BEST SKIN CARE AND HAIR CARE ROUTINE AT HOME FOR ALL AGES: BY A DERMATOLOGIST

 I myself swear by it whatever is mentioned in article. I follow it routinely. Trust me its hassle free. It’s all about getting into a routine. And it works wonders for your skin and hair.

HAIR CARE AT HOME

  1. Oiling once a weak is must. Oils hydrate the hair, keeping frizz under control. Oil also provides nourishment to hair. Flax seed oil and mustard oil contains omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. also vitamin A,D,E,K . Coconut oil contains certain things which form a coating on hair strands keeping frizz under control. Kalonji oil is great to stop hair fall.

Caution: Always use cold processed oil. Never buy ones which are prepared by heat. Heat exposure to oil kills it all basic properties. Cold processed is mentioned on cold processed oils and is available in market. Else one can buy from out online store.

Apply oils just an hour before head wash. Never leave overnight or full day. That attracts pollution an also promotes dandruff.

Prefer applying the mixture of oils so that one can reap benefit of all.

  • Shampoo with SLS free shampoos. SLS is a strong cleansing agent which damages the hair. Various brands of SLS free shampoos are easily available. I prefer Anaphase or Triclenz shampoo. Though you can choose any. 
Hair Oils 
  • Hair tonic with Ayurvedic Herbs: various hair tonics are available in market containing growth factors. Growth factors are good for hair. I personally use the one made by us. It’s made by chemical distillation of 7 Ayurvedic herbs: amla, fenugreek seeds, bhrinjraaj, brahmi, ratjyot, curry leaves, kalonji.

Advantages:

It’s water based not oil based, thus doesn’t leave hair oily.

Since it’s water based it gets readily absorbed in hair roots.

It 100 percent natural, thus has no side effects.

Imagine irrigating your hair with Ayurvedic herbs every day.

Apply ever night on scalp.

It’s available at our online store.

  • Hair Masks: Add following Ayurvedic herbs in Alovera : Brahmi, Brinjraj, Ratanjot, Amla, Methi powder . Apply once a week, an hour before head wash.

When I wash my hair without priorapplication of mask, my hair stands after washing are full of frizz. On thecontrary, when I wash my hair after prior application of mask, my hair thesmooth, shiny and have a great bounce.

It looks as if I have blow dried my hair. Methi seeds have mucous which forms a coating on hair strands thus giving such amazing results.

It eliminates my need for post shampoo conditions or detangling serums. Also it eliminates need for monthly saloon hair spas. Saloon spas are full of chemicals, which anyways one should avoid.

In case you find it difficult to procure all these things, one can order the preformed mask at our online store.

 These four practices keep my hair bouncing with a shine.

                                           FACE SKIN CARE ROUTINE AT HOME

  1. Mild soaps for cleansing: Always useSLS free soaps. Soaps are very harsh which slowly damage the skin . Milder thesoaps, less the chemical, better it’s  isfor skin. I personally recommend Dove or the one available at out online store.It’s 95 percent chemical free.
  • Vitamin C in morning:  Vitamin C serum in morning is the best skin care product which should apply. It’s suitable for all age groups and all skin types. Vitamin C boosts collagen production and reduces skin pigmentation.
VITAMIN C SERUM
  • Moisturizer massage: Don’t just apply a moisturizer or a serum. Follow it up with one minute self massage. Exercise done every day helps, not once a month. Similarly facial massage done everyday helps, not once a month.
  • Massage helps boosts blood supply, increasing supply of minerals and oxygen to skin. Also, it helps boost lymphatic drainage. Thus helping skin get rid of toxins.
  • Vitamin A at night: After 30 everybody should start using vitamin a based cream at night. Vitamin a is also called retinoid. Basic ingredient of any anti aging cream is vitamin A. if its present in right amount and right form it’s a good anti aging cream else not. Rest of the things, niacin amide, vitamin K etc. can be added. But presence of retinoid is must.
BEST ANTI AGEING CREAM

                                       BODY SKIN CARE ROUTINE AT HOME

Facial skin can be oily, dry or normal. Skin over rest of the body is normal or dry. Never oily.

Dry skin feels stretched and itchy after bathing. That’s because soap and water rips off body’s natural moisturizer. Best skin care regimen for dry skin people would be;

  1. Oil before bathing: As soon as you enter the bathroom and remove clothes, apply any oil all over your body. It would form a protective layer. Thus preventing soap and water to rip of the skin’s natural moisturizer.
  • SLS free soaps while bathing: Soaps are very harsh detergents. Majority of the ones available in market are very harsh irrespective of brands. Always buy SLS free soaps. 95 percent chemical free. SLS free body wash is available at our online shop too.
SLS FREE SOAPS
  • A good moisturizer after bathing: Apply a good moisturizer immediately after patting yourself dry. Application immediately after bathing is much more effective than application later on. That’s because immediate application would lock in the moisturizer skin has just absorbed while bathing.

I guess you have got a fair idea as to how to take care of the skin. Do follow the instructions and comment how did you feel about the same.

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SKIN CARE  AND HAIR CARE MISTAKES TOBE AVOIDED AT ALL COST

In life and in skin it’s better to take precautions than repent later. For many times, damage cannot be reversed. Lack of knowledge may propel us to do certain things which may cause permanent damage. Going by the popular adage prevention is better than cure lets have the quick review of the common practices which should be avoided to prevent irreversible damage to skin and hair.

  1. Throw those fairness creams: Have you ever seen a single person getting fair with fairness creams? Still these Multinational companies manage to do business worth crores. They ploy the desire of Indians to look fair. Don’t fall for their marketing gimmicks.

Remember the fact that nobody, just nobody can become fairer than the color their genes have decided for them. Disadvantage of grabbing a fairness cream is you never what it contains. Many contain steroids. Now steroids might give you initial fairness, but on long term use (as in three to four months of continuous use only) would start showing its darker side on your skin. It may lead to skin thinning, skin darkening; pimples flare up, thin visible blood vessels etc. And once these changes appear it’s very difficult to reverse them.  At least,  not without spending a bomb on lasers.

Apart from steroids they may contain other harmful elements. The study for Science and Environment ‘s  pollution monitoring lab has found mercury in 44 percent of all the fairness creams . Presence of mercury in cosmetics is completely illegal and unlawful. Mercury is neurotoxin and may damage kidneys and lead to skin discoloration.

Aroma magic fair lotion, a product of Blossom Kocher Beauty Pvt. Ltd.  Has the highest mercury level at 1.97ppm, followed by Olay natural white (1.79 ppm) , a product of Procter and gamble, India and Ponds White Beauty (1.36 ppm) of Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

Instead what one should target at is removing years of tan which one has accumulated over the years due to sun exposure. You must be shades darker now than what you were when born. So consult a dermatologist who would guide you how and what creams lasers and peels can help de tan you.

  • Never usehair removal creams: Hair removal creams are very strong chemicals whichwork by denaturing proteins. Thus, these creams have very high potency ofcausing skin darkening. They may cause darkening even after first use. Thusswitch to other measures of Hair removal.
  • Never use razor where you don’t have hair or have very soft hair: In case you use razor at areas where there are hardly any hair, hair over that region might start growing thicker. Thus, restrict use of razor only to thick hairy skin regions. Never touch very thin baby hair , else they would turn thicker. It’s called paradoxical stimulation.
Never raze off or wax baby hair on face , else they would turn thicker. Just bleach them. 

Thick hair can be safely waxed or razed off without fear of paradoxical stimulation. 

  • Never use Loofah every single day: Loofah gives micro injury to skin, which if delivered every day may lead to permanent skin darkening after long time. Thus, restrict its use to remove dead skin at once a week frequency. Daily use can lead to skin darkening called amyloidsosis. And there is no treatment for that. 
Amyloidosis : Skin Darkening caused due to daily application of Loofah. 


  • Never use SLS containing soaps: Commonly used soaps like: Lux, Lifeboy etc.contains a chemical called SLS. Using it is equivalent to using a harsh detergent on your soft skin every day. It’s bound to damage skin barrier and leave it prone to eczema and skin allergy. Thus, switch to SLS free soaps like:Dove etc.
  • Neverkeep laptop on your lap directly: Always keep a barrier in form of pillowor wooden table in between laptop and legs. Direct heat from laptop delivered to skin can lead topermanent dilatation of blood vessels underneath. This condition is calledErythma Eb Igne. Though harmless otherwise, it doesn’t look cosmeticallyappealing.   
Eythema Eb Igne : Side Effect of directly keeping the laptop on laps.
  • Never get laser from saloons: One should approach only and only dermatologist who has complete knowledge of complex laser physics and it’s interaction with skin of various colors. Never from saloons, spas, Ayurvedic or homeopathic doctors who have no knowledge of skin and lasers. And majority of time they use cheap Chinese laser instead of US FDA approved lasers.   
  • Never burst an acne: Else it would surely leave a scar.
  • Never use Betnovate / Panderm / Quardiderm without dermatologist advice: These are steroid based creams which can permanently damage skin in form of skin thinning,causing hair growth, pimple, stretch marks etc. at the region applied.
Side Effects of Steroid Application : Skin Darkening 
  1. Avoid very frequent steaming of face: Frequent steaming of face can lead to open pores.
  1. Avoid lip licking: Frequent lip licking done inadvertently, leads to drying of lips and its darkening.

  1. Avoid leaving oil on hair and scalp: oiling hair is a very good practice to get healthy hair. Apply oil half an hour before head wash, massage it , whatever soaps into hair root is beneficial for hair ,hats left over the scalp and hair just attracts pollution and dust , damaging the hair. Thus, never leave oil after washing hair, apply it half an hour before bathing and wash it off with good shampoo.
  1. Avoid cutting nail too deep at edges: Cutting at the side edges of the nail may cause to penetrate deep into skin and thus causing a painful condition called ingrown toe nails. Cut them straight at edges.

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SKIN GLOW: 100% GUARANTEED RESULTS WITH DERMAROLLER , HYALURONIC ACID AND PEELS

We all want or shall I say crave for a glowing skin. Let’s first understand what brings a skin glow and the mechanism to get it?

Any surface which reflects light smoothly or coherently would appear shiny. In contrast a surface which reflects light haphazardly in different directions, would appear dull and non shiny.

Thus, to get a skin glow first requirement is a smooth surface. Smoother the surface, better the glow. How do we make our skin smooth? 

Superficial layer of skin is dead and uneven. This needs to be exfoliated to get a smoother surface.

Best way to exfoliate it is by peel off peels. A medicine is applied on your skin, so that skin visibly peels off after few days. Thus, leaving a smooth skin behind.

Either retinoid or TCA based peels are applied. They can be dangerous if not applied properly. Consulting a good dermatologist is recommended.

Secondly, any dehydrated surface is uneven .Any surface which absorbs water gets smoothened out. One can understand this with the analogy of comparing dehydrated skin with a raisin and a well hydrated skin with a fresh grape.

Our next target to get a glowing skin to increase the water content in skin. What retains water in skin?

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance present in skin which absorbs 10,000 times more water. Thus, responsible for keeping skin hydrated.

People which naturally glowing skin have high amount of hyaluronic acid in their skin.  On the other hand, people with dry skin have lesser amount of same in their skin, making it look dull and lusterless.

How to increase hyaluronic acid content in skin? Hyaluronic acid 2mg/ml can be infused inside skin with the help of a dermaroller.

Derma roller is a hand held device which when rubbed over skin in to and fro moment creates micro channels in skin. After which skin glow serums are rubbed over skin. They penetrate deep inside skin through these channels.  Post penetration, it remains there for long. Absorbs water and makes skin look bright.

Dermaroller 

Micro needling with derma roller has added advantage that it stimulates skin to form new collagen. Collagen is the main building block of the skin. It’s responsible for its strength and tautness. As new collagen forms, skin gets tighter and brighter. Tighter skin reflects light better adding to kin lusture.

Dull Dry Skin 
Skin Glow after the treatments 

CONCLUSION:  Combination of above two methods:

 Peel off peels to exfoliate superficial dead layer of skin

Infusion of hyaluronic acid in skin which absorbs 10,000 times more water

and micro needling which boosts collagen, is a sure shot wayto skin glow.

ACNE: CAUSES AND TREATMENT

 Hitting the root cause is the mainstay of treatment for any disease. Curing the symptoms is like cutting the branches. Thus curing symptoms is not going to help in long term.

  1. There is a hormonal and minerals imbalance in body which leads to regular break outs.
  2. Increased cortisone: Stress leads to increased cortisone. Excessive cortisone leads to acne break out.  Regular meditation is the cure. Releasing the stress by writing it down is the solution.
  • Increased estrogen: Increased intake of genetically modified food especially soybean, corns, milk leads to increased estrogen. Increased estrogen is one of the main factors which lead to repeated breakouts.

Most commonly genetically modified foods are:

  1. Milk: Everybody in India is consuming packed milk. That’s mainly taken from exotic breed of cows. Milk taken from indigenous breeds of cow is healthy and safe. If one can have access to that milk, then only consume milk. Else skip milk altogether.
  2. Stop earning cornflakes in morning breakfast. For they are made of genetically modified corn.
  3. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener. Avoid it all cost.
  4.  Papaya, tomato, potato, rice are other food items which are majorly GMO. Take care to buy the non GMO variety. That is, buy as far as possible organic or naturally grown fruits and vegetables.
  • Increased androgen:  Androgen levels can rise in body as part of PCOD syndrome. Polycystic ovarian disease is a kind of hormonal imbalance in body where excessive androgen is produced.
  • Basically estrogen gets converted into androgen in fatty tissues. Thus weight loss is the ideal treatment for PCOD.

D.  Low zinc: Low levels of zinc in body are yet another reason for acne breakouts. Too much indulgence in carbohydrate rich food like: pastas, pizzas, cakes, cokes etc. also depletes body of its zinc stores. So get your zinc levels checked. In case found low have diet rich in zinc. Like

Meat eggs, shellfish, seeds: pumpkin, whole grains, legumes, beans,

  • Low Vitamin A: Vitamin A deficiency is yet another cause of acne breakouts. Get your Vitamin a levels checked. In case found low have food rich in same.
  • STOP TOUCHING YOUR FACE AGAIN AND AGAIN:Unknowing we keep touching our face several times a day.  Thus, transferring bacteria to face.
  • AVOID USING OILY SKIN CARE PRODUCTS: Let your moisturizer, foundation and sunscreen have Non –  Comedogenic written on them.
Check for Non Comedogenic Labels on Skin Care Products 

  • That means they are water based not oil based. Already skin is producing excessive oil,layering it up with further oil would just aggravate the problem.
  • FIND OUT WHICH FOOD GIVES RISE TO ACNE IN YOUR CASE: Different people get acne after consuming different  food items. Some get it after fried, some after sweet, some after spicy, milk, tea, dry fruits.
  • Find out your culprit food item by observation and stop eating that particular food.

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5 MYTHS ABOUT PIMPLES

Everybodyseems to be having their own cure for acne. Not everything works. Some maydamage skin further. Let burst certain myths surrounding pimples.

  1. Pimples affects only teenage: False.  Acne or pimples can affect all age groups. Right from a one year old child to middle age to old people. Though reasons of occurrence can be different. In teenage it’s more of over activity of oil glands, in middle age they occur under influence of androgenic hormones.
  1. Bursting them would help them heal faster: False. Never burst acne. Bursting them is a sure shot way to invite a scar. 
Never burst acne , else they surely leave a scar.
  1. I use anti – pimple face wash, still I get them: Face wash is not the complete treatment. It’s just 5 % of the treatment. Proper cream and oral pills as prescribed by your dermatologist would help. So just don’t rely on face washes for cure. The contact time of medicine in face washes with skin is too short to give any visible result.
Face Wash is just 5 percent o anti acne treatment.
  1. Anti – pimple facials would work: False. Oily creams and massage is a big no for pimples.Thus, keep steer away from facials when you have acne, else it would surely flare. Medially we never advice to burst pimple or use oily creams on face.Facials are doing just the opposite, massaging with oily cream.
Saloon Facials would flare up acne with a creamy massage.
  1. Betnovate is the treatment : False. Betnovate is a steroid which may initially cure acne, but the moment you leave it, explosive flare up of acne would happen. If one uses Betnovate for long, it may lead to excessive hair growth and permanent darkening of face.
Betnovate : It would treat the pimples initially but they would flare up the moment you stop using them. 
  1. Colgate would help them heal better: Please don’t resort to any of the unscientific measures for healing acne. They may leave a worse scar.

Conclusion: Bursting, Colgate, Betnovate , Anti: pimple facials, Face washes are not the treatment for acne. Consult a dermatologist for proper cure.

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5 TYPES OF WHITE SPOTS ON SKIN

Not every white patch on skin is vitiligo. Vitiligo is a skin disease where white patches form all over skin. The moment anyone sees a white patch, one starts dreading if its vitiligo. This article is written to banish the fear of white patches. For not every white patch is vitiligo.

  1. P. ALBA:White patches with diffuse border are seen in children between 22 to 4 years of age. These mainly occur on face. These occur due to nutritional deficiency.Skin dryness is second main reason for occurrence. Nutritional supplement and moisturizers is all it takes to fade them away.

  1. PITYRIASIS VERSICOLOR: It’s a fungal skin infection. Occur mainly in people living in hot and humid countries like India. Multiple white patches with clear border occur on upper chest or upper back. Antifungal treatment as prescribed by the dermatologist would heal.

  1. VITILIGO:It’s an autoimmune disease where body immune system starts attacking the colour producing skin cells. Thus, giving rise to white patches. There is no reason for its occurrence. Course of the disease is variable. It may remain restricted to certain small patches or may spread to involve larger body areas. Phototherapy and immunosuppressant remain the main line of treatment.

  1. IDIOPATHICGUTTATE HYPOMELANOSIS:  Multiple small white patches occur on arms and leg. Usually affect people in 40’s and 50’s. With age the colour producing cells of skin starts dying. Thus, giving rise to white skin patches. Nothing to fear. There is no cure for it.

  1. POST TRAUMATIC HYPOMELANOSIS: Any skin rash secondary to any cause may leave the skin a shade lighter to darker. Thus a trauma or skin disease can leave white skin patches. If trauma was superficial, skin recovers the colour in due course of time.

P ALBA 
Tinea Versicolour 
VITILIGO 
IDIOPATHIC GUTTATE HYPOMELANOSIS
POST TRAUMATIC HYPOMELANOSIS

CONCLUSION: There can be multiple reasons for white patches on skin .All have different etiology and different treatment . So better consult a dermatologist .

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  1. Tie your hair. This would prevent colors from reaching the scalp and hair roots.
  2. Wrap a scarf. It looks stylish and at the same time gives protection to hair.
  3. Oil hair if possible .That would make it easy to get rid of color later.
  4. Paint your nails. Again this would prevent color to stain the nails. Once you remove the nail paint, color get removed automatically along with it.
  5. Smear the entire body with coconut oil. It not only prevents color to get into the skin pores but also help get rid of it easily later.
  6. Layer yourself with sunscreen with SPF 30 on top of coconut oil. Follow the 6 table spoon rule: half a tablespoon application on face, neck and both arms each, a full tablespoon over back, chest, and both legs each making it total of 6 tablespoons.  Sun protection is important because wet skin tans easily.
  7. In case of oily face or acne prone skin, avoid coconut oil application on face. Apply a oil free moisturizer instead. 
  8. Wear full sleeves clothes if possible. Again this help color in coming direct contact with skin.
  9. Coming to the most important and irritating part: Removing color post holi. Dab cotton in coconut oil and rub wherever the color is. Rub in to and fro direction all over. Pour water Again rub it with new cotton swab dipped in coconut oil. Keep repeating till a significant amount of colour comes out. After last rubbing leave for ten minutes and then just wash it off with soap. Don’t rub soap multiple times in desperate attempt to rid of color. Alkaline PH of soap irritate the already irritated skin.
Women walked into clinic four days after Holi complaining colour not going from skin…
Colour gone within minutes after cleaning with cotton dipped in coconut oil .
  1. Post holi do apply moisturizers all over body post bathing for few days. This help heal irritating skin.
  2. Avoid, saloon treatments like facials , clean ups , beach and dermatologist’s skin procedure like lasers etc. a week before and after holi. 
Skin covered with cloth 
Covered skin saved from colours….
SKIN PROTECTED FROM COLOURS UNDERNEATH CLOTHING . THUS WEAR FULL SLEEVES. 

                                         Wishing you a skin –  friendly colorful holi.  

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5 TYPES OF BLACK SPOTS ON FACE

WHAT ARE VARIOUS TYPES OF BLACK SPOTS ON FACE?

Black spots on face can be either types:

1.Freckles: Scattered multiple tiny brown to dark brown flat spots. They occur mainly due to sun exposure in fair individuals. Genetic predisposition also play a very important role in there occurrence. They mainly occur in fair individuals.

Freckles 

2. DPN: Dermatosis Papulosa Nigra : Scattered multiple tiny, slightly raised above skin surface. They mainly occur in darker races. 

DPN: Before After 

3. Moles: Can vary in size from 0.5 mm to 5 mm. Occurrence is usually without any cause. They is no reason behind their occurrence. 

Moles : Before After 

4. Sebborhoeic Keratosis: Black spot raised above skin surface, rough and irregular to touch. Sun exposure and ageing the main causative factors. Thus, seen in older age groups.

5. Lentigens: Jet black, well defined flat black spots.

All are harmless skin conditions. People seek removal only for cosmetic concerns.

WHY ARE BLACK SPOTS FORMED FORMED?

Black spots are formed because of either of the following reasons:

  1. Sun exposure
  2. Ageing and Passing years
  3. Genetic tendency to get them
  4. They may occur without any cause in many

HOW CAN THEY BE TREATED?

Single session of laser can cure them. Either Co2 ablative laser or radiofrequency would do. Both ablate the spots with precise heat. Very large moles may require surgical excision. 

Swelling and redness seen immediately after black spot ablation with laser. 

CAN’T CREAMS AND PILLS REMOVE BLACK SPOTS?

No, because creams don’t penetrate deep enough into skin to remove them. Neither are they that strong to ablate a black lesion. Also when creams and lotion are used to burn something on skin, we cannot control their penetration into skin. Lasers are controlled, thus a better option.  

IS IT SAFE TO REMOVE BLACK SPOTS WITH LASER?

Yes, absolutely provided done by a dermatologist using high quality laser.

IS IT PAINFUL?

No, since done after application of numbing creams.

WILL BLACK SPOTS ONCE REMOVED RECUR?

The ones removed won’t recur but the new ones can come,since causative factor can’t be removed. But the new ones come at very slowspeed. It’s not that one got black spots removed and within a month new onescame. New ones takes 1 to 3 years to come.

IS THERE ANY POST TREATMENT HEALING TIME?

Yes, immediately after the treatment there is redness and swelling, which goes off in one to two hours. Black crusts are formed at the points where laser is given next morning. They fall off own it’s own in 4 to 5 day’s time. Leaving behind clear skin.

CAN ONE DO ANYTHING TO PREVENT RECURRENCE ?

Nobody can stop ageing. Sun protection can help up to a certain extent to prevent new ones from coming. 

CONCLUSION: Black spots on face can be of various types. Single session laser would help you get rid of them. Creams and pills don’t cure them.

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SKIN TAGS: CAUSES AND TREATMENT

WHAT ARE SKIN TAGS?
Small skin colored extensions seen usually on skin folds like underarms, neck, eyelids etc. 
These are harmless, people seek removal mainly because of they cosmetically don’t look good.

SKIN TAGS REMOVED WITH LASER

WHY DO THEY APPEAR?
S
kin tags primarily appear due to ageing. It’s commonly seen in people after forties. Other causative factor is to constant friction at skin folds. Diabetes, obesity and genetic predisposition are other factors. At times constant friction caused by heavy chains around neck too add as additive causative factors. 


WHO CAN GET THEM?
Anyone can get them after forties. People with diabetes, overweight and genetic predisposition are more prone to have them at early ages of life.


HOW TO GET THEM REMOVED?
Co2 ablative laser or radiofrequency ablation would remove them effectively and safely.

SKIN TAGS ON EYELIDS


HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

Single session would suffice to remove the skin tags. It may take around ten minutes to an hour to remove them completely. Time involved depends upon the number of skin tags.

 
IS IT PAINFUL?
Since done after application of local anesthesia,procedure is pretty comfortable.


ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
None provided done by an expert using a good quality equipment.


WILL THEY LEAVE ANY MARKS?

No, if done by an expert’s hand. They don’t leave marks because of their superficial origin in skin. 

WHAT ARE THE POST INSTRUCTIONS AFTER REMOVAL WITH LASER?

An antibiotic cream needs to be applied twice daily at the site from where skin tags have been removed for a week. Person can immediately resume normal life post procedure. 


WON’T ORAL PILLS OR CREAMS WORK?

No, only laser would do the job.

WILL THEY RECUR?

The ones that are removed won’t recur. But new onescan occur since we are not removing the cause of occurrence. New ones come veryslowly, so a person would remain tag free for a long time.

ANY HOME REMEDIES TO REMOVE SKIN TAGS AT HOME ?

People do visit us after having tried home remedies. Some apply a harsh chemical , some tie a hair at base. By doing at home you are risking yourself at two things : infection and scars. What’s the point of removing skin tags and ending up with scars. 

Lasers are very precise. They cut the skin up to a depth we want them to. also heat from lasers kill microbs. thus chances of leaving scars or infection are minimal. 

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BOILS: CAUSE AND TREATMENT

WHAT IS A BOIL?

Infection of the hair follicle in the skin is called folliculitis. In common language it’s called boil. When few adjacent folliculitis blends, it gives rise to a larger boil medically it’s called furuncle.

                                  Boils

 CAUSES OF BOIL

Through impaired skin barrier, a cut or an abrasion microorganism enters the skin. It proliferates in oil gland lying next to hair. Microorganism releases substances which give rise to swelling and pain.

Most common causative bacteria is: Staph Aureus. It’s a part of normal flora on skin. Though it’s majorly present around nasal nares and anus.

At times, fungus too can cause folliculitis. It mainly affects back. Then it’s called pityriasis folliculitis.

Though it can affect any part of body, butts, pubic region and axillae are commonly afflicted. People with low immunity, diabetics, malnourished, alcoholics etc. are more prone.

                            Folliculitis

WHAT IS THE TREATMENT FOR BOILS:

  1. Hot fomentation i.e. cotton swabs soaked in warm water placed over lesion several times a day.
  2. Topical antibiotics like soframucin, mupirocin etc. prescribed by doctor.
  3. Oral antibiotics may also be required at times.
  4. If boil is deep within skin, a surgical drainage is advised.
  5. Application of mupirocin ointment at nasal nares and anus region twice a day for first five days of every month for six months would eliminate the hidden source of Staph. Aureus infection. By doing so chances of recurrences are reduced.
  6. Maintain general hygiene, by changing clothes twice a day, bathing twice a day with antibiotic soaps containing triclosan eg: Soapex.
  7. In case, dermatologist suspects, folliculitis to be of fungal origin, a course of topical and oral antifungal is advised.
                          Carbuncle

If a boil is ignored, infection may penetrate deep into skin. It can also spread through blood to entire body causing septicemia.  Long lasting follicilitis and carbuncle may leave scars and marks too. Thus, it’s important to seek medical advice well on time.

 

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