Natural sunlight has therapeutic properties and was made use of in treatment thousands of years.” Photo” means light and “therapy” means to treat . So phototherapy involves usage of sunlight (Ultraviolet light ) in the management of certain diseases. Ultraviolet rays belongs to 3 categories viz; UVA , UVB &UVC . UVA & UVB wavelengths are used in phototherapy as they have the ability to affect our immune system cells. Read more →
Birthmarks on the skin can appear as black, brown, red or white bluish black patches /growths on the skin. These can sometimes be found right at the time of birth or develop at some later time in life; mostly visible when on face. And the size of these can vary from a wee tiny dot to large disfiguring patches, that’s right what you are thinking, would be real embarrassing at times. Read more →
The sun is a blessing, but it can also be a curse inflicting sunburns, tanning and premature ageing. Sunlight consists of 3 types of harmful rays viz., Ultra violet A(UVA),Ultra Violet B(UVB) and Ultraviolet C rays. UVC rays will not reach the earth’s surface as the ozone layer will protect the earth. But UVA & UVB rays will reach the earth and produce several harmful effects on our skin by damaging the DNA.M Read more →
Injury or wounds in any part of the body leads to scar, once they heal. It can appear as a mild discolouration or a very big thick ugly looking scar. Keloids or hypertrophic scars result from exaggerated wound healing response and appear as very thick, large growths. They usually appear over earlobes, chest, upperarms etc. On top of giving you an unsightly look, scars also result in itching, pain, anxiety, depression and on top of all, disruption of daily activities. Facial scars in particular affects your self esteem by a large scale, bringing your confidence down enough, making it hard for you to engage in social activities that you always loved to be a part of. Scars can be dark, red, itchy and painful.Scars are usually the after-effects of trauma, burns, surgery, pimples, chicken pox and various other diseases. Read more →
Lasers used for hair removal specifically target melanin(pigment) in the hair root and hair shaft.
Lasers produce permanent hair reduction that means 70% – 80% of hairs will stop growing if the procedure is done repeatedly over a period of time.
The most commonly used lasers for hair reduction are Diode(800-810 nm) long pulsed Nd-Yag (1064 nm) Alexandrite and Diode with Radio frequency(ELOS) machine.
Grey hairs cannot be treated with lasers as they lack melanin.
Lasers are very safe and can be used on any skin type and on any part of the body. There is no risk of cancer or any other health hazard.
Treatment sessions are usually spaced at 4-6 weeks.
The duration of the procedure depends on the area to be treated. May take 15-20 mts for the face and 2-3 hrs for hands and legs.
The treated skin may appear red and little swollen after the treatment, clears within few hours.
Inform the doctors about your regular medications if there are any.
Majority of the patients tolerate the treatment and do not require any anaesthesia.
Adequate eye protection is must during the procedure.
Do not undergo threading, waxing or plucking of hairs at the treated site till you finish the laser sessions, when the hair grows back between the sessions, use a hair remover or do shaving.
Make sure to apply a sunscreen 20-30 mts before you go out in the sun.
Results are better for thick ,dark hairs than thin, brown hairs.
Wondering about the uneven dark patches you see here and there on your body?
With approximately 5 million mealnocytes producing melanin, your skin colour varies from darkest brown to lightest pinkish hues. Melanin, being the single most significant substance that determines the skin colour; the higher concentration of melanin substance in your body, the darker your skin appears. Read more →
This market is flooded with sunscreen products, which leaves you totally baffled “Which one should I buy“. Believe it or not, you are being mostly misguided with their advertisements and marketing strategies. You should know what type of sunscreen helps you more, what suits you the best for your skin tone and how often you need to use it. Read more →
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