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Worried About Uneven Skin Tone!

Dr. Venu Kumari 93% (1848 ratings)
MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Worried About Uneven Skin Tone!

You may not have acne scars or deep frown lines on the face, but your uneven skin tone is a hindrance to flaunt your flawless skin. 

 

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Experimented To Remove A Tattoo At Your Home In Different Ways Which Don't Work?

Dr. Venu Kumari 93% (1848 ratings)
MD - Skin,VD & Lepxsy
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Experimented To Remove A Tattoo At Your Home In Different Ways Which Don't Work?

Experimented to remove a tattoo at your home in different ways which don't work? 

Based upon the skin type one has to undergo with the help of laser.

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Best Skin Specialist in Bangalore

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Best Skin Specialist in Bangalore

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

1. Dr. Shuba Dharmana

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

Consultation fees: ₹750

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

2. Dr. Rashmi Ravindra

MBBS, MD - Dermatology

Consultation fees: ₹300

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

3. Dr. Archhana Gullur

MBBS, MD

Consultation fees: ₹500

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

4. Dr. M.K Shetty

MBBS, DVD, MD - Dermatology

Consultation fees: ₹750

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

5. Dr. Pooja Devi Malipatil

MBBS, MD Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy

Consultation fees: ₹400

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

6. Dr. Sushma Yadav

MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy 

Consultation fees: ₹500

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

7. Dr. Shilpa Bhat

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹300

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

8. Dr. Vignessh Raj

FRGUHS, DDVL, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹400-450

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

9. Dr. Nithya Raghunath

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

Consultation fees: ₹500

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

10. Dr. Sankeerth Vijayakumar

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

Consultation fees: ₹400-450

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

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Tattoo Removal - Know The Procedure!

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

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

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

Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure-

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

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

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

  1. Protected eye shields are placed on you.

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

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

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

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

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

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Know How Can You Get That Tattoo Removed!

Dr. Nitika Arya 85% (10 ratings)
DD & STD, MBBS
Dermatologist, Panchkula
Know How Can You Get That Tattoo Removed!

There is nothing more exciting than getting inked. It is also one of the most dangerous things you can do to yourself. Not many people know that there is a real risk involved with tattoos – getting them as well as getting them removed.

We all know a tattoo can come with a real risk of blood-borne diseases and allergies, and a bad job by the tattoo artist. If the tattoo needle is not new and has been used on an infected person, you run a real risk of getting infected with herpes, tetanus, fungal infections, hepatitis and even HIV. The health risks of tattooing are not so well known in India but they are real.

But tattoo removal can be even more dangerous, time consuming and expensive than getting a tattoo. If you have outgrown your tattoo and want it removed, read this carefully to understand the process while keeping yourself safe.

Tattoo removal involves a process opposite to inking. It’s done using lasers. Pulses of light from the laser are directed onto the tattoo to break up the pigment which has been deposited in the dermis or deep layer of the skin during tattooing. This process breaks down the tattoo ink. Over weeks, the broken down ink gets absorbed by the body.

Different lasers are used to remove different types of tattoo ink and it’s usually the doctor doing the procedure who decides which laser to use.

  1. Laser treatment differs from patient to patient based on the age, size, and type of tattoo. The colour of the patient's skin, as well as the depth of the tattoo pigment also influences the technique used for removal.

  2. Lasers are not benign so your doctor must test the laser to check out the most effective energy for tattoo removal.

  3. Laser consists of pulses of light. Smaller tattoo removal requires less pulses of light and bigger ones more pulses.

Sounds easy and painless. But it is not. The breaking down of the tattoo pigments takes weeks and repeated visits to the clinic. If the doctor removing your tattoo is not good, even the removal of a small tattoo can cause permanent scarring or discoloration of your skin. Parts of the body with thin skin (ankles, wrists, and spine) are more likely to scar than thicker- skinned areas. Other side effects are infections and hypo-pigmentation.

Even though doctors and laser practitioners claim more than 95 % removal of tattoos is possible, the reality is that complete removal may never be possible.

So, if you find it impossible to live with your tattoo and a divorce is imminent, you should look for a real good dermatologist for laser removal of tattoos and not submit yourself to quacks.

2277 people found this helpful

How To Get Permanent Tattoos Removed?

Dr. Ramesh Gosavi 85% (26 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Ahmednagar
How To Get Permanent Tattoos Removed?

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

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

Laser Tattoo Removal Procedure-

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

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

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

  1. Protected eye shields are placed on you.

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

  3. A handpiece is placed again on your skin surface, which activates the laser light. This process is extremely painful to undergo.

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

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

  6. In some cases, local anesthesia is used during the treatment procedure.

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

2457 people found this helpful

Laser Tattoo Removal - 7 Recovery Tips!

Dr. Pavan Murdeshwar 93% (3210 ratings)
MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Laser Tattoo Removal - 7 Recovery Tips!

Many-a-times, people regret of having got themselves inked because the design may no longer suit their lifestyle, interests or the very reason they got inked in the first place might not hold much meaning to them. However, the good part is that, owing to the breakthrough of medical science aided technology, you can now eliminate traces of your past mistake from your skin surface. However, a tattoo removal using LTR (Laser Tattoo Removal) might lead to the formation of scabs, crusts or blisters, within eight to seventy two hours of having undergone the process. This might even form a superficial wound on the skin. To ensure that your skin heals completely, you can consider these tips.

  1. Apply antibiotic ointment on your skin at least thrice a day and keep your inked area bandaged for not less than three days. This protects your weak and damaged skin from infection. After three days, take off the cover to expose the lasered area of your skin to air. This helps your skin to dry out as well as get prepared for your next treatment. Scabbing may persist for a couple of weeks.

  2. Never get panicky on noticing blisters as they play an integral part in the healing process. They are indicative of the fact that the immune system of your body has begun to take off the ink from your skin and is trying to recover.

  3. Do not peel off the crusts, blisters or scabs that have formed after the treatment, lest they might leave scars on your skin.

  4. If you experience any sort of inflammation or discomfort after the removal, try putting ice-pack or using acetaminophen a day after the session.

  5. Use sunblock or sunscreen creams to protect the part of your skin that has undergone treatment. Refrain from applying cosmetics or anything that might cause itching to the area.

  6. Take a shower, about couple of hours after the treatment. Nevertheless, stay away from bathing in a bath tub or even swimming unless the blisters heal completely. The water from a swimming pool or a bath tub may contain bacteria that may result in further infection, thus delaying the healing process.

  7. Get medical assistance in case of any tingling sensation or mild bruising apart from the above mentioned discomfort.
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Know More About Permanent Tattoo Removal!

M. Ch. (Plastic Surgery)
Dermatologist, Pune
Know More About Permanent Tattoo Removal!

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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Permanent Tattoo Removal - Things To Know!

Dr. Sankeerth Vijayakumar 89% (174 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy, FRGUHS (Cosmetology)
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Permanent Tattoo Removal - Things To Know!

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

4259 people found this helpful

Laser Tattoo Removal - Everything You Need To Know!

Dr. Seema Yadav 91% (16 ratings)
Post Graduation Diploma In Cosmetology, MBBS, DDVL (Dermatology )
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Laser Tattoo Removal - Everything You Need To Know!

There is nothing more exciting than getting inked. It is also one of the most dangerous things you can do to yourself. Not many people know that there is a real risk involved with tattoos – getting them as well as getting them removed.

We all know a tattoo can come with a real risk of blood-borne diseases and allergies, and a bad job by the tattoo artist. If the tattoo needle is not new and has been used on an infected person, you run a real risk of getting infected with herpes, tetanus, fungal infections, hepatitis and even HIV. The health risks of tattooing are not so well known in India but they are real.

But tattoo removal can be even more dangerous, time consuming and expensive than getting a tattoo. If you have outgrown your tattoo and want it removed, read this carefully to understand the process while keeping yourself safe.

Tattoo removal involves a process opposite to inking. It’s done using lasers. Pulses of light from the laser are directed onto the tattoo to break up the pigment which has been deposited in the dermis or deep layer of the skin during tattooing. This process breaks down the tattoo ink. Over weeks, the broken down ink gets absorbed by the body.

Different lasers are used to remove different types of tattoo ink and it’s usually the doctor doing the procedure who decides which laser to use.

  1. Laser treatment differs from patient to patient based on the age, size, and type of tattoo. The colour of the patient's skin, as well as the depth of the tattoo pigment also influences the technique used for removal.
  2. Lasers are not benign so your doctor must test the laser to check out the most effective energy for tattoo removal.
  3. Laser consists of pulses of light. Smaller tattoo removal requires less pulses of light and bigger ones more pulses.

Sounds easy and painless. But it is not. The breaking down of the tattoo pigments takes weeks and repeated visits to the clinic. If the doctor removing your tattoo is not good, even the removal of a small tattoo can cause permanent scarring or discoloration of your skin. Parts of the body with thin skin (ankles, wrists, and spine) are more likely to scar than thicker- skinned areas. Other side effects are infections and hypo-pigmentation.

Even though doctors and laser practitioners claim more than 95 % removal of tattoos is possible, the reality is that complete removal may never be possible.

So, if you find it impossible to live with your tattoo and a divorce is imminent, you should look for a real good dermatologist for laser removal of tattoos and not submit yourself to quacks. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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