutes to de-tan your skin and get the radiant glow.

4. Pre Bridal Cosmetic treatment- There are different types of cosmetic treatments which are dermatologically tested and proven safe and effective. There are different types of Pre Bridal Cosmetic treatment plans in the market from which you can choose an ideal one for yourself by consulting cosmetic physician he’ll better guide you according to your need, budget and time duration.

Some of the best cosmetic treatments for to be bride include-

  • Clear and brilliant laser for spotless skin
  • Hollywood laser facial for a heavenly glow
  • Hydrafacials to cleans and hydrate the skin
  • Herbal peels to soothe and radiate skin
  • Coolsculpting for shaping
  • laser hair removal, so you can start your new life without the botheration of monthly waxing
  • Hyaluronic filler injections to fill the hollow under your eyes or give your lips a perfect pout
  • Micro-needling RF for a scar-free tightened face

These cosmetic treatment aids to reduce or remove fine lines, patches, large pores, blemishes and acne scars to give you spotless radiant glow. Consult your cosmetic dermatologist and use these pre-bridal treatments to be a confident and beautiful bride.

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Glutathione For Skin Whitening - Does It Really Work?

Tender Skin International 92% (766 ratings)
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Glutathione For Skin Whitening - Does It Really Work?

Almost everyone wants their skin to look healthy, rejuvenated and fairer. From home remedies to medical and cosmetic assistance, people try everything under the sun to improve their skin tone. Any discussion about skin whitening is incomplete without the mention of glutathione. Often referred to as the "Mother of all antioxidants", glutathione, a tripeptide comprising of the three amino acids- glycine, cysteine, and glutamine, also comes with detoxifying and anti-aging properties, and are extensively being used in the cosmetic industry.

Glutathione as a skin whitening agent
The pigment responsible for one's skin color is Melanin. The enzyme Tyrosinase plays a pivotal role in the synthesis of this pigment. In case of a darker complexion or an uneven skin, there is also an elevated production of Eumelanin (a pigment responsible for imparting the dark brown color). Glutathione goes a long way to inhibit the activity of the Tyrosinase enzyme which, in turn, slows down the production of melanin. Further, the antioxidant is also responsible for an increased conversion of Eumelanin to Pheomelanin (responsible for imparting the yellow-red color), thereby lightening the skin tone significantly.

Glutathione, being a naturally occurring antioxidant also functions as a free radical scavenger protecting the skin from oxidative damage and the deleterious effects of the free radicals such as accelerated skin aging, wrinkles, saggy and tired looking skin, to name a few. There are specialized clinics and cosmetic centers that use glutathione as an active ingredient in a host of skin treatments including chemical peels. In most of the cases, glutathione is used in an injectable form (Glutathione Injections) to ensure its better absorption in the body They are also available in topical forms.

Some of the side effects of glutathione
The use of glutathione should be under expert guidance. People with asthma should specifically refrain from using Glutathione (be it in oral or injectable form). Elevated use of glutathione for long can also lower the level of zinc in the body and may trigger kidney, thyroid dysfunctions and peptic ulcers.

Glutathione is already present in our body. Due to certain factors, we may not have the necessary levels and hence, right dosage of glutathione is given in a form of supplements.​ Factors that influence the glutathione level in the body

The level of Glutathione in our bodies can be affected by several factors some of which include:

  • Unhealthy dietary habits (processed foods, pasteurized dairy products, artificial sweeteners, hams, hot dogs, smoked and Barbecued foods, chlorinated water) and lifestyle practices (increased intake of alcohol or tobacco ).
  • Stress, lack of sleep.
  • Increased exposure to industrial pollutants, UV-radiation.
  • The level of glutathione also decreases with age.

Thus, to boost the glutathione level in the body, enrich the diet with foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, spinach, Brussels sprouts, cardamom, cinnamon, turmeric, parsley.

  • Avoid overcooking the vegetables.
  • Use a non-stick cookware on low or medium heat.
  • Make sure you follow a regular sleep cycle and avoid being overstressed.

It should be restricted in patients having altered Liver functions.

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Role Of Glutathione In Skin Whitening!

Dr. Ravinder Mittal 88% (35 ratings)
MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Bathinda
Role Of Glutathione In Skin Whitening!

Almost everyone wants their skin to look healthy, rejuvenated and fairer. From home remedies to medical and cosmetic assistance, people try everything under the sun to improve their skin tone. Any discussion about skin whitening is incomplete without the mention of glutathione. Often referred to as the "Mother of all antioxidants", glutathione, a tripeptide comprising of the three amino acids- glycine, cysteine, and glutamine, also comes with detoxifying and anti-aging properties, and are extensively being used in the cosmetic industry.

Glutathione as a skin whitening agent
The pigment responsible for one's skin color is Melanin. The enzyme Tyrosinase plays a pivotal role in the synthesis of this pigment. In case of a darker complexion or an uneven skin, there is also an elevated production of Eumelanin (a pigment responsible for imparting the dark brown color). Glutathione goes a long way to inhibit the activity of the Tyrosinase enzyme which, in turn, slows down the production of melanin. Further, the antioxidant is also responsible for an increased conversion of Eumelanin to Pheomelanin (responsible for imparting the yellow-red color), thereby lightening the skin tone significantly.

Glutathione, being a naturally occurring antioxidant also functions as a free radical scavenger protecting the skin from oxidative damage and the deleterious effects of the free radicals such as accelerated skin aging, wrinkles, saggy and tired looking skin, to name a few. There are specialized clinics and cosmetic centers that use glutathione as an active ingredient in a host of skin treatments including chemical peels. In most of the cases, glutathione is used in an injectable form (Glutathione Injections) to ensure its better absorption in the body They are also available in topical forms.

Some of the side effects of glutathione
The use of glutathione should be under expert guidance. People with asthma should specifically refrain from using Glutathione (be it in oral or injectable form). Elevated use of glutathione for long can also lower the level of zinc in the body and may trigger kidney, thyroid dysfunctions and peptic ulcers.


Factors that influence the glutathione level in the body
The level of Glutathione in our bodies can be affected by several factors some of which include

 

  • Unhealthy dietary habits (processed foods, pasteurized dairy products, artificial sweeteners, hams, hot dogs, smoked and Barbecued foods, chlorinated water) and lifestyle practices (increased intake of alcohol or tobacco ).
  • Stress, lack of sleep.
  • Increased exposure to industrial pollutants, UV-radiation.
  • The level of glutathione also decreases with age.

Thus, to boost the glutathione level in the body, enrich the diet with foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, garlic, spinach, Brussels sprouts, cardamom, cinnamon, turmeric, parsley.

  • Avoid overcooking the vegetables.
  • Use a non-stick cookware on low or medium heat.
  • Make sure you follow a regular sleep cycle and avoid being overstressed.

It should be restricted in patients having altered Liver functions.

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Sunscreen - Why Should You Use It Daily?

Dr. Abhinav Singh 83% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology, & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Noida
Sunscreen - Why Should You Use It Daily?

We all think of sunscreen as something that goes into our vacation kit when heading out on a hike in the hills or to the beach. What we fear is being out in the sun can reduce fairness and/or case a tan, and a sunscreen will help maintain complexion.

This is a completely wrong notion. What we need to be aware of is that even the regular, daily sun exposure during driving or going to office can do as much damage if not more. The sunscreen, therefore, assumes a very important role in your daily personal care. Read on and find out more.

Relationship with skin cancer: Studies in the US have shown that skin cancer is the most common type of cancer, and sun exposure is the leading cause of this. It is the regular exposure on a daily basis that cumulatively leads to this, rather than a one-day exposure minus the sunscreen. Using sunscreen on a regular, daily basis provides a good shield against skin cancer.

Slows down aging: The dry skin, wrinkles, sun spots, and dark circles on the skin are more a result of unprotected exposure to sun rather than just ageing. The sun is the most powerful agent that can lead to these effects and it is very essential to guard yourself against it.

While the general belief is that the sun is less harmful during cloudy days, it is not so. The ultraviolet rays of the sun filter through clouds and cause equal damage as they would during sunny summer days. Studies have shown that these rays which filter through the clouds are capable of continuing their accelerated ageing effects even after you have reached your homes. It is not just the amount of time you are actually out in the sun that counts. The collagen in the skin that gives it the firmness is damaged, leading to sagging and bagging. 

Using a sunscreen provides a shield against these harmful UV rays. Research has shown a 73% reduction in the invasive forms of skin cancer by using sunscreen on a regular basis.

It is popular belief that fair complexion is more affected by sun exposure. It is true that darker complexion has more melanocytes that increase the natural protection, but this does not ensure complete protection against the harmful ultraviolet rays.

After reading this, a sunscreen lotion with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or more should find its way into your grooming kit.

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Jamun (Indian Blackberry) - 6 Facts You Must Know About It!

Dr. Ashwin Nirmal 91% (285 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), I. P. G. T & R. GUJARAT AYURVED UNIVERSITY, JAMNAGAR , I. P. G. T. & R. GUJARAT AYURVED UNIVERSITY, JAMNAGAR
Ayurveda, Jamnagar
Jamun (Indian Blackberry) - 6 Facts You Must Know About It!

Jamun is one of the most beneficial fruits for human health. It is also known by the name of black plum and which is popular in every household. It belongs to the Myrtaceae family. The ancient system of medicine, Ayurveda, celebrates the fruit of Jamun for the several benefits it offers, and a few are mentioned below:

  1. Beneficial for diabetic patients: Ayurveda recommends the diabetic patients to consume jamun. Research has proven that jamun has a lot of potential to e used in making drugs that would be a safer option. Another research has shown that a 30% decrease can be seen in the levels of blood sugar when jamun is consumed daily. Secondary complications that are known to occur because of diabetes are also reduced with the consumption of jamun. Excess thirst and frequent urination are also kept under control with jamun. Madhumehantak Churna is consumed by many diabetic patients which is an Ayurvedic product of jamun.
  2. Good for immune system and improving bone strength: Some healthy nutrients like Iron, Calcium, Potassium, and Vitamin C are present in high amounts in jamun. Because of the presence of these nutrients, it enhances the functioning of the immune system and strengthens your bones. Jamun is widely used in Ayurveda to relieve stress.
  3. Keeps you safe from heart diseases: Anthocyanidins, elegiac acid and anthocyanins are the compounds that are present in jamun. These compounds are well-known for their anti-inflammatory effect. Apart from that, they are also very good anti-oxidants. Thus, jamun helps in preventing cholesterol oxidation and formation of plaque that can increase your heart risks. Besides the benefits that are already mentioned, jamun is a rich source of potassium. We all know that potassium prevents hypertension and hypertension is a significant risk factor for those who are prone to heart diseases. It is said that in each 100g serving of jamun, the amount of potassium present is 55g.
  4. Useful in treating infections: The jamun fruit is not the only thing that is utilitarian. The other parts of the plant, that is, its seed, barks, and leaves, have their own health benefits too. One of those health benefits is treating infections. All these parts have the capability of treating infections. Compounds like malic acid, tannins, oxalic acid and gallic acid are present in jamun. These compounds are responsible for the antibacterial, gastroprotective and antimalarial properties of the plant.
  5. Aids in digestion and improves oral health: Since the ancient times, the jamun leaves have been used in Ayurveda and are known to be atisara that are known to prevent diarrhea. It is very useful against Krimi, that is, worm infestation. They are considered to be very helpful in treating gastric disorders like dysentery, diarrhea, indigestion and dyspepsia. They are also helpful for the gums and keep the teeth in good condition because of their anti-bacterial properties. Thus, jamun is a useful pachani.
  6. Other uses: Ayurvedic medicine using Jamun as an ingredient helps in combating menstrual disorders. Also, Ayurveda uses this fruit in many of its medicines to increase haemoglobin content. Also, Ayurveda suggests using the dried powder on the facial skin to increase the fairness and improve the skin texture.

With loads of health benefits, Jamun is considered to be one of the effective ingredients in many of the Ayurvedic medicines. Hence, consider consuming Jamuns every day to improve your health.

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Top 10 Skin specialist in Mumbai

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 91% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Top 10 Skin specialist in Mumbai

Skin is an important part of your body. It reflects your appearance and personality. It is important to take good care of your skin. Here are top 10 skin specialist in mumbai, who can help you achieve a bright and radiant skin. The list comprises of some specialist, who are good at treating different skin related problems like acne, scars, vitiligo, skin pigmentation, wrinkles and botox treatments.

Top 10 skin specialist in Mumbai are:

1. Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

Dr. Shaurya Rohatgi is a well known dermatologist and Trichologist, with over 10 years of experience, he is currently practicing at Dr. Shaurya's Skin and Hair Clinic, Mumbai. 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 reputed name in his fraternity and is an active member of many esteemed associations like Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists (IADVL) and the International Society of Dermatology. He is recipient of Global Education Award at International Congress of Dermatology.

Consultation fees: ₹600

2. Dr. Ganesh Avhad

MD, DNB, FIDP, FIL

Dr. Ganesh Avhad is a leading dermatologist & cosmetologist with 8 years of experience. He is also a laser & hair transplant surgeon and has conducted more than 500 transplant in his career span till now. He is also known for his excellence in derma roller and anti-ageing treatment. He also specialises in vampire face lift treatment and bleaching treatment. Dr. Ganesh practices at 3 places- Skinworld,Bagwe Hospital, Microcare Hospital and Desire Clinic. 

Consultation fees: ₹600

3. Dr. Zeenat Bhalwani

MD Skin, DDV (Diploma in Dermatology and Venereology), MBBS

Dr Zeenat Bhalwani is a gold medalist and topper in her post graduation. With 20 years of experience, she is well known name in dermatology world. Her areas of special interests are aesthetic and paediatric dermatology as well as laser treatments.

 Consultation fees: ₹1000

4. Dr. Rameshwar Madhukar Rao Gutte

FCPS (SKIN & VD), MD (Skin & VD), DDV (SKIN &VD), MBBS

Dr Rameshwar Gutte is a consultant dermatologist at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital. He has 15 years of work experience and is known for accurate diagnosis for any kind of skin disease. He has years of experience and has treated a number of cases for different skin ailments like psoriasis and vitiligo.

He is also expert at cosmetological treatments like botox, fillers and hair loss. With more than 45 clinical publications in national and international journals, he has reputed name globally. He is recipient of prestigious Dr V. R. Mehta Award and has also received many other awards at various conferences and seminars.

Consultation fees: ₹800

5. Dr. Pallavi Sule

MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)

Dr. Pallavi Sule is  a reputed dermatologist and cosmetologist with 6 years of experience. Dr. Sule is expert at diagnosis and treatment of various skin ailments as well as hair and nails problem. She has previously worked at Lilavati hospital and  is currently associated with Dr.Pallavi Sule OPD At Nahar Medical Centre in Chandivali, Mumbai.

She has hands on experience of various process like dermato- surgeries, peels, lasers, botox and fillers as well as conducting clinical trials. She is the member of the ethics committee, which conducts clinical trials of drugs and cosmetics

Consultation fees: ₹750

6. Dr. Shefali Trasi Nerurkar

MD - Dermatology, MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy

Dr. Shefali is a reputed dermatologist with experience of more than 3 decades. She specializes in treating all kinds of skin, hair and nail disorders. She has done some extensive training and fellowship programmes internationally from reputed institutes of Thailand and Europe. Her interest areas are treatment of acne, acne scars, pigmentation and anti-ageing procedures.

Consultation fees: ₹1500

7. Dr. Nimesh D Mehta

MD, D.V.D, MBBS

Dr. Nimesh D Mehta is a trusted name in the field of dermatologist with 27 years of experience. He is associated with many clinics and hospitals in different areas of Mumbai. He has undergone especial training in basic and advanced botox. Other than he specialises in lasers, mesotherapy, dermaroller chemical peels and advanced fillers. He is also a faculty member of National and State level Workshops in Dermatology  and has also written many articles in textbooks of Dermatosurgery.

Consultation fees:  ₹1000 - 1500

8. Dr. Vidula Kamath

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, DNB - Dermatology & Venereology

Dr. Vidula Kamath is a well established name with 18 years of experience and is associated with many clinics and hospitals. In these years, she has worked in different fields of photodermatology, vitiligo, psoriasis, contact dermatitis etc. Her forte is clinical dermatology, with a special interest in pediatric and geriatric dermatology. 

Consultation fees:  ₹500 - 700

9. Dr. Ashvith Shetty

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MD - Dermatology, FRGUHS

Dr. Shetty is a dermatologist, cosmetologist & trichologist. She has 11 years of experience. She is known for her personal touch and her counselling skills along with her treatments like hair loss treatments, removal of warts, acne treatment, laser tattoo removal, thread lift treatment, photo-facial and stretch marks treatment.

Consultation fees:  ₹ 700

10. Dr. Deepa Kanchankoti

MBBS, Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), Diplomate of National Board

Dr. Kanchankoti practices at her own clinic - My Skin Laser Clinic in Kandivali East, Mumbai. She has a work experience of 20 years and is member of national and international associations. She is  recipient of many awards and recognitions like P.B Joshi Award.

Consultation fees:  ₹ 700

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Vitiligo - Causes And Ayurvedic Treatment!

Dr. Jyotsna Makkar 91% (28 ratings)
BAMS, MBA - Health Care Administration
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Vitiligo - Causes And Ayurvedic Treatment!

Vitiligo is a medical condition, which causes the loss of skin color due to loss of pigmentation. This usually occurs in blotches and looks very unsightly. Vitiligo is very unpredictable and can affect any part of your body. In some cases it also affects the inside of the mouth, eyes, and hair. Vitiligo is more noticeable on people with darker skin tone.

Symptoms of Vitiligo:

  1. Premature graying or whitening of the hair in your eyebrows, eyelashes, scalp, and beard. This usually occurs before the age of 35.
  2. Skin discoloration can also occur from other parts of the body such as hands, feet, abdomen, neck and other areas.
  3. Change or loss of the color of the retina (inner layer on the eyeball).
  4. Discolored patches on and around the navel, rectum and genitals.

What causes vitiligo?

A medical disorder where your immune system destroys and attacks the melanin forming pigments in your skin. This is known as an autoimmune disorder and by far is the most common cause behind vitiligo. An event such as sudden or prolonged stress, sunburn, or being exposed to industrial chemicals. A history of family members or relatives having vitiligo in the past.

Ayurvedic Treatments for Vitiligo:

  1. Mustard and Turmeric Oil: A paste made with mustard and turmeric oil can be applied on the affected area. This is also good for the skin and reduces vitiligo. Do this at least 2 times a day to reduce the patches considerably.
  2. Duckweed: This is a type of water plant and is very rich in a mineral called lignin. It is considered a natural treatment for skin disorders and vitiligo. It will also help to restore your natural skin color.
  3. Sun screen: If you already have vitiligo, exposure in the sun can make it worse, so applying a sunscreen with SPF 30 or above (or an appropriate level of sunscreen protection) can protect your skin from further damage.
  4. Papaya: This fruit is great for restoring and reviving melanin (responsible for skin pigmentation). Drinking papaya juice or rubbing papaya on the affected area can reduce vitiligo to some extent.
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Ways To Treat Pityriasis Rosea!

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery)
Dermatologist, Pune
Ways To Treat Pityriasis Rosea!

Pityriasis Rosea is a common skin problem which causes a rash. Although, it can occur at any age, it is most often seen in those between the age  of 10 to 35. It is usually harmless and a pretty common condition. It is also worth noting that Pityriasis Rosea does not spread from person to person.

Causes: The exact cause of Pityriasis Rosea has not been identified yet. Some doctors claim that it is caused by a virus, bacteria, or fungus while others claim that it is caused by an allergic reaction.

Symptoms: There are a fair number of warning signs of the Pityriasis Rosea rash. The symptoms may differ depending on the patient's general health condition, the climate condition, and the season.

  1. Size and appearance at first: When the rash first appears, it has a raised border. Basically, it is a pink patch which can be single, round, or oval in shape. 2 cm to 10 cm is the usual range when it comes to the size of the patch.
  2. Few days or weeks later: After a few days, 1cm to 2cm patches appear on the abdomen, back, chest, legs and arms area. They sometimes spread to the neck, but rarely to the face.
  3. Back patches: The patches on the back are slightly different from the rest. They tend to be angled and look somewhat like a Christmas tree. Sometimes it is itchy, but it goes away within 6 to 8 weeks.

Treatment: Pityriasis Rosea goes away without treatment. It usually lasts about 6 to 8 weeks. However, in order to relieve itching at home:

  1. Apply anti-allergic powder.
  2. Avoid taking hot showers. Keep the water as cool as possible while taking the bath.
  3. Eat a lot of oatmeal and try bath products which have oatmeal in them.
  4. Hydrocortisone cream is very good for the itchy areas on your body. However, do not use these on the face or pubic areas.
  5. Use antihistamines, but, for children, you must check with the doctor first.
  6. Apply moisturizer regularly.
  7. Use gentle soaps and avoid deodorant soaps as these worsen the rash and the itching.
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6 Causes Of Vitiligo And Its Ayurvedic Treatment!

Ayurveda, Mumbai
6 Causes Of Vitiligo And Its Ayurvedic Treatment!

Vitiligo, often known as leukoderma, is a specific kind of skin whitening disease resulting in white patches all over the skin. A gradual loss of pigment layers on the skin surface results in the patches. This type of skin disorder becomes socially challenging for the sufferers. As the discolouration of skin and the patches all over the body start getting noticed by people, the patients get depressed. But they should stay positive as the treatment of vitiligo with Ayurveda has proven to be one of the safest cure methodologies.

Symptoms

Vitiligo generally starts with small spots on exposed areas; especially the bone joints, which are the first areas to be affected by vitiligo. Due to the lack of blood circulation, the bone joints are inclined to get affected by vitiligo. Gradually the spots on the skin turn into white patches. This disease has nothing to do with germs or bad blood. Rather it is caused by de-pigmentation issues on skin layers.

Factors responsible for vitiligo

Women are more prone to vitiligo than men. The factors that cause vitiligo are:

  1. Jaundice
  2. Liver problems
  3. Mental worry
  4. Typhoid
  5. Burn injuries
  6. Parasites in alimentary canal

Apart from these above mentioned factors, hereditary factors also trigger this type of skin disorder.

Ayurvedic Treatment For Vitiligo

Decades of research and practices have established Ayurveda as one of the most ancient and holistic ways of treatment. Ayurveda means the goodness of all the natural elements and herbs. So treating vitiligo with Ayurveda doesn't only mean curing the disorder, but also the Ayurvedic medicines are known to enhance skin tones.

According to Ayurveda, Leucoderma is caused due to the aggravation of Pitta Dosha. Pitta is an Ayurvedic humor which symbolizes heat or fire, and is manifested in the skin. Aggravated Pitta leads to accumulation of ama (toxins) in deep layers of the skin, leading to the condition of Leucoderma.

Pitta is of five types; one of them is Bhrajak Pitta that gives coloration to skin. In the case of Leucoderma, Bhrajak Pitta is in an imbalanced state, and therefore, the skin starts losing its color and white patches appear. Along with Pitta Dosha, deeper body tissues like Rasa Dhatu (nutrient plasma), Rakta (blood), Mansa (muscles), Lasika (lymph) are also involved in the disease.

Treatment consists of pacifying imbalanced body energies, cleansing the blood and administrating herbs that restore skin color. Poor digestion is the root cause of this disease, as it causes the build-up of toxins in the tissues. An essential part of treatment, therefore, is restoring digestion. The patient will also be advised on the correct diet and lifestyle adjustments to prevent recurrence of the disorder.

  1. One of the most effective Ayurvedic medicine for vitiligo is Agnijith. Its capability of producing pigmentation on needed areas is scientifically proven. It is capable of blocking the de-pigmentation issue on skin layers. This cream-based medicine is also known for contacting rich microbial properties, which get easily absorbed in skin and increase the level of blood circulation. Vitiligo is almost an autoimmune disorder, thus the Ayurvedic anti-vitiligo medicines are the best way to cure it.

  2. There are a few Ayurvedic home remedies that are effective enough in removing the white patches. Turmeric is a common herb in everyone's kitchen. Applying a mixture of turmeric and mustard oil on the affected areas can help you cure vitiligo.

  3. Bakuchi and coconut oil’s mixture is another effective remedy for vitiligo. Apply the mixture, keep it for 15 minutes and then wash it off.

Vitiligo is a special case of skin disorder, which is triggered by a low immune system or pitta dosha. So leading a good lifestyle and eating healthy food are equally important in order to get cured. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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