Friday, 26 October 2018

What is Skin pigmentation and how it can be treated

Abnormal discoloring of the skin is called Pigmentation. Your skin color is totally based upon the skin cells and melanin is the substance that is produced by these skin cells. Damaged and unhealthy cells affect the production of melanin and cause pigmentation & patchy skin.

Skin pigmentation issues can be medically treated through a number of different procedures that may either fade or erase dark or light areas. People of any skin type or tone can suffer from a number of skin pigmentation issues that cause discoloration, dark spots on face, irregular pigmentation, and extreme freckling. While some of these issues are genetic, others can be caused by environmental factors or when the body produces too much melanin, which is the pigment that gives skin its color.

How is skin pigmentation disorders treated?  

Some cases of skin discoloration are curable, while others can be alleviated with consistent treatment. The most common treatments that our dermatologists will recommend are topical creams, pills, and in some cases, laser therapy but it may take some time for the results to show.

The different types of pigmentation problems
  • Lentigo, is also called age spots if it is mainly due to the intrinsic aging of the skin, or solar lentigo if it is caused by regular and considerable sun exposure.
  • Melasma, generally due to hormone imbalances. This can occur when taking certain medicines or can be caused by sun exposure during pregnancy when no protection is worn. This is called pregnancy mask.
  • Ephelides also called Liver spots, 
  • Post-inflammatory pigmentation, following an acne spot for example. The mark is then due to an excess of melanin produced by the inflammation.

What are the causes of skin pigmentation?

There are many factors contributing to pigmentation. Here’s the list of few prominent factors:
  • Due to excessive exposure to the sun
  • Allergic reaction
  • Hormonal changes
  • Facial hair removal in an appropriate way
  • Excessive exposure to the sun.
  • Skin damage from the injury.
  • Improper hair removal.
  • Genetic predisposition.

How to Treat Pigmentation Disorders?

The most common treatments that our dermatologists will recommend are topical creams, pills, and in some cases, laser therapy, Just as how micro-needling can promote that youthful glow to your skin, pigmentation treatments help maintain beautiful skin by removing your dark spots.

Dr. Manju Keshari at KEMPS Skin Clinic at Vaishali, Ghaziabad is a Skin Specialist Doctor will help evaluate the extent of pigmentation disorder through skin treatment in Ghaziabad by visual examination first, and based on the result, Pigmentation treatment is advised. This treatment is quite common now and safe and inexpensive too. 

Saturday, 20 October 2018

What is MICRODERMABRASION? How it’s beneficial for skin?

Microdermabrasion is a non-invasive procedure that uses tiny crystals or other exfoliating surfaces to help remove the superficial layer of dead skin cells. Microdermabrasion is one of those cosmetic procedures that most people have heard of, but don't really know much about. Even if your skin-obsessed friend swears by it, or you've seen it listed on spa menus, the procedure is still one of those best discussed with a dermatologist.

Does microdermabrasion work? 

It is a good question its depending on how many treatments you have, you’ll notice a change in the clarity, elasticity, and texture of your skin. Most dermatologists recommend around every four weeks. And the best results are usually seen by people in the early stages of ageing, between 35 and 50.

What It Can Do for Your Skin

Its show effect after first sitting, because it deeply exfoliates, microdermabrasion will improve the tone and texture of your skin. you'll notice your skin feels smoother and your complexion looks great and healthier.

If you have a multiple session of treatment (which is what is recommended) you should notice your skin tone evening out. You may even see a softening of fine lines and superficial wrinkles. Microdermabrasion can also help fight sun damage.

Types and benefits of Microdermabrasion:

There are two types of microdermabrasion,
  • Crystal microdermabrasion blasts tiny medical-grade crystals across the skin’s surface.
  • Non-crystal microdermabrasion uses a rough or diamond-tipped disc to slough the skin.

The Benefits of Microdermabrasion
  • Softening of lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces age spots and other forms of hyperpigmentation;
  • Increases the skin’s receptiveness to other skincare products;
  • Improves the appearance skin
  • It reduces fine lines and wrinkles thus slowing the aging process
  • It helps in refining the skin texture and giving it a seamless and smooth touch
  • It helps in stimulating circulation and skin renewal, thus making the skin look much healthier
  • It helps in improving conditions such as clogged pores, acne, and scarring and sun damage

There are still many benefits attached to Microdermabrasion and doing it on a regular basis can help in keeping our skin more hydrated and clear-looking. Apart from that, it can help in achieving short-term skin goals but for long-term better results, it is always advisable to visit or consult our dermatologist Dr. Manju Keshari at KEMPS Skin clinic, Vaishali, Ghaziabad.

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Do’s and don’ts before, during and after laser hair removal

Before laser hair removal

  • We usually recommended to avoid general sun exposure for at least seven-10 days before and after your appointment, A sunscreen of SPF 30, or preferably a total sun block of SPF 50, should be applied whenever exposure to the sun is unavoidable.
  • Avoid plucking, waxing or bleaching the hair for six weeks prior to treatment. Preserving the root and the pigment of the hair is imperative for the success of the laser treatment.
  • Avoid antibiotics because Antibiotics may increase photosensitivity. The skin becomes more prone to elements of heat damage including blisters, rashes, fever, fatigue, joint pain, etc. We recommend that you check with your personal physician prior to receiving laser treatments if you are currently taking a long-term antibiotic. 
  • Do shave the area to be treated the day or night before your appointment. Doing this will prevent thermal injury to the surface of the skin as there won’t be hair on the surface to absorb the laser’s energy. It will allow the laser to go directly to the hair follicle
  • Avoid makeup because Laser is attracted to pigment and melanin, and anything that is of dark color will be attracted to the laser and could make it less active. You can apply mineral makeup directly after treatment to cover any noticeable redness, but we would also advise you to remove this thoroughly in the evening to make sure the skin can recover. 

During laser hair removal

During the procedure in the laser, room needs protective eyewear to prevent the risk of damage to the retina. A jet of chilled air is used with the laser to minimize epidermal damage and increase patient comfort. The use of a local anesthetic is optional.  

After laser hair removal

Immediately following treatment the area may show erythema (redness and some swelling) around the follicles which looks similar to large goose bumps.
  • Apply a thin layer of aloe vera ointment to the treated area several times a day to keep it moist. Pat the area dry. Do not shave the area if is swollen or crusting. Around 2 or 3 weeks after a laser hair removal treatment 10 to 20% of the treated hairs will fall out. During the healing phase, the area must be treated delicately. Do not rub or scratch.  If a crust develops let it fall off on its own. 
  • If any swelling occurs apply ice and Wrap the ice in a clean soft cloth. Discomfort or stinging may be relieved with Paracetamol. Do not take Ibuprofen or Aspirin as these medicines may react to the laser light. 
  • Avoid very hot baths, showers, steam baths or saunas, and don’t swim in strong chlorinated water for two or three days. 
  • Don’t use perfume or bleaching creams for 24 to 48 hours. Avoid face pack or peels for one week. 

For more information about the best laser hair removal in Ghaziabad, contact KEMPS skin Clinic at Vaishali. Kemps skin clinic has all the latest equipment for laser hair removal.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Crow feet and its remedies

Smile lines, laugh lines or crow’s feet — it has many names. Crow's Feet and Creepy Lids. As we age, the skin around our eyes gets thinner, which leads to fine lines and wrinkles. Dermatologists distinguish between crow's feet, the “squint lines” around the eyes' outer corners, and the creepy fine lines on the upper and lower eyelids. We consulted Cosmetic Dermatologist Dr. Manju Keshari, KEMPS Skin Clinic, Vaishali, Ghaziabad to find out what are the remedies for it.

By a study worldwide found that 84% of women notice wrinkles around their eyes as the first signs of aging.  

Exactly what are crow’s feet, and what causes them?

Crow’s feet are the fine lines and wrinkles that branch out from the outer corners of your eyes toward your temples.

Facial wrinkles can be broken down into two types: 
  • Static Wrinkles – These are the wrinkles that happen over time due to gravity and the loss of fat, collagen, and hyaluronic acid, all of which are responsible for providing volume and structure to your face. Static wrinkles or what we would simply call “aging,” occur naturally regardless of how or how much you move your face.
  • Dynamic Wrinkles – Dynamic wrinkles are the result of repeated facial movements like squinting, smiling or furrowing your brow. When you contract your facial muscles to, say, express joy over the fact that those shoes you ordered online come with free shipping, your skin stretches to assist. When you’re young, your skin has more elasticity so it bounces right back. As we get older, our skin (much like our bodies after a rough night) don’t bounce back as easily, and dynamic wrinkles stick around.

How to get rid of crow’s feet?

Sunscreens: Good sunscreens can prevent sun damage. Meanwhile, you can use simple home remedies to smoothen the creases.

Use milk: Milk is extremely beneficial for skin. It can promote collagen production and help erase wrinkles and even crow’s feet. You can use it on those lines regularly for effective results.

Egg mask: Eggs can reduce and prevent crow’s feet because of their ability to tighten the skin Use egg white as a face mask until it dries. Wash it away afterward.

Use Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is one of the best naturally available remedies to improve your skin. You can also use Aloe Vera gel on crow’s feet to reduce their severity and recurrence.

Consults your Dermatologist: It is better that you consult your Dermatologist about your skin type and he will provide you the best treatment for crow feet.