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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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOTOX AND FILLERS

Botox and fillers are all together different things serving a different purpose.

 

WHAT  ARE BOTOX AND FILLERS MADE OF:

BOTOX: Botox is a protein available in powdered form in a bottle.

FILLER: Filler is transparent gel made of hyaluronic acid. It’s available in pre filled syringes.

Filler: Transparent gel containing syringe

 

 

 

Botox: Powdered form in a bottle which after adding  to saline water  is loaded into syringes.

 

BOTOX AND FILLERS SERVE DIFFERENT PURPOSE

BOTOX: Botox is injected into the muscles to relax them.  When muscles contract the overlying skin is thrown into fold giving rise to wrinkles. When muscles relax post botox, the overlying skin also relaxes giving a smooth wrinkle free appearance.

Botox: Erases lines which come while making facial expression

BOTOX RESULTS

 

FILLER: It’s a transparent gel available in pre- loaded syringes. When young, face is like a ripe grape, as we age, it loses volume and shrinks to become a raisin. So the wrinkles and volume loss is filled with transparent gel giving an instant filled up affect.

Filler : Used to fill depressions

 

FILLERS IN UNDER EYE REGION

 

 

 

BOTH HAVE DIFFERENT LONGEVITY

Filler effect lasts for 12 to 16 months.

Botox results last for 4 to 6 months.

BOTH GIVE THE RESULTS AT DIFFERENT TIMINGS

Botox results are visible at 7 day post injection.

Fillers give instant results.

SIDE EFFECTS OF BOTOX AND FILLERS

Both are safe provided done using high quality products and done by an experienced person having complete knowledge.

Botox done properly doesn’t have a side effect. It can create problems only when not injected into the right muscle. The near by muscle which we didn’t intent to get relaxed gets relaxed by botox migration or direct injection into it. For example: while trying to relax forehead muscle, upper lid muscle may get relaxed and may lead problems in eye opening. But the good part is, the effect anyways wanes off in 3 to 6 months.  And injecting into wrong muscle doesn’t happen when done by an expert. So nothing to worry.  Such cases are rarely reported.

Fillers: Mild swelling and bruising might occur post injection. It goes off in few days time. Rarely filler might get into blood vessels and occlude them. It might stop the blood supply to concerned region and lead to ulcer formation in that region. But all this can be prevented by timely intervention. Hyaluronidase can be injected on suspicion of such things. It immediately dissolve the filler and release the blockage.

 

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GLUTATHIONE – SKIN WHITENING TREATMENT

Fair skin is considered a mark of superiority. It’s an obsession among st dark Asian races. No wonder research is at peak to find wonder molecule for fairness. Glutathione is the latest breakthrough in this regard.

Glutathione is a natural anti oxidant which is produced in liver with help of three amino acids- L-cysteine, glycine, and L-glutamate.

Giving glutathione to a patient suffering from cystic fibrosis lead to an accidental discovery of it leading to fairness.

Fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts are natural sources of glutathione. Tomatoes, avocados, oranges, walnuts and asparagus are some of the most common edibles that help to increase levels of glutathione in the body. Whey protein is another rich source of glutathione.

WAYS OF CONSUMING GLUTATHIONE

Glutathione can be consumed in various ways:

Oral tablets: to be taken 1000mg per day for three months, then given a break of two to three months. Restart for another two months.

Efficacy after oral consumption is questionable as various studies shows variable absorption into blood. Glutathione once consumed needs to be absorbed through intestine into blood. Its absorption through intestines is questionable, thus inject able forms is preferred.

Sublingual sprays: better than oral and cream form since there is direct penetration into blood, bypassing the intestines.

Injections: To be given intravenously, once a week a minimum dose of 1200 mg, for at least ten weeks.

Glutathione Injection

Creams: Doesn’t seem to be promising as penetration into skin is questionable.

Soaps: Doesn’t seem to be promising as penetration into skin is questionable.

Glutathione Soap

 

HOW DOES GLUTATHIONE WORK AND WHAT RESULT CAN ONE EXPECT?

Various internal and external factors lead to formation of oxidants in body. Oxidants are the main culprit leading to diseases, ageing and wear and tear in body. Glutathione is the main scavenger of these oxidants. Thus it’s called master antioxidant. By depleting the oxidant load in body, its makes one feels more energetic. Also one can appreciate the skin glow and brightness.

As far as its results in skin whitening are concerned, results are variable.

WHAT IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY OF CONSUMING GLUTATHIONE

Injections are the most effective way, since 100 percent of the drug is available

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS

Oral glutathione capsules are considered generally safe by US FDA.

Inject able glutathione is not given approval by US FDA for its safety. That means enough scientific data is yet not available to consider it safe. Though, considering the demand for these injections, they are given rampantly all across the globe. In my personal experience and the experience gathered from my colleagues, we dint come across any major side effects. All we came across were temporary urticarial red rashes, and breathlessness. Breathlessness may have been caused due to slight vasodilatation which glutathione causes. However, here is the list of side- effects which might occur due to glutathione injections.

Thyroid imbalance, kidney failure, Steven Johnson syndrome : it’s an allergic skin reaction where the entire skin slowly peels off almost like that of a burn injury patient.

WHAT IS THE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

There is no fixed protocol for same. After 10 to 20 i.v. injections, one can consume oral glutathione to maintain the results or get few injects every 3 to 4 months interval.

 

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TCA : CHEMICAL PEEL USES AND BENEFITS

WHAT IS TCA PEEL?

TCA stands for trichloro acetic acid. It available in white crystals forms.

 

HOW IS TO BE DONE?

A thin and even layer of TCA peel is applied all over face. Immediately a burning sensation is felt. It goes off in 2 to 3 minutes. A white frost is formed. White frost turns black next day. These black crusts keep falling in next 3 to 6 days.

          TCA : WHITE FROST

CAN ONE DO TCA  AT HOME?

Never ever try doing it at home. Done properly it’s a miracle chemical, gone wrong it can burn the face. So it’s very important to get it done by an experienced dermatologist who is using high quality TCA peels.

 

WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME?

Black crust forms the next day. They keep falling own its own for another 3 to 6 days time.

                 TCA : CRUSTS

 

IS IT SAFE?

Yes provided done by an experienced dermatologist, who has complete knowledge about TCA peel.

              BEFORE TCA
AFTER TCA SINGLE SESSION  : DETANNING , GLOW AND REDUCED SKIN MARKS CAN BE APPRECIATED JUST AFTER SINGLE SESSION. 

WHAT ARE THE USES OF TCA PEEL?

It can be used to treat melasma (chiyaan), black spots left after acne, to remove tan .

             BEFORE TCA

AFTER TCA : SINGLE SESSION , SOME CRUSTS PEELING OFF CAN STILL BE APPRECIATED AT THE SIDE OF EARS.  VISIBILY REDUCED TANNING AND MARKS.

WILL PEELS THIN MY SKIN?

No, they don’t. New skin keeps forming from beneath to replace the superficial layers. It’s an ongoing process, which continues throughout life.

 

CAN ONE GO OUT IN SUN AFTER PEELS?

It’s better to avoid sun for a week post treatment. Especially direct sun bathing and beach holiday. For general work one can go out in sun after taking proper sun protective measures like covering face with scarf or sunscreens.

HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE RECOMMENDED?

We recommend around three sessions scheduled every 15 days apart.

ARE THE RESULTS PERMANENT ? 

In case done for acne black marks , they wont recur.  Melasma can recur . It’s advised to take a single maintenance session once every three to four month after initial three sessions.

    MELASMA RESULTS AFTER TCA

 

 

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VITILIGO TREATMENT: MICROPIGMENTATION

 

WHAT IS MICROPIGMENTATION

Micropigmentation is a technology where colors are filled in superficial layers of skin. They are natural colours . Put into skin with help of a machine. The colours remain there for around 12 to 24 months.

HOW MICROPIGMENTATION DIFFERENT FROM TATTOO

Tattoo colours have metals in them. Colours used in micropigmentation are natural. Also the needle width is too large in tattoo as compared to ones used in micropigmentation. Micro pigmentation needles are very fine.

Micropigmentation looks very natural as compared to a tattoo result.

IS IT PAINFUL

It’s done after local anesthesia, thus is rendered comfortable for person.

HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?

Two sessions done a month apart.

FOR HOW LONG DOES THE COLOUR STAY

After the initial two sessions colour stays for 12 to 24 months. Post that a person requires a single touch up once every two months.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS

The technology doesn’t have side effects. But almost similar colour match is important.

WHAT CAN MICROPIGMENTATION BE USED FOR

Micropigmentation can be used to cover vitiligo patches, scars, stretch marks, to give natural pink colour to dark lips.

HOW IS COLOR MATCHING DONE

It’s done by hit and trial. Various shades re mixed till one reaches the shade similar to person’s natural colour.

HOW MUCH TIME DOES IT TAKE

Time required depends upon the area to be covered. It can take somewhere between half an hour to three hours.

VITILIGO TREATMENT WITH MICROPIGMENTATION

WHAT ARE THE POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS

There might be little swelling and pain post procedure for few days. It goes off completely in few days.  A topical antibiotic and moisturizers are prescribed.

                    Micropigmentation Lips

CAN ANYBODY WITH VITILIGO GET IT DONE

No. In case vitiligo is active and still spreading. Then micropigmentation is not the answer. Micropigmentation is advised when vitiligo is stable i.e. no new patches have occurred since a year.

 

 

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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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ANTIOXIDANTS : IMPORTANCE FOR SKIN

  What are antioxidants?

Oxidants, also called free oxygen radicals are continuously formed in body. There formation is due to various reasons:

  1. Normal body functions like digestion, breathing etc.
  2. Stress
  3. Pollution
  4. Junk food
  5. Lack of exercise

Oxidants build up in body leads to all signs of ageing and diseases. Anti oxidants – as the name suggests are the scavengers of oxidants. They eat oxidants, and helps body get rid of them. Thus, they play pivotal role in delaying the signs of ageing and diseases. This explains the importance of having high supply of antioxidants in body and skin.

What are sources of antioxidants? 

    There are various sources of antioxidants:

  1. Fresh fruits and vegetables.
  2. Skin Care Products: Various day and night creams contain types of antioxidants.

Application of anti oxidant rich skin care products is important along with oral consumption. That because supply to skin after oral consumption is minimal. Amount supplied to skin would be much higher when applied in creams or serums form directly over it. Thus, to ensure good supply of oxidants to skin one need to take antioxidant rich cosmetics.

 

List of antioxidants:

 

  1. Vitamin c or L -Ascorbic acid or ascorbyl palmitate

Oral sources – (Oranges)

  1. Vitamin E or tocopherol –

(Oral sources -found in vegetables, oil, seeds, nuts, corn, soy, whole wheat flour)

  1. Grape seed extracts
  2. Caretinoids

Oral sources- yellow, orange and red fruits and vegetables- tomato, pumpkin, watermelon)

  1. Coenzyme Q10 or ubiquinone

Oral sources : Fish and shell fish

  1. Idebenone
  2. Lycopene : Oral source tomato
  3. Curcumin or haldi ( used in Indian spices )
  4. Glutathione
  5. Green tea extracts
  6. Silymarin
  7. Coffeeberry extract
  8. Polypodiumleucotomas
  9. Reseveratrol
  10. Grape seed extract – proanthocyandins
  11. Pomengranate extract containing- anthocyananins and tannins
  12. Alpha lipoic acid
  13. Genistein

(oral source – soyabeans)

  1. Pycogenol
  2. Dehydroepiandrosterone
  3. Meltonin
  4. Selenium : oral source : walnuts , fish

Make sure to buy a good quality antioxidant cream. Right concentration and easily absorb-able form is important to get desired results.

 

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                                                                                CHEMICAL PEELS – SKIN GLOW

WHAT IS A CHEMICAL PEEL?

Chemical peel is a liquid applied to skin for it’s rejuvenation. Word chemical peel is a misnomer. It’s concentrated fruit acid extracts derived from fruits. Glycolic acid is made from sugarcane, lactic acid peel from milk, so on and so forth.

CHEMICAL PEELS

WHAT ARE THE USES OF PEELS?

When applied to skin it:

  1. Removes the superficial dead layer. Topmost dead layer should be removed at frequent intervals to allow better penetration of skin care products. Also, to give instant skin clarity.
  2. Hydrates the skin.
  3. By removing dead skin and hydrating it, its leaves the skin clear and rejuvenated.
  4. In case of oily skin, reduces oil production.
  5. Kill pimple causing bacteria. Thus helps cure acne.
  6. They remove skin pigmentation. When superficial dead skin is removed, pigment deposited is removed along the way.
  7. Long run, if one is regular with peels, it delays ageing by boosting collagen production in skin.
ACNE TREATMENT WITH PEELS

HOW ARE PEELS DONE?

A liquid is applied to skin with a brush. It’s left for few minutes.  Slight burning sensation is felt.  Then it’s neutralized and removed with a neutralizer.

WHAT ARE PEELS SIDE EFFECTS?

If done by a doctor using high end products, following all necessary instructions, chances of side-effects are nil.

DOES PEEL HURT?

No, slight burning sensation is felt when peel is applied which goes off when peel is removed.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF PEELS?

Peels are of two types:

Superficial peels:  Peels off the superficial layers, and peeling at microscopic level so not visible to naked eyes.

Deep peels: Peels penetrate deeper into skin, and leads to visible peeling.

Chemical Peel

ARE THERE ANY POST PROCEDURE PRECAUTIONS?

Person can resume normal life immediately post procedure. Regular use of moisturizer and sunscreen is advised for a week. Also avoid any other chemical treatment on face like bleach, facial etc. for a week post procedure.

ONCE I STOP TAKING PEELS, WOULD MY SKIN BECOME WORSE?

Not at all. Once the effect wanes off after 12 to 18 months, one is back to where one started from, never at -1. So getting repeated sessions is purely out of choice and never out of dependency on the procedure.

HOW ARE THE PEELS SESSIONS SCHEDULED?

Depending upon the indication and type of peel used, 3 to 5 sessions are suggested. They are scheduled every ten to fifteen days.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF CHEMICAL PEELS?

There are various types of chemical peels:

  1. Glycolic Peel
  2. Salicylic Peel
  3. TCA Peel
  4. Lactic acid Peel
  5. Jessner’s Peel

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                                                                     BOTOX : WRINKLE REMOVAL

WHY DOES ONE NEED BOTOX?

Look in to the mirror and make following facial expressions. Botox is used to erase facial lines formed on making these expressions. These lines gives other person an impression of aging . thus removing them makes on face look rested and calm.

  1. Smile: Fan shaped lines developing around eyes on smiling are called CROW FEET.
  2. Frown (expression one makes when angry) – Vertical lines developed in centre of forehead are called FROWN Lines.
  3. Raise your eyebrows- Multiple horizontal parallel lines developing at forehead are called FORHEAD lines.
  4. Raise your nose- Lines formed in the center of nose is called bunny lines.
  5. Blow your lips out: Lines formed around lips are called smokers’ lines.
  6. Evert your lower lip out: Dimpling of chin in centre is seen called dimpled chin.
  7. Corners of mouth pulled downward due to downward pull of muscles give one a sad expression.
  8. Contract neck muscles: Vertical bands are formed at neck called NECK bands.

There are few indications other than these too.

Formation of these lines during facial expressions makes one look older. Botox is required to erase these lines.

BOTOX

 

HOW DOES BOTOX WORK

Muscles contract during various facial expressions (smiling, frowning, raising the eyebrow etc.). During muscular contraction overlying skin firmly attached to underlying muscles also contracts. This contraction of skin is seen as wrinkles.

Botox when injected into the muscles relaxes them. When muscles don’t contract, overlying skin also doesn’t contract thus leading to effacement of wrinkles.

IF MUSCLES WON’T CONTRACT, WOULD I LOOK EXPRESSIONLESS

No, it doesn’t relax the muscle to such an extent that one unable to make facial expressions. Muscle is relaxed only up to an extent that overlying skin relaxes and smooths out.

HOW IS BOTOX DONE

Numbing cream is applied for an hour over the region where Botox is to be delivered. Post that Botox is injected into muscles using tiny needles. Injection takes around 15 minutes. That’s it, you are ready to return to normal life.

BOTOX

ANY POST TREATMENT RECOVERY TIME

Mild mosquito bite type red little bumps might form at injection sites immediately post injection, which completely goes off in ten minutes.

WHEN DO I SEE THE BOTOX RESULTS? HOW LONG THE BOTOX RESULTS LAST

Results are visible by 7th day post injection. Once attained, results last for 4 to 6 months.

WHAT IF I DON’T REPEAT THE SESSION, WOULD I LOOK WORSE

Noooo, It’s the biggest cosmetic myth. Eating healthy diet for a year keeps you in best of spirit and energy. Switching to junk post a year of healthy diet doesn’t mean you would become weaker than you were before starting healthy diet. In fact, you would be step ahead only. Similarly once Botox effect wanes off, one is back to where one started from, never worse.

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF BOTOX

None. Botox is the most commonly done cosmetic procedure around the world, with millions of people getting it done safely year after year.  There are no side effects reported provided, right amount is injected in right muscles. Thus, getting it done by an experienced hand is of paramount importance to keep side effects at bay.

DOES BOTOX HURT?

Since done after application of numbing cream, procedure is rendered comfortable. However, pain is a very subjective phenomenon.

ANY POST PROCEDURE PRECAUTIONS?

Only post procedure precaution one has to follow is to a refrain from face wash and make up and cosmetics for next twelve hours post procedure. Post that one is free to do anything on skin.

HOW MUCH BOTOX COST?

Botox price depends upon the quality of botox and the experience of the doctor. Cheap quality botox would come for lower prices. similarly a new injector would do it at low prices.

                                                         FILLERS : HYALURONIC ACID

WHAT ARE FILLERS?
Fillers are transparent gel like substances. It’s made of from hyaluronic acid. It’s  available in ready to inject syringes as shown in picture below. Hyaluronic acid is commercially prepared from bacteria. It’s naturally present in skin and is responsible for absorbing 10,000 times more water. Thus, causing skin glow and hydration.

                                   FILLER

WHAT ARE THE USE OF FILLERS?
Hyaluronic acid is naturally present in skin. It starts losing with age. Face when young is plump like fresh grape. That’s because it has lots of hyaluronic acid, which by absorbing water keeps skin youthful. With age, it loses it’s hualuronic acid and looks like a shriveled raisin with lots of wrinkles. Fillers are transparent gel which when injected into skin, replenishes the lost volume. Thus,  instantly bringing back the youthful appearance. They are used to

  1.  Fill  lips
  2. Fill the under eye hollowness
  3.  To make cheek bones prominence
FILLERS

 

WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF FILLERS?
Mild swelling and bruising might happen in few people post injection. It goes off in few days time. Fillers are hyaluronic acid which is a natural constituent of skin. Thus, injecting it is a safe option.

HOW LONG DOES THE FILLER RESULTS LAST?
Results last for 12 to 18 months.

                                                                 FILLER FOR UNDER EYE HOLLOWNESS

DOES GETTING IT DONE ONCE MEANS, ONE HAS TO GET IT DONE ALWAYS?
Not at all. Once effect wanes off after 12 to 18 months, one is back to where one started from, never at -1. So getting repeated sessions is purely out of choice. Its never out of dependency on the procedure.

DOES FILLER PAIN?

The syringes have anesthetic in them, making the procedure comfortable. For extra comfort  numbing cream is applied prior to procedure.

WHAT ARE THE POST TREATMENT PRECAUTIONS?

Person can resume normal life immediately post procedure. There is no rest period advised. Precautions are to refrain from heavy exercises like swimming etc, and facial massages for a week.