Skin Lightening, Brightening & Whitening

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Every woman dreams of having a clear, glowing and shiny skin, regardless of age or ethnicity. However, for most of them, the biggest challenge begins with dark spots or hyperpigmentation resulting from accumulation of melanin under the skin. The degree of hyperpigmentation could be higherdue to genetics or ethnicity. For instance, women of Africa and South East Asiaare black or brown skinned due to hyperpigmentation and could create an uneven skin tone.

Arethere solutions for uneven skin tone?

Yes, skin lightening, brightening and whitening are some effective treatments that would bring more glare to your face, says the skin specialist in Janakpuri. The most suitable treatment for your skin has to be decided by the specialist. Be mindful that you choose the right specialist; otherwise the consequences could be hazardous.

According to the skin specialist in Janakpuri, people come to him with many questions, rather worries about skin lightening, brightening and whitening, particularly on their effectiveness and safety. Here are few questions that he answers to the users –

How do these treatments make my skin whiter?

During the treatments, certain carefully tested chemical substances such as bleaching creams, whiteners, skin brighteners, or fading creams are used to lighten the skin and provide an even skin colour, by reducing the melanin concentration in the skin.

Am I a suitable person to get such a treatment?

Mostly, people decide to use lighteners to treat certain skin problems such as acne scars, age spots, or discoloration related to hormones. These treatments are effective to lighten natural dark born skin. The skin specialist in Janakpuri would assess your age, skin condition, other medical conditions, medications, and other related issues and recommend if the treatment is suitable for you.

What is the difference between skin lightening, brightening and whitening?

Skin lightening is a treatment to treat uneven skin caused by hyperpigmentation, such as sun damage or melasma. Skin Whitening is a treatment to give you a skin tone lighter than the one you were born with. Skin brightening is a treatment to increase skin radiance by removing dead cells. The skin specialist in Janakpuri would assess your skin condition and recommend the most suitable treatment for you.

Is skin whitening bad?

Even before anyone questions about the safety of skin whitening, one would think if it is bad to do skin whitening. This could be due to ethnical culture, which says love your natural colour and darker skin tones are a blessing. There is nothing wrong about personal likes and dislikes on the skin colour, although it is all about cultural boundaries and beliefs.

Are there side-effects of skin whitening?

The skin specialist in Janakpuri confirms that the ingredients or chemicals used for skin whitening are tested for side-effects and quality assured by the relevant health authorities. Although, there are possibilities for allergies and other serious health hazards, the skin specialist would be able to identify and recommend if there are any risks in continuing the treatment on your skin. You need to be aware of the symptoms of sensitiveness and report to the specialist and bring to his notice at the earliest stage.

How fast can I whiten my skin?

You should understand, for a complete treatment the process may have to be repeated a number of times. Do not be disappointed if you do not see the expected result overnight. Be patient and follow all instructions and appointments recommended by the skin specialist.

Is skin whitening permanent?

Through the process, melanin is reduced and the skin becomes lighter. However, the truth is skin whitening treatment do not get rid of the melanin permanently and you should know the outcome of the treatment is not permanent.

Does my skin need special care after treatment?

Definitely yes, and the skin specialist in Janakpuri would advise you on all required aftercare practices following the treatment. The long-lasting outcome of the skin whitening treatment also depends on the aftercare. When the skin responds to the pollutants, it gets dull or dark sooner, but if adequate maintenance is done, the same can be contained.

How to choose the best skin specialist?

This is exactly you need to be very cautious and consulting the most experienced and qualified skin specialist in Janakpuri could be the wisest decision to treat your skin.

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Tips to prevent recurrence of fungal infection Lifestyle Modification

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  • Shower regularly and dry yourself completely before dressing
  • Avoid wearing tight garments such as jeans, leggings and jeggings. Wear loose fitting cotton garments
  • Don’t share your bed linen, towel and clothes.
  • Dry the clothes inside out. Wear well dried inner garments after about 3-4 days of washing if ironing is not possible.
  • To reduce fungal spore load in the immediate environment; dust, wet mop or vacuum the house and clean with soap and detergent.
  • Remove waistband, wristband etc.
  • In case of tinea cruris or jock itch, (fungal infections in the groin area), wear “boxer shorts” instead of the tight fitting ones(Frenchie) that hug the groin and cut into it.
  • Wear non-occlusive (open-loose) footwear like sandals etc. if possible.
  • Sensitize people about the morbidities associated with obesity and encourage them to lose weight.
  • Regular removal of hair on genitalia.
  • Keeping scalp clean and do not share combs, hairbrushes, hats or helmets.

Household hygiene

  • Vacuuming is considered the best method if possible.
  • Wet moping may be ideal in our country.
  • Washable surfaces should be cleaned thoroughly with detergent soap and hot water.
  • This should be repeated at least once daily for 4-6 weeks until all affected persons have eliminated fungal infection.

Treatment given by doctor

Please consult your dermatologist for any fungal infection and take your medicine as advised by your dermatologist.

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Botox Treatment

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More and more people are turning to cosmetics to reflect the way they feel inside. BOTOX treatment is one such rejuvenation technique used to relax specific facial muscles that cause facial wrinkles.

How and why do wrinkles form?

Facial wrinkles form when we use our muscles to make facial expressions. The wrinkles formed during these facial movements are called dynamic wrinkles. For example, when we smile our eye wrinkles become prominent and when we frown, the vertical lines between our eyebrows become noticeable.

In youth, the skin springs back to its initial position after making a facial expression. As we age, dynamic wrinkles turn into static wrinkles, that are present even when the skin is at rest. This process occurs because natural substances in our skin such as collagen (natural protein in skin), elastin (protein that causes tissue to stretch) and Hyaluronic acid (gives skin volume) decrease as we age. Chronological ageing with environmental factors such as sun exposure, smoking and stress all contribute in the creation of wrinkles and folds.

What is BOTOX treatment?

BOTOX is a natural, purified protein that relaxes wrinkles causing muscles, creating a rejuvenated appearance. The active ingredient in BOTOX is derived from a bacteria and is manufactured under sterile laboratory conditions.

How does BOTOX treatment work?

BOTOX relaxes specific facial muscles responsible for causing dynamic wrinkles (wrinkles formed during facial expression). Once the muscles are relaxed, you cannot contract them preventing undesirable facial expressions. Thus, the lines gradually smoothen out and new lines are prevented from forming.

Will I still be able to make facial expressions?

Although treatment results are noticeable, BOTOX does not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve had any work done.

What does BOTOX treatment involve?

BOTOX treatment is a non-surgical procedure whereby a small amount of BOTOX is administered into selected facial muscles by a trained dermatologist using a very fine needle. Generally, a BOTOX treatment takes around 10 minutes. Discomfort is typically minimal and brief, and an anesthetic is usually not required; the injection may sting for a few seconds. Normal activities can be resumed soon after the treatment.

The doses recommended for the treatment will vary depending on your individual indication and the severity of your lines. Your dermatologist knows the best dose for you and which muscles to inject to give you the best results.

How long does BOTOX treatment last?

The effects of treatment can last up to 4 months before lines slowly begin to return. After repeated treatments, the effect tends to last longer.

Does BOTOX treatment cause more wrinkles to form?

BOTOX relaxes the facial muscles that cause expression lines thus preventing the wrinkles from forming. If you choose not to repeat BOTOX treatments your muscles eventually return to their normal activity and your wrinkles will gradually revert to their pre-treatment levels.

How quickly can I see a difference?

Within 3 days of BOTOX treatment, you start noticing a softening in the appearance of your frown lines between your brows and it may take up to 7 days to see the full results. The treated area will continue to improve for up to a month.

Are there any side effects?

In the dosage used for improvement of facial lines, the side effects if any, are usually temporary and localized to the treatment area. Possible side effects include headache, pain, burning / stinging, swelling or redness at the injection site, localized muscle weakness including drooping eyelids / eyebrows, swollen eyelids, skin tightness, tingling sensations, itching / aching forehead, nausea and flu-like symptoms.

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Lifting and Contouring the Midface

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What causes the skin to age?

The hyaluronic acid content of our skin decreases with ageing, reducing its capacity to stay moist, supple and soft. Oil producing glands reduce their activity causing the skin to become dry. Skin loses fat, thus losing its youthful glow and smoothness.

What is Juvederm VOLUMA XC?

Juvederm VOLUMA with Lidocaine is an injectableHyaluronic Acidgel that restores youthful volume and contour to cheeks, that have become thin and saggy due to weight loss or age-related facial fat loss.

How long will the effects of Juvederm VOLUMA with Lidocaine last?

The average results of Juvederm VOLUMA with Lidocaine lasts up to 24 months*. It may sometimes be longer or shorter depending on:

  • Your age
  • Your lifestyle (smoking and exposure to sun or UV rays may shorten the effect)
  • Your physiology
  • The amount of filler injected and the practitioner’s technique.

How long will the procedure take?

The procedure takes just about 30-45 minutes, depending on the extent and area under consideration for injecting.

How long does it take to show results?

Results with JUVEDERM VOLUMA XC are immediate and instant. Best results can be seen after 2-3 days of injection.

Does the treatment hurt?

Juvederm VOLUMA  XC comes with an anesthetic agent(lidocaine) that reduces the pain during and after the procedure.

When can I return to work and resume my social life?

Some redness and bruising may be observed after the injection, that can be concealed with makeup or concealers. You can return to work and resume your social life almost immediately.

What makes Juvederm VOLUMA with Lidocaine the best for you?

A smooth and natural looking lift with a long lasting volume restoration, with results lasting for up to 24 months.

Are there any side effects?

The most common side effects include tenderness, swelling, firmness, lumps/bumps, bruising, pain, redness, discoloration, and itching at the injection site. Side effects areusually temporary, and generally not long lasting, and can easily be covered up with your usual makeup/concealers.

Are there any recommendations I should follow after treatment?

You are advised not to apply pressure, or massage the injected site during the first few days after the injection. In the two weeks following treatment, prolonged exposure to sun or strong heat (UV rays, saunas, steam baths,etc) should be avoided.

How much does the treatment with JuvedermVoluma XC cost?

The cost depends on what treatment you are getting done, who is doing it, and how much of the product is required.

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Endymed 3DEEP Radiofrequency Platform

Radiofrequency energy is a non-invasive procedure that is FDA approved to treat aging facial skin and sagging eyelids, dermatologists can use the technology to treat sagging skin on virtually any part of the body. Noticeable skin tightening starts to occur within one month of treatment, with optimal results visible in four months. There is a secondary benefit of improving the appearance of acne scarring. Minimal downtime is a benefit of radiofrequency procedures.

Endymed Mini shaper handpiece with 3DEEP radiofrequency advantage is ideal for tightening lax skin, improving cellulite appearance, body contouring and reducing body circumferences.

Endymed Intensif Microneedling radiofrequency handpiece is ideal to tighten lax skin, wrinkle reduction, acne scar treatment, open Pores and Non-invasive treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis.

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Tinea Cruris(Jock Itch)

Tinea cruris, an itchy superficial fungal infection of the groin and adjacent skin.

Causative Agent: Epidermophyton floccosum, Trichophyton rubrum, T. mentagrophytes.

Signs And Symptoms: Itchy red scaly rash with a sharp demarcation.

Risk Factors: Clothing habits, poor personal hygiene, sharing towels, close contact with infected animals, swimming, obesity.

Diagnosis: Clinical appearance, wood’s lamp examination, potassium hydroxide(KOH) preparation, fungal culture.

Treatment: Topical creams: Clotrimazole, Amorolfine, Terbinafine.

Oral antifungal agents – for extensive involvement, Itraconazole, Fluconazole, Griseofulvin, or Terbinafine.

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Tips For Managing Acne

  • Wash twice a day and after sweating. Perspiration can worsen acne, so wash your skin as soon as possible after sweating.
  • Use only fingertips to apply a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser. Using a wash cloth or mesh sponge can irritate the skin.
  • Be gentle with skin. Use gentle alcohol-free products. Avoid using astringents, toners and exfoliants that irritate the skin. Dry, red, itchy skin can aggravate acne.
  • Scrubbing skin can worsen acne. Avoid the temptation to scrub your skin.
  • Rinse with lukewarm water.
  • Shampoo regularly. If you have oily hair, shampoo daily.
  • Let your skin heal naturally. Picking, popping or squeezing acne, will delay healing and increase risk of acne scars.
  • Keep your hands off your face. Avoid touching your skin throughout the day as it can cause flare-ups.
  • Stay out of the sun. Some acne medications make the skin sensitive to sunlight.

Consult a dermatologist if:

  • Acne makes you shy or embarrassed.
  • Acne is leaving scars or pigmentation.
  • The products you’ve tried have not worked.

Virtually every case of acne can be successfully treated. Dermatologists can help treat existing acne, prevent new breakouts and reduce chances of developing scars. If you have any questions or concerns about skin care, visit a dermatologist In Janakpuri.

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Superficial Fungal Infection(RINGWORM)- A GROWING MENACE

What is ringworm infection? How can one get a ringworm infection?

Superficial fungal infection of skin is also known as ringworm. In Hindi it is termed as Daad.

How does the infection spread? What are the predisposing factors for development of ringworm infection?

Ringworm is transmitted by direct skin contact with an infected person and by sharing objects of daily use. Ringworm is more common in tropical climate where high temperature, humidity and occlusive environment predisposes its development. Diabetes mellitus, HIV infection or patients taking steroids and anticancer drugs are at high risk of superficial fungal infection. Poor hygiene, increased sweating, tight garments, self- medication, infected family members are contributory factors.

How does ringworm(daad) look like? Which areas of the body are affected?

Ringworm presents with circular red itchy lesions with raised border and central clearing. Common sites affected are the body folds especially the groins (jock itch), the armpits and areas below the breasts.

What should be done if someone gets superficial fungal infections?

Consult a dermatologist for early diagnosed and treatment.

Is there any laboratory tests to diagnose ringworm?

Dermatologist can diagnose it based on clinical features. If required, scrapings from the skin can be taken to confirm the diagnosis.

What is the treatment for superficial fungal infection?

Topical antifungal agents include clotrimazole, miconazole,ketoconazole,terbinafine, eberconazole, luliconazole etc. Oral antifungals include agents such asterbinafine, fluconazole, itraconazole and griseofulvin. Oral antihistaminics such as levocetirizine, cetirizine may also be prescribed to reduce the itching. Type of medicine, dose and duration is decided by the treating dermatologist based disease severity, and presence of other conditions such as kidney/liver disease, pregnancy.

Are there any side effects of ringworm treatment?

Topical steroid- antifungal combinations are the most commonly availableover the counter medications used as self- treatment.These creams may provide temporary instant relief, because of the steroid ingredient. The fungal infection is just suppressed and over a periodsteroid side effects on the skin like thinning and stretch marks are observed. Creams for ringworm should not be purchased over the counter without a dermatologist prescription or on the recommendation of friends/neighbours/family members/non allopathic-non dermatology professionals.

Some oral antifungals can have adverse effects on liver and interaction with medication for diabetes/hypertension. Inform your dermatologist about the medicines you are taking before he prescribes you any medicines. The dermatologists may also order some blood tests before prescribing and while you are on those medicines.

Is ringwormrecurrent?

Yes, ringworm can recur. Inadequate-incomplete treatment, improper or inadequate treatment of family members or close contacts, use of topical steroid antifungals, resistance to antifungal drugs, and self-medication are the factors predisposing to recurrent fungal infection.

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